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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/02 ~ APRIL FOOLS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Kay Weir ('37), Gordon McDonald ('56) Donna McGregor ('57), Jan Nelson ('60) Donna Nelson ('63), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Vicki Owens ('72) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT R2K+2 is 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) at ******************************************** ******************************************** Click to see a picture of the world's lights at night. It came from a Bomber who didn't "sign". ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) I'm sorry to report that Marian Juricich (wife of former Coach Ray Juricich) died Friday night [3/29] as the result of a stroke suffered last week. I know the family would appreciate cards or messages from all you old Bombers. Juricichs have been our neighbors for more years than I can count. We will miss her a lot. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald (56) Re: Easter Memories Happy Easter to all Bombers. I haven't noticed that many contributors to the Sandstorm are talking about their kids', but every Easter I am reminded of a little anecdote about my daughter. When she was a little over two years old we hid some eggs around the front yard. Then I went back into the house to bring her out for her very first Easter egg hunt. It couldn't have been planned better - as she left the front porch a wild cottontail rabbit came hopping out of the bushes. I think it was a long time before she stopped believing in the Easter Bunny. -Gordon McDonald (56) ~ Massena, NY - where the sun is shining (finally) and the snow is almost gone. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) Re: Pedal pushers We had to roll up our jeans on the right leg to keep it from getting caught in the chain of our bicycles. (before chain-guards and after broken chain- guards.) That's why you'd sometimes see kids with only one pant leg rolled up. Most of us girls would have both pant legs rolled up... it was more stylish, and that became a fad: rolled up jeans, loafers or saddle shoes and our dad's white shirts. Then came the clever invention of pants with the legs already rolled up, i.e. cut off just below the knee and therefore called pedal pushers because you didn't have to roll them up to push the pedals. Now came the capris... capris are usually a stretch material and tight fitting. Recently I have heard the term "pedal pushers" popping up again. "Clam diggers" had the same purpose... didn't have to roll up your pants to dig for clams. These two seem to be of a looser fit. It looks like that is the difference between capris and pedal pushers/clam diggers. Wasn't getting your pants caught in your bike chain one of the worst evils in the whole world??? I want to use stronger language, but--------. Sometimes having to hobble for blocks to get home. Sometimes just tearing the heck out of your pants (your pants were precious in those days), Sometimes having a dreadful wreck on your bike!!! Oh lordy!! That was life. Hope all are having a wonderful Easter. Bomber cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) ~ sunny Espanola, NM 30 miles north of the "City Different" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson ('60) The Easter clothes reminded me of something I had forgotten. Coming to Seattle to shop. I think Gayle Meyers (John Meyers' ('58RIP) mom) brought us up. We wore dresses and fancy shoes and white gloves just to go shopping. Women wore hats. I remember the Leeds shoe store was a mind blower. So many cheap shoes to choose from. It was hard to decide what to buy. But shoes and purse to match, for sure. No choices like that in Richland. Guess I can't blame my nieces and nephew, still in Richland, wanting to come to Seattle to shop. -Jan Nelson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Marilyn Simmons Arnold (63) I tried to e-mail you and it's undeliverable. Write me so we can chat again. donna -Donna Nelson Duff (63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Donna--I can tell you what your problem is... ask me for instructions on how to copy/paste if you need them. Looks like you TYPED Marilyn's address... copy/paste would have given you the correct address. Don't want to put Marilyn's email address here... the last letter you have (an "m") just before the @ sign is supposed to be two letters (an "r" and an "n")... some fonts make rn look like m. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Tim Smyth ('62) Hey Ace, Been trying to send email to you since St. Patrick's Day... your ISP is blocking email from me... I added "Danny Boy" to Click here to check it out my Irish Page. Also, little sister, Edna ('71WB), has a new email address and I was trying to get it to you. I gave Edna's new address to little brother, Ed ('75WB) the other day on AOL's Instant Messenger... so he should have it. Got your Easter message yesterday. I had ham for Easter, too!! Give my best to your family and see if you can't get your ISP to quit blocking my email. Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 to Peggy Walan, But if you were a kid who loved to sing like I was and did, music class was NEVER boring. I could have sung all day! no, no, capris fit the leg tighter! then there's "cropped pants"............. -Patty de la Bretonne '65 Happy Easter, Happy Spring, the sun is shining today in Seattle! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: TV "filters" I laughed when I read your explanation that the blue on top was for sky, the green on bottom was for grass, but you were never sure what the red in the middle was for. Those "colorizer" filters are still for sale here in Uganda. I supposed that's because there are still lots of black and white TVs here. But any Ugandan can tell you why the red is in the middle. We may call ourselves "black" and "white", but when Ugandan children reach for crayons, they grab "brown" and "pink". White people ("bazungu" in most of our local languages) are "pink" to Ugandan kids. That middle part of the colorizers was the pink for "skin tone". Re: Easter Sunday My dad read somewhere that if you want a good photo, then the subjects should be facing the sun. We have about 15 years of Easter photos with my brother Bill ('69) and I standing in front of our ranch house on a Spring Sunday morning, decked out in our Easter finest, squinting into the Richland sun! Our family album would convince most anyone that we were a family with either no eyes or severe ocular problems. :-) -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda, E. Africa on a sunny Sunday morning in my Easter finest! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Hi Larry Davis ('80) Great to hear from you. It has been some time since we have seen you. Norm and I are doing fairly well. I remember Chuck Heaton. He was our milk man and he was very glad to have us and the Davis boys as customers. They could put away the milk. I remember now that he did race cars. He was such a happy guy. Glad to see you still keep up with the Bombers, you were a good one. The grandsons don't seem to have any interest in playing Bomber basketball, though Mike's son Rick plays football. We are waiting for Jumbo's son Zak, to be our next basketball player. He is only 2 but I am determined to live long enough to see him play. IF he decides to that is. Jumbo gave him a basketball to carry around in his car seat before he was 1 year old, I think so that tells you his Dad's dreams. (smile) Best wishes to you, -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Ralph Myrick ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Clarene Donahue ('58) Audrey Eberhardt ('61), Sharon McDermott ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Deedee Willox ('64) Bob Grout ('66WB), Greg Alley ('73) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Attention: Clark Riccobuono and any others The Address you asked for is [see below] Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [We don't put addresses in the Alumni Sandstorm. The Richland phone book has Mr. Juricich's address so if you want it, let me know and I'll send it. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I was talking to a Bomber about elementary music and "Froggy Went a Courtin' Uh-huh, Uh-Huh". She brought up some of the music we had to dance to in PE class. She mentioned "Blue Shoes". The one I remember is "Coming Thru the Rye". I can remember making a dash for Jil Langley (52). She was a good partner. I don't know it any other music was played beside that one. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Colorized TV's If memory serves, there was, in addition to the tri-color plastic screen overlay, a devise that was attached to the side of the TV set. This consisted of a motor and a "color wheel". The latter was to be put in front of the screen. so that when activated the screen rotated different colors (red, green and blue usually) and you had color TV. They may have been sold by that great Southern California auto dealer "Mad Man" Muntz, who also sold TV's under his own name. Re: Theatre Only three more chances to see "Give Me Your Answer, Do!" at Eugene's Very Little Theatre. And only three more chances for the cast to "get it right." Then, it's on to the next project: "The Odd Couple" at Actor's Cabaret, also in Eugene, but more on this later. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ spring-like weather in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) Dear Bombers, This is Clarene Donahue Tossey '58. I have been reading the Alumni Sandstorm for several weeks now, but have not written yet. The "Bunny shoes" brought back some memories. When I was little I have very small feet. (Size 0 when I started walking. My parents had to special order hard- soled shoes for me. They could only get size 1 so they stuffed the toes with cotton.) When I started Kindergarten the only shoes that were in my size were high topped "Baby shoes" you can imagine what happened the first day of school. Now babies have shoes just like everyone else. But the point is: does anyone remember Pixie Boots? They came out when I was in 4th or 5th grade. I thought they were wonderful. Everyone had them. My Mom took me to the store to get a pair. I was so excited! You guessed it, my feet were too small. The smallest size was 4 1/2 in women's sizes. I wore a 12 in children's and of course in those days the styles were different for children. The only good thing was that in 7th grade they came back and I wore a 4 1/2 by then. I finally got them but I was sooo disappointed in 4th grade. Cheers to all. -Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) To: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) You sure brought back some memories. I love to roll my jeans up to the knees, but I could never wear my dad's white shirts (he was 6'7" and the shirts would have drug the ground). I also remember pedal pushers. My mom loved them and I truly hated them and still do under any name. She still wears them at 77 years old when the Georgia weather gets to about 105 in July. Getting your pant's leg caught in the chain was bad and I dreaded it. But being so graceful I managed one even a little worse, I managed to get my toes caught in the spokes of a rolling bike while riding on the handle bars. Needless to say we both got banged up on that one. May God bless you all the remainder of this year. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Middle GA - where everything is blooming. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) To: Linda Reining ('64) Yes there was such a thing as Bunny shoes, I never understood where that name came from but I remember having a pair too. What memories from the Alumni Sandstorm. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX - where it is warm and sunny of course. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: Question Does any one live in or close to Aberdeen, WA? We have a possible job around there. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Linda Reining ('64) I understand about the church being too small. When we joined our church (1999), they had just completed a building project. We have already outgrown it and making plans to build additions. We had four services for Easter, all packed. I always thought I would prefer a smaller church, but I really like this one and it's around 750 at present. I teach Sunday school, adults; we are in Genesis right now. I love it. To: Burt Pierard ('59) Welcome home! To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) It was good being together yesterday! To: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Cute picture. Missed you at dinner. Did your ears burn? -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: web site It has been great to read all the information about the past. Keep on sending the good news about Richland's history and Columbia High. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Everyone and Dick Cartmell ('73) Tonight [4/1] Dick did the national championship game between Maryland and Indiana. It doesn't get any better than that. At the age of 47 to get that game is huge. Congratulations. Re: Spudnuts I had to say I had a krispy kreme. It was a box of fund raiser donuts. I guess the big deal is to get them fresh off the rack because these tasted like any glazed donuts from the local supermarkets. Someday I will get a fresh one when the lines are low but by then I will have eaten my million Spudnuts in a lifetime. Re: Froggy The song "Froggy Went a Courtin" is also done by Bob Dylan on a CD of traditional songs. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Live from Richland - in sports heaven with the NCAA hoops and the Mariners opener (only 161 games left). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Larry Davis (80) Good to hear from you! I will always remember having your Grandma Alpha baby-sit Sheila, Steve, Karen and me, along with you and Gary. Alpha turned me on to sugar on your french fries! Along with the ever present glass of ice tea!!!! Speaking of baby-sitting, I still run into the old man, Paul, every once in a while. It's usually down at the Spudnut Shop. He fills me in with his daily BS!! He still threatens to take me out on the golf course and whip my #%&%! I'll let the old-timer have his fun! Take care, Larry! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Carol Black ('48) Donna Nelson ('63), Mike Lahrman ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Jim Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore ('69) Mike Davis ('74), Larry Davis ('80) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'Rourke ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Columbia Camp Photo To: Burt Pierard ('59) I went to the photo of Columbia Camp, and indeed it is the correct site, (also Ebbtide Flats). The Barracks are the dark buildings in the center and the guard and other employee prefabs are the little white figures further up. The Yakima is to the right, flowing thru the picture. Burt, you have done a great job with that Hanford History site. The milkman... Dick McCoy ('45/'46) ~ Camano Island, WA where it is a beautiful day. 85 degrees. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: T Shirt Report I got my Fighting Whities T shirt and it was not exactly what I thought it would be. It has a picture of a man in a suit on the front saying "Every thang's gonna be all white!!!" but on the back it has Go Fightin' Whites! and underneath it says "Fighting the use of Native American stereotypes" I didn't expect that part. Oh well. I can always wear my Richland Bomber shirt. To: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: your entry about our luncheon picture I hate to burst your bubble but I can't even get a glass of wine with my lunch. I did once but evidently got cut off. Just imagine how we would look WITH flowing wine..... Maren: Did you see the April fool's joke on I heard about it on the radio and it sounded neat. -Carol Black Foster, from the Old Medal Class of '48 Bellevue, WA - where it is work-in-the-yard time ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Missed April Fools' on google... guess I didn't do any searching that day. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Can someone describe "Bunny Shoes". Are they what we called Tear Drops? Tear Drops were white with two straps going through one that came up the middle. They had six cutouts in the center, three on each side that looked like raindrops pointing in. Is that clear as mud? And you had to keep them polished. If they weren't buffed, your ankles would turn white. The white oxfords used to come with a little buffing bag. I remember Pixie Boots. Mine had one tie and were black suede and they came to my ankle. Very Cool!!! -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) To: Linda Reining ('64) I missed the the story about your church, what's going on there? Best, -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse (64) To: Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) Just wanted to say "hi" to you from an old neighbor of yours. I lived on Douglass on the corner. Our yards butted up to each others. Good to see you in the Alumni Sandstorm. Re: Pedal Pushers I remember pedal pushers very well. I had a few pairs of them. Also remember my mother wearing them. Actually, she wore them more than I did. Perhaps they were more popular with our mothers at the time. Down here in California, they have made a come back for the past couple of years. I keep looking at them, but they are so expensive now. I can't recall right at this moment what they are now called. Re: Bunny shoes I don't remember Bunny shoes at all. I would have to see a pair of them. Re: Job There is a possibility of us moving up to the Washington coast. There is an opening with my husband's company and the territory would be from Raymond up to the Olympic mountains. So, if there is anyone living around in that area, or even towards Olympia, I would like to know something about the towns. I do know that there is more rain than here, but don't know about the fog. We are in such a micro climate here in Eureka, CA. Anyway, thanks in advance for the help. -Carol Converse (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where spring is now here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) Re: "Baby shoes I had to wear those shoes in K-2nd grade because I had weak ankles, so I know exactly how you felt! Yes, I remember Pixie boots... couldn't wear them, no ankle support... always had to wear those blasted saddle oxfords!!!!! they came in black suede, right? To: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews (61WB) I got my foot caught in the spokes, too. I was 9 and was riding on the handlebars (my mom was giving me a ride) she hit a bump, my foot went right into the spokes... don't know who cried more, her or me. just remember soaking my foot in the sink in lots of ice and water. To: DeeDee Willox Loiseau (64) Our church isn't as small as yours, wish it were, we have over 3000 members, and three services on Sundays. we like the pastor, so we keep going. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - it is getting too hot... 81 at 9:30am. time for this old Bomber to start hibernating! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Garry O'Rourke ('66) Since he was always in church and being such a good little altar boy and never got into any trouble, some of you may not know him, but then again, some of you may. Today, April 3rd, is Garry O'Rourke's birthday. He is in the Tri-Cities phone book, still lives in Richland, still as nice a guy as ever. He doesn't do computers, but email me and I'll give you his phone number. ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARRY!!!!!! Love You, -Jim Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) West Richland - where spring is finally here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Congratulations, Dick Cartmell ('73)! Big Time Game! NCAA Championship! I always knew you'd be a big time official with all the rinky-dink fouls you use to call in the Davis 3-on-3 tourneys!!! Way to go, Dick! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Sugar on French fries To: Mike Davis ('74) Good to hear from you too. Grandma & Grandpa Webb were definitely some characters. Grandma was always fairly quiet when grandpa was alive but you could never pull the wool over her eyes. She was smart, sassy and always knew what was going on. I have all kinds of childhood memories from them. Grandpa (Red, Irvin) used to always call me "Stoop" (short for stupid) and shake his fist at me. I used to return the gestures and give it right back. I think that is where my orneryness started. The deep fried foods where always abundant. Fries where the best but we always had fresh cornbread, too. The after school (Marcus Whitman) snack was buttered cinnamon toast with sugar poured over it. Boy did we eat healthy. Mike, you're right tea was always a big thing - cold, hot, iced, sun it didn't matter. Re: Paul Davis (pappy) Dad & his wife Jean, just sold their house in West Richland. They are currently in Yuma, AZ looking for a winter hang out. They will be returning to Richland after finding a place down there. They'll need to find a summer place in town when they return. Dad is still teaching Driver's Ed. He still loves playing golf too and I'm sure he could kick your #@%! he usually does mine and brother Gary's ('77). My golf game is in need of some serious improvement. If you need someone to pick on you should start with me. To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Thanks for the kind words. Sounds like your grandkids are all pretty special. Hard to believe that Jumbo could have a "good" kid (LOL). To: Other Bomber friends Thank you for the emails. I appreciate them very much. -Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) Maren, Do you know what year Col-Hi first started using the "R" with the mushroom cloud as a symbol? Or whose idea it was? If not, would you post the question to the Alumni Sandstorm? Thanks! -Beth Young Gibson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom: Donna Snyder ('52), Barbara Isakson ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), Janet Wilgus ('59) Patti Jones ('60), MaryMike Hartnett ('61) Sharon McDermott ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Bob Grout ('66WB) Jimmie Adair ('66) and Kathie Moore ('69), John Wingfield ('66), Vicki Schrecengost Carney (67) Debbie Nelson ('77), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Nelson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Snyder Courtney ('52) In the 4/3/02 Washington Post, it was announced that the Federal Trade Commission has extended until 4- 15-02 its public comment period on the proposed national DO-NOT-CALL list and other changes to TELEMARKETING rules. The FTC has received more than 32,000 comments from the public, overwhelmingly favoring restricting telemarketing practices. To review the FTC telemarketing proposals, go to and click on the "Proposed National DO NOT CALL Registry" icon. Send e-mail comments to or write to Office of the Secretary, Room 159, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20580. -Donna Snyder Courtney ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau '58 To: Class of '58 Bombers Re: Class of '58 Luncheon - April 7th, 1pm Francisco's, 3321 North Court, Pasco, WA (near the Pasco K-Mart on North Court). Phone: (509) 545-0152. I forgot some names last month that come from out of town. If I missed someone, I'll get you the next month. They are Paul Ratsch, Gloria Falls Evans, Ralph Bean and Ronnie Hays. Some of those in town that attend are: Jim Smith, Dennis Barr, Jerry Irwin, Beverly Harley Barnett, Roberta Kirkwood Lattin, Janice Mulroy Wick, Jim Meigs, Sue Seeberger Thiss, Kathy Rice Veverka, Fred Klute, Jerry Whitten and Marolyn, Louise Southam Peters, Jane Victor Hinkley, Glen and Carol Rose, Danny Noble, Ann Rector Williams, Bob Ramsey and Pat, Jerry Shipman, Carolyn Flora Hoey, Colleen Kraus Robinson, David Clem and Judy, Mary Pat Keegan King, Nancy Franklin Watts, Myrtle "Ann" Hogan Roberts, Ruthann Hutchins Jensen, Sam Curry and Loni, Sandy VanWey Haisch, Shirley Coye DesChane, Sue Garrison Pritchett and Bob Pritchett, Chuck Diettrich, Sandy Mathis Griffin, Phyllis Wagster Hautrout, Vera Smith Robbins, Bertha Halstead Sundberg Again I may have forgotten some names (which I am sorry) but just wanted those who have never been see who might be there... and we get new ones all the time. Remember it's the first Sunday of the month (unless it's a holiday, then it's the 2nd Sunday). Call or email some of us that you have email for if you're going to be in town and want some of us to get together. Hope to see you there! Bomber Cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau '58 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard (59) To: Beth Young Gibson (81) Re: Mushroom Cloud/Block letter "R" symbol I realize that I'm running the risk of being labeled "Joseph McCarthy" by using names in this account, but what the heck, here it goes. The first part will be what was related to me by local alumni and the second part will be referring to national media newspaper accounts. Mushroom clouds appeared in Columbians, on Class Rings, copyrighted School Crest (1964) and virtually everywhere from essentially, Oct. 12, 1945, when the students voted to change the nickname from Beavers to Bombers, to 1970. Back in about 1971 or 1972, J. D. Covington, football coach/teacher, discovered one of his students doodling during class. (The student's name was once known but now lost in a Senior Moment by the alumnus telling me the story.) The student had drawn the mushroom cloud with the block letter "R" on the stem. Covington so liked the drawing that he had it put on the football uniforms and helmets. The symbol sort of mushroomed, so to speak, after that and was wildly popular with the students and most of the Col-Hi Administration. The symbol was not officially adopted but quickly became the De-Facto symbol of Col-Hi. In the fall of 1988, Lonnie Pearson, football coach/teacher, so detested the symbol that he had it removed from the football jerseys. He couldn't remove it from the helmets because the school wouldn't buy him new ones for just that purpose. This led to an uproar by the students and in February 1989, School Officials decided to put it up for an all-school vote -- "...whether to affirm the mushroom cloud as the official symbol or change it to something less provocative." Four symbols were on the ballot: the Mushroom Cloud/R; a caricature of an atomic bomb; a B-17 plane (note: no mention of Day's Pay since that story wasn't cooked up yet); and an atom symbol (three electron rings around a nucleus). Before the vote, Scott Woodward, baseball coach/teacher, was quoted as saying "...he will not allow it on his team's uniforms no matter how the students vote. If it does appear, there will be somebody else coaching." Now to the vote. 1,205 of the school's 1300 students cast ballots. The Mushroom Cloud/R received 1,084 votes, the bomb caricature 45, the B-17 40, and the rings 36. Principal Gus Nash (who displayed the Mushroom Cloud/R emblem in his office) said only four of 64 faculty members wanted to get rid of it. It is interesting that no other vote has been taken since 1989 so, in spite of the present Administration campaign to the contrary, the Mushroom Cloud/R must still be the TRUE symbol of Richland High School. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard (59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) To: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: bike riding in the Atomic City I did NOT get my foot in the spokes, but I do recall many a spill trying to take those beastly gutters on Cottonwood in the summer time. They were coated with moss (did we over water in the desert???) and as I would angle up the curb... whammo georgieee!! Lots of skinned knees and elbows. Also once a rope that I was carrying in my front bike basket fell through the wires and wrapped around the hub of the front tire!! Now that was an interesting and totally unexpected slam to the "pavement" (read: healthy chunks of rock imbedded in tar.) The funniest thing that I recall that was not at all funny at the time, but as it was like a cartoon and likely would win a prize on a wacky home video show today, was when I thought there was a wiggle in the front tire of my nice new chrome fendered, chartreuse and black trim Columbia Built (had a tank with the horn in it and everything... little did my parents know that within a year it was about THE most uncool thing to do... a girl to ride a bike anywhere!) So, as I was standing up and pedaling away, I was bent over the handle bars, closely observing the rotations (so adept at multi tasking even then!) when SUDDENLY, out of nowhere -- you guessed it... a fire hydrant jumped directly into my path and I did a rather ungainly flip, sort of a "flying" something or other, over the handle bars and landed on the fender of a parked car!! Fortunately, only minor bruises and a bent ego... first concern; did anybody see that???!!! Lots of life's spills are like that. Included in cycling events that were lots more fun and adventurous were the rides on the back of Mary Lou DeMeyer's ('59) scooter, aka "The Pink Lady." You know M.L. gave away more ice cream than she sold and also the time M.L. and I decided to do a distance fete... all the way from Richland to Benton City on our new English bikes... Metracal our only nourishment!! Certainly this would take off those first hard-to-lose 10 pounds!!! Fortunately a guy in a red Vette answered the distress call and packed us and two bikes into and onto that convertible and brought us back to REALITY!! I'm sure that we immediately hatched yet another zany scheme for the quick 10# loss!! Hmmm... reminiscing. Recovering from the flu -- hey, another way to lose 10 pounds!! -Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Cloud and Bomb My dentist for more than ten years, Dr. William Sutton, is a '63 graduate of West Seattle High School. We have talked about Columbia High School many times (he, doing most of the talking while my mouth was filled with dental equipment.). Dr. Sutton followed the Bombers Basketball games during the 50s and 60s. My last visit I showed him my Alumni ring, Alumni Ring Website which prompted me to give him the Bomber website address. When I arrived for a visit today, he immediately greeted me with "I am really enjoying the Bomber website". I kidded him, "asking if he was reading the Sandstorm everyday". Dr. Sutton said, "no with a smile", but wondered if there was any high school that had done what the Bombers had done in a website? My response was, "not that any Bomber (Gary Behymer '64) had found so far". Explaining to him that we have a great website master, Maren, who keeps the website going at all times. Always adding new things that are sent in. When Dr. Sutton saw the Cloud and Bomb on the back of my jacket, he was very impressed. Buy Bomber Stuff website That lead into another discussion about the change to the Cloud and the "R" which he did not know about. We discussed the Bomb and Cloud being a symbol for the end of world War II. Dr. Sutton's statement was "don't get rid of the Bomb and Cloud together". Over time when the subject of the Bomb and Cloud came up, I kept quiet with my thoughts. Asking myself what does it really mean to me? A symbol to remind me of the war that was being fought with no end in sight? Thousands were dying every day. My father, Harold Jones (RIP) spent many hours with me as I was growing up watching movies about World War II. Dad had been in the South Pacific during the war. Dad would explain various points about the war as he saw it. Somewhere in my growing up years I realized that we lived in a very special town. Now when I look at the Bomb and Cloud I see a peace symbol. A Bomb that ended a devastating war to change thousands of peoples lives. To know that the United States was a protected land as it was always to be "the land of the free". Proud to be a Bomber -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA sunshine and warmth made for a great spring day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett (61) Re: "Bunny shoes" To: Donna Nelson ('63) Donna, I had mine in 'the 50s, I think. Wide, white, single-tie closure on top of exaggerated leather tongue shaped like bunny ears! I loved mine, I didn't have (then or now) shapely ankles and I thought the wide style made them look more shapely. Are these the same shoes?? Looked great with pedal pushers & capris. -MaryMike Hartnett (61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Bunny shoes Yes they were also called tear drop if I remember right. I always had such wide feet that I had a terrible time buying shoes but those shoes I could wear. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Large Churches To: Linda Reining ('64) Wow! Over 3,000. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? How do you get to know other people in the church? We go to the same service each week; that helps. But getting to know each other comes within our Sunday school class. Do you have a class you attend regularly? We like our Pastor too; he teaches truth (and lives it). He's from California, but has been here several years. My hubby and I visited Chuck Swindoll's church once while we were vacationing in CA. It's also huge, but the Sunday school classes worked like churches within the church. They looked out for each other, prayed for each other, and helped each other as needed. So I know it's possible to be in a large church and still feel connected; it just takes a little more effort. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 to Donna Nelson, Your description of Bunny Shoes is right! I always loved them. I also remember the little cleaning stuff that came with white bucks. I cleansed mine right down to the skin til they were shiny and had no more "buck" on them. They were so cool, yes? -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Spudnuts Living in southern CA for 30 years I finally saw a Spudnuts Shop in Santa Barbara, CA. The store was off Carillo Street I believe. After being on the Bombers web site people were always talking about the Spudnut Shop. So if any Bombers come down to Santa Barbara, do stop and have a cup of coffee and a Spudnut. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ~ Chino, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie Adair (66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) Today, April 4th, is Nancy Erlandson Ballard's birthday. She is a true 'Blue Ribbon '67 Bomber through and through. You can find her at GESA or call her, she and Roy are in the book. On Saturday mornings you can find them in the Spudnut Shop. ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NANCY!!!! -Jimmie Adair (66) and Kathie Moore Adair ('69) West Richland where some people would rather be riding their Harley! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: Aberdeen, WA To: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I went there yesterday. Well, actually my wife and I went over to West Port to walk the beach and watch the sunset, so we drove through Aberdeen. The town of Aberdeen is quiet and it hasn't shown much growth or change over the past 19 years that we have lived here in Olympia. But yesterday was sure beautiful! The day was crystal clear and when we got out to the beach we could look back and see the full range of the Olympic Mountains, which is pretty awesome from the southwest perspective. I've been working in Saint Louis, MO for the past seven months and yesterday, being my first day back, it was good for my soul to go the the beach and experience the sunset again and clean air and the vast expanse of stars when we came out of a little cafe after dinner. Raymond, South Bend and all the way up the Olympic Peninsula has been economically depressed by the reduction and change in the logging and timber industry, over the years we have lived here. I don't know that it is any better now. As for the rain and fog, they go with the territory, especially the rain, but on a clear day, like yesterday and today, it is beautiful. The rain makes for a long winter, but you don't have to shovel the rain, like back in Saint Louis. And it's only an hour away from Olympia and then another hour and a half up to Seattle for all it's art, music and cultural opportunities. Depends on what you like and want, I guess. And as for Garry O'Rourke ('66), Happy Birthday! I'm glad you are alive! It's good to be alive! -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) My son will be moving to New Orleans, LA in late June/early July. I am looking for a realtor in that area, preferably familiar with the area around Tulane. If there are any Bombers in that area, would you please contact me. Thanks! -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) HAPPY BIRTHDAY - April 4th - to my oldest sister Jan Nelson ('60) from your youngest sister Debbie (I'm sure both of your younger sisters, Donnie ('63) and Susie ('67), also wish you the best!!) How come we're not all in Europe???? -Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Larry Davis ('80) Re: Jumbo's "good" kids Indeed they are Larry. Jumbo's son, Zak, is the pet of the whole family. He is a regular "Spud nutter" with Jumbo every Saturday. And, you know something, Larry, Jumbo is one of his group that grew up. *LOL* I certainly remember Irvin, your grandpa, he was a great friend of ours along with Alpha. He was the biggest tease I ever met in my life, even more so than your Dad, Paul. Alpha was one of the few that could get the best of both of them. I don't know if you know, but Steve "Bear" ('72RIP) would have been a grandpa now if he had lived. Wouldn't he have LOVED that? Norm has nicknamed her "Little Bear". -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), John Irl French ('51) LaVerne Osterman ('51), Clarene Donahue ('58) Mike Rice ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Carol Converse ('64), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Dick Pierce ('67) Leslie Jones ('76WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James (49) To: Frank Trent (72) Thanks so much Frank for your condolences to my family in regard to my brother David's ('56) death. It was such a shock because he had never been seriously ill ever. He would have been pleased with your kind words. -Shirley Watts James (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Irl French ('51) Re: "I Am the Flag" Received this from one of the Burk Bros that lives on Sanford in Richland You have got to see this... it's awesome... just sit back and relax. Once it starts it will scroll on it's own. -John Irl French ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I saw this recently, but couldn't find it in previous Sandstorms and don't remember who shared it. Takes a LONG time to load up (if you have a dial-up connection) and it has the Star Spangled Banner playing. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: LaVerne Osterman Newstrom (51) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Did the coach quit???? You never finished the story... -LaVerne Osterman Newstrom (51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) Just to catch up on what I've been doing: Believe it or not, I who hated school, who swore I would never go to college, watched a TV documentary on the desperate need for teachers in my Jr. year one Sunday, and decided I had to "save" the children. The next day I went to the counselor and asked if I could "make it" in college. The answer was "Yes" so I changed my schedule for my Sr. year to a college prep. But because I had only taken bare minimum math, I took algebra my Sr. Yr. from Miss Kidd, first year teacher and a great one. Learned a lot from her. Taught in St. Louis, MO my first year. While some of you wrote about being in Kindergarten, when JFK was shot, I was walking my Kindergarten class to the bathroom when I heard the news. After the bathroom break we went back to the classroom and prayed. It was a Lutheran school so that was OK. Married Richard Tossey and have celebrated our 38th anniversary. Three daughters, Rebecah-37, Deborah-36, Tamarah-32. The oldest is in Seattle doing computers, the second is in Sydney, Australia doing finance, and the youngest is in Amsterdam, Holland doing Modern Dance. She is making quite a name for herself in Europe in the dance world. Why are my kids all over the world? Well, in 1972, we went to Taiwan to teach at the Taipei American School. We were there for 26 years. Just retired and came back to the States in '98. In time for the 40th reunion. While in Taiwan I got my MS in ED from USC. The profs came to Taiwan and conducted classes there. Four days a week for 3 hrs a night for 6 weeks, teaching two classes. My first Prof was the late Leo Buscaglia the "Love Professor". He came to our house for dinner and was quite impressed that our 2 year old could tell him her birthday and even pronounce February correctly. Then the school sent my husband back to the states for a year (in 1980) to study computers. Of course we all went. He would come home and show me his programs and I couldn't understand what he was talking about. So I decided that I would take some computer classes. I thought if I didn't like them I could either drop out or not take any more. Well, to make a long story short, I discovered my niche. I LOVED computer. I had a 4.0 and doubled my load the next quarter. I then ended up teaching computer at TAS (the school in Taiwan). I have taught BASIC and Pascal programming in High School and computer ed from K- 8th grade. I ended up with 60 credits mostly in computer above my MS. I still can't believe that I actually went to college but I'm very glad I did. I now know that the vocational tests we took in HS were right. I came out highest in machenics of all things, but the counselor took one look at that, looked at me and said, "Machenics, but you're a girl, you can't do that! Well, let's see, your next highest (which was much lower) is Social Service and teaching falls under that. You can be a teacher." Boy, I'd like to hear someone say that now-a-days, would he be in trouble. We live in Gig Harbor now, and have a beautiful view of the Mt. and the lights of Tacoma shinning on the water at night, with our two darling Havanese dogs. This is getting too long, so I will write about my Richland memories another time. -Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Rice ('60) To: John Wingfield ('66) John, If you are in St. Louis, MO, please give Donna and me call. We have lived in St. Louis area (Chesterfield) since 1985. We can be reached at [deleted number for privacy. Send email and ask for the telephone number]. My wife, Donna Bowers Rice ('63) is the sister to Dale Bowers ('66) and would love to be in touch with folks from Richland. We are presently trying to decide on returning to the state of Washington. I went through a merger one year ago and was given early retirement. Due to non competes I am not able to work in the pharmacy industry for three years and I am not ready to retire. We think we will move back and start a new career in Washington and Donna can continue practicing Dental Hygiene in a state that is more advanced in dental care then Missouri. Give us a call. -Mike Rice ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday, April 12, 2002 Lunch Date: April 14, 2002 Time: 12:30pm Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5, Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Price: Your Lunch + $3.00 for room All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) I want to thank each and every one of you that wrote to me about the Aberdeen area. There certainly are quite a few Bombers who live around there. The whole area sounds great! We will be coming up there April 17 through the 21 looking at the whole area. Am anxious to see it. My son lived in Raymond years and years ago with his dad. Was there once, but went right to their house and didn't see the town. I have to laugh, for one who really doesn't like the rain and clouds, I can't seem to get away from them anymore. Just so long as the sun comes out occasionally, haha. But, the temperature is more to my liking during the summer. A bit warmer than down here. Thanks again, -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where speaking of rain, we're to get some through the weekend. It already started last night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) To: Donna Snyder Courtney ('52) Thank you for the info on "DO NOT CALL" Registry. I had not heard about it. I went to the website and put in my 2 cents worth. -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: DeeDee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: large church Yes, with that large a congregation it is very hard to meet people, but we sit in the same spot almost every Sunday and we attend the same service, so we get to know the ones around us. ;) and, one of my youngest daughter's friends and her family attend the church, so we don't feel quite so alone. ;) I prefer smaller churches, and there are a few, but we like our pastor, so we will continue to be a "small fish in a big pond". ;) The pastor is married with a young family and usually tells amusing tales about parenting. He also teaches from the Bible, and that is another reason we like going there. At the moment, we are studying the Book of Acts, so it is like being in Sunday School and Church at the same time. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) I liked your article in today's (4-4-02) Sandstorm. I am a Proud Bomber, too. I never felt that the bomb or the mushroom were symbols of war... must have had something to do with growing up in the best little town in the desert. I think we were all fortunate to grow up in the era that we did, even though we were a little more naive than most. I still call Richland "home" and I haven't lived there in over 35 years!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - only going to be in the mid 70s with a breeze blowing. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce (67) I bought a couple of stickers in at a mall in Silverdale, WA. One read "It's Not My Fault - I'm Always Right", and the other was "Don't Be A Dick". I feel better about one of them than the other. So I found out from my old chum from Chief Joseph and high school, Norm Englund (67), that it was really him that drove the motorcycle into Calvin Gentle's Senior Math class in '67. It wasn't Jeff Upson ('67RIP). It was Jeff's bike, though. Norm did it on a dare from Mr. Gentle actually. I knew there must have been a reason we called him "Tiger". Speaking of dicks, I actually remembered what Scott Hartcorn (67) (no, not him ) had told me about the krispy creme shop in Issaquah, WA, as I was getting ready to climb the hill from Issaquah to the Pass on the way to Richland a couple of weeks ago. Scott said to take a right at the last turnoff and head back toward Seattle. There it was. JEEZ, they had a security guy directing traffic. My son and I got in line and went through a conveyor belt of our own and I ashamedly bought a dozen on them. Actually, some doughnut slinger came out and gave me and my son one apiece so I was stuck. I only wanted to try one. My son really liked them. They weren't bad. They just didn't have any character, or substance. It was amazing the people there. But then, the Spudnut Shop really packs them in, too. I heard from a lady that met me in Ellensburg to deliver a dog that I carried back to Seattle for a friend that a krispy creme will open in Richland soon. I also heard that krispy creme has "cooked" more than doughnuts. Like their books? Anyway, my son and I figured that everyone in line were just a bunch of plain clothes policemen (that's them, the dicks). I remember the smell of a newly opened box of black Converse from BB&M. That was fine. -Dick Pierce (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leslie Jones Engelhard (76WB) Re: Brad Upton ('74) comedy The show here in Kitsap county with Brad last weekend was so much fun ~ we were all laughing so hard! I wanted to stay for the second set! It was a sold out audience for both shows. John Keister ("Almost Live" host), who was on the bill also, talked about school mascots... and his big punch line was the bomb on the wall at Richland High!! I guess he's been hanging out with Brad too much. If you ever get a chance to see Brad, take it. Its well worth it. And you look great, Brad! -Leslie Jones Engelhard (76WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Rex Hunt ('53WB), Deedee Willox ('64) shirley Collings ('66), Anonymous ('68) David Flaherty ('76), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Remember: SPRING FORWARD TOMORROW morning 4/7/02 at 2am ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) To: Those of you that care (or not) I have had 4 stents put in and am doing well. I am contemplating selling my business but harbor a lot of regrets at letting it go. Not That I do anything but the pride of knowing I built the business and its mine and to let someone else reap the benefits irks me. The more I read the Alumni Sandstorm, the more PRIDE and humility I feel. The students from Richland have accomplished so much in so many areas. They have achieved in sports, in business, in acting, in war, in religion, in education, in literature. They seem to excel in acts of kindness and forbearance (except for krispy kremes), patriotism, and parenting. I can but wonder... are these the same kids I went to school with, drank beer with, fought with... the kids that acted dumber than a fire plug. -Rex Hunt (53WB) till next time from Lovely downtown Hanford, CA where even the idiots are in bloom ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) To: Linda Reining ('64) We are creatures of habit. We always sit in the same place in church as well. When we first visited our church, we found that there were several families from our former church who were going there. So we felt pretty comfortable. They offered a Welcome Class which we attended, so we got to know some other people that were new. We have driven through Bakersfield a few times. Never actually stayed there. It's HOT in the summer and that's when we were traveling. We used to go to CA every year visiting my Aunt Mercedes (Deedee) for whom I am named. She lived in Cambria, CA over on Highway 1 (just south of San Simeon and Hearst Castle). She passed away in January of 1995, and my cousin bought her house. We visited several times with them also, but he has since passed away as well. Will stop and visit his wife and daughter next time we go. We have a grandson in Salinas, CA on Hwy 101; he's actually north of Salinas in Prunedale, CA and there is a nice RV park where we stay. It's quite close to his house. We have friends and relatives throughout the state, mostly in northern or central CA. We have been to San Diego when my son was stationed there in the Navy. Went to the San Diego Zoo (very nice and BIG). Also went to SeaWorld. Did Disneyland several times; my favorite thing there was the Electric Parade; bought the video, but it's not the same as being there. One year, the church across the street from Disneyland had Hal Lindsey as guest speaker, so we went there that Sunday. Didn't mean to write a book. Will quit before I have to take out a copyright! -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it's been sunny and nice out. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Bob Grout ('66WB) sent this very special message to me, and I thought it meaningful enough to pass it on to others: Scroll a little and then click "It Happened Long Ago" Peace to all, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous ('68WB) Re: 60s Songs -Anonymous ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Flaherty ('76) To: Brad Upton ('74) I'm going to be in Seattle 4/11/02 - 4/14/02. Are you performing at all there during those dates? Would love to see you. -David Flaherty ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) To: John Irl French ('51) Re: "I Am the Flag" The site about the flag was awesome!! Thanks for sharing that with everyone! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/02 - SPRING FORWARD at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Steve Carson ('58), Jean Armstrong ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Bob Grout ('66WB) Robin Frister ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: '58 Lunch - 1pm Francisco's, 3321 N. Court, Pasco, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) To: Rex Hunt ('53) Your note struck a chord with me and I'm sure that your recovery is a joy to all that know you. I started a couple of businesses in the '70s and sold out to a Forbes 500 company in '97 I made the mistake of staying on in an upper level management position and that was ended in December. This company, with their extremely strong management strengths and financial depth has had a positive impact on the industry and changed it in ways that trouble me. I guess that this is the way of business. The entrepreneurs find a niche, develop it and then the big guys see the opportunity and strategic fit to offer large dollars to acquire the market. As my partners and I grew our business to 64 dedicated Distributors throughout the US we were always concerned that one of the bigger companies in the same general business (in our case Johnson and Johnson) would invest $5,000,000 and take a run at us. When we were approached for our Wholesale business we were astonished at the price offered. Then when we discovered that the buyer had purchased the #2 company and in total had put out $35MM for the both of us it became clear that our industry and the marketplace was going to change. After the acquisition of our national wholesale company the buyer approached me to acquire my retail operations in Chicago which included the request that I stay aboard and assist with further mergers and acquisitions. I agreed and sold out. There has always been a feeling of sellers remorse (to some degree) but I am sure that my decision was the correct one for one basic reason. The market was going to change and to compete it would require an investment we would have to have borrowed. Even then, the Parent Company already had more customers and customer relationships available to exploit and it was my judgment that cashing out and being able to influence the development of the new entity was the smart thing to do. The only thing I would do differently would have been to leave and go on to the next thing. Rex, I don't envy you the decision you have to make and if you do sell it will not diminish your achievements. Be Well. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: Roller Skates & Key I don't have my old roller skates, but I still have my key.. To: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: Spudnuts in Arkansas Hubby was working in Camden the other day and on his drive out of Hot Springs, he stopped to get a donut at some little shop off the road called Daylight Donuts. He said they were just like the Spudnuts he had in Richland. I will check it out in the next few days and see if he was right. To: Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) To: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB Re: Bike Riding I didn't get my foot caught or fall in any gutters, but I had an embarrassing moment on my bike. I must have been about 12 or 14 and my brother Ron Armstrong ('61) had a paper route that was the Federal Building, the Police Station, the Fire Station, and so on. Anyway, he always talked me into doing it for him at a cut rate. I was riding down Jadwin and I was right past Lee and the bag that carried the papers was draped over my handle bars. All of a sudden the bag got tangled in the spokes and I did a flip and landed on my back with the bike on top of me. I was SOOO embarrassed. A nice man stopped and got the bike off of me. It was either that or he was going to run over me cause I was right in the middle of the street. To: Everyone Re: Bunny Shoes I don't remember them.. Anyone got a picture of them?? With all this talk about shoes, I bet there are a few of you out there that remember saddle shoes?? Weren't they also called Oxfords?? Those ugly white shoes with the black saddle across the top. Didn't they have brown ones also?? To: Maren It had been a long time since we have paid our dues for the Alumni Sandstorm. I know I sent money a while back, but it seems like years ago. I think it's due. Am I right?? You need to let us know how much and where to send it. Just a small token of our "Thanks" for keeping our family of Bombers together. I really don't know what we would do without you and your crew. I apologize at this time, because I don't know who your "helpers" are other than Gary Behymer. I remember the first letter that I received. I still have it at home. It was from Gary, I think. I'll send you a copy when I get home if I can find it. I think there were only about 16 of us on the list at that time. How many do we have now?? I hope you know how many lives you have touched and how much joy you have brought into our lives form the past to the present. Please keep up the good work. Richland Lives Forever in Our Hearts!!! -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Still in Hot Springs, AR where it's a cold 36 and windy and going to rain more this weekend and the fish are still not biting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Richard Anderson ('60) is the Assistant Editor these days... Here's the first one... 8/1/98... and, yes, it was from Gary... HE STARTED IT!! ********* From: Gary Behymer (64) TO: All Bombers RE: Houses That Hanford Built ~ 8/1/98 The Houses that Hanford Built.... I believe these to be the actual cost to the government to build each house. Type # Year Built Cost A 408 1943-1945 ? B 520 1943-1945 ? C 85 1950-1951 ? D 8 1943-1945 $11,570 E 84 1943-1945 $ 9,535 F 250 1943-1945 $10,562 G 8 1943-1945 $ 9,220 H 250 1943-1945 $ 9,220 K 60 1950-1951 $11,768 L 44 1943-1945 $11,733 M 25 1943-1945 $12,191 Q 143 1948-1949 $12,608 R 146 1948-1949 $13,580 S 19 1948-1949 $16,049 T 5 1948 ? U 110 1947 $ 7,941 V 340 1947 $ 9,689 Y 950 1948-1949 $ 9,704 Z 50 1948-1949 $10,755 Prefabs 1-BR 150 1944-1946 ? 2-BR 675 1944-1946 ? 3-BR 517 1944-1946 ? Where did you live? -Gary Behymer ('64)] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: DeeDee Willox Loiseau ('64) Yep, Bakersfield is HOT during the summer, that is why I hibernate... only go outside during the day when it is absolutely necessary and the rest of the time I am indoors with my a/c, computer, and TV!!!!!! I do all my errands after the sun goes down... thank goodness Wal Mart and Target are open till 10!!!!!! ;) my ex's oldest brother used to have a cabin at Cambria... in fact we stayed there on our honeymoon... WITH my two girls, his two sons, my mom and step-dad, and his brother and his two kids!!!!!!!! some honeymoon, huh? (should have been my first warning that things were only going to get worse). *LOL* We were within walking distance of the beach and lots of deer were roaming the area. It was a beautiful place. The cabin had two bedrooms... wanna know where everyone slept???????? My folks were in their camping trailer (they had come down for my wedding and were on their way back home), his brother brought his "mini" motor home, the boys slept in the living room in sleeping bags, the girls were in one bedroom, and "ex" and I were in the other one. I LOVE Sea World... even got to touch a dolphin... was a great feeling... my dream before I die, is to swim with them, but will have to go to Sea World Orlando or fly to Hawaii for that... AND, I am afraid of flying!!! ;( I like Disneyland, too... favorite is "It's a Small World", but my most favorite place is Knott's Berry Farm. By the way, on your travels to CA and to Disneyland, did you ever go to Melodyland? It was across the street from Disneyland and was a religious "compound"... Pat Boone performed there as did a lot of others. it was a place for hearing Christian music along with religious speakers and I think some people lived there. am not even sure it is still open. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps in the mid 70s today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: The Hawkins Family: Gary, Doug, Jim My brother George Grout ('61) is trying to find information of their whereabouts. Are there e-mail addresses that we can find for the Hawkins Family. My older brother is a Fireman in Reno Airport and he is trying to locate Jim or Doug Hawkins. I hope somebody out there can help. Thanks. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [James Oral Hawkins, Jr. ('60) is deceased: Doug is class of '62. I don't know about Gary. