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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and Mrs. Zip's today: Wanda Wittebort ('53), Donna McGregor ('57) Vera Smith ('58), Burt Pierard ('59) Ann Bishop ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Jane Walker ('62) Susie Shaver ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patty Eckert ('68) Blanche Newby ('71), Linda Barott ('71) Penny Mitchell ('71), Jil Lytle ('82) Sally Ledbetter ('82), Mrs. Zip's ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Looking to update my anti-virus software on my computer. Currently operating with expired Mcafee Software and before I try to update it I thought I'd poll Sandstorm Alumni and find out satisfaction of anyone using Mcafee. Also know Norton probably would be a good one. Any recommendations? Thanking you in advance, -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Gunsmoke again To: Roger Gress ('61) Hey Roger! I beg to differ! Howard McNear played "Doc" on the radio. Milburn Stone played "Doc" on TV. Bomber Cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Espanola, NM - the high desert where it snowed at least 4 inches last night. It's been a drought here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: '58 Richland Luncheon Reminder To: Class of '58 Our Class of '58 Alumni Luncheon is scheduled for February 3, at 1pm at the West Richland Golf Club. I realize it's the Super bowl weekend, but I've been assured that the Golf Club will have it on their TV for any fans that want to do both. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) Re: The old Belfry Church (continued) I had a conversation with a gentleman at the Redeemer Lutheran Church yesterday and he said they were in the Belfry Church from about May 1945 to the Fall of 1951. This traces the history of the structure from the old Richland Methodist Church (before the Gubbermint takeover) through the United Protestant use until Christmas Eve, 1944, and the Redeemer Lutheran use until the Fall of 1951. I also learned that the address of the building was 504 Goethals (now Jadwin). Does anybody know if the structure was used for anything other than Project storage after that? Does anybody know when the building was demolished or moved? Re: Alumni Ring Website I received my Alumni Ring a while back and it's quite the conversation piece among my family and friends. The Mushroom Cloud under the stone is just too cool! Now, if people want to take my Mushroom Cloud away, they will have to pry it off of my cold, dead finger. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers ('60) Re: '60's Lunch To: Class of '60 Lunch Bunch. This Saturday, February 2 is the day. 11:30 is the time, and the Sundance Grill is the place. Sundance Grill is located at 413 N. Kellogg in Kennewick. -Ann Bishop Myers, Class of '60 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: ALL BOMBERS LUNCHEON Please make reservations by: February 8, 2001. Date: February 10, 2001 Time: 12:30pm - ? (please note time change) Price: Lunch price plus $3.00 for the room per person Where: Best Western Executive Inn Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E. (I-5 Exit 137) Fife, WA 98424 Come enjoy the fun. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - not raining for a change tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Jenny Smart Page ('87) and Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) NO PROBLEM with the fourth graders making their goal for the funds for their trip! According to the news last night, they have already earned more than half of the funds and are still taking orders! Our local NBC affiliate here (KNDU) has even told people that they can log onto a link through them to place an order for the KKs, so they do have a lot of exposure with this! The kids will make it I am sure! And we who are loyal to our beloved Spudnuts can still sleep at night! LOL!! Bomber Cheers and Spudnuts 'til I Die, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - not really winter, but sure not spring! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill '62 Re: Lone Ranger and Tonto To: Bobby Irwin '62 Kimo Sabe . . . his cousin was Wa Sabe, a well known Japanese actor that was in Bruce Lee movies (he was hot!) -Jane Walker Hill '62 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) I love to read the Alumni Sandstorm and all my email, but I am getting TB (tired butt). So now I don't have a chair here in front of the CRT, so that I can do deep knee bends, etc. I hate it, but it works. GO BOMBERS! -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ~ Olympia, WA - where the wind finally quit, and the temp came up above freezing... I love snow, but most people don't The water is finally calming..... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Linda Reining ('64) I heard on the news last night that you guys had snow. I thought of you right away. Saw pictures of SF with all it's snow a couple days ago. Now, that was really strange to see. We didn't get any snow, but heavy frost the past few nights. A bit of frost this morning, but alot warmer than the past couple nights. Of course, you know what that means... rain is coming again!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun is shinning for right now. I hope to get outside this afternoon and trim my rose bushes. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Pat Vach ('60) The "Big Y" also had shuffle boards -- were you ever in any of the tournaments? My first husband (Dale Gray '59?) and his mom and dad played in a lot of those and traveled to the different taverns -- they even went to Umatilla to play. Re: R2K+2 (June 22, 2002) Sent in my money yesterday. OK, Betty Noble Giedd ('63) time for you to send in yours. ;) See ya then... and I am getting a room for Saturday night, so we can still have that "slumber party". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - the snow is gone, but we still have the "lovely" fog ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: TV "Oldies" Westerns Site To: Tom Hughes ('56) Thank you Tom for such a wonderful site you gave a few days back... "Old Corral" has more in it than I ever even saw on TV personally!!! I haven't even gotten half way through what all there is to discover. Thanks again. Re: "DOC" on Gunsmoke vs. Barber on Andy Griffith Show All I know and recall those two were NOT one in the same as was mentioned before. I do not recall the names of either, but recall two very different actors and abilities to act. DOC was a favorite also of mine and I always felt Miss Kitty should have seen he 'had strong feelings' for her, and went with him instead of trying so hard to get Marshall Dillon. Is that called, "can't see the forest for the trees?" Re: Long Boards To: Pat Vach ('60) - Say HI To Barb 68 for me Shuffle Boards were so much fun to play, way more fun for me than pool. We had a pool table in our Rec Room in the basement "F" house and I learned to really play pool well, but when I was 21 I learned Shuffle Board playing and that stole my heart. Too bad they didn't stay available as the pool tables have. Seems they would be more easy on upkeep even. Wonder why they have faded out. I'd play today if I knew where a nice Long Board was... any ideas? Re: Chief Jo To: Bob Irwin ('62) I have such good memories of that school being the first real public one I experienced after Christ the King (first through 8th). I was in such perfect awe of its huge interior and the freedom to be able to laugh and talk in the halls (without getting the "pink slip" from the hall monitors at CK!) Was it ever a FACT there was (or is?) a swimming pool under the floor in the Gym??? Somehow I have forgotten their school colors, anyone help me out here. After CK's; Blue and Gold, I am drawing a blank (senior moment) and I recall well the Green & Gold of the Bombers... I honestly cannot even recall one color. Help! [I'm a blue and white Carmichael Cougar... I believe Chief Jo colors were blue and gold -- maybe CK's colors were Navy and gold?? -Maren] Re: M&M Newest Color They said last color chosen, they had in second place the purple, so many think that will now get the honors. Aqua?? is that like "Bombay Sapphire Gin" color, Oops! (just kidding) now that IS Aqua and doesn't sound like a great appetizing color to munch on! I go with PINK! just to try something different. To: TIM [Tim Avedovech???] My sister, Rita Eckert ('61), says hello and she recalls you very well. She had some great funny stories to share yesterday with me remembering you, and we laughed a great deal. You sat in front of her she recalled and teased her a lot, but she remembers you fondly. (does "shaved legs" ring a bell?). To: Reesia Petty Mitchell ('71) Re: Montana Big Sky Country Thanks for the nice note... Montana will always be a very favorite place I called home for years, enjoy it as I am sure you will. Are you all getting lots of snow this year? I recall back on '96 and those record snow falls! Lots of shoveling (even our rooftops) that year. Lots of ice layers as I recall, and one long winter from early October clear through April. To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Re: 'Z' House (Richland Ranch house) I was given a print out when we bought this place from a computer site from our wonderful real estate lady: Samantha Joyce of Windermere Real Estate, (now in the beautiful building that used to be Blackberry's Restaurant in Kennewick on Kellogg... Need a realtor? She is Tops!!) http://Hanford.Houses.tripod.com/houses/z.html There were 950 "Y" Houses (3 bdrm ranch house) built and only 50 "Z" Houses (4 bdrm ranch) CONTRACTOR: 1000 Ranch style houses were to be built by: Nettleton-Baldwin-Anderson, Inc. and Sound Construction and Engineering Company of Seattle. Total contractor cost of $9,960.425.65 It is believed that this corporation was formed only for the construction of these houses on the Hanford Project. Z - 4 bdrm single family dwelling, one story, one bathroom Approx. 1091 sq. ft. Built: 1948 - 1949 Heat: Coal 1948 Rent: $57.50 A lot has been done to this one, it now has walls and additions different and more bathrooms. Looking at the plat maps, most all Z homes are sitting on larger than normal lots, mostly corner ones like this one. Thanks for asking. You can't go wrong, they really are made solid. This was built the year I was born! but that also affords one to have the 50 year old trees and pines and shrubs that give such wonderful shade, character and regal appearance to a landscape. -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ Richland - Cold... Full Moon (Jan 28)... still looking Bright and Pretty. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Blanche Newby Rue ('71) To: Robin Morey Schildknecht ('74) Tell Tom, (Babe as he was called way back when!!), Happy Birthday from one of the Bentz Gang and how cool it is that he got to spend it with Mike in Hawaii, that must have been fun for all of you. How can it possibly be that you have been married for 27 years?!! And how old is Angel now? Doni will be 32 in March, how is that possible either?? No I did not make it to any Bentz reunions, have been out of the Tri-Cities for sooooo many years now, lived in many different cities and four states, now in CA. for the time being, seems I have a bit of gypsy blood in me and like to see different places. Are you still in Richland? And how are your kids? Good to hear from people I haven't seen in such a long time... went back for my 10 year reunion but have not been back for any others, and have only been in Richland a few times since leaving in '80 for Arizona. Any way, good to hear from you, tell Tom that all of us will be there at 50 before we know it, ouch!! By the way, what is or was the Schuffler Shanty??? -Blanche Newby Rue ('71) ~ chilly Jacumba, CA - where it snowed the other day but did not stick and got down to 14 degrees last night, so is very cold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) To: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Yes, I did marry one of those Rodriguez guys from Riverside Drive. David ('69) and I will be married 30 years this next December. His brother Richard ('73WB-RIP) passed away October 2000 from kidney failure. We saw Esther and Barb Shaefer at the funeral and many other old friends from our childhood. We also still keep in touch with Darrell and Les Sparks. I think Darrell was going out with Kathy Kimmerly. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and twin boys. Les is still in Portland and got a divorce last year. David died some years back and our little Dougie and Freda are also deceased. Les has had a hard time dealing with so many losses in his family. The Rodriguez family can relate to that since Dave's Dad is gone and so is his brother George ('68RIP). Mom Rodriguez is still going strong although she has a bad back. Dave's brother Michael is living with her for a while and Lisa (Mary) is in Alaska with her daughter Michelle. We miss Richard like crazy since he was so full of life. But his significant other keeps his memory alive. Any time we go to the cemetery she has been there decorating. You can't help but smile when you remember him. Smiley face balloons, Christmas trees, sunflowers, and candles always adorn his grave which is beside George, Dad and Grandma and Grandpa Rodriguez. To update you on the Stephens' girls, Darla lives with her Mom in the same house. Her Dad (Uncle Red) passed away January 1, of 2001 and Auntie Verd welcomes the company. She has 4 girls, 3 are in college and one is still living there too. Denny lives in Pasco and has been married for about as long as I have and has 3 kids, one of which is married. The boys still live in the Tri-Cities and are married with children. We all didn't stray too far from where we grew up. You get to know people pretty well when you ride the school bus together every day. Remember how we all loved and respected our bus driver, Carl Marushia. He had a way with kids, hard but fair. Time flies by but childhood ties run deep. It seems like only yesterday. Dave talked about a West Richland reunion. We will have to make that a reality sometime soon. -Linda Barott Rodriguez ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny Mitchell True ('71) Re: 50th Anniversary One thing we did for our parents' 50th was we four "kids" sat down with the boxes of old family photos, went through them and chose ones which we had put on a video tape. The tape went back to our grandparents, when our parents were children, when our parents met and got married and then each of the kids as they came along ending with the grandkids and my folks as they are now. We had the video playing at the reception we had for them. Not only did my folks really like the video we had a ball going through the pictures and choosing which ones to use. We all got our own copy. This was 9-10 years ago now so nowadays they would put them on discs rather than tape. -Penny Mitchell True ('71) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) I have another question I am hoping someone out there can help us with. The Class of '82 will be having our picnic on Saturday August 10th at one of the local parks in Richland. Who does the water bottles that are sold at the Bomber games? It would be fun to have some made with "Class of '82" on the labels. It will be hot in August and water is always a big hit! Please email if anyone out there has the address or name of person I can contact regarding this. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Ledbetter ('82) Re: '82 Reunion Hello class of '82, I hope that all of you are well. If any of you have ever served in any military service please e-mail me and let me know. I will compile the listing and forward to Jil Lytle Smith. Thanks and I can't wait to see everyone! -Sally Ledbetter ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary McDonald, Mrs. Zip's Hello all the Co Hi grads. -Mrs. Zip's *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/02 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Mike Clowes ('54) Mike Brady ('61), Roger Gress ('61) Bob Irwin ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Donna Nelson ('63), Roy Ballard ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Kathy Bevacqua ('66WB) Joanne Boyd ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Llorene Myers ('72), Darcy Doyle ('77) Jil Lytle ('82), Shelley Williams ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** 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. Register by sending $15.00 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). ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 02/02 Bob Eckert ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) To: Bonnie Murphy Fawcett '51 Re: Lookout Mountain Bonnie: Thanks for clueing me in on where Lookout Mountain is. I have thought all these MANY years that it was all in TN and kinda hate to share it with Georgia & Alabama. ha. Do they still have the signs all down the highway saying "SEE ROCK CITY"?? I remember seeing them about once every mile, even after all this time. And you live there!! Give me a call if you have time the next time you get up this way. I am in the phone book under just my name (Carol Foster), no address. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where the weather is boring again. That was a good one about it snowing for three days and no snow on the ground!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) The computer repair people that I deal with have a strong dislike for MacAfee. Those, with older, slower machines find that MacAfee slows things down even further. The recommendation is for Norton if you are getting ready to replace. The nice feature about Norton, is that once you install, you get updates on a regular basis, and can keep your machine current with the AV protection. And, depending on how much you want to spend, the fancier versions also offer other protections. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ cool and dry in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady (61) Ride em high, ride em low, it's the Cisco Kid and Poncho! -Mike Brady (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Sorry but, on 01/30/2002 you never said RADIO vs TV, so I guess you are right and so am I. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Chief Joe Yes, when the school was being designed there were plans to put a pool under the gym floor. If I remember correctly, There was opposition by some members of the community and the budget had something to do with it too. It was never put in. The Chief Joe Warriors had blue and yellow or gold. I am going to make a phone call to an old warrior to find out (Gary O'Rourke ('64). They used Chief Joe as an alternative school prior to the complete remodel. Mom worked there when they first opened, and had saved all the brochures and newspaper clippings from the first opening which she donated to the school when they reopened. She worked in the office with David Pugh's ('62) Mom. I now live in Obie and Hope Amacker's former home on Johnston across the street form Chief Joe. Some of the old Warriors can fill you in on the rest of the details. -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ February 1, 2001 Tonight the Bombers beat Davis 65-47. I will have to report my game statistics tomorrow as I left them in a friend's car. Look for my report on the Friday game against Davis on Sunday. There are no big Nine games on Saturday. Moses Lake and Eisenhower could not play tonight because of the Big Nine Wrestling Tournament. They will play next Tuesday. Next Friday the Bombers take on Pasco at the Dog Pound and host Kamiakin on Saturday. The last regular season game will be on Friday the 15th against Moses Lake at home. The Bombers have now won 10 straight and sit at 13-3. Ike is second at 12-3 and Moses Lake is third at 11-4. Sorry about leaving my game stats elsewhere. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Re: Muscles Does anyone remember a man we nicknamed "Muscles?" He used to ride a very snazzy bike around town in the 50s and always said hi to everyone. As I think about my childhood memories, he's one. -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) To: Penny Smart Page ('87) Do you know how much Val donates to the district and probably doesn't even get a "thank you"? I can bet it is a bunch. Did anyone bother to ask Val about a large order... you might have made more money and saved a lot of gas. -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Alumni Ring Website ... Don't miss out. My Bomber Alumni ring arrived last Friday and I'm 'pleased as punch'. Thanks to you... Can't ever say enough for all of you who have taken special effort to participate in what may be 'one of the largest' but and probably the 'most' vocal high school alumni group in the U.S. This is for David Rivers (65)... "But something touched me deep inside, The day the music died." FAQ: The Annotated "American Pie" http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/american-pie/ Buddy Holly died on the night of February 2, 1959 in a plane crash in Iowa during a snow storm. The news came to most of the world on the morning of February 3, which is why it's known as The Day The Music Died. The same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly also took the lives of Richie Valens ("La Bamba") and The Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace"). -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Bevacqua McMurray ('66WB) To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: Anti-Virus Software Wanda, You cannot go wrong with either McAfee or Norton. I have used both and have found them to be quite comparable. Norton has many different types of Software they like to promote, but for home use, the Basic Anti-Virus is just fine. -Kathy Bevacqua McMurray ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanne Boyd '67 Hi, My daughter and I are planning a trip to Costa Rica. I'll be leaving in 2 weeks and just be there for about 10 days. Any Bombers down that way? If anyone has any travel tips, please e-mail me. Thanks, -Joanne Boyd '67 ~ Bellingham, WA - still somewhat snowy... we've had TWO "snow days" this week!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: anti virus software To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) I just went through a week of H**L with Norton. I have always run their anti virus software. However, on 1/25 I went to do a Live Update, and discovered that they no longer supported the version I had (2000). Okay, fair enough. I then paid about $50.00 to download their latest and greatest. The Norton NEVER would download properly and therefore could not be installed. After MANY e-mail exchanges with their tech support over the ensuing 6 days, I finally gave up yesterday -- told Norton to cancel my order, and downloaded and installed McAffee instead. With the McAffee I got not only the virus protection, but also a replacement for my old firewall -- all for the same price as Norton wanted for virus protection only. I consider myself MOST fortunate that I did not contract any computer viruses during the 6 days without protection. I have owned computers since 1987, and am pretty literate with them. This was a problem on the Norton end. I definitely have had it with them after this experience. GO WITH McAFFEE is my vote!!!!! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) - overcast Richland - where, for the first time in my life, I have a REAL case of the flu -- have been sick in bed for 2.5 weeks, and doc says expect another week or so to get back to about 70% of 'normal'. NEVER will I skip a flu shot again! If you haven't had the flu this year, please know that there is still vaccine available. Take it from me -- *GO GET THE SHOT*!! This bug is AWFUL!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: Anti-Virus Software I don't know what else is out there that's better, but I can tell you from PERSONAL experience that Norton found a virus that McAfee DID NOT when I was using my brother-in-law's computer. McAfee said "no virus found", so I clicked on the link... and VOILA... V-I-R-U-S in BIG ORANGE letters! Scared the bejeezus outta me. He was able to go in and scan his entire computer and that saved us. So, if this is any help! -Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf ('77) To: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) Ces, Sounds like a great idea... reunion this summer. Anything you want me to do I'll do. Between Mike P., Mike & Mark Mattingly and others, we could have a band!!! Let's get a planning committee... now THAT could be fun! I've always wanted to be on a committee... what exactly IS a committee? I never really was a "joiner" in high school. Too busy getting into trouble :) Any excuse for a party! -Darcy Doyle Hupf ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: COOKIES I copied the recipe for the Mrs. Field's cookies down and I can't find it! Can someone mail me the recipe...... PLEASE!!! I need C-O-O-K-I-E-S!! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jil - Find a link to all the recipes on the Alumni Sandstorm website.. There is a link to the website at the end of EVERY Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard '84 To: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Chief Jo colors Patty, The Chief Jo colors were blue and gold. I will always remember wearing blue and gold shoe laces in those cool canvas Nikes with the rubber toe and the blue swoosh on the side. -Shelley Williams Robillard '84 ~ Moses Lake, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/02 ~ The Day The Music Died ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Rex Hunt ('53WB), Vera Smith ('58), Roger Fishback ('62), Fred Schafer ('63) Betty Noble ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Bill Wingfield ('67), Bob Pierce ('68) Mike Davis ('74), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) Re: Muscles He (Muscles) was around in '52/'53... he hung around The Mart and we would buy him cherry Cokes and tell him that the red stuff was whiskey... he would then act drunk imitating his monkey which was in a cage in his back yard. His mother was a very nice lady that would ask me to watch out for him so he did not get hurt. I gave him rides homes on cold evenings as he attended all the games at the high school. He was just one of the CHARACTERS that help make Richland what it was---- a great place to grow up To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Sounds as if you were protecting against the wrong virus. -Rex Hunt (53WB) ~ Lovely Hanford, CA - the YUGO capital of CA where all it takes to get a date is a can of dog food and a high pitched whistle. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Woody Wodehouse ('63) would like his class and others to know about an upcoming Special Armed Forces strength and fitness competition held on March 23 at the Kennewick High school. This is a competition for drug-free athletes. The special guest poser (for those of you that know him) will be John Rodgers. For more information go on the web at http://WFNA.net -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball Statistics for game played on February 1, 2002 The Bombers traveled up I-82 to take on the Davis Pirates. It has been several years since the Bombers have won on the Pirate home floor. This year would be the exception! The Pirates are big with J. Johnson at 6'9", his brother E. Johnson at 6'7" and another forward at 6'5". Their biggest problem is they play out of control. The first meeting at Richland was a 78-55 win for the home team. The Pirates started with a short jumper by D. Collins to take the lead. Hilgert came back with a jumper in the paint to knot the score at 2 with 7:12 to play. Anderson scored the next two buckets to put the home team in front 6-2 with 6:14 to play in the first quarter. York nailed a trey from the left wing to draw the Bombers within 1, but Anderson came back with a trey of his own to make the score 9-5 Pirates with 5:12 to play. The Bombers settled into their defense and got the offense rolling scoring the next six points. Frisbee hit one of two from the line, Hilgert nailed another from inside the paint, Buck got one of two from the line and then nailed a driving two pointer to put the Bombers ahead 11-9 with 2:58 to play. J. Collins hit a deuce to tie the score and with 2:27 remaining in the first stanza Buck drew net with a three pointer to end the scoring in the first period. Bombers 14-11. They would never look back! The Bombers got the first four points of the second quarter as Buck hit a deuce and Hilgert put back an offensive rebound. Bombers 18-11. Harris hit a bucket for Davis followed by a free-throw by Trimble and another by E. Johnson with 3:54 to play. Bombers 18-15. York drained a pair of free-throws and Johnson made one of two from the charity stripe to increase the lead to 21-15 Bombers. E. Johnson got one of two from the foul line to end the scoring for Davis in the second period with 2:26 to play. York nailed a three from outside with 1:32 to play and found the net from long range again with :58 remaining. The final basket of the quarter was a two pointer by Hilgert. At the half it was 29-16 Bombers. Buck sat out much of the second period with three fouls. Richland held Davis to one field goal and three free-throws during the quarter while scoring 15. Buck started the third period with a drive down the center of the key for two. J. Collins answered with a bucket and Trimble hit a three to make the score 31-21 Bombers with 7:06 to play in the third. Hilgert scored the next six points, all two pointers and with 5:04 remaining it was Bombers 37-21. The Pirates had a run of eight, triggered by the Collins brothers. The Big guy is not talented and slow and manages only to make short buckets off the glass. D. Collins hit a bucket, followed by one from his brother J. Collins, another by D. Collins and with 2:53 remaining J. Collins hit a put back to make the score 37-29. Buck hit a pair of free-throws to extend the lead to 39-29 with 2:05 to play. J. Collins put back an offensive carom to cut the lead to eight. Johnson hit a jumper for the Bombers followed by a trey by Bussman to end the scoring in the third. Bombers 44-31. Buck nailed a trey to open the fourth followed by one of two from the foul line by Torres. The Bombers scored the next seven points. Buck hit two free- throws, Frisbee hit one of two from the line and Buck hit a deuce with 4:43 to play. Bombers 54-32. J. Collins hit a two footer off the glass and Hilgert banked one in from short range to keep the lead at 22. Ellis got a running two followed by Tierney with two from the charity stripe. With 2:47 in the game it was Bombers 58-36. Trimble hit a bucket and A. Johnson got two from the foul line to make the score 58-40 with 1:58 to play. Hilgert got a fast break bucket and Fannin hit a base line jumper to make the score 62-40 with 1:04 to play. E. Johnson nailed a long three for the Pirates and Fannin came back with a trey from the wing. A. Johnson scored the last two baskets of the game to make the final score Bombers 65, Pirates 47. The Bombers were 16 of 30 from inside the arc (53%) and 7 of 16 from beyond the arc (44%). Total field goal percentage was 23 of 46 for 50%. The Bombers were weak from the charity stripe, making only 12 of 19. Richland had 27 rebounds, led by Hilgert with 9, had 7 steals, 14 assists, 18 fouls, 12 turnovers and 4 blocked shots (3 by Hilgert and one by Johnson). The Bombers were led in scoring by Buck with 21 (5 for 5 from two pointers, 2 for 5 from beyond the arc and 5 of 6 from the line), Hilgert with 18 on 9 for 12 from inside the arc, York had 11 (3 for 3 from beyond the arc), 5 for Fannin, 3 each for Johnson and Bussman and 2 each for Tierney and Frisbee. The Bombers are 12-3 and 1/2 games ahead of Ike. Ike plays Moses Lake on Tuesday and has Walla Walla, Southridge and Kennewick remaining. Richland travels to Pasco on Friday, hosts Kamiakin on Saturday and finishes the regular season on the following Friday against Moses Lake at home. Next report will be next weekend. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Happy 2-02-02 Happy 2/02/02 - its a palindrome year and only happens once every 110 years. Let's hope the Sandstorm is still going when the next one arrives. I think palindromes are cool... here's a couple: No lemons no melons Yo bro! Free beer for boy! To: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Yes Donna I remember Muscles... he was great... always a smile on his face and never a harsh word to anyone. I got know him well the summers I worked at the swimming pool. He must have put a 100,000 miles on that bike of his. Donna, I hope to see and other Spalding grads at R2K+2 on June 22, 2002 -Fred Schafer, gold medal class of '63 ~ Vancouver USA where it was a beautiful sunshiny day and Ann and I and the twins went for a long walk by the river now I need a nap ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Didn't get 2/1/02 Alumni Sandstorm completely read until this morning. Looks like I need to respond to a dear friend: Re: R2K+2 To: Linda Reining ('64) Linda: It's on the way but I will stay with my very accommodating oldest son, Rick Unser, who is a fantastic father to two wonderful children. (Sorry folks, I'm a proud mom.) My grandchildren would be disappointed if I didn't stay with them. I love being a grandparent -- wouldn't want to miss any chance to be with them. But keep your Red Lion "chat room" available for a gathering of old friends. I look forward to the visit. Re: Anti-Virus Software Hope there is more input from you experts out there to clear the confusion in my mind as to which one is better, Norton or McAfee. How about it brothers? Dan? Larry? Re: Snow I believe we had 8" total this last snowfall. The forest looked like a winter wonderland. We still have a bit of snow. It drops from the trees in the forest and from our steep pitched roof at odd times so it's wise to look up when passing under but then you have to look down for slippery steps -- what's a person to do? We are working on clearing a tree that fell into the driveway. So good to have nature give of her own so we can stay warm. Re: 40th Reunion -- Gold Medal Class of '63 It's coming up for next summer (2003). I'm ready to go, and ready to help. Let me know what I can do. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ~ at the foothills near Mary's Peak southwest of OSU's home town, Corvallis, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) To: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) I remember Muscles. He was always at the free shows every Saturday morning at the Uptown Theater. Everyone knew him and he was popular with the kids... Also, I remember Wellsian Lake... in Jr. High we went there to learn to fish and I remember the teacher showing one of the boys how to gut a fish he had caught.. YUK!!! I have never liked fishing... -Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Congratulations go out to Richland's own Eastern Washington Elite Dance Team. They won 2nd in the Nation in both of the competitions they competed in (Jazz and Pom) dance routines today. The National championships were held in Orlando, at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports. They were awesome. I personally thought they were the best. My better half, Christa and I drove down for a couple days to spend with my sister Jan Wingfield McCallum (68WB) and watch her daughter and my niece, Megan McCallum (04 Hanford), compete with the Richland team. We are so proud of all of you kids. I wish all of you could of seen them. They were awesome. Watch for them on TV. To: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Re: Muscles I grew up on the 1400 block of McPherson and have fond memories of Muscles. We use to see him ride up and down around Simons and Thayer areas. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Augusta, GA, but currently in Orlando in stop on our way to do some shark diving the Bahamas To: Dave McDaniels ('67) & Tucker Burback, wish you were going with us. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) Re: Muscles Yes, I do remember Muscles. He would amaze me with his ability to climb the peg-board seemingly without effort. Chief Jo had a great peg-board in the gym. I would go there Saturday mornings with my brother, Dick Pierce ('67), to shoot basketballs and practice on the peg-board. Muscles was always there hanging around the board, his bicycle outside. For most of us we could get about half way up to the top of the board before falling to the floor mat below. Muscles could easily climb to the top and back twice. When he got to the mat he would look at us without a word. He must have thought we were real wimps. And I too remember what a nice guy he was. Seemed to be enjoyed by everyone. -Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: M. Davis (74) The "pool" below the Chief Jo gym - never happened! That was just a story that grew over the years. I'm sure you could find the truth in Jumbo Davis' research book! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Just wanted to wish everyone a great SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! I'm a New England fan..... but I have a feeling the Rams will be taking Vince Lombardi home!! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Oakley ('51), Larry Mattingly ('60) Tim Smyth ('62), Dave McAdie ('79) Jeff Osborn ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 2/04 Tom Crigler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley ('51) Re: Muscles (We called him Sonny) If my memory serves me correctly, "Muscles" was around beginning about 1946 or '47 while I was still at Lewis and Clark. You are right, everybody loved Sonny. -Jerry Oakley ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) I prefer Norton, mostly because that is what I started with and we had a virus get by McAfee at the office about 4 years ago. But properly used either Anti Virus program should give you adequate protection. You should update no more then every 10 to 12 days. If you receive much e-mail you might want to get the full program rather then the minimum. It is a little more expensive but around $20 more per year can be worth it. To: Roger Fishback ('62) Thanks for the replay of Bomber hoops. You make it as good as play by play. Overheard in an appliance store yesterday... a Lincoln HS parent saying they expected to go to state again this year but that it was beginning to look like they might have to face that bunch from Richland... To: Bremerton-Kitsap area alumni Next Sunday the 10th we will present a large fireworks display at 7PM at the North end of Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. It is a new program. I call it "Fireworks For Lovers". It is a celebration of romance. Soft music, reds, purples and whites, stars and rings. Bring a portable radio as the music will be simulcast over KITX 1400. They are running a 1 1/2 hour special, with reading of love letters and so on. Please come by the control point and say hi if you attend. Also, again this year I will have some free tickets to the Tacoma Rainiers opening night game and fireworks display. It will be Friday April 12. More on this a couple of weeks before the game. The Rainiers were first in their league this last season. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Warm and sunny in the Brookdale area 12 miles SoUTH of downtown Tacoma, WA. I long to be out in the sun but I lost a whole day's time yesterday cleaning up after, and replacing a clothes washer that self-destructed early Saturday morning. Gads, what a mess. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) To: The Class of '62 Re: Elsie Stevens I have humorous recollections of being in Elsie Stevens' math class in my junior or senior year... one of those classes having "basic life skills" like Trig or Math Analysis. Miss Stevens was right out of college and was a good egg, but lacked the experience of disciplining a bunch of wise-mouth teenagers. We were just awful to her... absolutely awful... one prank after another. Anyone else remember being in that class? John Adkins, Dean Anson. Dean Hoff, Bob Rector???? To: Anyone who can find a Mountain Bar I used to love them but none exist here in upstate New York. Anyone who feels generous could mail me one at 25 Lincoln Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839. I would appreciate it. -Tim Smyth ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 To: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Slight correction There is a slight correction to article on palindromes: It is: No lemons no melon (without an "s" on Melon) Details, details... Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ~ San Jose, CA - sunny but cold ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie ('79) Re: Super bowl Well, here I sit, overly "stuffed" full of Super bowl munchies and trying to talk myself into heading for bed. What a great game!! Congratulations to the Patriots and all their fans. I wish Drew Bledsoe could have had a shot, but it was not to be. I think Tom Brady did a great job getting them down the field for that winning field goal - despite what John Madden thought!!!!!! To: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Re: Virus Software I think either anti virus product by McAfee or Norton work well. I have used Norton for years (after switching from McAfee) and my dad and several other friends use McAfee. The real key is to keep your virus definition files up to date - the vendors provide these but it requires some interaction on your part to download and install them (do it often!!!). Also, both sites have good information for "de-bunking" the ever popular hoaxes that are out there - check them too when you get an email telling you to delete a file that resides on your computer.... To: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Palindrome Year We are lined up for several of these for the next few years. Consider we have 3/03/03, 4/04/04, 5/05/05, etc. - and my personal favorite 11/11/11. However, the date format is suspect... why is it not 02/02/02 or 2/2/02, or 2/2/2002 - none of which are palindromes? -Dave McAdie ('79) ~ Kennewick, WA - where we have been "winter-free" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Osborn ('82) To: Mike Davis ('74) Awww.... c'mon Mike. You can do better than that. The Jumbo barb was expected but how could you pass up the opportunity to express the fact that no, there was no pool under the Chief Jo Gym. However, there was a Denny's there at one time. The dead horse has risen back to life! -Jeff Osborn ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), John Northover ('59) Larry Mattingly ('60), Joanna Faulkner ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Barb Gile ('67) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Muscles Sonny, "Muscles," was pretty active in the late forties. We used to see him and yell, "Hey, hey," He would respond with same. The merchants bought him a bicycle so he could get around easier. The bowling alley, when it was next to the Gaslight, was his hang out. I believe he had a brother named Bob who played the trumpet. If memory is correct their last name was Robinson. The family had moved to California. To say the least, Muscles was missed. Everyone liked and took good care of him. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Virus Protection Your Internet Service Provider [ISP] should have virus protection on their email server(s) ... You should not receive email with virus embedded programs ... your ISP's virus protection program should detect every virus known... that is 'KNOWN'. And that is the problem... Detecting an unknown virus... unfortunately that cannot be done until it hits, it is analyzed and procedures are developed for its removal ... 'digital surgery' Virus protection at home is necessary for any media you and your family bring home; such as ZIP disks, Floppies ... etc. that may be used between you and your friends, at home, at school or at work. As far as whether Norton or McAfee is the program of choice ... depends upon whether you like Ford or Chevrolet ... check out their web sites. Just remember to avoid the virus ... use save HEX. <-- It is a geek joke! john northover ('59) ~ San Diego, CA - where in Scripps Ranch, Penasquitos, Poway and other local areas had some kind of cold hard white substance fall from the sky the other day ... but the women still wore their thong bikinis, the men still had that occasional Martini on a regular basis and the kids made snow people. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: More palindrome trivia The number 8 is very "auspicious" to the Chinese. I was in Shanghai China a few days before 8-8-88. The Chinese are also inveterate gamblers. It was estimated several billion would be wagered that day in China. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 Re: one more for the road... My favorite palindrome: A man, a plan,. a canal, Panama. Bomber cheers -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Wanted...additional photographs to add to Wendy Carlberg's 1964 class member's web site. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Gile Larsen '67 Re: Muscles That's what is so great about this [newsletter]... it triggers such vivid memories. I also grew up on McPhearson St. in the 50s and remember Muscles riding that bike. We all stood in awe of him, because he looked so strong & rode with such a purpose! Thanks for jogging that memory! -Barb Gile Larsen '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 To: Mike Davis '74 What does Jumbo have to say about that tunnel that led underground from Carmichael to the boys' gym at the high school? Just wondering. -Brad Upton '74 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Patti cole ('52), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Ken Heminger ('56), Patti Jones ('60) Robert Holmes ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Dave Miller ('67), Don Andrews ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Patty Eckert ('68) Mike Davis ('74), Tedi Parks ('76) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: 2/6 John Cole ('66) AND Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) This is to wish our little brother, John Cole (66) a very Happy Birthday - February 6th - from your older, but MUCH wiser sisters. We love you, little bro! Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), Judie ('63) and Jackie ('63) -Patti Cole Pierce ('52) ~ from foggy Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: Muscles While Muscles may have been wiry he was as skinny as a sack full of handle bars and possibly his muscles seemed strong for his size... I do recall helping him get his bicycle over a fence which was only about 4 or 5 feet high... and yes Maren I do believe that fenced in area in the back of the house was the monkey cage and not a screened in porch. -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ from lovely sunshiny Hanford, CA where the turkey buzzards are expanding their wings as if sun worshiping... it has been a long 2 weeks of fog ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Re: Muscles Reading about Muscles brought back memories. The 3 most vivid for me were.. Once in the Uptown area Muscles offered a ride to a kid on his new bike. The kid got on back and propped his feet on the rear axle the best he could and I heard Muscles say "Hold on... This bike has a lot of power..!" as they rode off. The next that comes to mind was in one of the theaters. It was a 3-D movie, and I think it was "The house of Wax". Anyway, in one scene there was a guy with that paddle with a rubber band and ball attached and he was banging the ball toward the audience. Muscles down in the front rows as he always was, was doing everything he could to dodge that ball And the most vivid memory was when I was attending Chief Jo. There were times when I had to walk home from school and my path would take me past Muscles' house. I stopped one day to check on Muscles' monkey that was in a cage next to the house. Well, some where along the line I got my face too close to the cage and the monkey suddenly reached through the chicken wire and grabbed my glasses, and proceeded to tear them up.. The more I would try to coax him to give them back, the more he would pull at them. To make a long story short, Muscles' mom came out got what was left of my glasses back and proceeded to chew me out for teasing the monkey. The worst part was, now I had to go home and tell my dad that Muscles' monkey tore up my glasses... At that time chewing on razor blades would have been an easier task... -Ken Heminger ('56wb) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: REMINDER ALL BOMBER LUNCHEON Please make reservations by Friday, February 8, 2002 When: February 10, 2002 Time: 12:30pm - ? Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5 Exit 137 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - rains have returned again and five minutes from Brown 'n Haley where they are doing Valentine Sales. