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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/01/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Richey ('53), Janet Wilgus ('59) Carol Carson ('60), Frank Osgard ('63WB) Jim House ('63), Peg Sheeran ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Susan Nelson ('67) Ken Staley ('68), Steve Piippo ('70) Peggy Adair ('72), Paula Mulvey ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey (53) To: Chuck Holtz '55) Chuck: Write to me on E-mail about a supplement plan through Mutual of Omaha that I have had for 3 three years. I had major surgery (colon cancer) in July and as of now the bill is over $50,000 and between Medicare and the plan I have, I haven't had to put out a penny. I'd be glad to give some information about the cost and plan that I have. -Marilyn Richey (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) Dear Sandstormers: Just had to respond to entries about the gorgeous California weather. Well, as Richland "Returnee Retirees" (from 30 years in California) I have to tell you that my husband tried out his new (and it is a new design!) snow shovel/pusher yesterday and he was like a kid playing in the snow waiting for the school bus!! He couldn't wait to show me how "easy" the new snow removal device was to operate!! Actually no shoveling necessary, only 2 inches on the ground, which unfortunately melted the next morning) he just remembered he had purchased the "new toy"...just in case. The children across the way were having so much fun in the snow ... bags and books stacked at the bus stop and they were throwing snow balls, making snowmen, holding the cat under a big spruce tree and then when the bus pulled up, dropped everything instantly and dashed for their bundles. (The cat was so happy to have them outta there... he escaped to the porch!) Yes, Moms, not much has changed. The weather reports were for "perhaps" canceling school due to snow (get real, two inches??? Remember the blizzard of '49 and we were in school!!! yeah!) and of course the students love the snow (as much as we did?) and are all nice and wet for the rest of the morning!! When I awoke and saw that beautiful white snow covering everything, I couldn't wait to get out... remember, I haven't seen snow like this in years and years and it's right in our yard!! I just had to get out in that beautiful white landscape... walked around the yard and talked to the neighbors horses (carrots, of course) and marveled at such quiet beauty. Yes, we are lucky enough to have found a place in the Richland "country" that, as I recall, was an informal firing range in the sage brush! It's a neighborhood, to be sure, but still a bit country, I can sit on my patio and watch our favorite little neighbor girl practice her dressage routine on the "green fairway"... and this is better than watching golfers, I can assure you... the language between horse and rider is so much more refined!! Ha. And the riding is the most understated elegant "dance" I've seen! There is a gang in the neighborhood, however, a covey of quail we call the "Gang of 27!" and they are ever present, always scurrying around and getting into mischief (grape vines are their fav target!) and looking out for huge flickers and magpies! Re: Columbia Choral Had a section rehearsal at our house last night for the Columbia Choral and so here's the plug: We have two Christmas/Holiday concerts: Fri. evening, Dec. 7, 7:30pm, Lord of Life Church, 640 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick Sunday, December 9, 3:00pm, Battelle Auditorium, Battelle Blvd., Richland. This will be a lovely performance from 35 folks who have worked diligently for months on challenging music just because they love singing. (Thanks Mr. Stell!) Hope some of you Bombers will be in attendance. As in the past, there is so much musical talent in this area. Our director is working on his Ph.D. in music, our accompanist has two Masters in music, so, as singers, we are in good hands. Re: Steve Stull ('69) Hello: I just wanted to add this site address for the details of Steve Stull's fantastic accomplishment on the European Senior Tour. My son sent this to me and for golf fans, especially of us "older" folks, it is a must read. Article on Steve Stull Enjoy safe holidays and though I don't often write to the 'Storm, I read everyday and so enjoy all the contributions and happy reminiscences of "our home town." -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson (Southam) Renaud '60 Re: Movies The discussion of movies prompts me to mention one that was defining for me - "Man With The Golden Arm." This movie was probably responsible for me deciding NEVER to try drugs - not even Pot. I thought one drag would put a monkey on my back forever! I'm sure glad they didn't include wine as one of the evils in that movie - I'd be a tea-totaler! LOL -Carol Carson (Southam) Renaud '60 ~ Renton, WA, where it is overcast - cool and rainy off & on ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) Re: The Osgard family Anita didn't present all the facts (probably memory loss induced by Aqua Net, white lipstick and fuzzy sweaters). They do have a lovely home, on a skinny street not meant for the SS Frank (formerly known as T- Rex). They had some nice folks over for dinner that night. But they forgot to introduce us, or ask if we needed to use the facilities. I hadn't been asked to leave that fast, since some guy across the hall ran our butts out of room 508 at the Camlin. The last time I saw Anita, was in the Spudnut Shop. I really didn't see her, but I did find her gum under the table. I 'm enclosing my picture with my brother Darrell and my other brother Darrell, who some of you might remember. fRANK p.s. it is just me or does the smell of popcorn make you think of the Dime Store? -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) To: Anita Cleaver (63) Thanks for posting the picture of Frank Osgard (63WB). I was so disappointed the new RV failed him on his journey to R2k. Looks like the same old Frank to me, lovingly clutching a wine bottle like a new born child. The only difference appears to be he now prefers wine that costs more than a dollar a bottle. I heard that during his last visit to a Gold Medal (63) family he claimed his RV needed parts, so he parked in their back yard for two weeks. Because of his plumbing problems he was repeatedly running in and out of their house all night long. Has he really changed that much since winning the lottery? -Jim House (63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) To: Anita Cleaver '63 Re: Your pictures of Frank... Please let us know where donations can be sent - whatever we can do to help a fellow classmate.. -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) We got the storm yesterday and it is still raining this morning. We also have the tule fog and a few school delays (busses won't run in those conditions, so school is delayed for 2-3 hours, depending on what part of the county the school is in). Since my grandkids are "walkers", they still have to be to school on time. ;) As for not having to shovel snow, Bakersfield got snow about three years ago - some parts of town had enough to be able to go out and make a snowman... should have seen how these crazy Californians reacted to the snow on the ground and on the streets! Some businesses closed for the day and others told employees to stay home, cause streets were too slick!!!!!! Even the police were advising that people stay off the streets unless it was absolutely necessary to be out!!!!! ;) had to teach my grandkids how to build a snowman! They learned real quick how to have a snowball fight, though! -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where it is 54 outside and 68 inside - finally had to give in and turn on the heat. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) I don't remember the show you spoke of, but do remember "Tales From the Tomb" and "Twilight Zone". I wanted to go to bed and hide. But everyone else in the family wanted to watch it. So I sat in my Mom's lap and covered my eyes. Dick, I'm glad your stronger now, my daughter has gained the name pumpkin from my husband, It always made me think of how much you were teased about it. Where's Scott today? -Susan Nelson Smith ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley '68 Re: The Music of Youth Ah...George You now perhaps can have an idea of the impact you made on a generation. How many remember that first Ed Sullivan Show with the boys, who now look so clean cut? Can you remember your parent's comments on the 'long hair'? Thank you for introducing to America eastern mysticism, bringing yet another expression of love and existence to the fore front. Thank you for "While my guitar gently weeps." Thank you for "Here comes the sun." Thank you for sharing your talents with us, George. You truly were an important part of my youth. -Ken Staley '68 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo 70 and still here To: Dan Ham 72 How about the pond, I think it's called Clear Lake, behind the cemetery. Great BB gun territory and really cool forts. -Steve Piippo (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) To: Danny Ham (72) Ah yes, I remember those days very well and all the same places. However, my mode of transportation was by horse rather than by foot. Bet I traveled farther and a bit quicker. Our trail was behind the red barn over the first sand dune, take a right, and ride along the cement-lined canal. Those little lizards were everywhere back then but rarely seen lately. We used to ride out to the Vantage highway when they were just punching it through (and still was dirt before paving) and race our horses. The horses always knew when we hit the road, it was race time! I am sure the paving crew didn't appreciate us very much but what the heck. You're right in saying parents probably wouldn't allow their kids being gone for so long. In the summer, my mother would pack me a lunch, drop me off at the Richland Riders' Club in the morning and would pick me up at dark. We never worried about our well being. The Riders' Club was a big family and they took care of the kids. The put-put golf course you spoke of I think was located where the old green barn riding stables once was. My memory may fail me, and if it has, I am certain one of our historians will correct me. Don't have to tell you what kind of weather we're having, you have the same. -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Mulvey Noakes ('79) Re: Resthaven Cemetery -- Richland Hi, I noticed in a recent newsletter that somebody had asked about the cemetery in Richland across from the old Sacajawea school site. (I missed the first part of the thread so forgive me if this is wrong!) They are still burying people there; at least when my dad died in January of this year he was buried there alongside his first wife, who died in 1957 (? not 100% sure of the date). We had the funeral at the LDS Jadwin Chapel and so we just walked over to the cemetery for the graveside portion of the service. Also, my mom was inquiring about buying a plot there for herself. She has a plot in Kaysville, Utah, but since she's lived in Richland for 41+ years, she doesn't really feel the need to go home to Utah to be buried, you know? And they told her there were still a few spaces left there in Resthaven. I have enjoyed looking at the older headstones when I'm there putting flowers on my dad's grave. There must be some very interesting stories behind some of those deaths, if only we had them available to read! By the way, my dad was Charles Mulvey... we lived up on Thayer in an "A" house (mom's still there but looking to sell), and I went to Sacajawea through 5th grade, then Spalding, then Carmichael and Col High. Dad came up from Utah with the Remington Arms crew in 1942 as a firefighter. When we were going through his things we found a couple of fireman's shields from that job. I brought one of them home with me and it's a nice remembrance of the history of this place! -Paula Mulvey Noakes ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/02/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Loescher ('53), Carol Hollingsworth ('55) Dick Pierce ('67), Vicki Schrecengost ('67) Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72), Teena Stoner ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Re: Club 40 Word is in the mail that Club 40 has arisen like a phoenix from the ashes, and we are actively looking for new members. About 35 local members and a few from out of town met for potluck, sound-bathing in Christmas carols from the loft, and newsletter folding on Friday. We mailed a DustStorm to 1423 Bombers -- just this once. May's DustStorm is reserved for dues paying members only. If you've attended your 40th class reunion, or if you're in the classes of '62, '63 or '64, you can join immediately. So many spark plugs exist in those classes, we wrote associate member status for them into the bylaws! We want former members back, as well as new. "Wannabes" are welcome. Even if they didn't graduate, or graduated elsewhere, we share memories and friendship ties and have a lot of fun at our annual reunions. We have a small stash of extra DustStorms for new members. Just send your annual dues of $5.00 (such a deal!) to: Richland High School Club 40 P.O. Box 1832 Richland, WA 99352 Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell '53 - Co-Treasurer for Club 40 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 Dime stores remind me of Blue Waltz perfume and Tangee lipstick: the kind of lipstick you put on and it was clear and then it turned pinkish red the longer it was on. We got away with wearing lipstick very young with this. By the way, any girl who wore anything on her eyes in the form of makeup was headed for "ruination". Do any girls remember these names? -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin, 55 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) Well, at 53 it always makes me feel better when something I was trying to remember finally comes to me. My daughter was telling me and my friend that she really loves math. My buddy then said how much he liked math. Then I remembered that someone asked in the Alumni Sandstorm if anyone could remember the name of that German lady trigonometry teacher when we were recalling the old Calvin Gentle stories. Bing! I think her name was Mrs. Abbot. She's the one I thought must surely own stock in an overhead projector company because most of our classes were spent in the dark when she hovered over that machine. I think the class was right after lunch or one class later. Don't need no supplemental memory capsules yet. Bought some though. -Dick Pierce (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: My neighbor from Richland A couple days ago I mentioned a new neighbor who grew up in Richland but left in 1961. His name is Nolan Mackness. He would have been 11 when his family moved to CA in 1961. He graduated from high school in CA in 1968. Anyone who remembers him or his family can send email for him to me and I will see that he gets it. As I recall, he said he attended Jason Lee among other schools. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ~ McLean, VA - where it was a balmy 74 yesterday and we are thrilled with the extended Indian summer (is that politically incorrect these days? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) Re: Places to Ride To: Peggy Adair and Dan Ham (72) I learned to ride at the Red Barn, which is still there, but looks like it's about to move. My sister, Jan (Hanford '77--missed Col Hi by and year and was SUPER ticked off because Mom moved north of town), and I had a lot of favorite horses and mostly rode between '67 and '72. I rode Dude and Jan rode all the little feisty ones, namely Batman, Nuthin, Boots and a host of others I can't remember. The sand dunes were a favorite place for me because if I fell off, it didn't hurt! My sister was the BRAVE one by riding nearly everything bareback. Me??.. I was a CHICKEN, but we had a lot of fun. We rode in all KINDS of weather. Another favorite riding haunt was the old Roping School. Gaawwd KNOWS where that is in all the housing now in West Richland. We used to ride all OVER that area. One of the "students" was Joanne Shadel. She took a horse I fell in love with (April), her parents bought the horse and I was SOOO envious. She went on to become the Benton-Franklin Rodeo Queen a couple of years later, which was really cool. Joanne... If you're around, which I think you are, I wanted you to know that! My sis and her husband Dave Jackson (RHS '75) have horses (4) and we live across from one another. Our "kids" are of the four-legged variety. They are involved in the local Purple Sage Riders and Back Country Horseman and do a great job keeping people interested in horses. I get involved in a lot that they do. Anybody else out there involved with horses??? Well...'nuff said. Have to take my daily does of Kaopectate. -Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio '79 To: Martie Wade Good to see your name! I hope you had as much fun at the reunion as we did. Did you go up the road to the ghost town of Comet? Lots of history there. I have to admit, I was pretty apprehensive about going to this reunion at first because I had not met anyone there before except Monty's brother and sister, his aunt and uncle, and grandma. Everyone made me feel welcome and instantly a part of this huge family. I am an only child and both may parents have only one or two siblings so this gathering of Giulios was impressive! And to see that name all over the place was different too. When I told them we were the only Giulios in the phone book they were stunned. I had a great time. Our offer still stands: anytime you're in the TCs, you have a place to stay. Monty said it was a given. -Teena Stoner Giulio '79 ~ in the TCs where the sun is shining and the wind is blowing -- imagine that. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/03/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Bob Irwin ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Carol Boyd ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************* >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: ALL BOMBER ALUMNI LUNCHEON - DECEMBER 9, 2001 All reservations must be made by December 6, 2001. E-mail Patti Jones ('60) for reservations. Time: 1:00PM Price: Lunch + $3.00 for the room. Where: Best Western Executive Inn - I-5 Q Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Bob Carlson aka Mike Clowes will be looking to fill his car with Bombers from Oregon. E-mail Bob if you would like to ride with him. Haven't heard yet whether Ann Thompson ('49) is coming and filling her van. Come join the fun. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Snow possibility is in the forecast for the next couple of days. Maybe we will have snow for Christmas. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews 61WB To: Carol 55 I remember the Tangee lipstick, I was not allowed any make-up until my 13th birthday and then only Tangee lipstick. The perfume I remember most was Evening in Paris, if my senior memory is correct it was in a blue bottle. The first time I wore it, my Dad accused me of bathing in it. Mr. Wheeler, American History teacher, at Col Hi gave us a good hint about perfume I have never forgotten. He said, "Your fragrance should only be a hint as you walk by someone. It should never arrive before you do." I have often thought of his wisdom when I am assaulted by some of the strong perfumes people wear. I love thinking about those days and times. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews 61WB ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Questions and Thoughts from a "South Ender" 50s early 60s *Who were the Smith Brothers and what happened to them? (59-60s) *What ever happened to Bill Shultz? (61) I have heard all kinds of things. *Where is Barry Dill? *Does any one remember Jimmy Covel? A relative of Pat the Safeway Checker *What happened to Jimmy Burk? (61) And his brothers? *What was Jeff's last name? He lived up above the Village Theater. (~61) *What happened to Steven Twiggs? *Where is double-jointed Joe Isom? (The candy man) Beware candy machines. *Mr. Stiles was always shining his flashlight on us in the back row of the Uptown Theater. He really needed a bucket of cold water. Ah, I remember it well. He he he. * Potts Rainbow Gas Station, right across the street from our house. And right behind that was the Painter's hutment. Potts always used to laugh at me when I patched my bike tires because the tube had 20 or 30 patches already. Plus he gave me used oil to put in my cars when I was older. *Who was the kid who bottled distilled water in the basement of the downtown Thrifty Drug store? We called him "who me worry" He would sit down there in that steam filed boiler room with steamed over glasses reading comic books, pealing back each page to read it all day long as he filled the bottles. *Judy Willox, ask your little brother (not little any more) about hitting me over the head with a baseball bat. Damn that hurt. Chased him all the way home and in your house. Your dad grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and escorted me outside. He said he would take care of it. Your brother came up to me a couple of years ago at the pub and introduced himself and we laughed about it. Talk about put a knot on your head. *Anyone remember the steering wheel bike I used to ride? It's now restored Thanks to brother John in Seattle. *Did you ever buy a Big Hunk candy bar and leave it in your coat pocket half open during the summer. *Didn't we have a girl in Lewis and Clark named Patty Murray? Then she moved out across the Yakima River. Cute little bugger if I remember right. (About 61) *Yep, we drank irrigation water from the park hoses when we played ball, and then stuck the hose in the grass and watched the grass swell up like a big pimple. *Loved swimming in the irrigation ditch in West Richland. I can't believe we took down all the signs and water-skied on that ditch too. *We "South Enders" met a lot of kids from the north end of town in the summer time hiding on the dike behind the Desert Inn late at night waiting for them to close so we could go swimming in the pool. Rick Donnel, Bergdauls, O'Rourke Worked for Safeway in the south end of Richland from '58 till '62. Within a couple of weeks I found myself in the company of some of the craziest co-workers and some of the nicest people you would ever want to work around. I still tell stories of some of the escapades we had there. I met Charlie Raffety, Jerry Cline, Yoggie, David McDonald, Bill Craddock, Jimmy Workman and a few others that came and went. Rotha, Pat, Mildred Cox, Randy, and little Edna Case the rest were good to work with. There was one occasion when we had a special on a frozen food item and I was stocking the freezer. Yoggie told me to rub my hands on the freeze wall and when the next lady reached way back in the freezer to get that last package. "GRAB HER HAND WITH YOUR ICE COLD FINGERS AND SAY "GOTYA" Well I did. She screamed so loud that they heard her clear up front. I almost got fired over that one. I carried out groceries for quite a while after that. During the Holidays there were a few of our fellow Col Hi students who would follow and unsuspecting Safeway shopper into the parking lot who had just been to the local Liquor store and relieve them of their libations when they went into the store. Ho Ho Ho. On to State! I went back to auto shop one day just before state. Pete Overdaul had just modified the package tray in his custom Chevy to accommodate a cooler in the trunk. That was for quick access and disposal of "pop" without stopping on the way to state. I followed suit and did the same when I got to auto shop. Cold "pop" all the way to Seattle. Oh by the way, the Camlin in Seattle had "disposable lamps and TV sets. That's what I was told. The beds would not fit through the window "damnit"... plus I couldn't see the pool from my room, much less the other side of the room. It was hazardous to inter the Camlin courtyard late at night too. You know what I would like to do. Have my 60th Birthday at Howard Amon Park in the wadding pool. Cool idea, with ice cream and cake and a permit for beer. I still have pictures of my 6th birthday party down there. Can you see six or eight 60 year olds standing in the same wadding pool. (Not a pretty sight). ATTENTION Dennis Damschen ('62)- talk about stupid things we did... oops. Ronnie Cowgill and I would walk to Junior High together every morning. (Ronnie still likes to tell this story) I was running late, all done except my hair. NO BUTCH WAX!, NO BRILCREAM!, NO VITALIS!, Oh No! Panic set in, I gotta look cool. What could I use? Think, Think... ahhh. The kitchen maybe! No not that! No not that! Ahhh CRISCO! Yes, it worked! My hair looks cool. Well, it was cool for about an hour. Then it started to ooze down my forehead. By noon I was a mess, The Crisco had started to smell, it ran down my back and just kept coming. By this time my collar was soaked with grease, my ears were shinny, and my cool hairdo was flat against my head. A REAL SPITBALL! After school I told Ronnie what I did (BIG MISTAKE). He laughed all the way home. I had zits on my forehead for months. My wife Lanette-Gamache-(East Valley) and I had dinner the other night with Gary Webb, Kenny Johnson and his wife Lorie. (Billy Gable stayed at the pub) We laughed and told stories about High School and what a fantastic job is done putting the Sandstorm on line. Gary thought I should write in ..... -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Bomber Basketball Game two for the Bombers found the team traveling to Cheney to take on the Blackhawks in their second non conference game. The Bombers took an early 7-0 lead with 4:43 remaining in the first quarter. Several 3 pointers kept Cheney in the game and the first quarter ended at 16-12 in favor of the Atomic City. The Bombers lit up the scoreboard for 22 points in the second quarter and with 2:25 remaining in the o stanza held a 32-21 lead. Again the Blackhawks fired in two late treys to cut the lead at half time to 38-29 for the Bombers. A great defensive stand in the third quarter held Cheney to 6 points while the Bombers scored 10 to lead 48-35 after three. The final quarter saw the Bomber ring up 18 points to the opponents 13 for a final score of 66-48. Ten Bombers saw action throughout the game with 8 in the scoring column. Buck led the bomber with 24, on 11-17 shooting, Bussman, Hilgert and Johnson had 8 each, Frisbee with 7, Fannin netted 6, Benevidez scored 4 in the fourth quarter and rounding out the scoring was Arthurs with 1 point. The Bombers managed a game high 40 rebounds, with Buck snaring 13, 10 of which were on the offensive end. The Bombers had 17 offensive rebounds and 23 defensive boards. Once again the Richland squad had 8 steals. Only 9 turnovers in the second game was excellent. The Atomic five had 7 assists and 3 blocked shots. The Bombers were 23 of 52 from the field for a respectable 44%, but only 15 of 27 from the charity stripe. Beyond the arch the Bombers were 3 for 9 while 2 point field goals were 21 for 43. Next Friday the Bombers open Big Nine play with their first home game against the Southridge Suns, a 61-46 loser to Hanford on Friday night. Saturday finds the Bomber quintet traveling to Wenatchee for a key Bin Nine Road game. I will be out of town next week, so will miss the two games, but will do the stats off video tape. Expect to see the results immediately, but the recap a little later. That's it for this one. Have a great week and Go Bombers, Later -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Northern Lights I saw the Northern Lights sometime around 1957 form the little town of Athena, Oregon. There were reddish ribbons running all over the sky. I stayed out in the yard for hours looking at them. When my dad got home from the swing shift he woke me up to see them, not knowing I had been watching them for hours. By then they were green and not near as bright. They were still a spectacular sight, considering I never saw them again. That is not completely true because in the 80s while driving through "The Gorge" one night from Portland I saw a little wisp of them off to the North, and they didn't stay long. I knew exactly what it was and pointed it out to the others in the car, but heard on the news the next morning a lot of people didn't know what it was. Some thought it was the second coming. I was going to ask it maybe the time you talked about could be the same time I saw them, but in re-reading your note you said it was very cold, and I am quite certain this was in the summer. Re: Richland Cemetery In the 70s I was walking near the cemetery and decided to go in and visit the grave of Stan Hosack ('64RIP), who passed away in his second year at CBC. I had attended his funeral and knew about where his grave was. However, after searching for a long time, I was unable to find it. In the 80s while at Sunset Memorial Gardens, was told that they now owned that cemetery. He looked up the location for me and found that Stan had been moved to Sunset Memorial Gardens. I did not know him really well, but it was a big loss in Bomberville when he passed on. To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Genealogy I have found the surname search at helpful. Type in the surname, click on the surname that best matches, then start narrowing it down by given names. If you find someone researching the same line, you can go to their website or get their e-mail address. I have gotten help from others, and been able to help some others. For me it has only worked if I am trying to find a name 100 years old or more. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To:Carol Hollinsgworth Entrikin (55) Re: Tangee lipstick and Blue Waltz perfume I remember the lipstick, but the perfume I remember was "Evening in Paris". I also remember white lipstick. -Linda Reining (64) ~ windy and raining in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 To: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) How I remember the "Dime Store" downtown and Newberry's later, buying Blue Waltz (yuk) and then Tangee, yes, I can almost taste it. Also when I was very young I would go to the dime store from my Dad's shop(Ernie's Tryewriter) and buy things like the paddle with the ball on the string and once I bought a slingshot. I used to shoot rocks over the dike! thanks for the memory jolt. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Hello again to everyone... back from a 2-day nap. I'm one of the subscribers who got caught up in the AT&T Broadband/Excite@Home dispute and was without service since Friday night. Can anyone else appreciate what it's like being denied your access to the Internet? It's frightening to think how tied we are to these sinister machines. TO: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) Reading your recent entries I see you've come clean on some of your past antics. Makes you feel pretty good to fess up after all these years, doesn't it? Must say that even your evil side is pretty innocent, proving that you really are a nice girl. I do recall you hanging with Myra Weihermiller ('67) and the rest of that Chief Jo gang... pretty hot stuff as I think back. Didn't Myra date our friend Roger Bergdahl ('67) through much of high school, or am I mistaken? By the way, thanks for digging up Dick Pierce's ('67) nickname. Good thing I had those 2 days... taken me that long to pick myself up from the floor from laughter. To: Dick Pierce ('67) Here's a memory jogger for you. Remember those beer runs we used to make to East Pasco? I'm sure you remember because you were a lot older than most of the others in our class, so you usually drove. We could always find some wino who would buy us a rack of beer for cost plus a buck at some seedy beer joint while we waited outside. This one time we were on our way to do the deed when we stopped by to pick up Bobby Wright ('67RIP) who was working at the Black Angus in Pasco. Bobby was a first class rascal, but also an incredibly loyal friend with a heart of gold... I truly miss him. Anyway, it was around Christmas time and the Black Angus folks gave their staff a box of steaks as a present. Bobby wanted to give those steaks to someone who really needed them, so he talked us into going to the railroad freight yard before making the beer run. I had long heard those stories about the hobos that rode the rails, that were always hanging out together, how rough they were, and to never visit this side of Pasco. I was real nervous, but didn't want to show it... this was probably the roughest part of Pasco. Soon we approached a group that was trying to stay warm by standing around a fire they made in an old oil drum. These guys were real scary and more than a little suspicious of us. But, I'll never forget the look on their faces when Bobby gave them those steaks... all of a sudden we were like old friends, and in a weird kind of way, I felt pretty good about it... was glad to get out there though. I still remember this story every year at this time. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Boyd Breckenfeld (72WB) Re: banana tree To: Vickie Owens (72) We lived, (until I was in 3rd grade) next door to the Couch's. I remember that banana tree. They also had some really cool aquarium stuff going on... one with lizards, one with orchids, and one with fish. My Mom and Nell still write to each other and remain good friends. Still and always a Bomber, -Carol Boyd Breckenfeld (72WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/04/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Rex Hunt ('53), Tom Hughes ('56) Marian Wade ('57), Suzie Gunderson (60) Myrna Bolin ('63), Shirley Collings ('66) Karen Schildknecht ('67), Dick Pierce ('67) Susie Nelson ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Stephen Schraedel ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53) Re: lipstick After all this chat about Tangee lipstick, I have to ask what was that strawberry tasting lipstick that all (or so it seems all) the girls wore. It had a distant strawberry flavor and after a (few) kisses and several re-applications by my date I would go home smelling like strawberries. And while I recall that "electric blue" bottle of Evening in Paris, I don't recall any girls actually wearing that stuff. It was (and probably still is) a very heavy aroma that assailed the olfactory senses. Anyway I do recall that lipstick and as I sit here typing I feel a true nostalgia for the soft lips and lucious taste that you ladies occasionally bestowed to us. -Rex Hunt (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) To: Bob Irwin ('62) I remember the bike with the steering wheel. Your brother John ('56) and I ran around together quit a bit and I even borrowed the bike for one weekend after I finally learned how to ride it. John and I went to Seattle to the Basketball Tournament in '56. We caught the train from Pasco and stayed at the Stewart Hotel. Took a side trip to Tacoma to visit your Uncle at the BB&I department store on Tacoma Way South. He picked us up at the Tacoma Train Station. He was all bandaged up from his trying to make a TV commercial with a Tiger Cub. When the TV lights went on the cub went crazy on him. Say hi to John for me. -Tom Hughes (56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marian "Martie" Wade Jenkins '57 To: Teena Stoner Giulio '79 I go to the reunions every year. You never know who you'll see. I spent almost every weekend, school and summer vacation in Comet. I will write you personally in a few days. Am so glad I was able to meet you and Monty and of course Jim and his family. I also heard from my other "sort of" relative thru the Alumni Sandstorm. This is a wonderful source of finding lost, and new found friends and family. -Marian "Martie" Wade Jenkins '57 ~ Ely, NV - where it's darned cold ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Bobby Irwin ('62) Re: Distilled Water Hi Bobby, I know, I know, it's been years since anyone called you Bobby. However, that's the name I remember everyone calling you. When I was a sophomore at Col-Hi, I went to work at downtown Thrifty Drug Store. I believe you were referring to my brother-in-law, Tommy Chiles, as the "main-man distiller filler". I haven't checked with Tommy, so I might be mistaken, but the fact that he's the only one I remember disappearing for hours, I'm probably right. His dad, Big Bob Chiles, worked there as a second job, and helped Tommy and I get jobs there. Your sense of humor is absolutely delightful, just as I remember. Funny how the Alumni Sandstorm can jog foggy memories. Even my husband, Bobby Chiles (60), having mellowed over the years, chuckled over your stories. Please write more. Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Myrna Bolin Turner (63) To: Bob Irwin (62) Bobby, I remember your unique bike with the steering wheel and your happy-go-lucky personality. No, I never bought and left a Big Hunk in my coat pocket: My fondest memories are the couple of big hunks that I dated. I am sure you remember Jessie Erdmann (62)... still married to my girlfriend, Beth Chiles (63). Whenever I hit the west coast I always head up to Wenatchee to spend a few days with them and we re-live those days of life on Delafield Street -- Oh, we laugh until our sides ache, especially when we remember the humor of Shelly McCoy (63). Now that fella was a pistol. -Myrna Bolin Turner (63) ~ Boonsboro, MD ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Does anyone have any information on Claudette Benedictson? She would have been class of 1966. Thanks for searching those brain cells! -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) To: Scott Hartcorn (67): Steaks and Bobby Wright (67-RIP) always had a way of getting together. I remember he'd show up at our apartment in Sausalito with a case of tenderloins and a case of lobster and a case of butter from someone he knew that worked at a steakhouse and off we'd go to the beach. Anyone there ate. Yea, Bobby Wright was a ramblin' man. He was the fun lovingest guy I've ever known, and hilariously wild. I remember one night he was dropping me off at my house, and we were drunk. He saw a skunk going across my back yard and that was that. He got out of the car and went after the skunk. I still don't know what he was trying to do. What the hell do you do with a skunk when you catch him? You know the rest. We had to call Patty and get him loaded into another bathtub of tomato juice. Patty must have done that a half a dozen times. Bobby and I rode the rails in box cars from Pasco to Los Angeles with Don Storms (66) in the early 70s. That was one of the most amazing adventures I've ever been on. We ate pork and beans warmed in the can over a fire inside a boxcar. We bought a couple of gallons of Tavola Red (Mmmmmm, a very good year) and got the hobos stinking drunk. City boys. I remember the beer runs. Jerry Rogers (67) would comb his hair straight back and put on a pair of wire rim glasses and off to the Uptown or the Frontier we'd go. Presto. Wild rides and horrible hangovers. A form of terrorism for most that chose to ride the wave of our wake. Mmmmmm. Bobby loved animals. He'd mend wings on fallen birds. He had that dog Blackie. I remember bawling at his funeral. He had a spirit that was like some bright light. And, his bedroom, Sal Mineo eyes. No lady was safe. I would watch him go to work and want to yell "B.S.", but he'd just smile. I loved the guy. Thanks, Scott. -Dick Pierce (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: Linda Reining ('64) I will always remember Tangee lipstick as the only lipstick my folks would let me wear, unless I slipped over to Mary Mulroy's (66) before school. Then, of course, I would put on blush, eye-liner, and the whole works, walk back past my house (looking down Elm, as if it was the most interesting street in the world) and off to school. The only perfume my Mom would allow me to wear in junior high school was White Shoulders, because my Grandmother sent it to me as soon as I turned 12, and every year thereafter. I still have a bottle on my dresser, I love it so much. But I managed to sneak in some Chantilly or some Tabu, in high school. Mom knew the difference, but Dad never caught on. Thank God! He was kind of rough on the oldest girl in the family, but the other four managed to wear him down some. Lucky girls. Thanks for the memories! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) I too remember the beer runs to Pasco. One time there were about 5 of us, Renee Walton and Donna Hoglan and myself and can't for the life of me remember who else. Anyway someone got the bright idea of going to East Pasco to a bar and seeing if we could get served, we were either Seniors or just graduated. We knew we looked too young, so all of us gathered at my house and dressed up in clothes we thought made us look older. I remember Renee padding her hips with Kotex so she'd look like she was hippy. My Mom got a great laugh out of us and knew what we planned. Just said be careful and don't drive drunk. Well, we took off to some seedy bar and sat down. The waitress didn't ID us and brought over the pitcher of beer. We thought we were home free. We must have been giggling too much because she came back and asked for ID and we were busted. As we walked out all these old guys were throwing money at us. We got out of there fast and went to W. Richland to Diettrich's where Donna always seemed to pass as 21. What memories. It's going to drive me nuts today trying to figure out who else went with us. Your tale of Bobby Wright (67-RIP) was really nice. -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: My new e-mail address I have been quiet for months, but remain a faithful reader. My daily dose of Bomber-stuff means even more to me now that off, completely away from family and old friends, having undertaken grad school. So a blanket "thank-you" to all who post here, and to those who tirelessly maintain the Sandstorm, and the Bomber websites. Like many, I fell victim to the AT&T Broadband and snafu. I was off line for a couple of (AWFUL) days, and when they brought me back on, I had a new e-mail address. (I didn't get a vote!) So please change my contact address. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ Spokane,, Wa - for my first winter -- where it continues to rain, and all the locals are amazed that we don't have 2 feet of snow on the ground already! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Northern Lights I, too remember seeing the Northern lights from my house. My mom tried to explain the phenomena to my brothers and I. As I recall it was something that did not happen very often, at least so we could see them in Richland, WA. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel ('79) Maren, Were there any entries about Nita Burrup and her recent passing? I don't know if she was an alumni; many of her children were. She was a wonderful person - a second mother to scores of her children's friends. We all felt welcome in her home. If we T-P'ed their home, she would watch through the curtains and wait until we thought the coast was clear. Then she'd flip on the flood lights right in the middle of our stealthy deed, throw open the sliding glass doors, and yell, "All right, I caught every one of you red-handed. I expect this cleaned up right now!" Shivering in our tracks, thinking we had offended her, speechless, before we could say a word, she would double back and almost fall over laughing, and say "Come on in and have some ice cream. I'll get some out of the fridge. Don't worry about the toilet paper, I'll send some of the younger children out to get it." Relieved, we would go inside and join the family for ice cream, talk till late, sometimes 3 to 5 teenagers in addition to her 8 or so children who were home (out of her own ten children). What a family! An incredible lady - Nita Burrup. Her attitude was that the best was yet to come if we persistently worked toward challenging goals - besides one could have an incredible amount of fun in the process. She was always lifting, encouraging, and reassuring, and listening - and she did a lot of laughing. She did loved to laugh and enjoy each individual. -Stephen Schraedel ('79) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [She was Nita Fehrenbacker Burrup, a class of '56 Bomber. Nita's funeral notice is on the Funeral Notices website] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/05/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Missy Keeney ('59) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Teresa DeVine ('64), David Rivers ('65) Vernita Edwards ('65), Georgia Rushworth ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Joanne Shadel ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Bomber Lunch in Fife, WA, on 12/9 As Patti Jones ('60) mentioned, I will be driving up from Albany, OR, Sunday morning to do lunch with some fellow Bombers. I have room for three and am willing to make reasonable excursions from I-5. Remember also, that once upon a time, believe it or not, some fathers entrusted their daughters to my care. Re: from the "Blow Your Own Horn" Dept. I will be appearing in Corvallis Community Theatre's production of "Only In America" as State Senator Martin Claypool ("the best state senator money can by"). The show opens on December 28th, with performances on the 29th, 30th (matinee), 31st, January 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2002. The show is at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis, where the parking may be free, but it isn't easy. If you're in the mood for thought provoking laughter, come see the show, it is suitable for most family members. If you are of the "politically correct' persuasion, don't bother. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - Albany, OR - where it still rains. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney '59 Re: Christmas Show Here is another shameless plug! I thought Micki Lund Anderson (63) would write in since she is the Chair. Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, Richland Chapter, is holding our second annual Christmas show this Saturday, Dec. 8th at Battelle Auditorium in Richland. Show times are at 2pm and 7:30pm and tickets are $5.00. It was a wonderful show last year... that's why we are doing again. The auditorium at Battelle is small so tickets do sell out. If you want ticket info e-mail me. We have several Bomber alum in our chorus! Thanks, -Missy Keeney '59 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) I haven't heard of White Shoulders in years and years. I, too, used to wear it. I loved the scent. What memory joggers!! -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we're getting a day break from the rain and wind. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) White Shoulders was the first bottle of perfume that my dad ever bought me - was for my 16th birthday! I had that bottle until just a "few" years ago. in fact, two years ago, my daughters bought me a big bottle of it - was surprised that it was still around. ;) another favorite - "Windsong" by Prince Matchabelli. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where winter has arrived. brrrrrrr and, I love it!!!!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) The desert around Richland is indeed the most beautiful - if you need proof or great Christmas gifts, check out the John Clement photographs. We particularly love the ones of Rattlesnake in different seasons. There is a John Clement Gallery permanently now at Columbia Center I think. Also, I have heard of interesting places to park with a date, but the Resthaven Cemetery? Don't think we later (64) folks ever thought of that! -Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) To: Bobby Irwin (62) I remember your bike with the wheel... thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. When you mentioned Charlie Rafferty, I couldn't help but go into dreamland... He had the most beautiful '56 Olds I have ever seen. I think it started out kinda pastel green and white... pretty much like Ziggey's '58 Impala... I think they painted them black at about the same time. They were the ultimate of cool. For years I tried to recall Charlie's name and no one could remember who owned the olds... One day at dinner, Charlie Warford just said "Oh sure... that was Charlie Rafferty"... end of mystery! Dang we had a great time growing up in that town! Re: A Fairy Tale Once upon a time, on December 5th... not so very long ago (but I ain't sayin' when) in a far, far land called Seattle, a beeeeuuuuteeeeful fairy princess was born to a proud King and Queen. She was fair of skin and had beautiful brown eyes and beautiful hair full of curls. She loved the place of her birth and had NO intentions of ever leaving. Then one day, her father the King announced that he was extending his Kingdom and they would be moving to the far reaches of the Kingdom to a place called... Richland. The Princess was devastated... She was horrified when they got to the new place. It was full of tumbleweeds, had awful winds and dust and sand everywhere. But I did have three rivers that were very nice and so at least she could play along their banks in her intsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini. She was sure that this was not the place for her and so as often as she could she would escape to her grandfather's ranch in Yakima and ride horses like the wind. In Jr. Hi, at a school called Chief Joseph (back then it was named for an Indian Chief... not a bird) she met a particularly obnoxious ogre who would grab her by the ankles and try and drag her into his lair... The awful part was that because of her last name, she had to sit behind this twit for years... As the years went by, she longed for a winged horse upon which she could ride, ride, ride. Eventually she found him and flew all over the world and saw many wonderful things. As luck would have it, she eventually married, had three beautiful daughters and settled down in the place of her birth. But every now and again she would hear the sound of the Ogre's voice on the Richland winds calling: "Hey, JR, it ain't so bad... it ain't so bad..." Eventually she visited Richland with a new eye toward what it was really like and found... It really ain't so bad. In fact, it's downright lovely! It even has Spudnuts! And now she has two hometowns... Seattle and Richland. And she has lived happily ever after! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANINE RIGHTMIRE CORRADO!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers the ogre (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) I love the smell of sage brush and the ever changing landscape of the desert as well... lived in Death Valley for 10 years and then the high desert or the "back country" in San Diego county for 10 years. Hanging on the wall across from me is Robley Johnson's "Rattlesnake Mountain" photograph... one of my most cherished memories of Mom... I believe she received it from the Elks(?) when she left Richland after Dad died... sound familiar anyone? My photo has also seen better days, but one glance and I'm back home smelling sage and remembering... To: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Is Don Boswell, the teacher, your husband? -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ in GA at Lake Allatoona where we need rain desperately, but are still savoring the sun's warmth. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth Newton (66) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66 Re: Claudette Benedictson Shirley, Claudette was killed in a train wreck on her way to the Tri-Cities after having moved away. It's been many years ago now. I don't remember any of the details. :( -Georgia Rushworth Newton (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Amy Cadd ('90) Update For those who know Amy ('90) or Tedd and Pam Hunt Cadd - '66): Amy's surgery to remove a brain tumor went well. She is recovering at the UW Medical Center in Seattle. It is difficult to watch her having to work so hard on the recovery. Removing the tumor destroyed her hearing in her right ear as expected (the auditory nerve was in the tumor). She will have to learn balance again using only left ear's input. She is also having to deal with loss of facial control, speech difficulty, eye problems, and swallowing deficits on the right side due to the surgery. These effects are temporary (a few weeks, perhaps) due to irritation of the nerves controlling those functions but those nerves are intact and responded well to stimulation during surgery. She hopes to begin her student teaching in January so she can finish her Masters in Teaching from WSU-Tri Cities in June. She has a student teaching assignment in the middle school in Prosser. I know some have been praying and we all thank you for that. Feel free to e-mail us if you want any further updates. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Susan loved the story about the Pasco bars, shows that you and your "innocent" gang of girlfriends had ingenuity way back then. I do remember Renee Walton ('67) and Donna Hoglan ('67) from our class... they were both wild and crazy.. that's what everyone liked about them. Also appreciated your comments about Bobby Wright ('67 RIP)... and same to you Dick. By the way Dick (Pierce '67), your story about riding the rails and Tavola Red ($3.00 a gallon) spurred another memory. I'm sure you'll recall the time when Don Storms ('66) was coming home from Kennewick in the wee hours after a friendly round of drinking games. No one ever believes this story, but when he was coming through town, he had to stop for a slow moving train at the railroad crossing that went through downtown Kennewick. Curiously, he put his car in park, still running, and proceeded to climb on board an open rail car. With too much partying under his belt he passed out and didn't wake up until he arrived in Seattle. I never heard what ever happened to the car, but I can only imagine. That cheap wine will get you every time. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanne Shadel '71 Re: People who rode To: Llorenz Myers Bezanson ('72) You touched me by remembering my horse "April" by name. She was my best four legged friend throughout High School and a definite influence in my life. I think back to all the riders (many of them lost in my gray matter forever) and remember those days as a youth beyond compare. There were a lot of better riders and steeds that inspired me to do more or at least to try. I think of the Brendan sisters, the entire Jackson family, Peggy Adair ('72), the Busslemans, the Cassidys, Nancy Harville & Chuckar, Karen O'Berg and Dusty, Christy Shields and her paint, Margaret Surplus & her palomino, the entire Surplus family, LeeAnn & Donnette Mason, later Paul Vandenberg... Broadheads running the Roping School and treks across the Bombing Range Road area to attend their play days... chasing jackrabbits in the dessert... completion trail rides... lots of trips to feed the horse and breaking the ice in the water troughs during the winter. Lots of great folks who helped and inspired me. Lots of wonderful memories there, just covered with a bit of dessert dust. The freedom I experienced on horseback was a taste that I've long held onto. As you can see my memory for names is not as great as yours but the memories are there! -Joanne Shadel '71 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/06/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Norma Loescher ('53) Marlene Maness ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Fred Schafer ('63), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Stephen Upson ('65), Debra Dawson ('74WB) James Becker ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lamont DeJong ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery '47 To: All Ladies who know and like White Shoulders perfume This great smellum has been one of 2 favorites of mine for more years than I care to remember (or is it "forget"). from an old grad, -Mary Triem Mowery '47 Bomber in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for the winter and counting down the days when we can move back home full time. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) To: Club 40 members-to-be ('44-'64) A few more DustStorm newsletters just came into my hands. Get yours while they last. Mail your 2002 dues, only $5, to: Richland High School Club 40 P.O. Box 1832 Richland, WA 99352 (Please write the year of graduation on your check.) To: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) Yes, Don Boswell, the teacher, is my husband. To: Tedd and Pam Hunt Cadd ('66) We are pleased to hear that Amy's surgery to remove a brain tumor went well. Good wishes and prayers continue as she completes her recovery and begins her teaching career. -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Isom-Mulch '57 Re: Joe Isom To: Bob Irwin (62) Joe Isom has a business in Goldendale, WA, called Thumpers - on Columbus Street. Stop in and see him when you're passing through that area. -Marlene Maness Isom-Mulch '57 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones ('60) Re: Krispy Kremes My friend Sharon, who lives in Birch Bay, Wa. came to visit me for a couple of days. In our yakking away telling about our recent excursions, Sharon stood up in the middle of my living room, seeming to be ready to make a big point. The story began that she went to Issaquah with her children and grandchildren. As I am listening to her story I cannot begin to believe what she is telling me. She went to Krispy Kremes and bought six dozen of those things. Plus a hat. About this time I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Sharon was so innocent as she told this story about how great Krispy Kremes are. In my living room no less Sharon had no idea that I was unhappy about her story. Another Krispy Kreme lover. Did not know how to tell her what I thought about Krispy Kremes. Knowing that Sharon and her husband were raised in Prosser and travel Washington State a lot I asked her if she had ever been to the Spudnut shop in Richland. Of course she smiled. Then went on to tell even more how great Krispy Kremes are. Krispy Kremes has come to Western Washington. How do we keep them out of Bomberville? What's a Bomber to do when Krispy Kremes enter your home? Re: The Desert Reading the various stories about the desert it makes me wish to be home in Richland. Even in the years that I have been away from Richland, Richland will always will be my home in my heart. The smell of the desert and the sagebrush are so a part of the joy of being in the desert. There are beautiful smells that I haven't smelled any place else. The grass in Richland is like a wonderful cushion to lay on during the summer. The sky seems endless with stars. Be it walking the dike, motoring in a boat down the river or walking in Richland, there are so many wonderful things to see in the desert. One of my teachers who showed me the desert in a very different way was Mr. Galati. Mr. Galati was the morning teacher for sixth grade at Spalding in 1953 (Mr. Chitty was the afternoon teacher). Mr. Galati was an Ornithologist. He made time to teach us about birds through out the year. Mr. Galati planned and took students on field trips. Tromping through the desert, Mr. Galati told us of different plants and animals as well as the birds. Thanks, Mr. Galati. I am still a bird watcher. My love of the desert will always be with me no matter where I am. Re: Perfumes. Tabu was another great favorite. Old Spice for the guys. What a mixture. lol Re: Fife, WA, Luncheon Still time for reservations for sundays December 9th luncheon. -Patti Jones ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Where it is hazy and cold. Winds are calm for a while. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer 63 To: big frank 63WB Looked at your pictures a of a couple days ago and I am pretty sure that it is Daryl, Daryl, and Daryl waiting in line for free Viagra. -Fred Schafer 63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 Thank you David! Happy Birthday Janine Rightmire! Love the John Clement Photos--I have 2 of "Leonard's Round Barn" one winter and one summer, that my sister gave to me some years back. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stephen S. Upson (65) Re: Suggestions for school mascot name 1. The mascot could be a horse named Trigger. Bomb triggers were made at Hanford. Perhaps we could have a backup stuffed horse (sort of like the one they had in Troy or like the rabbit in the "Search for the Holy Grail"). If real one if it was uncooperative, out of sorts on assignment elsewhere, the stuffed model could be used. As bombers we should always be prepared to pull the Trigger. 2. I've always thought that it was funny the bomb triggers were made from plutonium buttons. A second possible name, therefore, is Buttons the Clown. -Stephen S. Upson (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) My first winter in the Spokane area (Cheney) was in 1992. It snowed and snowed and snowed, and never warmed up enough to melt off. It was probably 6 feet deep in my yard and piled clear up to the lights alongside the roads where it was plowed. I've never seen anything like that, before or since. Two feet, sure, no problem. But give it until Christmas. My sister, Michel (75WB) and I used to go out dancing at the Lion's or Lyon's Club in Yakima when we were in high school. We would get there before the bouncer went on duty, order a pitcher of beer, and spend the next couple of hours dancing and nursing our beer. One night, we saw a couple of our teachers there (West Valley, Yakima). They couldn't believe we were getting away with it, but they didn't rat on us either. I guess they could see we weren't getting drunk, just having some fun. I could "pass" for 25 for almost 20 years of my life. I guess that would have to be my greatest achievement, hehehe! -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Becker ('83) Re: HS sports Hey guys & gals, I remember someone writing in last year about posting the Basketball scores. I know It's more work piled on the diligent sandstorm crew, but I don't get any coverage up here in Seattle. I'd also love to hear about any of the sports too such as Wrestling, Gymnastics, Football, etc. (no coincidence those are my fav's). I remember someone got a hold of me last year when Coach Ostboe was nearing the end of his career, but alas it was too late for me to catch him. These are things that I would really like to hear about in advance, so I can make a road trip. I try to look on the Tri-City Herald online to see if there are sporting events near here, but it's usually pretty late when they post things. I get a kick out of seeing our teams do well, or not, and even if it's another team from the inland empire. I would've probably even went to see Pasco play in the Tacoma Dome last week, or Prosser a few years ago. Kind of the same way I root for Oregon when UW or WSU isn't going anywhere. That might be hard to imagine for some hard core alumni, but the only teams I don't root for are A) Florida Colleges B) The Yankees C) The Lakers D) The Raiders. That all for now, and thanks for all your work in the Alumni Sandstorm. -James Becker ('83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/07/01 - PEARL HARBOR DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Anderson ('60), Shirley Armstrong ('61) Fred Schafer ('63), Carol Converse ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim House ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) To: James Becker ('83) Re: HS sports James, Reports of the various sporting events are welcomed. If you (generic you) happen to attend a Bomber event please do send in a report. The only Bomber sports I care enough about to prepare a report are boys hoops and boys and girls soccer (the soccer seasons are separate so there is no conflict in schedules). There isn't much one can report about a soccer game beyond the score; maybe the general run of play and particularly skillful moments, but certainly nothing like a box score. Hoops, now hoops is different -- you can collect as many or as few stats as you desire. The downside of collecting lots of stats is you don't get to see much of the game, to the point if you collect all the stats you don't get to see any of the game! All you end up doing is watching the ball itself to see what happens to it. So let's keep minimal stats: who plays and the scoring distribution -- you can do this on half a sheet of paper. Set up a seven column grid: Players 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr OT Total starter 1 starter 2 starter 3 starter 4 starter 5 sub 1 sub 2 sub 3 sub 4 sub 5 etc. Enter a 2 or 3 for a field goal, a zero for a free throw attempt, then draw a slash through the zero if the free throw is made. Example (we'll use Travis Buck v. Hanford): 12 Buck 222 2220 32 02 Tot=21 This shows that Travis made eight 2-point goals, one 3- pointer, and was two for four from the free throw line. Keep the quarter breaks (look at the scoreboard for this). Away team 10 20 30 40 OR 10 10 10 10 T=40 Home team 13 26 39 52 13 13 13 13 T=52 I prefer cumulative quarter breaks (let the reader do the math!). At the conclusion of the game you complete your little box score: beneath the quarter breaks add the scoring distribution. Again using the Hanford game as an illustration: 1 2 3 4 Bombers 18 34 57 73 Hanford 14 32 46 63 Buck 21, Tierney 5, Bussman 12, Frisbee 13, Hilgert 12, York 5, Johnson 5, Arthurs 0 This shows the starting five and the three subs who played (and the order in which they entered the game). Then you provide a bit of narrative to connect the dots and you're done. (The bottom half of your sheet of paper has enough room to note significant moments in the game; make a note of the time on the clock to refresh your memory.) Bomber cheers, Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Happy Birthday, Jim House ('63)... #32 on your basketball program still number 1 in our hearts Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak (61) Re: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) This might be the last time I write about Laura, due to personal feelings about this situation. I am very pleased to tell you that she is doing very well... well enough that they will be releasing her from the nursing home... that is good since Ron's insurance has run out. Laura has decided that she will live in Lincoln, IL, with her cousin, Tom. She has a lot of work ahead of her. Her struggles are not over... she will be on a lot of medication and I believe she is still on oxygen. I wish her well and send my love. Laura will still need a lot of prayers to make it work. Thank you all that have inquired about my sister-in-law. I am sure she will soon be writing in the Sandstorm to thank everyone. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak (61) ~ Quinlan, TX. It is going to be in the 70's again today... last week it was freezing... where did our winter go? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Club 40 I'm sending my dues in to the Club 40. Didn't realize that the Class of '64 could join now. Thought we had to wait until our 40th class reunion. How many others from Class of 64 are joining now? -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's NOT raining right now. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I already sent $$$!! -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/09/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and a Hoops Scouting Report today: Norma Loescher ('53), Loretta Ostboe ('55) Ed Borasky ('59), Floyd Morse ('60) Kitty Ramsey ('61), Ed Wood ('62) Sharon McDermott ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Mike Franco ('70), Diane Hartley ('72) Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBERS 22, Wenatchee 32 (half) -- I'm pretty sure we lost this one, but I didn't get the score. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** Hoops Scouting Report (our next opponent) Next Friday (Dec 14) Bombers travel to Walla Walla to face the Blue Devils. On Saturday Wa-Hi engaged Kamiakin in a game which was in serious doubt until 4:15pm or so when the Wa-Hi kids got off their bus without incident. Starting the game with a 13-0 run gave the Blue Devils the luxury of suffering through a ghastly 3rd quarter without undue concern. The final count was 64-51 in favor of Wa-Hi. Note to Bombers when defending: if you spend too much time watching the ball Wa-Hi will kill you stone cold dead; ya gots to be aware of the four players who don't have the ball. What's going on with hoops? There were more people from Walla Walla in the stands than there were Kamiakin fans - - students, parents, fans in general. If the Kamiakin pep band hadn't been there it would have been as quiet as an Egyptian tomb. Sad, very sad. -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Congratulations to you and your husband Lester ('34) on your 60th Wedding Anniversary! Not many Bombers have reached their 60th year of marriage, but we're working on it! You will be our inspiration. Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) Re: Smokestack and the Rose Bowl Can't resist commenting on these after reading November Alumni Sandstorms... got way behind after our trip to Yuma for the winter. Anyway.... My Dad, Ozzie Ostboe, was a boilermaker for many years at the smokestack.. in the 700 Area We came to Richland around 1949 and lived in the south side of town where the rose bowl was... the road beside it led out to horse pastures where my brother, Rod ('60), and I had horses and spent a lot of our childhood. There was lots of land to ride on and what fun! Thanks for the memories..... -Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) ~ Part Yuman and part Richlander ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) Re: Pearl Harbor Birthdays Yup ... me too ... December 7, 1942 :-) -Edward Borasky (59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Floyd Morse ('60) To: Richard Anderson ('60) Thank you for the Bomber sports report. For some reason the Spokane media does know the Tri-cities exist unless it negative reporting about Hanford. -Floyd Morse ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kitty Ramsey (61) To: Tedd Cadd and Pam Hunt Cadd (66) My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter during this ordeal this Friday and during Amy's recovery. My youngest daughter (Elizabeth) went through two surgeries last year for brain cancer. Her tumors were both located in the right frontal lobe. She had a little bit of difficulty with her balance after her first surgery in July, but recovered nicely in less than two months. Second surgery was the week before Christmas. Took a bit longer to recover, but she is working full time, and doing great. They gave her 12 - 18 month after first surgery. We are approaching month 17 and she is in remission. Miracles do still happen and you cannot believe the power of prayer. Hang in there and let's keep the prayers going. With this many Bombers on their knees, we can accomplish anything. Let us know how Amy is doing. There are a lot of us out here who care. -Kitty Ramsey (61) ~ in overcast Yelm, WA, where winter is knocking on our doors. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood '62 Last week I was in San Francisco and had a chance to see Diane Davenport '62 over dinner. It's wonderful to reach back and connect with people who meant so much to us in our early years. Thanks, Diane! -Ed Wood '62 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) and Les Fishback ('34) Congratulations on being married 60 years. That is terrific. -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) This is an update on the Tri-City "score" for registered alumni. If you have NOT added your name... consider doing... so that others might find you (;-) 3879..... Richland/Columbia High School 2991..... Kennewick High School 2751..... Pasco High School -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Hi to all, I have been out of town for most of the last couple weeks so I am catching up on some dated Bomber stuff here: Bill Sinclair ('67) is now in Australia. He had spent a long career with Doubletree Inn (actually an executive level guy!) mostly in Scottsdale. Scott, I remember Bill telling stories about the old days and your name came up often... I think it helped poison some of us younger guys! And I think that 76 Union station by the Uptown Theater where O'Rourke worked was "Tiny's". Tiny used to log a few hours at the Spudnut Shop while every greasy guy in town used his tools and lifts to work on their cars. I always wandered how he made a living... he never made anything off high school kids! Reading about perfumes, etc. brought to mind our "fragrance of choice"... how about that English Leather, guys! No Bomber female could resist that stuff!!!! I almost fell in love with Cary Randow ('70) once after getting a whiff!!!! And memories of the desert by some brought back memories I had of growing up close to the river. Remember before the spring runoff was well controlled the river level used to rise a lot in April and into early June. When it finally went down left behind would be dozens (probably hundreds of pools just full of nature in the form of trapped carp frogs, tadpoles and the like. We (Clint Knox, head River Rat) used to spend days, even weeks wading around in mucky swamp water, slightly less healthy than your average anthrax exposure. Of course it was this breeding ground that gave birth to those mosquito "fog trucks" Let's see... spend all day wading around in swamp water then all evening riding our bikes about 12 feet behind DDT sprayers... and we still can't figure out why growing up in Richland makes us different! That's all (more than enough) for now. I hope EVERYONE is locked onto having a great holiday season this year. Everyone be safe and be happy. Best wishes to all Bombers, -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Happy birthday, Mike -- hope you had a good weekend. Now that you are 21 let's go out and have a beer. :-) -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Birthday eh? Are ya the big 5-0? Just turn 39. Have a great birthday. Do you know how I can get the class of '74 Mike Davis and Brad Upton special edition class rings? I'm looking for a stocking stuffer. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Live from the cold desert. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/09/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and a Hoops Scouting Report today: Norma Loescher ('53), Loretta Ostboe ('55) Ed Borasky ('59), Floyd Morse ('60) Kitty Ramsey ('61), Ed Wood ('62) Sharon McDermott ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Mike Franco ('70), Diane Hartley ('72) Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBERS 22, Wenatchee 32 (half) -- I'm pretty sure we lost this one, but I didn't get the score. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** Hoops Scouting Report (our next opponent) Next Friday (Dec 14) Bombers travel to Walla Walla to face the Blue Devils. On Saturday Wa-Hi engaged Kamiakin in a game which was in serious doubt until 4:15pm or so when the Wa-Hi kids got off their bus without incident. Starting the game with a 13-0 run gave the Blue Devils the luxury of suffering through a ghastly 3rd quarter without undue concern. The final count was 64-51 in favor of Wa-Hi. Note to Bombers when defending: if you spend too much time watching the ball Wa-Hi will kill you stone cold dead; ya gots to be aware of the four players who don't have the ball. What's going on with hoops? There were more people from Walla Walla in the stands than there were Kamiakin fans - - students, parents, fans in general. If the Kamiakin pep band hadn't been there it would have been as quiet as an Egyptian tomb. Sad, very sad. -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Congratulations to you and your husband Lester ('34) on your 60th Wedding Anniversary! Not many Bombers have reached their 60th year of marriage, but we're working on it! You will be our inspiration. Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) Re: Smokestack and the Rose Bowl Can't resist commenting on these after reading November Alumni Sandstorms... got way behind after our trip to Yuma for the winter. Anyway.... My Dad, Ozzie Ostboe, was a boilermaker for many years at the smokestack.. in the 700 Area We came to Richland around 1949 and lived in the south side of town where the rose bowl was... the road beside it led out to horse pastures where my brother, Rod ('60), and I had horses and spent a lot of our childhood. There was lots of land to ride on and what fun! Thanks for the memories..... -Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) ~ Part Yuman and part Richlander ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (59) Re: Pearl Harbor Birthdays Yup ... me too ... December 7, 1942 :-) -Edward Borasky (59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Floyd Morse ('60) To: Richard Anderson ('60) Thank you for the Bomber sports report. For some reason the Spokane media does know the Tri-cities exist unless it negative reporting about Hanford. -Floyd Morse ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kitty Ramsey (61) To: Tedd Cadd and Pam Hunt Cadd (66) My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter during this ordeal this Friday and during Amy's recovery. My youngest daughter (Elizabeth) went through two surgeries last year for brain cancer. Her tumors were both located in the right frontal lobe. She had a little bit of difficulty with her balance after her first surgery in July, but recovered nicely in less than two months. Second surgery was the week before Christmas. Took a bit longer to recover, but she is working full time, and doing great. They gave her 12 - 18 month after first surgery. We are approaching month 17 and she is in remission. Miracles do still happen and you cannot believe the power of prayer. Hang in there and let's keep the prayers going. With this many Bombers on their knees, we can accomplish anything. Let us know how Amy is doing. There are a lot of us out here who care. -Kitty Ramsey (61) ~ in overcast Yelm, WA, where winter is knocking on our doors. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood '62 Last week I was in San Francisco and had a chance to see Diane Davenport '62 over dinner. It's wonderful to reach back and connect with people who meant so much to us in our early years. Thanks, Diane! -Ed Wood '62 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) and Les Fishback ('34) Congratulations on being married 60 years. That is terrific. -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) This is an update on the Tri-City "score" for registered alumni. If you have NOT added your name... consider doing... so that others might find you (;-) 3879..... Richland/Columbia High School 2991..... Kennewick High School 2751..... Pasco High School -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) Hi to all, I have been out of town for most of the last couple weeks so I am catching up on some dated Bomber stuff here: Bill Sinclair ('67) is now in Australia. He had spent a long career with Doubletree Inn (actually an executive level guy!) mostly in Scottsdale. Scott, I remember Bill telling stories about the old days and your name came up often... I think it helped poison some of us younger guys! And I think that 76 Union station by the Uptown Theater where O'Rourke worked was "Tiny's". Tiny used to log a few hours at the Spudnut Shop while every greasy guy in town used his tools and lifts to work on their cars. I always wandered how he made a living... he never made anything off high school kids! Reading about perfumes, etc. brought to mind our "fragrance of choice"... how about that English Leather, guys! No Bomber female could resist that stuff!!!! I almost fell in love with Cary Randow ('70) once after getting a whiff!!!! And memories of the desert by some brought back memories I had of growing up close to the river. Remember before the spring runoff was well controlled the river level used to rise a lot in April and into early June. When it finally went down left behind would be dozens (probably hundreds of pools just full of nature in the form of trapped carp frogs, tadpoles and the like. We (Clint Knox, head River Rat) used to spend days, even weeks wading around in mucky swamp water, slightly less healthy than your average anthrax exposure. Of course it was this breeding ground that gave birth to those mosquito "fog trucks" Let's see... spend all day wading around in swamp water then all evening riding our bikes about 12 feet behind DDT sprayers... and we still can't figure out why growing up in Richland makes us different! That's all (more than enough) for now. I hope EVERYONE is locked onto having a great holiday season this year. Everyone be safe and be happy. Best wishes to all Bombers, -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Happy birthday, Mike -- hope you had a good weekend. Now that you are 21 let's go out and have a beer. :-) -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Birthday eh? Are ya the big 5-0? Just turn 39. Have a great birthday. Do you know how I can get the class of '74 Mike Davis and Brad Upton special edition class rings? I'm looking for a stocking stuffer. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Live from the cold desert. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/10/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Loretta Ostboe ('55), David Douglas ('62), Ed Wood ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Lyndy Wheeler ('62), Diane Hartley ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) To: Mike Franco ('70) Sorry, I think you are wrong about the Union 76 by the Spudnut Shop... I worked at my first job right beside the 76 in the Uptown Cleaners around 1954-55, and it was Johnny's 76 at that time. Then "Curly" (never learned his real name) took over from Johnny and it has been "Curley's" ever since... I don't think he has retired even yet!!! And he did spend a lot of time in the Spudnut Shop... Don't tell me a '55 grad can remember more than a '70 grad!!! Cheers, -Loretta Ostboe Fraser (55) ~ Yuma, AC - where it's 75 today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) Re: perfumes Miss Bezzio's ('63) choice was Avon's "Here's My Heart." Either subtlety was not her long suit or she thought it would be wasted on me. Thanks to alphabetical seating, she sat in front of me in German class. She had so much of it on one day that it gave me a headache. After class I marched her to the door of the girls' rest room and ordered her to wash it off. Also told her she was to wear just enough that only one person would ever be able get close enough to smell it... namely me. I think I would still recognize that scent today. I made it through another year reasonably intact, and my Freshman oral English class made it one of my most memorable birthdays (Dec. 5) with a party, including cake and candles. After cake and presents they sang with a karaoke CD I had gotten with my new DVD player. What a treat! -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood '62 Re: "The Deep Road" by Fred Van Patten ('62) I've just finished reading both volumes of Fred's novel, "The Deep Road", available through Amazon, etc. Try it if you want something clearly out of the ordinary and want to see where Fred's creativity is directed these days. The characters in this 80 year history of a Northwest family are not normal by conventional standards, and that's what makes the reading so engaging. Part of the action occurs in Richland, but the town plays only a minor role in the wide ranging novel. Good reading, and thanks, Fred! -Ed Wood '62 ~ Lakewood, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Kitty Ramsey ('61) It's been so many years since we lost contact! You being my very first "best friend" and neighbor in Richland... back before even starting at Lewis and Clark. I was thrilled to read your message today. (Wow -- so many fun memories!!) Marcia Miller Neff ('62) moved into your prefab after you moved, and we've remained very close friends ever since. I'm so happy to hear your great news about Elizabeth and will certainly pass it on to Ruthann. My prayers will continue to be with Elizabeth and Amy. Yes! I do know that the Power of Prayer is so very Powerful! -- that's why I'm still here today. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lyndy Wheeler Myers '62 Re: The Cinnamon Bear I know that this has been exhausted but I have lost the address to order this can you help? Thanks -Lyndy Wheeler Myers '62 ~ Orange Park, FL - where I am trying to get in the mood for the holidays but it is 90 plus and they say we are in a cold snap! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Franco ('70) Hi Mike, Did you forget about Brut? :-) or British Sterling? Oh my lord did we buy that for every guy we went out with. Funny how you remember those things. -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: M. Davis (74) My Abbreviated Christmas List: 1. Roy Ballard ('63)... a bomb replica on every street corner 2. Rich Crigler ('70)... that long awaited reunion with Merilee Rush 3. Greg Alley ('73)... a rebirth of the famed jumper 4. Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67)... a jacuzzi full of "White Shoulders" 5. Mike Franco ('70)... invitation to a "Kennedy Christmas in Hyannis Port" 6. Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('78)... Krispy Kremes 'til you puke! 7. Brad Upton ('74)... a first-class, never-slip, hairpiece now that's comedy!) 8. Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom)... your very own purple "Hanford Falcon" t-shirt 9. Village Theater free passes to whoever wants them 10. The so-called "Gang of Four"... mushroom soup!! 11. Diane Hartley ('72)... a return of your sanity 12. My sister, Sheila ('71)... a fountain of youth 13. Steve Neill ('72)... stilts!!! 14. Kevin Ghirado ('78)... half a dozen more kids 15. co-worker, Lori Killand Whelan ('72)... booster seat for your classroom chair 16. 5 free 1/2 hour tours of the old Potts Rainbow Gas Station - first come/first serve 17. Maren Smyth ('63&'64)... a big "thank you" for all you do and "Grand Slams" for everyone Merry Christmas! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) I just wanted to wish Kay Weir Fishback ('37) a happy 60th Anniversary. And congratulations, it seems so few of us married people make it that long. Hopefully in 57 years I can post similarly to the Alumni Sandstorm. -Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England - where it is cold and dark nearly all day. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/11/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Wallace ('47), Marilyn Richey ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Lynn Noble ('72), Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Wallace Hultman (47) To: Kay Weir Fishback (37) Congratulations on your 60th Anniversary!!!! Ray & I are working on it with 53 years in already! So glad Gordie is coming home... please have him call us or just buzz around the corner... anxious to see him and give him a hug!!! Again, I'm so happy for you and Les... that's quite a feat nowadays!!!! -Marilyn Wallace Hultman (47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey '53 Re: 76 Station near the Uptown The 76 Union was built when Johnny Gerdes moved from the station that later turned into where the Senio Center has been for years before the new one opened recently. Johnny sold out to Curly who has now turned it over to his son Rick who is in business with his dad. Curly is spending most of his time taking care of his wife Marge (49) of RHS who had a stroke and it affected her vision. They thought it would come back but hadn't the last time I talked to him. -Marilyn Richey '53 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) and Mike Franco ('70) Sorry, Mike, but Loretta is right, the Union Station on the south-west corner of Uptown was Johnny's Minute Man Service (and a Bomber employer). There was another station directly across the street, to the south, but I don't remember the name. Perhaps my old bud Dore Tyler ('53) could supply that, as he worked there (once upon a time in a galax....). Re: Florida cold(?) weather I thought if they turned the smudge pots on in the orchards was the marking of cold weather, not when the thermometer dropped below 90(F). Bomber Cheers to all -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ back in Albany, OR after a nice lunch in Fife, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) How about "Jade East"? yuk -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Bomber thanks To: Jimmie Shipman ('51) I know I thanked you before for putting me onto the desk flag site. Because of it I also ordered holiday lights and enjoy it very much. Say hello to the family for me. Bomber cheers, -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden (72) To: Mike Davis (74) Re: Abbreviated Christmas List I wanted to let you know that your # 11, "Return of Diane Hartley's sanity" is moot. I'm surprised you didn't notice that it had returned. It must be that "fine line" thing that we've heard so much about. (Tee- hee!) Diane: Don't be too hard on me for that one. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. (Thanks Mike Davis) -Lynn Noble Paden (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Our own internet and Alumni Sandstorm Santa. You fit the profile and if we can get you a suit can you work the front door of JJ Newberry's. Krispy Kringle. -Greg Alley (73) ~ This is more fun than Monday Night Football. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/12/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Hugh Hinson ('52) Burt Pierard ('59), Jan Nelson ('60) Pete Overdahl ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Cliff Cunningham ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Mary Mulroy ('66), Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy 45/46 To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) and Les Fishback ('34) Hey Kay and Les Congrats on your 60th!! I've enjoyed your little messages re old old Richland. When brother Gordy Weir (47) gets to town, tell him to use your email to say hello. I can't get over there, but would like to chat. -Dick McCoy 45/46 ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) Re: Johnny's 76 Station At one time Johnny had Ron Snow (52), Jack Marrow (52), and myself working and pumping gas, etc. Curly was the #1 mechanic at that time. We had a lot of fun. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Kay Weir Fishback (37) I made an error in our recent exchanges about Amon/John Dam/Riverside/Howard Amon Park and you let me get away with it. I mistakenly located John Dam's Grocery (Nelson and Dam) on the northwest corner of GWWay & Lee Blvd. As the attached picture of the early 1943 downtown area clearly shows, the grocery was south of Lee (even south of the Western Union Office). Dick McCoy (45/46) did question my statement but didn't go so far as to challenge it. We slightly younger history nuts need to be brought to task from time to time. By the way, congratulations on your 60th wedding anniversary. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson (60) Re: Cinnamon Bears Hi, Did you post the address of where you can get the Cinnamon Bear tapes? I think I missed it. -Jan Nelson (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Patti Jones ('60) I was so glad to read your mentioning Mr. Galati who was your 6th grade teacher. I also had Mr. Galati (Robert) in the 6th grade, and he was the best teacher I ever had. I so remember his teaching of birds as he was an ornithologist and we took his field trips to see the birds as he filmed them. He also had filmed them for Disney. He had each student build a bird house and he judged them and the winners went on a special field trip to see some hawks. He was also an parasitologist (study of worms). He was an astrologist (study of stars), we all loved this and I also remember viewing them with the class at night. He had written a book about his experience in the Navy during WWII and he would read it to us (leaving out the so called 4-letter words that were included in his book that the sailors would use from time to time). He and his beautiful blond wife were folk dancers. They performed at the schools in Richland in different costumes from the different countries they danced to. I remember the Russian dance where they dropped to one leg and kicked the other outward while jumping up and down from one to another. They were so physically fit and so talented. The last I heard he quit teaching and they joined the National Assembly Program and traveled the country dancing. I feel like you, Patti, I always think of him when I research a bird or look at the stars. I never really got into worms except the ones we dissected in biology. Also I was always too fat to dance like that with my two left feet. Thanks for the Memories. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Congratulations to you and your husband on your 60th anniversary. We've only got 33 and sometimes it seems more like 133. Just kidding. I do offer my prayers for you and yours, and may God continue to bless you in the years to come. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Cunningham ('62) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37 and Les Fishback ('34) Congratulations on your 60th. Not many who can celebrate that. Please keep up the history of Richland, I really enjoy leaning more about the city where I grew up. To: Lyndy Wheeler Myers ('62) I just got a copy of the Cinnamon Bear only to learn my son has purchased one for me for Christmas. If you are interested in mine let me know and I will happy to send it to you. To: David Douglas ('62) Enjoy hearing about your adventures in China. In your search for classic American movies I don't recall seeing any westerns. How about a John Wayne such as "True Grit" or "Stagecoach". Others might be "The Outlaws" or "The Magnificent Seven". -Cliff Cunningham ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Jimmie Shipman (51) Can you please give us the address for the holiday lights again? I downloaded the desk flag and thought that I had saved the site so I could download the holiday lights when the time came. I can't find it anywhere. Thanks. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we're getting a break from the rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Mulroy Wilson (66) To this day the smell of English Leather (they still make it) fills my head with memories and puts a smile on my face. -Mary Mulroy Wilson (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) OK... So I mixed up "Tiny's" for "Curly's" 76 Union... both were about the same size... I am amazed at the recollection of those exotic colognes... so far English Leather, Brut, Old Spice... how about 9 Flags... remember that stuff? You were supposed to be able to mix the different bottles to give you different fragrances... all this was supposed to drive the women wild... but the most potent stuff I ever experienced was introduced with Paul Sinclair ('70) and Gorgeous George Dana ('70)... Lime Vodka... drove the women wild!!!! All our best to George! -Mike Franco ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/13/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Pierard ('52), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Joe Choate ('60), Judy Parker ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Earl Bennett ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Mike Davis ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) Dana Olson ('80WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard '52 Happy birthday to Brother Burt ('59). He keeps getting smarter and tougher as the years go by. Many thanks for keeping the historical record straight and for leadership in Club 40. -Dick Pierard '52 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: aromas of the past All this talk about men's cologne and not a word about "Jade East" or its spin off that made it big "Hai Karate". Re: Hooky Bobbin' Oh that story about hooky bobbin'... I forgot to mention.... there has to be SNOW... -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joe Choate ('60) Re: Bob Galati To: Pete Overdahl, ('60) The book Bob had written was "Sailor Beware"... later it was made into a movie. Bob also got all of his students an early start in mathematics. He always seemed to make things interesting, no matter the subject. -Joe Choate ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Parker Petrutis (60) To: Patti Jones and Pete Overdahl (60) Thanks for the fond memories of Mr. Galati. I had the pleasure of being one of the students chosen to go on a special bird watching trip. I think students were picked based on the bird houses we built. I can't remember who else went, but do remember having a great time. We went down to the Columbia river and crossed into Oregon. Between Mr. Galati and my father they planted a love of wildlife in my soul. I also remember when his dance troop came and performed at Chief Joseph when we were in Junior High. He was a very special person. How old do you think he was when he taught us? It would be nice to find him, also his book. Do you remember the weekly broadcasts that we had at Jason Lee which did biographies of famous people? Another good memory. Enjoy the Christmas Holidays. -Judy Parker Petrutis (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Mr. Robert Galati To: Pete Overdahl ('60) You're welcome Pete. Mr. Galati was a teacher who always showed the students that there was more to learn. Found myself always anxious to see what he was going to teach next. I too remember the wonderful dancing he and his wife did. I remember seeing a couple of their performances... one was at Spalding. After seeing your entry in the Sandstorm today, Pete, I decided to do some research to see if Mr. Galati had any books on the market. Also did some research to see if I could find his World War II book. This is what I came up with: Barnes and Noble lists the following three books written by a Robert Galati: 1. Ma There's a Hair in my Soup Date of print 1990 2. Living on tiptoes: The Story of Nikki Date of print 1989 3. Golden-crowned Kinglets; treetop nesters of the North Woods Date of print 1990 Every one of these books must has been written by our Mr. Galati. With time I want to get all three of the books and do some research to see if he is still living. I'd like to contact him... he could be 85 to 90 years old. Thanks Pete. You have helped steer me on to another venture. What can you add to all of this Fred Phillips ('60)? Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 Re: Aromas I was close to my Grandfather growing up and have always stuck with Old Spice, original fragrance. Besides, my wife likes it, too - probably the most important factor, at least since I found her (not until I was 30 - long search). For a very long time now, certain over ten years and possibly longer than the 24 years we've been married, I have been refilling and using the same collector's bottle, a round one with a picture of the ship Magic on it. It was a gift, I think from one of my sisters. The smell is a bit sweeter than some like, and not as pungent as sagebrush, but it still keeps one of my senses in tune with growing up in Richland. Re: Cinnamon Bear (Hi, Lindy! My best to Irv and Lavonne if you see them.) I have the tapes at home (I'm out of town until the 21st) and want to introduce some grandchildren to them, but don't remember exactly how many episodes there were, I know it's too late this year. Did it start right after Thanksgiving when it was on the radio? Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Cinnamon Bear Tapes To: Jan Nelson (60) You can get them at That's where I got mine. Also I think somebody said you could get them at Barnes and Noble. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's getting closer to Christmas all time. We're suppose to get another bad storm later on today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I had no idea that the mere mention the other day of Curly's 76 station would elicit such (any) response. Thanks to all who supplied some history here. It's fun to learn about this stuff. I just enjoyed the place because it offered a safe haven and another place to hang out in the Uptown area... plus those free do-it- yourself oil changes. Now can anyone tell me the story behind Zip's? For anyone in high school in the mid-sixties this place was hollowed ground. Regardless of what was going to happen on a Friday or Saturday night, no matter who was meeting who, or if to show off a new car... it all got started at Zip's. Who owned the place? Was Richland's the first? I understand there are Zip's at Columbia Center, Kennewick and Spokane. Zip's was great... it was just like Mel's? in American Graffiti, only it came first. I can't tell you how much trouble got it's start through a first, early evening encounter at Zip's. God bless the place, and thanks to whoever owned it at the time for the memories... and for putting up with us. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: M. Davis (74) To: Mike Franco ('70) You are forgetting the fragrance that mesmerized the women. None other than Hai Karate!!!! The women were "putty" at the first sniff! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Music Class We are in the process of packing and moving into a rental until our other his is built (just across town) hopefully, it will be complete by April. Anyway, I came across a guitar that I had got back in 9th grade (Chief Joseph) for music class. I don't know why I've kept it all these years, I only used it for that class. It still looks new, however, it does need to be restrung. I'll just hang on to it a little longer, maybe my son will want to use it for his music class when he gets older, or he maybe he'll choose to use my husband's set of drums. (Gee, I wonder which one he'll choose - I'm thinking the one that makes the most noise). Does anyone remember taking music class, if so what instrument did you choose. Do you still play today! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dana Olson Reid (80WB) Happy Birthday to '79 Richland Bomber alumni Lanette Powell Empey. I hope you have a great birthday! (She's my aunt, so I can torture her with public e-mails). Love ya, -Dana Olson Reid (80WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/14/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Tom Hughes ('56) Gus Keeney ('57), Keith Arndt ('60) George Sharp ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Jake Tate ('66WB) Dick Pierce ('67), Judy Ley ('67) Susan Nelson ('67), Vicki Schrecengost ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Jay Schreiber ('79) Melissa Joyce ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery '47 To: Bob Carlson '54 I apologize for taking so long, but I must tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed the current edition of the DustStorm. You must have some journalism in your history! Seriously, keeping the Club 40 newsletter tradition going is very much appreciated by this old Bomber. -Mary Triem Mowery '47 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Arthur (Tom) Hughes (56) Re: December Fife Luncheon Turnout for the December Luncheon was a little light. Could have been the Holiday shopping but the 12 that showed up had a great time. Connie Hanson Lincoln ('64) made it in her neck brace. She is still recovering from a freak auto accident several months ago. It seems the driver of a pickup loaded with scrap metal lost control and went into a ditch. When he came out of the ditch he flew through the air for about 40 feet and came down directly on the left front of her car. The car was totaled and she got a broken neck. She is progressing nicely and will recover fully. In attendance were: Nick Nelson (56), Gayle Dunn Sutton (?), Max Sutton (57), Dore Tyler (53), Bob Carlson (AKA Mike Clowes) (54), Connie Hanson Lincoln (64), Ed Lincoln (Connie's Husband), Burt Pierard (59), Patti Jones Ahrens (60), Tom Hughes (56), Agnes Hughes (Tom's wife) and Jessica Blessing (Tom's Grand daughter) -Arthur (Tom) Hughes (56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) We are having a "cold snap" here in Yuma, AZ. It was almost too cold on my bare feet when I went out to get the Yuma Sun newspaper this morning!!! Supposed to be all the way down to 56 by Saturday. -Gus Keeney (57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Arndt ('60) Re: Mr. Bob Galati I didn't realize how many of us still had fond memories of Bob Galati. What a sixth grade teacher - ornithology, parasitology, folk dancing, etc.! I recall the things mentioned by Pete Overdahl ('60), Judy Parker ('60), and Joe Choate ('60) -- all some of my favorite people. He named a parasite species that he discovered after his beautiful blonde wife - I was never sure whether that was a joke or an honor! I vividly remember the bird field trips and especially one to the cliffs near McNary Dam to see a red-tailed hawk. His devotion to ornithology led me to a life long interest in birds. I've developed quite a bird library over the years, living in different parts of the country. I think him reading to us from his novel based on his WWII experiences in the Armed Merchant Marine had a big influence in me joining the Navy after college. There are a lot of Galatis in this part of Florida (Tampa/Sarasota) and this morning I found a listing for a Robert Galati in Orlando, but haven't followed it up yet. We were very fortunate to have such a devoted and inspirational teacher. Unfortunately, in current times the educational bureaucracies would probably not permit the intellectual freedom he enjoyed to range beyond the accepted curricula. -Keith Arndt ('60) ~ Parrish, FL Sunny, high 81, low 66 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Sharp ('63) To: the Class of '63 Who remembers Shelley McCoy throwing a garbage can across the room, and blaming it on me, and I get the hacks... what ever happened to HACKS... every day to bad boys.... how about picking up the little Isseta and putting it on the front steps of the study hall, so the doors wouldn't open... and the burn outs with the two '56 Chevys in school... one was mine... the other was Homer Blackburn's... he had the straight pipes... and I got blamed... and got the HACKS... WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HACKS... and Daryl Glasford's Plymouth, so low you couldn't drive across a pack of cigarettes, and the time when someone... who NEVER FESSED UP... lowered the hydraulic jack on my '56 right on my chest in auto shop... and the time when... geez, was i the only one that had fun??????????? OK, let's all humor the starving artist at -George Sharp ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) All this talk about smellin like a "Fancy Boy", reminded me of my time working at Dawson Richards. We had them all, English Leather, Royal Lyme, British Sterling, Brut and probably Jade East. Grover, would have rather used the space for hats, but he was great at "picking his battles". I recall an advertisement in Playboy (I only read it for the articles and ads). There was a photo of some '60's gal (Joey Heatherton hair, white lipstick on pouty lips and probably blue eye shadow). Obviously satiated, she was all wrapped up in satin sheets and staring blindly into space. The tag read "Was it Him, or his Piping Rock". Let me tell you, I put some serious miles on the Chevy looking to buy a bottle of that stuff, and I'm still looking. My Pop was a Mennen's Skin Bracer guy. Green stuff you bought at Thrifty Drug. I still unscrew the caps at RiteAid and take a whiff, to recall the Old Man. It smells different now, probably lacking the essence of Roi Tan that always followed him around. Rosalie gave me some Old Spice Cologne and Deodorant, back when we were an item in the eighth grade. Not too sure when I ran out of the cologne, but there is still some deodorant left. Semper Bomberus Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 Now how could anyone forget Brut?? But I still remember "Evening in Paris" in its royal blue bottle, and Hai Karate, and Jade East, and then there's always "British Sterling". And for those of us who still love fragrance, who can forget "Old Spice"? That's what my Dad wore, especially on holiday occasions. Happy Holidays to you all! -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Story on Bateman Island This story on Bateman Island reminded me of the spring of 1966, when Kenny Gray ('64RIP) and I got stuck in rough water while swimming over to the island. His strong swimming ability and determination saved my life that day. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Re: Mr. Galati okay, Lynn Dunton (ex-Richland teacher) where are you? Isn't this the same Bob Galati that moved to CA after you and Bill did? you need to get on here and fill in the missing blanks. ;) -Linda Reining (64) ~ it is cold in Bakersfield, CA and they are warning about a storm "approaching" from the Pacific Northwest tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce 67 Zips! Now we're talkin'. That first turn into the lot. Taking a left while traveling toward Carmichael from the river gave me a better view of who was there. Never, on a weekend night, did I go straight into a stall for a salad burger. I put my '59 black Chevrolet Impala's (with spotlights, chrome reversed rims and a 348" 4-barrel Ford eater) powerglide transmission into neutral as I entered Dead Man's Curve (the concrete block wall on the east side of the Zip's lot). Rev up the engine so that the glass paks blared that special music off the wall. Some Friday and Saturday nights I would hit the gas after that first turn in the lot, toward Dead Man's Curve, maybe 20 times. I can't remember what Zip's even looked like inside. I felt funny after making it through Dead Man's Curve. You either had to turn back toward the stalls and submit to a burger, or you'd lay some scratch out the exit onto the main drag as though you had the evening in hand. Can you imagine pulling into a stall for burgers with Mom and Dad and your brothers and sisters at Zip's like we did at A&W? No way. I'd have refused to leave the house. Families didn't go to Zip's. Only us. -Dick Pierce 67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate (66WB) Re: Zip's To: Scott Hartcorn (67) I can't tell you much about the history of the place, Scott, but do remember a lot of good times there. I wonder how many of us learned to eat our french fries with tarter sauce there? -Jake Tate (66WB) ~ Yakima, WA (the "Palm Springs" of Washington) - where the snow is four feet deep on the north side of the house! Merry Christmas, all! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Ley Warninger (67) Re: Zip's To: Scott Hartcorn (67) In regards to who owned Zip's... it was the mother and father of one of our classmates, Delores McDonald (67). It was my first job in Richland and Delores and her mother were always there. Mrs. McDonald was a very hard working mom and seemed to put in long hours every day. That place was always hopping on the week-ends and we carhop girls worked hard for our $1.00 per hour wage!! I do have a lot of great memories from there. After moving to Richland in '65, I first met some girls from class of '66... Lynn Dodson for one... and they took me to Zip's for fries and tartar with a cherry coke. It was the best! I have driven by that place in the last year and sure doesn't look very exciting. Is it still the main hangout? Seems to me I remember Gary O'Rourke riding on the hood of his car, around Zip's, every now and then. Too funny! -Judy Ley Warninger (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Nelson Smith (67) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) I don't know who originally owned Zip's but when we were in High School I think it was Delores McDonald's Dad. Whether he owed or just managed I don't know. What fun we had there. Driving around Zip's... then A&W. Think we always bought our hamburgers at Zip's and then went to A&W for Fries. Remember the big Bon Fires? Can't remember if it was '66 or '67 but I had borrowed my Dad's '50 Buick and the girls and I went to help build it. Jerry Rodgers ('67) sprayed my Dad's car with a fire extinguisher and I left in tears to find a car wash thinking the foam would ruin the paint on the Buick. Jerry really had a hate for me... never could figure out what I did to him to deserve it. Also loved the spring and Summers at the docks. Think we would just pick a dock that wasn't locked up and go lay out to get tans. That first shock of being thrown into the Columbia would take your breath away. Also remember the swimsuits back than had a cup on the bra part that when you laid on your front on the dock you had to pop the cup back out when you got up or you had a collapsed boob. Top that Scott or Dick -Susan Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Music Class/Instrument I was a clarinet player and remember vividly going back and forth with challenges for first chair with Janell Gurwell ('67) when we were at Carmichael. Mr. Hughes was a great band teacher. I often wish I still had my clarinet, but it was a rental. Music will always be an important part of my life. I took up piano with my youngest son when he was 5. He's 18 now and preoccupied with "more important things", but he still plays for pleasure once in awhile. He's discovered he can draw a crowd (translation: girls) at a party if he sits down to play. As for me, I'm still learning to master "Chopsticks." Thanks for the memories. P.S. Anyone know what happened to Janell? -Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: perfumes One year my grandmother gave me a bottle of "Hawaiian White Ginger" from Avon. I always liked the soft scent of it and wore it through high school. I, being a tomboy, did not like most perfumes, but that is one I really liked. Bomber cheers to you all, -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Schreiber '79 Re: Memories of the desert Having not contributed for a while and reading about the memories or the loss of memories of others here are a some that I have not read about yet; 1) The building of Columbia Center Mall 2) The Un-boat races down the Yakima River 3) First Jobs (McDonald's on Jadwin in '75 for me) 4) Hanford High being built and how upset the kids were that couldn't graduate as Bombers Just want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season, -Jay Schreiber '79 ~ Indianapolis, IN - where it is dark and rainy today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Melissa Joyce Glodo (91) Re: Cinnamon Bear My Dad, Brent Joyce (44) would start us just after Thanksgiving/first of December on the Cinnamon Bear tapes we'd all sit on the bed and listen to JUST ONE piece each night until finally the star made it to the top of the tree, which was a close call every year. I think my dad still has the tapes and I think he got them locally. But those are some of my favorite christmas memories! -Melissa Joyce Glodo (91) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I don't believe this young lady's father is REALLY a class of '44 grad - his name's not on the '44 roster - I think she's telling us how old her dad is. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/15/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers, 1 former teacher, and 2 funeral notices today: Mike Clowes ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Sue Garrison ('58), Sandie Romeri ('60) Roger Fishback ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Carol Converse ('64), David Rivers ('65) Lynn Dodson ('66), Gary Christian ('67) Karen Schildknecht (67), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Theresa Rainey ('69), Margaret Gilstrap ('74) Teena Stoner ('79) Lynn Dunton (former Richland Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) You are too kind. Would you believe I only lasted 3 or 4 weeks on the Sandstorm staff before Harry Thompson (then faculty advisor) booted me off because he said I kuddnt spel. Even when I took a semester of personal typing, I was never able to find a spell check button on the keyboard of the Remingtons, Smith-Coronas or Underwoods that were in use. Re: Zip's Alas, we older kids don't have those memories. Someone mentioned that Zip's reminded them of Arnold's in "American Graffiti". I dunno, when I first saw the movie I thought of By's. Guess it must be a generational thing. The real young kids go to A&W with the family, the next generation went to Zip's, and we "big" kids hung out at By's drooling over someone's '32 deuce coupe. RHS Hang Outs - Thru the Years By's Burgers Zip's Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where we take our shoes off when we go outside no matter the temperature, keeps from getting them from getting soaked. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Old Spice A few years ago I was doing some work in the Spokane Boeing plant and there was a cute little thing that worked in the office. One day she walked up to me with her pretty blue eyes shining and said "What are you wearing?" I said "Old Spice". She said "I thought so, you reminded me of my grandfather". No more old spice. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) There's still time to order Richland Souvenir Ornaments for the Holidays. The Richland Seniors Association sells them as a fund-raiser for furnishings for the new Richland Community Center. We have alphabet house ornaments (A, B, Ranch, Prefab, F, Precut, and H). We also have Richland Bomber ornaments and Hanford Falcon ornaments. They're for sale for $5 each at the Community Center weekdays, approximately 9am to 3pm (depends on volunteer availability). They're also available by mail for $6 each (includes shipping and handling): Alumni Ring Website Check it out! -Joretta "Sue" Garrison Pritchett ('58) ~ Richland - today the wind never ends. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60) Re: Jack Stansill Jack has been fighting cancer for some time. Now it has gone to his lung. He will be having surgery on Jan. 3, 2002. He is very down right now and could sure use the prayers and uplifting notes, cards, e-mail from all of us. If you would like to contact him via snail mail, e-mail me and I'll give you his snail mail address. We could all really help Jack out at this time. Jack hung out with Roger Koford (my first husband), Marv McDonald, Dee Wallace, Larry Coryell, and the "other" Larry that was in the band with him. His girlfriend at the time ('59) was JoAnn Robertson. God Bless You Bombers! -Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60) ~ Roy, WA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Bomber Hoops 12/14/01 Bombers vs. Blue Devils After a quick visit with relatives in Las Vegas (missing two games), this Bomber Alumnus was once again on the hot trail of the Bomber Hoop Train. Tonight [12/14/01] saw the Bombers travel to the confines of the Walla Walla Blue Devils and their always starting "seven." Walla Walla sporting a 4-0 record, 2-0 in conference would be facing the Richland five at 3-2 and 1-1, without starting forward and leading scored (20 pts per game) Travis Buck, who suffered a deep thigh bruise against Wenatchee last week. Another Bomber stalwart, Junior Casey, Johnson was playing with an injured thumb. The Blue Devils wasted no time getting on the board and led 7-0 with 5:47 to play in the first quarter and with 3:21 to play led 12-1. A flurry of baskets by the Bombers found the score at 14-9 at the end of the quarter. The Bombers once again had trouble hitting the short shots and were only 4 for 12 in the quarter. The second quarter saw the Richland press force a number of Wa Hi turnovers and the Bombers tied the game at 19 with 3:49 to go in the half. There were two more ties in the half at 22-22 and 25-25, but the final 4 points were scored by Walla Walla to lead 29-25 at the half. Richland actually led 23-22 with 2:14 to play. Seven missed free throws in the first half hurt the A-City quintet. With the momentum in the Bomber corner heading into the third quarter, the Bomb Squad went completely dead, scoring only 10 points against 19 by Walla Walla. At the end of three it was 48-35 Devils. The fourth quarter started like the third quarter ended with WA Hi on top 50-35 and 59-42 with 3:40 to play. The Bombers began launching from long range, hitting 4 treys in the final 2:27 of the game. With 2:55 to play it was Walla Walla leading 61-44. A three by Fannin, another by York, one by Johnson and another by York sandwiched between a pair of deuces and 4 free throws by the Devils found the score 69-58. The final was a respectable 71-62. Walla Walla drained 13 free throws to the Bombers 2 in the second half. The Bombers were led in scoring by York with 16, Hilgert 12, Frisbee 10, Fannin 8, Bussman and Johnson 7 each and 2 for Arthurs. The Bombers snared 28 boards 17 offensive and 11 defensive, stole the ball 10 times and had 15 turnovers. The Richland squad shot a dismal 21 of 57 for 37% and were 13 for 20 from the charity strip. Tomorrow [12/15/01] the Bombers take on the Kennewick Lions in the Bomb Shelter and next Tuesday travel to Ike. On a brighter note the lady Bombers beat the Blue Devils 88-44, that's right a 44 point win! Signing off until tomorrow night. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) 'fraid I'm gonna get the cyberhook for too many entries. How appropriate that in a week when so many Bombers were alluding to the effect that Mr. Galati had on their life, that I would receive a note from my favorite and most influential teacher. Got my Christmas card today from Tom Knudsen, my Art teacher and the guy who taught me to not just look, but to see what I was looking at.* He introduced me to so many things, and I feel most fortunate that 40 years later he is still in my life. For those of you who knew Tom and (like I) benefited from his teaching, drop me an e-mail and I'll send you his address. He's living in Southern Oregon and continues to do studio work. I'm sure he would enjoy hearing from all of his past students. Semper Bomberus, Jimbeaux In Kirkland, where I'm taping my ankles for the Gold Medal Class of '63 Mostly Annual Christmas Breakfast in Olympia on Sunday *Mrs. Boswell, I still end sentences in prepositions, but I know better. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) The "Evening In Paris" perfume is very pricey these days. When I had a small antique shop in my home in Wenatchee, I sold a couple of those colbolt blue bottles for quite a bit of money. Wish I would have saved one of them now. I believe one reason why they are so expensive is because of the color of the bottle. To: Linda Reining (64) We got the storm yesterday. Started out in mid afternoon. Not as high of wind as they were predicting, but oh that rain!! We had a meeting and had to get out in it last night. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun is really trying to find hold large enough to pick through. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Things ya hadda do It is so good to know that this bunch from Richland has got its priorities in line... There is some stuff that is just too important to forget. I got my first bottle of English Leather in around the 7th grade. My folks found it in Walla Walla and for the longest time that was the closest source. Christmas morning I was sportin' that stuff and Brian Johnson (65), who always made the rounds on Christmas morning, came by to pick me up to check on everyone's loot. He took one whiff and hadda have some of that stuff! We cruised over to Krugel's (65) Davis' (65), Heidlebaugh's (65), Deitz' (64 & 66) and several other places I'm sure and it was big news to everyone who could smell us (that came out wrong). Unfortunately, a couple of years later... Charlie Warford (61) started wearing Canoe... oh wow... now I had a real dilemma on my hands... If Charles wore it... it hadda be cool... There were other things... Terry Webb (63RIP) drank Pepsi... not coke... so It was Pepsi from then on... Charlie Warford and his main man Terry Christiansen (61) drank Lucky out of a bottle... not more of anything else... hadda be Lucky from a bottle... and there's black converse... high waters... those funny short sleeved sweatshirts with the buttons... white socks... short sleeved Pendletons... the Pendleton Sport Coats without the collar... (Davis' was black, mine green and Terry Webb's was red)... and on and on it went... Now that was cool! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dodson Stedman '66 Well I finally got a chance to try a Krispie Kreme donut here in Issaquah. In case you haven't heard we have one out here and there are regular lines at least 20 cars long DAY AND NIGHT waiting for them (don't these people have a life?!!). They can't hold a candle to a Spudnut. Who are they kidding? -Lynn Dodson Stedman '66 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian (67) To: Dick Pierce (67) Seems to me that after leaving Zip's and turning right onto Lee I would stop at the drive-through dairy mart between Zip's and A&W (can't remember the name of the place) and buy cigarettes from (67) classmate Sharon Popp. Remember Vicki Anderson? Sharon also worked in the school office and was real good at forging class passes for Chuck Heath and myself. Thank God I quit the cigs two years ago with limited damage I hope. -Gary Christian (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: Janell Gurwell Fowler ('67) Janell married Mike Fowler ('67) and they live in West Richland. They have 2 kids (a boy and a girl). Mike is one of the coaches of the U16 Girls Fast pitch Team, The Tri-Cities Spirit. Now the only reason I know any of this info is that my niece, Whitney Cross (2004) is on the team, and I get all my info through my sister Leslie Schildknecht Dodd ('79), as she spends alot of time with Janell. To: Mike Davis (74) Re: Your kind Christmas Gift Thanks so much for the Christmas gift. I've been slowly switching Mark Ibatuan's (74) water in his Jacuzzi with White Shoulders. Come on over when he finally discovers it!! Now that will be FUN!! Oh, and as for favorite men's colognes, it had to be English Leather. Man, my poor hubby has no choice as to colognes.. it's English Leather or it's nothing! If we don't see you before, have a Wonderful Christmas... Hi to Bonnie and the kids. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) You're way out of my league when you talk about a collapsed boob in your swimsuit. I didn't know swimsuits did that back then, but if I had, (and I speak for Dick Pierce ('67) as well), it would not have gone unnoticed, and I would have done what every red-blooded high school guy would have done............... point & laugh. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Theresa Rainey Slack '69 To: Dick Pierce ('67) You don't remember the inside of Zip's because there wasn't one. It was a drive-in... speaking of which.. how 'bout Dog 'n' Suds? Even Arctic Circle wasn't too horrible but Zip's always the coolest. Zip's -Theresa Rainey Slack '69 ~ who never left the wind that sucks ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margaret Gistrap O'Hara (74) To: Gus Keeney ('57) Hey Gus, Come to Big Lake, Alaska for a visit! Where it is -34. Yes you read it right.. minus 34. I am at my desk at the "Cat House" in my coat! I wonder if this is the year Santa's HO HO freezes off! To: Maren Do you miss it? The Alaskan cold? I also need your address as I have a signed picture of Martin Buser for you. If you want it that is... -Margaret Gistrap O'Hara (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio '79 To: The Starving Artist (George Sharp ('63) Very nice! I just came from your website and find myself trying to think of something for you to paint. I've always wished I would have followed my artistic inclinations but now you make me really jealous. :-) Re: scents of the past My dad wore Aqua Velva for the longest time. Until he started losing his voice whenever he wore it. Kinda makes ya think, hmmm? When did musk become popular? -Teena Stoner Giulio '79 - once again, the wind is blowing in the TCs ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher Re: Bob Galati For those of you who were wondering about Bob Galati, here is an update. Bob Galati taught fifth grade at Spalding School in the early fifties before he and Carlyn left to perform European folk dances for schools across the US. Bob was a biologist, ornithologist and parisitologist, performer and photographer. In 1962, they decided to join us in Fullerton, CA and Bob taught science in a junior high here until he retired. Bob was one of the two percent who survive dissecting aneurysms. He was fortunate to have had a cardiologist on duty who had knowledge of the symptoms. (most people bleed to death before the flaw is discovered). Bob had always followed a physical fitness regime most of his life which enabled him to survive having all but seven inches of his aorta replaced over a period of fifteen years. Bob died in July of 2000. Nikki Galati died from cancer when she was seven. Two years later the Galatis adopted brother and sister twins who still live in Orange County. Carlyn lives in their home in Tucson. She is visiting in California until January 13. If anyone would like to contact Carlyn, you may contact her through my e-mail and I am sure she will be happy to respond. Bob wrote and successfully self-published five books about the armed forces experiences of hundreds of WWII vets, a funny book about his Italian family and an endearing book about Nikki. He also made at least five educational films that were distributed to schools through Coronet Films. (I enjoyed doing the animations.) His first film was selected to represent the US in Cannes. Bob was a man of outstanding accomplishments with an on-going sense of humor who made a difference in this world. The four of us were close friends for 52 years. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Bob Galati would have been in his early thirties when he taught sixth grade at Spalding. "Ma, There's a Hair in My Soup", the title for his book about his family, was a phrase Carlyn and we often used when Bob repeated a mistake. Whenever Bob found a hair in his soup he'd tell his mother and she would whop him on the head. Even though he received a swat, he'd forget and tell her whenever it happened. The book was good material for a sitcom. Carlyn might still have a few books of his for sale. To: Joe Choate ('60) A movie was not made of "Sailor Beware" but Bob made several educational films about wildlife and ecology. They were distributed by Coronet films. His first film was in conjunction with the Orange County Education Department's "Hands On" oceanography project. That film was chosen to represent the USA in the Education category at the Cannes film Festival. Later films he made on his own were: "The Moose: Our Largest Deer" "The Beaver: Our Largest Rodent" "Pollution" "Solutions to Pollution" I'm sorry to say I don't remember the names of the rest even though I animated areas and titles for them. I'll have to ask Carlyn. Bob sold film to NBC for their "Voice of the Desert" and other films. We enjoyed going with him on some of his filming outings. One we often reminisce about was when NBC sent Bob a rock (insured for $250) that had been used in an Atlantic scene and wanted Bob to film it on a Pacific beach with the tide coming and washing over the rock. Bob was a little impatient for the tide to come in and kept moving the rock further toward the waves. Suddenly a large swell surged and pulled the rock out to sea. Bob shook his fist and yelled a Charlie Brown-ish, "You rock-eating ocean!" which was typical of his humor no matter what. He found a similar rock, filmed it and sent it and the film to NBC successfully. Carlyn Galati will be visiting here until mid January. You are welcome to contact her via our e-mail and I am sure she will respond. -Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Laila Maenpaa ~ Class of 1976 ~ 3/24/58 - 12/5/01 Patricia Pedersen Ragan ~ Class Of 1960 ~ 8/23/40 - 12/11/01 Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/16/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Patti Jones ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) David Rivers ('65), James Wilson ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: Terry Davis, aka Terence Knox ('65) My big brother, Tim Smyth ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: From the F.Y.I. Dept. For those of you interested, have up- graded their site to include more than high school or military. You can get yourself listed at former grade school, junior high or middle schools and the college or university of your choice. If the school you went to isn't listed you can add it to their list. I just added Carmichael Jr. Hi, because it wasn't there (Carmichael Middle School was, but I didn't go there). The Richland list also includes such places as H*nf*rd H*gh (I placed those asterisks so as not to offend anyone's sensibilities). Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where the wind has picked up again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Lynn Dunton, former Richland teacher Re: Mr. Bob Galati Thank you so much for your wonderful entry in the Alumni Sandstorm telling us about Mr. Galati (He will always be Mr. Galati to me as that's the way I knew him). Did not ever expect when I started looking for him that the answer would come so fast. What a blessing that you are on the Alumni Sandstorm email list and knew the Galatis all these years. Ironically I arrived in San Jose in late '62, lived there until 1984. Here my favorite teacher Mr. Galati was so close but yet so far. Did not ever hear anything about him after I left Richland. Your description of his wonderful humor is so familiar. He had such a way with his eloquent words in describing anything. It didn't matter if we were in the hallway of school, classroom or out in the desert. He always had a smile with the words. Through the years so many times I would see a bird fly and think of Mr. Galati. When I didn't know the name of the bird research would happen. Of course his teachings lead me to the research. My only regret is that I didn't write about Mr. Galati in the Alumni Sandstorm early in 2000 when I bought my computer. Would have loved to have had contact with him. But I know when I look up at a bird flying Mr. Galati is watching with a beautiful smile. To: Mrs. Carlyn Galati I've not ever forgotten your beautiful dancing. The grace and ease that showed when you danced. You and Mr. Galati gave an education in dancing that stayed with me for years. I am always quick to watch any foreign dancing because of both of you. Lord of the Dance and River Dance my most favorites of recent time. Lynn Dunton's story tells of the joy you and Mr. Galati had through the years. If you have Mr. Galati's book "Sailor Beware" to sell I would like to buy one. I will send Lynn my address. God's Blessings be with you and your family. Thanks again Lynn for the information. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - the rain and wind are coming in again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Janell Gurwell Fowler ('67) CC: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) I'm wondering if your husband Mike, is Karen Fowler's ('62) brother. They lived on Duane and we were on Benham, with the "back play field" between us. That Mike Fowler was very good at baseball back then (in the 50s) - always practicing with his Dad in the back yard. If Karen is your sister-in-law, please give her my e-mail address, as we were very good friends. I would love to connect with her and hopefully see her at our 40th reunion in June. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Bomber Basketball Tonight (12-15-01) saw the Kennewick Lions travel to Art Dawald gym for a conference match-up with the home Bombers. The Bomber five got out of the gate early leading 7-2 with 4:57 remaining in the first stanza. Cold shooting set in and the Lions tied the score at 9 with 2:42 remaining in the quarter. Seven of the next 9 points were scored by the Bombers to take a first quarter lead of 16-11. In the quarter the Bombers were 7 for 14 from the field, but were only 1 for 3 from the foul line. The Bombers played great defense in the second quarter, holding the Kennewick squad to 8 points. One problem, the Bombers went real cold and made but 1 of 11 field goals and 2 free throws for 4 points in the quarter. Nonetheless the Bombers led 20-19 at the half. After a rousing half-time, the Bombers came out with a tight man to man defense holding the Lions to 9 points while tallying 16 (with Hilgert nailing 4 of the 7 field goals) and led 36-28 after three quarters. In the last 3:43 of the quarter the Atomic squad scored 8 to the Lions 2. The fourth quarter saw Kennewick foul time and time again to stop the Bombers. Kennewick made only 2 field goals and 4 free throws to the Bombers 2 field goals and 11 free throws. The final in a poor shooting game was Richland 51 - Kennewick 35. Richland was 16 for 40 from 2 point attempts and only 1 for 9 from outside the arch. That is a dismal 17 for 49 or 35%. The Bomb shelter was friendly from the charity strip as the Bombers converted 16 of 22 for 73%. Buck returned to the lineup in a limited role after sitting out the Walla Walla game with an injury. Hilgert led with 14 points, Buck 12, Bussman 9, York 8, and 2 each for Johnson, Tierney, Fannin and Frisbee. Buck led with 11 boards and Hilgert had 10. The Bombers snared 17 offensive boards and 24 defensive. The home team had 8 steals, 7 assists, 9 turn overs and 3 blocked shots. Tuesday the Bombers travel to Eisenhower to take on the tough Cadets. That will be the last game in 2001 and conference play will resume after the New year. The Bombers are sporting a 4-2, 2-2 record in this young season. Next report just prior to Christmas. Wishing for a few more field goals for the Christmas, I'm out for now. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Another year... another birthday Has it been another year already? One more guy from the class of '65 gets to order from the Seniors' menu at Denny's (which is not a bad thing for this guy since it seems we tend to live at Denny's by Union Station in L.A. when I visit...). Unfortunately, I haven't found anything on that menu I want to eat... Ahhhhhhhhhhhh but when we go to the (Whatever the old DI is called these days) for Sunday Brunch, we get Senior PRICES... now that is a big deal! If you are interested in learning the amount of the savings you can ask Lyman Powell (65) who has been lying about his age over there for a while (some things never change... lie to drink beer... lie to get Senior discounts...). So anyway, this birthday boy was part of the Okie contingent that came to Richland for the Manhattan Project (or maybe to donate money to build a plane... I get so confused these days)... He was a thespian from the word go... just loved those plays and just hadda have the best part come hell or high water (a comment on his drive... not the length of his pants). Someone asked me the other day if this guy made a lot of movies... the answer is YES! One short one and then I'll let you move on... One of his movies premiered at the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Now ya gotta admit, that's pretty darned cool for anyone, let alone a guy from our little town... so just before the end of the movie... he sneaks out to the lobby so when the fans exit... he will be there... big as life... they exited... didn't recognize him and the rest is history! If you have the tube on December 18th, tuned to ABC, rumor has it that he has a guest role on the show: "Philly"... check your local stations for time etc... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY DAVIS (KNOX)! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Wilson ('76) Re: Laila Anneli Maenpaa ('76RIP) To: All Class of 1976 Bombers Laila Anneli Maenpaa passed away on December 5th, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. She lived in Kennewick with her husband, Lee Armsfield. Like many of you, I have read the Alumni Sandstorm for news of fellow '76ers from Col-Hi. I am not ashamed to admit that one of the people I kept hoping to see show up in the pages of e-mails that I have scanned over the years was Laila. I lost track of her after she went off to college, and always wondered where she was and what kind of life she made for herself. From her obituary in the Tri-City Herald, I can see that she had a very gratifying and happy existence here on earth. I am saddened that I learned of her death at the same time that I discovered that she still lived here in the Tri-Cities. My prayers are with her husband and family at this terrible time. I remember Laila as the blonde beauty who sat across from me in Gerry Labrecque's class in 1976. When we studied together or just visited during class breaks, she was always smiling in her benevolent, closed-mouth style. She was quiet, unassuming, good-hearted and treated everyone the same from the "jocks" to the "stoners". Mr. Labrecque could get her to giggle with his funny remarks, and I was smitten. When she traveled back to Finland, she sent me a couple of post cards from Tampere, where she told me about the trip and the local practice of boiling one's self in the heat of a Finnish sauna, and then the icy plunge into a freezing lake after. I will never forget the blush she displayed when my I revealed to her, in my quintessential high school nerd modus operandi, that I was the "Big C" who sent her a card from "an anonymous admirer." Was 1976 really that long ago? It doesn't seem like it. Anybody who remembers Laila as fondly as I do should attend who Memorial Service December 16th at noon at the Pasco Teamster's Hall. Laila Anneli Maenpaa - you will be fondly remembered and sorely missed. -James Wilson ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/17/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Donna Bowers ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Dick Pierce ('67), Karen Schildknecht ('67) Steve Piippo ('70), Diane Hartley ('72) Sheryl Romsos ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews 61WB I received a strange email last night about a burial in Richland some years back and it included an attachment that my scan indicated has a virus. I deleted it before I thought to notify you, if I remember right it was from Denver Co., but not sure. I just thought this morning that everyone should know so they will not try to open it. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews 61WB ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (63) Dear Maren: We had a Brent Joyce in our class - the Gold Medal Class of '63 - and he certainly is not 44 years old - more like 57. Could there be two Brent Joyce's? -Donna Bowers Rice (63) ~ St. Louis, NO - where its raining like crazy and makes me think of Seattle... but I'd rather have snow for Christmas. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) The 2001 Mostly Annual meeting of the Gold Medal Class of '63 Caroling, Marching and Chowder Society was held in Olympia on Sunday. Per the attached photograph, a good time was had by all. In a secret vote by the Columbia Commandos, Joe B. Ford was unanimously reelected to whatever he wants to call himself. The 2002 meeting was scheduled for the last Sunday before Christmas Eve, at a place and time to be determined by his Eminent Whatchamacallit. Mark your calendars Jimbeaux p.s. Yes Virginia, Annie did look smashing -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) To: Dick Pierce (67) I have to disagree with you, Zip's did have a small area inside for those who chose not to sit in their cars... -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) To: Theresa Rainey Slack (69) No wonder I couldn't remember any inside part of Zip's. Seriously, the last time I was in a K-Mart I bought a bottle of supplemental herbal vitamins that are supposed to help restore memory. I do recall listening to my son ask me how I was going to remember to take them. He also showed his mother how I was buying Silver Senior Centrum for folks over 50. He was smilin'. Like father, like son. -Dick Pierce (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) Re: Janell Gurwell Fowler (67) I have been informed that Janell and Mike have 3 children, one girl and 2 boys, and wanted to put in a correction. (This is the way rumors get started, you know.) Sorry for any confusion. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ~ Richland (Hey where's my snow?? All we have here this damn wind!!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Fred Strankman's former players "Fred's Reds", Warriors and Falcons, students & friends: Coach Strankman was recently in a car wreck which resulted in injuries and currently a broken knee cap. Strankman, is in the local Life Care Center undergoing rehab treatment for his knee cap. PLEASE take a moment and send Coach & teacher Fred Strankman a get well card of appreciation and thought to: Fred Strankman, Life Care Center, 44 Goethals, Room 115A, Richland, WA 99352. The holiday season is an excellent time to send Coach Strankman a card or letter to attack rehab, get well and get home. All of you "Fred's Reds", Warriors, and Falcons it's time for cards, letters and dixie cup derby thank yous. Thank you Dotty. Sandstorm, please run this for a few days. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) and Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) I don't know about you, but I would love to be in the hot tub with Mark Ibatuan. I work with his wife, Lynn, but I know he wants me -- right, Mark?????? I would rather have the tub filled with the bubbly. :-) Lynn, you really have a stub bucket -- lucky girl. Have a nice christmas and nice vacation, Mike :-) -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) Thank you, James Wilson (76), for that lovely memorial to Laila Maenpaa ('76RIP). Your eloquent words expressed the feelings in my heart for Laila, who was a good friend in high school and an all-around beautiful person. May she truly rest in peace. -Sheryl Romsos Senyk (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/18/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Norma Loescher ('53), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Jeanie Walsh ('63), Marilyn Swan ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Dick Pierce ('67) Vic Marshall ('71), Ed Walker ('76) Melissa Joyce ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** Terry Davis ('65), aka Terence Knox, will be on "Philly" tonight (12/18/01). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) To: Roger Fishback ('62) Thanks for the sports summaries! Many of us don't attend the games but are interested in knowing how the Bombers fared, and what action took place in each quarter. Your sports vocabulary is fun to read. To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Put prepositions at the ends of sentences any time you've a mind to. Rules are made to...hey, did you notice neither of those "to's" above is a preposition? (Now, as then, who cares...?) To: Lynn Dunton (former teacher) If you're the teacher who played the piano accompaniment for the talent show singing of a bold little Carmichael Junior High girl named Norma Loescher, I want to thank you. You knew then, and I discovered later, that junior high is a prime time for students to test their wings. I had a minimum of singing ability (I could carry a tune), but you respected my desire to participate in the onstage fun. By no gesture did you imply I was wasting your time or imposing on your good nature. You know the movie "Pay It Forward"? You taught me to encourage others as you did me. Thanks again! Bomber cheers, Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews 61WB To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Hey Jimbeaux, I didn't get any pictures to look at and I love trying to see if I know anyone that I have not seen ever or in at least 41 years. Where did all that time we had go? -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews 61WB ~ Central GA - and I do remember the desert wind. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Audrey - We don't attach pictures to the Alumni Sandstorm - Jimbeaux attached the picture to his entry and I put the picture on the website... the URL to the picture that Jimbeaux sent was in his entry and you can find it at: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) Re: Wow, the Gold Medal Class of 63 hasn't aged a bit! You all look so young and youthful. Must be that clean living in the Northwest... -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (63) ~ Simi Valley CA - Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential library... you all come visit sometime, ya hear?!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) Re: Snow!!!!! To: Donna Bowers Rice (63) Dear Donna, First of all, where have you been? I haven't heard from you in ages! If you want snow you should be living in the Rocky Mountain West!! We have been having tons & tons this early winter! It is a Winter Wonderland here in Utah this year!! But we need it, the 2002 Olympics will be here soon! Friday night thru Saturday afternoon we accumulated 15-18" of (as they say here) "the best snow on earth." It started snowing & because of the lake effect off the Great Salt Lake it just didn't want to stop!! Supposed to have another snow storm tomorrow. Looks like we'll be digging out all winter!! Email me at my home email & let me know what is going on with the Rices! -Marilyn Swan Beddo (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Better than the Cinnamon Bear... more powerful that a Spudnut... Need that stocking stuffer? How about..... BOMBER MANIA... the history of Richland High School basketball from 1953 to 1980. Written by Ernest Z. Jensen and Richard W. Swanson. Soft cover 52 pages. I will mail immediately! Should get there for Christmas, 2001! Great photographs, blow by blow information on each season and most games. Includes a listing of all of the Richland Bombers who played varsity basketball from 1953 to 1980. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) To: Theresa Rainey Slack (69) and Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) I claim only diminished memory loss. After Theresa told me there wasn't an inside, sit-down place at Zip's, and after talking with Scott Hartcorn (67), we recalled there actually was a seating area inside our old hangout. I think they had some of those familiar stools covered with real leather in that familiar reddish stain. We used to go in and talk with Jerry Rogers (67), occasionally mistaken for the Marquis de Sade (07), who would prepare us our own versions of the Zip's favorites. Jerry slung burgers during 1965-66. Gary Christian (67) noted the smokes down the street at the dairy mart. Our essentials were covered. -Dick Pierce (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall (71) Re: Jim Harbour Speaking of favorite teachers - one of my favorites was Jim Harbour who taught Life Sciences (Biology, etc.). Jim was a great guy with a lot of life experience - as I recall, he was a Teamster on the docks in Seattle before deciding to go into teaching. In addition to doing his best to get us (Rooster Anderson (71) and myself were a couple of his more hopeless cases) to learn, Mr. Harbour was a good friend and counselor. A group of us used to do lunch with Jim at Roy's Chuckwagon once a month or so during our senior year. Does anybody know whatever became of Jim? I used to stop by and visit until I was out of college and then lost track of him... Thanks -Vic Marshall (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Walker ('76) Re: Remember the '70s Thank you Jim Wilson ('76) for your kind words of remembrance for Laila Maenpaa ('76), recently deceased. Wow, I thought we were too young to die. Wasn't it just yesterday we were hanging out in the parking lot after a game, harassing the help at Sambo's or Petesa Pete's, or just wondering what life would be like away from Richland? Then I guess we all kind of grew up. I remember Laila as someone I sat across from, a little shy, and with a name you just could never forget. If she only knew Jim could honor her memory with his words. Nice work, Jimbo. To all the other Bicentennial class out there, who, like me, read but hang back and do not write in, we must have done some things memorable. Were the '70s that bad? It's funny because I know more about my older brother's class exploits ('67) thru reading Hartcorn and Pierce messages, than I do my own. Maybe those of us from the '70s are still too busy raising our kids to write in? Or we maybe just can't yet admit what we got away with in those days? From what I read about memories from classes in the '60s, we in the mid '70s could tell a few stories ourselves. I, of course, could not, being your ASB president. I had to set the example by not being caught. It was Rex Elliott ('76) who wired up Principal Nash's car with the car bomb, or so he thought. Unfortunately, Nash's secretary had a Dodge Aspen identical to her boss's, which, when she turned the key, whistled, smoked, and then let off a huge bang, scaring the bejesus out of the poor woman. I unfortunately had to witness the whole thing, from a safe distance. Okay, Rex, it's time to come out of hiding and defend yourself. We had about 400 people in our graduating class, so I know there are more and better stories out there. And especially in these times, when life is too short and the future is uncertain, we all need to smile a bit more, remember the good times, and not take ourselves too seriously. -Ed Walker ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Melissa Joyce Glodo ('91) Re: Brent Joyce ('63) To: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) You are right my dad graduated in 1963 and was born in '44. Sorry for the confusion. And I believe there is only one Brent Joyce who is a Mighty Mighty Bomber, however he had six Baby Bombers, and Three Grand babies who all want to be Bombers. Wishing we could be home for Christmas, to where the houses are lettered and the people are extra friendly. Love to all and merry holidays -Melissa Joyce Glodo ('91) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/19/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Irwin ('62), Cliff Cunningham ('62) David Douglas ('62), David Rivers ('65) Pam Ehinger ('67), Theresa Rainey (69) Brad Upton ('74), Cristy Cone ('74) Beth Young ('81), Jenny Smart ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony Harrah ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob "Earwig" Irwin ('62) To: Jimmy Hamilton ('63) Re: South end Rabble and Pollution: You don't need to give me any verbal abuse about my vehicle collection. There was a couple that did take a quart of oil or two with each fill up. I "recycled" a lot of used oil thanks to Potts. Had to use his spark plug cleaner a lot too. I do remember being stopped by Officer Loadafink (we were on a first name basis) as I pulled up in front of my date's house in my 36 Ford. He showed some concern about the noise and condition of this cool looking degoed ford. A request to rev the pipes met with his disapproval, but now he wanted to check the brakes. OOPS! I forgot to tell him there were no floorboards inside. His foot went down where a piece of wood gave way where the floorboard was supposed to be. He didn't like that. Citation time! All this time my date's dad is on the front porch. Again, I made a very good impression. It's hard to be cool after something like that. In passing, I think I even gave Frank Osgard ('63WB) some tips on how to suck gas through a garden hose. Re: Pooker Smith: (His elbows were a lethal weapon on the basketball court.) Pook and I made a trip to Reno and then over to Sacramento, CA, on a whim one Friday night after work a "few" years back. 8 hours 15 minutes from the Uptown Tavern to Reno. He wanted me to try and hit rabbits at 120 mph as he slapped the dash hollering "Hit 'em! Hit 'em". WRONG! Pook plays a mean game of Blackjack. Back home by Monday morning at 6am. We did win some money in Reno. I'd vapor lock if I did that now. I don't even want to talk about our fishing trips to the Potholes or trying to go hunting with Pook. I think he got A.D.S. (Attention Deficit Syndrome) as soon as he got in the car. If nothing else we always had a good time and a lot of laughs. He's got a couple of "Real Good" stories about drive-in Theaters. Re: New Orleans (My trip to South America) Cafe Du Monde was one of my favorite places to go on the weekends. Working in Baton Rouge (Red Stick) with Eddy Lowe ('62) we went down to New Orleans quite often. We were sitting at the Cafe Du Monde having French Biegnets and coffee when Albert Leavitt ('62) walked by the aches. I hollered at him and he came and joined us for a few minutes. He had not seen Eddy in about 20 years. He was on vacation. (I knew it because he had Bermuda shorts on with black socks and wing tips.) he he he. On another occasion a skinny little man asking for a cigarette interrupted me. He was drawing a picture of a young female tourist at the next table. His artistic talent left a lot to be desired. After the request for the third cigarette I asked if I could draw him. He said yes, and that started quite a friendship. His name was PooPaa. He was actually a local musician just making some extra bucks. We went down through the French Quarter watching him join in the local street musicians playing many different instruments and the piano. We had the real tour of the French Quarter. I'd ask for PooPaa whenever I went to French Quarter and we would hit all the Blues and Jazz clubs... he was a Hoot. The Biegnets rate right next to a Spudnut for taste. Eddy Lowe now lives in Mississippi with his wife Shela and they're two daughters. (Eddy says Y'ALL and YUNT TO now.) Re: Zip's One night just about closing time Dean Anson ('62) pulled up next to me in his black 50 Ford. We started laughing at him and he asks, What was so funny? Bob Wyrick ('62RIP) was in the back seat passed out and had vomited all down the side of Dean's car. Looked like he did it at about 60 miles an hour because it went all the way to the back of his car. Dean yelled at him and Bobby just looked at us with blurry eyes and smiled. Another time about 15 carloads of us took off for Kennewick. We wound up at the Stop and Go Drive Inn. Before long a Kennewick police officer pulled up in the middle of the crowd and asked us to go bother the Pasco Police. As we leaned over talking to him we left our half full Coke cups on top of his car. As he left, Coke cups atop his car, Steckline had spray painted RHS on the trunk of his police car. We left in a hurry. Give Tom Knudson a big hello for me. He encouraged me to go on to Art School and a successful career in the Graphic Arts. -Bob "Earwig" Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Cunningham ('62) Re: What was it? Maybe someone can help me out with this one. At the South end of town just after, or before, depending on which direction you were traveling, there was a building located in the middle of the triangle at the intersection of GWWay and the bypass highway. As I recall it was somewhat like a Quonset hut only larger. I also remember, vaguely, going to see Santa Claus once or twice and doing Easter egg hunts. Seems it served as some kind of social club for our parents as well. I believe it was torn down in the early 50s, Anyone remember what it was called or am I just dreaming? One more: I can get on the site, but I cannot access the or the one Jim Hamilton referred to in his latest note. Why? -Cliff Cunningham ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You're not the only one having trouble getting to some of the Tripod sites... just keep trying... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) Someone wondered if I'd shown a western to my audio visual class here at Tianjin University. Yes, we watched "High Noon," one of the best westerns ever made. I may have to show John Wayne's "Rio Bravo" as well - Wayne called "High Noon" the most un-American movie he'd ever seen, and "Rio Bravo" was sort of his reply to it. (I haven't mentioned to my class yet that I used to faithfully watch "I Was a Communist for the FBI" on television long ago... the true tales of Herbert Philbreck, I think they were. Never dreamed that one day I would be working for a Communist government...) It was so much fun observing the class watching "Bambi" - they'd never seen it before and they laughed like little kids watching it. I still made them work - we discussed allegories, symbolism, coming-of-age and loss-of-innocence afterwards. We start Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" this week, followed (eventually) by "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and then "Blue Hawaii" (Elvis Presley - known in China as the King of Cats - and Hawaii in one movie!). I hadn't seen "Blue Hawaii" in 40 years - loved watching it again! A little bit of the real world intruded on us here in China. Sunday I went to church - a half hour bicycle ride in sub-zero (Centigrade) temperature only to find out it was canceled. Seems there were a couple of terrorist bomb explosions in the south where there are many Muslims, and the Tianjin city authorities were somewhat nervous about having a concentration of Christian foreigners in the middle of downtown Tianjin. I don't think there was any particular reason to be concerned - just precautionary. Another suicide bomb exploded in McDonald's in Xi'an, but that appeared to just be a suicidal individual not related to terrorism. I still feel safer here than I would in the US, I think. Christmas is coming - even in China. Carrefour was selling Christmas cards and artificial Christmas trees and there are lots of decorations around the stores. Nothing of a religious nature, however. The students know about Santa Claus - but not that name - they refer to the "old Christmas man" or "Father Christmas." I heard "Jingle Bells" in a television commercial - but that was back in August and I suspect the words had nothing to do with winter or Christmas. I do hear American music frequently in Carrefour, on the bus, and over the campus loudspeaker system. John Denver is very popular, but "Country Roads" seems to be the only song of his they have here. "Buyer beware" has special meaning in China, particularly if you are a foreigner. I had to buy an ink cartridge for my Epson printer. I didn't know what it would cost - but 105 yuan seemed rather steep. I guess it showed on my face, so he lowered it to 100 yuan. I had one of my students get another one for me at the same store. He paid 35 yuan... -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Nuther birthday 12/19/01 This is amazing. It's that time of year for another '65er! I've told you all about the episode where he introduced black converse tennies to Col-Hi from his stint in Portland so that's kinda old news. I think I also told you about his being the brightest guy in our class and being able to write his own ticket when we got outta school... I probably didn't tell you that he and I were going to take off for San Mateo, CA, and go to Jr. College until we found out the California Cosa Nostra was based there and changed our minds.. (besides we were convinced that VWs could not travel fast enough to get on the freeways in California and that's what he drove)... I doubt I told you that when he was born he shared a room with Terry Davis ('65) who was 3 days his senior... (I shared a room with Janet Bergdahl ('65) if memory serves... (not that I really remember... well maybe! I do... maybe I ought to make her think I do... I recall a birthmark)... so anyway... .this guy is a freelance writer living up Seattle way and labor organizer (I could say something, Janine ('65)... but I won't)... He also works for one of the School districts and is just all 'round a busy guy... In any event, he has always been one of my heroes and a very dear friend... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY HARRAH... join us for the sr. discount at the Hanford House brunch in June! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 Re: Zip's Ok You guys! I never was inside of Zip's! I think it wasn't cool to go inside! You needed to have Wheels to go to Zip's! You had to 'Tool' around the place! Oh the Zip's Special and fries with tarter sauces and a Cherry Coke! That was the best to have! But I'm sorry to say the Zip's that is there now doesn't compare to the Zip's of the '60s! Or my taste buds have died of old age! It just didn't taste right! It didn't run down your hands when you bit into it! They don't use the Cherry syrup to make the Cherry cokes it's already pre mixed, just not the same! To: Dick Pierce ('67) and Scott Hartcorn ('67) Ok Dick and Scott, do you have any idea where Harry Walker ('67) is? And is Rex Elliot Jon Elliot's ('67) little brother? Have no idea why I'm asking but those two just popped into my head! I remember Harry crawling on his hands and knees to sneak out of Mrs. Wyley's typing class! Along with John Fuller ('66) and Jim Howard ('66)! She was showing her favorite movie! Her trip to the Vatican! With those 3 gone it left me and another gal, I can't remember her name, sitting in the row she was in the first seat and I was in the last! Mrs. Wiley, didn't even notice them gone when the lights came on! I wonder how many other kids pulled the same trick? Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Theresa Rainey Slack (69) OK! OK! So I don't remember ever having gone inside Zip's. Evidently I'm not alone. Sorry! -Theresa Rainey Slack (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 Re: Bomber Mania The History of Richland Basketball Although I have never read the book, I am recommending this book to all if they have a picture of the State Champions of 1972. Mike Davis '74, can be seen in this photo as a flat-bellied, 175# sophomore [#40]. That alone is worth the price of the book. -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: Dick Pierce ('67) I also remember at least one booth in side Zip's. Mrs. Serman, my second grade teacher from Christ the King took some of us there for a banana split, my first! Tell you parents Merry Christmas from me. -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To: All Alumni To my great surprise and pleasure, a publisher has contacted me about writing a book about our great city of Richland! Actually, it will be mostly a picture book, consisting of 150 to 200 pictures. I have to select the photos and write an introduction and all the photo captions. But the only way I can do this project is if the photos don't cost me an arm and a leg. The Tri-Cycle Herald wants to charge me $100 EACH for photos! Can you believe it? There's no way I can afford that. So I am asking you, the Bomber alumni, for help. Here are a few things I'm looking for (especially from you older Bombers!! :-): dedication of Day's Pay, President Kennedy's visit, the "world's largest trailer park," the barracks and mess hall, any early day photo of Richland before Hanford, the 1948 flood, Richland player's theater and other buildings of the 40s and 50s, Carmichael and other schools when they were first built, pictures of kids having fun like sledding Carmichael hill or fishing at Wellsian pond, hang-outs for teenagers like the Hi-Spot, original Letter houses, great Bomber sports teams, businesses with Atomic or atoms in the signs or logos, the original Fingernail building, early day churches, Howard Amon park, and anything else you can think of that would be interesting to help tell the story of the "Atomic City." I'd also be interested in a picture from the all- Bombers reunion (wasn't there a flag ceremony or something?). I'd like to use one or two Dupus Boomer cartoons. Does someone know how to contact Dick Donnell's grand-daughter is it? I seem to recall something in a past sandstorm where she gave permission to use a cartoon. I think it would also be neat to include pictures of our celebrities Terence Knox and Michael Peterson (any others?). Maybe they could provide a photo for the book. Anyone know how to contact them? If anyone can help, please e-mail me. I realize some of these photos are probably on the web site already, but I really need to have prints. I would be happy to reimburse you the cost of getting a print made and the postage to mail it to me. You will also be credited in the book. I look forward to hearing from you! -Beth Young Gibson (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page '87 Re: Jim Harbour You are correct in stating that Jim Harbour was a great teacher. Not only did I learn an awful lot about various science subjects in his class, but he also taught me a lot about being a responsible, productive, caring, spiritual person. He retired in the late 80s; and then moved out of the Tri-Cities. Although a while back I sent him a note thanking him for the education he provided to me and my classmates, I did not hear back from him. Someday, I hope to see him around town so that I can personally express my gratitude. Some of the best times of high school for me and several of my friends, occurred upstairs in Mac Hall in Mr. Harbour's classroom. -Jenny Smart Page '87 ~ West Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/20/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff today: Burt Pierard ('59), Robert Holmes ('62) Roger Fishback ('62), Mary Collins ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Leona Eckert ('65) Bill Wingfield ('67), Dick Pierce ('67) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Linda Barott (71), Matt Crowley ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Rodriguez (69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Anne Collins Moyers (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Cliff Cunningham (62) Re: The mysterious building at GWWay and the By-pass highway The building you are referring to was the Co-Ordinate Club clubhouse from March 1945 until the club dissolution on August 2, 1952. The building was then taken over by the Knights of Columbus. The Club was formed by civilian project engineers in 1943, housed in offices in the old Richland Grade School. This was in reaction to the Army Corps of Engineers building their private club, the Castle Club, just west of the intersection of Wright and Van Giesen (Westgate Shopping center now). The CC held their business meetings at the old Richland Grange Hall (Stevens and Van Giesen -- became the Lutheran Church) and held their dance parties at the Richland Grade School/Lewis & Clark gymnasium before they built their clubhouse. In March 1945, the CC took out a lease on the tract house at the previously referenced location and set about remodeling and building the dance hall annex. The architectural and construction drawings were done by members and all labor was volunteer, except for a contractor to pour the concrete pad for the dance floor. The government, in an effort to improve the quality of life in the Village, donated the Quonset hut parts and all building materials. The annex shell was constructed with half-hutment parts on the sides and south end and half-hutment parts across the top. See picture later years when the building fell into disrepair. The CC was indeed, a popular social club. The July 13, 1945, Grand Opening of the clubhouse (attended by Col. and Mrs. Matthias, among other Village dignitaries) was billed by the Richland Villager as "One of the gayest dates to be remembered in the social calendar of Richland..." The CC continued to grow in popularity and held annual Christmas Parties and Easter Egg Hunts for the kids. As for the adults, they used any excuse for having a party. Naturally, this included New Year's Eve parties but also included Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Fourth of July, Fall Roundups, and sometimes just for general purposes when they felt they hadn't had a party for some time. The CC was generally open for plain socializing on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but these days varied over the life of the club. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Holmes ('62) Irwin's recap of the event made me smile, god are we all lucky we lived through those times! -Robert Holmes ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball The 2001 portion of the Bomber Hoop season ended with the 75 mile trek up I-82 to take on the Eisenhower Cadets. The trip was marred by wind, ice and fog. Eisenhower sports the tallest team in the Big Nine with Starting Center Jacob Roybal at 6'9", one forward, John Curfman at 6'7" and the other forward, John Rassmussen at 6'5". The guards are 6'4" and 6'3". The game started slow for the Bombers who had trouble with the Ike press and trailed 12 to 7 with 1:51 to go in the first period. Two free throws from Frisbee and a trey by Buck found the Cadet lead at 15-12 at the end of the quarter. The Bombers started the second quarter with a better shooting touch and took the lead at 24-23 with 2:05 remaining in the second quarter. Ike scored 10 of the next 12 points, including the last 5 in the period to lead 33 to 26 at the break. The Cadets came out strong in the third, scoring the first six points of the stanza and let 39-26. A hoop by Bussman followed by 2 free throws by Ike and a deuce by Bussman had the Cadets leading 42 to 30 with 3:32 to play in the third. The last 8 points of the quarter belonged to the Cadets and the Bombers trailed 50 to 30 at the end of three. The Bombers apparently weren't ready to play following the break, being outscored 17 to 4. A trey by Bussman and a three point play by Buck only slightly closed the margin to 19 at 55-36 with 6:44 to play in the game. RHS and Ike traded baskets before Richland scored 10 points against the Cadets 5 to cut the margin to 62-48 with 2:55 to play. Ike hit the next 4 free throws to lead 66-48 with 2:31 to go. The final minutes of the game saw York hit two from beyond the arch, a bucket by Buck and a final trey by Frisbee to make the final score, Ike 71 - Bombers 59. The Bombers outscored the taller Cadets 29 to 21 in the final period. The Bombers converted 6 treys, 6 deuces and one for two from the foul line in the wild fourth quarter. Buck finished the game with 17 points, Frisbee with 16, 11 from York, Bussman with 9 and 6 for Hilgert. The Bombers were 22 for 58 from the floor, including 10 for 22 from long range. Another poor shooting night. Buck led the rebounding with 8 of the Bombers 27 boards. Frisbee snared 7 and Hilgert grabbed 6, against the much taller Ike squad. Buck had 6 steals of the 12 taken by the Bombers. The Bombers committed 11 turnovers and had 9 assists. Eisenhower was led in a balanced scoring attack by Groth with 21, Rasmussen with 18, 17 for Curfman and 12 from Roybal. The Bombers next hit the hardwood on January 4 and 5 when the opponents will be Davis and Kamiakin. If my memory serves me correct Walla Walla is 5-0, Moses Lake is 4-1, Ike, Southridge and Davis are 3-2, Richland, Kamiakin and Pasco are 2-3 and Kennewick and Wenatchee are both 1-4 in Conference play. Out until next year. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Collins Burbage (63) Happy Birthday to my sister, Anne Collins Moyers (60). -Mary Collins Burbage (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Just found out that farmer friends from Pullman once lived in Richland. Their children attended John Ball in 1951. Sonny Young was in the 2nd grade while Barbara Young was in the 1st grade. Anyone remember these young children? Re: Bomber Booster Board Meeting Minutes 11/15/01 Fundraisers Jim Bateman moves that we buy 200 yellow flags (fit on the outside of the car window) with the Big R and the Cloud. Other suggestions: Bomber Basket, ask Carla Caudill about the dolls she makes. Ask Mr. Neil about bandanas and towels. Jim Bateman motions that we buy 500 bandanas and 500 towels, Rick Spohr seconds. With Mr. Neil's approval! ***** Hey... let's make some of this 'stuff' available to alumni! -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leona Eckert '65 Re: What was it? Cliff Cunningham ('62) asked about the building that was in the triangle leaving (or coming into) Richland. It was the Knights of Columbus hall. -Leona Eckert '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) Well, my better half Christa and I are headed to bomber country to spend Christmas with my parents Truman and Carol Wingfield, stopping by Salt Lake City for a few runs down Alta with my son Rich. To: Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 I must admit that I must fall under the nerd category, [my little sister Jan (68WB) will kill me] because, I did dine inside Zip's. It was exquisite dining, and the finest tarter sauce (I was going to say West of the Mississippi, but I haven't tasted anything as good, on this side), known to man. I can't wait to get some of the fine roasted chicken from Towne Crier, because there ain't nothing finer, on both side of the Mississippi. :-) Won't be long now. I hope y'all (did I type that right, Maren?) have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I love this newsletter. What other school has this? Thanks to those who write in. You, Mike, Scott, Dick, Bob.... Bombers Rule -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) Hart, get a load of this Bob "Earwig" Irwin (62). Sounds like '62 had their sh*t together. I remember that the lines on the road only made me mad, too. To: Pam Ehinger Nassen (67) I will certainly tell Harry "The Hat" Walker that you were asking about him. I always stop by to see his mother when he's not around. I see Harry when I pass through Richland or Seattle, just once in awhile. He's gone almost Bohemian. He lived on hot dogs, chicken pot pies and wheaties, and one bloody mary a day in a trailer outside Boeing and saved all his money and retired and made me mad. His dad taught him about $$. Harry said he was going to retire when he was 40, and he did it. He plays the stock market and bought some beautiful property in Montana and chopped it up and sold it off. He then went into his current home, a rather large Winnebago, and cruises the hiways from north to south. North in the summer, south in the winter. He let me drive it one time. I hate those white lines. He still owns that white pristine El Camino. Harry and I share views on most things. I voted for Bush, though. Harry's got a pair of Vin Baker autographed basketball shoes that he wears. I told him that I'd give him $100 for them. Never talk to Harry about money. Most new releases, Harry will wait until they are on video. Harry's the one that taught me how to walk in backwards while a show was letting out. We like the same movies, "Five Easy Pieces", "Reservoir Dogs", "Snatch", "Fight Club", "Bullitt", etc. I get postcards from him from places. Everything from Ireland (two punk rockers flashing the bird) to a picture of the new Montana State penitentiary to his chaise lounge on the side of some hill in Arizona where he sits and reads the Wall Street Journal. He still makes his bed when he gets up in the morning. My neighbors in Suquamish called me in the middle of the night here, and told me that Harry was using my driveway as a trailer park while he was driving from Arizona to Canada. There's not a damn thing wrong with Harry. He still wears corduroy Levis and everything beige. I took him to see "As Good as It Gets", thinking maybe he'd see some of him in it. I admire almost everything about Harry. So does he. To: Theresa Rainey Slack (69) OK, OK, too. It's alot easier forgetting some things than remembering everything. Who brought up The Arctic Circle? Mmmmmm, that secret sauce. I can remember Rogers (67) intentionally pouring it onto their parking lot. I loved the stuff. Really, what was that magical tasty recipe? I think Rogers slung burgers there, too. He told me about dropping lettuce worms into the deep fat fryers and watching them balloon until they exploded into fragments upon the great walls of The AC. I can remember they would have 13 burgers for one dollar. I think that's as high as they ever got down there. They were front runners with their tacos, too. I liked them. They were reeeeeal greasy. Mmmmmmmm. To: Cristy Cone Penny (74) Hardly a time I visit my folks' house on Stanley St. that my Mom does not talk about Molly Cone. I remember your "A" house, too. Ours was southern white with shutters and yours was a little off-white as well? -Dick Pierce (67) ~ Mad Hatting it in Saipan ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 Not sure if Rex Elliot is Jon Elliott's ('67) brother, but last I heard about Harry Walker ('67) he was living on a piece of land somewhere in Western Montana. A few years ago he came to Seattle and he Dick Pierce ('67) & I went to a Sonics game at the Tacoma Dome. Remember the game Dick? You bought a souvenir baseball hat to take back to Saipan, but left the tag on it. All game long people were looking at you like you were on leave from some medical facility. We had great fun and were able to catch up on past stories. Dick, have you heard from Harry since then? I also took typing from Mrs. Wylie... remember pounding away on those old typewriters. I recall she only had 2 electric typewriters and it was a big deal when it was your turn to use one. She liked to show some movie about the world's fastest typist... like we were really impressed. It was about that time that sneaking out of her class became an art form. We'd usually meet down at the Tastee Freeze. Had a lot of fun with Harry, but I'll defer a story about him to you, Dick. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Jim Harbour Maybe I missed the mention of this, but hope everyone knows that Mr. Harbour was Washington State Teacher of the Year -- sometime in the 80s, I think. (Anyone know for sure which year it was?) Hope someone has information on how to reach him. I would like to drop him a note myself, as Jenny Smart Page ('87) mentioned doing. Re: Mr. Strankman Any updates on his condition? I know Fritz ('68) lives there in Richland. If anyone is in touch with Fritz, and can therefore keep us posted as to Mr. Strankman's progress, that would be great. Re: Me I am up to my neck in packing boxes. I got my grad school program converted to all online starting in January. So I am moving back to Richland after four months in Spokane. It's been an experience! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where the sun is shining, but we got about 2-3" of snow in three hours last evening. Roads closed, etc. And, darn, the wind does get cold here! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez (71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY TODAY 12/20/01 David Rodriguez (69) He would love to hear from his classmates. -Linda Barott Rodriguez (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Matt Crowley '75 The only building I remember on the triangle at the Bypass Highway and GWWay was the old Knights of Columbus Hall. I remember a Christmas celebration there once myself, probably in the mid 60s. I really don't remember it being a Quonset hut though. -Matt Crowley '75 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/21/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), LaVerne Osterman ('51) Marilyn Richey ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Judy Rollison ('58), Vera Smith ('58) Larry Mattingly ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Stu Osborn ('71) Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff Osborn ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla, class of '49 Want to wish you all a Very Happy Holiday Season from sunny Florida. You will never know how great it is to hear all the wonderful stories that come over the net each day. Really cannot wait to get my mail and read all of your great messages and reminisces of Richland. Thank you all so much and keep up the good work. -Doris Palmer Overla, class of '49 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year I enjoy this paper a lot... it keeps me connected for sure. Being gone for almost 50 years you wouldn't think a person would still get lonesome for Richland... -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey '53 Re: Service Stations The service station across the street from Johnny's Union Station was a Texaco owned by the Burks Brothers. Russ Burks ('57) and Wally ('59). They were located before that at the corner of where P & K auto repair is now located across from Albertson's. -Marilyn Richey '53 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Jim Harbour All these reminiscences about a teacher named Jim Harbour has got me to wondering if this is the same Jim Harbour from the Class of '55. But then, I should think, surely, one Bomber should be able to detect another Bomber. Can anyone add to this, or even clarify it? Re: Gold Medal and Blue Ribbon classes I find it interesting that the "younger" generations would use the name of a flour and a beer as nicknames for their classes. Ah, youth. Bomber Cheers and Holiday Good Wishes to All -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ still trying to keep dry in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Rollison Anderson ('58) Re: Moving Back to Richland Hi everyone, I am moving back to Richland on December 26th after spending 6 years in San Diego. My company, American Express Educational Loans, is going out of business due to the Sept. 11 attack and I decided now was the right time to make the move back. I am interested in hearing about the "First Sunday of the Month Lunch" get together. I am anxious to renew old acquaintances. Would appreciate hearing from anyone from the class of '58. -Judy Rollison Anderson, class of '58 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins '58 Re: Bad Birthday I have (almost) the worst birthday you could ever have. My birthday is the day after Christmas. My mom tried to have a birthday party for me when I was young but what parent wanted to spend another $2.00 after over-spending on Christmas? However, as an adult I have had 2 surprise birthdays that reduced me to tears. Normally no one can "put something over" on me; I always seem to sense a secret. But, these two parties caught me completely off guard. Now, at my age, I'm trying to get people to, PLEASE FORGET, my birthday. Oh well, each birthday means I'm still alive. -Vera Smith Robbins '58 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) At last, a few minutes to catch up on the last 7 days of the 'Storm... Re: Southend Thanks to Bob "earwig" Irwin for the memories of growing up in the South end. I lived at the other end of that 200 block on Casey. There had to be at least 20 future Bombers living in that one short block. Re: the building at GWWay and the By-Pass. I was a member of the Columbia Squires (teen boys) and later the Knights Of Columbus. I had many years of various functions in that very marginal building. We fought a continuing series of plumbing problems in the women's rest room. The bar area was totally inadequate for the crowds at Saturday night dinner functions. The roof leaked, the traffic noise would drown out some of the quiet "secret ceremonies" of the Knights, and the noisy heaters had to run all the time to keep up. One day I was mowing the lawn and saw some honey bees going into a hole at the bottom of the siding. Several of us went down in the basement in the "old house" part of the club. We drilled up into the outside wall a took several gallons of honey out of a huge honeycomb in the wall above. When they knocked down that old relic to make room for the freeway a bee keeper took nearly 40 square feet of comb out of that wall. Some of you will remember there were orchards across the street and the bee keeper felt that is where they came from and the reason they thrived in the first place. I had mixed emotions watching them knock down that building. Re: Stuff from my youth Looking for something in a box of "stuff of my youth" recently, I found my small collection of arrowheads, beads, spear points, and bone needles. Like many, I was a digger in the old indian campsite down on the bank of the Columbia where the Yakima joined. My digging years were about '53 to '56. The Interstate bridge has since covered much of the site. But there were perhaps 20 or more persons that would dig and sift the dirt and rock in their spare time. The worst part of it was to get down 4 feet and find a coke bottle and candy wrapper and know someone had already been there. I gave most of what I found to a long- forgotten collector who had an exhibit in the museum over at Sacajawea Park over at the mouth of the Snake River. They finally halted the digging about '64 in an effort to preserve the centuries-old site. I suspect that between the washing of the river, the digging, and the construction in that area, much, if not all of the site is lost forever. Re: New Year's fireworks In Spokane, a "First Night" party, midnight near the Clock tower. Muckleshoot Casino Near Auburn around 8 or 9 PM. Large display, with all very large caliber shells. Tacoma, Emerald Queen Casino, on the North side. Fired at midnight. About 8 minute pyro-musical extravaganza. There are others but they are mostly small unadvertised, private affairs. Merry Christmas to all Bombers and may you have a happy and prosperous New Year. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Tacoma, WA - Where the 8 to 10 inches of water in my yard is receding. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Please pass greetings onto your parents, Truman and Carol, when you're home for Christmas. (their "youthfulness" is inspiring)! They've always been very special to our family. Haven't seen you in many, many years, but did see Jan a few years ago. Merry Christmas to you and all the family. Speaking of memories - I know we both have very special memories of Charlie Koogle - an adopted relative to both of our families. Christmas time is a great time for all of us to reflect on wonderful memories of family and friends. The older we get the more treasured these are. Happy Holidays to all Bombers! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 Re: The Arctic Circle The entry about the Arctic Circle reminded me that I had the dubious honor of being the first kid hired to work there. The owners, husband and wife, were Mormons and moved to Richland just to open the place, I think. Since I was also a Mormon at the time, I think that gave me an edge. Or maybe not. Maybe I was just an enthusiastic warm body. I can recall going to their house to fill out an application and get interviewed. I can remember feeling "on top of the world" to get that job. Then I brought several of my friends on board to work there as well, including Claudia Harmon '63, Brock Erickson '63, Lee Seamon '62. When I say work, I wasn't kidding. I can remember the potato peeling machine and the deep fat fryers and that we had to sanitize (?) all the stainless steel equipment at the end of the day with carbonated water. (That must have really worked {:-) ha ha) The guys generally did all the wirty dirk like mopping the floors. That secret sauce was fabulous, along with the dipped cones with chopped peanuts and all those milkshake flavors -- how could one decide? Butterscotch was my favorite. Oh, and the sundaes too. I think I earned somewhere between $.60 and $.80 an hour which was big money to me who had been earning $.25 to $.50 an hour for babysitting. I'm not sure how long I lasted there once the initial thrill wore off and I discovered the meaning of the word work. I know I've never worked that hard since. Lucky for me. Oh, I forgot about raising three children...maybe I should retract that last comment. All the best for the Season to you wonderful Bombers out there, -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67} Re: Zip's Zip's still has the cherry syrup, but it is not on the menu. You have to ask for it. It has been a couple of years since I ate at the Richland Zip's, but I have recently had Cherry Pepsi at both the "Y" and Kennewick Zip's. Occasionally you will get a new employee who does not know about it and you have to educate them. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Bomber Mania copies are still available. (I have 135 or so.) The cost is $5.00 + $1.75 postage. I have some freebee mailers. Several of you ordered the other day. I happened to access my email from the office and those who had ordered were lost on my ISP server. The only Bomber Mania to make it to the post office is Tom Graham's copy. If anyone else desires a copy, please try again. Thanks for your patience -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) What a Cool BOMBER Holiday Greeting -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 Thanks to Dick & Scott! It was great hearing about Harry! I'd heard that he'd became a Priest! LOL! The Harry I remember would not have done that so I never ever believed that rumor! I'm glad to hear that he's alive and doing so well! But to be alone in your old age? Hmmm that doesn't seem like fun! Oh well different strokes for different folks! Dick when and if you see Harry again please tell him I said Hi! I hope All the Bombers in Bomber Ville have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn (71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY (Friday, 12/21): Jeff Osborn (82) Looking forward to the Spudnuts Friday morning after I drive into Richland for Christmas with even more 'B' House ornaments to stuff into my parent's, brother's and sister's stockings wearing the warmest layers in my closet. Richland is bitter cold this time of year but I'm sure looking forward to coming home again. No matter where I end up hanging my hat in this great nation, Richland will always be my home. What is it about this town? People always "gravitate" back there and are tied together with Richland as a common thread. It's uncanny. At this year's 30-year class reunion it was like all my classmates had been keeping in touch all these years. Everyone looked great and received everyone else so warmly! Didn't see many posts about the reunion but wow, was it FUN! Hi Debbie Elliot Iniguez (71), you look exactly the same! Vic Marshall (71), well that's another story. Thanks again for sending back the reunion directory. He and Rob Wheeler (71) and I swapped high school "police chase" stories until the wee hours. What a blast!! We should get a thread of these stories going on this mailing, especially Kelvin Soldat's (71) mondo story about being thrown in the King County jail in a Halloween costume after a Seahawk game!!! That one will have to be placed on the site in at least three or four parts. Where's all the Bomber hangouts this week? Anyone going to the Town Crier? Gaslight? (Don't think it's named that anymore) Any local civic Christmas activities happening this week? Where are the best Christmas morning services? I've attended CUP's service and it was a wonderful program but what about this Christmas Eve? Any candlelight services going on? The Spudnut Shop (fairly early around 8:00) the morning of the 21st is where I'll be with my brother Jeff for awhile if he can get up early enough to go with me. Bomber classmates, come on into the Spudnut shop. I'll buy you a warm one. Krispy Kremes sure can't hold a candle to the real thing. -Stu Osborn (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) If you peruse the expensive Herald on Wednesday the 19th, page b3, you will discover the real Denny's story. According to this, a bulldog is named for the famous franchise. Well, he is a bulldog in later years. Dennis Hoyden's mom had a cafe in Idaho and when it was franchised it was named after her son. So my Denny`s statements were not without Tri-City backing and trivial knowledge. So, wasn't Zip's an IHOP? -Greg Alley (73) ~ In cold Richland but I have 5 days off. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/22/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Gene Barron ('47), Anita Hughes ('52) Karen Cole ('55), Barbara Isakson ('58) Steve Carson ('58), Bob Irwin ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), Kathie Roe ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) Jeff Curtis ('69), Mike Franco ('70) Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Barron (47) Just a line to wish all you Bombers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A special greeting to Maren Smyth for all you do to keep the Alumni Sandstorm in good shape for all of us. And to all my In-laws and Outlaws: When your arm gets better, Write OK? -Gene Barron (47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan (52) Re: Happy Holidays To: All Bombers and their families, wherever you are I wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and a great 2002. -Anita Hughes Hogan (52) ~ where beautiful Mt. Shasta is now covered with several feet of snow ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll (55) Re: Jim Harbour ('55) Yes Mike, Jim Harbour graduated in 1955. He attended Central when I did, and went on to fame at our alma mater. I'm sorry to have lost track of Jim and his family. -Karen Cole Correll (55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau '58 Would like to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our Alumni Sandstorm readers and Bomber fans and to all my classmates of '58. Our '58 classmates out there: some of us need to start getting together for our 50th reunion!!!!! To: Judy Rollison ('58) Glad to hear you're coming back. Email me and I'll give you my phone number. The get together is the first Sunday of each month except if it's a holiday... then it's the second Sunday of the month. We meet at the West Richland golf course club house at 1:00. Call when you get in town. Sheri Sorick ('58) just moved back in town too. Hope to hear from you- Happy Holidays -Barbara Isakson Rau '58 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday. My daughter was born on Dec 20 and we elected to celebrate her birthday on the 4th of July. That seems to work well. Party on. -Steve Carson ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Sleeping Out "Hey Mom, there are a bunch of us that are going to sleep out tonight. We will be at Ronnie's house." Taylor said we were at Bob's house, Ronnie said he was at Mike's house and we would wind up at Tommy's house. After a tag team match trying to get my World War II down sleeping bag across the handle bars of my bicycle, it was off to Tommy's. Tommy's dad would come out in the back yard with his pipe in his mouth and see this mess of bicycles, sleeping bags and just shake his head and go back inside. After getting our cool stuff all laid out and waiting till everyone was asleep we were off. Knowing how to avoid headlights, barking dogs and strategies on what we were going to do was foremost. Now, we knew where every garden, cherry tree, and tomato patch was in the southend. We would spread out and pillage and plunder anything edible. We would bring it all back and divvy it up. There's nothing better than fresh stolen carrots. I had an advantage being short cuz when we got caught and the back yard lights would come on I never got "clothes lined" running like hell through back yards in the middle of the night. Later on it was off to the girls' houses that were sleeping out. We don't want to go there right now. "Carrot breath" Irwin -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) INSIDE CONGRESS FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 21, 2001 by United States Representative George R. Nethercutt, Jr. MORE HANFORD FAMILIES ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION More families of former Hanford workers are now eligible for federal compensation due to expanded qualifications. This expansion allows the adult children of Hanford workers to collect compensation if both the worker and their spouse are deceased. For more information, please contact the Kennewick Resource Center at 509-783-1500. From the Tri-City Herald... More eligible for nuclear compensation Most claims are for cancer. Families need to provide as much of the deceased worker's employment history as they can remember and are responsible for finding medical or autopsy records that show a diagnosis of cancer and, if possible, other medical details. The center can give guidance on finding those records. Then, government guidelines will be used to decide if there's at least a 50 percent chance the radiation exposure caused the cancer. If a spouse survives the deceased worker, the spouse gets the entire $150,000. If only adult children survive, they would split the $150,000. For those who are still living, the program also covers medical expenses related to the illness if they're eligible for compensation. To: Class of '64 Re: Anna Glover Speer ('64RIP) -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) I was very sorry to see Anna Glover Spear ('64RIP) listed in today's Tri-City Herald funeral notices. We were in Brownie Troop 66 and went all through school together... from Jefferson to Col High. She was such a nice person. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 West Entiat Ave., Kennewick 99336 or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle for Ovarian Cancer Research. You may express your thoughts and memories online at Einan's Funeral Home website under the obituary section. -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) MERRY CHRISTMAS! Absolutely LOVE this time of year... I'm so glad we have this "paper" (THANK YOU, Maren) that allows all of us to re-connect with old friends, and memories of things long forgotten. I'm amazed at the way some of you are able to recall things from the past - I do good to just remember what I did yesterday. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we have finally gotten the rain from Oregon and the wind is bone chilling. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 I'm afraid I can't take credit for the naming the Class of '67 The Blur Ribbon Class. That honor goes to Steve Panther ('67) as far as I know. That is where I heard it first used! So, Steve, do we now know what you drank in school? Oh, wait! No, you never drank beer in school... you did sports! LOL To: Dennis Hammer '64 Thanks for that little tip! Next time I'm in Richland I'll as for the REAL STUFF! Thanks again Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? -Jeff Curtis ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) You mentioned Zip's and dining on fries, that great tartar sauce and Cherry Cokes... well, we dined on that fare plenty of times over the years except I remember the drink of the day for us being Cherry 7-Up. How about it folks... who had Cherry 7-Up vs Cherry Coke. I prefer to think of this as the kind of horizon broadening the class of '70 was known for. I will be in town next weekend,and hope to see all the greats... as well as M. Davis and other wannbe's. Everyone have a great holiday and stay safe. -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings (76) Re: Christmas Eve Service I use to attend the Lutheran Church midnight service w/Sheryl Romsos ('76). Not sure what time it is these days but it was a good service. Get there early for a good seat. -Treg Owings (76) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Anna Glover Speer ~ Class of 1964 ~ 12/12/45 - 12/19/01 Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/23/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Claris Van Dusen ('48), Hugh Hinson ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Mike Bradley ('56) Rebecca Lester ('60), Mary Ray ('61) Leona Eckert ('65), Kathy Kraemer ('67) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Pam Pyle ('69), Diane Carpenter ('72) Lynn Noble ('72WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen (Knox for 3 years) Troutman ('48) Holiday Greetings to All Bomber Alumni!! I, too, recall that old Knights of Columbus building at the south end junction of Richland. My folks and their many friends became members when it was the Co-Ordinate Club, and enjoyed many parties there. When LaVerne Knox ('48) and I got married in August of 1950 we had our reception there and danced the night away. I still have a few snapshots of some of those event. Another fun activity was entertainment provided by the "Dew Valley Acorns." Wonderful local talent -- and included my Dad, Vernon Van Dusen and Jack Pierard (Dick ('52) Burt ('59) Pierard's Dad). Another member (and excellent guitar player) was Frank Haggard. Can't remember the others without digging out the old photos, but they put on a grand show. They also performed in the Atomic Frontier Days Parades each year. One parade also featured Roddy McDowell (anyone remember?) as our honored guest. It was either in 1947 or 1948 that I participated in the parade dressed in my Civil Air Patrol Cadet uniform. Such fun! And lots of memories. I am planning on attending the 2002 reunion and will do a tour of my old stomping grounds throughout the city. Wonderful days at Col Hi from 1945 through 1948. My best wishes for a wonderful New Year to all. -Claris Van Dusen (Knox-for 3 years) Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To: All Col Hi buddies... I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Blessing to all. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Thanks for clearing up the Jim Harbour ('55) "mystery". Now all those kids who were in his classes at "dear old" Col-Hi (or what ever) can realize they were actually taught by a living, breathing Bomber. To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) That's a plausible explanation of the "Blue Ribbon" name. Fortunately for all the Class of '57 opted not to call themselves the "Variety" class. To: Jeff Curtis ('69) And yet another sparkling tale of days of yore. Now, truthfully, just how fast was Sunshine? To: All Bombers Have a Happy and Merry and may the New Year be better than the old one. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - wondering if it will rain or not. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [AKA, This stuff about the Blue Ribbon class of '67 being named after some beer just shows where your mind is... BEER didn't even cross my mind!! Check out the Class of '67 website if you want to know where my mind went!!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley '56 Re: Happy Holidays Just finished my Christmas Shopping, Got the tree stand out and ready for our kids to bring over the christmas tree so we all get in the decoration project. I guess I am finally in the Christmas mood. So Happy Holidays and peace to all you Bombers and especially the class of '56. Mike Bradley '56 ~ In beautiful Kirkland, WA - where even the Sun is shinning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) Re: Obituary Rena Latting (Bomber Mom) Dear Mother of Trueline Latting Taylor ('60) and Jan Latting McNaught ('61) passed away December 19, 2001. View memorial and sign guest book at the Einan's Funeral Home website under the obituary section. -Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) Re: Holiday Message I wish each and every one of you the very Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year ever. Special Edition. Hopefully this will be a better year. I really enjoy doing the web site, but if I don't start showing a profit, I don't know how much longer I can keep it up. If any of you are looking to change long distance carriers, I recommend you take time to review the GTC Telecom 5 cents/minute anytime calling plan on my site. As a Holiday Gift they are offering 100 Free Minutes if you sign up by 12/31/01 through my site. I always feel like I am doing people a favor when I tell them about GTC because I really do think they have one of the best long distance plans around. BOMBER HOLIDAY CHEERS! -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leona Eckert, class of '65 Re: Mike Franco's ('70) mention of cherry 7-Up rather than cherry cokes. My friends and I ALWAYS enjoyed the cherry 7-Up when we hit Zip's. Thanks for the reminder. -Leona Eckert, class of '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Kraemer Fisher (67) Re: Zip's I remember cherry colas and cherry 7-ups... but my favorite was vanilla root beer. -Kathy Kraemer Fisher (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Seasons greetings and Happy New Year to everyone. It's off to Oregon for a few days, so I'll catch up on those Alumni Sandstorms in a few days. Thanks, Maren, for keeping us all connected. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 To: Mike Franco '70 Mike, I did try Cherry 7-UP but, as a kid when we got sick Mom always gave us 7-UP to drink so I have a problem drinking it! It makes me think of being sick! YUCK!! So even today I drink Pepsi or Coke. Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Tell Barb Hi for me! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Maren: Note that the proposed amendments to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) had NOT YET BEEN SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AS OF CLOSE OF BUSINESS DECEMBER 21. (I am a technical writer/trainer at EEOICP headquarters at the Department of Labor in Washington. My branch is responsible for outreach - communication with and outreach to communities where exposures existed, including the Tri-Cities.) The proposed amendment to the EEOICPAct were attached to the Defense spending bill, which was the subject of much battle between the legislators and the President because of the number of 'add-ons' to the original bill. Many, including the EEOICPA amendments, had virtually nothing to do with defense spending; the thing was literally dripping 'fat'. Hence, the President's strong objections to the legislation also had nothing to do with his position on our program or the proposed amendments. Until late last week, he was still vowing to veto the whole thing. At this point, while there is a wide belief that the President WILL put his pen toward approval, he had NOT done so as of close of business yesterday. Needless to say, our staff is hanging in the wings anxiously, since we have correspondence and outreach/ training programs with new language on our desks and ready to "rock and roll" as soon as we receive the go-ahead from the White House. Please remind my fellow alumni in Bomberville that, as they say, "It ain't over 'til it's over." The bill has finally passed Congress, but the President's pen remains silent. Stay tuned... -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp '72 To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Thank you for the wonderful Christmas gift. You are very talented, and we are very fortunate that you share that talent with us. Do you write professionally? I'm going to print out the "memoir" and read it aloud to my family - I'm sure my husband will love it and I think the kids will too even if they don't understand the references to way-back-when. Which Dickens' book was the reference from? I also remember where I was, who I was with, etc., when I first heard that most fascinating of urban legends, the psycho hook murderer and the young lovers. A true classic, and a rite-of-passage for young Americans of that time. Thank you again. (Oh, and my favorite was Lucas McCain.) -Diane Carpenter Kipp '72 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72WB) To: Mike Franco (70) A Cherry 7-Up and fries with tartar were my absolute favorite and the only food pyramid I recognized back then. But, my sister, Becky Noble ('69RIP) was the person who introduced me to the pink bubbly before 1970. And, recalling the reputation of certain members of the class of '70, a Budweiser most likely chased the fries and tarter rather than a Cherry 7-Up... which also seemed to be a Bomber tradition. When my parents and I moved to Corvallis, OR, it was a bit of a culture shock because the local food hangouts (Bob's Burgers and the Big O) weren't designed to be "tool-able", they didn't serve the pink bubbly and my new high school friends couldn't imagine fries without ketchup! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/24/01 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 *months-old* Funeral Notice today: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) and Carol Tyner ('52) Anita Hughes ('52), Marilyn DeVine ('52) Curt Donahue ('53), Norma Loescher ('53) Patti Jones ('60), Bob Irwin ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Bill Wingfield ('67), Dick Pierce ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts (49) and Carol Tyner Roberts (52) Season's Greetings to you all out there in Bomber land. Hope you are in good health and living the good life. We have a house full of kids and grand kids to help us enjoy the Yuletide's. Here in Grover Beach, along the central coast of California, the sun is shining and the weather is great. In August, in Rosarito, Mexico, we had one of those life time moments. A "Roberts' Family Reunion". All four kids and eight grand kids. What a fun filled week! Bomber cheers, Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) and Carol Tyner Roberts (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan (52) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Thank you for a They Shoot Horses Don't They? wonderful story. It takes the reader back to the sweet innocence of youth, and how little it took back then to make a child totally happy. I have sent your story on to friends and family in far away places so they may enjoy it also. You certainly are a professional at writing. Thank you again. -Anita Hughes Hogan (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Reading your They Shoot Horses, Don't They - "original short story" about horseback riding and the Dude Ranch made me laugh so hard I had tears running down my face! By the time I got to my emails, it was 12 midnight, so I had to laugh 'quietly' because the computer room is directly below my son and daughter-in- law's bedroom. (I hope stifling a laugh is not as bad for one's health as stifling a sneeze!) Having had some riding experiences, too, I could really relate!! Thank you for a wonderful story - I've continued to chuckle every time I've thought about it today! -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) Re: Cherry Cokes >From the conversation, it is obvious that cherry cokes were the drink of choice for several generations of teens, as it was during my tenure of teenage. I, however, was partial to chocolate cokes. I wish for all Bombers everywhere a most blessed Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Bless you, Maren, for all you do for us. -Curt Donahue (53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Merry Christmas and THANKS to all who write (to Jeff Curtis ('69), bless you for your [They Shoot Horses, Don't They? ] recent gem). Gratitude to Maren for the tireless coordination and Bomber spirit day after day. Happy Birthday to Vera Smith [on 12/26], delightful class rep for Club 40. Bomber cheers, Norma Loescher Boswell '53 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) MERRY CHRISTMAS All of the Bomber reunions have brought such wonderful old and new friendships. The excitement continues to grow with every reunion. Looking forward to more. Thank you to Maren for your great work and all Bombers who are making the reunions happen. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Bombers and their families. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ~ The sun is shining of course its Christmas time ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Merry Christmas This is going to be a very special Christmas for my wife and I. We have a new granddaughter from my son Jay ('86) who moved back to Richland this year. My wife has a grandson and a granddaughter that we will watch explore the miracles of Christmas. This is the first time I have had a real Christmas Tree up in about 9 years. Although it is a beautiful tree, our year old yellow Labrador thought it was a giant chewy. He redecorated the front room, dining room and kitchen with balls, garland, and flocking. To me he did a good job, but Lanette was NOT impressed. You got a love them Labs. It's back up and rotated a little. Happy Holidays to all Bob & Lanette Irwin -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Happy 50th, Art Schafer ('70) Where has the time gone? What a day to be born Christmas Eve you always got those Xmas/birthday presents. Little brother, ya done good... ended up taller, better educated, a beautiful wife, 3 great kids, can hit a golf ball farther and straighter than I, and play a much better game of hoops than I. But now when I show friends family pictures I say you are the oldest. You can't pick your brother, but if I could I would have picked you. Happy Birthday, Art. Now that you are at the big 5-0 no matter what you do or take the only thing that gets bigger is your waist line and the only thing that gets harder is tying your shoes. luv ya bro Merry Christmas to all -Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) Best of Holiday wishes to everyone and thanks for being there this past year. It is enjoyable to keep in touch with all our past friends and I've really appreciated this opportunity to reach everyone thru the Alumni Sandstorm... Happy New Year to all! -Leoma Coles (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Maren What are you going to do when people from the 1900s and 2000s both write in and only put like (19)? How will you know whether to put their entries at the beginning or the end of the Alumni Sandstorm? Oh well, I have faith in you. You are awesome. Thanks again for all you do to put this newsletter together. We owe you big time. To: All Alumni Sandstorm readers I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA (But now spending Christmas in God's country with my parents, Truman and Carol, and our newest grand baby, it's a girl Kaitlyn Wilke future Bomberette class of 2019) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce '67 DATE: Friday, 12/21/01 To: Bob (aka Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Blue Ribbon Class aka beer guzzlers of '67. You got it. An integral part, defining moments, spiritual awakenings, getting snockered, whatever you want to call it. I remember animal beer (Schmidt), Schlitz was the "alternative" beer, 4 dotters on Oly, Rainier, Budweiser was just another brand, the first big mouth bottles, all the mystery of the forbidden beverage. No one could ever say "misspent youth" unless they experienced it. Oh yeah, I do not know why they call us the Blue Ribbon Class of '67. To: Pam Ehinger Nassen '67 You're welcome. Harry, a priest? Wow! Oh well, I heard at my 30th reunion that some thought I was dead. I don't know if Harry would like me talking so much about him, but what the h*ll. He's not alone. He just has it set-up the way he likes it. In his old age? Our old age? I do not consider myself old. I'm 53. I notice once in awhile someone will say that they're surprised to hear me listening to the music I listen to. I play racquetball 3X/week. Chasing, I guess, is more fun than it used to be. I have a 12 and a 15 year old. I figure my daughter asking me to sit 3 rows in front of her and her friends at the movies has more to do with her than it does with the old guy. OK, I think a little more about my hair and my waistline than I used to, but I ain't old. I'll say hi to Hairball. DATE: 12/23/01 Merry Christmas to all my fellow Bombers all over the globe. I think, unless there's someone close by, that my Christmas this year will unlike most of yours. I am grateful for everything God's given me, but I'm sitting here in the dark (12:41am on battery power) while Super Typhoon Faxia roars by. She's at about 17 degrees north and almost overhead. Winds are at a little under 200mph at the eye and Faxia is about 150 miles almost directly north. Winds here are gusting to 70mph now, and unless it turns (and it has been erratic) we will have one h*lluva rainstorm for the next day or so. By Christmas morning, the Governor should sound an "All Clear". Technically, we are in Tropical Condition III, because we can receive it's full force within 24 hours. It's now traveling about 17mph NNW. When I moved here in 1980, I always wanted to see a big one (typhoon, Scott) until I went through Super Typhoon Kim. It passed almost directly overhead with winds of 215mph. It snapped almost every telephone pole on the island. We were without power for 3 weeks. Some were without for 3 months. Golfed today in 40mph approaching winds. The day after the storm passes it's great. You can play the same course, but the winds are just the opposite. Whoa, the winds are really whipping outside!! I guess I'll go look for water seeping through the windows. That's my job. If the power is still off then we'll BBQ again tomorrow. I think all the Gov't guys are ticked off... no "off days" for free. The typhoon struck on the weekend before Christmas. Merry Christmas, Bombers. -Dick Pierce ('67) ~ Just a little wet and wild in Saipan ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) All the best to everyone out there for the holiday season. Here's wishing the year 2002 will be wonderful for all of you. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we awoke to 2" of the white stuff ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Zip's Cherry 7 Up To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Thanks for your confirmation on the ORIGINAL all- American meal (Cherry 7-up, fries and tartar at Zip's). I am most impressed to learn that more than just the "socially challenged" class of 1970 discovered this. I am, however shocked and outraged at the implication that ANY in the class of 1970 would have mixed fries, tartar and Bud. Wait a minute... Between guarding Zip's and those long nights studying NOBODY from the class of 1970 had time to be involved with Bud. I'll check with some of the guys, but I am pretty sure you received bad information. Happy Holidays to all, -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Gene Youker Bryant ~ Class of 1948 ~ 7/17/29 - 10/10/01 Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/25/01 ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Kay Mitchell ('52) Rex Hunt (53WB), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Grover Shegrud ('56), Ray Hall ('57) Carl Dvorak ('58) and Shirley Armstrong ('61) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Judy Willox ('61) Bruce Brunelle ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Carol Converse ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) Patti Snider ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) John Wingfield ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) Don Andrews ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Mike Franco ('70), Rick Polk ('70) Frank Trent ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay Coates ('72WB) BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy Buffett!! True... He's 55 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber DATE: 12/17/01 To: Burt Pierard ('59) and Maren Smyth ('64) I have another compliment for your and Burt's hard work. Last week I received an e-mail from a man who was working on his family tree and found a connection with me and Betty Priest ('47RIP). He discovered our Bomber site while surfing Yahoo and, read our '47 Columbian and then contacted me to see what I could contribute to his search. Long story short - he said he was very impressed with our website's depth and organization. This man lives in Leavenworth, KS. Turns out he and Betty share a common great-great grandfather. Never ceases to amaze me what a small world this really is. Merry Christmas and all that other good stuff to you both! -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates (52) Re: Christmas Birthday This Christmas eve finds me baking a birthday cake for my oldest son, Jay Coates ('72 WB). He was born at 9 AM on Christmas morning of 1954. Having a Christmas day birthday certainly does present a unique set of problems. It is difficult to gather a group of little kids together on Christmas to come to a birthday party, so Jay celebrated his special day on April 1st until he was 13 years old. That worked out great! Since that time we have always done the birthday thing first thing Christmas morning with a cake and presents wrapped in birthday paper. Then we do Christmas. Tomorrow we will have most all the family here to celebrate both special occasions. Merry Christmas to Bombers everywhere. -Kay Mitchell Coates (52) ~ Valley, WA - where the snow is about 3 feet deep and the temp is in the teens. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) Re: XMAS Wanted to wish you all a wonderful Holiday, especially Maren for her TREMENDOUS efforts and dedication to this daily apron string with which we may stay connected. Even Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson, How does he afford 2 names and persona... I have difficulties maintaining 1. What's this stuff about french fries and TARTER sauce???? I can forgive you for the "cherry 7up" and maybe the "Bud"..... But By's fries screamed for hamburger drippings and mustard. Not only did that cut the grease, but helped to cover that Saturday night beer breath. And till you made one of those desperate drives (via the $1.00 ferry / pre McNary days) to Umatilla and the infamous Jessie James Club for a case of (the Saturday night sacrament) RAINIER ALE (8% in hopes that the ladies would consume 1 too many). That's when I first realized there was no GOD (my prayers were never answered). That you appreciate the SCOPE like qualities of mustard... also the rigors and subterfuge that guys go to in order to attain that nirvana of all nirvanas (ah well 'nuff said). May that star in the east shine upon you... May you be graced with strength, courage, health and wisdom (wisdom is iffy)... and remember you may be a has been but look at what you has been. -Rex Hunt (53WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) Wishing all Bombers a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Love and peace to all, -Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) ~ Lake Ridge, VA - where it is sunny and cool. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud (56) Re: The Season To: Linda Reining (64) I love the season also partly for the memory of going to your grandmother's house at Christmas time and smelling and tasting the goodies: rosettes, crumcocca (sp?) and lefsa. Even after I was married and moved away there was a package every Christmas... Oh so sweet! -Grover Shegrud (56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Hall 57 Merry Christmas to all and I pray that 2002 brings you happiness. -Ray Hall 57 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carl Dvorak ('58) and Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Carl and I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a special Holiday greeting to Maren who makes this all happen. Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) is doing really well and is getting stronger every day from what I hear. The doctors are giving her the thumbs up. She will continue her rehabilitation and hard work, we wish her a speedy recovery and the best for the new year. Have wonderful holiday. -Carl Dvorak ('58) and Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Maren and All Bombers Have a happy, safe Christmas and may God bless 2002 with peace for all. I am thankful for the memories the Alumni Sandstorm stirs up a little like a dust storm at Ol' Camp Hanford that scared this Georgia girl. God Bless -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ It is in the 20s tonight in central Georgia, but you sure can see the stars. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: All Bombers Everywhere I want to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a most blessed new year to come. I want to send these wishes double-fold to our esteemed and grand Alumni Sandstorm Queen, Maren, for all the hard work and care that she puts in all year around to keep us all connected, informed and entertained always through whatever she encounters in her own life! God bless you dear Lady!! Oh, and the invite still stands, Maren! Bomber Cheers and Happy Holidays, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ cold, bright and merry (even if some old curmudgeon DID steal the Baby Jesus out of my outdoor Nativity Scene!) :-( ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vernon "Bruce" Brunelle (62) Re: Denny's I see that Denny's is popping back into the messages again. With this being the first week of winter I thought that I would sum up Denny's for everyone. I stopped in Donner Park (Elevation 7100 feet) off of Interstate 80 several years back during the summer months. From a hill in the middle of the park you could see the next off ramp to the west and the Denny's that was there. You could see the next off ramp to the east and the Denny's that was there. The Donner party preferred to stay in camp rather then walk a couple miles and eat at Denny's. Nuf sed. Merry Christmas to all the Bombers out there. All the best to you in the coming year. -Vernon "Bruce" Brunelle (62) ~ In California where it will be sunny but cool for Christmas. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Hello all you Bombers and service men and women all over the globe: Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A special thanks to all who make America safe for all of us. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I wrote in a few days ago, but I think I was lost in cyberspace. There was a discussion on Arctic Circle. Someone mentioned the greasy tacos. I used to get my tacos there also. I remember just how greasy they were, but they were sooooo very good. Never did get a burger there. To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Jeff, Your They Shoot Horses, Don't They? story was just grand!! I always enjoy reading your stuff. You are such a professional writer. Thanks for letting us go back in time to a more serene time. All Bombers out there, have the Merriest Christmas and a happy New Year. Take care and be safe. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we are getting sun today. Very warm out also. My son is down from Spokane visiting us this week. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I was driving down Indian Springs Road in Scottsdale, AZ the other day and this car came up behind me and started honking like crazy. Well, for those of you that live in or near Phoenix, you know that when that happens, it could mean a shooting may take place. I glanced in the rear view mirror and didn't recognize the car, so we kept going. He finally pulled up beside us and motioned for me to roll the window down. Seeing how my husband was driving, I was a little braver. I rolled the window down and he was so excited when he hollered, "Richland Bomber? Are you from Richland, WA and are you a REAL Bomber?" I had, of course, a Richland Bomber Alumni license plate holder on my Blazer. I answered with pride, "Yes, I sure am!" He said "I'm a Falcon", Gave me the thumbs up and drove off. Just goes to show, we are known all over. Happy Holidays to all my fellow Bombers and friends. My New Years resolution is to get caught up and stay that way. I am so far behind, I think I am ahead. This year has been a busy one filled with joy and sorrow. I am anxiously awaiting to see what the year 2002 brings. Two more years (2004) and we will have our 40th. Oh, dear, are we ready for that? Have a Safe and Happy Holiday -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller '65 Merry Christmas Bomber Alumni everywhere! Maren, Richard and Gary, thank you for keeping us able to communicate a little easier, (I think I forgot how to do 'cursive' :) Here it is Christmas Eve and a time to remember the best gift of all: Our Savior. No matter what happens in our lives; September 11th; loss of loved ones; sickness; the joys of being with loved ones, friends, acquaintances, just remember that God is with us all, everywhere we go. I hope all of you have a blessed Christmas. Bomber Cheers, -Patti Snider Miller '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 The Happiest of Holidays to All! -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) I wish you all a Merry Christmas and the Peace of God. I have been serving as Interim Minister here in Saint Louis since last summer. And suddenly it seems that interim positions are getting in the news. But believe me it is a lot easier than the being the interim leader of Afghanistan or Argentina. On Christmas morning I get to fly home to Olympia and spend about ten days with my family. And, on Friday I hope to drive to White Pass to ski and then over to Richland for the weekend. Maybe I'll see you as I'm out and about. I like to run down by the river when I'm home and once in a great while I have seen an old friend along the dike or park. We may even get to go up to my Folks' (Royce and Jean) cabin at Mill Creek in the Blues. My dad designed and built their cabin 30 years ago and it is a wonderful place to go for serenity and soul renewal. Today, I get the special privilege of delivering presents and over $2400 to five families that our church here in Saint Louis has taken on to support for Christmas. I hope the Christmas Spirit is alive in you and your day is full of wonder. Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Thanks for the kind words regarding my parents. They said to say "Hi" to you and your sister, Ruthann. Dad asked me to tell you that if you are in Richland over the holidays please stop by. They reminded me that you 2 used to baby-sit my sister, Jan and me. That was neat what you said about Charlie Koogle. He was a really neat guy. The way he could train dogs was awesome. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews (67) Re: Even more memories and Holiday "BOMBER" Cheer To: David Cloud ('60) and others: After 34 days of rain in a row in Clark County, my thoughts had shifted to the desert. The many sights, sounds, and smells that make Bomberville our home in the desert. The sights that come to mind are many; the many tumble weeds that manage to climb the fence in Truman and Carol Wingfield's (Bomber Parents to many of us) back yard; The magpies that only seem to live in the Tri-Cities; The first leafs of spring on the Cottonwoods and the Willows; The wild flowers in the desert (at WPPSS #1 & #4 in a 25 foot radius I counted 34 different wild flowers). The sounds: the previously mentioned Magpies unique sound; the cheers that emanate from Art Dawald Gym and Bomber Bowl. The smells, yes the smells. The frequently mentioned Rose Bowl of Days gone by; the sage brush also frequently mentioned, the cottonwoods in the Spring, the river on warm summer evenings when a breeze stirs that certain musty but almost sweet aroma from the Columbia; and to me the most definitive fragrance of all is the Russian Olive that is so unique to our desert world. To: Bill Wingfield ('67) A very special Christmas Cheer to you and Christa and your whole family and give our love to mom and dad. To: Maren: A Special Thanks for making all of this happen. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Bombers around the world. Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews (67) ~ in sunny (while it lasts) Ridgefield, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of 67! To: Dick Pierce ('67) No NO Dick we're not OLD we are recycled Teenagers! Your kids are just youngens! My kids are 32, 28, 24... I have a stepson that is 26! I have 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter! I'm ahead of ya! LOL! I'm glad to hear the Harry is happy and doing what he likes to do! Well Dick, you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of 67! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco 1970 In response to note by Fred Schafer 63' on the occasion of his brother's birthday: I want to join ALL Bombers, in particular those of us in the socially challenged class of 70 in wishing our legendary classmate Artie Schafer a HAPPY 50th Birthday!!! I guess we (1970ers) are all heading that direction but I am thrilled to see you made it this far, Artie! A lot of people who cared about us all (parents) had their doubts, didn't they? And I will never forget my dad feeling he did some of his most challenging work on that hand/wrist of yours after that little collision with that window at the Community House. Happy Birthday to Artie, and Happy Holidays to all. -Mike Franco 1970 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) Merry Christmas to all Bombers... near and far. -Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent (72) To: Bombers everywhere, both young and old I wish for you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And a special "Thank You" to Maren for all of your hard work, dedication, and our daily dose of Bomberville. May God bless each of you and this wonderful nation we call home. -Frank Trent (72) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it's a perfect day for a walk on the beach with our dog... 49 and rainless. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/26/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Larry Bowls ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Gotta tell ya, Rex, it ain't easy. But since I was born under the Gemini sign, it sort of helps. And maybe your prayers weren't answered, but some mother's was. It's all part of the cosmic karma or something. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ from Albany, OR - where the sun does shine on this cold and crisp Christmas Day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Grover Shegrud (56) Re: "goodies" I think "it" is spelled "Krumkake". ;) (I make lefse and the rosettes, but Gram never taught me how to make krumkake). Gram used to send me "care" packages after I left Richland, too. Hers was always the first package we would open. ;) -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where we have "tule" fog and at 10:30am... I still cannot see the houses across the street!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) I hope you all out there got everything you wanted for Christmas. I had decided to get a new car and lo and behold I bought a new car (the dealer was packed on Christmas Eve day)... I had to wait for the guy I had talked to just a few days before. I guess I was my own little Santa Claus this year. -Betti Avant (69) ~ where it is back to work on Wednesday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Happy Holidays to all! Remember, the one with the most toys wins!!!! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/27/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and something from Mrs. Zip's: Vera Rodda ('52WB), Leona Eckert ('65) Don Andrews ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Steve Panther ('67), John Collins ('69) Brad Wear ('71), Mary McDonald (Mrs. Zip's) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti Eckert Weyers ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Rodda Simonton ('52WB) To: Rex Hunt (53WB) Hey Rex, the Jesse James Club was in Stanfield not Umatilla. Don't ask why, I just know as I attended Pendleton High School the last of my Junior year and then graduating from Pendleton. -Vera Rodda Simonton ('52WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) Patti Eckert Weyers, class of '68, HAPPY BIRTHDAY -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews (67) Re: Special Thanks I always thank Maren for her hard work to provide us with the wonderful opportunity that the Alumni Sandstorm gives us but I forget that she is not alone with her efforts. This "Thank You" is extended to Richard Anderson ('60) and Gary Behymer ('64). I would also like to take this time to thank Bombers everywhere that continue to send your thoughts and memories that keep us all in touch. HAPPY "BOMBER" NEW YEAR -Don Andrews (67) ~ 27 degrees in Ridgefield, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To: Susie Nelson Smith (67) Sharon Popp's (67) name came up somewhere. I would imagine she was among the group buying beer at Lucky's in Pasco? I have known Diane and Sharon since third grade. I hope both are happy and healthy. And now I hear of the beer runs - ha. I had to sit next to Renee Walton (67) in Mr. Yonce's homeroom class in ninth grade. And then I saw her at our 30th. I believe she and her husband have a basketball team of children. Still one of the most beautiful women I have ever known. Speaking of girls' swimsuit tops, I only remember wearing cutoffs swimming in the Columbia River. I guess this generation of males was just plain lucky to not have had thong swimsuits to deal with. I quit eating at Zip's, both inside and outside, when Ken Webb (67) and Alton Spencer (67RIP) started working there. Webb told me he sometimes would double and triple deep fry the fries just to see if someone would send them back. Who knows what Alton tried to get returned. They were only there about six months and quit, I believe. Possibly fired. Webb always had two jobs when people were looking for one anyway. And Alton... there was always something about the female staff. I wish Alton was still with us to share the laughs. I saw Ken at our 30th. Still looks as innocent as ever. Webb was the brains. Phil Collins (67) was the driver. Alton was the pick-up artist. Alton would also fist fight at the drop of a hat and this made several evening out rather interesting. If Phil was pushed into this scene, it would get ugly. Brutal is a good word. Just add alcohol. I, of course, was along for the ride. And what a ride it was. Mike Fowler did have an older sister. Don't think it was Karen. I believe her name was Kathleen? Mike's dad had me put on catching gear, with mask, so I could catch a few practice pitches. I believe Mr. Fowler played pro ball during the war years (third base?). Mike had a knuckle ball that the bottom would fall out of. I could not catch it. This lasted once and about ten pitches. Being useless, Mr. Fowler gave up on me. I used to thank God when I was on Mike's team and in left field. Mike was a very good childhood friend. Got an email from him a while back. He hasn't changed one bit. Gotta love that! I think Mr. Harbour ate raw hamburger sandwiches. I wonder if he still does? By the way, I am in Seattle staying with my son, Benjamin. He is 23. Any questions? Dj vu. After two and a half years of vacationing on Maui, I decided to go somewhere else for entertainment, enlightenment, and stimulation. "The Rock" was awesome, but there are other places and I am not yet done running by a long shot. I am going to check in at some beach town between Los Angeles and San Diego in a couple months after visiting family and friends. Rick Warford (65) just called and told me there was a Dukes on Alki. Here we go!! Rick Maddy (67) ~ So, who else is in Seattle? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Panther, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 Re: Blue Ribbon Class of '67 I must confess I coined the term because I thought it fit our class. Of course every Bomber thinks their class is the crme de crme. One thing is constant, however, and that is "It's great to be a Bomber!"; and we have a camaraderie that is unique worldwide. Re: Senior pictures Just a note to all class web page managers: Go to the class of '62 and see how they have scanned in the senior pictures from the '62 Columbian. This allows you put a name on the face of the person you just saw last night or last week that since your memory is shot you can't remember. It's kinda sad isn't it to get old. There is comfort, however, in comparing yourself to other Bombers such as the one whose desk is next to mine. That would be Mike Taylor ('62). Now that's real sad. (I won't give up on him Patty - I've carried him this far.) Best wishes to all Bombers and their families, and a prosperous New Year. -Steve Panther, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 - Where we were all Best of Breed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Columbians Online] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Collins ('69) Hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas. I bought myself my first computer so I am out of the garage and onto my driveway on this electronic superhighway. -John Collins ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: All UofW alums I never thought I'd be saying this, but Go Huskies!! As a WSU alum, and a solid Coug fan, I feel secure in my rooting for the Huskies as the Cougs have their own bowl game here in Texas on the 31st. Having just spent the last week in Austin, TX and being subjected to the local press bash the Huskies, I've come to the realization that "Tea Sippers" need to be put in their place. The fact that my spousal equivalent is a Texas alum is getting to be unbearable. I've had to correct them repeatedly that UofW are the Huskies, and WSU are the Cougs. I've also had to correct them that Washington is not Da Capital, but in the Northwest, and a state of its own. So please God, I'll be good let the Huskies kick some butt, oh, and by the way it's Washington, not "Warshington." Go Cougs!!!!!!! and Huskies too. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ in cool but sunny Richardson, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary McDonald (Mrs. Zip's) Re: Zip's Hello all you Zip's Kids from 1961 to 1978 when we were there. Mary & Mr. Mac. -Mary McDonald (Mrs. Zip's) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/28/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: David Rivers ('65), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Artie Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Rest in Peace, Marine Peter Joe Carroll ('65) faxed me the notice of Gary Slater's ('65) passing. Gary was a Marine, a Vietvet and a member of the... "something- something" class of '65 (I don't recall we had a name like the Gold medalers and the White soxers and the blue ribboners... or if we did, they forgot to tell me). He will be missed by his family, friends, his fellow Marines and Vets. One nice thing... he finally gets to shake Chesty's hand... in person. Semper Fi, Gary. -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) You really in Seattle? Couldn't wait until after winter? Chat back... I need to have a talk with you. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Artie Schafer ('70) Re: reply to birthday greetings To: Fred Schafer ('63) Thanks, Fred, for the nice mention of me in the Alumni Sandstorm. Hope you're enjoying your vacation in Arizona. To: Mike Franco ('70) Hey Mike Yes, I'm still very much alive. I hope other '70 Bombers turning 50 this year do not experience the mid-life crisis I seem to be going through. In the past six months I have shaved off my beard, bought a new pickup, bought a new outboard motor, bought a new computer, and bought new golf clubs. I find myself on Sunday evenings playing basketball with a bunch of 18 year olds. Plus I'm flirting with our 23 year old receptionist at work more than usual. Hopefully, I'll get back to normal or go broke. By the way, my wrist/hand still works good. Mike, your Dad did a great job. I remember his encouragement and my rubber ball. I also remember your great sense of humor and craziness. Happy holidays. -Artie Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Gary Slater ~ Class of 1965 ~ 12/12/46 - 12/22/01 Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/29/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: John Adkins ('62), Gary Setbacken ('64) Dave Miller ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Lee Bush ('68), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: after Christmas Just stopped of at Carmichael - all the kids in town are "Tubin' the hill". On the way home, though, some danged kid grabbed onto the back of my pickup and "hooked" a ride all the way down Cottonwood. Now what's with that? -John Adkins "62" ~ Richland - Snow and sunshine ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Setbacken ('64) Re: Gary Slater ('66RIP) Semper Fi, -Gary Setbacken ('64) USMC 64-68 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller '67 Hey Rick Maddy ('67) Sorry you are not there on Maui any more. Didn't get there to see you this past September as I was laid off in April in this once booming silicone valley of San Jose. Anybody need an expert at on-line systems with Inventory control/accounts payable experience? Only been doing Ap for 7 years but inventory for 20 years. Rick called me a bean counter when I met him September, 2000. Rick, you should have taken up snorkeling and fishing while you were there instead of checking out the latest thong bottoms... not that I look... except when my wife isn't there. "Look but no touch" as she says. Re: Thyroid The main reason I am writing is to remind people to have the Thyroid checked (simple blood test)... my brother, Mick Miller ('69) found out his was almost not working at all and he probably only had another couple of months before it failed. He denied it like the rest of us stubborn guys who don't want to go to a doctor. With a simple prescription he is back to normal physically and mentally. My mother, Barbara Miller, has been telling us for years to have it checked... mine has been normal but not his. So just check it... you never know. I (as Rick can testify) look like Santa... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. By the way my birthday was Xmas eve. -Dave Miller '67 ~ Born 12/24/48 and that's one for the numerologists ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) Re: Steve Panther, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67, said: "I must confess I coined the term because I thought it fit our class." Steve, Not very often do I raise an eyebrow of suspicion on a quote, but... I do not believe I have ever seen you take a drink, smoke anything (legal or not)... nothing! I have never heard anyone from this class ever mention one thing negative about your actions in high school, or after for that matter. You partied clean. You were the athlete. And now you coin this term for our class. Perfect fit! Right on! I like it!! Did I miss something along the way, Steve? - ha -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush ('68)/WSU '72 Re: Texas vs Husky Game To: All my Husky friends Just finished watching the Texas vs UW game on ESPN! What a great game. Final score: Texas 47 Huskies 43. What an even greater SCORE. Need I say more? Maybe the Cougs will show the west side how to win a bowl game when they play Purdue! Happy New Year & see ya at the 2002 Apple Cup! -Lee Bush ('68)/WSU '72 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) A little Trivia to Enlighten Your Holidays: 1. What do the following locations have in common? *corner of Symons and Goethals *corner of Thayer and Williams *corner of Jadwin and Williams *corner of Jadwin and Comstock *Westside Center (next to Tangles on corner of Swift and Wright 2. Sunburst Video and Factory 2U currently occupied the former home of what two businesses? 3. After nearly 3 decades (maybe more) of leading the Chief Jo Warriors basketball team to many many victories, Toivo Piippo successor was who? 4. Leonard Sauer, former teacher and coach at Chief Jo Jr. High, taught a drafting class at the very end of the hall. What was the name of that class? 5. Who was the legendary shop teacher at Chief Jo that gave the incredible "hacks"? 6. In the 1960's and 1970's (maybe before that too!) there was a Junior High Athletic League consisting of eight teams from Kennewick, Pasco, Walla Walla, and Richland. Name the eight teams. 7. Who followed the legendary principal, Lily Peterson, at Jason Lee Elementary School? 8. What was the difference between a Papa Burger and a Mama Burger at the A & W in Richland? 9. Morley Paul, former RHS English teacher, had a hobby which he often discussed in class. What was that hobby? (tough one) 10. What were the stamps called that you use to get with every grocery purchase? 11. The Ernie's Printing Building use to be a service station. What gas company owned it? 12. Where was the original "Richland National Little League" located? -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/30/01 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Tracy ('55), Bob Irwin ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Lorna Krall ('64) John Foster ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Bill Wingfield ('67), Karen Schildknecht ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Susie Nelson ('67) Clif Edwards ('68), Greg Alley ('73) Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: John Adkins ('62) Thanks for ringing up the memory of sledding on Carmichael hill and of "hooky-bobbing" behind vehicles. I'm sure there are rules for the proper operation of shoes on snow. There were rules for the road in '55. A good pair of leather shoes, a '55 Dodge V8, well packed snow and zero on-coming or trailing traffic. Twas in the year of '55 and a number of Bombers were yet to arrive. I'll wager those kids who hooked a ride all the way down Cottonwood appreciated the trip. We lived at 1325 Cedar for several years, across the street from my friend Charley Beardsley and his family and I can vouch for the walking distance from Marcus Whitman to the end of those streets. Seems like Cottonwood went on forever. Ahh what a ride that must have been for your extra passengers. I remember that long walk in the dark after Carmichael 8th grade basketball practice. I'd have loved a hooky bob ride to the end of Cedar . Most of the homes were still under construction and there were no lights, lots of concrete floors , some framing in progress until you got to the end of Cedar, Cottonwood and Birch Streets. The building boom was on. We lucked out and got one of the four bedroom models. It seemed a long way from civilization. Civilization was between Marcus Whitman and Carmichael, near 1408 Iry St.; our first home.when Carmichael's site was a well-stocked cherry orchard and near friends like Pete Hollick, Kenny Plumb, Joe Valdez, Ralph Myrick, Loren St. John and others. John, one cold night, when you were about 10 or 11 most Richlanders were snug in their warm pre-fab and otherwise alphabetized house's beds, Bomber team members were on the way home from a basketball game against Ellensburg. We took cars instead of a bus. Five of our team were riding with Bill Hartley, our head custodian and our team bus driver. He was a lot of fun guy at heart, serious in his work and loved our team. We had just destroyed the Ellensburg team, turned out their lights with a lot of full-court press and fast break-Dawald style and pulled into Yakima's famous Drive-Inn for one of their luxurious milk shakes, big orders of fries and a burger or two. It was late and we were enjoying a second round of shakes (Marilyn Richey ('53) will have to tell you the name of the Drive Inn and the ingredients -- one included an egg). They were delicacies of the valley. (Not as famous as Spudnuts, but; of course, nothing is). The highway pavement was covered with a flat, smoothly packed layer of snow. There was no traffic. We pleaded our case with Bill Hartley to let us hooky bob. He finally let us hang on the back bumper between Wapato and Toppenish. We could see ahead and behind for miles and had the road to ourselves. Hartley had the new Tri-Color Dodge V8 sedan behind which, hooky- bobbing could not have been better. Now that was what you call a real "fast break". Few joys in life go beyond exceeding the speed limit in a pair of Thom McCann leather soled shoes on a sheet of ice while heading home from a Saturday night basketball victory. We glided for what seemed like miles and only ended the effortless thrill when headlights appeared several miles ahead. Bill reminded us that if we kept it a secret, it would preserve his job. In our little community, we all knew the value of important secrets and employment. We kept that secret well. Those who have never tried hooky bobbing have missed out on the thrill second only to driving my friend Bill Griffin's old Chevrolet in Columbia High's back parking lot when it's covered with glare ice. .but that's another story. Bill Griffin was a pitcher who could throw almost as hard as Gene Conley. So if you're ever around Bill Griffin when snow's on the ground, be sure to have a catcher's mitt with you. So, until later, keep thinking about hooky bobbin' and hum a few stanzas of "Ridin' down the canyon, to watch the sun go down.a picture that no artist here could paint.whiteface cattle lowin' sagebrush everywhere.granite spires are standin all around..I tell you folks its heaven to go ridin down that trail.when the desert snow's packed down (with apologies the Sons of the Pioneers)..and thanks again John for refreshing an old memory.I hope that helps answer "Now what's with that?" If Bomber kids hooky bob dangerously in town, they should be caught and made to sing publicly "Comin' in on a wing and a Prayer". Please take good care of our never know when an old bomber will need a landing place. How 'bout those B-52s? Built in 1954-55.they're still doing America proud. Bombers are used to teach people lessons whenever required. Be sure to have out team remind the teams in the Valley about that. Happy hooky bobbing and a wondrous New Year to all. Tom Tracy, Richland Bomber '55 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Happy New Year!!!!! To: Mary McDonald (Mrs. Zip's) In 1961-62, Eddie Lowe (62) worked for you in the kitchen. I remember how nice you and your husband were to the people who worked there. The only thing I can remember about the kitchen was that cool potato peeler. Years later when I was working in Baton Rouge LA, Mom was coming down to visit. Eddie made a special request to have Mom bring down some "Zip's Tarter". She brought about 2 quarts with her and we had Crawfish with Zip's tarter, A real hometown-Cajun treat. Made me miss my "Salad Burger, fries and a Chocolate shake". Being on my own for the part of my senior year Zip's was usually my choice for dinner. Nice to hear from you. Re: New Years The purchase of libations at the age of 16-21 was always a creative venture. We tried the Pasco Tavern trick, Wrong! We gave our hard earned money to the "least likely to succeed person" we could find only to get a "SURE, I'LL BUY YOU A HALF RACK!" Then they would disappear into the seediest bar in Pasco and not come back out. Mad Dog 20/20 was a short time favorite. Tasted pretty good going down, then a half- hour later you couldn't find your zipper, it ALWAYS came back up too. You never had to worry about getting any on your cloths because it came up like a projectile. The next day was never good; you could feel your hair growing. As for what you did and what you said in that condition, usually was related back to you for the next week or so. Not a good deal. I stopped doing that about a year ago. To: Robert Holmes ('62) Last time I saw you were at the Richland Airport, a few years back, you were trying to talk your pilot into letting you "skydive" over your house when you went back to Seattle. Did you get to? To: John Adkins ('62) Hookie-bobbin was always a quick way to get home after a hard day on Carmichael hill. Thanks for giving those kids a ride home. Wedgies worked the best for hookie-bobbin. (shoes) To: Tommy ('62) & Mickey ('66) Hemphill Sorry I missed your duck-hunting trip, could not get the day off. Hope you had a successful hunt. >From snow covered Richland, Happy New Year to all. (Especially the Class of 62) Bob & Lanette Irwin -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Alumni Ring Website Finally got it back!!!!!!! Had ordered it when the "site" first started taking the orders and received it in November, but had to send it back to be re-sized. It took this long to get it back, but the wait was worth it!!!! It looks great! I am wearing it on my right hand and have had lots of people ask about it... even my grandkids like it. Unfortunately, they will never be Bombers, so they have to "settle" for grandma going "on and on" about Bomber Pride. ;) for those that haven't ordered, JUST DO IT!!!!!! ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ in rainy Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lorna Krall Shaw ('64) A couple of weeks ago there was a letter from Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60). She mentioned her X husband, Roger Koford. Sandy Rogers' sister has been trying to locate you. Please send me your E Mail address and I will forward it to her. Happy New Year to all of Bomber Land. -Lorna Krall Shaw, Class of '64 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Foster ('65) To Mike Davis ('74) #4 was mechanical Drawing #5 Sauer and Hyslop were both very good with the singing paddle as my and Jim Heidlebaugh's rear ends could attest to. Wood shop was also a very good place to test those skills. Skov wasn't bad either. We used to have a contest to see who could get the most hacks per day... can't remember who won... this went on for a couple of years. I think that we rated high on the list for most hacks in jr. High in the early 60s. Happy New Years to all. Foster -John Foster ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) 4. Mechanical Drawing? 11. Texaco? -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) Last morning in God's country. To: Mike Davis (74) #4 = Mechanical Drawing, right? I'm kinda slow, so I'll have to study the rest. To: Steve Panther (67) I agree with Rick, but I might of missed something too :-) To: John Adkins (62) It's called Hookybobbin. To: All Spuddies I did get to eat at the Spudnut shop with my wife Christa and mom and dad, Truman and Carol, for one last Spudnut... saw some old (like past) fellow softball players, like Joe Gonzales and Pat Hardy. To: Don Andrews (67) I told Mom and dad what nice things you said. To: Cousin John Wingfield (67) It was sure good seeing you and Jane again. To: Sister Jan Wingfield McCallum (68WB), and brother Mike Wingfield (75WB) Thanks for making our visit so much fun. I still love you even if you are raising your younguns Megan and Kelley McCallum, Hunter and Michelle Wingfield to be Falcons instead of Bombers. Thank god my grandchildren Christian, Kayla, Kamryn, and Kaitlyn Wilke will be Bombers. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of 67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: Mike Davis (74) As for the sports questions, I'll have to get help, but the only thing I know about #8 is the Mama Burger had 1 patty, and only mustard, pickles and onions. The answer to #9 is sailing. Also #10 is S&W Green Stamps. Now let's see what Ponch has to say about the sports questions. Rats, the only one home was Lynn Schildknecht Ibatuan (74), and she says the answer to #1 is that they were all grocery stores at one time. We also think that #2 were the Robinsons stores... both His and Hers. So, how bad did we do?? And a Very Happy New Year to the whole Davis clan!! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Gary Slater ('66RIP) My Prayers and deepest Sympathy go out to Gary's family. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, Blue Ribbon Class of 67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) To: Rick Maddy (67) Rick, I'm going to burst your bubble. Re: Steve Panther (67) Sorry Steve. If memory serves me correctly and it is failing as the years fly by, Myra W. and I caught Steve up on the dike on the Columbia one wonderful warm Tri-City evening smoking a cigarette. Myra and I were appalled of course and tried to grab them away from our star basketball player, but Steve would not let go. We must have been in Junior High at the time? Well, Steve do you remember this, or are you going to let me think my mind is failing me? -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clif Edwards ('68) To: Lee Bush ('68) / WSU ('72) Re: Texas VS Washington You're right Lee. What a game! We too, hope the Cougs do just a little better in the up-coming Sun Bowl. Go Cougs! Go Cougs! Re: Alumni Ring By the by, I just received my alumni ring from my sister, Vernita ('65) and I think it is beautiful! Thanks to all the people who worked so hard at getting this done. I enjoy wearing the ring and showing off my Bomber pride. My stone is clear and the bomb cloud shows through beautifully. Thanks again for giving it to me, sis. Happy New Year to everyone. -Clif Edwards ('68) / WSU ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) If you have the holiday time to make these questions up then I have the time to answer them. Morley did some sailing I believe. Harold Richards shop teacher. Len Sauer taught mechanical drawing and was not exactly Paul "Bear" Bryant as a football coach. Even though I went to CK the teams were Chief Jo, Carmichal, Park, Highland, McLoughlin, Stevens, Garrison, and Pioneer. Not bad for a one year stint as a Warrior. That's all I know or don't know. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Frozen Frostbite Falls (Richland) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 First off, GO COUGS! Beat the Boilermakers (stupid mascot name, by the way) Answers to Mr. Davis Pop Quiz 1. Been gone from Richland for 21 years now. I mean, my god, I can't even remember what some of these corners look like. Haven't the foggiest Idea, but here are a couple of guesses -- 1). They are all corners with gas stations at some point in time. 2). They all... oh forget it, I really stink at this question. 2. See above 3. Phil Neil? 4. It's a "Guy thing" to know the answer to this question. 5. I think it was Mr. Richards. Although I heard (second hand, of course) that Mr. Bernard had a swift hand as well. 6. Chief Jo, Carmichael, McLoughlin, Garrison, Stevens, Pioneer, Park, and Highlands. Slam Dunk. 7. I'd like to use a life line, Reeg 8. Mama Burger was a single burger, Papa Burger was a double, with cheese I think. Bonus Points: Teen Burger had Bacon and Cheese. How 'bout those Baby Burgers, Annie? 9. Sailing? 10. S & H green Stamps 11. Union 76? 12. Corner of GWay and Symons, where they always had the pancake breakfast. We lived on Hunt Point, an easy bike ride to all the games. No? Respectfully submitted, -Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 ~ Simi Valley, CA - rainy today *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/31/01 ~ NEW YEAR'S EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Frank Osgard ('63WB) George Barnett ('63), Judy Shibly ('63) Marie Ruppert ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) John Allen ('66), Betti Avant ('69) Kathy Hodgson ('76), Michael Peterson ('77) Monique Mangold ('80), Wig Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** RHS Basketball Manager to Brig. Gen. - Jim Mattis ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy 45/46 Re: hookey-bobbing To: Tom Tracy (55) That was a fun piece you tapped re "hookey- bobbing". I'm glad to see some of my younger friends were as insane as I. We just called it "hooking" when I was a kid. Before we moved to Richland, I had a paper route back in St. Paul, MN. My pickup point was about ten blocks away, so I would go up to Selby Ave. and try to hook a ride on a truck down to my route. If no convenient truck came by, I would jump on the rear cowcatcher of a passing streetcar. Some fun! If the conductor spotted me he would clang up the motorman, stopping the vehicle. They would curse me roundly and sometimes jump down to give chase, but they really had no chance. Part of the joy of life. Have a great 2002 year all you Bombers! -Dick McCoy 45/46, Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) Re: Happy New Year from Frank Havin' a big old time up here in the woods, and wanted to wish all you Bombers a prosperous New Year. Was diggin' through some boxes I took out of the S.S.Frank before it went into hibernation. I found a shirt from our last class reunion (Jimbeaux sent me one), and my Frank's Gang shirt from R2K (that I never got to wear). Decided to get all dressed up, and have my picture taken, 'cause that one that them Heilings sent made me look like I didn't have it all together. Hey Ol' Frank cleans up pretty good, huh? I've enjoyed Bobby Irwin's ('62) musings on life in the Southend. He has failed to mention the games of tag we used to play in the parking lot of Campbell's #1 (across the street from Francis Kendall's house). This one summer we all had morning paper routes (Columbia Basin News, P-I, Oregonian, and the Spokesman Review). It seems all the papers were dropped at the corner of Comstock and Goethals. All of the rabble from Lewis and Clark would converge at that same corner in the evenings and wrap a couple of papers with a whole bunch of bundle wire. We would then careen around the empty Campbell's parking lot on our bikes, dodging the missile as thrown by whomever was "it". We rebounded off each other and the curb, like the steel ball in the nickel pins at the Bus depot. I think you got extra points if you nailed someone in the spokes and they went head over the bars. We even played it with more than one wrapped up paper. We all gave it up when we discovered that all the Chief Joe dollies were on the swim team up at the George Prout Swim and Pee and were then going to sleep out in the back yard of some "B" House on Perkins. The rest is history. I figure it's too late to salvage 2002, so I'm already working on really cleaning up my act for the next year and the 40th reunion of the Gold Medal Class of 63. Ain't even gonna miss that one, 'cause I've read that Whiteside and Pitts are gonna wear their Ag jackets. I'm gonna fly this time to minimize the adventure in my life. Even then, I'm gonna leave three weeks early, 'cause Frank's got a belly full of surprises. Don't know if I'll bring Mrs. Frank, in fact I'm not too sure who Mrs. Frank will be in 2003. Frank P.S. Have been looking for a "Four Dotter rule book" on e.bay. If anyone has one, I'd entertain a trade. -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett (63) Re: O BOY 21 Questions All right, so there weren't quite twenty one questions, However, How many of our classmates know what used to be where Hanford School now stands? -Geo Barnett (63) ~ In sunny Tucson, AC - where the Wildcats barely won their own Fiesta Bowl classic, but, were waiting to go Duck hunting after we bury a Beaver. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Shibly Cozad ('63) HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL BOMBERS EVERYWHERE! Wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy New Year. THANKS A G A I N to Maren and crew for keeping us all in touch. -Judy Shibly Cozad, Gold Medal Class of '63 ~ Groveland, CA an hour outside snow covered, winter wonderland Yosemite! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Does anyone in the class of 1967 know if a 25th reunion is being planned and if so when? My brother, John Ruppert and his wife, Elaine Roberts, want to come up for it and I want to plan a family reunion around the same time to save them the hassle of two trips this summer. I need to know as soon as possible so that I can reserve block of rooms for all the Ruppert clan. -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) - in would you believe SUNNY! Bremerton? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The BEST reason I can think of for R2K+2 June 22nd festivities to include ALL classes: FAMILY!!! I believe '67 is still in the planning stages... watch their website for... as soon as information is available, it will be on the '67 website. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) To: Tom Tracy ('55) The Drive-In in Yakima was probably Miner's. It has been there since I was a kid (yesterday *LOL*) and is still there. My husband drives bus for pasco school district (no caps; not a Bomber), and he likes to stop there because they give bus drivers free food if they bring their bus load in. They have good hamburgers and good seafood. A little spendy on the hamburgers, but I think the seafood is reasonable. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA where we have snow on the ground and it is cold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) I believe Karen Schildknecht ('67) must be too young by a year. S&W made something that certainly was green, but it was beans and not stamps. In fact they still make, and I still buy, their beans and other cut vegetables. S&H is the correct answer. I think I may even have some glue remaining on my tongue from pasting those babies in their little books. As for Leonard Sauer, a more intriguing question is, "What did he hide at the back of his "sticky" drawer in Mechanical Drawing so as to win "hack bets" with/against the students in his class?" But Panther and cigarettes?? Say it isn't so, Susie!! -John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Mike Davis' ('74) trivia 1. grocery stores 2. 3. 4. Mechanical Drawing 5. 6. Chief Joseph, Carmichael, Highland, Park, McLoughlin, Isaac Stevens, Garrison, Pioneer 7. Herschel Griggs (?), after I went to Chief Jo 8. 2 hamburger patties on the Papa burger 9. sailing 10. S&H green stamps 11. Arco(?) 12. at Lewis & Clark school -Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hodgson Lucas '76 To: Mike Davis ('74) 2. Robinson's? 9. Sailing 10. S&W Green 12. Spalding School? -Kathy Hodgson Lucas '76 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michael Peterson ('77) Hey there! I was off line for a bit and missed the questions Kellie Walsh Patterson submitted answers for on today's posting. Would you please repost them... [Go back to the top of this page and click on the 29th... the very last entry for that day. -Maren] I'd like to see what the question was that had the answer - "Phil Neil". Also when she started mentioning hamburger names I was instantly transported to a place in my memory bank I had forgotten really existed. Nice to see a post from someone in my class or thereabouts... it's been a while... Maybe it's kind of like going to a soc hop in the girls gym... Nearly everybody's waiting for someone else to start... cause they don't want to be the first. Does anybody hear from a Pasco High Graduate Dana Hughes (class of '78)? Her dad was the VP at Carmichael for years. Have included her name in a song about Richland that appears on my new album to be released this spring on Sony. Thought she might like an advanced copy. Sure am glad for this forum... can't replace history... but it's sure easy to forget. This helps. Happy New Year to all. -Michael Peterson ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) Re: bonne anne 2002 Happy new year to all Bombers... in France we are ahead of you, but I'll think of you for your midnight... I promise! -Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wig Davis ('82) To: Mike Davis ('74) #3 Mike Lowery was the coach that followed Mr. Piippo -Wig Davis ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the YEAR. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` November, 2001 ~ January, 2002