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) Re: teacher jobs Hey guys, What is the elementary teacher job situation in Richland and the Tri Cities look like? I have 20 days of student teaching, and I'm very curious. Yes, I'm now 47, a grad from '73... adding to a nursing career. Some people think I'm a little crazy (those classmates from Christ the King do for sure) but am having fun. Anyway, can you give me the low-down on the situation? Things here around the state of Oregon are bleak, for probably the next two years. Thanks, -Robin Frister Washburn ('73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Charlotte Dossett (51), Dottie Sargent ('51) Dick Pierard ('52), Donna McGregor ('57) Barbara Farris ('59), Helen Cross ('62) Mike Lahrman ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Mike Funderburg ('66), Barb Belcher ('72) Dawna Archibald ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) Re: My Nephew Maren, just wanted to let you know that my nephew, Sam Dossett ('67), passed away last night [4/6]. He had colon cancer and fought a huge battle for a year. I am sure it will be in the paper in the next couple of days. Thank you. -Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dottie Sargent Rath ('51) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Houses That Hanford Built You will probably get hundreds of responses to this one. I lived in one of those glorious "F" houses on Stevens Drive. It was brand new to us -- probably my mother's first new house. There were three daughters still at home and an older son and daughter who came to visit, so we needed some room. I got my own bedroom since neither of my older sisters wanted to room with me. Can't imagine why!! Anyway, I thought it was a great house. The Bobos, the Byrons, the O'Rourkes and the Robley Johnsons were our close neighbors, and I remember babysitting for the last two I mentioned. I'll never forget that tiny basement in the "F" house where my mother cussed out her wringer washer! That was the only time I ever heard her swear. And my dad, Sarge, the gardener, put in so many shrubs and trees those 50 plus years ago, it's a whole different place now. Oh, the memories, and I can't drive by that house today without a pang of nostalgia. -Dottie Sargent Rath ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Mushroom Cloud Decision I really appreciate Burt Pierard's ('59) work in digging out the history of the change in the school symbol. I do have one question about the date of the student vote, and perhaps one of the "younger" alums who was in school in the late 80s can clarify this for us. I was in town for my 35th class reunion in 1987 and clearly remember an announcement being made that the students had recently had the question put to them about dropping the symbol. The result was overwhelming in favor of keeping the mushroom cloud. The group assembled at the Holiday Inn thereupon let out a resounding cheer. Best wishes from New Zealand where the snow is starting to fall in the mountains and the leaves are turning. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Re: shoes My recollection of Oxfords is that they came first and saddle shoes were a take-off from them. Yes they were brown and white and black and white. In later years they came out with red and white and green and white and maybe other colors?? Re: bikes I still have scars on my knees from bike wrecks, although most of them happened before Richland, in Coeur d'Alene, ID. (that's pre-1948) This boy LIKED MY SISTER!! BUT SHE DIDN'T LIKE HIM!! I would be riding up or down the hill to my girlfriend's or home and have to pass his house. He would run out and push me down on my bike. Every time I thought I could go fast enough so he wouldn't catch me. Sometimes he missed and sometimes he didn't. He was a sixth grader. I got tired of that and chose another route. Thank goodness the Richland boys were a LOT nicer. To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Humidity I remember well that your clothes didn't use to get wet from perspiring in the summer time in Richland. Then all those irrigation projects went in. Re: Spudnuts!! I MADE SOME SPUDNUTS!!! Very good!! Enough to feed an army! Just like those Mrs. Fields Cookies. Unlike the cookies, I ended up throwing some away. Just too many at one time. Nearly cried. Bomber cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar (57) ~ RAINY Espanola, NM where we have 3 new calves. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) Re: shoes Ok! can't wait any more to talk about bunny shoes. They were white, a rounded toe, each side on the top were two little pointed bunny ears and a little string tie right in the middle. I loved them. I had the pixie shoes, too... black suede and white leather. They were sorta like a low boot. A pointed "V" shape on the ankle and one on top of the shoe that folded over. What we need is a picture huh? I also had every color of saddle oxfords I think they made over the period of several years. Remember the smoke and tan ones. I loved them all. The checked shoe laces and some days while going to Carmichael we wore a blue sock and a white one. How about the little white collars with our sweaters and some time we even wore our cardigans backwards. Oh, what wonderful fun memories. -Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) ~ Springfield , MO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: David Douglas ('62) David, I can't remember the class prophecy from our year or any other, but yours should have been fame and fortune based on smarts and application of them. Wish you had been in China when we were there briefly in '98. My husband wanted to go to Tianjin and I was afraid to take the train ride and not have anyone to meet us when we got there. Cheers, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Do you remember the Lahrman clan? If you who I think you are, we use to watch the old black and white cartoons in your living room. Best, -Mike Lahrman ('63) and family - Nancy ('55), Donna ('57), Patty ('64) and Judy ('68), Bombers all ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Life is good! Columbia High School Class of 1964 Military Site Please send information to Maren or me if you were a member of the Class of 1964 and served in the military. Your name NEEDS to be added to the above site. Re: The 'spark' that started the Richland Bomber Alumni site and the Alumni Sandstorm was this lady (;-) Wendy Carlberg As my family returned from Whitman Community Hospital, the morning of the death of my mother-in-law, I opened the just-arrived copy of the Tri-City Herald that had Wendy's obituary in it and was so struck by the fact that 'friends' from the past met together, at best, once every 5 to 10 years. That has all changed in these past 6 years. I'm thankful that Maren & Richard Anderson + a number of others who continue to update class sites, remain faithful to Col-Hi, Richland Bombers & Spudnuts. I am also excited about the Fife group that meets 10? times a year. More of these groups should be started in your local areas!! I rate each day on the basis of 10 points. I give myself an 8 for not finding my name in the obituary column of the morning paper, an additional point for the Alumni Sandstorm and the final point on the balance of the day. Life is good! -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Funderburg ('66) Re: Spudnuts Hello all. I don't write in much, but read once in a while and listen only to the real important stuff like Spudnuts... I'm in the tiny town of Cathlamet, WA and we're about 25 miles away from the fast food places etc... The other day a person in the office had some crispy cream donuts sent to our office from Chehalis, WA. They were not quite as good as Spudnuts... I even ate three or four more just to be sure but they still weren't as good as Spudnuts... -Mike Funderburg ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Re: '72 in '02 Richland High School (formerly known to us old timers as Col-Hi) Class of 1972 is having a 30-year Class Reunion July 19 and 20 at the Hanford House/Red Lion. It's not too late to RSVP! We are also working on a Memory Book for our class, and will be accepting inputs up until the reunion. For more information on the reunion and a look at the Lost List, check out our two web sites, or e-mail me for more info. Volunteers are needed for registration and official greeters. Hope you can make it! Buy Bomber Stuff website Click on [1972] -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dawna Archibald Gibson (82) How do we go about getting a packet for the class reunion? I haven't received anything in the mail and I don't get much of a chance to read the Alumni Sandstorm every day for info or updates. -Dawna Archibald Gibson (82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Larry Mattingly ('60) Anita Cleaver ('63), Leoma Coles ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Steve Simpson ('65) Pam Ehinger ('67), Julie Strassburger ('77) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere Smyth Wilson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery '47 To: All Tri-City Bombers Returned home to stay and am having a terrible time trying to find affordable health insurance which will cover prescriptions and an affordable price. Can any of you give me a clue where to look? Have info on AARP, Blue Cross and State Farm and expecting a packet from Physicians Mutual. I realize that there are pros and cons on HMOs, but we had no problems with the one we had in FL. I have also found out that eastern WA does not have HMOs, but western WA does - now what is up with that? Need also to find a general practitioner as our former doc has retired. 14 years since we lived here full time and there have been many changes. Any help will be appreciated -Mary Triem Mowery '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) For all of you dozen or so alums that requested tickets to the Game and fireworks display this coming Friday, the game starts at a different time then usual. 6:05PM. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 Re: "F" houses Dottie Sargent Rath's ('51) memories of living in a "F" house sure brought a wave a nostalgia. How in the world did we manage with only one bathroom and so many family members living at home?!? When I'm visiting my folks in Kennewick, I usually try to drive by our old "F" house on Kimball. Looks a whole lot better now than then! Re: Shoes Does anyone remember wearing taps on oxford shoes? Also, remember those ugly wedge shoes the guys wore in the '50s with horseshoe taps? -Anita Cleaver Heiling '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) Re: Spudnuts ...was in Richland over this past week-end, and had my daughter and her fianc with me. We just had to go to the Spudnut Shop... got there just before closing, and it was so cool... we had maple bars and cinnamon rolls and they were just yummy!! It was fun just walking around Uptown and I do miss the "good ole' days!" Got a new job and start with Lowe's next week! We are opening a new store here in Salem, OR and I'm so excited! Planted my Jackson Perkins roses today, and it looks like possible rain tomorrow. -Leoma Coles (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Donna McGregor Salazar (57) Re: Oxfords I think you are right about the Oxfords. I'll have to call Treva Bolin Jensen ('63) She had to wear them all the time. I had forgotten about the red and green saddle shoes. Thanks for waking up some of the old memory cells. To: Barbara Farris DeFord ('59WB) Re: Bunny Shoes Thanks for the "mental" picture, but I sure would like to see a visual picture. Come on, someone has to have one somewhere. I looked it up on a Google search, but all I found was slippers. To: Mike Lahrman ('63) Yes, I remember the Lahrman clan, and yes we did watch cartoons in the living room. And yes, I am who you think I am. That was so long ago. So, do you also remember our big huge tape recorder that we used to play with all the time. I remember Patty ('64) and I sitting on the floor singing into that microphone with all we had. Anyone else remember those?? And last but not least, do you remember Tike, Ike and Spike??? To: All Bombers I have just sent in my donation for the subscription of the Alumni Sandstorm and I challenge everyone else to do the same. It's $1.00 a month. Where else can you buy all the memories, laughter, joy and love that you receive from the Sandstorm every single day put out by the most dedicated person I know for a buck a month?? -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Still raining and no fishing in Hot Springs, AR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Remember dickies? They were JUST the collar and were worn under our sweaters... noticed on QVC that they are being sold by a soap opera star Linda Dano as turtle necks. Re: shoes Anyone remember those ugly brown shoes that were bought at the Hanford store? They were brown leather and had steel toes. Dad bought me a pair of those every fall and I couldn't wait for them to fall apart"!!!!!! What a relief when I started babysitting and could afford to buy my own shoes... between babysitting money and my allowance ($3 per week) I would go to Gallenkamp's and buy anything BUT saddle oxfords or anything that vaguely resembled them!!!!!!! ;) probably accounts for my bad feet now but at least I was in style". *LOL* Remember buying high heels or pumps and having them dyed to match the color of our prom dresses? Remember peds... we wore them inside our tennies instead of socks. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) To: The Warford Family Just a note to say how I feel for the Warford family. Rick ('65) and Charles ('61) have always been great friends. Drank my first beer in the back seat of Charlie's '56 Chevy driving somewhere in Seattle at State. Charles, Ricky, Terry Webb ('63RIP) and I had gone up and... well... we all know what happened to everyone... One of the things I do when I go home in the summer is to drive by everybody's house... I always make it a point to hit "Warford Corner" to see if I can catch Mr. Warford out in the roses... it's always been nice to see one of our parents out in the yard and I could always count on Mr. Warford being there. I remember one time Harah ('65) and I went up to Terry Werner's ('65) house and knocked on the door... when Mr. Werner came out we said "Can Terry come out and play?" That's part of the fun of going home... seeing them all and them remembering us as little kids. Before my pop passed, Jimmie Adair ('66) had moved to Vegas for a while... When we were kids, Jimmie had borrowed my dad's come-along to pull an engine... naturally he returned it good as new... I think I may have left it lying in the front yard... anyway... it disappeared... my dad was NOT happy with me... so some 40 plus years later, Adair, White headed and white bearded walks into the house... my dad looked up... didn't wait to hear who this bearded stranger was and said in a loud voiCe (as loud as a very old man can make it) "Where's my come-along!" That's the way I feel about all our parents. As they slowly pass, I miss them all. At night, as they pass, I always ask my dad, my old pal Bo and Bill Rightmire ('67RIP) to help them get used to things and show them around. So tonight, I'll be asking the boys to look out for Mr. Warford... tho I know they don't need me to ask them. So, Rick, Charles, Ginger and uh oh... (why do names escape me when I need them?), rest well... your pop is in good hands. -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Simpson ('65) Rick Warford's ('65) father died on Friday. He was 87. The memorial service will be Friday 4/12 at Einan's Funeral Home at the cemetery on the bypass highway. -Steve Simpson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Sammy Dossett ('67RIP) Dear Dossett Family, Sammy will be missed by many. It's so hard to believe he's gone. The Last I saw Sammy (and, yes, I called him Sammy to his face!) was at our 25 year reunion! He and I had such a great time talking about the Good Ole Days! I will miss him. My Deepest Sympathy to All the Dossett Clan. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Thorp, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sam is listed on the Einan's website] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Julie Strassburger Pedersen ('77) Re: 1977 Richland Bombers School Annual [Columbian] Does anyone have a 1977 Richland Bombers School Annual that they would be willing to sell to me? Mine was lost in a move and I have been frantically looking for one! I would be so so happy to pay (plenty!) for one. I hoped that maybe someone had an extra one?.... Thanks so much. I look forward to hear from you! -Julie Strassburger Pedersen ('77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Or MAYBE someone has one that they would scan and put on a CD you OR for sale?? AND then we could put it online like so many other Columbians. Columbians Online My favorite cover is the '54 Columbian. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: '82 in '02 Reunion If any one from the class of 1982 has not been contacted about our upcoming 20th reunion, please email me at the above email address. I will contact you and we can get a reunion packet out to you. Also, if you have not sent in your registration and payment, please do so ASAP. If you are not planning on attending the reunion but would like to do something to help, your donations would be greatly appreciated! Contact me for information. The reunion planning is coming along great. Keep checking the Bomber WebPages and the Alumni Sandstorm for updates. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) '82 Reunion Committee Member *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers from the '60s and 1 funeral notice today: Patti Jones ('60), Helen Cross ('62) John Adkins ('62), Mike Lahrman ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) David Rivers ('65), Cheryl Moran ('66) John Wingfield ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) Don Andrews ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Cathy Weihermiller ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: REMINDER All Bomber Alumni Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by this Friday, April 12, 2002 Lunch Date: April 14, 2002 Time: 12:30 P.M. Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5, Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, Wa. 98424 Price: Your Lunch + $3.00 for room All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Class of '62 Reunion To: Any one attending our class reunion I just found out that Carol Rice Forister ('62) is not going to be able to attend our reunion, so I am looking for a roommate for that weekend. Betty Neal Brinkman: could you and I share a room, or is George coming with you?? I lost your email address in our huge crash of last August. And I'm sure I've lost more get up and go since. Warren retires next month, and I'm sure both of us are worried about how he is going to spend all his time and energy that he has given to good ole P&G, contrary to common belief, I do not want to be, or need to be organized. It's going to be fun and games, and I'm sure a learning curve for both of us. See you all soon. Love, Helen -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Shoes Does remember those ugly wedge shoes the guys wore in the '50s with horse shoe taps? But Anita - we were soooo cool. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - Lilacs, sage brush and Spring - gotta carry a box of Kleenex with me just to get to the store and back ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) Happy Birthday Tere Smyth Wilson ('65). To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) You and Patty sang so well, I'm still surprised that you didn't end up on Bandstand. It's hard to remember some of the things, since I'm so much younger than you and Patty, or is it the other way around? Tike, Ike and Spike? They weren't the three crows were they? Give me a clue, I'm still thinking. Were those the good old days or what? -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Linda Reining ('64) My favorite temperature is in the high 60s to low 80s. I have a low tolerance to temperature changes due to fibromyalgia. Give me air conditioning, a computer, TV, and a good book, and I could stay indoors forever. I sound like a recluse, but I do go out 2 days a week for water aerobics (senior center style). Wal-Mart is my drug of choice! I think it's one of those things that you either really hate it or really love it. What's a honeymoon? I've been married 4 times and NEVER had a honeymoon, or a wedding either. It took me 4 tries to get it right, but this one is a keeper. From your experience, I guess I'm glad I didn't have a honeymoon. We took my grandson Jeremy to Marine World (in Vallejo) and he got to touch the whale. He was thrilled. The first time we went to Marine World, we really liked it; the shows were really good. The last time we went, they had added rides, so it was more like a carnival. I made our two granddaughters go to the shows before they could go on the rides. They later admitted they were glad I did, but were kinda bent outa shape at the time. Haven't been back to Sea World since 1995, but would love to go again. Never been to Knottsberry Farm. I'd like to though. Also never went to Universal Studios, another place I'd like to visit. We took two of our granddaughters to Disneyland and they LOVED Pirates of the Caribbean; I have to admit, I liked it too. Small World is charming, especially the first time when you don't know what to expect. You see something different every time you go because there's so much to see. It's also a good way to cool off if the weather is hot! It's funny you should mention Melodyland. I didn't remember the name of it, but that's the place where we heard Hal Lindsey. It was quite a place. I don't know if it's still there or not, either. By the way, the locals at Cambria tie little soap bars on their plants and trees to keep the deer from eating them. I don't think it ever works, but they try. One year, my hubby dug a little Monterey Pine tree out of my aunt's yard (she asked him to) and brought it home. It made it through several winters until we got a cold one and then it died, turned right into an Everbrown! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where the sun is shining ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To: Linda Reining (64) Re: Dickies I thought that the dickies where the turtle neck tops (usually knitted) that fit under your shirt or sweater. I thought the detachable collars were just the collar. Maybe cause Mom made mine and they were knitted and she also made those collars for me. I started out making my girls clothes all the time, until I got too busy working and the cost of patterns went up. Cost more to make a dress than to buy one. But, I am back to making things for my grandsons. And I even made all my daughters tote bags for Christmas. I even sewed in my name on them. Remember when Christmas was making a gift instead of buying one?? It has become so commercialized. One of the best Christmas gifts I remember is a bunk bed that my Dad made for me for my dolls out of orange crates. And the dolls that my Mom made out of socks. Mom also made a mattress and pillow and blanket for the bed. She crocheted all my Barbie clothes. I just gave them all to my youngest daughter and told her to treasure them always... Nanny made them. I do remember the peds. That is all my Mom wore. I have seen them in the shoe stores so that you could try on shoes with them if you didn't have socks on. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ~ Still In Hot Springs, AR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Kenny Johnson ('65) Just a short note to let Kenny know that all his friends and loved ones are with him and will do our best to share the loss of his oldest son. The loss of any loved one is difficult at best but, as they say, the parents are supposed to go before the children. I understand a memorial will be held on Thursday, but I don't have the particulars. We are all with you, Kenny, and hope you can accept that which cannot be understood. Nothing happens by mistake in the world, but sometimes it sure is hard to take. May you heal well and quickly. And for Jane Warford ('62)... Sorry about my Senior moment in yesterday's note. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) I haven't been keeping up with the Sandstorm and I've checked to see if any notices were posted this week about the auto accident and death of Jeremiah Johnson, son of Kenny Johnson ('65) and Penny Zbyszewski ('66). The funeral is Thursday at 2:00 at Einan's on Swift. Re: Birthday wishes On a much lighter note: Happy Birthday to Cathy Weihermiller ('66)!!!!!!!!!!!! -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: home again Greetings to all Richlanders and old Bombers I was home for the weekend, to celebrate my Dad's (Royce Wingfield) 80th Birthday. We went for walks, where Dad walks every day, down along the river and downtown to see the construction being done there. On Saturday morning, his birthday, we stopped on our walk and got a box of Spudnuts. At home my Mom had a crispy cream that someone had gotten at church and the paltry thing sat there all alone as the Spudnuts were enjoyed. It was so nice to ride bikes along the river with my wife, Jane, enjoying the beauty of that old life giving artery. On our way back we ran into Dennis Haskins (66), and it was such a delight to see my old friend and share for a while. It was good to be home and see my Brother, Jim ('71) and his family plus cousins Jan ('68) and Mike ('72) and their parents, my Uncle Truman and Aunt Carol who are now celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary with a cruise. Yesterday we went up to Paradise and back country skied among the alpine meadows on the snowy slopes of The Mountain. Then we spent a peaceful night at Wellspring, a charming B&B 3 miles outside Rainier National Park entrance. What a way to celebrate a birthday. Now I'm back home in Olympia and about ready to go back to work in Saint Louis. Hoping you are all well and happy. Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Sammy Dossett ('67RIP) I too want to tell the Dossett family how sad I am that Sammy is gone. But he will always live in my heart and mind. We had so many good times down in Sammy's basement listening to Sammy play the Saxophone. I am a firm believer that Mike Myers got the idea of "Wayne's World" from our days in Sammy's basement. Plus the camping trips up to Priest Lake, to driving pea combines in Walla Walla, or Nampa, Idaho. Sammy you are with us always. We love you. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Augusta, GA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews (67) Re: Sammy Dossett ('67RIP) Over the last few weeks the Alumni Sandstorm has served as a line of communication that in a round about chain allowed me to visit with Sam and say good bye to a very dear friend. It started with a question posed to Char Dossett Holden ('51), if she is Charlotte ('72?), Linda ('68), and Sam's ('67RIP) mom. She responded that she is their aunt. Bill Wingfield ('67) contacted Char and found out that Sam's health was failing. Bill in turn contacted me and put me in contact with Sam. Sam and I shared some great E-mail conversations reliving our youth. Char let Bill know that Sam's time was near and Bill let me know... I contacted Char to get an update. I knew from our conversation that I couldn't wait. I told my very understanding boss that I had to go say good bye to a friend. I came home to see Sam on March 20 and 21. We had a great visit with a lot of laughs and tears. Sam was truly at peace with what was to come and ready for the next step. Sam will truly be missed by many for he touched a lot of our lives. To: Sam's family I give to you my condolences with the loss of a very dear friend. I will keep in touch for you have been family to me over the years. GOOD BYE SAM Re: Visit Home I was able to relive fond memories on my recent visit to BOMBERVILLE. I was glad to see the street signs "BOMBING RANGE RD." still up. I stopped by Col Hi and ordered a sweatshirt with the big R w/cloud. I stayed with Truman and Carol Wingfield, who are parents to me. We went to breakfast at the SPUDNUT SHOP, great to be there. I ordered a dozen Spuddies for my trip home the next day, the Spuddies didn't make the whole trip. I'll be back through Bomberville in May and am looking forward to it already. Thank You Sandstorm -Don Andrews (67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - 14 miles north of Vancouver, WA where everything is in bloom ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 4/9/02 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Samuel "Sam" Dossett (Class of 1967) 10/08/49 - 04/06/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Mike Quane ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michael Quane ('63) To: Bomber Historians I need a little help from all of the amateur Richland and Hanford historians. What I should say is my daughter needs the help. My daughter Laurel, a junior at Cal State Sonoma is in the middle of a history analytical essay on Richland. Laurel assignment was to write an analytical essay on a contemporary history issue that a parent has live through. Her first choice was the Viet Nam war, but since I almost didn't live (forgot to duck) through that one she choose Richland and its relationship to the Manhattan project... Laurel preferred the Viet Nam war and was sure her professor would reject the Richland idea. She then thought Richland would be a good subject, because no one would know about Richland especially her professor. The professor's jaw almost hit the floor when Laurel presented the idea. The professor (a self-proclaimed expert on Richland) did her master thesis on Richland as a gradate student at WSU. This paper is going to be scrutinized. Laurel needs help with the following questions: 1. Was there a specific mission for the Hanford project or was it general in nature? 2. The month and year Richland became a government city. 3. The population of Richland before the government intervention. 4. The population of Richland after the Hanford project was establish, 1944-45 5. The maximum population associated with the Hanford project. Including the population of Richland, Hanford Military, North Richland construction camp and others. 6. Why was the Richland / Hanford site chosen? 7. The name of several good books on Richland/Hanford. Any help or other areas of interest would be appreciated. I can pass the information on to Laurel. The best thing to come out of this project is that Laurel, who has never been to Richland, now has developed an interest in Richland. Thanks from the hills of San Jose. -Michael Quane ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Long Road to Self Government] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Wanted! Newspaper clippings... obituaries etc. from ANY newspapers (Tri-City Herald), to be used to create 'web page's in honor of our deceased classmates. Make sure to check with parents or Richland relatives to see if they have some 'stashed' somewhere. Anna Margaret (64), see if 'Mom' has a bunch (;-) Gary Behymer 612 East Valleyview Colfax, Washington 99111 Click name for pages of 1964 members: Mike Alexander ~ Virgil Bishop ~ Wendy Carlberg Anna Glover ~ Derry Granquist ~ Bob Keplinger Betsy O'Dell ~ Dennis Smith ~ Ron Whitney -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining (64) To: DeeDee Willox Loiseau (64) Yes, the temps between 60 and 80 are my favorite ones, too. The heat makes my skin feel as though it is pulling away from my body!!!!!! Wonder how we stood the heat in Richland all those years? Must have been because we were kids and didn't know any better. *LOL* I remember walking barefoot all over the place and my feet would be black as pitch and mom would scrub them with Comet... didn't always work... then she would put our feet in a bucket of water and bleach... it was "H E double-toothpicks" if you had scratches on your feet!!!!! *LOL* I still go barefoot, but now it is mainly inside the house... tenderfoot, nowadays. ;) As for the drug of choice, between Wal Mart and Target, "that's where my money goes". LOVE those two stores, and since both of them are in my front yard, I am broke all the time! *LOL* Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the best rides at Disneyland... especially when it is too hot and humid... relaxing ride and cool, too. keep thinking I should have moved to Alaska... their temps have to be right up my alley. To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Re: sewing I sewed a lot of my own clothes and also for my daughters (when they were little), but with the price of the patterns, it is definitely cheaper to buy them!!!!!! Can't figure out why the patterns cost more than the material... I can find material for $2 a yard, but some patterns are over $10.00... for that price, they should be made out of a paper that isn't so flimsy and easily torn!!!!! I never tried to sew doll clothes. Had a friend that made all the Barbie clothes for Traci and Ronda's dolls, and now my granddaughter, Kimberlee, has them. and yes, home made Christmas gifts were, and are, the best! I make a lot of gifts for friends and family... prefer getting home made, too. We usually put a $10 limit on the gifts, so makes your creative side work. *LOL* Usually start in February or March and then work all year long to get them done by Christmas. It is my most favorite time of the year... love watching the faces on the kids as they open their gifts... the "big" kids, too. *LOL* -Linda Reining (64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - it is cool enough today that I have the front door open and there is a breeze blowing. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) For those of you who know Pam Hunt Cadd's ('66) father, Wally Hunt: Wally died suddenly at home on March 17th. The funeral notice can be found at and searching for Hunt. Wally was a great father-in-law, husband and father. And for those of you who know my mother Polly Cadd: Polly has been in the hospital for a week now. She is in ICU following abdominal surgery on Monday to repair an intestinal blockage. She is doing better but had a collapsed lung yesterday afternoon. Thanks for your prayers! -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Richard Wirth ~ Class of 1972 ~ 12/09/53 - 04/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~ There is also a funeral notice for Jeremiah Johnson. We don't think Jeremiah was a Bomber, but his parents are: Kenny Johnson ('65) and Penny Zbyszewski ('66)... Jeremiah Johnson ~ '91? Lion? ~ 07/07/73 - 04/06/02 [Several have asked how they can get in touch with Kenny... if anybody knows, let me know and I'll pass the word. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: John Northover ('59), Dave Thompson ('60) Jean Armstrong ('64), Creede Lambard ('72) Reunion Planning Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McClellan James ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron Holloway ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) To: Michael Quane ('63) Enter "Richland Washington" in ... over 15000 references... Use the double quotes as that will give all hits with Richland AND Washington. Do the same at and you will get over 19000 hits... with the ability to search within the results; and you will get over 21000 hits with a link to search for books on Richland Washington; will also give you the ability to search within results; - over 7000 hits; and... On the All Bomber Alumni Links page ~ perhaps the best resource of all!!! Links to everything 'Richland' ... v.r john - From San Diego, where "Coastal Eddy" hangs around until late morning or early afternoon ... a gray start to every day. -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David E. Thompson ('60) Some of you know John Paul Sevedge ('58), John was my best man at my wedding. He went to be with the Lord on my 40th wedding university, February 17th at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY, He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carol. I was on my way to Honduras to visit my daughter, Jamera Thompson ('83), she is a medical missionary there with Alternative Missions. Anyone have any fond memories of John? Larry Mattingly ('60) always has something to say. Hard to believe its been that many years since Richland High (Columbia High to us old timers). Thanks for the Sandstorm. -David E. Thompson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Have we even taken a poll to see who had the most kids from one family that graduated from Col High, or Richland High?? Not counting our kids or grandkids?? That could be a separate poll. I thought about this when Mike Lahrman ('63) sent an entry in with his sisters: "Nancy ('55), Donna ('57), Patty ('64) and Judy ('68), Bombers all" They beat us, we only had four Jack ('60), Ron ('61) me ('64) and Gayla ('74) and I only had one child graduate from Richland High, Kelly Gaines Franklin ('84). My other daughters graduated from Agua Fria in Goodyear, AZ. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Hot Springs, AR - where it is starting to look like spring. Gonna hit 85 today (finally) The lilacs are blooming. Haven't seen those in a while. Now it would be a good day if I could only catch one fish. (Any advice as to what I could be doing wrong?) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Creede Lambard (72) To: Michael Quane ('63) [Long Road to Self Government] Hi Michael, I can't back this up with citations but here's what I remember about the genesis of Richland As We Knew It: 2. This happened in July of 1943. I don't remember which week but I think it was toward the middle of the month. The first Richland residents heard of it was on a Friday and by Monday the houses were going up. 3. Pre-government population, roughly 240. The graduating class of 1942 at Richland High (the last before the boom) was 11, I believe. 4. After the boom the population was something like 25,000. 6. Why Richland? This is only my guess, but I've thought about it occasionally, and I believe there were three primary reasons why Richland was chosen: a. Being on the Columbia River, it had access to large amounts of water that would be necessary for the project. b. Again, being relatively close to Grand Coulee Dam, it had access to large amounts of electricity, again necessary for the project. c. And finally, being out in the middle of nowhere, over 100 miles from any city of size, it was safe from the prying eyes of the enemy. Its remote location made it secure from not only the air and the ground, in those days before spy satellites it's highly likely the enemy didn't even know the project existed. This security was just as essential to the project as the water and electricity. You might have your daughter check with the Tri-City Herald. In 1968 they published a special supplement on the 25th anniversary of Richland's governmentization, which is where I'm remembering most of this from. I believe parts of it may have been reprinted later as a book. A copy of the supplement itself would be very valuable if their morgue (or maybe a collection in the Richland Public Library) still has a copy. The Seattle Public Library might go back that far as well. Cheers, -Creede Lambard (72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: '82 Reunion Committee Re: Next Planning Meeting The reunion planning meeting for May has been changed. It will be held at the home of Teresa Dunham Johnson ('82) May 15th at 6pm. If you would like to attend please contact me via email and I'll get you directions. Hope to see you there!!! Re: THANKS! The class of '82 Reunion Committee would like to send a BIG THANK-YOU to Mike Becker ('82) of Funko for so generously donating $300.00 to the reunion fund. Mike we really appreciate what you have done for us. Keep Boblin' along!!! (for those of you who don't know about Funko - its Mike's company and he creates bobble head dolls in Seattle.) Tri City Herald article about Wobblers Again thank you Mike! 