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Holmes ('62) I recall Muscles as a cool guy... have not recalled him in years. -Robert Holmes ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Updated "score" at Classmates.com 4,004..... Richland High School 3,159..... Kennewick High School 2,969..... Pasco High School Registration is free at http://www.classmates.com -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller '67 Kemo sabe, according to Gary Larson of Far side and I have the cartoon, as the old Long Ranger, in retirement home is looking at an Indian dictionary, He finds the meaning and as looks it up he says "What the hey, Kemo Sabe, means horses ass". As in the south bound end of a north bound horse. -Dave Miller '67 ~ in now warm San Jose, CA - all of 62 degrees. Sorry I am behind in E-mails, just catching up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Shark Diving To: Bill Wingfield ('67) If by some chance the sharks make a meal of you I've got "DIBS" on your place in Augusta. Bomber Cheers, -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - where it is damp and cool, AGAIN ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Hi Fellow Bombers!! Thanks to Maren's hard work I am now getting the Sandstorm again! I sure was having withdrawals! But now I have my morning fix back, and that means I'm gonna live! The reason for all the mix up is that I have a new e-mail address. So if any of ya need to say HI that is how you reach me! To: All the Bombers that met at the Spaghetti Factory this last Fall Are you still coming over in April or May. Need to find out how many will be here to go to Mama Vallone's! We should have a blast! Just let me know when! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Thorp, WA - where the snow is just about gone and I've even seen Blue Sky! Yeah For Spring! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Month of February Wasn't this the time of year in high school we had TOLO Week? If memory serves me right. Do they still do this type of thing? Re: Sonny (Muscles) Yes, he lived down Van Giesen (from ours) on the corner almost to Jason Lee school, can't recall that street name, but he was always on a bike with a front basket and you would see him everywhere even on the hottest days. He had strong muscles in his arms for sure (and surely his legs). He was always very kind and helpful and talkative and loved to go go go all day long. We knew the family and it was said, he was born fine and healthy and it was an accident while a baby when he was tossed in the air and dropped on his head accidentally. They were a very loving family. Hadn't thought about him in years but he was always waving hello and smiling. Guess the whole town embraced him and helped him feel he was a friend among us. In today's world with all the supportive agencies and workshops (like the ARC of the Tri Cities and Goodwill Industries), I see him as a success story, in any career. A nice memory in my youth for sure. Re: Krispy Kremes A news segment on Channel 70 "NorthWest News" last week on "Dirty Donuts", stating people were ordering such huge amounts of these sought after tummy tablets by the dozens and hauled them in their own vehicles from Issaquah to their destinations, some selling them for a profit. Called them dirty donuts because they were riding inside an outside environment from where they were made and baked. Wouldn't that same concept be here too, don't many of us and businesses alike order a dozen or two (of our Spudnuts) and haul them in 'our vehicles' to our destinations? "dirty donuts" sounds inappropriate. It would seem they would either be in a box or have a paper cover over them as I recall ours here do! Bomber Cheers, -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ Richland - Cold and Foggy ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton Re: Tunnel I'm sure Jumbo would say he built it! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh '76 T0: Brad Upton '74 Re: the tunnel... I think I have correct information. If not, I know Jumbo will help me out. But, my understanding is that inside that tunnel is where the family of gnomes stock-piled their Krispy Kremes. They also kept old Mayfair market signs down there right next to the mosquito trucks. Glad I could help. -Tedi Parks Teverbaugh '76 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Re: Bomb Shelters I am helping my niece out with a paper she is working on. Does anyone know how many bomb shelters were built in Richland? We've done record searches but want to know if someone has some "secret" information. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 more Spudnut Lover: LaVerne Osterman ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Larry Mattingly ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Vernita Edwards ('65), Karen Schildknecht ('67) bob Pierce ('68), Betti Avant ('69) Mike Davis ('74), Jumbo Davis ('82) Teri Haffner ('86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Ralph, I haven't thought of Muscles for 50 years (for sure). Didn't he have something to do with a pony ride deal or is that part of another memory? What was his problem? After working with kids with problems for 40 years I wonder? You are right about his brother... all I remember are his dark brown eyes... I think he was a grade or two ahead of us. Hope all is well at your house -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Coker I was talking to my wife, Judy, and I told her I thought she was a coker. Then, I recalled a song that went "I got a gal, she is a coker. I buy her everything to keep her in style"... and can't remember any more. I wonder if anyone remembers this song? -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: Bomb shelters The only one I can remember was the one at Hanford in Rattlesnake Mountain. 52L or the ERLOC (Emergency Relocation Center) was located the river side of the mountain about a quarter of the way from the South end of the mountain. I was never inside but I saw the entrance. So I know only what I was told, but I don't remember who. I heard descriptions of food, water, power generators, air purifiers, and a very powerful 2-way radio. It supposedly was not fancy but was the minimum living quarters for enough people to oversee Hanford in an emergency. Not sure how many people that was or under what conditions they would go there. There was a light near the entrance that you could see from the Hanford Highway for a number of years. Haven't seen that light since around 1970 or so. Presumably they have deactivated the place. Anybody else know anything about this place? Paul Beardsley maybe? "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home South of Tacoma, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Mountain Bars To: Tim Smyth ('62) A box of Mountain Bars is in the snail mail to you. I bought them at the Brown & Haley General Offices this afternoon and mailed them. Look for them to be at your door step Friday or Monday. Knowing the snail mail it will probably be Tuesday. Take one to your local store, maybe you can convince them to order them and keep them in stock so you can always have your precious Mountain Bars. If any time you want to reorder just for yourself I would be glad to pick them up and send them to you. This one is on me, the next one is on you, Tim. Bomber cheers, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain and more rain. Happy with my Almond Roca. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) My brother Clif ('68) and I are on a "search" and hope Alumni Sandstorm readers can help or lead us in the right direction. Our Dad, Clifton Monroe Edwards, died of an aneurysm in 1970, but he had cancer at least once and probably twice. Clif has been speaking to the Entitlement folks in Kennewick who think we might be eligible for the survivors' benefit. However, we need some help. The events we are speaking of took place 40 to 45 years ago. Dad worked for General Electric, Battelle Northwest and F F&T (think I'm missing a letter here) where he was head radiation monitor. Clif and I both remember him having to stay at work for several days as he was "dirty" and they had to clean him up. We are looking for anyone who might have known Clif or Delores Edwards at either work or play. As you can imagine, finding medical records and trying to remember where to look for them is an amazing task. I remember him going to Portland for surgeries and Mom being afraid he was going to die from the big "C". We were very fortunate at that time and he came through well. If anyone out there has any ideas, please e-mail me. Clif and I would appreciate any help we can get! Thanks to all of you for reading the lengthy diatribe above! Clif needs a leukocyte infusion, so I will be coming out to the West Coast early in March. Between tests and the procedure, we're planning on visiting some old haunts... hopefully including the Tri-Cities... its now been 15 - 20 years since I've been back and I'm anxious to see Richland and any old friends who happen to be in the area. Re: Spudnuts I have been regaling the staff with the Spudnut controversy since I believe Atlanta is the home"?" of the Krispy Kreme... promised them if I actually make it to Richland, I will overnight them two dozen Spudnuts so they can do their own comparison... I know Spudnuts will win! Re: Muscles As always the Alumni Sandstorm starts my day off with a smile and pleasant memories. Clif and I also remember "Muscles" as he zoomed by on his bike. Had no idea he was still back there in the memories, but he certainly floated to the top with just the mention of his name. I think that is one of the best things about the Sandstorm... it jogs those memories that I forgot were there. Clif and I both love our alumni rings.. To: Marlene Maness Isom/Mulch (57WB) Tried to e-mail you and your mom, Wanda. Mail was returned... hope Wanda is okay and on the road with her Blue Grass group! To: Susan Hurst ('65) Did you and Terry change e-mail providers? Keeps getting returned. -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ From the shores of fog enshrouded Lake Allatoona, near Atlanta. GA - At least we missed the big freeze last night the weathermen promised ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Tolo Yes, they still have a Tolo, but it's not the week long thing we used to enjoy. I keep telling my nieces and nephews they don't know what they're missing! All they do now is have a casual, semi-formal type dance. The girls wear short dresses and the boys wear khakis and nice shirts. It's sure nothing like it used to be. That was such a fun week. I can't remember everything we did during the week, but I do remember there was a library night, where we went to the library to 'study', and a burger night, and I think there was a movie night, or something like that. Then there was a semi-formal dance, with dinner afterward, on Saturday night. I may not be able to remember what the schedule was for every night of the week, but I definitely recall some really great Tolo weeks! To: Jill Lytle Smith (82) Re: Bomb shelters I sure don't know how many there are in Richland, but my best friend, Tami Chappelle Tayamen ('82WB) lives in a house at the end of Newcomer that has one. It used to be a doctor's house, but I can't remember which doctor. It's really different, has a round ceiling, is completely made out of steel and cement, but it leaks now, so I doubt it would save anyone now. Oh, and please tell your brother, Denny (66) Hi for me next time you speak with him! Thanks. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) Does anyone remember the old indoor NRA shooting range out near the Richland Airport. It was in an old Quonset hut building. I don't remember what nights of the week they held their practice matches. We junior competitors would shoot for score to earn our Pro Marksman, Marksman and finally our Expert badges. My dad got me into this deal when I was a kid and I really enjoyed it. There were quite a few others involved in it also at the time. We always had some sort of drink and donuts waiting for us when we got there. And when I think back on those nights I can still remember the old pot-bellied stove in the corner with everyone huddled around it trying to get warm. And when a kid finally reached his Expert rating there was usually a time for some bragging. And that was good... because he earned it. -Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Muscles The house that Muscles lived in faced VanGiesen. It was at the corner of VanGiesen and Perkins. I always liked the look of the house from the outside, as big, old houses like that were like the ones I always dreamed I would live in some day. The closest I came was a 3-story house, where when I first moved into it I rented the basement apartment. I eventually moved up to the 2-floor apartment, but alas the house was just 3 apartments and not mine to own. Oh well, I still sometimes have dreams at night where I am living in a big 2-story house with a bedroom that overlooks the front yard. Bomber cheers to all, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where our last week's snowfall is melting ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Tedi Parks Teverbaugh ('76) Ms. Parks, You speak of the tunnel connecting RHS and Carmichael. Let's not forget the Denny's that was once a striving business at mid-tunnel! I'm sure it is listed in Jumbo's famous research book. P.S. - How's the head? By the way, I saw Diane Hartley ('72) last night. She is alive and well!!! -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: The Tunnel When I get some time I'll check the Polk city Directory. I'm not real sure I'll be able to come up with anything right away Brad, Mike and Tedi. But I will have to agree there actually was a tunnel leading from Carmichael to Art Dawald. Reasoning being, I know that's how John Wunderlich ('82) got his football helmet. When he was in 9th grade at Carmichael his head was much to large for a youth helmet. Due to the rules and regulations at the time he was to either fit a youth helmet or not turn out for football. (kind of like being too heavy for grid kids... Mike knows about that) After John insisting on playing football the tunnel came into play. Apparently the Bomber helmet was painted cougar blue and shipped through the infamous tunnel. John played out the year in his XXL unauthorized helmet. Sure hope this doesn't ruin there undefeated season, unscored upon (198-0) -Jumbo Davis ('82) ~ Who still has that Warrior pride. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teri Haffner Bartol '86 Re: Tolo dances Yes, they are still doing Tolo these days. We were just at the gym last night and there are posters all over... February 16. Re: Olympic torch bearers Congratulations to Curtis Robillard for being nominated and chosen to carry our Olympic torch on January 25. I also saw that Celeste Stuheit (I'm not sure how to spell her last name... I believe she is from '93) was also chosen to carry it. I was wondering how many other Richland alumni had this amazing honor? I had planned on taking my kids to see this event and was excited to see two people I knew were going to carry the torch. Unfortunately, we didn't make it, (early morning and a school day too...) but I did see them in recaps on the news. Congrats to both! -Teri Haffner Bartol '86 Richland - cold and foggy... ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE: This was sent from the Spudnut Shop web page ***************** >>From: "Marcie" Re: Spudnuts Hi! I had no idea that Spudnuts still existed but in my brief search tonight, it appears that they still do. Can you give me an update of any sort or tell me where to go to get one? Thanks!! A former lover of Spudnuts!! Marcie *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Dave Brusie ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Mike Clowes ('54), Gus Keeney ('57) Shirley Atwood ('58), Pete Overdahl ('60) Stephanie Dawson ('60), Jane Walker ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Nancy Zimmerman ('67), Judie Heid ('68) Patty Eckert ('68), Dale Hosack ('69) Mike Lemler ('72), Greg Alley ('73) Lelah Walley ('81), Jil Lytle ('82) Derek Bowls ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Lemler Dunnum ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) If I had known there were more of those cute Cole sisters, other than Barbara (50) and Patti (52), I would have stayed in high school longer. -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) Re: Love those Girls To: Dot and Dort Dorothy Hickey Fisher (51), and Dorothy Sargent Rath (51) Hey I didn't mean to heap all the praise on Char. I think you girls still make my liver quiver!!!! See you at breakfast in 2006. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) reminded me of an additional verse and then I remember another to "My gal's a Coker." My gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker, I buy her everything to keep her in style. She's got a pair of hips just like two battleships, That, boys, is where my money goes! She's got a pair of feet Just like the Navy fleet That, boys, is where my money goes! Can anyone remember any more verses? -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) To: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) Muscles was mentally retarded... had an IQ of about a 6 year old and that was a bit stirred... other wise he was healthy as for as I know. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Think that was "My wife's a corker... She's a New Yorker... I buy her everything to keep her in style". -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ Hanford, CA - where my plum tree has buds, my apricot has buds and I think I will go have one. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Vaguely remember the song, but thought the word was "corker" as opposed to "coker", which even then had connotations. To: The KK Krowd (you know who you are) See! Even non-Bombers appreciate the goodness of Spudnuts over the overly advertised current fad. Perhaps it would be best if the "tunnel" were filled with these impenetrable objects, then we could all enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of Spudnuts. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where the rain has returned. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Coker It's Corker that rhymes with Yorker!!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Yuma, AZ - where it will be 75 today and in the 80s by Friday thru the weekend!! May be windy today & tomorrow, but calm on the weekend!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Atwood Sun '58 To: Ralph Myrick ('51) The song that popped up in my head as I read your message goes something like this... My gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker. I buy her everything to keep her in style. She's got a pair of hips, just like two battle ships Hey boys that's where my money goes. Where the song came from I have no idea. Could be an old WWI or II song, or something I picked up at Campfire Girls camp. It seems to me there were many more verses but that is the only one I remember. Bomber Cheers! -Shirley Atwood Sun '58 ~ Chatsworth, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) Re: Muscles To: Betti Avant ('69) What wonderful memories of Muscles, AKA Sonny Robertson or Robinson. I so remember him at the Village Theater - Saturday Movies, as it was as important for him being there as it was seeing the movie. His great bike had streamers, mirrors, a bell, horn, lights, a basket on the front, you name it on the bike or bikes that different organizations gave to him. He wore a tan colored like baseball type hat, except for his straw cowboy hat during the Atomic Days... His greeting was "Hey Hey, Ho Ho" to anyone who called to him either on foot or from a car. His mom told me he would get up and do his chores around the house then take off for the day on his bike. She said she worried about him getting home so late but he so enjoyed his daily outings. Yes, the big white house on the corner of Perkins and Van Giesen that was just a short distance from the Jason Lee Elementary and they had two monkeys in a cage behind the house. Josephine & Pete and were they ever fun to watch. If they saw your glasses in your pocket or a pen, whatever, the monkey would grab it and swing around in the cage. More then once I would see Muscles' mom come to the aid of the kids to retrieve the glasses or whatever from the monkeys... One day when I was on School Patrol one of the crossing guards on the corner of VanGiesen and Perkins had one of the monkeys jump on his shoulder and I believe try to take his patrol hat. What a scream. Muscles would of weighed 300 lbs if he didn't get so much exercise on his bike. People would buy him pop, popcorn at the movies, and I know he would come to Burks Bros. Texaco and they would buy him a pop and a candy bar, air up his bike tires, clean his mirrors and adjust whatever the bike needed. Then he would come over to our Circus Drive Inn and we would give him Ice Cream Cones, a Hamburger or whatever. He would then be off to the stores at the Uptown Shopping Center. What wonderful memories of this fine gentleman for all of us. I believe he moved to California when he finally moved away from Richland. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Still in Bomberville. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Re: Song To: Ralph Myrick ('51) My gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker, I buy her everything to keep her in style. She's got a pair of hips, just like two battle ships I buy her everything to keep her in style. She's got ----- etc. The memory works great for about 79 seconds, then I blank out. Old age, I guess! -Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill ('62) To: Ralph Myrick '51 My gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker... I buy her everything to keep her in style... She's got a pair of legs just like two whiskey kegs (Baby?) (Honey?) that's where my money goes. She's got a pair of hips just like two battle ships... etc., etc. -Jane Walker Hill ('62) ~ Juneau, AK - where it is cold, clear and sunny. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jill Lytle Smith ('82) Re: bomb shelters I used to babysit for a family that had a bomb shelter in their ranch house. The last name was Filsinger and another Bomber now lives in that house. Think the house was on Birch. My memory isn't what it used to be. ;) There is info on this in one of the archives from the summer months, I think. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Ralph, I used to sing this song when I was in Camp Fire Girls. I can remember parts of it: My Gal's a corker, I buy her anything to keep her in style" (this is the chorus that is repeated throughout the song before each new stanza) She's got a head of hair, just like a grizzly bear's, hey boys, that's where my money goes (hey boys, that's where my money goes is repeated after each stanza) She's got two eyes, just like two lemon pies She's got a nose, just like a garden hose She's got a pair of ears, just like two giant spears She's got lips, just like potato chips She's got a neck, just like a poop deck She's got arms, just like ????? can't remember She's got a waist, just like a tube of paste She's got hips, just like two battleships She's got legs, just like wooden pegs She's got two feet, just like two slabs of meat HEY BOYS, THAT'S WHERE MY MONEY GOES Hope this helps. LOL -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the temps are "warming" to the 60s during the day and only in the 40s at night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de LA Bretonne '65 I believe it's "My gal's a CORKER, she's a New Yorker." or something to that effect. Some other line in that song goes "She's got a pair of legs just like two whiskey kegs." -Patty de LA Bretonne '65 gray day in Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Zimmerman Smith (67) Re: Clifton Monroe Edwards ('68) To: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) I wish you and Clif well in your search concerning your father and survivor benefits you might be eligible for. I do know one thing I worked at FFTF for Bechtel Corp. starting in 1972 till 1976. When I hired on in the fall of 1972 there was nothing but a hole in the ground and just a handful of people working there. I honestly don't know what would have been going on in 1970 if anything in regard to FFTF project. You might need to check further into him working at that particular site. Good luck in your research and most of all to Clif with his tests!! To: Rick Valentine ('68) How ya doing big guy? I finally got my parents from eastern WA to move to Olympia last June so I can keep my eye on them... both are kicking & doing OK! Take care!! -Nancy Zimmerman Smith (67) ~ rainy Olympia, WA wondering what in the world ever possessed me to relocate to this part of the country 4 years ago? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judie Heid Elliott ('68) Re: Bombers I couldn't resist sending you this link. It's to a conservative news message board that I frequent... and tonight I found the following thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/623999/posts Apparently someone found a Bomber page and loved it, because they felt it was so "un-politcally correct"! So far, the comments have all been favorable. Just thought you might enjoy seeing it. -Judie Heid Elliott ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) To: Steve Panther ('67) Yes indeed I do recall those Steve. We were in awe of course because it was something so very unusual to see. But Bob Eckert ('61) fast had me afraid to venture further. He would let me ride on his front handle bars on his bike and go so very fast, but it was heavenly so whatever he asked I seem to obey without any lip. Thanks for the Tolo information. Yes, they are missing out if they only now have just the semi-formal dance. It was one of the most fun weeks of the school year. Thanks for the reminder of the Chief Jo colors. How that skipped my mind! really the same as CK's. Only was there one year but it was the 9th and the big one. The school is sure a nice looking and remodeled one today. Glad they decided to do all that. Lots of nice history. First time I experienced a school with a store and snacks to buy. That popcorn aroma killed me that whole year, never did buy it not once, and only went inside one time with a friend, it was such a different concept coming into Chief Jo from CK. Never had any money though! Oi' -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ The Bomber Mecca of Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dale Hosack ('69) Re: I got a coker To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Hi Ralph, I had forgotten that song. My dad used to sing it to me when I was a kid. I found the lyrics on the web, here they are: My Gal's a corker, she's a New Yorker I'll buy her anything to keep her in style When we go walking, people start talking Hot dog, that's where my money goes She's got a pair of legs just like two whiskey kegs And when they knock together, oh what a sound She's got a pair of lips just like potato chips Hot dog, that's where my money goes Refrain She's got a pair of eyes just like two custard pies And when she looks at me I sure get a thrill She's got a pair of hips just like two battleships Hot dog, that's where my money goes Refrain She's got a giant nose just like a big red rose And when the lights go out it really does shine She's got a head of hair just like a grizzly bear Hot dog, that's where my money goes Refrain -Dale Hosack ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lemler ('72) I just wanted to wish my sister Cathy Lemler Dunnum ('74) a Happy Birthday, and wish that we could have been able to catch up with you in Reno... have a Great day! Love ya, Sis, -Mike Lemler ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Franco (70) It's cold in the A-city but the highlight would be coach Franco's birthday. I wish he could be here for a cold one but he is probably selling airplanes. Thank you otherwise for updates on tunnels, Krispy Kremes, and Mayfairs from the terrible trio of Tedi, Brad, and Mike. Can Jumbo top that? -Greg Alley (73) Is spring here? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lelah Walley Martin (81) I have been reading a lot about chocolate and Mountain bars.. I live in Soap Lake and my favorite candy bar is the Look bar. It is just a Big Hunk with chocolate on it. They sell Mountain Bars all the time here, usually you can buy them 4/.99 or a $1.00. They have all the flavors, too. Some of the candy bars that Beth Young ('81) mentioned are also available here. It is the only place in the area that sells them and it's a family owned store. They must be candy fans. They sell Charlston Chews, Clark Bar (occasionally) and Uno, Baby Ruth is a big one. Just a little tidbit. I am a chocolate lover!! -Lelah Walley Martin (81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) Thanks for the info on the bomb shelter. I'll ask Tami about it... we used to be buds in Jr. High and I have talked to her recently about our upcoming reunion. I talked to Denny today (not a day goes by without an email or call between the two of us!) and told him you said hi. He wanted to know what Jim and Tom are up to? And Karen... how are you? I used to run into you all the time what have you been up to? To: Teena Stoner Giulio ('79) Thanks for the delivery of the Krispy Kreme donuts to my house yesterday! One bite and I was done... TOO SWEET! I had to go down to Spudnut Shop and get a Spudnut to get the taste of KK out of my mouth. I felt like such a trader! LOL! I was glad I could help with the fund raiser. Oh by the way... awesome BOMBER Jacket! Spudnuts Forever! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Derek Bowls ('84) Re: Sagebrush Gruss Gott! A person is brought up incorporating many sights, sounds, or other things to remind him/her of home. People think this may sound crazy, but I actually miss the smell of sagebrush. To the ordinary person who never grew up in the Tri-Cities, they may never comprehend this. But there have been a handful of times (especially in the summertime) when I would return to Richland to visit my family. My olfactory nerves would be bombarded with the wonderful stench of sagebrush, especially in the morning, when I would go out for a morning run. It's just one of those little things I miss, but I guess I can't be wrong if there was once a track and field meet named after it. -Derek Bowls ('84) ~ Heidelberg, Germany - where there isn't a trace of sagebrush anywhere in Europe! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harman ('51), Phil Belcher ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Jack Moorman ('54) Donna McGregor ('57), Carol Ann Powell ('58) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Micki Anderson ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Betti Avant ('69) Jay Schreiber ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** 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. Register by sending $15.00 to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 Any questions, contact: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) or Linda Belliston Boehning ('63). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman '51 Re: OLD SONGS In this time of patriotism I am surprised that we haven't heard more of the WW2 songs on stations such a a.m 960. I am especially thinking of a couple of songs that I recall. One was "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition," and one that I especially liked was "Coming On a Wing and a Prayer." Of course there was the standby, "Don't Set Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me." I thought this might stir some memories with we pre-'55ers; you post-55ers won't be expected to remember them. Patriotism didn't last long enough for these gems to become standards. Thanks for the memories -Bob Harman '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Bomb shelters I lived at 323 Sanford for a couple of years and a neighbor put in a bomb shelter at 321-319 Sanford. As I recall it had a bike arrangement to pump air, bunk beds and so forth. Can't remember his name. This was around '56-'57 I think. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Wishram, WA - where it feels like spring and we had 1/2 of rain yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Corker Well, thanks for all of the responses to My Gal's a Corker. It is Corker not Coker. Thanks for the correction. I, too, go for about 60 seconds and my mind shuts down. It was a nice memory. Re: Muscles Pete Overdahl ('60) wrote a really nice bit of prose about Muscles. What a guy he was. I believe everyone was disappointed when he moved to California because they worried about him. The big question was who was going to take care of him. Thanks for the story, Pete. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to hear the "My Gal's A Corker Tune] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Moorman ('54) Re: Alva Nevills ('54) It is with sadness that I write. Alva Nevills (54) is fighting a battle with liver cancer which the Drs. say he can't win. He is very ill and was unable to talk much when I called him a couple of days ago. I'm sure he would appreciate your prayers as that's about all anyone can do now. I will keep you posted as I learn more. -Jack Moorman ('54) ~ Waco, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Palindromes Reading the Sandstorm of 2/5, was the first I'd ever heard of "Palindromes"!! Really gets my brain to stirring in what feels like a "maze"-type of feeling. Anyway, in talking to my brother, Craig Perkins (69) about this he sent me two: "go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog" "So, Ida, adios." Re: Numbers Any number, large or small, multiplied by nine, if you added the numbers in the answer together, you will always come up with nine? ex: 298456 x 9 =2682 2+6+8+2=18 1+8=9. any number multiplied by a number that is divisible by 9, the numbers in the answer will always add up to nine. Bomber cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ where the snow is melting down, In sunny Espanola, NM, where it is close to the sun. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Palindrome Definition Words: http://www.palindromes.org/ http://thinks.com/words/palindromes.htm Numeric Palindromes Card game ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) Date: Friday Morning 2/8/02 Hello Sandstorm, The day has finally arrived. Tonight is the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The torch has gone through our little town of Park City, Utah, which has swelled to many thousands of people above the norm. I was there, yelling with the best of them, and clapping and cheering for a dear friend who is a quadriplegic. They fixed a temporary carrier onto his motorized wheelchair to hold the torch, and he rode up that street to the cheering of hundreds of family, friends, and supporters. It was wonderful, and there were tears. Lots of them. Even the guys! We caught a bus back up to main street in time to watch the torch come back down main street and on it's journey towards Salt Lake. It was cold and windy yesterday, but that didn't stop thousands of people from coming up onto main street to cheer the torch bearers on, and to watch the special small cauldron lighting ceremonies at the top of main street. Just watching the people, and their garb was great fun. We enjoyed talking to people from all over. Many were also traveling on the shuttles, which is the way everyone is getting around during the Olympics. After all the struggle and the problems, this was frankly very healing. And We're looking forward to all that is to come. Of course everyone is mindful of possible complications that could occur. Not the least of which are the ones who may want to use these events as a forum for their hate. But people are not letting that keep them from these games, and from all the fun attached to them. Let the games begin, and how. -Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58) ~ from the windy, snowy, Rocky mountains. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Bomber Repairmen I had an unusual thing happen and hoping that some good Bomber can help me. I have a beautifully hand made, small wooden clock that I bought a year ago. When it stopped yesterday, I put a new (small 12 volt) battery in it and since then, both the hour and second hands will only go backwards -- counterclockwise!! The actual "clock part" is a Young Town Quartz brand. I bought this in Hawaii so I can't take it back to the place where I purchased it. Hopefully, someone has a suggestion or answer for me -- otherwise it's off to the repair shop- $$ Would appreciate any suggestions. Re: Krispy Kremes As I've been e-mailing this, I've had the Seattle TV-King 5 noon News on. The newsman told about the Wiley Elementary School PTO fund raiser and showed the Issaquah Krispy Kreme parking lot where the cars were lined up. They reported that the Richland PTO parents had driven over to purchase 2,500 boxes of the donuts and reported what the fund raiser was for... also stating that $10,000 had been raised for the trip to Olympia. Great reporting and coverage for Wiley Elementary in West Richland!! It was exciting to see, as I'm sure many of us have supported this effort. Nice to hear positive stories reported and very special when it's regarding Richland! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA - where it's 45 and sunny ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ February 8, 2002 The Kamiakin Braves traveled the short 10 miles to the Bomb Shelter to take on the league leading Bombers. In the first meeting the Bombers prevailed 52-45. Kamiakin is on the bubble for making the District Tournament, so an intense game is expected. The first quarter started with a short bucket by Arthurs to give the Bombers the early lead. Kamiakin came right back and scored a short banker by their big center. Hilgert grabbed an offensive rebound and put it through the twine to make the score 4-2 Bombers with 6:29 to play. The Braves came back with another two pointer to tie the game at 4. With 4:51 in the first quarter, York drained a trey from the top of the key. Kamiakin came back with two straight buckets to take the lead at 8-7 with 3:45 to play. The next eight points belonged to the Bombers. Buck was fouled on a three point attempt and found the net three times. York followed with a driving shot in the paint to give the Bombers a 12-8 lead with 1:22 to play. Johnson, off the bench, slipped a trey through the net with :51 to play . Bombers 15-10. The Braves hit a deuce with :10 to play and Buck drained his only deuce of the game with :03 to play to end the quarter at 17-10 Bombers. The Braves played zone throughout the game and forced more early three point attempts. The Braves committed 5 turnovers in the first period to none for the Bombers. Buck picked the Braves pockets 3 time in the first period to frustrate the opponents offense. The Bombers owned the inbound pass to start the second quarter and Bussman nailed a trey with 7:40 to play to up the lead to 10. The Braves hit a bucket with 7:23 to play followed by a three pointer from Frisbee from left of the top of the key to extend the Bomber lead to 23-12. The Bomber offense was clicking and the man to man defense was playing extremely well. Kamiakin came back with the next 10 points to drop the lead to 1 at 23-22 with 3:36 to play. Buck hit an NBA three for the third straight trey of the quarter to make the lead 26-22 with 3:09 to play in the half. Kamiakin came back with a deuce and two-freethrows to tie the game at 26 with 2:00 to play. Johnson hit a base line two with 1:42 to play and Kamiakin came back with a two pointer in the paint to tie the game at 28 with 1:27 to play. Hilgert hit a fall away two at the 1:11 mark and York was fouled on a shot, count the basket, and hit the free-throw to end the half. Bombers 33-28. The Bombers hit pay dirt first in the third stanza on another trey from Bussman with 7:43 to play. The Braves hit two buckets and with 7:09 to play it was 36-32 Bombers. Bussman hit a 15 footer with 6:48 to play and the lead was once again 6. Kamiakin nailed a base line deuce with 5:39 to play. Bombers 38-34. Buck, who spent much of the game at the foul line dropped two more free-throws followed by one two from the line by Arthurs. With 5:21 in the third it was 41- 34 Bombers. Kamiakin hit a driving bucket in the paint followed by a turn around move by Hilgert that resulted in two points with 4:38 to play. The Braves went inside and got two to draw within 5 with 4:18 to play at 43-38. Bussman scored the next five points. He hit a set shot for two with 3:51 to play and after a steal and pass from Buck, Bussman got the hoop and a hack. The foul shot was good and the score jumped to 48-38 with 3:38 to play. The Braves came back with a three point play followed by two more form the charity stripe by Buck. With 3:01 to play in the third it was 50-40 Bombers. Kamiakin came storming back, hitting two field goals three free-throws to close the lead to three at 50-47 with 1:26 to play. With :15 on the clock Johnson finished the scoring for the quarter to make the score 52-47 after three. The last quarter started with two more from the foul line by Buck and with 7:34 to play the score was 54-47 Bombers. Kamiakin hit two of a possible four free-throws to close the gap to five points. York hit a driving bucket with 4:25 to play and Johnson nailed a base line hoop to make the score 62-54 with 1:44 to play. The Bombers committed two turnovers in the next minute and took several bad shots while holding a comfortable lead with less than two minutes to play. The Braves made another charge. A deuce with 1:17 to play cut the lead to 62-56, another bucket with :49 to play cut the lead to 4. Kamiakin was fouled on a three point attempt and hit all three free-throws with :39 to play. 62-61 Bombers. Hilgert hit one of two free- throws to make the score 63-61. After a miss by the Braves, Hilgert was fouled again and converted both free-throws with :09 to play. Bombers 64-61. Kamiakin had no time out to take. The Bombers played token defense and let the Braves drive to the hoop for a deuce with :03 remaining to make the score 65-63 Bombers. The Bombers would not have to inbound the ball. Kamiakin called a time out and was charged with a bench technical. Buck hit one of two free-throws to make the score 66-63 Bombers. The inbound pass belonged to the Bombers. Finding trouble inbounding, Bussman called a time out. Buck then inbounded the ball to Hilgert who was swarmed by two Braves. Hilgert missed the first shot but found the twine on the second free-throw with two seconds remaining. Final score Bombers 67-63. The Bombers were led in scoring by Buck with 15, 13 for Bussman (3 for 3 from two point range, 2 for 5 from beyond the arc and 1 for 1 form the foul line), 12 for York, 11 for Johnson, 10 for Hilgert, and 3 each for Arthurs and Frisbee. Buck grabbed 11 rebounds, assisted on 15 baskets (5 from York and 4 form Bussman), had 8 takeaways (6 by Buck) committed 22 fouls, committed 9 turnovers, and blocked 4 shots (two by Hilgert and 1 each for Buck and Johnson. The Bombers shot 16 for 32 from two point range, 6 for 18 from beyond the arch and converted 17 of 22 free- throws. Buck made 10 of 12 from the charity stripe. As a side note, the Bombers were whistled for 12 fouls to 4 for Kamiakin in the first half. At one point the fouls were 20 against the Bombers and 10 against the Braves. The Bombers have now won 11 straight, extending their record to 13-3 and 15-3. The Bomber ladies hammered the Braves by 17 to move into sole possession of second place, one game behind league leading Kennewick. In other Big Nine boys action: Pasco pounded Kennewick 52-34, Ike beat Southridge 82-81 in overtime and Walla Walla slipped by Moses Lake 64-56. With the win by Richland and the loss by Moses Lake, the Bombers remain tied for first with Ike, but have clinched not less than second place in the conference. This means a first round bye in District and an automatic birth to Regionals. District play will only determine seeding to Regionals. Tomorrow the Bombers travel across the river to Pasco to take on the Bulldogs in the dog pound in a double header. The boys play at 5:45 followed by the Lady Bombers at 7:30. A win by the lady Bombers with secure not less than second place in the conference. More tomorrow. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Micki Lund Anderson ('63) Dear Bombers, It is soon going to be Valentine's Day and I have been told that I need to put in another "shameless plug" for my quartet, the "Radiations". We are selling singing valentines again. It has been so much fun in the past and we have met some wonderful people. We deliver a rose and some chocolate kisses and sing 2 songs. We have sung in the court house, the ER, a dentist's office, restaurants, and yes, even Denny's. So if any of you in the Tri-City area are in need of a unique and memorable gift for your sweetheart or if you just love embarrassing people, then give us a call. The price is $35. Last year we made up a song and sang on KORD begging for free concert tickets. (I said we were shameless) And they actually gave us 8 tickets and put us on the air! You can contact us at 943-2890 (Missy) or 943-1220 and leave a message for me. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! -Micki Lund Anderson, Class of '63 ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Web Surfing - again Re: Krispy Kreme fund-raiser a hit - Go Spudnuts Re: Most controversial wa HIGH SCHOOL nickname Richland Bombers Re: The Seattle Times: All-Century coaches Dawald & Teverbaugh (;-) Re: The Seattle Times: Time has done little to diminish final's controversy Chris Manolopoulos ('67) Re: Seattle Times: All Century Second Team John Meyers ('58-RIP) listed here. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Muscles & other Bomber attitudes It seems the stories of Muscles come up in this forum every year or so. Reading the recent ones (e.g. how everyone bought him pop & popcorn, everyone spoke to him on the street, etc.) gave me pause for reflection as to what a great place Richland was in so many ways in the 50s & 60s -- my growing up years. Think about it for a moment. How many places could a grown man with the mental development of a 6 year old find not only tolerance but actually acceptance and friendship, all over town?! And here it is -- 40-50 years later -- and we are still remembering him fondly. Now THAT in a nutshell makes me realize how blessed we were to grow up here. For all its faults and blindnesses and problems (yes, Richland, like everywhere had them and has them), I must quote Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" when speaking of growing up here: "There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home." -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Thanks, Pete To: Pete Overdahl ('60) I believe you lived across the street and down a bit from me while growing up. I lived at 1313 Torbett and think you lived at 1306? My mom went to work for the City of Richland and I remember her telling me you worked on the Highway Patrol? I was through that neighborhood last summer when I was home and I was sure disappointed in the way it looked. My old house looked like a dump from the outside (we always had some forsythia bushes along our sidewalk), they were not only gone but the front lawn was all brown and the residents park on the front yard. A lot of people in this day and age don't seem to care what their yards look like. Bomber cheers to you. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Schreiber ('79) Re: The Coker song To: Ralph Myrick ('51) The way I remember the song is from "Jody calls" before the political correctness entered the military. Yes times have changed over the past 23 years and for the better in most instances. Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day with their sweetheart. -Jay Schreiber ('79) ~ Indianapolis, IN *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Husband: Kay Weir ('37), Phil Belcher ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Jack Moorman ('54) Spouse of Glenna Kelly ('55), Donna McGregor ('57) John Worrell ('59), Mary Ray ('61) Mike Brady ('61), Roger Fishback ('62) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Loretta Jensen ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Yes Burt- I knew your Mom I knew Burt Pierard's ('59) mother very well. We actually lived in the same neighborhood - in fact we still live there. We were both active in the Richland Republican Women's Club and worked on several campaigns - such as Gov Dan Evans and Slade Gorton's, etc. We worked on Stu Bledsoe's campaigns too. You may not remember him but I bet you have heard od his grandson, Drew. The old yellow church was the Methodist Church where most of the people went whether they were Methodist or not. Another member of the Republican Women's Club in those days who is like me still a member is our own State Rep. Shirley Hankins. Now here I am a great-grandmother to the (of course) most special little two year old boy - who knows how to say "GO BOMBERS!" -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Clock It's possible that you inserted the battery in backwards which would make the clock run backwards. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Wishram, WA - Cloudy and forecasting rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Bob Harman ('51) Hey, old boy, speak for yourself. I am way over 55, like someone else I know, and I can remember those songs well. Can't sing 'em though 'cause I can't carry a tune. One of my favorites was "Blue Moon," however, I don't know whether it came out of the war. I know I, and a special someone, danced to it every time it played. I still love that song. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I think when Bob said "pre-55ers", he meant CLASS OF 55ers... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Moorman ('54) Date: Friday, 2/8/02 Re: Alva Nevills ('54-RIP) [Nevilles?] Alva lost the battle... he passed away this morning [2/8/02]. Funeral service for him will be at Einan's Funeral Home there in Richland, but at this point I don't know the date or time. When I know more I will let you know. -Jack Moorman ('54) ~ Waco, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Spouse of Glenna Kelly Gandenberger ('55) To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Did you try and reversing the position of the battery on your clock? Sometimes this does the trick. Tom Gandenberger (Bomber Husband) ~ South Bend, WA where it is showing signs of spring but still wet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re; Numbers Now before everybody starts hollering about my arithmetic, those numbers yesterday were suppose to read: 298 x 9 = 2682 2 + 6 + 8 + 2 = 18 1 + 8 = 9, but--- 298456 x 9 = 2,686,104 I won't take up the space here but it ads up to 9. Bomber cheers. -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ sunny Espanola, NM where we are still close to the sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Worrell ('59WB) To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Try turning your battery around. Are you sure that your battery is a 12 volt? To: Bob Pierce ('67) You are talking about the old Sacajawea Gun Club that was located behind Central Stores. I spent a few years shooting competitively (mostly pistol) from the mid 60s to the early 70s there. I don't recall the politics involved but the club shut down in the mid- to-late 70s. Most of the members resumed their sport at the Pasco Rifle and Pistol club just off of 4th Street. Many happy hours were spent there and at the high power rifle range on Horn Rapids Road (the old Army range). I returned to the shooting sports around 1980 with the Desert Rifle and Pistol Club whose members went on to found the Tri-Cities Shooting Assn. and built the Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Range on Horn Road. It' s open to the public on weekends...... go out and make some noise!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GAYLE DUNN SUTTON ('62)!!!!!! -John Worrell ('59WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Re: Numbers {2/9/02 Sandstorm) There was a guy on talk radio one day, talking about our numbering system. He was on explaining why we should count from 0 to 9 instead of from 1 to 10. The following is an example that he gave to prove his point. I thought it was pretty fascinating. Did you know that any string of numbers add down to 9? Try it! Pick any combination of numbers. Example: 50 Add 50 across = 5 Subtract 5 from 50 = 45 Add 45 across = 9 Want to try it again? 329 Add 329 across = 14 Subtract 14 from 329 = 315 Add 315 across = 9 Want to try it again? 6754 Add 6754 across = 22 Subtract 22 from 6754 = 6732 Add 6732 across = 18 Add 18 across = 9 Want to try it again? 95671 Add 95671 across = 28 Subtract 28 from 95671 = 95643 Add 95643 across = 27 Add 27 across = 9 Cool, Huh? I started a new category on my Web site called "Yesteryears Revisited". I am putting together what interesting information I can find on years from the past. So far I have put up 1953 and 1961. It will take a while to get everything that I have planned for the category together. I am spending quite a bit of time at the library right now researching, but am enjoying the journey back in time. Besides singling out particular years, I am also researching music and old TV shows. I have music from 1950 - 1955 already up on the site and will have 1956 to 1959 done soon I hope. I am always looking for fun material for the site, so if anyone has anything that they would like to share with the world, please send it to me. I love putting stuff out there that will maybe brighten someone's day. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Here we are, the brightest of our generation, and we are talking about hips being larger then battleships, the Lone Ranger and Cisco Kid, etc., etc... Isn't life great! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ Saturday, February 9, 2002 After clinching no less than second place in the Big Nine, the pressure is off the Bombers and they traveled to the Dog pound in Pasco to take on the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are tied for sixth in the conference with Kamiakin and Wenatchee. In the first meeting the Bombers prevailed 68-64 in overtime. The Bombers are riding an 11 game winning streak. Richland started with Hilgert hitting one of two from the charity stripe followed by a clean three by Bussman. Bombers 4-0 with 7:02 to play. Dunstan (Dogs big center) hit a driving two at the 6:45 mark. Buck was fouled while attempting a short shot off the glass and commonly sunk both charity tosses to give the Bombers the lead at 6-2 with 5:53 to play. Carter hit a deuce in the paint and after a Richland miss Smith hit a long three pointer to give the Dogs the lead with 5:12 to play. Hilgert put back an offensive rebound and York drained a running deuce to give the Bombers a 10-7 lead with 3:48 in the first. Smith came back with a trey and Groce hit two free-throws to end the first period with Pasco on top 12-10. The second quarter started with Smith driving to the hoop for two and a hack. The free-throw was good. Groce made one of two free-throws and Smith hit another deuce with 6:14 to play in the half. 18-10 Dogs. With 5:56 to play Buck hit a driving bucket to end a 5 minute 54 second drought over two quarters for the Bombers. Groce (a small, quick guard who can drive to the hoop and shoot the three) hit a bucket with 3:47 to play to extend the Pasco lead to 20-12. Buck came back with a trey to cut the lead to five. Groce hit the twine twice from the charity stripe to put the Dogs ahead 22-15 with 3:47 in the half. Hilgert hit a turn around shot off the glass, but Smith came back with a three and Groce followed with his own trey. With 2:22 remaining it was Pasco 28-17. Hilgert hit the first of two free-throws and Fannin grabbed the second miss and put in to cut the lead to 28-20 with 1:26 to play. The final points of the half were scored by Hilgert who drained two free-throws to make the half time score Pasco 28-22. Pasco had an 11 point run over the end of the first and start of the second period which was the big difference so far. Frisbee drove the lane for an easy bucket to start the third quarter and cut the lead to 4. The Bombers had scored the last seven points. Groce hit a deuce to make the score 30-24 with 5:47 to play. Buck came back with two more free-trhows to cut the lead to 4 once again. Hargrow hit a foul line jumper and Smith hit a driving deuce with 2:38 remaining to make it 36-28 Dogs. Buck was fouled again and drained two more from the stripe. 36-30 Dogs. Groce hit a short jumper and with 1:37 to play in the third Buck netted two more free-trhows to end the third period scoring. Bulldogs 38-32. Smith started the fourth stanza with two free- throws to give Pasco an 8 point lead with 7:51 to play. York hit a long trey to cut the lead to five. Smith hit another deuce followed by a two pointer from Dunstan with 5:26 to play. Dogs 44-38. York and Buck hit back to back two pointers to cut the lead to five once again. Hargrove hit one of two free-throws and after a Bomber miss Dunstan hammered in another short deuce. With 3:25 to go it was 47-39 Pasco. Buck hit a trey with 3:12 remaining to cut the lead to 47-42. The next six points belonged to Pasco. Smith hit a deuce, Gadd hit two free-throws and Smith nailed another two pointer with 2:02 to play. Dogs 53-42. Frisbee drove for two with 1:02 to play, but Pasco followed with 4 straight free-throws by Hargrove. With :51 to play it was 57-44 Pasco. York nailed a long trey to end the scoring for the Bombers with :40 to play. Dunstan raced down court, gathered in a long pass and jammed home the 58 and 59 point for the Dogs with :17 to play. Dunstan hit a short jumper with :01 to in the game to end the scoring. Bulldogs 61-47. After eleven straight wins, guess this superstitious fan will have to wear a different sweat shirt to the next game. The Bombers didn't have many touches on offense and shot to quickly (in my opinion). The team was 10 for 25 from two point range, 5 for 16 from beyond the arc, 12 for 15 from the charity stripe (including 8 for 8 by Buck), grabbed only 18 rebounds (10 by Hilgert), (Pasco hammered the offensive boards) had 9 steals, assisted on 8 baskets (three by Bussman and 3 by Buck), committed 20 fouls, committed only 5 turnovers and had no blocked shots. Buck led in scoring with 18, followed by York with 10, Hilgert with 8, 6 for Frisbee 3 for Bussman and 2 for Fannin. 32 of the 41 total attempts were taken by three players. I expect the Bombers will work hard for their next game, Friday, February 15 against Moses Lake. That will conclude the regular season. I would strongly encourage anyone close to the Tri-Cities to come out for this final home game before the District Tournament begins. These kids weren't even born when proud Bombers were packing Dawald Gym. Let's get some of that R2K spirit and support these great kids. In other action Ike squeezed by Walla Walla 53-51 to take over sole possession of first place and Wenatchee slammed Kennewick 81-67. The final in the Davis vs Southridge game was 66-53, but didn't hear who won the game. The only score in from the ladies side of the bracket was Richland 60 -Pasco 50. The Lady Bombers clinch second place in the Big Nine. As Ike has only to play lowly Kennewick 2-12, it's almost certain that both Richland teams will finish second in the league. They both get a first round bye in district, play in the semifinals at home (a double header) and both qualify for Regionals. Until next weekend -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Palindromes I first learned about palindromes from a Batman Comic book. The Joker or the Penguin or someone used the phrase "Madam I'm Adam." Then there was a footnote at the bottom of that square explaining that was a palindrome which read the same backwards as forwards. (I guess punctuation doesn't count.) I guess I was too young to remember the word "palindrome," but I remembered the concept. About 5 to 10 years ago actually learned the word "palindrome" from Alex Trebek. Never underestimate the educational value of comic books. Our mothers underestimated the financial value of them when they cleaned house and threw them away. Re: Silly Song Sought As long as we are talking about silly songs maybe someone can help me identify this one. A friend had this record when we were kids so it is from the 50s, or maybe it was old at the time and was from the 40s. I can only remember a little: Those Indians must be clucks They sold Manhattan Island for twenty-seven bucks. Somebody goofed, somebody goofed. Boom-boom-boom-boom. Then something about the Boston Tea Party: Said one fish to another, this water taste like tea Somebody goofed . . . Internet searches from time to time for "Somebody Goofed" as a probable title have only found that the sheet music may have been from the 30s. No luck at all in used record stores. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ Kennewick (the little suburb of the mighty Richland) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dennis--Have you tried this URL? http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/allsongs.html -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bob Harman (51) Re: Old Songs I remember hearing the song, "Over There" from the movie about George M. Cohan and it was written for World War 1 and was also popular again in World War 2. also remember watching war movies in the wee hours on TV and hearing "The Caissons Go Rolling Along". The Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Sisters sang a lot of patriotic songs during World War 2. I watched the opening ceremonies for the Olympics and thought they were absolutely grrrreat!!!!!!! Loved the tribute to the American Indians that were "native" to Utah and thought President Bush sitting in amongst our athletes was a great thing! Can you imagine what the person on the other end of that phone was thinking?????? ;) I cried and I cheered and I don't think I have ever seen a better "opening". -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where "tule" fog isn't done creating havoc on the roadways. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Jensen Kusak ('65) Re: Rooter Buses Dear Bombers, I am sitting in my office reading the Alumni Sandstorm and I started daydreaming about high school in Richland. One of the many memories that crossed my mind were all the fun times on the rooter buses to the football and basketball games. I believe I rode the rooter buses before any of us had a drivers license. I remember singing all those fun songs and rooting for the Bombers. I was just wondering if anyone else had fond memories of the rooter buses? How about the songs we sang on the buses? "Hey Lydee Lydee Lydee" was one. (I'm not sure of the spelling of "Lydee") Great memories!! -Loretta Jensen Kusak ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne '65 To Donna Salazar, In grade school I learned to multiply by 9 using what's called the table of nines! as in; 5x9=45 4+5=9 etc... Wow! nines are sort of magic! (please no flak from mathematicians..) -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ~ in Seattle where the sun may shine today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: Class of '69 I read the Alumni Sandstorm every night and am wondering what has happened to the class of '69. Once in a while someone writes in but not often. I have lived in Kent, WA for the last 15 years and I know that there are a lot of our class on this side of the mountains that never seem to write. Actually have seen a couple in the past years however not many. I would like to ask a question of my class. I lost my school annual (and everything else) in the course of a "not so friendly" divorce about five years ago. Does anyone know any way of getting an old annual? -Alan Lobdell ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: LaVerne Osterman ('51), Phil Belcher ('51) Wally Erickson ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Gloria Falls ('58), Ray Stein ('64) Pat Merrill ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Bill Wingfield ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Dan Phillips ('76) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) To: Phil Belcher ('51) I did not know a clock would change polarity with a backward battery. The last time a clock went backward (besides the operating room) was when lightening struck!!!! Thought you would enjoy that bit of trivia. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) and Bob Harman ('51) Remember "Slap her down again, Pa... Slap her down again... Make her tell us more, Pa... Tell us where she's been... Oh, oh they slapped, slapped, slapped my sister Bessy... then its blank... Slapped her on the chin... Make her tell us more, Pa... Tell us where she's been. And Spike Jones tunes???? Or can't you remember any better than I? What memories???? -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) To: Bob Harman ('51) Re: old songs Another old song from that era was "My Buddy". It used to be a eye watering song to me in the late '40s. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ In beautiful (?) downtown Wishram, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Jack Moorman ('54) Re: Alva Nevilles ('54RIP) Really sad. Thanks for passing on about Alva. I remember him as a guy that liked people and really tried to fit in. It is sad as we get older, you look back and see students you knew and they're gone at a fairly young age. Re: Mayfair Markets I almost hate to bring it up again, BUT!!! I found some memorabilia on Mayfair when I was a store manager in 1964. There were five (5) Mayfair Markets in Richland during this time. Mayfair Market on (1) 704 Comstock (Campbell's before), (2) 1007 Wright (closed later), (3) 1902 George Washington Way (sold to Kaiser), (4) Williams & Thayer and the big store on (5) 1307 N. Jadwin (south of the Mormon Church and was Goethals earlier). There were four (4) Mayfair Markets in Kennewick at that time. Mayfair Market on (1) 116 N. Morain (by the ballpark), (2) 1401 W. Kennewick Ave. (by the golf course), (3) 135 Vista Way, and (4) 902 S. Washington. In Pasco there were only three (3) Mayfair Markets. Mayfair Markets on (1) 12th & Lewis, (2) 1103 W. Court and (3) 10th & Sylvester. Sorry, I had to bring this up again. But there was so much controversy about this, I wanted to clear the air. So there you have it. If you want the managers' names, I can give you that too. I even have a "Bonus Stamps" hand out for S&H Green Stamps from Mayfair. Of course you remember the S&H Green Stamps? -Wally Erickson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Sunday Lunch in Fife, WA Once again, a few Bombers gathered in the sleepy village of Fife to do whatever it is Bombers do when they gather. Several issues were resolved. One being that the swimming pool under the Chief Joseph Gym was moved from under the Carmichael Gym. The reason given was too much seepage from the Wellsian Ponds. Another question was, which side of the Denny's in the Col-Hi/Carmichael Tunnel was the Mayfair Market located? We did resolve one thing: to help publicize the efforts of Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson's ('48) clubs to aid the visually impaired. They accept old glasses, lenses and/or frames to give to the Lion's eyeglass program, in return they receive monetary rewards toward a vision program. I'm not putting this exactly right, but if you know someone who suffers from cataracts (for example), contact Ann and she can get you the information you might need. We also resolved to attempt to attract more "westside" Bombers. Short of offering free drinks, we couldn't come up with a really great idea, except "Hey, we're Bombers, we don't need no stinkin' reason to gather." And that's the way it wuz, Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ the drive started in fog, then thru sunshine (great views of Rainier, St. Helens and Hood, and ended in rain on the way back. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Just a note to tell all my class of '58 friends my first great grandson was born on 2-28-02. He is a real cutie. We are very proud of our 21 year old granddaughter... she did a great job. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - cold but sunny ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Palindromes My attempt at a palindrome takes me back to North Carolina and the late 1960s. A friend and I decided to observe (not attend) a Ku Klux Klan gathering. From afar, I video taped as they burned a cross and paraded around in their hoods (I still have those videos). With my old shoulder mounted camera, I felt like a reporter 'live' at a KKK rally. Or said another way: "Bomber 'live' at a evil reb mob" -Ray Stein ('64) ~ Mead, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Merrill Davis ('65) Re: Rooter Buses Here's one for the books about Rooter Buses. Back in '64 or '65 the drill team went to Yakima on the Rooter Buses. We sang many rounds of the "99 Bottles of Beer" and "Michael Row the Boat Ashore". This was during the winter months and the buses were very warm. What we didn't know was as we sang and stomped our feet on the floor of the bus, the heat was melting the soles of our white tennis shoes (as we called them "sneakers" - plain white shoes) The soles were very very sticky (we were lucky it had snowed in Yakima) and when we got out of the bus we had to stand in the snow for about 10 minutes to let the vinyl recover from the heat. Bet Nike nor Reboc had to face this problem. -Pat Merrill Davis ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see Bombers waitin' to load up a Rooter Bus -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) This takes a while to download, but it sure is beautiful. GOLD BLESS THE USA! http://kenilworthveterans.com/GodBlessAmerica/ Peace, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Pete Overdahl ('60) Thanks for the memories of Muscles. I had forgotten about the monkeys in the cage over by Jason Lee, and the fact they were Muscles'. Do any of you remember the Pinto pony behind Jason Lee? To: Pam Ehinger (67) What happened to the SpamQueen email address? You're not going to leave that title are you? To: Don Andrews (67) We made it back from the Bahamas, and we have all of our limbs, so forget the house idea. :-) To: Bob Pierce (68) I too remember fondly standing around the fire, with my dad, in the old Quonset hut during rounds of target practice. I had a little 22 cal. that was very accurate. We did have fun in those days. Later on in life during my Army Basic Training in Ft. Bliss, TX, when we went to the shooting range to get certified, it was a breeze. I attributed that to our nights in the Quonset hut. Was it Tues. night? I'll have to ask Mom and Dad. Thanks for the memories. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA - but currently hanging out for the weekend in sunny Las Vegas, NV with my bride, where it just cost me $15 trying to keep a one arm bandit going waiting for my FREE beer. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) To: Loretta Jensen Kusak ('65) Rooter Buses! Oh We had so much fun on them! Going to the game we were all so excited! When we won the bus was hopping!! If we lost (God forbid!) the bus was very quiet. I love going to the long away games! There was one game, and I believe we lost it, but Larry Jones (67) and Linda Pitney (67) were on this bus and they started singing and they have such beautiful voices! The lights on the bus were low and it was the perfect ending to a bad night! It just made you warm all over to hear them sing. Yes Loretta, I remember the Rooter buses very well! I'm just sorry that our kids missed out! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger ('67 - The Blue Ribbon Class!) Thorp, WA - I have bulbs coming up!! Spring will be here very soon! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see Bombers waitin' to load up a Rooter Bus -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: brown snow How many of you can say you have seen "chocolate- like" snow? Starting Friday night and continuing until about mid afternoon Saturday we had snow and winds blowing between 50 and 60 mph. In the mid PM the snow was replaced with dust, so this AM our snow looks like chocolate. At least this morning for the most part the winds have quit. My front window is spotted with dirt. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where the wind always blows ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Phillips ('76) To: Betti Avant ('69) Betti I saw your letter to a friend of mine, Pete Overdahl ('60). It was your name that caught my attention. I am guessing that your mother is Mary Avant, and she worked for the Richland Police Department for many years. I just wanted to send you a quick note to say that I knew Mary. I was a police cadet back in 1974 to 1978. I believe it was then that I met Mary. Mary was the records supervisor, and worked hard at her job. I recall that she always had the time to smile, and give me a kind word. It was obvious that Mary was proud and dedicated to her job. I have thought of her on several occasions. Now, after saying all of this, I probably have the wrong Avant. If so, I apologize, but it was again, a nice trip down memory lane. Best Wishes, -Dan Phillips ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) In the 01/21/02 Sandstorm: a note from Judy Willox Hodge ('61) 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!!" Thanks so much, Judy... I appreciate it. I just had surgery again so have been off line and then, too, the computer crashed. I'm back so they had better behave now. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/02 ~ HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Bob Harman ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Hugh Hinson ('52), Curt Donahue ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Jack Moorman ('54) Tom Hughes ('56), Gloria Falls ('58) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Leoma Coles ('63) Dick Pierce ('67), Robert Pierce ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Art Schafer ('70) David Lotz ('70), Mike Davis ('74) Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY today: Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) The song I mentioned earlier was "Coming IN on a Wing and a Prayer"; sounds more familiar with the word "in" where it belongs. To: Phil Belcher ('51) Yes I recall "My Buddy" and it still brings a bit of moisture to my eyes. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) One game that I remember was mumbly peg. I loved the game because we could play with a knife. I believe you started with each hand then to the forehead, nose and chin. Maybe there was some more but I forgot. Re: Marbles Marbles was another game. Chase was one game. When you hit your opponent you won his marble. Poison was another. You dug four holes to form a square and then one in the middle. You could take one span out of hole. That is, you put your thumb at the bottom of the hole and stretched your fingers out as far as you could stretch them. Idea was to get shot your marble in each of the outer four holes and then when you shot your marble in the middle hole you became poison. Now, you were free to shoot at any marble and when you hit it you won the marble. Norma ('54), my sister, would take marbles from all of us boys. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson ('52) To: Mike Clowes ('54) Mike, Let me know when Bombers are going to get together in Fife again. I live in Lakewood and I would like to attend the lunch. Thanks, -Hugh Hinson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Gloria Falls Evans (58) That's fantastic! Are there other events in the future that you see? Tell us, please. (LOL) -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) Re: Betty Avant ('69) What you have witnessed is a weather phenomenon peculiar only to Kansas. You might have been standing knee deep in mud in a dust storm during a blizzard. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes (54) ~ safely back in Albany, OR, where the rain has ceased - for the moment. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Moorman ('54) Re: Alva Nevills ('54RIP) I apologize for being so late with this information, but the last word I had was that the funeral for Alva will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday Feb. 12 at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland. I suppose if anyone living in the area wants to attend you can call the Funeral Home to verify the time. -Jack Moorman ('54) ~ Waco, TX ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Einan's Funeral Home] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: February Bomber Lunch in Fife, WA Well, we all got together again for the Fife lunch at the Executive Inn in Fife. A fairly good turnout but we wish we had more. All of you Western Washington and Western Oregon people get down to Fife for the lunch. A good time is guaranteed to be had by all. As Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) noted in his 2/11/02 Sandstorm entry, Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49) is working with a group that is collecting old eyeglasses, lenses and frames. They get credit for all the they collect and they also provide eye care for all of those that cannot afford it. If you have any old glasses laying around bring them to the lunch or contact any of the Fife group and we will arrange to get them. This month the group consisted of: Susie Anderson Shattuck ('49), Nick Nelson ('56), Betty Hiser Gully ('49), Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Carol Black Foster ('48), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson ('49), Nada McCoy ('62), Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60), Burt Pierard ('59), Tom Hughes ('56), Agnes Hughes (Tom's Wife), Jessica Blessing (Tom's Grand Daughter), Barbara Crowder Hopkins ('55), Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54), Karyl Carlson (Bob's Wife) -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Gosh I got ahead of my self in the excitement of the new baby. He was born 2-08-02 -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - where the weather is just beautiful today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: My Clock Many thanks for the entries and several e-mails giving suggestions regarding my counterclockwise running clock. When I first replaced the battery, I bought a Duracell battery that was the correct size and inserted it correctly. (+ -) After two days of frustration the clock actually became amusing. The third day the clock totally quit running. A couple of you questioned if the 12 volt battery was the correct voltage, so I got my magnifying glass and found the tiny plastic black on black print inside. The clock required a 1.5 volt battery! I never gave the voltage a thought. Good news is ~~ when I put in the new 1.5V battery today, it began working correctly!! You can always count on Bombers! Thanks to all! As one Bomber wrote, "I wish I could make time go backwards!" That sums up how I feel when reading the Sandstorm ~ I truly feel like I'm back in my Richland days. Thanks Maren! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA Beautiful, sunny day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Re: Question for anyone out there who can help me I need to get a copy of my High School diploma and not sure how to do this. I recently got laid off from my job after 25 years at Sears. They are going thru a restructure in management and let a large number of the management team "go home". So I am currently out in the job market and looking for a retail management job or even thinking about going to work for the state. I live in Salem, Oregon and I would love to have a job that is 8 to 5 and no week-ends. Anyone that can give me some advise I would greatly appreciate your help....Thanks to you all... -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) I've been kinda busy lately. I check in to see if my brother's ('68) having fun like I did when I first got turned onto this Alumni Sandstorm. He is. And to see if Hartcorn's ('67) made the leap of necessity and faith. Outside of hearing about a Mountain Bar, that I'd forgotten about a long time ago, not much had rekindled my Bomber spirit until I saw Ray Stein's entry. To: Ray Stein ('64) I remember standing in line at WSU's Boehler gym in the snow to get tickets to see you play against the mighty Lew Alcindor in the winter of '68. As soon as I send this message, I'll remember the name of the guy you played alongside of from Yakima, from Davis (not Eisenhower), I think. Big guy. Gave us trouble for quite awhile when you bombin' and Davis was good. I think his name started with a "W"? Help me remember the lineups. Thanks for the shows on the weekends at Col-Hi. I know John Wooden got the headlines, but Art Dawald was a legend, too. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Pierce ('68) To: John Worrell ('59) Re: Desert Pistol and Rifle Club Thanks for replying to my entry. I had forgotten where the old range was located exactly. I knew it was somewhere by the Richland airport. Do you recall all of the DUST? What a deal. Very good memories. And yes, I enrolled my daughter and two sons in Lyle's Junior shooting program at the Pasco Desert Pistol and Rifle Club in 1997. They all did really well. And there was a wood burning stove there too! But no donuts. It was a very special time for our family. I took with us also a few other young kids from all over the Tri-Cities. One of the kids was Jonas DeWeber, who later became one of Kennewick's greatest football jocks. After my family and the rest of the kids finished the shooting program Lyle took over giving Jonas rides to the range every Tuesday night. Lyle told me that Jonas really had great potential as a competition shooter. Jonas became one of the best Lyle ever had. And if you know Lyle, which I'm sure you do, he is one of the greatest with kids. When Jonas first started shooting he would go outside to my pick-up and just cry because he couldn't do as well as the other kids there. Man, it was hard to get him back under that rifle during those times. When his scores improved so did his whole attitude. He became a winner. He told me it changed his life completely. Years later I was really proud to hear his name broadcast across the radio channel from the football games. He became a sports star. Jonas went on to complete four years of college and, yes, he played football there as well. I see him once or twice a year when he comes home from Medford, OR where he lives now. When I think back to that time, I can say Lyle sacrificed so much of himself for that young boy. He just wouldn't give up with him. Lyle would take him out to have a hamburger and milkshake every night before they went to the range. I don't know if Lyle ever had a son of his own... but he became a 'father' image to many, many young boys and girls that attended Pasco's Desert Pistol and Rifle Club. My hat is off to him. He deserves it! -Robert Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Dan Phillips ('76) Thanks so much for the kind words about my mother, Mary Avant. She worked for the Police Department from 1958-1980. She started out as a file clerk (and occasionally did dispatch and matron duty). In 1969 they asked her to take transcription for reports (I remember my first year of college I bought her a short hand book from the college bookstore as it had been awhile since she had done short hand). I took several pictures of her when she received a certificate and recognition from the city council. She continued to live in Richland until 1992 when she moved to South Dakota to be closer to some family. Sadly, she passed away in 1994. I really miss her, thanks again for the thoughts. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where most of the "chocolate" is gone ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Art Schafer ('70) To: Fred Schafer (63) Happy birthday, Fred! I may have a few years of education on you, but the best education I ever got was from the back of your '49 Plymouth all those times you had to take me along. Boy, you guys from the class of '63 really knew how to have a good time. -Art Schafer ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Lotz ('70) Date: Friday, 2/8/02 Re: Thomas Wood Opening Greetings, Last night I had the unexpected pleasure of attending Thomas Wood's opening at the Lisa Harris Gallery. Thomas and Pam Brownell ('70) were both there to greet an excited gathering of patrons who filled the second floor Gallery overlooking the Market and Elliott Bay. Tom's works included earlier prints, and recent pastels and oils of various Puget Sound and Northwest settings. With an emphasis on the mystical and magical, his colors are vibrant and his shadows serene. This was my first exposure to Tom's work and I was a quite taken by his range of techniques as well as subject matter. It was a delightful setting and recommend you see his exhibition for yourselves at the Lisa Harris Gallery at 1922 Pike Place in the historic Seattle Pike Place Market (206.443.3315). -David Lotz ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: BJ Davis Welcome back, Mom! Jumbo has been a bad boy! Your favorite son, -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) While watching the Olympics and the security measures that have been taken, I remembered something that I hadn't thought of in a long time... Somewhere between the 1973 - 1976 football seasons, there was a home game in which someone threw a tear gas smoke bomb type device into the stands on the home side. I remember we were all curious as to what was going on -- there was a lot of smoke, of course, and a lot of commotion. And then it hit you! It felt as though your eyes were on fire. It was excruciating! And the worse part was, here we are covering our eyes, trying to get away from the smoke; but we are in the bleachers so a quick getaway was impossible, especially with so many other blind mice in the maze. Does anyone else remember this or did I just hallucinate the whole thing? -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ Simi Valley, CA - where over the weekend, the winds blew so hard that a resident was killed on the tennis courts by a falling tree. Why he was out there playing tennis in such a gale is puzzling. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice today: Alva Dee Nevills ~ Class of 1954 ~ 9/25/35 - 2/9/02 Funeral Notices website *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Carol Black ('48), Bob Harman ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Lea Branum ('55) Gloria Willett ('56WB), Patti Jones ('60) Fred Schafer ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Vicki Monson ('63WB), Ray Stein ('64) Dave Miller ('67), Gary Christian ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Diane Hartley ('72) Marion Agar ('72), Greg Alley ('73) Mike Mattingly ('77), Sandy Oberg ('77) Eric Lukins ('81), B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: 2/20/02 Bomber Luncheon Well, I finally attended my first Bomber Luncheon at Fife and it was worth the trouble. Thanks to Anna May aka Ann who drove from Bellevue and her friend Betty, I just went along. (Thanks for the ride, Ann.) We had a very nice lunch at a very reasonable price in our own private room thanks to Patti Jones Ahrens ('60). Thank you, Patti!! Also I was very impressed at the "Welcome, Richland Bombers" sign right underneath the Best Western Inn sign. I do believe that is the first welcome sign I have ever seen on this (west) side of the mountain, but then I have only lived here for 30 plus years. I also enjoy the pictures that Tom Hughes ('56) takes and posts on the website and am starting to wonder what other talents the Bombers have. And that is not even counting Maren. We are definitely a unique bunch of transplants. I really would like to see more '40's people come out to lunch as we are not represented enough. Carpools are forming!! -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where it is COLD. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Wally Erickson ('5e) Sorry, Wally, but if my memory serves me correctly, Bob Kaiser and Bob Johnson built the stores (grocery and drug) at the corner of GWWay and McMurray. I worked for Kaiser for a while during the grand opening. I could be wrong but I don't think so. Maybe Mayfair bought the store from Bob. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Ah, my friend! What ever happened to those innocent days when boys could carry knives to school and play mumbly peg without being expelled from school. And when kids were happy to play such simple games as marbles. The most daring things, I guess, that I was involved in was pitching coins at a line. The one closest to the line got all of the other kids coins. I lost a lot of pennies that way. I never was very athletic. Oh to return to the innocence of those years! -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Hugh Hinson ('52) Normally Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) gets the luncheons going on the second Sunday of each month. Best bet is to watch for announcements from Patti in the Alumni Sandstorm. Love to see you there. -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - in cool (40 degrees) Albany, OR, which really isn't cool. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Clark Branum (55) Re: Betty Avant's ('69) note about brown snow Yes, Bob Carlson, AKA Mike Clowes ('54) you are absolutely right about the weather phenomenon in Kansas. I was born in Central Kansas (Great Bend) in 1936 the year of the great dust storm. My mother hung wet sheets up to the windows to keep the dust out of the house. I lived the first eleven years in Kansas. You really don't know what winds are unless you have lived in Kansas. When we moved to the Tri-Cities in 1947, our family had dajavu every now and then with the winds that can blow in the Tri-Cities, but nothing like Kansas. My husband in a pilot. We have a 206 Cessna, and when we would go back to KS. and OK. for vacations, our gas stop would be in Goodland, KS. I remember one time when we landed, my husband get out, grabbed the wing and I would keep the brakes on while gassing up and off to the next stop we would go. Oh what memories. My grandparents are all gone now and we don't get back to KS but have great memories of going to KS and OK with our three children. We still have the plane but I prefer to motor home it... If you know what I mean. With age I like to be closer to the ground..... -Lea Clark Branum (55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: Radiation I've been seeing so many messages regarding cancer in Richland residents, and there is one thing I am yet to understand. Summer before last I was diagnosed with breast cancer (carcinoma in situ--not the bad kind, thank God!), and my treatment included excision of the calcium deposits containing the cancer cells and 33 RADIATION treatments. It just seems so ironic that for someone who grew up trying on shoes and checking the fit on an x-ray machine (every time I was in the store, I stood on the machine and watched the bones in my toes wiggle); then lived for two years where the radiation level was given on the morning weather report, should be treated for cancer with one of the very things that they say causes cancer. A couple of years ago, there was a report on television of a strip near Hanford that they called "cancer alley" because so many of the residents had developed the disease. Of course we were only there two years, but my dad says he still worries about it. He worked in the plant at Hanford. I really don't think he has anything to worry about at this point; he's the youngest 87 year old I ever saw. He lives alone, walks two miles every day, has a cabinet full of vitamins and herbs, eats lots of fish, and is still smarter than I am. I love this Alumni Sandstorm; it's the greatest! -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Bomber Jackets Recently I put in an entry in the Alumni Sandstorm about the Letterman jackets and nylon/quilted jackets. I'm staying in contact with Classic Monogram in Kennewick... getting my jacket ordered, finally got the answer about cloud embroidered on the back of the jacket having a bomb in the stem of the cloud. IT IS A YES! My jacket is on order. As soon as I receive it I will get a picture for the Alumni Sandstorm. Re: Alumni Ring Website Orders for Alumni rings are on going. 37 rings have been sold to date. Check out the link for all information to order rings. Re: 2/10/02 Fife Luncheon The Bombers at this months luncheon have set some good goals for the group to accomplish amongst all the fun. Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) has already explained the donations of glasses. If any Bomber would want to contribute by giving glasses. please contact Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49). January was the first anniversary of the Bomber luncheon on the west side. Starting with the Bomber Babes and opening up to the Bomber guys in October. Spring has talk of Bombers traveling from different areas to come to the luncheon. This is what the Bombers are looking forward to: More bombers at the luncheon, so don't be surprised if you get hounded by your Bomber friends, who will even offer to drive you to the luncheon. The goal is to have 50 Bombers at each of the luncheons. During the luncheon break in July and August other plans for outdoor events are being worked on which will be announced. Wives, husbands and friends of Bombers are invited. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - At 9:45pm it is 35 degrees, today was sunny until just before the sun set in beautiful brilliant pink over clouds. Happy to find out that Brown & Haley warehouse sales are now year round. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Thanks Thanks to all of you for the nice birthday greetings. It's hard turning 21 again... it now takes me all night to do what I used to do all night. Thanks brother, Art ('70), for not telling on me all those time you hide in the trunk of the infamous brown '48 Plymouth. Re: Basketball player The basketball player from Davis was Ted Wierman, yes he and Mr. Stein were a good pair. -Fred Schafer (gold medal class of '63) ~ Vancouver USA where mother nature gave us some sunshine for a day just to let us know what we have been missing ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) After reading Sister Leoma's treatise concerning finding a copy of her diploma, I gave pause to the fact that my RHS transcript could use some serious updating. Senor Meruca's "Gift D", should be upgraded to at least a low B. I base this on the amount of Spanish I have "retained". Were he to observe my prowess in Spanish, I know for a fact that tears of pride would well up in his baby blues. My ability to order off the Azteca menu up here at Totem Lake, get extra chips and salsa, as well as a third Dos Eques should warrant reconsideration. I can also converse with most of the help at any AM/PM, Wendy's and anyone named Felix. On second thought, give this hombre a high B. I didn't have any vinyl flooring left over, worth talking about, after remodeling the john in my basement. Those guys with the orange aprons at Home Depot knew I was a bit of a "Geometry Maven", not just a simple whiz. Mrs. Buscher's efforts were not wasted on Jimbeaux, I just needed some time to overcome my fear of being known as a "really smart guy". I can figure out how much Turf Builder to put on my lot that is shaped like a rhombus (based on square footage), and I've never bought too little or too much paint for the living room walls. Again, I deserve no less than a "High B". Once I figured out that Chico Taylor had most of the facts screwed up from 8th grade health (what was that movie all about), I've kicked some serious butt in the physical sciences. I'd have had a more "honorable" mark in Chemistry if I hadn't copied Ralphie Lee's ('63RIP) notebook, which as I recall he stole from LaMont, and who knows where DeJong "found" it. My sophomore science fair project, having been made in about three hours (interrupted by a couple of smoke breaks with Norman Hill), was a work of art and not worthy of Grasshopper Carlson's utter disdain. He could have shown a little less contempt and a little more compassion over my display of different motor oils wired to some masonite. There was a lot of passion in my efforts, and I think summer school was a pretty harsh penalty. Heck, I was even willing to load up my shirt pocket with ball point pens, if it would have made a difference. My mastery of physics, is legend, especially my understanding of torque. Pushing the limits of a 3/32 socket with a 30 inch ratchet, would be deemed "research" by some. Stripped threads and busted studs don't just happen, you've gotta apply yourself. Pay up Sucker, another couple of B's. English, I was so close to lucking out and not needing any help. Had I not submitted a book report on "The Amboy Dukes" in my Junior Year, I might not have had to spend the rest of the semester working out of such a deep hole. Should Mr. Paul have exhibited a little more "love in his heart" and a greater appreciation of history, I'd have spent a lot fewer Saturday nights home with the folks watching Starlet Stairway and Lawrence Welk. I mean a sixth or seventh generation term paper on "The rise of George Barnyard Shaw to literary prominence", was worth a lot more that a trip to see Lyda. I know for a fact that Morley had given the paper at least two B+ a couple of B-, and a C or two. I was robbed, what say we not quibble, and give me another couple of solid B+. Without getting into deportment, citizenship and attendance, I had National Honor Society potential. What with these previously demonstrated, and hard earned adjustments and some of that ink eradicator that Jim Maulsby purveyed every nine weeks, I think I'll have my grades up enough to go to State. I'll be able to hang out at the Camlin AND go to the games, without having to dodge administrators. Of course that guy who hung out by the auto shop and did my Pops signature better than my Pop, would be out a customer, but there will be plenty more. Semper Bomberus, Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Monson Moore ('63WB) Re: Harold O. Monson Hello Bombers... My Dad, Harold O. Monson, age 86, is returning to Richland from Salt Lake City for a short visit. He came to Richland in 1944 to work at Hanford, but returned home to SLC a few years ago. He was active in Richland politics and was mayor in 1955. There will be an Open House in his honor at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1321 Jadwin, Richland, WA on Saturday, February 16, from 4:00 to 6:00PM. Those who would like to see him, please come by. Share some memories with him and help Dad celebrate his recent Marriage to Phyllis McLoney. They were married on February 5. Life is full of surprises... :) Four of his seven children will be there too -- Marion, Annette, Vicki, and Rick. Come say "Hello" if you'd like. I enjoy reading the Bomber notes. Oh what great memories of those Richland early days! I'm a '63 WB - Would Have Been. Our family moved to Benton City in the late 50s, so I am a Ki-Be grad. Bye, for now... -Vicki Monson Moore ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Palindromes To: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) You started this palindrome thing and I need to get some outta my head. (Parts of the following are actually true) Before former Marine Jim House ('63) attended R2K, he stopped by Spokane to play some 2 on 2 BBall. One of the guys we played was a Sales Rep and a hard-nosed competitor (like Jim). I told Jim to just play 'cool'. His response: "OK, if Rep messes on Marine, 'den I ram noses - semper fi KO" The game did go OK, but when my friends heard that Jim told a reporter that we 'smoked them', well, they said: "No way ya won" "Name it tie man!" We did split 2 games, but considering their youth, our finesse, our hustle, our short program, how we performed our required jumps, well, Jim, the Texas judge, scored us victorious. Anyway, in the games of life there are no ties and things are: "Never ever even" *LOL* -Ray Stein ('64) ~ Mead, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller ('67) Kemo sabe means trusted friend? According to a Gary Larson cartoon that I still have, As the long retired Lone Ranger is looking through an indian dictionary it says Kemo Sabe means "horses ass". As he says upon the the discovery of the true meaning "What the hey". -Dave Miller ('67) ~ in until tomorrow, springtime weather San Jose, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Yes, Kelly, it did happen! I remember the tear gas incident very well. I was attending the game with my wife and some friends when I heard the "pop". It was a CS (riot gas) canister and I knew what it was right away. I had recently returned from the army and the memory of Chemical warfare training (walking around in a room full of CS gas without a gas mask on) was still vivid to me. As soon as I heard that "pop" I grabbed my wife and headed for the exit. We were almost the first ones out so we didn't get much of the gas but people that didn't know what was happening suffered quite a bit. Had forgotten all about that incident. Actually I think we were playing Pasco at the time but not quite sure. -Gary Christian ('67) ~ Vancouver, WA - where the sun is shining for a change. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: "chocolate" snow To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Actually after I wrote that note about the snow the national weather service office here described it this way. Evidently when the winds kicked up there was snow at the lower level and dust and the higher level, so as the wind blew we had both blowing together at different levels of the atmosphere. Alas, yesterday it got up to 71 degrees so it mostly gone now. The only other thing it reminded me of was when we were kids and everyone was burning coal, you would play in it and it would be covered with soot ("licorice like"). To: Lynn Marie Hatcher ("68) Did you order anything from the old time candy company yet? I did and it arrived yesterday and I cannot wait to dig in. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Boy I never knew my mom and dad had such a "STUD BUCKET" for a paper boy. If I would have known it was you at the door, I would have cleaned up :-) Hope your son is feeling better now. It really was good to see you. :-) Monday off!!!! -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marion Agar Kreiter ('72) I need help from Bomber Alumni between 1950-52. My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this September. They were not Richland High School graduates, they graduated from Ballard High School in Seattle, but spent almost all of their adult (after college) life in Richland and raised 6 children there. They were married in September of 1952, and we are planning a surprise party this summer. We would like to play music from their courtship, but don't have a clue about popular "romantic" music from the 50s. Help!!! If Bombers from the early 50's would share "their song" with me, it would help make the party even more special. Thanks!! -Marion Agar Kreiter ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) I think I remember that incident but in my senior year we played Kennewick in the Lion's den and the pole vault pit under the bleachers caught on fire during the game sending a fine smelling and black smoke plume around the stadium and delaying the game for awhile. We still won handily but stood around conversing with the other team while the fire department came. That year we were 7-0 and ranked at the top of the polls before there were playoffs. Wenatchee decided to come to town and kick our (you know the word). 8 and 1 was not too shabby. If there were playoffs we would have (fill in the blanks here). To: Mike Davis (74) It's good to have the Davis family back in the action with the age old Smothers Brothers (momma always liked you best) argument. Think of all the possibilities. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Richland - It's still cold ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Mattingly ('77) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) I remember the tear gas incident perfectly, so you're not hallucinating. The weird thing was I never even got in the "cloud" and I was on the ground. That stuff does the job. If I remember right it even cleared the field. Does anybody who was actually playing at the time remember it? -Mike Mattingly ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Oberg O'Doherty ('77) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Re: Smoke Bomb Kellie, I too remember the tear gas bomb that went off at the football game. Years later I met a couple of University grads at a party and when they found out I was a Bomber they related the same story. What I didn't know was that during all the commotion from the smoke bomb, someone raided the University locker room and stole a bunch of stuff from the visiting players. Not our finest moment as a city! Seems you would be used to the wind coming from the "Tumbleweed Blowing Capital of the World"! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! -Sandy Oberg O'Doherty ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Eric Lukins ('81) To: Kelly Walsh Patterson ('77) My memory of the tear gas incident is all to vivid. A group of us would always gather behind the home-side bleachers on snack bar side where there was a long strip of grass, perfect for playing "tackle football tag"... if you had the ball, you were "it" and everyone had to try and tackle you. I was on the hill, next to the fence that separated Bomber Bowl from the infamous fallout shelter and tunnel access, I think. The device actually either landed, or was set off, on the other side of the fence. I saw the canister because it hit the fence and startled me. It started to go off and I was right there, not even three feet away. The initial smoke blast sprayed right on me and I started screaming while holding my face. I ran for a few feet down to where I thought was the crowded snack bar, and then someone picked me up and carried me into the Boy's gym and a nurse began washing my eyes out. It was like having hot sand under your eyelids. The police had to locate my parents and you can imagine what that was like with the massive panic that ensued. I don't know if anyone was ever held to answer for that incident, but we live in a much different world now, and it certainly causes a person to reflect. Re: Barth Park On a happier side note, I have to say that Barth Park probably witnessed more Bomber Basketball players in the making than any other hoop in town. Sure, there was Frankfort, Spalding, Marcus, even Davis' Court, and my favorite, the King's Court, but 3-on-3 contests at the eight-foot tall, metal-chained rim were notorious for honing slam dunk techniques. Not that I was ever tall enough, I just thought I'd throw it out there for colorful discussion. -Eric Lukins ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Mike Davis ('74) If he has Mikie, then it's your fault. I have always expected you to be a good example for the "little boys." I am glad to be back... shouldn't expect others to keep you in line. I am sure Wig and Jumbo will take exception to that "favorite son" bit. too. Mom -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/02 ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette ('49), Dorothy Hickey ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Curt Donahue ('53) Wally Erickson ('53), John Worrell ('59) Frank Osgard ('63WB), Mike Lahrman ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Dennis Hammer ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Rick Maddy ('67), Bruce Strand ('69), Theresa Rainey ('69) Brad Wear ('71), Dan Wilson ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Roe ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) I had the occasion to recall my first time I was in the hallowed halls of Columbia High School (aka Richland High School). I had transferred to Richland from Spokane at the semester break of the 1945-1946 school year. As a freshman student, I was a bit miffed to have had to leave my school and come to the small town of Richland. My first class was Miss Fouts' Freshman Algebra class and I'm sure that I showed my petulance when I walked in and was assigned a seat. The reason I am recalling this is that I had a brunch with my old friend Phil Raekes ('49) this past week and we had a good time renewing our 56 year friendship. Phil was in that class and I was wondering if any other 49ers have any remembrance of that class. I don't remember much about the class except how I felt when I walked to the seat. Anyone out there who remembers it better than I do??? -Ray Gillette ('49) ~ Phoenix, AZ - where we have been having some great weather this last week where the temperatures (with the wind chill??) were a balmy 72 degrees. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) To: Dave Brusie ('51) Thanks, Dave, for the "quivers"........... it made my day! Enough of this "Char"; she doesn't even remember where the taverns are............ Stick with the Dots for your quivers! -Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Bob Harman (51) Bob, I do remember pitching coins. I got into plenty of fist fights to try to settle the question who was closest to the line. Other games that come to mind are, kick the can and ollie, ollie, oxen free. We sure didn't need very much to keep us busy. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Marion Agar Kreiter (72) Here are a few songs of the era that come to mind. "I'm Yours", "You Belong to Me", "Cara Mia Mine", "Never Before", "All My Love", "Because of You". -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) To: Bob Harman (51) Re: Mayfair i.e.. Kaiser's I stand corrected. I'm sure you're right about Mayfair Market being a Kaiser store before. I was only with Mayfair from 1962 to 1966. So, what really happened before or after I can't confirm. Thanks for your input. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Newcastle, WA (south of Bellevue) where we are having a beautiful sunny day, but cool. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Worrell ('59) A while back someone mentioned a Bomber realtor. I don't recall the name and would appreciate it if someone would remind me (there's probably more than one!). I'm getting ready to sell the homestead and move into something smaller. If they specialize in rural real estate that would be a plus. Thanx, -John Worrell ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Try our Bomber Green and Gold Pages (Yellow pages): http://richlandbombers.1962.tripod.com/greengold1.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) Warning to: the Gold Medal Class of 63, Lewis & Clark Persuasion You spent a bunch of time to decorating a shoe box with crepe paper, paper doilies and construction paper hearts. You go to recess, come back and while eating the cupcakes and kool aid, you discover only 27 valentine cards. Now there are 32 kids in the class, less one for yourself (most people didn't send themselves a card), one kid had the measles, one didn't "valentine", and Pook forgot every year. Someone stiffed Frank, and I'm sure it was Mary Margaret Collins. If anyone else had a similar experience, let me know as I think we have grounds for class action. Dean Heiling will take the case. -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) To: Fred Schafer ('63) Happy birthday, Fred... sorry I'm a day late, and a $1.00 short. -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) I was going to see if the Alumni Luncheon in Fife was still going on during the summer, but I see you guys take July and August off. That's too bad, as my husband and I are going to be in Tacoma the weekend of August 10 for a wedding. I will be looking forward to seeing what other plans are being made for that month. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we've been having some very nice sunny days. Spring is very close. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Shoe x-ray machines Funny how something comes up out of the blue, then over a short period of time it keeps coming up. I found one of those shoe x-ray machines on display at the Richland campus WSU library last week. If you want to see it go to the new CIC building around back of the campus. Go in the door and into the Library on the right. It is under a staircase straight ahead on display with an antique seismograph. I did not recognize it at first, thought maybe you looked in and turned a crank to see a movie, but when I saw the place on the other side where you put your feet I knew exactly what it was. Just a week or so before I had asked a lady in the shoe department about them. Said she had never seen one, but a customer had recently told her about them. I asked a couple of people I work with who are about my age if they remembered them. One said he maybe had a vague memory or something like that and the other looked at me like I was nuts. Made some comments like he thought I was nuts too. Re: innocent days I remember when most of us boys carried a pocket knife to school all the time. I remember a Halloween parade that the school put on through down-town every year. (downtown was only about three blocks long) As part of their cowboy outfits two kids had a couple of real lever action Winchester rifles. They were old, had octagon barrels, but they were real and no big deal was made out them having them. Now days they are kicking kids out for having squirt guns. I remember every spring it was almost required to have a squirt gun for recess and after school use. After Sputnik was launched we started making rockets. You could not buy them then but we made the rocket motors out of small round bottles that we taped to keep from breaking and filled them with match heads. They would go about 250 feet (distance). If we did that today we would probably be arrested for making bombs. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ Kennewick - really cold here last few mornings... I lit match, but the flame froze and I couldn't blow it out ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Palindromes of the world unite! -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) I finally made it to Issaquah and had some Krispy Kremes. Cannot just eat one. After a systematic, controlled, and objective investigation, other than the fact I also like Brussels sprouts and ate my last spudnut in June of 99, I concluded that spudnuts are by far the best. #1 Spudnut #2 Fry Bread from the Tulalip Indian Reservation #3 Krispy Kreme I feel better now that I said it. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Our Mom Doris Strand, mother of Bruce ('69), Karen ('70), Doug ('74) and Marlene ('73), passed away Monday, 2/11/02, at Kadlec hospital. She succumbed after a six year battle with multiple myeloma. We will miss her. We know she is in a better place and no longer suffers. We love you, Mom! -Bruce Strand ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Theresa Rainey Slack '69 Re: sledding On New Year's Eve of '64 Carmichael hill racked up numerous injuries to sledders as it was completely iced over. I was one of the casualties. There was a group of high school aged boys that spent the bulk of their day hauling injured kids back up the hill, spending their hard earned money calling parents to come get the wounded, and just helping in general. In my case, they even coerced someone who lived across the street from the school to take me home because my mother was gone grocery shopping. I had a ruptured spleen and was bleeding internally. THEY SAVED MY LIFE, and I never knew who they were or was able to thank them. Any help here fellow Bombers? I'm guessing they would be about class of '65 or '66? And isn't it great to know we grew up in a community where such things could happen and you knew someone would help at the drop of a hat? To: Eric Lukins '81 Thanks for saying something about Barth Park. It was the place to go for all the Verellen/Rainey/Parnell gang during family get togethers at "Gramma's" (just around the corner.) When my Grandfather died in '94 we used some of the money that was donated on his behalf to the city "plant a tree" fund to refurbish the backstop. I would imagine that my uncles, brothers and cousins have a few war stories to tell about that court too. Bomber Cheers! -Theresa Rainey Slack '69 ~ still residing in Bomberland and watching our fourth generation of Bombers grow like weeds. (two in the class of '12) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Gun Clubs I too remember the Sacajawea Rod and Gun Club. I shot there for four years, and like Bill Wingfield ('67), it helped significantly with scoring Expert for six years while in the Marines. There were a lot of great people who passed through those doors. I shot on Friday nights, and it would take up to much space to list all the people I knew there. There used to be a lot of shooting done out at French's orchard as well. [Rob ('71), Ray (72), and Tom ('74)] It was a pretty good congregating area for shooters in the late 60's and early 70s. Re: Tear Gas How many veterans remember your annual gas mask qualification? Stop breathing, don mask, sound the alarm, continue the mission!!!! I made the mistake of keeping my contact lenses in one time, bad idea. I used CS gas on the Air Force one time when we trained their elite security force. Bursting CS grenades inside of a building full of people with no gas masks was pretty funny to watch. They didn't like it to much, but they wore their gas masks the rest of the training session. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ in sunny but cool Richardson, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Wilson ('76) Hello People, It's been quite a while since I've written to the Sandstorm. I am looking for Rick Moore ('76). Rick, You were looking for someone a while back, as I recall, it was John Zorich. Please e-mail me back and I can get you some info. -Dan Wilson ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 '56 Bulldog: Char Dossett ('51), Ed Weasner ('51) Jack Dawson ('52), John Herbert ('56 Bulldog) Donna McGregor ('57), Dan Noble ('58) Patti Jones ('60), Audrey Mathews ('61WB) Donna Nelson ('63), Fred Schafer ('63) Leoma Coles ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Bob Pierce ('68), Patty Eckert ('68) Jim Laidler ('77), Kirk Catt ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Dave Brusie ('51) Re: Dort Hickey ('51) and Dot Sargent ('51) Dave, Aren't they the jealous ones. I bet they knew where the taverns were!! *joke* Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Weasner ('51) Re: Info For Marian Agar Kreiter ('72) Re: 50's music Go to http://www.timelife.com - on the right hand side, click on "10. The Fabulous Fifties - 10 CD Set". It's a 10 CD set of 50's music... all of the "Hit Parade" titles by the original artists. The set is $119.00... maybe you can buy buy by the year or not any more??? This set is advertised on TV quite a bit. Not knowing your parents, when they met etc., a few earlier titles that come to mind are: "The Old Lamplighter", "Stardust", "One Enchanted Evening", "Old Buttermilk Sky", "Clair DeLune" (sp?) by Claude Thornhill", "Blue Velvet". With the exception of the last title, all of the others are prior to the '50s, but all are good songs and there are many more. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) and Bob Harman ('51) Re: Games we grew up with We had one distinct advantage when we were growing up, besides doing it in Richland, We didn't have TV to distract us from being inventive or imaginative. When Ralph mentioned "Olle Olle Oxen Free", it made me recall that we played that game as the sun was setting. The insects were very very abundant around the corner light and then the "bull bats" (I'm not sure if they were bats or not) would come out and swop around the light feeding on the insects. Most of the kids would try to hit them with rocks, but that was a complete wasted effort. AOL is bugging me so I will stop. -Ed Weasner ('51) ~ sunny San Jose, CA - where it is absotively beautiful today, in the 70s at least and supposedly no rain in sight for a few days ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) RE: BJ and her "Darlings" / life in Richland This is just a short story about growing up in Richland. We lived on Richmond not to far from the by-pass so my son John ('82) could take his dirt bike across the by-pass and go riding. The story. He had just returned from a ride and was still in the front yard when Jumbo and Wig Davis ('82) came by with a basketball in hand. I was in the yard doing some work and my daughter Leann ('84) was on the front porch reading a book. Also with us was our dog Ranger. Wig sat on John's bike and the boys started talking, bs-ing around. Somehow Wig got the bike started accidentally. The throttle was of the type you crank back towards you to give it the gas. Needless to say, Wig took off around the yard out of control. He ran into the hedge, knocked down the ladder, all the while yelling "WHOA!, WHOA" in a very unmanly voice. Jumbo hid behind the locust tree but still almost got his foot run over. Leann jumped up on the bench. John jumped up on the hood of the old international van. "Ranger" had the most fun he chased after the bike trying to bite the rear tire and still barking as hard as he could. He also thought it would be fun to bite Jumbo on the foot. Wig looked liked one of those road runner yard ornaments that the legs go around and around when the wind blows. I do need to give him credit... he never stopped yelling "WHOA". When he ran head on into the old van he did stop. The stillness was amazing. Finally "Ranger" barked one more time, took a tentative bite at the rear tire and sat down to await the the next chapter. John was still up on the hood of the van looking at Wig like "Why did you do that?", Leann was still up on the bench with her book tightly held, Jumbo was still behind the locust tree rubbing his foot. We all just looked at Wig and waited. He was rubbing his head where it tried to open the van door and with a dazed look turned to Jumbo and said "I think it's time to go home now." So, BJ, if you remember when the little darlings came home (one rubbing his foot and the other with a bump in the center of his forehead) now you know the rest of the story... -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Hebert ('56 Bulldog) Re: North Richland Hello. Can you tell me if anything is left of North Richland, the government town that used to border on the Hanford Works? My brother and I lived there from 1950 to 1952 or 1953. I'm hoping that at least the streets remain so that we can locate where we used to live. My thanks in advance for any help you can give me. -John Hebert ('56 Bulldog) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) Re: Spudnuts Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Just received a dozen Spudnut Spuddies from my brother, Craig Perkins ('69) --- on Valentine's day, too!! Priority Mail - 3 days still good!!! mmmmmm. Yes, the taste is still worth it. yummmmmmm. I worked for a short while at a clothing (kids?) store right near the Spudnut Shop - when I was a Junior, probably. Bomber Cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) ~ Warming up in the Espanola Valley, NM. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Noble ('58) I ran into Mr. Jantz, math teacher at Carmichael today, and his wife. they were engaged 58 years ago today. I don't know about the rest of his students, but he gave me an interest in higher math that continued through college and helped me become a teacher myself. -Dan Noble ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Fife, WA Luncheon To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) The Bombers at the Fife luncheon would enjoy your attending! The normal Fife luncheon date is always the second sunday of the month except for May and September. May moves to the Sunday after Mother's Day. September moves to the Sunday after Club 40. If we stay with the August luncheon date for what is being planned, the second Sunday of the month falls on August 14. What is being considered for August will possibly be about an hour and a half south of Fife. We will keep your August 10th date of being in Tacoma in mind. Bomber Cheers, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA where the sun was shining today. Bulbs and buds are starting to peak out saying spring is just around the corner. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Mathews ('61WB) To: Dennis Hammer ('64) I remember the x-ray machines or whatever they were called in the shoe stores. Of course, I haven't seen one in years. I can well remember being so embarrassed that my feet were so big and my Mom's were so small. Oh the memories of childhood no matter where we started. -Audrey Mathews ('61WB) ~ Roberta (Middle), GA - where the mornings are very nippy, but the rest of the day sunny and balmy about 60. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Re: Sacajawea A memory of Sacajawea school came to mind when the gun club was mentioned. Does anyone from the 50s remember the statue of Sacajawea as you walked into the front doors of Sacajawea Elementary? Her right hand was clenched and stuck out in front of her as she looked like she was walking. Seemed like it was always broken. Also, the smell of rubbing alcohol from the nurse's room and we knew it was "shot day"? We lined up into a little hallway and rolled our sleeves up with paper in hand to tell the nurse what immunizations we needed!!!! -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://richlandbombers.com/allbombers/0gspicsSacT.html There's a link towards the bottom of the page to a picture of the statue. I remember Fred Schafer's ('63) reaction to shot day - 3rd grade at Spalding... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovely Bomber Ladies. Special Valentines to Ann who lights up my life daily. -Fred Schafer ('63) ~ sunny Vancouver USA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) It was nice getting a Valentine's wish from everyone! And I want to thank all those Bombers!! out there who sent me information about High School transcripts. I called and they are being sent to me at no charge right from the school... Still in the job market, but it looks like things are beginning to move... quite a few jobs on the web, so I'm sure something will turn up soon! Thanks again everyone, -Leoma Coles (63) ~ Salem, Or - where it was sunny and a beautiful day today!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Rick Maddy (67) I agree: Spudnuts #1 Indian fry bread #2 (we get that every time we go to the swap meet in Costa Mesa, CA) #3, should be "Funnel cakes" (they are so good with powdered sugar sprinkled on them -- have also had them with syrup drizzled on them -- we buy them every year at the Kern County Fair) -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still cold and some fog still lingers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [#2 or #3 HAS to be Biegnets from the French Quarter in New Orleans. Right?????? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) To: Bill Wingfield ('67) and Brad Wear ('71) Re: Competition Shooting It's great to hear all the feedback on the Sacajawea Shooting Club. I had my kids attend the program at the Pasco club to 'get ready' for their first big deer hunt. Both of my boys drew their doe permits at ages 11 and 12. My daughter decided that target shooting was enough for her. Anyway both boys got their first deer about two hours after daybreak in a youth hunt area near Dayton. To hear you both comment on how it benefited your basic training rifle rating scores brought back memories to me as well. I placed third highest in my company in Ft. Lewis. All that shooting at the Sacajawea Club really made the difference. We were already a step ahead of everyone else. Brad, you brought back a memory I had forgotten for 34 years now - CS gas. One morning while still in Basic we were out on a forced march in full pack with rifles, etc. It was very early, rain was still falling from the pines. We all looked ahead and there was an little clearing with barbed wire criss-crossing everywhere throughout the area. Concussion canisters began exploding and we were ordered to get under the wire and advance forward ASAP. We all crawled on our backs to avoid our packs from getting caught by the low hanging wire. Half way through the wire, CS started popping all around us. We donned our masks the best we could and kept moving forward, our bodies burning from the gas combined with our wet clothing. I sadly remember one of the guys across from me couldn't keep his cool and was fumbling with his mask. We couldn't get to him under the wire so the DI came to his rescue walking over the top of it all. That CS was miserable! I recall right after I cleared the wire I looked back and the whole clearing was engulfed in a heavy cloud of CS gas. I don't think the DI envisioned what it would be like right after a heavy rain. We burned for the rest of that day. To: Rick Maddy ('67) Rick, I haven't seen you since about 1970. When I last saw you, you were down at the Bowling Alley still healing from wounds. That was the last time I saw our friend, Steve Manor. I remember he was in the same condition. Have you heard from Steve over all these years? Please let me know if you have a clue of his whereabouts. I'd like to visit with him. Thanks. -Robert "Bob" Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Eckert's Valentine's Day Gift Well its official, Our Mother, Vada Eckert will get to come home after a lengthy two month hospital stay, where she also broke her hip and needed surgery. She was married 66 years and had 11 Children. Prayers are appreciated. We all have a special Valentine today just for this reason: We Love You Mom: Joan, Andrew, Virginia, Bob, Rita, Don, Mari, "Johnny", Patti, Chris and Jean Eckert. Re: Real Estate Agent I fully will recommend Samantha Joyce with Windermere Real Estate in Kennewick on Kellogg (in old Blackberry's building). Very good and honest and straight forward. For any one looking for a great representative in either buying or selling. She has my Bomber Seal of Approval!! -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ Richland Bomber Country, Richland, where it is down right chilly & freezing and in the teens again! Brrrrrr.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Laidler ('77) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) I was at the football game when the tear gas grenade was thrown - it would have been either 1975 or 1976. I was fortunate enough to be on the very edge of the cloud, so I only got a little bit of it - and that was plenty! I don't remember if they ever caught the person who threw it, but I remember that it was a real tear gas grenade, not homemade. -Jim Laidler ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kirk Catt ('79) Re: Just a Hello Just sending a hello to anyone in the class of '79. I haven't seen many postings from our class and am wondering if anyone is still around. I am living in Southern California now and just wanted to see where everyone else ended up. Send me a note and let me know what you're up to. Look forward to hearing from some of you. -Kirk Catt ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom: Ray Gillette ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Dave Brusie ('51), Dick Pierard ('52) Rex Hunt ('53WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Gloria Willett ('56WB), Janet Tyler ('61) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Carol Converse ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Chuck Crawley ('67), Lynn Noble ('72) Kirk Catt ('79), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Re: Speaking of Palindromes... Can anyone tell me the two palindromic numbers that when multiplied together result in the following palindromic number. 12345678987654321 -Ray Gillette ('49) ~ Phoenix, AZ - where we only had 75 degrees today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Ed Weasner ('51) Eddie, Go back a little farther and to the Midwest where the radio stations played mostly hillbilly music. See if you recall a song either called "Wreck on the Hiway" or "I Didn't Hear Nobody Pray." It was about an accident involving a drunk driver. The ones you mention did indeed bring back memories of high school days. It was good to hear from you. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) Re: My Girls Dort, Dot, and Char ('51) I am proud of all three of you. I have enjoyed your company in school, you have married well, and I still love you. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY... a couple days late. -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Mr. Jantz I was really pleased to read Dan Noble's ('58) comment that Mr. Jantz is still going strong. I had him as a teacher in 8th grade at Marcus Whitman and highly regarded him. That is indeed good news. -Dick Pierard ('52) ~ Dunedin, New Zealand - where it is summer now, sunny and mild, like in Western Washington in August which is nearly the same latitude. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) To: John Hebert ('56 Bulldog) Re: North Richland I also lived in North Richland during the same era '51-'54. I passed thru Richland and North Richland last August... I couldn't even recognize the dirt... even the ess curve on GWWay was greatly changed... and some one even planted trees/ *LOL* Re: X-Ray machines Those foot X-Ray machines were called fluoroscopes and to show the ignorance among the shoe industry. It was thought to be harmless. -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ~ beautiful downtown Hanford, CA where the first major fly hatch of the season has occurred. P.S. Flies are the State Bird here (thanks to the dairy industry) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: John Hebert ('56 Bulldog) Re: North Richland Sorry, John, nothing left of North Richland as we knew it. The houses, the buildings, including John Ball, the bathhouses, the trailer sheds, the streets (except GWWay) are all gone. The are some offices and lab buildings there now, but nothing you would recognize. I sure as heck didn't when I was in town last year. I remember '54 Bulldogs, only then they came with long ears, or was it tails? -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ hanging on in Albany, OR where the weather is pleasant for the moment, but we await the spring monsoons. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: North Richland I would also like to know what happened to North Richland. We lived on B Street in a two-bedroom house. There was an open field between our back door and the Columbia River. All of the houses on our street were either singles like ours or duplexes - they all looked alike. I think that most of them were occupied by construction personnel; it seemed that everyone in our neighborhood worked for Blaw Knox. All high school students rode the bus from North Richland to Col Hi. I remember one guy who always wet his hair to comb it. In cold weather his hair was frozen by the time he walked to the bus stop - can't remember his name. Re: Looking for... Does anyone know what happened to Wanda Hamilton ('56) - married Dick Guymon ('55)? She was a friend of mine who also lived in North Richland. We corresponded for a while after I left, but I lost track of her after a time. -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ~ Lonoke, AR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler ('61) To: Dan Noble ('58) Re: Mr. Jantz So glad you mentioned Mr. Jantz, math teacher at Carmichael. I have been trying to remember his name since folks began (long ago) asking 'Who was your favorite teacher?' He was definitely one of my favorites. He really cared about his students learning math and was also one of the most gentle teachers I remember. Re: Real Estate Agent Speaking of "Bomber Seal of Approval" I want to recommend a fellow '61 alumnae, Shirli Hogue Halstead. She has sold my husband and I two houses and re-sold one for us in the 10 years since we moved to the Tri- Cities. I had not seen Shirli since our graduation until 30th reunion when I learned she was selling real estate. 2 months later we were headed for a new life in the Tri-Cities and Shirli was a fantastic representative in our purchase of a home. Again 7 years later we bought a new home and sold the old one. I highly recommend Shirli! -Janet Tyler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: First Day as a Bomber ~ Sept. 1959 Ray Gillette ('49) stirred up memories of my first day as a sophomore at Col Hi. Of course I was excited and somewhat nervous ~ because of our sophomore Orientation, I knew where the rest rooms were. During our first break, I very confidently walked right to the girls' rest room. (had to check on the hair before the next class)! As I approached, there was a circle of "older guys" standing around this rest room area close to the Study Hall. One side was the boys' and the opposite side the girls'. (I remember this so vividly!!!) I excused myself, they stepped aside, I walked through and went right on in. YES! I walked right into the boys' rest room!! Extremely humiliated and red faced, I walked out to all these guys smiling at me. Much to their credit, not a word was said. So much for the Orientation! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball ~ Friday, February 15, 2002 Tonight marked the last conference game of the season. The #3 Moses Lake Chiefs invaded Dawald Gym for a big match up. A loss for the Chiefs could put them in a tie for third and fourth. A win or loss for the Bombers would keep them in second place. A win and an Ike loss to Kennewick (2-15) would give Richland a tie for the conference. In the first meeting Richland prevailed 68-63 at Moses Lake. Richland won the tip and Hilgert hit a base line jumper with 7:15 to go to give the Bombers the lead. After a steal by the Bombers, Bussman lined up a trey and found nothing but net, 5-0 Bombers with 6:59 to play. Arthurs stole the ball and raced down for a quick two. 7-0 Bombers, with 6:47 to play. A Moses Lake miss found Buck driving to the hoop. He was fouled and converted both free-throws for a 9-0 lead with 5:59 to play. Buck tipped a pass that was picked up by the Bombers and after making several passes York found the next from three. Bombers 12-0. After a miss by Moses Lake. Buck drove the lane for a deuce and with 4:57 to play it was 14-0 Bombers. With 4:21 to play, the Chiefs sharp shooting guard, Kast, buried a deuce followed by a short jumper by Walker and one of two from the charity stripe by Reffett. With 3:12 to play it was Bombers 14-5. The next 8 points belonged to the Bombers. Buck hit a deuce in the paint. York drilled another trey and followed it with a bucket in the paint. With 1:08 to play it was 22-5 Bombers. Kast hit a trey with 1:02 to play and Baker made one of two from the foul line. Valdez put back an offensive board to make the score 22-11 with :13 to play. The Bombers worked for the last shot of the quarter and Fannin drained a deuce from the corner with :04 to end the scoring in the first period. Bombers 24-11. The Chiefs came out strong in the second period, scoring the first 8 points. Duke hit two from the foul line, Reffett put back an offensive board, Kast made one of two from the line, and followed that with a bucket and one for two from the line once again. With 5:43 to play in the half the Chiefs had crawled back to 24-19. York nailed a bucket with 5:09 to play, but the Chiefs came back with a hoop and a hack for three points by Kast. 26-22 with 4:14 to play. Frisbee drove the base line and hit a short hoop to expand the lead to 28-22 with 3:25 to play. Kast dropped in two from the foul line to make it 28-24 with 2:54 to play. Frisbee hit one of two from the charity stripe with 2:27 to play. Reffett came back with a bucket to make the score 29-26 with 2:01 in the first half. Buck tallied a deuce, but Walker returned the favor by hitting a foul line jumper to keep the lead at 3. Johnson finished the scoring in the first half by hitting two free-throws for the Bombers to make the score 33-28. The Bombers made only 9 points after getting 24 in the first period. The third period would be crucial. This has not been the Bombers best quarter all season. Kast started the scoring in the third quarter with a trey to cut the lead to 2 points. Bussman hit a two and Reffett put back an offensive board to make the score 35-33 with 7:13 to play. Hilgert hit a spinner in the paint followed by two free-throws by Kast with 6:21 to play. "No shot clock needed in this quarter." Bussman hit a two from just inside the arc and McFaul hit a similar shot for the Chiefs. Bussman came back with a clean trey and McFaul made one of two from the line. With 4:57 to play it was Bombers 45-40. Buck hit a deuce and got fouled. Free-throw good. Bombers 48-40 with 4:48 to play. Reffett hit another two from near the basket, but Buck answered with a long trey. 51-42 Bombers with 3:51 to play. Not to be outdone, Kast hammered home a three with 3:38 to play. Bussman hit a bucket followed by another put back by Reffett. Bombers 53-47 with 3:06 to play. Buck hit a driving two and Frisbee sunk two free-throws to make the score 57-47 with 1:44 to play. Walker threw in a trey to make the score 57-50 with 1:27 to play. The Bombers ended the third period with a three pointer by York and deuce by Buck. At the end of three, Bombers 62-50. In the third quarter the Bombers put up 29 points and made 11 of 14 from the field. Moses Lake scored 22 points in the quarter. The fourth quarter started with Frisbee hitting four straight from the foul line. With 7:23 to play the Bombers led 66-50. "Put a fork in em-ther'ye done." Reffett hit one of two from the line to cut the lead to 66-51 with 7:15 to play. Buck hit two free- throws followed by a deuce and a hack, three more for Buck. Bombers 71-51 with 5:01 to play. Walker hit a trey and Bussman nailed a deuce. Baker nailed a trey, Frisbee made one of two from the line and Buck converted two more from the charity stripe. Bombers 76-57 with 3:22 to play. Reffett hit a bucket from the baseline. The pathetic press displayed by the Chiefs led to two straight hoops by Frisbee. Bombers 80-59 with 2:46 to play. McFaul hit two from the line with 2:41 to go and Buck hit his final hoop with 2:01 to play. Bombers 82-61. Lopez made the next four points for the Chiefs, all from the line and the final hoop of the game was a trey by Benavediz. Final Bombers 85-65. The Bombers finish the regular season at 14-4 and 16-4. The Bombers were 21 of 37 from inside the arc for 57%, 8 for 21 from beyond the arc for 38% and overall 29 for 58, 50% from the field. The Bomb squad converted 19 of 24 free-throws, grabbed 14 offensive and 14 (7 boards for York and 6 for Frisbee) defensive boards. They stole 7 passes (3 by Buck), assisted on 10 baskets (4 by York), committed 25 fouls, committed only 9 turnovers and had no blocked shots. The Bombers were led in scoring by Buck with 30, York, Bussman and Frisbee all had 14, 4 for Hilgert, 3 for Benavediz, and 2 for Arthurs, Fannin and Johnson. The Moses Lake loss drops them into to a tie with Walla Walla for third and fourth at 11-7. Big, I mean Huge news of the night, KENNEWICK 62-IKE 52. The Bombers share the league crown with Eisenhower. It was only the third win for Kennewick. The tiebreakers will be announced tomorrow, but I believe Ike will get the #1 seed and the Bombers the #2 seed to the District Tournament. The lady Bombers also won to finish second in the big Nine at 16-2 and 17-3. Next Friday there will be a double header at Dawald Gym. The ladies will play at 6:00 and the boys will play at 8:00 against opponents to be determined after the games on Tuesday. Hats off to both the Bomber teams. Make every attempt to be in Dawald Gym on Friday, February 22! Boys teams not making the District Tournament are Kennewick, Pasco, Davis and Kamiakin. I will have a report on the Tuesday loser out games next week. Next Bomber report after the Friday games. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Patti Jones Ahrens (60) Thanks for letting me know that there will be a luncheon or something going on when we are in Tacoma. You did mention that the 2nd Sunday in August is the 14th. It is really August 11th. That is why I knew we would be in Tacoma that weekend. Yes, please, do keep me in mind and let me know. I'm sure you will be mentioning something in the Sandstorm though. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the rain is suppose to invade us once again tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Spudnuts Found this message board of 'Spudnut' interest... so hop on it (;-) Re: Dawson Richards Nov. 18, 1999: Dawson Richards closes doors on 50 years of service Re: Hanford Big Shots Great page! Had not seen it before. Anyone recognize their Dad or a neighbor? http://AllGallery.tripod.com/0000s/HanfordBigShots.html Re: More from Classmates.com Here is the number of registered Richland Bombers for class years 1939 to 2002 (;-) Orchids to 1949, 1959, 1966, 1971, 1982 & 1993. 1/1939 1/1940 11/1950 73/1960 84/1970 87/1980 74/1990 0/1941 31/1951 61/1961 125/1971 102/1981 83/1991 0/1942 31/1952 78/1962 101/1972 129/1982 108/1992 0/1943 26/1953 75/1963 95/1973 85/1983 118/1993 2/1944 36/1954 87/1964 53/1974 93/1984 111/1994 4/1945 43/1955 89/1965 50/1975 70/1985 115/1995 5/1946 59/1956 101/1966 62/1976 70/1986 89/1996 4/1947 51/1957 93/1967 69/1977 79/1987 85/1997 6/1948 36/1958 95/1968 64/1978 84/1988 92/1998 16/1949 49/1959 92/1969 96/1979 67/1989 97/1999 61/2000 36/2001 15/2002 -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Living in 'downtown' Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Okay, Maren, you "piqued" my curiosity - what are Beignets? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Linda - http://shop.cafedumonde.com/originals.html -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: 43 years and 10 days Wow! After cheating death on the day the music died, another one of my heroes finally ended his career, but not his legacy. As you all know, on the night Buddy Holly took off after playing the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Buddy, Tommy Allsup and Waylon Jennings were supposed to fly to the next gig. Tommy gave up his seat to Richie Valens and Waylon gave his seat to P.J. Richardson, aka the Big Bopper. I was fortunate enough to see Waylon many times by himself, with his lovely wife Jessie and with his buds, Willie, Johnny and Kris, as the Highwaymen. Had dinner with him and always told him to play one for Buddy when he took the stage...... He was a wild one and he will be missed! So, forty-three years and ten days later, Waylon will be reunited with Buddy and I'll bet they will have a "hell of a band"! Rave on! -David Rivers ('65) P.S. I hope all the Bomber babes appreciated it when I wished them all Happy Valentine's Day using Fred Schafer's (63) name yesterday! I promise not to use your name any more, Fred! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crawley ( To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Beignets Maren, Hi Darlin' Yeah, you right on those Beignets from Cafe du Monde. At least second place. I'm telling you though, a new contender has emerged: a King cake from Randazzo's in New Orleans, with praline filling. Wonderful! Even shipped overnight all the way to the NW. Must have been right out of the oven. -Chuck Crawley (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Portland, OR where we call the 2 days of rain that follow 5 days of sunshine a weekend. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://shop.cafedumonde.com/originals.