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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff today: Ann Pearson ('50), Ken Heminger ('56) Ed Borasky ('59), Judy Willox ('61) Maren Smyth ('63 and '64), Chuck Monasmith ('65) Shirley Carlisle ('65), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Vicki Schrecengost ('67WB), Sarah Headrick ('69) Clark Riccobuono ('71), Brad Upton ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) To: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) The bakery I think you are referring to was on the corner opposite side of the movie - I worked there for a year or so and yes they did have good eclairs - Janet Browning ('51) married Emmett, the baker. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: 911 attack Maren, Take a look at this, once you do, I think you will put it in the Sandstorm... I find it hard to describe this one, Awesome seems inadequate... Turn your speakers on, sit back and enjoy... You might want to grab a hanky too while your at it. http://attacked911.tripod.com/ Bomber Cheers, -Ken Heminger ('56WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {NOTES: 7meg+ download... a cable modem or DSL line would be cool... If you have a slow connection, be prepared to take a nap while this one downloads... worth the wait... You won't hear the sound if you use an old browser. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: Hello from El Paso! Well, I'm taking a break from the rain in Portland in sunny warm El Paso! Yeah, I know ... big deal :-). Except ... This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of my arrival in Richland! I don't remember the *exact* date, but it was early in November. I was eight, almost nine, and we drove our 1947 De Soto from Philadelphia to Denver. There was a major snowstorm in Denver, and we had to put the car on a train and take the train (Union Pacific -- The Portland Rose) the rest of the way. I think we ended up taking the train to Spokane and taking the bus to Richland. When we got on the train, my father told me not to tell anyone where we were going ... Richland was still a pretty big secret in 1951. It was quite a change for me -- Philadelphia to Richland -- and I didn't know whether I was going to like it or not. But taking the train through the Rockies in early November convinced me I would always be a westerner. When we got to Richland, we stayed in the Desert Inn until we found a house. There was a radio studio in the DI -- I think it was KWIE -- and the lampshades in the lobby were made out of pony hides. When we finally moved into the house (2006 Tinkle :-) it had a coal furnace. After a few chilly nights, my father decided to have an oil furnace installed. And I started school in a quonset hut on the grounds of Carmichael until Jason Lee was finished. Oh, yeah ... all these years and I *still* don't know who Carmichael was named for. Chief Joseph, I know... Jason Lee I know ... Sacajawea I know.... Marcus Whitman I know ... but who was Carmichael?? Down in the West Texas town of El Paso ... -Ed Borasky ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Dave Switzer ('61) Great poems Dave. Really liked this one! Keep them coming! To: Bobbie Mattson ('64) Belated Happy Bomber Birthday to you, Belated Happy Bomber Birthday to you. Belated Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Bobbie, Belated Happy Bomber Birthday to you! And many more!!! Mine is today, and yeah, I'll always be older than you! *G*!! To: Jim Yount ('61) Egads, Jim, I guess this is one time that my grandson knew something better than his Grams did. He watches that Junkyard Wars show all the time and I always ask him what that junk he's watching is all about. Guess he knew that an "elder" Bomber alumni was going to be on the show and knew what was good all along! Notice that I did say "elder" and NOT older! So you can tell Fred "Gus" Gustavson ('61) for me and for little (yeah, right!) Bomber Paul (2005): "You go "Big Bomber!" We ARE proud of ya!! And we will be watching! To: All Readers Cute story I gotta share with you all about Paul's never-ending quest to get the truth out about our logo, mascot and name. He handed in an essay the other day to his Language Arts teacher; ya know, the one who told him to "trust me that it is the plane". I went up to get him the other day and ended up in her classroom looking for him and she just happened to have that essay on her desk. As she was flipping through it to show me his work, I noticed a drawing on the back of one of the pages. It was the full page and was not easy to miss I can tell you! The drawing was the Mushroom Cloud with the big R in it and I think that below that were the words "The Truth" in big letters! Boy did I have to restrain myself to keep from bursting out in laughter, but could not conceal the grin! I know that she saw that grin, and she was flipping fast so that I would not see that drawing! Too late--I was already swelling up with the pride in him! That's my boy!! Go little Bomber!! Now if I could only get him to ask that teacher for the essay back so I could show you all the picture! Have been waiting to send this story in so that I could attach the picture to it, but tired of waiting for him to get it home. IF it is still in existence even!! LOL!! Oh, and by the way, I did laugh from the time I left her classroom all the way home! Home to hug that little Bomber!! -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - rain, rain, go away you're ruining my decorations for Halloween Day! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Happy Bomber Birthday, Judy... have a GREAT day!!! Re: Grocery Store So far there are two schools of thought on this picture: 1. The grocery store at Symons and Goethals and the picture is of Mrs. Craft's [future class of '64] first grade class field trip taken from Jefferson School. 2. The Campbell's grocery store on Comstock between Goethals-now-Jadwin) and Casey. Who knows for sure??? Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Monasmith ('65) Re: Grocery Stores and Early Snow Was it my 1/2heimers or wasn't there a Wild Bill's grocery between Jadwin and Comstock? Rumors had it that Wild Bill was packing a hip piece on Hanford paydays. Hopefully some young history guy like Burt will verify this! [I heard that "a" grocery store was ON Comstock between Casey and Goethals-now-Jadwin) - got any pictures? -Ed] To: Kim Leeming ('79) and Gil Gilstrap ('79) Could have been 1975, I remember shaking the snow out of a sycamore tree because the leaves were still on. It was really straining the branches. -Chuck Monasmith ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Carlisle ('65) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) I was Surprised when you wrote that the John dam house was torn down. My Uncle bought the John Dam house in 1957 and on July 23 he and his brother in law moved it down river and then to 1247 Neel Loop where it still stands today. It looks much the same as it did in '57. -Shirley Carlisle ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) From a fan of Spudnuts... dare I pass this link along??? Seattle P-I - Krispy Kreme Grand Opening I drove past their Grand Opening [10/30/01], and wondered what was so "grand" about waiting in the rain for up to 6 hours. In about the same amount of time I could have driven to the Spudnut Shop in Richland (from Issaquah) and back. I'm telling you it was unbelievable... I saw at least 500 cars waiting in the drive thru and 300 people waiting outside in a separate line... at least 15 police directing traffic. People had camped out the night before and supposedly many of those were latte cart vendors getting donuts for their customers. Don't these people have anything better to do??? And, no, they obviously haven't tasted Spudnuts. Spudnut franchise anyone???? I'm willing to consider it! I'll stick with my occasional Spudnut. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67WB) Re: C.U.P. Fruitcake Recipe Re: Dog Tags With all the brain power and memory power out there in Bomber land, there has to be someone who has more details about the dog tags that were issued to us in grade school. Come on, guys, THINK. Or better yet, ask your parents/relations/friends who were adults at that time if THEY remember the details. I can't be the only one who still has mine. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sarah Headrick Tamburello ('69) Re: Campbell's Store There used to be a Campbell's Grocery store where Las Margaritas now stands. It was a red barn looking building. I remember it was torn down when the "new" Safeway was built on Cullum -- now office buildings. Mina Miller as also an excellent English teacher. She also taught art after I graduated from Col-Hi. -Sarah Headrick Tamburello ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Re: The News Tribune - Krispy Kreme Grand Opening Maren, Post this on the Sandstorm. It's time to get the Spudnut Vs Krispy Kremes going again. Ha ha. I am still loyal to Val...... -Clark Riccobuono ('71) ~ Puyallup, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) I enjoy hearing your recollections of the REAL Richland before all the rest of us showed up. I think we forget that Richland was there before 1943. There can't be too many of you REAL Richlanders left. You are a wonderful resource. Keep the memories coming. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) My deepest sympathy goes out to Laure Sevigny Quaresma ('76) and her entire family in the loss of her son, John. Laure, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you in this difficult time. -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) It has been very interesting to so many Bombers interested in the past years: at the CREHST museum just above the new community house there is a wealth of information and videos of our town. Stop by and see what all is there. -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Jimmie Shipman ('51) Lee Branum ('55), Vera Smith ('58) Ann Bishop ('60), Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT sandstorm@richlandbombers.com Richard Anderson ('60) owns the richlandbombers.com domain name. He is currently changing servers. Until the new server gets going, email sent may bounce back to you. If you have a problem, send email to Maren and/or Richard. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Hurt's Clothing Store location To: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) I do believe that Hall's Jewelry Store was across from the Gaslight (north that is). It was owned by the parents of Carolyn Hall ('49). Hurt's was next to Hall's if memory serves me. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ great time of the year here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Book Signing To: All Bombers Old and Young Put Saturday November 3rd, 2:00pm on your calendar as W.R. "Bill" Wilkins ('51) also known as the 'Ninja Poet", will be having a Poetry Reading and Signing of his new Poetry book "Hang Time" at Hastings Entertainment, Located at 151 N. Ely, Corner of Hwy. 395 (Ely) and Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick, WA. Bill has six books published, namely "A Whisper In The Wind" 1962 "Something Personal" 1974 "The Gandy Dancer's Son" 1990 "What the Canyon Knows" 1996 "Strip Search" 1997 "Hang Time" 2001 Bill has taught over 400 poetry workshops and over 200 readings throughout the U.S. Bombers Forever, -Jimmie Shipman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) To: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: http://attacked911.tripod.com/ Thank you so much for sharing the 9-11 attack video. It was worth waiting the downloading time. -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: Class of '58 Alumni Luncheon The class of '58 luncheon will be held on November 4, at 1:00pm at the West Richland Golf Club. JoElla Webb ('58) who now lives in Alaska will attend and is looking forward to seeing as many of you that can make it. Bring your pictures and your cameras and have fun yakking and reminiscing. Re: Christmas Luncheon I understand that Susie Seeburger Thiss has offered her house again this year for our Christmas Luncheon. That luncheon will be on December 2nd. I will send a reminder closer to that day along with her address and how to get there. Hope everyone has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers ('60) Re: November Lunch To: Women of the class of 1960. November lunch will be on Saturday, November 3, 11:30am at the Casa Mia restaurant on GWWay in Richland. The actual address is 608 The Parkway. Hope to see you there! -Ann Bishop Myers ('60) ~ Kennewick,, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) Re: Amon Park (and hello from Great Britain) Thank you to Scott Hartcorn ('67), Kay Weir Fishback ('37) and Burt Pierard ('59) for furthering my background knowledge of one of my favorite childhood parks. I didn't actually grow up in Richland. The fact is that my mother is from Richland, and graduated from RHS in 1967. She then got married and moved to Puyallup just outside of Tacoma. Anyway, We would spend a lot of the summer in Richland visiting family still in the area. Then we actually moved to Richland during my freshman year and I graduated in '93. I am really interested in the history of Richland and the outlying areas, because my Grandfather was actually from White Bluffs, which as I am pretty sure everyone is aware ceased to exist after the government moved in during the 40s. This fact and a history teacher named Scott Woodward I had at RHS really got me fascinated. I think that Mr. Woodward was a RHS grad of '68.... or some such... I know he was in at least one of my mother's old yearbooks. Anyway I am rambling now, so I should probably stop. I am just really glad that I stumbled upon this site whilst trying to alleviate a bit of homesickness. -Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie Shipman ('51), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Janet Tyler ('61), Sharon Brooks ('62) Peggy roesch ('71), Mary Anne Lauby ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) Re: Book Signing To: All Bombers Old and Young Today [11/3/01] at 2:00pm W.R. "Bill" Wilkins ('51} also known as the 'Ninja Poet," will be having a poetry reading and signing of his new poetry book "Hang Time" at Hastings Books Music and Videos, Corner of Highway 395 and Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick, WA. Bill has six books published, namely "A Whisper In The Wind" 1962 "Something Personal" 1974 "The Gandy Dancer's Son" 1990 "What the Canyon Knows" 1996 "Strip Search" 1997 "Hang Time" 2001 Bill has Taught over 400 poetry workshops and over 200 readings throughout the U.S. Bombers Forever -Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: hooky bobbin' HI do any of you pre 1953ers recall hooky bobbin' in the parking lot next to the school? For the uninitiated, hooky bobbin' is sitting on a piece of cardboard with a short rope looped over a car bumper and being pulled at speed across the lot. As the car turns you let go and are flung careening across the lot till brought up sharp by the berm at the edge of the lot... A real "E" ticket ride. As school started in September '52 The parking lot had stall dividers which ended the fun. (Only a few kids ever got hurt). Also do any of you recall the auto storage area for vehicles abandoned by soldiers being transferred. It was along the river behind North Richland. Was a great source for car radios and replacement fenders and doors. Am very pleasured at the nostalgia aroused by reading the daily Alumni Sandstorm. Thanks to all. -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler ('61) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) I wish you luck in your encouragement of my brother, Dore ('53), to get to the lunch in Fife, WA, on Armistice Day, November 11th. He's the only one of us that lives in that area. I was visiting with him briefly last week-end in Tacoma so likely will not be back so soon. Sorry. The three of us are only in the same place at the same time on holidays. Re: Vietnam Wall My husband and I were in Washington DC this past summer as part of a 7600 mile 'Sunday afternoon drive' around the middle and upper USA. Stopped at all national and state monuments in our path. The 'wall' was an experience apart from all others. My daughter-in-law lost her father in Vietnam when she was only 1 year old. It was incredible being in the presence of those remembrances and reading the names. Bomber cheers, -Janet Tyler ('61) ~ Pasco, WA - where the rain is blending with the wind ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) Re: Grandson's English paper To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Judy, When you get Paul's paper back, I would be interested in seeing his drawing PLUS his grade! :) -Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) ~ Richland - we had a beautiful, fall day ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch Wallan ('71) Re: Dog Tags As I recall, dog tags were an optional purchase at school. I'm visualizing Mrs. Jensen's 3rd grade class at Spalding (I'm class of '71, so do the math... I'm too tired) when the forms for ID necklaces and bracelets were distributed. Oh, how I wanted one of those bracelets! We were to return the forms and our payment to the school, and the items would be later delivered. Well, my Mom dismissed the idea of dog tags -- something along the lines of I was smart enough to know my own name, but it was no stranger's business, or maybe she was hoping I would get lost -- so I watched forlornly when the other kids' tags were delivered. Even today, when I see similar ID tags advertised for kids (once we even had the forms at the school where I teach), I get a little nudge of nostalgia and envy in my tummy. But now my doctor is advising a MedicAlert bracelet... maybe I'll get one that looks like dog tags yet! Clueless in the word of jewelry, -Peggy Roesch Wallan ('71) ~ Spanaway/Graham/Eatonville, WA where it's gray and soggy till next July ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) Re: Day's Pay . . . for USA Maren - As you currently are not a resident of Bomberville, you may not be aware of the resurrection of the "Day's Pay" idea to help out NYC. The thing that I like about the campaign is that a check will be written here locally (by the Tri-County Fire Association) directly to manufacturer of the fire truck. No middle-man so-to- speak. And when a person donates their money to the campaign, ALL the money goes towards the fire truck. EVERYTHING is volunteer. -Mary Anne Lauby ('73) ~ Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: JoAnn Cawdrey ('49 and '50), Kathy Lamb ('62) Sharon Brooks ('62), Sue Bixler ('66) Mike Lange ('67), Rick Valentine ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque ('49 and '50) Just a short note from Arizona: "How about those Diamonbacks!!! -JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque ('49 and '50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Lamb Brown ('62) Re: Carmichael To: Ed Borasky ('59) I talked to Mom last night to get the skinny on Carmichael. Here is what she told me: Carmichael had a historic name planned for it. Mom believed it to be Robert Gray, but wasn't sure. Carmichael hill originally had a cherry orchid on it, owned by the Carmichaels. Mr. Carmichael was or had been superintendent of Richland schools. She, apparently, had been superintendent of the County schools. Near completion of the building, Mrs. Carmichael was in the hospital, on her death bed, so to speak. She was upset and felt it most appropriate for the school to be named for her family. So it was. And now we have Carmichael who discovered the Columbia. -Kathy Lamb Brown ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See some old pictures of Carmichael] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) Re: Grandson's English paper To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Judy, When you get Paul's paper back, I would be interested in seeing his drawing PLUS his grade! :) -Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Bixler Pachniak ('66) Anybody have any insight on this: I was explaining to my daughter the day's pay campaign for the fire truck for NYC, and how a similar project was taken on in 1944. She says oh I know that's what the "payday" candy bar is named after... news to me????? -Sue Bixler Pachniak ('66) ~ Warren, MI ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) I found out that almost where ever you live there are areas that will always remind you of your roots. While driving to Lakeland, FL to a 3 day school for updated security procedures I passed a exit for the town of Richland. I had to take a double take at the sign even though it doesn't surprise me. We currently live in Pasco County and our road address is Spokane. Think we have some old eastern Washingtonians living in Florida? You may leave your home town but you can never forget your roots or memories of growing up. Now all we need here is a Artec Circle, a AandW Root Beer (old fashioned type) and a Spudnut Shop. Happy Memories -Mike Lange ('67) ~ Pasco County, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: E Tickets To: Rex Hunt ('53WB) I had to chuckle at your reference to an "E" Ticket Ride. I can remember coming home from Disneyland with all the "A" tickets and most of the "B" tickets still in my ticket book, and always wishing their would have been many more "E" tickets in the book! (Anyone know when Disneyland quit using "Ticket Books" and went to general admission) To: Clif Edwards ('68) Re: Mina Miller senior english teacher. My worst subject was always English, I will always remember the patience and extra help that Mrs. Miller gave me so that I could get through Senior English, she was a real Gem. She didn't, however, help my spelling, only spell-check helps that :-) Do you ever hear from Neil Woods or Kenny Meek? -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where it is overcast and gloomy and 42 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Anna May Wann ('49), Patti Jones ('60) Janet Tyler ('61), Judy Willox ('61) Shirley Armstrong ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) Re: November 11th Luncheon at Fife, WA Char Dossett Holman ('51) and I are going to the luncheon on November 11th at Fife. Anyone in the Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Kenmore, Juanita, Bothell area interested in joining us and car pooling it? It is a 45 minute drive and we would leave Redmond around noon. I mean, if they can car pool it from Oregon don't you think we should meet their challenge and show up in force? Patti, plan on us. -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) ALL BOMBERS ALUMNI LUNCHEON Held monthly on the second sunday of the month ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY November 9, 2001 Date: November 11, 2001 Time: 1:00pm until ?????? Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5 - Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Wives, friends of Bombers are welcome. Bombers from Oregon can get a ride with Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clawes ('54). Contact Bob. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - sunny to overcast back to sunny until the rains come in again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler ('61) To: Rick Valentine ('68) I, too, rely on my spell checker after all my years of not knowing how to spell. But . . . BE Careful! * Dew knot trussed a spell checker two fined awl you're miss steaks. * Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused. Bomber humour, -Janet Tyler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) RE: Paul's Stand and Grade I am sure that Maren will put a link up for you all to see Paul's infamous drawing that he placed on his English essay. Paul's picture His grade was a "C" and who knows why. In all fairness to his instructor, it is probably a combination of things including his stand that he takes with her! However, I do know for a fact that Paul HATES to write stuff, so he most likely is a contributing factor to his own grades also!! LOL! Hey, he's fifteen and a busy boy don't ya know! He'll learn when he misses a credit or two; right Bombers?!! To: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: http://attacked911.tripod.com/ I sat back after the quick download that I have (cable modem) and not only enjoyed that beautiful site that you shared with us, but cried through it and for some time afterwards! Thanks Ken for sharing that with us! I sent the fellow an e-mail that has that site and asked him to keep it up forever. He sent me an e-mail back telling me that the response is so overwhelming that he has had to break the site up. At least he is going to maintain it, thank God! To: Sue Bixler Pachniak ('66) You know, I have never heard of the Payday candy bar being named for that reason, but it would be interesting to check into that theory wouldn't it? I just eat the durn things all the time--I love them! Gee, maybe that is why ya think?!! Daddy paid for them with a day's pay!! LOL! -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where the lawn gnomes are disappearing fast -- Snowhite only has two left now! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Laura is really doing well, she has taken a few steps, last I heard was 25 steps, she speaks in a whisper and is eating real food, 1500 calories a day. All the tubes are gone and she is feeling great. Kirby Sue said she is not taking anything for pain or for infection. Laura's girls had a great visit with her. She is doing so well they are thinking of moving her to a nursing home, maybe Monday. We will let everyone know when this happens. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ~ Quinlan, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 11/4/01 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Patricia Glenn Sheely ~ Class of 1946 ~ Funeral Notices Website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Jim Yount ('61) Shirley Armstrong ('61), Sharon Brooks ('62) Diane Hartley ('72), Vicki Owens ('72) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) and Patti Jones ('60) So far, no takers on the car pool. But that will not deter me from making the drive. If Dore Tyler ('53) can leave his backyard to be there, I most certainly can bribe my way past the border guards. To: Judy Willox Hodge ('60) I think your grandson's "low" grade is part of the vast conspiracy that Burt Pierard ('59) keeps talking about. "They" don't want any one to know any thing. As Fox Mulder said: "The truth is out there." Bomber Cheers to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ temporarily sunny Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Yount ('61) To: Sandy Carpenter ('61) Re: Your Wedding November 10 Sandy, It was so good to hear from you recently. I just wanted to take this public opportunity to wish you and Forrest the best on your upcoming wedding November 10, and to let the Alumni Sandstorm readers know of your "event" and that you will be Sandy Carpenter Lee after next Saturday. The very best from all of us! -Jim Yount ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Laura was moved to the nursing home today (Monday). The address is: St. Clara's Manor 200 Fifth Street Lincoln, IL 62565 217-735-1507 I am assuming that she will do her physical therapy there and continue her recovery. She has a long way to go. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Thanks for sharing Paul's drawing and his grade. You're probably right that it was a combination of thing's, at least it was a passing grade! I do like the drawing. So true!!!!! Thanks again -Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) Re: Baseball What a great series this was!!!!!! I never missed a Mariner game, and wanted them to be in the series, but I am so happy for Arizona... I was on the edge of my chair. The Yankees have had enough wins for a while. Go D-backs :-) -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Your entry was the first time I ever "clicked" that there were stores in North Richland. Where were they? What is there now? To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) I also remember the "first snow on Halloween" phenomenon! To this day I think of Halloween as the first day of winter. I know it's not, but... To: Class of '72 Hellooooo out there! Merle Huesties Estrin isn't the first one asking whether there are plans underway for a 30th reunion next year. If anyone out there from the State Champs Class of '72 can let us know that something is in the works, you'll put smiles on our faces! (Val Polentz Topham?, Diane Hartley?) Maybe we can even help out? Can I telecommute from Kampala? Let us know what's needed. -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ another gorgeous day in Kampala, Uganda ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Drive-In Theaters Does anyone remember going to the Drive-In Theater? I remember my mom packing the car with pillows, blankets and of course me and my two brothers in our pajamas. If I remember correctly, the movies were double features with cartoons in between. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Anita Hughes ('52), Rex Hunt ('53WB) David Douglas ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Christy Veverka ('78), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) To: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Thank you for all of your reports and updates on Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55). We are delighted to hear that she is on the road to recovery. To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Drive-in theaters used to be a way of life. There were several in the tri-cities. Lets see, one in West Richland, one in North Richland, one in Kennewick and one in Pasco, I think. The longest lasting was the drive-in at the Y. They were wonderful. I wish we still had them. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ Mt. Shasta now has snow, the mornings are frosty and cool with warm afternoons. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) To: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Betty, There were a number of stores in North Richland including a large drug store with about 20 stools and 8 or 10 booths, a dry cleaners, movie theatre, grocery store, jeweler, one restaurant that I can recall, several service stations... I am sure there were more but my power of recall is slipping. Remember North Richland had a population of about 20,000 at one time plus a large contingence of military. To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Drive In Theatre Kim, Wow! What a polyglot of memories that stirs. The drive in was a favorite Friday night destination in the summer months. -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) I was 'foreign guest of honor' at two Halloween parties last week, one sponsored by the School of Business and one by the English Club. I gave a talk on Halloween history and traditions. I was also in charge of the games at the Business party. We played 'Mummy Wrap' (with rolls of toilet paper), 'Halloween Bingo,' 'Pass the Pumpkin' (like musical chairs - you pass around a Ping-Pong ball with a face drawn on it - whoever has it when the music stops is out), and 'Draw the Nose on the Jack-o-Lantern' (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey). I also told a spooky story, with the lights out and just a flashlight shining on my face. It was great fun. I am unable to access my US website from China for some reason, so one of my students signed me up for a Chinese web site. It currently has pictures of my trip to Beijing, including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, China - where it has turned cold - but the heat doesn't get turned on until November 15th ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Frank Whiteside, the self designated Head Slacker, for the Vieux Carre Chapter of the Gold Medal Class of 63 Alumni, has called for a meeting in New Orleans on Saturday the 8th of December at noon. The faire for this soiree will include Beignets in lieu of Spudnuts, Mufelattas instead of Papa Cheese Burgers and Dixie as a respectable replacement for the requisite Oly. To date The Lovely Miss Nancy and Franks wife have volunteered to chaperone, and politely give us a nudge when we get high centered on the same story for the seventh time. If you can find yourself in New Orleans on the 8th, we'd be right proud to have you join us. Frank [Whiteside ('63)]. Let the Ol boy know you're comin and we'll have a big ol time. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Christy Veverka Wegner ('78) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Yes Kim, I remember those great nights at the drive- in theater p.j. adorned... my dad, Chuck Veverka ('54), made sure we had plenty of his home popped popcorn and Kool-Aid, so we would not need to go to the concession stand. (shhh, to spend money on those high priced goodies). Remember the commercials with the dancing popcorn, pop, and candy? What was HE thinking!! When nature called, after all that Kool-Aid, mom, Kathy Rice Veverka ('58), would take Kim ('81) and I to the rest room, which was right behind the concession stand if I remember correctly and the aroma was much too much to handle along with the subliminal messages from the commercials to eat chocolate... lots of chocolate! That was my personal perception anyway. We usually fell asleep before the end of the movies, except for my favorite, "Mary Poppins"!! Now I take goodies stuffed in my purse, as not to pay for the high priced goodies at the in-door theaters. -Christy Veverka Wegner ('78) ~ Mesa, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) I think the idea of the Day's Pay is brilliant at this point in time, for the people of New York. I am glad that there is still a strong sense of community, or that it has increased due to September 11th tragedy. I must admit that even though everything so far has been concentrated on the East Coast, I do worry about my family in the Tri-Cities as we in the UK are constantly hearing on the news about the US putting all their Nuclear facilities on highest alert. So I pray for all of you over there that are still in the Tri-Cities. As for Mike Lange's ('67) posting. I definitely can't forget my memories. My wife, who has never been to the Tri-Cities, and really hasn't been too much further east than Illinois (being that she's British) talks about when she was working in New Hampshire and would go to Dunkin' Donuts. And I tell her that I, too, have fond memories of dunkin' donuts, but then I tell her about a place that has always been far better... The Spudnut Shop. Sadly she looks at me as if to say I must be a lunatic. I'm sure it's the name 'Spudnut' but when I finally take her to visit my family I will take her there and she will then see. I miss AandW so much. I miss root beer as well... they don't really have root beer here in England... they all think it tastes like disinfectant medicine for some reason... By the time that I moved to the Richland, Arctic Circle had changed hands. Arctic Circle -- was that the one on Williams just west of GWWay? That has more recently been the Burger Ranch and Arby's at the time I moved away from Richland in '97. My friends and I always hung out at Dairy Queen on Jadwin across from the Uptown. I always get to rambling when I post these, so I do apologize. Re: My family Oh and by the way, for all who were interested my mom who graduated in '67, was Marcia Wade. I also have 3 uncles who were at RHS as well. My uncle Ralph ('63), Uncle Dan ('70), and Uncle Jim ('72)... mom remembers that when she was growing up my uncle Ralph kept the bomb mascot. I am sure that there is someone out there who knows some of my family. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and one funeral notice today: Kay Weir ('37), Dick McCoy ('45 and '46) Mary Triem ('47), Barbara Barron ('50) Betty Bell ('51), Charlotte Dossett ('51) Marilyn Peddicord ('53), Dorothy Stamper ('54) Sandy Carpenter ('61), Glenda Gray ('66WB) Dave Miller ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Clif Edwards ('68), Barb Belcher ('72) Doug Payne ('73), Esther Dawson ('73WB) Patty Crawley ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: School Name Mrs. Carmichael wasn't even Mrs. Carmichael when the schppl was named. Spencer Carmichael had died the year before the government came in and by the time the new school was built Ruth Carmichael was remarried and her name was Ruth Anderson. However she was influential in choosing the name of the school. A lot of us who thought this was our town were in favor of some historic names being used. Mowery Square is also named after a family who lived here. There were several Mowery families. Looks like I really mispelled school up there in the first line - but remember I am an OLD lady and it's okay if I can't spell. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45 and '46) Re: John Dam To: Burt Pierard ('59) Good historical bit about Howard Amon and John Dam. For the record, when I got to Richland, the only store in town was Nelson and Dam, a little general store, located, I believe, where Klopfenstein's later went in. NandD was one of those stores with shelves to the ceiling, and they used one of those long sticks to pull down toilet paper and cereal boxes. (No cans, please.) I don't know whether John Dam was ever in the brick building on GWWay and Lee, but Randall and Doyle's Groceteria was in there until they moved up to Thayer and Williams. I went to school with Norman Dam ('45) and later on lived across the street from John on Johnston, in the first house I ever owned. Re: the source of the name for Carmichael Jr. Hi I worked there as a surveyor when it was built. We all thought it was named after Jack Benny's Bear. -Dick McCoy ('45 and '46) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) To: David Douglas ('62) Thanks for sharing the great pictures, as well as your experiences in China. For those of us who will probably never see these sites in person, it is a great treat. -Mary Triem Mowery ('47) ~ Ft. Lauderdale, FL thankfully we dodged the last hurricane bullet! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Barron Doyle ('50) To: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 and '50) Is that Diamondbacks or Rattlesnakes???? -Barbara Barron Doyle ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) My daughter, Paula Norton Henry ('78), who works for Battelle, forwarded me a message from Robert (Bob) E. Allen, Manager, Writing Group PNNL - phone (509) 375-2767. He asks if anyone has any knowledge of these people associated with Girl Scout Troop 29 in Richland in 1949. A bottle the troop concealed in a tree they planted has been found. The names are: Mrs. ? Reese, leader; Mrs. ? Knutson, asst. Leader; Mrs. Guy Hill, Troop Committee, Mrs. Kilebenstein, Troop Committee; Janice Sue Bailey, Mary Jane Knutson, Darlene Hatcher, Virginia Hill, Mary Margaret Klienbenstein, Janis Cline, Beverly Lovinger, Corrine Dubendorf, Peggy Ridley, Eleanor Rockwood, Norma Jane Connell, Jo Anne Pierce, Shara Lee Baker, Nora Taylor, Judy Reese, Darlene Bason and Carolyn Willetts. Carolyn Willetts may have been the daughter of Ethel? Willetts who gave me music lessons on the organ at C.U.P. Church and played for our wedding. If anyone has any information, please contact Bob Allen at his above phone number. Thanks. -Betty Bell Norton ('51) ~ Richland - where it is frosty and cold this morning, but not enough to keep my husband from golfing! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 and '50) Good for the Diamond Backs! What a great game. I was so pleased to see you at the reunion. You look great and happy as always. Please pass my best on to Carol and Jerry. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) Re: The naming of Carmichael Jr. Hi. Yes, indeed, it was named for the family whose property and cherry orchard were taken by the government to begin the Hanford project. People seem to forget that life in Richland did not begin with the arrival of the project and its peoples. There was a thriving, well-established, farming community forced to exit their lands and lives. Many never recovered from the shock or move. Naming the school for a beloved school superintendent and orchard owner IS appropriate, even respectful. -Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) ~ one of the original families ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) To: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Bless you for keeping us updated about Laura Dean! We are so thankful she is improving and able to leave the hospital. Our prayers will continue for her complete recovery. -Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Carpenter soon-to-be Lee ('61) To: Jim Yount ('61) & the Class of '61 Thanks soooo much for all your well wishes re. our wedding this coming Saturday, November 10th. Forrest is a wonderful man, a retired Portland area school teacher, who keeps very active building our log home at the family ranch north of Spokane, and restoring old wooden boats. During the winter months we live in Gold Bar, WA in the home I built along the river last year; summers will be at the ranch. We are getting rather a late start in life together, but better late than never. We both enjoy family, and between us have 4 kids and 11 grandkids ranging in ages from 2 yrs. to 22 yrs. We will have 3 high school graduates this year and 1 college grad. Have enjoyed seeing all the reunion pics on line; was sorry to have missed it... but maybe in 2011 will be able to. Is wonderful to read all your news and would love to hear from any of you. Bomber Cheers, Sandy & Forrest -Sandy Carpenter soon-to-be Lee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray ('66WB) Re: November 6th Happy Birthday to Becky Rulon ('66) and Gerald Stein ('66) -Glenda Gray ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller ('67) Re: Vets day, That wall My wife and I drove down to Santa Barbara this past weekend to visit friends and there is an art/craft exhibit on the beach walkway on Sundays. The roaming Vietnam wall was also there as we discovered, so I thought its been 30 years since I got out of the Navy so I can probably look at it and find Mark Black's ('66) name and some other people from Col-Hi and boot camp. As soon as I got near the wall it started to rain and my wife said "Are you ok?" I said sure but for the rain on my glasses, and she said "Davey, It's not raining". Well shoot my glasses sure are full of rain drops, so since I couldn't find any names we went to the pavilion that had a book you could look up names in and find out which panel they were on. Damn the rain, I couldn't see a thing and finally walked away for a while but came back to that black wall to look again but it started to rain again as soon as I got close. All the pictures and flowers that were at the bottom of the wall, I couldn't see them either, it was raining like crazy but my wife and our friends didn't seem to notice. They were walking around like it was a nice sunny day on the beach and I and several other people were the only ones seeming to think it was raining. So maybe I will wait another ten years and see if I can ever look at that blasted black wall again cause every time I get close to it, it starts to rain again, in fact its been sprinkling the whole time I have been typing this which is slow since I am not the world's fastest. So God bless the Vet's like Rick Maddy ('67) who made it back and all the others who didn't make it back. Happy Veteran's day November 11, 2001. -Dave Miller ('67), U.S Navy 11/67-971 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Drive in movies To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Yes! Going to the drive in movie was the Big treat! We kids would be in our jammies and Mom would pop a BIG paper bag full of Popcorn! We'd eat it until we all popped! Then as a teenager we'd stuff the trunk with people and sneak them in! *LOL* I was one of the lucky ones I didn't get caught! (That's about the only thing I didn't get caught at! *LOL*) Then they started the Car Full for a Buck night! Boy could be fill a car! Then as an adult we'd take our own kids and do what my folks did! Or we'd take the pick up and turn it around with chairs in it and sit an enjoy! I sure miss those days! You know if the Drive in's ever came back I bet more people would get out and enjoy a good family outing! My grand kids are missing out on a lot of fun! Hey, Kim, thanks for the memory jog! I loved it! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ~ Thorp, WA - where it's gray now until next April! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clif Edwards ('68) To: Rick Valentine ('68) Kenny (Ken) Meek is still in Richland. As a matter of fact they now live in Susie's mom & dad's old house. He closed BBandM several years ago - couldn't compete with the big chains and the last I heard was selling cars for a friend right on the corner up the old Uptown Richland nearest where BBandM used to be. Also JJ Newberry's. The last I had heard on Neil was that he and Marsha had two kids and were still in Australia teaching. He was ready to go to Australia to avoid the draft and then found out he was born with one kidney. No health problem but it kept him and Uncle Sam apart. We had a lengthy and serious falling out while in college, and I haven't heard a thing from him for the family in years. I saw Neil last at his parent's house in Salem, Oregon when I lived there too, with my first wife. Another story. Take care and let me know how to reach you in Spokane. I get up there for work usually once a quarter. See ya, -Clif Edwards ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Re: '72 in '02 Class Reunion Hi! We'd like to put a note in about our upcoming class reunion: Columbia High School Class of 1972 will be having a 30-year Class Reunion July 19 and 20, 2002, at the Red Lion/Hanford House in Richland. For more info, contact me at my email address above... ask for my phone number. Thanks! -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doug Payne, aka Doug Noblehorse ('73) To: JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque ('49 and '50) Re: "How about those Diamondbacks!!! You got that right! I'm taking my daughter on a "field trip" to the Victory Parade today [11/5/01]! -Doug Payne, aka Doug Noblehorse ('73) ~ Phoenix, AZ naturally - where it's still getting over 90 in November... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Esther Dawson ('73WB) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Kim: Yes, I remember going to the drive-in theater when I was little with my mom and sisters. We also wore our pajamas and took our blankets and pillows. I don't remember the movies or the cartoons in between, but I do remember that any time we went, it was a real 'special' occasion. I remember more vividly going to the drive-in at the Richland Y when I was a teenager, and how good the pizza was there! Guess the food had to be good to make up for the poor sound quality of the speakers! Speaking of movies... I used to go to the Uptown Theater every Saturday morning, seems like we had a double feature AND cartoons... only 35 cents admission... I think we got to go because it was a cheap 'babysitter' and about the only time my mom could get away from the three of us for a couple of hours to go shopping. I seem to remember that the theater also included a 'newsreel' segment. Does anyone else remember this? Time frame would have been early to mid '60s. -Esther Dawson ('73WB) - (thrilled because I got 2 more boxes unpacked tonight and the new house is finally starting to feel like home) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Crawley ('74) Ah, Jeff Upson ('74) stories. My brothers Chuck ('67), Mike ('66) and I were fortunate to grow up next door to Jeff and his brothers. The radio station in the basement (a.k.a. the bomb shelter - how many ranch houses have a basement that you know of?) was a place of wonder. The stacks of 45s! Once Jeff got on the mailing list of the various record companies the records just started rolling in. Jeff would go around to selected neighbors and let us know when he intended to broadcast, usually followed by Jeff climbing the telephone pole between our yards adjusting 'something' until we could get decent reception. We would listen to the radio (my mother shaking her head, 'Oh, that Jeff is at it again'...) and running over requests to play our latest favorites. In the pre- radio station days, I remember when Jeff put together his first HeathKit turntable. As fate would have it, my brothers had recently received a set of walkie-talkies for Christmas that were connected by wires. Someone had the great idea putting one in Jeff's room and the other in my brothers' room, stringing the wire through the bushes and over the fence between the bedrooms. We would listen to Jeff spinning discs late into the night. I was probably near kindergarten age when Jeff invented the character of Pinkie. He would throw an old pink wool blanket over his head to conceal some contraption that would synthesize his voice and he became "Pinkie the Martian." It simultaneously delighted and scared the crap out of me. Sometime during our youth, the Upson's house caught fire. Due to the severe fire damage they literally cut the house in half, gutted what was left and rebuilt it. The construction site became a magnet for neighborhood kids. If we were lucky enough to show up early on delivery days, the Darigold Man would give all the kids the pint containers of semi-frozen chocolate milk that had frozen in his truck overnight. It was heaven. The week before Jeff died he brought me his copy of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl". There's isn't a time I hear it I don't smile and remember how fortunate I am to have known him. Ola Myrick, of Diettrich's fame and my adopted Grandma, lived directly behind us. It was a great (if not at times dangerous place to be one of the youngest kids in the neighborhood - but that's another story...) place to be a kid. -Patty Crawley ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice submitted by Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) ~ Bill Tyner ~ Class of 1949 ~ 8/30/31 - 10/31/01 ~ http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Bonnie Beardsley ('56), Judy Willox ('61) JIm House ('63), Robin Frister ('73) Brad Upton ('74), Dawn Olson ('79WB) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Beardsley Sandahl ('56) To: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Shara Lee Baker and some of the other girls are from the Class of '56. Bonnie -Bonnie Beardsley Sandahl ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: 1949 - Troop 29 11/8/01 Alumni Sandstorm Entry To: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Hi Betty, I will give Bob Allen a call today [11/8/01] and let him know that I do know JoAnn Pierce ('56) and will help him to find her. She is in the Spokane area and I cannot remember her last name right this minute, but I could get a hold of Nancy ('61) and find out how to contact JoAnn. I knew that it had to be somebody that I knew when I heard about this on the news last night as the very mention of the Craighill Playground flooded the memory banks since I played there all my little life. The Willox family and the Pierce family both lived on Craighill and we knew one another very well. Both of JoAnn's parents have been deceased for some time now as have mine, so I figure that they are playing pinochle up in heaven these days! Along with some of the other family friends in that neighborhood. Kay Lamb, a former teacher here in Richland lives in that neighborhood still today and she is the last of the bunch I am afraid. This was such a neat thing to hear about and I was thrilled about it. It made me wonder if anyone ever found my little box of treasures that I buried in the trees at the then Duane-now-Goethals, Playground oh so many years ago! I often wondered about that box and its stash of delights to one very young girl! I love it when a nostalgic piece of history rears its head in this great town of Richland aka Bomberville!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - Brrrrrrrrrrr!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Happy Birthday, Marines! As we celebrate our 226th anniversary on November 10th, let's offer a special toast to Mark Black ('66), a fellow Richland Marine who died serving our Country and Corps. I also offer a heartfelt salute to those of you whose scars serve as a daily reminder of your personal courage and sacrifice. I think of you frequently, probably not often enough. No doubt some Alumni Sandstorm subscribers and RHS faculty resent our Eagle, Globe and Anchor, and what it represents. Their dissent will not diminish my pride in our service and the young Marines who are called to engage our nation's enemies today. I remain, always faithful. Semper Fi, -Jim House ('63) USMC ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) Re: Mrs. Deusner ninth grade health Does anyone remember the first day at Carmichael, walking into Mrs. Deusner's class and seeing all the embryos in formaldehyde jugs? It keeps coming back to me!! Here's to fond memories! -Robin Frister Washburn ('73) ~ Clackamas, OR - near Portland where the monsoons haven't hit yet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Drive-Ins There was an article in the Seattle PI about 10 days ago discussing the current state of drive-in movies. There are only 2 drive-ins left in the Puget Sound region. One is in south Everett at the 128th St. exit off of I-5 and there is one in Auburn. There are only 7 drive-ins left in the state. I'm sure Alumni Sandstorm readers can come up with the other 5 in the state. The owner was guaranteeing that the Everett screen would be open next summer but was making no guarantees after that. Interestingly, he said they get a lot of Japanese tourists at the drive in. He said business was pretty decent, but the land was just getting too valuable to let it sit for 6+ months a year without generating any revenues. -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. Am I the only one to pass out at a drive-in and wake up at a swap meet? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dawn Olson Bassett ('79WB) Re: Drive-In Movies My grandfather, Dean Powell, would pile us all in the car with the army blankets and the folding chairs. The grown ups would use the chairs and the little ones would lay the blankets on the ground and watch the movie. Of course they just don't make movies like those anymore. It was a lot of fun. I miss my grandpa Powell. -Dawn Olson Bassett ('79WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: School Board Who was elected to the school board? Did our candidate make it? -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Anna May Wann ('49), Ken Heminger ('56WB), Keith Willis ('58) Ernie Smith ('60), Patti Jones ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Kathie Roe ('64), David Rivers ('65), Helga Blankingship ('66) Rick Valentine ('68), Cristy Cone ('74), Debra Dawson ('74WB) Tami Lyons ('76), Gil Gilstrap ('79), Kim Edgar ('79) Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) To: Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) and Richard Roberts ('49) So sorry to hear about Bill's death. I remember him well from high school, neat guy, always smiling, lots of fun. My sympathy to you as I head to my brother-in-law's funeral Saturday. As one friend said "this is a terrible age bracket we are in" - I opt to change it. I'm going to be younger from here on in. To: those in the Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond area. We are car pooling it to the luncheon in Fife on Sunday. We are meeting at the South Kirkland park and ride at noon. This is the park and ride right by the Keg restaurant. Please come and join us. (It's one way to stay young - you meet all of these delightful graduates that are about our kids' ages - real good company) -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) ~ Redmond, WA where the nights are cool, but the days and sunsets have been beautiful. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: Star-Vue Drive In Newspaper Article I've seen a lot of interest for drive in movies lately. I thought that some in Bomberville would like the article that was saved from the Tri-City Herald. My dad saved a lot of newspaper articles from that era but failed to include any dates. Anyway here is a scanned copy of the grand opening of the Star-Vue Theater along with what was showing the 1st night, I might add that a Road Runner cartoon was also playing that night. I know as I was in the first crew to work there... Bomber Cheers -Ken Heminger ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Willis ('58) Re: Drive In Movies Here is a new one to talk about. How many of you remember going to the drive in movies on a double date and sneaking one of the couples in by hiding them in the trunk of your car? We would go to both West Richland and the North Richland movies, making sure we went in when it was getting dark and one couple would hide in the trunk until we got parked and would then either get in the car by climbing thru the back seat, or lifting the trunk lid and coming around into the car. Remember, a lot of us had the trunk leaded so there was a lever we pulled from inside the car to open the trunk as we had removed the key access. There are a lot of details missing so we do not incriminate the "guilty". -Keith Willis ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ernie Smith ('60) Re: drive in trunks Who has the record for the amount of people that were crammed in the trunk of a car sneaking into a drive in? I would figure somewhere around 3 to 4 people. Has anyone out there been caught in the trunk... -Ernie Smith ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Alumni Rings The orders of Alumni Rings are arriving. Judy Willox Hodge's ('61) husband's ring arrived yesterday... her grandson's today. Judy will be checking the mail for hers on Saturday. Mine made it to Kennewick (Jostens Rep's office) and it is being mailed to me. Will arrive on Monday. *crossing fingers* The next 22 orders will be reaching mail boxes over the next couple weeks to be placed on excited Bombers fingers to be worn with Bomber Pride. If you haven't ordered your ring, go to the Alumni Ring Website and click the "Mail Order Form" link. -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - looking forward to the Bomber Luncheon in Fife on Sunday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Forgive me, Kim, and all the rest of you out of town Bombers, I am lax in my duties to inform you all that our candidate did NOT make it in the election. Nor did Mary Guay get re-elected and that pretty well defeats our purpose as far as the school board goes! All the new clothing coming in to the school store are so totally void of our Mushroom Cloud/R logo and going to the Day's Pay logo if any at all. But mostly the clothes have the lettering that says Richland High School with the word "Bombers" kinda stitched over the RHS name. It is not a bad design, mind you, but the colors of the clothes are so void of the green and gold. There is a pale yellow sweatshirt that is pretty... but just not gold! There are gray t-shirts and sweatshirts, black vests, denim shirts that are actually OK, beige polos, and it goes on and on! *SOB* I, too, remember the drive ins here in the TriCities as they were such a big part of my life as a child, a teenager, a parent and a grandparent! However, I do believe that Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) is wrong about the one in the "Y" being the last one to stand. I believe that the one in Pasco was the last surviving one to fall prey to the bulldozer for a big RV sales lot to go in there! I cried when that one went down as it was the only one where as a grandparent I could spend time with the grandson and my hubby for a good clean fun night of entertainment! It is also the one that I went to the most as a teenager and a parent! Again, *SOB*!!!! To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Interpretive Center Rick, That was a fantastic idea that you sent to me and I presented it yesterday while at the school. I got a pretty good lead as to where an interpretive center could go, but will have to take it up with the City of Richland. The property that I am thinking about belongs to the city, but it is very close to the school. I am not sure how beneficial it would be to have an interpretive center that was not actually ON the campus however, but I am going to check into what can be done. Campus space is limited as we are overflowing to "portables" at this time! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where the heart breaks plenty! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) To: All our Veterans ....... Thank you for serving. With appreciation, -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: November 10, 1775 Why it seems only the other days that Tuna ('64), Cap'n House ('63), Webb ('64), Setbacken ('64), Maddy ('67), Brand ('64), Heidlebaugh ('65), Simpson ('65), Kelly ('64), Black ('66RIP), Alvarez ('64) Chesty, Archie Henderson and the rest of us were hanging around Tun Tavern looking for something to do. As I recall, it was either Archie or Cap'n House suggested we form a club... not just any club... a rough and tumble kinda club. Tuna said... "Let's just find a few good men". Chesty said we were about as good as it gets, but we need an initiation. "What shall we call it?", asked Maddy. "Well, we're not calling it the Maui Wowie club, that's for sure!", shouted Kelly. House wanted to call us the "Bombers" but Webb said they hadn't been invented yet and no one would understand. Simpson said we could all put dandelions under our chins and the ones that turned yellow could be in the club... We almost didn't let him join. Setbacken was in about the best shape of us all and he said we should call the initiation Boot Camp... stupidly... but lucky for us, we agreed and went to work preparing the toughest initiation we could put together. We didn't even ask Simpson to try and come up with a name... Army sounded kinda overused... Navy reminded us a little too much of a yachting club, but we agreed that if there was a Navy they could be our chauffeurs. Air Corps wasn't even considered... But we did like the "Corps" part. Mac said we could call ourselves the Marine Corps... it sounded cool though we weren't sure what we would be doing around the water... 'cept being carried around by Squids... I mean sailors.......... Yup, a lot of water under the bridge since that day 226 years ago and we are going stronger than ever! So for all you Marines out there... Welcome home and Semper Fi! Happy Birthday, Marines! -David Rivers ('65) S/Sgt USMC ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helga Blankingship Norris ('66) Would you please send me the information on how to order the new class rings... my brother Bill Blankingship ('62) and I have both lost ours and would like to order them... Thank you -Helga Blankingship Norris ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Alumni Ring Website -- click the "Mail Order Form" link on the website... The first rings ordered have been received .. and as soon as we get a picture of them, we'll put an actual picture of the Bomber Alumni Ring on the website. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Veterans who gave all... Veterans Day is Sunday November 11th, let us all be grateful to all of our Veterans, and salute all of our present military. The Bomber class of 1968 lost George Rodriguez in Viet Nam. George Rodriguez memorial. There is also a link to "The Wall" website at the bottom of the memorial page. ("The Wall" website is the official website for the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington DC) Bomber Cheers -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where it is 28 and we have freezing fog... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) Re: drive ins My husband is from the South and apparently drive ins were nonexistent there. I remember going to the one in North Richland on a particular occasion, and in order to save a few bucks we very carefully hid some people. My sister Debbie ('71) was driving and my brother, Rog ('75), Wanda Mosley ('74) and I sat on top of Matt Brouns ('75) and stuffed Tami Lyons ('76) under the dashboard. My sister inadvertently gave the cashier a 5 dollar bill instead of a 1. We ended up paying more than we would have if we had paid for all of the occupants of the car. We didn't have enough money for treats! That is the last time we let Deb be in charge of the finances. I also remember driving past the Pasco drive in when it appeared they were showing a very risque movie. I wonder how many accidents those movies caused (and I am not talking about those vehicles inside the theater - that's another story). -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Re: Drive Ins When we first moved to the Spokane area, there was a drive in theatre in the valley, but we never made it over there to see a movie. It's now closed. While we lived in Hermiston, OR (late 1990s), my children both got to experience the special aura of the drive in. I remember watching "The Fifth Element" in Hermiston and getting annoyed at the noisy local drunks/hellraisers. My children were too young and I was too old to appreciate the bring your own booze/all you can drink advantage of the drive in. By the end of the movie, however, EVERYONE was making fun of it. I think it had more to do with plot than alcohol or rowdiness. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) To Brad Upton ('74) I know the Drive In you are speaking of (In Everett). I live right down the street from it. I think that they should just install a retractable roof over it so they can show movies year round (and hold swap meets). Think of the money that could be made! -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gil "Gilly" Gilstrap ('79) Re: Drive In Just letting MR. Upton know that we have a drive in just outside of Shelton, WA that is still open... I think here in Mason County (where every one is listed in the phone book by first name only due to the fact that we all have the same last name) a drive in is pretty cool... now if we could just convince them to play something other than "Daddy's Home" would be nice. -Gil "Gilly" Gilstrap ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Drive-In I'm told there is one in Bremerton by the Airport. However, I don't know if it's still in use. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) I heard a rumor that Mike Davis ('74) wears a purple and gold Hanford Falcon T-shirt all over town. Well, it's not a rumor any more because I saw it with my own eyes! Mike..... SHAME ON YOU! -Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/01 ~ VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Norma Culverhouse ('49), Rick Reed ('49) Kay Mitchell ('52), Curt Donahue ('53) Larry Mattingly ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Roxanne Southard ('71) Mike Davis ('74), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: Several of you have asked about the R2K wearing apparel that you ordered. Here is information: Jana Sheehan said you can put the telephone number of her business, Canyon Ridge Designs in the Sandstorm. She has a few hats in stock, and can order more. She can get them both ways - with the R2K and Mushroom Cloud or just the Mushroom Cloud. Her telephone number is: 509-627-0520. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Culverhouse King ('49) To: JoAnn Cawdrey Leveque ('49 and '50) I presume Barb Barron Doyle ('50) is a Yankee fan. *LOL* I was wondering what it would take to get the two of you to input in the Alumni Sandstorm. Guess it took your competitive natures. To: Dick ('49) and Carol Tyner ('52) Roberts My sympathy to you for the loss of Bill Tyner ('49RIP). I remember him well. I have a funny picture of him at WSU in a dorm room with Ray, Jim Doyle, etc. -Norma Culverhouse King ('49) ~ freezing in foggy Richland. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Reed ('49) Re: Bill Tyner ('49RIP) To: My Dear Friends Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) and Dick Roberts ('49) My condolences to the both of you. Bill Tyner will always hold a very special place in my heart. He and Vern Lawson ('49) were the very first friends I had when I came to Richland in the summer of 1948. Many great times were had by the three of us, some that unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) can't be put into print. Bill and I served in the Marines and we almost crossed paths during the Korean conflict. It was said (in the Tri-City Herald) that I relieved him of duty there as I was going and he was coming back in 1952. He will always be fondly remembered by me. -Rick Reed ('49) ~ Auburn, Grass Valley, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: Drive In There is a drive in movie open and running between Colville and Kettle Falls. My 19 year old granddaughter, Melissa Hedges, has been there several times. You would have thought she discovered drive in movies, as she came home and told her mom. Julie Coates Hedges ('75), what great fun it was to see a movie on the REALLY big screen of an outdoor theater. During the open season, the current movies advertised in the local paper and are always a double feature of 1st run films. Perhaps next summer Richard and I will pop a bag of popcorn, pack up our 4 year old great-grandson in his pjs and re-live the experience of the drive in movie! -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA - where the only small grocery store just closed, leaving the town with a gas station, a tavern and a post office that has a for sale sign out front! Good grief - if the post office building gets sold will I still live in Valley??! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Veterans' Day It's time to call a veteran or current serviceman/woman and thank them for serving to keep all of us enjoying the freedoms of the greatest country in the world. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) From a warm and pleasant patio at almost midnight at a Ramada Inn in the Tucson area. There are countless stars overhead in the clear air. I have taken a day from my business trip in the SW US to attend the wedding of Bomber George Barnett ('63) to Peggy, an exquisite lady. The wedding was short and sweet in a gazebo in an "old West" compound. There was a large, festive reception. George's brother Jim ('70) and 2 sisters were also there. May George and Peggy live long in their happiness. I have been through 5 airports so far this trip and the longest delay from curb to gate was about 17 minutes at Sea Tac. But lots of security, soldiers and rifles/pistols. A small incident occurred when a lady ahead of me at the gate in San Francisco complained rather loudly of being selected for random carry-on baggage search when a guy behind her had a picture of a bomb on his shirt (my R2K shirt). The agent just rolled his eyes as he handed me my ID and ticket receipt. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Salute to our Veterans Today we thank all the veterans for their willingness to risk all so that our nation would enjoy peace and freedom. May we remember, honor and recognize them as true heroes. During the Vietnam War, I met many planes overseas carrying critically wounded servicemen, coming straight from the battle fields. There were tremendous physical and psychological wounds. Their families were not with them. Many hours were spent sitting with them in the hospital. It changed my life forever. They are our heroes. I am the proud widow of Maj. General Jim Simon, who also served his country with pride - he is my personal hero. May God Bless America, our Veterans and all the men and women of our armed forces. To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Drive Ins We moved from Bellevue to Bellingham in 1991. Among the many differences, I was delighted to find that we had and still do have a drive in here in Bellingham. My two daughters had some of the same fun during high school and college that we all had in the Tri-Cities. Since we have 3 high schools, and WWU, it is well attended. (Full cars and trucks with lounge chairs, etc. - as in the 50s & 60s for me.) The drive in here has been for sale for a couple of years - now surrounded with new apartments and condominiums. It has continued to be in business even while being "For Sale." -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Today - Sunday - November 11, 2001 Do you know what today is? Of course you do, or you would be wondering why you won't get any mail tomorrow, why the bank will be closed and you can't get a new toaster to replace the one you torched this morning thawing a frozen bagel. Of course today is Veterans' Day, and I am a Veteran (although I prefer to use the term "Forgotten, highly decorated Peace keeper who sacrificed it all defending the last bastions of freedom from the Godless hoards from the North). I've got to work tomorrow, so that the little kids can stay home with their Play Stations, and my Visa payment will be a day late, since I forgot about the Postal situation (it's a mail thing, no pun intended). I sit here and waxing poetically over my time in uniform and the high price of freedom, paid for by those courageous few, whose heart never ceases to quicken at the sound of fife and drum. Actually it is probably more accurate to say the sound of a Filipino band playing Credence Clearwater songs. It was one of these bands "back in the Nam", rocking out on "Rorring on the Riber, Rorring, Rorring", that caused my hearing loss. It was some diabolical scheme conceived by Jane Fonda and them other traitors to dim the cat like reflexes of the American Fighting Machine, and expose us to the fury of General Giap and his supporting cast of millions. I don't soldier much anymore, but if it counts, I did put a nickel on a Salvation Army drum in front of a Target Store last Christmas. I do continue to shine my shoes to a "high gloss", that would make the I.G. gush. I don't recall Uncle Sam giving me cordovan weejuns with a tassel, but that's what I've got now. I can't wait until I'm about seventy and get to put on my uniform to march in a parade. Quite honestly I need the time, since the old green suit has shrunk and I need to remold my body into the lean, mean, butt kickin' machine that I remember myself as being. The hat has shrunk too, the restriction possibly conjuring up some old Audie Murphy flick at the Village, rather that the real facts. As I hearken back to the sound of battle, not really battle in the traditional sense, but more like last call at Happy Hour. There was never camaraderie like that created my a cramped Officer's Club, too much scotch and the assurance that tomorrow would be more like today, than today. We lacked for diversions, Chiromancy was a favorite, but bad light and an inability to focus ruled it out. I remember a great place out by the "Y", which had the most wonderful smells. As I recall the were moldering and rotting canvas, mildew and Cosmoline. I think the name was the Buck Private, and I'm pretty sure they didn't have any lace and linen table cloths. They don't have neat places like that anymore. The private part in the Army, I never quite figured out. When you have 50 plus of "Uncle Sugar's Trained Killers" living in a two story barracks with one bathroom (that's latrine, Soldier) which has six sinks, six toilets, a four foot urinal and a shower (none of which had partitions). Darlin', there ain't no privacy. There wasn't much hot water either. I think that's why I never became much of a joiner, I need my space. See what neat stuff all you women missed. Had you been in Israel, they would have put you in shorts and issued you a rifle. Have you ever paid any attention to the woman soldiers of Israel? They all have these great tans and never seem to be able to keep that top button on their blouse closed. They must issue all the shirts in one size: too small. Well back to the task at hand. Happy Veterans' day to you all, sleep well the Militia is awake, West Point is a six point favorite over Navy, Audie is resting in Arlington and Doc Martens are high fashion, and the sun never sets on the McDonalds empire. I can confess that I never looked that good in green, but my shoes were always shined and I always said "please and thank you and but I never told Robert McNamara that I had a good time". I always wore clean underwear, and have lost my voice more than twice singing the Viet Nam Vet's national anthem, "We gotta get out of this place", by Eric Burden (or was it Richard Burton) and the Animals. So Happy Veterans' Day to everyone, I'm gonna go out and have some "Ham and "Mothes", pound cake, a John Wayne Bar, a B-1 pack Winston and wash it all down with some warm Kool Aid. Then I'm gonna go take a shower all by myself. Yours in Ruffles and Flourishes, five miles per hour in the Motor Pool, Remove head gear and knock before entering, and you're on your own time Men, smoke 'em if you got 'em. jimbeaux p.s. Maybe that's Ruffles and Florsheims (did I mention that I always shined my shoes) -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Saluting Veterans' Day with... Veteran Facts The URL listed here is the one from my office. Nope... don't believe it is advertising (;-) http://users.colfax.com/almota/ WILLIAM HAROLD COOK who is listed on the web page and on The Wall was a 1st cousin to my wife. Ex-Sergeant Gary Behymer US 56987313 -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: All Vets HAPPY VETERANS' DAY!