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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ March, 2002
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Ray Gillette ('49) Sandra Atwater ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) Sharon Chapman ('57), Barb Isakson ('58) Kay Lynch ('60), MaryMike Hartnett ('61) Rosalie Lansing ('63), Dena Evans ('64WB) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Bruce Strand ('69) Brad Wear ('71), Brad Upton ('74) Holly Hultgren ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT R2K+2 -- 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). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Is anybody else with a Web TV having trouble discarding all the porno that comes on the HotMail address?? I sure would like to know how to get rid of this stuff before one of my grandkids sees it and think I have lost my mind. Any helpful advice would be appreciated, aside from shooting the television screen. Thanking you in advance. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where it is the anniversary of the Big One (like in Earthquake)!! And that is not even counting the WTO riot. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [DELETE! That's about all you can do... DELETE... There are ways you can report these people to their ISP, but all that did for me was make me feel a little better. It did NOT stop the SPAM... those SPAMMERS just go out and get a DIFFERENT email address and continue sending stuff to people who don't want it... I personally deal with 9 hotmail addresses... 4 of them get a TON of SPAM the other five don't get any at all... maybe you can get a different hotmail address and the spammers won't get their hands on the new one??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette '49 To: Richard "Dick" Roberts '49 I was pleased to see your comments on some or our post-school days and our singing escapades. I was shocked, very shocked, that there was an implication that we were "chugging" a few at the same time. I think I liked your banjo ukes the best but I do remember fondly baritone uke, the "Dickie Lee". Didn't know that was the reason that you proposed to the fair Carol Tyner though. But I wanted to comment on Dick's parents, Rasty and Leone Roberts. They adopted (so to speak) a group of us after Dick ('49) and Carol ('54) had married and moved to California . They would invite those of us still in Richland (late fifties to early sixties) to their house for parties and a good time was had by us all. (It also kept us off the streets). I don't think we were doing much singing at those parties though. Great memories. -Ray Gillette '49 Bomber in warm Phoenix, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 Anyone remember the rules of the game, Kick the Can? -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: John Wayne In "The Wake of the Red Witch" The Duke was killed when his airline broke while diving for the gold bullion. This was, of course, sometime after he killed the guy in the rubber octopus suit. In "The Sands of Iwo Jima" he was shot by a Japanese sniper shortly after the second flag raising on Mt. Suribachi In "The Alamo", a Mexican lance through the chest did the trick. In "Fighting Seabees" Duke took out a Japanese invasion force by driving a bulldozer into a large fuel tank. In "The Cowboys" he was shot by a rustler. In "The Shootist" he was killed during a gun-fight; but Richie Cunningham (or was it Opie) revenged his death. In "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" Marion Micheal Morrison died of natural causes off screen, so it shouldn't really count. And, if memory serves, was he also killed at the end of "The Sons of Katie Elder"? That, as they say, is a wrap (I hope) Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ still sunny, but cool, in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Chapman ('57) Re: Bermuda shorts To: Ken Neal ('57) Oh my dear, they weren't just any Bermuda shorts they wore to the prom. They were Bermuda shorts tuxedos. -Sharon Chapman ('57) ~ Mesa, AZ - where we are enjoying the most beautiful weather... even knowing that the scorching days are not far behind ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) To: Class of '58 Bombers Re: New Location for Class Of '58 Luncheon Bertha Halstead Sundberg ('58) and Sandra "Sandy" Van Wey Haisch ('58) found us a new place... it is Francisco's, 3321 Court, Pasco, WA (near the Pasco K-Mart on Court). Phone number is 509-545-0152. March 3, at 1:00 PM at Francisco's in Pasco. Vera Smith Robbins ('58) did the e-mailing on those who live around here. Sandy Van Wey Haisch will be calling some of those who live around here about this change. If you come to town around the first Sunday of the month (unless is a holiday, then it's the 2nd Sunday), join us. You may call me or e-mail me. They are a lot of fun. We have people who have moved back to the area, like Judy Rollison Anderson ('58), Sharon "Sheri" Sorick ('58), and Chuck Diettrich ('58). Sorry.. if I missed someone, I'll get you next month. Cusie Welch Bumpaous ('58) and Jo Ella Webb Blandchard ('58) have been in town and been able to come and surprised some of us. So see? We have some fun times. Different classmates come all the time. Class of '58 Bombers, come join in the fun. Bomber cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathleen "Kay" Lynch O'Shea (60) Re: clinkers My pup was just towing me around the block when we came upon a big, nasty clod of snow which had fallen from the neighbor's car. It immediately reminded me of the "clinkers" of my childhood. Does anyone under 40 remember what clinkers were? Re: Barter I have mouthwatering memories of some of the things my dad used to bring us as the rewards of barter. He would do painting or wood-finishing for folks, in trade for honey still in the comb, or a crock of cream, or a section of beef and the like. Wonderful! I don't suppose people barter much, anymore, but the memories can't be traded. Re: Moving to Seattle Very soon, I will be moving back to the Seattle area. I've been looking for apartments on the south side - Burien, Tukwila or Kent. An apartment which accepts small, goofy dogs or a duplex, like those "B" houses of my Richland days, would be so great! Any suggestions? Blessings to all, -Kathleen O'Shea (Kay Lynch '60) ~ Aurora, CO - where sunshine is blazing down and if you move real fast icicles won't form on your extremities ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett ('61) To: Roger Gress ('61) Re: John Wayne Yup, Roger, he died in the saloon and Ron Howard's character covered his face with his coat. He (Ron) then walked out of the saloon and joined his mom (Lauren Bacall) and walked away. (Was it sunset??) -MaryMike Hartnett ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Hello again my friends: I have been sitting back and reading for several weeks and finally decided I would put my 2 cents worth in. It is so comforting to have this Alumni Sandstorm. Even when I am home on the beautiful Columbia I look forward to each day's entries. So when we are traveling around or beautiful country it becomes such a welcome refuge. Thank You Maren and ol' Bomber mates. To: Gary Behymer (64) One of my best friends ever lives in Colfax. I'm sure you know them, Bernie and Donna Tyacke. They lived by us for awhile in Kennewick, and our kids were great friends. If you know them maybe you could talk to them and get me their email address. I sure would appreciate it. To: Brad Upton (74) I know you probably don't remember me, however I do remember your family and especially your mother. We lived next door to you and in the same "A" house as Donna Bowers ('63). My mother put together a cookbook this christmas of all her family favorites and gave it out to all her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. In the cookbook she has two recipes that she got from your mother. It is such a great little history book, because she has many recipes from the cooks at schools and old friends of the family. It sure was a warm and fuzzy reminder of dinners around the old dinner table. Re: Thyroid Disease I really hate to get started on this nasty subject, but, I was in the Fred Hucthison cancer research study on selected Tri-City graduates, I don't know exactly how we were all finally selected. But they found 2 large tumors and they aspirated them and found them both benign. I was diagnosed with Hoshimotos Thyroiditis. It has been very difficult problem to keep it regulated. It sure makes one feel as if they are a little crazy and agitated. So my dear friends do make sure to have your thyroid tests run. Last year my hubby and I were able to travel with his consulting job from the Tri-Cities to McAllen, TX, then to Houston, TX then onto Edwards Air force base in Lancaster, CA. Then we came home for the reunion, which was great fun. Then we went down to Carmel, CA, then onto Temecula, CA, then Ontario, CA. The last week of November we drove home for the December holidays. On the 15th of February we hit the road again and we came across the gorgeous snowy Salt Lake City, UT, Rockies Mountains, Vail, CO, Denver, CO, and over to Kansas City, MO. We will be here another week and then on the the 14th we will drop down south and head west to Anahiem, CA for a job with Disney. From there who knows were we will travel. We are hoping for an assignment in New Zealand. Wow how great!! This is such a vagabond life. I sometimes wonder how well I will do when we retire and finally decide to live in one place. Will my feet stop itching? The only state we have not been to is Maine. Go Bombers Go!!! On to State!!!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Rosalie, I was in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Thyroid Study, too... I believe they told me how they chose the people for the study. They started with local birth records from 1945 and then they did some kind of random selection from those records. My thyroid is fine... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64WB) To: Brad Upton ('74) Brad, I think that there are a couple of views to this "balding and receding" hairline that I would like to share. #1 Grass doesn't grow on a busy street and #2 I believe that it is called a horse shoe shaped haircut. Either way, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Look at all of the movie stars that finally got the clue that losing their hair is not the worst thing that can happen to them, and they are finally going "au natural." Sean Connery is just as sexy as ever with less hair. I saw Tom Jones not to long ago and he is showing a little more skin, but boy is he sexy. I could go on and on, but bottom line is no matter how a person changes physically, they can never change who they are. -Dena Evans Harr ('64WB) ~ Pittsburg, CA - where it is just beautiful outside. Planning a trip to Richland next month to see Deedee and Judy. Haven't been home in 36 years... can hardly wait. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Looking to clean the covers of my Bomber yearbooks. Any 'legit' suggestions or words of wisdom? -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jim House ('63) re: hate a Marine Ooooooo, I don't hate Iwo Jima Marines, or any other Marines, for that matter... I just hated the part that John Wayne played... "Striker" was a mean a** (I think he was lighting a cigarette from Forrest Tucker's character when he got shot) and he is/was one of my favorite actors and I didn't like seeing him play that kind of role. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: air conditioning We had air conditioning in our "B" house. When I was smaller it was a swamp cooler in the window. After we converted to electric heat, we put in central air and used the existing duct work. How many of you recall as kids the temperature could still be 100 at midnight, but the humidity was less than 5%? When I was visiting last summer that is one thing that has really changed and that is the humidity, it sure is a lot stickier than it used to be. It reminds me of when I was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY... talk about the humidity and the barracks had no air conditioning as they were built during WWII. My best to all Bombers out there, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we are supposed to have more snow tonight and tomorrow ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Chuck Smith ('69) To: Jim Orren ('68) I remember Chuck Smith. I don't have a clue as to his whereabouts, but good luck in locating him... -Bruce Strand ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: Fred Schafer ('63) Say it's true, say it's true!!! Tonya and Amy in a cat fight, I knew I was living right. If this is true it calls for me to clean the out the beer cans, all the papers off the dashboard, and to replace the "Goat Ropers Need Lovin' Too" and the "My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student" sticker on the back of my truck. Geez, I might invite your brother, Arty ('70) over from Louisiana, he's just a holler away, ya know. Man I'll have to clean the peanut shells off the floor, get a fresh can of dip, a new muscle shirt, and lay in a fresh supply of "Shiner Beer" for this one. Tonya and Amy? Is America great or what? My money's on Tonya, I like blondes better anyway. You think she's a real blonde don't ya? -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 To: Mike Davis '74 Dear Mike, I have dates in Las Vegas and Portland that I'll plugging soon, too! You mentioned that you'd be appearing from 8-3:00 in Room 38 at Finley Elementary School. I know there's at least an hour in there that you'll be spending in the cafeteria. -Brad Upton '74 P.S. The Bombers have spoken... I guess I'm bald. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Holly Hultgren Singh ('85) I've got a funny story that happened in French class my younger sister and I were in taught by Gerard Labrecque in fall of '83 or spring of '84. (anyone remember that guy?, he retired in '85, I think our class wore him out!!) Anyway, Mr. Labrecque was having the class make up sentences out loud starting with Vous le vous (very roughly translated 'you do this') so, when it got to my little sister's turn, she looked Mr. Labrecque straight in the eye and said, very innocently "Vous le vous coucher avec moi?" (will you sleep with me?) The poor guy almost swallowed his teeth, and had a coughing fit. Anybody out there remember this, or other incidents where we scandalized teachers? -Holly Hultgren Singh ('85) ~ Sunny 70 degrees Palo Alto, CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Vera Smith ('58) Larry Mattingly ('60), Leonard Peters ('61), Roger Fishback ('62), David Rivers ('65) Tedd Cadd ('66), Rick Maddy ('67) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Anonymous ('68) Gordie McMaster ('69), Debra Dawson ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY (3/2/02) 11:30am - Class of '60 Lunch Sundance Grill at 413 North Kellogg, Kennewick ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) My wife, Judy, reminded me of a game we played when we were dating. The game was "poppy." How many of you guys played the same game? -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Re: SPAM I have AOL.COM and I get them also. DELETE DELETE is the only way I've found to get rid of them. I've even forwarded them to AOL, but it never stops. Also, every time I order something from a catalog on line - they start coming with a force. I know they are selling our e-mail addresses. Course, I also get tons of solicitations (tho not porno) over the phone. AND I thank the phone company for caller ID every time. I just don't answer OUT OF AREA callers. Figure if they can't leave a message on my machine, they must be sales folks. Usually credit card companies. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Fred Schafer ('63) and Brad Wear ('71) Fred, It must be true what Brad reported. Miss Trailer Park Trash vs. the Long Island Bimbette is on. At least according to the Albany Democrat Herald (if that is any standard to go by). Do I smell the fine hand of Vince McMahon or Don King behind this one? To: Linda Reining ('64) Have you seen "The Searchers"? Probably the Duke's darkest character ever. Personally, I don't think Sgt. Stryker was that bad a guy, just doing his job; sort of like the character he played in "Flying Leathernecks". Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where it's clear and cold, but the weather guessers promise the monsoons will return. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) To: Jim Orren ('68) & Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Chuck Smith ('69) I saw your entry in the Alumni Sandstorm regarding Chuck Smith. Chuck is my brother and he is living in Vacaville, CA. He retired from the Air Force and he now works for the State Welfare department. Sene me email and I'll give you his email address. I'm sure he will be pleased to hear from both of you. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: SPAM My partner was getting as many as 125 pieces of spam a week.... About a month ago he got a new anti- spam software that works great. The adjustment level can be set very fine. I think he said it is only like 30 some dollars. I will get the name of it and you can try it. They have a 30 day free trial period. He and I are both in and out of town and I won't see him at the office again till mid next week. But I will get it and send you the address. We had another little interesting problem at our ISP. Our web page slowed way down and we could not figure out why. To make a short story out of this they found someone was using our bandwidth to store data on. Apparently it is a nearly common problem. Hackers know how to do these things. In this case it was a teenager storing some huge porno files. He and his parents have contacted by the police........ "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leonard Peters ('61) To: Roger Gress (61) Re: Trivia on "The Shootist" What was John Wayne, Ron Howard and James Stewart's character names? What did John Wayne give Ron Howard? -Leonard Peters ('61) X Nave Buddy ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Hoops Report ~ March 1, 2002, Regional Semifinal - Richland versus Ferris Ferris has lost only three games all year. They won the GSL league, but lost to Shadle in the District Tournament. Ferris starts Josh Parker, 6'2", 12.5 points per game, Marcus Clift, 6'1", 10.1 points per game, Sean Mallon 6'9", 24.2 points per game, Adam Jackson 6'3", 4.3 points per game and Adam Seaburg 6'6", 11.2 points per game. The Saxons won the tip and went right to Mallon in the key, 2 points. This guy is so big and athletic, he will score. How do we keep the ball from him? Hilgert come right back and challenged Mallon and sinks a bucket to tie the game with 7:27 remaining. Mallon was fouled and made both free-throws and followed with another three footer to give Ferris the lead at 6-2 with 6:40 to play. Hilgert drove the lane again and hit a deuce to close the gap to 2. Mallon made one of two from the charity strip and Frisbee came back to bury a trey to tie the game at 7 with 4:12 to play. Mallon again made one of two from the foul line, but York followed with a driving two and a hack. Foul shot good. Bombers 10-8. Bussman got a great look and buried a trey with 2:33 to play. Bombers 13-8. Clift made one of two from the line and York nailed his first trey. An offensive rebound and put back by Mallon made the first quarter score Bombers 16-11. Getting the picture about Mallon? He is going to Gonzaga next year. The second quarter started with Buck getting a driving shot in the paint and Frisbee getting a feed from Bussman for a bucket. Bombers 20-11. Mallon got another short shot in the paint followed by another in the paint. Bombers 20-16 with 3:33 to play. York found the net with his second trey of the game, but Mallon came back with a hoop and a hack for three points. Bombers 23-19 with 2:49 to play. Frisbee drove the baseline for two and Clift hit a baseline jumper for a bucket. Frisbee made one of two foul shots and Johnson also made one of two from the charity stripe. Bombers 27-21 with 1:35 to play. Hart hit one from the foul line out of two, but Frisbee came back with two free throws to make the score 29-22 with :53 to play in the half. Ferris missed a shot, but Mallon muscled the rebound back to end the second period scoring. Bombers 29-24. The third quarter has been good to the Bombers as of late and fans anxiously awaited the beginning of the second half. Mallon started with a shot in the paint with 5:57 to play. York came back with his third trey to make the score 32-26 Bombers with 4:35 to play in the third. Seaburg hit a deuce, Parker drove the key for a bucket, Clift nailed a trey, then he hit another trey, Mallon made one of two from the line and finished by hammering home a trey to finish the third period scoring. Ferris 40-32. The Bombers scored 3 to the Saxons 16. Ferris ran off 14 straight to end the quarter. The Bombers had three turnovers, had some good looks, but the ball would not fall. The fourth quarter started with Frisbee hitting a bucket, but Seaburg came back with a pair of baskets. Ferris 44-34 with 6:02 to play. York hit a deuce, but Sloan responded with a deuce at the other end. Hilgert found the net from the key and Buck hit a trey with 3:50 to play. Ferris 46-41. The next 8 points belonged to Ferris. Seaburg got a bucket, then another, Parker hit two free-throws, then Parker drove for a hoop and suddenly it was Ferris 54-41 with 1:07 to play. Buck hit his second trey of the quarter at the 1:01 mark. Ferris 54-44. Parker made one of two from the foul line and Buck came back with his third trey of the quarter. Buck stole the ball and hit his fourth trey of the quarter and was fouled. Foul shot missed. The Bombers got the rebound and worked it around to Buck. He put up a good looking three and was pounded to the ground. Big time foul, but no call from the Spokane Ref. It was Ferris 55-50. Parker was fouled immediately and Coach Streufert got a technical "calmly" discussing the previous no call when Buck was hammered. It could have been 55-52. Parker made the two foul shot and both technicals to end the game. Ferris 59-50. Ferris made 15 of 27 free-throws while the Bombers made 5 of 10. The Bombers were 9 of 22 from inside the arc and 9 of 28 from outside the arc. They were 5 of 10 from the foul line, grabbed only 4 offensive boards, 21 defensive boards, had 7 steals, assisted on 11 baskets, were whistled for 20 fouls, committed 8 turnovers and blocked one shot. The Bombers were led in scoring by York and Buck with 14, Frisbee had 12, 6 for Hilgert, 3 for Bussman, and 1 for Johnson. Buck grabbed 8 rebounds and Frisbee had 5. Mallon had 24 for the Saxons. The Lady Bombers defeated the Gonzaga Bull Pups by 22 and will face Pasco tomorrow at 12:30 with the winner advancing to State. The Bombers will play Ike at 2:30 with the winner advancing to state. Next Report tomorrow. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Da Duke Okay, okay... with all the John Wayne trivia going around, I need to take a count... Everyone who has been in the Saloon where John Wayne was killed in the Shootist... raise your hand (Mine is raised)... -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: SPAM filtering To: Carol Black Foster ('48) The primary secret on Hotmail is to establish the account and unchecking the "Hotmail member directory" and "Internet white pages" options (the default is to have them checked). Hotmail claims they do not publish email addresses in it but that has not been my experience. I am serving my church distributing prayer requests via e-mail to a selected list of people. With the first address I established at Hotmail, I didn't uncheck those options. Within an *hour* I was getting spam and it has only gotten worse with some of the grossest material being offered. I've now established a second account and made sure I unchecked both options. I've been running that new account for a few months and have only had one or two pieces of spam. Another option is to get an Amerion mail account ( They own a number of ISPs. We use for example. It costs a little but Amerion provides a spam/virus filter on their systems. You can tune the filter and even add specific addresses or sites to an acceptable list. I'm really glad to have that service. has similar capability and it works with your ISP. That means you have to have an ISP so there isn't a savings there. But they can provide the spam filtering you need. Perhaps, the answer with Hotmail is to set up another account (unchecked) and another until you find an address that doesn't get the spam and use that one. A little tedious but possibly effective. I one of the accounts I use on our prayer network has been in operation for a couple years with (virtually) no trouble. I'm sure there are other providers out there that offer similar services but these are the ones I know about. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy (67) Chuck, thanx. I am visiting my son in Lynnwood. My address is my mother's apartment in Kenmore. I am driving a Washington state truck I bought here a couple of months ago. I have a Hawaii driver's license. And will soon be moving to California. I spend a good deal of my time thinking up strategies of misinformation in case I'm pulled over. And I am freezing them (ears) off here in Lynnwood. It's all good! Re: John Wayne movies Try not ruining those John Wayne movies by telling me how they end... please. -Rick Maddy (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) RE: Lexington vs. Encino Thanks to all on this site for your input on my relocation decision. By actual vote Lexington was the clear winner by a 4 - 1 margin. After visits to both locations, and much consideration, my decision is... NEITHER. Both cities have their good points, but neither compare (in my humble opinion) to the Great Northwest. Sooooo, I've conned a company into keeping me around Seattle for a while longer. And even though Krispy Kremes is just down the hill from me, the thought of being more than a 3 1/2 hour drive from the Spudnut Shop was the deciding factor. So... Hi-HO... on Monday I grab my lunch pail, and off to work I go. To: Dick Pierce ('67) Glad to hear the update on Harry Walker... if I had known back in 1967 that he would retire at 37, I would have carried his books to class for him... maybe I would have learned something. By the way, didn't I see that Jordan won't play in the Seattle game? Got any Mariners tickets? Call me when you get here... I just dusted off my golf clubs. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous ('68) Odd... and I thought I was naive as a kid... though I will say it never occurred to me either, that anything had anything to do with what different parents made, or race; to me everyone was pretty much the same... Now for those who are still under the misconception that David Rivers ('65) is an only child... he ain't. Same parents, different personalities... one being very out going, one not too (at least until he gets comfortable with people). One is always in the forefront, one's always in the background... One is camera shy since a kid, one definitely isn't... one signs everything, one doesn't... one's always been a clothes horse and well groomed, while the other (as a kid) would put on pretty much whatever came to hand and could never seem to find his comb... that being the case, it's no wonder no one ever saw me with him. :o) Rivers Boys - 1954 Re: A/C Though my brother was much better traveled about town after we moved to Van Giesen... even I knew about air conditioning, having learned about it when a friend moved to West Richland on the Yakima. I had the opportunity to ride the bus to his home on a few Fridays and stay over. It was a wonderment to hear the sound of "something" above whir and know that this cooling air would be coming out of this little hole with vents. After that quite a few of my friends' parents put in air or built new homes with it and the novelty was gone. It was the swamp coolers that threw me, I simply thought some peoples homes were cooler and therefore a joy to be in... until I was looking at pictures of the late 40s and saw swamp coolers on the side of some of the houses. It never occurred to me that other people had them, but then I spent more time out doors than in. When I asked our mom about them, I got the story. Now a lot of things got passed on because mom was QUITE "frugal"... But our lack of even swamp coolers wasn't related to funding, it was simply that as our dad spent most of his time in buildings with some form of cooling or other... it never occurred to him that we might need or enjoy it. When dad was in Vegas while we lived on Hunt, mom had a small swamp cooler (which I thought was an "air conditioner") in the living room... OK, I never checked to see what one LOOKED like... spent some time sitting in front of that at night. But our dad carried the same feelings on the matter down to Vegas with him. We moved into a house with a swamp cooler, WOW. Now here swamp coolers were quite functional... until the humidity levels went up. But they didn't get air, until he hit retirement time and realized just how uncomfortable it was to be without. So that's the story... and here I thought my bother was always so cool and sophisticated, never occurred to me he could be as naive on some things as I was... :o) Be safe all... -"Anonymous" ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordie McMaster ('69) Re: Chuck Smith ('69) To: Jim Orren ('68) Chuck Smith's email address is available on the ColHi web-site (it hasn't come back rejected so it should still be good) If you have any problems let me know so I can correct the email page. I have an address from our 30th reunion ('99), that placed him in Vacaville, CA -Gordie McMaster ('69) ~ and to be another beautiful day in Tacoma Saturday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Re: Hotmail Porn My daughter recommended opening each email and selecting "remove me from your mail list." That strategy greatly reduced the amount of unwanted email to her email account. However, I tried this and almost gagged at the image that popped up when I opened an email. And I discovered that half of them don't have the "remove me" option, so I'm back to simply deleting them without opening. Hotmail really does need to either offer unlimited blocking or let you choose key words in the sender's address to block. [You CAN block any sender on email... problem is, I did that with all the spam and it only took a couple of times before I reached the maximum 250 email addresses that can be blocked -Maren] To: Holly Hultman Sing ('85) Your French class story reminded me of a similar incident when I was substitute teaching in Spokane a couple of years ago. It was Valentine's Day, and a student received a rose or whatever gift West Valley High School was selling along with the message, "Volley vows couture aver Maui ce soiree." He asked me if I spoke French, and I said, "MIAs au, Joe parole un pee francais." (Just like I lernt from my French teacher at Chief Jo, can't remember her name.) Then he showed me the note. Naturally, we hadn't learned the word for bed back in junior high school in the 70s... too dangerous! So I looked it over and said, "Well, I'm not sure about the word coucher, but she's asking you to go somewhere with her tonight." Well, the light bulb certainly lit up over his head. He understood exactly what she was saying, while I was left in the dust. After thinking it over awhile longer and comparing the word coucher with the English word couch, I even figured it out. Am I getting old or what!? Bombers - please don't answer that. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and a guy from Walla Walla: Carol Black ('48), Ken Ely ('49) Shirley Watts ('49), Patti Jones ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Roger Fishback ('62) Leo Webb ('63), Shy and Clueless ('63) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Fran Teeple ('68) Ken Staley ('68), Rick Valentine ('68) Larry Stone ('71), Ken Reardon (Walla Walla) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER GATHERING Today (3/3) 1pm: Class of '58 Lunch Francisco's Court Street near K-Mart in Pasco ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD TRAIL SLED DOG RACE IS UNDERWAY. Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is in 8th place as of 3/2/2002 18:44:26 Look for the first musher should cross the finish line in Nome on the 16th or 17th... Follow the race at ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Porno/Spam To: All Who Are Helping Thanks for all the info I am receiving regarding getting rid of the totally disgusting porno that has been coming in on my Hotmail address. It never ceases to amaze me at the pool of information residing with the Bombers. I am printing out all the suggestions and am going to try them one by one and see what happens. It really frustrates me to push Discard and the machine won't discard. A message comes up that says Continue and when I push that, it takes me back to the Porno site, which really is DISGUSTING. I have taken my name off one site, which makes me nervous since I have heard that once you do that, they sell your address to everybody in the world. Except some of these sites don't even have a place to remove the address. One of these messages starts with the name carol and then adds everything imaginable on to carol (like in caroless). It goes on for almost two pages. I wonder if they have an address for, say, jean etc. Anyway, thanks, Bombers, for your help. I will leave these people behind one way or another. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where it is a Sunny, Work in the Yard day. I hate that part. P.S. Does anybody have info on the Cinco de Mayo celebration which is held in Sunnyside in May?? I heard they have dancing horses!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) celebration is held in LOTS of places... dunno about dancing horses, though. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) To: Richard Roberts ('49) Hope you and Carol had a fun time at the Pismo Beach Jazz Festival. I don't suppose anyone let you "jam" with your ukulele. I had wanted to be there but couldn't get away. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA - where it is warm and sunny. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Dick Roberts ('49) What wonderful musical memories you have!! I imagine Carol considers herself lucky too. I enjoyed reading about them. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: ALL BOMBER LUNCHEON March 10, 2002 Please make reservations by March 8, 2002 Time: 12:30 P.M. Price: Lunch Price + $3.00 room charge Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5, Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Bomber Spouses and friends are invited. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Death of 103 year old former Lewis & Clark Teacher Perhaps I missed the Obituary Notice on the Alumni Sandstorm, but if not, wanted to share the Obituary I received in the mail today. Mrs. Peg Ericson, former First Grade teacher at Lewis & Clark, passed on February 20, 2002 at the age of 103. Her family moved to Richland in 1944 where she continued her teaching career and taught First Grade for another 23 years ~ she retired after 30 years of teaching. It mentioned that her family included hundreds of her first grade students, many of whom sent their fond greetings on her 100th birthday. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball March 3, 2002 Richland versus Eisenhower The Bombers and the Cadets played in the 2:30 PM Consolation final game with the winner going to State and loser just going home. The Bombers were coming off a 59-50 loss to Ferris, while the Cadets were coming of a 76-60 win over Wenatchee. The Bombers won the opening tip and after a slow start York found Arthurs under the basket for an easy two. Hilgert hit a fade away in the paint to give the Bombers a 4-0 lead. Buck drove the baseline and hit a deuce to extend the lead to 6 with 4:40 to play. So far Ike had committed 2 turnovers, two fouls and missed four shots, but Curfman hit a runner in the key to make the score 6-2 with 3:24 to play. That would be the last point for the Cadets in the first stanza. Bussman buried a trey from the corner with 2:11 to play and Frisbee drove the baseline for a twisting bucket. First quarter Bombers 11-2. Frisbee started the second quarter with a short jumper, but Groth was fouled and converted both foul shots. Bombers 13-4 with 6:44 in the half. York netted a long trey and Groth came back with a pair of free- throw to make the score 16-6 with 6:14 to play. York drilled another trey to give the Bombers a 13 point lead with 5:55 in the half. Rasmussen nailed a drive in the key, but Hilgert answered with an offensive board and bucket. Bombers 21-8 with 4:32 remaining. Rasmussen got one of two from the foul line, followed it with a deuce and Groth hit two free throws with 2:45 to play. Bombers 21-13. York tallied a deuce and Roybal put back an offensive rebound. Buck found the net from beyond the arc and Johnson made one of two from the charity stripe. Bombers 27-17 with :46 to play. Curfman finished the scoring in the half by hitting a bucket with :04 to play. At the half, Bombers 27-17. Curfman hit a deuce to start the third period and Groth found the net twice form the foul line. Bombers 27-21 with 7:23 in the third. York hit a driving deuce, but Roybal (at 6'9") got an easy bucket to keep the lead at 6 for the Bombers. Buck drained two from the foul line, but Curfman knocked down a trey, Groth got a hoop and a hack, foul shot good. Bombers 31-29 with 3:39 in the third. Buck hit one of two from the foul line and Groth got two more foul shots to drop. Bombers 32-31 with 3:15 to play. Johnson hit a bucket for the Bombers, was fouled, and made the foul shot. Frisbee drove the baseline, hit the bucket and also got fouled. Foul shot good. Bombers 38-31 with 2:09 in the third. Groth hit a driving bucket, but Buck hit two more free- throws. Bombers 40-33 with 1:33 to play. Roybal found the basket twice from the paint to end the third period scoring. Bombers 40-37. This period would decide who goes to STATE! Groth hit only one of two from the charity strip with 7:49 in the final quarter. Bombers 40-38. York missed a shot, Hilgert fought for the rebound, which ended up on the floor. Hilgert pushed it to the corner to Bussman who calmly sank a trey to make the score 43-38 with 7:35 in the game. Groth hit his third field goal of the game to make it Bombers 43-40 with 6:33 in the game. Frisbee hit two free throws at the 6:29 mark. Guzman made one of two from the charity stripe and Groth hit his fourth field goal of the game to make the score 45-43 Bombers. Frisbee was fouled and calmly found the net twice. Bombers 48-43 with 3:21 to play. While in-bounding the ball, the Bombers were called for an offensive foul, but no shots for the Cadets. Groth was fouled driving to the hoop and converted both foul shots. Again the Bombers were called for a pushing foul on the inbound pass, but this time the Cadets got to shoot. Groth hit two more. Bombers 48-47 with 2:05 to play. After a Richland turnover, Guzman was fouled and hit only one free throw. The game was tied at 48 with 2:04 to play. Another turnover by the Bombers gave the ball to the Cadets. After a time out, the Cadets were confident to run the clock with 1:54 remaining. The ball stayed in the hands of Groth for the most part. Buck was guarding him with 4 fouls. Each time Groth came out to the top of the key, Buck inched a little closer. Groth dribbled around the top of the key and then drove the sideline toward the baseline. A whistle. A five-second call on Groth. Bomber ball with 16 seconds left in game. In- bounding from back court, Buck went down in the paint and drew three defenders, Bussman in-bounded the ball to York. York passed to Frisbee and back to York. Buck hustled toward the top of the key, drawing two players with him and leaving a gaping hole for York to drive in for a shot. The ball swished through the net with :02 remaining. Bombers to State. Final Bombers 50-48. The Bombers were 12 of 32 from inside the arc and 5 of 13 from beyond the arc. They converted 11 of 14 foul shots, grabbed 30 rebounds, had seven steals, seven assists, committed 21 fouls, 15 turnovers and blocked three shots. The Bombers were led in scoring by York and Frisbee with 12 apiece, Buck had 10, 6 for Bussman, 4 for Hilgert and Johnson and 2 for Arthurs. Hilgert snared 8 boards and Buck grabbed 6. Buck and Hilgert each had 3 steals and Hilgert blocked 2 shots with Buck getting the other block. Groth had 24 for the Cadets (16 of them from the foul line). No other Cadet was in double figures. Say goodnight Ike! The Lady Bombers also won in the consolation finals and will be making the trek to State. Next game will be in Tacoma on Wednesday against an unnamed opponent for both teams. Next report on the Wednesday game... -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb ('63) Good morning Bombers, The next Olympia chapter of the Richland Bombers lunch will be on Saturday, March 30th 11:45 at the Keg in Olympia. All Bombers from all classes are invited. Please let me know if you will be able to make it I can give you directions to The Keg and so we can have a table or the whole restaurant. -Leo Webb ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shy and Clueless ('63) Speaking of games of our youth. Does anyone remember how to play spin-the-bottle? I thought it would be a great R2K event. Unfortunately the Gold Medal ('63) women in the adjacent room at the Desert Inn claimed to have no idea how the game was played. -Shy and Clueless ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) Yes, I have seen "The Searchers" and the first time I saw that movie I just KNEW he was going to "kill" Natalie Wood's character (if memory serves her name was Jenny) - almost couldn't watch the entire movie. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are in the 60s for this week -- last week they were in the 70s ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Rivers Boy(s) - 1954) Who is that guy posing as my brother? The truth is, that once upon a time, there was a happy family with their only child. Then came a knock at the door and there in a basket was a little baby boy. Now I had a lot of strange pets in my day... Allen Green ('65) got a salamander from me once and Mrs. Brewer still talks about the white rat I pawned off on Rod ('65). My Mom often would NOT let me take in strays... but with this kid in the basket, she made an exception (I really wanted a magpie). Did everything I could think of to lose this kid. At two he walked in front of a car at Haines and GWWay. He was thrown completely over the car but was ok... he tried to say that Billie Lipke's grandmother pushed him in the street... then one day, Allen Green talked him into holding an air rifle full of dirt to his eye and pulling the trigger... then talked him into pulling the fire alarm... none of these things worked... Finally, one day on the way home from Portland, he got out of the car and wandered off (something he did all the time... and my folks always made me go find him... As if!). Well, I'd had it... when the folks got back into the car at the gas station I just mummed up! Many miles later, when there was no sound of fighting in the back seat, they noticed he wasn't there... darned if they didn't actually go back and get him... my dumb luck! So I guess it's true... I do have a little brother, Mikey ('68WB)... -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne '65 On unwanted SPAM delete w/out opening. Seems to me if you open one looking for the return message thing and they don't have it, then your opening is a "Hit" for them and they'll keep sending. -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 in beautiful sunny Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: Spam To: Larry Mattingly ('60) and everyone who sent in items regarding spam and porn. I'm wasting 30 minutes daily deleting/blocking spam and porno offerings. Last week I got 108 porn offerings and twice that many regular ad spams. I always review my e-mail before I open it, and as another person said, have gagged at what was there I didn't even have to open it to get a 10 second porno MOVIE and often, nude pictures. I thought this was illegal. Thanks Larry, for telling us there is software out there. Maybe I found what you are talking about at It's a terrific article from the Seattle Times on this subject and gives great advice. Better than that, the author listed a shareware site. If you use an operating system other than Windows95, start at pick your operating system, then choose anti-spam tools. It is free for a 30day trial and then costs $24.95 to register. The program was last updated Jan 13, 2002. Best of all are the filtering choices offered, including setting up filters you make up. The program is called SpamEaterPro by High Mountain Software (website Will see how it works for 30 days. -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I could be wrong (I already was wrong once this year), but I don't think that anti-spam software will work on hotmail accounts because those are web-based. I suspect it is for Outlook Express, Netscape email, or even for Eudora email... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Spam Recent Washington State legal cases have held internet spammers financially responsible for their harassment. The awards, if memory serves (and isn't THAT the key these days!), was in the neighborhood of $25k. Of course, collecting is another matter. There are also now books that tell you how to fight back. Re: "The Duke" I watched an interview with Kirk Douglas a few years ago. He said that Wayne was the only person he worked with in Hollywood who was incapable of separating reality from fiction, that he adopted the characters he played and 'lived their lives' until the next character. He was also one of the biggest war wimps in the industry. At a time (WW2) when the nation's military took anyone who could draw a breath straight, "The Duke" was "excused" from service because his feet were too small. (That's also what gave him his trademark walk.) -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine (68) To: Patty Perkins Courson ('69) Patty, I tried to contact you, but the address on the class of '69 e-mail page bounced back. Please contact me. -Rick Valentine (68) ~ In gloomy gray overcast and cold (21 degrees) Spokane, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stone (71) Re: Spam I find that by opening the mail and typing REMOVE in the subject line or whatever procedure that is necessary to remove that mail works for a day and then it seems like I get twice as much as I did before. The old adage that if you "ignore them and they will go away" doesn't work for Spam. -Larry Stone (71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Reardon To: Earl Streufert and the Richland Bombers We send our congrats and best wishes at State in Tacoma. We are very proud of you in your achievements this year. Hope you come home with the big trophy. You are representing the big nine. We couldn't make it, but hope you will. -Ken Reardon ~ Walla Walla, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Bob Clowes ('54) Ray Loescher ('57), Dick Nelson ('59) Richard Anderson ('60), Frank Osgard ('63WB) George Barnett ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Steve Shockley ('67), Mike Howell ('68) Chuck Smith ('69), Brad Wear ('71) Dan Ham ('72), Diane Hartley ('72) Frank Trent ('72), Monique Mangold (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Skwentna Check Point Deedee Jonrowe was 1st into Skwentna... Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) was 2nd into Skwentna. This doesn't mean much at this point in the race. Follow the race: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Corrected name of the game My wife, Judy, reminded me of a game we played when we were dating. The game was "Popeye". How many of you guys played the same game? -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Hotmail & SPAM Hotmail does provide ways to keep the spam separate from the good stuff. You have to take several steps in order to achieve the results you want. Essentially you must use the most "exclusive" filter. In other words, if the sender isn't on your own address list (including from certain other addresses) the e-mail will go into the "Junk Mail" folder. You open that folder and look at the address and subject lines and find something from someone you know (I have this problem with one or two correspondents who keep changing e-mail accounts). Those you can separate out by indicating they are not "junk mail"; for the rest, hit the "empty folder" button. Changing identities can sometimes help, but they can also confuse friends. No matter which way you look at it, Hotmail does seem to attract more flies than other e-mail servers. Guess those folks just like anything Bill does. Way to go Bombers!!!!!!! -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - still sunny and cold in Albany, OR, and they keep promising the monsoons' return ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Re: Bermuda Shorts Uprising My fond memory of that day was of a classmate, Dudley, I think, who wore something that 'resembled' shorts. He got lots of laughs. Me wear some? Never! -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Nelson (59) Thanks again to Roger Fishback ('62) for the great BOMBER reports. Will be good to see the GREEN and GOLD back at the State Basketball Tournament! Both Girls and Boys teams... that is awesome. -Dick Nelson (59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Anderson ('60) Well, the State Tournament draw has been made and, frankly, Bombers have been presented with a serious challenge. A seriously serious challenge. The other three teams in our little corner of the tournament -- Garfield, Shadle Park, and Lincoln -- are currently ranked first, fifth, and second (if I am not mistaken each of the three teams was ranked first at some point during the season). We play Lincoln on Wednesday at 2:00pm. If we survive the first two games we will become the odds on favorite to win the whole thing. Gosh, it could be a rerun of Wa-Hi's 1999 State Title, right down to the opponent in the final: Ferris. Go Green! I don't follow girls hoops so I have no feeling how they'll do. Anyway, you can see the complete brackets (and a bunch of other stuff) at They say that defense wins championships and right now Bombers are playing pretty decent defense. Watching Travis Buck and Derek Groth play cat (Buck) and mouse (Groth) at the tail end of the Eisenhower game was amazing; Travis pounced at exactly the right moment to force the 5-second turnover that led to our winning possession. It was a thing of beauty between two excellent players. Earlier in the game John Tierney applied some excellent defense on Groth as well; John must have some interest in textiles (he, along with BJ Arthurs, are the clothes horses of the team) because he was seen to be attempting to remove -- physically remove -- Groth's shirt. Tough game, hoops. -Richard Anderson ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Check the brackets at: (boys) (girls) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard (63WB) Response to "Senor Shy & Clueless" and his "just" finding out that his neighbors at the Desert Inn were pleading ignorance of Spin the Bottle. Duhhhhh, I'm reminded of a time that I read on the wall of the men's room at Curley's 76, "It's not the Chief Joe girls than don't, it's the guys". Now this was written in a smart tight cursive, almost bubble-letter- like back slant, with circles to dot the i's... that wasn't taught by Mr. Nash (how's your Nash) in Auto Shop. So go figure... where would them Blue and Gold dollies have learned the finer arts of "Spin the Bottle", "Post Office" and "Chicago" (oops that wasn't not no kissin' game, but I think 3 of spades got an extra card). If I still had my annuals (Frau Frank III used them as evidence in court), I'm pretty certain that I could identify the writer. Her name would be prefaced by S.W.A.K. I for one, think that the ladies in question were being less than candid, and are more than qualified to discuss the nuances, subtleties and countless varieties of all such "parlor games". Never heard of nobody sneaking out to hook up with anyone but a Carmichael guy. Frank p.s. My money is on Tonya, she's still got them eighth grade bangs and a "Y" attitude. I mean, she ain't never been on no ski bus. -Frank Osgard (63WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Amy Fisher changed her mind... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: The Duke I've seen lots of mention regarding the "Duke" here in the Alumni Sandstorm lately, so thought I would toss in my two cents worth. In the fall of 1971 I was working off duty part time jobs (from Tucson Police Dept.) We mostly did crowd control, keeping the gawkies back from the movie sets far enough to satisfy the director. Often times some of the actors would pass the time with us uniformed officers, asking about local restaurants, places to go, things to see while in Tucson. John Wayne got into such a conversation with a TPD Sgt., one thing led to another, and the next morning the Sgt. John Wayne and myself were off to a dove hunt out by Picatcho Peak, near the old stock yards of Redrock. We had a GREAT hunt. As I recall we all limited out. After the shotguns were put away, John pulled out a fifth of Wild Turkey 101 (which was kept in a foam rubber cut out inside his shotgun case). I opened the playmate to find a couple of cool Falstaffs, and we proceeded to limit out again. A great memory, now I wish I would have asked for an autograph, but, considered that too tacky at the time. I did ask him what he preferred to be called, and his response "Well, not late to dinner." Then he added, "Just John is fine." He had a ranch up by Springerville, AZ... The Circle M, or something like that. His son has it now of course, and I heard through the grapevine that it was up for sale. John was a good shot, a good sport, and a lot of fun to be with. He had some hilarious tales to tell, especially with a snoot full. We were all going to "do it again", however, somehow we just never seemed to get it all together again. I've reminisced long enough, now I'm outta here. Bye George (63) In sunny Tucson, where I'm now doing desert tours in 4x4 jeeps for tourists (Trail dust Tours) and waiting to watch the Wildcats wade through the pac 10 tournament. -George Barnett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Spam/Scams Our internet service provider offers filters for 'spam & virus protection'. It is called 'Postini' a recognizable leader in email filtering technology. Virus protection filtering is powered by McAfee Anti virus, an industry recognized leader in anti virus protection technology. All filter settings are completely customizable, with an easy to use and intuitive web-based interface. If you're fed up with spam, unwanted junk, and the threat of dangerous viruses contact your ISP. If you are tired of 'scams' like the Nigerian Scam, do a bit of research on who to forward these message to... (Sorry Mrs. Edwards.) Here is The 419 Coalition Website. NEVER, I say again NEVER fall into the trap of the 'unsubscribe now' scenario. They are just verifying the good email addresses from the bad. If I do receive unwanted mail... I make an effort to contact whomever it might come from. and carry a lot of it. I contact hotmail & yahoo and send them a copy of the 'junk' I might have received. Bottom Line... my spam & scam has gone from 35 pieces a day down to 1 or 2. I then set my 'mail filters' both on Netscape & 'Postini' (See above) to refuse their mail (;-) All is well in downtown Colfax, WA once one figures a few things out. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Shockley (67) Re: Addresses for class of '67 alums HELP!!! We need addresses for the following '67 graduates, so we can notify them of our 35th class reunion: Dale Adkins -- Teresa Baker Bess -- Timothy Bruno Judy Byrd Kophs -- Kathleen Carraher Schwartz Phillip Collins -- Carol Denny Guinn -- Linda Fisher Daniel Robert Flores -- Larry Foraker -- Larry Gana Barbara Gore McCleary -- Greg Grady -- John Harris Judy Hawkins Byrd -- Greg Hobson -- Susan Irish Urlickson George Jacky -- Lindell Jollye -- Brice Klucas Nancy Lee Linville -- Judy Ley Neely -- Scott Luke Jeannine McGee McComb -- Larry McLerran -- Kenneth Meek Glenn Miller -- Henry Miller -- Gena Moody Wells Judith Moyers Lash -- Mary Munson Scrudder Sue Ann Olson Shaffer -- Bradley Peterson -- Alan Porter Glenna Pratt Byers -- David Regimbal -- Judy Rose Carroll Sharyl Sebade Allen -- Lane Simpson -- Bob Speed Daniel Strasser -- Michael Steen -- Dawn Thomas Stuchell Frank Vlacil -- Naida Young Westwood -- Steven Witeck Pat Wooten -- Cheryl Zweifel Tofte If you know the addresses for any of these classmates, please forward to me so we can contact them. Thanks, and hope to see all '67 graduates in July. Shocks -Steve Shockley ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68) To: Anonymous ('68) I guess you might never know it but you were never unknown to me and even if you think you were just David's little brother I always thought you were cool and enjoyed being around you and doug. Mike -Mike Howell ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Smith ('69) Good Ol' Sandstorm came through again... I'm the long lost Chuck Smith that was being searched for... I've just been slipping a bit about reading your Email column. Yes, I'm alive and living in California... J Orren ('68) was able to locate me. Bruce, thanks for the thought. GO CLASS OF '69... -Chuck Smith ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear 71 To: Ken Staley '68 Re: The Duke's walk Ken, You're partially correct on The Duke's walk. He actually copied it from another Washington State export, Yakima Cannuck. He was a stunt guy and double for a lot of actors. He died not to long ago, I think he was closing in on 100. Story has it he was following Yakima all over the place when he asked him what he was doing he said "I like the way you walk, I'm copying it." and the rest is history. I met the Duke once while stationed in southern CA. He was in Newport Beach, CA and I just bumped into him. He was pretty reclusive until he found out I was from Washington. He said "one of his role models was from there"... I guessed it was Yakima and he just smiled and walked off. He did have small feet for his size. -Brad Wear 71 ~ in 18 degree Richardson, TX - where the first round of High School Hockey playoffs start Tuesday night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham (72) Re: Spam email I've been reading a lot of entries lately concerning unwanted email or "spam". I agree that about the best you can do is just delete it if you don't recognize who it's from. However, I thought I read some place that there was a movement under way to change the designation of certain websites. For example, regular websites are designated as "FillInTheBlank.COM"... here the ".COM" part is regular "commercial" or try-to-sell-you-something" sites. The ones designated "FillInTheBlank.ORG" usually are sites soliciting moneys or donations or are helpful organization type sites. The article I read wanted to change the designations to what they really are. Porno or smut would have to change to "FillInTheBlank.SEX" or ".XXX". There are other examples and I'm sure you guys can come up with some of your own, but you get the general picture. Has anyone else read anything along these lines? If so, does anyone know if there has been any other articles or action on this subject? Just wondering. Have a great Bomber day out there. -Dan Ham (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley 72 To: Brad (the bald guy) Ok, this is the deal. Mike Davis ('74) and I are just as funny as you are, so we talked and would like for you to get us a gig some place. I think we could do stand up so well. We would be in the big money. What do you think??? To: Roger Fishback ('62) Hi, I think you had better start writing for the paper's sports page. Lord are you really that into Bomber basketball? I do not know any players anymore, used to love it in 72. -Diane Hartley 72 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I don't know any of them either... just substitute "Well Known Player ('72)" or "Well Known Player ('64)" for the 2002 players.... we're all BOMBERS!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent ('72) Re: Brad Upton ('74) My wife and I went to Brad Upton's show at the Comedy Underground in Seattle Saturday night, and Brad was fantastic! I couldn't remember laughing that hard in years. Trying to eat while listening to Brad has got to be one of the most difficult tasks imaginable. We saw Brad's routine a year or so ago, and knew we couldn't miss his show this time around. (Would this make me an Upton Groupie?) He's got a lot of new stuff that's absolutely hilarious. If you missed it, you're missing a classic act. Thanks again Brad, for a great evening... Next time I'll just pass on the dinner, and save myself a dry cleaning bill from the guy sitting in front of us. -Frank Trent ('72) ~ From picturesque Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) Re: Today was my birthday! I was wondering if you would mention it! Ha! -Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) Jussecourt, Champagne (region), France very sunny and kind of cold! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 funeral notice: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Gene Keller ('50) Ed Weasner ('51), Donna Snyder ('52) Roger Gress ('61), Carol Converse ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Glenna Hammer ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), Art Snyder ('71) Brad Upton ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Rohn Checkpoint Ramy Brooks is in 1st place at the checkpoint... Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is in 7th place at the checkpoint with 15 dogs. Click to follow the race. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy 45/46 Re: draft dodgers Thank you Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) for reminding us that the great war hero, John Wayne, never served. You say it was his small feet but I always thought it was because he was a footballer from USC. That was an automatic exemption status. Ronnie Reagan was more creative. He went in the service and was able to wear a uniform and join the American Legion later on. However, he never got far from the camera, making disease and morale movies for GI consumption. He did become something of hero later on, ratting on his fellow Actor Guild buddies before the House Unamerican Activities Committee, along with fellow rats, Robert Taylor and Adolph Menjou. Some that they fingered were communists, others were not. That made little difference to Ronnie or the HUAC. Go Bombers at state. -Dick McCoy 45/46 ~ From sunny Camano Island WA. But Cheez! the nights are cold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Keller ('50) Welcome to Tacoma all you Bombers. The Tacoma Dome is still recovering from the Class 3A tourney last week. I was happy to see Mercer Island get beat by Rainier Beach! I have watched high school basketball for fifty years and I don't think I have seen a more talented team. It is fun to watch them play defense and then go to the offense with all kinds of moves. Now for the Bombers who I don't know much about but congratulations for having a winning season and keeping the tradition going in this big state tourney. I hope you win the state championship and I will there to cheer you on! Good Luck. -Gene Keller Class of 1950 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Weasner ('51) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: "Popeye"????? Ralph, Did you have eat spinach before you played this game??? (HeHeHe) See you later in the year, -Ed Weasner ('51) ~ in sunny San Jose, CA today... but expecting rain soon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Snyder Courtney ('52) Re: SPAM The Washington Post had an article on February 13 on Federal Trade Commission (FTC) interest in the subject of spam. "Consumer anger about spam has become so strong that the FTC yesterday launched a program to crack down on deceptive e-mail marketing." The point person at the FTC is Ms. Eileen Harrington, Associate Director for Marketing Practices, FTC, e-mail address: A friend of mine is outraged at the amount of spam he has been receiving, particularly the porno spam. He finally got it all stopped by forwarding all of his spam messages to Ms. Harrington, with a copy to his internet service provider, along with his personal request that something be done to eliminate this nuisance. -Donna Snyder Courtney ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: Leonard Peters ('61) Re: The Shootist Ron Howard was Gillom Rogers, John Wayne was J.B. Brooks and James Stewart was Doc Hostetler, but I don't know what John Wayne gave to Ron Howard, maybe his gun, but I don't know. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Hotmail and Spam I have the same problem that most everybody else does it seems. There for a while I was receiving tons of prono, but they have all quit now. But, I STILL receive tons of spam mail. I have a folder that most goes into right off the bat, but still have to delete anywhere from 2-10 each day. They said that whenever someone sends something to you with your address, then it WILL NOT go into the blocked folder. Only the stuff that is sent out to everyone goes into that folder. I don't have anything checked and I'm still getting a lot. These past few months, I've been getting lots of spam mail on AOL. But, no prono. That went by the wayside long time ago. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we've been having spring like weather and NO FOG. Rain is suppose to come in tomorrow though. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Lincoln's first foe will be Richland Defending champion Abes will play Wednesday afternoon against the Bombers -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenna Hammer ('66) I know that we've all used DJs at various times for our class reunions. I'd appreciate some recommendations (names and phone numbers) for ones in the Tri-Cities. Thanks! -Glenna Hammer Moulthrop ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Dan Ham (72) said: The article I read wanted to change the designations to what they really are. Porno or smut would have to change to "FillInTheBlank.SEX" or ".XXX". O, if it were so easy, Dan! I've been doing a lot of "research" some of this stuff. Conversing with a few spam filtering people and e-mail experts. Virtually all of the pornographic spam I have seen has forged headers. That means there is very little in the message that will tell you a real e-mail address, or domain name of the sender. There may be some clues in the full header as to country of origin (list available at: The best you can do is to find one of the sites that can trace the IP addresses in the header and see if any of them are real. Spam Cop does that for you if you want to attack directly. Then with either Spam Cop or some other intermediary, you can send the SysAdmin an abuse report. It has some dangers however. First, the pornographer may be running his own server. Therefore, no action will result as to shutting down the account and you have communicated directly with the spammer. Secondly, most often the abuse report should include the message and all the header (technical stuff not normally appearing to the user) in order for the Admin to know where it was from. This exposes your address to the Admin (unless you can mung your address somehow - see That also means the pornographer may find out who you are. In our situation, I believe we were hacked by a vengeful spammer. He got through our software firewall to do it. We have since installed a hardware firewall and are now doing ok but we lost a lot of software pieces and are still suffering from a couple of the losses (haven't had time to completely reformat our disk and reload everything). By the way, it is instructive to see the country codes in the headers. I started examining those on all our spam. Many of the messages were from off-shore servers. Particularly interesting were the messages about refinancing mortgages. Do you really want to send your initial financial information to somebody running a server in places like Romania, China, Russia, Czechoslovakia or Korea? Check it out. -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Art Snyder (71) Re: Yakima Cannutt To: Brad Wear ('71) As a hockey fan you should know that a 'Cannuck' is a player on that team in Canada or it can be used to describe any Canadian. The Native American (we must remain politically correct) you are referring to that starred with John Wayne and appeared in many films was Yakima Cannutt. They say that the memory is the first thing to go. -Art Snyder (71) ~ Walla Walla, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 To: Diane Hartley '72 and Mike Davis '74 Re: Becoming a Comedian Okay, Mike and Diane, you're just as funny as me and you want me to get you a gig. I'll get you a gig like those I got to do a long time ago. Here's what we'll do. We'll go out on the prairies of Alberta and pull into some small little depressed farming community where Wednesday night at the only bar is "Comedy Night." Everyone inside is wearing sweats and greasy ball hats (I'm talking the ladies, too). They'll be liquored up because what else is there to do? They'll be bitter because they live there and they know they'll always live there. They resent the comedians because after the show they get to leave town and pursue their dreams. Their dreams didn't pan out in Junior Hockey. The stage will be two picnic tables pushed together with a piece of plywood covering the top. The spotlight will be a car headlight inside a Folger's can. Pool tables and dart boards will be busy and there's a hockey game on the big screen... it's the middle of the third period and the score is tied. It's almost show time. The owner, for some unknown reason, wants the show to start on time. You plead with him to let the hockey game finish. Nope. The owner walks past the dart boards and unplugs them in the middle of the game, turns off the lights above the pool tables and turns off the big screen TV. He flips on the "spotlight" and grabs the microphone and faces the very hostile, drunk, Canadians and yells, "hey you guys, SHUT UP, hey you guys, SHUT UP, it's time for comedy... the first guy is an American," that's your intro and now it's your turn to be funny. Enjoy! -Brad Upton '74 P.S. Thank you Frank Trent ('72) for your kind words... it was great seeing you. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: State Finals Way to go Bombers! Are there any alumni planning on attending the state finals? The last one I attended was my senior year 1979 when we beat Pasco! What a great game! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) - Poulsbo, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Gus Keeney ('57), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Gregor Hanson ('65) Bill Wingfield ('67), Don Siemens ('67) Jean Eckert ('72), David Emmons ('73) Greg Alley ('73), Mike Davis ('74) Chris Webster ('78), Jil Lytle ('82) Jumbo Davis ('82), James Becker ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** Click for Webcast of the Basketball tournament TODAY (3/6/02) 2pm Bombers vs. Lincoln Dunno if that'll work or not, but I'm sure gonna try. Click to see our team that's going to state! ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: McGrath Checkpoint Linwood Fiedler is in 1st place leaving the checkpoint... Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is in 2nd place at the checkpoint with 14 dogs. We'll know more after all mushers have taken their mandatory 24 hour rest. Click here to follow the race. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) To: All fellow Bombers in the Bothell, Kenmore, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue area If you are interested in going to the Bomber lunch in Fife, WA, on March 10th let me know and we can meet and go together. Computer down -- you'll need to call for a ride (425) 885-1070 -Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Ed Weasner ('51) Hi Ed. It would certainly help to eat a bunch of spinach before you went out to play "Popeye." I can't believe you haven't played it. This is what you need to play. First of all, you need your favorite gal. Second, you need the use of a car. Third, you need to play this came at night. Forth, as you are cruising down the road, you need to see an oncoming car with only one headlight. Then, because you ate all that spinach, you yelled "popeye" after which, you got to kiss your gal. Tell you what, you spent a lot of time cruising. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Ray Loescher ('57) I Do believe you were referring to Dudley Sheppard Shine IV ('57). You might have to ask Charlie Rafferty ('57) what ever happened to him. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: State Tournament URLs 4A Boys Basketball Championship 4A Girls Basketball Championship Make sure you bookmark the lead site (;-) Lots of fun stuff here... including the State Basketball tournament history site at: If you have 'Bomber' fever, I still have copies of Bomber Mania available at $7.00 per copy postpaid Anywhere, USA. Bomber Mania -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) Re: Spam First and only time I went to a chat room... have been getting porn ever since and when I called AOL to complain, they told me to "open" it and then scroll down and "unsubscribe"!! NOT!!! I just DELETE, DELETE, DELETE!!! Wanna know the chat room I went to?????? It was one that was discussing ELVIS!!! ;( -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the weather can't decide if it wants to "remain" winter or become spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson ('65) Re: Bomber Boys Basketball District Champs Attached is a photo of the 2001-2002 Richland Bomber Boys basketball team celebrating their recent District Championship! 2002 District Champs -Gregor Hanson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) Go Bombers!!! We are so proud of you. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Chilly 27 at 6am Augusta GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Siemens (67) Re: Shootist He gave Ron his horse, Ole Dollar. -Don Siemens (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) Re: Brave Brad Evidently comedy is not for cowards! Brad Upton's ('74) comments of facing down angry Canadians missing the last minutes of their hockey game is a sobering scenario! Better rethink that career "opportunity" Diane and Mike... By the way, I would love to know when/if Brad is going to be in Portland area - Frank Trent's ('72) review has me thinking this would really be a fun evening. -Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Emmons '73 Re: Bomber Basketball and Upton Comedy To: Brad Upton ('74) Nice to see the Bombers at state again. My son's BBall team (Inglemoor) lost to Garfield by two for the chance to be the second seed from Kingco. If Richland and Garfield both win in the first round, they'll meet Thursday March 7, at 5:00. I see by your calendar that you're scheduled at the Emerald Queen that same day. A little Bomber Basketball followed by some entertainment by a hometown boy. Sounds like a great evening. What time is your show or shows? I've already talked to several people about going to the game and then catching your act. Go Bombers!!! -David Emmons '73 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley (73) To: Brad Upton (74) I've got that same rant about my life in the nuclear business. Except I didn't pursue any dreams and do what I wanted, so I got that going for me (to quote Bill Murray in Caddyshack). I wanted to say to any Bomber basketball fans from any era that I listened to that game on Saturday (should have been there), and it was a great last second shot that brought a lot of memories back. So many games, so many wins, so much fun. The memory of being in Seattle, watching Steve Davis ('72RIP) throw the ball in the air as the last 5 seconds ticked off. State champs over Hazen 1972. -Greg Alley (73) ~ Thinking about going to Spokane and staying at the Ridpath and telling the staff I'm from Richland and regionals just started. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Upton Rogaine! -Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chris Webster (78) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) I' m going to the state finals today to see the Bombers vs Lincoln at 2pm. My sons Ethan and Trevor will be going with me they are very excited. I remember watching Mike Davis ('74), Pat Hoke ('72), Matt Fields ('71), Steve Neill ('72), and Dick Cartmell ('73). What is Matt Fields doing today? I remember meeting him once after a game... he was so tall and I being short... I wish I'd had a camera. Go Bombers!!!! -Chris Webster (78) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 In response to wanting to know if any Bombers will be attending the state finals... YOU BET! We have a group of Bomber alums that are going over to the Tacoma Dome... Buck fans and family! Should be a good time. Best of luck to the Bombers... you've worked hard for this spot... GO GET EM! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: State tourney What memories I have of the state tournament. I remember back 30 years ago this year when the Bombers beat Hazen in the final. This talented team consisted of Pat Hoke (72), Steve Neill (72), Dean Thompson (72), Dick Cartmell (72), Jim Kasey (72), Brian Coyne (72) and my brothers Steve Davis (72RIP) and Mike Davis (74). (Not real sure why Mike was on this roster. I was only 8 years old at the time, but all I remember him doing was handing out water bottles and towels to the guys that actually played.) I was pretty much hooked on basketball after that. Watching Mike Neill (75) completely rewrite the record books in '73, '74 and '75 was an amazing sight. If you never got a chance to watch him play, you really missed out. He was without any doubt the greatest Bomber to ever step foot in Art Dawald gym. His debut as a Bomber in '73 he knocked down 40 points. (A record that still stands) Then of course the 1979 state champions, Brian Kellerman (79), Bob Kennedy (79), Mark Hoke (79), Dennis Soldat (81), Steve Chalcraft (79), and Larry Davis (80). I followed this team all the way to the state finals against Pasco. My friend David Keller (82) and I got to be the kids that sat underneath the hoop and wipe up the sweat and blood off the floor. (Little did we know 2 years later we would be playing in the state tournament against Mercer Island.) Wish I had the time to make it up this year. They really have an exciting team to watch. I really wouldn't count them out just yet. With Travis Buck on your team anything can happen. He really is an outstanding athlete. With Bussman and York coming back for two more years you'll probably see the Bombers atop of the big nine. The tradition continues - Now, GO YOU BOMBERS! -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Becker (83) Re: Bombers at state! To: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Well one of the great things about working from home is being able to do stuff during the day. I'm going tomorrow (Wednesday) to watch both the Boys (2:00 p.m.), and the Girls (5:00 p.m.). After that we'll see. I was able to go watch the wrestling state championships, but by the time I got there Richland was pretty much finished. It was still fun to watch good ole' collegiate style grappling though, and I ran into Rudy Nicacio (83), his son (almost a man), and a couple of his brothers (sorry Luis). It was a good time. Go Bombers! -James Becker (83) ~ in Seattle where is was actually sunny the last few days! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers, 1 Lion, 1 Quincy Jackrabbit, and 3 Funeral Notices today: Ray Gillette ('49), Bev Smith ('52) Roberta Adkins ('52), Gordon McDonald ('56) Larry Mattingly ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Paulette Lawson ('63Lion), Karen Schildknecht ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Brad Wear ('71) Brad Upton ('74), Mike Davis ('74) Tamra Anderson ('79), Gabe Render (Quincy Jackrabbit) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie Lawson Kohler ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Fisher ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod Jochen ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** STATE TOURNAMENT NEWS: Bomber Boys didn't make it to the Quarterfinals. Lady Bombers did, though... Hope the boys stick around to cheer the girls on. Lady Bombers play Prairie at 7pm (PST) today (3/7): Click for the Webcast. Check the brackets: Click for Boys 4A brackets Click for Girls 4A brackets ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Cripple Creek Checkpoint Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is in 1st place at the checkpoint with 13 dogs. Click to follow the race ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette '49 In addition to congratulating the Richland Bombers for going to the State basketball championship tourney, I would also like to mention the outstanding College basketball achievements of the Gonzaga U. Bulldogs (Zags) who (once again) will be going to "the show" the NCAA post season. With a record of 29-3 and being ranked as no. 6 in the NCAA top twenty-five, they are truly the class of the State of Washington teams this years. Go Zags...... -Ray Gillette '49 Bomber and '57 Gonzaga Bulldog ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bev Smith Jochen ('52) To: Donna Snyder Courtney ('52) Your initial entry into the Sandstorm in regard to the item in the Washington Post directed at the war against SPAM was timely and terrific! You are in the right place to get us information on all this stuff and keep us updated. As I've mentioned to you before, a lot of similar information can be gleaned from the "Tech TV" channel on cable TV, if you are fortunate to receive that, but if not, you can go to their website, specifically or where you can find answers to many of the FAQ regarding the subject. The other day on the TV version we were referred to the "Spam News" site which is: and this offers many links to "stopping the madness!" Also, yesterday Luana Ivers Portch ('52) was here to view some of the links to our 50th class reunion which I have recently installed on our site... She was also surprised and interested to see the availability of the Richland Bomber Alumni ring which -- not being online as yet -- she had no idea existed. Fortunately, my own Alumni ring (which was a Christmas present to me from a dozen friends/classmates/family in honor of our 50th) had just arrived a few days before, so I had a LIVE one to show off! (It fits perfectly and is absolutely awesome -- all of the information that they managed to get into such small spaces and the "Mushroom Cloud" that is 3D embedded into the green stone is really something!) Luana felt that many of our alumni friends who are not online and unable to view the All Richland Bomber links might be missing out on a lot of offers and information on this kind of thing. I printed her out copies of the following links (which she will try to get into the Club 40 newsletter). She suggests that any of you who have friends not online do the same, so that orders may be placed by mail... Alumni Ring Website -Bev Smith Jochen ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Adkins Shipman (52) Re: Class of 1952 reunion To All "Bombers" HELP The following list is "Bombers" from the Class 0f 1952, that the "1952 Class Reunion Committee" needs address for to inform them of the up coming 50th year reunion. The dates for the reunion is August 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2002. Please contact me with any address or information that you might know about these Bombers. Class of '52 "Missing": Betty Benefiel, Gerund Carriere, Jeane Carter, James F. Darden, Frank Dawes, Betty Gammill, Thomas Garner, Harlan Hankel, Ron Hardy, Esther Hawthorne, Betty Hendrick, Ralph Herman, Kaylid Jordan, Ginger Keim, Joan Kendall, Lynn McDougal, Margie Meehan, Barbara Meyers, Bonnie Mills, Dealva Morris, Dean Morris, William OBryan, Pat Parkinson, Beverly Sargent, Rose Schneider, Marilyn Schultz, John Severn, Leonard Shouse, Lee Stoner, Dana Bruce Taylor, Shirley Thompson, Dee Wahl, Kenneth Watrus, James Yaehrling. Thanks, -Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald (56) Re: bCentral In light of all the recent discussion about unwanted e-mail, perhaps you might want to provide the attached link that has as much information about the subject as I have seen. -Gordon McDonald (56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) Re: Spam Sorry that spam message went to all of you earlier this week. It was meant for Maren and I hit the wrong button in my address book. However, the software I was referring to is "Spamkiller". You can download it from the Web and use it free for 30 days. Then the cost is $29.95. It has multiple filters that can be set for Subject and/or Content as well as addresses. I have not tried it as I have not had a significant spam problem, with only 1-2 a day. As I understand it when it kills a spam message it holds it on a server for a period of time and you can look at it to be sure it is not something you would want to keep. After some period of time, or on command it dumps them to oblivion. My partner was getting 150 to 180 per week and now rarely sees one get through. We are always online on a T-1 line at our office and you can hear the sound of a gunshot when it kills a spam. Re: Fireworks Omak area alumni may see fireworks for the 4th. I was there Monday meeting with "Catus Jack" Miller. It is still in the discussion stage for the Saturday before the 4th. I will let you know if they decide formally. If they do decide we will make it worth their money. Had a nice lunch with Maren. Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) dropped by the Western Cafe for a few minutes. It has probably been 30 years since I saw her last. We were in Mrs. Manor's 1st grade together at Lewis and Clark. I didn't remember her from then, but I do remember her from Mrs. Horton's 2nd grade class. She is living proof Bombers are nice people. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) REMINDER ALL BOMBER LUNCHEON Please make reservations by Friday, March 9, 2002 by emailing me. Time: 12:30 P.M. Price: Lunch plus $3.00 for room Where: Best Western Executive Inn I-5, Exit 137 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Spouses and friends of Bombers are invited. Please bring any old eye glasses. They will be given to the Lyons Club for repair for visually impaired by Anna May "Ann" Wann Thompson (49). -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Baby Orca whale has now made the National News. Orca Whale is about fifteen minutes west of me in the water between Tacoma and Vashon Island. It is hard to see it from the point. News suggests the Ferry to see it. Maybe the environmentalists will finally decide to help the baby by taking it back to its pod which is off of Vancouver Island. If they stop arguing over what to do. *GRIN* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paulette Lawson Sicilia (KHS '63) Re: Happy Birthday Melanie! I just returned from a wonderful visit to Oregon City to see my sister Melanie Lawson Kohler ('60) and also spent some time with my brother Gary Lawson (KHS '69) and his beautiful wife Colleen Strassburger Lawson ('76). Melanie's husband Arlan treated us with his fabulous gourmet cooking and I was also impressed with the gorgeous weather they had ordered just for me! It was all just a prelude to my upcoming summer visit when we hope to go to the beach (Colorado has no beaches!) and do our usual shop-till-we-drop adventures. Melanie, Have a wonderful birthday (March 7) and have fun with Judy and Carlos! To: Jim Hamilton ('63) I'm sure you don't remember me, but I think the last time I saw you, you were eating pancakes in the rain at Camp Le Wiss Wiss with Nita, Ham and Sistie! My dad is Skeet Lawson, who worked with your dad for many years and I'm sure he has at least a few fond memories of their early days in Richland. -Paulette Lawson Sicilia (KHS '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: Linda Reining (64) Re: Porn/Spam I had been having problems with both of the above since I first signed on to AOL. The first rooms I went to were for health info and informational chat rooms, such as I got hit with enormous amounts of spam, then came the porn. I called AOL, and was told to send any spam to TOSspam and any porn or related materials to TOSfiles. I've been doing it for 5 years and rarely receive either any more. Every once in a while, I get 4 or five of each a day, then nothing for about 6 months. You don't have to open any mail, just forward it. Try this and see if it helps. Good luck. To: Brad Upton (74) Just listened to the CD that you autographed to my Mom, "My Cheeks Are Still Sore!", and mine still are! I noticed, though, that it was produced in 1999. So, when are you coming out with a new one? I know you collect material like a dryer collects lint, so you HAVE to have just tons of stuff. Can't wait for a new one! Hope to see you soon! Good luck at State, Bombers!! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ~ Richland, WA - where the snow has been falling since 5AM this morning. YEA! Our 1st snowfall of the year. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen To: Valerie Coburn ('68) Valerie, Dave Chase is looking for you. You may contact me and I'll send you his phone number and where he is these days. He was known as Dave Yencopal ('64wb). Please get a hold of me at the above email address. Thank you Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear '71 To: Art Snyder '71 Art, You're right, it is Yakima Cannutt. My bad. Now for the good news! Tanya is going to fight Paula Jones! Is this great or what? It'll be a better fight too. Tanya at 5'1" and Paula at 5'3" is a closer match up. Maybe they could tag team it against Amy "The Shootist" Fisher, she has a height and reach advantage ya know. My money is still on Tanya, conditioning, strength, blonde, all in her favor. I am going to remove the transmission from the bath tub so I can get spiffed up for the occasion. Go Bombers!!! -Brad Wear '71 ~ Plano East 4, McKinney 3, on to State ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 Re: appearances Don't go to the Emerald Queen on the 7th, it's been canceled! I will be at Harvey's in Portland May 7th- 12th (Mike, they have a full menu). Harvey's is one of the nicest comedy clubs in the country. If any Bombers are going to be in Las Vegas (Mike, cheap buffets) I'll be headlining at Catch A Rising Star in the Excalibur, April 29th-May 5th (no show on the 4th). Call my room and I'll probably be able to arrange for some comps. Good luck to the Bombers at State! -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Are the Bombers in the state tournament? M. Davis 74 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tamra Anderson Crider ('79) Hi! I was wondering who does the notices on people who have passed away. My sister recently passed and she would have graduated from Richland High School in 1985. She attended grade school and junior high in Richland. Her parents are Roger and Diane Anderson (Diane was a long time Richland High School PE Teacher) Grandparents are Chris and Mary Anderson (Grandfather was 1st Principal of Carmichael and Both are long time Richland School District Teachers) The notice for Jamie Anderson Dirks was in the Tri-City Herald on Wednesday, February 27th, 2002 and Thursday, February 28th, 2002. Thank you, -Tamra Anderson Crider ('79) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Funeral Notices website] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gabe Render (Quincy Jackrabbit) To: rhsnickname Hello, My name is gabriel Render... I live in Quincy WA and I just wanted to comment that I am proud to be a Jack... the Jackrabbits have been a force in the Columbia Basin for the past 10 years... and if you haven't kept up, and you aren't proud that your children are jacks... than I have to say... too bad. We went to the playoff in football for 8 years runing, placing 4th in state 4 times... undefeated league champians at 13-0 in 98, and 11-1 3rd in state 99. Other sports are just as strong... as far as the topic at hand... you are not alowed to be Jacks in richland I am guessing... oh and as to the controversy of being the bombers... I find it rather weird, I am now an exchange student in germany... and well even the people here don't focus on those things. Anyway, if it must be changed... why not think of what the history of Richland says... how do you think the Jacks got their name... there were millions of jackrabbits everywhere when the town was founded. Anyway, good luck in your search. Take care, -Gabriel Render (Quincy Jackrabbit) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Jamie Anderson Dirks ~ Would have been Class of 1987 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie ('51), Mike Lahrman ('63) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Bob Grout ('66WB), Bill Wingfield ('67) Dorris Meloeny ('68), Kathie Moore ('69) Kerry Steichen ('74), Mike Davis ('74) Mark Paris ('80), Monica Higginbotham ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmie Adair ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** STATE TOURNAMENT NEWS: Lady Bombers didn't make it to the Semi finals Click for the 4A Boys' brackets Click for the 4A Girls' brackets ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Cripple Checkpoint Bill Cotter is in 1st place out of the checkpoint Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is in 2nd place out of the checkpoint with 13 dogs. HOWEVER, Bill Cotter has not taken his mandatory 24 hour rest and Martin Buser has... Click to follow the race. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) Re: Ugly Knees To: Jerry Oakley (51) I have a fantastic picture of you holding up the Lewis and Clark Basketball Banner with the ugliest knee guards I have ever seen. I can just imagine what the knees look like underneath. Just kidding of course. You, Jack Fisher ('50), Jerry Marzyck ('51RIP), myself and several others are in the picture, and I must say that some of us were very skinny in those days. Except Marzyck... I think he has always weighed the same, and was always that big. Best regards. -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) I'm glad it finally snowed, but what were you doing up at 5am to watch it? I know there is more to do in Richland than watching the snow in the early am. Best Regards -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) Thanks for the info for AOL... you must have gotten through to a smarter tech than I did. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still raining... might not have to worry about conserving water this summer. ;) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Happy 55, Doc 40 How often does that happen? Once! Doc 40, Jimmie Adair (65-67) Turns 55 today (3/8/02). I've written of him so often I am sure most of you know his life story according to Rivers. He is the bottom line, Ultimate Bomber friend. No punches pulled... this guy is the man. Not just to me, but to all his friends... and they are far too many to name here. But of few examples will spark memories to man out there in Bomberland. Got a problem, call the Doc. Need the top on a bomb? Call the Doc. Need a car hauled from Illinois in the worst weather in many years? Call the Doc. Your dad moving into a care center? Call the Doc. Need a tranny delivered to Vegas? An old rifle delivered to Vegas? Call the Doc. Got a cute little T-bird that ain't getting together as fast as you'd like? Call the Doc. Just need someone to listen? Call the Doc. The list goes on and on. From all of us who have leaned on you for the last 40 years or more... Thanks, Doc. And Happy Birthday!!!! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Notice to all Veterans: 66 grad Agent Orange I served in Vietnam from March, 1968 to March, 1969 in the area of the Mekong delta. I just found out that you can put in a claim for being diabetic. That's only if it's service connected because of agent orange. If you know any veterans' organization you should notify them. In the information book for the Tri-Cities call 509-946-1020 for the nearest V.A. medical center. I put my claim in January 25, 2001, and I finally received my first payment. Don't be afraid to follow-up on this, veterans. Especially the '66 class. Good luck. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Brad Upton ('74) Congratulations on your upcoming show at the Excaliber in Las Vegas. You stated that you will be headling at Catch A Rising Star in the Excaliber, April 29th-May 5th (no show on the 4th). That is an awesome Casino. I know cause it costs me about $15 in betting on the slots waiting for my free beers. If we are there then, we'll definitely come see your show. Until then, I'll have to wait til you come to Atlanta or Augusta, Georgia? Good luck. If Mike Davis gives some kind of snide remark about you being there, he is just jealous. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Augusta, GA - where it's finally turning back to spring type weather... 62 at 10:00pm ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny Alred 1968 Re: Alumni Sandstorm SPAM & Porno For what it may be worth, I have several e-mail accounts, and on this one, the one which I receive the Sandstorm, I get about 12 junk mail (aka spam messages) to each sandstorm entry. On this account I do very little business any more. Mostly it is there to get the Sandstorm Entries; I have other primarily business accounts, which have remained remarkably primarily business accounts (I have to deal with very little junk e-mail). I have never had a porno e-mail (thank god - now I probably will, huh?). I don't know if this is because I spend very little time cruising the internet where I might drop my so-called 'cookies' somewhere I don't want to, or what, but have never had that problem. I have heard of friends who were researching Breast cancer and triggered something (obviously with the word Breast) and were deluged with porn. On the whole, despite Maren's minor frustrations with message references, I have personally been very happy with AOL as far as unsolicited porn (although as I said I get about 12 junk mails to every sandstorm, which doesn't happen on my other AOL accounts - for this I can hardly blame AOL) -Dorris Meloeny Alred 1968 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Despite my WHAT???? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: James W. Adair ('66) Today, March 8, 2002, is the 55th birthday of Jimmie Adair ('66). I would like to wish my husband a very Happy Birthday. Our Son, Steven ('08) would also like to wish his Dad, Happy Birthday. Jimmie has Fridays off, so we'll go to the Spudnut Shop at 8am. Any Bombers out there that want to come by or call today or any day, please do. Last year on March 1, he had two heart attacks in Las Vegas and couldn't be home for his birthday. Maybe if the sun is shining we will go for a Harley ride. We are very grateful this year. Fifty-five isn't just a speed limit anymore!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMIE!!! We Love You. -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Steichen ('74) Re: Bombers at state! Bomber Boys had a tough time in Tacoma! The wife and I visited the Tacoma Dome on Thursday to watch the Bomber boys play Lincoln. Today I just got off the Webcast of their game against Shadle Park. I wanted to watch my nephew, Travis Buck ('02) play. I enjoyed all the regular game re-caps on the Alumni Sandstorm and knew that Lincoln was one of the top teams in the state so I better get down to the tournament early. Most of the pre-write-ups came true in that if the 2 Bomber offensive kids were not hot than they would have a hard time keeping up with the top teams on this side of the mountains. It was a great game for 3 quarters and then they ran out of gas. Today they ran out of time and luck with their game against Shadle Park. Congrats anyway for getting to the State Playoffs, only 16 teams get the chance. Better luck for the girls. If they won yesterday they play Kennewick today. -Kerry Steichen ('74) ~ Kent, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Lady Bombers didn't win yesterday. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Good News! I just read that Upton will be at Harvey's in Portland and Excaliber in Vegas in the coming months. You all will be happy to know that MY shows at Finley Elementary have been extended through the first week in June. Get your tickets at Dawson Richards or all Tri-City area Albertsons. The seating is limited, but the comedy is unlimited! -Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mark Paris ('80) To: Rod Jochen ('80) Hey Rod, Happy Birthday!! Hope it was a good one! -Mark Paris ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) The Class of 1992 is looking for classmates for our 10-year reunion! The reunion is set for August 23, 24 and 25, 2002. We're desperately looking for addresses and/or phone numbers of those in this class. If you haven't done so already or know of someone in this class and have this information, please send an email to: Also, our class fund was given away by the school for a sidewalk project in 1996. We are planning several fund raising efforts but need help from our Bomber family. If you would like to make a donation to our reunion fund, please send us an email at and details will be provided to you on how you can contribute. Thank you! -Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Gene Hall ('48), Dorothy Hickey ('51) Jerry Oakley ('51), Jim Byron ('55) Barbara Isakson ('58), Bob Hitchcock ('63) Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson ('67) Karen Schildknecht ('67), Ken Staley ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Lynn Noble (72) Brad Upton ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Galena Checkpoint Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is CRUISIN'... after he gets to Nome, he will finish the other half of the oath that he started in Anchorage and become a U.S. Citizen... then ride (with his family) back home on his already-shipped-to-Nome Arctic Cat snow machines. He's in 1st place out of the last checkpoint with 13 healthy dogs. Click to follow the race. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Hall (48) Re: Richland 1805-1943 To: All you Bomber History Buffs A truly great book about Richland is probably available in your local library, as it is in the Wenatchee genealogy library. The title is: "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford 1805 - 1943, Before the Atomic Reserve", by Martha Berry Parker, West Richland, WA. It was published by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, Washington 1979. It has many pictures and illustrations if you can't read, which came in useful to me. -Gene Hall (48) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See what this book looks like at:] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Hickey Fisher (51) To: Dave Bruise ('51) Dave, How easily we forget ... Jack Fisher graduated the same years "we" did, 1951! -Dorothy Hickey Fisher (51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Can't blame Dave - unless we blame him for NOT adding the class year... it was MEEEEE who added the class year for Jack Fisher (as I do for MANY). I can't get away with anything!!! *GRIN* -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Oakley (51) To: David Brusie ('51) Re: Ugly knees David, Those guards are certainly ugly, you're right, BUT, if I had not worn them, the knees under them would have destroyed the camera. If you would look behind the basketball that I am standing behind you will also see a pair of ugly street shoes... I had forgot my tennies at home that day. I was just having a bad day, I guess. Who was the fellow on my right?. I can almost say his name, but not quite? -Jerry Oakley (51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Click to see the picture I believe Jerry and Dave are talking about.] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Byron (55) Re: B-17 Landing If you have interest in putting this Unbelievable Landing of a B-17 (like Days Pay Airplane)... on the Col Hi website... if you haven t seen... some may enjoy this terrific story. ***** THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE LANDING OF A B-17 by George Ureke, Lt. Colonel USAF (Ret.) Flying a bombing mission out of Foggia, Italy, off of Tortorella US Army Air Field in Italy, during W.W.ll, our B-17 caught one hell of a lot of flack. All four engines were still running, but ALL flight instruments failed. We had no airspeed indicator. Since we were returning from the bombing mission in formation we didn't really need flight instruments except for the approach and landing. When we arrived over the base at Tortorella, we peeled off, flying the landing pattern in trail formation. How to plan my approach with no air speed indicator? An idea came to me. We II drop behind the ship in front of us, so that on the final approach, we can establish a rate of closure to ensure that our approach would be above stall speed. Well, in the morning, when we took off, the steel mat runway was covered with three inches of slimy mud.. It had been raining for weeks. Airplanes, taking off and landing just pushed the steel mat deeper into the mud. Every time an airplane took off or landed, more and more slimy mud had pushed up on top of the steel mat. So as we approached the mud-covered runway, there were three or four inches of slippery slime on top of the mat. But we were not worried (about coming in "hot"), until I called for flaps. Kenneth D. Goodwin, our copilot, replied, "we don't have any". "They're not coming down". -And it was too late to crank them down by hand. We weren't about to go around again without an airspeed indicator. Due to the "hot" approach speed we didn't touch down until we were half-way down the field. The airplane in front of us made a normal landing and turned off at a taxi-strip about five- hundred feet short of the end of the runway. That pilot managed to land short enough to turn to the left onto that first taxi strip. As he turned, he looked out his left window and saw that we were hallway down the field before we touched down. He turned to his co-pilot and says, "Look out that right window. George is going to crash into the gully at the end of the runway." (Several British bombers had hit that gully in the past, and they blew up). We finally got the plane on the mud and I hit the brakes. no brakes! (in a B-17, the pilot and co-pilot can look out their window and see the wheel on their side). Every time I touched the brakes, the wheels would stop, lock, and we'd hydroplane over the mud. I had one choice, something we'd normally try to avoid. "Ground-loop" I pulled No. 3 and 4 engines all the way back. I pushed No. 1 and 2 throttles forward to take- off power, I called for "boosters" and started tapping the right brake (tying to ground loop to the right, and let centrifugal force tip the left wing into the ground). We'd damage the airplane but avoid crashing into the gully. Normally, the plane would turn and leave the runway. But it was so slimy, the wheels had no friction to make it turn. The plane just kept sliding forward. No. 1 and 2 engines at full take-off power caused the airplane to spin around while sliding straight down the runway. As it approached 180 degrees, I pushed number 3 and 4 throttles full forward. Now we had "take off" power on all four engines. There we were, going backwards, toward the end of the runway with all four engines at full take-off power. Well, we stopped right on the very end of the runway and immediately started to taxi back to the taxiway we just passed while we were sliding backwards. You can imagine how scared our navigator, James W. Collier, and the bombardier, Lowell E. Clifton, were. Sitting in the nose of the airplane, as it approached the end of the runway and began to spin. This maneuver is one that I'm sure had never been done previously nor will it ever be done again. It isn't something anyone would want to practice. I can only say that on that landing, Ken Goodwin and I were both co-pilots. God was flying the airplane on that landing, which is why I call it the most unforgettable landing in a B-17. And, you know, we never heard from anybody. Nobody ever came to ask what had caused us to land backward. All the medals we got were for far lesser accomplishments. That's why I say, it was God who made that most unbelievable landing in a B-17. ***** -Jim Byron ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau '58 Does any one out there remember Mrs. Lester, a 3rd grade teacher at Lewis and Clark school, south end of Richland? Talked with her at the grocery store... she looks good and is 87 now she's a year younger than my mother. She was one of the wonderful teachers we had at Lewis and Clark but we had several but she was one I remember the best. We do see each other once in awhile out shopping. Ha. -Barbara Isakson Rau '58 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Hitchcock ('63) A little history for those current and former Episcopalians out there. -Bob Hitchcock ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) Jim Adair ('66) has helped me and my family in many ways and I would like to thank him for all of that. But, I thought that he was 55-57... anyway Happy Birthday and many more. Thanks, the T-Bird is closer to being finished, but you weren't at the Spudnut Shop at 8... Many Thanks -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) To: Mike Lahrman (63) Re: Snow Normally I could sleep through a train wreck, but I'm encased in a very uncomfortable neck brace, so the drop of a snowflake is just about enough to wake me out of a sound sleep! Thank goodness I've only got 2 more weeks in this, so my sleep will soon be restored to normal. Besides, we've had so little snow this past winter, just the thought of an actual snowfall is almost enough to keep me up all night! Even if it only sticks around one day. Thanks for inquiring! -Karen Schildknecht Mateo (67) ~ Richland - where the sun is once again shining brightly. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley '68 Re: Hotmail and spam Hotmail has a special filter under its OPTIONS menu... called CUSTOM FILTER. You can list up to 11 words/phrases/names that you do not want to see and have that sent directly to the trash can. It's cut my spam by 2/3rds and completely eliminated the porn. -Ken Staley '68 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant (69) Re: trivia answers To: "Boo boo", aka Mike Davis ('74) Hey, sport you never gave us the answers to your last trivia quiz. The one that started with the names of the boys on My Three Sons. I for one am curious if I passed the big test or not, ha, ha!! Have a wonderful rest of the school year. -Betti Avant (69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden (72) To: Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) Re: Alumni Sandstorm SPAM I recently used the junk mail controls on my AOL account (I only use one screen name) in an attempt to eliminate some of the spam I get. I do a lot of genealogy research, and I'm all over the Internet dropping my cookies! Anyway, after setting up the junk mail controls and tweaking it a little, I must say -- it worked! It's a bit cumbersome to set up since you need to identify all of the domain names that you'll allow email from. In the case of, I had to list the specific email addresses of those whom I will accept email from because that's where a good portion of the unsolicited junk mail was coming from. If anyone wants more info on setting this up on their AOL, feel free to email me directly and I can probably save you some steps and a bit of frustration. As an example, there is a hidden relay service for that you need to include in the domains you'll accept, or Maren will get a message that your email account is "no longer in service" and she'll ZAP you out of the Alumni Sandstorm. -Lynn Noble Paden (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74, the comedian Q: What do my shows in Portland and Las Vegas have in common with Mike Davis' performances at Finley Elementary School? A: A majority of the audience has been drinking. -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Higher Security on the bridge For the last few months, I've been living in Jefferson county (while our home is being built just outside of Poulsbo) I drive back and forth across the "Hood Canal Floating Bridge" (It opens and closes to let the submarines come and go to: Bangor Naval Base). The bridge connects Kitsap and Jefferson county. Anyway, there is a person that sits in a booth on the bridge as cars go by, most days he normally wears plain clothes. However lately, he's been wearing riot gear (bullet proof vest and helmet). It's getting close to the six month anniversary, security will probably will be a lot tighter all over the country. We got a about an inch of snow today (most of it has melted by 10:00 am), guess what, they cancelled school. The main roads were clear, however some of the side streets were not. We may get some more tonight, I hope we do! Bomber Boys & Girls, thanks for making it to the state play-offs. Better luck next year! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Wynell Williams ('55) Mike Lahrman ('63), Jean Tegner ('77) Monica Higginbotham ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER LUNCH Today: Best Western Executive Inn, Fife, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Kaltag Checkpoint Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is 1st place out of the last checkpoint with 12 dogs... wonder if he sent his oldest (7 year old "Fisher") home... Click tok follow the race. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King (47) Re: Robert Fitzpatrick ('49?) Robert's obituary was in the March 5th TriCity Herald. There was no mention of him graduating in my brother Ken Ely's class of 1949. He was at the 50th reunion in 1999 and has always lived in the Tri-Cities. Where are his 1949 friends? -Betty Ely King (47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) To: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Yes, I certainly to remember Mary Lester. She was a good friend of my mom and I still keep in contact with her regarding my mom, Lois Williams. Saw her a few years ago when I was in Richland. She is a great lady. When you see her again, be sure and tell her "hi" from me. -Wynell Williams Fishburne (55) ~ Victorville, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman (63) To: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) That explains the early hours, sorry about the neck, I do hope you are doing better soon. To: Roy Ballard ('63) What year is your T-Bird? I have '56, maybe we should compare notes. -Mike Lahrman (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Tegner Feaster ('77) Hi --- I haven't done this before - but feel compelled to at this time!! I'll try to follow the standard format --- To: Debbie Hemphill Schwartz ('77) Re: Bombers at State!! Hi Deb! I just wanted to make sure you knew how much we are enjoying watching your daughter play basketball at REGIONALS AND STATE! (Tara Schwartz). Tara - High Point scorer for the RHS victory over Kennewick!! I've never watched much girls basketball because I never really knew any of the girls, but this year is different. She looks like a real tiger on the court and I'll bet she has been fun to watch in all of her sports over the years (they do grow up fast!). I'm sure you all had fun in Tacoma - what a week to remember. Hope all is going well for you and the rest of you family. P.S. I've even hit the age where I "like" to listen to the basketball games on the radio - just like my parents did! -Jean Tegner Feaster ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) The Class of 1992 is looking for classmates for our 10-year reunion! The reunion is set for August 23, 24 and 25, 2002. We're desperately looking for addresses and/or phone numbers of those in this class. If you haven't done so already or know of someone in this class and have this information, please send an email to: Also, our class fund was given away by the school for a sidewalk project in 1996. We are planning several fund raising efforts but need help from our Bomber family. If you would like to make a donation to our reunion fund, please send us an email at and details will be provided to you on how you can contribute. Thank you! -Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers, 1 NAB, and 1 funeral notice today Dick Roberts ('49), Jack Lowrey ('49) Ken Ely ('49), Ray Gillette ('49) Mike Clowes ('54), Patti Jones ('60) Rebecca Lester (60), Sue Elliott ('62) George Barnett ('63), Lori Simpson ('70) Clark Riccobuono ('71), Monique Mangold ('80) Shannon Weil ('82), '82 Reunion Committee Jim Williams (NAB - Not A Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Barb O'Malley Wedberg ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Koyuk Checkpoint Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is 1st place into the checkpoint with 10 dogs... Click to follow the race. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) Re: Bob Fitzpatrick ('49RIP) Here's one of Bob Fitzpatrick's friends. He was a prominent member of our class, the class of '49. A great scat back football player. A great sense of humor and when he jitterbugged, especially with Dawn Weeks (49), he was awesome. I envied his good looks, his demeanor and his talent. We chatted it up at the '49er reunion in 1999 and he looked good, but he told me his health was not all that good. I will miss him. -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey (49) Re: Bob Fitzpatrick ('49RIP) Does anyone know why Fitzy (Bob Fitzpatrick) is not listed on the '49 class roster? Fitz was a good friend of mine while growing up is south Richland. Have many fond memories of our escapades. How can I get a copy of his obit? -Jack Lowrey (49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bob wasn't on the class roster because I made the original class roster and it was taken from the seniors in the '49 Columbian and Bob wasn't there... he's been added to the '49 website now. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) Re: Bob Fitzpatrick ('49RIP) So sorry to hear about the death of Bob. The last time I saw him was in 1999 at our 50th reunion. I remember how he and his dancing partner, Dawn Weeks (49) would "clear the floor" and the rest of us would just watch them dance. They were quite the dance team, the best of the class of 49. I know he will be missed by his many friends. -Ken Ely (49) ~ Orangevale, CA - where it has been raining and will be again, soon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette '49 Re: Bob Fitzpatrick ('49RIP) I had not heard that Bob had passed away. He was indeed a friend and classmate of those of us in the Class of 1949. He was the "dancer" of our class and could really "trip the light fantastic." Condolences to all his family. -Ray Gillette '49 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 From the "Toot Your Own Whistle" Dept.: On Friday night, March 22nd, The Very Little Theatre (VLT) of Eugene, OR will open their production of Brian Friel's play "Give Me Your Answer, Do!" I will be appearing in the role of Jack Donovan. So, any Bombers in the Willamette Valley are welcome to come see the show. VLT's box office phone number is 541-344-7751. You can order tickets, get times and dates of the performances, etc. It's a lovely show, but I don't recommend it for young children (12 and under). Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ rainy Albany, OR where the monthly "blizzard" warning has come and gone again with out any results. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Bomber Luncheon in Fife (3/10/02) Today's luncheons brought new excitement. Tom Hughes ('56) wife, Agnes, came up with an idea of making a Bomb pin. Tom made them. He and Agnes presented all present at the luncheon with the pin. (Refer to Tom Hughes entry with pictures to see the pins.) It was so fun to hear Agnes excitement telling me that she came up with the idea. She's one proud Bomber wife. Of course we all proudly wore them. THANK YOU AGNES AND TOM. [No entry from Tom - yet - maybe tomorrow - Maren] Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) and her friend Nancy Nelson came from Richland. Betty has been coming over for eye surgery. Tied in the luncheon time with her doctor appointments for two months in a row. It's a great adventure to hear Betty tell her stories of being a secretary at the Hanford plant. Gary May ('58) to my delight showed up for the first time. Last time we had seen each other was about late 1958. Burt Pierard ('59) told me "when he gets moved over to Richland he will come back over for the luncheons". Looks like Burt will be loading up his car next. As usual the luncheon was filled with talk about who can remember what of our years in Richland. Endless memories, finding old friends and I can't wait to come back next month. For any Bomber who decides to come to the luncheon at the last minute without a reservation. I always allow extra space. To Maren: Thanks for announcing the Fife luncheon in the Alumni Sandstorm yesterday. Re: Krispy Kremes On my way home I wasn't in a big rush. Decided to drive the longer way. As I approached a cross street I noticed young children on each corner with signs. As I got closer the sign Krispy Kreme was looming at me. (I had heard about the fund raisers that we're going on with Puget Sound so I knew that's what this was.) Now I haven't had a Krispy Kreme so my curiosity got the best of me. I went a block or so, turned around to drive back to buy myself these critters that everyone has been talking about. Laughing at myself, "this is odd after coming from the Bomber luncheon". At one point I even asked myself, "why, I didn't find them before the luncheon"? It would have been interesting to take them to the luncheon. Naw, we don't want Krispy Kremes around Bombers. Well as I talked myself out of all that I told myself it's for a fund raiser so if I don't like them I haven't wasted anything. As I got out of the car a woman greeted me with a great big smile. Of course she has know idea what my smile is about. As I asked her if she had change for a twenty she asked me, "if I wanted two boxes"? I laughed saying "no, one will be enough". As I got back in the car my dog Windy started smelling the box. I told her "I don't think you will like these, nor will I". As I began to drive off I decided to pull one out of the box and eat it. Within a minute sugar seemed to be getting everywhere. I gave Windy a little bite and she seemed to be more interested in the smell of the box, which I'm sure was from the grease. From the first bite I wished for a Spudnut. Now I know I would drive the three and half hours to Richland for a Spudnut before I would drive a block for a Krispy Kreme. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - It is midnight and 40 degrees. News is saying by next week-end the temperatures may drop to possible snow down below 1000 feet. Looks like another Arctic blast may be on its way. Will spring ever get here? The Rhododendrons are blooming so they think its spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) My mother Mary Lester Thompson (who taught school for many years at Lewis & Clark) loves to read the Alumni Sandstorm on her computer every day. Especially when there are nice comments about her. Thank you all very much for remembering her. She is a very up- to-date 86 year old on the internet and is still swimming laps at the Tri-City Court Club. She is just now recovering very well from cataract surgery and would love to hear from her former students. She will read your notes on the Alumni Sandstorm or you can connect with her directly. Thanks again. -Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan (62) Re: '62 Reunion To: Class of 1962 The new 40-year class reunion website for the Class of '62 is finally up and running! It includes reunion details and schedule. The roster has current classmate status and email addresses (if you have information we don't have, please contact John Adkins with your update). You can register online by following the directions in the 'Registration' page. If you have any questions or problems, contact me at the above email address. A reunion flyer will be also coming out by the end of March. -Sue Elliott Homan (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Bomber Basketball A slightly belated THANK YOU to Mr. Fishback ('62) for keeping all of us up on the Bombers flight to the State tournament. I always looked forward to the updates this past season. Again, Thank you Roger. Now will be cheering the AZ Wildcats, as they go into the Big Dance. Bye -George Barnett ('63) ~ In sunny Tucson, AZ - where the mercury should push a little over 80 today. That's it! I'm headed to the White Mountains! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) I want to wish my best girl friend and fellow class of '70 Bomber grad, Barb O'Malley Wedberg a very happy 50th birthday today! I'm right behind you, girlfriend...;-))) We've known each other for about 37 years and the memories continue to grow, between our families. Love you lots Barb, Lori -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clark J Riccobuono ('71) Re: Bombers at State It was good to see our teams, girls and boys in the State Playoffs. Wish they could have gone farther, but hang in there. It will happen again. Good luck to all those graduating and going on to college ball. Wish Travis was staying in Washington. We went to the Finals last night between Lincoln and Ferris again. This was a good game. Justin Holt met his match. JH was held to 5 pts and the Ferris kid had his number. JH only got off two shots in the first half and the rest of the team picked it up. It went down to the wire. Ferris had there chances, but Lincoln got a late foul that made the difference. In closing its great to go watch these games here in Tacoma, I miss the Bombers and all the fun we use to have. But one of the best parts of the game was seeing Steve "Stubby" Neil the Now Principal. Was not sure he was standing til I got down to the floor. You Bombers are lucky to have such a great guy for a Principal. P.S. Was the band stuck on the Pass again? Good Luck Next Year, -Clark J Riccobuono ('71) ~ Puyallup, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) Do you know an internet site which could help me calculate the kilometers or even the miles to cross the states? -Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) I have an unusual request. I am putting together the memory book for the Class of 1982 20-year reunion and am including a memorial page for our deceased classmates. While I have information about 2 of them (Dennis Dullum and Wanda Mallory) I was told our classmate, John Blake, had also passed on. I have been unable to locate any confirmation of this or obituary for him. If anyone in Bomberland has this information or knows approximately what month or year he died, please let me know so I can narrow my search. It would be very much appreciated. Also, if anyone knows of other deceased classmates, please let me know. P.S. For those of my classmates who have not yet returned your questionnaires to me, please do so as soon as you can. You can also include a recent photo of you or you and your family if you wish. -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) ~ Plainsboro, NJ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: '82 Reunion Committee The class of '82 Reunion committee is planning a meeting on March 21st at 6:00pm at the Shilo Inn in Richland. Hope to see you all there. Please check the Bomber web page for updates regarding the reunion. Thanks! Your class of 82 Reunion committee members: Tracey Wood Peloquin Teresa Dunham Johnson Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Craig Hall Jil Lytle Smith ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Williams (NAB - NOT A BOMBER) I am looking for Patty Courson ('69?), or any one else, who knew Barb Komorek ('69?). She was lost in a boating accident at the Intercollegiate Knights National Convention in Seattle in 1971. I am interested in details about the seven who were lost in this boating accident. It was suggested that there might be someone in this group who knew the missing seven. Any help will be appreciated. -Jim Williams Intercollegiate National Executive Secretary, 1973-75 IK alum page ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Bob Fitzpatrick ~ Class of '49 ~ 6/8/31 - 3/2/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Sandra Atwater ('51), Kay Mitchell ('52) Rex Hunt ('53WB), Gloria Willett ('56WB) Tom Hughes ('56), Steve Carson ('58) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Nancy Mallory ('64), Anonymous ('68WB) Kathy Hartnett ('69), Carla Lehfeldt ('83) Mark Wilson ('86), Monica Higginbotham ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: White Mountain Checkpoint Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is still in 1st place and left the check point after a mandatory 8 hour rest with 10 healthy dogs at 12:49pm... Expect him to arrive in Nome around 7:30 or 8am this morning. Ramy Brooks is only an hour and a half behind Martin, but I don't think he can make up enough time to beat Martin into Nome. Find out if Martin arrived yet: ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 I do know that Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) has lived in the same house for over forty years now. I do believe that is what she told me... right, Joan? -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates '52 Re: Ode to Spudnuts There is certainly an intuitive or psychic bond between Bombers from the young to the old and the old to the young. Paul Howard ('71), a friend of my oldest son Jay ('73), came to visit us this last weekend. He brought us the most precious gift of all - one only a Bomber would appreciate! You guessed it! He came to the door with a box of Spudnuts tucked under his arm. He had a big smile on his face as he said, "I just knew you would enjoy these". No need to say that Richard and I did not need to guess what was in that familiar box with the plain brown wrapping. We had been in Richland a couple weeks ago for our grandson Mitchell's ('02 Bomber) Eagle Scout Award Ceremony and had planned to bring Spudnuts back to the mountains for the family to enjoy. Time ran short on Saturday and we did not get to the Spudnut Shop to make our purchase. We figured Paul was definitely psychic to know how bad we needed a Spudnut fix! -Kay Mitchell Coates '52 ~ Valley, WA - where the snow has begun to melt and we are anxiously awaiting Spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) I have used the Yahoo "maps" to plan trips, get directions, calculate distant and figure time of each leg of any trip. (its free) and I have also used Microsoft's "Streets & Trips 2001" it is a bit easier and a bit more accurate (not much tho) and you have to buy the program and update the maps annually. Yahoo will do the trick just don't follow their directions to the letter over a AAA map (newer Routes and roads). Re: Brief update on myself Had an angiogram last Tuesday and another Wednesday and had 3 stents installed I have to return a week from Wednesday and get 2 more. Tried a plumbers friend but tooo much sludge... needed the roto-rooter job. I may have to sell my business and actually retire. My wife is already dreading that. After 47 years she says she has heard all my story's and jokes. So any "GOOD - NEW" material any of you may have... please pass it own (for my wife's sake). -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ~ lovely Downtown Hanford, CA where the people have their sense of humor removed at the age of 13. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: Spudnuts / krispy cremes As I've said before, Arkansas has two Spudnut Shop that I know of... one in ElDorado and another in Little Rock (so they tell me; I haven't found it yet)... but what is a Krispy Creme? Re: North Richland The pictures of North Richland were great. On the one facing north, I can see John Ball school were my brother attended the first and second grade, and we attended the North Richland Baptist Church. I can't pick out our exact house, but it was north of John Ball next to the river... about two or three blocks from the school. Are you sure that the second picture faces south? It seems that I can see the wooden houses on the upper right corner, and I thought that the ones next to the river were the only ones there, that everyone else lived in the trailer park. I printed off a copy for my dad as well as a copy of the Big Shots. He may be able to name a few of them. He worked there in the early 40's (we lived in Sunnyside), then we moved back in '53 to Richland. Re: Betty Keck ('55) Does anyone know anything about Betty? I didn't know her very well, but she was a fellow Arkansan who was in some of my classes. This is the most fabulous alumni web sight I have ever seen or heard of, and you deserve more than just credit. -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ~ downtown Lonoke, AR population 4,290... but only 19 miles from North Little Rock's largest shopping mall and 25 miles from the infamous Excelsior Hotel where Paula met Billy. (It's now a Peabody Hotel with the famous Peabody Ducks.) It's almost spring. The daffodils, quince, and forsythia are in bloom, and the buds on the large dogwood tree in my front yard look as though they are ready to burst into flower as well. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: 3/10/02 March Lunch in Fife, WA We had a great time at the March Lunch in Fife. Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) already wrote about the activities so here are the pictures that we took. Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49) collected 6 pairs of eyeglasses for her organization and Burt Pierard ('59) gave a talk about Club 40. Attendees: Carol Black Foster ('48), Tom Hoffman ('48) Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49), Paul Phillips ('49) Susan Anderson Shattuck ('49), Betty Hiser Gulley ('49) Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51), Nick Nelson ('56) Max Sutton ('57) and Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) Burt Pierard ('59), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) My wife, Agnes and my granddaughter, Jessica Blessing -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: krispy kream Amen. We don't need no krispy kream when we have Spudnuts. What I am curious about is why Spudnuts have not proliferated. To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) You might try Yahoo Maps. Put in your beginning address and your destination address, as for driving directions and it will calculate your route, miles and time. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Sue Elliott Homan ('62) and 40th Class Reunion Committee The '62 Reunion Website is great! Thanks to each of you for all the planning, organizing and efforts you have put into our upcoming 40th Reunion ~ it's very much appreciated!! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Surfing the net -- again 1/22/96: Hanford: Boomtown of the atomic frontier Interesting Mid-term Exam Doughnut eating tips -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) If you need any more info on Wanda Mallory ('82RIP) let me know. I am her sister. Re: Elsie Stevens Someone recently mention a teacher Elsie Stevens (married name Johnson). I had her as a teacher also. Knew her better from church though. She passed away on 12/1/98. Re: Rose Myers Schmitt ('59) Rose passed away on 10/99. I look forward to reading the Alumni Sandstorm every day! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ~ Jackson, TN - The weather here is undecided between spring and winter. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: "Anonymous" ('68 S.O.B.) Re: Mileage... by ... "Should of been"... ;o) To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) and all interested Bombers... Did you know... Richland is 1058 miles and 15 1/2 hours from Las Vegas on the "preferred" route... going through Utah (unless one rides the bus, distance stays the same but add another 11 hours +/-) :o)... going through Nevada sucks... :o) It can be figured in either be in Km or Miles from this site... along with other info... key word here is "FREE"!!! The next is Rand McNally's site... has "basic free" service, as well as a $34.95 "membership" and a $79.95 "SUPER membership". :o) The maps however appear to be the same as their atlas, with mileage between destinations... Key word here appears to be "membership", but as I neither own a car, nor drive... couldn't see signing up on the free one just to see what one actually gets... :o) Thought I'd throw this one in... appears to be designed for European visitors (and it is where I got the link to Rand McNally), if I remember my "who's who and from where", you Monique Mangold Beaucour (80) fit the bill... :o)...loads of little "tid bits" and for those of you that speak "Dutch", it has a Dutch version... :o) "BCs!!!"... Be safe... -"Anonymous" ('68 S.O.B.) ;o) P.S. To any who believe it should be S."A".B. as in "Should'a been"... what fun would that be... besides someone out there may think it fits quite well... they of course may be wrong... but what the heck... each to his own... :o) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hartnett Mitchell (69) Re: Congrats!!! Congratulations go out to my older sister Mary Mike Hartnett ('61) (now Peters). She and former classmate, Leonard Peters (also '61) were married this past weekend. Wishing them both the best... now maybe I'll get to meet him sometime!! Those of you who think you might pass on that upcoming reunion, might want to re-think that, you just never know what's in store. Bless you both. Kath -Kathy Hartnett Mitchell (69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carla Lehfeldt Boeringa ('83) Re: Yet another krispy kreme story My husband and I were in Vegas last week due to a conference he was attending and while we were wandering around we ran into a couple krispy kreme outlets. We both joked about it due to the fact we are Spudnut fans and he's not even from Richland. We finally decided we really should try one. We were with a fellow conference attendee from Vancouver, Canada when we ran into the next krsipy kreme shop so he never having heard of them decided to try one also. We all three agreed there was no flavor just a lot of sugar, however, the texture was sort of similar. Of course we had to explain to him what a Spudnut was and if we ever go visit him in Vancouver I'm taking him and his family Spudnuts. On a side note my parents and some of their friends just happened to try some last week also. Apparently there was a fund raiser some where in Tri-Cities also selling the things and they all agreed they would much prefer a Spudnut to a mouthful of sugar. -Carla Lehfeldt Boeringa ('83) ~ Long live the Spudnut! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mark Wilson ('86) Well it's good to contact old friends. My name is Mark Wilson and I was ASB President my senior year in 1986. I now live in Portland, OR. This just recently came up over the weekend when I saw a guy in a local Home Depot store with a Bomber sweatshirt - he said he just did some contract work at the school a few years ago but it reminded me that I need to somehow give back a little to a school that gave me so much. Any information I need if you could send would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help Best regards, -Mark Wilson ('86) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) The Class of 1992 is looking for classmates for our 10-year reunion! The reunion is set for August 23, 24 and 25, 2002. We're desperately looking for addresses and/or phone numbers of those in this class. If you haven't done so already or know of someone in this class and have this information, please send an email to Also, our class fund was given away by the school for a sidewalk project in 1996. We are planning several fund raising efforts but need help from our Bomber family. If you would like to make a donation to our reunion fund, please send us an email at and details will be provided to you on how you can contribute. Thank you! -Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Sandra Atwater ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Jim Boyd ('55) Jim Andersen ('61), David Douglas ('62) Rosalie Lansing ('63), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE Dateline: NOME, AK 3/12/02 Martin Buser (neighbor of Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) is the winner of the 2002 Iditarod. He arrived with 10 healthy dogs at 08:46:02 (AK Time) and broke the 9-day barrier: 08:22:46:02. Congratulations, Martin!! Ramy Brooks didn't catch Martin, but still broke the previous time record. The last musher to cross the finish line in Nome receives the "Red Lantern" Award. Who knows when? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: All veterans I was recently talking with another vet and he told me that he had heard that the VA would refund the interest made on the military insurance we took out. I called VA headquarters and was told that it was a hoax. The lady I talked to told me that this same thing happens every three years or so. So, if you have heard of this same refund, put it aside. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 I do know that Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) has lived in the same house for over forty years now. I do believe that is what she told me... right, Joan? -Sandra Atwater Boyd '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Class of '62 Reunion Just want to remind you '62ers that you are now eligible to join Club 40 and attend the gathering in September. So plan accordingly. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ from windy and rainy Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD (Jim) Boyd ('55) Enjoyed reading about all the different places that Bombers have lived. We haven't moved too many times, guess we are probably in the middle of the pack - nothing to report there. However, my sister, Sue Boyd Sullivan ('54) and her husband, Bob ('54) probably qualify for moving the least of any Bomber. If memory serves me correctly, they got married the fall of '55 and bought a prefab in Richland and lived there until Bob built their present house in 1963? They are still in the same house for almost forty years and probably will be there another forty!!! Can anyone top that? Just hope I have the facts right. We would probably qualify for moving the most times within a ten year period. We have lived here in Palm Desert, CA since September, 1993. We have moved four times (three of those being into new homes that we have built) and will be moving into our fourth new home and fifth move in nine years! Guess when the carpet needs to be cleaned, we move on!! Ha! Or maybe it's when the neighbors get to know us too good!! Ha! As follows is a recommendation for you Bomber Boomers who are about ready to retire to paradise. We are involved financially and sweat labor in the following housing tracts here in housing tracts in the Palm Springs, CA area: 1. La Paloma, CA - 65 homes in Cathedral City - $200,000 to $225,000 2. Sundance, CA - 64 homes in Palm Desert - $310,000 to $450,000 3. Monterey Estates - gated community - one home left - $388,000 - Rancho Mirage 4. The Summit - 12 homes in Rancho Mirage - $495,000 to $800,000 This is not meant to be an advertisement, but is meant as Bomber to Bomber help with a Bomber guarantee of home owner satisfaction. -JD (Jim) Boyd ('55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Andersen ('61) Knew Bob Fitzpatrick ('49RIP) for 50 years. His mother (Betty) and my mother (Mary) were best of friends for 50 years. They are both gone now but have many fond memories of playing bridge and pinochle with Betty, my mother and brother. Bob was such a fun guy to be around... always had a smile and a good word to say about someone... went fishing many times with Bob and his brother, Phil. Our condolences to his family. -Jim Andersen ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) The weather is warming up in Tianjin, but the news is rather chilly. China seems a bit miffed (I think that's the correct euphemism) at the US State Department's Human Rights report to Congress, and at Pentagon contingency scenarios that would target nuclear weapons at China. There was a big news conference with the major religious leaders in China to say that China has religious freedom. The newscaster's last sentence in the report said they were invited to the conference by the government's Religious Affairs council. I don't think it occurred to anyone that the last sentence contained more information about religious freedom in China than the statements by the religious leaders. My audio-visual class is watching "Blue Hawaii" with Elvis Presley, and they love it. (And I love watching the students.) It was expensive as I ordered it from Canada (160 yuan - I can buy DVDs here in China for as little as 8 yuan, but it's pure luck to find a specific title here). Next is "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (a serious treatment of one of the themes of "Blue Hawaii"), "Pay It Forward" (it will be interesting to see how they react to junior high school students having to go through metal detectors to get to school), and then I'm going to let them pick a couple from a list I gave them. I'm hoping to make it to the '62 class reunion this year, although I shall be flat broke. I am well paid by Chinese standards, but it still comes out to $422 per month in US dollars... Fortunately I've still got family there to stay with. -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, PR China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: On The Road Again Yes we are using the Microsoft travel guide in all our excursions. We leave here (Kansas City, MO) on 3/13 and will take 5 days to drive to our next job in Anaheim, CA for Disney and Co. That will be a 3 week assignment. Then I think we will be going down to San Diego, CA for a couple of weeks. From here we will head south on I-35 to Oklahoma City, OK... then we will cut across I-40 thru Amarillo, TX... then Albuquerque, NM... then thru one of favorite cities, Flagstaff, AZ... then south on I-17 to Phoenix, AZ... then west on I-10 to Anaheim, CA. This is the route recommended. It is around 1600 miles. I can't say I will be sorry to leave MO... the weather this time of year on the plains is so erratic. It has been 13 years since we were last at Disneyland so it will be fun seeing all of it again. Re: Still in my mind I am hanging onto June, when I can come home for my brother, Craig Lansing's ('62), 40 year reunion. It is always so energizing to get to visit with old friends and classmates. Will sign off for the next week until I can hook-up again. -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Thought this might help you with your converting. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and R2K+2 Reunion: Carol Black ('48), Dave Brusie ('51) Anita Hughes ('52), Gary Behymer ('64) Kathy Bevacqua ('66WB), Monica Higginbotham ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** R2K+2 ALL BOMBER REUNION Saturday - June 22, 2002 The Red Lion (old Desert Inn) Courtyard 6:30pm TO ?? Buffet Dinner, $15. Register by sending $15.00 to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 Be sure to include your class year. Unlike the last two R2Ks, this year we are only registering and putting on the R2K+2 website those alumni who have paid their Registration Fee. Last year there were several who registered and did not show up and we were left with a lot more food than we needed. Please don't procrastinate... help the Committee by sending in your registration ASAP so we can plan accordingly.... -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63), Reunion Secretary ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: Race favorite, Dee Dee Jonrowe 16th. Rick Swenson (5-time champ w/21 top 20 finishes) 19th. 25 mushers have arrived in Nome... 32 are still on the trail.. the last "6 pack" of mushers (5 are rookies) are all into Unalakleet... the last musher out of Kaltag, Rookie Bill Borden from Kennesaw, GA, pulled out of Kaltag at 10:28am on 3/13 with 14 dogs. Cabala's has a great Iditarod website Anchorage Daily News Iditarod website The Official Iditarod website The Official Iditarod Race Updates ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) To: David Douglas ('62) I really enjoy reading about your China adventures. You may be "financially challenged" now but you are receiving something better than money, like understanding the world a whole lot better than most of us. But how much was that Canadian video in American money?? Have fun and keep sharing with us. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - in the wet, dry, sunshiny, cloudy weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie (51) Re: Bob Fitzpatrick ('49-RIP) Hey Damn right I knew him. If I could have danced like him, I probably could have had a date for the prom??? -Dave Brusie (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: great website Hi Bombers, I just wanted to send you a great website to look at. Just click on each picture to go to the next one. These are incredible pictures of 9/11. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Surfing the web -- again Hanford - Washington Ghost Town White Bluffs - Washington Ghost Town Sorted by Home of Record for the Vietnam Conflict - WA list -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Bevacqua McMurray ('66WB) Maren, Thank you for keeping us updated on the Iditarod. A friend of our family turned me onto the race more years ago than I like to admit. I am truly in awe of the discipline and training required, let alone surviving the elements. Anyway, it has been exciting reading your updates and enjoying the race from afar. Congratulations, Martin!! -Kathy Bevacqua McMurray ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) The Class of 1992 is looking for classmates for our 10-year reunion! The reunion is set for August 23, 24 and 25, 2002. We're desperately looking for addresses and/or phone numbers of those in this class. If you haven't done so already or know of someone in this class and have this information, please send an email to: Also, our class fund was given away by the school for a sidewalk project in 1996. We are planning several fund raising efforts but need help from our Bomber family. If you would like to make a donation to our reunion fund, please send us an email at and details will be provided to you on how you can contribute. Thank you! -Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Lois Clayton ('72), Mike Davis ('74) Kim Edgar ('79), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: 33 mushers are in Nome... 23 still on the trail.. the last 3 of mushers are all rookies and are all out of Shaktoolik (229 miles from Nome). The last musher yesterday, Rookie Bill Borden from Kennesaw, GA, pulled ahead Rookie Sandy McKee who left Shaktoolik at 21:52 on 3/14 with 10 dogs. Iditarod History The Iditarod commemorates the 1925 dog-sled relay of life-saving diphtheria serum from Anchorage to Nome. According to legend, the serum was nearly lost when a huge gust of wind toppled the sled of the final musher. The musher frantically dug the serum out of the snow with his bare hands, righted his sled and continued on. The town was saved. For a result of the 1925 Iditarod, read Lois Clayton Colton's entry in today's Sandstorm. The Official Iditarod Race Updates ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton ('72) Re: Iditarod I have appreciated the updates on the Iditarod. Each year I like to follow the race. The race has special meaning to me. My aunt was born and raised in Nome, AK and was five at the time of the epidemic. She was a recipient of the vaccine. Without that original race, our family history probably would have been changed. I'm glad that it's commemorated each year. It is such a thrilling adventure. -Lois Clayton Colton ('72) ~ in balmy Laie, Hawaii ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I just receive word through SPAM mail that it wasn't Martin Buser who won the Iditarod Race. Apparently, Brad Upton ('74) came out of nowhere to edge Martin out at the finish line. However, there is some controversy with the legitimacy of Brad's victory. Buser is claiming his dogs were blinded by the bright Alaskan sun shining off of Brad's bald head! Look for Roger Fishback's ('62) full report on the action in tomorrow's Sandstorm. -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Prescription drugs for less This link was on the news the other night, apparently you can order your medication on-line and save money since it's coming from Canada. Thought it was worth checking out, however, this isn't a recommendation... I just thought I'd pass it on... it may or may not be worthwhile for some folks. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: '82 Reunion Committee The class of 1982 is holding a planning meeting on Thursday March 21st at the Shilo Inn Richland at 6:00pm. If you would like to hear about all the fun things we have planned or would like to share your ideas with us, we will be in the conference room. See you there! Your Class of '82 Reunion Committee Members: Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Craig Hall Tracey Dunham Johnson Jil Lytle Smith *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Clifford Judd ('49) Chuck Holtz ('55), Bob Grout ('66WB) Patty Eckert ('68), Brad Upton ('74) Monique Mangold ('80), Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: 39 mushers are in Nome. 17 still not into Nome. There's a blizzard brewing... 6 mushers are resting in White Mountain (77 miles from Nome). 10 are resting Elim (123 miles from Nome). Only Rookie Kelly Williams is on the move from Elim to White Mountain... The Official Iditarod Race Updates ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: 9/11 URL To: Anita Huges Hogan ('52) Thanks so much for the url to the 9/11 collection of photos. What a powerful remembrance. -Mary Triem Mowery ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clifford Judd ('49) Re: Question? Seems like there is a Bomber everywhere. No matter if it the Iditarod, Nome, China, etc.. My wife's high school 50th reunion for the 1952 Class of the Compton Union High School, Compton, CA, is taking place at the Riverside Hotel in Laughlin, NV. Did another Bombers marry a Southern California Girl (or boy) from Compton? Are there Bombers in Laughlin, NV or Bullhead City, AZ? Bomber Cheers -Clifford Judd ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz ('55) Re: Canadian Drugs I noticed Kim Edgar Leeming's ('79) note about purchasing Canadian Drugs in yesterday's Alumni Sandstorm. As I have to take 5 different prescriptions daily for a bad ticker, the prescription costs were sending me to the poor house... even with a medicare supplemental insurance plan. (which doesn't pay much). I found a source to buy my prescriptions in British Columbia, Canada, which saves me 50% to 70% off U.S. prices, is accepted by my insurance, and charges nothing to ship the drugs to the U.S. It has saved me a bundle of money and I am pleased with the service they provide. If anyone is interested in contacting them e-mail me and I will give you their toll free number. -Chuck Holtz ('55) ~ in rainy, cold Everett, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) All information given for the alumni is excellent. Just getting started. I what to thank all the people responsible for this website. The twins (Bob and Roberta Grout) would have been class of '66 if we hadn't moved to Long Beach, CA and then moved again the next year to Sparks, NV. Again, thanks to Maren and Shirley Collings Haskins ('66 webmaster and our Funeral Notices lady) for a job well done. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Home Health Care Givers Are there any Bombers out there who can give our family some idea into some good reputable and qualified caregivers such as an agency or person able to do 24/7 care? We are looking for some help four days out of a week, from Wednesdays through Sundays. If anyone can or knows of someone, we would like to hear from you. We are facing this and would like some advice and tips on what some of you have faced and found dealing with an elderly parent still in their home, but now needing someone to come in for the home health caring. Love to have a private person who is a NAC/NAR if possible. We Eckerts would appreciate any and all comments from Bomber Land to help pave our way here, as we're all novices and want to do the best for our Mother, who is now 84 and still able to live in her home with some additional help. Help! Please write us directly or send on the Alumni Sandstorm. Signed: Patty Mari -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ Beautiful Richland where Spring is tip toeing in. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Iditarod finish Mike Davis' ('74) account of my finish at the Iditarod is not accurate as he was not there. Mike did start the race 8 days ago, but was quickly out of the race. Mike began the race with 14 healthy, strong dogs that were ready to run the 1000+ mile race. Mike jumped on the back of his sled and yelled, "Mush!" The dogs leaned into their harnesses and strained to pull the mighty weight on their sled. The dogs' have tremendous courage, strength and desire, but come's Mike they're trying to pull! Mike yelled, "Mush" again. Mike's brain started to react like Homer Simpson as he thought to himself, "MMMmmmm, Mush," Mike pictured a steaming hot bowl of mush, with raisins and brown sugar and again yelled, "Mush!" At that point 5 of his dogs instantly died of heart attacks, leaving him with only 9 tired, weakened dogs and they had not yet moved! The cursing of the SPCTA and PETA people brought Mike back to reality. He removed the dead dogs from their harnesses and thought of a new strategy. This time Mike yelled 'Mush' and ran behind the sled for several steps. The sled bolted ahead with Mike running behind! After 10 yard of acceleration Mike realized that he had now run farther than he ever had in his life and decided it was time to jump on the back of his sled. Sadly, this action snapped the necks of the remaining 9 dogs and Mike was out of the race. Just thought all of you would like to know. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) To: anonymous ('68 S.O.B.) Thanks a lot, but I have no idea what a "tid bit" is?! To: All Bombers who answered my request Thanks a lot Bombers! Once again you showed you are realable people! We are going to cross from the east to the west, from Quebec to Seattle, in July. And all the address site you gave me really helped. To: all Bombers again If you know something about My Duong ('80) please tell me. She was one of my best friends and we were keeping in touch till we both moved and lost each other. I tried to find her two years ago when I went to the reunion, but it didn't work... -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ France - sunny, cloudy, sunny, cloudy and so on... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: >>From: Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) The Class of 1992 is looking for classmates for our 10-year reunion! The reunion is set for August 23, 24 and 25, 2002. We're desperately looking for addresses and/or phone numbers of those in this class. If you haven't done so already or know of someone in this class and have this information, please send an email to: Also, our class fund was given away by the school for a sidewalk project in 1996. We are planning several fund raising efforts but need help from our Bomber family. If you would like to make a donation to our reunion fund, please send us an email at and details will be provided to you on how you can contribute. Thank you! -Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/02 ~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! Top of the mornin' to ya! Corned Beef & cabbage is cookin'. My Irish page Jim Byron ('55) -- please find my spelling error so I can fix it. Happy first anniversary to my daughter and son-in-law today! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Paul Phillips ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) Judy Powell ('61), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Leona Eckert ('65) Kathie Moore (69), Bill Wingfield ('67) Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 3/15: Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: 9 mushers still out. The last musher yesterday, Rookie Sandy McKee, "scratched" (quit) in Elim... All mushers except David Straub have departed the White Mountain checkpoint... Stay tuned til ALL have arrived in Nome The Official Iditarod Race Updates ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) Well ,this is my 3rd try at getting a word in. Maybe I'll get right this time. To: Clifford Judd ('49) Missed you by a month... was in Laughlin, NV earlier and met with 49er, Bob Howard, and his wife, Sally for three days. It was nice to see them. Last year we met and had dinner with another 49er, Lucille Bravard Caloway and her husband Don in Palmdale, CA. To: Ray Gillette ('49) We spent 5 weeks in the Phoenix, AZ area... one of my 10 daughters (really} lives there now. I could not find you in phone book. Actually we stayed in Fed. camp grounds in Torrtilla Flats. I was there when you and Phil had your brunch. To: Ralph Myrick ('51) When I got out of the Navy in 1955 they gave us a choice of two different term insurance... one cost $1.50 per month the other $3.25/month. I did not know which to take... I got $5000 of each. The one that was straight term long since has gone and never did pay dividends. But other one is still in force and two days ago I got a check for $230.29... the reason it was so big is because I did not send for it last year... just let it ride. I get a notice once a year telling me what dividend is and asking what to do with it. You can let it apply to premiums if want. To: All 49ers There was four of us at Fife luncheon last week end. Come join us. To: ALL who have a hand in this great web site. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! -Paul Phillips ('49) ~ Snohomish WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) Re: Club 40 Reunion Party Information on party activities and registration forms are now available on the Club 40 web site at: This is particularly for those of you from the Class of '62 who are now eligible for membership. To: Messers Upton and Wear ('74) What a sad tale! Sounds like real couch potato stuff to me. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) ~ Albany, OR where winter is reluctant to go, and snow is still in the forecast. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Powell Free ('61) To: Patty Eckert Weyers ("68) Re: finding qualified home health for your Mom Five years ago I was faced with the same dilemma and had to make some relatively quick decisions for my parents who were still living in Richland - and me in the Seattle area. I contacted the Senior Services of Benton County who at that time were located close to the Columbia Center Mall. They sent me a list of certified nurses aids who had been screened by State Patrol and had previous references. From my home I called several of the people listed and did telephone interviews to determine final candidates. I made appointments with the ones I thought would fit our situation and then traveled to Richland and interviewed them in my parents' home with my parents present. I asked them to bring reference letters from other clients they had cared for. I called and verified that the references were authentic. It is important for the candidates and the parents to meet each other and get a sense of how good the fit will be. One of the problems is finding enough good qualified, bonded and certified people. We were quite fortunate with the people we found. I have a prepared list of interview questions that may be helpful to you. I also wrote up an employment agreement and had those I employed sign it as well as made lists of expectations. If you are interested in these I am happy to send them to you. The other thing that I recommend is that you provide a notebook for them to make daily notations about the care they provide. This was very helpful for me to review and provided a good record of health concerns. These are difficult decisions and difficult times for you and your Mom. I do wish you well with this process. -Judy Powell Free ('61) ~ Feel "Free" to contact me if you have other questions about care for your Mom. I ran the whole 9 yards in the final 5 years of my parents lives. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Telephone "809 Scam Alert" This morning I received information provided by AT&T regarding a Major Telephone Scam. I checked their web site to confirm the information and now on the Saturday 11:00 PM ~ Seattle KOMO-4 News, there was another warning. For those unaware, it's worth paying attention to ~ informing friends and family, including children. {this evening it reported that Oregon is being hit hard at this time} HOW IT WORKS: You will receive a phone call, email, message left on your answering machine, pager, web pages, etc., asking you to call a number beginning with AREA CODE 809. The reason you're asked to call varies, but usually regarding a family member emergency. {illness, death, a great prize you've won, etc.} You are asked to call a telephone number beginning with the area code 809. If you call, someone on the other end will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges, as you will be charged $25.00 A MINUTE or more. These calls are coming from The Bahamas. Further AT&T Information: -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Patti Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: home health care A good place to start is with "Respite care". My aunt used them when my uncle was sick with complications from emphysema and they helped her out tremendously. She lives in Kennewick, so I know they have the service in the Tri-Cities. She was able to get them to come in and help and even stay overnight on occasion so that she could go out of town for a few days. I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but it might worth a phone call to ask questions and get some answers. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA "old man winter" has returned and we are having cold winds and colder temps. ;) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy ('65) This Bomber family we share is truly amazing and totally giving. My sister, Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) requested information that some might have concerning home health care for our mother. I am so pleased with the many quick responses we have received and wish to thank all of you that have offered us helpful information. We just HAVE to be the luckiest of alumni organizations in the WORLD! Bombers truly RULE! -Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Roy Ballard (63) We are late. We are sorry. Friday, March 15, was Roy Ballard's birthday. Not to duck out of my responsibilities here, but I did not know. Now I do. RoyBoy is one of the good guys, definitely a Bomber. He has been there to help us so many times. He helped finish the inside of our shop, he drove all the way to Las Vegas to bring home our extra 5th wheel, he cooked us meals after my ugly surgery last year (I recommend him highly), he went with Jimmie ('66) to Chicago and when Jimmie had his heart attacks in Las Vegas, Roy drove our truck and trailer and brought our son, Steven ('08) home. He has done so much for us. He has done so much for Columbia High School. He is a wonderful friend. I know it is not toooo late to wish Roy a slightly belated birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY!! We Love You. Jimmie, Kathie and Steven Adair -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Mike Davis (74) I'm so sorry to hear about your dogs dying in the Iditarod. That must of really been tough on you. Maybe you should stay out of Denny's. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ sunny Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) Questing for the Spudnut now. When I find them, I'll show my son his dad's big ears in the City Champion Spudnut Little League team photo on the wall of Uptown's finest. I never liked it when people called them "spuddies". Were those the chocolate cake ones? There was nothing "cutsie" about Spudnuts. They were/are a basic food group. The chocolate SPUDNUTs are my second favorite of the lot. Bug off! I couldn't eat another bite. (Monty Python's The Meaning of Life). Hartcorn, I'm questing for a Sonics game. -Dick Pierce ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Dave Henderson ('60WB) Ray Stein ('64), Patty Eckert ('68) Monica Higginbotham ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** IDITAROD UPDATE: There were TWO sets of mushers married under the burled arch at 10am before the arrival of the last musher, David Straub. David arrived 3/17 at 15:38:12 with 9 dogs and plucked the red lantern from the arch over the finish line in Nome breaking the previous record for the fastest "red lantern" by almost 10 minutes. His time: 14:05:38:12 4-time Iditarod winner, Doug Swingly and Mel Shirilla tied the knot as did mushers, Jason Barron and Harmony Kanavle. Doug, Jason and Harmony all raced this year. Wedding picture at: or pictures at: The Iditarod begins on the first Saturday in March every year... See ya next year, race fans! The Official Iditarod Race Updates ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) To: Cliff Judd (49) Cliff, Take some time and drive south to Parker, AZ and have a visit with Jo Anne Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50). Hope you win a big jack pot. -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: POW Camp Near Richland Last week I saw a TV documentary, on our local PBS station, titled "Prisoners In Paradise". The documentary was about Italian Prisoners Of War (POW) interned in the United States. During the documentary they showed a map (cira 1943) of all the Italian POW camps in the United States. What got my attention was the absence of any POW camps in the North West, and in particular near Hanford. I was led to believe that there was a German POW camp west of Richland, on the Yakima river. Just recently I read, in a past issue of Alumni Sandstorm, that it was not a German POW camp, but rather it was an Italian POW camp. Question: Given that the Hanford project was one the most important and secret projects of W.W.II. Why would the U.S. Government put a POW camp so near one of its crown jewels? Does anybody know for sure whether there was a POW camp located on the Yakima river, and was it full of German or Italian POWs? -Dave Henderson ('60WB) ~ San Jose, CA - where it is raining now, and it may snow tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Stein (64) Re: "Staying Put" To: Jim Boyd (55) I can't top your sister, Sue Boyd Sullivan (54), for staying in one place, but I think my mother can. Our family moved from a prefab to a brand new Ranch House in 1948. My Mom continues to live in that same Ranch House to this very day - that's over 53 years and counting! -Ray Stein (64) - Mead, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Home Health Care Providers Thank you fellow Bombers, we did get many encouraging and uplifting words, and advice and some great ideas. What a relief having so many with their actual adventures through this very thing, and giving good sound do's and don'ts they have learned already in their own experiences. We the Eckert Family appreciate your spirit of helping. God Bless You. thanks Again! -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) The Class of 1992 is looking for classmates for our 10-year reunion! The reunion is set for August 23, 24 and 25, 2002. We're desperately looking for addresses and/or phone numbers of those in this class. If you haven't done so already or know of someone in this class and have this information, please send an email to: Also, our class fund was given away by the school for a sidewalk project in 1996. We are planning several fund raising efforts but need help from our Bomber family. If you would like to make a donation to our reunion fund, please send us an email at and details will be provided to you on how you can contribute. Thank you! -Monica Higginbotham Schooler ('92) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'56), Cliff Judd ('49) Joan Eckert ('51), LaVerne Osterman ('51) Kay Mitchell ('52), Colleen McDermott ('58) Dave Henderson ('60WB), Roger Fishback ('62) Pam Ehinger ('67), Anonymous ('68WB) Ken Staley ('68), Patty Eckert ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 3/18: Les Fishback ('34) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45/46) Re: Italian Prisoners To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) You're darn right there were prisoners at Columbia Camp on the Yakima river out by the dam. We heard they were there to pick fruit. The last thing on their minds was to commit some sort of sabotage. They just wanted the war to end and get home. I believe Orv Marcum ('48RIP), Sunshine Allen and others lived there. They were only semi prisoners. Ed Johnson and I delivered a load of Morning milk once a week. Also to the MK center in Benton City. After the war they tore down all the prison buildings, and we would auto caravan out there and dance, swim etc. We called it Ebbtide Flats. And that is a message from the far, far, past. -Dick McCoy (45/46 - Bronc, Beaver, Bomber) Camano Island, WA - where it is snowing, by dang!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) To: Paul Phillips (49) Did it snow up in Snohomish??? Down here Shelton, WA got it, but Harstine Island missed most of it. Does Bob Howard (49) live in Laughlin, NV or was he just passing through? Torrtilla Flats is a neat place. We just got back from that area last month. To: Dick Roberts (49) I'm going to hit it big next month in Laughlin, NV as I just spent three days last month loading up the machines. Those $17 rooms will kill you. I waved as I passed your place while going down Hwy. 101 last month. Had to get to Yuma, AZ so that I could go to Mexico. Needed some sun. -Cliff Judd (49) ~ Harstine Island, WA - with cold rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens (51) Re: Staying put Sandy Atwater Boyd (51) was correct on our living in the same house for over 40 years. We had it built in the fall of '59. We both enjoy gardening and are avid do-it-yourselfers (mostly out of necessity!) but have come to really enjoy. We love the area. We were just down in Indian Wells, CA to see a tennis tournament. Turns out Sandy and Jim live in that area. Had a tremendous Richland type sandstorm while there. Had forgotten how awesome/awful they can be. -Joan Eckert Sullens (51) ~ Redding, CA - very cold, but clear ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom (51) Re: Prisoner Of War Thing Near Richland I don't think they were either Italian or German just plain Americans that were war objectors... because of religion or other things. I remember them working around and asking about them... and being told they were conscientious objectors... can't remember exactly but was explained to me they objected to war for faith reasons. When they had a chance they would tell their story. I can still see that skinny weird Jehovah's Witness that was a prisoner but can't remember what he was doing around richland but was some kind of work for the war effort. -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates '52 Re: Home Health Care - A Word of Warning In the 3/17 Alumni Sandstorm Judy Powell Free ('61) offered some wonderful information to Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) regarding hiring someone to care for her Mom. I sure wish I had the foresight to do all the things she suggested before hiring a home health care person for my Mother. It was necessary for my Mom to have 24 hour total care. She was not able to walk and had to be moved from bed to chair with a lift. I went to a nursing care agency in Kennewick and through them had a series of good people (one caregiver actually lived upstairs in Mom's "A" house and that worked out quite well). Caring for her was difficult - people did not stay for long. The last person that Mom and I interviewed seemed like an angel sent from heaven. Mom liked her very much and I was relieved to have found such a "perfect match". She not only cooked and cared for Mom, she cleaned house for her. Now, I mean SHE CLEANED HOUSE!! She robbed my Mom of everything valuable that she owned. After Mom passed away, I was stunned to find that the family silverware was missing, Mom's fur coat was gone, all the silver/turquoise jewelry that my parents had purchased in Arizona many years ago was not to be found. Other valuable jewelry, gold rings, diamonds, heirlooms from my grandparents - all gone! I went to the police and reported the losses. I was told this woman was well known by them - she worked under assumed names and had "cleaned house" for elderly clients many times before. She was never found and none of the items were ever found. -Kay Mitchell Coates '52 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Colleen McDermott Crook (58) Re: Sandy Olson Rockwell Sandy Olson Rockwell, class of 1958, passed away this morning, March 18th. She had been battling a recurrence of breast cancer since last summer. She died in Middleton, CA. -Colleen McDermott Crook (58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: POW camp To: Burt Pierard ('59) Hi Burt: I am forwarding you an e-mail from Hal Smith. He claims that the camp was full of German POWs, and as a child he played with them. I do not remember the women's name who wrote in a past issue of Sandstorm about the Italian POWs in the camp. So where does the truth lie? Was camp Columbia just a work camp for federal prisoners, or was it a POW camp full of German or Italian POWs? The debate goes on. ******* To: Dave Henderson Hi Dave. My name is Hal Smith ['56]. Right after WW2, we moved back to Hanford following my Dad's discharge from the Army. We had to wait for our house to be built on what was then Goethals Dr. We were housed in a Quontset hut on the Yakima River. Directly across from our hut was the POW camp you are referring to. I was told that it was German prisoners there. I was about 6-7 years old and remember well going across and playing with the prisoners thru the fence. They would reach thru the barb wire and help me build roads and play with my toy cars. Hope this clarifies the matter a little. Hal Smith ***** -Dave Henderson ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Birthday Maren, I sent you an e-mail yesterday about my dad's birthday. Somehow I typed your address incorrectly and it bounced. I didn't know until it bounced until I read the Alumni Sandstorm for Monday the 18th. Maybe we can sneak this in tomorrow. My dad, Lester Fishback (RHS class of 34) was 88 on March 18, 2002. Happy Birthday Dad! Thanks, -Roger Fishback ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Roger, I don't think you typed my address wrong... lots of email in recent days has either bounced or been delayed... Sorry we missed your Dad's birthday ON HIS BIRTHDAY. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Ok. I need some help my fellow Bombers. I'm looking for Marsha Hopfinger ('67). I last heard from her in May '01, but the address doesn't work any more. So if Marsha is seeing this as I know she was getting the Sandstorm, how about dropping me a line! Will be waiting to hear from her or any one that knows her where abouts. I don't know if her sister Karen gets the Sandstorm or not... I hope so! Will be looking forward to hearing from any one that knows. Thank You! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of 67! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: -Anonymous ('68 S.O.B.) Re: Tid-bit :o) To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Monique, Petit choisi morceau... in this case, of information. "BC's!!!"... Be safe... -Anonymous :o) ('68 S.O.B.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) To: Ray Stein ('64) Re: "My Mom continues to live in that same Ranch House to this very day - that's over 53 years and counting!" My father's (Steamboat) story is very similar. What makes you weep is listening to the price they paid for the place originally, and what the market assessment on the place is NOW! -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) Re: Home Health Care Givers - 2nd request Are there any Bombers out there who can give our family some idea into some good reputable and qualified caregivers such as an agency or person able to do 24/7 care? We are looking for some help four days out of a week, from Wednesdays through Sundays. If anyone can or knows of someone, we would like to hear from you. We are facing this and would like some advice and tips on what some of you have faced and found dealing with an elderly parent still in their home, but now needing someone to come in for the home health caring. Love to have a private person who is a NAC/NAR if possible. We Eckerts would appreciate any and all comments from Bomber Land to help pave our way here, as we're all novices and want to do the best for our Mother, who is now 84 and still able to live in her home with some additional help. Help! Please write us directly or send on the Alumni Sandstorm. Signed: Patty Mari -Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) ~ Beautiful Richland where Spring is tip toeing in. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: parents and houses To: Ray Stein ('64) I bet a lot of the people who bought those original government houses lived in them for a very long time. My new brother-in-law has had three generations in the same house. His dad bought it originally, he in turn bought it from his dad, and now one of his daughters and her husband have it. After my dad's first heart attack my parents had to sell their "B" house as dad could no longer keep up with the large yard, as we had the whole house. I am sure they would have liked to stay in it. What I cannot believe about those houses is the prices they ask for them now. It seems my folks bought ours' in the late 50s for between $4,000. and $4,500 (I think). They sold it in 1972 for about $17,000 and now if you look in the paper they go for almost $100,000!!! Have a Bomber day (I admired you growing up and loved watching you play basketball.) -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS (topside of Kansas) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: '82 Reunion Committee Re: '82 in '02 Reunion Committee meeting Here's a meeting all of you class of '82 Bombers don't want to miss! The reunion planning committee is holding its monthly planning meeting this Thursday, March 21st at 6:00pm. It will be at the Shilo Inn in Richland. Come on out and see what your hard working committee has planned for the August 9th & 10th reunion... its going to be great! See you there! Your Class of 82 Reunion Committee: Craig Hall Teresa Dunham Johnson Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Jil Lytle SmithAlumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/02 11:16am (PST) SPRING!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Gerry Orren ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Gus Keeney ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Chuck Monasmith ('65) David Rivers ('65), Vicki Schrecengost ('67) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Re: Cell Phone Ringtones To: Husky fans with a cell phone & text messaging Look for "Little Bow" (the Husky fight song). You can send it to your cell phone... Still looking for the Coug fight song... without the words, it's our BOMBER fight song... Stay tuned... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Columbia Camp Thanks for the reminder on the old prison camp by the Yakima River. That's where we partied, danced on the barracks slab and I proposed to Carol Tyner ('52). I don't remember the Ebbtide Flats moniker. But I do remember the rabbits hitting the underside of the car as we drove out. Yuk! To: Cliff Judd ('49) I hope you do hit it big in Laughlin and when you do, on the way back, stop by and you can by us lunch. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ~ Grover Beach, CA where the air is pure and we're having fun in the sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman '51 To: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom '51 Re: Columbia Camp By George, I think you are correct and that's the way I remember it also. They, the conscientious objectors, were there for a time and they were used in picking fruit from the government owned orchards. They worked in the cherry orchard on Van Giesen in which my buddies and I used to hide when the government cars came looking for us. We climbed the trees. -Bob Harman '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gerry Orren Strickland ('51) Re: Columbia Camp This is my first message that I have sent to the Sandstorm but I have been reading about the prison camp at Horn Rapids and felt I needed to tell what I remember. We moved to the camp from Yakima during the war. It gave my dad a much needed job. His job was to bring a crew of prisoners to Richland to work in the orchards. >From what I can remember, the prisoners were Jehovah Witnesses and Conscientious Objectors. They did not believe in carrying guns. We lived in what was called a hutment. There was also a row of 2 bedroom prefabs. It was a close-knit little community. We were never allowed to go near where the prisoners were housed. Orville Marcum ('48RIP) lived next door to us. He had a brother Bob ('51RIP). My brother, Delmar ('48), or "Whitey", as he was affectionately called, rode the school bus to Richland. I went to Jefferson and he went on to Col-Hi. When the war ended the camp closed and we moved to Richland. The prisoners were sent back to McNeil Federal Penitentiary. -Gerry Orren Strickland ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Columbia Camp The camp, I believe, was conscientious objectors detention center. However, I live next to Bob Taylor whose father was superintendent of that camp. He lived there while attending Sacy in the third grade. I will ask him and send out the official word. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Raymond Keeney Hi Maren, My Father, Raymond Keeney, passed away this morning 3/19/2001 at 6am (PST) in Forest Grove, OR. A lot of my classmates and classmates of my brother, Jack ('65), sisters Missy ('59) and Patricia ('63) knew him from sporting activities and being active in Troop 33 from the West Side UP Church. My father was 94 years old on March 4th. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dave Henderson ('60WB), Hal Smith ('56), et al Re: Columbia Camp (the old Prison Camp) Dave Henderson's ('60WB) entry yesterday contained the statement that "the debate goes on." As I stated in an email to Dave, the only "debates" about our history result from the absence of historical documents and the reliance on memories, in this case 50+ year old ones. Fortunately, the documented history of Columbia Camp exists. The February 23, 1950, "Richland Villager" contained an article detailing the Camp History as part of the announcement that the Camp was being closed permanently and Paul Beardsley's "The Long Road to Self-Government" contains additional details in a February 1944 item. Columbia Camp How then does one explain Kay Weir Fishback's ('37) recollection of Italian Prisoners and Hal Smith's ('56) of German Prisoners? To me, it is not only possible but highly probable, that some of the Conscientious Objectors (COs) were Italian and German immigrants that did not choose to take up arms against their ancestral roots. The debate ends here. Bomber Cheers, Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Did any one see the "60 Minutes" Program the other night? My mother said they did a segment or the whole program on Hanford. Of course, I missed it. Any feed back??? -Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) ~ Knoxville, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Monasmith ('65) Re: POW Camp? Hailing from the class of '65 I'm still just a yung'un to some of you old coots. In fact, my parents and I didn't move to Richland until October 1954. However, being an avid reader ... I recall "The History of the Manhattan Project" (It's a hardcover at the Richland Library!!) Describes the prisoner camp at Horn Rapids as Federal prisoners from McNeil Island brought in to harvest the last crop of fruit from the seized properties near White Bluffs. It also described that last fruit harvest as the only compensation for most of the farmers from Hanford and White Bluffs. Some manifest destiny huh? The book never mentioned POWs... only Federal prisoners. Not quite as romantic and hair raising as POWs but it's what my history reads tell me! -Chuck Monasmith ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Columbia Camp] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Another day in Bomberhood Wow! Happy belated birthday to Mr. Fishback (not you Roger). Remember when we ALWAYS called parents by Mr. and Mrs. I've noticed that most of us still use the term "lady" when we are referring to a woman we don't know... I remember when that first hit me... Larry Greer (65) and his wife Carol (66) and I were at a reunion, trying to figure out who all these old people were (people who had not been before and we didn't recognize because they were old), and Carol saw a lady about 10-12 years younger than we... She said: "Who is that lady"? It just struck me so funny that here we were in our late forties or early fifties... and we were still referring to woman we didn't know as "Ladies" as tho they were adults and we were little kids! I guess ya hadda be there. On another note, our resident tunesmith, John Atkins ('62) has been very busy cutting a bunch of new "Cruizin"" CDs. I am sure he will be at the all-class in June playing pounds of sounds and stacks of wax and may even have some of these CDs available for "donation" purposes... check out the cars featured on these CDs and let them take you way back... to the days when we couldn't afford gas, let alone cars like those... Finally... with all the trivia going on... lemme ask this one: What date were the Wailers on American Bandstand? Gary Behymer ('64) can only play if he gives the grain prices on the same date as the Wailers appearance. Pitts ('63) is not allowed to participate as the resident Wailer expert. But it's open to everyone else... Thanks again, Pitts, for finding me that At the Castle CD! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: Kay Mitchell Coates' ('52) Home Health Caregiver Experience As a consultant on all things aging-related, I was not surprised by her experience with a criminal in-home health care worker. It is a widespread problem and growing. I spent several weeks researching this topic for a book I wrote and what I found might be of help to others. I have posted a very condensed version of "Criminal Caregivers and How to Avoid Them" on my website at For those Bombers who would like the full version, I would be happy to email a copy (it is several pages long) or snail mail a copy if you send me a self-addressed #10 business size envelope with 34 cents postage on it. You will find my mailing address at my website. And don't be lulled into a false sense of security by going through an agency. Many of the agencies do little investigation of their employees. There is a real shortage of caregivers and many agencies will hire anyone who walks in the door. That is not to say all caregivers and/or agencies are bad. There are some very dedicated angels out there. You just have to be diligent before hiring and watchful after hiring. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Re: Columbia Camp I have been following all the talk regarding the internment camps and I was just wondering if anyone recalls what happened to those people that were in the camps. Did some stay or were they all returned home? If anyone knows I would be very interested to hear from you. Also, I have been emailing Beth Young Gibson ('81) and they have been getting bounced back. If you're reading the Sandstorm Beth, I need to contact you regarding our meeting. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jil, I sent you an email about Beth's email address (there may have been a typo) and guess what!! My message to you was "delayed". -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/02 11:16am (PST) SPRING!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Gerry Orren ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Gus Keeney ('57), Burt Pierard ('59) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Chuck Monasmith ('65) David Rivers ('65), Vicki Schrecengost ('67) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Re: Cell Phone Ringtones To: Husky fans with a cell phone & text messaging Look for "Little Bow" (the Husky fight song). You can send it to your cell phone... Still looking for the Coug fight song... without the words, it's our BOMBER fight song... Stay tuned... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Columbia Camp Thanks for the reminder on the old prison camp by the Yakima River. That's where we partied, danced on the barracks slab and I proposed to Carol Tyner ('52). I don't remember the Ebbtide Flats moniker. But I do remember the rabbits hitting the underside of the car as we drove out. Yuk! To: Cliff Judd ('49) I hope you do hit it big in Laughlin and when you do, on the way back, stop by and you can by us lunch. -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ~ Grover Beach, CA where the air is pure and we're having fun in the sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman '51 To: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom '51 Re: Columbia Camp By George, I think you are correct and that's the way I remember it also. They, the conscientious objectors, were there for a time and they were used in picking fruit from the government owned orchards. They worked in the cherry orchard on Van Giesen in which my buddies and I used to hide when the government cars came looking for us. We climbed the trees. -Bob Harman '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gerry Orren Strickland ('51) Re: Columbia Camp This is my first message that I have sent to the Sandstorm but I have been reading about the prison camp at Horn Rapids and felt I needed to tell what I remember. We moved to the camp from Yakima during the war. It gave my dad a much needed job. His job was to bring a crew of prisoners to Richland to work in the orchards. >From what I can remember, the prisoners were Jehovah Witnesses and Conscientious Objectors. They did not believe in carrying guns. We lived in what was called a hutment. There was also a row of 2 bedroom prefabs. It was a close-knit little community. We were never allowed to go near where the prisoners were housed. Orville Marcum ('48RIP) lived next door to us. He had a brother Bob ('51RIP). My brother, Delmar ('48), or "Whitey", as he was affectionately called, rode the school bus to Richland. I went to Jefferson and he went on to Col-Hi. When the war ended the camp closed and we moved to Richland. The prisoners were sent back to McNeil Federal Penitentiary. -Gerry Orren Strickland ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Columbia Camp The camp, I believe, was conscientious objectors detention center. However, I live next to Bob Taylor whose father was superintendent of that camp. He lived there while attending Sacy in the third grade. I will ask him and send out the official word. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Raymond Keeney Hi Maren, My Father, Raymond Keeney, passed away this morning 3/19/2001 at 6am (PST) in Forest Grove, OR. A lot of my classmates and classmates of my brother, Jack ('65), sisters Missy ('59) and Patricia ('63) knew him from sporting activities and being active in Troop 33 from the West Side UP Church. My father was 94 years old on March 4th. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dave Henderson ('60WB), Hal Smith ('56), et al Re: Columbia Camp (the old Prison Camp) Dave Henderson's ('60WB) entry yesterday contained the statement that "the debate goes on." As I stated in an email to Dave, the only "debates" about our history result from the absence of historical documents and the reliance on memories, in this case 50+ year old ones. Fortunately, the documented history of Columbia Camp exists. The February 23, 1950, "Richland Villager" contained an article detailing the Camp History as part of the announcement that the Camp was being closed permanently and Paul Beardsley's "The Long Road to Self-Government" contains additional details in a February 1944 item. Columbia Camp How then does one explain Kay Weir Fishback's ('37) recollection of Italian Prisoners and Hal Smith's ('56) of German Prisoners? To me, it is not only possible but highly probable, that some of the Conscientious Objectors (COs) were Italian and German immigrants that did not choose to take up arms against their ancestral roots. The debate ends here. Bomber Cheers, Burt Pierard (59) ~ Monroe, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Did any one see the "60 Minutes" Program the other night? My mother said they did a segment or the whole program on Hanford. Of course, I missed it. Any feed back??? -Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) ~ Knoxville, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Monasmith ('65) Re: POW Camp? Hailing from the class of '65 I'm still just a yung'un to some of you old coots. In fact, my parents and I didn't move to Richland until October 1954. However, being an avid reader ... I recall "The History of the Manhattan Project" (It's a hardcover at the Richland Library!!) Describes the prisoner camp at Horn Rapids as Federal prisoners from McNeil Island brought in to harvest the last crop of fruit from the seized properties near White Bluffs. It also described that last fruit harvest as the only compensation for most of the farmers from Hanford and White Bluffs. Some manifest destiny huh? The book never mentioned POWs... only Federal prisoners. Not quite as romantic and hair raising as POWs but it's what my history reads tell me! -Chuck Monasmith ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Columbia Camp] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Another day in Bomberhood Wow! Happy belated birthday to Mr. Fishback (not you Roger). Remember when we ALWAYS called parents by Mr. and Mrs. I've noticed that most of us still use the term "lady" when we are referring to a woman we don't know... I remember when that first hit me... Larry Greer (65) and his wife Carol (66) and I were at a reunion, trying to figure out who all these old people were (people who had not been before and we didn't recognize because they were old), and Carol saw a lady about 10-12 years younger than we... She said: "Who is that lady"? It just struck me so funny that here we were in our late forties or early fifties... and we were still referring to woman we didn't know as "Ladies" as tho they were adults and we were little kids! I guess ya hadda be there. On another note, our resident tunesmith, John Atkins ('62) has been very busy cutting a bunch of new "Cruizin"" CDs. I am sure he will be at the all-class in June playing pounds of sounds and stacks of wax and may even have some of these CDs available for "donation" purposes... check out the cars featured on these CDs and let them take you way back... to the days when we couldn't afford gas, let alone cars like those... Finally... with all the trivia going on... lemme ask this one: What date were the Wailers on American Bandstand? Gary Behymer ('64) can only play if he gives the grain prices on the same date as the Wailers appearance. Pitts ('63) is not allowed to participate as the resident Wailer expert. But it's open to everyone else... Thanks again, Pitts, for finding me that At the Castle CD! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: Kay Mitchell Coates' ('52) Home Health Caregiver Experience As a consultant on all things aging-related, I was not surprised by her experience with a criminal in-home health care worker. It is a widespread problem and growing. I spent several weeks researching this topic for a book I wrote and what I found might be of help to others. I have posted a very condensed version of "Criminal Caregivers and How to Avoid Them" on my website at For those Bombers who would like the full version, I would be happy to email a copy (it is several pages long) or snail mail a copy if you send me a self-addressed #10 business size envelope with 34 cents postage on it. You will find my mailing address at my website. And don't be lulled into a false sense of security by going through an agency. Many of the agencies do little investigation of their employees. There is a real shortage of caregivers and many agencies will hire anyone who walks in the door. That is not to say all caregivers and/or agencies are bad. There are some very dedicated angels out there. You just have to be diligent before hiring and watchful after hiring. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Re: Columbia Camp I have been following all the talk regarding the internment camps and I was just wondering if anyone recalls what happened to those people that were in the camps. Did some stay or were they all returned home? If anyone knows I would be very interested to hear from you. Also, I have been emailing Beth Young Gibson ('81) and they have been getting bounced back. If you're reading the Sandstorm Beth, I need to contact you regarding our meeting. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jil, I sent you an email about Beth's email address (there may have been a typo) and guess what!! My message to you was "delayed". -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Paul Phillips ('49) Joan Eckert ('51), Phil Belcher ('51) Hugh Hinson ('52), Vera Smith ('58) David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** TONIGHT: 82 Reunion Planning Meeting, Shilo Inn, 6pm ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) To: Burt Pierard (59) Re: Prison camp again OK, you are the historian. Find out who was in that camp. I remember it as Italian. I could be wrong, but only rarely. We went out there with milk twice a week, not once, and the milkmen were Ed Johnson, Pinky Bloomer and myself, 2 at a time. Also I did not acknowledge Don "Sunshine" Allen's Class: (47RIP). There, it's fixed. To: Gerry Orren Strickland (51) Your brother Del Orren (48) and I have been friends since the ice age. At least that was what we thought it was when we ran a survey at the Pasco Fish and Wildlife preserve in Jan, '56. Geez it was cold! I never knew him as "Whitey"... to me he was always "Wire(hair)" and he always answered. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) To: Cliff Judd ('49) Does it snow in Snohomish? What an understatement. Ground has been covered three times in the last 2 weeks. Actually I live between Woodinville and Monroe, in the country... and it is snowing right now at 4 AM. You asked about our classmate Bob Howard ('49)... that was a planned meeting that we had. He lives in Moreno Valley, CA just south of Riverside. He said he would like to hear from you and told me to give you his address and phone number. I stopped and saw him last year... we were good friends in school and I hadn't seen him in 51 years. When we were chatting I asked him if he remembered when we were accused of kidnapping and by look on Sally's face I could tell that he had not shared that with her. So I thought it was my duty to explain it to her. What it was... one morning I was getting ready to go to school and Bob pulls up in his Dad's brand new 1947 ford... he had stolen the key and took the car. So I said "Why don't we go pick up Shannon Craig ('50) and take her to school." After we picked her up she said "Let's go pick up my friend Patsy Verillon ('50). Well after they got in Bob and I talked about skipping school and the girls didn't want to but because they were in the back seat of a two door coupe... their votes didn't count. So off to Pasco and up Snake river about 10 miles... we had lunch and watched and old man fishing in a little park. When we got ready to leave we had a flat tire and Bob hadn't stolen the key to the trunk. No jack... no spare. Some guy came along and took off the tire and drove us all in back of his pickup in to Pasco... got the tire fixed and took us back out. We pooled are money (about $5.00) AND gave it to him. We all wrote each other's excuses and Patsy got caught and spilled the beans. Dr. Harris (Principal) wanted to expel Bob and I and charge us with kidnapping, but the girls came forward and said they didn't object that much. My Dad went up to school madder than hell and Harris wouldn't talk to him and had Mr. Poore (Vice Principal) do it. Dad asked why they didn't know the difference between ditching and kidnapping. Needless to Bob's wife, Sally, was loving it and asked me if I remembered any more of his shenanigans to call her collect. Re: Getting started Every time Dick McCoy ('45/'46) writes I'm reminded of how he got me started off on the wrong foot in High school. 1945... I'm a freshman sitting Mrs. Fouts' Algebra class and hear this yelling in the hall "STRIKE!!!! STRIKE!!!" They were beating on garbage cans and the lids and yelling and as I look out I recognize John Hughes (47) and McCoy. Wanting to be accepted as "one of the boys", I jumped up and ran out of class and joined in... we got down by the gym and everybody seemed to melt away and I'm left standing alone in the hall trying to explain to some teacher why I don't have a pass. And Mrs. Fouts would not let me in her class until my Dad came up to talk to her. THANKS DICK. To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Some of the House of David Lived in West Richland after the war. How do I know? Because my Dad won the annual beard growing contest 8 out of 9 years... the year he lost was to one their members. My dad made them change the rules so you had to register clean shaven at the start.. Bombers Rule -Paul Phillips ('49) ~ Snohomish, WA - where the ground is White ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens '51 To: Gus Keeney '57 Very sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Gus. Ray and your mother were very good friends of our parents, Andy and Vada Eckert. Your dad was always a ray of sunshine around our place. -Joan Eckert Sullens '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher '51 Re: Columbia Camp Some of the prefabs that were moved from the prison camp were put on Wright street, just south of Williams intersection. You could tell which ones because they were placed on permanent foundations. -Phil Belcher '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) To: Jack Dawson ('52) Jack, Send me your email address. Thanks. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins '58 To: Gus Keeney ('57) and Missy Keeney ('59) My most heart felt sympathy and condolences to you at the loss of your father. I did not know him, but I've lost both my father and mother and I know how you must feel. -Vera Smith Robbins '58 - Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: God bless you, Mr. Keeney My heart goes out to the Keeney kids. I met Jack (65) and Mr. Keeney the same day. I can't really recall where we were... either by one of the rivers or maybe by Wellsian... maybe not even in Richland... but we were by water and Jack and his dad were coming up out of the marsh wherever this took place. Jack and I were about 6 and 7 respectively (I was way older). Jack had on a white T-shirt (don't think he's ever changed out of it except to put on one of his Hawaiian shirts) and some kinda beige cut offs... my dad hailed Mr. Keeney and we were all introduced... My dad told me Mr. Keeney was a plumber or a pipe fitter or both... From then on, I had a new friend in Jack. Jack is one of the Charter members of the 65ers "Sorry 7", from when we decided that five years was too long for a reunion so we started getting together every year. I have Jack's picture on the wall of my office with the other Sorry 7 members from the picture that gave us the name. I know he loves a good cigar so whenever I'm in a place I can get them I pick up a few cubans for him and send them over to Dike Road in Scapoose where he and Barbara live... cool place... ya gotta see it if'n ya ain't yet. Tree house in the back and you can climb up and see Mount St. Helens. I like to be in Richland when I can on Friday nights cuz I know I can always find Jack over at 2 bits watchin' Stump (66) eat two prime rib dinners. I suppose Jack and his side kick Eric Peterson (65) could both eat two as well, but I've never seen it. Anyway, to the Keeney kids... best wishes... no matter how long we have them... it's not long enough. -David Rivers (65) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Carol Black ('48), Ralph Myrick ('51) Betty King ('53), Chuck Holtz ('55) Patti Jones ('60), Dena Evans ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Leona Eckert ('65) Frank Trent ('72), Patricia Inghram (72) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Rice ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Nina Jones Rowe ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: T Shirt Does anyone know the web site to order the Fighting Whities T-shirt from the University of Northern Colorado?? I have a "T-shirt problem" and sure would like to have this one. It has on the back "Every Thang is Going to be All White", which I think is really clever. I have looked at every site I can think of and can't find the right one. I heard they were selling for $20 and the University was making thousands of dollars. Hope somebody knows how to find the right site. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where Spring has arrived (I think) a day late. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I told Carol that is a GREAT search engine... it seems to find EVERYTHING... I typed in "Fighting Whities T-shirt"... and sent Carol the URL of just ONE of the sites that popped up. Carol's already got the phone number and is going to call them. I downloaded a google toolbar for my IE browser and highly recommend it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Prisoner of War Camp? Columbia Camp In 1944 Bob's father was sent, by the Bureau of Prisons, to set up a prison camp for the duration of the war. He came out in the spring of 1944 and set up the camp which was called Columbia Camp. Someone from the federal government, when they were deciding where to set up the camp, thought that they were on the Columbia, not knowing it was the Yakima. Can you imagine the feds making that kind of mistake!!!! Dad had been a superintendent at the federal prison, McNeill Island and so was put in charge of the prison here. It contained 'MOSTLY' conscience objectors, with some minimal security types. These men came from all of the various federal prisons throughout the country. IT WAS NOT A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP. This camp is the reason Bob lived here as a kid. The entire prison camp, the staff and all their children lived out at what is now Horn Rapids Day Park. You can still see the outlines of some of the staff Quonset huts and some areas of the kitchen of the prison. Bob was interviewed by KView 42 about 6 years ago and they did a segment on the evening news one night about the camp. The main purpose of the camp was to use the minimal security prisoners as orchard workers. We have all of Bob's Dad's correspondence to Washington, DC during that time and it's really interesting to read. The camp was closed in November of 1947. I hope this answer a lot of questions about the camp. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: Do you remember? The name is Betty King class of '53 (most did not know me by Elizabeth Moody. Does anyone remember the big tent that mass was held in in hanford? and Father Sweeney? and the old wooden barrels sitting on each corner with water in them? and the salt tablets? - the heat was hard to take... I remember looking for four leaf clovers and couldn't find any - they were five, six, and on up... at the time we thought it was great... I remember going to the games in the late fortys at Columbia High... and watching my brother, Ray ('49RIP), play. I was so proud of him... and I remember my dad holding court and someone stole his bench. I remember the Spudnut Shop. There are so many thing to look back on - and I guess I'd kinda forgotten how, Richland holds fun memories for me and also sad ones... my mother is buried there and my father was put to rest next to her... and only a short time ago Ray was laid to rest. -Betty King Moody ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz (55) Re: Web site I found this web sight and it's awesome; thought I would share it with you. Enjoy! -Chuck Holtz (55) ~ Everett, WA - cold and wet and snowy at times the past two days ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Birthday To: Nina Jones Rowe ('65) Happy Birthday little sis. Yes, it will always be that I am older than you. It doesn't seem like to many years ago that we we're playing at the ocean. Camping at every camp ground imaginable in the state of Washington. Waking to the smell of dad's coffee brewing. Hiking in the woods, dad laughing at us all the way. Trying to find our space in the back seat. Thankfully that old '49 Plymouth had a big back seat for the three of us. Catching fish after dad baited our hooks. Think that was a girl thing. Mom's cooking putting great smells into the camp ground. The carnival rides that didn't have a garbage dump!!!! Traveling to San Francisco with Ye old trailer hitched behind us as usual. Bomber basketball games. Going up in the Space Needle to have dinner with mom at the World's Fair. Traveling to Disney Land via Reno with the trailer hitched onto the '57 ford. More space in the back seat because Joe was off to college. Collecting glasses and ash trays. Dad beginning the trip telling us "we had to ask for them". Giggling when they would tell us "most people steal them". Another camping experience. Wonder how many miles that old trailer had on it? Endless meeting of people because dad talked to everyone. The after school visits of friends. All the wonderful things growing up in Richland! Great memories that will while away in our minds forever. HAPPY BIRTHDAY -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64) Re: Judy and Deedee My sister, Cheryl Evans Stroh ('66WB), and I went to visit my good friends after 38 years. We went to the Spudnut Shop, mmm good, and sat there for a couple of hours. The waitress was kind enough to let us carry on and have a great time. I do recommend the booth in the corner near the window because you don't hinder the flow of traffic if you plan on spending any length of time there. We were taking pictures and a nice young man (had to be a Bomber) offered to take a picture of all of us together. Wish it could have been a longer visit, but I was recuperating from a recent surgery and couldn't stay much longer. Next year it will be a few days. Had to get back to The Dalles where my Sister now lives. Of course the area has changed a lot, but friendships never do. I met my Nephew for the first time, and look forward to seeing him again and having a chance to sit and chat with him about his life. I just wanted to thank Judy Willox Hodge ('61) and Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) for still being such great friends after 37 years apart. It's true. Bombers are FOREVER! I look forward to the next reunion and seeing more of my old friends and I look forward to meeting you Maren. Without you, none of this could be possible. Thank you for all of the time you put into the Alumni Sandstorm. -Dena Evans Harr ('64) ~ Here in Pittsburg, CA its raining heavily. Just missed the snow in The Dalles, DARN. I haven't been in the snow for years. Don't ski so Tahoe and Reno aren't an option. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Was "surfing" late last night and decided to type in "spudnuts" and guess what I found at There used to be a Spudnut Shop in Pasco!!!!! It was located on Lewis Street and owned by the Lamberto family; open from 1950-1953. There is also an item about the Alumni Sandstorm on the same site. Definitely a small world, huh? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - "spring has sprung" and we have temps in the high 70s and low 80s... shudder to think what summer will be, when we are having these temps in March!!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leona Eckert, aka Mari Leahy ('65) Re: Ray Keeney's passing To: All of the Kenney children: Gus ('57), Missy ('59), Patty ('63) and Jack ('65) My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. He, as well as all the rest of your family, are in an awful lot of the memories we Eckerts have about our growing up years. How is your mother, Gladys? Our prayers are with you all. -Leona Eckert, aka Mari Leahy ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent (72) To: Gus Keeney ('57) Gus, I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. Ray was a huge part of my Grandfather's life, (Mac McCrarey), and his name was always mentioned when it came to the hunting trips they took. As was Andy Eckert's ... What stories my young ears heard... I'm sure the B.S. is knee deep in Heaven by now. -Frank Trent (72) ~ Browns Point, WA - where Spring has finally sprung. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia Inghram Curtis (72) Re: 30-Year Reunion Lost List Bombers Class of '72 We're looking for any contacts so we can send out our flyer. The Reunion is July 19th and 20th at the Hanford House. LOST LIST - MARCH 10, 2002 Jim Adee, Debra Alboucq, Jessica Allen Underwood Mark Ames, Cindi Anderson, Raymond Bachelor Kurt Beckman, Tammie Bee Anderson, Dale Bennett Howard Bowen, Nancy Brewder Mehr, Jana Brown Freese Debra Brunelle, Lesly Carlson, Mike Carter Clint Chadwick, Susan Christianson, Rich Conway Nancy Dalos, Nicky Deobald, Dave Dickson Howard Dickson, Sue Dix Richardson, Jane Dullum Jeff Duve, Ellean Eskeli, Eric Field, Tom Fife Shaunna Frey Richeson, Ann George Watkins, Laura Giacci Roth Donna Green Halloway, Ken Hall, Elaine Harris Mary Harris Grazzinil, Eric Harvey, Bob Henry Gary Hickey, Elizabeth Hileman, Linda Hill Mary Hinrichs Swanberg, Sandi Huff Rind. Biki Hunter JoAnn Jackson Vanese, Debby Johnston, Don Joyal Carol Joyce Williams, Delanie Kabrick, Gail Kovacevich Jim Lowry, Kurt Lyso, Nancy Mace, Brent Mackintosh Sheryl Marsh, Jon Mass, Steve McCullugh, Julie Miller Gordon Mumford, Kurt Orchard, Nicole Palfy Jim Patterson, Jim Pederson, Julie Petersen, Stan Phillips, Jay Pugh, Robin Rieck, Beth Riggins Juarez, Tracy Roberts, David Ross Gary Saunders, Mark Schwennesen, Tony Seals, Jeff Smith Edrea Sommer, Loretta Steffens Rowlette, Cindy Stever Brian Todd, Dan Van Der Beek, Donna Wallace Jeanie Wander, Ressia Westenberg, Mary Wirfs Llew, John Wyss -Not signed... probably: Patricia Inghram Curtis (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Missy Keeney ('59) My sympathy to you, your Mom, Gladys. and the rest of your family. Gladys was my sewing teacher for years and a fine lady. I know she and all of you miss your father. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Anita Hughes ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Vera Smith ('58) Dave Henderson ('60WB), Irene de la Bretonne ('61) Deedee Willox ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Leslie Jones ('76WB) Kim Edgar ('79), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (45/46) Re: Columbia Camp I give up. No Italian prisoners of war. Maybe they were Italian conscientious objectors. -Dick McCoy (45/46) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan (52) To: Chuck Holtz ('55) Thanks for the beautiful website address. -Anita Hughes Hogan (52) ~ Redding, CA - where we had spring for two days and today the wind is blowing like fury. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: "109 Bombers sent stuff" Gotta tell ya that wading through all those comments and stories did take a bit of time. It was almost as interminable as 6th period study hall on a fine spring day. But, hey! we're Bombers and we can handle it, right? And what better thing is there to do, except web search for Spudnuts! Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR - where the threat of snow has finally been removed from the forecast and we eagerly await the spring monsoons. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I can't slip even one tiny typo by you!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: Dave Watts ('56RIP) Sandy Van Wey Haisch ('58) just informed me that Dave Watts ('58) died last night (3/19/02) of a massive heart attack. He was at home. He just keeled over in the kitchen. His wife, Nancy Franklin Watts ('58) tried to revive him but he didn't make it. We'll let you know when the services will be. Our deepest sympathies go out to Nancy and the family. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Nothing in the 3/22/02 Herald... Einan's website has the funeral service at noon on Monday. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60WB) Re: Columbia Camp I want to thank all of you that have taken your time to set the record straight about Columbia Camp. I also want to send a special thanks to Burt Pierard (59), who sent me an article from the Richland paper; explaining Columbia Camp. I guess this will put to rest, once and for all, the urban myth about a WWII POW camp near Richland. -Dave Henderson (60WB) ~ San Jose, CA - where the hills are emerald green and the flowers are in bloom. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) If anyone is wondering, as I was, the meaning behind the Fightin' Whities mentioned in the 03/22/02 Sandstorm, the story can be found on this website. Seems the team (all Native American Indians) in Colorado named themselves the Fightin' Whities and use a caricature of a middle-aged white guy as their mascot. They do this to make a statement against a nearby high-school which refuses to give up their offensive name and mascot which is The Reds, with a mascot of a caricature of an Indian with a broken nose, wearing only a feather and a loin cloth. Seems Bombers are not the only ones who have rightfully earned the "insensitive/unaware/mostly unconscious" label in regard to their mascot. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) To: my dear friend, Dena Evans Harr ('64) Oh, I feel the same way. It was WONDERFUL to see you after all these years. I had wondered so many times where you were and how you were. The visit, though brief, was great. It was like we had never been apart. The guy who took our picture wasn't a Bomber, but we gave him Honorary Bomber status for the day! How else would we get the pic of all of us?! And, yes, thank you Maren and Gary for this Alumni Sandstorm. Gary, for forwarding Dena's message to me because you knew I was looking for her. Maren, for the work you do every day to keep this website going. Without you, Dena and I would never have found each other. Through you, I've found someone that was missing in my life for so long. Dena, I look forward to our next visit! To: Judy Willox Hodge (61) OK, sis, I haven't seen you since Dena's visit. It's time for a lunch or something. We could go shopping, although you know how I hate to shop. LOL! Veni Vidi Visa To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Spudnuts I married a Bulldog (it's true and I apologize, but he is a great guy), so I get the Bulldog newsletter as well as the Bombers' Alumni Sandstorm. They have been talking about how they used to sell Spudnuts door to door. I wondered how they could make any money driving to Richland for Spudnuts. I didn't know there was a Spudnut shop in Pasco, so thanks for clearing that up. Funny, we assume everything revolves around RICHLAND, right?! Re: Weather OK, quit bragging! LOL. I never thought I would envy your weather (way too hot for me), but it has been COLD here. My Sean and family were here last weekend from Everett and had a LONG trip getting home as Snoqualmie was closed for several hours. They didn't find out until they were in Ellensburg, so had to go back to Yakima and over White Pass. Chains were required, so it was slow going. They called about 9:45 PM and were at Kent, still a good 45 minutes from Everett. March 20th was officially the first day of spring, but in Burbank, WA, we had a little snow. I'M READY FOR SPRING NOW!! To: Chuck Holtz (55) Thanks for the website The message, the pictures, and the music are all beautiful. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA where we are STILL remodeling (will it never end?!). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: George C. Pugh (RIP) George C. Pugh, 90, of Richland died Wednesday at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. He was born in Salida, Colo., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1946. He was a retired meat department manager. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: Nester Wise (63) Okay, I have been sending you lots of things, and they keep coming back, saying your address is not recognized!!!!! what happened??????? I know you read this, so that is why I am contacting you in this way. ;) Take care. To: Chuck Holtz (55) Re: website It is truly awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing. Bombers are the Best! Bomber hugs, -Linda Reining (64) ~ windy and warm in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leslie Jones Engelhard ('76WB) Re: Brad Upton ('74) at the Cloverleaf Hey all you Bombers in Kitsap County! Brad Upton will be here on Friday the 29th, at the Cloverleaf in Bremerton, for two shows! He'll be sharing the mike with John Keister and the Great Cris. There is a really fine write up in the Bremerton Sun (Bravo section, March 21st edition). I've got my reservations!! (We're doing the "dinner show" at 7:30, but there's also a later show at 9:30) Ticket and reservation info is (360) 377-8516. Hope to see all you Kitsap Bombers there! -Leslie Jones Engelhard ('76 - I'm really a wanna be, since I moved during my senior year) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: A 7-year olds' Priorities I mentioned to my 7-year old son that C-Ball started this week, his response was: "Do we still get snacks and juice after the games and will my friends be on the team? Does he have his priorities or what? We got lucky this year, we actually got a coach that works with the kids by showing them what to do, rather than just talking at the them and telling them what to do. We recently moved from one side of town to another, however, that put us on the other side of the boundary line (by one block) for the North Kitsap Little League, they have two leagues; National and American. Last year we were on the National league, all our practice were around town, however, now that my son's on the American league, we now have to commute 17 miles each way to practice, twice a week. It's a little inconvenient, however I don't mind as long as he's having fun. We are actually starting to see spring weather even though we had snow on the 1st day of spring. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: '82 Reunion Committee The class of 82 reunion meeting went well. Thanks Jan Belew Lenkersdorfer (82) for coming! It was nice to see you and hear your ideas! All is coming along well except for the fact that we have not received payment from very many people as of yet. We all understand that August seems like such a long time away, but we have deadlines for making payments that we have to meet to make sure we have all the reservations taken care of. Some of the committee members have paid from their own personal funds to reserve banquet rooms, pay for food and park reservations so we desperately need to have your payment as soon as possible. The leftover funds from the 10 year are gone so we are starting all over. If you know you will be attending please send your packet in along with payment. That way everything will be taken care of and we won't have to bother you with the mailings anymore! We also are taking donations for our reunion. If you can't make it to the reunion, but you would like to help out, this would be a great way to do that. Any donations to the Class of 82 reunion would be greatly appreciated. Please respond by email and we will inform you how you can help. Remember to check the website frequently for updates regarding the reunion. Your Class of 82 Reunion Committee: Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Teresa Dunham Johnson Craig Hall Jil Lytle Smith *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Offspring: David Douglas ('62), Sue Elliott ('62) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Stephen Schraedel ('79) John Jones (Bomber Offspring) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) Re: Columbia Camp I have greatly enjoyed reading the discussions on Columbia Camp. I recall my parents taking us there for picnics, especially on the 4th of July. All these years I've had the impression it was either a POW camp or a Japanese internment camp, so I appreciated being better informed. Re: China Well, it was warming up here in Tianjin. Until they turned the heat off. It's back to flannel pajamas and a quilt on the bed. Wednesday morning it was drizzling when I went out for lunch. But when I left for my 4pm writing class I thought I'd died and gone to Mars. There was a terrific dust storm, and the entire landscape had turned yellowish-pink - very eerie. Speaking of my writing class - I am having them do a research paper this semester (a very short one - I have 60 students), and they must do it on some aspect of American history, personalities or culture. One lady would like to do her paper on American wedding customs and traditions and is having trouble finding information for her research. I have several website URLs to give to her and I can tell her about customs in Hawaii (I'm licensed to perform marriages in Hawaii), but I thought it would be fun (as well as educational) for her to communicate with someone in America who has recently been married (or is planning a wedding). So - anyone out there (over there?) who would be willing to help her? We would both appreciate it. -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin Univ., Tianjin, PR CHINA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan ('62) Re: Class of '62 Reunion To: Class of 1962 If you haven't checked it out yet, the website for our upcoming 40-year reunion website includes reunion details and schedule. The roster has current classmate status and email addresses (if you have information we don't have, please contact John Adkins with your update). To register online, just follow the directions in the 'Registration' page. If you have any questions or problems, contact me. The (paper) flyer will be mailed out by the end of March, and is going to all classmates for whom we have a current street address. See you at the reunion! *NOTE: This website would never have made it online without a TON of help from Jim Yount ('61) - a HUGE thank you to you, Jimbob!!!!! -Sue Elliott Homan ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Spudnut Shops I believe there was a Spudnut shop in Pasco near Sears about a block away from Lewis street. It was there in the '60s and maybe early '70s. I also believe there was one in Kennewick on "Auto Row," or Avenue C, or Columbia Dr., or whatever name they were calling that street back then. It was there in the early '70s. Not absolutely certain, but I think they were both Spudnut shops. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ Kennewick, WA - so close, yet so far from Bomberville. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Lynn Dunton (former Richland teacher) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Had my "spudnut fix" on Saturday and they taste just as good as they always have! Went down to Fullerton to visit with Lynn and Bill Dunton (former Carmichael choir director) and Lynn bought me some Spudnuts. YUM!! YUM!! Had a great visit!!!!! Thanks again, Lynn for the Spudnuts! ;) To: DeeDee Willox Loiseau ('64) Of course the world revolves around Richland!!!! ;) at least the "Bomber" part. LOL and I will be glad to send you some of the heat when it arrives. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - windy, sprinkling, and cold, cold, cold. Last week it was in the 70s and 80s and now we are having temps in the 50s. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Spudnuts! As any good Bomber I love the Spudnuts! There is no better Glazed Donut than a warm (or even cold) Spudnut! I'll admit I don't know if I've ever had a maple bar at the Spudnuts Shop... or even if they make them. For this I apologize if I am wrong. There is a place in the Renton Highlands that makes the most delicious maple bar I've ever tasted! They have a whipped maple icing that is so smooth and not sickly sweet like so many others are. Now don't get me wrong: The Spudnut Shop is still #1 in my book but Chuck's runs a very close 2nd for their maple bars! Now has any Bomber out there ever had them? They are a must if you're going through Renton Highlands! Chuck's is on 128th Renton Highline. So if you're ever there stop and try a maple bar! As for the krispy kremes, they are just hot air! Too Sweet and there is nothing to them. One bite and it's flat! Sorta like Cotton Candy! It looks so fluffy but when you take a pinch it's gone! Well my friends, remember Chuck's if you get that way! Nothing will ever surpass the Spudnut! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stephen Schraedel (79) Re: Another Spudnut recipe I found this recipe for Spudnuts, if any would like to try it... Good luck. -Stephen Schraedel (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Jones (Bomber Offspring) I am writing to let you know that my mother, Karen Ludlow Jones ('55), passed away very unexpectedly on February 18, 2002. She spoke very fondly of her Richland High School days and one of her greatest joys was logging on to the alumni website to see what was happening with everyone. To those who knew her, I thank you for the special role you played in her life. Sincerely, -John Jones (Bomber Offspring) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Char Dossett ('51), Ann Clatworthy ('54) Donna McGregor ('57), Mike Lahrman ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) Bob Grout ('66WB), Ken Staley ('68) Lisa Lysher ('79), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY today: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden (51) The Spudnut Shop in Richland was owned by Laurel Merkley Bell's ('51) husband, Jerry. He and his brother owned it for years. Jerry left the Richland store and he and Laurel opened the one in Pasco. One of their sons operated it for a while. -Char Dossett Holden (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead (54) To: Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) in McLean, VA Hi Vicki, My name is Ann Clatworthy, aka Weyerts (widowed) Hogshead, class of '54. I lived in Richland until we moved to Seattle in 1958. I am now living in Fort Valley, VA and have friends who live in McLean VA, where I understand you live. Would you happen to know the Bill Fowlers? I know it is a long shot, but you never know... To: Jan Booth Platt (54) Jan, What are you up to these days? Do you still play your oboe? Hope you are feeling better. To: Ned Barker ('59) Thanks Ned, for helping me get in touch with your sister Jann. To: Mike Clowes ('54) Thanks for all your regular entries in the Sandstorm. Makes me proud to be a part of '54 and keeps me in touch with the activities around the Richland area. You have helped me get in touch with several friends. To: All Sandstorm contributors and especially Maren Thanks, for your daily contact. I live in the COUNTRY, a 30 minute drive to civilization, which is the small town of Woodstock, VA, founded in 1752. Washington DC is only 80 miles away but we rarely get there. We love it here, we feed a flock of up to 45 wild turkeys, and up to a dozen deer daily in our back yard. While we are very happy here, we would get very lonesome if it were not for e-mail. Yesterday, our little community (which is not on the map) opened our first real post office. What a kick, there must have been 25-30 people there putting up the flag, singing the national anthem and cutting the ribbon. Makes you proud of the Postal Service and their dedication to us all. Please keep up the good work Maren, we all appreciate your wonderful dedication. -Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) ~ Fort Valley, VA where the weather cannot make up it's mind and those wild Tom turkeys now have a bright white plumage on their heads... it's their mating season. Cheers! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) To: Stephen Schraedel ('79) Re: Spudnuts Thanks so much for putting the Spudnut recipe in the Sandstorm. You indicated that there are "other spudnut recipes" out there??!! If anyone knows of any of the other recipes could they please e-mail them to me or put them on the Sandstorm. Here would be better -- maybe others are interested?? [Go to the Alumni Sandstorm website... the URL is at the end of the Sandstorm... scroll down a little bit until you see the RECIPES... Find "Spudnuts" and click. There are THREE Spudnut recipes. -Maren] To: Brad Wear (72) Made another batch of Mrs. Fields Cookies!! Very good! (but I'm getting fat, with cookies and Spudnuts all -- diet city coming up.) It's overcast Espanola, NM, where the headlines are reading "NEW MEXICO BURNING" it's further south from us, but is BAD advertising for a state that relies so much on tourism. We experienced this 2 years ago with the Cerro Grande fire that hit Los Alamos. I was working there at the time. A lot of business was lost. Tourists stayed away. But any news outfit that Headlines that their "state is burning" as a slogan ought do some rethinking. Otherwise - cows are still mooing, and the chickens are still clucking. Re: Recipes This is a cookie that the Spanish ladies make at holiday times: BIZCOCHITOS (Beess-co-chee-toess) rich, spicy, cut-out cookies Preheat oven: 350-F. Baking Time: 10 min. Yield: 5 dozen Freeze well 6 Cups sifted flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 pound lard or butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tsp. anise seed, crushed (I use up to 2 Tbs. The fresher the anise, the stronger) (crush with end of rolling pin, spoon, or knife handle, etc. whatever works for you) 2 eggs 1/4 cup, or more, brandy (sherry can be substituted) 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbs. cinnamon ---------------------------------------------------- 1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. 2. Cream shortening with sugar and anise seed. (Electric mixer may be used.) Beat eggs until light and fluffy, add to the creamed mixture. Add flour mixture and brandy (alternately) and mix until well blended. Use only enough brandy to form a stiff dough. 3. Knead slightly and pat or roll to 1/4 inch thick. (I use 2 sticks that are 1/4" thick. The LARGE paint stirring sticks are perfect, for example, and roll the dough between them, making a "slab") Dough should be of a consistency so that you don't have to to flour the board or table. Cut in desired shapes - fleur de lis shape is traditional, but I have used cookie cutters, but mostly cut the dough into diamond shapes because it is quicker. 4. Dip or dust the tops with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbs. cinnamon. Bake 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Ah, yes! Those air-bake pans work marvelously. Enjoy!! You can refrigerate the dough for later baking. Just remember to take it out in time for it to become close to room temperature. Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) in I-think-it's-gonna-snow Espanola, NM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman (63) Does anyone know, or did any of you Bombers help open the first Spudnut in the Tri-Cities? To: Nester Wise ('63) Nester, Where are you? Drop me a line. -Mike Lahrman (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I heard that Nester will be off line for a while. He'll let us know his new address when he comes back. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Spudnut vs krispy kreme Well, I finally had my first taste of krispy kreme today. What a disappointment! Very sweet and otherwise tasteless. Our church did a fund-raising project selling krispy kremes and they left our Sunday school class a small box of them. One of the gals in class is from South Carolina and just recently moved here. She has NEVER tasted a spudnut, but is familiar with krispy kremes. I promised to call her this week and take her to the Spudnut shop. What a great excuse to go there! As if I needed an excuse. Richland's not THAT far from Burbank. I'll be sure to report her response to Spudnuts next week. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA getting a little warmer, thank God! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 Once again I am trying to get caught up reading the Sandstorm and I am almost there. I have been in Hot Springs, AR for the last month with my husband and will be here until the end of April. (Any Bombers here?) >From here I will go back to Phoenix, AZ to soak up some sun for a few weeks before heading up to the Cool Desert Nights and the R2K+2. I will be lucky enough to stay "home" for about 3 months while hubby is working in Lakeview, Oregon. Has asked me if I was sure I would rather go to Richland then to go with him to Lakeview for 3 months. No contest. Richland, here I come. Re: "Staying Put" My parents moved into the "H" house on Delafield in October of 1946. My Father passed away in November of 1987 and Mom passed away in December of 1993. They would still be there if they were still alive. Actually, they still are there, they just moved to Einan's Funeral Home. They loved Richland and would never have moved. When they came out from New York, they rented a house on Douglas where I was born in 1946. It was wonderful not only living in the same city all your life, but the same house since before your first birthday, and best of all, that city being Richland. Richland will always be my home, no matter where I live. Re: Bermuda Shorts Short shorts, Daisy Dukes. I think I wore short shorts more than Bermuda shorts. Also, the mini skirt was one of my favorites. Remember those? Re: Swamp Coolers I can't remember not having air conditioning. I do remember pouring water from a pitcher in the one that we had. Then we had our hose hooked up to it to put water in it from outside. I also remember shoveling coal into the furnace from the coal bin to keep warm before we had electric baseboard heaters put in. I remember not having TV. How did we ever get along without it? Happy Easter to all of Bomberland. Don't eat too many eggs. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 ~ Temporarily from Hot Springs, AR where it is far from HOT. Goes from 26 at night to the high 60s during the day after it stopped raining for 5 days and nights straight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) To: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Bomber Mania Got your message. Went to school with Phil Neil. Gary, how long was Neil a Basketball coach for Richland High? -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley (68) Re: "Spuds" and Kennewick To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Can't answer for Pasco, Dennis, but there was a Spudnut Shop in Kennewick YEARS and YEARS ago on Kennewick Ave. It was run, at the time, by my uncle, his wife, his sister, and my Grandmother. My uncle was one of the primary 'bakers' in the place, but the potato four aggravated his emphazima and they eventually had to quit. My memories are vague here, as it happened in the VERY early 50s. I can't recall that it lasted much after they left though. -Ken Staley (68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) Re: 1956? Tri-City Booklet I thought I would attempt to put this in the Sandstorm in hopes that someone might possibly have a copy of this booklet. I am trying to locate a copy of what was called, I believe, "The Tri-City Information Booklet" possibly published in 1956? On July 5th of 1956 there was a picture taken of my grandparents' home in Richland that was used in a booklet of information on different government houses in the Richland area. The picture showed a white ranch house with my grandfather sitting in a front yard chair. In this picture was a white wagon wheel in the corner of the yard and a rock fountain next to him. My understanding is this booklet was to welcome families moving to the Richland area and could see the different government homes that were built. The booklet also featured the Richland swimming pool? and a diver? I believe by the High School. If anyone might have a extra copy that they may have kept from those times I would love to get one or make a copy of it to pass on to his great-granddaughter for our family history here in Richland. If anyone may have information or know of one please send me an e-mail at or my father, Wayne Lysher. Thanks. -Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis (82) To: Karen Davis Shaeffer (76) I'm sure that's not how to spell your last name. I sat here for about five minutes trying to figure it out. Anyway~ Just wanted to wish my big sis a Happy birthday! Thanks for the Gonzaga shirt. I planned on wearing it to work on the Friday after their game. I guess I don't have enough Bulldog pride to do that. Maybe next year. Happy Birthday, Karen. Lots of Love, -Jumbo Davis (82) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) David L. Watts ~ Class of 1956 ~ 8/11/38 - 3/20/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Paul Phillips ('49), Wally Erickson ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Ginger Rose ('55) Barbara Sharp ('62), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Betty Noble ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Mike Dodson ('65), Frank Trent ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) The last time I wrote in I mentioned that I had seen classmate Bob Howard ('49)... he isn't on line so I would like to pass on a little story he told me. Before he retired he owned a appliance store in Riverside, CA. One Friday afternoon a women called and needed her washer fixed and was desperate. He told her everybody had gone home and they didn't work on Saturday. She persisted and he recognized her as a customer and agreed to come out. She said she sorry but her husband was going to a reunion in some P_ Dunk town in Washington (now don't get ahead of me). After Bob fixed the washer they were talking and you guessed it P_Dunk was Richland and husband was Bob Lyall ('49). Now for the coincidence: When I was in Alumni Sandstorm for 1st time and said I was from Snohomish I got an E-Mail from a guy in La Fayette, AR asking if I knew some one here (I didn't) and he said maybe you know my brother he was in your class, Bob Lyall. What is with this Bob Lyall stuff??? He was Don Lyall ('52) and he will be to his 50th this year if anyone would like to know!!!! [8/8-9-10/2002] To: Cliff Judd ('49) Do you still have that wavy hair? People always ask me if I'm still a red head and the answer is yes. NO HAIR... just a red head. I always thought that some day you be banished to an island. It was nice that I got several emails from people, half of which I have never met. Some asking me what I was doing up at 4 am. Well I'm doing it again only I'm running a little late it is 5am. I only sleep every other night. I don't know why but not tired and not sleepy. What the hell good is a pacemaker anyway if you can't give it a workout? Well I'm going to sign off, and go have a cig. -Paul Phillips ('49) ~ Snohomish, WA - where spring is sprung. I know because the frogs are croaking for the 1st time tonight.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson (53) Re: Easter memories To: All Bombers I have some great memories of Easter when I was a kid. Our Mother would help my sister and me dye and decorate the eggs. I remember her boiling eggs, and using vinegar so the dye would show up better on the eggs. We tried some of the decals that came with the easter dye, but couldn't make it show like we wanted. I still remember places where I would hide the eggs for my sister, Sue ('59). My favorite hiding spot was in the dragon ash tray that my sister's husband has now. Our Mom collected antiques, so we weren't allowed to hide eggs in any antiques. Those were good memories and fun times. We went, all dressed up, to Central United Protestant church every Easter. I remember the church being filled with lots of Easter lilies and the smell in the air. I have great memories of Mr. and Mrs. Webster (Ken ('55) and Vivia's ('53) parents) singing in the choir; Mr. Ken Webster Sr. (RIP) sang solo during Easter many times. When I think of those times, it really warms my soul and heart. Other memories I have of Easter time, is when I was managing for Mayfair Markets in the Seattle area. The stores would have easter egg hunts inside the store sales area (hoping nothing would get broken). This was when stores were not open 24 hours. The store was closed during the egg hunt. We would separate the age groups with shopping carts and explain to the parents the rules before the kids went in. There were two age groups; (1) 3 to 6 years old and (2) 7 to 10 years old, a few older. The prize eggs were wrapped in aluminum foil. The prizes were very large easter baskets with all the goodies, chocolate bunnies, etc. This was a huge success for the stores, because there would be up to a hundred kids showing up for this event. The parents loved it as well as the kids, but I can tell you the manager was glad when it was over. The store was opened shortly afterwards. Another event I remember was giving away baby chicks to the kids before Easter. You wouldn't dare do anything like that today. You wouldn't even consider it. One year the chicks were colored. This was done twice in the late 60s. Please don't send me hate email on this, it wasn't my idea. I'm just sharing what some of the ideas for marketing were in the late 60s and early 70s in supermarkets. Now the stores have coloring contest which work very well. We would hang every colored sheet up throughout the store for everyone to see. The sheets had the kids' name, address and age. They were also separated according to their age, and prizes were given to the best three colorings of each age group. Some of them were so good, you would think maybe their parents did it for them. You can see why the grocery business was fun and challenging in those days. These are some of my memories of Easter as I look back - great times. HAPPY EASTER everyone. -Wally Erickson (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Ann Clatworthy ('54) Thanks, and sorry for all the bad jokes in e-mail To: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Over stated bad news reporting is no longer an uncommon thing. Seems that the largest city in any state happens to have competing media outlets who MUST out-do one another. And this exaggeration gets picked up by the national media and really blown out of proportion. But look on the bright side, in Espanola, NM you are just minutes away from the "city different". Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ it's chilly and sunny in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed ('55) Re: Karen Ludlow Jones ('55RIP) To: John Jones (Bomber Offspring) John, I am sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I knew her during our high school years and e-mailed her once of twice after getting in contact with her through the Sandstorm site. She was very proud of you and I know you will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Ginger Rose Reed ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Sharp Porter ('62) Re: Lost (?) classmate Friend Jim Anderson and I are looking for a lost classmate Pam Swain ('6l). Jim said he dated her a few times (really!!!!) and Pam and I were close friends during Jr. High at Carmichael. Any of our old friends know where Pam is? Get in touch please.. -Barbara Sharp Porter ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Entry from Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) The Swamp Cooler and the Coal Furnace brought back many memories of our "B" house on Benham. (1944-1956) Sometime in the 50s my parents bought a Stoker. It was a novelty and got much attention from friends and neighbors. It was wonderful, especially during the night ~ Dad didn't have to keep going downstairs to put coal in the furnace. The Stoker automatically did it. The Clinkers (fused, stony matter) were taken out with tongs every few days and put in a metal garbage can. I remember the coal delivery days ~ along with other neighborhood kids, we'd watch the coal come down the basement through the window to the coal bin ~ didn't take much to entertain us! Remember the day that TV was supposed to be connected into Richland? Some of us went to Karen Fowler's ('62) house, as they bought a TV for the big day. We brought goodies and were glued to that set. We waited and waited for a very long time, until it was finally announced on the radio that the connection was just not happening. It was days before it came in and even longer for it to become clear enough to watch. Much later, I remember walking home from Lewis and Clark and seeing a TV Antenna on our house. A great surprise for my sister, Ruthann ('58) and me! Fun Memories. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA Sunny, spring day ~ five days ago I had 10" of snow on my deck. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Belated Happy Birthday to Lynn Dunton!! Thank you for the many wonderful childhood memories. I look forward to a visit with you and Bill and am working on coming some time this summer or early fall. To: Nester Wise ('63) Now we know where you've been. You won't be reading this for a while but you will be getting a surprise phone call in the next few days. I am in Richland helping my son move and haven't had time to contact my hometown friends. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ~ Currently in Richland and enjoying the sunshine. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Re: swamp coolers We lived in a ranch house on Elm Street and my dad wouldn't get one (his attitude was if he could work out in the heat, we could live inside in the heat), so my mom would take those soaker hoses and drape them over the roof and the water would run day and night trying to cool off the attic and that way make the house cooler... let me tell you, it didn't work, but think it made her feel better!!! Either that, or she was trying to force my dad to buy the cooler and save money on the water bill! *LOL* She finally did get a swamp cooler, the year before they divorced... she put it in the laundry room and it kept that area and the kitchen nice and cool. ;) Re: shorts I remember bermuda shorts; do you remember cut- offs? Think I wore those more than I did shorts. I even remember wearing them in the winter with a sweatshirt to keep warm. Yeah right... with legs hanging out, how warm could we be???????? *LOL* But, hey, at least I couldn't get yelled at for going outside without a jacket. ;) Re: shoveling coal We had a furnace in the utility room and we burned presto logs. Re: TV We didn't get one of those till I was 9 and am not sure I would survive without one, now (unless of course, I am sitting in front of a slot machine). *LOL* Do you remember American Bandstand? I practically ran all the way home from Spalding to watch it... school ended at 3:15 and Bandstand started at 3:30 and lasted till 4:30... always liked watching Kenny and Arlene and the other "regulars", too. Do you remember Teen Beat? It would always have an article in there about "Bandstand" that was written by one of the "regulars" on that show. Re: Easter It's fast approaching and this week the grandkids will be dyeing their eggs. I have a very good friend whose family owns an egg ranch (Farmer John Eggs), and she is bringing me about 4 dozen mini eggs for dyeing... much easier for the little ones to handle... they are Banty eggs and are only sold to bakeries and restaurants, but if I remember to ask, I can get those. ;) course, makes it a little harder to find them... they seem to disappear amongst the flowers. ;) The kids are out of school this week for spring break, but maw maw doesn't get a break... I will still be watching them all week, just longer hours... not really complaining, though, as they are my reason for getting up and facing whatever life hands me on any given day... they also help to keep me young, maybe not in body, but at least in spirit. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - rained during the night; think it will get to about 60 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Dodson ('65) Re: Bob Keplinger ('64RIP) Bob passed away last Friday after complications from surgery the previous day. I have known Bob for many years as our families used to hunt together, as well as do social things. Bob served in Viet Nam and was shot in action, he received a Purple Heart from our military, as well as a Silver Star from the Viet Nam government for his courage. He was living in Georgia with his wife Karla and had decided to undergo elective surgery to do some repair on the war injury as well as another procedure. It is my understanding that the surgery went well, however, he stopped breathing in the recovery room and they didn't pick up on it until he had suffered massive brain damage. He passed away the next day. There was a memorial held in Georgia on 3/25 and he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Over the last decade, Bob had worked on numerous projects to resolve MIAs from Viet Nam. My personal experience with Bob was that if you were his friend, and he had many, that was a very good thing, get on the other side and you better give it some thought. All in all, a good guy. His father Bill Keplinger and sister Judy Keplinger ('58) live in Richland. -Mike Dodson ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [1964's Memorial page for Bob Keplinger] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent ('72) Re: Dave Watts ('56RIP) I'm very sorry to hear about Dave's passing. It was with Dave's help that I was able to enter the Sheet metal Workers Union back in 1979. My sincere condolences to all of the Watts family. ***************** Late last week I received an e-mail from a Lady Bomber (50s), who lives in Virginia (?). She responded to my Sandstorm entry about Gus Keeney's ('57) father, Ray. I'm sorry to have not written back, but I lost your e-mail address. Please write back ... I'll be more diligent about answering next time. -Frank Trent ('72) ~ Browns Point, WA (aka "The Garden of Weeden)... where you'll find me digging up my yard. I seem to have adopted 2 dozen David Austin rose bushes. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) A happy 44th birthday to little sis, Karen! Thanks for the Gonzaga shirt (losers!) You even had the right amount of X's!!! Have a happy day - love ya. Mike PS You're old! Was your first pet a dinosaur? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) To: Frank Trent ('72) Re: Dave Edgar ('56WB) Hi Frank, I'm writing you via the Alumni Sandstorm since I couldn't reply to your email that you sent. There was an inbound failure in the email you sent, we were able to salvage your message, however, I was unable to read your email address. (do not put: mailto in front of my email address) Yes, I am related to Dave Edgar... he is my father and you are right, he was a chopper pilot in the Army as well as Vietnam. Please email me and I'll be happy to forward your email to him. Have a great day! -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [NOTE about "mailto:" -- this is NOT part of any email address... I put that before the email address because that will make a "hot link" for you to click in case you want to send a note to anyone. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald Lillian Southam Rogers ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 3/16/02 Bob Keplinger ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 3/22/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 Bomber Dad today: Carol Black ('48), Ray Gillette ('49) Connie Madron ('60), Larry Mattingly ('60) Annette Hall ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Jamie Worley ('64), Valerie Bosch ('72) Tim Lippert ('79), Jil Lytle ('82) James Minor (Bomber Dad) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Google Maren: I just had to tell you what I read in last Sunday's Parade Magazine from either the Seattle Times or Eastside Journal. It was headlined: SITES YOU'LL LIKE Google is the best search engine on the Web. One of its features is Google's Image Search - provides the easiest and most comprehensive way to find pictures of everything from french fries to French bulldogs. You are way ahead of the curve. How do you do it?? -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sure, I use - at the top of the page WEB - IMAGES - GROUPS - DIRECTORY -- and WEB is highlighted and I type in whatever I'm looking for. I've never clicked IMAGES before. It's great. I typed "Pepsi" and it found so many Pepsi pictures! ONE of them had "5 cents" on the label... Anybody remember: "Pepsi Cola hits the spot... 12 full ounces, that's a lot... twice as much for a nickel, too.. Pepsi Cola is the drink for you." I was on key, too. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) To: Paul Phillips ('49) Well, Paul, I must say that I am surprised when you say that you have no hair. I still picture you as being the "outstanding" boxing team member of the class of 1949. One of the great things about my daily perusal of the Alumni Sandstorm is observing that old Bombers are located all over the world. Have enjoyed hearing about Bob Howard, Cliff Judd and the Lyall brothers among others. Not surprised, however, that you are on line at 0500 hours. Reminds me of the other day when I was up in the wee hours doing a minor task of maintenance on the 1949 class website. When finished I thought I would send an email to Maren to tell her that I had completed the task. Thinking she would be reading it the next day as it was about four a.m. My surprise was that not five minutes later I had a reply telling me "You've got Mail!!" It was indeed, Maren Smyth (64), sending me a response. So, it is true, folks, she stays up half the night sometimes doing her preparations for the Alumni Sandstorm. Kudos (again) to Maren. -Ray Gillette ('49) ~ Phoenix, AZ - where our drought is continuing but the days are beautiful (mid seventies) at the moment. Soon the heat will be upon us.... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Connie Madron Hall ('60) Re: Classic Car Club Would appreciate hearing from a reader who can put me in touch with the Classic Car Club in the Tri- Cities. I'll have one to sell in April. Thanks. -Connie Madron Hall ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Puget Sound area Alums We have a number of general admission tickets left for the opening night of the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball team. This is Friday night April 12. We will present a full pyro-musical fireworks display immediately after the game that night. Please contact me direct for these tickets. The tickets are free while they last, with my compliments. Came in off of nearly a week-long road trip last night and caught up on the Sandstorm. My deepest sympathy to Gus ('57), Missy ('59), Patti ('63), and Jack ('65) Keeney on the loss of their father. I met him a couple of times when Gus and I shared an apartment many years ago. All I can clearly remember now is his cheerful greeting when Gus introduced me. He had a good life. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Tacoma, WA - where it was 60 today in bright sun. My Lilacs were just waiting for it and went from buds to small leaves in one day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) Re: Spudnuts When I worked in Pasco, early 70s Jerry [Bell], or his son's place, was a Spudnut shop that was across the street from the police station on Clark. Went in there one day and Jerry, who was there making Spudnuts, made an example of me growing up on Spudnuts, showing all the cops in there that the Spudnuts were not all that fattening. I had not seen him since high school. Was neat. -Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) I'm sittin' here listening to the soundtrack from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", and track number two is "Big Rock Candy Mountain". So I'm thinking to myself, wasn't that the theme song for Bert Wells? He was a kinda Al Gore acting guy, who hosted a kids' show on KEPR-TV. It was wedged in between Uncle Jimmy Nolan, the kid's buddy at 5:00pm and Jim Nolan the news Anchor at 6:00pm. Same guy, but he seemed to get an awful lot smarter during that half hour break. Or so he'd have us believe. Kinda like having Dan Rather take off the Propeller Hat and fake teeth, to tell us who's the enemy. Before there was Bert Wells, there was some hairball named Montana Tom. He was a poor man's imitation of Hopalong Cassidy, as I recall he too dressed in black. I actually shook Montana Tom's hand one Saturday morning, Uptown by Parker's Hardware. He had "Dragon Breath", which I sometime later realized was the result of a mixture of Chesterfields and cheap bourbon. Probably in relatively equal parts. I found this out, 'cause someone's Dad saw him in the "Green Dairy" on the Parkway, where we all went to get our Liquor Cards. He scored a couple of pints, and rode off into the sunset, and the rest is history. We thought about the Eagle Patrol of Troop 38 going on his show, to gain some "exposure". We weren't exactly a Saturday Evening Post cover Boy Scout Troop. If we'd gone on the show, Bert or Montana Tom, would have asked Pook or Maulsby to tie a square knot or display some other Boy Scout craft. They'd have had to settle on Chico or Francis Kendall firing up their Zippo on side of their jeans to light up a Pall Mall. We also were very adept at all kinds of card games, climbing trees, building rafts and eating out of cans. Not the kind of wilderness skills that would translate well on a 21 inch black and white Silvertone, with rabbit ears. Keep tuned, there's still America's Most Wanted, a 3:00am infomercial for Kenny Wright and Oprah's special on Beano. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Easter I remember getting those little fuzzy chicks and bunnies in our Easter baskets. For years, I tried to find them to no avail. However, in recent years, Micheal's has carried them. It's funny the things that impress us as children. Being raised Catholic in a time when women had to wear hats to church, we always got new ones for Easter. Usually new dresses and shoes too. I still love getting new clothes, but I HATE hats to this day. When my children were young, we found those shrink wraps for the eggs and would color half and shrink-wrap half. I confess, I still like watching those shrink around the egg. Re: Coal Furnace I remember watching the coal being dumped into the bin. Later, after we got electric hear, the coal bin became my brother's hide-a-way, where he hung out and took apart anything and everything he could find. We lived in a "B" house, and I liked to play under the stairs. Guess we were weird, even as kids! Re: TV I think we got TV when I was 9 or 10. I used to pretend to be sick so I could stay home from school and watch TV. They had game shows on during the day. I especially loved Concentration and later Password. Mom always said if we were sick, we couldn't go out. No problem: the TV was IN. I don't think she figured out, but maybe she just let me think that. Re: Shorts & Mini Skirts I remember Bermuda shorts, but I loved the cut offs. I liked the mini-skirts too, but remember when we had to kneel on the floor and if our skirt didn't reach the floor, we were sent home. Since I HATED school, being sent home was a great punishment. *LOL* -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Robert B. Keplinger ATLANTA -- Robert B. Keplinger, 56, died Friday at the VA Hospital in Atlanta. He was born in Steamboat Springs, CO, and lived in the Tri-Cities from 1951 to 1966. He was a commercial Realtor. South Care Memorial Chapel, Smyrna, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Tri-City Herald URL -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jamie Worley ('64) Re: Bob Keplinger ('64RIP) I wanted to write a little story about Bob Keplinger. It is so Bob. In about 1954-55 my little brother Larry ('69) came into our house crying. He told my mother that Bobby Keplinger had kicked him. Well, my Mom could not let her perfect little son be kicked so out the door she went looking for Bobby. She found Bob playing in the field across the street from our house. She asked Bobby if he had kicked Larry. Bobby replied, "Yes, I did Mrs. Worley. Larry threw a rock and hit me so I kicked him right in the ass." My mother was so shocked at Bob's honesty, his forthright answer and his language that all she could say was "well, thank you very much Bobby." We've laughed about that incident for years. Bob, I will miss you so. -Jamie Worley ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Valerie Bosch Downs '72 Re: Benham Street Though I have not lived in Richland for many many years, I still go there occasionally to visit family and have to drive past our "A" house on Benham. How come the streets look so narrow now and the drive from home to Lewis and Clark is half as long as it seemed when we were walking it? I have wonderful memories of Richland. Interestingly enough I had contact with a friend (via email) from a place in Oak Ridge, TN and he began talking to me about their town and nuclear reactors and lo and behold lived on a "B" house there. I guess there are more than one "Richland" set up during those days. As we shared memories of bomb drills and being sent to the hallways during the same to put our heads to the wall and our arms over our heads, he remembers the same things when the air raid drills sounded thru school. Does anyone else remember those days? -Valerie Bosch Downs '72 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Lippert ('79) Hi, I've been reading about some other Spudnut shops having been in the Tri-Cities and just happened upon this page the other day. I don't remember seeing this in the Alumni Sandstorm so I'll send it along. -Tim Lippert ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Just want to send my condolences to Lisa Ulrich ('83). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this painful time. -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Minor (Bomber Dad) Re: Spudnut Shop If you get to the Richland Spudnut Shop the Spudnut's origin is given on the back of the menu. In 1948 Barlow Ghirado and Jerry Bell bought a Spudnut franchise and 100 sacks of Spudnut flour for $50. They started their shop (primarily wholesale) at the Richland Y. When highway 240 was built they moved the shop to Uptown Richland. Barlow Ghirado's daughter, Val Ghirado Driver ('72) now runs the shop. Under her management, the shop has been enlarged, the front redecorated, and flowers grown in front. I know of no other location that so fulfills the original "coffee shop" designation. -James Minor (Bomber Dad) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Gary May ('58WB), Carole Wickstrom ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Mary Ray ('61) David Douglas ('62), Donna Nelson ('63) Mike Lahrman ('63), Carol Converse (64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) Elaine Thomas ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary May ('58) Re: Back on line Hi to all. Pueter and I simply were not getting along but will continue to TRY. =:0) Can anyone help me get back in touch with Carol Ann Powell Olson ('58)? Since pueter was down for so long (over two months) lost contact and would like to yak with her if I can. Carol, if you see this hi and please let me know how I might get back in touch with you. Bomber cheers. Gary. P.S. Went to and sincerely enjoyed a quick get together in Fife, WA with many of the old crew from Richland. From class member of the '48 through '60 classes were there and it was really great. To all: It was great to see you. Take care and Bomber Cheers. -Gary May ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carole Wickstrom Tadlock ('59) Linda Neeley Quillen ('59) passed away 3/25/02. Her funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 at Einan's. -Carole Wickstrom Tadlock ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Easter Richland always seemed to be fun at Easter time. The weather was always warm from what I can remember. All the spring dresses we're like an announcement the cold winter was over. One of my most fond memories of Easter Sunday was getting up at 3:00 a.m. to go to Flat Top for Easter Sunrise service a couple of times. As the sun rose the beauty of the desert glowed with the sun showing all the signs of spring. Good service and the warmth of the people all made for a good time to be with God. Wonder if the Cross on top of flat top is the original one put up or if it has been replaced? One of the other fun times in the spring time usually by Easter was when the robins came home to Richland. The following link talks about Robins. It doesn't say who wrote it but it is a beautiful prayer at Easter time. The Legend Of The First Robin. May Gods Blessings be with Everyone Happy Easter -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA The robins have arrived but the cold winds do not feel like spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee (61) Re: Thanks to Carol Black Foster (48) for letting us know about the images available on Google Search Engine. I found a few that I needed for the Yesteryears Revisited category on my site at A mushroom cloud was one of them. While searching through the images, I came across a site that may be of interest. I didn't have a lot of time to spend on it today, but will go back. It looked very interesting. Lots of information about the Manhattan Project and Richland. There are 100 photos of Hanford and Richland. The URL is I really enjoy doing the Yesteryears Revisited section of my site. Learning a lot about history that I missed in class due to daydreaming, writing notes, and lack of interest. We seem to appreciate things so much more as we get older. If I can get all the things done on this category that I envision, I may spin off and just do a history site. It depends on how much interest it generates and my time. Once done, I am thinking it will take less maintenance than what I am doing now. I hope to have more info up this week. Put the year 1956 up a few weeks ago. -Mary Ray Henslee (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) Re: Television We got our first TV during the summer of 1958 (only one station at that time). I was so fascinated I watched it from sign-on in the morning to the closing prayer and national anthem (with jets) when it signed off (and then watched the test pattern for a while). Soap operas and all. In the afternoon was a local program (broadcast over the Yakima-Richland-Walla Walla network the station belonged to) for homemakers. The hostess had a recipe contest. I'd gotten a recipe from our eighth grade math teacher (Carmichael) for "Waldorf Chocolate Cake" (one of those urban legends) supposedly created by a chef at the Waldorf Hotel - it uses Miracle Whip instead of eggs, etc. Well, having nothing better to do, I mailed it in. And won. The prize was to get to make the recipe on the program. The show originated at the Yakima station, so my dad took off work and drove me up there. We had lunch at a fancy restaurant with the hostess (the cake for dessert came with sparklers, I remember), then had a tour of the TV station before air time. I even got a "fan" phone call during the show, they told me. I still have the Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook (it tells how to make sandwiches...) I also received (with the hostess' autographed picture), packed away somewhere in Hawaii. *Sigh* No VCRs back then... (Which may be just as well.) However - my second claim to fame: I am going to get a DVD of the movie I got to be in here in China. (Okay, it was only two scenes, but it was a speaking part! Which is my revenge on whoever wrote the class prophecy about me my senior year...) -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, PR China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff (63) To: Deedee Willox Hodge ('64) A coal furnace in an "F" house took forever to power up and heat the whole house. After my Dad stoked it in the morning and left for Hanford, Mom would turn the oven on and lay our clothes on the oven door to warm them up. The day before the coal was dumped through a window to the basement coal bin, my Dad had to insert boards into a groove from just above floor level to the ceiling. He'd shovel from the opening at the bottom into a bucket and carry coal to the furnace. It was exciting and noisy to hear the coal drop into the basement bin. I think all GI homes had those bins. We played house in it when it was empty. I have about 3 of those wood grates that lay over the heat vents that I want to make into a coffee table. Still trying to figure out how... and those nice wood floors my parents covered with carpet... For awhile, my sisters and parents had ropes in the bedrooms in case of fire. We had a hangman's knot that we were supposed to slip under the GI bedpost and get out the window if the stairs were on fire. Eventually the windows were painted shut and we couldn't open them... and we got a central heat and air conditioner. and to Deedee again... Lucky You. We had to stay upstairs when we were sick. I stilled played a lot of hooky. My Dad built our first TV set. I remember sitting at the top of the basement stairs and seeing Superman broadcast on this tube in the basement. It had tons of little wires on the underneath side and it was sitting on a work bench next to the coal bin. -Donna Nelson Duff (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) Happy birthday Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) and Lynn Dunton. Does anyone know how to get a hold of Lloyd West or Alan Campbell from class of '63? -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Valerie Bosch Downs (72) I had to laugh when you were talking about the streets in Richland seeming to be smaller. I feel that way myself whenever I drive down them now. I lived fairly close to you guys on Benham - a friend of your brother, Jerry ('64). If I remember right, your "A" house was right next to my "B" house. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - The sun is shining and it's suppose to get warmer. I think Spring is finally here!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Google - I have used that site for a long time and never realized that at the top there was "Web, Images, Groups, Directory"... I spent an hour playing with that... My Grandsons in Phoenix love certain cartoon characters and want shirts that have characters on them... I print them out and iron them on shirts for them... There are also coloring pictures that I print out for them... My 5 year old Grandson draws a picture and colors it, gives it to me, I scan in on to a floppy and then print it out on transfer paper and iron it on a shirt for him... He is so proud wearing the shirts that he and Grandma made. Re: TV The first TV that came out was black and white, of course, but does anyone remember the sheet of saran wrap that was green on the bottom and blue on the top that we used to put over the screen to make it "color TV"?? It seems that maybe it was red in the middle... I'm not sure.. Re: Shorts, Daisy Dukes, Cut Offs What about the Peddle Pushers?? They are coming back... or are they back already?? Re: Easter To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Yes, Deedee, I remember those little fuzzy chicks... I also remember getting real live chicks that were dyed to the pastel colors of Easter... I was going through pictures a month or so ago and found our Easter pictures from years ago... Mom made my Easter dress every year... She made "Mother Daughter" dresses... How lucky I was... I think any Mother that sewed back then, did that. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Still in Hot Springs, AR where it has warmed up to 46 and the thunderstorms have taken a break until the weekend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Easter Hats & Dresses Yes Deedee, I remember the new dresses and shoes and Hats! (I hate hats too). My poor Dad had 3 girls and my Mom to dress at Easter! *LOL* I'm sure it took a whole pay check to get them! But oh we were dressed pretty! He called us His Harem! Re: TV Seems like we all must have been 9 years old when we got our first TV. I remember when we first got ours. It was summer of 1958 and we were told that we had a surprise when we got home from my grand parents. My Aunt spilled the beans! She told us it was something to see Howdy Doodie on! Well DUH! TV! It was a blond cabinet Zenith! Re: Mini Skirts Yes Sister Superior would make you kneel down and if your skirt didn't touch the floor you either had to unroll it of you went home to take the hem out! I use to roll mine, Mom wouldn't let me hem it! To: James Minor (Bomber Dad) Are you Ann Minor's ('70) Dad? If so, please tell her Pam said Hi. Ann and I use to work together in Omak at Mid Valley Hospital. In fact when she got married, she used my wedding glasses, with "Pam and Jerry" on them! *LOL* I remember her Black and White! Back then that was very different! We had a great time working together! Please give you my best! Happy Easter to all my Bomber Family! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Thorp, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Elaine Thomas Boots (77) Re: Bomber info To: Bomber alumni any info on Marching band or choir info Recent thanks -Elaine Thomas Boots (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Linda Neeley Quillen ~ Class of 1959 ~ 8/31/41 - 3/25/02 Robert Keplinger ~ Class of 1964 ~ 3/12/46 - 3/22/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Anita Hughes ('52) Lea Branum ('55), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Donna Fredette ('65) Anonymous ('68), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian Johnson ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Crow ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** Saturday ~ 03/30 ~ 11:45am ~ Oly Bombers Lunch The Key, Olympia, WA ~ Email Leo Webb ('63) for directions ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) To: Fife lunch group Great pics. Enjoyed them. Good group of youngsters. Was the film a red tint or was it freely flowing wine that gave you all the rosy blush? -Richard "Dick" Roberts (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan (52) Re: thank you To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Thank you for the beautiful website link about the Robin. It made my day today, and I sent it on to many people. I wish you all a wonderful Easter. -Anita Hughes Hogan (52) ~ where it is spring in Siskiyou County of northern CA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Thanks Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) for the beautiful web site. I loved it! My youngest daughter was born in April 1969 and there seemed to be robins a million times over that spring. That is how my daughter got her name Robyn. Also thanks to Carol Black Foster (49) for the I have been searching for some child safety information for my grandchildren. I found a lot of information to help remind my grandchildren of strangers and how to protect them selves from getting into the strangers web of control. Thanks for sharing all of the information and web sites that everyone sends to the Alumni Sandstorm. It is the most wonderful way to communicate with a great bunch of BOMBERS! Have a wonderful Easter weekend and keep safe. -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: "color" TV Yes, I remember those screens and they were red in the middle. I remember when Jo Conrad's ('65) dad had the first TV on the block... he had one of those screens. Re: Pedal Pushers They are "here" in CA... course, now they are calling them "clam diggers". ;) Re: Easter hats, dresses, shoes My very first Easter hat that I can remember was when I was about 6 or 7 and Lynn Dunton made it... it was white with "flowers" and ribbons on the brim... I loved that hat! I always wore hats to church, the "bigger the better"... especially the straw ones with the large, floppy brims... would always buy new ones every Easter. My mom also made us matching Easter dresses, or suits... she didn't have a sewing machine, so they were all done by hand... the suits were lined. As for the shoes... anyone remember the "bunny" shoes... am not sure that is really what they were called, but they were white, had closed toes, had a strap down the center, with "cut-outs" on either side, and had a strap across the instep. Remember white bucks? I think I got my first pair at Gallenkamp's... remember the scrub brush that was used to clean them? I think they had a pink sole, too. How about the wedge saddle oxford? The soles were narrower than the regular saddle oxford and they came in brown/tan and black/white... saw a gal wearing those the other day... she was close to my age, and was tempted to ask her where she got them. ;) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) The poem about the First Robin was a good one. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we're getting warmer; supposed to be 84 Easter. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Birthday Boys (3/29/02) Happy Birthday Brian Johnson and Gary Crow (both '65). I've told so many stories about you two, I think I may have run out... But I never get tired of wishing you all the best always!!!!!!!!! Have a great day and a wonderful year! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) I remember Easter as well, and it was always so much fun dreaming of the new shoes we were going to buy and the new dresses and new hats (I love hats, always have) to wear to church on Easter morning! Thank you by the way to Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) for your memories and especially that wonderful poem about the Robin. It brought tears to my eyes! Also on Easter morning it was so exciting because we could look for our Easter basket which was always hidden (somewhere easy) and mine was purple and yellow, my sister Stephanie's ('69) was yellow and pink and my sister Bonnie's was a smaller basket (but it always had as much candy as ours!)... of course we had to count everything just like Halloween!! My brother Greg's had as much too!! We were all so fortunate to have parents that did everything they could to make the special holidays so happy, and we were so lucky to be raised in the church. Hi Chip and Donna! Thank you Maren for this wonderful Sandstorm that I so look forward to every day as I am house-bound now with an L&I and will not be driving for awhile. You have done and are doing a super job. You know I remember when I came to Richland and went back to Chestnut to show my girls where we lived and we walked up the path leading to Cedar street where we always played and it was so tiny!! I always had remembered it as being much wider!! The first TV in our neighborhood was at the Berkeley's -- Barb ('63) and Kathy ('63) always got everything first!! And we all went over to watch Mickey Mouse Club and we were so excited!! We all made up that we were one of the girls on the show and I was Cheryl!! *LOL* When we got our own TV I remember that it was an oval screen and it was green!! It was a cool TV, I wish I had it today. I remember watching Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show on it in 1957!! It was so cool!!!!!!!! Happy Easter to all the Bombers and have a wonderful Easter weekend with your families! Bomber Cheers! Donna Fredette P.S. Patti, I also remember how much fun it was to see the robins come back to Richland! (I'm not sure they ever really leave the Seattle area!) -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous ('68) Now we know what Richland Lutheran looked like BEFORE... LOADS of good links and pictures... Days Pay was scraped... but this is the one that dropped "our" Bomb... Anonymous ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Easter Ah, yes Easter time and the new clothes. I too, always had a new dress, shoes and a hat. My brothers also got new everything. Every year we had our picture taken with our Easter baskets in front of the forsythia bushes that were on either side of our front side walk. Alas, those bushes are not there anymore (it seems they were always in full bloom at that time of year). Talking about narrow streets, I remember driving on them when I had my learners' permit. I go down them when I am on vacation and I too cannot believe we did not have more accidents on them. Happy Easter to all of you. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we had 6" of snow on Palm Sunday *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Hugh Hinson ('52) Marilyn "Em" DeVine (52), Mike Clowes ('54) Gus Keeney ('57), Patti Jones ('60) Earl Bennett ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Lois Clayton ('72) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGregor Boyd (54WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY ~ 03/30 ~ 11:45am ~ Oly Bombers Lunch The Key, Olympia, WA ~ Email Leo Webb ('63) for directions ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I wonder if anyone remembers that dumb song we used to sing in music class in elementary song, "A Froggy Went A Court'en?" I remember singing it and I hated it. Another was "Lullaby and Good Night." I didn't like that one either. Could be I couldn't carry a tune in a bushel basket. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson (52) Happy Easter to all you Bombers. -Hugh Hinson (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) To: All the Keeney kids and Grandkids So sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I've been off-line for a few days or would have written sooner. Have been thinking of you, though! Sincere regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Few good seats remaining. I understand from the box office people that there are good seats remaining for this Sunday's matinee performance of "Give Me Your Answer, Do!" at the Very Little Theatre in Eugene, OR. Curtain is at Two. By the way, I'm playing the part of Jack Donovan in this one, in case you decide to come see it. After this Sunday, only three more performances remaining. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ holding on in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Thanks to All, for the outpouring of emails, cards and notes from all over the country, about Dad's Passing and for the Memories sent. I made a list way too long to publish of you folks, (54 at the last count!!) Anyway, Thank you everyone. We had a wake at my sister Patricia's ('63) house in Forest Grove, OR last Friday afternoon and evening. Several Care Givers from the Marque Care Center wanted to do something because they all loved him so. Must have been that ol "Keeney dry sense of humor"!! They had great stories about trying to keep him out of mischief. (Do you know what a "Fat Chance" is?) A Heartfelt Thanks again to All! -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Robin poem and American Robins in Seattle To: Anita Hughes Hogan (52), Lea Branum Clark ('55), Linda Reining ('64) and Donna Fredette ('65) You're welcome! I'm glad everyone enjoyed as I did. To: Donna Fredette ('65) Thank you for your question about Robin's in the winter. It has not been my experience to see them in the winter. Here at the water they come in usually around the end of March in small flocks. The first one I had seen this year was about the end of February which surprised me. Seems to be they disappear in the dark of the winter from my experience. The following quote is from a bird book I have that is "Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound" By Chris C. Fisher. "American Robins appear to be year-round residents in Seattle, but the bird dashing on your lawn in June may not be the same bird that shivers in February. Unnoticed by most Northwest residents, the neighborhood robins take seasonal shifts; some arrive from the north and east when others depart for southern climes." The graph in the book that shows that the Robins are most abundant from March through July. The author describes their cheery song to be three parts. "Cheerily-cheery up-cheerio song" to be heard in neighborhoods while they gather food and watch their young. This was fun to re-read about the Robin! Bomber Cheers and Happy Easter -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The sun is shining and only a light wind. Can't keep my bird feeders full as all the birds are arriving. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett III, Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Linda Reining ('64) We called them clam diggers as well as pedal pushers back then, too -where were you? I remember actually wearing a pair to dig razor clams at the ocean one family vacation in the mid-to-late fifties. Regards, ecb3 from sunny, mild Reva, VA, with rain forecast intermittently for the weekend. -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Thank you Patti Jones Ahrens (60) for the wonderful poem of the Robin. I've saved it to view whenever I feel the need. Sent it on to most everyone on my buddy list. I remember looking forward to seeing the first Robin in Richland. Always meant that Spring had arrived. Robins flock here to Eureka, CA for the winter months. They all leave when spring comes. Come to think of it, I haven't seen a Robin in the past couple weeks or so. Re: Easter Attire No one has mentioned gloves as part of their Easter attire. I, too, got a new dress, shoes and hat each Easter. I don't remember getting new gloves each year, probably just when I out grew them. I always wore a hat and gloves to church each week. You know, I wore them right up into my high school years. Funny thing is, the hats, with the netting, that we all wore are in the antique shops now. I have many pictures of me taken by the front steps of our house when I was little. I remember having a couple of those cute little chicks in my Easter basket, along with the green "paper". It's plastic now. Someone said you could get those little chicks at Michael's. I will have to go over and see if ours has them. Hope everyone has a happy and fun Easter, but just remember the REAL reason why we are celebrating the day :):) -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, Ca - where the sun is out and no rain is predicted through the weekend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Easter In the 1970s, after church and a large dinner at my mother-in-law's, we used to hide eggs all around her yard for three nieces. With all the trees and shrubs etc. there were all kinds of good hiding places. They would find them, count them to be sure all were found, then we would hide them again. This was repeated several times. One year we counted them and ended up with an extra egg. We never did figure out where they found it, but somewhere out in that yard, that egg had set undisturbed for a whole year. Re: TV Little town on Athena, OR I lived in did not have TV until they ran cable through the town. There were a few families that had TV and they all had big antennas. There was one kid in my class had it. They lived up on a hill and also had a big tall antenna. It seemed like every week or two he would come to class with a glum look and tell us that the TV antenna blew down again. When we did get TV there were only two stations; CBS and NBC. Someone had given me a big thick comic book I really enjoyed called "The Mickey Mouse Club". So I was really happy when we got ABC, which did not come on the air until about 2:00 pm. Then I found out "The Mickey Mouse Club" TV show had nothing to do with the comic I had other than the title, but then the comic book didn't have "Annette" either. "Did you ever wonder why?. . . There was more stuff to watch on TV when we could only get three channels then there is now when we can get hundreds of channels. We had one on those colored thingies for the TV screen too. I was told the blue at the top was for the sky and the green at the bottom was for the grass, but they never told me what the red in the middle was supposed to be for. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ~ in Kennewick with no satellite, no cable, and no time to watch it if I did have it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Hiding Easter Baskets My oldest daughter, Traci, hides her kids Easter baskets... the kids have to follow the trail of rabbit "poo" to find them! this is a tradition that her father, Dale Gray ('59WB-RIP) started when she and her sister, Ronda, were little; he would put black jelly beans outside their bedroom doors and all the way down the hall to where their baskets were hidden. ;) Happy Easter Bombers! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 Yes, I remember bunny shoes (loved them) and white buck (6th grade I believe)!! WOW! -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lois Clayton Colton '72 Re: Donuts Click for a good story about donuts. -Lois Clayton Colton '72 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 A belated birthday to Brian Johnson ('65)! I remember as a little kid when you'd come over to the house... looking up at you and thinking how really tall you were! Then the time you and my brother Denny ('66) painted our drugstore (Densow's) yellow with red stripes! I called it the ketchup and mustard look! Do you still have your pet pig? Have a good one! Denny Lytle's little sister, -Jil Lytle Smith '82 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Michael Vickio (Children of the Manhattan Project) Bob Harman ('51), Betty King ('53) Curt Donahue ('53), Burt Pierard ('59) Ed Borasky ('59), Missy Keeney ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Linda Reining ('64) Donna Fredette ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Mike Howell ('68WB), Bruce Strand ('69) Peggy Roesch ('71), Larry Davis ('80) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita Kolb Alflen ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** A Bomber sent this (You know who you are). I don't think it was intended for the Sandstorm... HOWEVER, with all the talk of Easter Chicks lately... Easter Rainbow Chicks There's BOMBER chicks in the group!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michael Vickio (COTMP) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Hanford I am particularly interested in your organization's help to provide us with information on Hanford veterans, both military and civilian. We have agreed to merge our veteran database with that of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. As you can see from our Veteran Tables the information on Hanford veterans is almost non- existent. We are creating veteran archive pages for the Veterans History Project which include a photo of the veteran (if available) and a short (100 word) biography of the veteran. We have created about 50 to date and have over 200 to add in the next couple of weeks. Any assistance your alumni organization could provide would be overwhelmingly appreciated. Check out the following link to view a few of these archive pages: Regards, -Michael Vickio (Children of the Manhattan Project) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Ralph: Yes, the first line is "Froggy went a courtin and he did ride; sword and pistol by his side. uh hum, uh hum." My wife will remember the rest because it is on a 33 1/3 album of Burl Ives that we bought when our children were small. A long time ago!!!! It is a great album of folk music, some 6 or 8 LP records on different themes. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: The Kings Hi I am looking for the King family... they all went to Columbia high. My brother, Ray King ('49RIP) had four sons and a daughter [Rob ('81), Linda ('79), Dan ('77), Kevin ('75), and Steve ('73)]. They attended the same schools. I'd like to hear from them. Their aunt, -Betty King Moody ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue (53) Re: Easter May you Bombers everywhere have a most blessed Easter and remember when He hung on that cross He had you on His mind. -Curt Donahue (53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) Re: Columbia Camp (revisited) There has been some mention of the pictures contained on the Society for the Historical Preservation of the Manhattan Project Web Site and one of the pictures should be of particular interest, considering our recent discussions of Columbia Camp (the old Prison Camp). Under the "Hanford, WA" section, Photo No. P-339 was identified as "Housing - Aerial View" but is actually a pristine pic of Columbia Camp (I would guess c. 1944-1945). I believe that even McCoy (45/46), the milkman, will agree with this identification. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ now officially a resident of Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: Robins and Trilliums I live on Cooper Mountain, southwest of Beaverton, OR, and I usually see robins in my yard about the middle of February, with most of the songbirds out by the end of the month. The trilliums and skunk cabbage were just starting to come out last weekend; they're going full speed ahead now. -M. Edward (Ed) Borasky (1959) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney '59 Re: Ray Keeney (RIP) I also would like to express my appreciation for all the kind "Bomber" expressions of sympathy and great memories of my Dad, Raymond Keeney, Sr. (Gus is a junior but he hates to admit it!) We will miss him a lot. He was a great Dad! To: Jim Hamilton '63 Re: Old Songs Wasn't Bert Wells the TV guy who wrote and sang: "Rabbit ears, rabbit ears, all he's got is rabbit ears and I've got antennas to the sky! He gets his picture bright and clear but all I get is atmosphere, like snow, sleet hail and soggy pie!" I think there was also a song called "who put the gum on my seat in the movies" but I can't remember any words to that one! I even remember the tune to "Rabbit Ears!" -Missy Keeney '59 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Small Bomber world Went shopping at an Antique & Collectible store today in Fife, WA. When I arrived at my truck after shopping there was a note on my truck window that said "Yay Bombers". I knew some Bomber had seen my license plate. The offices around were closed so I was pretty sure they were in the Antique store. I went back into the store to see if I could find the Bombers. I figured it would be easy with my new Bomber jacket. Started talking to the owners of the store (whom I know) telling them I was looking for the Bombers who left a note on my truck. The Bombers heard me. I didn't know either one of them. Jan Jacobs Steffens ('71) introduced herself then her mother, Betty Jacobs French (teacher at Carmichael and Col Hi). We chattered away for a while then in parting Jan said "she would try to get Betty to the Fife luncheon". What fun. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA Spring weather is here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Earl C. Bennett III ('63) Was having a senior moment... clam diggers and pedal pushers were and are the same thing. *grin* Maybe it's capris that are the same as pedal pushers??? ;) To: Anita Kolb Alflen ('64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather is heating up... we had 87 on Friday and now they are saying almost 90 for Easter Sunday... Easter services will be inside a huge circus-type tent! (our church is too small for the people they are predicting will come to services) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Thanks for the info about the Robins in that book by Chris Fisher, it was so interesting! I knew I had seen Robins all winter! To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) How could I forget the gloves!! and those hats with netting! My Mom had a huge hat box filled with hats and we got to play dress-up with them when she was finished wearing them! To: Earl Bennett ('63) Re: pedal pushers Probably girls called them pedal pushers because we rode bikes all over and boys probably called them clam diggers because it was cool to dig clams! Just a thought!! I did not know they were called clam diggers! I loved those pedal pushers and wore them all the time and rode my bike all over the place especially down Cedar Street with no hands!! I can't believe all the stuff we did as kids and never got hurt! Does anyone still have those great roller skates we had with the key? I really wish I'd kept mine but who knew? Happy Birthday to Gary Crow ('65)!!! and to Brian Johnson ('65) Hope you had a great celebration. Oh my God we are all 55!!!!!! or going to be this year. Seems like yesterday we were all together in school. I remember songs from grade school and my favorite song of all time was "Eatin' Goober Peas" but I didn't have a clue they were peanuts! *LOL* To: the Keeney family Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, I know how it feels to lose your beloved Dad. But you never really lose them because they are still alive in all you do and say and all the grandchildren have their traits. My little granddaughter Gabriella has my dad's dimple on the right side of her face, just the place where his was and I have one on the left and we are the only ones in our family with dimples. She also can pick up a harmonica and sounds like she might be able to play well someday soon, she has inherited the love for music that my Dad and Mom gave to me which I will ever be grateful for. And boy could my Dad play the harmonica!! He had a special gift for playing music on the harmonica which he taught himself and even though I took lessons on the piano and could play pretty well I never could play by ear like he could. So always remember the special gifts that your loved one brought into your lives and they will always be with you through all the daily happiness as well as pain that we go through in our lives. I also remember having pictures taken at church in our special Easter clothes and at home in front of the house (forsythia bushes!) with our Easter baskets! We should all send in pics for everyone to see!! Have a great Easter weekend with your families everyone! Bomber Cheers! -Donna Fredette ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Here's a Smyth Easter picture. Mom made our dresses. Tere ('65), Tim ('62), Maren ('63 & '64) - Cute kids!] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) CALLING ALL CHRIST THE KING ALUMS Kevin Ghirardo ('78) would like to compile a data base of all CK alumni. Please send your name and email address to me along with your home address and phone number. Sometimes there are items pertaining just to CKers. So "let us begin!" (After all you wouldn't like to upset the brother of "Val, the Spudnut Shop lady" would you?) Thanks much from Kevin and me, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where Spring has finally arrived. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68) Happy Easter to Everyone... This is the time of the year that I remember us all getting up real early Sunday morning to trek to the top of Flat Top to be at the cross for sunrise services. Then we would run down the hill to the old drive in and dad would meet us there and we would go to Sambo's for breakfast before Church. Again Happy Easter. -Mike Howell ('68) ~ Aberdeen, WA - Partly cloudy and chance of Rain. There is always a chance of rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: David Clayton ('69) To: Lois Clayton Colton ('72) Are you related to David Clayton ('69)? Several years ago, about 10 I think, I ran into Dave at the Carrs grocery store in Palmer, AK. We had a good visit and it was to connect with an old classmate that I grew up with from junior high through high school. Is he still up in the Palmer area? I still have relatives (ex and kids) up in windy Palmer, AK. -Bruce Strand ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch Wallan '71 Re: Froggy Went a-Courtin' To: Ralph Myrick '51 Oh, that song is still much alive amongst us elementary school music teachers. Like most folk songs from our South, there are a bazillion versions out there (one source is given as "Kentucky Folk Song" -- but somewhere in my memory I'm thinking this is one of those that has roots and meaning in old English politics). The one I use is in the Mixolydian mode (which I use in teaching that mode). The kids love it... eating fried mosquitos and roasted fleas and such. But, like many songs, it depends on how the song is taught. I grew up in the days when music class was simply marching into the music room, sitting in chairs in rows, opening up a book, singing songs while the music teacher played the piano, and that was it. B-o-r-i-n-g. Nobody I know teaches that way anymore. I also use lullabies like "Lullaby and Good Night" with "kinders", as they experience 3/4 meter. The kids rock each other "to sleep" -- having someone gently hold and rock them is a rare experience for some of these kids, sadly. Their favorite part is when we all end curled up on the floor, snoring like buzz saws, and they all have to "wake me up." You ought to come visit sometime. You'd have a ball! -Peggy Roesch Wallan '71 ~ Graham, WA - where it's taking longer to have the sun room built than it took for the whole bloomin' house... what is it with these contractors? But not that there's a whole lot of sun necessitating such an addition right now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Bomber Easter wishes to all So here is another "Davis" joining the Alumni Sandstorm ranks. Only this "Davis", Larry ('80), is unrelated to the others. I know that Mike ('74), Jumbo ('82) and Wiggy ('82) could have benefited from the blood lines but... now on to other issues. A belated congratulations to the Boys' & Girls' basketball at State. I was there along with the many other Bomber supporters. It was good to see many old friends. Being at State reminded me of when I was playing ('78, '79, '80). We came close in '78 (4th), won state in '79 and lost at regional in '80 (oops, triple OT). I've been out of the area for a while so special thanks to Roger Fishback ('62) for the sports scores & play by play. It was your input that allowed me to keep up to date & follow the teams. I'm living in the Covington area (across from Kentwood HS) but I'm still & will always be a Bomber. "Bomber Mania" is alive & well. To: Rick Maddy (67) My uncle, Ken Webb (?) has mellowed a bit but still doesn't eat at Zip's much any more. I had to ask him about the "triple deep fried fries". I still remember you and Phil Collins ('67), it's hard not to! To: Kirk Catt ('79) It was good to read your entry and "yes" there are some people from our era out there. To: Tracy Wood Peloquin ('82) I was part of the "Barth Park Hoops" and it was a blast. Most of the '79 Bomber basketball team played there (Kellerman, Kennedy, Chalcraft, Marcum, just to name a few). How's Todd ('79) doing? To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I have not seen you for a while but "Howdy" to you and Norm. Grandma Webb is still doing well and I know would love to hear from you. To: Karen Davis Scheffer (76) & Sheila Davis Galloway (71) I wish you all the best... sounds like you need it was all the Davis boys. Re: Flashback How many of you remember Tomlinson's Dairy and Chuck Heaton "The Racing Milkman" (#99 at Tri-Cities Raceways). We used to go and cheer for old jalopy. Back in the mid 60s Tomlinson's had a contest giving away a trip to Disneyland. My family won it and it was a blast for a kid's first trip to Disneyland. (Spring break is coming up and my daughters were talking about going to Disneyland & it jogged some old fun memories). Re: Question What's up with Tastee Freeze? Every time I come into town and try to have a treat with the kids, it's closed. Re: Baseball Baseball is in nearly full swing. Good luck to all the Bomber teams & coaches and go Mariner's (I'll be at the game on Saturday). Best wishes from -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Covington, WA - where I've been playing with our new Beagle puppies. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Funny what a few years will do! My dad had "Froggy Went a' Courtin'" (a.k.a. "Froggy No. 1) sung by The Brothers Four. This version came out about 1962. We heard it as kids. Guess what? We loved it. I always thought it was cute. And the "Brothers" have such great voices. Here are a few words for those who don't remember: Froggy went a courtin' and he did go, uh huh Froggy went a courtin' and he did go, uh huh Froggy went a courtin' and he did go, To the Coconut Grove for the midnight show, Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh. Could be this led to the collection of stuffed frogs I have now! -Beth Young Gibson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2002 ~ April, 2002