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble ('72) To: Brother Dan Noble ('58) Mr. Jantz and Mr. Goecke team taught algebra during 9th grade and also made our math class an interesting one. I actually learned and retained what they taught. (Not an easy feat considering that I have absolutely no interest in math and I ran around with Diane Hartley ('72) who I met in health class. But that's another good story.) Who else remembers Susie Locke who taught health class at Carmichael. She put up with a lot from Hartley and me and we still passed - I think. Remember Mrs. Bernhart, too? She taught my third grade class at Christ the King and you had her in public school. I remember that you came to my class to say hello to her right after your student teaching experience and I was so proud to have you there! To: The Eckert Kids: I'm so glad to hear your mother is doing better. I've kept her in my thoughts and prayers since Jean mentioned her illness to me. My family is so fortunate to still have both of our parents in great health at 87 and 83. -Lynn Noble ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kirk Catt ('79) Re: Looking for... I have always wondered what happened to Caprice Letourneau ('79). She left Richland the summer of 1978 to move to Ann Arbor, MI. I know it's a long shot, but does anyone know anything about her? Let me know. -Kirk Catt ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Jack Dawson ('52) Jack, I had never heard that story about Wig and Jum before. Jumbo's mother-in-law, Debbie, and I got the biggest laugh out of that. They were, and still are, a pair. We have lost touch with so many of my children's friends, they were all such a good part of our lives. There were so many passing in and out of our house at different times. Steve and Mike's friends, Jum and Wig's and Sheila and Karen's. I miss them all. John was a favorite. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Ken Ely ('49), Dorothy Sargent ('51) Ed Weasner ('51), Anita Hughes ('52) Jim Russell ('58), Ed Borasky ('59) Gloria Davis ('61), Janet Tyler ('61) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Tim Smyth ('62) Betty Noble ('63), Joanna Faulkner ('63) Ray Stein ('64), David Rivers ('65) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Linda McKnight ('65) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Rick Valentine ('68) Mary Jo Garrison ('69), Blanche Newby ('71) Wig Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Speaking of palindromes: 8:02pm on February 20 this year will be an historic moment in time. At that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen again. As the clock ticks over from 8:01pm on Wednesday, February 20, time will, for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise -20:02, 20/02, 2002. It is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never be repeated. The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock at 10:01am on January 10, 1001. And because the clock only goes up to 23:59, it is something that will never happen again. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA - where it is cool and rainy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) To: Dave Brusie ('51) Thanks, Dave, we love you too. You always were a class act. And take care of that liver! To: Charlotte Dossett ('51) Yes, I knew where the taverns were, but I didn't go in. Bob Harman ('51) and Ralph Myrick ('51) are remembering some rare songs. I will never forget the great country music of the late Forties. My favorite "Love Sick Blues" by Hank Williams still plays today. There was little Jimmy Dickens, Sons of the Pioneers, so many good ones. And then then along came the great dance music of Frankie Laine, the McGuire Sisters, Johnny Ray, Jo Stafford, Doris Day - all that fabulous music we danced to at the Hi Spot. They just don't make music like that anymore. And like Eddie Weasner ('51) mentioned, it was Hit Parade music. I had so many great 78s. Wish I had them now - I'd be rich!! Re: North Richland I know I wouldn't recognize North Richland. I could hardly believe Richland last September when I was there for my 50th class reunion. It's amazing how even a few years can change the look of a place. It's so green and lush now - not to mention real busy. When I was growing up, it was the "bare bones", but very exciting to us. -Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Weasner ('51) To: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Early Music Bob, I don't recall the song/s you mentioned. I didn't develop an appreciation for music until junior year in high school. Here is another title you may have forgotten, "The Old Master Painter" and I don't remember the artist's name. Re: SKEETERS http://AllGallery.tripod.com/0000s/DDTtruck.html Changing the subject for a minute. Several alumni have mentioned the DDT truck/trailers and kids following in the fog. I remember them as well, but I remember the reason for them much more. We moved to Richland in January of 1945 and got to experience spring and summer, of course. With the spring came the mountain run off, the rising of the Yakima River and subsequent stagnant pools created. In those stagnant pools bred the nastiest creature created: "SKEETERS" They weren't mosquitos, but skeeters and they were huge (more about that later). Now we lived on the corner of Craighill and Adams - not very far from the Yakima River. We also had a drainage ditch in back of our prefab that also had stagnant water in it most of the year. Anyway, these stagnation ponds/pools bred SKEETERS by the billions (every year). Now all Richlanders know how hot it gets today, it seemed to be even hotter back then (late 40s). The heat did not deter these SKEETERS one bit. At high noon the porch screen was absolutely covered with these beasts trying to get in. Probably to get out of the heat as there was no shade, no trees yet, at least at the Weasner house. Now when you went outside you covered up everything in even in 100+ weather. I don't remember, but I don't think we (on the south end) got the DDT sprayers in '45, not sure, but when they did arrive it was a blessing. There were a lot of jokes about the SKEETER infestation. The one that I do recall is about these 2 SKEETERS eating their supper of horse down by the river. They are chatting away when one of the SKEETERS says to the other SKEETER, "Be quiet, we don't want one of them BIG SKEETERS to come along and take this horse away from us, do you?" That's it for today. -Ed Weasner ('51) ~ San Jose, CA - expecting rain in time now.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: looking for a friend Hi, To you Bombers who are looking for a friend. You might try switchboard.com or snap.com Click on white pages and enter their name. If they have a listed phone anywhere, their name should show up, along with address, phone and map. If there name is a common one you may not have much luck. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ near Mt. Shasta in northern CA where the weather has been great for a few days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Russell ('58) To: Ray Gillette ('49) Try 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 -Jim Russell ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: Palindromic numbers To: Ray Gillette ('49) You might have known I'd chime in with an answer: the "two" numbers I came up with are 111,111,111 and 111,111,111 -- that is, 12,345,678,987,654,321 is a perfect square and it's square root is a palindrome. -M. Edward (Ed) Borasky (1959) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) Thanks to Janet Tyler ('61) for recommending Shirli Hogue Hallsted ('61) as a real estate agent. As well as being one of my best buds since the early '50s, she sold my parents' house for us in 1998. She went "above and beyond" as an agent. She made a very sad, difficult time much easier for us. She's the best! -Gloria Davis Tinder ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler ('61) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Games we grew up with When Ralph mentioned "Olle Olle Oxen Free", it recalled for me all those marvelous evenings of kids from Duportail north on Birch and Cottonwood (who knows how far north) playing at sunset. Could this be 'Allie, Allie, All in free'? I go walking in my neighborhood on summer evenings and there isn't a kid to be seen anywhere but every house has a TV set playing and seen through the windows. -Janet Tyler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Krispy Kremes What next? Today on Fox News they showed a large "Wedding Cake" made in Seattle, using 250 Krispy Kremes. Re: Old Games Many of us in our neighborhood during Lewis & Clark days, played "Annie, Annie Over." Kids would be on both sides of the house ~ one side would throw the tennis ball over our "B" house and when someone caught it on the other side, they'd yell "Pigtail." I believe you'd then run around to the other side and try and catch the person who caught the ball ~ my memory fails me on that part. Fun times! Most of the time on weekends, a neighborhood baseball game or other type of game would be going on out in the large, two block long field, behind our Benham house. We also built great snow forts there ~ fun place for snowball fights. We really enjoyed the simple and creative things back then. Living away from Richland truly makes you appreciate what you had there even more. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Mr. Jantz Please add my name to the long list of Bombers who appreciated Mr. Jantz and the way he cared and taught. Glad to hear that he is alive and well. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Having a unusually mild winter in northeastern New York ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) To: Dan Noble ('58) I'm a day late responding but wanted you to know how well I too remember Mr. Jantz. He was a favorite teacher especially when he first called my name out in 7th grade math and then asked, "Are you Dan Noble's sister?" I think there may have been a comment about 'being as good as your brother in math.' I gave it my best. To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Yes, I remember Susie Olney Locke. When I had her for health at Carmichael we took some personality quiz/test (?) She told me I needed to see her after school about the results. As shy as I was at the time it scared the daylights out of me. And now I don't remember what she told me. So it wasn't as bad as I had feared. I also had Homer Olson in 7th grade. He took a special interest in me because I was very good at spelling. I ended up on stage in the spelling bee. Again, scared and shy. Which doesn't describe your dear friend "Hartley." Yes, Hartley I fondly recall how you and (my sissy) Lynn were far from boring or shy. To: David Rivers ('65) All us Bomber Babes say thank you - to you and Fred for thinking about us on Valentine's. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ~ in our little forest waiting for my son, Chris to call and say they're on their way for a visit this weekend. Yes! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 Re: Speaking of palindromic numbers I believe the answer to be: 1 X 12345678987654321. Am I right? -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ~ San Jose, CA - where weatherman says rain and there's not a cloud in the sky. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Ray Gillette (49) Re: Speaking of Palindromes Two numbers that work are: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12345678987654321 My favorite sister, Judy Stein Mitchell (71) is also a palindromist, even lives in a palindromic town. Her verse, however, can be "damn mad". When Judy read my piece on the Bomber mascot, she went bonkers. I said, "Relax, it's just for fun." But she still expressed her wrath in the following email: A Walla Walla, Wa. Sis (71) bonks; "Alright A-Ray, fo' fun? Enuf of ya! 'rath girl ask NO B-17!" - sis@wallawalla.wa A-Ray Stein (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: I CONFESS To: Fred Schafer ('63) Alright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I confess... I screwed up... I didn't send Valentine's wishes to all the Bomber Babes using Fred Schafer's ('63) name.... But I woulda wished them Happy Valentine's day... if Ida thought of it..... I woulda left out the part about Ann ('63) lighting up my life tho... Well, I mean she does brighten the room when she walks in and all............. Is this working??????????????? -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 How about the song "Transfusion"? As in "Slip the Claret to me Barret" -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ~ Damn, it's cloudy after a whole week of sun and blue sky here in Seattle. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) My niece, Katie McKnight, is getting married over Memorial Day weekend. I would love to get together with old friends while I am in town, but thought maybe I should write ahead and let you all know my new email address, and maybe we could set up like a lunch or dinner one of the nights. I don't often get to town. I did visit about three weeks ago with my daughter, Jennifer, but it is always so hectic with family in Pasco, and West Richland, so much driving, and then we stayed one night with Ruthie (man.... can that woman cook!!!!) Albertowicz ('65). She is such a great hostess. Anyway, would love you hear from all you wonderful Bombers in the Tri-Cities. To: Loretta Jensen Kuzack (65) I am so sorry I didn't answer your last email. The mother board in my computer died and I lost everything (I hate when that happens), so would love to hear from you again, soon. To: Donna Fredette (65) How come you don't answer my emails there girl???? One night we are talking on the phone, and then we aren't and then I don't hear anything more.... Take care all you Bombers out there!!! -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: NEED IMMEDIATE HELP! Fellow Bombers - I need immediate help -- must buy an important gift THIS WEEK. I found out that a dear friend would like books on the history of Richland. I need to give these to him for his birthday this coming Sunday, 2/24. PLEASE recommend the best ones you've seen --and where you saw them. In addition to the written history, I would really like to get some with photos of Richland in the 50s & 60s -- he and I were both born in old Kadlec in 1950, and went through Carmichael and RHS together. (Funny thing is, we knew OF each other, but didn't really become friends until this Sandstorm reintroduced us last May.) So PLEASE respond with recommendations, ASAP! (Also going to get him a Ranch House ornament from the CREHST museum.) Thanks in advance for your help!! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Ornament Order Form. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Beignets Maren: I was in New Orleans Super Bowl weekend (alas not for the Super Bowl). A group of us stopped into the Cafe Du Monde for Beignets. They were served still hot smothered in powdered sugar and with Chicory Coffee. What a treat, a lady sitting a couple of tables over sneezed while eating one and covered herself with powered sugar. I was wearing black jeans, also not a good idea when eating something smothered with powered sugar. Beignets are in a class with Spudnuts, sorry Krispy Kreams are not even in the same class with these two. After the Cafe Du Monde we went next door to Aunt Sally's and got Pralines, yes there is a little bit of heaven in the French Market!!!!! -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where the sky is blue and it is a beautiful but COLD February day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jo Garrison Miller ('69) Just read about Spudnuts on the link Gary provided... no wonder I don't eat sweets, nothing can compare!!! But I am moving back to Bomber country in April - then look out!!! By the way, I'll need a job... anyone know of any... WalMart, almost anything. -Mary Jo Garrison Miller ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Blanche Newby Rue ('71) Re: Time Flies Maren, If you could put this in, thought it was pretty interesting and that people would like to know this. Thanks Re: 20:02, 20/02, 2002 Believe it or not but 8:02 pm on February 20 this year will be an historic moment in time. It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen again. As the clock ticks over from 8:01 pm on Wednesday, February 20, time will, for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002. This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never be repeated. The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10:01am on January 10, 1001. And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never happen again. -Blanche Newby Rue ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wig Davis (82) To: Jack Dawson ('52) Mr. Dawson, Yes I remember my stint on John's cycle. Could qualify as one of my most embarrassing moments. I'm sure this will open up the book so that my brothers could share more of my misadventures. It so happens that I married a girl that use to race dirt bikes. She was one of the best in the Billings, MT area at one time. She has skills I do not. I remember lots of good times with Jumbo, John and Ted Myers. We ran around together for many years and celebrated each Thanksgiving with a 2 on 2 Turkey Bowl at Myers'. I also recall an older lady that lived next door to you on Richmond. She use to pay John to tear documents in half (before the days of shredders). She had boxes and boxes of these in a shed out back. Always thought that was strange. Did she work for Enron? Good to hear from you. Hope you are well. Give Johnny boy my best. -Wig Davis (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Sandra Atwater ('51) Rex Hunt ('53WB), Donna McGregor ('57) Roger Fishback ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) Re: Palindromes Congratulations to all who were able to find the answer to my query 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 First response I received was from an old friend and co-worker from over thirty years ago who gave me a telephone call from Texas (where he has recently re- located). He lived and worked here in Phoenix area for many years but now has retired to a small town in Texas. Small world. I am talking about Farrell Janssen, a 1953 Bomber. Also to Ray Stein ('64) of Bomber basketball renown (who incidentally also spent some time here in Phoenix after his college career in the late sixties). Who would have thought that he was also a Palindromist. Cheers to all from sunny Phoenix where the next couple of days will be slightly cooler (a veritable cold streak) to the middle sixties for high temperatures. We will suffer through it though. -Ray Gillette '49 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Eddie Weasner ('51) I don't recall that song but you may remember "The Old Lamp Lighter." -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) HI Jeanie. I didn't know that kids still played Annie, Annie Over in 1962. If I went out to teach my grand daughter, Ms Em, I couldn't because I can't remember the rules. When you mentioned calling out pigtail, and chasing the person around the house brought back a little. Question is, why did we holler out Allie, Allie Oxen Free? And, what happened to the person that was tagged. To: Janet Tyler ('61) You're right on the thing about the TV sets. I don't see any kids out playing games anymore. It is really a lost art. So, if anyone can remember the rules of the game, send them in. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Annie, Annie Over and Ollie Ollie Oxen Free are two different games.... right?? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 To: Ed Weasner '51 The singer was Frankie Laine. -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: SKEETERS We use to have that same problem here, but we cured it. After we found out that the skeeters beaks were so big they could not fly very high, We put up a 5 foot high chain link fence. Make sure to use the heavy duty fence though. Had to replace mine. -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ~ lovely Hanford, CA - where it rained all night. The only place I know where you can stand ankle deep in mud and feel the dirt blowing in your face ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Master Painter I will take a venture and guess that it was Frankie Lane who sang "The Old Master Painter". Don't know for sure. Re: Games Another one was "Red Rover, Red Rover". Two lines of kids holding hands tightly (ouch) faced each from about 20 or so feet away and one line would yell, "Red Rover, Red Rover, send Billy right over" to the other line, and Billy would come charging into the opposite line trying to break through the line of the tightly held hands. If he broke through, and he would obviously try to choose where he thought the weakest hands were, he got to choose someone in that line to take back with him to his line. If he didn't break through he had to stay there. The line that ended up with the most kids, or with all the kids, won. -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Espanola Valley, NM where the winds of spring have arrived. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) To: All you krispy kream lovers Okay I decided to create the supreme test between krispy kreams and Spudnuts. First I ate a fresh krispy kream. Next I got a day old Spudnut, ran over it with my truck - guess what? The Spudnut was better. End of speculation. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Today, would have been Bobby and Billy Chipmunk's 57th birthday. While they didn't come to Richland until 2nd grade, they were as much a "Richland Original" as Hi-Spot, Pook, and Ray Stein's Jumper from the top of the key. For sure, they were the Guinea Pigs for Good Guys, and it worked. Is there any of the "Gold Medal Class of '63", who doesn't have at least one Hyatt memory to laugh and shake their head over? Today, let's all take a minute to remember how dear a true friend can be and just how precious is life. Amen. Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Katie McKnight To: Linda McKnight ('65) Re: Your 2/17/02 Alumni Sandstorm entry You said your niece, Katie McKnight is getting married Memorial Day weekend in the Tri-Cities. Is she the daughter of Mike and Linda McKnight? If so, Linda works for the school district in Pasco, right? Is Katie getting married at First Christian Church in Pasco? We were members of that church for 13 years, only left a couple years ago. If this is the same Katie, we have watched her grow up (a very nice girl!) It's 4:20 AM. I am up either very late or very early. Can't sleep, so what better to do than read the Alumni Sandstorm?! I'm also listening to Billy Gilman. Thank you, Betti Avant ('69), for encouraging me to get his CD. I'm not normally a country music fan, but I like this one and he is so cute. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) - wide awake in Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Re: Miss Olney I had her for 9th grade health and thought she was a great teacher. We had mice in the back of the room that we had to health experiments on --- two were fed "good" diets and two weren't. We had to chart their progress. I'm not sure what happened to the mice after the semester was over. I also remember hearing about her being reunited with her "first" love (think I was in my junior year at Col-Hi)... always thought that was such a neat love story. I can still see her with her white hair in a bun and those brown orthopedic shoes that she wore. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ it is raining in "beautiful" Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: 1967's 35 year class reunion Ok, Class of 67 our 35 year reunion is coming up! On July 26th & 27th. If you have not received the notice in the mail, you may contact, Jess Daniel 509-[deleted for privacy], or Steve Shockley 509-[deleted for privacy] or Maren has been so good as to put the Announcement, on a web page for us! http://richlandbombers.1967.tripod.com/67in02.html I must have been special as I received not just one notice but 3! Either that or they think I can't remember! Either way I'll be there and I hope to see the rest of you there! Ok Gang! The ones going to Ma Valone's I need to hear from you! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson, '77 Thanks to everyone who responded to my query regarding the tear gas incident. Great stories! Re: Check this out My husband and I went to see "Lord of the Rings" today, and we saw a preview that was very amusing ... The movie is "Signs" starring Mel Gibson. The trailer shows several aerial photos of alien-type images engraved somehow upon farm fields; each photo listing the city and state of where these images exist. The last image shows a corn field marked with an alien drawing and then the words KENNEWICK, WA appear on the screen. How bizarre! Does anyone know if this movie was shot in Kennewick or other surrounding area, or did they just pick a city out of a hat for the setting? Wanna see the trailer? Go to: http://bventertainment.go.com/movies/signs/ I have to say that I don't remember corn fields like this in the Tri-city area. -Kellie Walsh Patterson, '77 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers ('82 and '92 Reunion Committees) today: Shirley Watts ('49), Ed Weasner ('51) Dave Rhodes ('52), Carole Clark ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Barbara Crawford ('55) Gordon McDonald ('56), David Douglas ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Betty Noble ('63), Donna Nelson ('63) Earl Bennett ('63), Linda Belliston ('63) Sharon McDermott ('63), Tedd Cadd ('66) Brad Wear ('71), John Mosley ('71) Jil Lytle ('82), Monica Higginbotham ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Ray Gillette ('49) Ray, Betty Bjorkland ('49) now lives in Phoenix. Her married name is Mrs. Forrest Steiner. I don't believe she has a computer. It gets to be a small world. -Shirley Watts James (Class of 49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Weasner ('51) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Richland Books Several years ago I bought my Dad a book about Richland from the little christian book store on the west side of Uptown shopping center. The title is: " Hanford and The Bomb", by S.L. Sanger and Robert W. Mull with photography by Robley Johnson. Don't know if it is still available or not. To: Bob Harman ('51) Re: music Yes I remember "The Old Lamplighter". Do you remember "Harbor Lights"? Now, Any body remember the song title with the word "Ballerina" in it and the artist was? To: Dot Hickey ('51) Re: 78s Dot, I hate to burst your bubble, but I doubt seriously if you could even give them away if you had them today. They do still make the 33 1/3 LPs and I have heard they are making a minor come back. I would imagine using today's electronic technology to play the 78s, or even the 45s, the sound would be so scratchy and noisy that the pleasure of listening to the music again would be lost. Sorry, and I agree there was alot of great music we listened to a the Hi-Spot. To: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Re: music Thanks for jogging my memory, I could picture him in my mind but no name came up. To: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: Hanford, CA Rex, Have you ever thought about the irony of where you are living now and where you were 50 years ago? Now without having to look it up where is Hanford, CA in relationship to the Bay Area? That's it for to day, AOL has already bugged me once (my typing skills aren't too good). -Ed Weasner ('51) ~ partially cloudy San Jose, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52) Hi to all, Most will not remember me, but I will remember you. I lived in North Richland and attended ColHi during my Freshman year ('48-'49) and Sophomore year ('49-'50). We left then because my stepfather was a construction worker and all the major construction was over. When the jobs stopped we moved to Wishram, WA where my stepfather became a railroad worker. I did not go to school there, my family sent me to stay with my grandparents in Stevenson, WA for my junior year. My senior year was spent in Renton, WA with my father and stepmother. So you see, I kind of became a vagabond and I really missed all of my Col Hi friends. I am so grateful for the ones I have refound and rekindled the long ago friendships that meant so much to me. Have a good day' -Dave Rhodes ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carole Clark Oien '54 Re: Ollie Ollie Oxen Free I seem to remember that this was what we called when we were playing Hide and Go Seek and couldn't find someone for a long time. This was to relieve the frustration for the "seeker" who didn't know any place else to look. I remember all the games that have been mentioned. One that I don't remember seeing mentioned was "work up" softball. Our neighborhood kids used to play this a lot. -Carole Clark Oien '54 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 It comes to my mind that this newspaper could be the moral equivalent of a Public Broadcasting Station (radio or TV, take your pick). And like Public Broadcasting, it relies for funding, contributions from readers like you. What reminded me of this, is that the spring fund raising season is beginning on your favorite Public Broadcasting station. Why shouldn't it also begin here? It is your contribution that keeps this forum going. There are no premiums to buy, actually the only premium is the service you get in your e-mail inbox each day. "Olly, olly all in free" and "Annie Annie Over" are not the same. As I recall, the former is called out at the conclusion of a game such as Hide and Seek, when every one has to go into dinner. Bomber Cheers. -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where the seagulls are heading inland, we are tethering the elephants and tying down the ox carts as another high wind warning has been issued for the coast. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Crawford Marsh ('55) Re: Games of yesteryear At the risk of saying something stupid, let's try this for Allie Allie Oxen Free! As I remember this was a saying was used when playing Hide and Go Seek. Someone was "it" and hid their eyes for a count of ? while everyone else hid. "It" would go looking for them and when they found someone they would become then become the next "it". We would yell "All ye, all ye, outs in free" so the ones hiding would come in and then go hide for the new "it". Does this sound familiar to anyone? -Barb Crawford Marsh ('55) ~ in Kennewick (although I'll always be a Richland girl at heart) where it is a beautiful warm sunny day! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald ('56) Re: Most Addresses I'm tired of hearing the 'arguments' about which is better - Krispy Kreme or Spudnuts. So, let's look for something else to stimulate some new discussion. I thought it might be interesting to see who among all the Bomber graduates has lived in the most different places since leaving Richland. Arbitrarily, it should be someplace you lived for at least one month. I am sure there are many who have lived many more places than myself, but I'll offer my list to start the ball rolling. Richland WA Seattle WA -Gordon McDonald ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OK, I've got 22 ... so ya gotta have more than 22 to have "the most".... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) Happy Spring Festival to everyone. That's the biggest holiday here in China, celebrating the beginning of the lunar new year (the Year of the Horse in the Chinese zodiac). It was actually Tuesday, Feb. 12, but the celebration lasts a full week here. I've enjoyed the beautiful pageants on TV (but not the constant firecrackers - at least in Hawaii they were limited to one day). It's a family celebration - everyone tries to be with their family for the week. I spent two weeks on vacation in South China. Took the night train ("first class" - "soft bed" in a compartment) from Tianjin to Nanjing with one of my students, Vivien, and joined a Chinese tour group. Visited Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai with her as my interpreter. We had a new, comfortable 49 passenger bus (with TV to show movies on the longer drives). There were 44 on the tour; I was the only foreigner and I got royal treatment - even the ladies would carry my luggage for me. From Shanghai I took a plane to Guangzhou and met a second student Barbara and joined another tour group there. We visited Zhuhai (with boat trip to see Macao), then spent two days in Shenzhen. Then I got to visit the Guangdong Nuclear Power Station where Barbara's mother works. There are four reactors - two built by a French/Chinese consortium and two built by the Chinese. The first Chinese reactor had just gone on-line and the second is being tested. Then flew back from Shenzhen to Tianjin. The trip was perfect, except for the fact that both girls were bus-sick. I have one more week before classes resume for second semester. I'm hoping to spend a couple of days in Beijing. Spring is on the way - the lakes and canals have thawed, but it still seems cold to me. After 32 years in Hawaii it was an adjustment! -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, PR China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Hi Ralph We weren't still playing Annie, Annie Over when I graduated in '62. We played it back in our Lewis & Clark Elementary days. I did find the Game Rules, but too long to write. You can find them at: http://www.gameskidsplay.net ~ then click 'List of Games' and you'll find a lot of old game rules and information. (I'm sure we put in some of our own rules too) Many of the games listed I'd forgotten about. Hope you and your granddaughter have fun! The meaning of Ollie, Ollie, Oxen Free ~~ "Everyone, everyone come home free!" When playing games like Hide and Seek and other hiding games, some would yell Ollie, Ollie Oxen Free or Ollie, Ollie In Free at the end of the game when you couldn't find the last one(s) hiding. Then those still hiding would come running in. Perhaps others will remember different times when this phrase was used too. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA beautiful, sunny day ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback (62) Re: Basketball Honors Earl Streufert, Richland boys head coach, has been named Coach of the Year in the Big Nine Conference. Travis Buck (senior) was named to the first team all conference, Dustin Hilgert (senior) to the second team and James York (sophomore) was named honorable mention. Great job, Bombers. Cindy McCoy, Richland girls head coach, has been named Coach of the Year in the Big Nine Conference. Oddly enough, finishing second with a 16-2 record, no Bomber Ladies made the first team all conference. Brandy McCoy (senior) was named to the second team all conference and Alece McCoy (freshman) and Lindsay Selle (junior) were named honorable mention. Great job, Bombers. Now let's get out next Friday and support our two great teams. There is a double header Friday at Dawald Gym starting at 6:00 for the Ladies and 8:00 for the Boys. -Roger Fishback (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Happy Birthday to my little sister, Lynn Noble Paden (72). I won't mention her age which would be 9 years younger than me. She's the sixth child in our Noble family and calls herself #6. Lynn is a beautiful, intelligent, classy, and witty woman. Thank you, Lynn for being my friend and my "sissy." To: For Jim Hamilton (63) Re: Bob & Bill Hyatt Yes, I do have fond memories. Each were genuinely friendly and remained a true friend throughout our years together in junior high and high school. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) - Listening to the wrens singing every morning in anticipation of Spring arriving. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) "Annie, Annie, Over" is what you called before you threw a ball over a house. We threw it over our "F" house on Judson. It was sort of a message to the person on the other side to watch for the ball. If the person on the other side of the house caught the ball (and you never knew because you can't see them), they'd come running around and tag you and you'd switch sides of the house. If they didn't catch it, they'd holler the same thing and the ball would come flying back. "B" houses were much easier to throw over but harder to watch from what direction the guy on the other side was running from. Oh, and the house you were playing at had to be clear of fences in order to run around it. That was our version growing up on Judson... "the 14 kids on the 14 hundred block". Kids still play Red Rover on the playground where I teach. War ball is a thing of the past though. -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C Bennett III, Gold Medal Class of 63 Re: Games "Pigtail" was called when the ball did not go all the way over the roof and rolled back down the throwing side. Guess the competitive spirit was not as keen back then, as that seems to have been a courtesy call to let them know the ball wasn't coming just yet. As I recall, the object was to catch the ball as it came over from the other side, run around the house and try either to tag someone from the other side or hit them with the ball (such violence we grew up with!). Since you didn't know which way the catching side would come around, it generally didn't pay to run as soon as you threw - might run smack into them, although it also seems there was a reason to run quickly - maybe if you got around before the ball was caught you won that round? Must admit this is a very dim memory, so distortion of some parts is likely. Allie Allie Oxen Free was, I believe, a "play with the language" perversion of the Hide & Seek game- ending Allie Allie All in Free. This signaled that the "It" person was giving up finding anyone (Mom called "time to come in" or something) or someone had been found and was therefore the next "it," so everyone else could come in to home base "free," i.e., not becoming "it" for the next game. As we got older, I noticed that certain "pairs" didn't come back to home base very quickly, and NEVER broke cover to run and touch home base before IT, no matter how far IT strayed from home base searching for them. Slowed the game down something fierce. Regards, ecb3 - in sunny and still unseasonably warm Reva, VA. We need some rain. Even snow would be welcome. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Re: Bomb Shelters in Richland When my parents built our home in 1961 in Westwood Acres, they built what we always called a "Bomb Shelter" in our basement. We always stored food and supplies in there.. I called my Dad & Mom yesterday who still live in that same house, and asked them about the Shelter. Dad said about 4 families that he knows of in that same development built one also that year. He said they called it a "Fall-out Shelter". .... Anyone know if there's a difference? -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Hi, I also say that movie preview with Mel Gibson and wondered the same thing about where they got Kennewick from..did that happen??? I have been gone from there many years and have no clue.. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX where the days are beautiful and the nights a little cool.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: Numeric palindromes To: Ray Gillette ('49) The numeric Palindrome Ray put out is actually the largest of a series of perfect squares each of which is a Palindrome and also has a Palindrome root: 1 x 1 = 1 11 x 11 = 121 111 x 111 = 12321 1111 x 1111 = 1234321 11111 x 11111 = 123454321 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321 11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321 -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: All current and prior Marines Today [2/19] is the 57th anniversary of the invasion of Iwo Jima. THE decisive battle of World WarII that ensured that the Marine Corp, the most destructive fighting force known to man, which according to James Forstall, "would be around for the next 500 years." Semper Fi!!!!!! -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Mosley ('71) Re: Kennewick Alien crop circle I have not seen the movie 'Signs', but the crop circle Kellie Walsh Patterson '77 saw in a trailer for the movie was found a couple of years ago in the horse heaven hills. I think it was in a wheat field though not a corn field. It was Kennewick High School graduation night when the circle was made and it was passed off as a prank but it made it into the UFO publications. Seems some KHS class of 2000 is enjoying a few minutes of fame. -John Mosley ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: 2/20/02 Planning Meeting The class of 82 Reunion Committee would like to remind all those in the class of 82 that we will be having another reunion planning meeting on Feb. 20th at 6:00pm at the Shilo in Richland. Please come out to support your hard working committee members. We hope to see you all there! -The '82 reunion committee: Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Craig Hall Jil Lytle Smith ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) The Class of 1992 is looking to form a committee for this year's reunion. Anyone from this class who is interested in participating, please send an e-mail with your name (include maiden name if applicable), home phone number and home address. Also, we need your help in locating classmates! Include your e-mail address on the Class of 1992 Alumni website today. -Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and the '82 Reunion Committee: Anonymous Bomber, Curt Donahue ('53) Gordon McDonald ('56), Ed Borasky ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: Short Sandstorm today... My phone line went down yesterday afternoon and these were the only entries I already had... so I prepared the Sandstorm and will get it out as soon as I get my phone line back... and then all the stuff that comes in when the phone line comes back will be in tomorrow's Sandstorm. Bomber apologies... -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous Bomber Re: '69 Bomber gets Purple Heart - TCH Article -Anonymous ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Ed Weasner ('51) The song is "Dance Ballerina Dance" by Vaugn Monroe. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald ('56) Re: Most Addresses Maren: I didn't realize that e-mail went with only Seattle showing. Following is what should have been sent: I'm tired of hearing the 'arguments' about which is better - Krispy Kreme or Spudnuts. So, let's look for something else to stimulate some new discussion. I thought it might be interesting to see who among all the Bomber graduates has lived in the most different places both before and after Richland. Arbitrarily, it should be someplace you lived for at least one month. I am sure there are many who have lived many more places than myself, but I'll offer my list to start the ball rolling. Muskogee OK Okmulgee OK Henryetta OK Richland WA Seattle WA Newport RI Pt. Hueneme CA China Lake CA Ballard WA Wenatchee WA Evansville IN The Dalles OR Vancouver WA Spokane WA Federal Way WA Richmond VA Essen, Germany Samara, Russia Sayanogorsk, Russia Tema, Ghana Ikot Abasi, Nigeria Auburn IN Massena NY That doesn't include the moves within a stay at some of these places, but it adds up to 23 places in my lifetime. Spokane was my longest stay - 14 years. I have also been in 48 of the 50 states (plus the other Washington) with only Maine and Hawaii not yet visited. I plan to get to Maine this Spring so that will leave only Hawaii which I hope to get to next Fall. There are beautiful places in every state and every nation. My final move will be back to Spokane sometime in 2003. -Gordon McDonald ('56) ~ from snowy northern New York ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: song title with the word "Ballerina" in it and the artist was OK ... here goes: "The Old Master Painter" (from the faraway hills) was sung by Frankie Laine, right around the same time as he did "Mule Train". It may have been the flip side of "Mule Train". You're probably thinking of "Dance Ballerina Dance" by Nat King Cole. Is anyone else here struck by the remarkable similarities between "Rock Around the Clock" and Hank Williams Sr.'s "Move it on Over"? Anyone here remember "He was five and she was ten" (or is it the other way around)? -M. Edward Borasky (1959) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Class of '82 Reunion Committee Re: 2/20/02 Planning Meeting - TONIGHT!! The class of 82 Reunion Committee would like to remind all those in the class of '82 that we will be having another reunion planning meeting on Feb. 20th at 6:00pm at the Shilo in Richland. Please come out to support your hard working committee members. We hope to see you all there! -The '82 reunion committee: Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Craig Hall Jil LytleSmith *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 40 Bombers and 1 Anonymous Bomber: Kay Weir ('37), Anna May Wann ('49) Jack Lowrey ('49), Ken Ely ('49) Carol Haynes ('51), Dorothy Sargent ('51) Jerry Oakley ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Sandra Atwater ('51), Jerry Boyd ('52) Lionel Roberts ('52), Marilyn Richey ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Gloria Willett ('56) Ann Bishop ('58), Bob McGee ('58WB) Cookie Baird ('60), David Cloud ('60) Walt Bailey ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Janet Tyler ('61), Linda Woods ('61WB) MaryMike Hartnett ('61), Jane Walker ('62) Vince Bartram ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Jim House ('63), John Campbell ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Teresa DeVine ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Don Andrews ('67) Susie Nelson ('67), Alan Lobdell ('69) Mary Garrison ('69), Peggy Adair ('72) Kim Edgar ('79), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 2/19: Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Wear Fishback ('37) Re: Real Richland History Somebody wanted a book of Richland History... npw if you want a book about what some of us call "The Real Richland" there is a book called "Tales of Hanford-White Bluffs and Richland" It should be in local bookstores and was written by Martha Berry Parker who lives in West Richland. If you can't find it call me and I will lend you my copy. It's pain of death if you don't return it so keep that in mind. -Kay Wear Fishback ('37) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [This book is online... put there by '68 webmaster, Cyndy Brooks Cowman... It can be found at: http://richlandbombers.1968.tripod.com/colhistory.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49) Re: Moving Your ideas of listing cities where we have lived is interesting. My situation is a little different, but odd. We started out in Pullman, moved to Othello, then to Kennewick, then to Ellensburg, then to Redmond... Take the first letter of each town and it spells POKER and we had a full house Mel [Thompson-49RIP] and two boys and my daughter and myself made 3 kings and 2 queens - that's why we always said we were "Winners". Re: Music As for 50s music here goes - The one song that someone asked about I think is called "Dance Ballerina Dance", but here are some others. 1950: Music, Music, Music; The Tennessee Waltz; Mule Train 1951: Come On-a-My House; Slow Poke; Jezebel; Cry 1952: High Noon; Walkin' My Baby Back Home; I'm Yours; You Belong to Me 1953: Crying in the Chapel; How Much is that Doggie in the Window?; I Believe; Stranger in Paradise 1954: Sh-Boom; Hey There; Three Coins in the Fountain; Mister Sandman 1955: Love is a Many Splendored Thing; Autumn Leaves; Rock Around the Clock 1956: Standing on the Corner; Band of Gold; The Wayward Wind 1957: Little Darlin'; Kisses Sweeter Than Wine; My Special Angel 1958: Tom Dooley; All I have to Do is Dream; 26 Miles; It's Only Make Believe; Tequila 1959: Come Softly to Me; Heartaches by the Number; Primrose Lane Just to name a few - thanks to my album from Reader's Digest, cause boy I'm not this smart naturally. Re: Shirley Loveberry Menefee ('49) So sorry to hear about Shirley... one lovely gal - Our prayers go out to Walt and family. -Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey ('49) To: Ed Weasner (51) Ballerina: Recorded around the '48 or '49 time frame by: Vaughn Monroe Nate Cole Buddy Clark For all you oldie lovers out there, Time Life records has a series called "Your Hit Parade" that covers the 40s thru the 60s. I have the whole set and highly recommend it. -Jack Lowrey ('49) ~ Layton UT - where we have snow showers, the Olympics, and a whole lot of visitors. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Re: Correction on the Date/Time palindrome An astute Sandstorm reader, Shirley Atwood Sun ('58), correctly pointed out that this will happen again, though not in my lifetime, maybe yours. 21.12 21/12 2112. For you non-military, that is 9:12 pm, on the 21st of December in the year 2112 To: Ed Weasner ('51) Vaughn Monroe sang, "Dance, Ballerina, Dance". -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA -still cool and rainy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Haynes Finch '51 Re: Places lived I've lived in 27 places since moving from Richland, with 2 before that, so my lifetime moves have totaled 29. And those were all at least a month in duration. Can't say that all those moves bothered me much; they were all interesting and opened up new experiences and opportunities to make new friends. But I think I have finally decided I don't want to pack up and move any more! I am content in Palm Harbor, FL, where we finally have a coach for the Bucs! Don't even like to travel any more, so I'm storing up the good memories from our 50th reunion in case I can't make the next one. -Carol Haynes Finch '51 ~ Palm Harbor, FL (near Tampa) where it was close to 70 today and closer to normal than usual. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) To: Bob Harman ('51) and Eddie Weasner ('51) I remember "Dance, Ballerina, Dance" sung by Vaughn Monroe, and a great song. Nat King Cole sang it later. Speaking of Nat King Cole, he was definitely our era and put out so many great tunes. Eddie, That was my bubble you burst about the 78s. Guess it was okay I let them get warped. -Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley ('51) Re: Looking for Don Soule ('51) Does anyone have any information on Don? Re: Music Someone asked about a song with "Ballerina" in it. I think it was "Dance Ballerina Dance" sung by Vaughn Monroe. -Jerry Oakley ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: All those who put me straight. The oxen free game was hide and seek. You know one of the first things to go is your mind. I do recall "pig tail" being said if the ball you threw over the house didn't make it. Thank you for jarring my memory a little. Work up was a game we played almost every day. Mainly, because you could play with any number of players. What a thrill it was to stay up to bat for a long time. If I recall you could play with one or two players. If one got on base the other had to bring you in or he was out, next player came in and everyone rotated positions. If the batter was put out, he went to the field and everyone rotated. But. if the batter hit a fly and someone caught it, the catcher and the batter changed places. I loved that game. Hope I remembered some of the rules. The song was Ballerina Dance, I think. That was a goodie, too. Another game included giant steps and baby steps. That is all that I remember of that one. It is good to remember what we used to do. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 Why did we say "One potato, two potato, three potato"???? -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd - '52 Re: Places lived since high school To: Maren: I can top 22 different places that Patsy McGregor ('54WB) and I have lived since high school. We have lived in 25 different places during our almost fifty years of marriage (11/11/52). It is a good thing that I married someone that would take all those moves! States were WA, CA, ID, AK, OR and now AZ and now we hope this is the last move for a while! Adak, Alaska (Aleutian Islands-1,200 miles from Anchorage) for seven years was the most out of the way place that we lived at. Adak was a Naval Air Station with an average population of around 6,000. I did spend the last two at Shemya, Alaska (Aleutian Islands - about 1,600 miles from Anchorage and the Island is only about two miles wide and four miles long). Shemya was an Air Force Station with an average population of 900. Shemya was a single status only (only way you could be on the Island is if you had employment on the base) and Patsy lived in Blodgett, OR during this period. To: Gordon McDonald ('56) Re: Looking for Jack Price ('52WB) or Jerry Price ('WB ' 54,56,57) They moved from Muskogee, OK to Richland in the mid 1940s and returned to Muskogee in about 1951. Jack went to an Indian College and then on to the Naval Academy in Indianapolis for a couple of years then missing from then! Thanks if you or any one has any help on his location. -Jerry Boyd - '52 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lionel "Robbie" Roberts ('52) Re: Most Addresses To: Gordon McDonald ('56) Here's the data to back up my claim of living at least a month in 47 places . The (*) shows those places I was accompanied by my wife and children. There are multiple entries in the some cities, but I was there at different times, for different purposes and lived in different houses. As you can see we also lived in multiple houses within the same general areas. Not included is a two year block when my family lived in Richland while I was in Thailand (a remote assignment) and Kansas City (college completion), MO and visited Richland whenever I could. Our oldest son Keith graduated as a 3 year Bomber in 1976 - he stayed with family during his senior year while we went to Maine.; our daughter Kathi also was a Bomber for two years; Our youngest son Kyle attended Carmichael Jr. High for two years.. Both boys graduated from WSU. Richland, WA Pullman, WA (2 years) San Antonio, TX (3 months) Marianna, FL (7 months) Chandler, AZ (6 months) Del Rio, TX (6 weeks) Las Vegas, NV (6 months) Kadena, Okinawa (3 months) Osan, Korea (3 months) Tinan, Taiwan (3 months) Osan, Korea (3 months) Kowloon, Hong Kong (6 weeks) Bryan, TX * (2 months) Selma, AL * (3 months) Bryan, TX * (3 months) Sherman, TX * (2 months) Perrin AFB, TX (22 months) San Antonio, TX * (2 years) San Antonio, TX * (1 year) Great Falls, MT * (6 months) Montgomery, AL (3 months) * Great Falls, MT * (6 months) Great Falls, MT * (6 months) Montgomery, AL (11 months) * Fort Worth, TX * (1 month) Reno, NV (6 weeks) Atwater, CA * (3 months) Spokane, WA * (13 months) Andersen, Guam (3 months) Spokane, WA * (8 months) Riverside, CA * (2 years) Minneapolis, MN (1 month) Riverside, CA * (1 year) DeDeDo, Guam (6 months) Andersen, Guam * (3 years) Utapao, Thailand (1 year) Kansas City, MO (1 year) Limestone, ME * (1 year) Limestone, ME * (2 years) Marquette, MI * (1 years) Marquette, MI * (1 years) Andersen, Guam (6 weeks) Marquette, MI * (1 1/2 years) March AFB, CA * (15 months) Huntington Beach, CA * (2 years) Long Beach, CA * 15 months) Huntsville, AL * (4 months) Madison, AL * (14 years) -Lionel "Robbie" Roberts ('52) ~ Madison, AL - where it is cloudy and the chance of rain tonight is 100%. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey ('53) Re: Sonny Robinson, aka Muscles He was around Richland from the middle of the 40s til his parents moved to California in the late 50s. When I worked at By's ('51 - '55), he would come in to By's about 5 times a day and get his handkerchief out and tell us how hot it was in the summer. By told us we could give him anything he wanted within reason when came in to By's. Donna McCleary Belt ('54) and the rest of the regular staff saw to him on a daily basis. I will say from a person who spent 30 years working with the developmentally disabled, people were basically very good to Sonny for the time he lived in Richland. The people who went to the Drift Inn Tavern in the Uptown took a collection up and brought him a new bike for Xmas one year. He rode that bike for years all around Richland. People took him home at night if he needed a ride. He had an brother that graduated from Col Hi in '51. I think back to that time in Richland and the people accepted Sonny as different but with compassion and understanding that I have not by a community like Richland. Something could still be learned from people on how they treat the disabled as the Richland did for Sonny. Re: Rooster Buses I remember we were playing Yakima High (now Davis) in the fifties and they took the Bomber bomb and put on their rooster bus. The students went out behind gym and sat behind the bus and in front and wouldn't let them leave. They sat there for about 20 minutes til they gave our bomb back to our cheerleaders. To: Carol Black Foster ('48) I have thought of you and Betty Frew Robertson ('48) through the years as to where you ended up in your adult lives. I know Betty lives here somewhere. I remember all the basketball all of us played in those days. You and Betty were the age of Bev McCleary ('49) and played against each other in those women's leagues in Richland. Glad to hear you are still kicking. You should come to the club 40th in September this year. You would see a lot of people you went to school with at Col Hi. Take care and hope to see you sometime. To: Class of '49 I do remember things of the '49 class as my brother, Alan Richey ('49RIP), graduated in that class as well as the girl he married Beverly McCleary. I remember that the football team was fairly good with such standout players like Chuck "Tooter" Crowder ('49RIP), which for his size was one of the best defensive players to play at Col Hi. Players like Jerry Blaney ('49), Bob Marcum (51RIP), Don Fisher ('50), Bill MCCormick (50RIP) as well as others. The basketball team did not have a good season as I remember that year as well as the '52 team had the worst records in Dawald coaching career at Richland. I do remember the little car that my brother along with Earl Skow ('50) fixed up this little 32 Chev coupe painting it half gold and half green with the dukes painted on the side of the doors. Earl Skow did a professional job on that car. It was the letterman's mascot. I wish he had donated to the school. Probably some of the '49 class members remember the car. The class had a lot of students who went on in their adult lives and were very successful. I remember that they had four students with 4.0 averages to be valedictorians. This is my memory of the '49 class through being around my brother and Bev. To: Curt Donahue ('53) Here some songs played down at By's all the time: You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford Four Coins in the Fountain Shu Boom Shu Boom - Crew Cuts Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole Third Man Theme -Marilyn Richey ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Ed Weasner ('51) The song "Ballerina" was sung by Nat "King" Cole, and quite possibly others. His was the "hit" version. You may be thinking of one of the lines "Dance, Ballerina, dance..." Re: Congrats Add my congrats to the current Bomber Basketball teams and coaches for a well played season, and may the winning continue through the play-offs. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - Do two tours of duty in Texas count as one or two places lived? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) To: The person who wanted to know about the song with "ballerina" in it The song was probably "Dance, Ballerina, Dance," but I don't know the performer's name. Re: Spudnuts I had Spudnuts for breakfast last Saturday. They came from the Spudnut Shoppe in ElDorado, AR. The shop has been there for as long as I can remember - junior high at least. There is NO competition; they are the best - especially warm with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. By the way, what's a Krispy Kreme? Never heard of them. -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sara "Ann" Bishop Ousley ('56) To: Ed Weasner ('51) Dance, Ballerina, Dance... I believe by Nat "King" Cole. To: Gordon McDonald (56) A quick count gives me 43 places I've lived after Richland, some more than once, some several places within the same city. -Sara "Ann" Bishop Ousley ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR where we are expecting "spring" storms today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob McGee (58WB) I've been eavesdropping here for some time now. My sister turned me on to this site. She isn't a Bomber but her two children are, as are two other nephews and my older brother Don McGee ('57) and Jack McGee ('60). My name is Bob McGee, and I'm a would-have-been Bomber in the class of '58. In the summer of 1957 there was a strike or lay-off at Hanford, I forget which, and my family moved to Bellingham, where I graduated as a Red Raider :( Curiously enough, two others in my class were also WB Bombers, having moved under similar circumstances. And like me, from West Richland. Donavan Mills and Janey Douglas. So if anyone was wondering whatever happened to old whatisface, that's it. Re: Spudnuts So, I'd like to chip in my two bits worth if I may. On the subject of Spudnuts. When I moved to Kirkland, WA 32 years ago, there was a Spudnut shop in downtown Kirkland, long since gone. At the time I was in a health conscious relationship with a PE teacher and we didn't use that stuff. If only I had known that someday she and the Spudnuts would be gone! How I could use that stuff now (the Spudnuts). Re: ollie, ollie oxen free. When I was a wee one in Oklahoma, we said "allee, allees outs-in-free". Thinking of that now, I wonder how far that phrase goes back into our history. Sounds ancient in a way. How many generations of kids have used a similar chant? It also reminds me of an episode of Outer Limits in the '60s. Where a group of aging people are reminiscing about the game they played and the phrase itself. I think they were eventually sucked back in time to their childhood. Be careful out there, unless you really want to go. To: Ed Borasky ('59) Are you the brainy guy who ran for class office as a sophomore? And if so, was it against what I thought of as one of the "anointed ones". A nice looking, popular, athletic young man who in his campaign speech alluded to you in uncomplimentary terms. And in your speech you started with something like "Confucius says he who throws mud, loses ground"? You won the hearts and minds of everyone around me in the junior section. If that was you, then I just want you to know that you were my hero, dude. And much admired by all of the downtrodden. Re: Wylie Elementary A few episodes back someone mentioned Wylie Elementary in West Richland. I wonder, could this school's name have anything to do with either of the Wiley brothers? Does anyone know? Bill ('56) and Chuck ('60) were our neighbors on the banks of the Yakima river. We lived in the little white house just downstream from the bridge as you go into W. Richland. I think it's still there. Anyway, they were two very talented brothers. I think Bill wound up teaching at Berkeley and have heard that Chuck worked for George Lucas at some time, back when they were making Star Wars. So I'm curious, is the school named after either of them? Chuck was a good friend of mine, one of the funniest and nicest people I've ever known. Well, I had a lot to say/ask I guess. I put it off way too long (44 years). -Bob McGee (58WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary ('60) Re: EEOICPA Just received my papers to fill out on the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (WHEW). It really looks quite confusing and entailed. Has anyone else ventured into the prospect of collecting on the death of their parent/parents due to cancer? I would sure appreciate any guidance or experience from anyone who may have already started or are into the paperwork application. I have already sent for my Mother and Father's death certificates. I am told that I must get my deceased Sister and Brother's also. And any certified information about marriages, divorces, Mom's work history and medical diagnosis (who, what, when, where). In speaking with my case worker in Kennewick, I guess there are a lot of different scenarios. So hope mine is out there somewhere. So many Parents have passed on that I can't check with the fellow employees that my Mom worked with. She started in '44 and retired in the '60s. I have checked with fellow classmates that I remembered their Parents working with mine, but to no avail. So, if anyone in Bomber/Hanford Land can help in any way, please let me know either through the Sandstorm or directly to me by E-Mail. Thanx.... P.S. Give your folks hugs and be thankful that you still have them to at least tell them that you Love them. A Fellow Bomber -Marilyn "Cookie" Baird Singletary ('60) ~ Vallejo, CA where it has been raining but warming up just a bit. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud ('60) Re: Numeric Palindromes Our thanks to Tedd Cadd ('66) for providing the opening for this palindrome. It is being reported worldwide that at 8:02 PM, tonight, February 20, we can note the following: 20:02,20/02/2002. The last time this occurred was before noon on November 11, 1111. The next time we can share this e- mail will be 9:12 PM on December 21, 2112. Or 21:12,12/21/2112. You may want to make a note on your personal calendar for this event, just in case you are still trading messages. I plan to be unavailable. -David Cloud ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Walt Bailey ('60) Re: Coming Home Just arranged to take a class at the HAMMER Training Facility in July. Then on to Alaska. Any suggestions on what things in Richland I should look for to remind me of bygone days. I left in '60 and have passed through Richland once or twice. Never had the time to look around. -Walt Bailey ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Ed Weasner ('51) I remember a song "Dance Ballerina Dance" and I seem to think it was recorded by Nat "King" Cole but I am not sure. Re: Book publisher Also do you have any idea who might have published "Hanford and The Bomb"? I would love to get a copy. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Tyler ('61) Re: Bomber Real Estate Agent So sorry, I neglected to give any info on how to reach Shirli Hogue Halsted. Shirli's phone # at Distinctive Properties is 1-800-510-1726 0r 1-509-783-1431. A Bomber always, -Janet Tyler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Woods ('61WB) Re: Spokesman-Review 2/19/02 Thought you'd all rejoice at the news on page A6 in the Spokesman-Review)... KRISPY KREME COMING TO SPOKANE VALLEY If it doesn't work for some reason you can go to http://www.spokesmanreview.com - click on archives, go to Feb. 19 and scroll down a dozen or so articles to get to it. Unfortunately when I just looked this up online for you one has to now jump through the hoops to register in order to gain access. Just more hassle. I didn't have to do this in the past. Aren't I the lucky one living here in the Inland Northwest! -Linda Woods ('61WB) ~ Jefferson Grade School '55 and some Chief Jo ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett ('61) To: Janet Tyler ('61WB) I really enjoyed your recollection re: childhood games. At one time, before fences and TV, there was a green space between the rear of the houses on Goethals and Judson, and Johnston, etc. Many an evening was spent playing Hide'n seek, Red light, Green light, and my personal fav, "Anny, Anny Over". Unfortunately, I lived in a "F" house, so we threw the tennis ball over the neighbor's "B" house. I agree, playing outside as darkness fell was much more fun than being inside playing various electronic games alone. Can anyone recall why we hollered "pigtail!!"? And let's hear it for the Mosquito Man!! -MaryMike Hartnett ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://AllGallery.tripod.com/0000s/DDTtruck.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill ('62) Re: The most addresses These are in chronological order... in some towns we moved around and lived in two or three different houses (shown in parenthesis), and some places we lived more than once (like Denver). Huron, SD(3); Selah, WA; Richland; Richmond, CA; Eugene, OR; Colville, WA; Richmond, CA; Denver, CO(3); Pierre, SD(2); St. Charles, MO(2); Denver, CO; Lima, Peru SA; Ilo, Peru SA; Denver, CO; Richland; Pierre, SD; Spearfish, SD(2); Douglas, AK; Juneau, AK(3); Anchorage, AK; Juneau, AK(2); La Penita, Nayarit Mexico. I attended 13 different schools before graduating from Col Hi, and have lived in 31 different houses... 32, if you count our 1 month rental in Mexico! -Jane Walker Hill ('62) ~ Juneau, AK - Cold and snowy ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vince Bartram ('62) Believe "Ollie Ollie Oxen Free" was a corruption of "All the, All the outs in free" which was yelled when the seeker got tired in "Hide and Go Seek", and when the can got kicked in "Kick the Can". Kinda dim though. -Vince Bartram ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) For all you Bombers with Kennewick connections or kin. You might want to let them know that Tonya Harding is going to be at some Ford Dealership in Ballard on Friday, between 2 and 4pm, doing heaven knows what. With no snow in the forecast, and the Pass being clear, there should be no drama in getting over in their half tons. If they leave right after WWF SmackDown. I've always thought that Tonya, was meant for Kennewick, and vice versa. The press has not always been kind, just like their treatment of Charles Manson, Richard Speck and that Milhouse guy. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Obviously someone combined two root words to explain the Palindrome phenomena. Personally, I would have called it either Palinilap or Emordrome. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX (Ready for a rematch in Spokane) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell (63) Re: Best Retirement Places I am sure that many Bombers have lived in many places per Gordon McDonald's ('56) comment, yesterday. As a transplanted Bomber, I have lived in Seattle for the past 30 years, and although this area has much to offer, I don't think I want to retire here - mostly due to lack of sun and terrible traffic. What places have you run into that have good weather (sunshine), friendly folks, things to do, and no traffic problems? Is the Tri-Cities still a great place to live (as oppose to visit) or has it changed too much like everything else? I'd be curious about how happy those folks who have moved back recently to the TriCities are. -John Campbell (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Games Does anyone remember playing "7-Up"? Wasn't that the one where you bounced a tennis ball, or whatever kind of ball, against a building and it had different sayings? I really don't remember too much about it. I remember all the games being mentioned so far, except for "workup" softball. Re: Songs So far, I remember hearing most of the "old" songs that you guys have mentioned. It's nice to have them mentioned once again. I remember my folks had alot of records with those songs and many more. I used to love to sit on my rocking horse in the living room and play the records. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the rain has finally hit us. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Games To: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Thank you for the games website. I had a lot of fun browsing through the games we played. My granddaughter (age 7) is here this week. She told me some games they play, so I looked them up, too. Some of them I only vaguely remembered, but others were like old friends. Thanks! -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where I am having fun with my sweet granddaughter (sound like ones of those doting grandmas, don't I?!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gordon McDonald ('56) Re: places lived Born and raised in Richland for 20 years; lived in Seattle for one year; lived in Wishram, WA for 2 years; lived on Vashon Island, WA, for two years; lived in Cerritos, CA, for two years; lived in Garden Grove, CA, for two years; lived in Santa Ana, CA, for 9 years; and have lived in Bakersfield, CA, for 17 years and still counting. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) I noticed in last week's Tri-City Herald that Arlene Macy passed away in Walla Walla. She was our Senior English teacher and may actually the source of Ray Stein's ('64) obsession with palindromes. She was a smart lady and not afraid of smart students. -Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne '65 To: Earl Bennett ('63) Thank you for writing in about "pigtails". I was about to. It was indeed when the ball didn't go over but came back to you, as in parting down the middle....... pigtails! Let's see, I've lived in: Richland, WA Nampa, ID Bethany, OK Pasadena, CA North Hollywood, CA (3 places) Kagel Canyon, CA Burbank, CA On the road in the midwest (hotels) In a VW Van (1 month) Redondo Beach, CA Hermosa Beach CA Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia) Wow, I've never done that before, seen it all on paper. -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ~ Seattle, WA - where the sun is shining and it's windy, my cat's favorite kind of day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: More Childhood Games Did anybody play: Red Light, Green Light; Mother May I; or Simon Says? These were just a few more of the game we played in our youth. As with most everyone else not ALL of the rules are stored in a convenient place in the memory banks but with a little help I'm sure we can come up most of the RULES. Re: Congrats Congratulations to the Bombers on a Great Season (Boys' and Girls' B-Ball) Now bring on the rest of the State. GO BOMBERS!! -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - after 6 days of sun the rains return ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith (67) I remember the slumber parties, with the 14 Judson kids. We had them in the back yard, think that was still when it was a alley way and a bunch of weeds. Seems like I always went back into the house cause they were telling ghost stories. Boy don't think we have ever had that many kids in a neighborhood since then. -Susie Nelson Smith (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: Marine Corps To: Brad Ware (71) I only hope the world will not have any need for the Marine Corps for the next 500 years or beyond. -Alan Lobdell ('69) An ex-Marine ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Garrison Miller (69) Re: happy belated birthday!! Happy Belated Birthday (on the 19th) to Joretta (aka Sue) Garrison Pritchett ('58)... my favorite older sister (don't tell the other two... they think they are my favorite!!!) -Mary Garrison Miller (69) ~ beautiful downtown Hundred, WV where it will be near 60 today ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair (72) About a month or so ago, an alumni wrote in about having a handyman (another Bomber alumni) come to their house and do some remodeling/repair work done. I am looking for a person to do some tile work and cabinet trim. Thanks, -Peggy Adair (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Places I've lived - Gordon McDonald ('56) entry Richland, Kennewick, and Poulsbo, WA Oxnard and Port Huenemi (Ventura), CA Fort Rucker, AL Fort Hood and Fort Walters, TX Scolfield Barracks, HI Centreville, Fairfax, Manassas, and Springfield, VA Saipan (Marianna Islands - near Guam) visited for 3 weeks) My father was in the military, we moved a lot, I attend over 12 school before I attended high school! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Here's something that we were remembering the other day... grew up on Birch Ave. and it was the Crosses, the Steichens and the Lytles we used to play hide and go seek ball tag almost every Friday night. Along about 10pm the mosquito truck would go by and all of us kids used to run behind it in the smog for a couple of blocks (Didn't know then what we know now... DDT Yikes! ) We were some crazy kids and we sure had some fun times together! My trip down memory lane! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous Re: Click to read about '68 Bomber, Jim Mattis *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 28 Bombers and 1 former teacher and the '82 Reunion Committee today: Carol Black ('48), Ken Ely ('49) Ralph Myrick ('51), Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Jerry Boyd ('52), Marilyn Richey ('53) Wanda Wittebort ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Donna McGregor ('57), Barb Isakson ('58) Mike Rice (60), Irene de la Bretonne ('61) MaryMike Hartnett ('61), Guy Corrado ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Betty Noble ('63) Mary Ann Vosse ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Vernita Edwards ('65), Guy Lobdell ('66) Dick Pierce ('67), Dorris Meloeny ('68) Gordie McMaster ('69), Treg Owings ('76) Derek Bowls ('84), Jenny Smart ('87) Reunion Committee ('82), Lynn Dunton (Former Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan Noble ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster '48 To: Marilyn Richey '53 Hi Marilyn: I was so glad to read your note about knowing each other a long time ago. I have been seeing your name for months and thinking "I know her" but thinking how could that be since I am 5 years older than her and we wouldn't even have been in school at the same time. But then the talk of basketball brought part of it back. I clearly remember playing basketball every chance I got and you being around, but I am still cloudy on your connection. Did you play or were you too young?? Do you remember traveling to Spokane one time to play??? All I remember is the awful hotel. There was a red light above one of our doors and we got a lot of laughs out of that one. I think Betty Fruh Robertson lives around Pasco. I called her a year or two ago to try to get her to go with me to a reunion but she was not interested. I sure hope I can make the reunion in September so I can reignite some more memories. I was only at Col Hi for two years so I don't have much to go on. Thanks for making the connection!! -Carol Black Foster '48 ~ Bellevue, WA - where it is raining after many days of blinding sunshine. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) Re: Games Last call in "Kick the Can" and "Hide and Seek", I think, comes from the French, Allez, Allez Aux En Frie, or something like that. Maybe someone who speaks French can help, or straighten, me out. Re: Songs Another good song of that era was, "My Happiness" by Patti Paige. I think it was she who made it popular. -Ken Ely (49) ~ Orangevale, CA - where the weather is finally nice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Did Patti Paige do "My Happiness" before it was done by Connie Frances?? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Wiley Elementary school was named for Dr. Bill Wiley. He was president of Battelle at Hanford. His wife, Gus, was a third grade teacher at Jason Lee. Both were great people. Bill died and Gus still lives at Meadows Springs. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Re: Agreement with Jack Lowery ('49) Jack, You are absolutely right about the 40's - 60's hit parade. I have the same collection and it is fabulous. I listen to it and gee whiz, what memories it brings to mind. Re: Don Soule I forgot who asked about Don Soule ('53), but he was a good friend of mine and I too would like any available info. Have a good day, -Dave Rhodes ('52WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) To: Lionel Roberts ('52) Re: Moves since high school It would be hard to compare the number of moves when you have two different worlds of employment - civilian and military. Do not get me wrong as I have a great appreciation of the Military. I joined the Air Force with Jerry Cravens ('52) in February of 1953 but only last 33 days because of a knee injury the Air Force caught that I had reported in my draft physical for the Army. Needless when I told Jerry Cravens that I was going home after three days at boot camp he had a very long face! I had talked Jerry into joining the Air Force with me! Bottom line is that I could add five more moves to my information because of job assignments from the home office that I was assigned to. 25 + 5 = 30 (Olympia, WA; Portland, OR; Memphis, TN: North Slope, AK; and Stockton, CA - five months or more) (Patsy stayed home with our four children) May your experiences been as interesting as ours? See you in August at the 50th reunion? [I thought your 50th was in September???? -Maren] To: Jerry Oakley ('51) I do not have any info on Don Soule but was he not from the Class of '53? -Jerry Boyd ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Don Soule was a Junior in the 1952 Columbian: http://richlandbombers.1952.tripod.com/52columbian/ss/29.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Richey ('53) To: Those who wrote me about supplemental insurance when you retire I am getting the information ready to send to you. Some of you know I had cancer last summer and had surgery and had some problems. I am now taking a series of chemo and this last month I had some problems with the reaction to it and so I haven't been on the computer to receive any news. But I will put the information on line so you can get it. So far it have been over with all treatments $80,000 and with Medicare and the plan with Mutual of Omaha - Plan F; I have not put out any money. I pay $142/month for this coverage. It just went down this month from $158 to 142 and that is a change for insurance. I will put the rest of the information this week. Thanks for all the nice words I have received on my line concerning my health. I so appreciate of my friends and fellow Bombers for their thoughts and prayers. I am getting better and I will be at the activity in the summer and at the Club 40 in September. Take care and will send the info for those interested in the supplemental insurance. -Marilyn Richey ('53) ~ Richland - still the best place to return to live out your life.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) Re: Click for link from 2/21/02 Alumni Sandstorm - Jim Mattis Who is General Mattis? A Bomber?? -Wanda Wittebort Shukay (53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yes! Jim is a class of '68 Bomber... Click here to check out the TCH article in THE GALLERY] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Walt Bailey ('60) John Dunne, I think, said "You can never go home, again." Don't know how it was when you left. Probably not too much different than when I came back in '58. Housing developments were just beginning on the north side of Van Giesen. Columbia Center was probably in the dream stage and the Kennewick highlands were still owned by farmers. I think North Richland may have still been around. And the second addition to Col-Hi [Mac Hall] was either building or had been completed. There were two movie theaters in town (Richland and Uptown) and the Village was transformed into a theater for a while. If you stay north of the by-pass and south of Van Giesen, the town is pretty much the same, only the names on the stores have been changed. There is is Uptown and Downtown, but no 700 area anymore, just a fancy federal building. But it's still Richland; and the Spudnut Shop is still going strong. To: Bobbie McGee ('56WB) Weren't you involved with some bridge somewhere? Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ I lived in two separate prefabs but not at the same time. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Songs for the 50th Anniversary "I'll Hold You In My Heart 'til I Can Hold You In My Arms" by Eddie Arnold "GO SPUDNUTS"!!! Bomber Cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ sunny Espanola Valley, NM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau '58 To: Bob McGee (58WB) Bob, You can and we would like to put you and Donavan Mills and Janey Douglas on our class of '58 list so you can see if sometimes you guys could come and see old class mates. Need your name, spouse name, address, email and telephone number to put on our records for coming up events which we have. You are still a Bomber in our book. Thank You. Re: Ann Bishop '58 Did Ann write something on the Sandstorm? I guess there were so many I didn't see hers. Just checking... want to get a hold of her also. Thanks -Barbara Isakson Rau '58 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Barb--That was Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) who sent an entry that ws in the 2/21 Sandstorm... Seems There's a Bomber out there to catch me every time I mess up... I listed Ann at the top of the Sandstorm as class of '58, but she is class of '56. Bomber apologies. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Rice ('60) Re: Mrs. Macy I have not noticed in the Alumni Sandstorm the passing of Mrs. Macy. She was an outstanding teacher of Literature at Richland High School as well as a wonderful person. To: Cookie Baird ('60) My wife Donna Bowers Rice ('63) and her brother have completed the exercise, which was time consuming for her mother. Also my sister Kathy Rice Veverka ('58) has some contacts that will assist in the process. Kathy lives in Richland and if you send me an email, I will give you her phone number. Good luck. It seems to be a long process with no guarantees. -Mike Rice ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays 61 To: Bob McGee RE: William R. Wiley Elementary School The school was named for Dr. William R. Wiley, who was Director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a Senior Vice President for Battelle until his untimely death in the mid 90s. Bill was a hero to many and a friend to the community. His honors and awards were many. I was fortunate to work with him for over a decade when I directed the Laboratory's education programs. Battelle's Envronmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory was also named for Wiley. Click here to learn more. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays 61 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett ('61) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) "Mother May I?" was the giant/baby step game... there were also scissors steps. -MaryMike Hartnett ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Guy E Corrado ('62) It has been one year since my father passed away. After reading the Alumni Sandstorm this past year, just want to reiterate what many of you have stated and that is we were very fortunate to grow up in Richland. On behalf of my brothers John ('64) and Jerry ('69) and my sister Pam ('66) just want to thank all of you for your incredible response. Re: Nuclear waste I currently live in Las Vegas and although I love the weather, the town is a far cry from any other place I have lived. There is a raging debate about whether to store the nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain or not. Most do not want it here. There is probably more danger in the silicon here than in the plutonium but what do I know. Supposed to be 79 degrees Saturday. See you at the next reunion. http://richlandbombers.1962.tripod.com/reunion.htm -Guy E Corrado ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Games Remember the Hand clapping Rhymes like, "Say, Say Oh Playmates?" ~ the faster the better. Jump- Rope/rhymes, Hopscotch, and Redlight/Greenlight in the yard until dark, were old favorites. To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) I don't remember "7-Up," but do remember playing "Heads Up Seven Up." For a stormy day "inside recess" game in my Elementary classrooms, the kids loved it too. To: Don Andrews ('67) Re: "Simon Says" (great for doing exercises with kids) After retiring from teaching, I later became a Substitute. On my first day in a primary classroom, I always played a little of "Simon Says." From then on, the kids always remembered my name. (Mrs. Simon) The cutest was when returning the 2nd time to a first grade classroom ~ a very shy little girl raised her hand and softly said, "Mrs. Simon Says" and then asked her question.... bless her heart, she thought that was my name. Surprised she'd raised her hand and knowing how very shy she was, no one laughed but just smiled. Kids are great ~ we can learn so much from them! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) To: Dan Noble ('58) Happy Birthday Brother. You're #1 and it was up to us to follow. How did we do? Put your dancing boots on and celebrate!! Re: Places I Have Lived I counted only 9 so I too am out of the running. Good luck to the winner. What do you win? -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ~ At home where I love it best - tucked in 4+ acres of old growth forest. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Places we've lived To: Gordon McDonald (56) I was amazed to see in your list that you had lived in Auburn, IN. I didn't think anyone but someone from that part of the country had even heard of it, much less lived there. When were you there? Paul and I lived there from early 1972 until late 1975, and absolutely loved it. First time I had lived in a small town with a Main Street and a courthouse square. Enjoyed Labor Day weekend with its ACD Days (Auburn, Cord Dusenberg) and seeing all the old restored classic cars in the parade and at the auction. When we left to come back to the West Coast, we surely wished we could have brought the town with us. Let's see, I have lived in Tacoma, WA; Orem, UT; Richland (2 times), San Lorenzo, CA; Idaho Falls, ID; Chalmette, LA; Ontario, CA; Alhambra, CA; Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; Auburn, IN; Riverside, CA; Renton, WA; Liberty Lake, WA; and now Ocean Park, WA. 16 places with 22 residences. Not the long list that some of you had, but interesting to me. I went to 10 schools by the time I graduated from high school. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mrs. Macy Walla Walla... Arlene R. Macy, 89, died at her home February 12, 2002. The memorial service was held at First Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Walla Walla YWCA through Mountain View Funeral Chapel, 1551 Dalles Military Road. Re: Click to Find a headstone: Sharon Tate ('61WB) -Gary Behymer (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: "7-UP" Isn't that the game that was played inside on rainy days during recess? I can remember we would put our heads down on the desk, hold up one of our fingers on our right hand, then if your finger was touched, you put it down, and then you tried to guess who had touched you -- there were usually 7 "touchers". If you guessed right, then you became one of the "touchers". Does this sound familiar to anyone????? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - would you believe the temperature was mid 70s today and they are talking 78 for tomorrow!!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 Wasn't "one potato two potato three potato four" some kind of bouncing a ball and swinging your leg over it? I have a vague memory of something like that. Oh, maybe that was "one two three olario". I also remember tossing the ball on the side of the house, letting it bounce once before bouncing it again, to some sayings I think. Irene, sister dear, do you remember any of this? -Patty de la Bretonne '65 seattle, raining cats and dogs today..... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) I'm getting so excited! I will be flying into Portland in another 11 days... and with any luck, Clif (68) and I will be heading home on Tuesday, the 12th... all the talk of the games we used to play makes me think that all the neighborhood kids ought to meet between our old house and Lamont Worden's ('65) where we used to play until the street lights coming on sent us scurrying for home. Did anyone else have the street lights as their signal to be home? How simple it was... we had all that space between our houses because the government decided there were to many accesses to the street behind us... and what a play area it made... I think Lamont's dad and our dad spent a lot of time seeding and mowing it... actually that was probably Lamont, his brothers, and Clif! I even remember when Lamont chopped his little(?) toe off and we all spent time pondering if he would be able to stand or walk without it! Can't wait to get home and see our house... wonder if my lavender bedroom is still there... it was so cool, my folks redid my room when I turned 16 and was gone to Grandma's... lavender and white... with a "white" telephone! Boy, was that neat!... even though they had decided it was time to add an extension phone upstairs, it still made me feel pretty darn special... of course, they did the same for Clif in his basement "hideaway" when he turned about 12 or 13... could never understand why the girls had to stay next to the folks upstairs while the boys could have their own rooms away from the rest of us. However, in later years, when I had an extra bedroom downstairs, my daughter, January, was always in her bedroom next to the master upstairs... I guess I just followed through with my folks on that one! To: "Cookie" Baird ('60) Wanda Janos, Chris's ('65) Mom, has been a real help on getting information on the information needed for the relief (Kennewick) program... she was always so involved when we were kids and teenagers and she still is. Wanda says our house looks great... I'm so relieved, the last time I was by, a good 10-15 years ago, it looked pretty sad.... my dad would have freaked! -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ on Lake Allatoona, in GA... where its sunny & 37 degrees... headed out on the levy with the dogs to enjoy the weather! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Guy Lobdell ('66) To: Alan Lobdell ('69) I hate ta rattle your cage, but guess who built Camp Rhino in Afghanistan. We all know that as a true combat force the Marine Corps is the "President's own" and other than the "special forces" types often referred to, the Marines will always be the FIRST in... -Guy Lobdell ('66), Sgt. USMC (Ret) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) Got a note from my old buddy, Harry "The Hat" Walker ('67) after his brother Ed ('69?) in Seattle... sent him a copy of the 12/20 Alumni Sandstorm... Harry don't cotton to the internet. I said I admired him and now he's showin' off. Postmark was from Pine, AZ with photos of the instrument panel and odometer hitting 100,000 in Gila Bend, AZ, his boat in Montana that looked alot like my old '59 Chevrolet Impala, a shot of the Texas Rangers stadium and something about stinking A-Rod. I was wrong. He retired at 37, not 40. He still ain't a lady's man. The last one stole $675 and left him a note. He's headed north in the spring, east to Iowa and NYC, then Switzerland and Amsterdam. Mmmmmmm. The best part of the letter was one that may ring a bell for those of you that had a little too much fun, and I know I did, and met the Richland PD's finest "Good Cop, Bad Cop" duo ever. Anybody remember Stout and Thomas? We'd be laughing out loud at their interrogations and they'd still be calculating on how to break us down to crack the case wide open. -Dick Pierce ('67) ~ Saipan - Sunshine 'til March to see Mike play the Sonics. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny (1968) I am sorry to be so uninformed, but I really have not been back to Richland since I graduated in 1968. Is the "Anderson" gentlemen who was part owner in Dawson Richards the same one who owned "Andersons" department store before it became Bon Marche? (George Anderson was referred to in the Tri City Herald article about the closing of Dawson Richards) Vaguely remember an RHS songleader (Myra?) whom I thought married one of the sons of the owners of Dawson Richards. Fondly remember the A & Z shop, and felt very special when I bought something there. If they are still in business, I am happy. Good Product, and good personalized service. I am sorry if I am totally out of touch. If so just ignore the above. -Dorris Meloeny (1968) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordie McMaster ('69) Re: Places I've lived (over the years) Life was stable in Richland, only lived 2 places, THEN, graduated and the US Navy got involved boot camp in San Diego, CA; then Millington, TN (Memphis) (2); San Diego, CA; Poway, CA; San Diego, CA (2); Beaverton, OR; Ranch Bernardo, CA (2); San Diego, CA; Richland, WA; Yakousaka & Atusgi Japan; Oak Harbor, WA (2); Kennewick, WA (3); Puyallup, WA; Tacoma, WA (2). Putting this on paper, WOW, no wonder our kids wanted to buy houses and settle DOWN. -Gordie McMaster ('69) ~ Have a great day, from again RAINY South Tacoma ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) The one potato, two potato was a way to eliminate people to find out who was it. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Derek Bowls ('84) I remember going through Lewis and Clark Elementary, where Chauncey Wilkins and I would see who would go through our 100 question periodical math quiz the fastest. We did so many of those quizzes (of the same format) that we literally acquired and memorized the pattern of answers to put down, so we would rip through it, and hardly look at the equations. I think Chauncey beat me in the last one, though, so he has bragging rights. -Derek Bowls ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: Wiley Elementary School To: Bob McGee ('58WB) Wiley Elementary School in West Richland is named after the late Dr. William R. Wiley, who had been director of Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs. Dr. Wiley had an extremely strong belief in the value of an education; and was a strong factor in getting the WSU branch campus brought to Richland. I've got a short biography of Dr. Wiley listed on the school web page. Dr. Wiley also had the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) located in Richland on the Battelle campus, named after him. There's links to the EMSL web page from the biography, too. Many names were considered for the school prior to its opening; including Rattlesnake Mountain Elem., and Candy Mountain Elem.; but in the end, it was decided to honor this man who had an extraordinary vision for education, technology, and science, and who cared deeply for this community. His wife, Gus Wiley, remains involved in our school activities; she, like her husband's memory, is a joy to have as part of our Wiley Family. -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland, WA home of the Wiley Coyotes! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: '82 Reunion Committee The class of 82 Reunion committee had a great meeting Wednesday night... even had a new face show up, thanks Ginger! Things are coming along. Remember if you haven't done so yet, please send in your registration fee and your photos ASAP. Its only 6 months away!!! Our next meeting will be March 21st at 6:00pm at the Shilo. Hope to see more of you 82ers there!! Check out the Bomber '82 website for more updates and information. Reunion Committee members: Teresa Dunham Johnson Tracey Wood Peloquin Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Craig Hall Jil Lytle Smith ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Dunton (Former Teacher) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Re: "One potato, etc. When I was a child (which was much longer ago than your childhood, we used "Potato" as an elimination method. Everyone held a fist out and the chooser tapped each fist as he chanted "One potato, two potato, three potato, four. Five potato, six potato, seven potato. More" The fist receiving "more" was removed from the counting, The counting resumed until the last person remained. If you were good at math you could position yourself in the ring where you figure the last "more" would land (in case you wondered why some people won all the time). I'm looking forward to reading how others played it and brother about "the math secret." It was important to be the last person to join the ring or the formula didn't work. (It is somewhat like counting cards when playing bridge to ensure a win). -Lynn Dunton (Former Teacher) ~ Fullerton, CA - We have a Spudnut shop where I will take Linda Reining ('64) when she visits me next month. It is 80 degrees here in Southern California today *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers and 1 Bomber Spouse: Bob Harman ('51), Jerry Oakley ('51) Roberta Adkins ('52), Lea Branum ('55) Bob McGee ('58WB), Nancy Stull ('59) Margo Compton ('60), Irene de la Bretonne ('61) Cliff Cunningham ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Donna Nelson ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Rick Maddy ('67), Alan Lobdell ('69) Daniel Laybourn ('70), Larry Stone ('71) Matt Smith ('82 Spouse) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Myrna Branum Willard 57WB BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Ed Weasner ('51) Eddie: Yes I remember them and the one you ask about was probably "Dance Ballerina, Dance" -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley (51) Re: Don Soule ('53) I stand corrected, Don Soule was in the class of '53. I have exhausted most of my sources of finding people so I am hoping Alumni Sandstorm Bombers will come thru. -Jerry Oakley (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) Re: Class Of 1952 Reunion Dates To: the Class of 1952 The Class of 1952 50th Class Reunion will be held, August the 2nd, 3rd & 4th of 2002, at the Shilo Inn, in Richland, WA. Make your plans now. You will be receiving a mailing soon with all the information about the reunion. If there are any Classmates that don't receive a mailing, please contact either of the following: Luna Ivers Portch Jim & Carol Latta Miller Sharon Strege Zinsli Roberta Adkins Shipman Re: 1 potato, 2 potato... I thought that 1 potato, 2 potato might have been a method of teaching your children how to count. Choosing was eennie, meenie, minie, mo was I choose this very one. (please excuse the spellin). God Bless -Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Again, Bombers out there correct me. THANKS!! -Maren http://richlandbombers.1952.tripod.com/52in02.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Re: Happy Birthday I just want to wish Happy Birthday to my sister, Myrna Branum Willard ('57WB)! We won't tell how young she is. *LOL* -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ~ Sunny Nampa, ID ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob McGee ('58WB) To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 You're probably thinking of Billy Jo McAllister who jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge. That wasn't me, not yet anyway. My song was "Me And Bobby McGee", made popular by Janis Joplin. I was given the 45 as a birthday gift back in about 1970, still have it somewhere. I was very flattered that Janis felt that way about me until I learned that the song was written by Kris Kristofferson. Now what the heck was he thinking? -Bob McGee ('58WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) Re: Richland Returnees To: John Campbell ('63) I left in 1959 and didn't look back, visiting a few only days each year. In 1999 I came back (for lots of reasons) to stay (my husband Paul Knutson (59) and I both have lots of family here). Slower traffic and few (read: no) upscale stores were the biggest adjustments for me, personally. Drag out those catalogs or shop on-line! However, on some weekends there are frequently too many things to do to participate in everything that one might find interesting. Culture must be sought. Camerata Musica (chamber music) has free concerts monthly at the Battelle auditorium. Allied Arts Gallery has rotating artists/ exhibits (free) monthly. There are foreign movies in the Battelle auditorium (not free, but reasonable). Richland Players has frequent productions, as does Richland Light Opera. Prosser has art galleries (yes, Prosser) that can be fun. Numerous vocal groups present seasonal concerts. Both Pasco and West Richland have farmers markets in the summer. Pasco has a sizable flea market. West Richland has numerous special events at Flat Top Park, even an outdoor Christmas concert that was much fun. The coliseum in Kennewick has lots of neat activities, some better than others. We have a baseball team and a hockey team. Especially in the summer (naturally), there are tons of outdoor activities. The parks are big and clean, and the boat launches are still free. Your tax dollars at work. Several golf courses and casinos (if you like to gamble) are in the area. Lots of garage sales and quite a few auctions (one man's poison, etc.) take place. WSU has a satellite campus here. For senior citizens (60+) audited classes are very reasonable at CBC. You get to use their photographic equipment, library, kiln, printing presses, all kinds of neat stuff you would probably never buy for just one project. The weather is great (except for the wind); you can walk between the raindrops. Although crime seems to be on the upswing, it's nothing like a big metropolitan area. Population is expected to increase for the next 5 to 7 years with the vitrification of radioactive waste, so look for property values to increase substantially, and following the end of the project, expect a glut of available housing. There are lots of special interest groups that will entertain a wide variety of people. Check the Tri-City Herald Fridays. Granted, it's not New York City (where I spent the last 25+ years) or San Francisco or Washington, DC, or Seattle, but Happiness is where you look for it. These are my observations. I'm still adjusting. Life is good, especially when you SMILE. But DON'T come! Too many people will make the traffic as bad as Seattle and we'll all have to relocate somewhere else like Bisbee, AZ. Or somewhere. -Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) ~ beautiful downtown Richland where people don't really glow in the dark, the wind is blowing but it's still a great day! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton McCord Lacarde ('60) Re: EEOPCPA To: Marilyn "Cookie" baird Singletary (60) I have just started looking into this program. I have a telephone interview with the Kennewick Resource Center in March. Any information or suggestions you or anyone else can give me will be greatly appreciated. Re: Alumni Ring Website I just received my class ring after returning the first one I got. I had originally ordered the A-12 ring. It was so small, you could not see the cloud under the stone or even read the lettering on it unless you really looked close. I was not happy with it. For a small fee, Jostens remade it into the A-14 and I am completely thrilled with it and wearing it proudly. -Margo Compton McCord Lacarde ('60) ~ San Antonio, TX warm (this week) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays 61 To Patty de la Bretonne Hmmm...well, I think the "one potato, two potato thing" was something we did with our hands..kinda like the "paper, scissors, rock" thing, maybe. The "..olario.." ditty with the bouncing ball and the leg- swing-over sounds about right. Don't recall much about the folk game rules for bouncing the ball against the house...maybe I was on the roof throwing shingles at the time! LOL :) -Irene de la Bretonne Hays 61 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Cunningham (62) All the conversation about what the Spudnut Shop has meant to all of us seems to dovetail with a similar business here in Napa, CA. There is a bakery known as Buttercream Bakery that opened its doors in 1948 -- sound similar yet? The Buttercream has been a gathering place for many Napaians at breakfast and lunch for all those years. Even though they don't make Spudnuts the donuts and other pastries and food are great. Especially the Champagne Cake. Anyway, a few months ago the bakery just closed it's doors for no apparent reason. Can you imagine what would happen if the Spudnut Shop did that? The town folks were in an uproar, you'd a thunk the world had come to an end. This one, however, has a happy ending. After the dust settled the grandchildren of the original owner reopened the bakery on Wednesday of this week after remodeling to its original appearance. Happy campers in Napa. Re: Hyatt twins ('63-RIP) Jim Hamilton ('63) mentioned the Hyatt twins in his note the other day. I remember them well. Never got into serious trouble with them but always seemed to be on the edge. My fondest memories were swimming on the Elks' Swimming team. We had a lot of fun and even brought home some metals now and then. Does anyone remember the name of the couple who coached the team? Re: Most Moves Places I've lived since leaving Richland the first time have been Tacoma, Columbus, GA; Germany (moved twice); Richland; Seattle; Olympia; Eugene, OR; San Jose, CA; Glendora, CA; and now here in Napa, CA. Hopefully Napa is it. After all there are more than 250 wineries in the valley. So many and so little time to sample. -Cliff Cunningham (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: The Radiations - Local Musical Group I was having coffee at the Spudnut Shop on Valentine's Day and the "Radiations" had been invited to sing for Val (her birthday). The Radiations are a local group of ladies of the Sweet Adelines International. Their chorus (Rolling Hills) numbers about 55 ladies. The four who sang at the Spudnut Shop were: Chris Turner - Lead, Shannon Petrak - Tenor, Micki Lund Anderson ('63) - Baritone and Missy Keeney Baker ('59) - Bass. Their music was so impressive that I invited them to sing at Gesa for our staff. They sang for the staff on the main floor, on the upper floor and during lunch in the downstairs lunchroom. The staff loved them! Their unique sound and costumes were so impressive that I hired them to go sing for my wife at Cowan, Walker Law firm. Several other employees at Gesa had them sing to their sweethearts as well. You could not have purchased a better valentine than the special music from these four ladies. I am endorsing them for anyone who would like a unique gift for a birthday, anniversary, any other special occasion, gift for employees, etc. You should really give them an opportunity to sing for you. You won't regret it! You can reach the Radiations in c/o 407 Barth, Richland, WA 99352 or call Missy Keeney Baker at (509), 943-2890. They traveled to many businesses and homes on Valentine's Day, from dawn till well into the night. Next year Gesa will have them visit all the Tri-City offices. The cost is extremely reasonable and the experience unforgettable. Thanks to the Radiations for making Valentine's Day very special. Re: Bomber Basketball ~ Friday, February 22, 2002 Bombers versus Moses Lake Tonight marked the second round games of the District Tournament. In the first round (last Tuesday, Wenatchee eliminated Walla Walla and Moses Lake eliminated Southridge). Moses Lake would travel to the Bomb Shelter, where just last Friday they were hammered by the Bombers 85-65 and Wenatchee would travel to Ike. On Saturday the winners will play for first and second in the district and the losers will meet for third and fourth. Moses Lake is led by the 18.4 pts per game of Brian Kast, 16.2 pts per game of 6'6" Jordan Reffett and the 12.2 pts per game of 6'5" Daniel McFaul. No other Chief averages over 4.8 pts per game. Richland is led by the 20.2 pts per game of Travis Buck, 10.6 pts per game of Dustin Hilgert, 9.7 pts per game of James York, 7.6 pts per game of Lance Frisbee and 7.4 pts per game of Tim Bussman. The game started with a jumper by McFaul to give the Chiefs the lead at 2-0 with 6:59 to play. Hilgert came back with two quick baskets to give the Bombers a 4-2 lead with 6:09 to play. Duke tallied a deuce for Moses Lake and York hit a turn around in the key to make it 6-4 Bombers with 4:44 to play. Baker hit a two and Kast drained two from the foul line to give the Chiefs the lead at 8-6 with 3:04 to play. York came back with another deuce and Frisbee got a hoop and a hack. Free-throw good. Bombers 11-8 with 2:00 to play. Walker hit a long two to cut the lead to 11-10, but Frisbee hit a long trey to give the Bombers the lead at 14-11 with 1:37 to play. With seconds left to play Moses Lake missed a jumper and the ball was kicked out to Kast who nailed a long trey to make the first quarter score Bombers 14-13. The second period started with Walker hitting two consecutive hoops to give the Chiefs the lead 16-14 with 6:32 to play. Arthurs hit a base line jumper to tie the game with 6:17 remaining in the half. Reffett hit two short buckets to give the Chiefs the lead at 20-16. York hit another trey and Arthurs made one of two free throws with 4:03 to play to tie the game at 20. Kast hit the next two hoops to give Moses Lake the lead at 24-20. Buck (who had 30 against the Chiefs last week) found nothing but net from beyond the arc. Not to be outdone, Millican answered the trey with one of his own to give the Chiefs a 27-23 lead with :40 to play. The final basket of the half was a trey by Bussman with :12 remaining to make the half time score Chiefs 27-26. Last week the Bombers led by 14 in the first quarter, to find themselves ahead by only 5 at the half. Just as last week the third quarter would be crucial. Reffett put back an offensive board to extend the Chief lead to 29-26 with 7:41 to play in the third stanza. Buck hit a driving jumper followed by a set shot from Arthurs to give the Bombers the lead at 30- 29. Kast hit another trey to give the Chiefs the lead at 32-30 with 5:38 to play in the third. Hilgert hit a fade away for two, York made one of two free throws, Buck nailed a trey, Arthurs got a baseline jumper, Hilgert hit another fade away from the baseline and Bussman found the net form beyond the arc. In less than 4 minutes the Bombers scored 13 consecutive points to take the lead at 43-32 with 1:26 to play. McFaul hit a bucket that would end the scoring for Moses Lake in the third. Bussman then hit a driving deuce and Hilgert finished the quarter with a foul on a rebound, converting both from the charity strip to end the quarter at 47-34 Bombers. The Bombers scored 21 to the Chiefs 7 in the third. With 5:24 to play the Bombers scored 17 to the Chiefs 2. Still there was 8 minutes to play. Frisbee started the fourth quarter with a tough shot near the hoop to extend the lead to 15. The next few minutes would be interesting. Walker hit a trey for the Chiefs. Hilgert followed with a tough baseline jumper against Reffett. McFaul hit a bucket, got fouled and converted the charity toss. Hilgert hit two from the foul line. Kast got a bucket and was fouled. Foul shot good, another three point play. McFaul followed with a deuce. Reffett was fouled and made the first foul shot, missed the second and McFaul tipped in the offensive board. Once again the Chiefs scored three. York hit two free throws and finally with 3:10 remaining Baker had to settle for a two pointer. With 3:10 to play it was Bombers 57-49. Hilgert hit another baseline fade away followed by a deuce by Baker. 59-51 Bombers with 2:23 to play. Hilgert converted one of two from the charity stripe and Bussman hit a fast break lay in. Bombers 62-51 with 1:14 to play. McFaul got an uncontested lay-in to cut the lead to 62-53 with 1:08 to play. The Chief press kept the Bombers on the foul line. Hilgert got one of two, Frisbee got one of two and Buck found the net twice from the foul line. Bomber 66-53 with :44 to play. Kast was given a short deuce and McFaul converted one of two from the foul line. Frisbee found the net on one of two free throws with :27 remaining. Bombers 67-57. Moses Lake rushed down court and Kast hit a long trey for their final points. Frisbee hit both free throws with :08 remaining to end the game. Bombers 69-60. Eisenhower defeated Wenatchee 70-56, so the Bombers will travel to Yakima to take on the Cadets for the District crown. Wenatchee will take on the Chiefs in Moses Lake for the third and fourth berths to the Regional Tournament. The Bombers were led in scoring by Hilgert with 18, Frisbee, York and Buck all had 12, Bussman had 10 and Arthurs finished with 5. The Bombers were 16 of 31 from inside the arc but only 6 of 20 from beyond the arc. The Bombers took only 6 three point attempts in the second half connecting on 2. The first half the Bombers attempted 14 from beyond the arc and found the net only 4 times. Buck collected 8 caroms, 7 for Hilgert and 5 for Bussman. Hilgert collected 5 offensive rebounds. The Bombers had only three steals, but committed only 8 turnovers. The 22 baskets were aided by 15 assists, 6 dished out by York. Buck and Hilgert each blocked one shot and the Bombers committed 14 fouls. In the first game, the Richland Lady Bombers versus the Pasco Lady Bull Dogs found the Bombers on the short end of a 67-48 score. The ladies will face Kamiakin at the Bomb Shelter for third and fourth while the Pasco Ladies will travel to Kennewick to play for the District title. All of the aforementioned teams will participate in next weeks Regional Tournament. Next report tomorrow night. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) To: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Hi, I remember being grade school friends and you lived on Goethals next to Judy and Jane Over... their mother was my sister's Brownie and Girl Scout leader. What's the last name, Jan? Re: Speaking of Brownies Donna William's ('63) mother lead our Brownie troupe and we met in the basement of little old CUP church. Donna Williams, Kandy Smith ('63), Ruth Blanton ('63RIP), Peggy Sheeran ('63), Marilyn Simmons ('63), Carol McKenzie ('63)... who else?? We used to hide in those old maroon drapes that were used as room dividers. And... it's Girl Scout Cookie Sale time!!!!!!! Re: And speaking of church It was communion, 6th grade at CUP and Ellen Weihermiller ('63) and I took bread. She took the piece and scratched my arm and I started laughing. The more I tried to stop, the worse it got. We were both smirking to the point of no return. I can't believe no one told us to leave. We should have sat in that little loft above the main entrance. There were stairs going up to it from both sides of the sanctuary if I remember right. The more I write, the more I remember. I still have dreams of Ruth Blanton. -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Linda Reining (64) I remember playing that game that you mentioned about putting your head down on the desk, etc. You could play it inside or outside. You hit the tennis ball against the house and bounced it. There were sayings to go with it, but that's all I remember about it. Wish I could remember more. It was a lot of fun and something you could play by yourself. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun is shining today, but only in the low 60s. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) As usual, I believe I have asked this before. I was in Mr. Jantz' algebra class in ninth grade (9/63-6/64) at Carmichael. One day during class this Marine walked into our classroom. He was one (I believe there were two) of the Marines that carried JFK's casket to the caisson, or however that went. I cannot recall if he was a former student or family friend. I was in shock. Anyone know this person or remember this event? -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: Marines To: Guy Lobdell ('66), Sgt. USMC (Ret) Well, I knew you would not be able to let that one go by big brother. *LOL*. Ok, I concede the need of the Marine Corps at this time however it will never get me to stop hoping and praying that the day will come when any and all military forces are no longer needed in this world. -Alan Lobdell ('69) An ex-Marine turned pacifist ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn ('70) Re: Bill Wiley I knew Bill a little differently than most, I reckon. Went out with his daughter, Jo ('71), briefly in my senior year. He had an incredible Macintosh sound system that he'd built himself. Great guy... and great sense of humor. The other Bill Wiley ('56) is one of my oldest brother Michael's ('56) good friends, a world renowned artist and all around good guy, also with a great sense of humor... but not related. -daniel laybourn ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone ('71) Richland is home. Started out in Kennewick and from there went to... Yakima, Kennewick, Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, Richland, Richland (yeah, parents liked to move house to house), San Antonio, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Clear, AK; Mt. Home, ID; Madrid, Spain; Del Rio, TX; Tacoma, and right back to Richland. -Larry Stone ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Matt Smith (Spouse of Jil Lytle Smith - '82) I am not a Bomber, but a Spartan from Minnesota and I just want to wish my wife Jil ('82) a Happy Birthday today. Happy Birthday, Jilly! -Matt Smith (Spouse of Jil Lytle Smith - '82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Mary Lou Stines ('50WB) Dorothy Hickey ('51), Ken Neal ('57) Loron Holden ('57), Missy Keeney ('59) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Mary Ann Vosse ('63) Chuck Crawley ('67), Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King, 1947 Re: Teacher's Birthday KATHRYN HOSACK, a teacher at Lewis & Clark, will be celebrating her 88th Birthday on February 28th. Please send a card to: Canyon Lakes Restorative & Rehabilitation Center, Kennewick, WA 99337. I will visit her with her sister and some other ladies. She still has a beautiful smile. Did you know she was in Paris the day World War II ended. Her mother died when the children were very little. Since Kathyrn was the oldest, she served as their mother. Most of the children served in the military. Ray was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed... -Betty Ely King, 1947 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) Re: One Potato, Two Potato In our family, the ditty: "One potato, two potato, three potato, four Five potato, six potato, seven potato more..." was used to count off (in a rhythmic sing-song-ey voice) to see who was "it," or who took the first turn in a game, got the last cookie, biggest piece of cake, etc. Each participating child would hold out his/her hands folded into fists. Then, the neutral person (coach, parent, or some such entity), with hand in a fist, would go around the circle or along the line of kids, and gently bump down on the children's fists on the count of each word. First, on the right hand of the each child, then the left hand. Whenever a child's hand was bumped on the count of "four" or on the count of "more," the child would put his/her bumped hand behind his/her back. The ditty and hand bumping was repeated however many times it took to eliminate all but one still-outstretched child's fist. That youngster was "it"--whatever "it" might mean for that particular occasion. There may have been additional numbers in the ditty up to ten, but if there are I don't remember the rest of it. The benefit of using this form of decision- making is that "it" is derived entirely by chance and the means is objective, no favorites are played, and everyone present can see just how the choice of "it" was made. -Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) ~ Olympia, WA - under a drippy gray sky and amidst a sodden landscape ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('54) To: Ed Weasner ('51) Glad Dottie Sargent ('51) set you straight about the old 78s. I was sooooo confused (as usual). Guess you got your Dots mixed up; I am the good looking one who lived down the street from you! To: Sandy Atwater Boyd ('51) You said "one potato - two. etc." because you were strange and that's all you had to eat in those days! (Your best friend) -Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Neal (57) Re: Some musical thoughts I have enjoyed the discussions about music. I think one reason is that my class, 1957, entered Col-Hi in 1954, one of the early years of Rock 'n Roll. We were exposed to this music at Hi Spot, noontime sock hops and the Tolo Dance, just to mention a few. In 1954 we had "Shake, Rattle and Roll"; "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight", "Sh-Boom" and "Earth Angel". In 1955 we had "Rock Around The Clock"; "Tweedle Dee", "Bo Diddley" and "Mystery Train" by Elvis, In 1956 it was "Hound Dog", "Blue Suede Shoes"; "Green Door" and "Tutti Frutti". Lastly in 1957 we were graduated to the sounds of "Little Darlin"; "All Shook Up"; "Bye, Bye, Love" and Buddy Hollys "Peggy Sue". One of the things that prompted this recollection, in addition to earlier Alumni Sandstorms, was the recent Super Bowl game. A feature at half time was the Irish musical group U2. This is a very popular and tremendously successful group. I am sure some Bombers watched them perform at half time. Can any of you remember the song they sang, or, if so, sing it yourself? In contrast, I think most of us could not only recognize the above hits, and many other, hits of the early days of Rock 'n Roll, but could also sing along even after all these years. Some may remember that "our" music was widely satirized. Who remembers Stan Frebergs hits of "Hearbreak Hotel", the "Banana Boat Song" and "Yellow Rose of Texas"? I recently saw an interview with Stan Freberg and, in response to a reporters question, said you can't satirize today's music. People today could not tell a satirized song from the original. In the past some Bombers have listed some of their favorite lyrics to earlier songs. Who remembers Steve Allen's TV satirization of Rock 'n Roll hits? His fun consisted of reading the lyrics of a Rock 'n Roll hit slowly, as poetry. I remember at least two of these performances from the 50s. Here is the first: Sha da da Sha da da da, Sha da da Sha da da da, Sha da da Sha da da da, Sha da da Sha da da da, Yip yip yip yip Yip yip yip yip Mum mum mum mum Mum mum Get a job. Sha da da Sha da da da. I mentioned "Green Door" above. In the far recesses of my mind I seem to remember that a new Rock 'n Roll radio station, KORD, conducted a contest to name "What is behind the Green Door?" I also seem to think Marilyn Richey ('53) won that contest. Can anyone confirm that and does anyone remember the correct answer? I hope the Bombers will continue to remember those earlier days and share their thoughts and feelings with us. -Ken Neal (57) ~ in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loron Holden (57) Re: EEOPCPA To: Margo Compton McCord Lacarde (60) and anyone else who may be a survivor of an employee at the Hanford Project. This program is searching for people to award $150,000 to. All of the forms and instructions for applying for this Gubberment Money can be found at: http://www.eh.doe.gov/advocacy/ Note: that to receive the grant you must be a direct survivor of the employee and dependent children must have been a dependent under 18 at the time of death of the employee or a full time student under 21. Suggestion: if you even suspect there might be a chance of qualification you should take the time to fill out the paper work and apply. (They can always say no, or you may win the $150,000.00) Ignore the note on the website and do not mail your application to Wash, DC, send it to the Kennewick Office, they are really helpful and are on your side!!! They also respond to e-mails almost instantly. They can assist in research if necessary. Good luck. Re: Side note Anyone remember the great "Bermuda Shorts" revolt of the class of 57? -Loron Holden (57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: The Radiations To: Roger Fishback ('62) Thank You for that glowing tribute to The Radiations. We bow down before you and even tho' "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (our version), you are the BEST! To: Nancy Stull ('59) I agree that the Tri-Cities has something for everyone if you just look around you but I have to give an enthusiastic double thumbs up to the Hanford High (sorry, not Richland High) drama department. Last night I saw their production of "Fiddler on the Roof" to a standing room only crowd. UNBELIEVABLE! I can't imagine a Broadway production being a whole lot better. I was in awe from the opening scene until the closing number. This is the third Hanford High production that I have seen and I wouldn't miss one for the world! -Missy Keeney Baker ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 Re: the Brownies I remember being in the Brownies and since I know several of the girls you mentioned in the group, I am wondering if that was the troop I was in. It makes sense that I was. I also remember being in Bluebirds/Campfire girls and the Girl Scouts. An interesting memory pops up when I think about the camping trips we took (I think just day trips, I'm not sure) but the place we went to was near an abandoned Japanese internment camp. At least that's what I remember being told it was. It was, as I recall, out beyond West Richland somewhere. Anyone recall? Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) Re: Grade school friends To: Donna Nelson Duff (63) How well I remember being friends. I also remember exchanging letters between the time I moved away from Richland after 4th grade and moved back to Richland before 9th grade. Of course, then you were going to Chief Joe and I was going to Carmichael, so things changed a bit. I, too, remember Ruth Ann Blanton ('63RIP), and it's amazing how often I think of her. By the way, our neighbors on Goethals were the Oversons. I believe that Judy married Leonard Sauer, a teacher at Chief Joe. When we moved back to Richland in '59 Judy and Jane came over for a visit, but after that we lost track of them and their folks. Does anyone recall any of the rhymes we used to say jumping rope? The tide has gone out on that one and I just can't think of any of them. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) ~ in rainy, but warm Ocean Park, WA - where the frogs croaking at night are an indication that Spring really is coming ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crowley ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Mr. Jantz Hi Rick, I don't remember a visit by that Marine in uniform (that doesn't mean it didn't happen :o) but I clearly remember that I was in Mr. Jantz' Algebra class when the announcement was made that the President had been shot. We weren't in the same late morning class were you? Take care, mon. -Chuck Crowley ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear,'71 To: Rick Maddy '67 Re: Kennedy Marines I had the good fortune to work for the Officer In Charge of Kennedy's funeral at my first job out of the Marines. Bill Lee was a mustanger, who had made it to Gunnery Sergeant, and then was commissioned. As a young Captain he was the OIC [Officer In Charge] for the Marine Honor Guard in the Rotunda, and the loading ceremony on the caisson. I've seen him in the film footage several times and I was always amazed that when I was a fifth grader he had almost twice my age "time in service" in the Marine Corps. He was in a lot of recruiting posters as well. He was incredibly hard looking but was one of the best people I've ever worked for. If you're really curious as to who those Marines were, I still see Bill on a regular basis and could ask him about his detail. He remembers everyone. -Brad Wear,'71 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 23 Bombers sent stuff today: Kay Weir ('37), Betty Ely ('47) Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Larry Christenson ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Margo Heiling ('57), Steve Carson ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), Ann Bishop ('60) Stephanie Dawson ('60), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) John Adkins ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Donna Nelson ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Pam Ehinger ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Greg Larson ('69), Pam Pyle ('69) Gary Turner ('71), Greg Alley ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Anonymous ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday: Nancy Wick Hamilton (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Prison Camp The Prison Camp out beyond West Richland did not have Japanese Prisoners of War they were Italian Prisoners. In spite of the conditions that our enemies kept our captured service personnel -- some were nurses and service WOMEN. Our side tried to obey the Geneva Convention as to treatment of prisoners and one edict of the Convention was that Prisoners were to be kept somewhere that the climate was like their homeland and somebody - who knows who or why - decided that Eastern Washington was the place for Italians and we did at the time have enough Military to Guard them. Another group of prisoners brought here were trustees from the State Prison System who were sent to maintain the farms - one was sent to help on my Father's farm - which no longer belonged to my father but my folks rented their own house back and lived there until the govt. tore the house down. Of course they could only rent the house and one of the trustee Prisoners was sent to work there - the first thing he told us was that he was an "honest" crook not one of those who were helping Hitler - in fact he said he had two sons in the army himself. I had a husband oversees myself but our house was not habitable any more so my small son and I went to live with my folks and my Dad was one of the world's greatest grandfathers and my kids were lucky to have him. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King, 1947 Re: Teacher's Birthday I read the letter I wrote to the Alumni Sandstorm about Kathryn Hosack's Birthday. I said to please send a card to Canyon Lakes Restorative & Rehabilitation Center in Kennewick, but forgot to say it is at 2702 S Ely. The zip is 99337. Kathryn never did marry but helped raise her brothers & sisters and even the sisters served in the military. -Betty Ely King, 1947 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See entry later in this Sandstorm from Jeanie Hutchins Simons ('62)... Jeanie says the address is 2804 W. 31st Avenue -- which is what is in the phone book. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Music/Records To: Ed Weasner ('51) Yes friend, you are right, 78 rpm records don't carry a lot of value, but a they do carry lots of memories. When we moved from the Tri-Cities to southern Arizona we gifted our large collection to Brad Cutshall ('51), who was glad to get them. I do have one 78 rpm on Capitol Records, "Liebestraum", autographed by Spike Jones when he performed at the Grape Festival in Kennewick somewhere around 1946. I believe it has some value to collectors. To: Dort Hickey Fisher ('51) How come you're now claiming '54 as your class; just don't want to associate with our classy class? -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ where the sun shines brightly and the temps are in the low 80s. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I messed up again!!! It was I who did the typo on Dorothy's class year. I got it right on the list of who was in the Sandstorm... Bombers catch me every time I mess up!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Oh, yeah, I remember one potato, two .... That one plumb slipped my mind. Also, remember how we used to decide who was first up in a ball game. Toss a bat, one person would catch it with one hand and a person on the other team would go hand over hand with him until the end of the bat was reached. Then, the person who had the end, would have to toss it over his shoulder. If that person could do that, their team was first up. This reminds me of another old ball game. Using two bases only, but that is as far as it goes. Man, all the old songs and games sure bring back memories. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Christenson ('54) Re: Teacher Does anyone know what ever happened to Mrs. Bice, 6th grade teacher at Old Sacajawea during the early 50s? If there was one teacher that I'll never forget it will be her. Thanks. -Larry Christenson ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Final Word on Krispy Kreams Well I happened to be in Issaquah, WA this morning (Sunday) so I thought I would stop at Krispy Kream to see what all the fuss was about. When I pulled into the parking lot there was a line of people out the door and about halfway down the side of the building. I thought "Well, these can't be all bad." I guess I forgot that Issaquah has become the Yuppie center of the Norhtwest. It is the Fad capitol of western Washington. (They claim that the worst drought they ever had was when the Perrier Truck broke down on it's way from Seattle.) The line went inside past the rising towers with literally thousands of little round dough things going up and down on chain driven trays. (Notice the personal touch in all of this.) They then went into the large vats of hot oil first being cooked on one side and then flipped but the conveyor system to be cooked on the other side. They then passed through a waterfall of icing. (Again note the personal touch). After the icing bath they were picked up by girls using little sticks and placed in boxes. At this point in the line everyone was handed a Krispy Kream to try. As I grabbed it, it collapsed into a thin, flat ring. I put it in my mouth and my first sensation was "cotton candy". Where was the donut? I almost left the line at this point but thought that since I had come this far I would buy a half dozen and try them at various stages of cooling to see if they firmed up any or developed and substance. As I drove out I tried one 5 minutes down the road. No better. Tried one more time 5 minutes later. Stopped off at the golf course and gave the other 4 to the guy working the Pro Shop. He said "Thank you." but I am not sure why. I would take a week old Spudnut any day over a fresh Krispy Kream. I have totally satisfied my curiosity and can't wait to get back to Richland to try another real "Donut", a Spudnut. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~ Auburn, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Re: Musical Thoughts To: Ken Neal (57) and other class of '57 members You'll want to be sure to be at the Class of '57 reunion on June 21 in Richland at the Community Center. ALL of the music will be from the 50s. If anyone hasn't received an announcement via U.S.P.S. [aka snail mail], please let me know and send your mailing address, or we can send you an electronic copy, or we can do both! -Margo Heiling Barron ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://richlandbombers.1957.tripod.com/57in02.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) I was back in Richland over the weekend and made the requisite pilgrimage to Spudnut. WOW! The place was packed on Saturday morning with a line out the door and about 20 orders on a rack waiting pickup. I was thinking that it might be nice to have a place for visiting Bombers to sign in but there is no room. The Spudnuts were as good as I remembered. My Mom, Shirley, is in an independent living apartment at Alltera and I can recommend it highly for anyone looking to assist a parent in locating. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Joanna Faulkner Brown (63) Re: The old "Prison Camp" (Here we go again) I thought this subject had been thoroughly hashed over, but every year or so it comes up again, so here is the story. The old Prison Camp (official name: Columbia Camp) was exactly that, a Camp for Federal prisoners from McNeil Island. It was not an Internment Camp (there was only one of those, in Texas I believe, for Foreign National [German, Italian & Japanese] subversives awaiting Deportation after the cessation of hostilities). It was not a Japanese Relocation Camp and it was not a POW Camp. In February 1944, Columbia Camp was established near Horn Rapids Dam as a camp for the Federal Prison Industries. As many as 250 McNeil Island prisoners were housed in the camp to tend to and harvest the orchards seized by the Project. During the camp's 3 1/2 year history, an excess of 5,669 tons of fruit were harvested for sale to military services and other government agencies. A large number of the federal prisoners were Conscientious Objectors. Even though there was no fence around the camp, only a few escaped. The camp was closed in October 1947. After FPI left, the camp was used to house Morrison-Knudsen and other subcontractor employees until August 1949 when the Corps of Engineers took over operation of the camp as part of river work in the area. In February 1950, the camp was turned over to the AEC for disposal. 10 Prefabs were moved to Richland for residential use and one living quarter hutment was given to Col-Hi for use at the Ag-Farm. Other facilities were held for the soon to arrive Army personnel or were turned over to the Federal Security Administration for donation to Pacific Northwest states for school needs. A personal memory from around 1956 or 1957: the partially overgrown camp was a perfect place for nighttime "Jack-Lighting." Two people would ride on the front fenders with .22 rifles and shoot jack rabbits that were attracted by the headlights (a highly illegal activity). Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA (soon to be Richland, hopefully) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Myers (60) Re: Class of '60 Lunch Bunch It's that time again - lunch for the Lunch Bunch of the Class of '60. We will meet at the Sundance Grill at 413 N. Kellogg in Kennewick at 11:30 on Saturday, March 2. See you there. -Ann Bishop Myers (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) Re: Answering Dorris Meloeny (68) about Dawson-Richards etc. George C. Anderson ('53) I think, first worked at Dawson-Richards while he was in high school. He had no relationship that I know of with C.C. Anderson's (predecessor of The Bon). He worked his way up to manager over the years, left to get his degree at BYU (again, I think that's how it goes), then returned to the store and eventually bought out my family when my Dad, Grover Dawson, decided to retire. Some years previous to this, my brother Jeff Dawson ('62) had bought out Mr. Richards of the original Dawson-Richards (who was a silent partner living in California). It always has been an honor and a tribute to my Dad and the business he built up to see that succeeding owners have kept the name, no matter how much the business has changed. On the other question, you are thinking of Virginia "Ginny" Fuquay ('65), who married my brother, Gaynor ('65). -Stephanie Dawson Janicek (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Katherine Hosack's Address (Lewis & Clark Kindergarten Teacher) Street ADDITION to her address: Canyon Lakes Restorative & Rehabilitation Center 2804 W. 31st Ave. Kennewick, WA 99337 I'm sure she would enjoy hearing from her Lewis and Clark "Kids" on her Birthday!! Thanks to Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Jump Rope Rhymes To: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Because of that "memory thing," I only remember that the following are either from Lewis & Clark days or ones I learned when I was teaching. Will be fun seeing others that are remembered. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around Blue Bells, Cockle Shells I Had a Little Puppy Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief I Had a Little Brother Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum (Boy or Girl's Name) Sitting In a Tree, K-i-s-s-i-n-g Johnny Over the Ocean, Johnny Over the Sea I See London, I See France I Like Coffee, I Like Tea All In Together Girls (different versions) -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: All that music we had All of that 40's, 50's, and 60's music that has been mentioned in the last week or so resides in a collection of music held by the Bomber Alumni Resource Services (B.A.R.S), and is available - with the sound system to play them to all Bomber classes holding reunions. You can contact me for details. There is a small rental charge - but much smaller than paying a DJ to play music - and there is control of the sound - so you can have music and conversation too. What a concept. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball February 23, 2002 District Championship Game After splitting the two regular season games the Bombers and Cadets square off for the District Championship game at Eisenhower. Ike won the first meeting 71-59 and the Bombers won the second meeting 75-66. Both teams won at home and both teams had identical Big Nine Conference records of 16-4. Ike has the MVP of the conference, Derek Groth, 6'3", 25.0 pts per game, as well as Jeff Curfman, 6'7", 13.1 pts per game, John Rasmussen, 6'5", 12.9 pts per game and Jacob Roybal, 6'9", 10.0pts per game. Richland controlled the tip and Arthurs scored with 7:33 to play to give the Bombers a 2-0 lead. Roybal and Guzman each hit a bucket to give the Cadets the lead with 5:19 to play. Cadets 4-2. York drilled a trey to give the Bombers a one point lead with 5:08 to play. Roybal put back an offensive rebound followed by a fade away by Hilgert and a base line jumper by Buck. Bombers 9-6. The next eight points belonged to Ike. Groth hit 4 of 4 from the foul line (a spot on the floor that Ike would visit many times) and Roybal put back an offensive board to give the Cadets a 14-9 lead with :40 seconds to play. Frisbee hit one of two from the foul line with :25 to play and Bussman nailed a trey with one tick on the clock to finish the first quarter scoring. 