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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/01/02 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely ('49), Hugh Hinson ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Vera Smith ('58), Nancy Stull ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Jackie DeVries ('62), Paula Beardsley ('62) Jim Coyne ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Patti Snider ('65), Rebecca Hanson ('66) Dave Miller ('67), Karen Schildknecht (67) Linda Thomas ('68), Theresa Rainey ('69) Mike Franco ('70), Mike Davis ('74) Kim Edgar ('79), Sue Oberg ('79) Judy Hackett ('80), Monique Mangold ('80) April Miller ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Fitzpatrick ('80) [How do I know that?? I was babysitting his older sister, Chris, the night he was born.... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) For all Bombers: Have a Happy, Healthy, Safe, and Prosperous New Year. 2002 has got to be better than 2001. -Ken Ely (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) Happy New Year to all you Bombers. Hope 2002 is a great year for all.. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: hanford high Location The memory banks aren't too clear on this, but for the most part it was sand, sagebrush and tumbleweeds (not necessarily in that order), and possibly the back lot of the Ag-farm (or would that be the back "40"?) Bomber Cheers and have a better New Year -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - in rainy and cool Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) Re: New Years Show My wife, Agnes, my grand Daughter, Jessica and I stood in my driveway this year to watch the show at the Muckelshoot Casino. It was a great show with a lot of variety and great elevation. My wife loved the purple bursts and my Grand Daughter thought the final burst was spectacular. We had car alarms going off all over the neighborhood. It was great. There were so many people there for the show that the street in front of my house and the store parking area behind us was overflowing, I had several people want to park in my driveway. I thought that the extra 3000 parking spaces they put in at the Muckelshoot would take care of it but the crowds just keep getting bigger. Great Show and hope to see more. -Tom Hughes (56) ~ Aubrun, WA (Next door to the Muckelshoot Casino) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins '58 Re: January 1, 2002 HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. It's 2 am here in Richland and I'm wide awake. Don't know if it had anything to do with the 2 1/2 hour nap I took this afternoon or not. Hope everyone had a safe New Year's Eve. All my friends came to my house tonight to bring in the New Year. Just a reminder that the class of '58 monthly luncheon is this Sunday, January 6, 2002 at the W. Richland Golf Club at 1 pm. -Vera Smith Robbins '58 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell (59) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Question 2 Question 2: Sunburst Video/Factory 2U: I know JC Penny's was there but am not sure about the other store. -Nancy Stull Jewell (59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: ALL BOMBER LUNCHEON January 13, 2001 RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY January 10, 2001 E-mail Patti. Date: January 13, 2001 Time: 1:00PM-? Where: Best Western Executive Inn (1-5 Exit 137) Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Re: Alumni Ring Bomber Alumni sales are on going. Reminder to get your orders in for the New Year. Go to the ring site for ordering and choose the ring for you. Alumni Ring Website HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL BOMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!! Thanks for all the fun this year. May this year bring peace to everyone and wonderful God's Blessings to all. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Where Orca Whales have been spotted. I missed the one that came right in front of my place. I'm watching the waters now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: All Bombers Everywhere A very Happy New Year and may it be a peaceful, joyous and rewarding one to all! God Bless you all my friends and God Bless this nation and keep it safe! Bomber Cheers for the New Year, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ cold and mushy! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jackie DeVries ('62) Re: Happy New Year I wish all Bombers and wannabe's a very Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to our 40th this June, and Club 40. Thanks Maren, Gary and Richard for all your hard work to keep this site going. -Jackie DeVries ('62) ~ from snowy Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) Just want to wish our fellow Bombers the happiest and most blessed New Year ever. 2001 is going out roughly - I picked up the flu bug and am sitting here watching Peter Jennings with a temp of 101 - but the way this year has gone - I'm somehow not surprised - 1st ever broken bone and surgery, terrible car accident my son was in and survived and to top it all off - September 11. Special new year blessings to all our brothers and sisters on patrol around the world keeping us as safe as possible - some of whom are friends and classmates of my son. Thanks again to Maren and all who contribute to keep us connected. You're the best. -Paula Beardsley Glenn (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Coyne ('64) To: George Barnett ('63) George, I think the answer to you question is the old ag farm. If not it was pretty close. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. -Jim Coyne ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne '65 I don't think we can actually talk here about some of the things Mr. Sauer had hidden in drawers, can we? Oh, well. -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) Just a F.Y.I. It was shown that Gary Slater was from class of 66 (Pam Ehinger Nassen 67 ..article.) He graduated from class of 1965. [Ummmm.... It was MOI who added the wrong year to Pam's entry... Gary will forgive me!! -Maren] Hey Maren while I'm writing.... I finally made lifetime member in Weight Watchers... 52 lbs.!!!!!! Our son got Tom and I a digital camera for Christmas. One of these times I'll e-mail you an 'after' pic. (my before is R2K :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year too!!!!!!!! -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Hanson Lange ('66) Re: Happy New Year 2002 Happy New Year to all Bomber Alumni and current students! Bombers Rule! -Rebecca Hanson Lange ('66) ~ from Kenai, AK ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller ('67) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: birth dates yes 1/2/4, 2/4/8, 3/6/12, 4/8/16, 5/10/20, 6/12/24, 7/14/28, 8/16/32, 9/18/36, 10/20/40, 11/22/44, & 12/24/48 - Good birthday, Maybe I expected good luck and I have it in the form of a loving wife and paid off bills and then I can retire.. yeah, sure... the wife will never let me. You are near Vancouver, WA. Some people I met when I visit my father-in-law at the care home in Sunnyvale have a son who is in Vancouver and he tells them it was the rainiest summer ever. Until I was ten and we moved to Richland in 1958 I grew up in Longview, WA. Hell, I thought all kids walked to school in yellow raincoats and hats. Thanks for your stories Happy New Year Dave Miller 67 P.S Happy New year all and Bill Wingfield ('67) and wife Christa visiting in Bomberville. -Dave Miller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: John Allen (66) Glad you caught that... I really knew what I meant. I've been making up new words for everything. The other day I asked my sister, Leslie Schildknecht Dodd (79) to take home some muffins for her daughter, Whitney (2004). I actually meant slippers, but now muffins has taken over! Thanks for catching my mistake. God only knows how many I'll make before my time is up here. Happy birthday on New Year's Eve... -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Thomas Richardson (68) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Best wishes to your family... am glad to hear your parents and sister are doing well. We were all participants in "Job's Daughters" during the late 60s... Jan and I were participants in various other activities as well... To: Steve Panther ('67) I will always back you up... I was one of your secret admirers from Junior High through High School... surely a cigarette could never have touched your lips... and how did Myra and Susie find you smoking? I have scanned the pictures of 1962... my sister Jeanie was in that class and was (and still is!) the best looking one in our family... I certainly remember Rick Maddy ('67) and Phil Collins ('67)... Joannne Thayer (Sumner) used to date Rick and lived not far from Phil on Duportail Street... if memory serves, I recall the aroma of the "blue ribbon" on the breath of Rick in the hallowed halls of Col-Hi!! Re: Zip's I have been enjoying the mail regarding Zip's, but as a former employee I can no longer keep silent... I began working there as a sophomore... my sister was sure I was going to h*** in a handbag... she had always wanted to work at A&W during her high school days, but my father the "cop" would not allow it... he must have mellowed by the time I was in high school... I remember well the menu and many of my co-workers. Mary and Bob were wonderful to work for... Bob would stand outside and protect us on Friday and Saturday nights from all you rowdy guys... i.e. Gary O'Rourke ('66), Bill Mitchell ('66), Jack Keeney ('65), Dick Pierce ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) etc. (Please note I did not mention Steve Panther)... and those who chose to see how fast they could make that last circle... hopefully before Bob and the cop of choice for the evening could beat them to the other side... I began my employment being trained by Mary's two daughters... they were lots of help but because they were older I was intimidated... hard to believe (or remember) that I was shy. Mary always had the schedule for the week posted in the hall by her office so we could see who we were working with and who would be cooking... I do remember Alton Spencer's ('67RIP) short career with us and his unemployment status will remain sealed... except to say he did enjoy working with a few of the female employees more than others... Mary was fairly tolerant of letting us change our schedules as along as all shifts were covered so we could work with our "buddies" although it wasn't long before she figured out which "teams" had to be separated... I am amazed at fast food prices... I do remember those wonderful Cherry 7-ups and occasionally vanilla 7-up... most amazing was that a small drink was 10 cents... fries, a small drink and tarter sauce was 26 cents... a hamburger was 29 cents and a cheeseburger 34 cents... I don't remember the Mama Burger... I thought the "family burgers" were from A&W... did anyone work at A&W that might remember? There was a double cheeseburger, a tomatoe burger (one of my favorites) with lettuce, tomato and mayo... a Papa Joe with mayo, lettuce, cheese, hamburger, and a slice of ham... YUM! We took the orders from a "Switchboard" by the outside entrance and wrote them in "Zip's abbreviations" on the paper sack that became the container for the meal... the burgers were wrapped individually and only a certain way... I have lots of memories of my days at Zip's... especially working with Janet Clark ('68), Susie Reninger ('68), Patty Watson ('68RIP) and the friends from school who made Zips a regular stop... My thoughts and prayers go to the Anna Glover ('64RIP) family.. Hallie Glover ('62) and my sister, Jeanie ('62), were cheerleaders together... and Jack Glover ('61) was at our home a few times with Jim Walton ('60).... -Linda Thomas Richardson (68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Theresa Rainey Slack (69) Re: Jim Mattis ('68) Does anyone know how to reach him? It would be great to give him a bunch of "Good Job!" messages. -Theresa Rainey Slack (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco 1970 To: Artie Schafer ('70) Glad to hear you are doing fine. Of course, a lot of us in the socially challenged class of 1970 are in the process of turning 50, you are just ahead of a few of us. One of the greats, Gorgeous George Dana ('70) turns the trick January 11th and if I make it I hit it February 6th. I was in Richland for a night over the weekend and although Dad does not remember each individual procedure he performed on our classmates (didn't remember some of mine either!), he did remember that our crowd of guys generated a fair amount of business. Much of this "business" of course was generated by a little stupidity (George falling out of the back of Wordell's pickup truck, Rich Sinclair going through several "walking casts" at CYO dances, etc.). Anyway, Artie, it is great to hear from you... happy middle age crisis... let us know how it turns out! To: Lee Bush ('68) Typical Cougar fan... cheering for whoever plays the Huskies as the Cougs can't seem to beat them! Can't blame Coug fans for feeling their oats this year... what with the Huskies "horrible" 8-4 record coupled with that Defining Cougar victory over Idaho. Happy Birthday to John Allen ('66)... and Happy, healthy and safe New Year to ALL BOMBERS everywhere. -Mike Franco 1970 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: answers to the Holiday trivia. 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) MAYFAIRS 2. Sunburst Video and Factory 2U currently occupied the former home of what two businesses? ROBINSON'S AND JC PENNEY 3. After nearly 3 decades (maybe more) of leading the Chief Jo Warriors' basketball team to many many victories, Toivo Piippo successor was who? LOWERY 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? MECHANICAL DRAWING 5. Who was the legendary shop teacher at Chief Jo that gave the incredible "hacks"? HAROLD RICHARDS 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. McLAUGHLIN and STEVENS (PASCO) HIGHLANDS and PARK (KENNEWICK) PIONEER and GARRISON (WALLA WALLA) CHIEF JO and CARMICHAEL (RICHLAND) 7. Who followed the legendary principal, Lily Peterson, at Jason Lee Elementary School? BILL HINCHCLIFFE 8. What was the difference between a Papa Burger and a Mama Burger at the A&W in Richland? TWO PATTIES ON THE PAPA BURGER 9. Morley Paul, former RHS English teacher, had a hobby which he often discussed in class. What was that hobby? (tough one) SAILING 10. What were the stamps called that you use to get with every grocery purchase? S&H GREEN STAMPS 11. The Ernie's Printing Building use to be a service station. What gas company owned it? PHILLIPS 66 12. Where was the original "Richland National Little League" located? THE OLD LEWIS AND CLARK ELEMENTARY -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Thyroid Check In response to Dave Miller '67 entry, I agree, so many people are running around with problems and don't even know it, they have the symptoms, however, most people just dismiss it as "I'm just getting older". I've been treated for thyroid disease since I was eight years old, however, even with treatment, I still have a lot of symptoms; lack of energy, forgetfulness, feeling cold and the list goes on. Anyway, after taking up more active approach and getting more educated about it, I found out that I have been under treated after all these years. When I had my blood work to check my thyroid level it would show that I was in a "normal range" with the dosage I was on, so the doctors would never alter the medication level (even though I still had a multitude of symptoms). However, more and more Doctors are realizing the "one size fits all range" doesn't apply to everyone. I found a doctor that agrees, he has put me on a combination T3 & T4 hormone. (Don't get me wrong, most people do just fine on T4, however there are some that don't). Hopefully, we'll find a level that works for me, The combination T3 & T4 medication has helped two people that I know; a friend and a relative. If you'd like to know more about thyroid disease, check out this link: or if you want to know more about the medication that I'm taking, feel free to email me. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Oberg Friend '79 Mike Peterson ('77) was so right when he said that there aren't many posts from people who graduated in the mid to late '70s. I've wondered about this myself, and the only explanations I can come up with is that most people in our age bracket are probably busy - 1. Trying to earn a living 2. Raising a family 3. Too shy to think that anything we have to say would be worthwhile and interesting I could fit into one or more of the above categories, but you'll just have to guess which one(s)! In the meantime, I sit on the sidelines (mostly) and enjoy the memories of others. I was in Toys R Us today trying to help my children decide which Toys they absolutely couldn't live without. They had received gift cards from their grandparents for Christmas, and those hot little cards were burning holes in their pockets. As we were slowly making our way up and down every single aisle in that huge store, I came upon some sort of kit that made little monsters. It instantly transported me back to the world of "Creeple People". Any kid who grew up in the late 60s and early 70s should remember them. It was a kind of Frankenstein thing where you created your own Monsters. We would have little plastic bottles of various colors of goo. The bottles were a squeeze kind about the size of Elmer's glue, but were clear plastic so you could see the neon colors inside. You'd pour and mix them in silver metal trays that were the forms used for creating monster de jour. Once that part was done, they'd "bake" in an electric hot pad kind of thing that came with the kit. Now first of all, what rocket scientist thought that letting kids have fun with something that heated up to about 500 degrees would be a good idea? They must have had a sadistic streak running through their head. The smell of the goo heating up and baking is so clear in my mind, that I can almost catch a whiff of it still. Of course that smell would have to be intertwined with the scent of burning flesh, because every time we "played" with it we always ended up with blisters. I still wonder why our parents let us kids play with that kid-maiming toy, but I'm sure that we insisted we didn't mind the blisters compared to all the fun of creating our own monsters. God wouldn't a lawyer have a blast with a toy like that today? Can you say "lawsuit"?! After the monsters baked, and cooled, we'd pop them out of the forms and decorate them with the cool rhinestones included for the eyes and pieces of neon colored fur for hair - just like troll dolls. Only much cooler. I can never remember actually playing with our creations. The fun was in the making, and after they were done, I think they quickly ended up in the garbage. I asked one of the clerks at Toys R US if they carry Creeple People, and he just kinda gave me a blank stare before shaking his head no. Just as well I guess. My kids won't know what they're missing, and if I want to get nostalgic, I can always get out my hot glue gun and try getting crafty. That's always good for a couple blistered fingers. So here's to you Bombers of the 70s. May your body shirts and bell bottoms reign supreme in the closet of your mind. -Sue Oberg Friend '79 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Hackett Goody ('80) To: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Hi Pam: My name is Judy Hackett Goody ('80 Bomber) and I also work for the EEOICPA as a caseworker at the Kennewick resource center. Small world! I had a call from a Bomber alumni last week who lives in Everett, WA. He read the note you wrote in the Sandstorm on 12/23 and that's how he heard about the program. It's great that you're keeping people updated! For all you Bombers If you know anyone who worked at Hanford they need to visit the Department of Labor's web site to learn more about the EEOICPA Have a happy new year everyone!!! -Judy Hackett Goody ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) Re: Have you heard about Euro? It's around midnight for you Bombers! I told you I would think of you! But I have a birth announcement today! Do you know part of this world got a brand new money, since our midnight, 12 european countries on 15 choose to have a common money called Euro, so in France we lost our Francs, and it is kind of weird to use a totally new money from one day to another... I have only seen the new coins yet... they are so new that they look fake or chocolate (I don't know if you have those chocolate coins covered with golden paper?) Mid December we got a kit of those new coins to get used to them and be able to start buying like our "baguettes" (french bread) for new year's breakfast. It's a page of history we live here! -Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: April Miller ('92) To: Michael Peterson ('77) Trying to get on your website... not working?? I have clicked the link on the Famous Bombers page and it takes me to some other website. Hope you will be touring soon - Spokane on your list maybe??? Happy New Year! -April Miller, Fellow Bomber ('92) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I did a search on Google and came up with this site: -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not much of a Sandstorm today... The monitor on my big computer turned black about 9pm last night... Great way to start off the new year, huh?? I'll take the monitor to the computer hosiptal today and find out if it's dead or they can fix it... Got the laptop out, but can't get to any of the email that's on my big computer without that monitor... Apprecite your patience... I should be back in business later for tomorrow's Sandstorm. Bomber Cheers, Maren Smyth, classes of '63 and '64 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom and Mrs. Zip's today: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Vera Smith ('58) Sandie Romeri ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Terry Tate ('62), Dennis McGrath ('63) Donna Nelson ('63), George Barnett ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Teresa DeVine ('64), Donnie Dean ('66) Bill Wingfield ('67), Gordie McMaster ('69) Pam Pyle ('69), Dan Ham ('72) Anita Fravala ('73), Greg Alley ('73) Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom), Mrs. Zip's ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy 45/46 Re: Cougars To: Ray Conley ('46) and all other old Cougs! The following statements are very difficult for me to make. GREAT GAME COUGARS!! But you coulda and woulda beaten a better team! GREAT BAND KENNY WICKY!! But why didn't you bang the drum? -Dick McCoy 45/46 Bronc/Beaver/Bomber & Old Husky ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Robbins '58 Hi Maren. Just wanted to tell you what a great job you're doing with the Sandstorm. I don't know how you keep up with all of it. Don't know if you know, but right now I'm in a wheelchair since my surgery on both feet on Dec 21st. (pinched nerve under both ankles) It's not a great way to go thru Christmas and the New Year, but all my classmates rallied around and each came over for a whole day and fixed me lunch and dinner and fed my cats. I guess I always knew what great friends I had, but took their friendship for granted. I'd like to personally thank them in front of everyone. Thanks to Barb Isakson Rau ('58), Glen Rose ('58) and his wife Carol, Bob Patton from Benton City, my old neighbor Myron Rolph, and a very good friend of my mother's, Dee Lynch, MaryPat Keegan ('58) and Chuck Diettrich ('58). Thank you Dee for the 3 days you looked after me; Myron for the 2 or 3 days you've given me, Glen for driving me to the doctor and for you and your wife Carol spending time with me and providing all the food for our New Year's Eve party; Bob for taking me to see "The Majestic" at the theater in Kennewick; and last but not least, Barb for calling every day and checking on me and feeding me (and reminding me about the Christmas gift from her that she hid and I forgot about and didn't open till yesterday. Also a big thank you to MaryPat and Chuck for throwing a birthday party for me (Dec 26). Danny Noble and Sandra VanWey and most of the above showed up for that! It was so great. Thank you all; you're the greatest and I love each and everyone of you for caring about me. -Vera Robbins '58 - (Currently in tears with gratitude) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandie Romeri (Koford) Rutherford (60) Received some sad news yesterday from my ex sister-in-law, Sandy Kay Koford ('64) that Roger Lloyd Koford ('60) passed away in Reno, NV on December 21, 2001. Anyone who would like to send their condolences can send them to me and I will see that they get to Gary Koford ('62). My heart goes out to them at this time. Roger is in a far better place than we are right now. God bless all Bombers, with love, -Sandie Romeri (Koford) Rutherford (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Wishes for a Happy New Year filled with Peace and Happiness to All! TO: Bill Wingfield ('67) Thanks for the memories and invite from your folks! Sorry, we weren't in Richland during the holidays. Yes, I did spend many, many Saturday nights "baby-sitting" at your house. (when we were that age, six years made a big difference - now we're all the "same age") I remember when Mike was born - he was the youngest infant I'd taken care of. Many Saturday nights I would spend the night at your house and then your folks would bring me home on the way to Church. Fun memories! To: Kathy ('63) and Patty ('65) O'Neil Last night I was thinking of you and the several years on New Year's Eve when your family, the Simmons (Jane and Bob) and our family would go outside at 9pm and start blowing horns, banging on pots, etc., to "Ring in the New Year." This was for little Eileen and Tim who thought it was midnight, and would then go happily off to bed. I can only imagine what some of the other neighbors must have thought! One of many fun neighborhood memories on Hains! Greetings to you all and to your Dad. To: All "Job's Daughters, Rainbow Girls and DeMolay Guys" of the late 50s/early 60s I was remembering the fun New Year's Eve Dances/Parties we had at the Pasco Masonic Temple for all the Tri-City Organizations. (the Tri-City Masons paid for the decorations, all the food, etc.) We would decorate all day and then run back to Richland to get "dressed up" and then back for a great night of fun! Dear lifetime friend, Bill Mathis ('62RIP), was always such fun and worked so hard on this annual event. Still can't believe he's gone. Thanks again Maren (and company) for all your efforts... very much appreciated by all of us! Happy New Year and Bomber Cheers to All! Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) New Year's Greetings to all Bombers... especially the Class of '62! It's really great to kind of get back in the loop again after all these years and learn what everyone has been doing with their lives over the past four decades. I, for one, am having a difficult time realizing that it has been that long but a little simple arithmetic tells the tale. I was really amazed when I heard from Jeff DeMeyer ('62) several months ago and learned that the word had somehow gotten around that I had passed away. I lost my brother in 1991 and maybe that was how that confusion arose. In any event, as Mark Twain put it, "the rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. I don't know if I will be able to make the 40th or not. Up until a few days ago I had every intention of being there but then I learned that my brothers have planned our annual fishing trip that week. This was something that my Dad started when we were still kids and we have kind of carried on the tradition. It is something that I just can't miss. It's funny how when the years start to creep up on you little things like that all of a sudden take on a whole new importance. It is really great, and often humorous, to read other folks remembrances of our high school days. One of the things that I find myself thinking about from time to time were the days that I played bass guitar for the Chessmen and, later, the Grand Prix. Those were some really fun times. I also remember someone climbing the still-bare steel framing of the Federal Building and painting "RHS-'62" up on the top girders. If anyone ever asks me if I was the one who did that, my official answer is going to be "Nope... not me"!! While I was not up there not doing that, I seem to recall how far you could see. At the time the Federal Building was by far the tallest building in Richland and you could see clear up to the Kennewick Highlands... or so I am told. I also had to chuckle a bit when someone related getting hacks from teachers. I know Howard Chitty, the PE teacher and football and basketball coach at Carmichael, sure dusted my backside a couple of times... not that I didn't have it coming. He had a most remarkable wrist flick that could cause you to go from the gym floor bending over and touching the first row of bleachers into the third row of bleachers in a hurry. Yep... those were the days!!!! -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis McGrath ('62) Hi Maren, There was a question in the Alumni Sandstorm the other day as to what was located, "way back when," at the now present site of Hanford high school. As memory serves me, it was indeed the Richland high school sanctioned ag-farm. The predominant crops that were being grown there were corn and alfalfa. Just north of there was the Camp Hanford rod and gun club, replete with skeet and trap ranges. I remember it well, as I used to "work" out there on the weekends reloading shotgun shells and pulling clay pigeons on the skeet range. Just north of the intersection of GWWay and the street that takes you to Hanford high, I don't recall the name of the street, there used to be a small lake. This ten acre lake was installed by the Rod and Gun members to attract ducks, geese and upland game birds. It served that purpose well. I can remember many a cold morning hunting out there. If one looks closely, you can still see evidence of this man made lake at that location. Those were fun times. -Dennis McGrath ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) To: Mary Collins Class of 63 I tried to send a New Years greeting to you but it came back undeliverable. Have started reading people's entries before I go to work and it brings back lots of memories. Getting to know how wild my sister Susie ('67) was!!! Mail me and I'll keep in contact... my email address is at the beginning of this entry. -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Hanford School And now the answer to where Hanford School is built. A couple answers were technically correct, the site is the old "Ag farm." The exact location of the school building it self is TAA DAA (drum roll please) directly on top of the old hog and sheep pens and barns. Now I have nothing against ANYONE who attended Hanford School, so don't get me wrong here. I'm just funnin'. But, how about a nick name. Maybe Hanford Hog Heaven High? I knew back when the class of '63 was the last Ag class to be available for students, that the school district had an agenda for the property where the Ag farm was located. Just not enough students would take Ag, to justify the costs. Of course part of the problem was the counselors. They wouldn't tell potential students that it took the place of science credits. Counselors also tended to portray Ag as a dumping ground for "the mentally challenged?" Not so! Poor ol Bill Evans was a broken spirit after they pulled the Ag program out from under him. Sour grapes? possibly, but, mostly a sense of loss that students after 1963 wouldn't get the opportunities that were available, albeit not adequately used, by students that came before. O.K. I'm off my soap box. A Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you ALL! And I'm going to get a little checkie poo off to Maren, to help keep the financial end of this little Sandstorm column above water. See Maren, I put in the plug for ya! -George Barnett ('63) ~ Basking in the deserts radiant glow, and waiting to skin a beaver before the duck hunt" BUT, we loved watchin the Ducks peck the Buffaloes yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Happy belated New Year to all you Bombers out there everywhere!! My husband and I spent a very quiet evening watching Dick Clark. To: Tom Tracy (55) When I was in 7th grade, I lived at 1322 Cedar, next door to the Beardsleys. I believe that was around 1957-8. Were you still living across the street then? Small world. Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - wind and rain today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Maren, I'm such a creature of habit that I just can't start my day off right without my daily dose of the Alumni Sandstorm. ;( hope you are "up and running", soon! ;) Bomber hugs, -Linda Reining (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) Re: Calvin Day (RIP) Just to clarify on Calvin Day - he was a longtime custodian at Col-Hi - like when we were there in the early sixties. I don't know why they identified him as a painter in the obit. He may have done that later, but we knew him as out custodian in the early sixties. Maren, hope your monitor comes back! -Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donnie Dean ('66) Re: David Rivers ('64 / Gary Slater ('65RIP) I was from the class of '66 but that didn't bother Gary. He tooled us around town one night in that "PINK RAMBLER" so we could throw water balloons at people in the uptown area. That was when you could drive around it like a big triangle. What a great sense of humor... he cracked me up. He also invited us to share some cold Miller's at his house. The parents were gone or something. It was just south of Zip's (A - House)? Anyway, the news of his passing jogged some fond memories. Thanks to David Rivers for passing that info along. By the way, David, I sat next to you in 2nd year Spanish (Maruca's class). You were a junior... you and your buddy (I can't recall his name) both were always joking and driving Maruca nuts. Semper Fi! -Donnie Dean (Class of 66, Marine, Vietvet, Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: All Bombers and WBs Happy New Year To: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) Thanks for the info about the Euro. I would be interested to know, can people still use up Francs to purchase stuff, or are they no longer accepted at businesses. I'm sure they are still used at some extent, at least on the black market. No? I would imagine they will be collectors items in the near future, so people are probably keeping them? To: Linda Thomas Richardson (68) I will pass on your message to Mom and dad, Truman and Carol Wingfield. If you get a chance, you should stop by in Richland and say hi to them. They would both love seeing you. Thanks again to Maren, Gary, and Richard for this awesome newsletter. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA [Blue Ribbon Class] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordie McMaster ('69) Robert (Bob) Marshall, class of 1969 was found dead in his apartment in Yakima, WA., Sunday night... cause at this time is unknown, but knowing his health, most likely a heart attack or a severe stroke, as he has had many strokes in the past 2-3 years. A service of some kind is being planned by the Mormon Church, for this coming weekend. IF there is somebody in the Yakima area that gets the Alumni Sandstorm, and access to the Yakima paper, could they please fill in the blanks and possibly scan the obit for me. (or even cut it out and mail it to me, so I can have it for us and the '69 web site). Bob was my brother-in-law. thanks, -Gordie McMaster ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) To: Judy Hackett Goody ('80) AND ALL FORMER HANFORD WORKERS & SURVIVING CHILDREN As you may have heard and read, the President DID SIGN the Defense spending bill on Saturday, thereby ENACTING the proposed amendments to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Bombers who are former Hanford workers (employed by Department of Energy or certain of its contractors) or surviving children of former Hanford workers should visit our Department of Labor website, click on Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program (or click on URL address provided, below my signature), and read about the covered cancers (or chronic beryllium disease) and the benefit eligibility requirements. For surviving children, the most significant EEOICPA change brought by this newly- signed amendment is the fact that the earlier requirement for children to have been age 18 or under at the time of the employee's death due to cancer has been dropped. REPEAT: THE SURVIVOR AGE PROVISION HAS BEEN DROPPED FROM THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. Whether or not you are eligible for these benefits, I urge each of you to visit the website and educate yourselves about this program. Somebody you know MAY BE ELIGIBLE. If you believe you or someone you know may be eligible, THEN contact the Kennewick resource center (mentioned in Judy Goody's 1/1/02 Sandstorm entry) for assistance with securing and filing claim forms. And, regardless of whatever else you may read and hear, please know that Department of Labor claims examiners are working as hard and as quickly as they can to develop and adjudicate these claims. We had just six months from enactment of the original legislation to organize and staff this new program, and we have received over 16,000 claims since the inception on July 31. Know, also, that all cancer claims are subject to a process known as dose reconstruction, which will be performed by NIOSH personnel (National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health) AFTER the Department of Labor staff completes the employment and medical development on each case. This, too, is mandated by the legislation. These cancer cases will take longer to adjudicate, because they are more complex, but every claim will receive the due process of law and be decided based upon every shred of available evidence submitted. Really. Bomber cheers for a Happy (and, hopefully, a more quiet and comfortable) New Year! -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Re: Steve Piippo ('70) Please, everyone, join me in wishing Big Steve Piippo a special happy birthday on January 2, 2002. I believe this is the Big Five-Oh. Franco, are you on top of this one? Anyway, if you see him wandering around be nice to him. He probably just forgot where he parked or forgot where he lives (or both). Have a good one, buddy. ---Ham. -Dan Ham (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin (1973) Re: Spudnuts vs Krispy Kremes We were on our way through Richland to Tollgate, OR, the day after Christmas for five days of snowmobiling and I directed my husband to the Spudnut Shop so I could get a dozen Spudnuts for our trip (not something he really wanted to do since we were driving a 34 foot motor home pulling a trailer full of snowmobiles). He grumbled about it but I sure noticed he ate as many as I did! Anyway, as everyone knows: SPUDNUTS win hands down. Krispy Kremes are way too sweet and have no substance to them at all. -Anita Fravala Griffin (1973) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Are ya sure about 5 Mayfairs? I think you are batting 3 of 5 on that. Where did you get that trivia, Is your salute to Bill Hinchcliff also a tribute to hurling Hinch? -Greg Alley (73) ~ Its raining and lots of bowl games on. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Maiuri To: Mike Davis '74 That little holiday quiz of yours was just mind blowing! Thanks, Mike! :o) HAPPY NEW YEAR to the whole Davis family! -Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary McDonald (aka Mrs. Zip's) Re: ZIP'S Happy new year to all of you I do remember Linda Thomas... a very good worker. -Mary McDonald (aka Mrs. Zip's) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Carol Black ('48), Claris Van Dusen ('48) Mike Clowes ('54), Tom Tracy ('55) Sharon McDermott ('63), Dave Williams (66) John Wingfield ('66), Georgia Rushworth ('66) Mike Davis ('74), Jumbo Davis (82) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster, class of '48 [daughter of Carmichael English Teacher, Mrs. Black] Re: Computer Repair Hi Maren: I was really glad to see the red light on telling me I have a message that the Sandstorm is here. Altho most of the contributors are from the '60s, I still enjoy reading about the Bombers. I do wish more 48ers would write in. To: the Person From Bakersfield [Linda Reining ('64)] Do you know Buck Owens??? To: the Person Who Remembered the Jesse James Club in Stanfield, OR Thanks!! I have been trying to bring that up to the top of my brain for a long time. Happy New Year to you all. Carol Black Foster '48 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) Hi Maren -- Thanks for your "blackout" note. Hope the ol' monitor problem is all fixed up by now. I don't have anything terrific to report. I am searching my home archives for some old photos and any info I can find about the old Co-Ordinate Club in Richland for Burt Pierard ('59). His folks and mine were very close friends. I think it's great that he is putting together a story about those good old days. We did have fun. Take care -- and do keep up the wonderful work you are doing for all us "old" Bombers! We really do appreciate it. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of folks at the 2002 reunion in September. Best always -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: George Barnett ('63) Your refinement of the location of (new) Hanford High and the possible new nickname drew forth images of their die hard fans making the Bomber Bowl look like a gathering of certain Redskins' fans. Do we really want "hogettes" in the Bowl? Or is that name no longer used in these "politically correct" times? Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ still in Albany, OR where today the sun doth shine and rain clouds loom on the horizon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy '55 To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Our family moved to 512 Barth Street, close to town in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Two (about 5 years before you moved to Cedar St. Where in the world were you before that? We lived next door to Lloyd Kent ('54) a Bomber football player and track star, across the street from Bob Thomas ('54), next door to Dorothy Halstead ('55). Bob Thomas, a great Bomber half-miler, lived next door to Billy Ely's family... a place where a neighbor could shoot baskets at an 8' rim until the sun went down. The Ely's were good neighbors and kept new nets up all the time. Basketball was a community project. Carol, I can't remember the family who lived where you moved. Paul Beardsley remembers everything. I'll wager he will remember. Kathy Hodgson Lucas ('76) family moved into our 1325 Cedar Street home. Her parents still live there. Her daughter is a shoe-in for the future Bomber Girls' Basketball and Soccer Teams... If you or friends live nearby, be sure to follow her career. Her name is Kati and she'll be a star. To: Anita Fravala Griffin (73) You are right about SPUDNUTS vs krispy kremes. It has been determined by authorities having jurisdiction that krispy kremes are merely SPUDNUT (WANNA BE'S). SPECIALISTS, INTESTINAL GOURMET'S AND MARTHA STEWART HAVE UNCOVERED EVIDENCE THAT SPUDNUTS ARE BETTER THAN KRISPY KREMES WITH A COLLEGE EDUCATION. THE SURGEON GENERAL WILL SOON ANNOUNCE THE LATEST FORMULA FOR RAISING CHILDREN : RECOMMENDED DAILY DIETS WILL INCLUDE: A TWO-SPUDNUT BREAKFAST AND AT LEAST 8-GLASSES OF ROOT BEER OR COFFEE before noon. Happy New Year to all Bomber Parents, Bombers, Bomber wanna-bees, Bomber Friends, Bomber spouses and Bombers-to-be. and especially to Maren for keeping us in touch. -Tom Tracy '55 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) Dear Maren, Jackie James Piper ('57) passed away September or October of 2001.. She was a friend of my sister's and I am pretty sure her husband told her that Jackie had died. I believe she lived in the Richland area. -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Williams (66) Re: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Over the years I've occasionally read about some of the radiation problems people have (had). I'm glad that over all, there seems to be only a few that have gotten sick, though that does not diminish their pain or lessen the need for improvements. For my family, there does not seem to be any radiation illness. Both my grandfathers got to Richland in the early 40s (~30 y.o. and my parents ~10 y.o.) and worked out in the areas until they retired. One of their brothers got here in the late 30s and worked in the areas for 20 years. My parents are still living out northwest of West Richland, Mary Ann Nacke Williams ('47) and Junior Williams ('47). Dad started out in the areas soon after high school and retired from N area. I don't know where in the early days, but I do remember he was out at F also. I do remember he came home several times without metal accessories and clothing with metal parts. An uncle, Jim Nacke ('52) also worked out in the areas but I don't know which ones, until he retired. Another uncle, Bob Nacke ('52), lived in Mesa and Connell during some of the Iodine releases from Hanford. Emphysema (probably cigarettes and pipe) and being 88 got one grandfather. Prostate cancer at 82 got the other. Seems like cigarettes have caused problems for several uncles and aunt-in-laws. Until I left for Pullman after high school, I lived in Richland, except for grades 4-7 when we lived way west of Kennewick. A fair amount of our milk, eggs, chicken, beef and vegetables were grown just outside of West Richland and west of Kennewick. We also had a fair amount of duck, peasant, and fish from around the Tri-Cities and Potholes area. I took part in a rather detailed release-exposure study focusing on people from the Yakima Valley to Spokane. I had an exposure level of ~550, the cause for concern level is 1550. From the release dates and wind studies, the area of concern is White Bluffs to Connell, meaning, you're probably ok but you should get check ups. My uncle Bob lived in that area during the study time frame and he seems to be doing well. So it seems like location helps, as does a little bit of luck or body health at crucial moments. I'm still well, brilliant, good looking and modest, but I can't play hide and seek with the grandkids. I still glow in the dark a little bit. My heart goes out to those that have gotten sick and I hope in some way this information helps someone. -Dave Williams (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: question Happy New Year to my old friends and fellow Bombers! I just spent last weekend with my folks, Royce and Jean Wingfield, at their home and we got to go to their cabin along Mill Creek in the Blue Mountains for Saturday afternoon. It was so beautiful, and the blanket of snow, or dusting of snow, was a good touch. It always warms my heart to see the old home town, visit relatives (Uncle Truman and Aunt Carol and cousins Bill, Crista and Jan and Grant) and go run and walk along the river. (I ran with our dog on Saturday morning and walked with my Dad and the dog on Sunday.) Didn't see anyone else along the parkway that I recognized. But I did see a squirrel, and that prompted me to ask this question. My Dad has been fascinated with a few squirrels that have shown up in their back yard in recent years, they travel in along the power lines, down a line to my Folks' huge elm tree and then to a feeder and condo unit that Dad installed for them. But where did the squirrels come from? I don't think they are indigenous to the desert, are they? Did someone import them on purpose? I remember rabbits, an occasional snake and the many birds, especially the meadow lark that sings a song that warms my heart. Peace, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth Newton '66 Dear Bomber Friends: Many of you knew Virginia "Ginger" Wagner. She moved away our sophomore year to N.C. where she graduated in 1966. She was truly a Bomber at heart even though she didn't graduate from RHS. Her 3 children did, though. She was married to Brad Anderson. Ginger passed away December 29 from complications of breast cancer. She was a dear friend and will most certainly be missed. -Georgia Rushworth Newton '66 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I'm resending this for today. Apparently it was lost in Maren's computer meltdown. Also, Greg "Springboard" Alley - Don't be arguing with me about old Mayfairs! More Trivia and one of life's great mysteries Cartoon/Comics Version! (Franco ought to do real well on this!!!) 1. Who was Pixie and Dixie's nemesis? 2. Who was Ricochet Rabbit's sidekick? 3. What color was Huckleberry Hound? 4. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo caused many problems for this park employee. 5. What cartoon character wore a funnel for a hat? 6. What was the name of the company that George Jetson worked for? 7. Babalooey was who's sidekick? 8. Who was the bald-headed nemesis of Superman? (not Brad Upton!) 9. What was the name of the newspaper Clark Kent worked for? 10. What was the name of the Commissioner and Police Chief of Gotham City? AND FINALLY, ONE OF LIFE'S GREATEST MYSTERIES: 1. Goofy lives in his own house! Pluto lives in a doghouse! 2. Goofy can talk! Pluto just barks! 3. Goofy can walk upright! Pluto walks on all fours! 4. Goofy eats at the table using silverware! Pluto eats out of a dog dish! 5. Goofy sleeps inside in a nice warm bed! Pluto sleeps outside in his doghouse! 6. Goofy can drive a car! Pluto has a leash! 7. And finally, Goofy's best friend is a mouse! Pluto is owned by that mouse! AREN'T THEY BOTH DOGS? WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith "Jumbo" Davis (82) To: Mike Davis ('74) I'm 8 years younger than you and knew that the Mama and Papa burgers where a little more different than just the extra piece of burger. The Papa burger had a larger bun, more pickles, lettuce and tomato. FYI-The Teen burger was much closer to the Mama burger, only difference being a couple of slices of bacon. As for the five Mayfair Markets, I'll have to agree with Boog, there was only three. Maybe you should add this question, who hit the longest ball in Little League history? I don't know the answer for sure, but I would bet on Bryon Skinner's shot back in 1975. That ball traveled about 350-380 feet. It hit the tennis ball court on the right field side of the Columbia Little League field. the kid was only 12 years old. -Keith "Jumbo" Davis (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Debbie Maiuri (Bomber Mom) And Happy New Year to the Maiuri family. - who are now part of our family with the merging of Jen and Jumbo and the arrival of our darling grandson Zak, who is the apple of both families eyes.. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Jerry Boyd ('52) Gloria Adams ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Bill Lattin ('58), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Roger Fishback ('62), Jim House ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Mike Howell ('68WB), Betti Avant ('69) Diane Hartley ('72), Patty Stordahl ('72) Greg Alley ('73), Cristy Cone ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Kathy Hodgson ('76) Jay Schreiber ('79), James Becker ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Don Dean ('51RIP) I see in Friday's Tri-City Herald that Don Dean died on Thursday. Don and I were pretty good friends. Last time that I saw Don was at Safeway in Richland some years ago. When I talked to him, he did not know who I was. Don is in good hands now. And, he is through the problems of getting old. God bless him. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd - 1952 Re: Sandstorm 01/04/02 To: Tom Tracy - 1955 Your first sentence in the Sandstorm does not make sense to me on the above date! Did you not live on Cedar and had for three years or have I lost it? -Jerry Boyd - 1952 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher '54 To: Carol Black Foster ('48) Your Mother was my English teacher. She was certainly a fine woman and an excellent teacher. I admired her poise and quiet manner. She was a "lady" in every sense of the word and impressed me greatly. Please give her my regards. -Gloria Adams Fulcher '54 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Mike Davis ('74) I see you spent a lot of time watching Hanna/Barbera cartoons on the tube. But, if you are wanting answers to imponderable questions, try this: If WalMart has falling prices EVERYday, why haven't they started giving things away? -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where it's just one night away from closing night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Lattin ('58) Re: Serendipity Serendipity is defined as an apparent aptitude for making fortunate discoveries accidentally, now hear my story. For Christmas 2001, my wife, son and I headed off to Guadalajara, Mexico to spend the Holidays with our daughter, son in law and three lovely granddaughters. While there we were invited to a friend of our daughters to sing Christmas carols in English. There were maybe fifty or so people who were from the small English speaking church and some of their friends. As I was being introduced to some folks who were on an RV tour of Colonial Mexico, they asked where I was from and I answered Oregon. "Oh", they said "We have some folks on this tour who are from Oregon, let us introduce them to you." They brought this guy over and he put out his hand and said "Hi I'm Jerry Work". I recognized him from seeing him at the Bomber 20 year reunion. I reminded him that we had gone to high school and grade school together in Richland. Jerry is from the same class (58). We had a great time getting reacquainted with Jerry and meeting Sharon. We went to dinner and could not believe that two guys who had graduated from high school over 40 years ago would meet in Mexico's second largest city. That's serendipity. -Bill Lattin ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) TO: All Bombers I would like to add my encouragement for all of you to have a thyroid check-up. Hypo/Hyperthyroidism are insidious diseases that can wage utter havoc on your physical and mental being. To: Maren I add my thanks to you, and Richard, and Gary for all the work done by the three of you to keep us connected. Bomber Cheers, and Happy New Year -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball 2002. The beginning of the new year found the Bombers at home against the Davis Pirates (1-4-02). The Bombers started slow and trailed 12-5 with 3:39 to go in quarter number one. A bucket by Hilgert, Arthurs and Buck made the score 12-11 with 1:55 to play. Four points by Davis had the score at 16-11 with :30 to play. Four free throws by the Bombers in the last 21 seconds of the quarter found the score Davis 16 Richland 15 at the end of the first quarter. The Bombers committed 9 turnovers in the first period. The score was tied at 18-18 with 7:39 to play in the half. This was the start of a 12-0 run by the Bombers. Arthurs got 2, Buck made 1 of 2 from the line, Hilgert hit 2 of 2 from the line, Bussman nailed 2 straight treys and Buck got 1 free throw to make the score 30-18, Bombers with 4:07 to play in the half. The remainder of the half saw Davis score 10 against the Bombers 8. The half time score was 38-28, as the Bombers tallied 23 for the quarter. Davis scored 12 in the second stanza. Only two turnovers for the Bombers in the second quarter. The A-City quintet started the third quarter on fire, scoring the first 8 points to lead 46-28. A lapse in defense and two turnovers had the score 50-35 with 2:12 to go. Frisbee hit a bucket and Buck nailed a deuce with 4 seconds left, sandwiched in between a bucket and a trey by Davis to make the score 54-40 Bombers at the end of three. The Bombers outscored the Pirates 16-12 in the quarter. The start of the fourth quarter saw the Buck hit the net for 2 followed by a bucket by the Pirates and a hoop by York with 5:59 to go. The score Bombers 59 Pirates 42. Davis scored the next 8 points to come within 10 of Richland at 59-49 with 3:57 to play. Bussman hit a two, Frisbee followed with a bucket and Buck tallied for two to extend the lead to 65-49 with 2:31 to play. The final 2 minutes saw Davis score 6 points against 13 for the Bombers, including a slam by Hilgert with :14 to play. Final score Bombers 78, Pirates 55. Oh the friendly confines of the Bomb Shelter. The Bombers are 3-0 at home and 0-3 on the road. Both non-conference games were victories. The Bombers are 5-3, 3-3. The Bombers blistered the nets from two point range on 25 of 39 for 64%. From outside the arch, Richland was only 4 for 15 for 27%, but total field goal shooting was 29 for 54 or 54%. From the foul line the Bombers had their best night converting 16 of 20 for 80%. The Richland squad was led in balanced scoring by Buck with 24 points, 16 for Hilgert and Frisbee, 12 for Bussman, 5 for Arthurs, 3 for York and 2 for Fannin. Richland grabbed 40 rebounds, 10 from the offensive end and 30 on defense. Leading on the boards were Hilgert with 12 (all defensive), Buck had a total of 8, and 6 for Bussman. The Bombers had 9 assists and swiped the ball 10 times from the "out of control Pirates." Hilgert had one blocked shot and the 21 turnovers prevented the Bombers from nearing the century mark. Tomorrow the Bombers travel to Kamiakan for a key big Nine game. Until tomorrow, -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House (63) Brad Wear (71) warned us what would happen if the UW lost to Texas in the Holiday Bowl. Bombers living in Texas now have to listen to all their garbage since the Huskies laid down in the 4th quarter. I am repeatedly greeted with the hook-em-horns sign that I recall that was considered an obscene gesture on the Marcus Whitman playground. Brad, I have resorted to changing the subject by bragging that a Bomber, General Mattis ('68), is leading the Marines in Afghanistan. How great is that? Semper Fi. -Jim House (63) ~ Houston, TX (recently declared the fattest city in America by a fitness magazine) Before I heard that I was trying to decide whether to have a large pizza or a double cheeseburger for dinner tonight ---- oh well, I guess I will have both. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: John Wingfield (66) Re: Squirrels In the early ? 1970s a man built squirrel houses in Keewaydin Park in Kennewick and imported them from Walla Walla. They have since migrated from the park to all over Kennewick and even to Richland. I saw my first ones in Richland about 10 to 12 years ago. To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Cartoon/Comics [Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/02] 1. Jinx the cat 2. 3. Blue (Didn't know this for a couple of years because our TV was B&W.) 4. Ranger Smith (I would not know this one except I saw an episode for the first time in many years last night) 6. Spacely Sprockets (and their competitor was someone named Gearsly) 7. Quick Draw McGraw (aka El Ka-bong) 8. Lex Luthor 9. The Daily Planet 10. When the Hanna Barbara cartoons first came out '58? 59, 60, they were quite popular with the Junior High Kids, at least with the boys. Now I have a question: How come I can remember that much of stuff I have not thought of in years, but I still cannot remember to bring home a gallon of milk? -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Do I know Buck Owens? Don't know him personally, but my daughter, Traci, worked for his production company (he owns two radio stations, used to have a TV station; and also a small paper, "The Shopper", a "freebie" for selling things) when she first moved here in '86 and we have been to his "Crystal Palace" a few times. He performs there on Saturday nights with his band and has brought other Country acts (Dwight Yokum; Brad Paisley; Kathie Matteao; etc.) to perform the rest of the time. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - the "tule" fog returned yesterday morning and caused a major traffic accident. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Trivia Quiz - Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/02 1. Jinx the car 2. ? 3. Purple 4. Mr. Ranger 5. Tom Terrific 6. Spacely Sprockets 7. Quick Draw Magraw 8. Lex Luther 9. Daily Planet 10. Com. Gordon and ? -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: more answers to TV trivia - Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/02 1. Jinx the Cat 2. 3. blue 4. park ranger 5. 6. Spacely's Sprockets 7. Quick Draw McGraw 8. Lux Luthor (?) 9. Daily Planet 10. Comm. Gordon Isn't it sad when I look back on my days of growing up and I think I can recall the answers to these questions? But then I have always prided myself on remembering things, no matter how trivial. My brothers used to get so upset when we were growing up and I could recall some "uncanny" things. Oh, well, these are my guesses in the Mike Davis' ('74) trivia quiz. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Hi Mike, You got me, and I thought I was a good trivia woman. #3 Purple #7 spacly sprockets. Love the boss Mr. S I have to keep thinking on the others, they are in my brain but can't come up with them at the moment. -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Stordahl (72) Confirming the Spudnuts vs Krispy Kreams debate. We have one about 30 minutes from our house and the kids at work think these are what you call "The BOMB" They have yet to taste the BOMB er's pride. the Spudnut. Next time I am in Richland I am going to buy 5 dozen lip smacken finger licken Spudnuts from Val and share them with my crew. (hopefully one dozen will make it over the pass.) Before long Spudnut stores will be in demand in the Seattle area. Keep them cooken, Lord knows I need the calories, LOL. Thanks to all who make Richland Bombers great and keep us in touch. I finally got my auntie June (Stordahl) Rolies email along with my other Auntie Kristal's email and I forwarded this issue to them. I hope they sign up. My Auntie Geri sure loves that old record, She is still not on line yet but she does get the email in print from the people who have sent comments to me for her. Take care and Happy New Year to all. -Patty Stordahl (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) Re: Trivia Questions - Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/02 1. Jinx 2. Don't know... how 'bout Dum Dum 3. Blue 4. Ranger Smith 5. Maybe Touchet Turtle 6. Spacely Sprockets (The Rival was Cogswell Cogs) 7. Quick Draw Mcgraw 8. Lex Luthor 9. Daily Planet 10. Commish Gordon, Chief Wigum (no that's Springfield's chief on the Simpsons). -Greg Alley (73) Not a teacher, working today in Richland. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny (74) Re: Trivia Quiz - Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/02 To: Mike Davis ('74), who I see also got to watch a lot of Saturday morning TV. 1. The cat was named Jinx - Rog and I had a stuffed pixie and dixie. 2. ? 3. Huckleberry Hound was the color of huckleberries, a purplish blue. I asked for one for Christmas when I was five. I got a different dog, named him Huckleberry and I still have him. 4. Poor Mr. Ranger, right Boo Boo? 5. Mike Davis 6. Spacely Sprockets 7. Mike Davis 8. ? 9. The Daily Planet 10. Commissioner Gordon And Mike, there is medication out there to help people like you (regarding the Pluto Goofy thing). -Cristy Cone Penny (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Before the whole thing goes to pot, I'd like to apologize for my younger brother, Jumbo ('82). Apparently he is now part of the Alumni Sandstorm family and I'm sure he will be a regular contributor. For those of you who are not aware, Jumbo has a twin brother, Wig ('82), who has written in to the Sandstorm on occasion. These two boys have shared many many things in life including a brain!!!! So when you see an entry from Jumbo, or Wig for that matter, be aware that it is coming from a shared, rather small brain. To: Jumbo and Boog As far as the Mayfairs, there were more than three: 1. Westside Center on Wright - use to be a Mayfair 2. Salvation Army Store on Thayer - use to be a Mayfair 3. Al's Auto Supply/Thrift Rak on Jadwin - use to be a Mayfair 4. Ballet Academy corner of Symons and Goethals - use to be a Mayfair 5. The Church (new building, old one burnt down) on Jadwin and Comstock - use to be a Mayfair Nough Said!!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hodgson Lucas '76 To: Tom Tracy '55 Yours are very kind words about Kati. If she does become a star, (from your keyboard to God's eyes!), it will be because of the wonderful input that people like you have taken the time to give her, from hard basketball tips to general worldly advice. To aspire to the Bomber Green and Gold is a lofty goal and to receive help from successful Bombers is priceless. Hard work helps, too! Thank you, Tom. -Kathy Hodgson Lucas '76 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Schreiber (79) To: Jumbo Davis (82) I can see it now at the next All Bomber Reunion [R2K+2 6/22/02], you being in charge of a Bomber version of "The 2 Minute Drill" on Bomber sports history. Not sure what prizes could be given away but I am sure a dozen Spudnuts would not hurt anyone's feelings. -Jay Schreiber (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) Re: Cartoon Trivia [alumni Sandstorm 1/4/01] To: Mike Davis ('74) I'm trying to do this off the top of my head... 1. A little before my time, but I remember a Mr. Jinx "I hate those meeses to pieces" or something like that. 2. Droop-a-long (I almost said Morocco Mole but that was Secret Squirrel) nerd! 3. Usually Blue. 4. Ranger Smith (John I think, not the most creative of names) 5. Lariat Sam? Okay, that one I had to look up. You must have been 48 when you graduated. I don't even think that one was in color! :) 6. Okay this one is at least from the 20th Century... well, you know what I mean. Spacely's Space Sprockets which was the name of his boss too. 7. Quickdraw McGraw? but I though it was just Babaloo? 8. Lex Luthor of course. Braniac 5 was also also bald, but he was more a nemesis to Superboy (and once again, yes I am a nerd). 9. Almost said the Daily Bugle (Peter Parker), but it's the Daily Planet. 