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - Fall has arrived cool nights and mornings; 70s during the days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) Re: Drive ins They still have a drive in in Milton-Freewater, OR, and I think there is still one in Hermiston too. They both run thru late spring until October. The price has gone up to $8.00 a car load in Milton-Freewater, and not sure about Hermiston. Still not the same as when we were teenagers. Back then it was a big party to go to the drive in. Lots of good memories. -Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) ~ Pendleton, OR - cold but not as foggy as the Tri-cities ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Drive Ins I remember the drive ins. Cheap nights of fun! The one irritating thing about those drive ins were the people that waited for the last second before they would turn off their headlights. The glare would disrupt the feature on the screen, but for me it caused a much worse problem than that. You see, I went to a lot of drive ins with Brad Upton ('74) and when those headlights hit his bald head it was BLINDING! After a while I was the only one at the drive ins wearing shades! To: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) Making comments like that - "Mike Davis wearing a purple Hanford Falcons shirt..." only opens the door for people like Upton to come back with the Barney the Dinosaur comments. In the future, Debbie, please think about your comments. Don't give the "funnyman" a reason! PS I have a Denny's shirt, too! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) Re: Mike Davis ('74) wearing a Falcon T-shirt That IS hard to believe!! Your favorite son-in-law's brother? Wearing a Falcon shirt? Maybe you are just color blind and mistook green and gold for purple and gold, could that be the answer? Has anyone else seen this? If so I will have to have a mother-to-son talk with the boy... -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers 1 Bomber Mom and 1 funeral notice today: Rex Hunt ('53), Tom Hughes ('56) Patti Jones ('60), Sharon Brooks ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Susie Shaver ('63), Bob Mattson ('64) Karen Schildknecht ('67), Brad Upton ('74) Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** For those of you who would like to read about Coach Piippo's hoops career. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53) Re: Drive Ins Is it just me or doesn't anyone remember the reason we went to the drive in????? I remember sneaking in I remember the popcorn in a big sack brought from home. But I have not seen any one mention the six pack of beer or the "HEAVY" necking that went on. it was called the passion pit for a reason... the movies were almost always second run or "B" movies the cartoons were older than we were and the mark of distinctions were the battle scars (hickeys) that you wore with Pride... away from home... and well covered at home. While I took my children to a few drive ins just to get out of the house on a hot summer's night... (still young enough to want to snuggle with my wife as the little ones dozed off). NOT ONCE have I ever wanted to go to the drive in with my folks. As to all veterans I SALUTE you... while I served in the navy (short tour) the only action I ever saw was in a crap game. Yet I lost a brother in Korea, a nephew in NAM, and an uncle in WWII. I am thankful, grateful and somewhat in awe of those of you who went in harm's way that I may dwell in peace, liberty and reasonable comfort and feel assured that my grand kids will live in the freedom of the world's greatest nation. God bless you all. -Rex Hunt ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Sunday lunch in Fife, WA The Sunday lunch at Fife was great. There were 21 people there and stories flew for over three hours. Probably would have gone longer but had to save something for next month. The people attending were: Patti Jones ('60), Dore Tyler ('53), Burt Pierard ('59) Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54), Nick Nelson ('56) Barbara Franco Sherer ('67), Carol Carson ('60) Curt Donahue ('53), Curt's wife, Mona, Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49), Paul Phillips ('49) Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51), Tom Hughes ('56), Toms wife, Agnes, Toms grand daughter, Jessica Rose Smith Boswell ('61), Roses friend, Judy Morrison Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60), Sandies husband Tom Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62), Max Sutton ('57) Two Bombs were present at the lunch table. Rose Boswell ('61) brought a green and gold bomb that was one of the old practice bombs that the Navy flyers from Pasco used to drop on the Bombing Range. I gave Patti a Bomb that I made in my shop to use as a lunch decoration or whatever. I was a little leery about bringing a bomb into the restaurant but thought "What the Heck, it's our Bomb." Several people wanted to know if I could make more of the bombs. I agreed to try and we will see what happens. Patti noticed that there were more from the Class of '60 than any other year. Nick Nelson ('56) told her that that was because it takes Quantity to compensate for Quality. I am including some of the photos that we took at the lunch. We hope more of you out there can make it for the December get together. The more the merrier. Several people have talked about the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. I wanted to relate my experience with The Wall. I served in the Army from 1961 thru 1964 and spent most of my tour in Germany. I did not go to Viet Nam but many of the guys I served with ended up over there. In 1987 my wife, my grand daughter and I took a 4 week driving tour around the US. When we got to Washington, DC we made the usual tour down the Mall from the Capitol Building to the Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument and Lincoln's Memorial. When we walked over toward The Wall I didn't think much about it but when I started down the slope and saw the Wall for the first time I froze. Emotions completely over took me and I couldn't walk down the slope to the Wall. I must have stood there for 3 or 4 minutes when my wife said "Come on". I told her that I couldn't, I needed some time to think. They went on down to the Wall and I stood there for almost an hour before I could go on down and start looking at the names. I spent several hours looking up names of guys that I knew and when we left I was totally drained. Even today when I see a picture of the Wall or think about it like now, trying to write this, I get choked up and feel tears coming to my eyes. That Wall has to be the most powerful monument I have ever seen and I thank everyone whose name is there or who fought in that thankless war for all they did and all that they gave up when so many who were safe here at home had little or no respect for what they were doing. Again Thank You and Happy Veterans' Day -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Celebrate Veteran's day!!! THANK-YOU VETERANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Overcast, Good driving weather for the Bombers to drive to the luncheon today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) I want to thank all the Service Personnel who served and are serving now. We owe a lot to each one, including my son Dan Sims ('97) who is serving in Bosnia. Let's remember them all on their special day. Thank you everyone and God bless you! -Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Veterans' Day Thanks for the Veterans' Day comments, Jimbeaux... some of them I did not want to remember. Ann is recovering great from her surgery. Many thanks to all of you who sent cards & Emails and letters. -Fred Schafer ('63) - USAF 1964 to 1968 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) I don't remember you being so poetic in school, but I really did enjoy your ramblings for Veteran's Day.... Thanks to all the Vets out there!! -Leoma Coles ('63) ~ Salem, OR - where it's just sprinkling tonight!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Thanks for the great salute to Veterans' Day, and I wanted to tell you personally how great that was, but my e-mail came back. What is your e-mail address? Thank you in advance, -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson ('64) Let me extend a hardy hand shake and a pat on the back to all our Veterans. Good job done by all, keep it up. Bombs away, -Bob Mattson ('64) USMC ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Drive-ins You are hilarious... that remark about Brad Upton's ('74) bald head almost sent me to the floor. But, really, just because you and Ponch were blessed with those wonderful heads of hair, is no reason to kick sand in anyone's face. Although I have noticed a little scalp showing on Ponch. (Don't tell him I said that!) I've only seen Brad a few times since he moved on to the big time, so I really never noticed his balding pate. I still remember him as the skinny little kid who we (me and my siblings) tried to toughen up every time we went to his house with our folks. We were just a tad rowdier than he and his brother and sister were used to, so I'm beginning to understand why he spent so much time hiding in his closet. So good to see he finally came out! Keep up the good work, Mike. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) First of all, when I was attending drive-in movies with Mike Davis ('74) (it's not what you think) I had hair, lots of it! I still have some of it contrary to what Mike has written. Secondly, when I first read that Mike was spotted wearing a purple Hanford Falcons shirt my first thought was "Right, like they make one that size." With that mental imagine of Mike in my head it has ruined the wonderful, patriotic song "America The Beautiful" for me. Now when I hear the line "Purple mountains majesty" all I can picture is Mike in his shirt lodged in his La-Z-Boy... that's not beautiful. Thanks, Mike. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) To: Mike Davis ('74) Mission accomplished!! Material for the funnyman... can't wait! By the way I haven't seen the Denny's shirt, but I bet it's about as attractive as the Hanford Falcons shirt! To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Yes, indeed, it's a fact your son Mike ('74) - not your younger son my son-in-law, Jumbo ('82) - most certainly has and wears proudly a PURPLE and gold Hanford Falcons T-shirt. I think it's time for that little heart to heart talk between Mother and Son! You and I both know that Jumbo would not be caught dead in purple and gold!! -Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) and Proud to be a Wa-Hi Blue Devil "66" ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) James "Jimmy" Kneiszel ~ Class of 1947 Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Jo Cawdrey ('49/'50) Dick Nelson ('59), James Johnson ('60) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Judy Willox ('61) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Vickie Andersen ('67) Brad Upton ('74), Cristy Cone ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Reunion Committee ('82) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Bill Tyner ('49RIP) To: Dick, Jo Ann and Carol I too am saddened by the passing of Bill. I well remember that odd couple Bill and his ol' buddy (and mine) the late Chuck Clausen ('49RIP) Bill was a regular attendee of Club 40. Ask Ray Conley ('46) about the time Dick Sears ('47RIP) and I bet Bill Whether he could drink a dozen martinis in quick time. He couldn't), but he wasn't around to pay off. Ah me, the grand old days. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49/'50) To: Norma Culverhouse King ('49) Actually, Norma, Barbara Barron Doyle ('50) has written me several times re The Diamondbacks and, after she gave up on our poor Mariners, she became a D'Back supporter and said it was the best world series she has ever seen!! She was even glad that Randy and Schilling shared MVP award. (Please no snide remarks about Randy). To: Dick and Carol Tyner Roberts ('49 and '52) My sympathy on the loss of your brother, Bill Tyner ('49RIP), Carol. I remember when Bill and family visited with your folks one year (after retirement, your folks lived right down the block from my folks). I believe we played some sort of card game and, I think, Ray Conley ('46) was there (right or not, Ray???) My memory is not what it once was. -Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49/'50) ~ Parker, AZ - where it's still in the high 80s days and high 50s at night and a few hardy souls are still water skiing and jet skiing on the Colorado River. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson ('59) Re: Coach Piippo Maren, Thanks for the site on Coach Piippo, was great to read about the things he didn't tell us. He is a great person, was an excellent coach, and my best teacher. -Dick Nelson ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {Thanks go to Richard Anderson ('60) -- he prepared the file... all I had to do was upload it to tripod. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Johnson ('60) Date: 11/6/01 Re: Update on PFC Mark S. Black, 1st platoon, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines [class of '66 - RIP] For those who are interested, a picture of Mark taken in 1966 near Da Nang is now available at the website of the 3rd Battalion/9th Marines, http://www.blueridge.net/myyle/ Clicking on "Tribute" [on the left side] and then on Mark's name will take you to his picture, which was located after a five year search. His buddy in the picture, Joe Kennick, was with him and spoke with Mark just before he was evacuated to the hospital the night of March 29th, 1966. Joe wrote me a moving letter about his friendship with his buddy, "Blackie." Also, Mark's birthday is November 7th. Re: N and H Service Station I have pictures of some of the great Little League teams sponsored by the N and H service station [Flying A], which was on the corner of Perkins and Williams. They sponsored some pretty good country teams, winning many championships. One of my fondest memories of those days is the pickup that the owner (Tommy ?) used to pick up each player at their home! I was so proud to see that truck pull up in front of our house and watch my brother, Bill ('57), jump in! I think that pickup threw a rod before I became a player for N and H in the mid 1950s. -James Johnson ('60) ~ Marietta, GA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [James is gonna scan the little league team pictures(s) that he has for the Bomber website. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: 11/11/01 Bomber Lunch Thank you for the pictures of the luncheon. I enjoy trying to recognize people, of course, 41 years and senior moments interfere. Re: The {Moving] Wall The [Moving] Wall [Vietnam Veterans Memorial] was at the Aviation Museum at Robins AFB, GA a few years back and we took a couple of the grands to see it. It was very moving and I saw many including myself moved to tears. I am so thankful my Dad retired before they sent him. He had enough trouble after Korea... he suffered a nervous breakdown and I attribute his alcoholism to two wars (WWII and Korea). I am so proud of him and his service to his country that I try not to dwell on the cost to him and his family. There are so many functioning wounded from a lot of conflicts and there will be more with the present conflict. All service persons deserve our prayers, thanks, and respect. Enough for now. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ send some rain to Georgia -- 29 days without ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: The Future Bomber Dance Gals (All Classes) Okay you Bomber gals out there, time to get the thinking cap going and take a look at this dance program. Now don't it just beat all how so many of us were in that program? And one just has to wonder if that was one of the only things to do in this here Bomberville back then. Sure, why not - take dance, little girl! *LOL* This should give a whole bunch of you a huge nostalgic moment as it was a big program! I still remember my costume! And my feet still hurt from dancing in those durn wooden dutch shoes! *LOL* To: Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63 Lion) Thank you for sending me this spare one that you had and giving us all the thrill and treat to share it all again! God bless you! Bomber Cheers and Happy Memories, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ it is getting sooooo cold here and foggy - thought that I had moved too far and ended up in London! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Miss Katherine Hosack [Lewis and Clark Teacher] Someone recently asked about "Miss Hosack." This afternoon, my sister visited with her. She is living at Canyon Lake Rehab. Center. She is very alert, but is in a wheel chair. My Mom was a friend of hers, so we've kept in some contact over the years. My special memories with Miss Hosack were during my 4th grade (Mrs. Fievez) at Lewis and Clark. Everyday during that year, I went into her Kindergarten for 20 minutes and did activities with the class while Miss Hosack took her break down in the teacher's lounge. Most of the time, I got to plan the activity and truly loved it. She later would tell me - "that experience planted the seed that lead you into teaching." (grades 1-2-3) A sweet lady. When I was doing my "September Experience" for teaching (EWU), I did it at Lewis and Clark. I was so excited to be going back to my Elementary School. However, it only took me a couple of days to realize that I really didn't want to spend recess time in the Faculty Room. (Of course, the teachers just thought it was great that I wanted to be with the kids at recess.) The truth was, the childhood image I had of some of my teachers, wasn't the same as they were in "real life." (Heaven forbid, some of these ladies were even smoking down by the boiler!) Please don't misunderstand me - they were all great and "normal." I just couldn't tarnish the childhood "perfect image" I had of these very special teachers. Miss Katherine Hosack Canyon Lake Rehab. Center 2702 S. Ely Kennewick, WA 99336 -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) So in today's Seattle Times they quote Dave Fisher, an educator at Seattle's Cleveland High School. Dave says, "Our job is not to tell them that this is the truth. The object for them is to double-check me, disprove me, and come up with their own hypothesis" A novel concept, now if we can only get it over the pass before it snows. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Coach Piippo's hoops career The only story I knew about Mr. Piippo was the old 'steak off the plate' legend. Anyone else remember that one? Was it true or not? -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vickie Andersen Simmons ('67) Re: 11/5/01 ~ Severe geomagnetic storm. Nome, AK Hi - just wanted to share some of the beauty of living in Alaska w/fellow Bombers. The northern lights were totally awesome November 5th due to sun storms the preceding weekend. The sky here was completely red! The lights were seen as far south as TX that night. These are from my new favorite website http://www.spaceweather.com/ Hope you enjoy them. 11/5/01 ~ Northern Lights -Vickie Andersen Simmons ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Karen Schildknecht ('67) Did you just say I came out of the closet? What was that supposed to mean? Just because I attended some drive in movies with Mike Davis ('74), I don't think you could insinuate anything. My wife and I have been together nearly 21 years and have 2 beautiful children. What Mike Davis and I were doing at the drive in together is our business. Nobody saw a thing. Mike, did you tell? -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: Brad Upton ('75) Remember... Bald is beautiful. Real men don't need a full head of hair. -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Debbie Maiuri comments about me. Come on, the girl went to Wa-Hi, for crying out loud! To: Brad Upton ('74) Once again, Brad, it has come to fat jokes and bald jokes. We need to change gears. Now, everyone is aware of Brad's talents on the stage as the "funnyman" but some may be unaware of his athletic prowess. Brad was (and claims to still be) a gifted hurdler in his days at RHS. He would fly down that track and soar over those hurdles not unlike a NFL receiver bolting down the field at breakneck speed, leaping over would-be tacklers. So with that comparison entering Brad's thought patterns he decided to turn out for the football team in his senior year. (I'm sure you all remember. The press was all over it!) He felt the Bombers could use his talents at wide receiver. He worked long and hard to hone his skills, practicing his routes religiously, doing those extra sprints. When Coach Covington made the call, he was going to be ready! Well, Covington never made that call (must have lost the number) and Brad sat game after game after game after game. To this day I still don't understand why Coach Covington never saw the talent in Brad. I used to watch him and I thought he was just like one of the great NFL receivers of the that time - Lance Rentzel (Oh, I guess that's another story entirely) -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: '82 Reunion Planning Committee Meeting TONIGHT The RHS class of '82 reunion committee is holding our next planning meeting TONIGHT, November 13th at 6:00pm at the Rattlesnake Mt. Brewery in Richland. There will be a table reserved so please come out and show your support for the 2002 reunion. The '82 reunion committee: Tracey Wood Peloquin Jil Lytle Smith Craig Hall Teresa Dunham Johnson Heidi Hogan Gottshalk ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) I will have that talk with Mike ('74), Debbie, but just so Jumbo ('82) doesn't get off scott free I do remember when he used to wear a flowered shirt and plaid shorts... Course your son-in-law is so charming it didn't matter. It may be important to reveal that Debbie's sight may be impaired. She is from Onion/Blue Devil country and may have tears in her eyes. Norm says she is from a city that they had to name twice, Walla Walla.. What does that tell you? I love you, Deb. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dave Brusie ('51), James JOhnson ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Judy Willox ('61) David Douglas ('62), Mike Funderburg ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Brad Upton ('74), Derek Bowls ('84) Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) Re: Bonnie Brusie O'Donnell To: 1945 classmates of Bonnie's This to let you know of the passing of my sister, Bonnie, on Sunday, November 11, 2001 in Vancouver, WA, after a lengthy illness. A special thanks go out to Club 40 for the good times my sister had with you. I will be forever in your debt. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Johnson ('60) Re: Website to find the picture of Mark Black ('66-RIP) Yesterday's entry contained an error in the URL to go to PFC Mark Black's picture. The correct address is: http://www.blueridge.net/mpyle/ -James Johnson ('60) ~ Marietta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Alumni Ring My Alumni Ring arrived today. It is beautiful. My hat's off to Mark (the Jostens' representative) as well as Jostens. They have done an outstanding job. I was wishing today that there was a reunion right away to wear them to. Nick Nelson ('56) had already received his and wore it Sunday to the Fife luncheon. Thanks Nick! It was great for the Bombers to see what they look like. Those who had ordered and those who hadn't. Spoke with the Mark, Jostens' Representative, this evening. He agreed to a check list for the Bombers as they receive their rings to help make sure the ring ordered is exactly what the Bomber ordered. Each ring should have the following: 1. Inside the ring will say the gold or silver - such as: 14K Gold or Lustrium 2. Engraving inside at the Bombers request. 3. Right Side: Name, Cloud, Bomb and atom. Bomb is green. 4. Left Side: Class Year, 1965 crest, atom. 5. Top: Richland High School Alumni, Stone, Cloud under stone. If there are any problems you can e-mail Mark the Jostens Representative. Mark's email is on the website at: Alumni Ring Website. Or E-mail Patti Jones ('60). -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it has stopped raining for a few minutes. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Bombers Bombers Everywhere (All Classes) I have a couple of items that I hope are of interest to all you Bombers out there everywhere. First, the alumni rings are coming in that were ordered earlier and that means that we have some very happy Bombers out there sporting that beautiful design that your alumni ring committee worked so hard on to bring to you. There will be pictures attached here for you to see all the different designs as they actually look in the final product. I cannot imagine anyone not being proud to wear this ring! So come on Bombers, get that ring ordered and join the proud pack! *G*!! Alumni Ring Website Re: New RHS/Bombers Design Second, I have scanned the new lettering design that I have been talking about on the clothes in the school store today. It is a nice design and one that I think that all alumni both old and young could live with. I know for a fact that the kids today love the mushroom cloud/R design still and that it would probably be the choice again today if it were put before the kids to vote. I am still pressing for that to take place as I feel that it should be put to rest. Re: Our old mascot I am also working on getting our old mascot into the Bomber alumni camp; probably along with the Club 40 nostalgic items that we are currently storing, so that we may have easy access to it for our different functions such as: reunions, R2K and Club 40 reunions, etc. I feel that we may just accomplish this as it is not used anymore for games or functions at the school as it seemed to cause fights at the various games between teams when the opposing team would rush in to steal it from us. Now, we all know that there is truth to that don't we? *LOL* I am going to be working hard to get an interpretive center for the school history on some property below the school for ,again, the old and the young alumni to visit and get a good clear history of our school and then come away from it with unclouded (sorry for the pun) vision to form their own opinions. I feel that this is long overdue and would love to have this here in Bomberville! Perhaps that would be somewhere where we could store some of the nostalgia that is floating around out there! Re: 2004 Bomber's Letter to the Editor Last, but not least, I am going to attach an article written by a 2004 class member at the school today telling us how she feels about the mascot issue. I say to her, you go girl! *G*! Yeah, Burt and Norma, I got you copies, so when the potluck meeting comes around ya best be there cause I will have your papers! *G*! Bomber Cheers and Busyworks, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where it is a bit warmer today - NOT hot mind you, but warmer! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) I have two memories of drivein movies. As a child, the whole family would go... stopping first at A&W for momma, pappa and baby burgers and drinks (in the frosted mugs) before heading for the drive in on Friday evenings. I also went to a few on dates as a teenager, most often double dating with my best friend Ed Wood ('62) (my dates' parents usually preferred that for some reason). The one I remember best, however, was not a double date, but one of my three Tolo dates my senior year. We went to see "The World of Suzie Wong". It was obvious she'd gotten last pick of the three dates and was none too pleased about it. She spent the entire evening huddled against the passenger side door eating snacks. I guess that's why I remember what the movie was. Re: China It snowed in Tianjin yesterday! The sun came out in the afternoon and melted most of it, but the residue turned to ice during the night, making bicycle riding a bit hazardous this morning. After leaving Richland in 1966 and living in Hawaii for over three decades, adjusting to cold weather and snow again is something of an ordeal. Especially putting on all the heavy clothes - I have to get up 15 minutes earlier in the morning. In addition to winter coat and scarf I bought two pair of long underwear to keep my legs warm when I'm outside. The campus buildings are heated by a central steam plant, and they didn't turn the heat on until Monday, so it's been rather cold inside as well as out. Even after they turned it on they have to gradually increase the temperature in order for the pipes to adjust, and it still isn't all that warm yet. I graded papers last night in the bathroom - it has the same size radiator as the bedroom and living room, and no windows to lose heat through. When I really get cold I take a hot bath. I have juice with breakfast and soda (my favorite is carbonated apple juice) with lunch, and I've taken to heating them up in the microwave rather than drinking them cold. We Bombers do learn to adjust... -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin Univ., Tianjin, PR China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Funderburg ('66) Re: Drive Ins Oh, do I remember drive ins. While, some of us may not admit it, the smell of the exhaust with the popcorn smell while waiting to buy the tickets was a great memory. I only went to the North Richland Drive In a few times, usually with seven or eight people on six dollar night. Sometimes we'd smuggle a couple in the trunk. I also remember going to the Highlands Drive In over in Kennewick. Up on Edison approaching Clearwater, on a hot night, you'd begin to feel the mist of the sprinklers off the mint fields, the smell was incredible. A minor note; remember when most drive ins added extensions to their screens to handle the Cinemascope pictures... remember the lines? I'm enjoyin' the heck out of reading these Bomber Memories... keep it up, people. -Mike Funderburg ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Veterans' Day Ricky M. I'm so sorry to be late with my thanks yous this year! You know you're the Love of my life and have been since we were kids in High School! You are my personal Hero and I'll never ever forget what you've done for us. Most of all what you gave up for all of us! You Are The Best! Thank YOU!! And to my son Sgt. James Walsborn! Thank you. You are waiting to be sent to Afghanistan. (I'm not!) He is a Helicopter Crew Chief! My prayer are with him and the many others out there. May God Bless and Keep You Safe. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ~ Thorp, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) To: Rex Hunt ('53) I just want to make a short comment here. When you join the Navy you have put your life on the line and in harm's way. On any day, of any year, and at any moment, you can die for your country. I don't care if you were in the Navy one day. You were there. This is the only thing that matters. I salute you. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) Your comments about "real men don't need hair" shows why you are a brilliant attorney and I'm very proud of you. Also, thanks for agreeing to represent me in my libel suit against Mike Davis ('74). To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Come clean. Tell us the story about dropping Mike on his head when he was a baby. I know your arms must have hurt trying to hold that load and then one day... whoops! Thud! He was never the same. It's okay, CPS can't come after you now. To: Mike Davis ('74) Now it's about my athletic ability? True, I never played a down of wide receiver, although I was probably faster than all the others. I think it had to do with the struggle I had with catching the ball... it seems that that is really important in a receiver. I did play some defense (usually the game's outcome had been decided) and played on some special teams where my speed was an asset. I was happy to wear the green and gold and call myself a Bomber! Also, although most football players won't admit it, it was a hell of a lot easier to play football than run cross-country. I'm sure you don't remember seeing me play on those Friday nights because you were in a Lucky Draft stupor, standing in line at the concession stand. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Derek Bowls ('84) Does anybody remember some of Coach Neill's typical manneurisms: Whistling as loud as an incoming howitzer; sliding the keys on the Dawald Gym floor (with pinpoint accuracy) if you ever needed to get something; "WALL TO WALL" call when we used to play war ball in elementary school, and the perfect parting of the hair by the perfect parting of his fingers (Class of '84 knows this one during the basketball season). Nothing against Coach Neill, though. He's one terrific guy, and a helluva runner. -Derek Bowls ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) To: BJ and Norm Davis, I know that my son-in-law is charming and I've seen him in some of his get-ups but the flowered shirt and plaid shorts has to be a real show stopper! Just a little info for Norm. I'll cut him some slack this time because he's from Arkansas and probably doesn't know this little bit of trivia. Walla Walla is the town they liked so well they named it twice! Don't get me wrong, I love the Bombers and always cheered for them when my kids were Bombers, even when they played Walla Walla. -Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Shirley Watts ('49) Carol Carson ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Janine Rightmire ('65), Vernita Edwards ('65) Rick Maddy ('67), Jenny Smart ('87) Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Bonnie Brusie O'Donnell ('45RIP) To: Dave Brusie ('51) I am deeply saddened to hear of your sister's passing. She was a classmate of mine and one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She came to Club 40 right up till a couple of years ago. Tho I knew she was in some discomfort, she never quit smiling. I was troubled at the party last year when you told me she wouldn't be coming again due to her poor health. Thanks for letting us know. God bless you and your wonderful sister. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Richard and Carol Tyner Roberts ('49 and '52) I was saddened to hear about Bill's passing. I always enjoyed his pleasant personality. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Southam Renaud ('60) Re: Alumni Ring My new alumni ring arrived yesterday and I couldn't be more pleased. I still have my original class ring (it still fits) but I always wanted a ring with the green stone. The engraving I requested inside says "Never Forget Bomber Pride". I certainly never will. Thanks again to Patti Jones ('60) and the rest of the committee who put this together. I will wear my ring with pride. Hope everyone at the next Fife luncheon will wear theirs - new or old! -Carol Carson Southam Renaud ('60) ~ Renton, WA - where I had to swim from my car in the parking lot to get into work. Love that rain! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Alumni Rings As I said in my entry yesterday to the Sandstorm Nick Nelson ('56) had his Alumni Ring at the Fife, WA, luncheon. When he told everyone that he had the ring, it was great to see the pride he showed in wearing it. The ring was passed up and down the table... marveled at by all. Some Bombers had theirs on order, others were ready to order after seeing the ring. OK, Nick, lets hear your story. Any problems with ring received or ordering please e-mail Patti Jones ('60). Bombers Forever -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Cloudy, Rain, Rain, Rain, I love it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) Re: Alumni Ring Wow!!! I got my Bomber Alumni Ring and it is just beautiful and will be so fun to wear. Thank you to all who worked with this project. I will wear it with lots of "BOMBER PRIDE"! -Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) Re: Alumni Ring Was so excited to receive my Alumni ring which came in yesterday... it is gorgeous, and certainly has created conversation and questions... interestingly enough here in the South where everything seems to be important related to the past and family, folks are simply amazed when I tell them about the Bombers and the daily Alumni Sandstorm. I spoke last night with my brother, Clif ('68), who is once again fighting Cancer. He is doing extremely well, and the Acute Leukemia has so far remained localized in his hip area. He will be taking radiation treatments early in December and is doing the leukemia ride in Tucson this weekend. He is truly a remarkable person. Please keep him in your prayers. This very special link with our past has raised a lot of wonderful memories. Thanks so much to the people who thought of it and followed through as well! -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ near Atlanta, GA on Allatoona Lake where the water is dropping daily and weather has been terrific... but no desperately needed rain! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) HEY, Pam! Hi love. Does Jerry read the Sandstorm? *LOL* -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) I'm looking for the e-mail or snail-mail address for Loren Erickson. If anyone out there has either, or Loren if you're reading this, please let me know! Thanks. -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) Re: Mascot Is it only me that feels that we haven't paid enough attention to the reason why we are the Bombers and not the Broncos (if I remember Mr. Woodward's history class correctly). The reason we are the Bombers is the Day's Pay. I think it would be great to have the Day's Pay. I can understand why some people want to bury the mushroom cloud emblem, but I figure if we don't have some connection to why Richland High is the bombers, you might as well change us back to something like the Broncos. [See the "Nickname Timeline" on the Bomber Mascot Website Re: Veterans' Day I hope that everyone had a good Veterans' day, or Armistice day as it is still known here in England, as here it is still only a day to commemorate the losses of The Great War. Re: Drive ins I just wanted to add my memories of drive in theaters. They weren't really around by the time I was in high school in the early 90s. But when I was a child I remember my parents packing us all in our Oldsmobile station wagon with big paper grocery bags full of popcorn and 2 liter bottles of coke. I remember when I was about 8 I had a friend sleep over and my parents took us to see "Star Wars" at the drive in. I think that is one of the only specific movies I can remember watching. It was great fun! -Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England - where the weather has definitely taken a turn to the colder side. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) Way to go Debbie!!! We probably bleed green and gold, right? Norm says "No comment." To: Brad Upton ('74) Why Brad, You don't get nasty to Mike's mom. I was a better mother than to ever drop him. I will be a character witness for him when you bring libel charges against him. Now you and Mike behave!!! -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie ('51), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Maren Smyth ('64) David Rivers ('65), Glenda Hartley ('68) Debra Harding ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Dick, Bonnie always spoke so fondly of the time she spent with you. I thank you for the memories. I'll see you at the next one. Thank you also for the time you spent on Club 40. To: Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Sorry to hear of Bill passing. He was a very special friend. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Classmates.com What was a 'very' large alumni lead at Classmates.com has narrowed to a 'much closer race'. If you have NOT already registered, why not do so now: (1) to make it easier for 'Bombers' to find you... and... (2) to out distance those 'other' schools. Alumni Count at Classmates.com at 1:15 PM PST 11/15/01 3833 Richland/Columbia High School 2961 Kennewick High School 2694 Pasco High School -Gary Behymer ('64) - Now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Alumni Ring A little package arrived in my mailbox today - MY alumni ring!!!!!! I'm wearing it with lots and lots of BOMBER PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the "tule" fog has arrived and so have the colder temperatures - supposed to be in the mid 60s all this week. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: How about that Mosquito Fogger -Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Alumni Rings I received my ring yesterday. It really is beautiful. Jostens really outdid themselves with these rings. I showed it to the folks in my office and they were amazed and delighted with the ring. If you haven't ordered one, I say get out there and get a bomb for your finger before the bomb vanishes from the history of Richland. Wear it proudly as I am and we can all say... WE were, ARE, and ALWAYS WILL BE BOMBERS! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) Re: Clif Edwards ('68) Hey all of you '68ers out there. Let's all rally together and say our prayers to support Clif, who is again battling cancer. Clif, we are all with you. Be strong and know that we are all thinking about you and wishing you the very best!!! -Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Harding O'Neal ('77) Re: 1977 class reunion I'm using my mom's (Dorothy Keys Harding '52) email address to send this so replies can be sent back to her. Does anyone know if the class of '77 is having a 25 year reunion? If so, I'd appreciate any info or who to contact. -Debra Harding O'Neal ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey ('53), Rex Hunt ('53) Patti Jones ('60), Shirley Armstrong ('61) Jim Hamilton ('63), Maren Smyth ('64) Shirley Collings ('66), Mike Howell ('68) Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey ('53) Re: 11/02/01 Alumni Sandstorm Hurt's Apparel and Hall's Jewelry Re: Hurt's Hurt's Apparel was first located in the building where Ganzel's Barber Shop was located in the downtown area across from Bell Furniture. It then moved to where Hall's was across from the Gaslight stands. Re: Grocery Stores I do think that the Safeway was located first across from the Downtown Thrifty Drug Store and was not a Campbell store. The Campbell stores were located in the South end of the town near where the Rainbow Service Station near Goethals [now Jadwin?]. Garmo's was next to Castleberry's Drug on Symons and Goethals at that time. The Groceteria was on the corner of Thayer and Williams and then became a Campbell's store. Kaiser's Market was located on GWWay across from the Washington Plaza and Malley's Drug now. Safeway then built a new store next the where the Richland Laundry was and now called the American Linen run by the Snyders (both of 53). -Marilyn Richey ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: tule fog These Washington home bodies have no idea how thick a tule fog is... well I live in Hanford (just up the road from Bakersfield) and let me tell you that tule fog is so thick, that when I want to chat to a neighbor I have to chunk a rock over against his house and then holler thru the hole it made. -Rex Hunt ('53) ~ let them have the snow cause 60% is cold enough. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Alumni Ring Website The Alumni Ring team has been on this project since late July. Judy Willox Hodge ('61) is in charge of sales. Any questions to do with sales are welcomed by Judy. She will be selling the alumni rings at Bomber games soon. I am taking care of any problems to do with the rings. So far we have seen minor problems which Jostens will correct. Email me with problems. It has been suggested by Mark (the Jostens Rep.) and his wife, Terry (who works with him), that before ordering your ring it would be wise to go to a jewelry store to determine the actual size you will need. Mark also has plastic ring sizers that can be mailed to any Bomber ordering to help choose the correct size. Rings take approximately 8 to 10 weeks to arrive. If you are ordering a ring now for a Christmas gift, Mark has "promise" ring BOXES that can be given as a Christmas gift. The ring team wants to see an Alumni Ring on every Bomber. Bombers can order the Alumni Ring for a spouse and/or children. Bombers still in Richland High School can also order. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ~ It's midnight and the temperature is at 40, no rain. Did I get it right Nick Nelson ('56)? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Laura is slowly improving. The nursing home is not as good as being in the hospital, but they are doing the best they can, I guess. I have been informed that correct zip code for the nursing home Laura is in is 62656, not 62565... the full address is (for anyone that missed it) St. Clara's Manor 200 Fifth Street Lincoln, IL 62656 -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: That ain't no stinkin' mosquito sprayer It's either Pook's '51 Chibby or something that Irwin bought, although I'm not too sure that any of Bobby Irwin's purchases ever ran. If in fact one of them did run, I don't think they ever made it that far: from Comstock and Casey clear to Benham and Barth. That would have created the oil dependence we live with today. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: The Gallery - where else would we put this stuff? Just added a picture of 1940s City Busses, the Smokestack, the Post Office in 1947, some pictures of Richland from the air, the old green bridge, etc. There's a picture of the Rainbow Station, too... anybody know the location??? Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Butch Manthei ('65) Does anyone have information about Butch's recovery from the burns he received? Is he still at Harborview Hospital in Seattle? My prayers are with you, Butch! Peace, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68) To: Clif Edwards ('68) Hey Clif, All my prayers and good wishes. -Mike Howell ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) Do you still have your class ring???? I do not have mine... I have not a clue what I did with it, so I am doomed to be in Bomber he-----. Your sister, -Diane Hartley ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Try an Alumni Ring.. you can put your class year on it. Alumni Ring Website -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Curt Donahue ('53), Wally Erickson ('53), Gus Keeney ('57) Judy Crose ('58), Linda Reining ('64), Susan Baker ('64) Patti Snider ('65), Dan Henry (68), Lee Bush ('68) Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Rainbow Station This Service Station was located on the corner of Comstock and Casey - one block west of Goethals-now-Jadwin. I can't remember the owner's name, but I can picture him. He was always jovial and let those of us who were learning to repair our own cars work on them at his station - where we could get advice from him if we needed it. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Grocery Stores I just recently joined the Alumni Sandstorm email. Marilyn Richey ('53) is right about her information on the locations of grocery stores in Richland. My dad, Mike Erickson, was the Meat Manager for Safeway in the old store across from the drug store. My dad started working for Safeway in Richland the fall of 1944. The Store Manager was Don McElrath; his wife Dorothy was the bookkeeper. I remember her saving Indian head pennies, and other old coins as she counted the money every day. I also remember "Mac" on Friday evenings he would take a stocking cart to the back of the store with a cash register and plug it in somewhere near the loading dock (I'm sure he used an extension cord); he would only sell cases of beer and carton cigarettes to the construction workers after work. This was in the late 40s. My dad worked behind a full service case in those days (before packaged meat). He was a very popular guy if you wanted an "extra special" cut of beef. Some of his customers would bring him a bottle for the holidays; he loved the holidays. Do some of you remember when Blue Bonnet first came out, you had to squeeze the yellow capsule into the margarine; the coffee grinders before they put coffee in the can; only a half dozen kinds of cereal; milk in the bottle; returnable pop bottles (coke bottles had the name of the location where it was bottled on the bottom); the paper section was only toilet paper and Kleenex; soap was Ivory bars and Tide detergent (no dishwashing soap); no pet food (get a bone from the meat cutter); bulk eggs (cartons nearby)... I think I'll stop here. If some of you have other thoughts about your memories during that time, I would like to hear them. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Is this the same Safeway] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: The Moving Wall Memorial I went to visit the Traveling "Wall" today while it is in Yuma, AZ. It was almost overwhelming to the point that after laying a hand on the name of Danny Neth ('57) , I had to walk away and lean on a nearby object to compose myself. It took a few minutes before I could walk back to my car. I could just imagine the effect the full sized one must have on visitors. 58 thousand names. It might take a while for me to not "tear up" when I think of their sacrifice. I want to thank my brother, Jack ('65), Mack Brand ('64), and the rest of you who made it back to us. I think that if "The Wall" visits near where ever you are, you need to take the time and effort to see it. I did because I don't think I will ever be in the area to see the full sized one. Thanks again, VETS. -Gus Keeney ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Find out where the Moving Wall will be: http://www.themovingwall.org/ -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) Re: Butch Manthei ('65) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) My husband and I just talked to Butch last Saturday at both our granddaughter's AAU basketball game. He is looking real good. Still having problems with his hands and will have to have more skin grafts on them. I believe he said he was working just part time. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. -Judy Crose Snowhite ('58) ~ Richland - where it is raining and we are about to launch a boat to get down our driveway! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Rex Hunt ('53) Re: Tule fog When I first moved to Bakersfield, CA, 16 years ago, I was told that when the Tule fog "rolled in" I wouldn't be able to see my hand in front of my face and since Californian's are known for their exaggeration of EVERYTHING, I figured I was getting a "snow job", but it's true!!!!!! ;) As for the 60+ temps, today we are having mid 70s and this is November!!!! S'pose we will be in shorts for Christmas! ;) Bomber hugs, -Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) Marilyn Richey ('53) is right! Safeway was located on Jadwin across from the Downtown Thrifty (Rexall) Drugs. After Safeway built its new store, Wild Bill's moved into the old Safeway store. Las Margaritas is now in that location. Garmo's, I thought, was also located South of Lewis and Clark (Goethals-now-Jadwin and Comstock?). Grace Tyree's ('64) dad was the baker at the bakery and grocery store on Goethals and Symons. Someone mentioned the first grade class from Jefferson going on a field trip there. Does anyone know the where abouts of Grace? -Susan Baker Hoover ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) I read in the Tri-City Herald that Joe Cole (typing teacher at Col-Hi) passed away November 15th. My prayers and thoughts go out to Barb, "kids" Terry (73), Melinda (76), Tracy (76), Joe (81), and Neil (82) and all your spouses. Even though I didn't have Joe for a teacher, he was a good neighbor along with all of you. He will be missed. God Bless you all, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Henry ('68) To: Clif Edwards ('68) We are all thinking about you. Hope you can get the treatment you need. I'm pulling for you and we will keep you in our prayers. -Dan Henry ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush ('68) To: Clif Edwards ('68) Dear Clif, My thoughts and prayers are with you, too! When I see entries from fellow classmates, it brings back many good memories. God Bless you and may he answer your prayers! -Lee Bush ('68) ~ Richland Go Cougs! (Huskie fans you're on your own) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Butch Manthei ('65) Butch was at Harbor View Hospital for a month. Returned home to recover. Returned to the hospital for skin grafts on his stomach. He has fully recovered from those grafts. Unfortunately his hands and arms have not healed as expected so he is undergoing skin grafts on them Monday, 11/19/01. We are all keeping Butch and Sharon in our Prayers! -Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVine ('52), Norma Loescher ('53) Max Case ('57), Carol Carson ('60) Anita Cleaver ('63), Don Peyton ('63) Shirley Collings ('66), Dick Pierce ('67) Susan Nelson ('67), Rick Valentine ('68) Karl Pohlod ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: "old time shopping"! Thanks for the reminders of how the grocery stores sold things those many years ago. Funny, isn't it, how some of us forget those little details that make "looking back " so interesting. No excess packaging in those days!! To: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: The Wall Your reaction to the traveling Wall is very touching. I will be sure to go see it if it comes here. To: Jerry Dudley ('53) Thanks very much for daily sending me the Alumni Sandstorm! I really appreciate getting it without having to go the long route. Sorry about the Cougs getting trounced yesterday! GO SEAHAWKS!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERY ONE, and GOD BLESS! The news sounds good from Afghanistan if we can believe what we hear. -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Re: Remembering Joe Cole I read in the Tri-City Herald and saw in the Alumni Sandstorm that a fine man and a fellow Bomber teacher, Joe Cole, passed away November 15. My husband Don and I remember Joe and his wife Barb as friends we enjoyed seeing at Bomber faculty parties many years ago. We missed the Coles when they moved to Western Washington. We send our sympathies to Barb and family Terry ('73), Melinda ('76), Tracy ('76), Joe ('81), and Neil ('82) and their families. Neil was at our house in a business capacity this year, and he is every bit as strong in character as his father. We will miss Joe. Love and sympathy, -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Case ('57) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Dear Wally, My mother worked as a cashier at Safeway in Richland for 19 years. I believe she knew your dad, Mike Erickson, and she worked with Don McElrath and his wife, Dorothy. This was a "family" run business and they took good care of their employees. We were blessed to grow up in Richland during the l950s. I still value friendliness at grocery stores wherever we go. Glad to see you've joined the Alumni Sandstorm email. With best wishes, and thanks for your memory of Safeway today. -Max Case ('57) - my mother was Edna S. Case. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Southam Renaud ('60) Re: The Wall Several years ago, I was in Washington DC on business. We had a day for sight seeing and decided to go by The Wall. I thought it was just going to be another "point of interest" in a very interesting city. I was wrong. The overwhelming emotion I felt when I look at that monument... I can't even begin to say how I felt. I literally sobbed for quite some time. I personally did not lose any family members or close friends but the sacrifice was so apparent - looking at all those names. Imagine the impact to so many families and children. The experience changed me forever. I was humbled and felt so much sorrow. I cannot imagine anyone being near The Wall and not feeling something powerful. I'm glad to know others have experienced the same feelings I had. Bomber pride! -Carol Carson Southam Renaud ('60) ~ Renton, WA wearing my new Bomber alumni ring -- and it was foggy and chilly this morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Vietnam Memorial A lot of you have mentioned visiting either the Wall in D.C. or the Moving Wall. Dean and I first visited the Wall in D.C. back in 1993. It was a very moving experience. Then we had the opportunity to visit the Wall again in 1997 and also in 1999. The emotions never changed. We love the D.C. area and have close friends that live there so have been there many times. There are so many wonderful monuments (has anyone visited the Korean Memorial?) but, I must admit, the Vietnam Memorial is the one that draws us back time and again. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Peyton ('63) Re: Rainbow Station To: Curt Donahue ('53) The owner's last name is Potts. My dad always called him Pottsy. We lived by the first location... Comstock and Casey. He later moved his business to GWWay, near the Richland Village Theater. I believe it was in the '60s that Pottsy moved back to his native Georgia to become a pig farmer. In the early '50s Pottsy had a "King Midget". It was a miniature Jeep-like vehicle that was about twice the size of a go-cart. My dad borrowed it once and took me and some friends for a ride. For years afterwards I dreamed about owning one of those things. There is a "King Midget" site on the web if anyone wants to see what they looked like. I forgot the website, but a search engine will find it for you. -Don Peyton ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I found several -- here's one: http://www.midgetmotors.com/kingaboutus.html -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Rainbow Station My dad confirms that the Rainbow Station was indeed on the corner of Comstock and Casey. It was run by "Potts". The station eventually moved across from Bell Furniture, where there currently is a dental complex. Ed Christopherson {'65} and David Zwifel {'66} have their offices there. I remember Potts giving away "gifts" to his patrons. I remember we received a lot of coffee mugs with birds and animals imprinted on them. We must have been really lucky as I remember winning a blue table lamp that our family used for many years. Re: The Traveling Wall Memorial I heard on the radio just the other day that the Wall would be in the Tri-Cities area in 2003. Peace, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) Each time I drive through the area now I recall more stuff from my days than ever, thanks to this Bomber Alumni website. Had another chance just last week. I drove from Benton City to West Richland on the "back road". It reminded me of our first bike trip, in 8th grade, all the way from Uptown to Benton City's oldest church. I remember that last gas station before we fell off the edge of the earth. The railroad bridge that went over the same two lane highway road just before where the Tri-City Raceway is now (another oasis). I recalled, at at later time, when we went out to the new Raceway and watched Jimmy "Coote" O'Rourke ('68RIP) roll his and George Moore's ('67) car on the first lap of their first race at the Park. I also remember "stealing" a look at Evil Kneivel jumping 13 piddly cars. He rolled up in his cream colored Silver Cloud an hour before the race. We were not about to pay the $10, or whatever it as to watch. So we tried to get a look at his jump through the cyclone fence on the west side. They cleared us off the fence and he started to ready for his jump. We raced to the fence again and jumped to watch. He shut his bike down again and the PA system blared, "Get those idiots off the fence!". We were forced away again. Just as he was ready to jump again we raced up and climbed the fence again. Evil shut his bike down again. After the fourth time climbing the fence they gave up. We got to see that magnificent man in all his lunacy. That last gas station on the edge of the world? That's where Scott Hartcorn ('67) sucked mightily one night on a green garden hose to only fill the tank of his '54 Ford with diesel. The last gas station was closed so Scott did what we had to do. Before I left back for Saipan, while picking up some Sausage McMuffins, I saw that someone had "toilet papered" a Jeep next to McDonald's. Probably some Bombers. My mom then told me that with those McMuffins and all the Spudnuts we'd eaten over the years, she was surprised that we weren't all dead. And, they say it was the nuclear. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) Hey I must have missed something. If Goethals is now Jadwin, what is Jadwin? -Susan Nelson Smith ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Assistant Editor's Note: Originally, Jadwin commenced at Williams Blvd., heading north to its intersection with Stevens. Goethals started at Abbott St. in the south end, proceeded north and was supposed to be unbroken across Williams, continuing northwest to its current intersection with Wilson/Stevens. For whatever reason the link at Williams was never completed. When 700 area was breached the streets from the south end were continued through that area; at the same time they were renamed to reflect the new continuity: the portion of Goethals from Abbott to Williams was renamed Jadwin; Guthrie (which had extended from Swift to Williams) became Goethals, the street across 700 area became Goethals, and Duane became the southern part of Goethals -- in the process Guthrie and Duane streets simply disappeared (in name). -Richard] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: e-mail address To: Clif Edwards ('68) Clif, Please send me your current e-mail address, the one sent a message to bounced back (it must be an old address). -Rick Valentine ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karl Pohlod ('71) Re: Name change? When did Col High get changed to Richland High, RHS? I think it was around '64, '65, or '66, but I don't know. We couldn't come up with an answer at our reunion this year. Is there a story that goes with the change? Thanks, -Karl Pohlod ('71) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [1982 was the last year RHS was called Columbia High School (Col Hi) -- changed to eliminate "confusion" for some because of Columbia High School in Burbank, WA. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Anita Hughes ('52), Hugh Hinson ('52) Marilyn Richey ('53), Rex Hunt ('53) Wally Erickson ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Jack Smith ('55WB), Ken Heminger ('56WB) Nick Nelson ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Jim Hoff ('57), Larry Mattingly ('60) Gloria Davis ('61), Barbara Franco ('67) Clif Edwards ('68), Susan Bolton ('69) Brad Upton ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Edna Case To: Max Case ('57) Hi Max, I don't know you, but I did work with your mother. She was a wonderful person. I remember well when she retired from Safeway. Our manager at that time was Perry Dodd from Milton-Freewater. They had a sign up on the marquee for a month that changed daily telling the people driving by just how many more days until Edna Case retired. I remember people stopping by where she was working in the meat department to congratulate her. Thanks for mentioning her in your email. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson ('52) Happy Thanksgiving everyone and may God Bless America!!! -Hugh Hinson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey ('53) Re: Hurt's - Rainbow Service Station I must have been in a trace when I wrote about those businesses. Hurt's was first in the building next to the building where Ganzel's barber shop is still located. It was located in the Greenway across from Bell Furniture. Rainbow was located on the the corner of I think Comstock directly by Campbell's grocery. I am not sure of the the street - Sorry -Marilyn Richey ('53) ~ getting older and losing it sometimes ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53) To: ALL CONCERNED With all the interest in Vietnam and the Wall, I thought I would offer up a small book I have concerning such. It is titled "WHY VIETNAM STILL MATTERS - THE WAR AND THE WALL" by Jan Scruggs. If anyone wishes to read it, please send me an email with a land address and I will send it along it is not a big book, just a few anecdotal comments as written by many participants and visitors to to the wall. Is a nice tribute. -Rex Hunt ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Location of the old Safeway It has been brought to my attention that not everyone understood the location of the original Safeway store downtown. The store was across the street from the west end of Thrifty Drugs (which was next to the Village Theater) and also across the street from CC Anderson's. I believe, but I'm not sure that there is a mexican restaurant in that location now. I haven't been to Richland for a couple of years. Maybe someone can help me here. The younger generation really didn't understand, and that is my fault. A picture of the old Safeway The store wasn't more than about 8,500 sq. ft. overall. Now the new supermarkets are over 35,000 sq. ft. I hope this will clear the location and tell you more about some of Richland's history. The food business in those days was very important part of family life. The family sitting at the dinner table was the family talking about what they did for the day. There was no television. Re: Working at the old Safeway To: Max Case ('57) I'm sure I knew your mother, Edna. Dad retired from Safeway after 28 years. I wish I could remember the head checker's name in the old Safeway. She was older and a darn good worker... everyone loved her. I remember Mudd, and that's about it. There were only four check stands and they were busy most of the time. I remember on Fridays and Saturdays the lines at the check stand went half way down the aisle. Customers would have to squeeze by to get what they wanted. As "box boys" (we actually used boxes to carry groceries out because we could get more stuff in them) we weren't allowed to take the carts out of the store. They needed every cart available. I also remember on Fridays and Saturdays customers waiting just for a cart. Jerry Swain ('54) mentioned about wrapping his arms around the bags. We did more than that; we also had a tote bag of potatoes (before they went into plastic bags) and a tote bag of oranges (before frozen OJ) on our finger tips. During Labor Day it was the same, only one more bag and a watermelon at our finger tips (and no cart). Now you know why we have such long arms and fingers. If you look at the old Safeway picture you will notice the parking lot is not in front of the store. It was on the north side of the store. There was another parking lot across from the front of the store that was also shared by CC Anderson's, Thrifty Drugs and the Village Theatre. "Box boys" are also referred to as "bag boys" and now are called "courtesy clerks". Thanks for your input. -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: The Wall Guess I'm not alone in my feelings about The Wall. I have only seen it once, nd that, for me, was quite enough. I guess there were too many names, some of people I knew and served with at one time or another. The utter waste of good people saddens me. Sometimes I think the way things were done in the really "old" days was better. You know, when two tribes clash, the tribal chieftains fight each other for supremacy, loser goes away to find some other place to live and the tribe is still intact. Sometimes, even the chiefs survive. Re: Club 40 I need to remind those who haven't already, it's getting time to send in your dues for next year. They are still $5.00. If you want to get your reservations for the annual reunion, the costs are $17.00 for Friday only, and $34.00 for Saturday. For the whole weekend, this works out to $54.00 per person, golf tournament not included. Mail your checks, money orders or credit card numbers to: Richland Club 40 P.O. Box 1832 Richland, WA 99352 See you there. Bomber Cheers, and sorry Cougs, but somebody has to loose -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ rainy Albany, OR which is a short 4 hour drive to Fife, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Smith ('55WB) Re: Great Job Maren. you people have put together an incredible web site. It is one of the best I've seen. I wanted to wish you and all your people a GREAT THANKSGIVING DAY, and please pass on to them for me, what a GREAT job on the web site. I've looked at a lot of the links, but still a lot to go. -Jack Smith ('55WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jack contacted me a couple of days ago and said: "I attended John Ball Elementary in '48 & '49, (6th. grade) and Chief Joseph in '51 and '52. (9th. grade) As I remember, JB was Quonset?? huts made from I think corrugated metal and was just a stone's throw from the Columbia river. I lived in the trailer park there in North Richland in #515 "C". My mother used to clean the bath houses there and my step dad was a warehouseman there. I went back to North Richland in 1969 and could just barely make out some of the streets where the trailer park had been. I have enrolled in the "Classmates.com" in those schools, but could not find "North Richland. When I went to CJ, I lived in a trailer park in Enterprise, WA which was out of Richland going out on Van Giesen. I had relatives living there on Van Giesen, named Anna Mae and Les Plant. I think he may have been a referee in some of the ball games in Richland. I also attended a school that I thought was named "John Jacob" or something close . I remember it being located about half way between Richland and North Richland. The street may have been George Washington Way, but it was "the" road from Richland to North Richland. I can remember a time in North Richland when they brought "Cheeta" the chimp from the Tarzan movies in a cage for us all to look at. Tarzan was playing at the "North Star" movie house in North Richland. I can remember some names of people and students from the area and have found none of them on "Classmates.com". That was a special time in my life and I must have been 10 or 11 years old at the time. We were around the area back and forth between Seattle and Richland until I went to CJ and by that time about 14 or 15 years old. I happened upon your site while doing a search on the internet for "North Richland Washington" and clicked on #9 in the list of entries from MSN search. My name in schools there was Jack Smith, but after finding out about an adoption problem with my step dad in 1957, now have my given last name. I can be reached at this email address if you need additional info. Thanks for the visit." Jack hasn't asked to be on the Alumni Sandstorm mailing list yet, but if anybody remembers him how about sending an email his way... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger (56WB) Re: Col Hi to RHS Name change I read Maren's explanation of the name change for Col Hi. "1982 was the last year RHS was called Columbia High School (Col Hi) -- changed to eliminate confusion for some because of Columbia High School in Burbank, WA" I never knew when or why they changed the name. Thanks to Maren I do now, But. after reading the reason, my first thought was: How Dumb. How in the world would a school in Burbank get confused with a school in Richland. I guess all The Jones's in Richland better change their names so they wont get confused with the Jones's in Burbank. I knew three Jones's including Jim Jones, and they all lived in Richland. I was never confused as to which was which.. I don't much care what it's called today. It will always be "Columbia Hi" or "Col Hi" to me.. Bomber Cheers, -Ken Heminger (56WB) Didn't get to see the shooting stars, Cloudy! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nick Nelson ('56) To: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Alumni Ring As you mentioned, I received my Alumni Ring and was soooo excited. It is truly beautiful. I take every opportunity to show it off to anyone who'll look. Needless to say I'm very pleased and proud. Thanks to you and the committee for a wonderful job. You also got the weather correct (this time). Any one who hasn't ordered their ring yet, do it! You'll be very pleased. BOMBERS FOREVER!! -Nick Nelson ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Christmas in Shorts To: Linda Reining ('64) Gee, doesn't everybody wear shorts for Christmas?? -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Yuma, AZ - where it is going to be in the low 80s today. Eat your hearts out, Sharon and Margo!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Mike Erickson and Edna Case Seems like the subject of people who worked at the Safeway has been on the line a lot. I worked at Safeway off and on from 1955 to 1961. I have great memories of two people recently mentioned. I worked with both Mike Erickson and Edna Case for years. Edna taught me how to check out groceries when I was a junior in high school. Mac put Roger Anderson ('57) and I both in check stands when the lines became too long and he was short handed. We had to have someone else push the bar on the cash register if someone was buying beer since we were only 16 and 17 and not supposed to do such. Edna was always such a perky lady and had such great manners. I always admired those qualities and think of it as natural customer service which they now have to train employees to do. Mike was a real kick, I loved fresh bologna, so when ever they had a new shipment he would come and get me and we would slice off a thick piece right out of the middle of a four foot tube of the stuff. Safeway was a great place to work. It paid for most of my college education and the adults there taught me a lot. Some of you from my era may even remember coming to get me when I was a senior during my lunch time on Saturdays for a beer run to the Kennewick Highlands where there were three different places I could buy beer. Can you imagine, sometimes I would come out with four cases of the stuff because that was the limit they would let you buy in one sale. Heck I wouldn't even try to carry that much beer at once today. To: Gus Keeney ('57) I have been to the wall in DC six times since it was put in place. Each time I touch Danny Neth's ('57) name and remember the times starting in the third grade at Jefferson elementary. My most memorable visit was of course the first time in the Summer in the early 80s when The Wall was first opened. It was a very crowded and hectic scene along with much controversy. I had to push my way to the spot where Danny's name is located. After finding it and then was asked by people around me if I knew the person it hit me. I too had to hang on and with tears in my eyes say yes I did, very well in fact, but maybe not well enough. We all have much to be thankful for! -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Any of you Bombers in the region of Coeur d'Alene, ID, are invited to see a large, 3 barge display the EFI will fire to start the Christmas season at CDA. (Bigger then last year) It will be this Friday night the 23rd right after the Christmas parade. Around (6:30pm). Location is just to the West of the CDA Resort. It will also be televised live in the Spokane, WA, area. Not sure what channel for this year. A happy Thanksgiving to you all. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) Re: Mr. Cole's death I was saddened to learn of Mr. Cole's death. He was my business (typing) teacher in the early 60s. He was very young then, but of course anyone older than 18 seemed old at the time! I remember him as good natured - - a great sense of humor -- a fair teacher -- one who took personal interest in his students. What more can one ask of a teacher? Thank you, Mr. Cole. I can still type like the wind. -Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) Thanks to Richard Anderson ('60) for that detailed explanation on the Jadwin Trail. I think I'll copy it and drive it when I get to Richland for Thanksgiving. My question: What has happened to our community that people have become so easily "confused"? Which of the 3 B's are we? Wimping out of defending the True Mascot? (Scott Woodward, look on the back of your old letter jacket.) Which are we, Columbia High Richland... or the other one? Everyone used to get a 100% on this pop quiz. What happened? Bombers Always, -Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) ~ Bellevue, WA - where it's raining and windy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clif Edwards ('68) Re: Cancer My thanks to everyone who wrote in about my second bout with cancer. It's strange that when I was growing up in Richland and my Dad (also a Clif) had cancer everyone would look at me and say how sorry they were. It was if he were already dead. That is certainly not the case today, thankfully. I think that when I wrote my original comment on my illness I was at a little bit of a low tide emotionally speaking, but I am in full combat mode now! My wife Linda and I along with the kids with all our friends are going to get through this just fine. As a matter of fact I think it is going to be much easier than the last time. The last time the only treatment option open for me was a bone marrow transplant. I was incredibly lucky and gifted to have my sister, Vernita ('65), turn out to be a perfect match. I went through the transplant process fairly smoothly if there is such a thing. It is an ugly, painful, drawn-out affair and when you are done the Doctors tell you that you are "one of the lucky ones" and "you made this look easy." Geez, what a load of you-know-what. I was left with an eighty pound weight loss, an artificial lens in my left eye, a left hip that doesn't work, and to top it off you learn that you have a 15% chance of having cancer again! Boy do I feel lucky! Well the 15% got me, but it won't keep me. One of my first questions to the doc was, "Is this going to kill me?" I am one of those people who want the truth, not a sugar coated beat-around-the-bush answer. (The bush part was for Lee Bush.) He told me no, it wasn't going to kill me as long as I did what I was supposed to just like I did before. That is exactly what I am doing and I am going to beat this thing again. So, this is where we are right now: I am taking the new leukemia cancer drug Gleevec. I start radiation treatments on December 3rd for twelve days, Monday through Friday. I can take a day off now and then and tack it on the end of the course of treatment, so I can still do a couple things I need to do in Seattle during that time. The really good part is that my sister's immune system that I got in the transplant is in there killing some of the cancer cells. To help them along the doc took me off all the immuno- suppressant drugs. You have to take them to stop an ugly little thing called graft-versus-host disease. See, your immune system is the graft and you are the host. If the immune system decides it doesn't like you it acts as if you are a virus and tries to kill it. That generally results in something called death and I don't care to visit that area just yet! As you might be able to tell, I am having some fun with this stuff. If you don't you will go nuts, and for me that is a pretty short trip. Seriously now, I am doing super. I just returned home from Tucson, Arizona, where I rode bicycle in the "El Tour de Tucson" a 111 mile ride around the perimeter of Tucson. I was an honored patient and the only honored patient to ride in it this year, as far as we know. I only rode the final sixteen miles, though, not the whole 111. I have been through six bone marrow biopsies and a lot of pills since I started having trouble in July and I just could not get in the training rides I needed to accomplish it. But I am already committed to the ride again next year and by then I will be healthy as hell and raring to go. Again, a heartfelt Thank You to all the people who wrote in and called us. Those thoughts and prayers - along with docs and angels in sister disguise - are what keeps us going. If you want to email me directly, my address is above. Peace, -Clif Edwards ('68) ~ Vancouver, WA -where it is 40, raining, and a whole lot colder than Tucson was 24 hours ago! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Bolton Neal ('69) Re: Roger Bolton ('66) I would like to inform the class of 1966 of the death of my brother, Roger Quinn Bolton. Roger was born June 2, 1948 and passed away on December 25, 2000. He lived in Port Orchard but was buried in Pullman -- the place that he felt had the best memories for him. -Susan Bolton Neal ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) After my last posting accusing Mike Davis ('74) of numerous things, I left for a few days and then got back expecting to see Mike's always witty reply. Nothing. Mike, you realized I was kidding right? Speaking of joking, I will be doing just that this Friday and Saturday night at Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle. I know that the early Saturday show will have at least 10-12 Bombers in attendance. Hope to see some more of you there! Have a great Thanksgiving to all Bombers! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Photo of the Rose Bowl I was looking at the photo of the "Rose Bowl". It brought back memories; My dad, David Edgar ('56WB), worked the Dog Pound... wasn't it near the Rose Bowl? He also worked at Ernie's Printing as well as Hanford before enlisting in the military. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) I have been to all the war memorials of in Washington DC and it is by far the Vietnam memorial that is the most moving. My wife, who is British even found the Vietnam Memorial very moving. That just goes to show that it moving on a far more basic level than pure nationalism. Possibly it is the grand scale of the loss that the United States experienced during that war, so many brothers, fathers and sons that would never be coming home again. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers sent stuff: Anita Hogan ('52) Viva Webster ('53), Jack Smith ('55WB) Paul Ratsch ('58), Reuben Linn ('58) Nancy Stull ('59), Margo Compton ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Mindy Robison ('61) Ann Engel ('63) and Fred Schafer ('63) Leoma Coles ('63), Rosalie Lansing ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Donnie Dean ('66) Dick Pierce ('67), Don Andrews ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Glenda Hartley ('68) Daniel Laybourn ('70), Linda Barott ('71) Jean Eckert ('72), Anita Fravala ('73) Debra Dawson ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) To: Max Case ('57) Max, Sorry about my error in the email that I sent yesterday. About ten minutes after I sent it, I realized that I had (misplaced) your mother in the store. I knew that your mother was the head checker and that she did the books. Wherever you are, I hope all grocery checkers are kind. I loved working for Safeway and I had just started in Richland shortly before your mother retired. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Viva Webster Metz ('53) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Safeway Store Hi, Wally, Super Neighbor and fellow classmate. It's been a long time since we've talked. As I recall, my brother, Ken ('55) exchanged some chatter with you not too long ago, via the Alumni Sandstorm. I don't have a lot of time to spend sending messages. I retired a year ago with 30 years of service at Battelle, then immediately went back 20 hours a week to my same position, doing the "specialty" things I was doing previously. It's a great schedule and gives me time to take care of Mom's needs. You may know she's 90% blind with Macular Degeneration, but does quite well with the 10% she has left. She needs a lot of assistance with her medical appointments, legal, and financial matters. Other than that, she's still quite healthy at 83 and lives in the independent portion of a retirement home here in Kennewick. I've so enjoyed reading your previous Alumni Sandstorm entries and look forward to more. Your knowledge of the history of the old Safeway store really brought back some memories. You may recall that Dad worked part time in the meat market with your dad, Mike. I always will think he enjoyed that job more than his Hanford work. He talked about those times a lot before his passing a year ago. Safeway was very much a part of our lives. Dad worked for Safeway quite a few years in Colorado prior to our moving to Richland in 1944 (about the same time your family did). I believe you were here in the house across the street a few months before we were. You were the first neighbor boy my brother Ken met - and you two were always very close. I have one small correction regarding the location of the Safeway store. It was the "Richland" Theater that was next to the Thrifty Drug across from Safeway. The (twin) "Village" Theater was located on Lee Blvd. next to a jewelry store and either the first or second location of Hurt's Apparel. The reason I know this is because I worked for a short time at all 3 theaters (including the Uptown) during my Junior year and all 3 are still at their original locations. Just a small correction, but we Bombers want all our Richland history to be as correct as we can make it - right? Keep in touch. -Viva Webster Metz ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Look at the picture of the Village Theater The theater in the picture is the one that was on the east end of the drug store downtown.. and both were across the parking lot (and to the south of) CC Anderson's... Richland Theater was located on the east side of GWWay just north of the Lee/GWWay intersection. Are you telling us that there was ANOTHER theater on Lee??? I believe I changed Wally's mind about where the two theaters were located... Oh GEEZ! Could I be wrong??? Have I got the two theater locations switched?? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Smith ('55WB)---(wish I woulda' been!!) I know the class lists on the class websites are pretty old, but I did recognize some names from them. If anyone knows these people or can contact them, please have them email me with that info. if possible. Thanks in advance: Eddie Brightwell, Janice Cory, Sandra Farency, and Ted Marney. All were '55ers except Ted, being from '54. Ted used to live in Enterprise by me. Janice, and Sandra lived in the North Richland trailer park when I was there and Eddie was a family friend and school mate that lived in Richland. I found some other names that I knew but they have gone on to a better place. Harold Hightower and Jackie Parcell would not remember me but we all used to swim in the old pond South of John Ball in North Richland and also in the Columbia River. I didn't find Jimmy Justice on the lists, but he lived in the trailer park in NR and went to JB and Chief Jo with me. -Jack Smith ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul W. Ratsch ('58) Re: Where are you? Where are Mark & Drew McGinnis? They both were going to Col Hi in the late 50s... lived on the corner of Torbett and Judson. Have a good thanksgiving everyone. -Paul W. Ratsch ('58) ~ Des Moines, WA (in King County) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reuben Linn ('58) If I remember the "Villager Theater" was on GWWay and the "Richland Theater" was the one to the south of CC Anderson's and next to the drug store. The Villager Theater was the one having the wonderful Saturday programs of two movies, a cartoon, and the serials which ran for about 15 weeks each. Each week the hero would be facing certain ruin to end the segment but some how it would be just a bit different the next week, thank heavens, and the show would go on for another 10 or 15 minutes until the next crisis. I seem to remember the Villager closed shortly after the Uptown Theater opened and the Richland lasted a few more years. -Reuben Linn ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Oh, LOOK!! Here's another Bomber talking about the two theaters and where they are. I could be wrong! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) To: Hugh Hinson ('52) Hugh Hinson! That's a name from the past! I saw your e-mail the other day. I remember your parents. Remember when a lot of people had no telephones and the ones on the corner were for emergency use only? My mom went to the corner and called your parents (I guess they'd been in Richland longer and had a phone) asked for "Dr." Hinson to come right away. I guess they wanted to get together for dinner or cards or something. Your parents came and my dad was lying on the couch. Your father took out a saw or some other massive "surgical" instrument from a bag and was going to cut my father open. I freaked. I will never forget that! Or Spencer's red hair. Mom is still alive (she's 92) and well and living on Cottonwood. -Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) Re: Alumni Ring I received my Alumni Ring yesterday. It is a beautiful ring. However, I thought I would pass this along for those who are considering ordering a ring. I am just a little disappointed in the style I ordered. It was the Royale A-12 woman's ring with the round stone. The stone is much smaller than I thought it would be. It is almost impossible to see the mushroom cloud under the stone. From the pictures of Judy Willox Hodge's ('61) ring (and maybe Judy can comment on this), it looks like the square cut stone may be somewhat larger and flater so the cloud shows more. Other than that, I am pleased with the ring and will wear it proudly. -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ~ San Antonio, TX - where we have had the most beautiful fall I can remember. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Jack Smith ('55WB) Hi Jack, Just got through reading my Sandstorm for this morning and would like to welcome you to the reader's club of Bombers. We get our Sandstorm sent directly to our e-mail boxes every morning and do so enjoy it... and believe me, when it is NOT there, we do get anxious! Maren is, for the most part single handedly responsible for the whole email. She puts it together, gathers things of interest to us all and keeps us entertained constantly with her changing sites and additions! And yes, you hit the nail right on the head when you said it is the best! It is that! We Bombers are very proud of it and of our Sandstorm Queen for the incredible job she does to show the world our pride in our school, name and alumni! She is the best! We would love to hear from you in the Sandstorm and would enjoy sharing any of your old memories of growing up in Richland and as a Bomber -- wanna be or otherwise! You can send an entry in any time to share with us. Pictures of things here in Richland are also welcome as you can see by the site. Once again, welcome to Bomberville! To: All Ex-Safeway Workers My Mother, Marge Willox, used to work at that store also, but the years escape me as to when. I think that it would have been sometime in the 50s, but just do not remember. She also worked at CC Anderson's back in that time too. Anybody work with her there? I do remember that she worked there the year that Sharon Tate ('61WB-RIP) was crowned Miss TriCities, because she worked with Patty's Mother and Patty took over the crown when Sharon left the area. I just cannot remember Patty's last name! Anyone? Mother was very tall for a woman and had true down-to-the-roots red hair! If any of you old Safeway workers remember her, let us know! To: All Bombers, All Classes I wish to take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving! May God keep you in His care through any traveling that you may do and return you home safely! Bomber Cheers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ rain rain go away, come again after Thanksgiving Day! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith ('61) Re: Old Safeway To: Wally Erickson ('53) Do you remember Frank Robison who worked as a meat butcher with your Dad? Frank is my father and I have rather faint memories of the old Safeway store. Thanks for clarifying where the store was located. I'd always thought it was a block north of what you described, directly across from CC Anderson's and on the corner of Williams. Didn't your parents live in an "A" house on Putnam just off Thayer? Our house was on McPherson, on the other side of Thayer. I recall our parents getting together for the family type dinner you described. Re: Mr. Cole's death I too an saddened to read of Mr. Cole's death. I had him for typing and have never forgotten those skills. It was hard to change habits when we got a computer! I remember the electric typewriters - Royal and IBM - and all the timed drills. One of the biggest frustrations I had following my stroke was not being able to type well.. Persistence paid off and I'd do very well on those timed drills again. Thanks, Mr. Cole! -Melinda "Mindy" Robison Smith ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer and Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Happy Thanksgiving Family. Friends. Food. Football. That's what this holiday is all about. Happy Thanksgiving to all us Bombers -Ann Engel Schafer and Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Just want to wish all you Bombers out there a Happy Thanksgiving!! We can all find something to be truly thankful for, especially all our friends online. Take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: Mr. Cole (RIP) I was also sad to here about Mr. Cole's death. He was my typing teacher when I was in the 10th grade. I sat next to Fuzzy St. John. It was quite a year. I think I should have worked harder. Re: Alumni Ring I am so excited to get home and get my class ring. You all have made it sound so beautiful. We will be leaving L.A., on turkey day the 22nd. Will drive home for the holidays. I guess we will have to eat our dinner at a Denny's along the freeway. It will be so good to get back to the Tri-Cities. I do enjoy warm weather, but not 80 or 90 in the winter. Guess I am just the type who enjoys the mild winters of home. It will also be good to go to some Bomber basketball games with my little l5 year old granddaughter. She will be our 3rd generation Bomber. Geez that makes me feel a little older! Re: Vietnam Memorial As for the Vietnam Memorial. It was truly one of the most emotional days of my life. Since my big brother Craig ('62), served over there and lost 11 of his dear friends of his special forces unit, and also losing a long time family friend, it was almost too much. My husband rubbed off all their names on parchment paper. Of course the tears not only flowed from me, but from my hubby and our granddaughter, Amanda, who had just graduated from high school. She had never made a real connection to any of the wars until we took her there for a graduation gift. History books don't always hit the heart like a bigger than life memorials, and names in such huge numbers... reality hits home and hurts. Will be home and rushing to visit Val at the Spudnut Shop on the 26th. Oh happy day! Ah but the simple joys of life, and fond memories. GO BOMBERs!!! Santa Clause is coming to town!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See 5 pictures taken by Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) The Moving Wall was in Ellensburg, WA. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Someone mentioned a gas station next to Campbell's Grocery Store on Comstock. I had forgotten all about it. Yes, I can see it now in my mine's eye. I was looking at all the pictures in the picture gallery and for the life of me, I can't remember where the smokestack was located. Can someone enlighten me on it's location? I want to wish all of you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, Ca - it's suppose to get a lot colder by the end of the week. Have been enjoying temps up in the high 60s for several days now. At least it's not raining at present. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donnie Dean ('66) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) You were right about the dog pound being next to the Rose Bowl. I remember the caretaker's house and some large black locust trees around it. Man, that's some ancient history! We used to hunt Easter eggs on Columbia Point. Do you remember the garbage landfill that is about where the Shilo Inn is located? It's scary to think what might be buried out there from the old days. Anyway, your e-mail jogged some memories for me. -Donnie Dean ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) This one's for the nostalgia guys. What's the name of the store that I used to listen to the Wailers doing "Louie Louie" from... on the west side of Uptown in 1960-61? And, how many lanes did the bowling alley in Hanford have? -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) To: All Bombers BOMBER CHEERS and HAPPY THANKSGIVING -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - Rain and 50 14 miles North of Vancouver U.S.A. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) The Carnation Milk distribution building was right in the area of the Village Theatre. Towards the river if heading from the newer Safeway - can recall this store in 1954-55 - located at the end of Comstock. Maybe between the Safeway and the theatre and drugstore, and north of Southside Protestant. That new intersection they put there thirty plus years ago still has me confused. I can recall the red and white trucks with the stubby front ends backed up to the loading dock and the clinking of the glass bottles. How odd! Didn't I? I lived on Downing across the street from the baseball field and Lewis and Clark Elementary. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Picture of Carnatin Milk Trucks] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Gee Kim, hadn't thought about the old Rose Bowl for many years. My grandma and grandpa lived in the house there in the background and he ran the dog pound for a while. I'm guessing right about the 1959-60 time frame. I'm thinking that date, because I was about 9 when we talked my parents into one of the dogs he had at the pound. Oh, the good old days!!! My sister and several cousins just loved going to visit and play with all the animals. Thanks for reviving a great memory!! -Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn ('70) Bomber Mom, Ruth Laybourn, died a week ago Tuesday. Mother of Michael (5'6), Dennis ('61), Shanon ('65), Hugh ('68) and Daniel ('70) She'll be missed. Happy journey, Mom... -Daniel Laybourn ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) I heard the same thing on the radio that the Traveling Wall will be at our own Flattop Park, West Richland in the year 2003. I am so excited because my husband David ('69) and I stopped to see it in Ellensburg, WA, only to find it had left the day before. Friends have brought us several "rubbings" of his brother George's ('68) name but we have never been able to see it ourselves. To: Rick Valentine ('68) We would also like to you for the lovely tribute to George on the '68 bomber site. He is gone but not forgotten. Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) Re: Uptown Christmas Does anyone remember spending freezing hours in the Uptown shopping area hunting for the perfect Christmas gift. What amazing adventure that was! If memory serves me, allowances ran in the $1.00 range, and with maybe $5.00 saved up we could spend most of the day with friends popping in and out of the stores, maybe warming up at the counter in JJ Newberry's for a snack or hanging around the drugstore next to the theatre. By today's standards we had hardly any choices in what to buy, but we certainly managed to enjoy the experience! To: Gus Keeney ('57) in sunny Arizona Those of us still stuck in the soggy SW corner of Washington enjoy hearing you totally experience the glorious transition in weather. Keep us posted (and transported) during these blustery days! -Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Didn't that drug store have all kinds of Christmas stuff upstairs??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) To: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: "Col Hi" WOOHOO!!!!!!! I am in total agreement. I graduated from "Col Hi" in 1973 (Burbank who??). And our football games were held at the Bomber Bowl. Those are the names that will always stay with me! And doesn't Col Hi flow off the tongue so much easier than Richland Hi? Re: Bomber Apparel Also, if you don't have your Bomber Mushroom Cloud sweatshirt/T-shirt, make sure you get it before they are obsolete (what in the world are the people in the Richland School District thinking these days - oh yeah, I forgot, they aren't). I printed the Order Form for shirts from the Bomber Booster website and received my sweatshirt from the school store in less than a week! I proudly showed it off to everyone in downtown Seattle I could find!!! To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: "Rose Bowl" Yep, that's what that wonderful sewer treatment plant was called - the Rose Bowl. People don't believe me when I say we had a Rose Bowl in our town too! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) - Writing from downtown Seattle where my husband and I work, but always count the days until Friday when we go "home" to God's country on the Columbia River outside of George, WA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Thanksgiving celebration is at my house in Cheney this year for the Dawson family, and we plan on enjoying the Coeur d'Alene, ID festival the following day. Last time we all went, it was freezing cold and a foot of snow already on the ground. This year promises to be much warmer and dryer, maybe less festive weather-wise, but Larry Mattingly ('60) promises a festive, fireworks atmosphere nonetheless. Happy Thanksgiving to all! -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/01 ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue ('53), Norma Loescher ('53) Viva Webster ('53), Judie Hoff ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Tony Tellier ('57) Barbara Seslar ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Linda McKnight ('65), Karen Schildknecht ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Frank Hames ('69) Rick Polk ('70), Diane Hartley ('72) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Theaters Viva Webster Metz ('53) is correct in her location of the two downtown theaters. Reuben Linn ('58) correctly located them too, but the "Villager" was the "Village" theater. To: Rick Maddy ('67) The Carnation Milk Company was located on Cullum across the street from the first house we lived in, which was one of the original farm houses. The new Safeway store was built on the plot of land on which our house stood. It originally was called Morning Milk. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Our former neighbor, as I recall the smokestack was in the western part of the 700 area. If my recollection is wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me. To: All Bombers May you all have a great Thanksgiving Holiday and may God grant all who travel safety going and coming home again. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Re: Richland and Village Theaters When I took a good look at the Village Theater in the picture Maren provided through her convenient link, I saw the Pasco side of the Columbia River in the background and the traffic divider line on GWWay in front. Therefore, I'll say it truly was the Richland Theater in Downtown Richland next to the drugstore and across the asphalt parking lot from C.C. Anderson's. The Richland Theater now houses the Richland Players, a talented theater production group. I go there to see the shows and to usher throughout the year. Someone with a good memory will have to tell you what happened to the Village Theater, and when. -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ~ from rainy Richland, wishing you Happy Thanksgiving. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Viva Webster Metz ('53) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Judy, The young lady who took over Sharon Tate's crown was Patty Stewert ('57 or '58)??. Patty and I both were Atomic Frontier Day queen candidates in 1953. Neither of us won the crown that year, but were part of the court. Later on, Patty was a candidate again when Sharon Tate won (Patty was the runner-up). Patty passed away a few years ago from a long battle with cancer. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: the Smoke Stack location The smoke stack was located "smack dab" in the middle of the 700 Area Hanford complex in downtown Richland, slightly behind where the Federal Building now stands. I believe it was used as a stack for coal or steam furnaces that heated the buildings and it blew a massive horn three times a day - 8:00 am, noon, and 5:00 pm (sort of a time piece calling the Hanford workers in that area). A lot of folks set their clocks by that stack for a long time. To: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Maren You don't need to feel bad about confusing the two theaters. They were identical in structure and both ran some great movies. I remember in the early days (the 1940s), dad was in a bowling league that bowled at the Community House on Wednesday nights. This was family night out every week. We would all go to the "common" cafeteria (which now houses a furniture store, gun store, trophy shop whatever else??) for dinner. Then dad would go bowling and mom, my brother and I would go to the movie at the Richland Theater. We would all meet afterward, go into the drug store for a treat and home. I'll never forget those wonderful years and the many family things we did. What a wonderful childhood I had. Most of we Bombers all feel the same. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL BOMBERS!!! -Viva Webster Metz ('53) ~ Still in the good 'ol Tri-Cities (Kennewick) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judie Hoff Buxton ('54) Re: Thanksgiving Message Dear Bombers Everywhere, I have not been in touch for a long time and can only hope that I am doing this right after all this time. My brain power is slipping daily. Remember I am from the class of '54, my favorite year. I want to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for, so enjoy and God bless America. -Judie Hoff Buxton ('54) ~ Mission Viejo, CA - where it is overcast and about 70 ... very autumn like for southern CA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: "Downtown" theaters Sorry, Maren, but the "Richland" Theater was the one located next to the downtown Thrifty Drug. Guess you could call it the south end of the Parkway, if that were extended across Lee Blvd. The theater still stands and is now the home of the Richland Players. The "Village" Theater was on the east side of GWWay across from Bell Furniture. Home of Saturday matinees, serials, and "B" flicks in general. It was in 1958 the home of the Richland Players, who had recently acquired the building. I have no idea how long they stayed there before moving to the "Richland". Until the "Uptown" Theater was built, the "Richland" was the place to see first run movies. Even after the "Uptown" they played the better flicks, and almost became an "Art House". But they also showed 3-D movies when those were in vogue. The "Uptown" showed things in Cinemascope. Bomber Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ rainy Albany, OR - where it promises to continue for a while. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Tellier ('57) Hey, all you Col Hi Clowns! Have a nice Thursday and lay off the hard stuff! -Tony Tellier ('57) ~ Yuma, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) HAPPY THANKSGIVING! To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) You were asking Patty's maiden name (her mother worked at CC Anderson's) -- Patty Stewart. She's deceased. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL I really enjoy the Alumni Sandstorm and when I am again employed I hope to order my alumni ring. Is there a time limit? We are having a real family Thanksgiving with all the children, spouses and 12 of 13 grands. God bless you all. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Central GA - where it is dry and cold - maybe some rain this weekend. Haven't had but a spit in over 30 days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) All this talk about the Rose Bowl, and I have a funny story. When we moved to Richland from sunny California in 1954, my brother, Michael ('67WB) thought the Rose Bowl was "the little kids swimming pool." He got teased, by our parents, forever over that one, every time we drove by it!! Stop by the Spotted Mule Auto/Truck Sales on Clearwater and tell my brother "Hey, you wanta go swimming?" Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I am thankful this year for the simple things, my job, my kids, grandkids, and dogs and we are all pretty healthy too. -Linda McKnight ('65) ~ from the 'burbs of Portland, OR where it has been raining and raining. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) Happy Thanksgiving to all Bombers, past and present! Hope you are all spending a wonderful day with the people who mean the most to you! Re: High school name change The only question I have is why our Col-Hi had to go through a name change? Weren't we bigger, in the first place, and in the second, here first? It just didn't make any sense to me then, and still doesn't, now. I'd love an explanation, if there is one. Re: The old Richland Safeway Hey, Brad Upton ('74)! Didn't your mom work in the Richland Safeway for a while? Seems like she worked there until it closed, then moved on to the Kennewick store, up on Highway 395. Am I wrong? It's happened before. Happy Holidays to you all! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Thanksgiving Gobble, gobble to all you fellow Bombers out there. Three cheers for the red, white, and blue and the good ole green and gold. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames ('69) Happy Thanksgiving to all in Bomberland and to all those in Richland that made my youth so rich indeed. -Frank Hames ('69) ~ Denton County, TX - where the air is crisp and the lights are low ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk ('70) Bomber Mom, Betty Lou Hammack Polk, passed away Thursday, November 15th. Bomber Mom to: Myrna Polk Frazier ('64), Marsha Polk ('67) and Rick Polk ('70). -Rick Polk ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Jean Eckert ('72) Boy, do I remember the Uptown shopping. I always went to JJ Newberry's and shopped. I also loved to go upstairs to Toyland. I can still see it and the Santa they had. It is funny the things that we remember. How about the candy counter? What great times those were. -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Happy Thanksgiving Here it is the day before Thanksgiving, most of my coworkers took the day off. So I decided to bring in all my Country Music CDs and listen and play them loudly, without disturbing anyone. Anyway, I was listening to our own Michael Peterson ('77), CDs. and was wondering if has anyone heard from him lately... what's he up to and is he planning on writing or singing any more. I really enjoyed watching him perform at his concert a few years ago. It will be a short day at work today, my son's 1st grade class is having a Thanksgiving lunch (Moms and Dads are invited)! We were in charge of bringing the chocolate milk! Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Weekend! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Wally Erickson ('53), Sharon McDermott ('63) Max Sutton ('57), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Maren Smyth ('63/'64), Dennis Hammer ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Susan Nelson ('67) Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Location of the old Safeway store. First, I want to thank Maren for all her work, time and input in what she tries to do to get you the right information. You can tell she puts everything into the Alumni Sandstorm for all of us to enjoy everyday!! Thank you Maren. After a couple of days of communicating back and forth (Maren and I), and input from a lot of you. This is what we have. The old Safeway store was on Goethals (now Jadwin). The store faced east with Safeway's parking lot on the south side next to the store. If you look at the picture there was no parking in front. There was additional parking across the street directly north. This was shared with all business in the area. CC Anderson's was across the street northeast, and the Thrifty Drug was also across the street southeast next the Richland theater. Where the mexican restaurant is today is where the old Safeway store was. When the newer Safeway (the "hut") moved behind the old Safeway in the 50s; it was Safeway's biggest store opening in their history breaking all records at that time. Frank Robison and Ken Webster Sr. worked for my Dad part time weekends and during the holidays. They were great additions to my Dad's team of workers. There was also Norm Myers who worked full time for my Dad, and Christine, the head checker - I couldn't remember her name until Suzie Gunderson ('60) passed it on to me. There were others: Mudd and Edna Case that worked in the old Safeway. The four check stands were directly next to the entrance of the store. So, during the winter when customers came and went you could feel the cold because there was no double door entry or vestibule. I remember the checkers wearing coats and sometimes gloves ringing up groceries. They also sometimes would have an electric heater near by. All of the grocery items were marked and the checkers had to call every price out to the customer, plus catch up on the latest gossip. Those were hard times but they where also great times! I think I've covered enough about the "old Safeway store". If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in asking. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks to those who helped make this more complete and understanding. I hope. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See my entry in today's Sandstorm for a GREAT aerial photo of Richland taken in about 1944-45. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) I read with interest that someone wanted to know the name of the person who owned the Rainbow station on Comstock. His last name was Potts, don't remember his first though. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ visiting me son in sunny Florida. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Village Theater To: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Hi Maren, The Richland Theater was/is located next door to the Downtown Thrifty Drugs, and across the street from CC Anderson's. We kids walked to the Village Theater to watch the Saturday Matinee of cowboy movies, cartoons, and far-out space serials. The Richland Theater usually only showed musicals, or more adult movies, and it was by far the shortest walk. Also, some elderly man always stood out by the front entrance and gave candy away to the kids. Don't know who he was. But, Lord help me, if my little sisters or I took any candy from that sweet old man. And if we had any change left over we walked through the side door of the drugstore and spent our little bit of money on penny candy. Hope this helps clear it up for you. Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ["new" picture on the Village Theater page] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Well everyone keeps talking about the movie theaters, I always enjoyed the Uptown theater, especially Sat. mornings when we had cartoons, newsreels and usually western movies with Roy Rogers and all the rest. Hoping all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Re: old aerial photo of Richland Thank you, Richard Anderson ('60). This is a GREAT arias photo of Richland WARNING -- CAUTION -- WHATEVER -- this picture is HUGE. 3.4MB! Expand your screen to full size and do lots of up-ing and down-ing and side-to-side-ing. Richard's load time: 21+ minutes at 46+ bps. My load time: 16+ minutes to get it all at 19,200. I think it was taken BEFORE 1/22/45 - compare this picture with Lewis and Clark grounds (VERY neat) in the picture taken 1/22/45 and located on the Lewis and Clark website What I can see in this arias photo: CC Anderson's, Downtown Thrifty Drug, Old Safeway, Richland Theater, Village Theater, the Smokestack, all 17 women's dorms, all 8 men's dorms, the Comstock/Casey "complex", the Symons/Goethals "complex", Col Hi, the Bomber Bowl, the Thayer/Williams "complex", the hospital, Marcus Whitman/Village Market, Catholic church, Protestant church, Sacy (Under construction?), the Desert Inn, the Community House, 703 Buildings, the old cemetery, Jefferson, the irrigation ditch, Amon Park, Richland (?) Laundry... Wright is the western boundary. Will somebody tell me what are the twin white strips out north of Van Giesen?? There are similar-but-really- long twin white strips north of Perkins between Symons and Van Giesen??? This is so much fun.. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63/'64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Don Peyton ('63) Re: King Midget I too was very interested in owning a "King Midget" car, mainly around my Junior High years. I think I have only seen about three on them. I used to check their add in the "Popular Mechanics" every month. There was an article in PM or maybe "Popular Science" titled something like "The Car that Comes in a Crate". I think it was PM because my dad had a subscription, but we had a few copies of PS around. He kept all of them from about 1952 through about 1963. I lot of people would take the shipping crate and put a roof and siding on it and use it for the garage. It also told about a couple of guys who drove one across the country. Saw one at the Portland Swap Meet about 12 years ago, but it was in really poor condition, and worse yet, a lot of it was missing, didn't even think about asking how much he wanted for it. I have never forgotten about the "King Midget" and had already checked them out on the Internet and even bookmarked their website. Re: Drive Ins Saw my daughter watching a video of the original "That Darn Cat." There is a scene of the cat running around cars at a Drive In and getting its shadow projected on the screen. I realized that the Drive In scene was not included in the remake. Guess they are disappearing from film as well. My daughter is old enough to remember going to Drive Ins (I asked her), but I wonder what kids in the future will think when they see scenes in movies that show Drive in theaters. Will they think "cool" or "weird?" Re: Can anyone help identify this Thanksgiving movie? I have been trying to find out the name of a movie I saw as a kid for several years. I have not found anyone at video stores that can help. It was in color and had to have been made in the first half of the 50s. All that I remember is that this kid had a turkey he raised that he does not want it to be eaten for Thanksgiving. He writes in a tablet his plan to save the turkey and they show how he is going to do it, including pulling the rug out from under the people trying to cook the turkey. But, like the Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine movie "Gambit," when he puts his plan into action, nothing works like he planned and he fails to rescue the turkey. At the end of the movie we see a big family dinner and as the camera zooms in on the table we see they have cooked a ham or something other than the turkey. If someone even knows the name of an actor in it, I could narrow it down. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) I love the Alumni Sandstorm. Wishing y'all a great T-day. Christa and I are roughing it in Aruba for Thanksgiving with 3 other couples. It was a little chilly down scuba diving, as it was only 82, but it was warmer when we got to the surface. Eat your hear out Don Andrews ('67) and Dave McDaniels ('67). No use saying that to Rick Maddy ('67) cause it's always like that there in Hawaii. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Usually in Augusta, GA, but vacationing it in Aruba for thanksgiving, where it's 84 and sunny. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) Everyone is mentioning the downtown theaters and the drug store next to it. Does anyone remember when the drugstore burned and the big fire sale. I don't know how old is was than but remember being excited about the cut prices. Maybe that was the beginning of my thrift, and yard sale shopping. -Susan Nelson Smith ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I don't remember the actual fire, but I remember the fire sale at Pennywise on Thayer. Dunno how old I was. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Village Theater One thing that I recall about the Village Theater. I was in grade school (I can not recall which grade however), a local theater group or dance troupe put on a play in that theater. I seem to think it was maybe "Babes in Toyland" or something quite similar. My cousin, Jean Bruntlett ('62) took my brothers and I to the production. The reason I remember it is that Kippy Brinkman ('62) (one of my idols when growing up) had either the lead or one of the main parts. Can anyone help me out here??? -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we may see some snow by weekend's end. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ["new" picture on the Village Theater page] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Wanda Wittebort ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Mike Brady ('61), David Douglas ('62) JIm Hamilton ('63), David Rivers ('65) Karen Schildknecht ('67), Lois Clayton ('72) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: Village Theater Great pictures. Whoever is feeding these to you should get a standing ovation. My family joined my Dad in Richland in winter of 1949... right about Christmas time. I know I started school at Col-Hi after the holidays in 1950. My first friend was Marilyn Richey ('53) as we lived across a field from each other. I remember that theater, because I used to have to take my brother, Chuck ('61), to the movies on Saturdays, until he was old enough to go on his own. Re: Richland I only have fond memories of Richland. I just wish my grandchildren could live as good a life as we did back then. They will be growing up in Manhattan, unless my daughter and husband make a change in their life. I don't foresee that as Mark, my son-in-law, was born in NYC and has lived there all his 30 plus years. Anyway, thanks for all you do and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) I had to go back through the archives of Alumni Sandstorm (three days ago actually) to verify something I thought I had read. Sure enough, there it was. Judy Hoff Buxton ('54), you are remembered. Part of the delay comes from not coordinating the festivities for November 24th. That was the day, 30th years ago D.B. Cooper stepped out of the backdoor of a 727 with a few thousand dollars in his pocket. But that feat fails in comparison with the Class of 1954. We may not be the "Gold Medal" class, but I'm certain most of our mothers at one time or another used the flour. Judy, we have survived, and we have done whatever it was intended for us to do. You are remembered, and will be until my '54 Columbian fades into obscurity. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ in unmemorable Albany, OR, where it was dry briefly, but not as I write. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) The name of Mr. Stiles popped into my head as I was reading about the Village Theatre this morning. Does that ring a bell with anyone, or is that old history and he has already been mentioned in the Alumni Sandstorm? I woke up Thanksgiving morning to find my Mazda Miata stolen from my house. I used to brag that we lived here for over 30 years and never even bothered locking the doors to our house. -Mike Brady ('61) ~ Kirkland, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) Well, we did celebrate Thanksgiving, even in Tianjin, China! Nankai University, which is adjacent to Tianjin University, invited us to attend the Thanksgiving party for their foreign faculty, and we had a real traditional dinner - turkey (three of them!) with stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes (no gravy, though), corn, beans, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, cole slaw, pumpkin pie, apple pie, ice cream, and a few other things I couldn't identify but which tasted good nonetheless. One of the Nankai teachers from the US gave a short talk on the history of Thanksgiving, a couple of others sang songs (we all joined in on "Over the River and Through the Woods"), and I gave a short speech on giving thanks even in times of mourning (the first Thanksgiving in 1621 after half the colonists had died during the winter, the 1963 Thanksgiving a week after Kennedy's assassination, and this Thanksgiving just weeks after the terrorist attacks). I decided it's time to start learning Chinese, so I had my first lesson today from one of my Junior writing class students. Chinese has many sounds that are almost like English. It's the "almost" that's the problem... "Q" is almost "ch", "Z" is almost "ds", "X" is almost "sh", etc. Then there are the four pitch inflections for each vowel sound... I think this is going to be something of a challenge. My audio-visual class finished watching "Oklahoma!" (delayed a week when the students' monitors kept tripping a circuit breaker), went on to "High Noon" and now we are in the middle of "Grapes of Wrath." I'm planning a little lighter fare for the future: "Bambi" (for a Disney cartoon - the original story was actually written for adults), "North by Northwest", "Blue Hawaii" (some of them haven't even heard of Elvis Presley!), and "Beach Blanket Bingo" (for a teenage surf movie). Anybody have any suggestions for decent modern movies that depict American culture? I haven't been to the theater in a long time except to see science fiction movies. (The first movie I showed them was "Forbidden Planet", as I didn't come prepared to teach an audio-visual class and had only brought science fiction movies with me.) -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Rainbow Station The guy who owned Pott's Rainbow, was named Furman. It would take a lot for me to allow folks to call me "Pottsie" (like that dufus on Happy Days), but having a first name like Furman would be a good start. I think we had something going on the side, or there was a lot more profit in 21.9 cent a gallon gas than I thought. 'Cause he seemed to always drive a new Cadillac, and later had one of the first Corvette Sting Rays. Re: Richland Theater I snuck into the Richland Theater once via the side door. We were on the way home from the Friday night flick at the Uptown. It was no doubt Chico Taylor's ('63) idea, 'cause Bridget Bardot was "starring" in something not nearly as racey as a Brittney Spears video. Gave us a lot to talk about when we were sneakin' a heater down in the wind break, and we still made it home by 10:30. Used to go to the movies on my Patrol Boy movie pass, and later I think I got one for "starts" on my Tri-City Herald Route (#306). Re: Village theater The Youth Group from CUP had a variety show at the Village Theater when I was maybe in the 8th grade. Don't recall the year, but I do remember the zit I had on my nose. Dave Simpson ('63) and I did a trick cowboy pistol shooting thing (you could never do that today). The finale was a tumbling thing that I'm sure Rex Davis ('49) had his hand in. If everyone who claimed they went to the Village every Saturday, actually had showed up, they would have bad to show the serials on the "Diamond Vision" in the old Kingdome. I'm not so sure the parents would let their cherubs from "Indian Country" (North of Williams), mingle with the rabble from the South End. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Good Journey, my dear friend You guys know how "Richland" I am... it's Richland this and Richland that. I live for my trips to Richland and Vegas is just kinda where I'm based today. When people ask who my dearest friends are, they are all of you, my friends, old playmates and loved ones from my childhood. One time Johnny Poynor ('63) made a comment that my memory of the old days in Richland and all our old skeletons was a little too good. I remember so many things as though they were yesterday. I don't really live in the past, I just love my hometown and all of you. But I do have dear friends that don't come from Richland. One of them, a Jewish/Polish kid came from New Jersey. He was a tough kid... a pool hustler, really. He was almost exactly 10 years older than I which should make him pretty young. He was born December 7, 1936 and I was born November 27, 1946. We met several years ago and hit it off right away. We made it a point to have dinner every Wednesday night. He was quite a character. A few years back he got very down and tried 3 times in one night to kill himself. When God wouldn't take him he called 911 and he lived... Turned out he had cancer and diabetes that somehow had been undiagnosed... Once he started receiving treatment, he came out of his funk. Some of his old teammates and I shipped him off to a half way house to get a little counseling after which he came to live with me till I felt he could be alone and get a place. We were just negotiating a deal for his life story with Murray Povitch and his company. He was excited about it but was a little worried he might not live long enough to finish the project. He asked that I see it through. He was the most caring and giving person I have ever known ... you know... guy/guy. He was with Mantle through his last illness and death. He gave and gave and gave. I just don't know what his kitty Chu Chu is going to do. I just got the call... he died in his chair tonight... I asked if they called Dean (Chance LA Angels of the 60s). He'll be devastated... but he wasn't home to take the call. He shared a birthday with House (don't mistake me... he's older than Jim, too) and one time he and I surprised Jim with an autographed book of his early life. He got me in touch with Gene Conley ('48) to get the autographed ball for R2K and even signed a ball and some pix himself for the event. He was my dearest non-Richland friend and I miss him already. I know that like my dad, he will now be on my shoulder all the time so I'll really be with him more often now... but I wish I'd a hugged him a little harder after our last dinner. Wished I'da been able to tell him how much I love him just one more time. This afternoon I kept wondering if he got his will done and stuff... couldn't figure out why that was on my mind... now I know. Bo Belinski, you're still the champ. Go pitch another no-hitter your rookie year in Heaven. Fix up a nice room for Mamie, Ann, Tina and all those others you used to spend so much time with... Oh Geez, man JFK is already up there and he knows you were with his secret lady and that she told you all that stuff. I love you, Bo. Safe and good journey. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) I remember the downtown Thrifty drugstore that burned down by the Richland Theater Goethals (now Jadwin). I remember because it stunk so bad of burned wood, and everything was covered by soot, but there were tons of people there, myself included, picking through the ruins. I got some wonderful deals on Tangee lipstick... something like 5 cents a tube. And it wasn't even melted! My Mom let me buy my first lipstick there... it was coral. Now when a building burns, they send the stuff to some liquidator place where they mark it down about 10%, and that's about it. also remember the Pennywise (on Thayer) that burned down. It wasn't a total burn out, as it's still there, and is, or was, a Ryder's Deli. It was right next to the Campbell's/Mayfair market, which is now the Salvation Army store, I think. Oh, for the good old days! Well, I guess that's what yard sales are for. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton ('72) Re: Movie To: Dennis Hammer ('64) I looked through all my video collection and couldn't find it (why is it you can't find something when you need it?), but I think the movie is called, "A Thanksgiving Promise." We copied it off TV in the 80s so I'm not sure if it's the same one, but it does have a boy on a farm saving a turkey. Hope this helps. -Lois Clayton Colton ('72) - Hawaii ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Doesn't anybody else remember the little family of gnomes that lived in the shelter belt and use to go to the Village theater every Saturday to eat their Spudnuts? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Nita Fehrenbacker Burrup ~ Class of 1956 ~ Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Kay Weir ('37), Jack Lowery ('49) Rex Hunt ('53), Judy Willox ('61) Mike Brady ('61), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Diane Hartley ('72), Debra Dawson ('74WB) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Class of '37 To: Niels Kaas ('37) Hey there are still a FEW of us OLD grads around. You may not know that Bill Neilson died a couple of months ago and both the Van Fossen boys (?) died within a week of each other. Benny was brought back to Richland to be buried. MY motto is "old age ain't for sissies. Les and I will soon celebrate our 60th Anniversary. We also have a great grandson who lives here and is the joy of our lives and is of course the smartest 2 year old on the face of the earth. Our biggest worry is that one of our granddaughters is married to a paratrooper Captain in the Green Berets. I'd like to think that somebody could have a war without any of the Weir kin. So far the only one we've missed is the gulf war. In the recent ones we really have come out pretty well but in WW1 - you know that War to end all Wars? - my dad had three brothers killed and also two cousins. You ought to tell some of the stories of real Richland - there are a lot of myths floating around. Hope to see you at the Richland Picnic this year. Best wishes from your old classmate. Yeah '37 KWF -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey ('49) Re: Early aerial map of Richland The 45 map was great. Found my house at 304 Goethals Drive, Kit Campbell's store and Poot's Rainbow. Good work. -Jack Lowrey ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53) Re: Drug store I keep seeing entry's re: Thrifty Drug Store... is that the same drug store that had a snack bar along the south side and was called the MART and was the hang out for high school kids at least thru 1954 (along with By's Burgers). The Mart was on the west side of a Square or open space facing east right downtown. It was the place to be on Saturday night and late any Friday evening after the teen dance at the rec hall ended... was where I first heard Earl Bostic and his tenor sax playing "CRACKED ICE" and Jo Stafford singing "YOU BELONG TO ME" ... fly the ocean in a silver plane ... see the jungle when its wet with rain ... see the pyramids along the nile ... JUST remember darling all the while ... you belong to me, etc. ad-finitem. They had great french fries. By's was west of downtown a few blocks... all by itself... They were in the process of installing a service station across the street from it when I moved away. I remember a large crowd of us rolling their soon-to-be installed fuel tanks down the street till the cops came... it was after one of those wonderful ROWDY snake dances that happened after a football game pep rally. I only Recall one theater in Richland... north side of the Square and one in No. Richland... the drive in was west of town towards Benton. Correct me if I am off base. Great pictures what a memory flogger... Oh I wish to thank you for all the wonderful memories you have stirred with this daily Alumni Sandstorm... the yearbook pics and all the rest... It must be an immense job. -Rex Hunt ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Maren receives pictures from a wide source of places and people, Wanda, and anyone with any old pictures of Richland or events that took place in Richland should send them in to her as they are a source of pleasure and delight to view by us Bomber alumni out here. So, come on Bombers, let's share the wealth with all! The site is now sporting some real good pictures and there is room for more! To: Mike Brady ('61) Mr. Stiles has been mentioned before, but that is all right. Any memory shared with your fellow Bombers is good. Mr. Stiles and his two sons, David ('59-RIP) and Doug ('57), ran the theaters back then. They were nice boys I thought. To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Rainbow Station I remember calling Furman "Pottsie" all the time as I lived right up the field from his station and always went down to his station to pump up my bike tires. I liked him a lot and thought that he was the sweetest man! Re: Richland Theater Oh Jim, what am I gonna do with you huh? *G*!! First: Ya snuck into a movie that was worth paying for cause it had MY idol in it! Second: Ya misspelled my idol's name; it is NOT Bridget Bardot, IT'S Brigitte Bardot! She IS French, darn it, not American! Geez, get it right will ya? *LOL*! Third: Ya had the gall to even FORGET what my idol was starring in! How could you forget Brigitte Bardot in probably "And God Created Woman"? Yes, gotta admit that it was/is tame by today's standards, but just the mention of her name back then brought images of "no, no, off base" to the parents! Imagine what MY parents went through with her being my idol and pictures of her plastered all over my walls! And while I am admitting things here, I will also admit that it was I who stole the 8x10, black and white glossy of Brigitte off the theater wall during that time that the film was being played there! Sorry Mr. Stiles, David and Doug! *LOL* At least Chico had good taste Jim! *G*!! Fourth and last of all: Don't make this little rabble rouser from the South End come kick your little cherub's b*** and take scalps!! *LOL*!!!!!!!!! To: David Rivers ('65) Thank you so much for all the accolades showered on your friends here in Richland (I consider myself one of them!) We love you too, and I am sure that I can speak for many of us here in saying how sorry we are that you are suffering from the loss of someone whom you loved so deeply! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time David, and may God give you the strength to heal quickly from this pain! To: Mike Davis ('74) I do, I do!! Even if I can't remember that Sarah is your niece, NOT your daughter. Sorry about that! *G*! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ where it is turning cold again and the weather man is talking snow!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) Re: Stiles Several other people remember Mr. Stiles as the man that took the tickets at the Uptown Theatre. What did he do that was so special that we remember him 40+ years later? By the way, my Miata still hasn't been found, although someone did find my check book. -Mike Brady (61) ~ Kirkland, WA - where my wife is waiting for me to go to Costco ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Lois Clayton Colton ('72) Re: Movie Thanks for the help, but that one is too new. It was made in 1986 with just about the entire Lloyd Bridges family. Went on the net to see if it might be a remake, but was based on a novel by Blaine and Brenton Yorgason. Haven't found a publish date yet, but think it must have been too new also. Will have to watch for "The Thanksgiving Promise" next year. To: David Douglas ('62) Re: Movies I might recommend "Plymouth Adventure" (1952) with Spencer Tracey as the captain of the Mayflower, although it would have been best shown a few days ago. If you can take another western, "Shane" (1953). Brandon De Wilde does an excellent job as the kid that idolizes Alan Ladd as Shane. In fact everyone in that movie does a great job playing their part, even the two dogs, and I don't think anyone can forget the ending. I never did and I was younger than the kid when I first saw it. "The Bank Dick" (1940) with W. C. Fields has what might have the funniest car chase scenes ever filmed. It does kinda drag in places, but around 1960 there was a cut-down version called "The Great Chase" that only had the parts about him being the bank guard, the robbery, and the car chase, and was only one reel. That would be only about 20 minutes, if you could find it. My favorite Hitchcock movie is "Rear Window" (1954). Two Disney movies you might consider are "The Shaggy Dog" (1959) and "The Absent-Minded Professor" (1960). "American Graffiti (1973), but with limited time, that might be too similar to the "Beach Party" movies. I thought "Apollo 13" (1995) was a great movie. I had just gotten married and was on my honeymoon cruise form San Diego to Hawaii while these events were happening. Unfortunately, the Navy forgot to book passage for my wife. While at Pearl Harbor I took a picture of a carrier coming into port. Word going around was that it was bringing in the Apollo 13. I have been unable to confirm that, but it does look like it could be the USS Iwo Jima. One of my all-time favorites is the Disney version of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," although the end has always left me a little depressed. I'm sure there are more, and even better choices, but maybe it's a start. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mystery Photo Can anyone identify this woman? May be someone's sister but more likely Mom from 1943? -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Spent Thanksgiving in Richland at my parent's house (Betty and Lou)... first time there in years. Making good on a promise, Dad and I took time to tour some of the former hangouts. What a trip!!! We started, of course, at the Spudnut Shop on Friday 11/23... line was out the door, but moved quickly. With our faces full of pastry we circled the Uptown Shopping center. In my mind's eye I could see all the aforementioned stores reported in the Alumni Sandstorm, but in reality I hardly recognized any of the names. However, it was good to see the Tahitian still exists, and at least the name Dawson Richards was still there, although the store is different. What was really weird is that I could remember the names and locations of so many of the former stores, but, alas there was no JJ Newberry's, JC Penney's, BB&M or Thrifty Drug Store and so many more. Moving along, I realized you can't phone in your order at Zip's from your car, the Atomic Lanes is now a casino(?), long gone is Wellsian Pond and the "big" hill on Lee Blvd. at Carmichael didn't seem so big anymore. Any thought that the bowling ball, earlier reported by Dick Pierce ('67), made it to the Columbia River must be wishful thinking... at best it could have only made it to the A&W (also gone). Thankfully, Densow's is still there (although smaller) as is Wayne's Barber Shop. Our old neighborhood on Birch looks much the same, although the people in our old house aren't keeping it up. It sure seems a lot smaller today. Diettrich's Market on Wright and Duportail is now shamefully a 7-11... the play field behind is still there, but the trees are much bigger now. All in all a fun "mini" tour with my dad... a day later I'm still having memory shock waves. The neat thing is that my dad so enjoyed himself that he wants to do the full tour the next time I'm home. To: Dick Pierce ('67) Drove past your old house on Stanley Street... Leo was mowing the yard, Sidell was picking tomatoes and I think I saw your '59 Chevy parked in the back. To: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) Re: Thrifty Drug store fire That was Dick Pierce ('67) throwing more wood on the fire while the A-Cities finest were trying to put it out. Regretfully I must get back to reality. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Hey Mike I remember the family I think I played with their kids *LOL*... and we ate lots and lots of Spuddys. You are not the only crazy person in town... I bet Brad Upton ('74) will tell us to call a mental institute. Who knows -- we shall wait for his reply. Hope you had a nice thanksgiving and few days off. -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Wow! The fireworks at the Coeur d'Alene resort were fantastic! It looked like a huge crowd ignored the rainy afternoon and braved the cold evening for the Fantasy in Lights festival tonight. At least 3 Bombers were there to witness the fabulous talent of Larry Mattingly ('60). Larry, that was your work, wasn't it? Didn't I read that in the Alumni Sandstorm? If not, you've got some serious competition on your hands, hehehe. Happy birthday to Gayle Dawson Muir ('65), who is now officially a senior citizen, and as such is eligible for all the rights and privileges, i.e. discounted prices, thereto. However, be warned, young and old. Olive Garden will not give you free dessert nor sing "Happy Birthday" to you on your special day due to past lawsuits. It seems that such celebrations so offend other customers that they are entitled to large monetary settlements to reduce their pain and suffering from our insensitive outbursts of a celebratory nature, such as the "Happy Birthday" song. I'm not kidding. This is straight from the waiter's mouth. The best place to go for special occasions has got to be the Rheinlander German restaurant in Portland, OR. Now THAT'S entertainment! The waiters, waitresses, and bussers actually have to audition because they have to be able to sing well to get a job, plus they have to look good in traditional German attire, hehehe. The food is good, the price is reasonable, and the atmosphere is unique. My daughter favors The Onion (Spokane) for birthday dinners because they make a fuss and make you do foolish tricks to earn your birthday dessert. Kind of reminds me of the Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor that was in Columbia Center. An interesting Alumni Sandstorm topic could be where to go for special occasion meals and why, don't you think? -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Mike Davis ('74) Are those the same little gnomes that used to attend the keggers on the Yakima River? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff today: Ken Ely ('49), Sandra Atwater ('51) Gloria Adams ('54), Dick Nelson ('59) Larry Mattingly ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Earl Bennett ('63), Det Wegener ('65) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Alan Stephens ('66) Susie Nelson ('67), Mike Franco ('70) Mike Davis ('74), Patti Sinclair ('77) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Mention of the theaters brings to mind an event in my life. The Richland Theater had a midnight movie on New Year's Eve and I and a few friends attended in 1946. There were several "shorts" as well as a "sing-a-long" in addition to the movie. Remember "Follow the Bouncing Ball"? Well, this night I became ill but stayed for the entire showing. The next day (New Year's Day) I was taken to the hospital and had my appendix removed. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 To: Mike Brady '61 Mr. Stiles took tickets at the Richland Theater and then the Uptown (I think I am thinking of the same man that you are). He was a sweet elderly man. Joan McNeely '51 was an usherette at the Richland and he would sometimes let McNeely's friends in free. That is one thing to remember him by! Ha! We saw the movie "Good News" six times - Peter Lawford and June Allyson. I saw it not long ago on TV and I wondered WHY I wanted to see it so many times! Ha! -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher '54 Re: Richland theaters Clarence and I also remember the "old original" theaters. The Village was on GWWay and the Richland was in the square across from C.C. Anderson's and next to the Rexall Drug store. Mr. Dietz was manager of the Richland theater when I worked there and Mr. Stiles was his boss. Mr. Stiles had overall management of both theaters and later the Uptown when it was built. Mr. Dietz was one of the nicest men I've ever known. He was very nice to everyone and we felt we had a friend for a boss. I remember one time when I was cashier and Mr. Dietz thought I was $3.00 short when I cashed out at the end of the night. He was kind but very serious when he talked to me about the shortage. One week later when the report came back from the "head office", he had made a mistake in the numbers and I had not been short at all. He was so embarrassed and really apologized for what had happened. The Rexall Drug is where most of us hung out until By's Burgers was built. I bought a set of Rogers Bros. silverware for my hope chest and paid $1.00 a week until it was paid for. Still have part of it. The rest went mostly by way of sand boxes and dirt piles with 4 children. *smile* Now I'm remembering riding around with Clarence during the Christmas season, listening to the radio where Johnny Mathis was singing "Blue Christmas" and Bobby Vinton had a Christmas hit song that year also . The Uptown district was so bright and cheery all decorated with lights and Christmas music playing. Wonderful, wonderful memories of yester year. -Gloria Adams Fulcher '54 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson ('59) Jimmy H, That was a fun read and I relate to everything you said, but you have to remember there have been BOMBERS who have gone there before you. Wouldn't it be great if all our BOMBER offspring could experience the childhood we did! Nelly - 59 -Dick Nelson ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Yes, the fireworks at the Coeur d'Alene were ours. One of my crew said he heard someone in the crowd say they were Bombers but we couldn't locate them. Entertainment Fireworks has an office in the Spokane area. Our manager is Rich Vaughan, a long-time friend. We have spent the last 5 years carefully schooling him in the art of entertaining with fire, and the special techniques used at EFI. He has learned his lessons well. That was his first full display choreography. (It is much more difficult then you may imagine) We were more then pleased with the results. My partner and I and a dozen crew worked 4 days in the wind, rain and cold to set up the 3 barges. The only thing that kept it from true misery were the regular pots of coffee and hot chocolate sent down from the CDA kitchen. CDA Festival of Lights is a very special annual event for us. With the singing of God Bless America, the lighting of hundreds of candles, carols, a million Christmas lights, and the fireworks, there were some misty eyes in the crowd. Comments like yours and others from strangers in the crowd make it all worth while. To: Marilyn Richey ('53) Sorry to not have replied sooner but I was out of town with little time for my laptop. I just read your comments about the old Richland Laundry. It was started and run for many years by Harvey Stoller. A friend of my family, Bill Battershell, was the business manager. I can remember Bill telling my dad tales of Harvey and his prowess at running a laundry. He (Harvey) had a secret cache of used laundry machines somewhere that he used for parts to keep Richland Laundry and Dry Cleaners running. I can still remember when I was about 4 years old we got a tour of the plant. The hissing steam and the big machines were nearly terrifying to me. Harvey was one of the unsung heroes of early Richland. He washed, dry cleaned, ironed and pressed for everybody in a timely fashion at reasonable prices. And he did it with a war on and kept it running. While I only met him once, he seemed a nice guy. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Tacoma, WA - 40 and wet outside. {..and later...] So of Tacoma where it looks like frost tonight. 33 at 7pm in my back yard. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Judy I remember the snows at Hanford and Richland, it was great after living in Georgia and on the California coast. I even remember once the temp was about -10 and the tires on the cars would not move because the grease was frozen. They got half-tracks from the motor pool and pulled the cars until the tires would move. It was fun, when we lived in Columbus when my Dad was stationed at Ft. Benning we had snow flurries that melted as soon as they hit the ground. In California, of course, on the coast snow is a very, very rare thing, although it always seemed cold enough. I love living at Hanford and later in Richland, of course, the times were much simpler and less demanding in the 50s and early 60s. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) - It is warn tonight we had 2-3" of much needed rain last night so it will probably turn cold soon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: David Douglas' ('62) classic movies inquiry: I nominate "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (I've always been hung up on Audrey Hepburn - I know, she's not American, but worked here and captured some of our culture pretty well) and "West Side Story". Also, Burt Reynolds has done a few that capture our southern culture pretty well. "The Last Picture Show" is quintessential bleak, small-town Texas. Oddly enough, I can't think of any movies that really struck me as capturing anything of what it was like to grow up in Richland. Which leads me to ... To: David Rivers ('65) Thank you for sharing the depth of your friendship with one we might have heard about before - that kind of closeness is precious. When you drop hints about highly publicized mysteries as you did in that note, do the tabloids drop by to ask you for documentation? Or do they even know about the Alumni Sandstorm? I won't tell if you don't. Tell Terry I wish he could have made it to R2K+1, maybe we'll run into each other some day before too much longer. Also let him know my Mom's not at our house anymore, but my sister Sue and her husband Ken Meek are there, and Mom has a nice assisted living place on GWWay. The best members of my Navy Reserve unit are getting mobilized to support the war on terrorism - disrupts the unit's live mission, but it's only peripherally related, and that's why we stay available. I'm proud of my sailors, and just sent them congratulations for proving they really are "twice a citizen." My Arabic knowledge has been loaned to the counter- terrorism effort as a civilian (over my boss' dead body - he didn't want to give up his only Arabic linguist) for the past four weeks, and I'll continue to spend weeknights in a motel at Ft. Meade until just before Christmas. Sleep tight, Folks, we're on watch. If any of you employ reservists, please be as generous as possible about taking care of benefits, family support, and the pay cuts many of them experience when they are mobilized. God bless you all, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ~ Laurel, MD - where it's Unseasonably warm (60) and we've been blessed with much-needed heavy rain for a couple of days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Det Wegener ('65) Well, I hate to rekindle the discussion Krispy Kreams vs. Spudnuts but... I tasted them fresh in Las Vegas several weeks ago. Thinking maybe I got a bad batch, I waited for my wife, Val, to return from L.A. with some to try again. They are nothing to brag about! They are just DOUGHNUTS! Now, a Spudnut is something special!! -Det Wegener ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 I remember one summer, I think I was still in grade school, taking a grocery bag up to Jason Lee and filling it with cherries from the trees in that yard. Did I ride my bike? I must have been 10 or 11. The idea of "free food" still gets me excited! Like the blackberries all over Seattle, and in my back yard. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Stephens ('66) Had a nice surprise thanksgiving day. Went to pick up pies at the Shari's here in east hill Kent and there was a young lady with a white Bomber hooded sweat shirt on. Told her I was alumni class of '66. Total shock. Small world isn't it. If she reads this or are you her parents let me know who you are? To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Pam, Thanks for the pics of the moving wall. A few years ago it was in Renton. Just had to see it but shopping came first. Finally about 3pm we got there. They had been reading the names of those from Washington all day. Not more than 2 min after arriving I heard the name Tommy Stephens, my cousin from Kennewick. My wife and some others had to hold me up. The Lord kept me busy all day just to make sure I heard Tommy's name called. -Alan Stephens ('66) - CPO SW USN RETIRED riv div 53 Mekong delta 69-70 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I enjoyed it. Haven't been back to the Tri-Cities since my Mom's funeral. My Dad had passed away 4 years before that. You and Dick are so lucky to have your parents still here. I know I miss mine. Enough of that. We lived on Judson and my Dad always took great pride in his yard. The new owners don't... sad. My sister Debbie Nelson Burnet (77) wrote to let me know they had cut down the hugh Willow tree in the back yard. We had many slumber parties under that tree that were usually raided by the boys of '67. I remember Dick Pierce, Mike Maki, Bill Sinclair, to name a few. Were you also among those raiders of the night? The guys were afraid my Dad would stick a shotgun out the window and start shooting. Guess he was a deep sleeper or thought it was funny... who knows. Anyway thanks for reminding me of the fun. My husband and I always talk about retiring to the Tri-Cities. He was from Benton City. Maybe someday but not for a few years yet I fear. Hope the Spudnut Shop will still be there when we get back. -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) I had a great visit this past weekend in Richland. We celebrated not only Turkey day but Mom & Dad's 54th anniversary on Nov. 22. Although the dinner, etc. was all great the highlight was Saturday morning's trip to the Spud. My 16 year old daughter Janelle (who wears the green and gold of... Kentridge) reconfirmed the superiority of Spudnuts over K Cremes. She tested the lessor stuff while in Arizona last spring. It was great to see Val, Jerry ('70) and Norm Bell ('61). Norm started his teaching career at CJ around the same time that we class of '70 types entered. I also ran into Jeff Curtis ('69) and one of those two Drapers out front. We all had a great visit. It was also a sad time as our family and many friends said good bye to Milt Lewis who passed last week. On the happier side it was great family visit. I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoys the coming season. Really... be happy, don't let that flukey, narrow Husky defeat bother you!!! Best to all, -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: B.J. Davis Yes, Mother, some of those rowdier gnomes were known to attend some Yakima River Keggers. I, for one, would not partake in such unlawful activities as I'm sure you are aware. During those times you would probably find me in my bedroom reading the classics, possibly practicing my violin, or maybe helping an elderly neighbor with her leaves. So much more rewarding! Love you. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Sinclair Baldwin '77 To any CBC Desert Tones alumni singers who participated in the Byron Gjerde Memorial concert. Have you received your recordings of the concert yet? I paid for both the video and CD and haven't heard nor received anything. It was great seeing everyone and being a part of such a talented group of people! What a tribute to a wonderful man. Love to hear from you all! -Patti Sinclair Baldwin '77 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) For anyone who is looking for a unique Christmas present, how about this one? My newest book "Outlaw Tales of Washington," has just been released. The Tri- Cities appears in two stories, one about rustlers, and another about a shoot-out in Kennewick. I'm having a book signing at the Bookworm on December 1 (11 - 12 in Kennewick, 1 - 2 in Richland). Love to see some support from the Bombers! It is also available at Amazon, etc. for those of you who are not local! Thanks everybody and Happy Holidays! -Beth Young Gibson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Wally Erickson ('53), Patti Jones ('60) Ed Wood ('62), Earl Bennett ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), Janine Rightmire ('65) Pam Hunt ('66) and Ted Cadd ('66) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Kim Edgar ('79) Jenny Smart ('87), ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Rexall Drug (now Thrifty Drugs) & Mr. Stiles That was the name of the drug store in the 40s. I remember working at the Rexall Drug on Thayer Drive near where I lived about 1951 [Pennywise - my neighborhood, too. -Maren]. I started out as a dishwasher. They had a area in the south end of the building with sit-up counters and some booths. You could get chicken fried steak with real mashed potatoes and vegetable for less than a dollar. I ate so much chicken fried steak then that I haven't had chicken fried steak since for almost 50 years. A cup of coffee was very popular, real milk shakes or malts, banana splits with real ice cream and nuts and my favorite was a large root beer float. Part of my job as a dishwasher was to put the potatoes in a tumbler (with large sandpaper disc) for peeling the potatoes. Cleaning this machine later was not fun. I also worked at the downtown Rexall Drug on some days. Later I was promoted to a "soda jerk". That was fun making banana splits, milk shakes and root beer floats. I remember when I had to learn to carry two cups of coffee (with saucer) in one hand. My first day, my hand shook while trying not to spill the coffee. I didn't have any white shirts at that time (and a black bow tie), so the owner Al Morton gave me some of his white shirts to wear. I think Al Morton later came to Seattle, because there was a Al Morton Drug store in West Seattle. This was in the mid 50's and is still there. I remember Mr. Stiles; I can still see a tall slender man with a mustache and he always wore a suit while working out front or in the lobby of the theater. I was very impressed with the way he conducted himself and kept the theater under control. I remember the long lines at the Village theater on Saturdays... they were mostly cowboy movies. I do remember Robin Hood also, because we went back home and carved out swords to play our hero. We paid 11 cents for a ticket then (1945). That's my memory of the the old drug stores and Mr. Stiles. -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones (60) To: ALL BOMBERS Re: ALL BOMBER ALUMNI LUNCHEON To be held monthly on the second Sunday of the each month. ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY DECEMBER 5, 2001 LUNCHEON INFORMATION Date: December 9, 2001 Time: 1:00PM to ? Price: Lunch plus $3.00 for the room Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5 Exit #137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E.. Fife, WA 98424 All Bomber wives, friends are welcome. Come join the fun. Something new comes out of every luncheon every month. Bombers who haven't seen each other for forty years. Bombers who create (this will be explained in the Alumni Sandstorm soon). Bomber willing to drive 4 l/2 hours, willing to drive others. And much, much more. Re: Alumni Ring Website The Alumni Ring is now available for purchase and that will continue... Refer to the link above to order when ready. -Patti Jones ('60) Browns Point, WA - Where the weather is 35 at night, 45 during the day. Rain off and on. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood '62 Re: Movies To: David Douglas ('62) How are you presenting the movies to the students in China? I recall being on the "projection crew" in Carmichael. This was truly a profession to which all nerds must aspire! We learned how to thread the projector, how to keep the movie from flickering, what to do in case of a celluloid break (which hasn't been used in years now), and other bits of arcane lore that I'm sure are irrelevant to today's VCR, pop-it-in and "press start" environment. During my trip to China several years ago I saw a fascinating combination of absolutely up to date technology, such as high speed laboratory cell sorters, along with manual laboratory technology that pre-dated the 1950s. What are you using to project your films in your audio-visual class? As to American Culture films, the classics include "Grease" and the old Frankie Avalon movies, but today would include "You've Got Mail", "Sleepless in Seattle" - - what else comes to mind? -Ed Wood '62 ~ Denver, CO - where we are finally getting the snow we crave. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett, Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Alan Stephens ('66) Chief Stephens: Thanks for the testimonial and your service. As a '66er, you must have known Mark Black as well. The first time I visited the Wall in DC in the 80s I traced his name twice.. kept one for myself (I was acquainted with him at Richland Lutheran) and sent one back to RICHLU for presentation to his family. It is a powerful monument, something Joe Ford ('63), my wife and I discussed at length when we visited the Wall together last year. Regards, ecb3 EARL C BENNETT III CDR, 1615, USNR CO NR SECGRU Greensboro NC -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) It's that time of year again, and I have a question. This will probably be answered by Roger "Little Beano" Fishback ('62), and I could have sent him the question directly, but thought others out there in BomberWorld might be interested in the answer. When did the those Doofs in the green WIAA jackets, create divisions (i.e.. AAA, AA, A, etc.)? Were there different Basketball tournaments in the late 50s, early 60s? If so who were the Studs. I recall Elma before "Rifle Rod" Derline, and Port Angeles. But in a conversation over the weekend, no one seemed to be able to recall what the programs were. And did anyone in the Pre-House ('63) days have a cement court? My favorite Bomber when I was a little kid, Dick Nelson ('59) talks about his having to dribble between the elm roots. Talk about a home court advantage, it's probably where he learned to navigate the soft spots in the old "Boy's Gym" Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janine Rightmire (65) To: David Rivers (65) David. Have a fantastic day of fun and friends and know that this Bomber sure appreciates you for the love and support you give so freely to your friends. Always be happy and keep your wonderful wit. Happy Birthday David, and may you have many more in your future! JR -Janine Rightmire (65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Have a great birthday, David!!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd & Pam Hunt Cadd (66) To: '90 Bomber who might be listening [and all other good Bombers as well!] Re: Our daughter, Amy Cadd ('90) update Amy is scheduled for surgery this Friday to remove a benign tumor (vestibular schwannoma, they think) from the lower right side of her brain. The work is to be done at University Medical Center in Seattle. The doctors are confident of the surgery but it is a long one (as long as 8 hours) and poses a measurable threat to her hearing or balance on the right side. Your prayers and thoughts are appreciated. We'll post an update following surgery. -Tedd Cadd & Pam Hunt Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Susie Nelson Smith ('67) Next time you're in the Tri-Cities I highly recommend the tour... you absolutely won't believe what you'll see (and remember). Girl slumber parties were real big back when we were in high school and I remember crashing more than a few in my day... one at Vicky Helgerson's ('67) house comes to mind. I do recall your house on Judson, but I don't believe I ever had the honor of causing havoc at one of your parties. I did have many prankish times with the rascals you mentioned, Bill Sinclair ('67) in particular. Any idea where he is now... I've lost track of him? We must have been pretty smart because we sure got away with a lot of stuff. In retrospect those were great years... I'll try to share a few more stories down the road... I can even include you in some. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Genealogy Does anyone know the name of the Cemetery behind what used to be the "Dairy Mart" (The one with the cow on the roof)? This is not the one on the by-pass. Anyway, who owns it? I'm curious if they have any genealogy information, some provide birth and death dates. My grandfather "Wally" Edgar is buried there. I'm helping my Nephew "Josh" (Age 15) find out family history for a school project, I've contacted family members as well as come across http://www.ancestry.com and the LDS http://www.familysearch.com websites (both very helpful)... I found information about my great grandfather on my paternal side of the family. Was wondering if anyone else could recommend some helpful (free) websites? Unfortunately, my nephew's mother has been misinformed about the Internet - she's been told by her church the only thing on the internet is porn sites and pedophiles so she doesn't allow her children to use it. They are not even allowed to use email. (I'm not sure if she even allows them to use it at school under supervision) Anyway, I'm collecting as much information as I can and sending it to him. He'll have to sort through it and put it together himself. He's pretty exited, depending on how much information he provides, he can go to state competition. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: Shamelss Plug for the Arts If you're in the Tri-Cities area, remember to come see the Mid-Columbia Ballet's "The Nutcracker" performance on December 7-8-9 at RHS auditorium. This is a fabulous show, and is different from one year to the next. Guest artists this year are Patricia Barker and Stanko Milov from the Seattle Ballet Company. If you haven't seen this performance before, or it has been a few years, RUN, don't walk, to get your tickets before they are sold out (which will happen!), and you won't be disappointed. The dancers are talented, the costumes are beautiful, and the set is beyond belief. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors & students, and $7 for kids 12 and under; and available at the Dance Boutique on Goethals, Albertsons on Lee, and at JD's Time Center in Kennewick. -Jenny Smart Page, ~87 ~ West Richland, WA - where its chilly, but sunny today :) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Chuck Holtz ('55) Loretta Ostboe ('55), John Northover ('59) Ann Bishop ('60), David Cloud ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Gloria Davis ('61) Marilyn Stewart ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Dick Pierce ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Susan Nelson ('67), Betty Avant ('69) Matt Crowley ('75), Kim Edgar ('79) Teena Stoner ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Old Cemetery The cemetery on Williams was the cemetery in the old town of Richland and was used by the new town until the other cemetery on the by-pass was opened. There were cemeteries in Hanford and WhIte Bluffs, too, but all the graves were dug up and the bodies were moved. If the family still lived in the area, they chose the place for reburial. If there was no one left to decide, the reburial was in the Richland cemetery. The cemetery upkeep was funded by community fund raisers/ -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz (55) Re: Medicare Supplemental Insurance Can any of you '55 and earlier Bombers recommend a good Medicare Supplemental Insurance which includes prescriptions as well as medical insurance. I would appreciate any referrals as I go on Medicare in four days. Thanks for your help. -Chuck Holtz (55) ~ Everett, WA - where its cloudy and cold... 34. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) Re: MEMORIES Had to respond to the "old" Safeway stores, Wally Erickson's ('53) reminiscing about Safeway brought back the memories of my folks selling Christmas trees every year in front of the Safeway stores (back in late 40s, early 50s). THey had property around Puget Sounds, would take an old truck they had and cut trees, haul them over here and sit outside Safeway selling them... what a project!! They did that for several years, for $1 a tree! Wow, what a memory, and what effort. Thanks for the memories! -Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) ~ Now in Sunny Yuma, AZ (a little overcast) for the winter. PS (I'm just catching up on my Sandstorms after the trip down here!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover You just never know .... A short story: My wife, Julie, has a friend, Kath, a Flight Attendant. Kath has a friend, Cynthia. Cynthia is Canadian and flies (or used to) fly for some Canadian Airline. Kath often has other Flight Attendants visit San Diego and stay with her as she does with them when she visits their homes. Cynthia has been coming down to San Diego on and off for about 5 years. Kath will ask us to take her and her guests sailing/racing on occasion. My wife and I have sailed/raced with her friends over the years even if Kath was not able to sail with us. So it was not unusual for Kath to ask us to take Cynthia and heR 'new' husband for a sail as they had come down for Thanksgiving and were staying until Sunday. Cynthia is quite the lady ... one never knows what she will do or say. She is the life of the party .. even with no party! So, my wife and I were curious to meet the 'man' that had married Cynthia. The Saturday following Thanksgiving we all met at the boat and headed out for a sail on San Diego Bay ... We sailed for a couple of hours. A front from the north was coming through San Diego and the temperature dropped about 15 from the mid 70's and was bringing chilly sprinkles. We headed back. There is no sense in getting your crackers wet and diluting the champagne. We decided to meet at our house and go to dinner in Salona Beach to a great little Mexican Restaurant. After everyone arrived we were having a glass of wine, some kind of thanksgiving cheese ball and crackers. Michael, Cynthia's husband, and I got to talking about ... how did you get here ... etc. etc. etc. .... You know ... I am from Washington ... grew up on the eastern side of the mountains ... OH .. so am I ... OHhh!! I'm from Richland... WHATTTttt!!! ... so am I!!! ... I graduated from Columbia High School... WOW!! Me, toO!! ... What year... '59 ... me '67 ... BOMBERS! Anyhow ... to end this drudge ... Michael Griffin ('67) is the man that 'tamed' Cynthia ... Only a BOMBER could have done that! So you just never know where we will pop up! Yours in Cosmic Amazement ... living in San Diego where all the ladies wear bikinis, the men have occasional Martinis on a regular basis and all the children surf, body board or are tan, blonde, and strong. -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers ('60) Re: Women of 1960 Monthly Lunch Saturday, December 1, the Women of the class of '60 will be getting together at Olive Garden on Gage Blvd. in Kennewick, WA, at 11:30 a.m. It would be great to see you there. -Ann Bishop Myers ('60) ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud (60) Re: The desert I have enjoyed the shared memories of inside Richland, with its many commercial establishments and the sense of safety that allowed us to move about without fear. Perhaps I missed the remembrance of all that open space outside the windbreak. We lived on Cottonwood Drive and were separated from the desert and the Yakima River by just the windbreak and the by-pass highway. Free time would find me wandering in what seemed exotic surroundings, with the magpies, pheasants, spawning carp in the backwaters of the river, and jack rabbits. The seasons changed the scent and sound of the desert, but it continues to fascinate me. With cold weather coming, I wonder if the Yakima will freeze into a jumble of ice as it did in the winter of '59. As with stores and other landmarks passing, I wonder where the rabbits and pheasants have gone. And there seem to be fewer magpies; even though there was a bounty on them back then. Did anyone else fall in love with the desert? -David Cloud (60) ~ Roseburg, OR - 32, overcast ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) How great for you to work with your nephew in doing the genealogy. Lots is learned about family by this. Wish you the best. A wonderful genealogy site is History of Ellis Island. This site was just completed recently. www.ellisisland.com/ You can obtain the genealogy information through the History site or go directly to www.ellisisland.org/. Hundreds of names have been cataloged from when ships arrived from 1894-1924. In the history section it explains what our ancestors had to go through to pass through Ellis Island. During that time it was not easy to get in the United States. Wonderful descriptive pictures and much more. Enjoy. -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain and wind about ready to blow in. Calm and cold right now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) Re: Willa Barnett (RIP) Willa Jean and Larry Barnett have been very good friends of my parents, Julia and Shirley Davis. I remember when the two of them met attending CUP's Fireside group at my parents' house on Stevens. I remember when Willa Jean and Larry were married. For all those years, they remained loyal friends to my mom and dad. When I moved mom and dad to Pullman in 1998 to a nursing home, the Barnetts faithfully wrote them. I am so grateful for the Barnetts, and I will miss Willa Jean so much. Willa Jean, you made such a difference in our lives. -Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62) To: Tedd Cadd ('66) and Family Your Mom, Polly Cadd, is a neighbor and friend to my Mom, Mary Stewart (Bomber Mom of 3, Bomber Gramma of 8, Bomber Great Gramma of 2) has been keeping Mother informed of Amy's ('90) progress. We offer our prayers and support to you and your family during this time. May God Bless and keep Amy well. -Marilyn Stewart Stephenson (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) Re: genealogy To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) I recently came across another website called ellisislandrecords.org Two more are Rootsweb.com/ and FamilySearch.com/ I'm not LDS, but I'm really interested in genealogy. Unfortunately, I'm the only one of the siblings that is REALLY interested. I've spent a lot of money for postage, return postage, document searches, and actual documents. We are retired now, so I've not done much lately. Too many places for the money to be spent. Retirement is twice as much hubby and half as much money! I was lucky enough to get my hands on my grandmother's photo albums and copied all the pictures (that was spendy also) whether I knew them or not. Eventually, my aunt was able to clear up some of the mystery pics, but she has since passed away. I've really enjoyed doing all this; wish I had more time, energy and money. I do have a cousin in Canada who has helped on my father's side. I've only met him once, but he emails me with info he runs into. There is also a website for my maiden name. Sorry, I don't know the name of the cemetery. I know which one you mean, not Einan's. The phone book lists only Richland Cemetery Association (509-943-0803) on the Bypass Highway. Maybe they bought the other one out. At any rate, they would certainly know who owns it and how to contact them. Good Luck. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA where it has been quite foggy all day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) Thanks to Susie Nelson Smith (67) and Scott Hartcorn (67). With my readings and entries in this Alumni Sandstorm, I've have been having dreams about some things that happened a long time ago. No, not those dreams, Hartcorn. I actually had a dream about taking something that belonged to a friend in school in Richland. One of our attorneys here in Saipan, who's originally from Seattle, said he'd heard about our Bomber site and asked for the address. I forwarded it to him. I told him that's it's OK to still be envious of those progressive people that lived over there on the other side of the mountains. Everyone else that I tell "I'm a Bomber" to (especially the guys from Oregon) are still hooting and hollering about our Bombers name. I told one of them that made a fortune via one of dead DHL's Larry Hillbloom's illegitimate children, to go have some fluorocarbons and try to convince someone that he sued the estate to help the kid. He was the best man in my wedding, so we can talk to each other like that. I've written about most of the horrible things we did to Mr. Stiles at the theaters, but I guess I really want to remember those times because of their significance in my life at the time. I mean it was bigger than life stuff. I was raised a Baptist, and my grandmother kept my mother from even letting me go to shows until I was in the 5th or 6th grade, I think. I mean it was another world. I remember the scary movies the most. "The Return of the Fly", "Mr. Sardonicus". I hated walking outside after the show. I never wanted to leave. I was so shaken when Stiles told me I could never come to the Uptown again after Stan plugged up the toilets and we ran. I read the note about Sharon Tate ['61WB-RIP]. I remember my mom helped every year with the girls in the Frontier Days contest. I think my mom was a winner in some Arkansas pageant. She still won't grow old gracefully. I love her, Susie. Does anyone remember going in the summertime to Benton City and north of there in early June and climbing to the top of a ripe and ready cherry tree and eating cherries as big as golf balls when it was cool and the sun had just come up? All the grapefruit, banana, papaya, soursop, avocado, lemon and mango that grow in my back yard now will never compare to those luscious bing cherries. -Dick Pierce (67) ~ In Saipan - where it only gets up to 85 with the trade winds in the winter. I DO miss the seasons. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To: David Douglas ('62) Re: movie for the Chinese students on Americana How about "Rainbow Bridge" for one of the movies? Right after "Bambi" would be good. Actually it is a music video (now including DVD) trying to be a movie with moments of enlightenment. I believe it was voted the worst music video ever. Nevertheless, the Hippies do present an interesting look into the early thoughts and language of the late 60s that eventually lead toward the movement making our Constitution and it's Amendments living breathing documents instead of very old dusty pieces of paper with unknown substance (i.e., what, exactly, does free speech mean?). I suppose you would not need to go into the specifics of the "tune in and drop out" (or was it "drop in and tune out"?) generation that found joining the establishment a better way to fight injustice was from the inside, or that many copped out when they got in, but still an interesting insight of the period. This was the last Jimi Hendrix concert on American soil. I am not sure how impeded you are in China concerning what you can teach their students, but hopefully this is not the same as teaching Christianity in Afghanistan. Far out, man. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Nelson Smith (67) I have an old old memory of the big empty lot across the street from where Newberry's used to be. Used to be just tall weeds, Myra Weihermiller ['67] and I used to build forts over there, we also would find baby birds that fell from the big JJ Newberry's lettering on the outside of the store and take them across the street to the empty lot and have a little funeral service for them. We must have been in grade school... late 50s,,, wonder what year that lot started filling in with grocery store and hotels, etc. Funny we never worried about snakes or rats. No fears at that age. Scott, if you include me in any memories make sure they are nice okay? Think you must have missed those slumber parties cause they were probably in junior high and you went to Carmichael didn't you? I haven't heard anything about Sinclair since the 10 yr. reunion... Think he was in hotel management in Reno or somewhere. -Susan Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) I find something quite interesting in looking at grade school pictures. I had sent one in myself and I got looking at other schools. It seems in the ones I have looked at Jason Lee always took their group pictures in the school auditorium while all the rest were done outdoors. I wonder why the difference? -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it is about 20 today without any snow that they said we were in for ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [My 4th grade picture at Spalding was taken inside. All the rest were outside. Maybe the weather was a factor at Spalding??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Matt Crowley ('75) Re: Richland cemetery on Williams To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) I'm almost positive the name of the cemetery on Williams down the hill from old Sacajawea is Resthaven Cemetery, but someone reading this in Richland could go check for sure. -Matt Crowley ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Cemetery & Genealogy I just want to say thanks to all those who emailed me with the name of the Cemetery "Resthaven" and the phone number. I also want to thank all those who have sent me additional Genealogy websites! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio '79 Happy Holidays to all you Bombers out there! With the events that have taken place recently, I have noticed that many people are reaching out to reconnect with old friends and stay in touch more with family. This brings me to the reason for my entry. My dad and uncle, both Bomber alumni, now have internet access of their own (rather than going through me). If any of you would like to write to either of them, I would be happy to give you their email addresses. Just write me at the above address. Names would be nice, hmmmm? My dad is Don Stoner ('53). My uncle is Don Alder ('60)... some of you may know him as "Duck," which, btw, he hates. Just another Bomber legacy, -Teena Stoner Giulio '79 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Phil Belcher ('51) Rex Hunt ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Marian Wade ('57), Carol Ann Powell ('58) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Ken Brinkerhoff ('61) Earl Bennett ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Susan Nelson ('67) Sharon Benedict ('71), Dan Ham ('72) Gil Gilstrap ('79), Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: old cemetery Another interesting thing about the Richland Cemetery. Obviously the government needed to keep the schools and the cemetery so they made the cemetery part of the school system. I feel sure this could be a first and only. Anybody who is interested can see some very old markers and some that date from the early project days. I also feel sure when I went to school somebody taught me to spell and to type it seems with old age you lose a few skills - old age ain't for sissys. Glad to see people are interested in the old town. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Cemetery I have always heard it referred to as the Richland Cemetery. I don't know if they still have burials there or not. My Mother was buried there in 1988. A foot note: If we had a date who had a early curfew, after a movie, we would park in the north west side of the cemetery. One of the few places that Hanford Patrol did not check. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53) To: David Douglas ('62) Re: movies A movie that represented a life style of the 50s and 60s: "Rebel Without A Cause". While it is certainly stylized in that Hollywood way, it is still a reasonable rendition of life in that period. The school bully, the alienation between parent and child, drag racing, the effort to be one of the "in crowd", prejudice, even the police were shown as being able to bend the law and evidence to fit the crime and suspect. And - in spite of James Dean's mumblings - is still a good movie. -Rex Hunt (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) To: David Cloud ('60) There is still "some" desert left, but not much and most of it is on the reservation. Even the back road between West Richland and Ki-Be shows signs of further sub-division. To: David Douglas ('62) Don't remember if this one was mentioned or not, but you might want to add the Best Hollywood Movie Musical ever "Singin' In The Rain". It's a joy to watch, and you don't have to worry about hidden agendas. To: Dick Pierce ('67) I don't know if it is still growing, but back in 1949 or '50, through the urging of Glen Lee (then publisher of the TCH) some one actually grew a banana tree in the Tri-Cities. Glen used to refer to our corner of the state as being the "banana belt". Go figure. To: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) and Betty Avant ('69) It must have been the weather around Spalding. During my grade school days in Centralia, WA, all of our class pictures were taken on the front steps of the school OUTSIDE. And, remember, Centralia is in the west (or rainy) part of the state. I don't know what else to tell you. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ Albany, OR - where the wind doth blow and the rain pelteth down and the populace grows impatient for Saturday next. And, hey Husky fans, look on the bright side, Miami just got lucky in the last 47 minutes. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marian "Martie" Wade Jenkins ('57) Re: "sort of" relatives To: Loretta Ostboe Frasier (55) and Teena Stoner Giulio (79) Wow! Two "sort of" relations in one day! Loretta, I haven't seen you since about 1964. Please e- mail me and let me know how your family is and Rod and his family. I went to a family reunion between Basin and Boulder, MT. in August. Some of my cousins I had NEVER met were there. In talking to Monte and his wife Teena, I asked where they lived. Teena said in Eastern Washington - we did the same as John Northover ('59) and friend -- and surprise, she, as well as her parents also graduated from Col Hi! I told her I would be extremely embarrassed to have gone to a class reunion only to find I had a cousin's wife as one of the alumni. Yes! A very small world! -Marian "Martie" Wade Jenkins ('57) ~ Ely, NV - where it's been 5 below 0 the last few nights. TOO COLD! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Ann Powell Olson, ('58) To: David Cloud ('60) Re: I love the desert! David, We lived on the 1300 block of Sanford. I've mentioned that we loved to play in the orchard to the North of us, and we enjoyed picking cherries and apricots etc. but my great love, and still is, was always the desert. My dad loved it, and I guess I learned to love it by osmosis. We would play elaborate games of hide and seek, with warnings to be careful of the rattlers. In the earlier days we'd go rabbit hunting out in the sage brush, and go to the potholes to fish. Camping in the sandy desert there was always a challenge, and lots of fun. My dad would always call us together to watch the sunset or the sunrise. I never got over the wonder of the colors or the shapes of the clouds, In fact I'm still a sky watcher. I never grow weary of watching the constant changes in the sky around me. I don't think I've ever seen sunsets or sunrises more lovely than the ones you have there. Ours here in the mountains, are very fleeting. Those in Richland seemed to go on for a long time. I remember finding animal bones, skulls, and teeth out in the desert, and loved the smell of the sagebrush when it rained, still do. I often describe the place of my raising as a desert, and many people are surprised, as they seem to think all of Washington is green and covered with pines. Not so, even with all the water that the three rivers carry, the land is still desert. Even with all the farming and the building, it's still desert. It's fertile, and good for growing, but desert never the less. My kids grew up in the south end of town. With a wind break just a block or so away. I enjoyed walking there with them, and coming to see the new forts, or creations they'd made there. We all enjoyed exploring all the things that were there. Like animal families, homes, and habitat. We loved cutting wild asparagus, and collecting pine cones, small seed pods etc., for projects. The kids would bring walking sticks and other interesting "stuff" home to share with their parents. We weren't always crazy to see it all, but I'll admit it was interesting. One spring my son, who was a senior then, cut through the wind break one day on his way home from school, and found a covey of quail. He watched a young boy shoot the mother and father with a B.B. gun just moments before. He ran around and gathered them up in his jacket as it began to rain. He brought them home to his dad, who had helped him nurse sick birds to health before. They put them in a large cage, with a small warmer, but they had gotten wet, and like many wild things wouldn't eat. Although he worked all night to feed them, they died by morning, and I found him in tears hovering over the cage and their tiny dead bodies. He's a grown man now, and has many animals of his own, but a love of wild life has never left him. I think growing up so close to the windbreak had a great deal to do with that love. I've gone on and on. I know there are many others out there with many, many memories as well. -Carol Ann Powell Olson, (the brunette, '58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) To: David Cloud ('60) I fell in love with the desert and would roam for hours around the emptiness of the old trailer park near base housing at Hanford. In fact I learned to drive in a '49 woody station wagon on those empty roads. It was definitely a great place to live and the Columbia river was a fascination to me. My Dad had a boat and we spent many happy, carefree hours on the rivers. I love that area and am planning to go back someday. Thanks again for some wonderful memories. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) ~ Central Georgia ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Brinkerhoff ('61) Re: The Desert David Cloud (60) brought back some long forgotten but most pleasant memories about the desert. In the swatch between the wind break and the Yakima river, there was one sandy area that was particularly nice to just sit and watch. After a few minutes, a lizard nose would appear under a sage brush. A couple of minutes later the it would become a head and another nose would peek from the sage brush next door. Eventually a few entire lizards could be seen enjoying the sun until some unaware and noisy person came near, then zip ... nothing but empty sand. Two weeks ago, my wife and I took a two day mini- vacation and drove around death valley. It's beautiful. It must have conditioned me to be touched by David's desert memories. Yes David, at least one other person fell in love with the desert. P.S. We live about half way between Los Angeles and San Diego. I just put finished putting up Christmas lights and it's getting cold out ... might drop into the 40s tonight. Brrrr! -Ken Brinkerhoff ('61) ~ Mission Viejo, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett, Gold Medal Class of '63 To: David Cloud ('60) Not only did I fall in love with the desert, a prominent memory involves the crabapple tree almost straight west from the end of Swift, immediately below the riding trail from the stables at Van Giesen and the Bypass. There were good times climbing in the tree, and I occasionally found arrows folks had lost while shooting at the archery targets in the same general area. Another, less pleasant memory, is the stomach ache from crabapples boiled in Yakima River water (even in clean water it would have been a bad idea), an adventure with Arlan Dabling ('63 Bulldog with Richland roots) when we were still at Jason Lee. And how could anyone's life be complete without having built a tumbleweed fort, or engineered a sand dam (structural stability was not in the specs - how else could you have the job security of rebuilding every time out) in the ditch where the storm drain flowed under the bypass? When I was in the Air Force and stationed on Crete, I had Mom send me some sagebrush buttons. I crushed them in tissue, one at a time, carefully rationed to last for months, and hung them on the wall over my bed to carry my dreams back to the desert. Robley Johnson's "Desert Sky" photo of Rattlesnake Mountain in sepia tone still graces my home in Virginia, though I should get a new print since the smoke damage from an uncooperative flue never really came off. Somewhere I still have the book "Living Desert," which I believe either inspired or was based on the (Disney?) movie of the same name. Yes, I love the desert. I still prefer to rent a car and drive from Seattle to Richland when I visit Mom and my sisters, rather than fly over (not to mention that it's also cheaper, since I can never stay long enough to rack up a big rental car bill). Even after dark - perhaps especially after dark - it's a beautiful and restful event to cross the Columbia twice and float on the sagebrush aroma into Richland. Regards, ecb3 - from Laurel, MD, where it's still unseasonably warm, gray, and more rain forecast for later this week. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Re: genealogy I "found" my grandfather's name on the ellisisland site. he was only two years old when he came over from Norway. His last name was Dahl, but after settling in Minnesota and way too many Dahls, his parents changed his last name to "Bue". have no idea how they got that from "Dahl". ;) I also have a photo album of pictures that my grandmother made, for each of her seven grandchildren, it has wedding pictures of all our "greats" - hers is the last picture in the album. she also did a tree for all of us, and was able to trace her roots back to Eric the Red. ;) I remember coming home from grade school talking about celebrating Columbus Day and she would tell us, "Leif Erikson discovered America first". Bombers 4-ever. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where it is 54 outside, and I am "happy as a bug in a rug" - this is MY kind of weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Susan Nelson Smith (67) You really set me up... after your baby bird story, how could you be included in anything but nice stories? Even historical exaggeration could not justify anything less. Truth is you always seemed to hang out with the nice crowd, unlike me who was always trying to get away with as much as possible. TO: Dick Pierce ('67) Picking up on your memory of the cherry orchards, I recall in the summer picking cherries out near Badger Mountain at a place called Staples Orchards. Problem was they were so good, and I would eat so many, that I'd always get sick. On my recent tour of the area, reported a few days ago, Dad & I drove past what was Staples. It was located on what is now Keene Road, and what was Staples is now an open field with all the trees cut down and piled up. The place is now surrounded by monster houses and all sorts of stuff. You might recall, during high school, this is the exact place everyone would go for drag racing. At that time it seemed like we were miles from civilization. People like Ron Howard ('67), George Moore ('67), Gary 'Stump' O'Rourke ('66) and many others, would go there to race... used to draw quite the crowds. I remember you racing you Dad's 442 once. Speaking of Stump, he used to work, what seemed like forever, at the Uptown 76 gas station. For quite some time this was one of our weekend hangouts back in the days when gas stations were actually "service stations". He'd let us use the lifts to work on our cars and generally just hang out, waiting for others to drop by. For the record, my tour discovered that the station there now is a Texaco, but still located just across the parking lot from the Uptown Theater. Incidentally Dick, I never knew the side of you that picked fruit on the up-and-up, much less way out in Benton City... I always thought you just snitched the stuff from the neighbor's tress. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) To: Dick Pierce (67) I remember your Mother very well. In grade school we (the girls) would go over and talk to her about making you have parties or maybe she talked us into having parties... think she really enjoyed planning them. Also we all had crushes on you so it was a really good way to get to see you. I remember she was a beautiful women and it wouldn't surprise me if she was in beauty pageants. I also will never forget her name for you, I won't say it here I don't want to embarrass you. But it starts with a P. I also remember Mr. Stiles he scared me. Probably cause you guys always had him so angry. The scary movies scarred me for life I still won't watch movies like "Silence of the Lambs". When we girls went to those scary movies "The pit in the Pendulum", "The Birds", "Psycho". etc. I always had a sweater with me and had my eyes covered with my sweater the whole time. Everyone else seemed to really like them. Guess I'm still a chicken. For years I used to run and jump into bed because I thought the creature from the Deep Lagoon was under my bed ready to grab my ankle. -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Benedict Isaacson (71) To: John Northover ('59) The Solana Beach great little Mexican Restaurant doesn't happen to be Fidel's does it? My parents lived in DelMar for ten years back in the late 70s and we loved that place. I've often wondered if it was still there. -Sharon Benedict Isaacson (71) ~ Richland - winter has arrived this morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Re: The desert We used to have so much fun messing around out in the desert. My friends and I would pack up a couple of sandwiches and one or two thermos' of kool-aid and head out. We'd hoof it out to the Richland airport and just keep going. Seems like we'd walk out behind the airport for miles and miles (probably just hundreds of yards) and catch lizards. There used to be these cement lined "canals" out there somewhere and once we even came across an old wooden structure that still had a couple of walls and part of a roof on it. It used to be so much fun to pretend you were an explorer or, if we took our BB guns along we'd play like army guys or something. We'd be gone all day and our parents never seemed to worry about us. I don't think parents today would even entertain such a foolhardy and dangerous mission. Too bad really. Does anybody remember that little putting course on Van Giesen across the by-pass? I think it was where C&M Landscaping is now or maybe across from the red barn riding academy? Howard Avant and I used to walk out there alot and play. Ahh.. those were the days my friends. -Dan Ham (72) ~ in a rainy Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gil Gilstrap (79) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Let me know what you need about your family members and I can go through my church Sites and probably find you some info. I need as much info as you want to give, and please at first lets keep it to one at a time ok LOL. gilly 79 Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints LDS -Gil Gilstrap (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Kim, You really need to check out http://www.cyndislist.com/ This really is the mother of all genealogy sites. I just looked at it and it boasts over 100,000 genealogy links. I can't imagine not being able to at least find a contact of someone to call, if not the exact information you want from that web site. To: David Douglas (62) Re: Movies One movie that came to mind was "American Graffiti". With the music, and the car races, Wolfman Jack, and the T'Birds (or whatever that gang was) with the cigarettes in their t-shirt sleeves, seems like it might be a good intro to the 50s. Or my favorite children's classic "Wizard of Oz". Wonder what they'd think of that one? Nothing to do with "culture" really except its an adaptation of classic literature, but we all wish for happily ever after, eh? -Beth Young Gibson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Donna McGregor ('57) John Northover ('59), David Douglas ('62) Roger Fishback ('62), Anita Cleaver ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Dick Pierce ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Susie Nelson ('67), Vicki Schrecengost ('67WB) Betti Avant ('69), Barbara Creek ('72) Vicki Owens ('72), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Something we miss Before the area got so populated and had so many lights You could often see the Northern Lights. Even in the early project days you could go outside on a cold clear night about midnight and see the sky lit up with a wonderful display usually several colors with lots of red but one very cold night the whole sky was lit with an apple green light that I will never forget. We are losing things that cannot be replaced. How long will it be before we are so overgrown that we have no room for farms and then the people starve. It's happened in many countries already. Are we smart enough to see that it doesn't happen to us? In the meantime take a trip to Alaska or the Yukon and see this wonder. Of course you'll have to go in winter. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Desert To: David Cloud ('60) We moved to Richland in 1949 after having lived in the North Richland trailer park for about a year. Before that we lived in the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls, ID area (having been born there.) It was a total shock to go from the pine trees and mountains to the desert and I totally rejected it at first. But we, too, lived on Cottonwood, watched the shelter belt being planted, and guess what! Just up north of us were the only two pine trees around, and I felt very privileged by that and pretty much claimed them as my own. They were the buffer during the adjustment to the desert which I grew to love too. Hiking out behind the bypass, looking for anything and everything to take home as a treasure. There was a small tower-like structure out there we'd go and play. Going down to the Yakima. Riding the horses at the Riding Academy out on Van Giesen (.50 an hour back then). I still have a book of poems I wrote in high school about the beauty the power of the desert. You boys were lucky!! You got to wear pants to school. In my day girls had to wear dresses/skirts and walk to school with that wind blowing that sand into our legs - we just danced all the way to school, jumping up and down saying "owie and oochie", also trying to pull our coats down over our legs as we went. My gosh!!! growing up in Richland was so safe!!! Well anyway, after a fashion here I am Living for the past 33 years In the high desert of New Mexico, altitude of about 5600' (about 30 miles north of Santa Fe) having made the complete circle back to the desert and I love it. Combining the farm in Idaho and the desert of Richland. (Altho the wind isn't as bad) You know a big piece of the shelter belt blew down in 1993. Right where my dad, (Fay Perkins, referee/umpire/bowler) still lives in the house on Cottonwood. -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ in cold Espanola, NM - where it snowed a little. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) To: Sharon Benedict Isaacson (71) Yes, Fidel's is located at 607 Valley Av. Solana Beach ... Phone 858.755.5292 ... still there. I have not been there in about five years. The little Mexican Restaurant I was talking about is Las Olas ... about a mile north of the Solana Beach Train station on the Pacific Coast Hiway .. across the hiway is the Pacific Ocean ... where my wife and I have witnessed two green flash sunsets over the years, as we sipped on our margaritas, munched on jalapeno carrots, and dipped our chips in guacamole ... while we waited for the Mexican Platter of our choice ... By the way, for you Bombers that may be visiting the San Diego area and would like to know where to eat, stay, what to do ... the "San Diego Reader" a local weekly rag is a great source of local information. They Report on all the dirt that the "San Diego Onion" will not report. Has local news not fit for National consumption. In addition they have listings on entertainment and shows and food and other things. If it is not listed in the Reader you most probably do not want to go there, eat there, see it or it ain't happ'n ... http://www.sdreader.com/ If you want specifics ... please feel free to email me as I have been in San Diego since 1968 and can offer recommendations. -John Northover (59) ~ Living in San Diego, CA ... where my wife and I will be sailing ... in the sun ... out to the ocean and back ... on Sunday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions for movies to show my Chinese students. Finding particular movies in China is a challenge - none of the stores knows what they have or where - you just look through the stacks and hope. I have found "Pay It Forward", "Miss Congeniality", "Pearl Harbor", nd "Sleepless in Seattle". Many of the DVD stores closed this week due to China's joining the World Trade Organization - I guess one of the conditions was that they close the illegal duplication business. (I've already seen "Harry Potter" here.) To: Ed Wood ('62) Yes, I remember those days on the projection crew. I still remember showing multi-reel films using two projectors - we had to cue the second one to be ready when the first reel ended, watching for the white circle that warned the reel was ending. I was foreign guest of honor and a judge at the English Association's English Drama competition tonight. Various classes adapted stories to dramas - Beauty and the Beast, The Magic Necklace, Aladin, Chicken Run, Romeo and Juliet, and Breakfast Is Served (the last was a short mystery). -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Bomber Basketball-2001 The Bombers started Basketball play at Hanford High on Thursday, October 29. During a close first half the Atomic squad was leading 24-15 in the Second Quarter when the Falcons scored 9 points (most from free throw line) to cut the Bomber lead to 4 at 31-30. At the half the Bombers led 34-32. The third quarter saw the Bombers outscore Hanford 23 to 14 to lead 57-46 after three. Hanford closed the lead to six, but the Bombers prevailed 73-63. Bomber scoring was Buck 21, Frisbee 13, Hilgert 12 and Bussman 12. The remainder of the squad scored 15. Hilgert led both sides with 15 rebounds, seven of which were on the offensive end of the court. The Bombers shot 48% on 29 of 60. Free throws were 11 of 17. The Bombers had 41 rebounds, 21 offensive and 20 defensive. They committed 13 turnovers had 8 steals and 7 assists. Saturday finds the Bomb Squad traveling to Cheney for a 7:00 game. Details to follow Sunday. Later -Roger Fishback (62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Line score: 1 2 3 4 Bombers 18 34 57 73 Hanford 14 32 46 63 Travis Buck 21, John Tierney 5, Tim Bussman 12, Lance Frisbee 13, Dustin Hilgert 12, James York 5, Casey Johnson 5, B J Arthurs 0 players listed in order of appearance. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 I know a lot of you have had trouble remembering who Frank Osgard is or what he looks like. Well, Frank dropped by one evening while we were having dinner with friends - I think he'd been on the road in his motor home for quite some time. Well, anyway, we took a couple of pictures just so everyone can see he really does exist. -Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) Staples Orchard is no longer there?! My ex-husband, Lew Cosens (64), lived out on Keene Road quite aways up from Staples. There are alot of house surrounding his mom's house and has been for years. I haven't been out that way in a long time and can imagine how that whole area is filling up with homes now. More money in that than orchards. To: Linda Reining (64) You were saying how nice 54 is. It is a bit cool, but you are used to hotter weather there in Bakersfield than we are up here in Eureka. By now you probably got hit with that storm that passed through us yesterday with the gale force winds and heavy rains. It sure is nice not to have to shovel snow though isn't it? -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Re: Stull leads in Portugal ~ 11/27/01 TCHerald Richland's Steve Stull {Class of 69} shot a consecutive 5-under par Tuesday to open a three-shot lead at the halfway point of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying School on the Pinta course at the Pestana Golf Resort Carvoeiro in Portugal. Stull, 50, recorded five birdies in building his lead over Chiles' Guillermo Encina, who fired a 7-under 64 that tied a course record. Stull, at 10-under 132, is in great position to secure one of the eight tour cards available to the 72 golfers. Way to go, Steve. -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) To: Susie Nelson Smith (67) The "P" you refer to must be Pumpkin. I AM much stronger now. Dolly, an early Persian cat of ours, was another one of my Mom's favorites. I am passing that Pumpkin along, which my wife seems to accept as a term of endearment. I can hear Scott Hartcorn (67) chortling right now. When's our next reunion ? Actually, I always thought that was you in League of Their Own (Geena Davis). To: Scott Hartcorn (67) I was an honorable summertime cherry picker starting in 8th grade, until I got my first job as a bagboy at Mayfair Market at $1.25/hr. I recall the farmers warning us not to eat too many of them. We'd get sick. Screw them !! Free cherries. To: David Douglas (62) I envy your adventure. I have traveled to Harbin for the Ice Festival and think that the train ride from Shenzen to Canton was the "spectrum" of China. The train station in Shenzen was like being in the middle of a human river. Just like the Star Ferry offers two fares from Hong Kong to Kowloon, the train had two as well. I still remember the quaint polka music on the rumbling rickety train ride, and the push carts with congee and cigarettes. I have not eaten the bear bladder I bought. There are nearly 20,000 workers from China here (Saipan), working in the factories, hotels and construction. Even though we are a part of the U.S., we control our immigration authority for access to a skilled workforce. A large number of the young Chinese, ladies mostly, want to learn to speak English. The instructors here, and at the college, use film for their lessons. I have heard many musicals and westerns are best. Easy, understandable, concise and dramatic works. I'm sure there are still old "Bonanza" series reruns in China, Korea and Japan to this day. "I Dream of Jeannie" works well, too. My golfing buddy here used to teach English in Japan. He said the best tools he ever had were the old "Get Smart" television half-hour shows. Remember Jaime, the robot? They used the idioms; shake a leg, don't hold your breath, get the lead out, give me a hand, stuff like that worked well with the students. I liked the Cone of Silence, but I think that'd be better in the second year. -Dick Pierce (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen 67 Re: Susie's Monsters under her bed! Hi Susie, Well I had a monster under my bed too! He had green scaly hands! I had to sleep in the very middle of my double bed so he couldn't reach up from the sides to get me!! Believe it or not I still have that feeling!! *GRIN* (every now and then!) My monster came from watching that old TV show called One Step Beyond! This guy had a "Fishy" problem and his hands were green and scaly! YUCK! And he was sitting in a Red Velvet Chair!! I can still see that after all these years! WEIRD HUH? Oh well I've never been normal, why change at this age! LOL! But it's nice to know there were monsters under someone else's bed too! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) ~ Thorp, WA - we got our first snow yesterday... dumped a FOOT of the white stuff! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) Scott, Myra and I use to also tie rolly polly bugs to the stake and burn them. That was when we were indians I think. Also remember stealing a quart of my folk's home brew and going to the Bomber Bowl and drinking it with Myra. It was pretty bad and we were pretty sick so didn't do that again. Think that was our senior year. So see I was bad twice. -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) To: Alan Stephens ('66) Re: Small World A couple weeks ago my doorbell rang and I was greeted by a Boy Scout with his father selling greens for their holiday fundraiser. I mentioned having grown up in Washington state and missing the cedar and fir that I always fill my house with at holiday time. The Dad happened to mention growing up in Richland and I had to ask him twice to repeat it since I was in shock. His family left in 1961, but what are the chances of meeting someone living one block over with intimate knowledge of the Bombers, especially when you live in Virginia?!!! -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) - where we are sharing our neighborhood with a Senator and a Vice Presidential relation and LOTS of Secret Service 24/7 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Putt Putt golf Hi to Danny Ham ('72), I am Howard Avant's ['72-RIP] sister. I remember him learning some golf skills on that course. In fact, one summer they had a tournament and it seems he won a trophy for I believe 2nd place. I think I still have it around, as when he passed away his brother, Robert ('69), and I had to go through his apartment and decide what to keep and what to get rid of. I took it and some other things as mementos. I know he always walked out there, as none of us was old enough to drive yet. Bomber cheers, -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it frosty again this AM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Creek House ('72) I look through the entries almost daily to see if there is a graduate of 1972. I recognized Dan Ham's name today and thought I would send something. It was such a long time ago. I remember the 3 gals I hung out with all the time, Kathy, Jean, and Jane. I remember when we would take some paint down to the concrete slab, I can't remember what it was called then, and we would just paint over whatever was on it from the year before. We'd bring a ladder with us and have a great time. We would stay out late, and our parents never seemed to worry about us, unless a car broke down and we were really late. I'd never do that now. Times sure have changed. -Barbara Creek House (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Your mention of a banana tree stirred some brain cells! Our neighbors, Jim and Nell Couch, had a banana tree in their back yard. They were our backdoor neighbors, facing Cedar. (We were on Birch.) I do remember a photo in the TCH, though it must have been in the 1960s for me to remember. I think the reason it stuck in my mind is that the photo showed the Couch kids, Jimmy and Melanie, eating bananas, but Mr. Couch told us that the bananas were bought at the supermarket because you need two banana trees to make bananas. Is that what you call "yellow journalism"? (Oooooh, bad!) The banana belt extends down to Lewiston and Clarkston. I suppose when you think of the climate of most places as far north as Richland (Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota -- brrrrrzzy) then the Tri-Cities is downright balmy. -Vicki Owens (72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - where our banana trees grow matoke, gonjja, ndizi, bogoya, etc. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: Reunion '82 in 2002 The class of '82 Reunion Committee will be taking some time off from the planning of the reunion during the holiday season. We would like to wish all of you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be sure to check out the Alumni Sandstorm where we will post the next meeting date and time. Again.. Happy Holidays and enjoy this special season :). Class of '82 Reunion Committee: Tracey Wood Peloquin Jil Lytle Smith Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Teresa Dunham Johnson Craig Hall *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2001 ~ December, 2001