14-13 Ike. Richland was called for 5 fouls to 1 against the Cadets. Ball handling was also a problem for the Bombers. The second quarter started with the Bombers hitting 8 straight points. With 7:22 remaining Frisbee hit a driving bucket, again it was Frisbee with a deuce at the 6:40 mark. Frisbee connected from the paint with 6:01 to play and put back an offensive board with 5:24 to play. The run of eight was all Frisbee. Bombers 21- 14. Gordon hit two from the charity stripe and Hilgert followed with a banker from the paint with 4:51 to play. Bombers 23-16. Gordon hit a runner from the key and Hilgert followed with another bucket in the paint. Frisbee nailed a trey with 3:26 to play to make the score Bombers 28-18. Back game Ike and Gordon. Gordon hit buckets from just inside the arc and followed with two more from the foul line. Bombers 28-22 with 2:46 in the half. Arthurs finished the Bomber scoring in the second with a deuce in the paint. Guzman hit a deuce and Groth nailed two driving hoops to end the second quarter. Bombers 30-28. The Cadets made 8 free-throws while the Bombers only shot two, making one. The Bombers were whistled for 11 fouls compared to 5 on the Cadets. For a moment I thought I was in Walla Walla. The third quarter has been kind to the Bombers the last two games and the A-City five would need to play hard to stay in this game. Bussman started the scoring by hitting a deuce with 7:41 to play. Rasmussen followed with a jumper with 7:31 to play. Bombers 32- 30. York hit a driving deuce, Bussman hammered home a trey and Arthurs got a stellar pass from Buck for a deuce in the paint. With 5:53 to play it was Bombers 39-30. Groth hit a driving deuce and was fouled. Foul shot good. (Definitely a charge.) Bombers 39-33 with 5:44 in the third. Arthurs got a feed from York and put in a short deuce and Bussman hit a runner in the paint. Bombers 43-33 with 4:55 to play. Groth found the net two more times from the foul line to cut the Bombers lead to 8. Buck came back with a driving hoop with 2:35 to play. The next play Buck was fouled and hit a pair with 2:07 in the third stanza. Now we had attempted 4 free-throws. Bombers 47-35. Rasmussen hit a basket and Bussman nailed another trey with :52 to play. Bombers 50-37. Groth finished the third period scoring with two more free-throws. Bombers 50-39 after three. Eight minutes away from the Championship! Frisbee hit a short shot at the 7:43 mark. Rasmussen responded with a deuce, but Hilgert drove on Roybal to nail a basket. Bombers 54-41 with 7:18 in the game. Groth hit a driving deuce off a Rasmussen screen to cut the lead to 11. Buck drove the length of the court to hit a deuce and Frisbee made one of two from the charity stripe. Bombers 57-43 with 5:26 to play. The clock seemed to run so slowly. Roybal put in a short shot on a pass from Groth, but Buck hit another driving shot in the paint to make the score 59-45 with 4:20 to play. Groth hit two free-throws with 3:52 to play, followed by two from the charity stripe by Rasmussen. Bombers 59-49 with 2:35 remaining. Buck hit another deuce and Frisbee converted one of two from the foul line. 62-49 Bombers with 1:51 to play. Gordon made two from the foul line to make the score 62-51. Desperation set in for Ike and Bussman and York each hit two free-throws. Bombers 66-51 with :29 to play. The final point was one of two from the line by Gordon with :01 remaining. Final-Bombers 66-52. Co Big Nine Champions, District Champions, Number one seed to the Regional Tournament from the Big Nine and a record of 18-4. The Bombers have won 14 of their last 15 games. The Bombers will play Central Valley in first round Regional action on Tuesday at Kamiakin. They will follow the Kennewick Ladies game. The Bombers converted 21 of 35 form inside the arc but hit only 5 of 16 from outside the arc, however made 2 of 2 in the second half. The Bombers made 9 of 15 from the foul line, grabbed 37 rebounds, had seven take aways, assisted on 12 baskets, were whistled for 24 fouls, committed 19 turnovers and block 2 shots. Ike made 20 free-throws, 16 field goals and did not convert a shot from beyond the arc. The Bombers were led in scoring by Frisbee with 16, Bussman with 15, 12 for Buck, 8 each for Hilgert and Arthurs and 7 for York. Buck grabbed 11 rebounds, Hilgert had 9 and Bussman 7. Tierney led with 4 assists and Bussman dished out 3 assists. Buck and Hilgert each blocked a shot. Frisbee was 5 of 7 from inside the arc and 1 of 3 from beyond the arc. As the number two free throw shooter he was only 3 of 7, but came off the bench to keep the Bombers in the game in the second quarter. Groth had 19 points on only 4 field goals and 11 free-throws. Gordon had 11 off the bench on 2 field goals and 7 free-throws, Roybal had 8 points, Rasmussen had 3 field goals and 2 free-throws and Guzman had 6 points. In other action Moses Lake defeated Wenatchee for third place. The Kennewick Ladies beat Pasco by 5 for the District Title. The Lady Bombers beat Kamiakin by 13 for third place. They will travel to Spokane on Tuesday for a first round Regional game. (Jim House-Chuck White says hi) I told him it didn't mean a thing! Until next Tuesday, -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) To: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) Re: Girl Scout Camp The one an only overnighter I remember was at Columbia Park not to far from the Y. I can't remember landmarks but there might be an RV Park there now. It was a huge overnighter with lots of troops participating. We were surrounded by big trees that dropped berries on us... or maybe it was the birds in the trees dropping berries. We ate "foil dinners". Yumm! They were made of hamburger, onions, carrots and potatoes wrapped in foil and roasted on a bed of coals. When it was done, I smothered it in catsup. I remember making them for years on the barbecue after that. And of course, we had smores for dessert. Seems like our bathrooms were holes in the ground. I couldn't wait to get home the next day!!!! I don't remember you being in the troop I was in but that doesn't mean you weren't. I do remember you being friends with Sherry Cox ('63). Thank You, Thank You, Maren. I'm sending a card today to Ruth Blanton's ('63RIP) mother because Jim Minor read my entry and let me know where she is. Thanks to Jim too. -Donna Nelson Duff 63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Birthday girl To: Alumni Sandstorm Editor Maren, Didn't you get my e-mail that today, the 24th is the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy's birthday? It is also the second birthday of her grandaughter Jessie May, who has Bombers for 3/4 of her grandparents. The other Grandmother is Mary Winston. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sorry, Jim. Must have missed it.. Bomber apologies and a belated Happy Birthday, Nancy. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen Re: Visit to Momma Valone's To: Class of '67 Ok for those of you that were at the Spaghetti Factory last fall and for you '76ers who weren't but want to come. The date has been set! May 25th is the date! I hope all can make it! We'll meet at my place in Thorp (call or email me 509-964-2713 or the above email address). Come spend the night, bring sleeping bags pillows, I have a couch, double bed, top bunk (single) the floor, a camp trailer that will sleep 3 or 4. Or I can make arrangements with my mother-in-law for motel rooms at the Harold Motel. It's older but clean. It'll be on big sleep over! I'm looking forward to everyone coming! I just need a head count! All are welcome! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of 67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) To: Brad Wear ('71) Yes, curiosity killed the cat, but I would like to know his name just because... thanx. Have always wondered how Mr. Jantz knew him. To: Chuck Crawley ('67) I was in Yonce's homeroom class when the JFK assassination announcement came. As a footnote -- I was in the same bed (Bremerton Navy Hospital) when Bobby and Martin were shot. I was in bed forty miles from St. Helens when it blew (Rainier, WA) and if it had not been for school I would have been in bed for JFK too, I suppose. Goodnight. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Larson (69) I saw the name Jack Dawson ('52) on here the other day and I'm wondering if that was the Jack Dawson who ran the Richland Judo Dojo back in the 60s? -Greg Larson (69) ~ the coast of Maine ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program With all due respect to fellow Bomber, Loren Holdon ('57), I am again recommending that those interested in pursuing benefits under the EEOICPA CALL THE KENNEWICK RESOURCE CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE. The law and the program are still new and VERY dynamic. That is to say, amendments to the original legislation have already changed the information which Loren gave in her 2/24 Sandstorm entry regarding survivor age eligibility rules. Therefore, it is best to use the Resource Center staff for the most current advice and assistance. Claim forms are not difficult to complete; once a claim is filed, the Department of Labor's Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness (DEEOIC) District Office (Seattle) claims examiner will provide all additional guidance for perfecting each claim. For those still not aware of its existence, the EEOICPA is intended to compensate former nuclear workers (or their survivors) who became ill as a result of exposure to radiation, beryllium, and silica. Covered diseases include cancer, beryllium sensitivity, chronic beryllium disease (CBD), and silicosis. Compensation consists of $150,000 cash awards and medical benefits for the treatment of these occupational diseases. Children, REGARDLESS OF THEIR AGES, are eligible to receive awards only if there is no surviving spouse (married to the deceased at least one year prior to death). The folks at the Resource Center are quite anxious to help. Please do seek them out. -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ~ (DEEOIC Hqs, Washington, DC) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Turner, Gary ('71) Was in Richland this weekend to visit the old family homestead, check up on my mom, send my wife out for spudnuts, confirm that Zip's still hasn't hired anyone that can make a vanilla coke, and, most importantly, visit a family friend who is temporarily in the Richland Lifecare Center. We were about three steps into the Lifecare center when who goes by in his wheelchair but Fred Strankman! Had a great opportunity to catch up a bit regarding both him and family. (By the way, he loved all the Fred Strankman stories on this list.) He is doing much better and sounded great... especially a little bit later as we were in the cafeteria joining our friend for lunch when I hear, "Turner! How about pushing me back to my room?" Of course I did just that, but that voice left me with a strange flashback, an urge to make sure there were no towels left laying around on the locker room floor! Yeah, Mr. Strankman's gonna be just fine... -Turner, Gary ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Ken Neal ('57) Thanks for the song trivia from your era. I still love some of those tunes along with music from right now. I guess I'm a little different in that I still like stuff now and then. You will find on Grammy night U2 will be raking in some rewards because there new CD is quite good. To: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) If you or anyone knows the whereabouts of Judy Overson Frazier, let us know. She and her sister (Lenea?) visited for R2K. To: Chuck Crowley ('67) The memory of Kennedy`s death at Christ the King is still vivid. The flag at half mast, the dark windy day, the mood of everyone at school, and the feel of the country. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Feeling American but glad the cheeseheads won the gold because they invented the sport, like we invented hoops. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sadly, Greg, Dr James Naismith, inventor of hoops, was Canadian. See http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/Naismith.htm. BTW, I thought that 'cheeseheads' were people from Wisconsin. I didn't know that the "eh-ers" were cheeseheads too. BCs, Richard, Asst. Editor] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Trivia Time Again 1. The character names of the original "My Three Sons"? 2. Rob Petree's (Dick Van Dyke) two office co-workers? They wrote for what show? 3. Gomer Pyle's best buddy in the marines? And the Sergeant's name? And the Sergeant's girlfriend's name? 4. The barber on Andy Griffith Show? 5. Andy Taylor's girlfriend's name (first and last) and her occupation? 6. The big city up the road from Mayberry? (not Raleigh) 7. The little mouse puppet's name on the Ed Sullivan Show? 8. The Lucy Show - Lucy worked for Gale Gordon - what was the name of his character? 9. Dennis the Menace's parent's names? 10. Which side of the head does Brad Upton part his hair? (Wait a minute! Never mind!) -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous Re: Developer, museum see different futures for waterfront site -Anon *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Ed Weasner ('51), Sandra Atwater ('51) Sharon Chapman ('57), Steve Carson ('58) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Joanna Faulkner ('63) Marilyn Simmons ('63), David Rivers ('65) Chuck Crawley ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Bob Thorson ('69), Mike Lemler ('72) Greg Alley ('73), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** In case you were wondering... Definition of "WB" - Woulda Been or Wanna Be ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Weasner (51) To: All responders Re: song title Thanks to all who jogged my memory about "Dance Ballerina Dance". I couldn't put a name to Vaughan Monroe picture in my mind and had completely forgotten about Nat King Cole's version which was much better in my opinion. To: The 2 Dots Re: Apologies I am very sorry for getting the two of you mixed up, but I have an excuse, I AM OLD. And it is hell to get old. As a friend of mine says getting old isn't for sissies. Anyway I got my Columbian out to check a thing or two. I sure you girls are aware that you are the only first named Dorothys in the class of '51. And didn't you each have different nick names when we were in school and I don't remember "Dot or Dort" for either one of you. I seem to remember "Sarge" and Just plain "Hickey" but again I don't remember well anymore. The two of you remind me of a joke one of my favorite comedians told on the Ed Sullivan show years ago. His name was Myron Cohen and his fort was ethnic jokes with all of the dialect included. He was a tall husky individual, practically bald with a deep baritone voice. Here goes, I will try not to screw this up. "This Arab Army column was marching across the desert and there was this small hill in the distance with a small Jew on top raising his fist and shouting obscenities to the Arab Army Commander. Then the little Jew would duck down behind the hill. This happened more than once and the commander said, "Enough is Enough" and told one of the soldiers to go take care of that annoying little Jew. Off to do battle went the soldier. Up over the hill and all the commander could see was a dust storm arising from the other side of the hill. Pretty soon the dust settled and the little Jew popped back on the hill shaking his fist and shouting obscenities at the Arabs. So the commander sent his best soldier to get that irritating little Jew once and for all. Same thing happened, more dust then the little Jew back up on the hill with fist and obscenities. The commander was riled now and two big ugly soldiers to fix that Jew for good. This time the soldiers disappeared behind the hill, all kinds of shouting and cursing and more dust, when one of the soldiers climbed back to top of the hill, all bloody broken and broken, just barely able to shout at the commander. "GO BACK! GO BACK! THERE ARE TWO OF THEM." This is not intended to offend anyone and especially either of the 2 "Dots" That's it for today, AOL has bugged me 3 times, what a pain they are. -Ed Weasner (51) ~ in beautiful San Jose, CA - where it supposed to be in the seventies this whole week ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 Re: Games Does anyone remember Post Office and Spin the Bottle? Camping out for Girl Scouts was really a big deal for Ann Pearson ('50), Janet Browning and I one night. Back in the old days there was nothing between downtown Richland and North Richland except for some houses. So we rode our bikes and camped for the night about half way between. Built our campfire and cooked our dinner. Anyway, it was to earn a badge. When I think of that now, don't think that can be done like it was in the old days! -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Chapman '57 To: Loron Holden ('57) I've been waiting for someone else to jump in here but maybe you and I are the only people left who remember the great Bermuda Shorts uprising. I think the idea germinated in '56 when Bill Everett and Jim Templeman ('56) wore them to the junior senior prom. The male members of the class of '57 played one-ups-man-ship and staged a protest to be allowed to wear them to school. I am glad to report that, despite grave misgivings on the part of the administrators, none of the impressionable young ladies appeared to have their virtue compromised by the sight of all of those hairy lower legs. It all seems so innocent and laughable and fun. -Sharon Chapman '57 ~ Mesa, AZ - where I wore Bermuda shorts to the dentist today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson 58 I agree with Tom Hughes ('56), krispy kream is a high fat fad and don't even come close to Spudnut quality. -Steve Carson 58 ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Miss Kathryn Hosack's CORRECT ADDRESS Celebrating her 88th Birthday ~ February 28 I apologize for sending in the wrong address yesterday! I got it from the Tri-Cities Regional Telephone Directory that I had here in my desk. I should have checked my Address Book. I called the Canyon Lakes Restorative & Rehab. Center this morning. When the building was being built, the address that I gave was correct ~ then the City changed the address. The correct address is the one that Betty Ely King ('47) sent in yesterday ~ again, I apologize for the confusion. Kathryn Hosack Canyon Lakes Restorative & Rehabilitation Center 2702 S. Ely Kennewick, WA 99337 -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 Sorry, I didn't mean to be redundant about the prison camp. I haven't been reading this publication that long. Thanks for the informative comments, though. Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Joanna - You're not the only one who might have missed earlier comments about any given subject. Don't sweat it. We all need to "click refresh" sometimes. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Simmons Arnold '63 To: John Campbell '63 John, One suggestion for a place to retire is Asheville, NC. If you enjoy smaller towns, the mountains, and hiking on the Appalachian Trail, check out Asheville off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Asheville is also home to Biltmore, the largest home in America. My husband and I lived near there, both in Spartanburg, SC and Johnson City, TN and we love that beautiful area. Richland would also be a good sunny place to retire and the mountains aren't that far away. We do plan to spend more time in Richland, too, when we are retired. To: Maren Smyth ('63/'64) Thanks to you and the Alumni Sandstorm, I have become reacquainted with an old friend Donna Judson '63. We really appreciate you, Maren. -Marilyn Simmons Arnold '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Stuff First and foremost... Happy belated Birthday to the lovely Miss Nancy (65). (This is from me... NOT from Fred Schafer [63]). Now... I learned something over the weekend that shocked the crapola out of me... I mean we are talking almost made my mouth drop to the ground. Now... I've been told by our resident thespian that at one time I knew that some folks were a little more well heeled in Richland than others (and I don't mean the black converse story...), but for the most part I didn't really notice it. Yes, I do remember walking into Patty Spencer's house and sinking knee deep into the... wall-to-wall carpet... but that was about the totality of my recollection of opulence in Richland. But, I found out this weekend, that some people in Richland actually had... dare I mention this... Air conditioned homes! Yes... now it's out there... I've said it and I feel so much better for it! I don't recall ever feeling air conditioning till I got to Yuma, AZ... and it sure as heck wasn't in MY house... I had wet sheets in front of the windows... but I swear I never knew anyone had it in Richland... let alone a girl I was going with!!!!!!!! How could I have been so naive?! Now I'm not going to divulge the name of the person that told me she had A/C, so Rightmire (65) you can rest easy... you won't be getting any hate mail from those of us who were lower on the pecking order than you were... So, what else was going on in Richland that I missed? Did we have a water park I never saw (NOT the flume, the lagoon or the bubbles... I was aware that Richland was surrounded by rivers)... Was there a huge mall while I was busy driving around uptown? Was there an in and out burger while I was busy tooling Zip's? Inquiring minds want to know! -David Rivers (65) P.S. Is it June yet? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) To: Rick Maddy (67) For all the reasons you were in that same bed when Bobby and Martin were shot, you are one of my heroes. I don't think we can say that enough. Since St. Helens blew on a Sunday morning, there were a lot of us who were still asleep. You were one of the first to know about it, I'll bet you weren't in bed for very long after that :o) I'm glad that you have lots of good reasons to get up now. What's the weather like there now? -Chuck Crawley ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: answers to trivia To: Mike Davis ('74) 1. Robbie, Chip, and Ernie 2. Sally and Buddy, The Alan Brady Show 4. Howard 5. can't remember name but played by Elinor Donahue, drug store clerk 6. Mount Pilot 9. Alice and Henry Mitchell 10. Whichever side wants to part (like the Red Sea) -Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Thorson ('69) Re: A few random thoughts, questions, responses and queries. I agree with Alan Lobdell ('69) regarding the lack of input by the class of 1969 to this forum. By the way, I also agree with his hopeful view on the future of the military. Re: All the discussion about childhood games (I know the focus is on neighborhood games) I want to bring up every Carmichael Cougar male's favorite game... "catch it and go." How many years did Chitty let that be played? Would it be allowed now? Re: This next statement Trust me, I do not know if it is true or not, will elicit some feedback: it seems to me I was told a while back that the class of 1969 still has the school record for highest cumulative GPA, most athletic and most academic scholarships. Does anyone know? Re: Trivia In closing, I am joining the trivia parade - How many movies did John Wayne die or get killed in? Name them. What is his real, full name? -Bob Thorson ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lemler ('72) Re: Mike Davis' ('74) Trivia I guess that it is time to get back to work, I know all of these. 1. Mike, Robby, Chip, and Bub 2. Sally, and Buddy 3. Duke, SGT. Vince Carter, Miss Bunny 4. Floyd 5. Helen Crump 6. Mt. Pilot 7. Topo Gigo 8. Mr. Mooney 9. Henry & Alice Mitchell 10. Bonus Question: That was a trick question, Brad doesn't part it on either side, he has a 5 inch part down the middle. -Mike Lemler ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Mike Davis (74) I thought you were busy with school. My fading memory for trivia and the fact that I watched TV too much says, Chip and Ernie (or was he a neighbor) for my three sons. Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam wrote for the Alan Brady show but I can't remember their characters names. Gomer's buddy was Duke, Sergeant Carter and his chick Bunny. Floyd Lawson the barber. Didn't Andy and Barney go to Mt. Pilot? Topo Gigio on Ed's show. Part of Brad's early comedy act said he used to be able to shake his long hair to the side when his hair was long but no more. I can't come up with which side he parted it on. -Greg Alley (73) ~ I wish I was at spring training. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 Re: a couple of things Hey Puget Sound Bombers, I will be headlining at the Comedy Underground this Friday and Saturday. (Note to Mike Davis ('75): they have a full menu). On March 8th, I will be hosting a benefit show for Gilda's Club that will include Bill Radke and John Keister, tickets are $50 at 206/709-1400 (sorry Mike, only hors d'oeuvres). As for question number 10 of your trivia contest... LEFT SIDE! -Brad Upton '74 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Sandra Atwater ('51) Rex Hunt ('53WB), Ann Clatworthy ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Donna McGregor ('57) Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB), Roger Fishback ('62) Ann Engel ('63), Fred Schafer ('63) Marilyn Simmons ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Alan Lobdell ('69) Mary Garrison ('69), Diane Hartley ('72) Brad Upton ('74), LeAnn Dawson ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) I remember those good old songs too. I lean more towards the swing era and Dixieland jazz and have good albums. But during those college days, I was busy partying and playing "Five Foot Two", "Ain't She Sweet" and a host of others on the ukulele, while swigging a few Olys and harmonizing with good friends. Rufus Pedersen (48) got me started on the uke and then my dad picked it up and I have some good memories there playing and singing together. My dad was just full of music. One memorable night was in Richland down by the river in my '29 Chevy with Rem Ryals (49) and Rufus chugging a few, singing and playing our hearts out. What fun. We thought we were pretty good. Fortunately, we were isolated or someone would probably have called the humane society. Another, was down by the Yakima river somewhere. A bunch of us gathered, threw some beers in a garbage can full of ice, and had some music hooked up to somebody's car. I remember Rem, Jo Cawdrey (49-50) and Bugsy Griffin (50) were there. I had a baritone uke that Carol Tyner (52) loaned to me. She had painted "Dickie Lee" on it. I guess I really wanted that uke, so I proposed to her that night. That was the smartest thing I ever did in my life. And tomorrow is our 48th anniversary! I now have quite a collection of ukes. 2 baritone ukes, a pineapple Kamaka, 3 banjo ukes, and a banjo tuned like a uke. My youngest daughter plays and when she visits, we jam until my fingers play out. Lots of fun. -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 That beautiful Sunday morning when Mt. St. Helens did such an awful thing, I was getting ready for work and then stopped to see my Dad and I told him to look at the beautiful puffy clouds. Then it got darker and darker. We had to close our drive-in. The ash was completely making the day into the darkest night I have ever seen. On my way home, the police were stopping everyone going out of town. They let me go through because I didn't live too far away. It was so black and the ash just so thick that I only went five miles an hour and still almost went off the road. It was just awful! This all happened when we lived in Othello, WA. -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) To: Sandra Atwater Boyd (51) Of course I remember "spin the Bottle" and "Post Office" but much preferred "Pony Express" similar to post office but with more horsing around. To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: The Puppet on Ed Sullivan Wasn't that Senior Wenses and his hand puppet in a box called Topo. To: Bob Thorson ('69) John Wayne died in "Sands of Iwo Jima" as Sgt. Striker, and "The Cowboys". Great American icon that he was (acting wise he died in them all). To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Which side of Brad's ('74) head he parted his hair. The outside? -Rex Hunt (53WB) ~ from Beautiful down town Hanford, CA where we may not be radiated but we are such rednecks we glow in the dark. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts Hogshead ('54) Re: Teacher Joyce Bice To: Larry Christenson ('54) I remember Ms. Bice. She told wonderful stories of her life in the country. She had us read the Jr. Scholastic newspaper aloud and then take the test on the back page. After we exchanged the papers and graded them, she seated us according to our score. Highest score got to sit in the front seat of the row nearest to her desk. I think I got to sit there at least once. For a science project, she had us test for starch content in potatoes by dropping iodine on a slice. If it turned blue there was starch. I remember that test every time I eat potatoes. Our classes were held in a Quonset hut which was heated by electric heaters. My desk was side by side with one of the heaters, and you guessed it, I burned my butt on it one day. I was sent to the nurse to have it bandaged. Mrs. Lilian Peterson had guards installed on the heaters shortly thereafter. Larry, you'll remember my visiting you with Janie McClure Borg ('53) in Pueblo, CO one summer, long ago... -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts Hogshead ('54) ~ Fort Valley, Virginia (near New Market) where we are in our third year of draught ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: David Rivers ('65) Hey, even us pre-fab folks had "air conditioning". Granted it was a swamp cooler in the window, but it seemed to do the trick. Thank heavens the water was free. To: Bob Thorson ('69) Marion Michael Morrison was killed in five films: "Fighting Seabees(?)"; "Sands of Iwo Jima"; "The Alamo"; "The Cowboys" and "The Shootist". But not necessarily in that order. There were several that he "died" in like "Jet Pilot"; "The Barbarian and the Geisha" and one about Genghis Kahn to name a few. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - It is sunny and cool today in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) Re: trivia Howard McNear played the barber on the "Andy Griffith Show". Re: Bermuda Shorts Uprising I, too, remember the bermuda shorts rebellion that Loron Holden (57) and Sharon Chapman (57) spoke of. I don't remember much more than what you mentioned, Sharon, but I do know that Mr. Haag had smoke coming out his ears. I can still see him. I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up before now, but for myself, I had not totally forgotten it but didn't think of saying anything about it 'til you brought it up, Loron. What a wild one that was. Thanks. To: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Mrs. Field's Cookies Baked a batch of them today Brad. SCRUMPTIOUS!!! (Of course, I'm a sugar freak anyway) IT MADE ENOUGH TO FEED AN ARMY!!! Even bought some of those air bake cookie sheets for the occasion. Thanks for the recipe. Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) ~ in sunny, windy Espanola, NM "The Land Of Enchantment" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) The CREHST museum has a TIME CAPSULE, a bottle buried in 1949 by a group of Girl Scouts. There is a list of names of the girls involved in a story posted on the CHREST website. The URL is http://www.crehst.org/bottle.htm The people at CREHST are wondering if any of the girls involved would contact them and perhaps tell a little about what they remember of the event. The only name I recognize is Judy Rees ('59), but maybe through the Sandstorm the word can get out. Bomber cheers, -Rich Greenhalgh ('59WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Another name on the list is Eleanor Rockwood ('56RIP) -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Hoop Report ~ February 26, 2002 Tonight the Bombers, number one seed from the Big Nine, took on the number four seed from the Greater Spokane League, the Central Valley Bears. You can throw all the records out because it's tournament time! The Bears are a young team, have ten losses and their center (Taylor 6'6") averages 20.0 per game. No other player averages over 8.5 pts per game. The Bombers controlled the opening tip and Buck drove the lane to find his shot rim off. The Bears rebounded and Heacock hit a bucket with 7:00 to play. Buck came back with a jumper in the key followed by Hilgert with an offensive rebound and basket. Bombers 4-2 with 6:07 to play. Heacock hit a baseline jumper and Buck came back with a driving shot in the paint. Bombers 6-4 with 4:38 to play. Field drained a trey from the top of the key to give the Bears the lead at 7-6. The Bombers owned the next 7 points. York hit a floater in the key, Bussman drained a trey on an assist from York and Hilgert hit a fade away to give the Bombers a 13-7 lead with 2:26 to play. Bright, a small, very quick guard, hit a trey but York answered finding nothing but net from beyond the arc. Bombers 16-10 with 1:21 to play. Mathews hit a trey and Taylor hit a pair of free throws to cut the Bomber lead to one. Frisbee drove the baseline for a deuce, but with one tick in the quarter Mathews hit a bucket to make the score at the end of the first quarter Bombers 18-17. York started the second quarter with a short jumper, but Taylor hit his first field goal of the game in the paint to keep the lead at 1. Hilgert found the net from the center of the key, but Bright answered with a trey to tie the game at 22 with 6:35 in the half. Again the Bombers scored 7 straight points. Buck hit a deep trey, Frisbee made one of two from the charity stripe and followed that with a trey from the right side of the arc. Bombers 29-22 with 5:30 to play. Taylor hit a basket at the 5:10 mark, but Buck came back with another trey and was fouled. The foul shot was no good. Bombers 32-24 with 4:31 to play. Taylor hit a bucket and Bright drained another trey for the Bears. Bombers 32-29 with 3:45 to play. Frisbee came back with a baseline drive for two, but Field hit another trey. Bombers 34-32 with 3:11 to play. York hit a deuce followed by a bucket by Mathews. Bussman hit his second trey to expand the lead to 39-34. Taylor found the net twice from the free throw line to make the score Bombers 39-36 with 2:22 to play in the second stanza. York made two foul shots and Buck hammered in his third trey of the half. Bombers 44-35 with 1:23 to play. Bright hit a trey from the top of the key and Taylor finished the second quarter scoring with a short shot in the paint. Bombers 44-40 at the half. The Bombers shot 50% from beyond the arc and 52% from inside the arc. The defense would have to stiffen to send the Bears packing back to Spokane. The past three games the Bombers have won the game in the third quarter with tough defense and awesome scoring power. Bright drove the key for a deuce, but Buck hit a running bucket and netted his fourth trey of the game shortly thereafter. Bombers 49-42 with 5:43 in the third. Bright hit two straight baskets to cut the lead to 3 with 3:31 to play. Hilgert came back with a fade away on the baseline and another offensive board for a basket. Bombers 53-46 with 1:52 in the third. Bright hit another bucket and Taylor finished the third period scoring with an inbound trey with :02 remaining. Bombers 53-51 after three. The Bombers held the Bears to 11, but scored only 9. Three consecutive turnovers aided the Bears cause. The fourth quarter would be a shoot out! Taylor was fouled with 7:46 to play in the fourth and found the net twice to tie the score at 53. The next 12 points belonged to Bombers. York made one of two from the foul line, Buck made one of two from the foul line, Johnson hit a bucket on an assist from Bussman, Johnson followed it with a baseline drive, Buck hit a deuce, Bussman found Frisbee on a long pass for an easy hoop and Buck finished the run with a bucket. Bombers 65-53 with 3:02 to play. Put a fork in um, they're done! Naygull hit two free throws with 2:55 to play, but Bussman hit two free throws and Johnson got his third field goal of the quarter to make the score 69-55 with 2:12 to play. Bright hit one of two from the charity stripe and Field also made one of two from the foul line. Taylor hit an easy deuce in the paint to cut the score to 69-59. Bussman found the net on one of two free throws and Buck hit an easy deuce after a steal. Heacock hit an easy bucket with little defense to prevent a foul. Bombers 72-61 with :56 to play. York drained two from the charity stripe with :51 seconds remaining and Naygull got a basket with :38 remaining. Bombers 74-63. Hilgert hit a short deuce on a pass from York with :24 remaining. Field made two free throws to end the scoring for the Bears with :16 in the game. Buck took a long pass from Frisbee to score the final two points of the game with :07 remaining. Final Bombers 78-65. The Bombers held the Bears to 8 field goals in the second half. The Bombers made 22 of 40 from inside the arc, 8 of 17 from beyond the arc and 10 of 15 from the foul line. They grabbed 34 boards, assisted on 16 baskets, committed 14 fouls, blocked 3 shots and committed 14 turnovers. The Bombers were led in scoring by Buck with 27 (7 for 10 from inside the arc, 4 for 6 from beyond the arc and 1 of 3 from the foul line, York had 14 (including 5 for 6 from the charity stripe), 12 for Hilgert on 6 of 12 from inside the arc, 10 for Frisbee (3 of 4 from inside the arc), 9 for Bussman (including 2 treys) and 6 for Johnson on 3 of 3 from inside the arc. Buck grabbed 8 rebounds, Hilgert and Frisbee snared 6 each. Buck had 4 of the 8 steals, York assisted on 6 hoops and Buck, Bussman and Hilgert all blocked one shot. A great team effort! Bombers are 19-4 Friday, the Bombers take on the Ferris Saxons (9 point winners over Moses Lake). Wenatchee lost to Shadle Park and Eisenhower fell to Mead. The Bomber Ladies lost in Spokane and will play Gonzaga Prep in a loser out game on Friday. Next report after the Friday game. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Girl Scouts To: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Donna, I was in the girl scout troop in 4th and 5th grade but we just met at Donna Williams' ('63) house. Also Penny Hall ('63WB-RIP), maybe Linda Davis ('63) and Anita Cleaver ('63). Donna's mother was a wonderful lady who put up with all of us girls. Donna are you out there in the Alumni Sandstorm world? If you are, I would love to hear from you. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ with a full moon shining tonight and just back from line dancing and still loving it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) John Wayne's real name was Marion Morrison. I don't think he died in any movies. Who ever would have written that in a script would have been banned from Hollywood. -Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Simmons Arnold '63 Re: Correction I meant to say I have become reacquainted with Donna Nelson ('63) -- not Donna Judson -- when I wrote yesterday. Ah, maybe this is early Alzheimer's. *LOL* -Marilyn Simmons Arnold '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Learning something every day... Suppose you are searching for your name on a web page that has 10,000 names listed (;-) Good Luck? Nope.... 'Control' F Try it..... Re: Surfing the web again... Click for The Amazing Gimmie A Buck Website Click for Derek's Big Website of Wal-Mart Purchase Receipts -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bob Thorson ('69) Re: John Wayne Real name: Michael Marion Morrison, sometimes called, Duke Morrison Movies he died in or was killed: 1. The Alamo (played Davey Crocket) 2. The Shootist (all-time favorite - Ron Howard and Lauren Bacall were also in this one) 3. Long Voyage Home (he played a Swede, Ollie, on a Merchant Marine ship during World War 1) 4. Sands of Iwo Jima (played Sgt. Striker) think this is the only movie that I can say that I actually "hated" him in 5. Cowboys (he was in charge of a group of boys on a cattle drive) 6. Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (with Jimmy Stewart) 7. Reap the Wild Wind (strangled by a giant squid) - this was a good movie, also starred Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard and Susan Hayward - can sometimes find this one on the "AMC" channel or "TCM" channel. 8. Central Airport (1934 - bit part) 9. Fighting Seabees 10. Wake of the Red Witch He also has a nephew who is a boxer, but can't remember his first name - last name Morrison. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the temperatures have turned to "spring" --- in the 70s since last Friday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell (69) Re: Records To: Bob Thorson (69) Wow! I never even heard of the records that you wrote about. One thing for sure is that if these are true I can guarantee that I never did anything to help gain one of them. Did you? High school was not one of my interests. -Alan Lobdell (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Garrison Miller ('69) Re: trivia aaaaahhhhh the joys of small town life... took these to the local [Hundred, WV] hangout (deli-mart) came up with all the right answers!! Helen Crump was a school teacher... and wasn't Mrs. Mitchell's name Harriett??? There ya go, another entry from the class of '69. See ya soon, Richlanders... -Mary Garrison Miller ('69) ~ Hundred, WV - where everybody knows everybody!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Greg Alley ('73) Greg, I do not remember watching so much tv but I must have. I think you are trying to remember Buddy and Sally on the Dick VanDyke show. I am a teacher and work MUCH MUCH harder than Mike Davis ('74). I do not have time to think up trivia questions. I guess I will have to try to come up with some... on my lunch hour that is :-) HEY MIKE ------- DO YOUR JOB :):-) lol -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: bald vs. receding All right, it's time to put this to rest. Maybe this is a huge case of denial. I call myself receding... it's not all gone! Bald, is when it's all gone. Decide for yourselves. I have a website with several photos of myself if you click around at: http://www.bradupton.com I'll let the Bombers decide. I prefer to think of my forehead as a solar panel for a sex machine (and I have a sunburn)! -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. As for my friend Mike Davis '74, there's no debate about him. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LeAnn Dawson Davidson ('84) To: Greg Larson ('69) Re: Did Jack Dawson ('52) run the Richland Judo Dojo back in the 60s? Yes, he did. He's currently off on a bird watching trip down in Nevada or he would answer you himself. If you are a former student, I'm sure he has an embarrassing story about you. He ran the dojo for years but has since passed it on to my brother, John Dawson ('82). I spent many Saturday mornings there as a kid. -LeAnn Dawson Davidson ('84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom: Anna May Wann ('49), Jerry Oakley ('51) Ken Neal ('57), Roger Gress ('61) Fred Schafer ('63), Jim House ('63) Leoma Coles ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) John Wingfield ('66), Jim Orren ('68) Steve Piippo ('70), Marion Agar ('72) Mike Davis ('74), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) Re: Bald Heads To: Brad Upton ('74) A little note for you - A man who is bald in front is a "thinker." A man who is bald on top is "sexy" But when the baldness in front meets the baldness in back "He just thinks he's sexy" -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ~ Sunny Redmond, WA in a week and a half I'll be writing from Sunny Bothell. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley (51) Any old skydivers out there?? -Jerry Oakley (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Neal ('57) Thanks to those classmates and near classmates who dropped me a note after my recent posting. I have to give a different perspective on the Bermuda Shorts event. I think this is like several witnesses to an accident, everyone has a different story. Of all the story so far all I remember is Bill Evert ('56) and Mr. Haag. For you late comers, Mr. Haag was the vice principal in charge of discipline and Bill Evert was the "Yell King" (head cheerleader) and all around BMOC. One spring morning in 1956 Bill came into the Art room wearing his Bermuda shorts. Some of you may remember that the Art department was a very loose operation and people wondered in most any time of the day to work on posters, banners or just gossip (or hide). Bill came in and sat down on one of the work tables. I remember the most remarkable part of his clothing was the knee socks he was supporting. He only had about two inches of knee actually showing. His socks were held up with garters and they had little tassels hanging on each outside of the sock. He said that he thought that if he looked sort of dressed up he hoped he would not be called for wearing the shorts. While must of us had on jeans and white T-shirts Bill had the plaid shorts with the belt in the back, a crisp sports shirt with the new three button down color and these great socks. I think Mr. Haag had Bill out of the school before noon. I don't remember anything about a class of '57 revolt or the shorts showing up at the prom. Since Jim Templeman was the Prom King I bet it was an event for him to show up wearing shorts. I received some notes about the 50's music. The consensus is that while everyone loves the music of their class they also love oldies. Some asked for the other song I remember Steve Allen reciting on his show. It is as follows: Be-bop-a-lula, she's my baby, Be-bop-a-lula, I don't mean maybe. Be-bop-a-lula, she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll, She's the gal in the red blue jeans, She's the queen of all the teens. She's the one that I know, She's the one that loves me so. She's the one that's got that beat, She's the one with the flyin' feet. She's the one that walks around the store, She's the one that yells "more, more, more!" Be-bop-a-lula, she's my baby, Be-bop-a-lula, I don't mean maybe. Be-bop-a-lula, she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll. I am sure there were more, but these are the only two I remember. I did not get any information about the KORD "Green Door" contest. Am I the only one who remembers this? -Ken Neal ('57) Still rockin' and rollin' after all these years. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Fred Schafer (63) Re: John Wayne I'm not sure if John Wayne died in the movie The Shootist, but he was dying of cancer and wanted to die in peace, but people wouldn't leave him alone, so he decides to speed up his death by challenging three of the best gun fighters to a shootout. I could be wrong. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) To: Jimbeaux Set your VCRs mark your calenders, for those of you who didn't have time to rent a pick up with a gun rack and buy a can of Skool and go to Ballard and get Tonya's autograph. Who needs the Mike Tyson circus when you can watch the Long Island Lolita trade punches with the queen of skating scandals? Amy Fisher and Tonya Harding will box on Fox in a one hour special March 13, 9pm. Titled "When Celebrities Attack". And they say program directors are underpaid. -Fred Schafer, gold medal class '63 ~ sunny Vancouver USA with a full moon, and Ann never takes me line dancing two left feet ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Linda Reining (64) You hated Sgt. Striker? How could anyone hate an Iwo Jima Marine? To: Frank Osgard (63WB), Jimbeaux (63) and other Gold Medal (63) classmates I am not losing it, I know I wasn't at Iwo Jima. Didn't we win State that year? -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) Just read the note from Ann Engel Schafer ('63) and you mentioned line dancing?? Would that be country line dancing? I go quite often and love every minute of it, also couple dance! Do you live near Portland? Drop me a note, I live in Salem. Thanks, and keep on dancing! -Leoma Coles (63) ~ Salem, OR - where it's like spring today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Air Conditioning Hi, We had a window unit in our prefab in about 1961 I think. No swamp cooler, the real thing and it was wonderful after all those years of heat and no relief.. I wonder how the people down here survive without air, I sure couldn't, guess they grew up here and are used to the humidity. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ here in chilly San Antonio, TX where it was 80 degrees last week, now at night 20... big drop!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee (Mercedes) Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Balding vs. Receding Went to your website and I gotta put in my 2 cents worth. I wouldn't say you are bald. Let's just say the hair has receded past the point where an ordinary person can see it! Even WITH my glasses! -Deedee (Mercedes) Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Basketball buffs 'are you ready to rumble? Re: WIAA Basketball Tournament History Note: The database is fairly large, so the history may take a minute or so to load. Re: Richland WIAA Basketball Tournament History -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: Marion Morrison All the talk of Marion Morrison, AKA, John Wayne, reminded me of several years ago and a marvelous woman I met. I was sitting in our little church bookstore in Lakewood, South of Tacoma when a little lady carrying two shopping bags came in out of the rain. She told me she looked like a little old bag lady, but she was something. Her name was Marjorie Albee, cousin of Edward Albee. Turns out she had been personal tutor to Marion Morrison, helping him with English and reading when he was trying to get into USC, where he played football. In our society we praise the rich and famous and cherish the celebrities, but it is the ordinary people, like you and me that make our nation great, that make our world such a wonderful place to live and grow. -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Orren ('68) Re: Looking for Chuck Smith ('69) Good buddies never die, they just get lost...... I'm not sure if you can help me, but i'm looking for an old friend's e-mail address that graduated from RHS in '69. Trying to get in touch with him after quite a few years. His name is Chuck Smith ('69) Please check for any mail that you have received from him over the past years. Would appreciate your Response. Thanx. Still a Bomber... hopefully they'll make it to state again this year... Still rooting for 'em -Jim Orren ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: LeAnn Dawson ('84) Isn't John Dawson also recently promoted to a JUDO 'Don' which is way up there, near the top in the Black Belt expertise. Not sure on the 'Don' spelling? -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marion Agar Kreiter ('72) Re: Jack Dawson ('52) and the Richland Dojo My dad, Jim Agar, also taught at the Richland Dojo. He is now retired and living outside of Snohomish, WA. He would love to hear from any former Judo students, and from Jack Dawson. He still speaks fondly of the Richland Dojo and when he, Jack and others went to the Olympic trials in Squaw Valley. -Marion Agar Kreiter ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton ('74) Receding or bald, what's the difference? Let's just say you are "hair-challenged". And to use your baldness to promote your website is a new all-time low! By the way, I will be featured daily from 8:00 to 3:00 in Room 38 at Finley Elementary School. -M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Fred Schafer ('63) He died in "The Cowboys", Fred. A show where he and some young boys delivered a herd to some town but John didn't make it. he died on the trail. To: Brad Upton ('74) I think you are a nice looking man, Brad, but I hate it when people put their websites in blue. Us old blind bats can't read it. I could see your photo, however. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2002 ~ March, 2002