10. Commish' James Gordon. Re: Goofy/Pluto Isn't it obvious? Seeing how they're from LA LA Land. Goofy is a dog who through has mutated into a new life form due to the radiation fallout from the Nevada desert. -James Becker (83) ~ geeking out in Seattle, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, and 2 funeral notices today: Carol Black ('48), Ralph Myrick ('51) Roger Fishback ('62), Pat Doriss ('65) Dave Doran ('72), Jeff Osborn ('82) Jumbo Davis ('82), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) To: Gloria Adams Fulcher '54 Thanks for the nice message about my mother, Leola Black. She is living in an Adult Family Home run by Romanians and she is still teaching English. ha. I will certainly tell her what you said and I know she will be very pleased. To: Bill Latten '58 Re: Serendipity Regarding your visit in Guadalajara, it brought back many memories for me. I used to have a friend who lived there and I visited every chance I got. Did you get to Tlaquepaque (sp)?. Did you go to the No Name Restaurant where peacocks strolled around the grounds?? I used to know a man named Ed Becker who married a Mexican woman and lived in Guadalajara and belonged to the Mexican-American Society. I remember somebody saying all the American men met at Denny's every morning for coffee to exchange gossip or whatever. Also, one of my daughters went to school there for a quarter, and of course I got to visit her. Any serendipity there?? To: Linda Reining '64 Thanks for the info on Buck Owens. He sure made out ok for a boy from the cotton fields. Regarding his good friend, Dwight Yokum, I seem to remember he used to date Sharon Stone and she ended up calling him a "dirt bag". I have always wondered if she meant that literally or figuratively!!! -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - in the shadow of the Mighty Microsoft ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Jerry Boyd ('52) I wonder if you remembers the time in Athena, OR, when an Indian squaw came to visit us in the cabin we were staying in during pea harvest. I also remember the kids we met from Kansas. And the car adventure that I talked him out of taking to Pendleton, OR. How are you doing, Jerry? I see your sis once in a while and keep check on you. Hope you had a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Mayfair Stores To: Mike Davis ('74) Back At You What was the original name of the store that you think is Al's Auto (Actually Schuks) and was once an Arden Mayfair store? And yes, counting the aforementioned Mayfair, there were 5 Mayfair stores. In fact they were numbered. If Alley isn't sure, just ask Bob Noland, Ron Hoglen, Murl Cox or Harold Cleaver. In fact the Mayfair store at the corner of Thayer and Williams was #5 if my memory serves me correctly. Waiting to hear from you, Mike. Re: Hoops Report - January 5, 2002 The Bomber boys traveled to Kamiakin for a key Big Nine game. It has been several years since the Bombers have won in the Brave hut. The game started slow with Kamiakin leading 4-2 with 6:01 to play. The Richland squad, playing good defense, went on an offensive explosion. York hit a trey, Buck hit a pair of deuces and York a bucket for a 10-0 run to make the score Bombers 12-4 with 2:59 to play. In the final 2:59 of the first quarter, the Braves hit 3 deuces, while York hit a trey and Buck followed with another from beyond the arch. End of first quarter, Bomber 18-10. Pressure defense held the Braves to 6 points in the second quarter compared to 11 for the Bombers. Hilgert hit two from the charity stripe, Frisbee hit a trey, Bussman got a bucket and York had two free throws. During that run, the Braves managed only one two pointer. With 1:58 to go in the half, it was Richland 27-12. The quarter ended at 29-16 in favor of the A-city squad. Returning the favor the Braves came out in the third quarter with their own press and scored 15 points to the Bombers 3 in the first 3:45 of the third quarter. With 1:41 to play, it was Richland 32 and Kamiakin 31. A trey by Buck and a bucket by Kamiakin made the third quarter score 35-33 Bombers. The fourth quarter would be crucial, as Kamiakin was clearing the offensive boards. Richland started the quarter with four straight from the charity stripe. Two by Frisbee and two by Buck. Kamiakin scored a trey followed by a free throw by Johnson and on the second attempt, a miss, Frisbee grabbed the carom and was fouled. He hit a pair of free throws to make the score 42-36 with 5:00 to play. The two teams traded baskets before Richland's York hit a trey and two free throws. With 1:45 to play Richland led 49-39. In the final 1:26 Kamiakin hit two from beyond the arch and Buck tallied two baskets to make the final Richland 53 Kamiakin 45. A big road win! Richland was led in scoring by Buck with 20, York 17, Frisbee 8, Hilgert 4, Bussman 2 and Johnson 1. The Bombers managed only 21 rebounds, with Buck grabbing 8. Only nine fouls kept the Braves off the foul line where they hit only 1 compared to the Bombers 15. The Bombers made only 8 of 20 baskets, 7 of 16 from beyond the arch and another good night from the foul line with 15 of 18. The Bombers committed 10 turnovers and had six steals. The Bombers climbed to 4-3 in Conference and 6-3 overall. In other big Nine news, Walla Walla, who entered the new year undefeated, went down to Pasco on Friday and Moses Lake on Saturday. Southridge beat another favorite, Eisenhower on Saturday after Ike beat Moses Lake on Friday. Kennewick got their first Big Nine win at Pasco on Saturday after losing to Kamiakin on Friday. The Kennewick girls who ran the table in 2000- 01 and won the State Tournament and then extended their winning streak to 58 straight last year finishing with only two losses (both at State) and a sixth place finish started this season just as strong. Big upset of the night on the girls side-Pasco 44-34 over Kennewick. Don't have the Richland girls score against Kamiakin (both have one loss). Next week the Bombers travel to Pasco on Friday and take on Moses Lake on Saturday. That will end the first half of the Big Nine season. Signing off for another weekend, -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) My condolences to Virginia Fuquay Dawson ('65) on the death of her father, James Fuquay, on January 2, 2002. God Bless! -Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Doran (72) Re: Mike Davis Quiz #2 Was Tom Terrific and I think he also had Wonderdog. Also a Happy New Year to all my friends and classmates and I want to tell you that I'm about to be married again to a wonderful woman that has come to me from the great State of Canada. Happiness does begin at 47, at least for me. Please no gifts. -Dave Doran (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn (82) To: Jumbo Davis (82) Glad to see you're part of the Alumni Sandstorm club now. I have such vivid memories of growing up with you and Wig. I've reminisced here with Wig and Mike before. Funny, It's always about baseball. But really, what else legal was there for a youngster in Richland in the '70s? I think Columbia Little League was where we first achieved greatness in our own minds. You had that side arm delivery that was tough to pick up out of your hand. I'm sure you fanned me a time or two. But I'm pretty sure I returned the favor. Remember when our teams were playing in extra innings (Rainier Bank vs. Downtown Services, 1976) and I was facing Greg Prindiville and hit a walk off home run over the scoreboard? You told me after the game... "That hit's gonna make you an all star". It didn't... and I'm pretty sure it didn't go down in Columbia Little League Lore like Brian Skinner's shot but it was my brief moment of baseball hitting greatness. Good to hear from you. I'll buy you a 'nut and coffee the next time I see you at the "shop". -Jeff Osborn (82) ~ West Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith "Jumbo" Davis (82) To: Mike Davis ('74) Shall we put this Mayfair business to bed? 1. You stated Westside center on Wright street was a Mayfair. This would be incorrect. You of all people should know that was a Roy's Western Smorgie (Never sold groceries there). 2. You put a Mayfair on Thayer street where the out of business Salvation Army was. (Congratulations, Mike, this is a correct statement). 3. Al's Auto supply and Thriftrack store did have a Mayfair. So there is your second Richland Mayfair. 4. Mayfair Market was never located where the Ballet academy is on Symons and Goethals. Lastly, 5. The building where the church is located on Jadwin and Comstock never had produce, never had a check stand, never had friendly employees, and above all it never had a grocery store named Mayfair. As I said before, there were 3 stores in Richland history. You made up three locations and got two locations correct. The other location is where Chuck E. Cheese is now. This used to be Bob Brown sporting goods, before that Griggs department store. Before that it was your third Richland Mayfair. I do apologize for Michael and his antics here on the Alumni Sandstorm. We do appreciate all of the countless hours he spends making up all this useless information. I just wish he could spend a little more time looking over the facts, before putting a Mayfair Market on every street corner. Here's yet another little (FYI) brother Mike. Mayfair Market was much more prevalent in Kennewick with 5 markets, and Pasco also had 2 markets of their own. -Keith "Jumbo" Davis (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Ballet Academy corner of Symons and Goethals - use to be a Mayfair I don't believe there was a Mayfair there. Are you just making things up as you go along. Mikie? And as for Wig and Jum sharing a brain, I resent that and you are in trouble with me again!!! Probably Debbie too, after all Jum is her favorite son-in-law Karen is getting back on soon, too, so you know you won't get by with remarks about her little brothers like that. Sheila, where are you? Sorry Wig & Jum! Mike is getting senile, you know, but we love him. Bless his heart. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notices scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Donald Dean ~ Class of 1951 ~ 5/15/32 - 1/3/02 Ginger Wagner Anderson ~ Would have been Class of '66 Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers, 1 Bomber spouse, 1 Bomber Mom, and 1 funeral notice today: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49), Betty Conner ('52) Jerry Boyd ('52), Lurene Bernhart ('52) Leq Branum ('55), Ann Bishop ('60) Jan Bollinger ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Terry Tate ('62) Nancy Mallory ('64), Steve Upson ('65) Georgia Rushworth ('66), Tom Mattis ('66) Steve Piippo ('70), Frank Trent ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Steve Galloway ('74) James Walters ('80), Donna Trent (Bomber Spouse) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) Several years ago, our family did a trip to Hawaii. Walking down the airport concourse, we ran into George Gillette ('47), Ray Gillette's ('49) brother, and his family. We were leaving and they were just getting there. We had a great chat and then went on our ways. It is indeed a small world. -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom (52) Re: Mayfair In 1959, there WAS a Mayfair on Wright, right by Densow's. It was there BEFORE Roy's Chuckwagon - which came in after 1961 or 1962. I lived down the street, on Wright and Kuhn, and have several times walked to Mayfair. I don't remember when it opened, but remember it was open in 1959. I know I used to take my kids shop there, and they LOVED the deli foods... They were particularly intrigued by the pickled baby sparrows, the roasted grasshoppers, the chocolate covered ants, and tinned rattlesnake. That was a big part of our shopping expedition, where my girls and my nephew, and several friends of theirs would tag along to get to see that such fare was really for sale (and couldn't figure why their Mommy wouldn't buy it). Yes, there was a Mayfair on Wright Avenue. Keep up the good work Sandstorm crew. I love reminiscing about those good ol' days. Doug and I agree that the era were in high school was the best music, the best cars, and such a GREAT group of classmates! -Betty Conner Sansom (52) ~ Goldendale, WA - Where we've had a White Christmas, New Years, and looking for more! I'm told we are not supposed to complain about moisture in ANY form. I struggling with THAT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see Densow's and C&H Grocery on Wright -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd '52 To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Yes, I remember the summer that you went to Athena with Jack Price ('52WB), Duke Kelly (Yakima '52) and myself and the cabin we stayed in. Jack Price was always a lover and even if the Indian woman had to be over fifty he still was in love at least this is what he told her! My Mother was very happy that I was with you and did not chose to go to Milton-Freewater with Duke to drink beer in his Studebaker Starlite coupe. Duke rolled the coupe out of Weston and one of the guys from Yakima was killed. (I was always on the go in those days and Mother could not believe that I chose to stay at the cabin instead of going out on the town). I had started work at Rogers Cannery when I was fifteen and by the time I quite going down to work in '52 I was twenty-two by the records! One thing was that I had a really good job working upstairs while all by buddies had to really work for their pay. Patsy and I will be in Richland the week before my 50th reunion the first weekend of August. We stay at the Sandy Heights RV Court and have talked to Bill Tracy about visiting with him. Maybe all three of us could get together one day. -Jerry Boyd '52 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lurene Bernhart Reed ('52) Re: Richland Teachers To: Carol Black Foster ('48) I don't remember meeting you personally, but our mothers were very good friends. Your mother, Leola Black, was my 7th grade teacher at Sacajawea. Our classroom was a Quonset hut. My mother, Esther Bernhart, taught 8th grade there at the same time. Other close friends of my mother were Hazel Latta (daughter Carol, '52) Helen Baudendistel (daughter Mary Ann, '52) and Ida Mecum. These ladies, including your mother, taught many of us Bombers over the years. Be sure to give my regards to your mother. Tell her that I later became a teacher, too... teaching English at a community college and special education in a regular public school. Best wishes for a Happy New Year. -Lurene Bernhart Reed ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leq Branum Clark '55 Re: I Am The Flag My Son-in-law sent this to me and thought it was worth while to share it. -Leq Branum Clark '55 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers ('60) Re: January lunch Attention: Class of '60 Lunch Bunch Next lunch is Saturday, January 12 at 11:30am. Place is Chez Chaz, 5011 W. Clearwater, Kennewick. See you there. -Ann Bishop Myers ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Mayfair Stores To: Keith "Jumbo" Davis (82) I've gotta jump into the fray here and support your brother about the grocery store on Wright. I don't really remember when it became a Mayfair, but it WAS a grocery store - Campbell's Market I was thrilled to have my first job there as a meat wrapper in 1958, even joined the union. At a starting wage of $1.25/hour, it was a huge step up from babysitting for 35 cents/hour! We used to walk across the parking lot to Densow's for our coffee breaks. Several alums' parents worked there at that time: John Richardson's (58) dad was produce manager, Roma Herald's (57) mom was a checker, and Sharon Templeman's (55) dad was meat department manager for all of the Campbell's stores. I think ya been busted, Keith! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ Spokane, WA - where it's been raining all day, and we're delighted it isn't snow! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see Densow's and C&H Grocery on Wright -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: ALL BOMBERS LUNCHEON Sunday January 13, 2002 Please make reservations by January 10, 2002. E-Mail me. Date: January 13, 2002 Time: 1:00PM-? Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5 Exit 137 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - 50 degrees during the day, Rain has returned! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: The Davis', specially Mike ('74) Sorry Mikey Poo, but I gotta agree; and stand firm on the facts, that your Mother and Brother are very right in what they say. I lived up the hill from the grocery store that you want to label Mayfair that was on the corner of Casey/Jadwin and Comstock. That grocery store was called Campbell's Grocery and NEVER was a Mayfair... ever!! The place where the ballet academy is was also NEVER a Mayfair Market! I took ballet and as long as I can remember the ballet academy has been there. And even though I may be older then you, young man, I DO have a fantastic memory - NO senility for this Grandma!! No time for that senility stuff - gotta stay on top of that 15 year old Grandson that I raise! Now you listen to your Mother, Mike, cause you know that we Mother's are always right! *G*!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - rainy, rainy Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see Densow's and C&H Grocery on Wright -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) To: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Mayfair Stores Roger, Your memory is accurate. Arden Farms (Mayfair) effectively bought up the old Campbell and C&H stores and remodeled them and called them Mayfair Markets. At the time my dad managed the C&H Foods store in Uptown Richland which was too small to meet Mayfair's needs. They built a brand new store across from Uptown Richland next to the LDS Church which my dad managed for a while. That store was #13. He also managed #5 until he became the area manager for all the Mayfair Stores in the Tri-Cities which was a total of 13 stores. Mayfair also had stores in Grandview, Toppenish and Yakima. Good memory, Roger!!! -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson (64) Re: West side Center I remember there being a grocery store where Westside Center is. This was long before it was a Roy's Western Smorgie. -Nancy Mallory Johnson (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Upson (65) Re: Grocery stores OK, what about those pre-Mayfair C&H grocery stores? Roy's Chuckwagon on Wright was housed in the building which was originally a C&H grocery store. Mayfair grocery later became a tenant - and maybe Associated Grocers - before West Side Church took it over. I think there were some lengthy vacancies in between, too. Tedd Cadd (66) shared some recollections about the store in the 2/1/99 and 11/01/99 Sandstorms. A few of the kids from my class who I can recall living nearby were Bill Knirck, Dave Bell, Jim Tompkins, Ron Smithwick and Nina Jones. My brothers and friends and I used to get cold (or at least relatively cool) bottles of Coke out of C&H's big red vending machine located just inside the front of the store. I sometimes spent paper route money there buying chips and sodas and outer nutritious foodstuffs that my parents failed to adequately provide. That was a great little shopping area. We had Buck and Joe's gas station (a place for a boy to see and smell automotive stuff, learn a little about cars, and use the rest room), the grocery store, and Densow's Drug store and soda fountain all right next to each other. All good memories there. C&H also had a store on the west side of the Uptown near Thrifty Drugs. It may have been a grocery store by another name either before or after. When the grocery vacated the building I remember attending a few Friday or Saturday night dances in the place during the early 60s. Another old Richland grocery was Wild Bill's Market, which was located in the area where Las Margarita's now stands. I remember my parents got extremely ticked off when they found gravel in with some smelt they bought there and stormed back to let Wild Bill know he'd been caught cheating his customers by purposely adding gravel to boost the weight. I do not recall eating smelt that night. Just as well ... I never liked it anyway. Thinking of Wild Bill reminded me that the Richland Laundry is the only early original business still in the area west of Jadwin and south of Lee. I'm not counting Zip's because it came in later than the grocery stores. -Steve Upson (65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see Densow's and C&H Grocery on Wright -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Does anyone have a picture of Mrs. Anderson's 6th grade class at Jefferson.. future graduates of '66? -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Mattis ('66) Re: Brig. General Jim Mattis ('68) Jim Mattis in Afghanistan Since publication of a San Diego Union Tribune article about three weeks ago, and a Tri-City Herald article last week which was posted to Bomber alumni website, old friends and classmates of my brother, Jim Mattis ('68), and others, have have asked about contacting him to lend support and encouragement. Jim is a Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps. He is the commanding general of Task Force 58, the Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan and the Arabian Sea. He originally deployed to the Egyptian desert on October 5 for joint exercises with allied nations, and went in-country in Afghanistan on November 27, having planned and flawlessly executed the deepest penetrating amphibious attack in the 226 year history of the United States Marines. This is an area of the world familiar to him, as he led the Marine's ground attack on Iraqi forces to liberate Kuwait, and has been there on numerous occasions in the years since. Today Jim confirmed that he would be happy to hear from old friends and classmates. Here are some things to bear in mind if you send e-mail to him: First, while he is a very good writer and tries to respond promptly, his discretionary time is rare. His command is highly complex, militarily and diplomatically. He is commanding forces spread out all over Afghanistan: Kandahar; guarding the US Embassy at Kabul; at Bagram air base, the Arabian sea; and, in field operations. If the operational tempo is high, you may not hear from him for a while. Second, Afghanistan time is 11.5 hours ahead. When it is 8:00am on the west coast, it is 7:30pm in the evening of the same day for him. This means that if you e-mail him early morning or early to mid-evening here, you may catch him on line and get a very quick response. Third, while communications have generally been very good, the Marines' connection to the web is via satellite uplink which is subject to interference by various atmospheric conditions. Only rarely, you may get a message back from a server at 5th Fleet HQ in Bahrain saying that the message did not get delivered and that it would be resent for up to five days. That has happened only in the early stages of the campaign, thus far. If you do get such a message, don't resend. While Jim is currently a brigadier, his promotion to major general ("two-star") was submitted to Congress by the President early last year and is currently pending before the Senate Armed Services Committee. That is why he is identified as Major General "Select". If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. -Tom Mattis ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Dan Ham 72 The best part about being 50 is a healthy family, good friends and challenging work. Your 50th ain't far a way either! -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent ('72) Re: Dave Doran (72) First, I'd like to pass on my congratulations to you Dave, and "good luck" to the future Mrs. Doran ... Second, I think you've been studying a little too much Davisism ... There is no state named Canada. Might you be thinking of Kentucky? -Frank Trent ('72) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it's 45 and cloudy ... again.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Roger Fishback ('62) The old Mayfair you are talking about (next to Dairy Queen) was originally a grocery store called Stones! To: Jumbo Davis ('82) First of all, to the Alumni Sandstorm community, I do again apologize for Jumbo's brain imperfections! It looks as though I will be doing this quite often! Now, Dumbo, I mean Jumbo, the lord and master of all trivia, Roger Fishback ('62), stated in the January 6, Sunday Edition of the Alumni Sandstorm, that yes indeed there were five Mayfairs! Thank you, Roger. Regarding the old Roy's Chuckwagon on Wright Street. Yes, you are correct. It was a Roy's. BUT, before it was a Roy's it was a Mayfair. Check your facts before you start poppin' off! I can understand that you could be hung up on the Roy's Chuckwagon thing! That would very apparent by the looks of your increasing girth! Lastly, could I please have a response from the Richland Memory Guru, Marilyn Richey ('53), on the subject of the number of Mayfairs. This should put the issue to rest and provide my younger brother, Jumbo, with some much needed rest. Thank you, Re: Trivia Answers: 1. Who was Pixie and Dixie's nemesis? JINX 2. Who was Ricochet Rabbit's sidekick? DEPUTY DAWG 3. What color was Huckleberry Hound? LIGHT BLUE 4. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo caused many problems for this park employee. RANGER SMITH 5. What cartoon character wore a funnel for a hat? TOM TERRIFIC 6. What was the name of the company that George Jetson worked for? SPACELEY SPROCKETS 7. Babalooey was who's sidekick? QUICK DRAW McGRAW 8. Who was the bald-headed nemesis of Superman? (not Brad Upton!) LEX LUTHER 9. What was the name of the newspaper Clark Kent worked for? DAILY PLANET 10. What was the name of the Commissioner and Police Chief of Gotham City? COMMISSIONER GORDON CHIEF O'HARE -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Galloway ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) 1. Jinx 2. Droop-a-long 3. Blue 4. Ranger Smith 5. Tom Terrific (his dog's name was Manfred) 6. Spacely Sprockets (the rival company was Cogswell Cogs) 7. Quickdraw McGraw 8. Lex Luther 9. Daily Planet 10. Commissioner Gordon By the way Mike... what was the name of the shopkeeper on Magilla Gorilla, and what was the name of the little girl who used to visit him? .......and what was the name of the zoo keeper on Wally Gator?.... and finally what was the name of Barney and Betty Rubble's pet? -Steve Galloway ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Walters (80) To: Keith "Jumbo" Davis (82) You are almost correct there, it wasn't Roy's Western Smorgie but Roy's Chuckwagon which is almost the same thing. Mayfair was on Thayer and Williams where the Salvation army is (The Salvation Army is still there, the thrift store is not.) As for where Al's/Thriftrack is at, that was Grigg's. I seem to remember they built that building as their second store and later moved to the Columbia Center North location. The building on Comstock and Jadwin was the old Safeway grocery store (The church is across from it on Comstock). Valu-Mart was the store in Columbia Center North... at least during the late 60s and early 70s. You might want to look up the facts yourself... -James Walters (80) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Trent (Wife of Frank Trent '72) ACK!! Christmas is over, and I need help! I'm a Costa Mesa Mustang ('72), and I'm surrounded by new Bomber stuff from Christmas... Bomber hats, Christmas ornaments, email... Bomber this, Bomber that. A Bomber plate has suddenly appeared on my car (for crying out loud!) I'm the fly in the buttermilk. I'm the lonely little petunia in the onion patch. I'm the one little raisin in the HUGE bowl of oatmeal... How do I deal with this...? -Donna Trent (Wife of Frank Trent '72) ~ Browns Point, WA Sister-in-law of Val Trent ('70) Also Sister-in-law of Dave Trent ('75) Daughter-in-law of Lois McCrarey Trent ('50) Neighbor of Patti Jones ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) We were wondering if any of the Richland history experts could tell us what the tract house on Tinkle Street was called when it was a club? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice information from a Yakima paper ~ Robert Marshall ~ Class of 1969 ~ 1951 - 2001 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Anna May Wann ('49) Rick Woods ('49), Wally Erickson ('53) John Adkins ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Lloyd Swain ('66), Dave Kaas ('69) Rick Polk ('70), Mike Davis ('74) Tedi Parks ('76), Keith Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) The name of the club on Tinkle was the Castle Club. It was the Engineers Club... I assume so named because a castle is the insignia for Engineers (not train drivers but Civil Engineers) I don't know how long it was there or when it closed down. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) To: Donna Trent (wife of Frank Trent) Just keep your sense of humor and you'll survive!! To: All fellow Bombers in the Bothell, Kenmore, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue area If you are interested in going to the Bomber lunch in Fife, WA, on January 13th let me know and we can meet and go together. To: Carol Black Foster ('48) Why don't you join us for this one? Haven't seen you in years. Email me and I'll give you my phone number. Today was my first day of retirement and I spent the whole day playing computer games. What a life!!! -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Woods ('49) Re: Harmonica help Does there happen to be anyone in Richland who has some knowledge about the harmonica. I am just learning and have a couple of question that are not answered in the books that I have. If you have a little time I would appreciate an email from you. Thanks in advance. -Rick Woods ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson (53) To: Terry Tate (62) Re: Mayfair, Mayfair & Mayfair. I love it!! Mayfair was in my blood (maybe it still is). Hi Terry: I just couldn't pass this one up; being a former Mayfair Manager for 13 years. I came back to Richland 1962 to work for G.E., but instead ended up working for Mayfair Markets. You're right they were part of Arden Farms. I have several of their heavy duty plastic cases used for transferring dairy products to the stores. They make great storage containers. The difference between Arden Farms and Darigold is (Arden would hold 6 gallons vs. Darigold was 4 gallons). We were stronger then. After a couple of months with Mayfair I started as an assistant manager working for Rod Biggerstaff (53) at Mayfair on Jadwin. A year later, I managed the Mayfair Market in the Kennewick Highlands near the Tri-Cities baseball stadium. At that time ('63) there were four Mayfairs in Kennewick, and three in Pasco. I transferred to the Seattle area with Mayfair 1966. I wasn't aware the C&H store on Wright had been a Mayfair also. Could it be that it was a Mayfair before 1962? Betty Conner Sansom ('52) mentioned it was a Mayfair 1959. Could the same be true of Campbell's store in the south end of Richland on Goethals? Of course, Mayfair #505 was on the southwest corner of Thayer and Williams; Mayfair #517 was on Jadwin next to the Mormon Church across from Uptown and there was a smaller Mayfair north of Uptown about half a mile just east of GWWay. (I can't remember the name of the street). It use to be owned by Kaiser (Kaiser's son was the manager at that time). Paul Meyer hired me in 1962. Was Paul Meyer with Mayfair when your Dad was there? What was your Dad's full name? Where was your Dad during the time I was in the Tri-Cities (1962-66)? Neil Davis was the District Manager during the time I was there and was later transferred to Oregon. Then Rod Biggerstaff was made District Manager for eastern Washington. Rod later left to work for a chain in Walla Walla as their general manager (I believe it was "Flingers" or something like that). Did your Dad start with Mayfair after that? Mayfair was a great place to see and meet friends you hadn't seen for some time. Grocery stores are a peoples place for everyone. To: Jan Bollinger Persons (60) Re: C&H Market on Wright Avenue Hi Jan, You mentioned John Richardson's Dad was the Produce Manager at the C&H Market on Wright. Could his Dad have been Mac Richardson? I worked with "Big" Mac when with Mayfair. He was Mayfair's Produce Supervisor. Really a great person! Sharon Templeman's Dad was also highly regarded meat specialist for Kit Campbell. He opened his own store in Uptown next to the drug store in the same location that C&H failed. I still remember the "Grand Opening" around 1965. Just like any other business, the grocery business is very competitive!! It's a tough business to be in. -Wally Erickson (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Mayfair Market # 13 To: Terry Tate ('62) I am afraid your mind is going fast, old friend - you have forgotten that the building on Jadwin and Williams was originally built as A "STONES GROCERY STORE" and later became Mayfair Market #13. See just how important this has become. I worked for Mayfair myself - out of the Jadwin/ Comstock store - delivering Mayfair (and ValMart) Ice Cream from Pasco to Yakima. ahh yes - I remember it well. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland Cloudy and overcast (what else is new) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: Mayfair Markets I was going to write in last Thursday, but signed off from the computer before I remembered. I, like Judy Willox Hodge ('61), remember the store on Jadwin and Comstock as being Campbell's. It was a Campbell's through my high school years. I moved from Richland in 1965 and was gone about 4 or 5 years. I don't remember if the store was even still open when we moved back to Richland then. We, my x-husband and I, moved to the south end of town for a few months, until buying a house in Kennewick. I don't remember where I grocery shopped at that point. Still went to Southside Church though. I remember the grocery store up on Wright, next to Densow's Drugs. I used to shop at Densow's, especially during the Christmas season. We lived in the south end of town too. Densow's was always a very good place for a little kid with not much money. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the wind is blowing to keep the rain at bay. I think the rain will win out later today though. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain '66 To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) I think you might be in error regarding the Mayfair, Judy. I do recall the store. Kit Campbell, the owner of Campbell's Market sold out in the 60s and moved. He sold it to Mayfair and it was only briefly there for two years or so and then closed. Of course I could be totally way off base... thus the plight of children of the 60s. -Lloyd Swain '66 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Kaas (69) Re: Mayfair markets I do not feel all that old but I understand that is is hard for some of you to clearly remember the 50s and 60s, when you were not born yet. The store on Jadwin and Comstock was originally a Campbell's grocery store. It fronted on Comstock. This was one of the old original Richland - Hanford buildings - the old wooden shake outside walls. We shopped there a LOT. All of the Campbell's stores were bought out by Mayfair. The store was rebuilt and then fronted on Jadwin. Mayfair closed the store. The building then went through several other owners. Re: Roy's Chuckwagon It was not originally Roy's, it was empty for years but before that it was also a grocery store. Re: Old Safeway store The old Safeway was on Cullum behind the A&W drive in. The old Safeway store is now office space for Hanford contractors, I think BNI. The old A&W is now the Atomic Ale Brewpub. Re: Grigg's It is true that the Al's/Thriftrack store was previously Grigg's. When they closed their quitting business sale lasted months. Before that it was a Mayfair grocery store. I think it was the only original Mayfair store the other's being old Campbell's stores. Re: Symons/Goethals The building on Symons and Goethals was also a store years ago before the Ballet academy. At that time it fronted on Symons. I do not remember what the name was though. Re: McMurray/GWWay On McMurray and GWWay there is now a Pizza Hut, remember what store that used to be? It was also a grocery store but not Mayfair or Campbell's. Re: new topics Who remembers where all of the Richland fire stations were? How about the small red boxes that were on telephone poles all around town? How many people remember "WhiteHall"? Now I really feel old. -Dave Kaas (69) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click here to check out THE GALLERY! See web pages for the Wright Avenue stores, the Symons/Goethals stores, and the Thayer Drugstore (Pennywise)... If anybody has any old pictures that belong in THE GALLERY, send them to me and I'll get them up... I know where one fire station was: On the south side of Williams between Thayer and Perkins. Maybe my brother, Tim ('62) will tell a story about it. How about BEFORE WHitehall?? Our number was 5-7627 and later became WH5-7627 - then 945-7627 -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk ('70) To: Steve Piippo ('70) Re: Turning 50 Yeah, Steve, we 50 year olds (I made the leap on Thanksgiving Day) have just started the SECOND half of our lives... you know, the old "you're only as old as you feel" thing. I may look 50, but my family says I certainly don't act 50. Not sure of that is a good thing or a bad thing. :-) -Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Jumbo Davis I rest my case! The overwhelming responses in Monday's Alumni Sandstorm seem to support my case. - 5 MAYFAIRS!!!! And to clarify Judy Willox Hodge's ('61) misinformation, I will quote from Terry Tate's (62) entry from Monday's Sandstorm: "Arden Farms (Mayfair) effectively bought up the old Campbell and C&H stores and remodeled them and called them Mayfair Markets." I believe Mr. Tate goes on to say that his father managed these stores! Well, well, well, imagine that!! Jumbo, if there is any other subjects, past or present, that you need a little help with just let me know. Now, get some rest! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) To: B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) Come on BJ, everyone knows that the tract house on Tinkle used to be called Mayfair Market. Glad I could help. -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith Davis ('82) To: Jeffrey Osborn (82) Yes I do remember that shot over the scoreboard in 1976. You had some incredible power back in those days. I thought you were an all-star. Another memorable homer I'll never forget was in Colt league 1980. I remember standing around with some friends watching John Wunderlich ('82) taking his memorable warm-up cuts in the on deck circle with about 6 or 7 bats. (He was always pretty serious) We were giving him the business about something or other when he let us know he was about to hit a homer that would hit the Les Schwab tire center. Obviously we just laughed as that would be well over 600 feet. Anyway he basically pointed to the spot he was going to hit it, took two strikes, and sent an unbelievable blast over the right center wall. It didn't quite make it to Les Schwab but it was most impressive. I can still see him laughing his head off around the bases. To: Mike Davis ('74) Campbell's and C&H are not considered Mayfair. 3 stores in Richland were Mayfair Markets. Night, Night to the subject. Wow, that was a dart calling your kid brother Dumbo. I was trying to think of the last time I had to go through that kind of abuse. All that really comes to mind is when Shelia Gana and Jolene Cantrell chanted Dumbo the Elephant at me back in 1970 (first grade) when they were hanging from the monkey bars. Good company bro, only difference, they were 7, you're 46. The other comment about increasing girth. Do I really need to say anything here? I've got to increase my girth a good 50 pounds to be in your ball park. I would consider this a subject you should probably be quiet about. -Keith (Let's make it fun for Shelia, Jolene and Mike) Dumbo Davis (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Bombers and the '82 Reunion Committee: Phil Belcher ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Jack Dawson ('52), Jerry Boyd ('52) Wally Erickson ('53), Nancy Stull ('59) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Patty O'Neil ('65), Mary Bevacqua (67WB) Susie Nelson ('67), Robert Pierce ('68) Bruce Strand ('69), Steve Piippo ('70) Doug Payne ('73), Greg Alley ('73) Tedi Parks ('76), Treg Owings ('76) Kellie Walsh ('77), Kim Edgar ('79) Jil Lytle ('82), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** Picture of the old Castle Club added to THE GALLERY ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher '51 Re: Location of Fire Stations My father was a fireman from '47-'54. Maren was right, there was a station between Thayer and Perkins on Williams. I believe it is a coin operated laundry now. The first station that I remember is where the Girl Scouts are now. I believe that it had three roll-up doors. I used to meet Dad there when he was working swing and we had a ball game. After his shift was over we would leave and the whole shift would go to The Mart for coffee. The housing office was in the rear of the building and the bulletin board for the house listings were on the South side of the building. Everyone waiting for a house would check the board several times a week. A new station was built on GWWay and is still in use. I don't remember when the station on Murray was built. My father died of a heart attack while fighting a pre-fab fire on January 21, 1954. -Phil Belcher '51 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I am a volunteer with the Richland Police Department. I have the authority to write citations for cars illegally parked in handicap zones. I usually drive a police car and I usually patrol once a week. I was driving through the Fred Meyers parking lot and stopped to check a car for placard giving that car the right to use the space. As I got out, I saw something that brought tears to my eyes. I saw Jerry Culverhouse ('51) being pushed in a wheel chair. I walked over to say hi and find out what was going on. Jerry knew who I was. I learned that he has had a series of mini-strokes this past summer and a serious one not long ago. I also found that he has Parkinson's. Jerry can walk but uses the wheel car for long walks. I cannot tell you how I felt. It was so sad to see him in that shape. Jerry was well liked in high school and is well liked now. I think that we all need to keep him and his family in our prayers and thoughts. Those who are in the Tri-Cities may find the time to pay him a visit. What a shock! God Bless him. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: The Store On Symons/Goethals-Jadwin The store was owned and operated by Garmos. I worked there around '48 as a box out boy. My first day on the job, my first box out was a defining moment in my life. My first box out for the nice old lady (maybe 40) I received a five cent tip. What a great job. On the way back into the store I knew I had the world by the tail... what a great job. At that time there were a series of posts in the ground separating the parking lot from the front of the store. They were about five feet high... just right for a leap frog jump over them. Remember in those days the box boys all wore aprons. Right... I got just exactly half way over and then went straight down on my face. I have always needed to wear glasses so after doing a face first dive (about a 4.0) I got up and made sure no one saw me and went back to work. I spent the rest of the day looking out the top half of one lens and the bottom half of the other. What a great job. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Weather To: Class Mates in the Cold Country Today it was only eighty one degrees in the Phoenix area! Just love it. -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson (53) Re: Good Ole Mayfair Days To: John Adkins (62) Even though I came back to Richland in April of 1962; it seems I heard there was another grocery store in that location before Mayfair. And Stone's does ring a bell (ding dong). I'm sure Campbell's store on Comstock and Goethals (now Jadwin) was included in the sale to Mayfair and Mayfair kept it open for a short time. They closed the store before I returned to the Richland area. I feel you are right on both! Thanks for your input, it clears some things for me. To: Lloyd Swain (66) You're right on both counts. I remember Kit Campbell later moving to the Portland area to start up some "mini-quikie" stores. I don't know what the outcome was for Kit Campbell. Your input helps pin this Mayfair thing down for Comstock. To: Dave Kaas (69) Re: Mayfair (south end of Richland) You're right about the Mayfair on Comstock. It sure sounds good to me. Re: Safeway You're almost right about the old Safeway store on Cullum Ave... That was the second Safeway. My Dad Mike Erickson was the Meat Manager at that store and at the previous "original" Safeway on Goethals (now Jadwin) and Jackson St... The original Safeway store opened in the early fall of 1944. I believe there is a mexican restaurant at this location now. The "hut" built later in the 50s behind the original store was Safeway's largest "grand opening" in their history up to that time. [] Re: Griggs This happened much later after I left 1966. But, it sounds to be right on. The store was near Williams and Jadwin, south of the Mormon Church. This store was a good volume store in its day during the 60s. They had a large non-foods (clothing, fabric, housewares, outdoor items, etc.) area in the south end of the store. Re: McMurray & GWWay Could this have been Kaiser's Market? It was a Mayfair for a very short time. Kaiser's son was the store manager when it was Mayfair. It seems Kaiser bought it back when Mayfair wanted out. Re: Mayfair Markets in Kennewick There were four stores before they closed two. The Mayfair near the Tri-Cities ball park and the Mayfair on Kennewick Avenue across from the golf course were closed. I know because I closed them. The other two were at Angus Village and south end of Washington Ave. Re: Mayfair Markets in Pasco There were three stores before they closed two. I closed one of them and the other was on Court St. The Mayfair on Lewis Avenue was left open. I was getting tired closing stores in the Tri-Cities. This is when I decided transferring to the Seattle area with Mayfair in 1966 where they were building new stores, not closing them. Now that I have put everyone on overload, I will stop here! -Wally Erickson (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell (59) Re: More Stores The grocery store on the corner of GWWay and McMurray was Kaiser's market. I think it burned or something -- I didn't live here then. Johnson's Pharmacy was next door, it seems to me. Phil Kaiser (the son) still lives in the area, in West Richland, I think. Ron Johnson (the son) runs another pharmacy near the hospital. -Nancy Stull Jewell (59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Dave Kaas (69) I remember those little red boxes on the poles. Wow! -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Surfing the web Town looks to defend its reactor Coalition says shutdown wasteful, hopes for deal Spokesman Review Article Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 To: Dave Kaas (69) Re: How many people remember "WhiteHall"? I can do better than that, Dave... I can even remember our phone number.. Whitehall - 88022.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 ~ Goodyear, AZ - where it is gonna hit 78 today and stay in the 70s all week. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) I thought that tract house on Tinkle was a Denny's! lol -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty O'Neil ('65) I'm always behind on reading the Sandstorm and slower yet to write, so Happy New Year to Bombers everywhere. To: Jeanie Hutchins ('62) How I laughed when I read your memories of the neighbors on Hains all helping to fool Eileen and Tim into thinking it was midnight on New Year's Eve. In an attempt to carry out family traditions, I had just tried it with my grandson. With a quick look at his Pokeman watch, he said, "Grandma, it's way too early. Your clock must be wrong." Kids are just too sophisticated these days. What good times we did have. One of my memories of winter on Hains was seeing who could build the biggest "ski jump" on the dike. We would drag out our sleds and garbage can lids, Bob and Jane Simmons had skis, and fly down that hill, usually crashing when we came off the jump. We thought we were in the Olympics. Thanks for warm memories. -Patty O'Neil ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Bevacqua ('67WB) Does anyone know Gayle Hinkle? Thanks, -Mary Bevacqua ('67WB) ~ former Richland Washingtonian ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) Re: Symons/Goethals Stores I know there was a grocery store on Goethals because that's were we shopped. My husband who lived on Goethals in the 50s said it was a Campbell's. There was also a bakery next door to the store (in the same building) that had wonderful Maple bars with lots of maple on them. Scott and Dick where are you? Heard from Renee Walton this Christmas... she included a picture and, Maddy, you are correct... she still is a beautiful women. With 4 very nice looking boys. The youngest looks just like her. Also have heard from Peg Kestell Hume (67) she is in El Salvador or somewhere such as that. Helping build homes. Man she has way more courage than I do. My sister Debbie bought me a stuffed Creature from the Black Lagoon for Christmas and told me to face my fears. It turned out the had the movie on Sunday night so I watched it (facing my fears Debbie) The movie was made in 1954 which made me about 6 years old. No wonder I was afraid he was under my bed. Think he is still there but if I jumped unto the bed now I have to buy a new bed. -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Pierce (68) The little store on the corner of Symons and Goethals was Malley's Drug Store during the 60s. We lived right down Goethals four houses away. I spent a lot of time there buying King Size Filtered Raleigh cigs for my Mom (the Mom with the 'secret' room in the house that no one ever got to go into). -Robert Pierce (68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: The Gallery Maren Thanks for the tip on THE GALLERY. Great photos. Great memories... -Bruce Strand ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Rick Polk ('70) Thanks, Rick... working with these high school students 32 years younger and having 4 kids at home keeps me young... and tired. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doug (Payne) Noblehorse (73) Re: Mayfair on Wright That may have been a Mayfair for a short time before Roy's Chuckwagon - but before that wasn't it C & H? -Doug (Payne) Noblehorse (73) ~ Phoenix, AZ - Temps are heading back up again! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [It sure was!! Check it out at: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Keith (Dr. Jumbo) Davis (82) Thanks for the Mayfair trivia and family feud material. I only piped in recently to say 3 out of the 5 names your really famous brother named were called Mayfair and the other two were bought out by the chain. I have and will be corrected by many others, but really remember the one on Jadwin and Williams as it was a great summer hangout to linger in the beer cooler when it was a 100 degrees outside. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Live from Richland using Food Pavilion, Albertsons, Safeway, and Winco or whoever has the best prices or maybe the best personal service (a nice smile). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) TO: Rick Woods ('49) Re: Harmonica Rick: You asked for some help with your harmonica. All I know is that you need a lot of hot air to make it work. You might check with the Davis brothers (Mike, '74; and Jumbo, '82)... last I heard, they had an overwhelming supply. Glad I could help. -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) Re: Symons/Goethals To: Dave Kaas (69) The building on Symons and Goethals was also a store years ago before the Ballet academy. At that time it fronted on Symons. I do not remember what the name was though. The store at the Ballet academy was a stereo store. I think it was Quick Silver Audio. Bought my first stereo receiver, a Yamaha, from them (it's for sale now). -Treg Owings ('76) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) To: Dave Kaas ('69) Re: McMurray and GWWay The store you are trying to remember was Kaiser's market. We lived on Hunt Point and frequented Kaiser's often. Also had to stop at Millers / Malley's drug store around the corner. -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ Simi Valley, CA Sunny with a high of 72 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Harmonica To: Rick Woods ('49) I don't now of anyone that can help you, however, your entry brings back memories I have of my grandmother being able to play one, she learned it growing up in Louisiana. Re: 7-11 Stores Does anyone remember the 7-11 Stores, you know, when their hours were from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Most have closed down and have been bought out and turned into new stores. I can still spot them, they all had the same design. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Re: Memories I am in search of photographs of Densow Drugs, Inc. from the late 40s to 1970s. If anyone has any or knows of any that are archived somewhere I would appreciate it if you would let me know how I can get a hold of them. My book is coming along and I now need some photos. I have several that were our personal photos but it would be nice to see if there were others out there somewhere. I have been getting stories after stories about people remembering spending time in the drugstore and soda fountain. If there is someone out there who has yet to share their memories with me please do so! Go Bombers! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: '82 in '02 Our next planning meeting is January 16, 2002 at 6:30pm. It will be in the back room at Jackson's in Richland. '82 Reunion Committee: Jil Lytle Smith Heidi Hogan Gottschalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Teresa Dunham Johnson Craig Hall Neal Hara *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Ed Weasner ('51) Jim Grow ('51), Phil Belcher ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Wally Erickson ('53) Jim McDougal ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Missy Keeney ('59), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Gary Behymer ('64), Louise Moyers ('65) Barbara Franco ('67), Don Siemens ('67) Fran Teeple ('68), Robert Pierce ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Jil Lytle ('82) "Jumbo" Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: In last November's election an RHS Bomber graduate was elected to the Tacoma City Council and by quite a comfortable margin. He is Mike Lonergan, 52 years old, Class of '67. His expertise in business and finance is expected to help the city regain/maintain its financial health. He is the Executive Director of the Tacoma Rescue Mission which works with the homeless and needy. ******************************************** ******************************************** Krispy Kreme scouting location in Tri-Cities ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) To: Jack Dawson ('52) Could it possibly be? The box boy w/apron at Garmo's grocery store was the same Jack Dawson ('52) that was a star of track, basketball and football for the Richland Bombers. Perhaps those parking lot posts were practice for future sports!! -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Weasner ('51) To: Rick Woods ('49) Re: Harmonicas Rick, It so happened that the San Jose Mercury News had an article about a harmonica guru (their word) on 1/7/02. His name is Dave Barrett and he lives in Morgan Hill, CA, just south of San Jose about 30 miles. Just in case, there are 2 other web addresses that may be helpful: and I don't know if any this will be helpful or not, but here it is. Good luck. -Ed Weasner ('51) ~ San Jose, CA - where it finally sunny for a day or two. Expecting more rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow (51) To: Jerry Boyd ('52) Yes and so do the other 1,000,000 natives and the other 1,000,000 Snow Birds. Personally I prefer the weather and the 35,000 in the little old Tri-Cities. -Jim Grow (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: CREHST Museum We were in the Tri-Cities on the 22nd of December for our annual family Christmas party and having some spare time went through the Crehst Museum. They have a nice display of various part of our town and the area. We were looking through the pictures downstairs and found an album labeled "Unknown", I saw pictures of quite a few members of the class of '51. If anyone is interested in class pictures of yourself, you might take the time to stop by. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Jerry Boyd ('52) I want you to know that today I played golf in my tee shirt. So ha, to your nice weather. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Phil Belcher (51) Re: Richland Fire Station Sorry about your Dad, even though it's been a long time. I remember going to the "new" Richland Fire Station on GWWay sometime between 1949-50 when I was in scouts. It was real exciting to see how the Fire Stations operated at that time. Re: Band I remember you being in the Richland Band. Didn't you play the french horn? I remember you were pretty good at it. I was in with the large group of clarinets. Have a great year. -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) Re: Bomber Reunion Lunch in Fife, WA on Sunday 1/13/02 To: All Bombers on the East side of Lake Washington. If you're going to the Sunday Bomber lunch in Fife and would like a ride, let me know. I'm going and I'd be happy to give a lift to anyone that would like one. I have room for 5 riders. I live out between Renton and Issaquah, so just about anybody from Kirkland/ Redmond down to Auburn/Kent is fairly close. If you're interested, drop me a line. -Jim McDougal (Gold Medal Class of 57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: "Columbians on CD" Project completed! I agreed to requests from early 60's Bombers (in my Club 40 association) to do one more CD (Vol. IV 1960-1964) and this wraps up the Project (9 months after start). The Grand Total is 21 years of Columbians (1944-1964) on 4 CDs. My motivation for this Project was to preserve these books as historical documents for perpetuity. Maren has been dutifully posting them on the Bomber Website and will probably get started on 1960-1964 this weekend. The CDs contain, essentially, "Cover-to- Cover" (pure autograph pages and some pure art pages were omitted), full sized, picture files of individual pages in .JPG format. Some pages were scanned together when it made sense. There are no executable files like Slide Shows for viewing -- just the raw picture files which can be read by whatever Photo Editor you have on your PC (including Macs). Some pages were extremely difficult to scan (due to low contrast on the original) but I did my best to vary the Brightness and Contrast to yield readable facial features and text. Zooming in on portions of the page file improves the readability. These are not pristine Columbians. All books were loaned to me (for scanning) by individual owners. The contributors are given credit on the CD label. I made no attempt to edit out autographs on pages that contained relevant text or pictures unless I spotted some obscene comments (twice). I don't guarantee that I spotted all such comments. The CD details: Vol. I 1944-1949 Vol. II 1950-1954 Vol. III 1955-1959 Vol. IV 1960-1964 If you are interested in obtaining any of the CDs for your personal use, they are available for $5 apiece. These fees include postage and shipping by USPS. Obviously, this is not a moneymaking project, my purpose was stated above. To order, send me an e-mail and I'll provide ordering information. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Harmonica To: Rick Woods ('49) My brother, Jack Keeney ('65), plays a mean harmonica. Unfortunately he lives in Scapoose, OR and is not on-line. I could hook you up with him if he comes to town. I think it is cool that you want to learn to play!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Sorry I'm behind in replying to some of you. The New Year company is gone, I took the outside lights down today, so no excuses now. I truly do enjoy hearing from you! To: Patty O'Neil ('65) Yes! I also have many fun memories of our Hains neighborhood. After writing to you regarding our early Ringing In the New Year for the little kids, I received an e-mail with the Subject: "A Mystery Solved." This came from someone who lived up in the next block. He'd always wondered what all the noise was about at 9:00 PM - New Year's Eve. in our block. Fun times! I still have the old sled--even after my girls were older, the neighbor kids enjoyed using it. I'd forgotten about the fun with the garbage can lids on the dike. So nice hearing from you Patty! This Alumni Sandstorm is so much fun. It's been great getting reunited with many, along with the emails that have come from "old" friends and also from several I don't know, but learn we have something in common, or as the response - "A Mystery Solved." To: Maren Thanks again for bringing us all the fun memories! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) To: Dave Kaas (69) Re: How many people remember "WHitehall"? Here is a good reminder, Dave (;-) WHitehall-54522 Old Whitehall Phones -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) Re: Grocery Store Talk I just got off the telephone talking to Susie Campbell George, who lives near me. I told her about the discussions regarding her family store, and she was going on the Internet and Alumni Sandstorm site to read and reply. She did say her dad, Kit, passed away a couple of years ago. Susie and her husband have retired from teaching, and own a large horse training site outside of Roslyn, WA. -Louise M. Moyers ('65) ~ beautiful downtown Cle Elum, WA where temps reached a high of 44 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer '67 Re: Kaiser's on GWWay and McMurray Everyone is doing a great job of remembering where all these grocery stores were... someone should design a Monopoly version of Richland grocery stores. Remember how inexpensive things were? I can remember my mom rounding up the older four kids (there were eventually six) when butter was on sale for 25 cents a pound, limit 2. We each got 2 pounds of butter and 2 quarters. The checkers always got a big laugh out of it. I think Janet ('73) was probably about 2, maybe 3, and not really thrilled about it. I don't think she wanted to give up the quarters. My two younger sisters, Ellen and Martha, had to go to Hanford. They were always irritated because my dad was always checking the sports pages to see how the Bombers were doing and wasn't too interested in the "other school". I think Fran Rish asked dad to be the team doctor for a few years. I don't remember how long, but he really enjoyed it. Dad is doing terrifically, so is mom. -Barbara Franco Sherer '67 ~ Bellevue, WA - where it was bright and sunny and 52. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Siemens (67) Re: Fire Stations I worked for the Richland fire department for about 15 years. I was always told that the "old" main fire station was located between Jadwin and GWWay on Knight ? or what ever the street is one block south of Swift. There was also a fire station on the south end of Wright next to the park. The little red boxes were called street boxes, duh. I spent many hours going around testing and rewinding them. When they were activated they sent out a signal that punched a unique number of holes in a piece of paper at each station. We counted the holes in the paper, looked it up on a list to get the address and off we went. They were a great source of false alarms. That is the main reason they were phased out. -Don Siemens (67) ~ Walla Walla, WA - were it is sunny and warm. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: Comfort Food OK I'm set. I went to the store and got all the fixins to make the ultimate comfort food meal tonight: hamburger gravy. Never have been able to make it like they did at school. But now, I can't find the recipes that were on the All Bomber site! There's lots of new, great things on the site since my last visit, but where did the recipes go? Bomber Cheers, -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Since all those recipes appeared in the Alumni Sandstorm, that's where you will find links to all of them... you will need to scroll down past the archives and the web site address is -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Pierce (68) May I add this story to today's entries? Red Alert. You gotta' read this. Years ago... I believe the summer of '60 or '61 my brother, Dick Pierce ('67), and I went to the Saturday free show at Uptown Richland Theater. On the way there we stopped into Thriftys to buy a candy bar each and (of course) use the ten cent receipt to get into the free show. We were late and the movie had already started. There seemed to be no empty seats in sight. We worked our way down to the front through a barrage of flying popcorn boxes. We eventually found refuge in the very front row where there were still a few empty seats. Now here's the good part. The movie was 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'. We knew it was going to be a cool movie. Anyway, half way through the movie the team of explorers reached the center of the earth, and you guessed it... they encountered huge dinosaurs. These guys looked a hundred feet tall from where we were sitting in the front row. As my head arched back to watch the movie, in the meanwhile still shoveling popcorn into my mouth, I felt someone grip my left arm. I thought my big bad brother wanted some popcorn. I looked over at him and to my surprise he was in sheer desperation. I'll never forget his face. He began quietly telling me that he had to go NOW! I won't say he was crying... I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea but, I think everyone gets the point. In a second he was up and GONE, leaving me sitting. So if you ever see this guy and decide to take him to a scary movie, make sure there is an empty seat between you and him... just in case. -Robert Pierce (68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: talk about heat To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Jean, You were saying it was 78 degrees in Arizona. Yesterday in western Kansas we hit 74!!! An all time high temperature for the day in January. Today it only hit 55. Oh well, that is the weather for you. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Does anyone remember the sirens that would go off as a test every once and awhile? I was trying to tell someone about those and they thought I was nuts! I really heard them. I think they came from the same poles that had the little red boxes on them. Is there anyone out there that remembers that? (I sure hope so... I'd hate to think they were right about me hearing things!) Go Bombers!! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Keith "Jumbo" Davis ('82) Re: Mayfair Markets I may have been wrong but so was everyone else. It seems that Mayfair had six stores at one time or another here in Richland. But, the one on 704 Symons, corner of Symons and Jadwin [Goethals] was called Mayfair Bakery. This was Campbell's Food Market from 1956 to 1961. Then Mayfair bakery from at least 1962 through 1965, managed by Howard Lightner and Jas Chavez. That was interesting to hear that the legendary Bomber Jack Dawson ('52) worked at that Mayfair Bakery (Garmo's) location some 16 years before. This was not a Mayfair Market, it was a bakery. [] Here is the actual list of Mayfair Markets. 1. 1219 Thayer (Previously Campbell's Foods and Boog Alley's hang out) [] 2. 704 Comstock (Previously Campbell's Foods, and A&M Market.) 3. 1007 Wright (Previously Campbell's and C&H Foods) [] 4. 1307 Jadwin. (Previously C&H Foods). 5. 1902 George Washington Way. This Mayfair was not mentioned by anyone (not even brother Mike). It seems Kaiser's Market ran the business up until 1957, then Campbell's Foods from 1958 to 1963. Then for at least a year this location was called Mayfair Market (1964). Anyway, I realize I'm much younger than some of you Richland trivia buffs. I guess I may have even spoken out of turn. But, at least I was able to prove that brother Mike was wrong. Remember when he gives out his answers to his trivia questions, that's what they are HIS answers. All this information came from Polk's city directory 1952-1966. -Keith "Jumbo" Davis ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/11/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Dottie Sargent ('51) Phil Belcher ('51), Jack Dawson ('52) Jerry Boyd ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) John Northover ('59), Fred Schafer ('63) Mike Funderburg ('66), Barbara Franco ('67) Bill Wingfield ('67), Dick Pierce ('67) Susie Nelson ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Dave Kaas ('69) Artie Schafer ('70), Greg Alley ('73) Cristy Cone ('74), Tim Lippert ('79) Jil Lytle ('82), Jumbo Davis ('82) Margaret Vandenberg ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 01/11 George Dana ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Carmichael Teacher, Leola Black To: Gloria Adams Fulcher '54 and Lurene Bernhart '52 Just wanted to thank you both for the messages about my mother. I printed them out and read them to mother and she loved it. Lurene, as soon as I said I had a message from Lurene Bernhart, Mother said "Oh yes, Esther's daughter". She remembered Hazel Latta, Helen Baudendistel and Ida Mecum also. I think they used to play bridge together as well as "socialize" in general. Thanks again. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dottie Sargent Rath ('51) Re: Jack Dawson ('52) I have to say a big "hello" to you, Jack. It was so good to see you pop up on the Sandstorm site. Jack's late wife, Ann Yale Dawson ('51), was one of my very BEST friends ever. Jack, I hope you are having a wonderful life! Denny says hello, too. -Dottie Sargent Rath ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher '51 To: Wally Erickson '53 Sorry Wally, You have me confused with another modest, good-looking guy. I also played clarinet. I usually sat in the first chair, second row, next to Dicksy Lee Poe '50 for two years until she graduated. I have many fond memories of freezing nights playing during the football games and then melting during the basketball season. Perhaps the fond part comes from all the trips the band and choir took, game trips, and trips to march in various parades and playing in the music festivals. I enjoyed the choir, Boys Glee, and orchestra classes. Thanks for triggering the memories for me. -Phil Belcher '51 ~ In the Columbia Gorge where it was 50 and clam yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) We (the class of 1952) are having a reunion this year on August 2/3/4. If anyone is interested in getting together for a golf tournament, please send a message to my mail location. The information will be used to set up a time and place. Bill Zilar, Jerry Cravens, Hugh Hinson and I will get something going... Guys and gals, sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters... what kind of format... some easy type stuff... and a bragging rights kind of tournament... and everything in between... I know I can beat Jerry but can Hugh or Bill?? Let's find out who the real studs and studesses are. Drop me or Bill or Hugh or Jerry a line. Like they say on the www (lets get it on) -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Weather To: Jim Grow ('51) and Ralph Myrick ('51) Jim, I do not know where your numbers come from as I thought the Tri-Cities was much larger than 35,000? 1,000,000 Snow Birds I do not think so? Anyway I am happy to have someone pick on me. I know all about the "Banana Belt" as I have also worked in my shirt sleeves in the Tri-Cities in January and February while working for the US Army Corps of Engineers. back in the 1950s. I also worked nine years in the Aleutian Islands in wind and rain and only five really nice days per year. So you can see when I get excited about 81 degrees in the winter time. Yes, I leave AZ for six-ten weeks in the summer time to hit the wonderful northwest. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Ralph, may you have many winter golf games in your tee shirt. -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) The sirens were tested on a monthly basis, usually about noon. There was probably one at every firehouse, and one in the 700-Area (for as long as it lasted). The sirens were to give the alarm in case of pending disaster or similar event. The red boxes on some telephone poles were fire alarms in the days before "911" came into being. If there was a fire at your house or in the neighborhood and you were closer to a red box than a telephone, you followed the instruction on the box. This rang an alarm at the central station, and units were dispatched accordingly. You can still find such red boxes in older public buildings, but I'm not certain if they are still functional. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) I hope you were wearing a blue shirt when you went golfing. Wouldn't want the color to clash with that of your arms and lips. -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ in balmy (51 degrees) with some sunshine which hopefully will hold until next Sunday. Hate it when it rains on our Bomber Lunch in Fife, WA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Sunrise in Carmel Valley [San Diego] I wake up each morning looking south-east out of our bedroom... January 6 was particularly spectacular... By the way... allows you to upload pictures... place them in picture albums and share via email with family and friends... FREE! -John Northover '59 ~ San Diego, CA - Where the women are supple, the men have a lime with their Corona, and all the kids are 15 going on 34. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Sirens Those sirens you heard were Air Raid Sirens that went off the first Monday of every month at noon. Re: Campbell's Kit Campbell family did move to Portland, OR. Kit and two other men opened a night club in Beaverton, OR that seated 675... named it Duffy's after his son. I left the Hanford House to work at Duffy's in 1972. I left after 7 months... I think that the Campbell's sold it about a year later. It is now Earthquake Ethyl's -Fred Schafer (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from cloudy Vancouver, WA, USA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Funderburg (66) Re: Mayfair on Comstock I didn't start school in Richland until 1960 but do remember the Campbell's Market on Comstock and Goethals [renamed Jadwin November 20, 1961]... my grandparents live at 222 Goethals in a B House next to the Thornton's. Campbell's (or Mayfair) used to have events occasionally like a Duncan YoYo man etc... Anyway... I'm interested in old buildings. Does anyone recall the old "I think, Church" that used to set on the Lewis & Clark School grounds? It had a big bell tower was boarded up and used for storage. I think it was removed sometime around 1962?? -Mike Funderburg (66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Maybe he means the RHS building from 1911 to 1942-43: RHS-ThruTheYears.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer '67 To: Jill Lytle Smith '82 I remember the sirens, although haven't thought of them at all. You know those huge lights that stores and auto dealers use to light up the night skies to draw attention to their business? Well, when were pretty young, my dad would tell us that prisoners must have broken out of Walla Walla and the police were searching for them. Yeah, that sweet, quiet spoken Dr. Franco. My mom would be really irritated because I was always afraid to go to sleep for days. I learned that lesson so well, I've passed it on to my own three. They think it's pretty funny... now. -Barbara Franco Sherer '67 ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Robert ('68) & Dick ('67) Pierce Oh no, here we go, another Davis type verbal war :-) However, I am glad you gave us that little tid bit of info regarding Dick. I wonder why he never told us that one? To: Maren I agree with Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) thanks for bringing us all the fun memories! To: Mary Bevacqua (67WB) I have some relatives from upstate NY, that are Bevacquas. I had forgotten there was a Bevacqua in our class. Sorry, but I had to look at a pic of you in my '65 Columbian when we were sophomores. I have 2 questions. 1) do you have relatives in upstate NY?, and 2) are you still as cute as you were in '65? To: Don Siemens (67) I was glad to hear from you. I take it from your email address that you're into bow hunting? Where abouts do you live in Walla Walla? My parents have a cabin up on Mill Creek. Do you ever get up there to hunt? Del Klicker told me in August that they have an overabundance of cougar up there. Thought you might like to know that. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Blue Ribbon Class ~ Sunny Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Every Bomber who read my little brother's (Robert Pierce's '68) entry This is just another one of the reasons our Dad kept a set of boxing gloves hung up in the garage. Next, it was 1958 or 1959, and how could a guy who could watch King Kong, or the Return of the Fly, or Mr. Sardonicus with not a blink, be so worried about a bunch of papermache dinosaurs? Huh? Answer me that one! Hell, I used to eat ants and steal your Harley Davidson out the back of the garage when you were sleeping. To: David Kaas ('69) Are you the Kaas that pitched for Nevin's Flying A's in Pony League? The guy who nailed me twice in the back with beanballs for walking home your girlfriend, Diane DeGooyer, after Bible School? I found out later about that, and me and my brother are dropping by with our gloves. Now where do you live? -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) To: Dick Pierce (67) Are you going to let Bobby get away with telling your secrets? The war of the siblings may be on! Bobby, I didn't realize until you started email that you were just a year younger than Dick. We lived on Judson back than and I was over at your place lots. Although I don't recall the secret room my younger sister (77) remembers, but than my mind has had 10 years to deteriorate. Now I know I wasn't the only that hated the scary movies but had to go anyway so my friends didn't call me chicken. -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: WHitehall Gary, I still even remember my phone number! WH4-8757! How many can say that! LOL Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of 67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) Re: Mike Lonergan, 52 years old, Class of '67 - Tacoma City Councilman; Executive Director of the Tacoma Rescue Mission. I have always wondered what ML was up to. I figured he would be the "One" from our class mathematically fusing atoms somewhere, pushing spacecraft through infinity using the drumbeats from "Wipeout" for propulsion, or explaining what Friedrich Nietzsche was talking about, but I see he has chosen a different path. Feeding the homeless does not surprise me. Politician does, but I don't know why. I think ML used a ruler (as in straight line) when making his personal line graph from the Iowa Test scores. My line graph looked like a heartbeat on an operating room monitor and only a couple of points made it above that big yellow straight line running along the middle known as average. Anyway, one of those many tests the government used to make us plow through looking for that intellectual eighth grader... and beyond. Thanks for the update. Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Kaas (69) To: Jil Lytle Smith (82) Re: Sirens I think the sirens went off either every first or second month of the month. At least one was located just below Thayer above where Fred Myers is now. It was located on a tower. Where were the others? -Dave Kaas (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Artie Schafer ('70) To: Steve Piippo ('70) Congratulations on joining the 50+ club. AARP is looking for you. It sounds like Mike Franco ('70) and others will be joining us soon. Things here in SW Louisiana are just fine. I believe it got up to 74 today. Another rough winter day down South. Any other "socially challenged" class of '70 folks making it to the half century? -Artie Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Keith "Jumbo" Davis (82) Now that you are the new town historian and scholar, we can go to you for any town trivia. You did your research well except for the fact that you claim I hung out at the Thayer Mayfair. This is a falsehood. It was Jadwin and Williams. I only ventured to that area or the nearby drugstore on my way to the Rice household which is nearby the Davis hoop court (which I was never invited to). Keep up the fine research. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Waiting for March and possible spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny (74) To: Barbara Franco Sherer (67) I had to laugh when I read about buying the butter. I was so glad to hear someone else's mom made them do this. I was afraid that it was dishonest, that we would be caught and ejected from the store in front of everybody. It usually happened around the holidays. I don't think that anyone bakes like they used to. -Cristy Cone Penny (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Lippert (79) Hi, Just thought I'd send this in as I saw that Krusty Kreme is scouting the Tri-Cities. This is from an article in the March 2000 Gourmet magazine. The story is about some donut places back in New England but the following paragraph should be a wake-up call to those who think that K.K. is numero uno: "Nor is it necessary to enumerate the ways in which a well crafted doughnut belongs to a different food group than the greasy sinkers sold by the franchised shops (including the incomprehensibly over-praised Krispy Kreme - cloying and dwarfish, leaden not long after being cooked, and about as interesting as a brick of sucrose)." SPUDNUTS FOREVER!! -Tim Lippert (79) ~ In the shadow of the space needle, if the sun ever shines! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Thanks to all who have replied to my request for photos! A big HI! to Jumbo:) Do you remember playing marbles on the playground with the gang at Spalding? We were talking about that the other day... I used to hate it when somebody got my cool cat's eye or steely! Try and make it to the meeting next week for the reunion planning meeting we'd love to see you there! That goes out to all you 82ers as well!! Go Bombers! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis (82) To: Record (33 SPEED) Album collectors Who had the largest album collection in the history of Richland. I've seen a couple collections that are most impressive. The first one being the Greg "Boog" Alley ('73) collection. I'm not sure how many, but I think it was in the 1000s. Do you still have these? How many? The second collection was one of Stu Osborn ('71). If I remember right this collection took up an entire living room. All on shelves stacked to the ceiling. Any idea how many, Stu? Do you still have them? It seems with the new age of the compact disc, albums are pretty much obsolete with exceptions of specialty stores and yard sales. I still have a few rare Beatle albums stashed away that my boy will get someday. Anyone seen Mike- -Jumbo Davis (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margaret Vandenberg ('84) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) - (Mr. Myrick to me) It looks like you didn't quite get Patrol out of your blood after all those years of being in charge of us crossing guards. Do you get saluted by the kids on Patrol as you drive by Jefferson school? -Margaret Vandenberg ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 30 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Mary Triem ('47) Bob Harman ('51), Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) Hugh Hinson ('52), Jerry Boyd ('52) Curt Donahue ('53), Wally Erickson ('53) Burt Pierard ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Patti Jones ('60), David Douglas ('62) Roger Fishback ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Dennis Hammer ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Donnie Dean (66), Leta Ramerman ('66) Dick Pierce ('67), Don Siemens ('67) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Robert Pierce ('68) Dave Kaas ('69), Lori Simpson ('70) Mike Franco ('70), Rick Polk ('70) Steve Piippo ('70), Blanche Newby ('71) Brad Wear ('71), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Old Church The yellow church that was in the original town (the one with the steeple) was a Methodist Church where most of the people attended... there was also a Lutheran Church and also a store front church and I'm not sure what denomination. The Catholic Church was in Kennewick... also Pasco. I was born and baptized a Presbyterian but that wasn't an option in Richland so we went to the Methodist Church where Youth Fellowship was about the only organized activity in town. When the government came they built two churches as they do on military bases and installed the current Methodist Minister in one church and the Priest in the other both were built about where the Catholic church and CUP are now. Out of this grew the United Protestant movement. Later Denominations such as Lutheran and Episcopalian were built. For a while the Episcopalians and Lutherans shared what had been the Grange Hall (a farm organization) located where the Lutheran church is now. In the old days the Grange Hall on Saturday night was the site of the rootin-tootin dances in either Benton or Franklin County. After it was turned into a church one of my sisters was married there. So now you know more about church History than you ever wanted to know. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery '47 To: Jumbo Davis '82 We have a rather large collection of 33 1/3 records (although I didn't count them, we had to pack them into 3 boxes as we are soon "heading home" back to Bomberville. Alas, the old turn table bit the dust. Does anyone know of a repair person in the Tri-Cities who would work on the old thing? Thanks. -Mary Triem Mowery '47 Bomber ~ leaving Ft. Lauderdale, FL with no regrets ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: '51 Bombers It is good to read notes from some of our '51 Bombers! It would be nice to hear a bit more from you guys. Like, Dorothy and Phil, where are you folks now and what's going on with you. I remember both of you well. Sargent, living in the 1400 block of Stevens and Phil, I must admit I don't recall all of your musical accomplishments! I guess I just wasn't really that interested in music. Took a few trumpet lessons from Mrs. Just in the 7th grade at Sacajawea but that's all. Oh yes, I was a friend of the golden trumpeter, Cecil Golden. Well, so much for that. -Bob Harman ('51) ~ still here in Richland and enjoying my retirement. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman Re: Richland Looking Southeast.jpg To: Mike Funderburg '66 In the photo that I've scanned you can see the Church with the bell tower you were asking about, I don't remember the name of it though maybe someone else can come up with a name. It was approximately at the Goethals Dr (now Jadwin Ave.) and Gillespie St. The church building that you referred to is gone, but there is a church on that corner it's called "Southside United Protestant Church". The link that Maren gave was the old RHS building. Have a good look at this photo and you will see some older buildings. God Bless -Jimmie A. Shipman, Class of 1951 ~ "Bombers Forever" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OK, I couldn't get the "attached picture" that Jimmie is talking about... He's right, though.. I was wrong about the old RHS being the old church... So... check out a picture of the church Mike IS talking about at: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To: Jack Dawson (52) Jack, I think the best tourney format would be best ball. All four guys "T" off and you pick the next shot by the best ball hit. Then all four hit again, etc. It is simple. Let me know your thoughts. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Richland To: Maren What a great job that you do. Some negative things that you say (meaning me) bring out people that do not get involved in the Alumni Sandstorm and all at once you see people come up with their thoughts! The gals and guys from 1948 - 1955 have a ton of knowledge that others in the United States do not have to offer. Not many lived in a government town where all was run by the government - stores, heat, downtown, police, fire, etc., and you did not see people of our age unless you went to the lower valley or elsewhere! Bottom line is when the likes of Jack Dawson ('52) and Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) write into the Alumni Sandstorm, that's what it is all about and may many more of you all from this time frame write in with your thoughts. Yes, Dorothy Ann Yale was a great person and there was many others that we knew around this time frame. The list would be long. So lets keep this information center going. -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) To: Mike Funderburg (66) The church you referred to was used by Redeemer Lutheran until they built on their current location on Thayer. The bell that was in the bell tower was removed and installed in the first building on Thayer. I don't remember when the old building was torn down. To: Maren The church was on Goethals and the old high school building was on Cullum. Re: Red boxes and... All this chatter about the red boxes all over town put me in mind of the salt tablet dispensers that were everywhere. -Curt Donahue (53) ~ Federal Way, WA - where I'm looking forward to the luncheon in Fife, WA this Sunday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson (53) Re: Richland Band To: Phil Belcher (51) Thanks for getting back. I wasn't with the band that year. It was Bob Johnson with the french horn. You're right, it was fun times except for the cold winters outside during football games. What happened to Gordon Pappas (our band instructor)? Did he go down to Arizona after retirement? Re: Football Francis Rish our football coach, baseball coach and gym instructor for P.E. Rish wore many hats in our sports world at Col Hi. We were very lucky to have a person of his caliber, and setting standards for us all. He really loved his work, it showed. [NOTE: The Bomber Bowl is now Fran Rish Stadium. -Maren] We were lucky to have Art Dawald for our basketball coach also. His teams won a lot of basketball games with his "fast-break" philosophy. The opposing teams couldn't keep up. That's why Richland went to so many AAA state playoffs. I also remember having Art Dawald for a history class. He would have you do a lot of reading during class. If you looked up, he would give you that "funny" grin, looking at you like why aren't you reading. I'm here to tell you, it worked! He wouldn't say a word, his facial expressions said it all. [The new RHS gym is called the Art Dawald Gym. -Maren] My homeroom teacher was Ray Juricich. He also was involved in sports as junior varisty coach. He was very dedicated to Col Hi in sports as were the coaches above. And a great person. [Ray Juricich] My favorite teacher was Miss Skogen for Algebra. Also liked Mr. Anderson (Woodshop), Miss Colliton (Spanish), Miss Brown (English) and Miss Mecum (Biology). We were very lucky in those days to have such dedicated teachers to get us ready for the "real world". I'm sure most of them are gone now, but I just want to say "THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE". And thanks for the memories. During those good times, most of us gave the teachers their respect. I said most of us. -Wally Erickson (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Mike Funderburg (66) Re: Old Church NE of Lewis & Clark School The building you are referring to was the Richland Methodist Church (one of two original churches in old Richland) at the Gubbermint takeover. It was used for Project offices for a while and then served as the United Protestant Church until the new United Protestant Church (later known as Central United Protestant Church) opened on Dec. 24, 1944 across Stevens Street from the Catholic Church (later known as Christ the King). After a period of time (unknown to me) the old building reopened as South Side United Protestant Church (probably the same time that the Central United name change occurred). This was the first of the geographical United Protestant Churches (followed by West Side & Northwest). The old building presumably continued in use until demolition and construction of the new church that is there now. I have no idea what the date of demolition was but I'm pretty sure it was still there in 1960. I also heard from friends that were SSUP members that there were really bats in the belfry, but this is unconfirmed. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) The sirens were "air raid" sirens and they were tested the first Monday of the month at 10am. I can still remember all too well having to file out into the hall at Lewis and Clark and lay face down on the floor with one arm over our eyes and the other over the back of our neck. There were 3-4 of these big motor-driven sirens mounted on platforms about 30 feet off the ground located about Richland. Their wailing was the source of nightmares in my early childhood. The one for the Southend was on the hill near the top of the "flume". For you that don't remember the flume that wore the seat out of so many pairs of jeans, was located on the hill just behind where the Fred Meyer store is now. If I remember right, the flume was the end of that irrigation ditch that ran through Carmichael site. The flume fed the ponds on Wellsian Way that fed the old irrigation water system that was in some parts of early Richland. Remember the double faucets sticking up out of the ground between 2 houses? Re: Old white building in front of Lewis and Clark It was indeed a church. I don't know about anything being stored there. But we used to go in and climb up into the bell tower and capture pigeons. They finally removed the stairs to keep kids from doing that but it didn't stop us, some went right up the walls. They tried to keep it boarded up but there always seemed to be a way in. I don't know anything of the history of the place, just that it was there and very attractive to young boys in the 40s and 50s. Re: WHitehall I too can remember WHitehall and then WH. I can also remember the phones without dials. You picked up the handset and heard "number please". Calling long distance at Christmas would take 1-3 hours to get the call through and the operator would call us back when they had our relatives on the line. The connections would be so poor at items that you almost could not hold a conversation. Nowadays I talk to our factory in China while driving over Snoqualmie pass with a perfect connection. (Except that Mr. Zhao speaks only broken "ingrish"). -Larry Mattingly (60) ~ From my office near Olympia, WA where the day is gray but dry and nearly 50 degrees. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Fife Luncheon My server MSN has been down at times in the state of Washington since yesterday. Can't tell if all my emails are getting through. If emailing me for reservations and the messages are bouncing back know that I have reserved extra spaces. There is always plenty of room for the last minute Bombers also. Come join the fun. Email Patti. for reservations. To: Betty Connor Sansom ('52) What you said about the delicacies at Mayfair market on Wright gave me an answer that I couldn't figure out for years. During a Bomber Basketball game, that I believe was 1958, one of the Bombers passed a box of chocolate covered ants. The laughter, the faces of yuk and where did you get those was so fun. And trying to keep an eye on the ball game at the same time. I've never forgotten that experience. I didn't eat them. Always wondered where the Bomber found them. Now I know they were right there in Richland. Thanks Betty. To: Donna Trent (Wife of Bomber Frank Trent ('72) Hey neighbor! You can always walk Browns Point to my house to visit my Bomber stuff also. I had a small Christmas tree with all the ornaments of Richland houses on it with a Bomb sitting under the tree. The star was the Richland Bombers R with the cloud. Now we have two Bomber license plates at the point. They will know the Bombers are here. Bombers rule!!!!! Would love to see you at the Fife luncheon, but being as you work on Sundays, push Frank that way. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) It is final exam time at Tianjin University, so I am very busy. I think it's about as stressful for me as it is for the students. They are extremely competitive and their grades are very important to them. I got to have another of those "I never dreamed I'd be..." experiences. I am in a Chinese movie! I play the part of the president of an American computer company. It's a small part, but I do have speaking lines. The first scene was filmed Sunday at a very luxurious hotel near the port of Tianjin, an almost two-hour drive from the University. Thursday we filmed the second scene, inside a limousine driving around Tianjin. The lakes on campus have frozen over, and students have been ice skating on the lake beside the foreign faculty guest house. The fishermen chop holes in the ice, but I still haven't seen anyone catch anything. The University gave me Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off. I attended an excellent concert by the University choral society Christmas eve - they sang several traditional Christmas carols, including "Silent Night" in English, as well as "Over the Rainbow" and "Sound of Music." I spent Christmas morning with an American family, watching their two small children open presents, then had a luncheon hosted by my class of professors, and ended with dinner hosted by two of my students. I spent New Years Eve with my freshman students - but the real New Years celebration here is Spring Festival, the Chinese lunar New Year. We have a month break between semesters, so I'm going to take a trip to southern China with one of my students as guide and translator. -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball - January 11, 2002 The Pasco Bulldogs traveled to Art Dawald Gym for a double header. The girls played at 5:30 while the boys tipped it off at 7:30. While I only saw the tail end of the girls game, it was an overtime win at 44-42. Pasco and Richland both entered the game with identical 6-1 records, tied with Kennewick for first place. With the victory the Bomber ladies go into the final game of the first half of Big Nine play tied with Kennewick at 7-1. Both teams should win tomorrow. In the second half, the lady Bombers host Kennewick. The girls lost only to Kennewick. Kennewick's loss came at the hands of the lady Bulldogs last weekend, 44-34. The boys came would pit the 4-3 Bombers against the 2-5 Bulldogs. Pasco did have a win against Wa Hi on the road. Pasco has a young team, with only 1 senior among the 12 varsity players. They are somewhat small, but extremely quick. Still the Bombers should be prohibited favorites, especially at home. The game started slow and was tied at 6 a piece with 4:50 to go in the first quarter. In the next 4 minutes Buck hit a bucket, followed by a free throw from Hilgert, a trey by Pasco, a trey by Buck and a bucket by Frisbee. Score Bombers 14-9. Pasco finished the first quarter scoring with a basket with 1:20 to play. First quarter it was Richland 14-11. Richland netted 4 of 8 two pointers and only 1 of 5 from beyond the arch. The second quarter saw Pasco cut the lead to 18-16 with 5:04 to play in the half. Richland ran off 5 straight points to take a 23-16 lead with 4:08 to play. The game was starting to go the Bombers way! In less than two minutes it was the Bombers 25 to 22, as the Bombers hurried to shoot three pointers instead of playing the motion game and getting shorter shots. The Bombers scored 4 points to Pasco's 3 in the final 2:15 of the quarter. Half time Bombers 29-25. The Bombers tallied 6 of 9 from two point range and 0 for 7 from long range. The Bomber lead was cut to 29-27 but a bucket by Arthurs and a free-throw by Buck made it 32-27 Bombers with 5:39 to play in the third quarter. Once again the Bombers started to run away, but after a basket by Frisbee, Pasco tied the game at 33. Pasco then took the lead at 36-35. A basket by Buck gave the Bombers a one point lead and a free-throw by Pasco once again tied the score. Hilgert hit two free-throws and Pasco scored a basket to make the score 39-39 after three periods. Pasco scored two free-throws to start the fourth stanza followed by a pair from the charity strip by Buck to knot the score at 41 with 7:36 to play. Three straight points by Pasco gave the Bulldogs the lead at 44-41 with 6:14 to play. Buck hit a driving lay up followed by one of two free-throws and a free-throw by Pasco to make the score Pasco 45-44 with 3:58 to play. Every opportunity the Bombers had to take the lead were wasted by an ill advised shot. Not another three pointer would fall for the Bombers since the one nailed by Buck in the first quarter. Pasco scored again to advance the score to 47-44 with 3:37 to play in the final period. Buck got a hoop and a hack for three points, followed by 2 free-throws by Frisbee and two by Buck. With 2:35 to play, Bombers 51-47. Twenty seconds later the Bulldogs cut the lead to two points at 51-49. Two more free-throws by Frisbee followed by two from Pasco kept the lead at two points with 2:04 to play. Frisbee put back an offensive board to make the score 55-51 with 1:26 to go. Pasco finished the final period with two baskets to tie the game at 55. Just as the girls game, this one would be overtime. During the fourth quarter the Bombers scored 16 points, 10 by Buck and 6 by Frisbee. The overtime started with Pasco making one of two free-throws to take the lead at 56-55. Frisbee scored a basket to give the Bombers the lead at 57-56. Two free-throws by Pasco gave them the lead at 58-57 as the game see sawed back and forth. Buck nailed two free-throws, Frisbee hit a short bank shot and Buck followed with a driving lay-up. With 2:04 to play it was Bombers 63-58. Finally some room to breathe! Pasco hit a trey, after a great save, followed by a basket thrown up in the air by York as he was falling down in the key. Bombers lead 65-61 with 1:30 to play. Pasco hit two free-throws with 1:27 to play and after a charging call on Buck, the Bulldogs nailed one of two free-throws to make the score Bombers 65-64 with :42 to play. Pasco fouled Frisbee who converted two free- throws and after a miss by Pasco, Johnson made one of two free-throws to end the game. Final Bombers 68 Bulldogs 64. The Bombers were led in scoring by Buck with 26 including 6 of 9 from two point range and 11 of 13 from the charity stripe. Frisbee followed with 21 points on 7 for 7 from inside and 7 of 9 from the line. Hilgert added 11, York had 4, Bussman 3, 2 by Arthurs and 1 by Johnson. The Bombers were 19 of 36 from inside the arch for 53%, but only 1 of 17 from beyond the arch for a miserable 6%. Another good night from the charity stripe found the Bombers 27 for 38, 71%. Hilgert led in rebounds with 9 while Buck and Frisbee each snared 7 caroms. The Bombers had only 8 turnovers and blocked two Pasco shots. The game featured 52 fouls. The Bombers committed 27 fouls and there were 25 whistled against the Bulldogs. Tomorrow the Bombers travel to Moses Lake to take on a talented Chief team, currently tied for first with Eisenhower and Southridge. The Current Big Nine standings are: Eisenhower 6-2 Moses Lake 6-2 Southridge 6-2 Richland 5-3 Walla Walla 5-3 Kamiakin 3-5 Wenatchee 3-5 Davis 2-6 Kennewick 2-6 Pasco 2-6 Next report tomorrow night. Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Gary Behymer (64) I also remember my phone number: WH6-3919. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we had a lovely day yesterday and now the rain is due back tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Whitehall Our number was WH3-9248. I think it was about 1963 that WHitehall was dropped and numbers 94 were used instead of WH. Same holes were used to turn the dial, we just called them "94" instead of "WH." Does anyone remember how a long distance phone call sounded back in those days? I tried to explain this a few days ago to a young fellow I work with, and there was no way I could think of to describe it. In the little podunk town I went to grade school in, we had a three digit phone number. It was just about like Andy Griffith's "Mayberry." The phone we got was an old one even for that time. It was a box about a foot square mounted on the wall with a crank on the side. The telephone receiver itself was connected to the box with a wire and could be set on a table or on top of the box. It wasn't one of those where you held the earphone to your ear and talked into the microphone on the box. The box was painted black, but had been finished wood. Does anyone remember when things were actually made out of wood? When you wanted to make a call, you picked up the receiver, turned the crank, and told the operator what number you wanted. The operator had one of those old- fashioned switchboards where the cords were pulled out of and plugged into holes to make the connection. Re: Area Codes Know why we have an area code 509 and Los Angles has 213? It is because area codes were first set up we didn't have push button phones and once you dialed the number you had to wait for the rotary dial to return. The higher the number, the longer to return. So the people who picked the numbers for each location made it easier for themselves, thinking they call Los Angles a lot, but hardly ever calling Eastern Washington. Exit, stage left. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 Hey Pam, 58977! I'll never forget that phone # My Dad's shop (Ernie's typewriter/Printing) #51390. My Mom worked there so I called her a lot. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donnie Dean (66) Re: School Patrol Margaret Vandenberg ('84) wrote something about the school patrol saluting as someone passes by I remember when the school patrol was a man's world and you did alot of saluting. The way it worked at Marcus Whitman in the 50's was like a para military youth group. We stood formation and marched in columns of two to each post led by our cadet in charge. We stood at attention during our entire shift and worked our flag with precise and military fashion to let the kids cross safely. The uniform was a white strap over the shoulder and around the waist that buckled in front. The hat was cool with a shiny badge on white material and a black bill. We did left face, right face and about face....not to mention double timing on occasion. They had some red jackets we got to wear sometimes. It was all pretty neat to us then. I was in my early Marine training and didn't know it. I guess the patrol kids reflect the society they live in like a mirror image. Our day and time was alot different. The patrol people I have seen lately are so relaxed they could fall over. So much for military precision. I am not slamming today's school kids but it sure is a changed world! -Donnie Dean (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leta Ramerman '66 To: Mike Funderberg ('66) I seem to remember that the "old Church?" that sat on the Lewis & Clark property might have been the former Mormon tabernacle. -Leta Ramerman '66 ~ Portland, OR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) My first paying job, outside mowing lawns, was at the Mayfair closest to home, #517 on Jadwin. I got $1.25 to start. I do recall Rod Biggerstaff, but a couple of things I remember better were at night we'd load up cardboard and burn it in the incinerator. We used aerosol hair spray to take the blue ink off cans for price changing, and one of those lobbed into the fire would rock the place when it exploded. The back doors had a meat quarter covering overhead rail hole cut in the top of the doors exactly the size of a six pack of beer. -Dinosaur Dick Pierce (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Siemens (67) To: Bill Wingfield (67) I have been into bow hunting since right after I got out of the Navy in '71. I do most of my hunting up out of Dayton but, have hunted up Mill Creek for deer. Our Veterinarian is married into the "Klicker" clan and we used to hunt up on Klicker Mountain once in a while. I know the cougar population throughout the Blue Mountains is on the rise. So is the Black Bear. I saw your e-mail about visiting your folk's cabin up Mill Creek over the holidays. We live just outside College Place on 6 1/2 acres. Hope all is well back east! See ya, -Don Siemens (67) ~ back in the fog in Wally World ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Votes Please Having been "on the beach" for far too long it's now time to get serious. I'm at a crossroads, and unless someone knows of a high paying job in the Seattle area that doesn't require you to do a lot, I'm staring directly into the face of the dreaded "relocation". Two good job offers are pulling me in opposite directions and I can't decide which to take. Naturally, the only logical thing to do is to let those Bomber faithful decide the rest of my life. Since I don't know what it would like to live at either place, you tell me...should I move to Encino, CA (San Fernando Valley), or Lexington, KY? Any input or comments, as well as your vote, is appreciated. I will literally choose the winning city on the basis of your vote, and will advise you in the coming days which city prevails. My future is in your hands! To: Dick Pierce ('67) I remember the movie "Mr. Sardonicus" well, but the one that caused me to close my eyes was "The Pit and the Pendulum" written, of course, by that upbeat, cheery guy, Edgar Allan Poe. During one of those critical dungeon scenes I recall diverting my attention from the screen by stomping on my coke cup, creating a thundering bang. To this day I'm convinced that the little kid about three seats down soiled himself... my timing was perfect. A few years later, I overcame my fears and watched the movie again... it's actually so corny that I laughed most of the way through it. I have wondered why, during our fledgling movie making career, we didn't make a scary movie. I can visualize something along the line of the Blair Witch Project where, after wandering aimlessly through the desert, we stumble upon an RHS all-class kegger. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) - Waiting for your vote in Sammamish, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Pierce ('68) Getting back with you, brother Dick ('67), on the scary free show incident. OK ,I agree my dates were a little off when I said '60 or '61. I'll give you that. But now we hear the 'rest of the story' about my Harley in the garage. What a creep. I know you couldn't have started it in or out of the garage without it waking me up. You must have had to push it quite a distance from home so I wouldn't hear it. I wish I would have caught you doing it. There would have been no time to go get the boxing gloves. And no wonder the chain was always loose in the morning and the gas half gone. You sure were nice to me around that time. Well, at least my Harley came back. That's more than I can say for everything else... like my leather bell-bottom jeans. Oh, that's right... they did come back but, not in the same condition. Don't try to apologize now, brother. Susan, I know you're just joking but why are you taking sides with him when... remember, he was the one that did these things to me? Take it from me, his 'little' brother, you can't believe anything he says. He's always been like that. I already know what he's going to retaliate with next. No, these are really great memories. Especially the old boxing gloves. I have not forgotten, brother, and they are still in the house today. What a deal. What next? -Robert Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Kaas ('69) To: Mike Funderburg (66) Re: Church near Lewis & Clark There was the older part of the Southside church at the corner of Jadwin and Gillespie but I think the one you refer to was older and smaller. It was across the street at the corner of Jadwin and Falley. [] To: Dick Pierce ('67) I do not remember a Diane DeGooyer ('67). It may have been one of my cousins, maybe Bill. I think he graduated in '67, too. I am going into hiding. Re: The Parkway I was looking at a picture in an old Tri-City Herald. Who remember what the Parkway used to be called? It was before the street and parking existed between the buildings. Re: Does anybody remember these people? Alice Perkins, Wallace Shepard, Robert Wilson, Edith Weidle, George Moore, Paul Brown, Theola Kramer, Robert Hanson, Meil Schireman, Betty McKenzie or Ray Deranleau? They were listed as the 1942 Richland High School graduates. It listed 1942 as the last graduating class before the city was taken over by the federal government. [] -Dave Kaas ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan '70 A great big HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY to George Dana! We love you, George. ;-) I also remember my old WHitehall #: WH5-1777 Later... -Lori Simpson Hogan '70 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Hello from "the socially challenged class of 70! Happy birthday wishes to one legend and a soon to be legend: Soon to be Scott Phillip Kennedy, first child of my youngest sister Martha (ok, she is a falcon!) born today in Denver. And all of our very best to one of the great Bomber legends... Gorgeous George Dana!!!! This class of '70 great turned the magic 50 on Jan 11 (I think). I luv ya George... as we all do. For those of you who may see George around the Tri-Cities please buy him a Crown Royal for me. My best to all Bombers -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Polk (70) Re: 50 club To: Artie Schafer (70) Yeppers, made the club on Thanksgiving Day. I even got a subscription to AARP as a present from one of my older sisters... and a great T-shirt, that reads: "50 and proud of it... now where's my damn discount?" :-) Not all that bad turning the big 5-0... just another birthday. :-) -Rick Polk (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Jack Dawson ('52) Kara has a game Saturday in Yakima (YVC) at 4pm Saturday. See you there. Steven has a game at 9am in RHS and the big boy is in CWU. Where'd these kids get their sports... -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Blanche Newby Rue ('71) Just wanted people to know that the Olympic Torch will be coming through the little town (hamlet, as the San Diego Union calls us) of Jacumba (pronounced with an H) on Monday the 14th. We are a little high desert community of about 500 people, no stop lights in this little place!! We are located about 75 miles east of San Diego, just above the Imperial Valley. In the late 30s early 40s this was a thriving community, with many hotels and even a movie theater, and a popular spot for Hollywood's rich and famous. We have natural hot springs and still have people from all over the world visit here though the town is not what it used to be. Before they built I-8 this was the only route from San Diego to Arizona and was the place to come before they built Palm Springs, so needless to say this place is rich in history. Six miles west of us is a little place called Bankhead Springs named for Telulah Bankhead's father... know there are people out there who know who that was!!! We are located right on the Mexico border, in fact the tall fence goes through town. We are surrounded by rocky hills and mountains and live in the shadow of Jacumba mountain, an extinct volcano. Anyway, we are proud to have the torch coming through here... in fact this is the second time they have honored us with this, the first being the '96 Olympics, they liked our little town so much that they wanted to make the run through again. By the way, I read all the letters about the desert there and must say that except for a brief time in Seattle and a year in Gold Hill, OR, I have always been drawn back to one desert or another: Richland, Apache Junction, AZ. and Jacumba, CA... just can't seem to get away from the desert. -Blanche Newby Rue ('71) ~ Jacumba, CA - where we are seeing 73 during the day and 28 at night, sunny and beautiful! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Tim Lippert '79 Krispy Kremes in the Tri-Cities, I'm moving back in a heart beat. I'll bet I'll be quickly followed by Tedi Parks Teverbaugh and a host of other alumni. Just think we could start a whole cottage industry with tours of Richland. Start out at the Spudnut Shop, go up Williams see the old Mayfair site at Thayer. Then, continue on to Spalding, down Wright, cut over to Trippe and see the Davis homestead, on to Jason Lee, down Van Giesen to see the Moss (71), Wear (71), Wise (71), and Rivers (65 & 68) homesteads, as well as the Lutheran Church. Down Goethals to the old Campbell's store. Of course about this time we'd have to hit a Denny's and then the pias de resistance end up at the Krispy Kreme facility and watch them send those lovely little fat pills through the glaze bath. We'll be rich. To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Albums are still great. I have my entire stereo set up in my garage and still play my old albums. Some of them still have the original foot prints and beer spills on them from college parties. Good stuff. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Richardson, TX - 68 degrees and sunny. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis (82) To: Jill Lytle Smith (82) Oh how I remember those Spalding days. I do remember some heated marble games as well. I can't remember who they were, but two guys had steelies the size of baseballs. Everyone knew they were going to have a battle at lunch. I think one of them was Scott Hoey. Anyway, the entire school followed them around for this battle of humongous steelies. (They were both like gods for owning such large balls of steel. The things that seem like there so big of a deal when you're younger are quite humorous when you get older). I also remember the great times we had buying baseball cards at your Dad's store (Densow's). Go in with 50 cents and get 3 packs of cards and a candy bar. There really wasn't anything better than opening packs of cards. I still have just about every card I bought with an exception to the ones that are worth hundreds of dollars. I remember thinking that Jerry West or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would look cool in the spokes of my bike. Yes, I thought Mickey Mantle would look better with a long beard. Oh well, They were only 15 cents a pack back then, now the damn things are priceless. Take care, see you soon -Jumbo Davis (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Carol Black ('48) Don Fisher ('50), Elva McGhan ('50) Mary Lou Pearson ('50WB), Don Lyall ('52) Rex Hunt ('53WB), Jan Booth ('54) Roger Fishback ('62), Donna Nelson ('63) Shirley Collings ('66), Vicki Owens ('72) Tedi Parks ('76), Tamese Gribble ('82) Margaret Vandenberg ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45/46) Re: Old churches Kay Weir wrote an interesting message about old churches in Richland. One night, the old church downtown, a short distance from Lewis and Clark grade school, provided us with the pigeons we unleashed in the Richland movie theater. They were much more noticeable in the theater than they had been in the old belfry. Kay's brother, Gordy ('47), was married in the GI built Catholic church on Stevens. I was best man. Father Sweeny and I both expected a bolt of lightening to come thru the ceiling due to to my presence, but nothing happened. Gordy and Lou just celebrated their 50th anniversary last summer. Sadly, Lou died just a few weeks ago. -Dick McCoy (45/46) ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Vote = LEXINGTON, KY To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Dear Scott: I can see that you need my uniquely qualified advice on where you should go to work and live. Number 1 - My daughter lives in Sammamish and after close observation of this place, it is my opinion that you are desperately in need of a culture shock. You would certainly get that in Lexington, KY. Number 2 - I am from a little farther south, a place called Robbins, TN. I am sure you are familiar with Robbins. I believe the population there is around 511 people. Anyway, I am very knowledgeable about this part of the country since my ancestors were there before the Civil War. Number 3 - I am an unlucky owner of an NTS Limited Partnership which owns apartments in Louisville (in case you got down there) that really needs a Bomber type person to check it out. One is named the Plainview Apartments, another is called LaFontenay and the last is Triad North Office Complex. This Limited Partnership is practically worthless so I am really curious about what I am missing out on. You can email me day or night. I have no doubt that you will make the right choice. Sincerely, -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Fisher (50) Re: church To: Mike Funderburg (66) I lived on 325 Goethals drive, shopped at Campbell's, worked at Potts Service Station down by you, and at Garmo's out on Goethals and Symons. The tower you are mentioning was the Lutheran Church and the high school was located on Cullum behind Lewis and Clark Grade School. All the Hanford High School students were bussed into Richland before Richland High School was finished. -Don Fisher (50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elva McGhan Wallace '50 To: Dave Kaas '69 Dave You must be related to twins Norman and Gordon Kaas. I started 1st grad with them at the Richland Grade School in 1938. It was a brand new school building that year. The name was changed to Lewis and Clark after the government took over Richland. I've lost track of a lot of those class mates when almost everyone had to move out of their homes and off their farms. Where are Norman and Gordon now? Yes, I remember the class of 1942. -Elva McGhan Wallace '50 ~ Kennewick, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lou Pearson '50 WB Re: Scary Movies The silliest scary thing in old, usually western, movies were the eyes that moved in the framed pictures on the walls. When the camera focused on the picture or when you could see the picture behind the person who was being spied upon, a shiver involuntarily would run down the spine because you just knew it was bad news for the hero/heroine! -Mary Lou Pearson '50 WB ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Lyall ('52) Re: '52 Reunion I check the Alumni Sandstorm daily and read of many old friends and our activities in what was a great part of my life growing up in Richland. Jo Ann and I look forward to our "50th" this year. Rather than flying this time, we plan a month long car trip through the National Parks and up into the Canadian Rockies enroute. Our class of 52 always has such a great time, it will be the highlight of our summer. Will certainly have our golf clubs. See you all this summer. -Don Lyall ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I have seen you post here quite a few times and you brag about the weather but I NEVER see you mention the main reason Eureka, CA, exists. It being not only at the north end of the Avenue of the Giants (the most awesome drive in the world). But that Eureka is the HOME of the notorious SAMOA COOK HOUSE.... I can never pass thru with out a pit stop there to gain 15-20 pounds for lunch. -Rex Hunt (53WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Booth Platt ('54) I've been reading the Alumni Sandstorm every morning for a few months now. I keep hoping I'll see some class of '54 names, but so far none I know. Anyway, all this talk about the grocery store got me thinking. I sure don't remember the names or where they were exactly, but I do remember that there was one near Marcus Whitman. My brother Bob and I used to haul an empty case of pop bottles over there and get a full case about once a week I think. There was a concession stand on the north side where we did this business. Did all the stores have these stands? [Sounds like the Village Market. -Maren] To: Wally Erickson ('53) You asked about Mr. Pappas. About four years ago when I went to Oakland to visit my brother, Bob ('55RIP), he took me to see Gordon and Ruby Pappas and we had a lovely afternoon going through his scrapbooks. Then when Bob died the next year and I went back to Oakland for the memorial service, they were there. They picked me up the next day and took me home for dinner and we had another nice visit. I get a Christmas card from them every year with their pictures on it. They sure hadn't retired when I saw them. -Jan Booth Platt ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ January 12, 2002 The Bombers took the 80 mile trip to Moses Lake to take on the Chiefs, tied for first in the Big Nine with Southridge and Eisenhower. Moses Lake is a fairly good sized team and very physical. Their two losses were to Kamiakin in triple overtime and 1 point loss to Eisenhower. The Bombers started quickly with two treys from York to lead 6-0 with 6:37 to play. The Chiefs bagged their own three pointer followed by a deuce by York and 2 buckets by the Moses Lake. With 3:01 to play it was 8 apiece. The next 4 points belonged to the A-City squad with a basket by Buck and another by York. Moses Lake hit one of two from the line (of many attempts they would have on the night) followed by 2 free throws by Buck. Two more from the line by the Chiefs was followed by a basket from York, another from Frisbee and the quarter ended with a bucket from York. End of first quarter, Bombers 20-11. York tallied 14 points in the quarter. The second quarter was much like the first with every attempt by the Chiefs or rebound resulting in a foul called against the Bombers. With 7:07 to play in the half it was 22-16 Bombers. Trading a few baskets made the score 29-24 with 1:27 to play. Hilgert hit a bucket, followed by two more free throws from the Chiefs, and a trey with 6 seconds remaining by York made the half time score Bombers 34-26. In the first half the Bombers shot and made 4 free throws. The Chiefs shot 15 and drained 11. It would only get worse. The Bombers were whistled for 12 fouls to the Chiefs 6. (These guys could teach Walla Walla refs how to call a game!!) The Chiefs scored a rare field goal to start the third quarter but the Bombers answered with a bucket by Buck and another by Hilgert. With 6:18 remaining in the third quarter it was 37-28 Bombers. The Chiefs bagged a deuce followed by a trey from Buck. Moses Lake made three straight from the line out of a possible 6 to cut the lead to 40-33 with 5:20 in the quarter. Again the Bombers responded. Hilgert and York both drained a deuce to give the Bombers their biggest lead at 44-33 with 4:20 remaining. Two more from the charity strip by the Chiefs followed by a basket by Hilgert kept the lead at 11 with 2:40 to play. Two baskets by the Chiefs followed by a basket by Hilgert and a free throw by York made the score 49-39 with :05 to play. Moses Lake hit two more form the line with :01 remaining to end the third quarter at 49-41 in favor of the Bombers. Bussman hit a deuce followed by a free throw and basket from the Chiefs to make the score 51-44 Bombers. Buck then tallied a trey followed by a driving shot to stretch the Bomber lead to 12 at 56-44 (largest of the night) with 4:42 to play in the game. Kast from Moses Lake was fouled on a three point attempt and drained three free throws to make the score 56-47 Bombers with 4:30 to play. As time became a precious commodity for the Chiefs, they began to foul. Frisbee hit three of four from the line to make the score 59-47 with 2:48 to play. Moses Lake tallied a deuce and four straight from the charity strip to cut the lead to 6 at 59-53 with 1:37 to play. Frisbee was fouled and hit a pair followed by a trey from the Chiefs. Hilgert hit one of two free throws to make the score 62-56 with :59 to play. The Chiefs put back an offensive rebound for two points, but Frisbee drained two more from the line. With :37 to play it was 64-58 Bombers. With :28 to play Moses Lake hit a trey to cut the lead to 64-61. With 18 seconds remaining Frisbee drove to the basket and scored and was hammered by a Chief player. Frisbee was called for a technical which was his fifth foul. Johnson came in to finish the three point play. His shot fell through the twine to make the score 67-61 Bombers. Trekking to the other end of the court Kast hit both of the technical foul shots to make the score 67-63 Bombers. Still with 18 seconds play the Chiefs inbounded the ball and were called for a travel. Tourney was fouled with 12 seconds to play and made one of two to finish the scoring. Final, Bombers 68, Chiefs 63. The Chiefs made 28 of 39 free throws to the Bombers 15 of 24. The Bombers were 17 of 39 from inside the arch and 6 of 16 outside the arch. Richland shot 42% for the game. Before the game I figured we needed four players in double figures and one with at least 20 to have a chance to win. York led the Bomber in scoring with 20 points on 5 of 5 two pointers and 3 of 4 treys. He was 1 for 4 from the charity stripe. Buck tallied 17, Hilgert had 13, Frisbee had 11, 5 for Bussman and one each for Johnson and Tourney. Hilgert grabbed 10 boards, six from the offensive end. Buck snared 7 defensive caroms. The Bombers committed 15 turnovers, 14 of which were unforced. The Chiefs were led in scoring by Kast with one trey, two deuces and 16 free throws for 23 points, MCFaul with 12, Reffett had 11 and Baker 10. These four players had 56 of the Chief points, 25 of which were from the foul line. Enough said! The Bombers finish the first half of Big Nine play with 4 straight wins and are sitting at 6-3 behind Southridge and Eisenhower at 7-2. Walla Walla which started the season at 5-0 lost their last 4 to finish at 5-4. The Bomber ladies also won, huge, like 33 points to finish the first half tied with Kennewick at 8-1. Next week the Bombers travel to Southridge on friday and host Wenatchee on Saturday. Next report Friday January 18 -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Re: Sirens Sept. 11 brought the fear all back of the enemy coming to get us. I had nightmares until almost 35 years old of the Russians coming. I think it was what my Dad talked about and the practices at Sacajawea once a month. I remember there were two different sirens: one meant you had to lay four deep in the hall protecting your eyes and neck... I can smell the wood floor yet. The other one meant you needed to run home because Grand Coulee had been bombed and we needed to get to high ground. Did that once that I remember... school was out early that day. Wish our kids now didn't have to worry about that. -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Re: Christ the King class pictures from 1961-1962 Just recently I scanned the class pictures from a CK yearbook from 40 years ago. It would contain the future classes of 1966 to 1973. Maren posted them to our grade school pictures site. Check them out and help complete the faces of long ago. Grade /school Pictures website - click "your" school. Although I didn't attend CK, I worked there for 9 years. With the help of my husband Dennis ('66), Pete Crowley ('67) and a few other people we were able to identify a lot of people. See how many you are able to recognize. The challenge is on ... -Shirley Collings Haskins (66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens (72) To: Artie Schafer (70) SW Louisiana? Don't tell me a Bomber has surfaced in the bayous of Cajun country? In 1943 my mom came out of Sulphur, Louisiana, near the waters of Choupique Bayou, to join the Hanford Project. The way the newspaper ads announced it, if you'd come and work for six months, they'd pay your way home. That sounded like a good deal to her and her girlfriend, who boarded the next train north. But she never claimed her ticket home. At the Thanksgiving Dance that year, she met my dad, a boy born in the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. They married the following June, and Richland became her home. She's lived in the same house since 1958. So where are you situated? I have cousins in Sulphur, Carlyss, Lake Charles, Hackberry, and on to Beaumont, Houston and N'yorluns. (That's New Orleans, to all you northern folk.) Have a taste of shrimp gumbo for me! -Vicki Owens (72) ~ Kampala, Uganda (Africa) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) To: Brad Wear ('71) Your cottage industry tour idea is BRILLIANT (my god, you are such a BOMBER!) Count me in and turn the "HOT" sign on... Krispy Kreme's RULE! ( -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) ~ Benbrook, TX - where it's Stockshow time in Cowtown ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tamese Gribble Robinson (82) To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Ahhh... Spalding. I remember those days. I think the other marble tycoon was Blake Anderson... or so it seemed. I also think you and Wig were quite a force. :-) Is the school still there? Remember the carnivals? Loved those. And, my second grade teacher Miss Fowler, whom I adored. The subject of twins in Richland (Wig & Jumbo, Herbie & Kirby, Kurt & Kent, etc.) comes up a lot at my house, as I have twin daughters. My mother always says, "Wig and Jumbo were such nice boys." Hope to see you all this summer! -Tamese Gribble Robinson (82) ~ Kirkland, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Spalding web page - Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to find links to some pictures taken in March of 2000. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margaret Vandenberg ('84) Not only was Mr. Myrick a good commander - You probably didn't have a better looking Patrol than at Jefferson Elementary in the 70s - I was really lucky to have him as my fourth grade teacher. He was a great teacher. Plus, our class kicked butt on field day. -Margaret Vandenberg ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Dick Pierard ('52), Wally Erickson ('53) Ann Clatworthy ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Fred Suckow ('55), Tom Hughes ('56) Gus Keeney ('57), Judy Willox ('61) Lynn Johnson ('63), Micki Lund ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Nancy Mallory ('64) Susie Nelson ('67), Artie Schafer ('70) Stu Osborn ('71), Mike Davis ('74) Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher (51) I'm coming to the Tri-Cities next Wednesday for three days to help my younger brother with some problems he's having with plumbing, dry wall and so forth. Can someone steer me towards someone that does handy man type work. Will require replacing some flooring, drywall and installing fixtures. Having been away for thirteen years, I'm out of touch for someone that is reliable and reasonable. Thanks in advance. To: Bob Harman (51) Bob, I moved from Richland in 1988 to work for BPA. We live just west of Wishram Heights on Hiway 14. Retired in 1997, currently have our little "ranch" up for sale and plan on moving to Prosser. -Phil Belcher (51) - In the gorge where its clear and calm for a change. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Margaret Vandenberg ('84) HI, Margaret Thank you for those kind words, Margaret. Our school patrol was a good one, for sure. The thing that made it great was the kids. You all took your patrol very seriously and I could count on you guys to be on your posts on time and in all kinds of weather even if I wasn't there physically. You were all dependable enough to run patrol by yourselves. Those were very good years and I really enjoyed them. The only big worry that I had was the post on Van Giesen and GWWay. The speed limit was 35mph with no school zone signs or any other kind of warning devise. That is one reason I was out on that post so often. Cars would travel up to speeds of 50mph and the people traveling on GWWay did not pay any attention to the patrol kids on that post. They would run through your flags, going in front of you and behind you. I am really surprised that we never had a serious accident. However, with the help of the city taking a traffic count, more than 12,000 cars a day and most of them during the start and end of school, and the help of six outspoken ladies we finally got some help. School zone warning signs, a posted 20mph sign, a blinking yellow light, and an adult to man that post. Boy, did the police cite a lot of cars that first year. I remember two of the ladies, one was Norma Roddy and the other was Mary Ganoza. What a group that was. Oh, yes, and the lady that was our first adult crosswalk guard lasted only one year. She said it was too nerve rattling. And, to think that we put fifth and sixth graders out there and they never hesitated to attend that post. I don't know if you remember but our patrol ran between 110 and 120 students. We had the largest school patrol in Richland. We had either 10 or 11 posts to guard. The times we had to be out there were start of school, kindergarten dismal, noon dismal, and the end of school. When I took over school patrol we had a girl's patrol and a boy's patrol. Girls inside and boys outside. Mrs. Anderson was girls' supervisor. The year after that Mrs. Anderson resigned from school patrol and I got it all. I continued with girls inside and boys outside until Virginia Gutherie asked me why girls couldn't go outside. I couldn't give her an answer, so girls went outside. Jefferson was the first school to put girls outside and you gals did a great job. Do you remember how much the Richland Police helped us out? Anything that I asked of them they did. It really didn't make too much difference what it was. Now, I am a volunteer with the Richland Police. This is pay back time. I drive a police car and can write citations to cars illegally parked in handicap zones. There is a group of us that do the same. If you are in Richland you may have seen our car. It has VIPS printed on the side. It stands for volunteers in police service. We take care of a lot of things that regular police officers really don't have time to do. Thank you again, Margaret and we did love "kicking butt!" -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I'm leaving the country for several months in New Zealand (Boston winters aren't any worse than the Midwest but I'm ready to repeat summer again), and I want to make sure I get back in time for the Class of 52's fiftieth reunion. Are the dates still August 2-4? -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Gordon Pappas To: Jan Booth Platt (54) Thanks for responding to my question about Gordon Pappas. That's great. How long was he the music instructor at Col-Hi? You mentioned he hadn't retired when you saw him four years ago. What was he doing then? Sorry about your bother, Bob ('55RIP). Re: Grocery store by Marcus Whitman There was a small grocery store in the mid 40s northeast of Marcus Whitman. Was closed down and later was the administration office for the Richland schools. I'm going to need some help on this: Re: Marcus Whitman Our family moved to Richland November, 1944 and lived at 1413 Putnam St. We were the first family to move into that neighborhood. Just days later came the Websters [Viva ('53) and Kenney ('55)], Dunwoodys [Bill ('52)], Davises [Bob ('54) and Jack ('56)], and McCrareys [Pat ('50) and Bill Lloyd ('54)]. Anyway, we were sent to Sacajawea grade school (4th grade) for half days only for a couple of months. Was this because Marcus Whitman wasn't finished then? [Marcus Whitman opened 1/3/45. -Maren] After the first of the year (1945) we were sent to Marcus Whitman to finish 4th grade. Miss Powell was my 4th and 5th grade teacher. I can't remember the name of my 6th grade teacher (was it Mrs. Smith?). Our 7th grade was the first class to go the "new" Carmichael Jr. High. Mrs. Fisher was our 7th grade teacher. This was during the middle of our school year (maybe 1948?). Re: Carmichael Jr. High I can still smell the newness of the school. There were still construction crews around finishing last minute things. One of the things they were working on was the auditorium, putting the seats in. Getting new metal lockers for our school supplies was really neat. I can't remember my 8th grade teacher's name. I can see her, but that's it. After 8th grade, half of the 9th grade students stayed at Carmichael and the other half went to Col-Hi. We went to Col-Hi for our freshman class. Re: Columbia High Our freshman class was the last freshman class (1949-50). We thought it was real cool to have been there the year before the other half of the '53 class came to Col-hi as sophomores. I can't remember where the dividing line was. I think it was if you lived on the hill, then you went to the High School. If you lived down below you went to Jr. High. This part I'm not clear on. There were a lot of school changes going on during those times. They had just finished the auto shop and the new "boys" gym. There are some things that are not that clear to me. Would like to get some responses on this. Is Richland High School still a three year school? What is the size of Richland HS and Hanford HS? What is the competition like between the two schools? -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) Re: Class of '54 Entry Okay, Jan Booth Platt ('54), you wanted word from classmates of '54... here goes... I was glad to hear that Mr. Pappas, and his wife, are alive and well. I had him for a class in Radio Broadcasting, in which we edited the script for "Good News" I think it was. Bob Carlson, aka Mike ('54), remembers.. he was in the same class. My husband to be, Ray Weyerts ('53RIP) and I were dancers in the show. Jane McClure ('53) was choreographer, as she was for the Richland Light Opera productions (so was my good friend Carolyn Leinburger Larrick ('54). By the way, Janie McClure lives in Littleton, CO, now... she is listed as "missing" on the class of 1953 website. Email me if you want her address. Jan, you will remember me as your roommate at Central, when we were there with Mary Easter Anderson ('54), Pat Bellarts ('54), Jeantette Duncan ('54), Jim Mefford ('54), Larry Blackburn ('54), Ray Weyerts ('53RIP), Florin Baldridge ('54), and a host of other RHS grads just starting their freshman year in Ellensburg. Wally, you remember the Clatworthys on Thayer Drive... you were just a couple of houses from us on Putnam I believe. My dad purchased a car from your dad, a brown one. Don't remember what make, but I believe it was a 1954 model. I believe your neighbors were the Dunwoodys and Bill Lloyd's mother and step- father, can't remember their last name. My brothers were Jimmy ('46) and Bobby ('51) Clatworthy, Dick McCoy ('45/'46) used to come to our house, and it was Dick that suggested that my brother Jim attend Eastern Washington College of Education with him. I think Dick Sears ('47RIP) was in that group as well as Chuck Clawson. They were quite a party group at our house when I was in Carmichael Jr. Hi. I thought they were "Top Guns" in today's lingo. I'm now living in Fort Valley, VA, 80 miles east of Washington DC. I'll be talking with "you all" as we say here in the south. Fondly, -Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Virginia ain't far enough south for "y'all"! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Jack Dawson ('52) and Don Lyall ('52) I hope you and many other members of the Class of '52 are planning on staying over for the Club 40 party the weekend after labor day. We, too, will be having a golf tournament. There was a wild rumor that someone named "Tiger Woods" was going to partner with an anonymous player (or was that a player to be named later). To: Janice Booth Platt ('54) You are absolutely right, Janice. No one from the Class of '54 makes contributions to this paper. Glad to read the latest on Mr. Pappas. I know I had fun in his radio broadcasting class for two years. -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - getting ready to leave for lunch in Fife, WA and it looks like a nice day for it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Suckow (55) To: Jan Booth Platt (54) Gordon Pappas was one of my favorite teachers. He had a wonderful vision of what the music program could be at ColHi. He was always encouraging me and others to keep going on our musical ideas. Jan, it was good to hear about your brother. He and I had many experiences together in music and in scouting. We both went to CUP, as you did. He and I spent a number of hiking/back packing trips with Rev. Bob Uphoff who was Pastor of CUP. Hope all is well with you. -Fred Suckow (55) ~ In sunny Southern California ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: January Fife Luncheon We had a great turnout for the January Luncheon at Fife. A total of 18 people showed up. Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) has started taking a collection of $3 per person to cover the cost of the meeting room and a dedicated waitress and this works great. The service is better and we are not bothered by the other customers of the Restaurant. We wish more of the West Siders would show up. If Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) and Barbara Crowder ('55) can make it all the way from Oregon, surely some more of the locals should be able to attend. We never seem to run out of stories and tall tales of days in Richland. Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) noticed that of the classes between 1949 and 1962. only the years '52, '58 and '61 were the not represented. I think this is neat because of the overlapping experiences not much is missed. Attending were: Patti Jones Ahrens, Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB), Nada McCoy (62), Nick Nelson ('56), Burt Pierard ('59), Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49), Jerry Swain ('54), Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51), Jim McDougal ('57), Rita Brackenbush Sevcik ('60), Chuck Holtz ('55), Dolores Moody Stewart ('60), Curt Donahue ('53), Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54), Barbara Crowder ('55), Tom Hughes ('56), Agnes Hughes (Tom's Wife) and Jessica Blessing (Tom's Grand Daughter) -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney (57) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Thanks for the reminder of Ray Juricich. I couldn't tell you how many times I quote one of his special "Fine print notes" every year. He always had great tid-bits, especially from the Safe Driving Class!! Thanks to Jim McDougal ('57) for offering to pick me up this AM for the Bomber lunch in Fife, WA, but I'm supposed to go over to Tony Tellier's ('57) early this week and soak up a few beers by his Pool. More than likely we'll be in his garage sorting "stuff" from his Dad's estate that he's brought down from Scottsdale, AZ. -Gus Keeney (57) ~ Yuma, AZ - Almost 80 deg. this sunny Sunday morning already ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Poem Sent to Pogs from Mogs - circa 1944 To: All Bombers, 'Specially my sister Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Okay, I may have been just as wrong as the rest of you that agreed that Mike Davis ('74) was wrong about the Mayfair Markets. How the heck am I suppose to know what went in the old neighborhood after I was off and married and having babies? Did I care about a grocery store back then? ONLY when it came time for formula and diapers!! And let's face it, back then diapers were a one shop deal that then sat in a diaper pail for the better part of two years!! NO disposables back then, young Bombers! Now, I am just as tired of being wrong I'm sure as the rest of you are, so I am placing an entry with a memory that I KNOW that I am right about. And I defy you Mikey Poo to tell me that I am wrong about this one! In the famous words of a famous attorney at a famous trial, "How about THAT, Mr. Davis?" LOL!! Here is my special memory that I share with you, my friends. And don't you go and cry on me Sis! *G*!! You Are So Near Whenever there is sunshine dear, I know that you are there, Whenever there is joy, I feel your presence in the air. I seem to touch your spirit in the golden moon at night, And in the silver of the star so friendly and so bright. Within the peaceful valley and on top of every hill, Where morning winds caress the grass and kiss the daffodil. Along the quiet avenue of garden paths and gates, And on the passing calendar of sweet and special dates. As in the white of winter with its gently falling snow, I see a vision of your face, and, oh, I love you so! -Author Unknown A poem, cut from a Denver newspaper and sent to Pooky, (Frank A. Willox) from his loving wife, Margie, some time in the months between January and July, 1944. A bittersweet memory from the gray cells of your sister, one that remained with me for all these years. I can see in my minds eye that little clipping that nestled in the little black insert that Dad carried in his wallet with an old 1939 calendar, a picture of Mother and I and that little poem. I still have that little black insert, but do not know why that little clipping is NOT there. Come on Bombers, share with us the memories that you might have of the long and arduous journey from where you originally came form here to Richland back in the pioneer days of Bomberville! Things like where you did come from, were your folks separated for a time like mine, and memories of this nature. How did we all come to be here to form this unique little town that we all share and love so much?!! NOT why; we all know that, just special memories of the journey to here and from where! At least we will be RIGHT about something huh? lol!! To: Bobby Irwin ('62) I realize that it has been some time since your entry in the Alumni Sandstorm about the incident with my brother back when! I finally talked to Baby Brother about that and he cannot bring that incident! Are you SURE that it was my sweet little brother that did this? *G*!! He was/is one of the most docile kids that ever was and it is hard for me to picture him hitting anybody, much less with a baseball bat! What did you DO to that kid, Bobby? Kill his chicken or let his pigeons go? LOL! Confession please! *G*! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - Sunny days, cool crisp nights - typical desert weather! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Johnson Andrews '63 Re: telephone numbers Of course I remember our Richland telephone number. It was 4-5144. Some friends of my parents with the last name Gross wanted the number for their own, but my parents wouldn't give it up. (All right, 144 is a gross) And I remember Karen Kleinpeter Kroger's ('63) number, too: 3-9263. Her parents still have the same phone number. -Lynn Johnson Andrews '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Micki Lund ('63) The old "WHitehall" remembrances jogged by mind. I find myself getting more and more forgetful these days, but still remember my old number, WHitehall 5- 6623. Amazing! Another memory is of party lines. I had a lot of good friends in Kennewick and when I would visit them they would only answer a certain ring. Like 2 short rings, or 1 long ring and 1 short. They often knew who the other rings were for and would sometimes listen in on conversations. Not very nice, but pretty interesting at times. I can remember them getting yelled at and told to get off the line. I don't remember Richland ever having party lines. Does anyone remember? Thanks for the memories. -Micki Lund ('63) ~ Still living in Richland and in the other half of the house I grew up in. When can I get out of this rut? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: Churches I was looking at all the churches in THE GALLERY. [] I didn't even recognize Southside as the church that I grew up in. I don't know when the new church was built, but I do know it was the original into the '70s. I took my son, Shawn (born in 1971) there a few times with my Mom. I didn't realize that they tore the old church down when they built the new one. No wonder I didn't recognize any part of it when I saw it at our last reunion. Re: Old Church I still say that the picture in the gallery of Southside Church doesn't look like the church as I remember it. I may just have to get out the pictures of my wedding when I got married there. I don't remember a Belfry at all. If it had one, it had been closed up for a while. My mother was a Sunday school teacher for further back than I remember. She told me at one point in time that I started out in the infant section. I also don't remember any church across the street (Lutheran). It had to have been torn down before I was old enough or I'd remember it. Is it possible that that picture in the gallery be that old church instead of Southside? Southside looked more like some of the other pictures of the churches. I'll have to find a picture and scan it in for Maren to put up. To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) A lot of your decision on where to move could be made upon what type of weather you enjoy. Down in Encino, CA, it will be hot, but probably no snow to speak of during the winter months. Lexington, KY will have lots of snow, but it's very rich in history. To: Rex Hunt (53WB) Very true... very true, I only speak of the weather that we're having don't I? I keep hoping for more heat, but don't think that will ever happen. Yes, we're at the north end of the Avenue of the Giants. Each year we have to take our granddaughter to see them. We do have a lot of very nice ocean beaches as well. We don't go down to them very often, as it's usually windy and cold. Now, the Samoa Cookhouse is really very unique isn't it? We've eaten there a couple times. For the rest of you that are interested, it's an old lumberjack cookhouse. Nothing has changed over the years. You eat at these long tables. It's an all you can eat place with a choice of 2 main meat dishes. There is a small museum in a room off the main room housing a lot of the original equipment that the lumberjacks used to use and lots of pictures. It's a fun place to go, if you are ever in the area. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun is shining for the 2nd day in a row, north of Avenue of the Giants and home of the Samoa Cookhouse ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: Sirens All this talk of the sirens -- we still have them in the south where I lived for many years (MS). Mostly they warned of severe weather. Like thunderstorms (you don't have them like the south does along the Mississippi in the NW) and tornados. My kids grew up having tornado drills as well as fire drills in school. Sometimes I would tell people we had bomb drills in school (of course you have to explain it). Most people are surprised to find out there is a desert in the evergreen state, too! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) Re: Grand Coulee I also have memories (like my sister Donna Nelson Duff [63)) of the sirens. My Dad was never one to soft coat anything and because of that I think we did live with a lot of extra fear. I remember him saying if Coulee Dam was bombed we would not have a chance, being pretty young I thought we'd be okay cause we had a boat. Never thought about how we might get that boat off the trailer before the Dam waters covered us. One time when Donnie was probably a Senior and I a 9th grader we decided we didn't want to go to North Dakota for vacation, so Mom and Dad decided we could stay alone at home. Well, before they left Dad proceeded to tell Donnie and I how to use his shotgun if someone broke in while they were gone. We were supposed to come down the stairs and shoot the guy in the knees, than call 911 before he bled to death. Oh also think we were supposed to drag him back out of the house on to the front yard? I'm surprised that Donnie and I didn't pack our bags and go on vacation with them. So here's what my loving sister would do to me. We would be all alone watching TV or something and I'd look at my sister (whom I loved and adored), she'd be staring at the front door window with her eyes as big as saucers to scare the hell out of me. It always worked, too. Than we'd go to bed and I had to jump in bed so the creature from the black lagoon wouldn't grab my ankles. On top of all this we had to fear the air raid sirens? I often wondered if the Tri-Cities were the only towns that did the sirens or if all little kids had to live with that fear? -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Artie Schafer ('70) To: Vickie Owens (72) I'm in Lake Charles, LA. I've been here for the past 22 years. I married a girl from here and stayed. I pass through Hackberry from time to time to go duck hunting at Sabine Wildlife refuge. I know several people in Sulphur and Lake Charles. My wife and her family know lots more. She was formerly a Brinlee. Who are your cousins and how did you end up in Uganda? -Artie Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: 33 1/3 RPM vinyl discs with small holes in the middle Yeah, funny you should remember that colossal LP record collection such as the true audiophile you are, Jumbo!!! When did you see it last? In the 80s when we both worked at Fred Meyer? Well it's grown since then. Before you got there as my second-hand man, (in the Photo-Electronics department, wasn't it?) Freddy's had a separate division which was called the "The Music Market", if you remember. Maybe we did work at MMK together...? But I do remember this as clear as day. Before you were hired on, the record department was a separate division at Fred Meyer. It was serviced with product from their music warehouse in Seattle called Round Up Music Distributors. Back in those days, we were shipped at least 20-30 "cases" of record albums in one shipment, sometimes twice a week many times with duplicate new release promo copies with our stock of the most popular artists of the week. The store only needed one copy for "in store play" so [NEWS FLASH!!] many of those promos found their way into my collection. [Side note: That Music Market later became the first record store in the Tri-Cities to bring in Compact Discs, finally eclipsing Columbia Center's "DJs Sound City" and "Cellophane Square" (?) as the #1 record store in the area. Those first CDs made in the mid '80s were mostly Classical selections and cost $19.99.] Before coming to the Music Market in '81, there was that Disk Jockey gig in the Tri-Cities area for five years. In between stations there were stints of spinning disco at 'My Place Tavern'. Well, it was actually a rock and roll nightclub. Anyway as a DJ, there were many opportunities for obtaining these promos. [Side note: "My Place Tavern" became a bar and grill called the "Riverside" which overlooks Bateman Island adjacent to Columbia Park's West entrance.] Before that, learning the DJ gig from EWSC (now Eastern Washington University) in Howard E. Hopf's "Radio-TV" department put me on that path. As a campus DJ, there were other opportunities for promos, too. Being an avid music fan during the mid '70s while in my 20s really helped build the collection, too. And finally (whew!) before that many, many times I walked down to Korten's Music (on the East side of the Uptown Richland shopping center) as a teen and youngster during the mid to late '60s. But 45 RPMs were the format of choice back then. We couldn't afford the LPs. So we'd have the guy at Korten's play the singles for us. They were 49 cents each. I still have a bunch of those original 45s including my very first one, "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkle. My mother Wanda Smith Osborn ('51) would often complain that I spent too much money on records trying to catch me putting a new LP into the book shelf-sized record rack I had back then. The rack that works now is 7' tall and 4' wide. On my way back to Seattle from Richland for Christmas this year, there was a near-mint copy of "Beatles VI" at all places but the Fruit and Antique stop near Thorp, WA, on I-90. So you see, you never out live (at least I don't) the record collecting credo. You have to have a lot of interest in music, big speakers, a good turntable and a good cartridge on it. In your travails, you're looking for rare copies that are in good shape like my Beatles "White Album". (numbered copy #0000324) And in my case, you also have to know where to get a matched set of four output tubes for a '62 vintage McIntosh MC225 stereo power amp and replacement tubes for a '65 McIntosh C20 pre- amp and a '64 MR67 McIntosh tuner. Guess I'll break down and buy a new "surround-sound" stereo this year and help the economy but up until now, that old stereo with it's Soundcraftsmen 10-band graphic equalizer and Thorens (German) turntable purchased from "The Sound Center" in Kennewick around 1973 has more than sufficed. Finally, to collect LPs, you also have to have a nice brother, Jeff Osborn ('82) and good friends when you need to move these 12" x 12" cardboard cases of records which weigh nearly 60 pounds each. Especially if you own more than 25 of them. [Tip: Keep the record boxes.] So how many total LPs are there in the collection do you ask? I've never actually counted them but each case can contain 85-90 LPs. So you can do the math. OK, I'll do it. (~2200) But there are many more people who have many more LP's than I have, I'm sure. In Richland? Well maybe not but the guy at the used record shop downstairs under Pike Place Market told me the other day he knows a guy that has a room full of records containing tens of thousands. -Stu Osborn ('71) P.S. To: Mike Davis ('74) Let up on my buddy Jumbo, please. You've got to remember he's a product of the '60s and '70s. And by the way, one of the original stores that used to occupy where Sunburst Video and Factory 2U are (I think you mean on the Northwest corner of Uptown Richland just North of BB&M and Robinson's facing Jadwin) was "J.J. Newberry's" and not J.C. Penney as the answer to question 2 in your first trivia challenge of 12/29/01. I can still remember the long, red sign with its vertical lettering mounted on the corner of the building. Here we go... Now comes the debate. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: "Wig and Jumbo were such nice boys." Tamese Gribble Robinson ('82) stated the above in the Sunday Alumni Sandstorm! The poor girl! Did she fall on her head or something? May be the same kind of ordeal Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) faces everyday. Remember she was the batgirl that took the foul ball of the noggin! Never the same again! And speaking of Jumbo. Isn't your 15 minutes of fame about over? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis (82) To: Tamese Gribble Robinson (82) and all other Spalding elementary grads Yes I do remember those carnivals. I used to love the cake walk. I never did win a cake, but spent a lot of time trying. I remember when Wig won one. I don't think I ever got over that one. Those were some fun days. Remember how Mark Bircher ('82) was kind of like the Kelly Leek of the Bad News Bears. He was quite the athlete. I remember one time in little league when he hit a double off me with one arm in a cast. Playing football on the playgrounds with Scott Bradley ('82), Leon Rice ('82), Jimmy Joe Williamson ('82), Dave Carlile ('82), Rob Palmer ('82), Chuck Bender ('82), Tim Ruane ('82), Kyle Kafentzis ('82) and so many others was always something I'll remember. The first boy-girl party at Connie Clifford's ('82) with Leon Rice playing John Travolta and Joan Chandler ('82) as Olivia Newton John reinacting the movie "Grease". My favorite teacher was Mrs. Leonard (4th grade). I think you were in that class too if I remember right. Look forward to seeing you and all other classmates at the big 20 year reunion. Take care -Jumbo Davis (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and the '82 Reunion Committee today: Kay Weir ('37), Bob Irwin ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Linda Lester ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Karen Kleinpeter ('63) Marie Ruppert ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Arty Schafer ('70) Mike Carney ('72), Mike Davis ('74) Jumbo Davis ('82), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: LAST RHS CLASS in the old school building There was a question about where the last class (1942) to graduate from the old Richland were now. Well several of them are right here. Edith Weidle is Mrs. Robert Hamsen in West Richland I'm sure she could tell you about most of them. I have an old Tri- City Herald that shows a picture of that class. While it was the last class to actually graduate from the old school there was another senior class (class of '43) that went part of the next year but before the end of the school year Uncle Sam and the Hanford Project moved in and closed the schools, handed the seniors a diploma and that was really the end. My sister Jean ('43) was part of that class... I guess not finishing her senior year didn't do too much damage... she eventually ended up with a Masters Degree in Adult Education. War turns lives upside down and this current one is no exception. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin (62) Growing up in the "South End" seemed to be an ongoing adventure. Larry Mattingly ('60) brought back lots of memories about all the adventures we had. I can remember digging for arrowheads down by the point. There was a man that had a terrible scar on his face who always seemed to be down there. He was a nice guy that always showed me the points he had found. They were kept under the cellophane in his pack of Pall Malls. We built a sifter with an old window screen we got from the painter hutment behind Pott's gas station. Finding Hudson Bay Trading beads, arrowheads and all sorts of neat stuff was always a thrill. The "flume" was the place to be after school. You could strip down to your jeans and away you'd go. Larry was right, it did take a toll on your jeans. After watching movies at the Village Theater you always came up with an ideas on how to build a Hot Rod out of orange crates and wagon wheels. I think the Little Rascals inspired that. Designing the steering was always a problem. The ultimate test was to take them to Carmichael hill. Most of the time they would disintegrate on the second run down the hill. But all was not lost, you could always stop on the way home and swim in the ponds that bordered Wellsian way. A good place to get frogs and polly wogs. There were three or four big hutments on the East Side of Wellsian way that you could sneak into and find all kinds of neat stuff. One of them that had all kinds of magazines: True Detective, Argosy, and Adventure type stuff. I used to sit and read them till my pants dried. Joe Isom's family used to clean the Southside Church on Saturday mornings. I'd go get Joe to go on some cool adventure after he was done. We would go down to the kitchen an eat those little wafers and drink grape juice... got in trouble for that. Along the Yakima River down by the old Richland airport you could build some neat forts. You knew better than to mess with anybody else's fort because you could get beat up... underground forts were the best. Skipping school meant a day's adventure along the Yakima River. Fishing, throwing rocks, swimming, and just fooling around. Hearing giggles from my favorite swimming hole meant someone else was down there swimming. Wow, it was two grown up ladies with nothing on! Being polite, I didn't interrupt them... just watched. I saw one of them in Campbell's Market a week or so later... she looked better naked. Never was any good at catching pigeons... always seemed to get caught on top of Stan's Lucky Five Tavern or the Barber shop. When I did catch one, he would crap all over my shirt. Going through the family possessions, I found a 1945 Richland Telephone Directory. There is a drawing on the front: Raising of "Old Glory". It is 29 pages long and on the back page Mom had written these numbers down: Rations... 430 W. Union... 1111 Laundry... 302 Doctor... 913w, Dime Store... 153 School... 184 P. Office... 777 Along with the phone book, there were all the brochures from Frontier Days... brought back a lot of memories of the "South end". Cheers -Bob Irwin (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Dave Kaas ('69) Re: The Parkway Prior to the Parkway being put in, I believe it was called "The Greenway." (maybe, we just called it that) I remember participating in the annual Gunnysack Races there... Tug of War and the Races where two people would each have one of their legs tied together, etc. I also remember a lot of laughing and falling down! Our family always took part in these occasions - my Dad, Floyd Hutchins, was involved in the planning, judging, etc. (probably, Paul Beardsley was part of this, too). I know we have photos and movies of those races somewhere, along with one of the "Bubble Gum Blowing" contest. One of the old photos shows Dad measuring the size of a bubble. (Richard Baker, from the southside, was also in that photo) Dad always took lots of photos and movies - before moving to Richland in 1944, he was the first and only person for quite some time to own a movie camera in Kennewick - he was called on a lot for family celebrations, etc. I'm not sure what those fun, family events on The Greenway were called - perhaps they were part of the old "Atomic Frontier Days" or an annual function sponsored by the Downtown Business community. Anyone remember? -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Lester Rutkowski ('63) Re: Castle Club New information and pictures have been added to The Gallery depicting the Castle Club and it's final destination (West Richland). See them at The cafe on the road in front of the remodeled "Castle Club" was called "Lindy's Cafe" and the cook was my grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Sandlin. My Mother (Mary Lester Thompson - Lewis and Clark Teacher) remembers that the building was too large to cross the river by bridge, so it was floated across the river at great risk to life and limb. Spent a lot of time with cousins, Steve and Norm Sandlin, climbing the hill behind the Apartment Building. -Linda Lester Rutkowski, 1962 ~ Walnut Creek, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: party lines To: Micki Lund ('63) Yes, Micki. I do remember my phone # WH 1524. You must have been one of the lucky ones to have a private line. There were party lines in Richland. You can't be in much of a rut... you are one of the busiest people I know. -Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger '63 To: Vicki Owens (72) I just had to reply to you about South Louisiana. And shrimp gumbo. My mom grew up in New Orleans and my dad was born in Garyville, LA. They both ended up at LSU in Baton Rouge, graduating from there in the late '30s. I was born in Baton Rouge in 1945. Re: The gumbo part This weekend our group of "dinner friends" will be guests at our home for a big pot of Shrimp Gumbo. It's our January tradition. I'll send you warm Bomber thoughts seasoned with gumbo file powder and a little okra. Bombers forever! -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) To: Micki Lund '63 One person's rut is another's valley. It all depends on your perspective! I wish I still lived in Richland. My daughter and her family (my precious grandkids) live on Mahan so I drive over often to visit. Maybe one day I'll be able to move back to the 'rut' you're in. -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Bremerton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Found in downtown Colfax, Washington... Wayne Lechtenberg from the Class of 1980. Re: Surfin' the web again Richland girl gets a new chance at life The official dryer lint page (;-) Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bob Harman (51) Re: Wishram Heights Small World... I lived in Wishram from '67-'68 when my first husband was in Viet Nam. I worked at The Beanery which was the Burlington-Northern Railroad diner. My step dad worked for the railroad... he and my mom lived in a big white two story house on the Heights that was closest to the road down into the town of Wishram, coming from The Dalles side. (there were two entrances to the town... one coming from Goldendale, and the other coming from The Dalles). there was also a very steep, narrow one... hated that one... always hated meeting another car. ;) those winds would blow pick-ups with campers off the road... lots of times mom would get a knock in the middle of the night, a driver wanting to use her phone to call a tow truck to right his camper. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - no "tule" fog today, but we sure had our share of it all last week! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Arty Schafer ('70) To: Rick Polk (70) Glad to here that your are a card carrying member of the AARP. You still shooting jump shots from the perimeter? -Arty Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Carney ('72) To: Class Of '72 Really To: All Bombers! Hey Fellow Bombers, Last night we had a chat session with Grads of '72. Peter Brandt, our good ol' Class Pres., set up this program so we can chat & help set up our 30 year Class Reunion. We had a great time chatting and I think this should go down in Bomberville History, Mikey and Jumbo Davis, as the 1st Bomber Chat Room in the history of Columbia High School... I mean... Richland High! Whatever! All Bombers are invited to our next chat session this coming Wed. nite, Jan. 16, at 7pm. We will host another chat in the Green & Gold Room. In order to get there go to: When you get on the start page sign in and look to the left side of the web page, scroll down, and you'll see the chat room. Click on that. We'll be looking forward to talking with all of you soon. -Mike Carney ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Stu Osborn ('71) You're mistaken, Stu! Newberry's (northwest corner of Uptown facing Jadwin) is now a fabric store. Robinson's (northeast corner facing GWWay) is now Sunburst Video. JC Penney's (next to Robinson's to the south) is now Factory2U. Having worked with Jumbo, your mistake is understandable! Right again, -M. Davis (74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I don't know when Robinson's arrived... JC Penney's used to occupy the entire NE corner of Uptown. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis (82) Re: Mike Davis (74) You're better off just apologizing about your wrong doings. You've humiliated your family and your friends enough. First, by making up wrong answers to a pop quiz (The latest finding by Mr. Stu Osborn). JJ Newberry's, not JC Newberry's. Before that saying there were only five Mayfairs, when there were six. Now you're starting in on my classmates. Maybe it's time to seek some professional help. We're here to help. -Jumbo Davis (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reunion Committee ('82) I just wanted to put out another reminder about the Reunion Meeting for the Class of '82 will be this Wednesday evening. Location: Jackson's in Richland Time: 6:30 til ? Date: January 16, 2002 We do need more help, so feel free to stop by and offer your assistance. Thanks, Class of '82 Reunion Committee Teresa, Tracey, Jil, Heidi, Neal and Craig *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers, '82 Reunion Committee, and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Mike Clowes ('54) Barbara Brown ('57), Judy Kleinpeter ('67) Larry Crouch ('71), Jean Eckert ('72) Greg Alley ('73), Cristy Cone ('74) Anne Mitzlaff ('77), Tim Jackson ('77) Jil Lytle ('82), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Old hi school To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) I have always wondered why the project closed the schools so early in the spring of '43. They opened again in the fall of '43 including the old hi school. I was there. I guess one never questions the almighty motives of the powers that be. Ann Powers ('50) asked me if Nellie was your mother. I think so, but to me she was always Mrs. Weir. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46) ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Some Uptown Stores Can we really be sure that the stores were places like J.J. Newberry's and NOT Mayfair's? -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ back in Albany, OR where the Weather Channel and the paper's weather guesser agree that it will be clear and cool for the next few days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Brown Webster ('57) Re: Memories of Diettrich's market It has been so interesting reading about all of your memories of early Richland. Especially those of Diettrich's Market and Densow's Drugs. We lived on Fries St. (can't remember house #) but it was about 4 blocks south of Marcus Whitman elementary and 4 blocks east of Wright. When Diettrich's had their grand opening one of the prizes was a blue Monarch bicycle. Up until that point my chief mode of transportation was a pair of skates (in those days you attached them to your shoes and tightened them with an all important skate key) and a red scooter. I wanted that bike real bad and I must have been a very good girl because, surprise, surprise I actually won it. I think that was 1951 and I was in 6th grade. It was the highlight moment of my adolescence and I will treasure it always. A few years later we moved way over on Cottonwood Drive north of Swift and every day I walked past Densow's Drug, usually stopping on the way home for one of their chocolate sodas. I do remember when West Richland was called Enterprise. I spent a great deal of time at the stables just past the train tracks always riding over on my blue Monarch bike. Paul and I live in Tucson now and have renewed childhood friendships with a number of other Richland Bombers. I have been married to Paul Webster ('56) for 44 years. Re: Arizona Bombers I am trying to find out how many Columbia High Alumni are in the Arizona area. It would be great to locate all the individuals and determine their interest in meeting for lunch and lies about the old times. I have already located a number of graduates but am sure there are a lot more I am missing. If you live in the area, are interested in golf, lunch or just finding out if any of your long lost friends are in this area drop me a line and we'll try to put a list together. Once that is completed will send a copy to Maren for the Alumni Sandstorm and poll the group as to their interest in getting together. -Barbara Brown Webster ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson ('67) Re: Gumbo To: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) From: Your sisty ugler, Judy Oh PUHLEEZE! Gumbo file powder and okra? The most tasteless thickener (I know - I was instructed by our mother that I MUST have it to cook gumbo, so I actually BOUGHT it), and the most slimy, disgusting vegetable in the world? OK, I admit that the final product is incredibly delicious. Do you remember our grandmother growing okra in our back yard in Richland? You can't do that successfully here in Tacoma, WA! -Your loving sisty ugler, Judy -Judy Kleinpeter Peterson (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Re: KrispyKremes To: Brad Wear ('71) Brad, I used to think you were nuts raving about KrispyKremes.. But we just got one near us, First time we went had to turn around at stop light and go back for more. I'm pretty sure I'll have to get more power out of the Harley to haul me if I don't stop eating them soon. I can say until you have had one HOT you have not lived. -Larry Crouch ('71) ~ Northglenn, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) Re: Small World To: Mike Welch ('72) If you're out there, I just want to let you know that your Mom has been the best roommate to my Mom over at Lady of Lourdes Transitional Care. I heard that she and her visitors sang Happy Birthday to my Mom on last Saturday for her 84th birthday. Since I live 5 hours away from Tri-Cities I was glad Mom had such good company and it was really appreciated! Your Mom filled me in when I was home visiting over New Years that you live in Yakima and are "top salesman" where you work. There are 10 kids in our family and I'm sure with all of us visiting, your Mom has had her fill of Eckerts lately, but she's been a real good sport. Tell her thanks for all of us next time you talk to her. I wish them both well soon. -Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Stu Osborn (71) I had to search the world wide web for the Alumni Sandstorm yesterday so I may not know everything as my whole world was askew without my daily dose. Stu sold me my pride of all albums, a box set of Beatles. The original 14 albums on Parlaphone records in England. It was slightly damaged but is just about the best buy ever. It was nice to know a Bomber salesman. The Fred Meyer Music Market was real good but slowly has shrunk to more electronic stuff. It still has a pretty good selection but is shrinking rapidly. Even Jumbo Davis (82) sold me a Beatles import in a desperate yard sale transaction. Just Bombers everywhere you go. Re: Party Lines Also some talk about party lines again for phones. Try a party line for my family of 11 and try it again today without cell phones or multiple phones. It would be like the Flintstones. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Cold and waiting for Spring still. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny - 74 Re: Gumbo All of this talk about Gumbo is giving me a craving. I would love a good recipe is anyone has one! -Cristy Cone Penny - 74 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) Maren, You remember the same as I: Penny's took up the whole corner. I don't think Robinson's moved in until Penny's moved out to Columbia Center. Mike? -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Jackson ('77) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I can not tell you about Lexington, KY, but I can tell you all about Encino. I have just relocated to Richland after spending 16+ years in the L.A. area. If you like spending your life driving, L.A. is the place. Driving is not measured in miles, but time. I lived in Manhattan Beach and my office was 40 minutes (11 miles) from my home. L.A. has everything to offer (theater, concerts, the Southern Cal beach, Disneyland, etc.) and every bit the crime/problems of the big city. Stress level in L.A. is off the scale. Every news cast is linked to 9/11. The news starts at 6am and all but 4 hours ends at 11:30pm. That's just the local news. Everybody is on edge and the government just plays into everyone's fears. The democrats control City and state government Encino is a suburb of Los Angeles and unless you are making 250k a year, you will not be able to afford to live close to your job. Encino is on the south side of the San Fernando Valley. The valley has some of the highest crime in the L.A. basin. Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, and West Hills (formerly west SF Valley) are nice communities, but expensive. Encino being the worst. If you have children, they will be in the L.A. Unified School District. Private school will run 10 to 15K a year. The flight of upper income earners is from Encino, and West L.A./Brentwood, to Manhattan Beach because of the schools and the cost of private school. A 50x150 lot/tear down next to my home in Manhattan sold this last summer for $550K. Nothing but money and the attitude that goes with it. Health insurance, car insurance, all other general needs are 2+ times that in the Tri-Cities. Rent is off the scale right now because of the high demand. The economy is strong and is drawing many people in the greater L.A. area. If you have any specific question, don't hesitate. I still own a real estate company in L.A. and I know that there are other Bombers in Simi Valley (NW of SF Valley) and other areas. Good Luck -Tim Jackson ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Re: Memories To: Tamese Gribble Robinson (82) A big Hi to Tamese!! Remember walking over to Lori Bergam's ('82) house for lunch! And the "Eagles Perch". Then there was going to the little league games with Joan Chandler ('82) and thinking it was "cool" to not wear shoes. Oh what fun times those were! Spalding is still there. In fact, Liberty Christian School bought the building and did and extensive remodel. Its really nice there. Hope to see you at the reunion. If you haven't done so already please email me all your mailing info so we can get things out to you. Our list is growing... there are still a few missing, though. If you know of anyone who hasn't been contacted, please get them in touch with the committee at my email address. Take care Tamese... it was good to hear from you via the Alumni Sandstorm! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: A reminder to all of you class of '82 Bombers..... The reunion planning meeting will be this Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 6:30pm. It will be held in the back room at Jackson's Sports Bar in Richland... so we can all check it out and decide if we want our Friday night social to be there. Hope to see you all there. Come out and support your hard working committee... we can't do it without you!!! The Class of '82 Reunion Committee: Tracey Wood Peloquin Teresa Dunham Johnson Craig Hall Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Jil Lytle Smith ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Gumbo To: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) Could you share the recipe, Karen? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Lu Blakeney ('49) Jo Cawdrey ('49 & '50), Jack Moorman ('54) Jim Russell ('58), Larry Mattingly ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Donna Nelson ('63 Carol Converse ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Brad Wear ('71) Chris Bolkan ('72), Mike Davis ('74) Wig Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) To: Dick McCoy ('45'46) Yes Nellie was my Mother's name and since WEIR was our last name she had a sign on the house that said "WEIR HERE"... are you the one who came when nobody was home and wrote "You are not."? "WEIR HERE" is the theme of our every-2-or-3-years family reunions. As kids who grew up without ever knowing any of our kin (they all lived in England and Scotland) we wanted our kids to know each other and to keep in touch with each other. Everybody ought to have family reunions. Ours are complete with a family "Gong Show". Our clever granddaughter wrote our act last summer based on the MILLIONAIRE SHOW. The traveling prize is a bowling trophy we bought in a pawn shop. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lu Blakeney Humphrey ('49) To: Phil Belcher ('51) I used to sit next to you in band when we were both playing the clarinet. I believe Mr. Fransham was the director then. You mentioned you were going to Richland to see your younger brother -- that must be Dave ('55). We knew him when he worked in West Richland and again when he was living here in Toppenish. He stopped by to see me one day when he was going through. If I remember right, he was working in Alaska at that time. When you see him, give him my regards. Would like to hear from him. -Lu Blakeney Humphrey ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) To: Artie Schafer ('70) Surprised to see someone from Richland living in Lake Charles, LA. Just talked to my husband's daughter last night and she is in Lake Charles doing a General Practice Medical Rotation. She attends Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, hence interning in Louisiana locations. She said the people in Lake Charles are really nice - she is working at a clinic next to the hospital. I don't know how big Lake Charles is, but she'll be there through mid February. Would really be a small world if you should run in to her!! (She did say that there are a lot of people in town whose name ends in "eaux"). -Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) ~ Parker, AZ - where the weather is in mid 70s on the Colorado River. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Moorman ('54) Re: David Beiers ('54RIP) My good friend, David Beiers, passed away early Monday morning at his home in Palm Springs, CA. His wife found him when she got up about 6:30am. There will be a memorial service on Saturday the 19th at 10:30am at the Palm Springs Baptist Church. David had suffered a major heart attack just after Thanksgiving and was hospitalized for a week or so. He seemed to be doing very well and had in fact returned to work. He will be missed greatly by me as we had been friends since grade school. I'm sure he will be missed by others as well. -Jack Moorman ('54) ~ Waco, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell (58) Re: Krispy Kremes To: Brad Wear (71), Larry Couch (71) and any others who think Krispy Kremes are Gr-e-a-t! For ten years, I owned and operated a bakery in the Green Lake area of north Seattle (Swiss Pastry). We hand produced nearly every baked item worth sneaking past that organ of the senses which guards the alimentary canal. We specialized in German breads, coffee cakes, tortes, and intricate laced wedding cakes. And of course we had Danish to donuts. Now, let me explain. I have never had a tastier donut than one that is still hot from the fryer! If you judge a warm or hot Krispe Kreme against a cold Krispe Kreme, you would give the taste award to the warm over the cold. If you judged a warm or hot brand X donut over a cold Krispe Kreme, you would give the taste award to the brand X. What's my point? Because Krispe Kremes have become so fashionable, they have the advantage of selling them still hot from the fryer. Of course they are going to be delicious. (Unless, of course, you don't like super sugar filled bits of oil-fried dough. Then, you better stick to a good peanut butter cookie.) I liked Spudnuts when I was a kid, 50 years ago. I long for one now. Yes, I knew Spudnuts, but believe me, Krispe Kreme, you're no Spudnut! -Jim Russell (58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) Having been born in Kentucky and having visited the Lexington area extensively several times I highly recommend it. That region is the center of thoroughbred horse country and it is beautiful. The roads winding around the gently rolling hills, the white rail fences, and the grass really does look blue in the sun. Snow in the winter is not usually bad and the rest of the year makes up for it. The folks thereabouts are nice people and that soft "Kaintuck" accent is a gentle as the countryside. Your choice should be easy. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Tacoma, WA - where it may frost tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: January Bomber Luncheon in Fife, WA To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) & Tom Hughes (56) Thank you for the Fife "Luncheon Report" and Photos - Alumni Sandstorm 1-14-02. (hopefully, I'll be able to attend the next one) Great seeing Nada McCoy ('62) in the photos... brings back so many fun memories, along with memories of our many mutual alumni friends. To: Burt Pierard ('59) It was also nice to put a face with a name. I received my Columbian CDs yesterday, Burt. Thanks for your efforts! Looking forward to seeing and visiting with many of you at our 40th Reunion/All Bombers Gathering in June! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff (63) To: My Sister, Suz [Susan Nelson Smith (67)] Since you're airing the dirty laundry about how mean I was to you... remember this! After "The Creature From The Black Lagoon" crawled out from under your bed, he went down by the Rose Bowl and roamed with the "man with the hook" who stalked the roads down by the river on Friday and Saturday nights watching for unsuspecting couples. Sunday, he swam up to the third island and waited for one of us to fall in the water while water skiing. Now you know why I never wanted to ski!!!! Your loving sister!! Happy Birthday Daddy -Donna Nelson Duff (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: JC Penney's Penney's was a very large store in the uptown. It did take up the whole corner. The store moved out to Columbia Center and then Robinsons moved into its' space. I remember being very disappointed about the move. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - Another sunny, but cold day ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins (66) Re: Penney's location Herman's clothing store for men was on the corner long before Robinson's took over. Don't you remember the revolving door entrance? Penney's never did take up the whole corner. Never wrong but always right as my mother used to say. -Shirley Collings Haskins ~ '66 ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Shirley -- You're too young to remember when Penney's took up the whole corner. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Lexington, KY vs. Encino, CA Thanks to all who have responded so far. The vote tally as of Wednesday is: Lexington 7 - Encino 2. Looks like quality of life and lower cost of living is winning out hands down over sunshine, beaches and craziness. Still time for your thoughts/votes, but decision time looms and my girls are stressing out. To: Tim Jackson ('77) Thanks for your thoughts on the subject... I'll respond directly to you via e-mail. Regards, -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear '71 To: Larry Crouch '71 I told you so, Krispy Kremes rule. I still think a franchise in Kennewick and Pasco would be great. I'd stay out of Richland just in honor of the Spudnut Shop. To: Cristy Cone '74 I have a great recipe for Gumbo. It's the Andouille Sausage version, it makes it hot, but you could leave the sausage out and it tames it down quite a bit. For those of you that have a Pappadeaux's near by it's their copy. I also have a killer recipe for Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip cookies. Contact me if you want it. -Brad Wear '71 ~ in cloudy, but warm 70s Richardson, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chris Bolkan ('72) To: Stu Osborn ('71) Better check eBay before you unload that old MacIntosh equipment! You could make a good down payment on a house for what it's worth! Hope life is treating you well, Stu. -Chris Bolkan ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken (77) Annie, I had a little more hope for you! Robinson's was the corner store and JC Penney's was next to it. When JC Penney's moved to the Center Robinson's expanded into Penney's. Jumbo is gone but I can still help you, Annie! -Mike Davis (74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mike -- You're too young to remember when JC Penney's occupied the whole corner... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wig Davis (82) Re: Mark Bircher (82) My brother's entry from 1-14 reminded me of lunch in 5th or 6th grade with Mark Bircher. He was "the best there ever was" at everything he tried. At least compared to the rest of us. His talent also included getting fed well during lunch. He would convince his Mom that he needed TWO Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches for lunch every day. Mark would then trade one sammy for a HOT lunch. May not seem like a big deal but Mrs. Bircher made the best PB&J sandwiches of all time. She has skills. The key is putting Butter (not Peanut Butter) on both sides of bread prior to putting on the Peanut Butter then followed of course by the Jelly. The key is the butter!!! Try it. I will not eat a sandwich any other way and each time I do I think of Mark and his Mom. To: Mike Davis (74) and Jumbo Davis (82) I speak for everyone: You have grown tiresome. Best Wishes, -Wig Davis (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 28 Bombers and the '82 Reunion Committee today: Mary Triem ('47), Ralph Myrick ('51) Anita Hughes ('52), Wally Erickson ('53) Marguerite Groff ('54), Grover Shegrud ('56) Craig Buchanan ('57), Gloria Falls ('58) Ernie Trujillo ('59), Jack Gardiner ('61) Mary Ray ('61), John Adkins ('62) Sharon McDermott ('63), Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Ted Smith ('66), Pam Ehinger ('67) Susie Nelson ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Arty Schafer ('70), Larry Crouch ('71) Sheila Davis ('71), Stu Osborn ('71) Llorene Myers ('72), Brad Upton ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Kellie Walsh ('77) Jil Lytle ('82), Jumbo Davis ('82) Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery '47 To: Brad Wear '71 Would love to receive your Ms. Fields chocolate chip cookie recipe - my grandchildren would thank you, too! -Mary Triem Mowery '47 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Wally Erickson ('53) Wally, The name of the food store next to Marcus was Village Food store. My mother, Ola, worked in the beverage window at the rear of the store. I worked there along with Bill Wahl ('49) and Stan Ewing ('50). Dick Vogt was the manager. I can remember a clerk, Binna Sledge. I believe the butcher was Mr. Templeman, who now has a meat market on Clearwater in Kennewick. Click to see the Village Market I can remember the move from Sacy. We all carried stuff to Marcus. When I went to Marcus we went thru the 8th grade. Teachers were Miss ? 6th grade, Mr. Wold, 7th grade, and Mrs. Ruby 8th grade. The teacher (?) wore her hair like Veronica Lake. She wore it that way because she had a scar as a result of a car accident. Mrs. Fisher was a 5th grade teacher, at least she was when I was there. Mr. Tompkins was principal, Ms Brown, music, and Mr. Devins, I think, was PE. The (?) mark teacher was Ms Marietta. We were all scared of her. You probably remember my sister, Norma ('54). -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes (52) To: Phil Belcher ('51) Hi Phil, Hello to your brother Dave ('55) for me. Ask him if he remembers when he decided to take a ride in my Dad's car (without permission). My Dad went to your place and had a major fit!! I had it parked in the Col Hi parking lot. Anyway, it is funny when I look back. My husband is a great handyman. Too bad we are so far away. -Anita Hughes (52) ~ Near Yreka, CA - where we have some snow this a.m. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Brown car To: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead (54) The brown car was a 1951 or '52 DeSota. It was one of the first cars with power steering. It was made by Chrysler Motors. Yes, I certainly do remember you. How do you like Virginia? It is lovely country with the rolling hills. I live in the Seattle area (been here for over 35 years). I love the water and mountains. Of course, you remember Bill Lloyd ('54). We still do things together like hiking in the cascade mountain range, some biking on the iron horse trail and horse back riding. He has two horses on a ranch in Cle Elum. He moved there about 3 years ago. So, we don't get together as much as we use to. We use to get together once a week to do guy things. But, we talk to each other often and I see him once a month. Re: Snow woman I remember after the first snow fall in Richland, your dad would always make a "snow woman". Sometimes he would use food coloring to make it look like she had clothes on with a woman's hat. I can say she looked like a "real" woman. Those were really good times with lots of great memories. It was a great neighborhood. Lots of things to do. Re: Remember the large empty lots between houses on Perkins and Thayer Drive (north of Swift and south of Roberdeau)? We used those lots for football, soccer and we had a basketball hoop (later) there also. Before they put in the grass we would dig fox holes and do what boys did in those days before TV. Our mothers didn't seem to mind the dirt and sand we brought home as long as we stayed out of trouble. Later, they started building houses on Putnam to fill in those spaces. Re: Col-Hi Girls Gym Our neighborhood guys would pick the locks at the girls gym to play basketball in the summer (when school was closed). Sometimes Bill Hartley would hear us and chased us out. They eventually put metal plates over the lock. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) I've been busy for the last several months taking care of my husband (he has improved greatly) and have MANY Sandstorms waiting to be read. Maren gave me a heads up regarding today's edition and I was so saddened to read the message from Jack Moorman ('54) regarding the death of David Beiers ('54). Now there goes an old friend (we'll greet each other again). Heaven is greater today for the addition of this guy. I've known Dave since about '45 in Sacajawea School. We also were Luther Leaguers together at Richland Lutheran and spent a year with the very best teacher I ever knew, Mrs. Bice (6th grade). I believe that our 45th reunion was the only one he attended. I walked up to talk to him and he dared me to recognize who he was and I had a hard time until he smiled. I was so pleased that he and his wife were there - with another holdout Finis Glendinning ('54) and his wife, Mary Beiers Glendinning ('56). I want to express my condolences and love to all of Dave's family. Jack, thanks for letting us know - see you at the next reunion. Re: Bombers everywhere I'm forwarding the following message from my sister, Marilyn Groff Taylor ('63). Just more proof of what a small world it is and how "Bombers" can find other "Bombers" no matter where they are: "Subject: Mighty Bombers Hi, we live is such a small world. Today I was visiting with a man in our park, from Alaska. He graduated from Richland, he's a true Bomber. Told him I would let you know and you could put it on the web site. His name is Tony Macak from 1969, would like to hear from old friends. He will be here in Mexico for the next few months. He would love to hear from classmates..... Thanks" -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud ('56) Re: Lexington, KY To: Scott Hartcorn (67) Never been to Encino, CA but it makes no difference... Lexington is an easy choice; been there twice and loved the area and people. Of course Flagstaff is still my wife's first choice if we ever move. -Grover Shegrud ('56) ~ Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Martha Lake, WA still cold dark and wet. But summer will be over soon! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan (57) I appreciated the Sandstorm entry yesterday from Jack Moorman ('54) regarding the passing of David Beiers ('54). David and Jack were close friends from Sacajawea Grade School days in the I was, too. We lived directly across the street from the Beiers family beginning in the early 1940s. David had 2 brothers, Tom ('59) and Keith ('63), and 1 sister Mary ('56). Their father, Bill was a great guy. David's mother, a special person also, is living in CA now so that she might be closer to the family as Mary and her husband, Finis live close by. During the early 1950s David and I, and several other Bombers, worked on the railroad helping to build the Pasco Yard complex. What an experience it was. I saw David a few years ago and he brought up some of the happenings of our railroad employment. David had a good sense of humor and was fun to be around. As kids we spent much time in the swimming pool and in the river. May our Heavenly Father bless Mrs. Beiers, and all the family at this time of great loss. -Craig Buchanan (57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Lexington, KY is a beautiful place I have been there several times. My brother-in-law and family live there. There are so many places to go and do. One place I love is the RUPP stadium... they have great hockey games there. Another is the rolling horse farms... they are out of this world for sights. There is a big old run down castle between Lexington and Elizabethtown, KY... it was so beautiful years ago. It is sort of run down now but it is still beautiful to see in the rolling green grass of Kentucky. My husband was born in Tennessee and that state has some beautiful places to see also. My choice for living (if not in Spokane or Richland) would be Lexington KY. Oh yes there is a big Wal-Mart there also. My son was the assistant manager there at Col center before moving back to Spokane so we always check the Wal-Marts out for him. He is the new manager of the new north Spokane store now as of Last Monday it opens in March. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - where it it cold and we have more snow ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ernie Trujillo ('59) To: Barbara Brown Webster '57 Re: Arizona Bombers Barbara, John Northover ('59) was nice enough to sort and put the class of '59 out there by state. If you go to our class site and click on By State you'll find that the following Bombers live in Arizona: Bill Bonner, Kingman, AZ David Joseph, Phoenix, AZ Judy Rees Ryan, Tucson Ned Barker, Mesa, AZ Virginia Munson Trumbauer, Tempe, AZ Susan Birge Barker, Mesa, AZ Karen Hildreth Tyner, Tucson, AZ Hope this helps. -Ernie Trujillo ('59) ~ from the Great State of Texas! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: TUMBLEWEEDS This morning I was watching CNN and they said Kennewick was overwhelmed with thousands of tumbleweeds. This reminded me of one day in 1950. We were living on the corner of Elm and Swift, before the shelter-belt was planted. I was looking out the window and said "Look at those big boys walking down the street." My parents looked at me and said those aren't boys but two large tumbleweeds. Within a week I was in Dr. Charles McCartney's office having my eyes examined. I've worn glasses ever since. -Jack Gardiner ('61) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) Re: Working On The Bomb - An Oral History Of WWII Hanford Just catching up on the Sandstorm and saw a link that Gary Behymer (64) contributed about this book. I remembered seeing the book on BooksAMillion, one of my Web site merchants, when I was putting in key words one day. Went back and checked on it. It is available through my site if anyone is interested in the book. You can click on Best Sellers At Unbeatable Prices at the top of my home page or go to my Great Web Deals page and click on Type in Working On The Bomb in the search box. The book is 264 pages long. It was written by S.L. Sanger and Craig Wollner. It is $17.95 or $16.16 if you join the Millionaires club for $5.00 and get 10% off of all your purchases for one year. By comparison, Barnes and Nobles has a club deal too, but it is $25.00 a year with a 5% discount. I find most books cheaper at BooksAMillion. The Cinnamon Bear Tapes or CD are also available through BooksAMillion. They are less than at the Barnes and Noble Web site and much less than the Barnes and Noble brick and mortar store. I have featured The Cinnamon Bear Tapes or CD on my Great Web Deals page because I figured if we are interested in them, then maybe other people from other parts of the country may remember them too. Just click on The Cinnamon Bear Tapes or CD under the heading Books on the Great Web Deals page. It will take you straight to the Tapes or CD to check out. -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins "62" Re: J.C. Penney's Sorry folks - Penney's never went to the north corner of the uptown. If you walk into that building today you will still see the stairway that was the north extreme of Penney's, and that is not the north end of the uptown. I can only think you are sampling Krispy Kremes. -John Adkins "62" ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You are right and I am wrong... See my entry in today's Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) I lived in the L.A. area over 30 years ago and of course couldn't tell you how it is now but if I had the choice it would not be there... Kentucky sounds good to me, even though I have never been there.. -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ~ here in beautiful San Antonio, TX... where the weather changes from minute to minute... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Re: NE corner of Uptown While my mind still remembers only J.C. Penny's on the NE corner of Uptown, I just saw (yesterday) ads in the back of the 1960 Columbian... There was one ad for Robinson's located at 1395 GWWay and another ad for J.C. Penney's located at 1389 GWWay. That says it all!! Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63/'64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) To: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Re: NE corner of Uptown Currently there is a "Factory 2 U" store and a "Sunburst" occupying the whole corner section facing GWWay. Between those stores are steps which lead you to "The Joseph Building." There is another set of stairs called "The Symons Joseph Building" that come down just to the east of the North Newberry's entrance. I even checked with my mother (she worked for Ernie's and Ray's Golden Lion Restaurants for 32 years and went right by the stores four times a day), and she agreed with me that Penny's did NOT take up the whole corner. There was Penny's, the GWWay Joseph Building stair entrance (beauty school, etc.) and Herman's clothing store for men. The entrance to Herman's was kind of rounded, and there were revolving doors for the entrance. Going west on Symons the first doors are the stairs to the Symons Joseph Building, and then there was the entrance to Newberry's. Dennis's dad worked both for Herman's and Robinson's part time selling suits, etc. Don't know how else to explain it to you. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [That is the BEST explanation. Thanks. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ted Smith (66) To: Carol Converse Maurer (64), Mike Funderburg (66), Jimmie A. Shipman et al. Re: Southside United Protestant Church Carol, You're right about the Methodist Church in the picture ( not being the SSUP we grew up in. The picture below it [with the steeple], which appears to have been cropped from a larger aerial photo, shows the SSUP church in 1949 ( There was an education wing added across the back of the white Sanctuary in the mid 1950's that extended a small distance north and farther south with several classrooms and the fellowship hall on the south end. The education wing may still be there. The new (current) Sanctuary was built and the old white Sanctuary was removed sometime after I left town in 1968. Looking at the photo below the text, there is another building just south of the white church. There appears to be a tower attached to it, but even with some photo enhancing, it doesn't appear to be the building in the upper photo called the Methodist Church, unless the east part of it had already been removed. I think that old building was torn down about when the education wing was built so there would be space for the new parking lot. Another of the aerial photos ( shows a good view of the old part of Lewis and Clark with the old RHS (which we knew as the "Old Legion Building") on the left and the old Methodist church? on the right. Maren, This whole huge site is so cool! It's a blast looking at all the old photos and dredging up the memories. Thank you... thank you... thank you... and also thanks to everyone associated with developing and keeping it up. It's been a while since I've sent in a contribution toward the costs. Could you refresh the info on where we can send a donation? If it's been in the Sandstorm lately, I've missed it. -Ted Smith (66) ~ Seattle, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Susie Nelson ('67)! Dang, Susie your sister is still mean! *LOL*! Now I'll be checking under my bed again! I just know IT's there! The Hooked Man??? YIKES I'd forgotten about him! Gee, thanks a lot, Donna! As for water skiing, there is a Great big Fish or something that will grab your legs and pull ya under! That's why I never fell! *LOL* Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) To: Donna Nelson Duff (63) Re: dirty laundry. Donnie, I remember you or Jan telling me about the guy with the hook waiting for couples to go park, and remember the guy at the front window, and the dead guy buried under that hill in the back yard by the swing set, but I don't think you ever told me the creature from the Black lagoon was at the third island!!!!!!! Or I probably would never have learned to ski, but guess I was safer on top of the water than in it. Now about the drive in movies that you and Jan said we'd leave before the scary show started and then would pretend to stay to scare me? What about the vacations we went on with Mom and Daddy and you and Jan would draw a line down the middle of the back seat and say "Anyone who crosses the line gets slugged."? And who (being the third and baby of the family) had to sit in the middle of that back seat until I cried and Mom would let me move up front? All of this cause Daddy didn't make me sit at the table until I finished my veggies? -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: Penney's Maren, I hate to put a "chink" in this but I used to shop at Penney's a lot... I got my first pair of woman's size shoes there, and later bought a lot of material and patterns for home ec classes. The store never occupied the entire corner. Robinson's was on the corner and there was a set of stairs that went up and in following the hallway came out between Robinson's and Newberry's. Penney's front door was just east of that doorway. They then moved to Columbia Center in the fall of 1969 when it opened (the Pasco and Kennewick stores also closed and they were included in the move). -Betti Avant (69) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You are right and I am wrong. See my entry in today's Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Arty Schafer ('70) To: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) Lake Charles, LA has about 75,000 people. Your daughter is right.. there are a lot of people around here whose name ends with "eaux". A lot of Cajuns. Leveque sounds French, too. I may run across her one of these days. I work at the Institute for Neuropsychiatry that is affiliated with Memorial Hospital and before that I was at LC Mental Health Clinic that is next to Moss Regional Hospital. I visit patients at both hospitals from time to time so there is a good chance we will cross paths while she is doing her rotation in LC. Yes Ma'am, the people here are friendly, and polite too. She needs to try all the Cajun cookin' while she's down here. She will probably get hooked, like me. Well, gotta geaux. -Arty Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Re: Krispy Kremes To: Brad Wear ('71) Brad You made a believer out of me, I still go to the Spudnut Shop when in Richland... But darn these Krispy Kremes are good. To: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Hey Clark I'm not a traitor... I'm just telling the truth. In fact I'm going right now to get a dozen, sit on my Harley and eat them all. -Larry Crouch ('71) ~ Northglenn, CO - Sunny and 15.... Brrrrrrrrr. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) To: Mike Davis ('74) / Jumbo Davis ('82) Have to agree with Wig on this one... Move on! -Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stu Osborn ('71) To: Chris Bolkan ('72) Thanks for the well wishes and I'll be looking at eBay for prices on my McIntosh stuff. If you remember, you traded me my pre-amp and tuner for an integrated McIntosh pre-amp/tuner when we were roommates in college. Ahh, those college days in 1973-75 as an Eastern "Screaming Eagle" were good ones indeed, weren't they? Hope to see you again at R2K II. To: Greg Alley ('73) I have that same Beatles box set "The Beatles Collection" on Parlophone. My copy is serial number 4704. What's yours? How's Kathy? My sister Cheryl Osborn ('75) still thinks of your wife as one of her best "long distant" friends. To: Mike Davis ('74) Guess you're right. It occurred to me later that Robinson's was actually on the Northeast corner of the Uptown Richland shopping center. But I do know that J.J. Newberry's took up the Northwest corner of the block. But let me tell you about squabbling with your little brother. You always regret it later. They'll catch you in a mistake sooner or later. Hey, when's the next trivia challenge? If you don't do one again soon, maybe I'll come up with a "Rock and Roll trivia" 10-question challenge for the Bomber baby boomers. -Stu Osborn ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Llorene Myers Bezanson (72) To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: Samoa Cookhouse I usually don't have time to read everything, but Carol... seeing how I'm still in the "working" phase of life, but THIS struck a memory cord. My ex-husband and I lived and traveled the country for over 10 years in a fifth wheel and Eureka and the Samoa Cookhouse nearly ALWAYS were an overnight stop for us in our sojourns up and down the coast. We parked overnight several times in their parking lot, either having dinner the night before, or breakfast the next morning. Needless to say, you could make yourself SICK eating all the good food they had. It's one of those RARE places where you sit with strangers, enjoy good home cooked food and want to return over and over. Their homemade bread was so good and they were ENORMOUS at 2-1/2 pounds. I frequently asked the waitress if they had any extra and they'd sell it to you if they did. If any of you out there are snowbirds, I can give you a few hints from my trips on the road... one hint is NOT to eat dinner, sleep in your rig and try to eat BREAKFAST there the next morning. I guarantee you, you'll be MISERABLE! Re: Avenue of the Giants The Avenue of the Giants is a magnificent redwood grove which used to be the old Hwy. 101. There's a new section that skirts it. You can still get off the main highway, just look for the signs that identify them, and take those few miles as they are really worth it. The trees are so close to the road that if you're not careful you can nearly hit them. They literally grow straight up to the sky from the edge of the roadway. Re: Eureka, CA As for Eureka... How about Ferndale??? That's not too far away and you need to see the famous "Gumdrop" trees growing in front of an old victorian downtown. -Llorene Myers Bezanson (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 To: Wig Davis '82 Re: Peanut Butter Sandwiches Geeeez, Wig, you're 38 years old, it's time to start reading nutritional labels. Butter, butter AND peanut butter? A couple more of those and your heart is going to be a goo pump. Are you sure you didn't pick that recipe up from Mike? -Brad Upton '74 ~ Lake Forest Park, WA One Albertson's, never had a Mayfair. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Wig Davis (82) Tiresome? I knew Steve and I should have made you eat your vegetables! Get on the little bus! You can sit next to Jum! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson, 77 Re: Entries from Scott Hartcorn ('67) and Tim Jackson( '77) I thought I'd put my two cents worth about living in Southern California. A lot of what Tim Jackson wrote is true. However if you take some time to look around at possible locations where you can live vs. where you work it doesn't have to be so bad. I am one of the people Tim mentioned who lives in Simi Valley, about 45-60 minute morning drive commute to Encino (I know because I used to work in Encino). Otherwise, say on a Saturday morning, this drive would be 25 minutes. Simi Valley is separated from the San Fernando Valley by a ridge of "mountains". I am proud to say that Simi Valley, CA has been declared the safest city in America for cities of 100,000 or more for 4-5 years now (actually Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, our neighboring city to the north, usually see- saw between the No. 1 and No. 2 spot in the nation each year). You see, a lot of retired and active policemen (from other precincts as well) live in Simi Valley -- and the word gets around. One of the reasons we live here is it's affordability when compared to other cities -- Simi Valley is in Ventura County, not L.A. county, which does make a difference. Housing is more reasonable here -- of course you can spend 400- 500K for a house if you want to, there are definitely lavish developments in Simi, but I think the average house goes for 250K. To find out cost of living expenses of Simi Valley or surrounding areas and Lexington, KY vs. Richland, log on to: The nice thing about living in Simi Valley is that it's close enough to the rat-race of L.A. if you want to take advantage of it's metro lifestyle, but far enough away to to have that small city feeling. A lot of the city is zoned for owners to keep and board horses. Anyway, I agree with Tim about living in Manhattan Beach (way too crowded) and Encino is very pricey! But do consider other locations within the area. Hope this helps. -Kellie Walsh Patterson, 77 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 To: Wig Davis ('82) Hey Wig! How have you been? It's so great seeing some of class of '82 bombers getting involved with the Sandstorm. Hope we have all your info for the reunion... if not contact me and we'll get you hooked up! Look forward to seeing you at the reunion! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: J.C. Penney's/Robinson's First of all Mike Davis ('74), your coming off an embarrassing pop quiz that included several wrong answers. Your best bet is just to listen and learn from your fellow Bombers. Like I said before, there is help out there for people like you. You just need to take the first step. We're all behind you. Being tagged the Richland historian, I feel it's my duty to research this matter on the location now ran by Sunburst video. But please, until I have confirmed who was in that particular building, don't believe a word that my brother Mike says. Re: The Davis court on Tinkle Back in 1970 my dad, Norman Davis, put down a 25' x 25' slab of concrete that would soon be the outdoor basketball capitol of Richland. For the next thirteen years people from all generations would come to play in the world famous Davis tourneys. At one time or another there was someone representing the class of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. I'm sure a lot of you remember some of the heated battles with the Neills, Hokes, Marcums, Mitchells, Slaters, Bixlers, Hollicks, Soldats, and the Davis'. I can still remember sitting in the window of the back room keeping stats for each game. Here I was about 8, 9 or 10 years old keeping score for all these Bomber greats. (What more could a kid ask for.) I will always remember how physical some of these games could get. It was like if you called a foul, you better be bleeding. I'll always remember Rod Marcum ('76RIP) calling a foul every time he missed. He would say in that Rod Marcum voice, "Geez, you didn't see that, I got butchered." More times than others he didn't even get touched. He would say to me, "I missed the shot, it had to be a foul, you know I can't miss Jummy." In about 1974 Roger Sonderlin ('77) got an invite to his first tourney. I can still remember how scared he was. He was honored, but at the same time frightened to have to guard his mentors, Pat Hoke ('72) and Steve Davis ('72). I can't remember who was on his team at the time, but I do remember it was double elimination. It was two and out for Roger. But I think it was that initiation that made him a good ball player. It was also the night he got introduced to the low hanging umbrella tree that smacked him in the forehead. (That had to hurt). Growing up in this environment was something I will always remember. In 1977, I started up the new generation of Davis tourneys. I still have the stats for all 20 tourneys on record. As they were back in 1970, the 3 on 3 battles remained intense. I remember the time when coach Jim Castleberry ('58) showed up to watch. That brought the intensity level to it's peek. Everyone wanted to impress the coach for the Bombers. The no blood/no foul rule remained intact with exception of Rod Marcum's cousin Dave Keller ('82). I guess he just had to carry on where Rodney left off. I can remember a couple out right fights over how physical some of these games were. Dave Keller and Leon Rice ('82) had a memorable brawl that included spilling a few pitchers of Grape Kool-aid. Once they got done beating the crap out of each other the game proceeded. I don't know if kids do it today, but back then a little snow and ice never stopped us from playing. We would do whatever it took to play the game. I even remember having to bring the ball inside to heat it up so it would bounce. I guess today's kids have Nintendo to fall back on when it's cold. All that seemed to matter back then was basketball. I'm sure there are many more stories from these famous tourneys. Anyone with an experience at the court of all outdoor courts, please share it with us. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: January 16th Planning Meeting The meeting for the Class of '82 reunion went well. Sorry no one but the committee attended. Things are going well and we have some really fun things planned. Lots of good food and fun times... what more could you want! Well, if you do want something else, you need to be at the next meeting to let us know! The next reunion planning meeting will be February 20th at 6:00pm. at the Shilo Inn Richland. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! Jil, Heidi, Teresa, Tracey, Craig Your class of '82 Reunion Committee members *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Joan Eckert ('51), Laverne Osterman ('51) Curt Donahue ('53), Wally Erickson ('53) Burt Pierard ('59), Janet Wilgus ('59) Roger Fishback ('62), Donna Nelson ('63) Carol Converse ('64), John Foster ('65) Gary Christian ('67), Karen Schildknecht ('67) Blanche Newby ('71), Vicki Owens ('72), Mike Davis ('74), Jil Lytle ('82) Tracey Wood ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Armstrong ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) To: Ralph Myrick (51) Wasn't it Miss Marietta who wore her hair Veronica Lake style to cover her scar? I drew a picture of her one day and passed it on to someone who drew in her scar. Miss Marietta saw it. She gave me the most hurt look. I said I hadn't done it; but was sure she didn't believe me. I still feel really bad about that incident. -Joan Eckert Sullens (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laverne Osterman Newstrom ('51) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) How could you forget?? Miss Marietta was our 6th grade teacher... scars and all... I painted a rock that looks just like her. I also made a carving of Harold Garrett ('51RIP) who sat in the seat ahead of me... You were in there... so was Larry ('51), Edna Hannon ('51), Dale Myrum, I think Bob Watts... I can name everyone in the picture. Come to think of it, Miss Marietta must have had a wild life... lived it to the fullest... but nonetheless for as many kids in that room that year, she did all right. I still have good memories of 6th grade. Hope all is going well for you and your family. Laverne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) To: Ted Smith (66) In your discussion of the aerial view of Richland, you mentioned a church south of Southside United Protestant. That church was an original building church building in the town before the Government took over. I don't know what denomination it might have been in those days, but shortly after Redeemer Lutheran Church was formed the Government provided that building for them to use (the belfry church). When they left that building to move to their current location on Thayer, they took with them the bell that was in that bell tower. To my knowledge the bell is still in the original building on Thayer. -Curt Donahue (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson (53) Re: Marcus Whitman To: Ralph Myrick (51) Thanks for trying to help me out with the teachers' names when I was at Marcus Whitman. Since you were two years ahead of me the teachers would be somewhat different. I do remember a Mrs. Ruby. But, I'm sure my 7th grade teacher was Mrs. Fischer. I now think my 6th grade teachers name was Mrs. Jones (I'm not sure). The reason I have a hard time with the teachers' names, is I lost my grade school pictures over 25 years ago. We were the first class to go to Carmichael Jr. High because they were still working on the school when our 7th grade class moved in. Of course, you would have gone right to Col-Hi after 8th grade as a freshman. Half of the class of '53 stayed at Carmichael in 9th grade and our half were the last freshmen (1949-'50) at Col-Hi. Is Richland High School still a three year school? I do remember your sister, we were both shy in high school. I had my eye on a girl in the class of '54, but I was too shy to tell her how much I liked her. How people change after a couple of years. Re: Correction on location of Village Foods I said it was northeast of Marcus Whitman. I meant to say it was just east, but a little south of the school. Do you remember the "monkey bars" at the grade schools. We use to play tag and you couldn't touch the ground or you where "it". You would get real good after a while. The other thing I remember going to Marcus Whitman from Putnam (about a mile), we'd look for round rocks to kick to school and back home to make time go by faster. It kept us running most of the way and before we knew it we were home. No school buses for us then. "Thats all folks" -Wally Erickson (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Ted Smith (66), Carol Converse Maurer (64), Mike Funderburg (66), Jimmie A. Shipman (51) et al. Re: South Side United Protestant Church After checking the Jimmie Shipman (51) picture, my 1949 Richland map, consulting with Paul Beardsley, and conversing with my old buddy, Jim Russell (58) (a member of SSUP from 1949 until leaving town in 1958), I am ready to concede you guys were absolutely correct in stating that the SSUP (the Steeple Church) was not the same place as the old Methodist Church (the Belfry Church). I was wrong to say so. I was on fairly firm ground as long as I stuck to historical documents but unfortunately, I didn't stop there. I foolishly trusted my memory which apparently went through a Steeple to Belfry transposition. My original statements about the old Methodist Church, the United Protestant Church use of same, and the Project Office use were based on Paul Beardsley's History of Richland Slide Show script. Paul now reconsiders his statement about the Project Offices (probably confused with the use of the nearby Richland Grade School as Civilian Engineering Offices until reopening as Lewis & Clark Elementary). Paul's book, "The Long Road to Self-Government," cites October 24, 1948, as the ground breaking ceremonies for the South Side United Protestant Church (the Steeple Church). Jimmie Shipman's (51) 1949 picture shows the Belfry Church (not too clearly, but on max enlargement, the slot in the belfry can be seen) south of the Steeple Church. Jim Russell (58), who came to town in November 1949 and immediately joined SSUP, clearly remembers the Belfry Church being boarded up and vacant to the south of the SSUP parking lot on the South side of the Steeple Church. Jim believes (as do I) that the Belfry Church was still there when he left town in 1958. We were not able to determine when the Belfry Church was demolished or moved. I apologize for any confusion I might have caused but am delighted that another historical tidbit has been nailed down. If anyone can supply any information about the demolition or removal of the Belfry Church, I would greatly appreciate it. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) To: Llorene Myers Bezanson (72) Hi: You mentioned Ferndale, CA so just have to send a little note. My friends, Norma and Ken Bessingpas, owned the Shaw House Inn in Ferndale for about 14 years and recently sold it (I hear it is on the market again.) We spent many wonderful days with them in the beautiful house, built in 1850, and so enjoyed the community of Ferndale. Some movies have been filmed there, the most recent being the Jim Carrey film (I think it is titled "The Majestic." Norma's daughter is an extra, so while it didn't get good reviews, we'll see it!) The Shaw House was featured in Country Inns magazine in December, 1996; 4 page coverage and a delightful article and many photos. Most articles about places to stay and see in Ferndale mention the Gingerbread Inn, and it is lovely and obviously the most touted, but our hearts were with the blue and white Victorian on Main Street. Ken and Norma still live in Ferndale... some Hollywood film folks have even settled in this lovely community; fortunately, not too many; think they are seeking the quiet anonymity. Good-bye and good travels to you from very sunny but frosty Richland! -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ January 18, 2002 The second half of the Big Nine season started tonight with the Bombers traveling to meet the Southridge Suns in Kennewick. Currently the Suns are tied for first with Ike at 7-2, while the Bombers are next at 6-3. This would be a pivotal game as the Bombers won by only three in the previous meeting in Richland. In addition the Suns have run off a string of six straight wins. The Suns were on the Board quickly with baskets by Walker and Hampton to lead 4-0. A hoop and a hack gave Hilgert 3 points, followed by another basket by Hilgert had the score at 5-4 Bombers with 4:40 to play. Walker hit a trey and Davis put in a short jumper to put the Suns on top 9-5 with 2:54 to play in the first. The Bombers responded with a bucket by Buck and another by Hilgert to tie the game at 9-9 with 1:54 to play. Thorton hit for Southridge followed by Hilgert's basket to tie the score at 11 with :35 to play. The first quarter ended with a trey from Idler and the Suns led 14-11 after the first stanza. The Bombers played good defense in the first half forcing 6 Sun turnovers, but were unable to connect on the offensive end. Southridge ran the score to 18-11 after baskets by Davis and Idler. Buck got a hoop and a hack for a three point play to make the score 18-14 with 3:43 to play in the half. It looked like the low scoring, slow paced play of the Suns would prevail throughout the game. Walker hit two free-throws and Davis hit a trey to extend the Suns lead to 23-14 with 2:46 to play. The next two baskets were by York and Buck to close the gap to 23-18. During the final 1:38 of the quarter Southridge hit a basket by Hampton and another by Idler to close the half at 27-18 Suns. The Suns played a strong zone defense, forcing Richland to take shots from beyond the arc. The results were the Bombers made 0 of 10 from long range while connecting on 8 of 12 from two point range. Several opportunities were missed when passes to Bomber cutters were over looked. Richland has historically played a bad third quarter most of the year and discussed how to attack the Sun's zone in the second half, during the break. Much to my surprise the Suns came out in a man- to-man defense, which gave the Bombers a better change to attack inside. The Bombers wasted little time as Buck hit a driving basket and Hilgert followed with a foul line jumper to make the score 27-22 with 6:45 to play in the third. Idler banked in a deuce with 5:37 to extend the lead to 29-22. Buck connected on a trey followed by a basket from beyond the arc by Bussman to cut the Southridge lead to one with 5:09 to play. Walker hit one of two free-throws followed by another driving, hanging basket by Buck to tie the score at 30 with 2:24 remaining in the third. Walker hit two free- throws for the Suns, followed by two from Hilgert to knot the score at 32 with 1:48 in the third. Bell and Walker each scored baskets for Southridge to make the score 36-32 with :53 to play. A bucket by Buck and a steal by Frisbee was followed by a basket by Hilgert another steal by Buck and a final deuce by Hilgert made the third quarter score Bombers 38-36. The Bombers outscored the Suns 20 to 9 in the quarter and erased a nine point lead. The last six points of the quarter belonged to Richland. The crucial fourth quarter started with Davis hitting a short jumper to tie the score at 38 with 7:41 to play in the game. The next 15 points would be scored by the Bombers! Hilgert scored the first five for the Bombers with a three point play and then two free-throws. Bussman hit a deuce with 5:25 to play. Buck followed with a two pointer and then two more baskets by Hilgert. The second was scored on a no look backward pass by Bussman to Hilgert just in front of the basket. The crowd went wild. Bussman finished the run with two free-throws with 3:17 to play in the game. In 5 minutes and 13 seconds the Bombers tallied 15 straight points to take a 53-38 lead. Put a fork in 'em, they're done! Hampton and Idler hit back to back baskets to cut the lead to 53-42 with 2:08 to play. A basket by Bussman and two free-throws by Buck made the score 57-42 with 1:34 remaining. Thorton nailed a trey with 1:21 remaining and Davis hit a deuce with :52 to go. Hilgert bagged two more free-throws followed by a Southridge basket by Thorton with :29 to play. Buck connected on two free-throws and Hilgert made one of two from the charity strip to end the scoring. Hilgert's miss was the only free-throw missed by the Bombers all night. Final was Bombers 62-48. The last :44 of the third quarter and the first 5:26 of the fourth saw the Bombers outscored the Suns 25 to 6. This was by far the best half of basketball played by the A-City squad all year. The Bombers were led in scoring by Hilgert with 29 points on 10 of 13 from the field and 9 of 10 from the charity stripe. Buck followed with 22, Bussman with 9, and York with 2. Buck and Hilgert managed to outscore Southridge by 3 points. Buck was 7 for 12 from inside the arc. Buck grabbed 10 rebounds, 6 defensive while Hilgert had 10 caroms with 7 from the offensive end. The Bombers were 20 for 39 from inside the arc for 51%, but only 2 of 14 for 14% from long range. During the second half the Bombers were 2 for 4 from beyond the arc. The Richland squad grabbed 33 rebounds, had 10 steals (4 by Buck), 11 assists (three by Frisbee), committed 10 turnovers, were charged with 14 fouls and blocked two shots. The past four games have found the Bombers shooting 80%, 83%, 75% and tonight 94% on 15 of 16 from the charity stripe. Tomorrow the Bombers return to the Bomb Shelter to take on the Wenatchee Panthers. The Panthers are in the middle of the standings, but did upset the Bombers in Wenatchee. I'm sure the Bombers will be ready. Until tomorrow Roger Fishback P.S. Please overlook any typos, thinkos or whatever. Never was a writer, just a stat man. I usually do write and send this quite late at night, so the grammar and such might not be the best but hope you enjoy anyway. The Bomber ladies beat Southridge 57-38 to remain tied with Kennewick for first place at 9-1. The lady Lions beat Wenatchee 70-25. Kamiakin and Pasco also won and trail the Bombers and Lions by one game at 8-2. Boys Standings Eisenhower 8-2 Richland 7-3 Southridge 7-3 Moses Lake 6-4 Wenatchee 5-5 Walla Walla 5-5 Kamiakin 4-6 Pasco 4-6 Kennewick 2-8 Davis 2-8 -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) To: Susan Nelson Smith (67) and Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Sorry... just passing on some fears of my own. Wonder if the "Creature" knew anything about swimming below Hanford? Does he have a green glow now!!!!!!! Re: DDT Truck Do you remember the "Mosquito Jiggy" that drove the streets every other Friday night spraying DDT... or was it every Friday night in the summer? Our Dad said "Don't breathe it in!" He was right but it was real hard to hold my breath until it dissipated! I remember looking from the "F" house bedroom window on Judson and seeing kids from the neighborhood riding their bikes through the white cloud. Suz, those were love pats in the back seat. donnie -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Ted Smith (66) I'm glad that I'm not going crazy, haha. I'm glad that you agree about the church in the photos. I remember the addition onto the church. The fellowship room was neat. Didn't it have a fireplace? Don't know when they built the new Sanctuary either. All seemed the same when we moved back in 1972/4. My son was 3 at the time. But, like I said, we bought a house in Kennewick a few months later. That was the last time that I went to the church. Started going in Kennewick then. To: Llorene Myers Bezanson (72) Ah - Ferndale. Great little town. The town is on the National Historical Registry. It has some really cool victorians and the business district is all Victorian. The movie "The Majestic" was filmed there. Anyone seen it yet? You can really get a good look at the business district in the film. Where they built the movie house is an empty parking lot. It was just spectacular as you can tell in the movie. They tore it all down after filming. Ferndale is about 17 miles or so south of Eureka, CA. Re: JC Penney's I, too, now remember that JC Penney's didn't take up the whole NE corner. Robinson's was there before Penney's moved out to Columbia Center. I can't remember the stairs though. Are they still there and can the public go up there? -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we have ANOTHER sunny day, but still cold ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Foster ('65) I was wondering if anyone knows what ever came of Ralph Fairweather ('64)... we were chums during the 50's on the 1300 block of Thayer. Lost track of him when we moved to Haupt Street in '59. Thanks for any information. -John Foster ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian (67) To: Susie Nelson Smith (67) Gee Susie. Such revelations! Learning all kinds of interesting things about your older sister, Jan ('60). Not the quiet reserved Jan that I know! lol. -Gary Christian (67) ~ Vancouver, WA - where the cold rain continues, but the buds on the trees hint at spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: Arty Schafer (70) Hi there! Gosh it's good to see you here. It's really been a long time. The only real question I have is: what is your occupation? You talk about seeing patients, so I'm assuming it's in the medical field, and if you mentioned it once, I must have missed it. I used to see your Mom at least once a week when I was working at her bank. What a sweet lady she still is. Haven't seen her for about 4 years, hope she is still as spunky as always. Keep writing, it's a wonderful way to keep tabs on all the kids I watched grow up! To: Mike Davis (74) We definitely need another quiz. One only you can cook up! And where were you when I had my birthday party at Denny's? The place was overrun with Schildknechts and Ibatuans. We just took over the back section of the restaurant. But no Davis'! I was under the impression that you practically lived there. Sure missed you! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Blanche Newby Rue (71) Does anyone else hear a strange clicking noise when they open this site?? Or is there something wrong with my computer? Just curious? To: Arty Schafer ('70) Keep seeing you on here and just wanted to say hi from way back and ask if you remember the onion on the dash board of your car????? Mine and Mike Richmond's daughter, Doni, lives and goes to school in Atlanta, GA., having just moved from Brooklyn, NY a month before 9-11. She went through New Orleans last year and just fell in love with Louisiana. She is a graphic designer and illustrator, takes after Mike in artistic talent. Likes the south but prefers NYC and will go back once she finishes this 2 year art school. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and to take you back to high school and the onion trick, parties in the desert, flat top mt. "Dirt in the Desert" just to name one of our oh so fun to make movies!!! Take care blanche -Blanche Newby Rue (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Phil Belcher ('51) My mom lives in Richland, and contracts my old classmate Tim Kupfer ('72) to help with repairs and remodels. He recently did some work in her family room. Although I haven't seen it, she's real pleased with it. He seems to be a true "handyman", doing a little of most everything. You can probably find him in the Tri-City phone book, although his address as back in 1992 was 517 Catskill. To: Brad Wear ('71) Ok, I'll bite. Please send me your gumbo recipe. I can't believe I'm asking a Texan named Wear for a gumbo recipe, but since you got it from someone named Pappadeaux it might be ok. ;-) Please also send the Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip cookies recipe. I'm a long way from the nearest Mrs. Fields. To: Arty Schafer ('70) Lake Charles, LA?! I know it well. Next time you're headed to Hackberry, note the road off to the right at "Fisherman's Paradise." It's called "Dave Dugas Road". He's my late, great uncle on grandma's side. If you drive down that road, I'm related to everyone on the left side until you get to Choupique Bayou. In the old part of Sulphur you'll find an area still sometimes called "Portie Town". That's my grandpa's side. I suppose I'm related to most every Portie and Dugas in the parish, along with a whole lot more. My first cousin in Hackberry is Bubba Carroll. Nobody knows him by any other name. I have cousins on Mardi Gras krewes in both Sulphur and Lake Charles. The family reunion is every Sunday closest to the 4th of July, at Carlyss Town Hall. So if all goes well, maybe I'll look you up around July 5th or 6th? -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ in sunny, gorgeous Kampala, Uganda ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Although I'm a day late, I'd like to wish my elderly sister, Sheila Davis Galloway (71) a happy birthday. Sorry I'm late, sis. I was checking with Dial-A-Ride to see if you qualify for any special benefits! Also, yesterday was my dad, Norm Davis' 73rd birthday! Happy birthday to the wisest man I know! I know that because he told me! I hope you both enjoyed your day! -Mike Davis (74) ~ live and well in Richland and denying any blood linkage to Jumbo and Wig ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Wasn't sure who to contact on this... The Class of '82 reunion committee would like to know if we could use the "controversial" Bomb at the reunion... we thought it might be fun to have some photos taken with it. If that is possible please contact me at my email address and we can set everything up. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tracey Wood Peloquin '82 Re: Backyard Basketball To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Jumbo, I too have a few great memories of our basketball half-court at 1509 Johnston. My older brother Todd Wood ('79) was friends with Randy Marcum ('79RIP) and Brian Kellerman ('79), I was only allowed to sneak a peek out the back window, because (I was the little sister) to watch some of those great players play three on three. I also remember them going to THE GHETTO as they called it to play Barth Hoops, from what I understand they had a low basketball hoop so they could dunk pretty easy. My family was always fortunate to be able to travel to all the State and Regional Basketball Tourneys that the Bombers did. It was great to grow up in such a great community that supports High School Sports like Richland. Those Basketball games are some of the best memories of my growing up. Does anyone else have some memories to share about the great basketball teams of the 70s-80s? Thanks, Jumbo, for the great story about your basketball court. I know how as a girl it was a great big deal to go by Tinkle to see who was playing hoops. See ya -Tracey Wood Peloquin '82 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('46/'46), Jim Grow ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Karen Cole ('55) Mike Brady ('61), Roger Fishback ('62) Carol Converse ('64), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Alan Lobdell ('69), Mike Davis ('74) Beth Young ('81), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (46/46) Re: Nellie To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Thanks for confirming that your mother was named Nellie. And what a grand lady she was. As for the "Weir Here", I might have written the "you are not" when mother Nellie and your brother Gordy (47) went to Scotland on the Queen Mary. I was probably plenty jealous. Love Dick McCoy (46/46) - Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ~~~ beautiful Camano Island Wa, where it is sunny and 75 at all times. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Grow (51) To: Joan Eckert (51) Well, you at least saw one hurt look but you sure never saw my hurt look. I ran around for at least two years with a hurt look trying to get you to pay some attention to me. All to no avail. You and Margret Buscher were just about alike. First it was Margret in about the 6th grade then you in the 7th and 8th. Neither of you would even give me the time of day. And me such a wonderful fine up standing young man. It probably warped me for life. There should be a law against such things. -Jim Grow (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Joan Eckert ('51), Laverne Osterman ('51) Oh, yes, I remembered Ms Marietta. I finally remembered her by the time I got to the end of message. I, as were many, was scared of her. But she was a darn good teacher. She had to be in that class. Bill Tracy, Bob Silvers, Bob Clancy, Bob Clatworthy, Dale Byrum, you guys, a girl I had a crush on was Wilma (Smith?) and I think, Bob Marcum was also in that class. Sue Ryles, Glenda Drum, Althea Swearinger, Myron Krashier, and his sister Marion, George Parrot, Brad Cutshall(?), Herb Borg(?) and others. She threw erasers at Tracy, bobbed many of us with that green geography book, and broke three yard sticks over my desk. Order was soon brought about her. I grew really to like her and respect her by the end of the year. I often wonder what ever happened to her? Wasn't Mrs. Wellman a teacher then? I knew she was a later principal when I was teaching at Jefferson. Margaret was a great lady. On that fifth grade teacher, I think it was Sagerser not Fisher. Fisher was a 7th grade teacher. That year held many memories for me, too. Oh, yes, another guy was Jack Strode. He was kind of a make out guy as I remember. All the girls were gaga over him. He was wasn't he. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll (55) Hi Maren, Could Brad Wear ('71) put his recipes in the recipe file of the Sandstorm? I for one would enjoy receiving both the gumbo and the cookie recipe. Thanks, -Karen Cole Correll (55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I'll do that -- when I get them... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) To: Roger Fishback ('62) Thanks, Roger, for your wonderful description of Bomber basketball... reminds me of the old days! Incidentally, Monday I am having dinner with Susan Clement (65). She was my neighbor who lived across the street from the Drug Store on Symons & Goethals. I haven't seen her in over 45 years. Oughta be fun. If any of you remember her and would like to pass on a "hello," let me know. -Mike Brady (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ January 19, 2002 The Bombers returned to Art Dawald Gym to take on the Wenatchee Panthers. Wenatchee won the first meeting on their home floor. Wenatchee sports an extremely tall starting five, with 6'7" Fannar Helgason, 6'6" Brendan Smith and 6'6" Dan Lillybridge. The Bombers controlled the opening tip and Buck scored on a driving base line jumper with 7:22 remaining. Wenatchee answered with a bucket by Helgason and Lillybridge to take the lead. York (Mr. Saturday night) grabbed an offensive board and put it back to tie the game at 4 with 4:38 to play. The Panthers scored the next 4 points and led 8-4 with 3:36 to play. York hit a trey and Hilgert a basket followed by one of two from the charity stripe. With 2:45 to play it was 10-8 Bombers. Seventeen seconds later sharpshooter Dale Hall hit a trey to give Wenatchee the lead for the last time of the evening at 11-10. Bussman hit a bucket, Buck nailed a trey and York added a hoop to make the score 17-11 Bombers with :50 to play in the first quarter. Hall added a free- throw and York drained a three with :12 seconds remaining to end the quarter at 20-12 Bombers. York had 10 of the Bomber 20 points. Hilgert had two consecutive steals that led to two baskets. York started the second period by nailing another trey to extend the score to 23-12 with 6:55 remaining. The two teams traded baskets of sorts for the remainder of the quarter. Jameson hit a three for the Panthers followed by a 15 footer by Johnson with 6:07 to play. Krasiwski hit a short deuce and York hit another trey. Hall hit a driving lay up and Hilgert put back an offensive rebound to make the score 32-21 Bombers. Vanderhoff hit a pair of free-throws, Johnson hammered home a trey for the Bombers and the Panthers finished the second quarter scoring with a short basket by Crollard. The score at the half, Bombers 35-25. Wenatchee scored first in the third stanza on a basket by Vanderhoff. Buck returned the favor with a driving lay up. With 7:01 to play Hall made one of two free-throws followed by another basket from beyond the arc by York. The Bombers led 40-28 with 6:40 to play. A bucket by Hall and another by Lillybridge cut the lead to 8 at 40-32 with 5:07 to play. The next eleven points would belong to the home team. Buck made a free-throw, Hilgert hit a deuce, Frisbee put back an offensive board, Tierney cut the back door twice for two hoops and Bussman hit a basket from the base line. With 1:05 to play in the quarter it was Richland 51-32. Jameson got a hoop and a hack for three points followed by another basket from Bussman. Wenatchee finished the third quarter scoring with a three point play with :03 second to play. Third quarter score, Bombers 53-38. Hilgert hit a jumper in the paint and 25 seconds later made one of two from the foul line. With 6:33 to play Zapotocky hit his first basket to make the score 56-40 Bombers. York hit two free-throws and Buck stole a pass and raced in for a lay in. The lead was 20 with 6:02 to play. Jameson put back an offensive board and York drove the key for a deuce. With 5:24 to play it was 62-42. Vanderhoff converted one of two free-throws followed by two from the charity strip by Bussman. Hall made one of two free-throws and Frisbee hit a short jumper to extend the lead to 66-44 with 4:14 to play. Gohl hit two free-throws followed by two charity tosses from York. With 2:33 to play the Bombers had their largest lead of 23 at 69-46. The final two minutes saw Smith hit a deuce and Helgason one of two from the foul line with the last scoring of the game coming from a quick pass to Benavediz to end the game. Final Bombers 71 - Panthers 49. Two other scores saw Moses Lake drop Southridge and Ike squeaked out a 60-57 win against Pasco. The Bombers are now 8-3, in sole possession of second place, and trail Ike at 9-2. The Bombers were led in scoring by York with 25. His Saturday night touch was 3 of 6 from inside the arc and 5 of 6 beyond the arch. Buck had 12, Hilgert 10, 8 for Bussman 5 for Johnson, Frisbee and Tierney had 4 each, Benavediz had 2 and 1 for Arthurs. The Bombers shot 20 of 35 from two point range and 7 of 19 from outside the arc. Free-throws were not critical tonight and the Bombers were only 10 of 18. Buck had 8 rebounds and five steals. Bussman led with 4 of the 14 assists dished out by Richland. The Bombers committed 19 fouls, had 11 turn overs and two blocked shots. This game was marked with Bomber-style motion, great passing and solid defense. The Bombers are getting better. Let's hope it continues. Next Friday Walla Walla visits the Bomb Shelter and the Bombers travel to Kennewick on Saturday. The following Tuesday, league leading Eisenhower travels to Richland for a huge Big Nine game. Until next weekend. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Burt Pierard (59) I can't say that I know when the old Lutheran Church was torn down. I don't even remember it. But, if it was boarded up in 1949, I would think it would have been torn down around then. No wonder I can't remember it. It bugs me though. Wish I could remember it. To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu (59) I think the Shaw Inn in Ferndale is really very pretty. I love the fence! We have never been inside, but have walked around the yard looking at all the pretty gardens. I think the Gingerbread Inn is really neat also. We know the chef. It used to be the old hospital years and years ago. I love the formal gardens. I didn't realize that any Hollywood people lived in Ferndale. They must really be keeping to themselves :):) -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - we had a bit of hail this morning ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Grover Shegrud ('56), Gloria Falls Evans ('58) and Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Lexington, KY vs. Encino, CA Thanks to the three of you for your recent entries, and to the many others, who have responded with advice, opinions, and votes, both on this site and directly via email, regarding my possible relocation. The response has been pretty amazing! If I knew it was this easy to plan the rest of my life I would have done this a long time ago. By actual vote count as of Saturday the tally is: Lexington 13, Encino 2 My wife, Suzette, and I are heading to Lexington tomorrow for a couple of days so she can see the place... she's never been there. I picked up somewhere along the line that the house is kind of important... did they teach us that in high school? In any event, decision time looms, and you'll be the first to know. By the way... love those memories of Marcus Whitman, coming from another Bomber. I have to few to share myself, but no time right now. Gotta run, but will get to those down the road. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell (69) Re: Cookies To: Brad Wear (71) My wife makes the best home made organic treats, however I am always in search of a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies. How about sharing??? I have a serious problem with not being able to keep out of them. Sorry about the Krispy Kremes. I tried my first one a month ago and will most likely never eat another. I found them to be very greasy and/or buttery. Far too much fat for my taste or body to handle. I guess I'm about the only one that went to Col Hi and have never had a Spudnut. I'll have to try them sometime when I'm over that way. -Alan Lobdell (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) The Very Last Word on the Robinson's/JC Penney's Location Controversy. I had some coffee this morning with Jerry Robinson. His brother started Robinson's on the Northeast Corner of Uptown. Prior to Robinson's there was a place there called Herman's. JC Penney's was next to them toward the South where Factory2U is now. When JC Penney's left to open shop at Columbia Center, Robinson's absorbed the old JC Penney's building. Never, never, never was JC Penney's in the corner building now occupied by Sunburst Video. This from the owner of Robinson's. Enough said! Re: Trivia Time - TV Westerns Good Luck Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67)! 1. The Rifleman starring Chuck Conners and Johnny Crawford! What were their characters' names on the show? 2. What was the marshal's name on the Rifleman? 3. Walter Brennen, starring in the "Guns of Will Sonnett" had a line that he always used. What was it? (tough one) 4. What was the name of the Virginian's buddy played by Doug McClure? 5. Hoss Cartwright, played by Dan Blocker - Hoss was his nickname, what was his real name? (You won't touch this one!) 6. The Cartwright's Chinese Cook? 7. The first names of the three Barkley brothers? And the little sister? 8. On Wagon Train, Robert Fuller played a scout. What was his character's name? 9. Clint Eastwood's character on Rawhide? 10. The name of the ranch in Virginian? 11. After the Rifleman was canceled, Chuck Conners went on to star in another western. Name the show. 12. Dennis Weaver's character's name on Gunsmoke. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To: All Alumni Thanks to all who responded to my queries regarding pictures for a book about Richland. You have all been very helpful as I knew you would. There are a few more things I'm looking for if anyone has them. First, did anyone take any pictures at the all Bombers reunion in 2000? Shots at the hotel or at the school gym would be good. Was it Don Jepson that filmed a video at the alumni basketball game? Perhaps he can capture a shot from the video onto a print for me. I'm also looking for photos taken at the Hanford 50th anniversary mess hall dinner. I was there, but could kick myself now for not taking pictures. I would also like to include some pictures of people from the 60s on up through today of past events like the Sunfest, Sidewalk art show, Sausage fest, any parade, past reunions and weddings, the car shows, little league tournaments or games, or even just kids playing in their back yards, fishing from the Columbia or Yakima; Also if anyone has photos of the big 1990 wind storm when trees came down all over, especially at the golf course. Some of these things might be in THE GALLERY at: but my publisher prefers to work with prints rather than scans. Thanks again for all your help! -Beth Young Gibson (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) To: Wig Davis ('82) Hey funny, You say you've "grown tiresome". How about cutting back on the Peanut butter and jelly sammys. I'm picturing you knocking back these sammys one after another. I can see you laying on the couch with a big ole glass of milk balanced on that unusually large forehead of yours. Makes me tired just thinking about it. Re: Sunburst/Factory 2 U location The original tenants of these two locations were JC Penney's and Herman's Men's wear. In 1954 Forest M. Robinson founded the store Robinson's. This took over the location where Herman's did business. Robinson's was in business from 1954 to 1984. JC Penney's stayed next door to Robinson's until 1969. JC Penney's then moved to the Columbia Center Mall. Robinson's took over and expanded into JC Penney's. Sunburst video started business in 1985. Reporting the facts courtesy of Polk's Richland directory. -Jumbo Davis ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers, 1 Bomber Dad and 1 funeral notice today: Jack Lowrey ('49), Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) Judy Willox ('61), Sharon McDermott ('63) Charlotte Nugent ('64), Dennis Hammer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Patti Snider ('65), Alan Porter ('67) Patty Eckert ('68), Rick Valentine ('68) Cat Johnson ('70), Brad Wear ('71) Penny Mitchell ('71), Jim Burger ('72) Sharen Manolopoulos ('72), Greg Alley ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Gil Gilstrap ('79) Kim Edgar ('79), Wig Davis ('82) James Minor (Bomber Dad) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 01/21 Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey (49) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: TV Westerns 4. Trampas 9. Rowdy Yates 12. Chester -Jack Lowrey (49) ~ Layton, UT ~ Where its cold as hell and the late season elk hunt was a success ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman (51) Re: Marcus Whitman - 6th Grade - 1944-45 To: Ralph Myrick ('51) and Others Miss Margaret Hartman was the 1st principal of Marcus when it first opened in January 1945. [Marcus Whitman Grade School web page] There was quite a mix of students from all neighborhoods. She was later married to a Mr. Wellman (don't know when) but when Bert (Roberta Adkins '52) and I later returned from a stint in Phoenix, AZ with General Electric we returned our kids to Marcus, this was in October 1964 and Miss. Hartman was Mrs. Wellman. Margaret was a remarkable person, wonderful educator and also a good friend. I can remember that when we first started, there were several guys (me included) and possibly some gals who moved books from the gym to the library... or was it to the classrooms? I'd like for all the 6th grade alumni of 1944-45 to take a look at the class photo and add names for the ones who aren't identified -- I'm talking about the picture that has Herbert Borg, Joe Barron, Billie Lou Waldrep, Dona Maupin and Jim Grow... I attended Marcus till June of 1945 and then continued on at Lewis and Clark... then on to "Bomber Land" in the Fall 1947. Bomber Cheers -Jimmie A. Shipman (51) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Mike ('74), Jumbo ('82) and Wig ('82) Davis, et al Okay, okay, enough of the downstairs units! NOW somebody tell me what was on the upstairs floor of the JC Penney's/Robinson's building? See if anyone can remember that! Let's hear the guesses huh? To: Mike Davis ('74) 1. Lucas (Chuck Connors) and Mark (Johnny Crawford) McCain 2. Marshall Micah Torrance played by Paul Fix 3. Ya got me! But I do know that Walter was 73 when he played that series! *G*! 4. Doug McClure was Trampas 5. Won't touch this one huh Mike? How about "ERIC"! Oooh, touch, touch, touch!! 6. Hop Sing played by Victor Sen Yung 7. The Barkleys were Jarrod, Nick and Heath (played by Lee Majors) Little sister was Audra (played by a very young Linda Evans) Remember who played Mother Victoria? 8. Robert Fuller was Cooper Smith 9. Clint Eastwood was Rowdy Yates AND sexy!!! 10. The Shiloh Ranch 11. In 65/66 he did Branded (probably what you want), but in 67/68 he did Cowboy In Africa 12. Who could ever forget Chester (Goode) played by Dennis Weaver. Liked him better as Sam McCloud! Now, you tell me an answer to my quiz. What was on the upper floors of the old JC Penney/Robinson's building? *G*!! To: Wig and Jumbo Davis ('82) and Mike ('74) I have not heard anything from your Mother these days so I figure that you have worn her out with all this bickering between her boys! So BJ, I will do it for you! STOP THAT FIGHTING!! LOL!! Bomber Cheers -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ windy windy Richland ~ what a shock, huh? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) To: Scott Hartcorn (67) Didn't you get one of those marriage manuals when you got married. Men are supposed to become mind readers when they say "I DO"...LOL..... -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Nugent Hardy '64 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is always one of my favorite holidays because he motivated people to change and it happened in my life time. More and more I appreciate the greatness of the man that helped so many people gain the respect that they should have naturally had but instead had to fight for. I am glad they made it a holiday because otherwise I don't think I would ever had taken the time to reflect on the significance of his life. I haven't been in Richland for years but plan to be back this summer when my son and daughter-in-law have their new baby. I am looking forward to a Spudnut and to see the high school. The gym where the boys played basketball in the 60s is nicer than the new gym they have at the high school here. I expect a lot has changed. Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow. -Charlotte Nugent Hardy '64 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: TV Westerns 1. Lucas and Mark McCain Click for a photo of Chuck Conners' headstone. 2. Micha - not much of a sheriff as he had to have a farmer, Lucas, and his rifle handle the bad guys for him 3. liked Walter Brennen, but never watched this one 4. ? 5. Saw the episode where Hoss was born not too many years ago. Named after another character, possibly the brother of Hoss' mother. It was explained that Hoss was a Smokey Mountain term, meant "a good man with friendly ways". And all these years I thought it was short for horse because he was so big. 6. Hop Sing 7. Jarrod (Ma and Pa Kettle's son Tom), Nick, and the (Six Million Dollar) half brother Heath. Sister, Audry? (I remember there was a poll in the early 70s. Who would you like to trade places with? Number one answer for the guys was Lee Majors. Why? Because he was married to "Charlie's Angel" Farrah Fawcett at the time.) 8. Only scout I remember is Robert Horton who played Flint McCullough, but maybe Robert Fuller came later. I stopped watching it after Ward Bond died because I did not care for his replacement. 9. Rowdey Yates 10. Shiloh, by the way. Shiloh is a Hebrew word that means "place or rest" 11. "Branded," but it just wasn't the same caliber as "The Rifleman." (pun intended) 12. Chester Good I only remember his last name being used once. He was referred to in an episode that had to be 10 years after Dennis Weaver left the show. "Well, that about wraps it up." -James Arness He used to use this line in 30 minute black and white episodes at the end of the show in the last commercial for L&M cigarettes. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) 1. Lucas and Mark McCain 2. ???? (but he was played by Paul Fix) 3. (tough one) 4. 5. Eric (his mother was Swedish) 6. Hop-Sing 7. Jared (played by Richard Long), Nick, Heath (played by Lee Majors), and Audra (played by Linda Evans) 8. ??? McCullogh (not sure of the spelling of the last name) 9. Rowdy Yates 10. 11. "Branded" 12. Chester -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - the temps are in the 40s at night and 50s during the day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 ok, who played Johnny Yuma the Rebel? as in "Johnny Yuma was a rebel, he rode through the west. But Johnny Yuma the Rebel, he traveled alone." wow where did that come from? -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller 65 I have some info right in front of me about Richland Lutheran Church on corner of Van Giesen and Stevens Dr. I am a first grade Sunday school teacher there and dug through my teacher 'stuff'. Here goes: It started out as a Grange Hall which began services in 1945. There was fire in 1946, the building was rebuilt. An addition, narthex and steeple were added in 1949. The steeple from the old church still stands facing Stevens Dr. Any other information you might like to know, I can find out for you. Say, in the Uptown wasn't there a Thom McAn shoe store at one time? Or was it a shoe store that featured Thom McAn???? Or am I having a senior moment? Bomber Cheers, -Patti Snider Miller 65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Porter ('67) Re: Mike Davis ('74) Trivia Question Answers 1. Rifleman Lucas McCain and son Mark 2. Marshall on Rifleman was Micah Torrance 3. Walter Brennen's line was No brag, just fact 4. The Virginian/s buddy played by Doug McClure was Trampas 5. Eric Cartwright ws better known as Hoss 6. Hop Sing the best cook in the west 7. Jarrod, Nick, Heath and Audra Barkley 8. Cooper Smith was the scout for Wagon Train 9. Rowdy Yates made sure he kept them rolling, rolling rolling on Rawhide 10. Shiloh was the name of the ranch on the Virginian 11. "Branded" was the western that Chuck Conners did after the Rifleman but I believe he had another TV series between Branded and The Rifleman 12. Dennis Weaver played Chester Goode on Gunsmoke - which was one of the TV shows I wanted to see when we first got a TV since I had been listening to Gunsmoke on the radio prior to getting a TV. Now I do believe I got them all right and in the famous words of Will Sonnett - "no brag, just fact". -Alan Porter ('67) ~ Vancouver, Wa - where it's raining again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert ('68) To: Mike Davis 74 Re: Trivia Time - TV Westerns You really got to me on these 4. Trampes (spelling?) 5. Dan Blocker (Haas real name) 6. Hop-sing ? 7. Jerad, Nick, ______, & _______! will look forward to seeing the right answers. Thanks for making me think about them down memory lane...... --also-- Happy Birthday to big sister Leona 'Mari' Eckert Leahy ('65) today. -Patty Eckert ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) Re: Western TV Quiz To: Mike Davis (74) Mike: As a generation of kids who grew up on television Westerns, you need to come up with tougher quizzes than Western trivia :-) Can you answer my Bonus questions? (Bonus questions are not limited to Mike) 1. Chuck Conners played Lucas McCain Johnny Crawford played Mark McCain 2. The Rifleman's marshal. Marshal Mica Torrance 3. (I must admit I don't remember this one) The following is a feeble attempt for extra credit. Will Sonnett's elusive son was James Sonnett. Will Sonnett's grandson was Jeff Sonnett. The series ended without ever finding James Sonnett. Will and Jeff did meet a gunfighter who claimed he had killed James in the final episode. 4. Doug McClure played Trampas #4-Bonus Question: What was the name of the short lived spin-off that came from the Virginian. 5. Eric (his mother was Norwegian) #5-Bonus Question: Name the only TV western to run longer than Bonanza. 6. Hop Sing 7. Jarrod, Nick, Heath - Little sister Audra (Linda Evans) #7-Bonus Question: Name of the Barkley's Black servant. 8. On Wagon Train, Robert Fullers name: Cooper Smith 9. Clint Eastwood on Rawhide: Rowdy Yates 10. Name of the Virginian's Ranch: Shiloh Ranch #10-Bonus Question: The Virginian set a television first, name that first. (no it was not the first in color) 11. Chuck Conners' other western: Branded #11-Bonus Question: Name another famous western that used the word "GUN" in it's title and name it's main character and (hint) the inscription on his calling card. 12. Dennis Weaver on Gunsmoke: Chester Goodie Last Bonus Question: Which of the above named Westerns was the first regularly scheduled network show to be shown in COLOR (for all of the younger Bombers, YES all Television used to be in Black and White) Re: The Whitehall Exchange My old Whitehall phone number was WHitehall4-0208 When we moved to 2035 Howell, General Telephone gave us a new modern phone and a new phone number 946-6084 As teenagers might do, I absconded with the old phone and hooked it up in my bedroom as an illegal extension... I still have that old phone. -Rick Valentine (68) ~ Spokane, WA - where we had about 6" of snow yesterday and today the wind is blowing and it is cold and nasty. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cat Johnson Pearsal ('70) Re: Mike Davis' ('74) Trivia questions: 1. Lucas McCain and Mark McCain 2. Micah Torrance 3. This was a tough one and I don't have a clue. Don't even remember the show. 4. Trampas 5. Eric "Hoss" Cartwright; now do you know what his horse's name was on the series? 6. Hop Sing 7. Audra, Jared, Nick and Heath 8. Cooper Smith 9. Rowdy Yates 10. Shiloh Ranch 11. Branded - Character was Jason McCord 12. Chester Pretty good, these really make you think back. Thanks for the fun. -Cat Johnson Pearsal ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Mike Davis '74 No Challenge on your Western Trivia except Will Sonnett, several options there. 1. Lucas and Mark McCain 2. Micah Torrence played by Paul Fixx 3. I said it, it's the truth, enough said. He also said "if a man's worth shootin', he's worth killin'" 4. Trampas 5. Eric Haas, "Hoss" Cartwrght. All the boys had different mothers, his was a Swede. 6. Hop Sing 7. Jared, Nick, Heath, and Audra 8. Flint McCollough 9. Rowdy Yates 10. Shiloh 11. Branded, he played Jason McCord 12. Chester -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny Mitchell True ('71) Re: Western Quiz 1. Lucas McCord 2. ? 3. ? 4. Trampas 5. ? 6. Hop Sing 7. Jared, Nick, Heath & Audrey 8. Flint 9. Rowdy Yates 10. Shiloh 11. Branded 12. Chester Goode -Penny Mitchell True ('71) ~ Bothell, WA - One of the cowboys on Rawhide was Sheb Wooley who recorded "Purple People Eater" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Burger (72) Re: International Bombers To: All Alumni Time for a break from Robinson's, Mayfair, and Spudnuts... After spending most of my life split between living in Richland and the greater Seattle area, I've decided to move on to a little more international experience. I'm moving to Denmark this summer (with my wife and two dogs) to teach (as a post-doc) and at the same time finally complete my PhD. Oh those clever Danes... Will probably be there at least 2 - 3 years. I'm looking for any words of wisdom regarding moving to or from Europe: what to ship vs. what to buy overseas. (furniture & household items, etc.) Anyone ship a car? Is it worth it? Anyone dealt with shipping dogs overseas? Any unusual experiences or "war stories" anyone has had regarding such moves would be appreciated. (things to avoid as well as must do's) Anyone with experiences specific to Denmark especially appreciated! I'll make sure to give Maren a new email, so I can continue to follow the news of Denny's, the invasion of Krispy Kremes, and of course those fantastic Bombers. Thanks, -Jim Burger (72) ~ Shoreline, WA (for now) - where it's, well kinda dark, so I really don't know, but it sounds windy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharen Manolopoulos (72) To: Mike Davis (74) Re: TV Westerns 1. Lucas and Mark McCain 2. Marshal Micah Torrance 3. "Where's the beef?" 4. Trampas 5. Eric (Hoss Cartwright 6. Hop Sing 7. Jarrod, Nick, Eugene, Heath and the beautiful Audra 8. Cooper Smith 9. Rowdy Yates 10. Shiloh Ranch 11. Branded (name the two major league pro. baseball teams Chuck Connors played for) 12. Chester Goode I realize I watched way TOO much tv as a child! -Sharen Manolopoulos (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) You sure you and Jumbo didn't get your info from Jerry Robinson at the Uptown Tavern. He used to frequent that establishment. Of course so did I. Just church and bingo now. My shot at your trivia without aid of internet searches. 1. Lucas and Mark McCain. 2. Micah 3. No brag, just fact. Or was that from a movie. 5. I have heard this but I will throw out Rick. 6. Hop Sing 7. Nick, Jared, Heath, Audra. Mom is Victoria. 9. Ramrod Rowdy Yates. 11. Branded. Connors was also a sports star, starred in some comedies, and I think he was box boy at Mayfair. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Staying out of the wind watching football. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Jumbo Davis Reporting the Facts! Jumbo's in-depth research reminds me a lot of Jimmy Olson, cub reporter for the Daily Planet and Superman Wannabe! To: Wig Davis Break away from the peanut butter! Wanna borrow some new belts? To: All Alumni Sandstorm Readers As most of you are aware Wig and Jumbo are twins. Care to know who use to pummel who in the toddler stage? I happen to know. -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: gil gilstrap gilly 79 Mr. Davis I don't quite know all the answers but i believe most of them are correct that i do have. 1. Lucas and mark McCain 2. Micah Torrance played by Paul Fix 3. Never watched the show maybe he said pass me another voice box by the way did they find the son. 4. Trampas 5. Erik or Eric 6. hop sing 7. Larry, Curly, and Moe and Shirley Temple 8. Cooper Smith 9. Should know this but don't so I'll take a chance and say Bubba 10. Peyton Place 11. Branded 12. hop along I know he had a bum leg is all I can remember. Let me know MR. Davis if you want some trivia on MASH. Hope you have a great day -gil gilstrap gilly 79 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Graduation Cap and Gown During my most recent move, I came across my graduation Cap & Gown, both of High School and College. Don't know why I keep it, but I do. Does anyone else have theirs? -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wig Davis ('82) To: Jumbo Davis (82) The PB&J reference was just for everyone's benefit. Try one, it is the only way to eat a sammy. I'm sure after my entry many of you have tried it. Incidentally, I never started to gain any weight until I left the state of Washington. Living in the same household with "The Bear" (72RIP), Mike Davis(74), and Jumbo (82) there was never much left in the house for me to eat. Fights over full pies, seconds and thirds, and a two in the morning full breakfast was not uncommon at our house. (Bear use to wake up the entire house at 2am with frying bacon.) Eat some more ice cream baby brother and like you don't put butter on your PB&J now! -Wig Davis ('82) ~ Cedar Rapids, Iowa - producer of the great Kurt Warner (go PACK) and General Mills Cereal (look on the back of your cereal box in the morning - you're eating what I have smelled being made - smells a lot like the paper plant that is on the way to Walla Walla - happy eating) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Minor (Bomber Dad) Re: Lexington, KY I am a Bomber dad - all three of my youngsters are Bombers. To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) My last battalion commander during WWII was a Lexington native. When my wife and I visited him after the war, he said he always carried a 45 pistol when he visited the "back country". If the "back country" has not changed - and if you travel frequently in Kentucky - you might keep his comment in mind. My nephew, Ben Worthingotn, is forester for a national forest in Kentucky. Ben is a WSU graduate. -James Minor (Bomber Dad) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ ~ David Beiers ~ Class of 1954 ~ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), David Brusie ('51) Joan Eckert ('51), Wally Erickson ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Margo Heiling ('57) Shirley Atwood ('58), Judy Willox ('61) Bob Rector ('62), Shirley Sherwood ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Joanna Brown ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Maren Smyth ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Arty Schafer ('70), Mike Davis ('74) Jim Wilson ('76), Teena Stoner ('79) Jil Lytle ('82), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: The Virginian To answer questions about the TV show "The Virginian" you need someone like me who was born in Wyoming. Owen Wister wrote the book about his years on a ranch in Wyoming since he really was from Virginia he was called the Virginian however the ranch where he worked and wrote his story was called the Goose Egg Ranch (I guess not glamorous enough for TV and it was not a beautiful Colonial Style House but a large house built on the Platte River out of river rock - I not only have been there but have a picture. Since the last time we were in Wyoming the house - long uninhabited - has tumbled down and the rock returned to the river. If you have not read the book you should. I'm old enough I knew a few of the people written about. The Goose Egg was about the largest house around and so when work allowed, parties were organized. One story tells of a party when the ranch families came and as they came long distances they wrapped the small children well (no central heat) and put them to sleep in the upstairs bedrooms. Time to go home each family gathered their blanketed child and drove the long miles home only to find some Playful? cowboys had rewrapped the children in each other's blankets and all the long trips had to be made again. I know this is a true story for when I was a child I knew one of those babies. She was by then an old lady and had become one of the first women doctors in the west. This was also the part of the country where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hung out for a time. Wyoming is still the only state with less people than Alaska but due to oil royalties they have VERY good schools and roads. Also our current Vice Pres. comes from there - his cousin Norma Brown is a good friend of mine. Why does Hollywood have to make things up when the true events are more interesting? -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Brusie (51) Re: Krispy-Kreme To: Tim Lippert ('79) and Jim Russell ('58) Just for your knowledge: I am sure My Mother invented the Krispy-Kreme in the 1930s in South Dakota. This was the depression and food things were hard to come by in those days. Many times the only thing that we had to eat, was boiled potatoes, and "bread and lard". We could spice this up a little by applying some salt for flavor to the lard. Now had sugar not been so scarce, we could have had a Krispy- Kreme that had sugar for flavor. -David Brusie (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Re: Marcus Whitman - 7th grade Memories are coming back! Didn't some of the boys actually run Mrs. Barnes out of our 7th grade classroom mid-term. She was having a very stressful time of it and as I recall, the boys (never the girls!) really gave her a bad time. As a consequence we literally did nothing the first semester. We were all "rewarded" though, when Mrs. Barnes was replaced by Mrs. McCabe who started what was probably the first individualized classroom. She was a tough taskmaster and wouldn't put up with anything!! We all worked at our own speed through math in particular and by the end of that semester, we actually had made it back up through all of the 7th grade requirements - and some even beyond. She was a great teacher. Do I have all this right, Ralph and Jim? -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson (53) Re: HEW furniture I remember when our family moved into Richland November, 1944, our parents were able to rent maple furniture from the Government. I don't remember what the cost was to rent the furniture, but it ways very cheap. Most everyone needed extra furniture. I can't remember anyone that didn't have HEW furniture in the beginning. Each piece of furniture was labeled "HEW" with a number following. The government had a record of everything that was rented out, and to who. For the living room there was a 3 cushion couch with wooden arms, swivel cushion chair with wooden arms, end tables and coffee table (and I think there also was a desk and chair). The dinning room was of course dinning table, with as many chairs as you needed, and a hutch with separate open cupboard above for dishes, etc. The bedrooms had single, or double beds, night stands, upright dresser and Mr. & Mrs. dresser with mirror (you could have as many mirrors as you needed). The mirrors were in maple wooden frames. This furniture was well made and lasted for a many years. Some families would start replacing the maple furniture with their own taste. Usually the living room was the first furniture to be replaced with more comfortable couches and chairs. It seems to me they also gave out rugs for the living room and dinning room (I'm not sure about this one). This helped a lot of families get started in their new homes. A couple years later the families were able to buy the maple furniture they had at very reasonable prices. What the families didn't keep, everything else was put up for sale at an auction. I believe they sold everything in one, or two days. Re: House Rent "A" house For some reason, I still remember what my folks paid per month for one side of an "A" house. It was $37.50 per month for a three bedroom, two story with half basement. Many later made full basements for a shop, or recreation room. I also remember in the beginning water, power, and coal (for the furnace) was free. At first they would send someone out to change your light bulbs for free. Everyone was furnished with two garbage cans and they would pick up your garbage once a week for free. The first thing our families were charged for was the coal; then power and then the water. But, the cost was so minimal it really didn't have that big impact on the families at that time. They were pretty well established after a couple of years. There was a charge for the phone (I don't remember how much). In the beginning the phones were mostly party lines for a several years. We did have to plant our own grass, plants and mow the lawn. Guess who did that? Many didn't have extra money for a second car, boat, or trailer (no motor homes then). Of course there really wasn't room to put the extra car, boat, or trailer until after the homes where sold. The homes were sold to the first person that moved into a duplex home (they had first right of refusal). Some built garages, or drive ways on their property. That's enough for now. -Wally Erickson (53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [How much did "your" house rent for? Click to go to the Hanford Houses website and find out -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Jim Burger ('72) Consider this, you probably won't be able to have your dogs for at least two weeks after arrival. The quarantine time may be even longer. Best bet is to check with the Danish Legation (could be one in Seattle area). As for cars, it is six of one and a half dozen of the other on whether or not to take one. Licensing fees are going to be high no matter which way you go. Leave the television home, not that European TV is bad, but I think they use a different system for transmission, and American sets won't work, plus there is a tax (or fee) for having one (even if it doesn't work.) Re: TV westerns I always thought Chester's last name was "Proudfoot", dunno why, unless that came from the radio version. Speaking of which, who played Matt Dillon on radio? The answer may surprise some. Bomber Cheers to all, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - trying to keep dry in Albany, OR, where the weather guessers predict a week of rain (snow not included). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Heiling Barron (57) Re: 45th Reunion for the Class of '57 The 45th reunion is scheduled for June 21-23. The reunion committee will be mailing out information in a couple of weeks and will be using the address list from 1997. Please let me know of any address changes that you know about. Also we are missing addresses for the following classmates. Do you know where they are? Please let us know. Jim Abbott, Neal Joe Adams, Anita Arledge/Logman McMullen Betty Armitage, Lucy Bowles, David L. Cooley, Ralph Dean Cox, W. Tom Crawford, Pamela Dabling, Barbara Davies, Norm Edwards, James A. Forte, Rosalie Geiger, Larry L. Gilbert, Arlene Gruver, Gerald G. Hackett, Gordon Hanna, Paul K. Hoffman, Loren Holden, Holly Leigh Jarvis, Michael C. Kreutzer, Beverly Langberg, Dale Lawrie, Pat McKee Madsen, Deanna McDermott, Jerry Kay Millar, Hope Northrup, Karen Ogden, William W. Parker, William E. Pasco, Larry Patterson, Arthur Pease, Diane Pittock, George Pruden, Joan Salie, Dudley Shine, Astra "Toni" Woodman, Jack C. Wright -Margo Heiling Barron (57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) Re: South Side Protestant Church When I first started going to South Side Church back in the 40s we met in the movie theater next to the Rexall Drug Store. Actually I think the first church services were held in Lewis and Clark elementary school. Later a church was moved in from someplace else and set on a foundation with a basement. Landscaping wasn't instant in those days and it took quite a while for grass, trees and flowers to grace the grounds around the church. I can't remember how long we continued to have Sunday School in the church. I can't ever remember having them in the church, so perhaps it was up through the 50s. It was after I left Richland in 1960 that they made more additions and changes. The church on that site now is not the one I grew up in. Neither is Lewis and Clark. When I first started going in 1945 the playground had only swings. And of course the Lewis and Clark canoe we all loved to play in. It was so exciting when they put in the bar and rings and parallel bars. By fourth grade there was a new wing. And the rooms had a sink where you could wash your hands. We all had to line up and wash our hands before receiving a free apple... thanks to the farmers who decided to give their apples to the school kids instead of destroying them because the price of apples was so low. Walking home we passed Campbell's Store where we could buy the best candy bars in the world when we had a nickel in our pocket. I can't remember the exact address, but it was probably on Goethals. The cross street was before Benham... I can remember walking, but the address escapes me. I think there was an empty lot we could cut across on the way home. I lived at the edge of town on the corner of Duane and Abbott. At one time there were large holes in the ground on that lot and kids told me they were fox holes. I was probably 5 or 6 and thought real foxes lived in them. Never did see any foxes there though. -Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) ~ Chatsworth, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Mercedes AKA Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Happy Bomber Birthday to you, Happy Bomber Birthday to you. Happy Bomber Birthday dear Deedee, Happy Bomber Birthday to you! And many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In translation, that means, don't you ever die on me! LOL!! Have a great day!! And remember that I LuvUOSoMuch my dear sister, my dearest friend!!!!! -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ still windy windy Richland! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Rector ('62) To: Roger Fishback ('62) Roger, I enjoy reading your analysis as much as listening to a game live! Keep it up! and thanks... -Bob Rector ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) Re: Western Trivia To: Mike Davis (74) 1. Lucas & Mark McCain 2. Micah Torrance 3. "No Brag, just fact" 4. Trampas 5. Eric 6. Hop Sing 7. Heath, Nick, Jerrod, and Audra 8. Cooper Smith 9. Rowdie Yates 10. Sunk Creek Ranch 11. Cowboy in Africa 12. Festus -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: The Rebel Johnny Yuma was played by Steve McQueen who probably did the best car chase ever in the movie "Bullet". Re: Mattie Stepanek, 11 year old Peacemaker Poet I'd like to share Mattie's writings. He has written 3 books of powerful poems. One is "Heart Songs"... He wrote his first at age 6. If you get a chance read all three. -Fred Schafer, gold medal class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Brown Faulkner '63 Re: Thom McAn's I believe there was such a shoe store in Uptown. It is where I bought my first pair of spike heels with pointy toes (beige or bone color) for $4.95. I had to save a lot of babysitting money for those. The funny thing was that I couldn't walk in them at all. I put them on the corner of my dresser and just looked at them and longed for the day I could really wear them. They were the last thing I saw before I went to sleep and the first thing I saw when I woke up in the morning. My mother thought I was terribly silly to buy shoes I couldn't wear but it made perfect sense to me at the time. -Joanna Brown Faulkner '63 ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: TV Westerns To: Mike Davis ('74) 7. Eugene!!! Couple of people mentioned Eugene. I thought there should be another brother in there, but decided I must be thinking about the Bolt brothers. To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) The Mother was played by Barbara Stanwyck. Just saw her in "Union Pacific" couple days ago and in "Christmas in Connecticut" last month. To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Nick Adams played the "Rebel" song sung by Johnny Cash. Click to see his real interesting headstone Since I started browsing this a few years ago I have noticed that some of the biggest names have some of the simplest headstones, while some of the lesser known people have quite elaborate headstones. To: Rick Valentine ('68 ) Bonus Questions #4. "Men from Shiloh #5. Too easy ----- "Gunsmoke" #10. Could it be that it was 90 min long? I thought it was too long at the time. #11. Even easier --- (My favorite Western) "Have Gun Will Travel" downloaded picture of his card couple years ago and pinned up on my bulletin board. Last bonus question: Believe it to be "Bonanza." Any way they sure made a big deal out of it being in color at the time. It was still black and white on our TV set. Did else anyone watch the episode that no commercials until the end, then about 10 minutes of film advertising Chevrolet with the 1964 Chevrolet convertible perched on top of one of those huge stone towers out in the desert? To: Sharen Manolopoulos ('72) Chuck Conners played baseball for the BROOKLYN Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs. He also played basketball for the Boston Celtics. I believe I read that he was the first to break one of those glass backboards. Tried to research this on the internet, but was unable to find anything about and did not want to spend more time.. Yes, you younger people the LA Dodgers used to be the Brooklyn Dodgers and caused quite a stir when they moved to LA. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: upstairs at Penney's Wasn't the beauty school upstairs? Great answers to the quiz... after I sent in my answers, I remembered that Doug McClure's name was Trampas; the ranch was Shiloh; and Peter Breck was the actor who portrayed Nick Barkley; and to answer your "trivia question", Barbara Stanwyck portrayed Victoria Barkley. Something to be said for us old timers, huh? LOL To: Patty de la Bretonne (65) "Johnny Yuma" was played by Nick Adams To: Rick Valentine (68) Re: GUN The series was, "Have Gun Will Travel"... his name was Paladin and he was played by the actor Richard Boone Re: #5-Bonus question: Gunsmoke??? Re: Last bonus question: Bonanza???? -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - it's cold, but no fog ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Don't think I would have made it through 7th grade without my best friend. Have a WONderful birthday, my friend. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63/'64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 #11 bonus ? "Have Gun Will Travel" one of my all time favorites as a kid. Loved that Paladin. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Arty Schafer ('70) To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) Hi Karen. I'm in the mental health field working with chronic mentally ill. I remember the many times playing football and camel fights in your back yard and roaming the the neighborhood with your brother Tom and the rest of the West side gang. My Mom is doing fine despite getting hit by a truck a few years ago. Kay is in Houston, TX and Fred in Vancouver, WA. To: Blanche Newby Rue (71) Hi Blanche (AKA Faye) Sounds like Doni is doing well. My two girls and a boy are 22, 18, and 13. In May we will have college and high school graduations. We did have some great times making movies. I transferred "Dirt in the Desert" and other "Freaky Films" to 8mm camcorder cassettes several years ago. One of these days I'll put them on VHS. Remember 7-11 parties, fake IDs, Bent chicks, Margi Bruns parties, evil knieveling, and too many other wild and crazy times. I went to the "All Bomber Reunion" in 2000 and talked with your sister for a while. Tell her I said Hi. Nice to hear from you all -Arty Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Trivia Time - TV Westerns ANSWERS 1. The Rifleman starring Chuck Conners and Johnny Crawford! What were their characters' names on the show? ANSWER: Lucas McCain and son Mark 2. What was the Marshall's name on the Rifleman? ANSWER: Marshall Micah Torrance 3. Walter Brennen, starring in the "Guns of Will Sonnett" had a line that he always used. What was it? ANSWER: "No Brag, just fact!" 4. What was the name of the Virginian's buddy played by Doug McClure? ANSWER: Trampas 5. Hoss Cartwright, played by Dan Blocker - Hoss was his nickname, what was his real name? ANSWER: Eric Cartwright 6. The Cartwright's Chinese Cook? ANSWER: Hop Sing 7. The first names of the three Barkley brothers? And the little sister? ANSWER: Jarrod, Nick, Heath and Audra Barkley 8. On Wagon Train, Robert Fuller played a scout. What was his character's name? ANSWER: Cooper Smith 9. Clint Eastwood's character on Rawhide? ANSWER: Rowdy Yates 10. The name of the ranch in Virginian? ANSWER: Shiloh 11. After the Rifleman was canceled, Chuck Conners went on to star in another western. Name the show. ANSWER: Branded 12. Dennis Weaver's character's name on Gunsmoke. ANSWER: Chester Goode To: Rick Valentine ('68) #4-Bonus Question: What was the name of the short lived spin-off that came from the Virginian. I BELIEVE THAT WAS SHILOH #5-Bonus Question: Name the only TV western to run longer than Bonanza. GUNSMOKE #10-Bonus Question: The Virginian set a television first, name that first. (no it was not the first in color) 90 MINUTES LONG #11-Bonus Question: Name another famous western that used the word "GUN" in it's title and name it's main character and (hint) the inscription on his calling card. HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Wilson, 1976 Re: Okay - some non-Western TV trivia from the 60s and 70s Well, I enjoyed the western trivia even if I went totally blank on "The Guns of Will Sonnet." Wow - that was only on tv a short time, wasn't it? It inspired me to write a little quiz of my own, since I do that all the time in my job as a teacher at Hanford High School. Here then, is my non-Western TV trivia from the 60s and 70s, with apologies to Alex Trebek: 1. Who played the Girl from U.N.C.L.E.? 2. What channel did Napoleon Solo routinely use on his radio pen on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.?" 3. Who played Ellie May on the "Beverly Hillbillies"? 4. What was the name of Johnny Quest's little dog? 5. Who played Jeremy Bolt on "Here Come the Brides?" 6. He played Aaron Stemple on "Here Come the Brides" and Spock's father Sarek on "Star Trek." 7. Simon Oakland played Darren McGavin's boss in this creepy little TV show that is the grandfather of the "X-Files" the show. 8. Name the shows that made up NBC's Mystery Movies... I will give you one, which is "McMillan and Wife". 9. William Shatner was the second actor to play the captain of the Enterprise. Who was the first, who played Captain Christopher Pike? 10. Leonard Nimoy was on "Mission: Impossible" after his TV "Star Trek" days. What was his character's first name? 11. Who played Mannix? 12. What was Mary Ann's culinary contribution to life on "Gilligan's Island"? Try these out. They aren't too difficult for true gamesters!!! -Jim Wilson, 1976 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Guilio ('79) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Yep, I still have mine. It's folded very neatly in a box, with a tassle and announcement, all inside my grandmother's cedar chest. To: All Bombers still in the Tri-Cities I have to do this, even at the cost of being labeled a traitor: My son's school, Wiley Elementary, here in West Richland is having a fund raiser to raise money for a field trip. They want to visit the capitol in Olympia and the museum in Tacoma. It will cost approximately $9,000 all told (it will be an over-nighter). The find raiser "they" (I'm not exactly sure who thought that one up) have chosen is Krispy/Krusty Kremes donuts. There is a franchise in Issaquah that is willing to make up to 2,000 dozen donuts for us. We have a parent who has volunteered to drive over the morning of delivery and bring them back for distribution that afternoon/evening. If there are any of you who want to conduct your own taste-test, K.K.s vs Spudnuts, through our fund raiser, please email me or call me at 967-5072. My son and the Wiley fourth graders will appreciate your help. Orders will be taken beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22 and end Feb. 1. The cost for one dozen glazed donuts is $8.00 ($5.00 profit, $3.00 cost). Pick-up and delivery will be on Feb. 7 from 12:00 noon to 7:30pm. I know I'm going to catch some flack for this, but the things we do for our kids sometimes put us in these positions. So... bring it on. I'm ready. *wink* -Teena Stoner Giulio ('79) ~ West Richland - where the sky is blue, clouds are in the N'West and the !#$%+&* wind is STILL blowing. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 To: Patty Snider Miller ('65) There was a shoe store in the uptown that I remember. It was called the Bootery. As a kid I always loved to get new shoes there. They had a great kids area where you climbed up these stairs with railings made from baseball bats. It was up high and the seats were little benches perfect for toddlers. Anyone else remember this? -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis (82) To: Wig Davis (82) Wait a minute here funny, I was the skinniest kid on the block. It wasn't until my mid-twenties until I started packing on the pounds. If you remember right I went a whopping 6'-5". 165 pounds when I was a senior. Yes, I do remember the Bear (72RIP) cooking up that pack of bacon at 2am... (you didn't mention the dozen eggs he scrabbled up and half a loaf of bread he toasted. (The man could eat). It's just a good thing he left us the half loaf of bread. Cinnamon toast for the rest of the family. Remember Steve and Mike (74) sitting across from each other at the table like it was some kind of beginning to a chess championship... actually it was just a full pumpkin pie sliced down the middle. These two bahemiths just gorged on every inch that was so called theirs. Every once in a while you would hear, "Hey get off my side." This usually went on every night until the pies were gone. Billie Jean's pie spread usually kept this match going a couple weeks. I would bring my friends over to watch some of these matches between these two heavyweights. So I'll have to say I'm with you on this one, food was on the table every night. But when you're dealing with a couple older brothers who could eat like John Bellushi going through the lunch line in Animal house, it's tough getting a full meal. To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) Mike Davis (74) Since my older brother, Mike (74) seems to have all the answers for the Uptown, I'm going wait for his answer. The question was; "What was above the Robinson's and JC Penney's stores? Here's another couple questions for you? 1. There were six taverns in the 1950s in Richland. Hint: Two are still in business, name them? 2. What were the first three places of business in the uptown complex?, Where were they located? -Jumbo Davis (82) ~ Enjoying a beautiful view of the Hanford Area here in Windy West Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Look for the answer(s) to #2 on the Uptown website -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Anna May Wann ('49) Dorothy Sargent ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Dick Pierard ('52), Donna McGregor ('57) Jan Bollinger ('60), Jan Nelson ('60) Stephanie Dawson ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Bob Irwin ('62), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Shirley Sherwood ('62), Emajean Stone ('63) John Campbell ('63), Leo Webb ('63) Roy Ballard ('63), Dennis Hammer ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Lloyd Swain ('66) Rick Valentine ('68), Blanche Newby ('71) Vicki Owens ('72), Chris Webster ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie Lawell Neth ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: The Virginian Yes the name of the book is "The Virginian" by Owem Wister who was the Virginian... just like cowboys from Texas were always called Tex. The story he wrote is true. I have no idea whether the library carries it or not. If not maybe a used book store or a yard sale. WHY does Hollywood and TV have to distort everything when real history is more interesting. I remember seeing a movie about "Billy the Kid" portrayed as a misunderstood lost young soul when he really was a gunman who killed for jollies and was hated by nearly everybody. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) First off, I have decided that you young'uns watched way too much TV. Why don't some of you mention a good book that you read while in school. Or did any of you read? Some of us spent our time playing spin the bottle and other fun games - TV came later - To: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) Since I am not a lover of either Krispy Kremes or Spudnuts (I prefer a By's Burger) send me your snail mail address and I would love to donate to the kid's fund to see the capital in Olympia and the museum in Tacoma. This is a great learning experience for them (better than watching TV) and I'm all for it. Good luck on your fund raiser!! Just think alums if each of us sent them $5.00 they would have their goal in short order. -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) Re: Jumbo Davis ('82) latest trivia questions Since my schoolmates and I were there at the very beginning of the Uptown Mall, and were among the first to enjoy the shops and theater, we should all know the answers to these. C'mon Sandy Atwater ('51). I'll bet you know them all. I can only remember one of the six taverns. Surely it was the Uptown Tavern - apparently still going strong. Re: First three places of business in the Uptown I think I have at least a couple right. If not, I'm sure I will be corrected. Uptown Theater - My friends and I certainly baptized that place. Located on the southwest corner. Uptown Tavern - located on the east side towards the south end. The Laundromat - my good buddy Dorothy Hickey ('51) worked there. Located on the GWWay side, center. You are right, Bob Harman ('51) and Jerry Boyd ('52), we need to hear a lot more from classmates/friends from our era. I love it when I see a familiar name pop up. And thanks for the encouraging words. -Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Joan, The only teachers I remember were Mr. Wold, who had dandruff as large as snowflakes and Mrs. Ruby. I can't remember the teacher that you mentioned. I can't even remember if we had more that one 7th and 8th grade. Did we? Remember Miss Brown? She was the music teacher and as I remember all of us boys had a crush on her. I think that McDevins or something like that was PE. I really liked him. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Joan Eckert Sullins' ('51) reminiscences of Mrs. McCabe as a 7th grade teacher at Marcus Whitman sure struck a familiar note. I was in her class the following year and she was one tough lady. Some of us affectionately called her "Bullwhip Packin' McCabe." One time when she was out of the room for a moment I put on her desk a fluffed-out banana peel with a note "Kilroy was here." She never did know who was behind that and my lips were sealed. Another time we were given some sort of a standardized penmanship test which I failed completely and so got an F on my report card for penmanship that grading period. Since my handwriting is notoriously bad, I still to this day tell my students that I got an F on penmanship in the 7th grade and things haven't improved much since then. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) Re: Gunsmoke Matt Dillon on Radio was played by William Conrad, who they felt was too short and too fat for TV so they picked James Arness. William Conrad went on to have his own series later called "Jake and the Fat Man". I seem to recall "Chester Proudfoote" also, but don't really know. Man!! Can I ever taste those Spudnuts, still, after not having one since I moved away from Richland in 1957. They just put a Krispy Kremes in Albuquerque. I was in Albuquerque about a month ago, but couldn't find it. I have always longed for a Spudnut and every time I've munched into some donut, the longing for the old Spudnut comes back. And I somehow know that a Krispy Kreme doesn't come close. PLEASE!! SOMEONE!! Send me a SPUDNUT!! Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) ~ Espanola, NM - The High Desert. about 25 degrees tonight. 90 miles north of Albuquerque, NM... 30 miles north of Santa Fe, NM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons (60) Re: Shoe Stores To: Joanna Brown Faulkner (63) How old were you when you bought those spike heels, and could the store have been Blocks? I was 13 when I got my first pair of spike heels there, which my mother made me return a day later. They were "springalators," no back and just a clear plastic strap across the toes. (That was the first and last time that Mom let Dad take me shoe shopping.) Wasn't there also a David's Shoes in Uptown? -Jan Bollinger Persons (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson ('60) Re: HEW Furniture My sisters and I closed out our family home on Judson almost five years ago. In sorting through stuff that my folks had saved for 50 years, we came across a document dated April 2, 1948. The government was selling the furniture. For a total of $208 my folks bought all the furniture in house. The GA Cupboard, Buffet was the most expensive at $16.53. It is still in our family. The couch next at $15. Today, I would love to have a set of the high back dining chairs. Thought they were crap in the 50s when everyone was getting new furniture. They sold for $2.62 a piece. The rugs used to give us rug burns if you fell on them. They went for $1.30 each. Fun memories. -Jan Nelson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) Re: Uptown Memories To: Maren and Jumbo Davis (don't know who you are, but I live in West Richland, too) and whoever posted the pictures of Uptown. Thanks for the memories! I knew that Dawson-Richards was the first store to open, because I was there (just a nipper, of course). DR was my second home. We moved to Richland in 1949 and there has been family here ever since I got my social security card in September of the 6th grade (1953) and by Christmas I was a professional gift wrapper at the store. From then, through high school, and intermittently during college, I worked evenings, weekends, and summers, where I met most of you "older" Bombers. Along the way I graduated from gift wrapping to selling, banking, posting accounts receivable, running credit checks, and general dogsbody activities. My brothers Jeff Dawson (62) and Gaynor Dawson (65) also worked at the store in between school and sporting events. I had a pretty special opportunity -- working with my Dad -- and learning a lot from his words of wisdom (I think of them as sermonettes) along the way. Most of your fathers worked at Hanford or had day jobs that did not lend themselves to bringing the kids along. It was pretty special to have all that extra time with my Dad. For me it was a case of working/learning at the feet of the master. Grover had great philosophies, terrific wisdom, and very high standards. This was particularly evident when he died (much too soon) in 1980 and a vast number of you very kindly wrote to my Mother (still alive and a HUGE Sonics fan) of your experiences with Grover and the things that you remembered about him years later. One of my best memories is of Christmas at the store. Dec. 24 was Grover's birthday, and if it was a business day the place really rocked! There always was cake and other goodies and it was not at all unusual for groups of people to come by and sing Happy Birthday to him, right in the middle of the store. Those singers included past members of the Dawson- Richards Little League team, the Dawson-Richards basketball team, past and present employees, members of the Bomber Boosters (which Dad helped start), assorted teachers (Dad was on the Richland School Board for 13 years), proud owners of lettermen's jackets and cheer/song leaders' sweaters (from DR, of course), and dozens of customers and friends. Eventually the men's and boys' clothing store expanded to included women's clothing, then the boys' line was dropped. Dad sold the store in the 70s and, sadly, in 1999 on the 50th anniversary of the store, there was a huge "going out of business" sale and the store, as we knew it, closed. There still is a Dawson- Richards in the same place, much smaller, and offering tuxedo rentals and those same lettermen's jackets. It tickles and amazes me to still see the name on the building. I always felt like we were pioneers of Richland, even though we were not, strictly speaking, Hanfordites. My brothers and I have returned from various world travels to settle here with our families. And the most amazing thing of all is that my three children all are Bombers: Jeff Janicek (88), Jennifer Janicek (90), and Josh Janicek (93). You all should be so lucky! -Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress (61) Re: Johnny Yuma To: Fred Schafer ('63) I hate to tell you but, it was Nick Adams that played Johnny Yuma... not Steve McQueen. -Roger Gress (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin (62) Re: TV Westerns Not being a big TV fan at that point in time when this "quiz" time frame took place I seem to have developed a demented view of the TV series that were on at that time. Doesn't it seem strange that the Cartwright boys never went into town and got drunk and raised a little hell? From what I watched none of them had any girl friends ether? They did spend a lot of time in the barn. I guess you would if you lived that far from town. Damn, Lassie at least had girl friends. The Rifleman and his son did way to much hugging and kissing. The Barkleys were a dandy bunch. Kind of like the Cleaver family of the 1800s. Wasn't Sam McCloud the cowboy in the big city that roped the bad guys and rode through the city on his horse? Boy now that was bad. Gunsmoke was good too. Miss Kitty wanted Matt so bad. But ol Matt was not a horn dog. Besides he didn't like that big John Boy mark on her face. I liked the old Westerns where the six shooters shoot 35 times before they reloaded and the good guy chased the bad guy for seven miles then jumped off his horse and grabbed the bad guy and rolled down the hill. Never loosing his hat and with one good sock in the jaw knocked him out cold. Cool! Then he always got the rancher's daughter whose dad had an anger management problem. How about, Red Rider and Little Beaver. (I'm not going to go there) I lost my Red Rider BB gun to the Richland Police dept. Ronnie Cowgill ('62) and I were hiding in the cattails shooting kids at Wellsian Lake. I don't know how we got caught, I thought we were well hidden. Ronnie said he wanted to be a surgeon before he met me???. Re: Cracker Jacks I just opened my big bag of Cracker Jacks (Butter Toffee Clusters) and it seems like the toys aren't as good as they used to be. To: Judy Willox ('61) No, I don't remember why your little brother put a knot on my head with a baseball bat. I don't even know if he did it on purpose. I know the buzzing and clicking didn't go away for a long time. Re: Greg Alley ('63) I keep a good eye on Greg, He lives directly across the street. He gets up early and goes to the gym and keeps his house looking good. Just bought his teenage daughter a car, so I expect to see a couple of gray hairs pretty soon. She is a very nice girl. His wife also keeps him in shape and in line. All In Fun -Bob Irwin (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Judy Willox ('61) Re: Stairway/Penney's/Law Offices My sister, Ruthann Jensen ('58), and I both, at different times, worked at Penney's. She worked in the office at the Richland store before moving to the Downtown Seattle Penney's office. I know that there was a stairway next to Penny's that went to some Law Offices. Carla Stein ('63) worked up there for an Attorney when I was working for Penney's and she would often come down the stairs for our "breaks" over at Newberry's Lunch Counter. I was told that Judge Yencopal's office was up there at that time too. (directly above the Penney's store, there was only the roof... not any other businesses... I worked there during my CBC days and also on holiday vacations and summers when I was home from EWSC ~ now EWU. To: Shirley Atwood ('58) Re: Campbell's Store From 1944 through Lewis and Clark days, we lived very close to you on Benham ~ with the big play field between us. Did you live close to Joy Simpson? Was your sister, Kathy? When you mentioned our Campbell's store, it seems like we walked or rode our bikes there almost daily. I remember that when the "Ice Cream Man" drove along Benham, Mom would come and give us each 5 cents to run to Campbell's to get our Ice Cream Bar. The same Bar was 10 cents from the Ice Cream Man. I do remember that a couple of times we did get to buy from him - what a treat!! Much has been written about "Pott's" Service Station by Campbell's. I also remember very fondly, Wayne Calley (sp?) who worked there. He was such a kind and "gentle" man, who would always very patiently help us neighborhood girls with our bikes/tires. He was a neighbor and lived next to Joyce Jetton ('62) on Benham. I'm sure others of you remember him as well. Re: TV Western Trivia Brought back memories of my summer visit to Norway in 1968. At that time the #1 TV show in Norway was "Gunsmoke." The Norwegian language was written at the bottom of the screen. In the homes of relatives, everything stopped when Gunsmoke came on and we all would watch. Every News/Bookstand had the Best Selling Book, with the entire cover being a photo of Dennis Weaver. At that time, Gunsmoke was much more popular there, than here in the states. Wasn't what I expected to see in Norway. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) I don't remember that we were allowed to keep our gowns (or caps). The only thing I have is the tassel. Seems like we had to get the caps & gowns back into school right after graduation. To: Mike Davis (74) In case anyone wonders where in the world I got "Sunk Creek Ranch" for the ranch on the Virginian, it was out of the book. But then Kay Weir Fishback (37) read the book and said it was something else. I have to admit that I only scanned the first four chapters yesterday searching the internet. But I also saw that Trampas was not really The Virginian's sidekick in the book, but that The Virginian killed Trampas. I didn't see that in the book, but can't remember which website I was looking at when I did see it. These trivia questions are fun when you have nothing better to do than sit at the computer watching the snow come down outside. -Shirley Sherwood Milani (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone (63) To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) There were some office buildings above J.C. Penney's, but most of the area was used by the beauty School. There were many Bomberettes attending that school after graduation and some also while they were seniors. Re: Matt Dillon The voice of Matt Dillon on the radio production of Gunsmoke was William Conrad (he was the very large man who later played a detective on during the days of Mannix and the others, but the name of that show was Cannon. -Emajean Stone (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell (63) Re: The Rebel To: Fred Schafer ('63) and other old Western fans The Rebel starring Nick Adams originally aired from 1959-1961 - He committed suicide in 1968. His career didn't go well and was reduced to making Japanese monster movies. Josh Randall was the character played by the late Steve McQueen in a half hour TV western "Wanted: Dead or Alive" that ran from 1958 to 1961. One of the most interesting features to Josh Randall was his Mares Laig, a custom-made .30-.40 caliber, sawed-off Winchester carbine, which he wore on his side like a handgun. But I agree "Bullit" made in 1968 was a great flick - how many hubcaps did the black charger he was chasing lose? -John Campbell (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb '63 To: Fred Schafer '63 I believe Nick Adams played Johnny Yuma, The Rebel. McQueen played in "Wanted Dead or Alive" with the cool lever action rifle, and it slips my mind, the name of his character. (Not that I am getting Old). -Leo Webb '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Fred Schafer ('63) I believe that it was Nick Adams that played Johnny Yuma. -Roy Ballard '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carson ('54) Re: Matt Dillon on radio William Conrad, better known as Frank? Cannon To: Jim Wilson ('76) Re: non-Western TV trivia 3. Donna Douglas 5. Bobby Sherman and the "bluest skies you'll ever see are in Seattle" is not really true, it is just that on the rare occasions that you are not looking at the cloud covered gray skies, it seems that way. 6. Mark Lenard - He also played the first Romulan that the crew on the Enterprise encountered 7. "The Nightstalker" 8. Hec Ramsey, McCloud, Columbo 9. Jeffrey Hunter 11. Mike Conners 12. She was probably the only one who could cook. But since they were on a tropical island I will guess it was either a banana cream or coconut pie. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) I remember the Bootery. How about David's Shoes? -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain (66) Hi Gang... ok... To: Bob Carlson (54) Matt Dillon on the radio was played by that portly actor William Conrad. What a great voice he had. Just this last year I was in the "Odd Couple" at the, CBC theater and it was directed by Jack Booch, and a close friend to William Conrad. He was visiting one day several years ago when a courier brought a check for 8 million dollars to Conrad's house. It was the residuals from "Cannon" playing in Europe. Nice chunk of change huh?.... OK... now this is for Fred Schafer (63) Hey! ... didn't Steve McQueen play the lead on the series "Branded"... he played a soldier who got kicked out of the calvary for something sinister and of course totally unjust and had to use a saber that was broken in half for a weapon... Don't recall him as Johnny Yuma... I cant be sure.... help me out -Lloyd Swain (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) Re: TV Western Quiz Answers Virginian spin-off 'The Men From Shiloh' Longest running TV western 'Gunsmoke' (Gunsmoke was the longest running TV show of any kind) Black Servant on the Big Valley 'Silas' Virginian first 'First 90 minute western' Western with 'GUN' in the title 'Have Gun Will Travel... Wire Paladin, San Francisco' First color western 'Bonanza' (Bonanza was the first weekly color show of any kind) Good Job to all that answered correctly. -Rick Valentine (68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Blanche Newby Rue ('71) To: Arty Schafer ('70) And we made it to adulthood, how amazing is that?? Doni will be 32 in March and my other daughter, Tyanne, will be 25!!! Scary thought isn't it? Would love a copy of the movies we did if you get around to putting them on VHS, I thought Barb had those and lost them years ago!! Yes we did have some very fun times and doesn't it make you worry about your own kids???? Guess if we made it through all the wild and crazy things we did that our kids will survive also. Good to hear from one of my former Bentz gang members, been a long time! {:-] blanche -Blanche Newby Rue ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Asking what was UPstairs at the controversial corner brought back a flood of memories for me. Upstairs at J.C. Penney's was J.C. Penney's! But what flashed back was that tucked in at the bottom of the stairs were all of the Simplicity and Butterick patterns for sewing, along with yard goods. I bought the makings for my first few sewing projects there, in the late 60s. What fun! To: Jim Burger (72) I hope you won't leave for Denmark until August, so you can attend our 30th reunion? My suggestion for Denmark would be to carry along all of the computer stuff you need. It's all available in Europe, but tends to be more expensive. But considering that would require you to invest in a stepdown transformer may negate any savings. Generally it's best to leave electronics at home, because Europe has different plug shapes and voltage. Most everything else is readily available, at close to the same price. There is a good company named Appliances Overseas on the internet that ships appropriate electrical stuff to wherever in the world you want it. But I think part of the fun is getting to your destination, then hunting up whatever you feel you can't live without. If you have any favorite foods, you might want to check out their availability or just carry them along. I have friends who carry things like cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, and Mexican chocolate for a traditional Christmas Eve cuppa. Americans also seem to be the only ones who have the variety of coffee flavors that we do, especially in decaf. I also know that chocolate chips are just beginning to be known outside of the U.S. England now has an "Old El Paso" factory, so you should be ok on that front. :-) Just like you can find frozen French fries from Richland in the frozen food section of stores in Louisiana (right Arty?), it's amazing how much Europe (courtesy of the EU) is now like the U.S. in terms of what is available where. Most people I've known go the other way with cars. You visit Germany, buy a Benz or BMW, then ship it back to the States. I've been told it's cheaper that way, although I have no first-hand experience. I figure I still have a lot of years on my 1984 Toyota Corolla. :-) With your dogs, do check out the laws before you go. I know some countries have oppressive quarantines. I believe it's the U.K. that requires your dogs to stay in quarantine for six months before they can move to your home. You can imagine both the expense and the trauma of that! I know nothing of Europe, but hope this might get you thinking. -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - where I always fill my in-bound luggage with chocolate chips, flavored decaf and walnuts! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chris Webster (78) My family and I traveled to Pasco this past weekend, to visit my sister and her husband, along with my father who came from Boise, and my mother who came from Spokane. Wow!! Was it ever windy. Saturday morning my brother-in-law and I had to go get Spudnuts for breakfast. The glazed Spudnuts and glazed cinnamon rolls were awesome. The new look of the Spudnut Shop looks great and so does Valerie. What a gold mine. I miss the Tri-Cities. -Chris Webster (78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 22 Bombers and the '82 Reunion Committee: Carol Black ('48), Charlotte Dossett ('51) Sandra Atwater ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) Barbara Farris ('59), Ed Borasky ('59) Ruth Miles ('59), John Hall ('60) OR Connie Madron ('60) Rose Boswell ('61), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Sandra Genoway ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) John Campbell ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Donnie Dean ('66), Don Andrews ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Brad Wear ('71) Greg Alley ('73), Beth Young ('81) Reunion Committee ('82), ******************************************** ******************************************** 20 consecutive years of Columbians are now online: Click for links to all online Columbians 1944 thru 1964 - plus '66 senior portraits, the '68 and '70 Columbians... Where's the rest?? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Foster '48 Re: TV Westerns To: Bob Irwin '62 I always thought there was something strange about the Cartwrights, the Rifleman, Matt Dillon/Miss Kitty (I never dreamed it was that thing on Miss Kitty's face that turned Matt off) and the other westerns you mentioned. Your detailed analysis of these people really nailed it for me. It was very educational, and the next time I see one of these programs, it will be a whole different ball game. However, I do believe you made a very good decision not to go into the Red Ryder/Little Beaver relationship. Maybe in some other life. To: All Other Bombers I would really appreciate it if you all would put where you live, like Donna McGregor Salazar in Espanola, NM. She not only puts the town where she lives, but where it is by, and how the weather is and I, for one, think that is very interesting. -Carol Foster '48 ~ Bellevue, WA - right near Trader Joe's and the weather is very boring. Pray for SNOW. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [...and remember your class year (and maiden name, Ladies)... helps us all know who's "talking". -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) To: Dot Sargent Rath ('51) Hurt's Apparel was a ladies clothing store (which I worked at on weekends). I don't know the taverns (tee hee). -Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 To: Dottie Sargent Rath '51 Sure great to have you write to the Alumni Sandstorm! I really did enjoy! I remember there was a drugstore next to the theater. My Dad and I used to go there for a cup of coffee and a sundae. There was a Chinese restaurant and a photographer, sporting goods shop I think. I do have a problem remembering whether some places were there before I moved away or when I moved back (quite a few years later). I know, no excuse! Anyway Dottie, keep it up! -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Gunsmoke For those of you who answered: William Conrad as radio's Matt Dillon, were correct. Conrad later did "Jake and the Fatman" (as guess who?), Cannon, and briefly as Nero Wolfe. He also did quite a bit of radio work and appeared in the Jack Webb movie "--30--". A trivial fact is that when the producers decided to make the transmorgification of "Gunsmoke" to the small screen they wanted John Wayne to play Matt Dillon. He declined, but did highly recommend James Arness for the part. Either actor would have certainly filled the shoes of Conrad's voice. To: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Your dad was only on the school board for 13 years. I thought he was there forever, as one of the founding fathers (so to speak). By the way, my warm up jacket (which I bought at D-R [around 1953]) is beginning to fall apart; so much for quality control (**g**) Re: Latest Trivia Question Who is James Arness' brother and what major TV role did he play? Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - shivering in Albany, OR, where the snow level hovers at 500 feet (fortunately we're only 160 feet) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Peter Graves ---- HA!!!! played the lead in "Mission: Impossible" -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) Hi all, Someone wrote in about their "A" House. We moved to Richland from Yakima in 1952 and moved in to one side of our "A" house. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I had my own bedroom (the one that was in the middle) facing Swift Blvd. Mom and Dad bought a lot of new furniture. Blond wood. The lamps were chartreuse and I remember one of the chairs was red plastic. Moving to a town named Richland... man, did I feel Rich!!! I also remember when we quit using coal. What wonderful memories. I just bought 164 50s songs from the Fabulous Fifties collections. That ought to bring back some neat feelings. -Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) ~ Springfield , MO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky (1959) Re: Gunsmoke cast OK ... the complete list of stars of the *radio* Gunsmoke: Matt Dillon: William Conrad Chester: Parley Baer Doc: Howard McNear Kitty: Georgia Ellis Re: Computer Music Oh, yeah ... don't know if I ever posted this to the Sandstorm. Here's a little sample of my computer music, just to give you all an idea of the sort of thing I've been fooling around with all these years :) -Ed Borasky (1959) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns (59) Re: Gunsmoke, etc. I was glad to see some folks know that William Conrad was the voice of Matt Dillon on the radio, as well as playing some detectives on television. Perhaps his best job on television was as the narrator on Rocky and Bullwinkle - that was certainly my favorite. Matt Dillon's sidekick on the radio was Chester Proudfoot, and the name was changed to Chester Good on television. I wondered about that, and decided it was because the TV Chester walked with a limp and the name Proudfoot would be awkward. The last Matt Dillon sidekick on Gunsmoke was played by Ken Curtis. I don't remember the character's name, but I remember the actor because my parents went to college with him at Colorado College, when his name was Curtis Gates. He was part of the Sons of the Pioneers (with Roy Rogers) after that, before he joined Gunsmoke. -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ Goldendale, WA - eastern gateway to the Columbia River Gorge ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I know that one... it was Festus! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Hall ('60) OR Connie Madron Hall ('60) {NOTE: entry wasn't 'signed'] Re: Class of 60 to Turn 60 I'd just like to mention, in case all of you Class of '60 people have suppressed it, that we are all turning 60 this year. Some of you January babies that I know of: Tom Hunt, Bob Cowan, and Judy Fellman, have already made it (happy birthday). I found some sobering thoughts that I will share with you if you send me an email and ask for "ON TURNING 60". -John Hall ('60) OR Connie Madron Hall ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) Re: Alumni Ring Website I got my alumni ring last week and I love it. Showing it around to my friends here in Everett. They are impressed with the symbol of the bomb under the stone... Just wanted the ring committee to know they did a wonderful job. -Rose Boswell Smith ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Blanche Newby ('71) When I saw the last name "Newby" today in the Sandstorm, I just had to find out if you, by chance, were from our former neighbor's family. At that time, we lived at 507 Torbett ("F" House) and our neighbors next to us were "The Newbys". (Corner of Torbett and Johnston) We moved from there around 1959. There were several children (very sweet and busy Mom) and I did babysit the younger children. I mostly remember times with "Cookie" --- also remember Tommy, (probably Tom, now) Janet (?) and the others, but can't remember all the names. I do remember when Christopher Robin was born. The Ryans lived in the other half of the "A" House before it was made into one large home. Are you part of that Newby family? To: Stephanie Dawson ('60) Reading about your Dad brought back memories of his kindness. One of those times was when I was singing in the "Desert Tones" at CBC. We sang frequently for many Tri-City organizations and events. One Saturday night we were going to sing at some formal event. Fortunately we arrived early... my partner Doug Campbell from Warden realized that he'd lost his bow tie to wear with his Tux. (some of you "CBC--Bombers" will remember him) Panic set in, as we didn't have much time before our performance, and all the stores were closed. I called my Mom and she said she'd find one somewhere. Your Dad knew my folks, so Mom called him. Without hesitation, he met her at Dawson-Richards, she bought the tie and got it to us in time for our performance. This is a fond memory of your Dad and the many years of quality service we all received at Dawson-Richards. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra L. Genoway ('62) Re: Homecoming from the war On a blustery, cold January 23 in Puget Sound, the first Navy carrier to participate in the war on terrorism, the U.S.S. CARL VINSON, put in at Bremerton, WA at about 12:45pm. So to everyone on the U.S.S. CARL VINSON, WELCOME HOME! Click for Seattle's King 5 News Top Story (with pictures) -Sandra L. Genoway ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Does anyone know if we had a Bomber among the 4,000 on board?? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) The musings of Joanna Faulkner from the Gold Medal Class of '63 concerning a Thom McCann stretched this old Bombers memory to the limit. I don't recall a Thom McCann shoe store in the Uptown, but there was one in Spokane. Block's later became Gallenkamp's and occupied a store a ways north of Dawson Richards. It might be one of these stores that Sister Faulkner recalled. Bobby Chipmunk was a "Shoe Dog" at Gallenkamp's and sold Dave Pugh and I each a pair of Hushpuppy knock off golf shoes at a very friendly price. They looked really good, but lost their effectiveness when you stepped in water, as the cleats tended to fall out of the cardboard soles. I traded in these beauties, for a pair of stylin Winthrop saddle (maroon and black) golf shoes that I sold myself when I worked for Grover. They were made of Corfam (unborn linoleum) and turned into a kiln, should the ambient get much over about 40 degrees. I played a lot of golf in my socks with Seagull Denler out at West Richland. This was no small chore as I tended to place most of my shots out of play, and the rough was mostly cheat grass, goat heads and tumble weeds. Jimbeaux p.s. I'm pretty certain that Bobby sold Dick Plows and Pook their first couple pairs of Stiletto Pumps. As I recall they were both partial to black patent leather, and Pook liked the ones with little bows in the back. As proud of them as they were, they "usually" only wore them at home, and probably still do. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Branded TV Show To: Lloyd Swain ('66) "Branded" was a western, starring Chuck Connors which aired on NBC from '65 to '66. Thank God for the web, my memory is fading fast, too, but I do remember the show. They broke his saber and ripped off his buttons and sent him out the fort to fight injustice, wrongly accused - kind of a western fugitive. -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Lloyd Swain ('66) Lloyd, I believe that Chuck Connors played the lead in Branded. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: Shoe Stores There was a Davis Shoe Store in Uptown Richland. I use to get my shoes there. When I was in grade school, I got my shoes from Buster Browns. Thom McAnns was out at the mall. I don't remember if they had a store in the Uptown or not. I really liked that brand. Was so disappointed when they went out of business. Re: Wasn't it Chuck Conners that played "Branded"? -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's cold, but sunny today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Jim Wilson (76) 1. Stephanie Powers was "The Girl form U.N.C.L.E." 3. Donna Douglas 5. Bobby Sherman 6. Mark Leonard 7. Nightstalker 11. Mike Connors -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donnie Dean (66) Re: Steve McQueen (Branded) To: Lloyd Swain ('66) Hi Lloyd! For a guy that's in television... everybody knows Chuck Connors played on "Branded". Steve McQueen of course played on "Wanted Dead or Alive". He had the sawed off Winchester with the lever action. Speaking of old guns... does anyone else recall the "Fanner 50". I got this cool toy gun for Christmas one year ('59) it shot caps and you fanned the hammer as fast as you could to make it rapid fire. How cool was that? -Donnie Dean (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews (67) Re: Steve McQueen "Bullit" is the best Steve McQueen movie ever. Bill Wingfield (67), Dave McDaniel (67), Pete Dullum (67RIP), Sam Dossett (67), and I sat through "Bullit" 3 times when it came to the Uptown Theater. You could look around the theater and watch people moving up and down, side to side, during the chase scene. To: John Campbell (63) The black 68 Charger lost "5" hub caps during the chase scene. To: Roger Fishback (62) Thank you for the reports on the Bomber Basketball games. It's not quite the same as being there but it is great to get the play by play that you provide. Looking forward to the rest of the season and THANKS again. GO BOMBERS!!! Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews (67) ~ Cold and Damp in Ridgefield, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To: Jim Burger (72) Re: International Bombers Although Maui is an island within an American state and clearly not International, visitors would sometimes act like they were visiting a Third World country. And of course Maui is not a European country either. Nevertheless, I will take a stab at bringing up some over the ocean travel for whatever it is worth. It cost me $880 to ship a Ranger pickup to Maui from Seattle. If you are making payments on that car you will need insurance for when it is at sea because some insurance companies do not have this within their policy. Check your policy. Paid for or not, the vehicle goes overboard during a perfect storm and you are out of a vehicle but not the payments. Matson, or whoever the shipper is, could tell you the name of an insurer. And you may need permission from Denmark to bring your vehicle into their country (Hawaii makes you do this for every vehicle, paid for or not, coming and leaving the state). Sometimes they just want to know how many vehicles are in their country; just like Maui. Quarantine for the animals can be long - six months, ninety days, whatever, etc. etc. As far as household stuff; take a few coffee cups, couple forks, knives, spoons and sell everything else. Put the heirlooms in a bank vault, storage bin, or pass them out to the kids. If you are putting stuff in storage for three years, put the stuff in a dry climate. Tri-Cities, Wenatchee, Moses Lake - probably a lot cheaper than Seattle anyway. Trust me, you will find what you need (keyword) at the local Denmark used furniture store for a very good price. I am only assuming you have come to the same conclusion as me; you need very little because you can't take it with you in the end anyway. I know this sounds like starting over, but really it is just moving forward. Finally, learn the language as quickly as possible. Ahui ho, -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Mrs. Field's Cookies Re: Andouille Sausage Seafood Gumbo Thanks, -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) Some good trivia about Dawson Richards. It was my little league sponsor and one of the places my family bought those Christ the King duds (brown pants, brown sweater, white shirt, and the girls know their ensemble). It had a good selection for other clothes and friendly people. If you have any trivia on the price for a letterman jacket then versus now (an arm and a leg and a lot to sew the letters and bomb on), it would interesting. To: Bob Irwin (62) Thanks for the R-rated westerns. I don't think I got HBO back then. Good to have you as a neighbor but you are aging me quickly. I have some gray hairs, but you listed my class as '63 instead of '73. I hope to age slowly and gracefully. [Oops... My typo... I added it to Bob's entry. -Maren] To: Lloyd Swain (66) Chuck Connors was definitely on Branded because that theme song is stuck in my mind. "All but one man died, there at Bitter Creek, and they say he ran away, Branded-etc". To: Jumbo Davis (82) Re: Tavern trivia The Towne Crier came later but how about the Uptown, Frontier, Sandpiper, Gaslight, and the Big Y (soon to be demolished for the new and better overpass at the Y.) Someone will remember another I know. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Let the wind stop for one day and it can even snow a bit if it likes. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) I watched my share of TV like other kids, especially after school stuff like Gilligan's Island and The Munsters. I liked the westerns, too. One I did not see mentioned in the quiz, but was one of my favorites was High Chapparal. But I did read books A LOT. As a pre-teen I loved the Beverly Cleary books such as Ramona the Pest. And Pippi Longstocking. I also read kid's classics such as Treasure Island and Tom Sawyer. Later on I loved the mystery series for young adults written by Phyllis Whitney. Along the same lines were the Trixie Belden books. Never did read Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, but read The Happy Hollisters, which were along the same lines. In high school I got hooked on the John Jakes bicentennial series. Just to name a few.... Always been a reader!! (Okay, comic books were first!!) P.S. Spudnuts are no special favorite of mine either - - course doughnuts in general aren't my thing. Now give me a good candy shop that doesn't cost $15/pound and I'll be in 7th heaven!) -Beth Young Gibson (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reunion Committee ('82) We are looking for photos from the class of '82. We need fun activity pictures, sports photos or anything you would like to share with us. They can be at school or activities outside of school. We would like to scan them and use them for decorations at the reunion. Please contact me or any other committee members if you would like to share these with us. Thanks! -Class of '82 Reunion Committee: Jil Lytle Smith Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Teresa Dunham Johnson Craig Hall *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Mary Triem ('47), Anna May Wann ('49) Dorothy Hickey ('51), Rex Hunt ('53WB) John Northover ('59), Earl Bennett ('63) Tony Sharpe (63) Dennis Hammer ('64) Jo Miles ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Chuck Crawley ('67), Patty Eckert ('68) Arty Schafer ('70), Blanche Newby ('71) Kerry Steichen ('74), Mike Davis ('74) Mark Paris ('80), Jeff Osborn ('82) Jenny Smart ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery '47 To: Dot Sargent Rath ('51) Is Betty Sargent ('47) your sister? If so, where is she now and how can I contact her? Thanks, -Mary Triem Mowery '47 ~ Ft. Lauderdale, FL - where it is the best time of the year weather wise (no hurricanes in the immediate future, that is) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) To: Brad Wear ('71) Thanks for the recipes. Never thought of using a crock pot to mix cookies in but very innovative - good thinking. To: Beth Young Gibson ('81) Glad to hear you did lots of reading - my kids did too - Two of them are still avid readers - I still have some old Nancy Drew books around that my daughter had. The oldest son only reads anything that has to do with computers - fixing, repairing, programming, etc. etc. (But Mom reaps the benefits of this - very definitely) - and of course they did watch their share of TV - always did their homework in front of the TV set. I also like your idea about candy in preference to doughnuts - Sees is one of the best in my chocoholic opinion. -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ~ Redmond, WA - where it is raining (what else is new?) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) To: the girls of '51 To: Dottie Sargent ('51) Dottie S., Laundromat where I folded "undies" in 1949/50 was in Oldtown. Just north a building or two from CC Anderson'. To: Sandy Atwater ('51) Sandy, I'm sure you can correct me if I am wrong. And Sandy, did you believe Charlotte's statement that she did not know where any taverns were in Richland??? Sure!!!!!! -Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) ~ Auburn, CA, 100 miles west of Reno, NV (or 20 miles east of Sacramento!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) I wasn't much into watching Radio back then except to the music on car radios... but didn't William Conrad do the Lone Ranger on Radio? Can tell you it was Johnny Ray that sang "The Little White Cloud That Cried" and Jo Stafford sang "You Belong To Me" the Browns sang "The 3 Bells" Percy Faith & Company did "Delicato".. And for you that did not hang at The Mart (circa 53/54) Earl Bostic did "CRACKED ICE" on the Baritone sax. -Rex Hunt (53WB) ~ in lovely Hanford, CA - which is 100 miles east of water, 50 miles south of Fresno and 3 feet north of HELL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see pictures of The Mart -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover (59) To: Ed Borasky (59) Re: Ucism (random generated representation of Music) I listened to your Perl Script several times... very interesting... wandering lurching sound... a random number generator with a voice... like playing the back side of the strings on a Brownian cello. Are you sure you were not playing Beethoven's 5th sideways or is this Rap Classical? The more I like it the better I listen!!! -John Northover (59) ~ Where the sound of the sun setting is a green flash ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) I really enjoyed "Have Gun, Will Travel," and Mom thought Richard Boone was so ugly he was beautiful - her favorite actor. I acquired about 8 or 10 episodes a few years ago, might look at one this weekend. Some of the concepts were sufficiently different from standard TV Western fare to be intriguing. When I was mobilized for screening and translation of captured documents during Operation DESERT STORM, most of the crew I worked with on the Document Exploitation Team were old enough to remember Paladin and his card. We talked about forming a mobile document exploitation business, and one soldier - a non-linguist at that - went so far as to design a business card for us, with the motto "Have dictionaries, will travel." We came to the conclusion there weren't enough wars to keep groceries on the table for such a consulting firm, since we were limited to a couple of languages. Probably could do well at the moment, though - I heard about one contractor's counter-terrorism translation center in the Virginia suburbs of DC that expects to employ upwards of 50 linguists, mostly native, for the duration of the war, which I expect will last quite a while. Regards, ecb3 Reva, in central Virginia, where a couple of drizzly days in the 58-62 range are yielding to more seasonable but dry weather forecast for the weekend. -Earl Bennett, Gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Sharpe (63) Re: Uptown Taverns To: Jumbo Davis (82) The Tavern that no one has mentioned thus far is Dick and Jerry's. The location was about where the Towne Crier is (was), and pretty close to Johnny's Deli. I know this one because my dad, Bert, was somewhat of a regular there for the Friday Night fights (those on TV). As I recall, Jerry went on to open the Gaslight Tavern which served pretty good pizza along with the sudsy stuff. -Tony Sharpe (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: The Virginian I worked with someone once who told me that after buying a bus ticket, while waiting for the bus, walked around the area and went into a used bookstore. He found and bought a first edition of "The Virginian" signed by the author. I think he said it had a painted ceramic tile set in the cover. Re: History and Hollywood When I was in grade school I saw the movie "The Far Horizons" about Lewis & Clark. I know that a lot of my classmates also saw it. I thought it was a very good and exciting movie. I did not know how I was being deceived at the time. There were these two guys: Lewis and Clark, played by Charlton Heston and Fred MacMurray (both fine actors and I hate to hold this movie against them) who were sent to explore the west. Somewhere along the way they picked up Sacajawea, played by Donna Reed. After learning more about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and seeing this movie again about 15 years ago I realized that the truth ends there. That is the only part, THE ONLY PART, in this whole movie that even remotely resembles the truth. The trouble is that today I think most people get their history from movies and docudramas. I guess they don't find real documentaries or books entertaining enough. At least the movie "The Patriot" which was obviously based on Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, changed the names and did not pretend to be history. Sometimes fiction is no better, I never saw a Tarzan movie that came close to the Tarzan books. In fact I have read that Edger Rice Burroughs never liked how Hollywood turned his highly intelligent Tarzan into a dumb "Me Tarzan, you Jane." character. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ along the Lewis and Clark trail in Kennewick, WA, the little suburb of Richland. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Miles ('64) Re: Proudfoot To: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Good one, Sis. I think you cleared up the reason for Chester's last name change from Proudfoot on the radio to Goode on TV with a hop, skip and a jump. Gunsmoke wasn't the only great show on the radio: The Lone Ranger Roy Rogers Red Skelton Jack Benny I Was A Communist for the FBI (great 1950s subject) Yours Truly Johnny Dollar (insurance investigator) -Jo Miles ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Re: Gunsmoke Does anyone remember when Burt Reynolds was on there? Can't remember his character's name, though. Also a character named, "Newly" - his father was the character actor, Dub Taylor, but I can't remember "Newly's" name... think "Newly" and Burt's character were both added after Festus (Ken Curtis) became a regular. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ would you believe we are "freezing"? It was down to 29 last night and only going to be 48 today!!!!!! ;) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) To: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Andouille Sausage Seafood Gumbo Thanks for sharing the recipe. What, you don't make a roux first? Sounds pretty good otherwise. A roux is what gives it the color and smokey flavor. When we make gumbo at our house, I make the roux. I love that aroma. That, with the Cajun trinity (onion, celery and bell pepper) and the seasonings, is what makes it Cajun cooking. Where's the Mardi Gras party? Laissez les bon temps rouler! -Chuck Crawley ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Chuck's right... from "The Justin Wilson Cook Book": ROUX 1-1/2 cups sifted flour and Olive oil Cover the bottom of heavy pot with olive oil. After the olive oil is well heated over a slow fire, add the flour. Cook the flour very slowly, stirring almost constantly. The flour must be browned to a very dark brown, nearly black, but not actually burned. This takes more time than you might think is necessary but a good "roux" must be cooked slowly to get all the floury taste out of it and to insure uniformity of color. This is the basic "roux". I've always heard that if you burn it, start over... that's rule #1. And for those who don't know: Laissez les bon temps rouler means "Let the good times roll". -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) To: Charlotte Dossett '51 Went to school with your oldest daughter Linda... knew Sam and Charlotte too. I was in perfect 'awe' of your beauty and slender figure, and oh so stylish in your fashions. A real inspiration. Your daughters also had your beautiful face and skin to die for. You were the first woman with red hair I had ever met and I thought you were like a movie star. Long red hair and ivory complexion and as much as you worked your large house was always immaculate. Please tell Linda her old CK pal says hello! Re: Shoe Stores In the Uptown, does anyone recall Vern's Shoes next to JJ Newberry's... my boyfriend worked there throughout high school (Nick Koontz ('68) his Uncle owned it (Vern Koontz). I bought my first six pair of shoes one Sat. from my first real pay check from working at Old National Bank of Richland after school, and I was so proud... even so, my Dad made me take all but one pair back! bummer... it was the same shoe in six different colors, very vain! Re: TV Westerns To: Bob Irwin '62 and Mike Clowes '54 I was so proud of myself to recall a name and the show to your latest question: James Arness' real brother: Peter Graves - Mission Impossible -- then I jot it down and scroll down and MAREN already gave the answer! BUMMERS Bomber, let Us play! but -- Bob, thanks for those memories and putting our beloved TV westerns into a context of such insight... so funny about why Kitty didn't snag the Marshall Dillon, love "a John Boy type mark on her face"!!! Too funny, that was a real laugh out loud (LOL). Wonder why some don't think of Festus as one of the characters as much as the Doc and Chester? I watched a lot of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with Trigger and Buttercup and their Jeep 'Nellie" wasn't it? What was the Jeep drivers name, I see him in my mind but no name? Re: Krispy Kremes To: Teena Stoner Giulio ('70) Great idea and we all recall the things we did as a parent for our children's projects and fund raisers! I sent you my order and check! My husband is from New York and has raved about them for years, he rates them better than our cherished Spudnuts. Yikes ;-) Re: Fred Schafer '63 Loved the "HeartSongs by Mattie Stepanek... thanks for the site too, I did enjoy seeing him and his Mom the first time on Oprah last week and he really is an inspiration. As is his Mom Jeni. Unbelievable spirits. A rare find. Rs: Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipe To: Brad Wear '71 Thank you for sharing this! Isn't everyone's favorite cookie the chocolate chip? Youth Memory Jerkers??! care to play? Funny how just a few words put together can conger up some solid memories of our Bomber Years! (Youth) I have a collection of them... anyone care to donate some of their special ones... love to find some more Like: Arctic Circles' sauce, JJ Newberry's soda counter The Big Pool, Gunsmoke/RinTinTin/Fury, Uptown Theater Spudnuts and soft Ice Cream, DDT Jeep, The Bus Lot Flat Top, Carmichael Hill Sledding, Hooky Bobbin' The Riding Academy, Tumbleweeds, Tri City Sunsets Coal for the furnace, Alphabet Housing A-Z, Tastee Freeze, The Roller Skating Rink, Radio Stories Western Flyer Bikes, Fire Sticks Pop Bottles for refunds -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Aw c'mon, Patty!!! I wanna play, too.. If I'd guessed wrong, you would have been all over me! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Arty Schafer ('70) To: Blanche Newby (71) Hi Blanche.. Yep, it is amazing we made it to adulthood and yes I do worry about my kids and I guess that's why the reaky films are in a secure place. I'll send you a copy one of these days after I get my camcorder fixed or buy another. -Arty Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Blanche Newby Rue ('71) To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon '62 Yes!!!! I am one of those that you babysat, and at the time I am writing this I am talking to my Mom, she says that you are the one who wrote her the poem about Christopher Robin, is that right? Cookie, (Randi) is one up from me in the long line of kids, 8 of us all together. There are three younger than me, Chris being the baby and Tom being the oldest. My nick name is Babs, you might remember that. It goes from Tom, Wendy, Mike, Cookie, Babs, Jean, Kevin and Chris. My Mom says that your family was always very nice and says she just thought you were the greatest. The 8 of us are scattered all over the place, 2 in Portland, OR. 2 still in Richland, 1 in Arizona, one in Arkansas, and my younger sister and I live here in California, about 15 miles apart. My Dad passed in '95 but my Mom is still going strong and living in Portland in a retirement community, tells me to send her regards. Blanche Newby Rue ('71) ~ Jacumba, CA - where the wind is blowing and reminding me of Richland! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Steichen (74) To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Answer for your trivia: Peter Graves, star of the television series Mission Impossible and the movie Airplane, is James Arness' brother. -Kerry Steichen (74) ~ Kent, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Latest Trivia Question Who is James Arness' brother and what major TV role did he play? Peter Graves, Mission Impossible -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mark Paris (80) To: Wig Davis (82) Hey Wig, It's been a long time since our Spudnut days. I see you are in Cedar Rapids. I lived there until June of 2000. We now live in Memphis (actually Collierville, TN... same thing basically). What have you been up to and how long have you been in Iowa? -Mark Paris (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn ('82) Re: Photos To: '82 Reunion Committee In response to your request for photos, I have a few to share. My parents, Hal and Wanda Smith Osborn ('50) were going through old stuff and found several of my old team pictures, etc. I have a great shot of the Bomber Line (myself, Ian Stade, Kelly Ratsch, Rob Greenhalgh and Allen Gilmour) oh... yes and Mark Bircher calling signals on the winning play of the '81 Kingbowl 5. What's ironic is we had All-State linemen that year in John Wunderlich and George Naughton. They just happened to be taking a breather when lightning struck. It was Bircher to Mark Schwisow, 76 yards with 3:54 left for the 7-6 win over Kentridge. I also have our first team photo of that season. There were two taken that year. The second is on display at RHS gym foyer. In addition, I have a Kingbowl 5 program in good condition, video tapes of the Kingbowl, Shadle Park, Clover Park and Kennewick playoff games and the Kennewick Homecoming game which was the '82ers only loss (14-10) in 3 years of playing Bomber football (we avenged the loss in the playoffs and beat them 35-7 on their turf). Incidentally, our junior year, the varsity team ('81) lost 2 games. Wenatchee (Homecoming) and Mt. Tahoma (playoff semi- finals) at home. Mike Vindivich goes off for Mt. Tahoma in Bomber Bowl but it still came down to roughing penalty that was the difference in a 28-26 loss. How many of you were at that game? That was a classic. Anyone else care to share memorable plays, players or games in Bomber football history? By the way, I would be happy to get copies made of these game tapes for any interested Bombers especially teammates and former players, just let me know. I also found some Columbia Little League and Richland Raider team photos circa 1975-76. The Rainier Bank 1975 photo contains Greg Olson (QB coach, SF 49ers) along with Jamie Archibald, Matt Haskins, Mike Schuster, Joey Neidhold and others. The Richland Raider 1975 photo contains Oly as well as ex-NFL players Kurt, Kent and Kyle Kafentzis and many others. I wish I had them in front of me now so I could remember more names but If I can get some guidance, I'll have them and my '82 Columbian out on the web site before long. What I don't have are team photos of C&M Landscaping (Pony 1977-78) coached by those famous "pack it away" brothers Mike (74) and Steve Davis (72RIP) or MacMillan Brothers (Colt 1979-80) coached by Gary Gladwell. Wig, Jumbo and I were teammates on those teams. Wig, Jum or Mike. Do you have those team photos? Best wishes. -Jeff Osborn ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: Krispy Kremes (*gasp!* can I say that??) Okay, folks in the Tri-Cities -- granted these ain't as good as spudnuts, but.... The 4th graders at Wiley Elementary out in West Richland are having a fund raiser of selling... Krispy Kremes! Money raised from this will help the kids go on a field trip to Olympia this spring to visit the state capital campus. The goods are being sold for ~$8.00 a dozen (I think), and will be FRESH when they arrive in Richland, (a truck will be picking them up at about 3:00 AM to deliver them here). This is an EXCLUSIVE fund raiser by Krispy Kremes for Wiley Elementary, before they open a store in town sometime in the near future. If you're interested, please e-mail me or give me a call at 967-9604, and I'll get you in touch with a 4th grader. -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland - where the wind keeps blowing non-stop ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Carlton Cristman ~ Class of 1948 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers and 1 former teacher today: Charlotte Dossett ('51), Dorothy Sargent ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Stephanie Dawson ('60) Rose Boswell ('61), Roger Fishback ('62) George Barnett ('63), John Campbell ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Kathy Bevacqua ('66WB), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Brad Wear ('71), Debra Dawson ('74) Mike Davis ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) Teena Stoner ('79), Shelley Williams ('84) Lynn Dunton (former Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Dossett Holden (51) To: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) You have a good memory; however, I am their Aunt. My brother was their father. The red head you are referring to is their Mother, Eileen, who lives in Kennewick (Canyon Lake area I think). She is still a very good friend to me. I am in contact with Charlotte who lives in Chandler, AZ. and has an executive position with Arizona Women's Magazine, is married and has a daughter and a son. Linda lives in Marysville and we chat often, married with three children and 6 grandchildren to date. Sam lives in Richland is having some health problems, is married, has one daughter and two grandchildren. He is also a musician. They are great to be with. Thank you for remembering them. Eileen will be so flattered about your memories. -Charlotte Dossett Holden (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) To: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Yes, Betty Sargent ('47) is my older sister - Mary Sargent ('50 RIP) being the next in line. Betty lived and worked in San Francisco after college, and for many years has lived in Orinda. I will send you her address via your email. I think she reads the Alumni Sandstorm - at least now and then. To: Dort Hickey Fisher ('51) I could have sworn you worked at Launderland in the Uptown. Silly me. To: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) Could have sworn you were the mother of two sons. But all those nice things Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) said would certainly apply to you as well. -Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) ~ Port Townsend, WA (on the Olympic Peninsula) - where we hardly get any rain at all. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Sorry, Rex, but an actor named Brace Beamer (sp?) was the radio voice of the "Lone Ranger". He also did several other voices on the show, one of them being Butch Cavendish (the villain). An English actor did the voice of Tonto, but I can't remember his name. Re: TV Trivia Got to agree, Maren did answer prematurely and will not get any lovely parting gifts. Those of you who answered "Peter Graves" are correct, and yes he was on "Mission Impossible," but the question was, what role did he play? Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - in the flat part of the Willamette Valley known as Albany, OR, 20 to 40 miles from nowhere, depending on whether or not you are a "Duck Freak" or a "Beaver Believer". ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OH, NOO, mr bill... what "parting gifts"??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) Re: Class Turning 60 To: John Hall ('60) and Connie Madron Hall ('60) How can we be 60 when we look 37 and feel like 29, knees notwithstanding ---- haha. Yes, I'd love your poem on the big event. Other birthdays this month besides mine: Barry Byron (ours is the same day and he refers to us as twins). I think Jeannie Shanks' is the day after mine. I forget the others - that old "60" amnesia! Gee, the class of '60 is 60 -- is there a poetic opportunity there? Don't ask me! -Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) Re: Spudnuts Not to be left out of the Krispy Kreme hysteria, one day my friend and I decided to see what they were all about. We waited 45 minutes in a line up in Issaquah putting around the building, thinking these must be the best from heaven... me knowing the Spudnut was best. I ordered a couple of dozen thinking to take some to work for my cohorts. Well I must say they were sickening sweet. More so then others. I did manage a couple and then turned the rest over to my grandkids and family. Yikes I wanted a Spudnut sooooo bad. So did my friend... I had introduced her to them when she came to Richland with me. So I would rather have Spuds. Re: Big Bands Do any of you listen to or like or have some kind of druthers for the Big Band era. I'm doing a story that includes someone that played with the British Big Bands. Don't know if any of you are into that. I've been online and found lots of info but does anyone know any other searches of that kind? Need some more ways to search. I'm relatively inexperienced on the computer although I've done quite a bit of searching. Just thought I'd send in a nonsense email. -Rose Boswell Smith ('61) ~ Bothell, WA - watching the clouds come in with a weather report of some snow. Would like to get snowed in... once in awhile it works here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ January 25, 2002 Walla Walla traveled the 60 miles to the Bomb Shelter to take on the Bombers in another Big Nine match up. The Blue Devils started the season at 5-0 and currently stand in a tie for third place with Moses Lake at 6-4. In the first meeting the Blue Devils, started the game with a 12-1 run and prevailed 82-71. Walla Walla sports a reasonably sized team with good shooters, strong defense and their normal slow paced play. The Devils started off fast and led 7-1 with 3:48 to play in the quarter. Waddell started with a trey, Hilgert made one of two free-throws for the Bombers followed by two free-throws by Wa Hi's Johnson and a basket by Kelly. Hilgert hit two of two from the charity stripe and Kelly answered with a two pointer to make the lead Devils 9-4 with 3:21 to play. Buck hit a driving, hanging basket followed by a short jumper by York to end the quarter at 9-8 in favor of the visitors. The Bombers made 3 of 6 from short range and 0 of 7 from beyond the arc. Kelly hit a bucket for Wa Hi to start the second quarter followed by another basket from Buck with 6:41 to play. The Devils led 11-10. Johnson hit a trey for Wa Hit with 5:53 to play extending the lead to 14-11. Buck hit another hanging lay up, made 1 of 2 from the charity strip and hit another bucket with 4:10 to play in the half. The Bombers led 15-14. Ledford hit a deuce to give the Devils the lead at 16-15 with 3:53 to play. Back came the Bombers and Buck with a three point play to give the Richland squad the lead at 18- 16. Kelly hit two free-throws with 2:34 to play to knot the score at 18. Arthurs nailed a base line jumper to give the Bombers the lead at 20-18 with 2:18 to play. The final 4 points of the quarter belonged to Wa Hi's Waddell and the half ended at 22-20 Walla Walla. Arthurs had two points in the quarter and Buck had the other 10. The Bombers missed all three attempts from beyond the arc, but nailed 5 of 7 from short range. Each team committed 5 turnovers in the half. Kelly hit a two pointer to start the third quarter and extend the lead to 24-20. Arthurs connected on a jumper to cut the lead to two at 24-22 with 7:27 in the third period. Kelly hit the next two baskets for Walla Walla and the Devils led 28-22 with 5:40 to play. The Bombers were cold! With 5:12 remaining Buck nailed a long trey, followed by a deuce from Kelly at the 4:55 mark. Still the Bombers trailed 30-25. Buck drained another three with 3:48 to play cutting the lead to 30-28 with 3:48 to play. Kofler came back with a bucket to extend the lead to 32-28 with 3:28 to play. The next time down the floor it was Bussman from beyond the arc to cut the lead to 32-31 with 2:34 to play. Kofler and Kelly each hit a basket and the Devils led 35-31 with 1:52 in the third. Buck drained two free-throws with 1:42 remaining and hit a deuce with one minute remaining to end the third quarter at 35. During the quarter the Bombers scored 15 points. Arthurs had 2 and Buck had 13. The critical fourth quarter began with 4 straight points by Kofler and the Devils led 39-35 with 6:26 to play. Buck drove the lane, with a cross over move and hung in mid air to put down a deuce. Again Buck drove the lane and made a twisting, double pump hanger to tie the score at 39 with 5:01 to play. With 3:39 to play Frisbee hit one of two foul shots to give the Bombers the lead at 40-39. Back came the Blue Devils. Waddel made one of two from the stripe to tie the game at 40 with 2:27 to play. Buck nailed another deuce followed by a trey from the Devil's Thompson. Wa Hi led 43-42 with 1:21 to play. Buck put back an offensive board and was fouled, converting the three point play. With 1:12 to play the Bombers led 44-43. After a miss by Wa Hi and a rebound by Buck the Bombers began to salt away the clock. With 25 seconds remaining Bussman rifled a pass from out front to Buck who muscled up yet another leaner to make the final score Bombers 46-43. In the quarter Hilgert made 1 point and Buck connected for 10. Buck dominated the game scoring 32 points on 10 of 12 two pointers (83%) and 2 of 5 from long range (40%), for an overall shooting percentage of 71%. He made 6 of 7 from the foul line, grabbed 10 rebounds, had 3 steals and one blocked shot. Buck was followed in scoring by Hilgert and Arthurs with 4 each, 3 for Bussman, 2 for York and 1 for Frisbee. Hilgert had 8 rebounds and York and Tierney each had three assists. The Bombers were 14 of 27 from two point range, 3 for 15 from three point range and 9 of 12 from the foul line. The A-City squad had 33 rebounds, 5 steals, 9 assists, committed 12 fouls, 9 turnovers and blocked three shots, two by Hilgert and one by Buck. This was the first win against the Devils in four years. The Bombers, after starting 2-3 in conference play, are now 9-3, in second place and have a seven game winning streak. Tomorrow the Bombers travel to Kennewick to take on the Lions. A win will make the Tuesday home game against Ike for first place. The last time York had 2 points on a Friday he followed up on Saturday with 24. Mr. Saturday night is expected to contribute in a big way tomorrow as the Lions guards are not as quick. Hilgert and Frisbee should also have excellent scoring opportunities inside. Next report tomorrow night. Until then, -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett (63) Re: Denmark To: Jim Burger (72) You will love Denmark! The Danes even celebrate American 4th of July. Most of the younger (under 40) generation speak some English, and they seem to respect and like Americans. The older ones aren't too enamored with the Germans or the "Brits," but as I was told, "Ve like der money." We had a foreign exchange student from Kolding, Denmark, Fredrick Lauesen. He completed High School here in Tucson, then later returned for a year of college, in Journalism. He is now the program director for sports news in Denmark at their largest T.V. station in Copenhagen. I will put you in touch with him via e-mail, so you can have a direct contact. Besides he still owes me a favor or two, if not a bottle of Jackie D. -George Barnett (63) ~ Tucson, Aridzona - where the temperature is heading back up into the 70s for the weekend ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell (63) Re: Roy Rogers (and others) To: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Pat Brady drove around in a Jeep named Nellybelle. Roy was cool, but Gene's horse, Champion, had that neat bridle with the pistols on it. Hopalong Cassidy was a good guy but looked bad in his black Darth Vader/Harley black outfit. Hoppy isn't as well known as Roy and Gene, but I remember his picture on the milk cartons growing up in Richland. Remember when the quart cartons were flat on top and had a flap in the corner? Used to trade in our bottles (2 cents each) to go the Village theater to see the westerns. Hopalong Cassidy's Troopers' Creed for Boys & Girls " To be kind to birds and animals To always be truthful and fair To keep myself clean and neat To always be courteous To be careful when crossing streets To avoid bad habits To study and always learn my lessons To obey my parents -John Campbell (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: All Basketball Stats 1910 - 2000 How about reminding Alumni Sandstorm readers about this site (;-) Click a year to go to that year's stats. -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 how about "The Shadow", "The Inner Sanctum", "Our Miss Brooks"? Yes I remember a young Burt Reynolds on Gunsmoke. He was a "Half-breeed" blacksmith I believe. Can't remember his name. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ~ Seattle, WA - where it's raining and sort of cold today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Bevacqua McMurray ('66WB) I am definitely enjoying the Alumni Sandstorm. I wish I could have completed my high school years at Col Hi. I had some wonderful times in Richland. Our Dad worked for General Telephone in Kennewick, and when we were transferred to Spokane, I really felt a huge loss when we left Richland. My concentration during our short time was at Christ the King, Chief Joseph and, of course, Awesome Col Hi. I loved our campus. I also enjoyed the dances out at West Richland. I remember how much fun we all had out there. To this day, music and dancing is still highly ranked in my interests. Thank you for all of the walks down memory lane. I also want to thank everyone for sharing so much of their memories too!! Of the three cities, Pasco, Kennewick and Richland, I always felt that Richland was always the better place to live. Is the Desert Inn still in Richland? I think it was the Desert Inn that held some of the special dinners and dances. There were several people I have thought about over the years and I hope they are all alive and well today. Some of the people are Barbara Fennessy ('66), Helga Blankingship ('66) , Charlene Moore ('66), David Murray, and Fred Gray ('64), who was so fine, Pam Ehinger ('67), Shari Tadlock ('67), the Coynes, and so many, many more. I know that my sister, Mary ('67WB), had inquired if anyone remembers Gail Hinkle and asked how she can reach her? I hope someone is able to help Mary find her. As I mentioned above, our Dad worked for General Telephone and was transferred a lot during our academic years. Despite that though, the people I met and the experiences I had, helped mold me into the person I am today. I am always grateful. Take care, Maren. You've done so much to bring so many smiles to us readers. -Kathy Bevacqua McMurray (would have been Col High class of '66.) I now live in Danville, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Word memories from childhood To: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) My thanks to you for the list of 'word memories' in the 1/25/02 Alumni Sandstorm. Just have to add a quick one myself. Do any of you remember "Fizzies" from the 50s and early 60s? They were little flat wafer-like disks, about the size and shape of an Alka-Seltzer. They came in a flat package, with perforations surrounding each individual Fizzie. Each Fizzie had a face etched into it -- in fact, that looked very much like the now- ubiquitous 'smiley face', with a little more detail added. Anyway the idea was that you dropped one in a glass of water, it fizzed up (again, like an Alka- Seltzer), and PRESTO! -- you had an instant soft drink. The soft drink that resulted was pretty awful tasting -- bland and just yucky, as I recall. However, these little things were worth hours of summer afternoon pleasure -- just nibbling little fizzie chunks off the sides (forget the glass of water!). If one was feeling particularly daring, one could lay a whole Fizzie on the tongue, get some pretty intense flavor, and feel the bubbling, which was no doubt the result of a destructive reaction between the Fizzie and the taste buds. But SO worth it. I remember only two flavors, because they were my favorites: root beer (kind of had a medicine-like taste, though) and grape, which was outstanding! I would buy and eat these things yet today, if I could find them -- ulcers be d**mned! Please be on the lookout for them on my behalf, fellow Bombers. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ After 4 months in Spokane, back in Richland, where it never seems to have turned into winter this year. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear '71 To: Chuck Crawley ('67) You're right, it's not real gumbo unless you do the Roux, but I only do that three times a year as it takes so long to do. Especially towards the end where you really have to watch it so it doesn't burn. I like it better with the Roux, especially the smell and texture, but this is a quick easy gumbo for a cold wet day. The cookies are the ones that are sinful. You no longer need a prescription to have them, but you do need to try them at least once. -Brad Wear '71 ~ in sunny but cool Richardson, TX ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) To: Patty Eckert Weyers (68): Vern Koontz was the owner of an Uptown shoe store. I think he specialized in Red Wing (?) brand. Anyway, he was our next door neighbor for years in West Richland. As I recall, our address was 1110 Broadview, and his house was the next one south. He let us play on his +/-10 acres of swampy land made all the more exciting by pollywogs, frogs, and some big old chrome- grilled autos with personality that Roger the Rabbit artists depicted quite well. Vern was great. He retired in 1970. I can remember he sold display racks and such at his moving sale, so it's probable no one took over the shoe business. After he moved away, a nice family moved in next door that I still think about a lot. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kimmerly, their daughter Kathleen (73WB), Michael (age 13), and twins David and Craig (about 7 years old). Mike and I were about the same age and we became great friends. He liked to ride with me on the irrigation ditch road on my little Honda 90 Trail bike. Eventually, he talked his dad into getting a dirt bike too. They went for a ride together, Mike fell off the motorcycle, his helmet flew off of his head, he hit his head on a rock and/or our fence, and he died. It was one of the most devastating events of my life, and that doesn't even begin to describe what that lovely family went through. Michael is buried forever in the Richland Sunset Memorial Gardens, but his family moved away within a year of his death, which was August 7, 1970. I think they returned to the Tacoma area. I sure would like to hear from them if anyone has kept in touch with parents, Kathy, or the twins over the years. They didn't live in the Tri-Cities very long, but the Kimmerlys are all beautiful and memorable people. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: A little known fact: Not only were James Arness and Peter Graves brothers, but a third brother was Tom Kennedy, game show host. No brag, just fact! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Favorite Shows My favorite shows growing up were: Kung Fu (with David Carradine) & Dark Shadows. However, I never seem to be able to watch a whole episode of Dark Shadows, my older brother, Gordy, and I had many arguments as to which show was going to be watched: Dark Shadows or Star Trek, Gordy usually won (should have known he'd grow up to be a lawyer). To this day, I never have liked the old series of Star Trek, however, I enjoyed Star Trek the next Generation and all the other spin offs. Re: Wrestling My seven-year old son, Scott, is participating in the WA State FolkStyle Wrestling Tournament tomorrow (Saturday) in Silverdale, WA. I may wear my Bomber Sweatshirt, maybe I'll run into another Bomber. Bomber Cheers, -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo WA - It may snow tomorrow, I hope it does! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teena Stoner Giulio (79) To: Greg Alley (73) I don't know how much the letterman's jackets cost way back when, but I can tell you how much they are these days, at least the girl's jackets. I got a very special gift from my husband this past Christmas; I received a letter for my participation in band all through high school, but never had a jacket to put it on, so I've had it stashed all these years. Monty knew how much I've wanted one (it's so hard to break down and buy this stuff for myself), bought it for me for Christmas. The only thing was, I had to go try it on and have all the extras specified. The coat itself was $102 and having my name, year, letter, and "Richland Bombers" sewn on was $150. I am amazed by his generosity and love my jacket. -Teena Stoner Giulio (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard '84 Re: Torch Relay Hi all, How many of you all went out and watched the Torch Relay yesterday? I was in the beautiful Tri-Cities to watch My husband, Curtis Robillard, carry the torch on Sylvester St. IT WAS AWESOME!!! One of his co-workers nominated him for his work with Habitat For Humanity. He was very honored, and I don't think he will ever forget the experience! Thank you Tri-Cities for coming out to watch and cheer him and everyone else on, what a special day. (Maybe next time it will take a jog through Richland, we can only hope!) Best Wishes, -Shelley Williams Robillard '84 ~ Moses Lake, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (Former Teacher) Re: Spudnuts To eliminate any bias I treated my sons (who have no memory of Spudnuts in Richland) to Krispy Kremes and then drove back to Fullerton, CA to the Spudnut Shop for a sample. Spudnuts won. Most donuts are delicious hot from the pan but Spudnuts staying power after they have cooled is tops. -Lynn Dunton (Former Teacher) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Pearson ('50), Janet Martin ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Jack Smith ('55WB) Grover Shegrud ('56), Carol Ann Powell ('58) Dick Nelson ('59), Judy Willox ('61) Bob Irwin ('62), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Roger Fishback ('62), Anita Cleaver ('63) Fred Schafer ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Merrill ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patty Eckert ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Mike Franco ('70) Jean Eckert ('72), Mike Mattingly ('77) Jumbo Davis ('82), Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Re: Uptown Business To: Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) and Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) Dottie and Dort I think I have to side with Dottie on this one - I recall that the laundry that you worked in was in Uptown - sorta in the middle of the strip mall on the GWWay side - Emment (RIP), Janet Browning's husband, worked in the bakery on the corner on the south side of the strip. That bakery isn't there anymore (I worked there for awhile) and there was also a toy store on the south side - right around where Spudnut is now. I remember the Hurt's Dress Store cuz I bought my wedding dress there. And I agree with Charlotte there weren't any bars around that I can recall!!! -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ~ San Diego, CA - where it is always beautiful. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) Burt Reynolds played Quint Asper in Gunsmoke, from 1962-65. -Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) If your local cable company carries the Sci-Fi channel, you can catch re-runs of "Dark Shadows" on a daily basis about 10 AM. This show broke away from the staid soap operas of the day by advancing the plot in such a way as you had to watch each day to find out what happened. Not like the rest at that time, when you could watch Monday and miss the rest of the week until Friday, when you would get caught up and not miss anything. Unless you were a die-hard "blooper" fan, and had to watch to see if the show would make some monumental blunder, like the "dead" body getting up and walking off the set while still in camera range. There was another soap that either preceded or followed Dark Shadows and tried to join in the "occult" theme of DS, but just couldn't quite make it. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where the weather guessers are calling for snow, and the local news media are in panic mode before the first flakes fall. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Smith ('55WB) Re: Old time Radio I read about some of you talking about some old time radio shows and have a small collection of them on cassette myself. The place to find them is Almost all of the old timers are there, and we used to listen to them all growing up. Re: Looking for... I am still looking for a link to Janice Cory and Eddie Brightwell, class of '55 if anyone has a clue. You people are the greatest!! -Jack Smith ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud (56) Re: Launderland To: Dorothy Sergeant Rath (51) No I worked at Launder land in Uptown. Anyway my mom and I both worked for the Williams family at Launder land... Mr. William's was a good boss and teacher... he helped me decide my future occupations. I remember breaking a very expensive part for the boiler and having to help replace it to learn the proper way to clean it. It became my duty to crawl into the boiler to clean the heat tubes (the things you do for money when your a teenager). -Grover Shegrud (56) ~ Martha Lake, WA - what the heck is this white stuff? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) To: Charlotte Dossett Holden (51) Dear Charlotte, Please give Eileen my love as well. I used to live next to Sam and Eileen many years ago. I babysat, and she was always kind to me, even though I often failed her. *chuckle/sigh* She was beautiful, and resourceful, and a good friend to me, and to my family. -Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) ~ Park city, UT - Many thanks. cao ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) Thank you Roger Fishback (62) for the BOMBER reports. They are great! Can almost see the game from your reports. GO BOMBERS! -Dick Nelson (59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) Oh, I know, I know!! Can I have Maren's parting gifts? Sorry Maren, but ya blew it and I get the gifts! :o) The answer is, Peter Graves played the part of James Phelps! I win, I win!! I don't think that anybody ever played the part of Tonto; t.v. or radio, but Jay Silverheels. I could be wrong, but then again, I could be right! ;o) Did you know that The Lone Ranger was created by the same people that created The Green Hornet? Does anybody remember who played that role and who played his sidekick and that sidekicks name? And, what was the Green Hornet's real name? To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) The part played by Burt Reynolds in Gunsmoke was that of a half-breed blacksmith and his name was Quint Asper. He played this role from 1962-1965. To: Lynn Dunton (Former Teacher) and Rose Boswell Smith ('61) You go girls!! You show them Krispy Kreme knotheads who's the boss!! :o) Spudnuts Rule!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where the wind has finally quit, the torch has passed through the neighboring cities and we're right on top of the FFTF! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: The way to Richland, January 1944 Denver, CO 1943... Dad came home one day from the Remington Arms Plant and said. "Esther do you want to move out to Washington State?" She said "Yes." Well, Dad left in late 1943 and Mom was to follow when Dad found a place to live. Early January 1944, Mom got the word to come. I was 7 months old, Jerry ('58) was 3, and John Jr. ('56) was 6. Mom took us to the train station only to wait for a day before getting on a troop train heading west. Now after raising my own son Jay, it must have been a real treat with three little ones boarding a "troop" train in 1944 for a two day ride to a place she knew nothing about. She told me she was very scared. The train was very crowded, There were solders sleeping in the isles. Mom found her seats and she soon was overwhelmed with help from all the solders. They would pass us kids around and help take care of us all the way to Pasco. Most of those troops had families or brothers and sisters of their own and were more than willing to help. Dad had borrowed a car to come and pick us up. He had picked a house out on Casey Ave. with a big lot in the back, close to a school, and a grocery store. Where both John E. and Esther M. Irwin worked and raised us kids then passing on, leaving all of use with life long memories and friendships of neighbors and classmates and fond memories of the "southend". Foot note: In the past month I have seen an heard from Classmates and friend that I haven't been in touch with for 40 years. Jim Anderson ('61) called from Wisconsin where he is working with Tom Chiles. Mike Mallow "sp" ('61) is here in Richland Ken Meyers ('62) moved back to Richland Jo Ann Dresser ('61) Looking very good! and still as nice as ever. -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Blanche Newby ('71) Really great hearing from you and learning about the family. Yes! I remember "Babs" very well. I also remember the Christopher Robin poem your Mom mentioned. Yes, it was either from me or my Mom. My Mom was always happy that your Mom got "a rest and was waited on" when she went to the hospital to have another baby. In those days, they stayed in the hospital for a week. Your Mom was a very busy, always sweet lady. I'd love to get her address and send her a note. Please send my greetings along to all the family. Re: Two "Firsts" I ran into a friend from Issaquah who was the Principal at the Elementary school in Bellevue when I started teaching in 1967. He brought a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts to a Business office in Kirkland where I also happened to be for a meeting. Later, I was treated to my first Krispy Kreme. Of course, I had to tell him all about our Spudnuts. The Krispy Kreme was good, but much too sweet for me. There's nothing like a Spudnut! My second "First" was riding in his new Electric/Battery car. I'm sure you guys would have appreciated all the information that I "learned" about it more that I, but it was interesting. Surely was an upgrade from the 1948 Studebaker that my sister ('58) and I drove around during our high school days. Some of you will remember the car as "Granny." One summer, we returned from vacation to a full size face of the old Grandma Cartoon figure painted on the trunk lid - actually very well done by Bomber, Gary Horton ('59). Fun memories! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ~ Snow and ice yesterday - dry today - forecasting more snow for tonight and down in the 20s. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball Saturday, January 25, 2002 The Bombers traveled to the Lions' Den to take on Kennewick. Kennewick is currently 2-10 and in last place in the Big Nine Conference. The first meeting between the two teams found the Bombers on top 51-36. Across the bridge to the Bomb Shelter the Lady Bombers are hosting the Lady Lions both atop the Big Nine standings at 11-1. After a tough game last night one could expect the Bombers to be tired. They also have a huge game next Tuesday against Ike and had better not look ahead, past the Lions. The Bombers controlled the opening tip but failed to score. Hensyel scored for Kennewick with 7:05 to play in the first. Bussman came back with a trey and Arthurs hit a base line jumper with 6:12 to play, giving the Bombers a 5-2 lead. A trey by Nelson and two free-throws by Pasma gave the Lions the lead, 7-5, with 4:06 to play. Buck hit a leaning lay up with 3:52 remaining and another at the 2:29 mark. The Bombers led 9-7. Hensyel nailed a bucket in the paint to tie the game at 9 with 2:05 to play. Hilgert muscled in a deuce to give the Bombers the lead at 11-9. With 1:37 remaining Pasma hit two from the charity stripe to tie the game at 11. Johnson hit a bucket for the Bombers with 1:16 to play and stroked in a three pointer with 2 seconds remaining to end the scoring. Bombers 16- Lions 11. The second period started with an extreme cold spell for the Bombers. Berg hit a trey for the Lions with 6:30 to play in the second. Hensyel hit a short jumper, Pasma found the net from the base line and Larson nailed a driving deuce to make the score 20-11 in favor of the Lions with 4:30 to play. Johnson hit one of two from the charity stripe with 4:16 remaining to close the gap to three. Nelson hammered home a trey to increase the Lions lead to 23-17 with 4:07 to play. There would be no more scoring for the Lions in the remainder of the half. The Bombers owned the next 8 points. Hilgert hit a reverse lay up, York hit a short leaner in the paint, Buck stroked in two free-throws and with :40 remaining Buck slid one off the glass for two more. At the half it was Bombers 25-23. Kennewick's Woelber got a hoop and a hack for three points with 6:26 to play in the third. The Lions led 26-25. Buck slid another off the glass with a spinning drive at the 6:10 mark, York hit a jumper with 5:03 and made one of two from the line to put the Bombers ahead 31-26 with 3:38 to play. Pasma hit a bucket for the Lions with 3:25 to play and cut the Bomber lead to 31-28. The next seven points belonged to the Bombers. Bussman drained a trey, Buck drove base line for a two and Johnson took a pass from Tierney to hit a short jumper. At the end of three it was Bombers 38-28. The Bomber defense held the Lions to 5 points in the quarter. The Bombers started the final quarter with an intense defense. Kennewick brought the ball in to front court and could not get a short until 50 seconds had expired. Hilgert rebounded the miss and at the 6:50 mark Johnson hit a deuce to extend the lead to 12. The next trip by the Lions took 1:16 off the clock before missing a trey. Another Hilgert rebound led to a slicing lay up kissing off the glass by Buck. With 5:46 it was 42-28 Bombers. The Lions had gone 5 minutes and 39 seconds without scoring over two quarters. The Lions weren't done though, as they reeled off the next 7 points. Hensyel got a deuce in the paint, Larson hit two from the charity stripe, Hensyel got one of two free-throws and with 4:08 to play Larson got two more from the foul line. The Bombers led 42-35. York nailed a long trey with 3:34 to play, followed by a two pointer from Hensyel with 2:33 to play. Hilgert hit one of two from the foul line and with 1:46 to play the Bombers led 46-37. Nelson hit a trey with 1:33 to play and another with 1:15 to play cutting the lead to 46-43. The Bombers were overplaying the passing lanes, missing the steal and leaving Nelson wide open for the trey. York came back with a two with :55 remaining to up the lead to 48-43. Nelson came back with his third straight trey to cut the lead to 48-46 with 37 seconds remaining in the game. After each basket, Kennewick would call a time out and foul immediately. The Bombers were cold from the line. When Kennewick reached the 10th foul, some pressure was taken off the Bombers and with :36 to play Bussman drained two from the stripe. The official time keeper was very slow on the clock. With :33 to play Hensyel was fouled and he found the net twice to make the score 50-48 Bombers. The Bombers inbounded and with no time run off the clock, Buck was fouled. He swished both attempts to make the score 52- 48, still with :33 remaining. Woelber through up a prayer from beyond the arc that found the twine and the score was 52-51 Bombers with :21 t play. Buck was again fouled and made both attempts with :18 remaining. Buck stole the ball near mid court and raced in for a short lay in, but was fouled with :03 to go. He hit two more to make the final score Bombers 56-51. The Bombers were led in scoring by Buck with 19, including 8 for 8 from the foul line. Johnson and York each had 10, Bussman had 8, 5 for Hilgert and 2 each for Arthurs and Tierney. Hilgert grabbed 11 rebounds including 5 at the offensive end. The Bombers were 14 of 32 from inside the arc and 5 of 12 from beyond the arc. Richland converted 13 of 20 from the foul line for a miserable 65%. Richland had 22 rebounds, seven steals, seven assists, eight turnovers and two blocked shots by Hilgert. Next Tuesday Richland faces Ike at the Bomb Shelter for a share of the Big Nine lead. Richland has won 8 straight and are 10-3 in the conference and 12-3 overall. The lady Bombers fell short against the lady Lions (currently ranked second in the State) by the score of 53-46. The next report will be Tuesday night. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 Re: Cowboy Stars With all the talk of the old cowboy stars, does anyone else besides me remember Whip Wilson? I remember him being in some of the Saturday afternoon movies at the Village Theater and he used a whip instead of a gun????? Dean and everyone else thinks I'm crazy (well, maybe I am, but I still remember Whip Wilson). Help me out here, people. Thanks. -Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 ~ Portland, OR - where it's supposed to (I hope, I hope) snow tonight and tomorrow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Peter Graves played Jim (your mission if you choose to accept it)... spaced the last name. -Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard (63) There is nothing better than a Spudnut and a Tri-Cities sunrise, better yet than a soggy Krispy Kreme and no sunrise. -Roy Ballard (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Beth Young Gibson (81) I watched all the westerns that have been named. For always watching them, I would have failed the trivia tests. It all came back to me as soon as I read the answers. I also watched High Chaparral. I'm surprised that it wasn't mentioned either. I don't think I watched it as much as the other shows though. I read all of Phyllis Whitney mysteries in high school. I lost interest in reading them when I got out. Don't know how many others she has written since. I also read all of the Nancy Drew mysteries and also the Bobbsey Twin books in grade school. Give me a good pioneer book or Christian fiction now-a-days and I'm happy. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - around 90 miles south of the Oregon border, sunny, but cold ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Merrill Hendley ('64) To: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Ms. Field's Cookies I've waited a few days (my shy nature!) hoping someone would tell you. But, alas, the duty is mine -- Brad, you forgot the ingredient that makes these cookies the MOST decadent. The recipe I was given includes one of those huge (7 or 8 oz.) Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars. It should be grated and added to the recipe when you add the nuts and chocolate chips. That little addition sets these cookies apart from all others--just ask my husband! -Linda Merrill Hendley ('64) ~ Hayward, CA - 64 degrees and a misted drizzle here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Re: Burt Reynolds Thanks to Lynn Dunton (former Richland teacher) for getting the memory to "kick in", she reminded me that Burt's character was a blacksmith on Gunsmoke; she thought his character's name was "Quincy" (which is the character that Jack Klugman played in the series of the same name) and I remembered that his character's name was Quint... in fact that is the name he and Loni Anderson gave their adopted son. Re: Fizzies I bought those about two years ago and gave them to my kids as "stocking stuffers"... they were NOT impressed. ;) (The best search engine I have ever found is "AskJeeves".) I found them "on line" at ... This site carried all sorts of candies, cake mixes, and other goodies from the oldies that are no longer in stores... also carried Good and Plenty, Smith Brother's Cough Drops. etc. Speaking of candies... anyone remember Big Hunk??? Those were my favorite... have found them in the mini marts and 7-11 stores... even in Ralph's grocery store... now, I have to freeze them and then break them into little pieces so that I chew them... pulling them apart just doesn't work with all these damn crowns and fillings!!!! Re: Spudnuts Lynn Dunton also sent me an email about the shop in Fullerton and I emailed the man that has the franchise and asked him about opening one here in Bakersfield... he said he would "look into it"... am keeping my fingers crossed... those blasted Krispy Kremes are taking over... we have one store and they are even putting outlets in some of the gas stations and mini marts!!!!! -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - in the San Joaguin Valley... 2 hours from the beach (Pismo, Morrow Bay, etc.) and mountains. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers '68 Oops... Sorry To Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51). I guess we always said Mrs. Dossett so I never knew her real first name, then with one daughter having that same name, just figured it was one and the same. Thanks for letting me know all about them. I never met your brother but Mrs. Dossett (Eileen) was the first "working Mom" I ever met... she was simply elegant yet had that wonderful "very young face" some get to possess even when older. Of course then she was only perhaps in her 30s. Thanks for sharing so much. Tell Linda I too have three children, two daughters and a son, and I have seven grandchildren. I now live back in Richland after seven years in beautiful Montana but we're happy to be back in Richland. To: Mike Davis '74 Wow... I never knew Ted Kennedy was the brother of James Arness and Peter Graves... now I can see the resemblance... never knew... thanks for that one! To: John Campbell '63 Thanks for that tidbit with Roy Rogers Jeep pal - Pat Brady, funny that is my first name you'd think I would of recalled that for no other reason, but he was a character and talked to that Jeep like it was a real human, so funny Nellybelle. Loved all those westerns with those outstanding horses... funny I went on to own horses and the Palomino (golden/yellow haired) horses and the Buckskin (the even deeper gold, or dun or light yellow-white) were always my favorites, sort of like our dogs always being the yellow-white Labradors. Must have been influenced with those type westerns. Re: pop bottle refunds I recall loading our large red wagon and one pulled and the other made sure the load of pop bottles stayed in the wagon, and they actually made it up to 5 cents for each bottle, gosh did we have a big family and the older kids never wanted to mess with the refunds so we made a killing and had money for the movie and a fire stick or gumdrops to boot. Thank heavens for the bottles... nice memories. The Creed of Hopalong Cassidy's I didn't really recall... thanks for those facts and the fun and simpler times they bring to mind. I always loved Gunsmoke... Miss Kitty always dolled up and trying to capture Marshall Dillon's heart... to this day that character also reminds me of my brother Don ('64). He talks like him and walks that way and has that air still of mystic. I don't think I ever told him that, wondering if he is reading today? Don, if so I love you dearly and with your cowboy boots on you really swagger like the Marshall and speak that deep way with only a few words doing the job! To: Debra Dawson '74 Fogler Yes Vern did first have his shop called Vern's Shoes and later went with the Uptown Shoes. I remember very well as I went on to marry into that family in '69 marrying Nick Koontz ('68) and we knew Uncle Vern's house and land well. We were also so into horses as was Vern and we rode a great deal around that area and the ditch bank was a favorite ride. Really sorry to hear about that ordeal and the tragedy you and the Kimmerlys went through. Vern and Peggy and LuWanna Koontz all moved down to the Bakersfield area of California. I know first hand as I was pregnant at the time and we all drove a vehicle down with them as they had LuWanna's horse and trailer, and four vehicles and so we all took turns driving a different vehicle to get them all relocated. We did this in January of 1970 and it was cold and winter here, and so warm and sunny and lovely down there. I could see why they made that move. Nick and I rode a bus home and that trip in those seats nearly killed my aching back!!! They are all still down there. Nick and me still live here. Vern was like a Father to him.. very nice man. To: Lynn Marie Hatcher ('68) You really got me on that one, I had forgotten completely about Fizzies and I did try them and they were horrid. Fun though. That also made me think of a later drink that was such a rage for so long to, the 7-11's Slurpie... way better tasting. -Patty Eckert Weyers '68 ~ Now back in Richland after 7 years in Montana! We both had forgotten the 'windy springs here' for sure, but the dust and sand aren't as bad as once was. Just moved into a remodeled "Z" House, just love it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Dark Shadows To: Kim Edgar ('79) Kim, I also used to watch Dark Shadows. In passing through TV channels on my off days, (I am not sure of the time), on the Sci-Fi channel you can find old reruns of the Dark Shadows' program. Barnabas, Angelique, and all the rest. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it has been in the 60s again this week ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco (70) To: Arty Schafer (socially challenged class of 70), Blanche Newby and anyone else who remembers the "Benz". I laughed when I read your notes concerning the Bentz. Remember we actually staged "straightz vs. Bentz" football games? What a funny concept... I really can't remember how or when this all came about. I am sure some sociologists would just dive in on this one. It was like at age 16 we all recognized our various social leanings, labeled each other and just lived with it. Did that mean we were intellectually gifted for our ages or just gifted at ridiculing each other? I would love to have comments form those that remember those days. To: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) You mentioned in a note "the National Bank of Richland" in Uptown Richland. I don't know if it changed later but I always remembered that bank (just south of the Tahitian Room) as the National Bank of Commerce (NBofC, another Little League sponsor). I think I am right on this and that excites me since as I approach Arty Schafer and George Dana's age I find my memory, like the rest of me, fading. It was great to see Skates Jacobs (Bob, 1970) over Christmas up at Mission Ridge skiing. Best wishes to all Bombers, Staightz, Bentz and otherwise! -Mike Franco (70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Eckert Imholte '72 Re: West Richland Memories To: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74) Debra your reminiscences of the Koontz family made me recall their delightful only child, I believe her name was LuWanna. I was in horse 4-H with her and always admired her and her friend Robin Winchell immensely. LuWanna had the most wonderful, bubbly personality and I remember a closet so full of unbelievable quality clothes (the first time I'd ever seen anything like that)! Guess that was one of the benefits of being an "only". Anyway, as one of 10 kids I was in awe. The other memory that you triggered was of how incredibly dangerous and daring some of the things we did with our horses really were. One day at a play day sponsored by our 4-H club, LuWanna was in a full out 1/4 mile track race. I was watching and we were all cheering at the top of our lungs. When she approached the curve of the track her horse "flew the track", and LuWanna was thrown right smack into a large fence post. Everyone watched horrified as she went into convulsions. She eventually came to, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she recovered nicely as far as I know. Hearing her talk about it later she was so embarrassed that someone had come to visit her and her bra had been laying in plain sight in her room (boy those were the days of a little more modesty wouldn't you say!). Anyway, you had to know LuWanna to appreciate how funny and amazing she was and what she came through that day. I think it was sobering to all of us who, as teenagers, thought we were invincible. These days my kids don't get to ride without helmets even for a quick trail ride. Incidentally, Robin Winchell, LuWanna's best friend, is remembered by me to this day as having the shiniest mahogany hair and cute freckles. I always loved that and her infectious fun-loving personality. I named my first born daughter Robin, in hopes she would catch some of that same spirit. Ironically she is a bouncy 3rd year cheerleader for Longview's AAA basketball team who this year is doing a good imitation of the legendary Class of '72 Bomber team! -Jean Eckert Imholte '72 ~ Longview, WA - where everything is covered with sugar-frosting snow this morning ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Mattingly ('77) Re: TV Trivia To: Jim Wilson ('76) Mannix was played by Mike Conners which was his stage name. His real name was Krekor Ohanian. How I know this is beyond me. -Mike Mattingly ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis (82) Re: Richland Taverns of the 50s 1. Dick and Jerry's Drift Inn, 1311 GWWay 2. Recreation Hall Tavern, 664 GWWay 3. Uptown Tavern, 1369 GWWay 4. North Richland Tavern, Q Ave. 5. Bruce's Lucky Five Tavern, 615 GWWay 6. Frontier Tavern, 710 Parkway The only other drinking establishment that I found was the sneaky dark horse spot they called the Evergreen Room, 719 Goethals. Probably comparable to the Velvet Room at Lee's Tahitian. A little more valuable information from the people of Polk Tri-City directory. -Jumbo Davis (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Hausenbuiller (93) Re: Krispy Kremes V Spudnuts I miss Spudnuts, especially their chocolate cake variety. My wife, who has only had Dunkin' donuts looks at me as if I were mad when there is nothing quite like them. Donuts are really quite hard to find in England I think I have seen one donut shop in London around the Picadilly circus area... but that's all I have ever seen the bakeries here in the UK tend to supply continental pastries in favor of doughnuts and when you do find the occasional Grocery store bakery that does them, they tend to be very heavy and hit the stomach like a ton of bricks. I am looking forward to my return to Richland so that I can both have some Spudnuts and introduce them to my wife as well. -Robert Hausenbuiller (93) ~ London, England - where the weather is very wet and incredibly windy at the moment. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Mike Clowes ('54) Tom Hughes ('56), Reuben Linn ('58) Barbara Farris ('59WB), Mike Brady ('61) John Adkins ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Donna Bowers ('63), Fred Schafer ('63) John Campbell ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Shirley Collings ('66), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Patty Eckert ('68), Arty Schafer ('70) Art Snyder (71), Brad Wear ('71) Barb Belcher ('72), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth Meyer Lawson ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Kay Schafer Reed ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: IT'S SNOWING!!! I think I asked all you Bombers to pray for snow the other day and, sure enough, you all must have done it because it is coming down. We must have an inch already. My house is dark since the snow has covered the skylights. I can't remember the last time we had snow, although you understand my memory only goes back to yesterday. However, I just did remember that my car has rear wheel drive and I have never driven it in the snow, so maybe you all could stop praying now. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - right near Long's Drug Store, where you can mail a letter, send a package or rent a video for $.99 a day!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Yes, it was Jim (James) Phelps, but let's don't over do it on the "parting gifts", wouldn't want to upset Maren, now, would we? To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Yes, Anita, there was a Whip Wilson, and there was also a Lash LaRue, both using whips instead of guns. How do you tell them apart? Whip was on the "over- weight, out of shape" type and wore a white hat. Lash, on the other hand wore black, even though he was a "good guy". Re: Uptown businesses Don't remember a toy store being in the Spudnut location. As I recall the south end had (from the Uptown Theater) a furniture store, the Uptown barber shop (where the beauty parlor is now), The Spudnut Shop, Fission Chips. I don't recall what was on the GWWay corner, probably an insurance agency. There was, in later years, a real estate office in that location. [ looks like a toy store right NEXT to the Spudnut Shop... also looks like the Toy store is in PART of where the Spudnut Shop is now and the beauty parlor (now) is where the other half of the toy store was... the picture at the top of this page is the same picture that is at the bottom of the All Bomber Alumni Links website... -Maren] Re: Spudnuts vs kk: One of the pleasures in going to Richland for whatever, is going to the Spudnut Shop in the morning for fresh glazed Spudnuts and coffee. A good afternoon treat is a chocolate Spudnut ala mode (satisfies two cravings). I must confess that I have yet to try a kk, and from all reports, I don't think I want to. I'd prefer to have (dare I say it) a Dunkin' Donut instead. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ snowy Albany, OR where nearby Beaver fans are rejoicing in the sweep. Sorry, Ducks, but the Dawgs were just too good for you. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Whip Wilson To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Your mention of Whip Wilson brought back memories. I remember Whip Wilson very well. There were three cowboys that were my favorite. There was Whip Wilson, Lash LaRue and the Durango Kid. Wish I could find some of their old movies. Lester Parker lived right behind us when we lived in the pre-cut on Willard and he was an expert with the bull whip. Both he and his Dad would do shows for the kids with their ropes and bull whips. Lester could take a 20 foot rope and by holding one end and flipping it he could tie knots in the rope about every five feet. I tried this many times and could not even get one knot to stay in. He would light to old kitchen matches with his 12 foot whip. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~ Auburn, WA - where some funny white stuff fell out of the sky last night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reuben Linn '58 To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Yes, Anita, there was a Whip Wilson. He wore a light colored hat and was good with the whip. There was also another cowboy noted for the whip named Lash LaRue. If I remember, Lash wore a black hat but was one of the good guys anyhow. It seems like William Boyd also wore a black had but when he starred as Hoppalong he wore the white hat. Bomber Cheers, -Reuben Linn '58 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) Linda Reining ('64) was talking about the Big Hunk. I can get them at Albertson's here in Springfield, MO on the candy row. A neat way to eat them is to put them in the microwave for a few seconds... it's easier on the teeth and it's real creamy. I remember the Idaho Spud candy bar and the Mountain Bar. Does any one out there know if they still make them? -Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) Bobby Irwin's ('62) narrative, "the way to Richland, 1944" sounds very familiar except my Dad came home from work one day and TOLD my Mom, "We are moving to Washington." Those were the days!! Just kidding, ladies. He left in late 1942 and my mother followed a few months later. My Mother complained until the day she died about having to bring 2 children under 2 years old by train from Michigan to Richland. Even though she left all of her family behind, she must have like it. She lived in Richland until she died in 1997. -Mike Brady (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins "62" Re: Saturday at the Village Theater Re: Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 Whip Wilson and don't forget Lash LaRue, and in no particular order - Johnny MacBrown -The Cisco Kid (Hey Poncho) - Tex Ritter - and there must be a bazillion more. -John Adkins "62" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: ROUX For all you Bombers out there, there is a very simple way to make roux. This is from my sister-in-law the beautiful Jenise Schafer (Arthur Schafer's ('70) wife) she didn't have a clue what kind of family she was marrying into. You buy Tony's powder or liquid instant roux mix, just have to add water to it and it taste exactly just like homemade kind without all the work. It also has an easy Gumbo recipe on the label. I make the chicken and sausage Gumbo and it is so good. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ Vancouver, WA - where we had beautiful snow falling this morning but it's all gone now and the sun is shinning ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Re: Spudnuts From where I sit in St. Louis Krispy Kremes are only for people who have never tried Spudnuts. I agree with Lynn Dunton (former Teacher) that they are only good when they are hot, otherwise they taste like sweet lard. They sell them on the streets here to raise money for sports teams by the dozens. I think Val needs to let my husband franchise Spudnuts - I have no idea why the original franchise didn't take off, but am quite sure they would beat out Krispy Kremes. Just watched the Eagles/Rams game and the Patriots/Steelers game... as so proud of Stewart Bledsoe (WA State) so I'll have a hard time rooting against him next week at Superbowl, but these Rams are quite a class act, work hard as a team and are a great bunch of guys. So what do you think Bombers - Rams or Patriots? -Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of 63) and Mike turns 60 March 22 ~ St. Louis, MO - where it was 62 today but no one was in the gym working out... ghost city... cause they were all home rooting for the Rams. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer '63 Re: oops day late Sorry little sister, Kay Schafer Reed ('67)... should have done this yesterday. Happy Birthday little sister... you're the best... love To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Anita, Dean's right - as always. You are probably having a fantasy flashback and left out the chains, black leather, and hand cuffs. Let's hope some of the guys at least had little pistols. Dream on. -Fred Schafer, gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell (63) Re: Taverns of the 50s To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Wasn't the Drift Inn (in the area of the Town Crier" around in the 50s? Speaking of taverns, I have fond memories of the Sage Tavern in the 60s (Pasco). A bunch of us would go there during noon break while attending Computer School at CBC (back when few knew what a computer was). The 2nd year instructor, Jewel Smith, once called up the bartender and told him to send us back to class (Buddy Bloom ('59), Jeff Buchannan ('61), and Don Brackenbush ('63). This was before video games, so we'd go play shuffle board. I hate to admit it, but a lot of the time we'd just drink cokes. The bartender used to give us a bad time (it was early!). So we brought in some milk the next day and asked for some glasses. Lot of fun back then. Some day I'll tell about our CBC interview trip to Boise, but that's another story. -John Campbell (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling (63) I don't remember a cowboy named Whip Wilson, but do remember one named Lash LaRue. To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) I think the name of the Green Hornet's sidekick was Little Beaver and he was played by Robert Blake (who also played on Little Rascals and had two TV series of his own: Baretta ("don't do the crime, if you can't do the time"); and Hell Town (he played a priest in this one). To: Grover Shegrud (56) Ray and Thelma Williams owned the Launder Land in the Uptown... my mom, Hazel, worked there from '63 to about '65. Thelma passed on a few years ago; and as far as I know, Ray still lives in Richland. -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - at the moment it is raining ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: 1/14/02 Tri-City Herald - Wobblers This article appeared in the 1/14/02 Tri-City Herald and says that Gus Sako is a RHS graduate. As you read the article it refers to Gus as Mike Becker, an RHS graduate. There is a "Mick Becker" in the '82 class roster. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Fizzie disappointment My thanks to Linda Reining (64) who responded to my thoughts on how I miss Fizzies by offering this great website: You guys, it is worth it to go there, just to look at the "wax lips" and other such fine esoterica. But, sadly enough, Fizzies are on the discontinued list. I grieve. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ Richland - where snow was predicted for today. However instead, it is clear and sunny! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Old National Bank of Wash To: Mike Franco ('70) Yes, Mike you are right about NBofC Bank being in Uptown Richland... what I was saying I spent my first pay check from working at the bank ONB at - and in the Uptown (Vern's) Shoe Store where my boyfriend worked! ONB was in that little building down one, next to the corner now US Bank. (Corner of Lee Blvd. and Jadwin). NBofC was my parents' bank for years and it was in the Uptown for some time. You do have a good memory. -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ Richland - cold this a.m. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Arty Schafer ('70) To: Mike Franco (Socially Challenged Class of 1970) Yep, not only were there the Bentz and Straights, there were also the SUCABS (Suck Up Cans and Bottles), the Long Hairs, and the Drifts. I believe the score of the first Bent-Straight football game ended up Straights 14, Bentz 12. I remember a Sandstorm article written either by you or Mark Saucier saying something like "Dan Cartmell riddled the bent defense of the Bentz." Pretty cleaver. By the way, after living in Louisiana for 22 years I finally figured out how to pronounce Saucier. I wander if there are other socially challenged 70s folks out there who know of other group names we used. You are right about sociologists. They would have a ball trying to figure out our class. -Arty Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Art Snyder (71) To: Mike Franco (70) You are definitely right about the bank in Uptown being NB of C. That is where I had my first savings account as a grade schooler. Probably the biggest savings account I ever had. Bank has changed hands and names so many times I can't even remember them all. It is still across from Denny's though I think. -Art Snyder (71) ~ sunny Walla Walla, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Linda Merrill Hendley (64) Re: Mrs. Field's cookies Linda, That ingredient is in the recipe. If the one that is posted doesn't have it it needs to be added, it is definitely the differentiator. It was in the one I sent Maren, but we had trouble once she received it, took three times I think. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Sunny Richardson, TX ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) I've been enjoying everyone's messages for a few weeks now and would like to add a couple of my own early memories of Richland. My dad, Phil Belcher (51) turned me on to this site. Re: Summer Fun in Richland Summer time in Richland brought trips to Wellsian Pond to hunt for pollywogs. These trips were a summer high light for us. Must have been a pain for Mom, tho, when all the pollywogs turned into frogs in the back yard! Another favorite was the Saturday morning free movies at the Uptown. I can't remember any movies we saw - just mass confusion and noise. Kids from all directions would zero in at the theater - mostly walking or riding bikes! Imagine that! Re: My Mom My Mom was Beverly Bough ('52RIP). She moved here from Montana and finished high school at Col-Hi. When I went to work at FFTF in 1980, one of my new engineers discovered that he had dated her in high school! Imagine how he felt. Does anyone remember her? Re: Class of '72 The Class of ;72 is having their 30 year reunion on July 19 and 20. For more information, check out the Chat Room: -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) - West Richland - where the wind has finally died down ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) To: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Mission Impossible Peter Graves played Jim Phelps from 1967 to 1973. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Bonnie Murphy ('51), Dave Brusie ('51) Rex Hunt ('53WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Jack Smith ('55WB), Ann Bishop ('56) Mike Bradley ('56), Rich Baker ('58) Annette Hall ('62), Bob Irwin ('62) Terry Tate ('62), Earl Bennett ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), John Campbell ('63) Dena Evans ('64WB), Dennis Hammer ('64) Joyce Stinsman ('68), Peggy Roesch ('71) Spencer Houck ('71), Carol Boyd ('72WB) Debby Winters ('72), Debra Dawson ('74WB) Mike Davis ('74), Dave McAdie ('79) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia Eckert Stephens ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Murphy Fawcett ('51) To: Dot Sargent ('51) and Charlotte Dossett ('51) Here's another class of 51 checking in. I also worked in Uptown at A&Z Ladies Apparel. The ladies who owned it were Alma and Zelda, Zelda was married to Alma's brother, Ernie, who owned Ernie's Restaurant next door, Part of my salary was lunch at Ernie's. It is amazing how boring eating out can get when you can order anything you want but have to eat alone. I also did bookkeeping at a hardware store near there. I'm sorry I missed the reunion last year. It would have been fun to see all the people who were there. -Bonnie Murphy Fawcett ('51) ~ Lookout Mountain, GA where the weather is an unseasonably warm 65 degrees. I love it here and wouldn't want to leave, but when I get out West I know that in my soul I'm a Westerner. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) Re: Super Beauty To: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) You have always made my liver quiver!! -Dave Brusie (51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see the '51 Columbian page with Charlotte's picture] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) What is all this praying for snow? I don't even care for snow on Xmas cards. Cold is what I like my beer to be, not me. -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ~ pleasant downtown Hanford, CA - where the sun is shinning and Time flies like broken arrows and Fruit Fly's like ripe bananas ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Uptown Stores Boy, is my face red. But then, I wasn't really into toys that much in them there days. My guess would be that the Spudnut Shop expanded later into part of the Toy Store, and the now beauty parlor took over the rest. I think there is a computer related business where the old Fission Chips place used to be. Re: Green Hornet Bobby Blake played Little Beaver in the Red Ryder movies. An Asian actor played the Green Hornet's sidekick "Kato". I don't think this was the same actor who played Inspector Clouseau's sidekick "Kato". Confusing isn't it? The actor who played the Green Hornet was Van(?) Williams. I don't think it was Andy Williams, but that is another subject altogether. Re: Saturday Westerns So far, we've touched on Whip Wilson, Lash LaRue, Charles Starrett (The Durango Kid). Now what about Allan "Rocky" Lane, Rex Allen ("The Arizona Cowboy"), "Col." Tim McCoy, Johnny Mack Brown (whose other claim to fame was that he quarterbacked the Alabama football team that beat the Huskies way back in 19 ought and frozen over)? Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - digging out from the 1" snowfall in Albany, OR. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Smith ('55WB) To: Ken and Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) I still could not return your emails. Thanks for your help. -Jack Smith ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) To: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) Yes Brown and Haley does still make Mountain Bars... 3 flavors, original, cherry and peanut butter. They have a web site -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR - a city divided by the AR/TX state line. Warm (75 today) and sunny. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56)v Re: Uptown Richland Stores To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson 54 The insurance office you mentioned was owned and operated by Carl and Wave Friswold whose son Ed was from the class of '55. I worked for a short time at the Fission Chips shop which was owned by 2 fellows... one of the guys played Clarence, the oldest son, while I played Whitney, in "Life with Father", a Richland Player presentation. I was thinking that his last name was Decker, but I am not sure. -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ beautiful Kirkland, WA - waiting for some more snow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Baker "58" Re: Taverns It was interesting to read John Campbell's ('63) entry relative to going to the Sage Tavern during breaks from CBC. It reminded me that when I attended CBC in the 1964-'65 era, we used to go to the Fireside Tavern next to the Pasco bowling alley for a crab sandwich and a beer. The crab sandwiches were great. Over the years, I returned and while the owners changed, they still had the crab sandwich. I believe the last time I went by, which was probably in 1998 during our 40th reunion, it was closed. -Rich Baker "58" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Annette Hall Bundrant '62 Re: Idaho Spud and Mountain Bar To: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59) Yes they still make the candy bars. Mountain Bar is made by Brown and Haley, and the Idaho Spud is really made in Idaho. If you have a 7-11 there you may try them. Or any convince store. The store (7-11) that I work for carries both of them. -Annette Hall Bundrant '62 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Silver Screen Hi O Silver... Away! Gray tights, boots outside his pants, a scarf around his neck, a black mask, silver bullets in his six shooter, and a white hat. Can you imagine what the cowboys thought when he went in the saloon and asked for a glass of milk? *Snicker. Snicker* I often wondered what his hide out looked like... velour paintings of matadors on the wall, Purple Shag carpet on the floor and oil filled lava lamps all over. Tonto never said to much except ki mo saby. You are one fine looking dude. QUESTION.... What did ki mo saby mean? I have heard all kinds of answers. Re: Whips Whip Wilson Damn, that brings back lots of painful memories. After watching Whip do his whip tricks on the silver screen I think every kid went home and made his own whip. Having two older brothers to try mine out on was not a good idea. Even a homemade whip stings like hell when it is in the hands of an older brother who has just been snapped. damn that hurt. No body took Whip Wilson's whip away! Re: Helmet They had an Army movie at the Village Theater one time where you got a "FREE" Army helmet liner (looked just like a real helmet.) Cool! Well putting on this prize possession was a little bit of a disappointment. It came clear down to my nose. I ran into a lot of stuff on my way home, but I wouldn't take it off. Re: Cisco Kid As I sit here in my Computer/Art room I can look up on the wall and see a picture of the Cisco Kid kissing my grandmother. No, he's not giving her the tongue, just a peck on the forehead. My Uncle in Tacoma did a lot of promotional stuff at his store (B&I Circus Store) where he had the Cisco Kid do a promotional thing. That tripped ol Grama's trigger. TTFN [Ta Ta For Now] -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate (62) Re: Treatise on Donuts As most of you know the world's best judges of donuts are cops. A good cop learns the law and where the best donuts are... and not necessarily in that order. Donuts (AKA fat pills, sinkers, coffee sponges, lard lozenges, belly bullets, tubby tablets) are one of the most vital of all the food groups. Having been in the harness now for better than 25 years, I pride myself on the fact that I have come to know a thing or two about rolls with holes. Krispy Kremes are way over-rated and doomed to consumption by yuppies who make reservations at the local outlets to impress their friends and then go to pick them up in their $80,000.00 Humvee that never has and never will leave the blacktop. Dunkin' Donuts make the box they came in taste great. Hostess products are for emergency use only and should not be ingested by the young or weak of heart. A box of Hostess donuts contain so many preservatives that they could be placed in a time capsule and consumed 10,000 years from now by whatever species dominates the planet at the time... to their extreme misfortune. Spudnuts, on the other hand.... ah!!!! Spudnuts!!! The bread product of the Gods!! A couple of those divine tablets a day with soft ice cream on top can cause the broad mind and the narrow waist to swap places faster than the speed of heat. But what a way to go!!! I'm pretty sure that at every intersection of those Heavenly streets of gold is a Spudnut Shop waiting for someone with a green sweater with a big, gold "R" on the breast to walk in the door and buy a round for the house. Thus ends the lesson. -Terry Tate (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) To: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Ann: Roux = work? What work? Melt the butter, add flour, and stir. How can you get more instant than that? [WHAT butter??? -Ed] Now, I'll admit you have to be careful what order you add it in soups in relation to certain other ingredients, like milk and cheese, and if the instant version you're touting eliminates that concern, then maybe it has some merit. This from a non-southerner who never heard of roux until two months ago. I tasted a fabulous "Walkabout Cream of Onion Soup" in the cafeteria at work, got the recipe and it was worth the work (lots of ingredients to prepare). And unbelievably rich. And powerfully oniony - a pound of coarsely chopped onion in a recipe for 8 eight-ounce servings, plus scalions and crushed fresh garlic. My Sweetness said she could still smell the onions on me twelve hours later. Not getting married until 32, plus Mom's good cooking lessons growing up, plus living with three other adventurous amateur cooks during 3 years at UW, made me a decent kitchen hand out of self-defense (and hunger). Regards, ecb3 - Reva, VA, where April-like temperatures and sunshine for the last few days are forecast to give way to more wintry temps and precip by the weekend. Just in time for a 4+ hour drive to monthly Naval Reserve duty. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) This morning's gaffe by Donna Bowers Rice ('63) is second only to Frank (the Grand Faux Pas) Osgards ('63WB) "Social Indiscretion" in besmirching the omnipotence of the Gold Medal Class of 63. BUT there is a Bomber connection to her error. The Quarterback for the Super Bowl bound Patriots is Drew Bledsoe. His Grandfather was in fact Stu Bledsoe, a long time Washington State Legislator from Ellensburg. Drew's Pop, and Stu's son is Mac Bledsoe, hence the Bomber connection. Now Mac Bledsoe played hoops for Ellensburg High, and in my eye is best known for hitting Jim House ('63) in the fist with his chin, in the final "stanza" of a hundred and something to not very many spanking of the Bulldogs, one Saturday night in 1963. It's rumored that Chesty Puller himself, heard about the "incident" and signed Brother House to a USMC letter of intent later that very evening at Miner's in Yakima. The unprovoked attack by Mac against our own "Tinkle Street Bomber" might well top Frank's public violation of the 13th commandment, for unmitigated stupidity. I mean even Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) knew "Thou shalt not mix sloe gin with root beer". Semper Bomberus Jimbeaux p.s. Roger Fishbacks ('62) descriptions of the games are terrific, and greatly surpass any efforts of Charlie Van Sickle, but how about a few lines critiquing the popcorn and snow cones. I went to a Mercer Island game once, and they had cucumber sandwiches and petit fours, but no red licorice. What would Art say? -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell (63) Re: Red Ryder To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) and Linda Reining (64) "Red Ryder" starred Red (Wild Bill Elliott) and his Indian pal Little Beaver (Bobby Blake). Re: The Green Hornet The Green Hornet's sidekick was Kato played by the legendary Bruce Lee. Britt Reid/The Green Hornet was played by: Van Williams. They drove the "Black Beauty". -John Campbell (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dena Evans (64WB) This is a terrible thing to admit, but I don't remember eating a Spudnut, but after trying the Krispy Kreme, the Spudnut has to be better. I have no desire to eat another Krispy Kreme... YUK! I don't know if any of you have ever traveled to La Grande, OR, but there was a donut shop next to the Greyhound bus station that had the best filled donuts that I have ever tasted. It was like a maple bar with a creamy filling and a strip of icing down the top. I can taste it now, but the flavor of the filling and the icing escapes me. I would travel to La Grande from my sister's house in The Dalles just to have one... now that's a tasty donut. I haven't been on the computer for quite some time now, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. -Dena Evans (64WB) ~ Pittsburg, CA - where our nights are in the mid 20s and the afternoons zoom up to the mid 50s. (Just 20 minutes from my house they had a "snow day" so all of the schools were closed). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Lone Ranger and Green Hornet The Green Hornet's name was Reid. If I remember correctly he is something like the grandson of the Lone Ranger's nephew, whom I can vaguely remember appearing in some of the Lone Ranger episodes. The Lone Ranger's name was, of course, also Reid. Don't ask me for first names because I would have to look it up. To: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Snow It seems to me that these new smaller front wheel drive cars are just as squirrelly in the snow as those big rear wheel drive cars we used to drive when that is about all there was to drive. I had a '75 Olds Toronado and '77 Cadillac Eldorado. Those were front wheel drive cars you could plow snow with. I slid into a ditch alongside the road in the snow and the car was able to pull itself out. I climbed a curvy hill (end of Washington Street in Kennewick, then turn right) in the freezing rain. Front wheels spinning all the way, but it steered right where I wanted it to go. The Toronado had 60,000 on it when I bought it and just over 250,000 when the engine went. Put a used engine in it and drove it another 10,000, probably should never have sold it. When I found the Eldorado it had 90 some thousand miles on it and still looked nearly new. I put well over 100,000 miles on it before it was rear-ended. Too bad, I wanted to restore that car. I only paid $1200 for the car and the insurance company paid me $2000 for it. Underneath the sheet-metal the two cars were really just about the same. I sure do miss them, especially when we have snow or ice. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ Richland's little suburb, Kennewick ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) Re: Small World I really enjoy reading all the entries though I don't write much myself. I just had to share meeting a fellow Bomber. I decided to use some of my extra time and volunteer. (My children are all raised so I actually have extra time.) The training session was last Friday and Saturday. The coordinator/organizer of the training was talking to another person and mentioned she was from Richland. I should have recognized the name "Crownover" as being a Richland Alumn since there seem to be several listed throughout the years. Her name is Martha and she graduated in '72. I didn't know her or her sisters, but did know her cousin when I lived in Kennewick for 3rd through 6th grade. Nice to compare our childhood memories. Re: Frizzes Also, I remember Frizzes. We used to take cherry ones, as I remember, on backpacking trips. We didn't like the "fresh" water from the streams and would add the frizzes to cover the taste or was it a non taste of the water. Can't imagine why we didn't like water that was from the high altitude streams. Guess not enough chlorine. -Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) ~ Port Orchard, WA - on beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, where the weather was sunny today, but cold. I can clearly see the snow capped Olympics. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch Wallan '71 Re: Mountain Bars To: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59) One of the things Tacoma can brag about is being the home of Mountain Bars, the candy bar inspired by Mt. Rainier. Unfortunately, they look like little piles of poop. In fact, I think they have been advertised as the world's ugliest candy bar. Being the home of Mountain Bars (and Almond Roca), Tacoma not only boasts the world headquarters of the company but also an outlet warehouse down on the tide flats. For cheap you can buy buckets of disfigured Mountain Bar "seconds" ... and I really don't want to tell you what those look like. (My husband swears they taste just fine.) So, plan your next vacation for Tacoma and stock up! -Peggy Roesch Wallan '71 ~ Graham/Spanaway, WA - where I really could use a 2 hour snow delay at school this week, so keep prayin' for a real snow storm. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Spencer Houck ('71) Re: Accident Time: 12:18pm All, For those of you who know my sister Linda Houck See (61) Saturday evening she was involved in a pretty bad accident. There was a write up in the Tri-City Herald Sunday morning. The jaws of life were used to remove her from the car. She is still in the critical care unit a Kadlec. It ended up she has a broken collar bone, three cracked ribs, a bruised lung and a bruised spleen. In the CAT scan the doctors did they found some other problems not as a result of the accident, they found a partial blockage in one of her kidneys and a cracked vertebrae. I will try to keep an update as soon as I find out any more. I was able to talk to her Sunday evening and of course is having trouble breathing but seems to be in good spirits, she had been sitting up in a chair for a bit and the nurses were putting her back in the bed when I called to talk to her. Have a wonderful Bomber day Time: 10:00pm A lot has happened just today. Linda Houck See (61) is in a room now and all the tubes have been removed and she is able to get up a little bit. She may even get to come home tomorrow. I would like to thank all Bomberland for their prayers and hope all is well with them. Thanks, -Spencer Houck ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Boyd Breckenfeld (72WB) To: Barb Belcher Valinske (72) Your Mom, Beverly Bough ('52RIP) and my Mom, (LaVerne Boyd) were on a bowling team together. Your Dad and my Dad (D.C. Boyd) worked together... Both of my parents have fond memories of both of your parents, and send their best wishes to you and yours. -Carol Boyd Breckenfeld (72WB) ~ Lake Geneva, WI - where it was 65 degrees yesterday! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debby Winters Perkins ('72) Re: Class of 72 30 year reunion Just found out about our 30 year reunion. Unbelievable. Hope to see everyone there this summer. -Debby Winters Perkins ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) I can't remember ever meeting LuWanna Koontz, but I know Vern pastured horses on his land. We always had a couple of horses on our land too, but someone else owned them. However, we were allowed to ride them, so we did, with varying degrees of success. Throwing a bit into the mouth of a strange horse and then throwing yourself over her bare back is sheer craziness, but we did it all the time. The weird thing about Michael's death was the lack of recklessness. He was wearing a helmet and his dad was driving along at a reasonable pace. Fate intervened because it was his time to go, I guess. It definitely falls into the "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" category. Thanks for the response. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Does anybody remember a character named "Mushyhead Adams"? -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie ('79) Re: Wobblers To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Gus and Mike are indeed two separate people. Gus Sako is the owner of Octopus Garden in the Uptown in Richland (a couple of doors down from my folks camera store). They sell the "Bobblehead" or "Wacky Wobbler" dolls that have become a huge craze since baseball re-introduced them. If you have never ventured into the Octopus Garden, I HIGHLY recommend it :) Mike Becker ('82 RHS Grad) is the owner of FunKo, his company is one of many that produces and sells the bobbleheads. He sounds like he is having a blast with all the revived interest in them. I might also add that based on the latest craze for these darn things, I was doing some shopping after christmas and stumbled across a Mr. and Mrs. Clause in the Bon clearance shop, and I just had to snatch them up!! -Dave McAdie ('79) ~ Kennewick, WA - where the wind is giving us a break!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) To: Barbara Farris Deford ('59WB) You can get many of your old favorite candy bars and stuff at It has Idaho Spud and Big Hunk. Didn't see Mountain Bar (I liked those too!), but they say they will hunt down your favorites. They also have Abba-Zabba, Zagnut, Zero, Charleston Chew and many other old and new favorites no longer in the grocery stores. Of course you have to buy whole boxes at a time, but that's not a problem for a candy nut, eh? To: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Finally someone who confirms my memory about Wellsian Pond! I've mentioned it to some people lately and they look at me like I am nuts. I think it was filled in about the time you graduated but I can't be sure. I was of course pretty young. Seems like they also used to have fishing derbies there too. Sure seemed weird to be fishing in town. -Beth Young Gibson ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers and 1 former teacher today: Anonymous, Carol Black ('48) Phil Belcher ('51), Tom Hughes ('56) Donna McGregor ('57), Barbara Isakson ('58) Larry Baker ('58), Steve Carson ('58) Barbara Farris ('59WB), Larry Mattingly ('60) Pat Vach ('60), Richard Anderson ('60) Roger Gress ('61), Jane Walker ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Sharon McDermott ('63), Pat Merrill ('65) Patty Eckert ('68), Robert Pierce ('68) Linda Barott ('71), Spencer Houck ('71) Tracey Wood ('82), Lynn Dunton (Former Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT During the Cool Desert Nights week end, on Saturday, June 22, the R2K+2 "ALL BOMBER REUNION" will be held at the Richland Red Lion Courtyard. (The old Desert Inn location) 6:30pm TO ?? Buffet Dinner, $15. Send money to Register to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 Any questions, contact: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) at 509-946-6318, or Email Linda Belliston Boehning ('63). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: anonymous Re: Roux See the right side for roux on this one... A 30 minute "Gumbo" roux... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Snow To: Dennis Hammer '64 I don't think I am going to have the same experience in my car ('95 Infinity J-30) as you had in your big cars when driving in the snow. I spun out making a right turn on a slight hill and that was after the snow had melted. There must have been a little ice on the street. Oh well. I bought my car on looks alone after I saw one like it in a parking lot. I searched the whole area over on the Eastside (of Seattle) until I found one exactly like the one I saw. I was so smitten that I could hardly even bargain which is SO unlike me. I used to have a 1980 Audi 4000 with a stick shift and it was just like driving a race car. I could go up any hill or mountain covered with snow or ice or whatever. I eventually gave the Audi to my 16 year old grandson who proceeded to carve it up like a turkey. I could hardly stand to see my perfect car destroyed but I survived the carnage and hardly said a word which is also SO unlike me. ha. I think he is a better driver now (I hope) after 10 years or so. To: Bonnie Murphy Fawcett '51 Re: Lookout Mountain Is Lookout Mountain, GA on the other side of Lookout Mountain, TN?? I never even considered the thought that my Lookout Mountain could be in any other state than TN. I spent many hours there in my childhood tramping around checking out all there was to see that was there. I can see why you love it there. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where it is trying really hard to snow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Vicki Owens, '72 Thanks for the referral for a handy man. I tried to reach several different people while I was in town and they all failed to show up. Must have a lot of work that they can pick and choose. I think that my step son, Greg Stone ('81), and his friend, Bill O'Neal ('81) will do the work. Thanks anyway. To: Lu Blakeney Humphrey ('49) I don't remember why the school decided to get rid of Mr. Fransham, but a number of us decided to boycott band the next year. Gordon Pappas talked to each one of us and most decided to return to band. I really enjoyed music in my high school years. Re: Lonesome Lady Does anyone remember the "Lonesome Lady?" She was a late night DJ, I believe from Oregon, had a sultry, sexy, voice, kind of whispered in the mike. She played popular songs of that time. Must have been in '49-'50. -Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Old Westerns I found a web page that has tons of information, biographies, etc. on all of the movie cowboys, their sidekicks, the movies they were in and lots of photos. It is called the Old Corral and has information about just about every cowboy actor, their horses, the bad guys, and the sidekicks. I spent hours bringing back old memories. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Gunsmoke again Howard McNear not only played "Doc" on "Gunsmoke", he played the Barber on the Andy Griffith Show. It was Buck Taylor that played Newly. To: John Northover ('59) Thanks so much for running the entry about the whereabouts of Aida Mankowski ('57). She was one of my best friends in school, and I found her through her brother, Manny ('55), who had his e-mail address on the 1955 web site. Bomber Cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ sunny Espanola, NM where we have been waking up to 10 degree temps for the past few mornings... then warms up to about 40... it is warming up today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Re: father of Paul W. Ratsch ('58) Paul's father just passed away the other night. I am sure the others that would like to know. Vera Smith Robbins ('58) acted like she was going to tell the Sandstorm right that very minute when I told her, but didn't see it on the Sandstorm this morning. Our sympathy to you Paul and your family. -Class mate, Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I received the note from Vera yesterday, but was waiting to see if the Tri City Herald had a funeral notice... see Vera's entry below. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Paul Ratsch's ('58) father passed away last night, January 26th. I don't have any details as I just got back from Spokane and Dan Noble ('58) told me about Mr. Ratsch. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Baker ('58) Re: Smithy's Race Track Does anybody remember Smithy's Race Way on the old Riverside Highway? The race track was in operation when Riverside Road was the main highway. I can remember some unofficial drag races on that deserted road... think we raced for a four-dot Oly or something like that. If you look hard enough now there's still some of the old racetrack between the road and the river. -Larry Baker ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Now that I am retired I am able to spend a little more time with the Alumni Sandstorm. It was good to see Rich Baker ('58) on yesterday. One entry that could enrich the Sandstorm would be for participants to list not only name and class but to sign off with where they are physically. There may be Bombers in my area and I would have no way to know. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) I have come to this conclusion! The most talked about subject on the Alumni Sandstorm is TA DA!!!! The SPUDNUT... that's OK... I love them, too! My husband (and boyfriend at the time) worked there for 3 years (1954, '55 and '56). We still go there every time we come there to visit. -Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) ~ Springfield, MO where a cold front's coming in!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Johnny Mack Brown trivia JMB was a minor star in a fair number of westerns, I believe in the 30s and maybe early 40s. I have a picture of him personally autographed to my father. He and Jack Elder and Pearson Cooper and my father used to meet in the Phoenix, AZ area periodically to play golf. Jack was a pro football player in the early years of that sport. Pearson Cooper and my father grew up together in Western KY. Pearson was the Publisher of the Monahans TX newspaper. Jack became friends with Johnny Mack (I think that was a football friendship) and all of them were avid golfers. Jack and my dad were friends through football also but I never was clear on how they got together. It was a late blooming friendship. They were all over 60 when the golf games in Phoenix started. Dad said Johnny Mack was a great golfer, but that he (dad) usually had the lower score. He also said that when Johnny got wound up enough to start telling tales of making movies he would keep them laughing for hours. Jack called my mother shortly after dad passed away and mom said they talked "forever". That is the last I have heard of any of them until it came up in the Alumni Sandstorm. To: Richard Baker (58) You are so right about those King Crab sandwiches at the the Fireside. The crab was flown in from Alaska a couple of times a week. They also had great pastrami, mouth-watering corn beef sandwiches, and dill pickles. These were flown in from Minneapolis. Bob Martinolich (sp?) was the owner if my memory serves me. I think his dad started it and then Bob had it for several years. I ate lunch there several times a month for several years. I was sorry to find it closed one day. -J. Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office near Olympia, WA where our flooded fields are frozen. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Vach ('60) To: Rich Baker ('58) Re: The Fireside. Rick, You said it well except that you forgot to mention the long board. I have never found a crab sandwich that could compare to the one at the Fireside. And for that matter it is hard to find a long board these days. -Pat Vach ('60) ~ Redmond WA - where it can snow for 4 days without leaving a trace of the white stuff. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {"long board"?????????? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Bombers defeat Eisenhower 75-66 We have a Bomber mystery. When one intends to write about a player it is always nice to know who he is. B. J. Arthurs is one of our starting forwards; he is listed as a junior standing 6'2". For this report I determined that I would tell y'all what the "B. J." stands for. Well, nobody seems to know: Steve Potter (Athletic Director, who fills out a gazillion forms), "no clue;" Steve Neill (Principal, who pretty much knows all the kids), "hmmmm, I think I saw it in the computer once, but everybody calls him B. J.;" Steve Buck (Court Announcer, who knows lots in his own right), "I don't know." So, if anybody knows what the "B. J." is, let us know. ["Bobby Jake"? Maybe our boy is a closeted Okie or something?] Anyway, because B. J. played a superb game Tuesday evening, Bombers had a remarkably easy time defeating Eisenhower. He didn't score a whole lot of points (8), didn't have any spectacular passes, didn't get a whole lot of rebounds, but, because he worked like a dog on defense the Eisenhower players didn't do any of those things either. B. J. wasn't mentioned in the post-game wrap-up, wasn't interviewed on the radio (Dustin Hilgert and Casey Johnson got the honors in that department); he just did all the things that made his teammates look good. Every good team has a player or two such as B. J. -- Wa-Hi's Josh Ledford comes to mind -- without them the team would not function very well. The next time you attend a Bomber game watch B. J. -- he is number 40 -- you'll see why Bombers are tied for first in the standings. We've got to hope that he is a fast healer; sometime during the first half he took a knee to the thigh; by tomorrow he is not going to be walking with anything resembling a spring in his step. And Bombers need him! -Richard Anderson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Lone Ranger & Green Hornet The Lone Rangers name was Clayton Moore and not Reid. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill '62 Re: Radio/TV Trivia Tonto was played by Jay Silverheels... kimo sabe meant 'trusted friend' (as I recall). -Jane Walker Hill '62 ~ Juneau, AK - where we have 2+ feet of snow and it has finally warmed up to 33 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: "Sea-First" Banking at Lewis and Clark & Chief Jo Every Wednesday, beginning in my third grade, everyone in the school had the opportunity to make a deposit into a Sea-First Savings Account. (I remember the day before, Marcia Miller ('62) and I would very seriously fill out our deposit slips together - $1.00 weekly) This continued through my Chief Jo days also - - there we lined up in the hall, filled out the deposit slip there ($2.00 then) and made our deposit. Those dollars added up over the years. I didn't touch that account until after graduating from College and then bought my first new car ('67 Chevy Malibu) with the money. I'm sure many of you have similar stories. Fun memories. To: Bob Irwin ('62) Thinking about Chief Jo, I was reminded of the times when so many of us would go into the office (even line up) to have your Mom write our name across the front of our new soft covered Annuals/Year Books. She had such beautiful handwriting. I remember it wasn't only girls that had her do this. Fond memories of a very lovely lady -- I remember her also from our "southside" days. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA 18 degrees last night with 6" of beautiful snow, but icy roads -- been snowing all day today with a forecast of 3 more inches tonight. 130 car accidents ( 1 death) yesterday in Whatcom County ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ Tuesday, January 29, 2002 Tonight the Eisenhower Cadets traveled down I-82 to take on the Bombers in the friendly confines of the Bomb Shelter. The Cadets sit in first place at 11-2, while the Bombers are second at 10-3. A win would tie the Bombers for first, while a loss would no doubt tie the Bombers with Moses Lake for second. With the first two teams getting a first round bye in the District Tournament and an automatic berth to Regionals, this is a very important game. The Cadets won the first meeting 71-59 in a game that wasn't that close. At one point Ike led by 22. Eisenhower is a talented team that is very tall. Roybal is 6'9", but slow, Curfman is a sharp shooting forward at 6'7", Groth is a fancy, quick guard at 6'3", Rasmussen is the other forward at 6'5" and Krieger is a 6'0" point. The Bombers controlled the tip and with only 15 seconds gone, Arthurs put in a two pointer. After an Ike miss, York nailed a trey from near Benton City to give the Bombers a 5-0 lead with 6:44 to play. Krieger came back with a long three for Ike followed by six straight from the Bombers. Buck hit a three from the right side of the arc, then made one of two from the foul line and Hilgert hit a deuce for a 11-3 lead with 3:51 to play. The Bombers were playing good defense against the taller Cadets, but Buck and Hilgert both picked up two fouls in the first quarter. Gordon hit a two for the Cadets followed by two straight off the glass by Roybal. With 1:58 to play in the first it was 11-9 Bombers. The last basket of the quarter was scored by Buck, a leaner in the key, to make the quarter score 13-9. The second quarter started with a trey by Groth followed by a bucket from York. With 7:41 in the half it was Bombers 15-12. Rasmussen hit one of two from the line and Curfman hit a three to give the Cadets the lead at 16-15 with 7:03 to play. Buck came back with a trey to give the Bombers the lead at 18-16 with 6:27 to play in the second stanza. Groth nailed a running jumper and then hit a base line drive to give the Cadets the lead at 20-18 with 5:54 to play. Arthurs made one of two from the charity stripe and Buck hit a driving two with 4:58 to play and the score was Bombers 21-20. Groth hit a jumper in the paint to give the Cadets the lead at 22-21 with 4:08 to play. Buck and Hilgert each picked up their third foul and went to the bench early in the half. Bussman hit a trey with 3:48 to play and Frisbee got three points with a hoop and a hack to give the Bombers the lead at 27-22 with 3:25 to play. Rasmussen made two from the line to cut the lead to 27-24. Frisbee came back with a trey to give the Bombers the lead at 30-24 with 1:42 to play in the half. Rasmussen hit two more free- throws and Roybal hit a two footer to cut the lead to 30-28 with 1:04 to go. York nailed a trey with :42 to play and the final scoring in the half was a running jumper by Rasmussen with 1 second remaining to make the half time score Bombers 33-30. Hilgert and Buck returned for the third quarter. Early in the quarter, Buck picked up his fourth foul on a charge and went to the bench for the remainder of the quarter. Hilgert hit the first bucket of the quarter with 7:41 to give the Bombers a 5 point lead at 35-30. Roybal hit another from right under the basket at the 6:48 mark. Bussman nailed a trey and Arthurs hit a deuce to up the Bomber lead to 40-32 with 5:54 to play. Groth made one of two foul shots followed by an offensive rebound basket by Hilgert. Groth and Rasmussen each hit a bucket to cut the lead to 42-37 with 4:14 to play in the third. Hilgert hit another from in the paint and Roybal nailed another tough three footer. With 2:56 to play it was Bombers 44-39. The Cadets would just not go away. The next six points belonged to the Bombers as Arthurs made two from the charity stripe, Johnson followed with two more free-throws and Hilgert hit another deuce. With 1:27 to play it was 50-39 Bombers. The last score of the quarter was a foul line jumper (banked, but not called) by Roybal. It is probably the longest shot he has ever made. The score at the end of three was Bombers 50-41. The Bombers scored 17 to the Cadets 11 in the third. The Bombers started the fourth quarter without Buck, but Hilgert also picked up his fourth foul. Buck would only sit for about two minutes, as his shooting and floor play would be needed. Curfman hit a deuce with 7:41 to play in the final period. Arthurs made one of two foul shots and with 7:20 to play it was the Bombers 51-43. The Bomber foul shooting was not good and Ike expected to capitalize on it. Groth hit one of two from the foul line and then two more from the stripe. With 6:33 to play it was Bombers 51-46. Frisbee hit a two pointer followed by a deuce by Rasmussen. Bombers 53-48 with 6:01 to play. Ike began to press and when the Bombers reacted quickly got some easy baskets, but when they did not look for the passes, when double teamed, were either fouled or turned over the ball. Hilgert hit a fast break basket, Buck hit two from the charity stripe and with 4:27 Johnson hit two more from the foul line. Six straight points and it was Bombers 59-48 with 4:27 to play. Groth hit a two followed by a slippery two from Buck as he grabbed a missed shot from under the basket and found the net. Groth came back with another two and Hilgert hit an easy two on a long pass from Bussman. It was 63-52 Bombers with 3:22 to play. Rasmussen hit a long two followed by a bucket from the Bombers' Johnson. 65-54 Bombers. Curfman drove the lane for two and Rasmussen hit one of two from the line. The Bombers led 68-59 with 1:48 to play. York was fouled bringing the ball up court and hit two foul shots with 1:45 to play. 70-59 Bombers. Groth hit one foul shot and Roybal put another in on a nice pass from Groth. Buck followed with one from the foul line with 34 seconds to play and it was Bombers 71-62. Gordon hit a deuce as the Bombers kept their distance. Buck was fouled on an in bound play and converted both free- throws to make the score 73-64. Curfman hit a leaner in the key with seven seconds remaining and Hilgert took a long pass to end the game with a jam. Final Bombers 75-66. The Bombers that came off the bench played good defense and scored 12 points. Johnson and Frisbee both contributed immensely while Buck and Hilgert were sitting. The Bombers were led in scoring by Buck with 19, Hilgert with 16, York with 12, 8 each for Frisbee and Arthurs and 6 each for Johnson and Busman. The Bombers grabbed 32 boards, 7 by Buck, 6 by Johnson and Hilgert. The A-City squad swiped 8 passes, committed 20 fouls, committed 14 turnovers and blocked three shots, two by Hilgert and one by Arthurs. The home team made 17 of 29 (59%) inside the arc, 7 of 23 from beyond the arc (30%) and hit only 20 of 31 foul shots (65%). The 24 field goals, were as a result of 16 assists to attest to a solid team performance. The Cadets were led in scoring by Groth with 20, Rasmussen with 16, Roybal with 14, 9 for Curfman, 4 by Gordon and 3 by Krieger. The Bombers are now tied for first with the Cadets at 11-3. A remarkable run for the Bombers who were once 2-3 in conference play. The Atomic City team has won nine straight and have avenged their three losses to Wenatchee, Walla Walla and Ike. On Friday the Bombers travel to take on the Davis Pirates who beat Pasco tonight and on Saturday host Kamiakin who beat Southridge. The Bomber ladies beat Ike 61-43, the Kennewick ladies beat Walla Walla 59-49, the Pasco ladies beat Davis 69-37 and the Kamiakin ladies beat Southridge 60-40. The Bomber women are tied for second with Pasco at 12-2, one game behind the league leading and second ranked Kennewick Lions. Next Report will be this weekend. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) I had no idea they still made the Mountain Bar... that was a favorite of mine when I was growing up. Big Hunk you can buy here at H.E.B. (the main grocery store here) and Albertson's I think. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ warm San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Merrill Davis ('65) Re: National Bank of Commerce in Richland It was located next door the the Tahitian Room. I know... I worked there from 1966 as a teller and bookkeeper. Janine Rightmire's ('65) father, James Rightmire was the manager. When I was a child, my father would take me to that same bank and I would sit on a little black couch while he cashed his check. When I went to work there, I found that same old black couch in the upstairs lounge! I earned the big bucks back then, $280.00 dollars a month!!!! The bank changed names from National Bank of Commerce, to Rainier Bank, to Security Pacific and then finally Seattle First and now Bank of America. Today a Russian restaurant now occupies the same spot. It had been a dog groomery and an antique store for a few years! -Pat Merrill Davis Class of '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: M&Ms Newest Color Which is it going to be, purple, pink or aqua??? To: Terry Tate ('62) Re: Treatise on Donuts This was so well done and funny, this should be cut and pasted and sent in for the Tri City Herald or other newspapers to print in their Letters To The Editor. I know I got such a kick out of it, am sending it on to my three Cop friends locally and they, as many, will get such a laugh from this commentary... thanks for sharing. Re: Mountain Bars Remember sister Mari (Leona Eckert 65) those? We often bought them for the neat mountain (Mt Rainier) picture on the top... first few bites were all right but all that inner white was sickening sweet. Still love the FireSticks... lasted a looong time and so cinnamonney (is that a word?) hot. Re: Krispy Cremes Donuts Well we all pretty well have tainted the Wiley Elementary Schools attempts throughout the Alumni Sandstorm. Hope it doesn't effect getting people to still purchase the KKs for their goal trip to Olympia. They should have perhaps thought to do our own legendary and fabulous Spudnuts instead. Nice posters are made up for this very serious enterprise, I just saw two on the KMC (Kadlec) employee board for orders being taken. Someone put a lot of time and money into that quality of posters! Good luck to you, Teena. Hope you still receive many orders from the readers of the Sandstorm. (Next time think SPUDNUTS, and read Terry Tate's ('62) fort to promote this product, a sure winner!) To: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) That type of accident is so very sad, especially with all the safety measures in play and a parents supervision, which makes it all the more tragic and harder to understand for us. Again, I am so sorry my recalling Vern Koontz (Uptown Shoes) had that sort of memory come back to you. And the Kimmerly family who moved into that place had too much to live with to ever enjoy that view and place again. No wonder they moved a year later. We hear all to much about kids and accidents with four wheelers. God bless you. Belated (1/29) Birthday Greetings to an older sister, "Virginia Kay" ('58). -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ Richland - Bomber Country Capitol, Brrrrrrrrrr! today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Pierce ('68) Re: The Rose Bowl Reading through the Alumni Sandstorm this last month I have seen reference to the old 'rose bowl'. Every time I hear that name a particular incident comes to mind. If I may I'd like to share a short story with everyone about something really funny that did happen at the 'rose bowl' one cold winter night back in 1967. I'm going to keep one person's name concealed to protect his dignity. He'd be humiliated if he found out it went public, even after all these years. Let's just call him Mr. 'X'. One late night Pat Collier ('68), Mr. X ('68) and Stan Reynolds ('68) were goofing around near the old 'rose bowl'. They were just running around through the sagebrush throwing snowballs, etc. Mr. X got way ahead of the other two and for awhile he was completely out of sight. Pat told me that he heard this weird 'moaning' from the distance. They thought something must have happened to Mr. X. Let me inject a note here. Mr. X had a favorite full length raccoon jacket that he wore everywhere. Yes, he was wearing the jacket this same night. Anyway, Pat and Stan started toward the distant voice. There was a ditch that ran from the rose bowl to the river to transfer the sewage. It wasn't very wide, just real deep. The moaning led the two right to the ditch, where a ghostly image appeared. It was Mr. X. He had fallen down into the ditch and it's contents. Pat started laughing so hard he was falling down in the snow. That caused Mr. X to cry even more. Pat said he just stood there with his arms pointing out left and right, the steam rising off of his raccoon jacket. We never saw the jacket again. Even today when Pat tells me the story he can't stop laughing. And so ends another story of the Richland 'rose bowl'. -Robert Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) To: Debbie Dawson Fogler ('74WB) I too was traumatized by the passing of Mike Kimmerly. My sisters and I were friends with Kathy so it was difficult for us to see our friend and her family in so much pain. It was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, sing at this child''s funeral. They attended Bethany Church and so did we. Jody, Kathy, me and Denice and Darla Stephens literally had to hold each other up as we managed to get through the song. I think of the family every time I drive down Riverside Drive and also wonder what happened to them. You are right, they were nice people. If you do ever find out where they are, please let me know too. -Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Spencer Houck ('71) Re: Linda Houck See ('61) Update All, Linda has returned home to be with her family. She is able to get around a little at home and has the help of her two older children. The picture I saw of the car makes you wonder how anyone could survive that kind of impact. She is glad she was in the car she was in (a mid sized land yacht). Hope all is well with the rest of Bomberland. Have a great rest of the week. -Spencer Houck ('71) ~ Richland - the wind seems to have let up for now but at this time the temp is in the low 30s and supposed to get colder tonight ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tracey Wood Peloquin ('82) Re: fishing pond on Wellisian I remember the fishing pond on Wellisian way. In fact I believe it was directly across from Atomic Auto body. We have a newspaper clipping from the Tri city Herald of my brothers fishing in a derby Tim Wood ('77) and Todd Wood ('79). It does seem strange a pond in town. -Tracey Wood Peloquin ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (former Teacher) To: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) Re: Big bands During the 50s my husband, Bill Dunton, played piano in Wayne McGuffin's seventeen piece band. One of the gigs he missed because we moved was the Governor's Ball so they were a well known band beyond the Tri- Cities area. They were regulars at the Kennewick Social Club. Perhaps the club has archives that would connect you with someone who could help with your research. Giving the name of the person you are researching may "ring a bell" to big band fans or assist net surfers in helping you. Good luck with your research. Dick Ellis, a former band teacher at Carmichael, opened a record and music store in Pasco during the Big Band Era. He would be retired now but he had a son, David, who may still be in the business. We, in the twilight of our youth, love to share memories so your contacting a big band artist who played the same instrument as your musician would probably give you lots of history. -Lynn Dunton (former Teacher) ~ Fullerton, CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Bonnie Murphy ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) John Worrell ('59WB), Pat Vach ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Roger Gress ('61) Carol Converse ('64), Dennis Hammer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Bob Pierce ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Debra Dawson ('74) Robin Morey ('74), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) Jil Lytle ('82), Jenny Smart ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Murphy Fawcett ('51) To: Carol Black Foster ('48) It's fun to hear from people who know Lookout Mountain. Only a small tip of Lookout Mountain is in Tennessee. Then it runs into Georgia and eventually into Alabama. We live about 6 blocks from the TM/GA state line. People say we live in "Plumb Nelly", plumb out of Tennessee and nelly out of Georgia (it's a Southern thing!) I heard from Carole Staples Emmons ('54), who was born in Chattanooga and visits here every year from Orlando, FL. If you know the mountain, you'll know where I live when I say I live on Rock City Trail. I have a sister, Helen Murphy Koppe ('50), and a son who live in Kirkland, WA so I get to your part of the country often. -Bonnie Murphy Fawcett ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Roger Gress ('61) The Lone Ranger was named Reed or Reid (take your pick on the spelling), his nephew was Dan Reed/Reid and the further descendant was Bret Reed/Reid. Clayton Moore was (is?) the actor who portrayed the Lone Ranger in early serials and the television show. To: Jane Walker Hill ('62) Jay Silverheels played Tonto to Clayton Moore's Lone Ranger. To the best of my knowledge, neither of these two were associated with the radio show. To: All The Lone Ranger character was created by Fran Stryker; first appearing in the comic strips of the day, then "Little Big Books", radio, and finally movies and television. Bomber Cheers and Spudnuts Rule! -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - chilly, but snow-free ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Worrell ('59WB) To: Bob Irwin ('62) Kemo Sabe is a corruption of ?Quien Sabe? meaning "who knows?". Loosely translated it means "unknown one". -John Worrell ('59WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Vach (60) Re: Long Board You caught me. The term "long board" is confusing in that it can refer to 1) surf boards, 2) sail boards, and 3) skis, 4) shuffle boards and 5) who know what else. I have tried and failed to master them all, but the long shuffle board at the Fireside was the first to beat back the challenge. Too many CBC types (Rich, Ivan, Florian and Brother to name a few) left their good study intentions at the Fireside for me to ever gain prominence on the Long Shuffle Board. There were other taverns around with long boards, such as the Coney Island in West Richland, but none had the Fireside's crab sandwich. -Pat Vach (60) ~ Redmond, WA - where it snowed all night, many of the car tops are carrying snow, but the streets, sidewalks and lawns are clear. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Lettermans Jackets Nick Nelson ('56) ordered a letterman's jacket. On the week-end of the 18th we went over to Richland to pick it up. After seeing Nick's jacket decided to order one. The following is the information that I have obtained from both shops: Dawson Richards Tuxedo Rentals (by the phone book they are still Dawson Richards). 509 943-0652 1350 Jadwin Ave., Uptown They have the letterman jackets for $169.00 + tax. Dawson Richards refers people to the following shop for embroidering: Classic Monograms 509 582-5802 309 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 The shop owners of Classic Monograms are Bev and Tony. They can special order any jacket they have in catalog. They also have the lettermens jackets for $139.00 + tax. Being as I didn't have my letters from high school with me made arrangements to call Bev and Tony from Classic Monogram when I got home to finish my order. On the way home decided to call and ask if Tony could make the cloud with the Bomb. When I called Bev said "it probably can be done". The cloud they have now has an R over the stem of the cloud. I am in the process of sending the following drawings over to Bev and Tony. This is how the lay out looked on Nick's jacket accept I took off the R from the cloud and added the bomb, took off the S on Bombers and added alumni. The lettermen's jacket seemed heavy. I am ordering a bomber green nylon jacket the style of the letterman jacket, quilted inside but much lighter weight (Bev and Tony will match the jacket with the green of the letters and my name from my years in high school as best they can). The green of my letters are much darker than the letterman jacket green of today. (Unless they have the 50's green color in the catalog. Will find out about this also.) As soon as I have the yes about the cloud and the Bomb next week I will put an entry into the Sandstorm for those who are interested. The following is the price list I have gathered: R - $12.00 Name - $8.00 Year - $15.00 Richland - $20.00 Bomber - $15.00 Alumni - $15.00 Cloud w R - $65.00 This price may go up a little bit with the Bomb. Sewing on of letters $25.00 Any orders are done by each of the shops. Nick Nelson ('56) and Judy Willox Hodge ('61) can you get pictures of your letterman jackets and put them into the Sandstorm? It might be appreciated by those Bombers so far away. Hope this answers a lot of questions for the Bombers who want to order jackets. The trip to Richland was great. Enjoyed seeing so many Bombers. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - the snow has gone. Temperatures warming up. Five minutes from Brown 'n Haley where they have wonderful sales of all their goodies on each holiday... Mountain Bars included. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [As soon as I get a .jpg picture, I'll put it on the web so everybody can see -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Howard McNear didn't play Doc on Gunsmoke... Doc was played by Milburn Stone. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Patty Eckert Weyers (68) Re: M&Ms new color I voted for the Aqua color for the new M&M candy color. Actually, I liked all three colors that they are presenting. Re: Pond Someone was saying in yesterday's Sandstorm that is was funny to think of a pond in town. When I first saw that they had filled it in and there was no longer a pond at all - now that was weird to see. All those years of going there to collect pollywogs and seeing the kids fish. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it snowed everywhere but here. It has been in the mid 20s these last few nights and very heavy frost. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Re: This M&Ms color thing: M&Ms is adding a new color... you can register to vote for the color you want on their website at -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Roger Gress ('61) Re: Lone Ranger & Green Hornet Captain Dan Reid led the rangers into the canyon where they were ambushed. His younger brother John Reid was one of the rangers. John Reid survived and was nursed back to health by Tonto. To hide his identity he made a mask from his brother's vest and became the Lone Ranger. He had a nephew named Dan Reid (don't know if it was "Dan Jr." or not). Dan's son was Britt Reid A.K.A. The Green Hornet. Clayton Moore played The Lone Ranger '49-'50 and again '54-'57. John Hart played the part '51-'52. Jay Silverheels played Tonto '49-'57. The Lone Ranger's Creed "I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one. That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world. That God put the firewood there but that every man must gather and light it himself. In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right. That a man should make the most of what equipment he has. That 'This government, of the people, by the people and for the people' shall live always. That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number. That sooner or later... somewhere... somehow... we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken. That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever. In my Creator, my country, my fellow man." The Lone Ranger Hi-Yo, Silver!! Away!! -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Just thought I would let everyone know that it snowed yesterday in Bakersfield, CA!!!!!!! It was an odd sight to see white stuff coming down. Last time it snowed here was in January of '99 and that time we got 6" and they closed schools and businesses!!! Nobody knew how to drive in that white stuff!!! Only a couple schools were closed yesterday!!! My son-in-law took pictures at his place of work and they had enough to make snowballs! Temperatures were in the 20s last night and we are supposed to get as high as 48 today. -Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) Re: fishing pond(s) on Wellsian I remember the ponds too as I and friends/family would fish there every year. They were stocked with sunfish, crappie and perch. There may have been other species of fish, but these were the ones we were after the most. There were actually three ponds scattered from between just south of the pony league field to the southern most end of Wellsian. I think every kid in Richland at one time or another talked his or her dad into taking them fishing there. Tom McMillan of McMillan Bros. Constructors built the ponds and their respective concrete brick pump houses. Tom McMillan built the first commercial building (his own shop) on Wellsian. Tom is doing well and still built like a weight lifter. His wife and he are such wonderful people. "Tom, if you and your lovely wife are reading this... Hi from me and my son, Jon". -Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: old fashioned candy To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) I, too, had to check out the old time candy site. Several of the items mentioned I have seen here in rural western Kansas. I may order some, but a minimum of three pounds of some of the things I would want is a bit much. Here's to our youth. I brought up the site and placed an order of various goodies. The order blank showed they carry Fizzies. If you haven't checked it out, do. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we are under a winter storm watch for tonight and tomorrow (maybe 8-10" of the white stuff) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) To: Linda Barrot Rodriguez ('71) Denice and Darla Stephens were our neighbors a couple of houses to the north in West Richland. I don't remember them singing at Mike's funeral, but I do remember one of the songs, "I Walk Through the Garden Alone." Every time I hear that song I think of him. It must have been really hard for you girls to sing at his funeral. He was so young and beautiful, and his head was wrapped in gauze bandaging; they didn't hide the cause of his death. Did you marry one of the Rodriguez guys who lived up the road on Broadview/Riverside? Esther and I saw David (?) at the Y2K reunion. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robin Morey Schildknecht ('74) Re: "The Bentz" To: Blanche Newby Rue ('71) and Arty Schafer ('70) Yes, another "Bentz" turned 50, Tom Schildknecht, November 9. I actually surprised him with a trip to Hawaii, we met up with Mike Richmond ('70) in a great Tavern, had lots to drink and talked about old times. Blanche, Mike told us about Doni, he is a proud father for sure. We have been married 27 years, talk about scary... we were just kids, now Tom's old. HA HA Had to get that in since I'm sooooo much younger. Anyway it was really good to see both of your names in the Alumni Sandstorm... brought back long ago memories. Were you at the "Bentz" reunion at the Schuffler Shanty in 1975? -Robin Morey Schildknecht ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Hello to all Bombers, and Spudnut fans! No Krispy Kremes here, Brad! This September my parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. My brother, Clark (71), and my sister, Lisa (75) are planning the celebration, and want to make this the most special of occasions. We are looking to hire a DJ for the party, and I'm hoping that maybe someone can make some suggestions to somebody really good. I would also like some suggestions from those who have thrown a 50th wedding anniversary party for their parents on what you did for them that made the party special. Any and all ideas are welcome. We want this to be a night they'll never forget. To: My fellow classmates of '77 Any of you interested in a 25 year reunion this summer? Doesn't have to be anything formal, just another excuse to party. No one does it like class of 77!! Let me know if your interested. To: Michael Peterson ('77) I read your entry a while back, and I'm so glad to hear you have switched labels, and will be releasing a new CD this spring. Hopefully, you can make it to the 25 year reunion if we get it together. Let me know some dates that work for you. It wouldn't be the same with out you. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [How about R2K+2 time... June 22, 2002 - see Bombers from all classes... '57 and '62 are having their reunions then, too!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Re: Wellsian Ponds We use to go down there and ice skate! That was so cool. Re: 82 Reunion News I have received lots of response for the photos but would like to get some more. You can send us any photos from kindergarten on up to graduation. Remember though we just want copies... don't want to have to worry about not getting them back to the right owners Even if there is a photo in one of the yearbooks you would like to submit, make a copy of it and send it to the committee. A If you email me I will let you know where to send your photos. Also, if you know of someone that hasn't been contacted about the reunion please get them in touch with me. Thanks and remember the next reunion planning meeting will be February 20th at 6:00p at the Shilo Inn, Richland. See you there! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page '87 Re: Krispy Kremes Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) got it right when she said the alum pretty much tainted the Krispy Kremes promo of Wiley students. Yes... we all have acknowledged how wonderful Spudnuts are (and I agree that they are delicious, and I, too have wonderful memories of Spud runs in the middle of class). But good grief, folks, these are 4th graders we're talking about, trying to raise a bunch of money for a trip (can you even begin to imagine what it costs to take 100+ kids, plus chaperones across the state for a couple days, including food & lodging?). Cut them (and the event organizers) some slack. Whatever happened to supporting our local kids? The purpose behind having the kids sell "something" was not only to help defer the costs, but to give them some ownership in the event, rather than just having mom & dad open their checkbooks and pass out the funds. -Jenny Smart Page '87 ~ West Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2001 ~ February, 2002