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 ~ 04/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Ton Tracy ('55) Gary Hinkle ('56), Gary May ('58WB) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Mike Lahrman ('63) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Shoes Ladies, You did not have it bad, even wearing saddle shoes. In fact, sounds like most of you liked the shoes you wore. Now, what's this all about, then? When I was a "wee lad" (maybe 7 or 8), a doctor conned my mother into believing that I had "special feet" that needed protection. Long, and narrow, with high arches, as I remember the diagnosis. This condition could only be preserved by wearing certain shoes. There were two choices for my mother to make. She could either buy me cowboy boots (YESSSSSSS!!!!) or "Girl Scout" shoes. Could that have been the beginning of my mental demise, being forced at a young, impressionable age into "Girl Scout" shoes? Well, it probably didn't help. Even if the #@*% things were comfortable. But, the humility of being taken to the women's shoe department and being fitted was enough trauma in my life. Fortunately none of my peers were around to see the downfall. Luckily, the shoe episode only lasted a year at most, as my feet quickly outgrew the size options available, and I could again revert to either Keds or Converse tenny-runners. And I finally did get a pair of cowboy boots, but that was much later in life. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ Albany, OR semi-soggy spring ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy '55 To: Michael Quane ('63) Best thoughts to your daughter as she proceeds into her professor's pond of publish or perish. Richland! What a topic. Her theme should be helpful as an addendum to the future of her mentor. After spending a good deal of time helping professor's assemble research by assembling, hand collating (Some students called it "collate and graduate) and preparing for delivery such hopeful morsels of wisdom. The Richland topic is unique, because it is so often avoided. If Laurel visits the library or has a chance to capture from Barnes & Noble a copy of "Working on the Bomb" - S.L. Sanger she will read the section on John A. Wheeler, a genius (and perhaps the Father of one of our lovely and brilliant cheerleader, academician and '55 classmates Kaye Wheeler) the lead scientist on the Hanford project... and the man who solved the riddle of the dying reactor. He also lead the group that designed the thermonuclear weapons, coined the term "black holes" and many other achievements. Richland was blessed by Mr. Wheeler as well as others who witnessed the birth of Richland and why it was the chosen location. In all the controversy over the bomb's use, many of us believe it rescued major nations from small conflicts and wars whenever sinister little tyrants were made to believe we might use it if they misbehaved. Visiting recently with a new neighbor who was imprisoned in Japan during WWII, I discovered that while our US prisoners were being starved to death by guards, the women in the neighborhood, smuggled food to the prisoners after dark and saved many lives. He said tearfully that the released troops (thanks to the bomb... guards were told to kill all prisoners if a land invasion began) returned to try to thank the Good Samaritan citizens who saved their lives. He said tearfully that no one knew where they went. Without the work and effort of those in Richland like Mr. Wheeler and lots of our classmates' parents, he wouldn't be here. It helped when some Japanese Generals, Particularly General Anami, spread the word that the U.S. had 100 of the bombs and were going to drop one per week until an unconditional surrender was accepted. We can only speculate what might have happened if the likes of Mr. Wheeler and others had not been able to contribute their knowledge and effort. Next time you visit Honolulu, look up at the massive hospital on the hill. It was built to house and treat the expected thousands of wounded US troops from the land invasion of Japan. The hospital remained empty for decades. A secondary tribute to those who lived and worked in Richland. It was a joyful thing to see my uncle step off the ship later and tell us of the story of how the largest assembly of ships in the history set off Klaxon Horns and turned on lights that the nighttime skies in Las Vegas blush. All because we shipped a couple of bright messages from the hands of Hanford and Richland's finest. Our Uncle John is grateful for all of our Bomber, Beaver and Bronco classmates and your parents who helped work on the bomb. I am eternally grateful for that summer day in Los Angeles when it was announced on our playground that the bombs had ended the war. We had watched convoys of military roll by for months, heading to the Pacific following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Michael, It's good to review our history and I salute your daughter's efforts. Please encourage her to interview more great men like John Wheeler... the guy who took his daughters hiking and jogged with the likes of Enrico Fermi... (that's a good story too). Those great men and women who gave us the use of "a little piece of the sun" in the hopes we'd find the best ways to use it put tools in our hands we are still discovering. War is never a good thing, but it sometimes propels technological applications into being. An enjoyable read is a simultaneous study of the "The Downfall of The Japanese Empire" and "Working on The Bomb". Let us know when Laurel's paper is published or how we might get a copy. And send her our thanks for keeping Richland's memory alive and well. -Tom Tracy '55 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Hinkle (56) Re: New Mascot website What ever happened to ENOLA GAY B-29????????? -Gary Hinkle (56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary May ('58WB) Re: Tacoma Fire Works To all that missed the Fire Works show in Tacoma tonight [4/12] put on by Larry Mattingly ('60), you really missed something. Rainier's game canceled tonight due to concerns over the fields conditions (?), but thanks to Larry's great fire works display, the trip to the game was worth it. Thanks guy, the show was OUTSTANDING to say the least. Look forward to seeing ya again in the near future. -Gary May ('58WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Brad Upton ('74) To: Bombers living close to Bellingham Brad will be appearing at The Fairhaven Pub and Martini Bar here in Bellingham, this coming Sunday ~ 9:30 PM. Directions: Going North on I-5, take the 250 Exit ~ turn left onto Old Fairhaven Parkway. Continue driving toward Bellingham Bay until you get to the stop light. (12th St.) Turn Right on 12th St. ~ go a couple blocks and turn left onto Harris Ave. The Pub will be on the left. (1114 Harris Ave.) There was an Ad in the newspaper on Thursday ~ The Pub advertised seven events, with Brad's being the only one highlighted. They must know he's a Bomber! Welcome to Bellingham, Brad! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Fishing Jean, I' not sure, but I have heard that if you put bait on the hook, you have a better chance of catching fish. I never found out about that until I was about forty, maybe that's why I never could catch any fish in either the Snake or Columbia Rivers. Just Kidding. Best, -Mike Lahrman ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mike -- ya know, I *almost* told Jean that she had to go fishing in order to catch a fish. GMTA. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: I knew Baseball was competitive, but not at the C-Ball Level (7 & 8 year olds) We were at my son's first game of the season, it was the bottom of the 4th inning and one long hour and a half since the game started. We were down 2 to 5, our team makes a come back, it's now 4-5 our batter has 2 strikes, the pitcher throw's a ball, it's obviously a bad ball, it was 2 feet over our batter's head, as this ball approaches the batter, the coach from the other team yells at our batter, "Swing, it's a good ball". The batter swings, like most compliant, trusting 7 year olds do, (after all he's a coach, he knows what he's talking about). Needless to say, he struck out. A few parents looked in disbelief that the coach did this, but didn't say anything, just complained to each other. The next batter gets up, same thing, the batter has one strike and on the next pitch, again a bad ball, not only does the coach from the other team yells to swing, but the assistant coach does as well. (Our coach is totally oblivious to it, because he talking to one of our teammates about bad sportsmanship conduct for teasing the previous batter for striking out) Well, that was it, a grandmother (actually the coaches mother) stands up and yells across the field: "What do you think you boys are doing? You're the coaches for heavens sake. You are suppose to be encouraging these children, if you can't do that, then just knock it off!" We never heard another peep from them after that. We tied 5-5. I kind of expected this behavior from other "older" kids and you hear about the some parents in the stands, but coaches, this was news to me. Is there anything else I should be prepared for? -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Cliff Judd ('49) Jack Lowery ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) Chuck Holtz ('55), Vera Smith ('58) Dave Wittenbrock ('63), Joanna Faulkner ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Tedd Cadd ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Mike Davis ('74) Chris Webster ('78), Molly Hinkle ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Bomber lunch TODAY: Best Western Executive Inn, Fife, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: In the beginning To: Michael Quane ("63) The Government came to Richland in April of 1943. Everybody rec'd a letter in the mail. There had been men in the are looking around (snooping) for some time. When asked who and what they were doing the answer was "The man we work for doesn't tell what his business is". The people in Hanford-White Bluffs and south of what is now Williams had 30 days to get out. The Government publicity did all they could to make it sound like this was a real nothing place and we would all be better off to be forced to move on. For instance they published pictures of the main street with cows tied up in front of the stores and freely admitted that "IT WAS A POOR PUBLICITY MAN WHO CAN'T TIE UP A COW TO MAKE A PICTURE". The people who got to stay till fall got less for their property because they were going to get another crop. My father grew fruit: cherries, peaches, and wonderful grapes. The fence posts were posted "Private Property Keep Out" but the Hanford workers didn't think this applied to them and we were stolen blind. One day I was driving down the Hanford Highway (now GWWay} and saw a bus stopped and all the passengers were in the vineyard filling boxes. I stopped and traffic backed up. Along came a patrolman and wanted to know what I was doing holding up traffic and I told him as soon as he told me what the people stealing my father's grapes were doing I'd move. Of course that was just one instance. Instead of about 70 tons of grapes to harvest he ended up with less than ten. Somebody who wanted cherries couldn't be bothered to pick some they sawed some limbs off the trees. THERE ARE MANY MORE TALES THAT COULD BE TOLD. No wonder we resented the newcomers. Some of them very nice people. The last class to graduate from Richland Hi was the class of '42. There were 11 seniors in that class a small class even for Richland. I graduated in '37 and there were 22 in our class. The class who should have graduated in '43 were just handed diplomas in April and the school was closed. One of my sisters (Jean) was in that class and I guess they learned something - she went on to get a Masters Degree. It's hard to say what the population of each small town was as most of the people lived on farms not in the towns which just covered a small area. For a good source of information I recommend a book "Tales of Hanford, White Bluffs and Richland" written by Martha Berry Parker. There were lots of restrictions: mail was censored going out and I couldn't tell my husband (who was fighting overseas) what was going on. Hope some of this helps, Michael. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) Re: Tacoma Rainiers The Tacoma Rainiers game Friday night was a complete flop. It was scheduled to start at 6:05 and every 20 minutes after that. Seems that the grass was wet. So at about 8pm, both the Rainiers and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox agreed to go home. The saver of the night was Larry Mattingly (60) and his crew. Happiness was the sky in bloom, and all of Tacoma should have seen it, it was great. Thanks Larry. It was great to meet and talk to you. -Cliff Judd (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey ('49) To: Gary Hinkle (56) The Enola Gay is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Soon to be moved to the new annex at Dullas. -Jack Lowrey ('49) ~ Layton UT - where spring is in bloom after a long cold winter. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Gary Hinkle ('56) I believe the Smithsonian has the Enola Gay, and are in the process of restoring it. It is not currently on display at the Air and Space Museum, but it is at their site in Virginia. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - weather in Albany, OR has not improved since yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Holtz ('55) Re: Enola Gay To: Gary Hinkle (56) Gary, The Enola Gay hangs in all her glory at the Smithsonian National Air Museum in Washington, D.C. A must see if you ever visit the Capitol. -Chuck Holtz ('55) ~ In blustery Everett, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: John Paul Sevedge ('58RIP) To: Carol Sevedge and family My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family at the loss of your beloved husband, John Paul. I went to school with him back in the early days of Col Hi. He will be missed by many. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Wittenbrock (63) To: Michael Quane ('63) Your daughter might want to try to search on the internet under "Hanford Engineer Works". I think she will find a lot of information sources through this. Regards -Dave Wittenbrock (63) ~ In sunny, warm Walnut Creek, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna faulkner Brown '63 Just in case some of you haven't seen these sites (I don't wish to be redundant), these are interesting and might be helpful to Michael Quane's ('63) daughter. I've learned more about Richland history in the last couple of years than I ever knew when I was living there for the first 18 years of my life. Bomber Cheers -Joanna faulkner Brown '63 ~ sunny San Jose, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Mike Lahrman (63) and Maren Smyth (64) Re: Fishing Oh, My!!! Bait?? What is bait?? All kidding aside, if possible, I purchased the best pole that Walmart had for $11.95 and some of the florescent wormy looking plastic things. I tried that for a few weeks and that didn't work, I tried using live minnows, but when I cast, they just fly off. I have just learned how to cast and can only do it sideways. If I cast overhead it goes straight down in the water. I have worms but there is no way I can bait that hook with a live worm.. It's hard enough with the minnow. I fish off the dock and I don't think the fish come up to the shore that close. I know what I need, a fishing boat. Do you think that could be it?? Hey, Treg [Owings '76] and Sue: don't you have any advice for me on this matter?? I know you guys are great fisher persons?? I've seen pictures of some that you have caught. They are huge!! -Jean Armstrong Reynolds '64 ~ Hot Springs, AR for two more weeks ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd (66) Re: The Enola Gay GALLERY 103 FORMER EXHIBITION: Enola Gay The Enola Gay exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum closed on May 18, 1998. Images and highlights from that exhibition, including QTVR movies of the nose and cockpit, are still available online. The "Enola Gay" aircraft will be completely assembled and displayed at the Museum's new Udvar-Hazy Center, scheduled to open in December, 2003. Udvar-Hazy web site -Tedd Cadd (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Kim Edgar Leeming '79 Dear Kim, When my son was that age little league baseball hadn't changed much since I was a kid. If the coach didn't like you or if you weren't good enough you kept the bench warmed. In some cases if your name wasn't one of THE names in Town then you kept the bench warmed. Didn't matter if you were good or not you were stuck there! Baseball is no different than any other sport... it is suppose to be fair! But I have found for little kids it's the worst sport for showing Sportsmanship! I put my son in soccer and that was was the best thing I've done for him! In Soccer every -- and I mean EVERY -- kid got a chance to play! Those were the Rules! That is what I loved about Soccer, it was a fair sport in that it didn't matter if you were the best or the worst you got to play at least part of the game! No one kid sat on the bench the whole game! By the way my son ended up playing football and was MVP 2 out 3 years in High School! He is 24 years old and I'm a very proud mom of SGT. James Walsborn! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Thorp, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Brad Upton ('74) Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) recently informed us that Brad will be performing soon in Bellingham, WA. Well, do I have a scoop for you!! Prior to appearing in Bellingham, Brad will be in Burbank, WA, appearing with the amazing fortune-telling guru, "Mona the Mysterious." He will play the part of her smooth, shiny crystal ball! Tickets on sale at B.B.&M. and all local Albertsons!!! Get those tickets earlier - space is limited. I'll be there, Brad! Heck yeah! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chris Webster ('78} Re: Tacoma Rainier Game Fireworks To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Larry, The fireworks display friday night was very colorful and lasted along time... it was a great time. My son Ethan said "that was awesome, Dad". Larry, thank you again. -Chris Webster ('78} ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) Re: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) I'm sorry to tell you that it's only the beginning! I love to watch my son and daughter play but sometimes it gets very frustrating. He plays for Kennewick Babe Ruth, Desert Hills and an Elite team. My daughter is having a jamboree in Richland today for Tri-Cities Girls Fastpitch. Hang in there! -Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty King ('53), Curt Donahue ('53) Phil Gant ('54), Tom Tracy ('55) Mike Lahrman ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: Richland Does anyone remember when we were in grade school and the teacher wanted to know with kind of work our fathers did? I went home and asked my dad and (like so many fathers did) he said he made sand paper... went back to school the next day and told my teacher what my dad said... she sent a note home and told my dad I told a lie... my dad went to the school with me the following day and said to her "Yes I do make sand paper. One wipe and it smooths it all out." The day the bomb was dropped my dad received a telegram from the teacher: "Keep making that sandpaper." -Betty King Moody ('53) ~ Stanwood, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Rainier's Game To: Larry Mattingly ('60) We really appreciated the tickets to the game. When it was cancelled, both my wife and the friends we brought wanted to leave, so I was out voted and we missed out on the fireworks. I'm more sorry for missing that than I am for missing the game. Thank you very much, Larry. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Gant (54) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) You have such wonderful stories about the early days and history of Richland and the surrounding area! Your personal memories are fantastic and thank you very much for sharing them with us! I sincerely hope you keep doing it. I also hope that someone is keeping a written record of all of this for future generations to enjoy. Congrats Maren et al for a great site. -Phil Gant (54) ~ Orinda, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy '55 To: Gary Hinkle ('56) We appreciate you guiding us to Richland's history of Bombers, bombs and the research of my good friend, Lorin St. John's ('55) about other Bomber schools. [Bomber Mascot Website] Lorin has done outstanding work to reinforce our memories. He was a good friend from that first day in Mrs. Thompkins' 4th Grade Marcus Whitman School. Those were great school years. Gary, I still remember the night of your unsuspected lightning-like move to remind a Pasco basketball player he shouldn't be shoving, elbowing or practicing extra-curricular moves. The ball bounced off his head and back into your hands so fast, it could have been a time warp. It was so unbelievably quick and adept, that officials didn't know what to do. Although both our teams defeated Pasco night, your move was the quickest, most surprising and effective of either game. It puts a smile on my face just thinking about it. Pasco had been noted for not letting players break through the key. I remember how badly one Pasco player pushed Tom McKeown ('53) in earlier years and had to be ejected. McKeown was out-playing him and the kid just couldn't stand someone who looked like a movie star running rings around him. It's too bad we sometimes had to tolerate players sticking out an elbow, knee or trash talking. Your single act probably helped every player in the Valley know that Bombers might not take those actions lightly. I'm not sure what you mentioned to coach Juricich after the game, but it could have been: 1) That Pasco kid was falling asleep - it was just a move to give him a wake-up call, 2) It slipped. 3) It was a pass intended for someone cutting for the basket - and the kid's head just popped up into the ball's path or 4) His head reminded me of a backboard and I just couldn't resist. In any event, I do recall your extraordinary skill and effort on the football field and basketball court. Thanks for being a great Bomber. You, Lorin, and others are keeping Richland's history alive. Re: Research The effort and research of Ray Stein ('64), Burt Pierard ('59) and others kept the Bombers and the bomb alive. It is my contention that both the Bomber and the Bomb are treasured mascots of our classmates of our heritage, the work and effort of our parents, neighbors and our nation. A document I treasure of leather and well kept, was handed to me before the start of our R2K game. It was a scrapbook from Ray Stein, kept during the 4th grade. On the first page, Ray had drawn a picture of a Bomber... and a Bomb. It highlighted our '55 teams success and noted our unbelievable defeat of Seattle's finest team and No 1 rated school, Lincoln. I think Ray's picture had it right. We had the best neighbors, the finest bands and musical groups in the state, a great faculty, the best classmates a guy could ask for, forward-thinking people running our city's schools and some of the best scientific secret-keepers on the planet. It's a beautiful day and the sun's just coming up on the 17th Fairway. The Goldfinches are everywhere. It's a 24 carat Spring morning. Perhaps 70 again in Boise, ID... A heavy snow pack in the mountains. The ski runs just closed today up at the Resort and it's a good day to be grateful and living in America. Perfect weather to push a little of the Richland spirit around the country. -Tom Tracy '55 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Jean, The boat thing sounds like a great idea. If the fish aren't biting, you can relax and cruise the lake. We'll be looking forward to seeing pictures of the one that didn't get away. Best Wishes, -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: kids' sports My grandchildren play sports through the YMCA and it doesn't matter how good or how bad a player, they all get their turn and none of them warm the bench!!! It also doesn't matter if they win or lose... it is all about sportsmanship!!! My granddaughter, Kimberlee, is 8 and not the most coordinated, but she is always given her chance to bat in baseball, kick the ball in soccer, or make the basket in basketball!!! Her brother, Kevin, is 7 and a good athlete, but my daughter refuses to have either one of them play on any teams other than YMCA... she doesn't like all the politics that are involved!!! My youngest daughter played softball, volleyball, and basketball... she was a good player, but because she wasn't one of the in crowd, she spent a lot of time warming the bench... and I was NOT happy especially since I paid for her bench experience!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are in the high 80s... already have the a/c turned on and set at 78, and I am a happy camper. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Re: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Little League injustices - part of growing up! Sounds like sour grapes! Been there, done that! Buck up, soldier! -Mike Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Gordon McDonald ('56), Tom Hughes ('56) John Hall ('60), Donna Nelson ('63) Earl Bennett ('63), George Sharp ('63) Pam Ehinger ('67), Dave McAdie ('79) Kim Edgar ('79), Molly Hinkle ('79) Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald (56) Re: Little League Sportsmanship There have been a few negative comments about kids' sports parents, the coaches and sportsmanship recently on the Sandstorm. Over the years I participated as a player and many times as a baseball coach in various places and know that the vast majority of all the participants believe that having fun, learning to play the game, teamwork and good sportsmanship are the objectives of any of the programs. I coached Little league age kids (8 to 12 years old) before and after my own children played - probably a total of ten seasons. Overall it was a very positive experience. I have many good memories from the 'Little League experience'. I always thought it was part of the coaches' responsibility to see that both the kids and the grown- ups at the games practiced good sportsmanship. I also believed that the kids were not having much fun if they were losing all the time, so winning was a secondary objective. So, that is why, as a coach, I always liked to use a nucleus of the kids who had the most advanced skills to provide some stability and on the field guidance for the less skilled. It can very easily happen that if you have your 'worst' nine players on the field, things can run amok. Most of the programs long ago adopted some rules to guarantee that every kid plays at least some minimum every game. But to say that every kid has to play exactly the same amount makes no sense. Among the worthwhile lessons that can be learned while sitting on the bench is that one may need to spend more time on their own to improve! Richland always seemed to have a good program from the beginning in 1949 (I think). Perhaps the Parks & Recreation Dept. started something before that. My first organized team (in 1950 with the PALS - Police Athletic League) was coached by Mr. Novotny (a police officer) who I still remember not because he was a great baseball coach, but because he was a great human being - very fair, even tempered and always taught good sportsmanship. -Gordon McDonald (56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: April Fife Luncheon We had 19 people show up for the lunch in Fife. Several newcomers showed up so we had lots to talk about. Patti Ahrens brought her new Bomber Jacket for all to see. Alan Stephens brought a bunch of his Annuals and Navy Cruise books. Agnes Hughes brought her Scrapbook that she is making up of all of the Fife Lunches. I ran out of the Bomber Pins but will have more for the May meeting so if you don't have one, show up on May 5th to get your pin. We will meet on May 5th because of Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May. Attendees at the April Lunch were: Tom Hughes ('56), Agnes Hughes (Tom's Wife), Jessica Blessing (Tom's granddaughter), Burt Pierard ('59) Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49), Cliff Judd ('49), Mary Judd (Cliff's Wife), Paul Phillips ('49), Kathy Phillips (Paul's Wife), Curt Donahue ('53), Mona Donahue (Curt's Wife), Kay Conrad Johnson ('60), Ruth Gire Yearout (69), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Matt Johnson ('88), Dillon Johnson (2016), Nada McCoy ('62), Alan Stephens ('66), Irl French ('51). -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Hall (60) To: Michael Quane ('63) For answers to your daughter's questions about Richland, WWII, and the Manhattan project as well as a great read, have her look at S.L. Sanger's WORKING ON THE BOMB (Portland State University Press). His introductory essay answers the factual questions, and more importantly the book offers a splendid oral history of Hanford in the words of folks who were there, some were people readers of the Alumni Sandstorm knew well. And, since she is crafting a paper, Laurel will be pleased to find that the book also supplies a good list of references. -John Hall (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) My Dad said he "canned"..... I can guess now what that meant. Does anyone remember their dad leaving a urine sample on the porch in a bottle? I can't remember who picked it up but seemed like about every two weeks. Also the badge he wore with a picture and little punched out dots below it to read exposure levels is my guess. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III - Gold Medal Class of '63 To: Linda Reining ('64) I'm glad to hear the wonderful policies the YMCA has established there - that is a needed approach in many places. There is also a need for the competitive approach, as that develops champions, but recreational leagues should be like the ones you describe - being among the non-champions, I needed that growing up. Those policies match what I know my son-in-law practiced when he ran the YMCA in Selma, AL. He did also coach an elite girls gymnastics team, where skill and talent were definitely required, but the recreational levels were also available in all of his programs. Unfortunately, even the YMCA can suffer from politics. He felt he had to resign when the board of directors wanted him to join the country club and ply his considerable fund-raising skills among the rich white folks there. They were not willing to accept his protest that he could not join an organization that discriminates against blacks (or anybody else, for that matter), so he resigned and brought our daughter and granddaughter back to within 30 minutes of us, where he now runs education and safety programs for the local Red Cross. Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Sharp ('63) Re: mural Who remembers the DRAG RACING on the by pass highway in '55 with the cops' '54 Chevys and we had '55 chevy 265 v-8s... they never had a chance... now THOSE were the days!!!!! How about the MAILMAN and his '61 Chevy Biscayne 409 and the '61 Ford rag top 406 at Columbia Park in 1961 laying rubber for about 2 hours and no cops bothered to stop it... now THOSE were the days... -George Sharp ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Mike Davis ('74) Mikie, tell me WHY the kids have to be treated like that? I don't treat my dog like that... let alone my child! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie ('79) Re: Youth Baseball To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Hi Kim, Be prepared for anything in youth baseball. I coach a Babe Ruth Cal Ripken League (used to be Bambino) team here in Kennewick and some of the things you see and hear from coaches and parents is amazing - and I'm guilty too :) This is my 4th year, 2 in Rookie League, and 2 in Minor League. I always try to make it fun for the kids and for the parents too. These kids are young and learning (my son is a 9 year old) and my goal is to have their coaches in future years think they have a pretty good foundation and are fundamentally sound. It says right in our rules (Minor League) that the goal of the league is not to build a tournament team, but that is what they do. Both Kennewick leagues (American and National) have sent teams to the Babe Ruth World Series and I think both leagues have even won (don't remember the age groups). Our season starts at the end of March and we are done by the end of May - the kids are not even out of school!!!!! That way they have the Summer to play tournaments. One league even has lights and it is not uncommon to see them playing at 9:00 or 10:00 on a school night!!! Yes - it is very competitive - and it gets worse!!! Oh, and wait until you have to pay for a "good" bat :) Having said that, I love it, and I have been fortunate to always have great parents. I will move through the ranks with my son until he can play school ball, then I will be a "parent" again :) -Dave McAdie ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Re: Fireworks Display To: Larry Mattingly ('60) We really appreciated the tickets to the game, the fireworks were awesome. My husband was disappointed that the game was canceled, but the fireworks more than made up for them. Before the game was cancelled, I kept looking around wondering what other Bombers were at the game... maybe next time I'll wear my Bomber sweatshirt and someone will see it. To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Largest family that went to RHS I'd have to say it was the Kafentzis family... I believe they had 13 children. The first one was; Andy, who went to school with my dad (56), I went to school with, Chris & Mark (football player for Hawaii), I graduated in 1979 and there were a few kids who attended later. -Kim Edgar Leeming (79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) To: Tom Tracy ('55) I now know where my kids got their aggressiveness on the basketball court! Thanks to their grandpa, Gary Hinkle ('56). -Molly Hinkle Millbauer ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reunion Committee ("82) The reunion planning committee would like to remind those of you who have received your packets to please send in your fees. Also, please get your memory book information to Shannon Weil Lemarche as soon as possible. If you are not planning on coming to the reunion but would like to do something to help.... your donations would be greatly appreciated! Contact Jil Lytle Smith at the above email address and she will get you the information about donating to the reunion fund. If you have not yet been contacted regarding the reunion, please let Jil know and a packet will be sent to you. Keep checking the web page at: and also the Alumni Sandstorm for updates about the '82 reunion. Your class of '82 Reunion Committee Members: Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Teresa Dunham Johnson Craig Hall Jil Lytle Smith ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Janice Walker Wilson ~ Class of 1956 ~ 11/02/38 - 04/12/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara Seslar ('60), Larry Mattingly ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Dennis McGrath ('63WB) Leo Webb ('63), Mike Quane ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Ken Staley ('68), Sheila Davis ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY today: Keith "Jumbo" Davis ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY today: Kent "Wig" Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) Re: Do you remember? I've been trying to recall the name of a teacher -- I'm pretty sure it was literature at Col Hi. She wore a few good quality clothes over and over again. She wore her hair in a pony tail and had medium dark blonde hair as I recall. No glasses. Flat shoes. Seems like Fred Phillips was in the class. I can still see her in my mind's eye because of her gracefulness. I believe she was single. What impressed me most was the few items of clothing she seemed to rotate but she was always well dressed. I guess I should borrow my sister's annual and check it out, but I thought someone might be able to just tell me. -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Columbians Online] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) You never know where you will run into a Bomber. Back in 1989 I had just rented the lower half my house to a lady I knew. She worked for one of my clients. I helped her clean up a house she had for sale deep in the foothills at the end of the road East of Kent, WA. A young married couple lived in a cabin they were fixing up across the road. Late one night while he went to pick her up from work, the cabin burned flat to the ground. Those kids lost everything but what they and their two small children had on their backs. So we took the house off the market and let the kids move in until they could get something from the insurance. We also delivered a van load of stuff like food, blankets, kitchen things, and a few pieces of furniture we had extra. No big deal, it was the kind of thing you do if you can. Friday night Bomber Alum, Cliff Judd ('49) showed up at the baseball game and stopped by for the tickets I had for him. Incredibly, he told me his daughter, Julie, was the wife half of that young married couple from years ago. Small world. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Wendie Walker Vermillion ('62) I was very saddened to learn of the passing of your sister, Janice ('56RIP). My warmest thoughts of sympathy go out to you and your family, Wendie. May your treasured memories be a great comfort to you at this very difficult time, along with knowing you have many friends who sympathize and care. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis McGrath ('63WB) Re: George Sharp ('63) I didn't move to Richland until 1958, missed out on all the drag racing activities from '55-'58. However, from '59-'61 was a different scenario. Our drag strip of choice was on Horn Rapids Road by the old military shooting range. Bombers like Tony Sharpe ('63) and Joe Castleberry ('63) will one day fess up to being players in those activities. Remember guys........... "Wednesday night drags"? There was an interesting article in the local newspaper in 1959. The Richland Police Department was complaining that they needed faster police cars to apprehend these "drag racing hoodlums". At that time they were using 1958-'59 Plymouths with flat head six cylinder engines. Dah......... Any old flat head Ford V8 would show them tail lights! Fun times. As for the 409s and 406s............. There soon will be another of each prowling the Richland blacktop. My '64 "dual quad, four speed, posi-traction 409" is only weeks away from completion and then onto my '50 Ford that will be propelled by a '62, three two-barrel, 406. Sounds like somebody that is trying desperately to recapture their youth, huh? See you guys at CDN [Cool Desert Nights]. -Dennis McGrath ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leo Webb ('63) To: George Sharp ('63) Who could forget those nights in Columbia park. I remember one night a car with an older couple got caught coming down the wrong way and the look they had was total fear. I really felt bad for them. -Leo Webb ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michael Quane ('63) To: Bomber Historians A big thanks to all the Bomber historians. I (my daughter) received 30 plus responses on her request about Richland for her history project. Bombers did it again, you ask for a little assistance and you get a lot of help. Not only did we get the all the questions answered, we also obtained a list of related books, including responses from two of the authors. I also received numerous questions on how to tell if someone is really a Richland "expert". Questions included the location of the first Alphabet house, the recipe for Spudnuts, the date of the big change from the Beavers to Bombers. The self-imposed title of being a Richland "expert" carries a heavy burden. Thanks again for the assistance. -Michael Quane ('63) ~ from the hills of San Jose ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Are there going to be fireworks at the R2K+2??? To: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: Richland My dad said that he read books and pushed a button to open door to a secure part of the building when guys buzzed in. He said he was a Dispatch Operator. To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Largest family that went to RHS Kafentzis family... 13 children I think you may be right. That's one house full of kids. No More Fish Stories: I finally caught a striped bass. It was 15 inches and weighed in at just under 2 pounds. Caught that with a roadrunner. Then I went back last night and caught a large mouth bass. He was a little bigger, but I let him go. The guy that was catching them left and right when I couldn't, gave us his 5. So, we have plenty to eat. Just beer batter 'em and deep fry 'em. (Mike Lahrman '63, I'll scan you a picture when I get them developed) -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Hot Springs, AR where the lilacs are in bloom and the fish are biting. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Earl Bennett ('63) Just another kudo for the YMCA... they also made sure that each and every member of the team got a trophy... they had their names on them and a little message... my granddaughter always got one that said, "Team Spirit". *grin* I think she took after her grandma. *LOL* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are in the 60s and I am definitely a happy camper. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) To: Donna Nelson ('63) I have the same vague memories as well, Donna. Nor do I remember who picked up the urine sample on the porch in a bottle... although I DO recall that it was NOT the milk man. My suggestion that it might be did bring a laugh at the time. I also recall the badges, but thought that the punches had to do with "Shift" and "site" rather than exposure, which was measured by color. -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) To: Kent and Keith Davis ('82) April 17 will never be the same for the Davis family. What a bonus we got huh? Kent (8 lbs 7 ounces) and Keith (8 lbs. 14 ounces). Can you believe it and Mom had them both breech but natural. I think they still hold the record at Kadlec. Anyway, Happy Birthday guys, I hope you both have a great day. Love ya, -Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 40 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Susan Erickson ('59) Fred Phillips ('60), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Mike Davis ('74), Jil Lytle ('82) Gary Behymer ('64), PLUS 30 from '64, 1 from '63/'64 1 from '63, 1 from '79, and 1 from '61 ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane Walker Hill ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Bob Thomas ('64WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: More about Hanford I loaned a book so long ago that I had forgotten I owned and yesterday it was returned to me. The book is "Life on the Dry Side" by Vance Orchard. It is the history of Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon and actually only has two pages about the Hanford Project but those pages tell the story of Harry V. Custer who was in charge of Big Pasco Industrial Park which was built as a loading zone to avoid snarls in material being shipped to the Pacific War. So he became the person in charge of procuring the things Hanford needed - huge amounts of supplies and 200 box cars to haul all the stuff and to do it in such a manner as to not draw attention to this area and the secret project. If you can find this book the information on these 2 pages are well worth your time. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: "FIRST'' North Central Washington (NCW) BOMBER ALUMNI LUNCHEON - GET TOGETHER Date: Saturday, April 27, 2002 Time: 11:30 AM Where: Wenatchee Roaster & Ale House Wenatchee Westcoast Center Hotel, 201 N. Wenatchee Ave. (next to the Wenatchee Convention Center, downtown) Please reserve by: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 Susan Erickson Kuntz (spouses and friends are welcome) -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ Wenatchee, WA - where the blossoms are bursting and it's beginning to feel like spring! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Phillips ('60) To: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) The teacher you remember - flat shoes, pony tail, pretty - sounds like Miss Helman, who taught English and maybe a foreign language as well. She was a beginning teacher, fresh out of college, who was in Richland for only our junior year. I liked Miss Helman. She was one of only two or three teachers at Col-Hi who saw fit to give me a B. Without her help, I couldn't have achieved my fine 1.81 GPA. You can see a picture of her and the other teachers in the language department in the '59 Columbian. Columbians Online -Fred Phillips ('60) ~ Richland - where it's springtime and life is sublime. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Any Harley rider Drop me a note if you haven't heard from me in the last few days... I've got a funny picture. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) A happy belated birthday to my brothers, Wig and Jumbo! 38 years old - geez! I still remember when they were just small toddlers. Jumbo was a head taller than Wig, but Wig would pummel him routinely! Whatever Wig wanted Wig got, regardless if Big Jumbo wanted it or not! My older brother, Steve "Bear" ('72RIP) and I use to have loads of fun playing with the "little boys." Jumbo had this soft marshmallow head that you could poke your finger into about an inch deep anywhere on the entire head. As they got older they were great servants and they didn't even know it. For example, if we wanted to read the newspaper but didn't want to go to the mail box at the curb we could just tell Wig or Jum - "Hey Wig, Go run out and get the paper and I'll time you!" Or - "Jumbo, Go get my shoes and I'll give you a penny!" Never failed! Yeah, twin brothers! It's not easy sharing a brain! Happy Birthday -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Happy belated Birthday to Wig and Jumbo!! Hope to see you both at the reunion! -Jil Lytle Smith '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** Gary Behymer ('64) did the 'gathering' for all that follows: *********************************************** H a p p y B i r t h d a y M a r e n (;-) Friday April 19th! ***** >>From: Barton Longmore (64) Happy Birthday Maren... Must be at least 39 by now. May the year give you the best. Barton Longmore ***** >>From: Roland Derricott (64) Happy Birthday, Maren. I hope this is the best of all days for you...rd ***** >>From: Bob Mattson (64) A happy birthday to you Maren, our web queen. Thank you for all your time and devotion keeping our Bomber family alive and strong. Peace and Love, Bob Mattson 63/64 ***** >>From: Norm Klusman (64) This has to be nice because we are all about the same age, so no too old stuff, Just a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hope all your dreams come true and life runs a smooth course. ***** From: Judy Boggs Carlson (64) Hey Maren: Word has it you have a Birthday Friday and I among many others want to wish you a wonderful day... The Class of '64 is not getting older, we just get better. Many happy returns and thanks for all you do!!!! ***** From: Jamie Worley Hills (64) Celebrate your day! Thanks for all you do, everyday. Another magnificent Bomber from the class of '64. Bomber cheers to you. Best wishes...Jamie ***** >>From: George Kelly (64) Dear Ms Maren...You deserve the most wonderful of Birthday's for all that you do for all of us with the Sandstorm. Hopefully you know how much we all appreciate your efforts. Have a wonderful day, and the very best to you...George ***** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming (79) Happy Birthday Maren, Have a wonderful day! ***** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Happy Birthday, Maren!!!!! You've done such a great job with the Sandstorm these past years. Where would we be without you, and of course, the others. The joy you've given us all is way too much to mention here. Once again, have a very happy birthday and many more. Love, Carol Converse ***** >>From: Carla Bosher Viken (64) Hi Maren...Have a great birthday! Thanks again for all your efforts. ***** >>From: Linda Reining (64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAREN!!!!!! ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF THE SANDSTORM!!!!!! ***** From: Dena Evans Harr (64) In honour of your Birthday, your favorite bar is going to be full of gorgeous hunks. And if its not, you haven't had enough to drink yet! ***** >>From: Rafael Alcazar (64) Hi Maren... There is a classic and very well known song in spanish (a tango) which says: ..."Que veinte anios no es nada..." That means that "twenty years means nothing..." With that in mind, 40 years is double. Even though almost that time has passed, it seems like yester- day we all graduated in 1964. H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!!!! .....and most of all, THANK YOU for all the work and love you have put in this great and beautiful project of keeping people together. ***** >>From: Connie Hanson Lincoln (64) Happy Birthday, Maren!!! Thank you for all the work that you do everyday on the Alumni Sandstorm. It is a wonderful tool that everyone enjoys so much. Have a GREAT DAY!!! ***** >>From: James Hodgson (64) Dear Maren, I'm sure you will be able to hear this: [I am now singing the verse of "Happy Birthday"] God Bless all those souls with creaky bones, aches and pains, and smiles on their faces, happy that they have the pleasure of yet another day. ***** >>From: Gary Setbacken (64) Happy Birthday Maren!!!!!!! Mine was last week so I know how old you are 46!!!!! Right!!!!! ***** >>From: Larry Amos (64) Hey, a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Maren! You're still goin' strong, Babe! ***** >>From: Ben Reppond (64) Greetings, Maren. I hope you have a happy birthday. ***** >>From: Larry Bowls (64)& Donna Young Bowls (64) Happy birthday Maren. We wish you much happiness and God's blessings. Thank you so much for all the work you do for us on the Online Sandstorm. You are loved. ***** >>From: James Vach (64) Gary: send my best wishes along. I had long ago forgotten that Maren and I have the same birthday. Mostly I like to forget I have a birthday. There are too many of them to count.... ***** >>From: Joe Ford (63) Of course, I'd love to send greetings and birthday kudos to Maren. Please include the following thoughts.....Maren has managed a unique online community, bringing together hundreds of folks who have much in common, but who are too geographically dispersed to be in easy contact. Through Maren's faithful (and I mean faithful; we've had her digest of old bombers' messages every morning for the last three years!), we're all in contact in ways that would be impossible with the 'Net, and without Maren! What a service, Maren. Many, many thanks! Warmest and best wishes for your birthday. ***** >>From: Roger Gress (61) Happy Birthday and many more. Keep up the good work. ***** >>From: Kathy Roe Truax (64) Happy Birthday, Maren!! Add my name to the long list of Bombers who are happy you were born. I think it is wonderful that you devote so much of your per- sonal time and energy to bring happiness to others. You are a very special person. Wishing you a great day!! ***** >>From: Teresa Divine (64) Happy Birthday, Maren----and thanks for all you do for the Class of 64! ***** >>From: Vernon Blanchette (64) Happy Birthday Maren! And may the loving Father who sent you Jesus grant you many more wonderful birthdays upon this planet! ***** >>From: Jerry Spears (64) Another birthday, eh? Bet you have a boatload of good stories to tell!!! tsk. tsk. Keep those home-fires burning (er, candles). ***** >>From: DeeDee Willox (64) Happy Birthday, Maren. I wouldn't have made it through 7th grade without you, either. Sorry I deserted you in 8th grade! Love you, my friend. ***** >>From: Susan Baker (64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms. Maren! Another year younger!! You Go Girl!!!!!! Susan Baker Hoover ***** >>From: Robert Shipp (64) Hey, Maren! Are you still having birthdays? I quit a long time ago. Now I just have "Present Days!" That way I never get older. By this summer my daughter will be as old as I am (29). Whichever way you do it, have a happy day! Robert (the band dude) Shipp ***** >>From: Robert Thomas (64) Birthday greetings to you, Maren. I don't know if you remember me but I was a Bomber for 1962 an 63 and then moved to Pasco to graduate in 1964. I just celebrated my birthday today 17 April. So, we Aries have to stick together to fight the good fight against aging!!! Bob Thomas, Richland/Pasco 1964 ***** >>From: Linda Merrill (64) Happy birthday to you! You bring so much pleasure and joy to all of us Sandstorming Bombers. I hope your birthday celebration is just what you hoped for, custom-designed just for you. There certainly are a lot of us who love and appreciate all you do for us. Perhaps you should take a week off to celebrate your birth! Surely you deserve a break. Hugs to you-- ***** >>From: Ray Stein (64) Birthday Greetings! Thanks for keeping us all in touch! Have a great day! ***** >>From: Jeff Boston (64) Happy Birthday, Maren! You've done a great job with the Sandstorm. Thanks! ***** >>From: Simon & Garfunkel OLD FRIENDS Old friends, old friends sat on their park bench like book ends A newspaper blowin' through the grass Falls on the round toes of the high shoes of the old friends Old friends, winter companions, the old men Lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sun The sounds of the city sifting through trees Settles like dust on the shoulders of the old friends Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a park bench quietly How terribly strange to be seventy Old friends, memory brushes the same years, silently sharing the same fears Happy Birthday, dear friend Maren. May you be blessed with many more. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/02 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 52 Bombers sent stuff: Betty King ('53), Vera Smith ('58) Barbara Seslar ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Bonnie Timmerman ('63WB), Brad Upton ('74) Paul Briggs ('82) ///// Gary Behymer ('64) PLUS 45 Birthday Greetings: 3 from '49, 1 from '50, 2 from '51, 1 from '52, 1 from '54, 1 from '56, 1 from '57, 3 from '58, 6 from '60, 1 from '61, 18 from '63, 4 from '64, 2 from '65, 1 from '66, 2 from '67, 1 from '68, and 1 from '82 ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg Wellman Johnson ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 04/16: Tony Sharpe ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 04/17: Robert "Bob" Thomas ('64WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 04/17: Jim Vach ('64) [Jim - I heard from our mutual friend that we don't share a Birthday. Must have been Robert Thomas you were thinking of!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty King Moody ('53) Re: My Father Hay thanks for the info about my dad. After my stroke a little over three years ago some things hadn't come back to me reading this paper has helped a lot yes my dad was an operator in the fiftys I forgot about that thanks does your family know if he played around at being a JP? My dad was not a operator in the forties when this took place he worked in a mess hall where the men ate who didn't have family with them... and also was a butcher. Does anyone remember not finding candy in the store... and your mothers might remember no washing soap... when it came into the stores, everyone seemed to know and the rush was on. Now wasn't that the forties? Can someone fix this spelling for me thank you all for the memories. -Betty King Moody ('53) ~ Stanwood, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I spell check the Sandstorm every day... for ALL of us. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins - '58 I've been away for 2 weeks in Ontario, Canada visiting my 2 daughters and 10 grandchildren. To: Everyone who thinks our gas prices are high Canadian gas prices are $3.50 a gallon. When my daughter was getting gas for her Van, I decided to pay half so I gave her $20. When I looked at the pumps when she finished I couldn't believe my eyes - $73.00 and the tank wasn't empty when she started!! In Richland, a $1.34 a gallon looks good. P.S. They also have a 15% sales tax on everything except groceries! -Vera Smith Robbins - '58 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) Re: Miss Helman To: Fred Phillips ('60) You must be right - the teacher must have been Miss Helman, if she taught English Literature. I checked out the photo and the clothes looked right but somehow it seemed the teacher was older -- but then, I was younger. Guess I had a different perspective then. ;-) -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Congratulations on starting another Bomber luncheon. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA Spring may be finally here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Timmerman (63WB) I just have to say... It has been a joy to read about all the news of growing up in Richland. The question is that I have... would it be possible to read more about our parents who were part of the pioneering of Richland and the Atomic Reactor? We all have memories of what they had to go thru as a family. There is probably a book out there I don't know about... Please let me know the title. When my folks went there... dad had to live in a government lodging and mom had to live in Walla Walla with a small son, until there was housing for a family to live in. When my parents died, I found a letter from my father that was written to my mother during that time. It was so sweet. I can just imagine how hard it must of been during that time. To: Donna Nelson ('63) I enjoyed reading some of the things you remember about your father. Your father and my father were good friends and your father use to come over to our house on Hetrick and fix our old black and white TV that we bought from Bell furniture. I was in the 4th grade when we finally got one. -Bonnie Timmerman (63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton '74 Top 10 Things Mike Davis '74 Used To Say To His Younger Twin Brothers, Wig and Jumbo '82. 10. Give me your candy. 9. Go look in the refrigerator and tell me what's in there. 8. Did mom bake a pie? 7. Get off the couch, I want to lie down. 6. Go sweep the court, we've got a tourney tonight. 5. Do these sweats make me look fat? 4. Buuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrppppppp! 3. Change the channel. 2. Does this look infected to you? 1. Do you think Upton is going to call me? -Brad Upton '74 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Briggs ('82) Happy B-day [4/17] to the Davis boys -Paul Briggs ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** More Birthday Greetings for MEEEEE -- in no particular class year order: **** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) The Revenge of More Birthday Greetings Part II H a p p y B i r t h d a y M a r e n!!! ***** >>From: Alan Zumwalt (63) Best Wishes & thank you for your dedication. ***** >>From: Fred & Ann Schafer "63" Gary, Send this [old age] test to Maren... tell her not to cheat or I will tell stories about her from Spalding days. Happy Birthday Maren. Keep up the great work on the Sandstorm. (Gary did send file to Maren (;-) ***** >>From: Dave Wittenbrock (63) Here is hoping that you will have a fabulous and memorable birthday. You certainly deserve it. And I would especially like to thank you for all that you have done to keep the Sandstorm alive and well. If on Friday the 19th you hear a faint clinking of glasses it will be some folks in Walnut Creek, CA toasting your health ( not to be confused with the numerous other toasts around the country for the same reason). ***** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch (63) Having known Maren more or less for half a century, all I can say is she's done a heck of a job keeping memories alive that boost morale and make many of us feel a sense of belonging that otherwise might not be there. I just never imagined that she was OLDER than me (by 2 months).... but I love her any-way! I'm so grateful for her insomnia, or whatever it is that keeps her going - doing this while the rest of us are sleeping. ***** >>From: Betty Noble Giedd (63) Happy Birthday Maren, This marks an event in your life I hope you will always enjoy. Each birthday gets better!! This is my chance to thank you again for searching for me through my older sister a few years back. She did let me know about the Alumni Sandstorm and gave me a copy of the e-mail you sent. As soon as I had the computer for e-mailing (my two Macs being much too old and outdated to do so) I got right into the group of many who enjoy the daily Alumni Sandstorm. And spent hours, yes, hours, reading through the Sandstorms I had not seen. Thanks to you and those who have helped you we are getting back in touch with our good friends from high school. It's been an interesting experience for me and I wish more people would consider reconnecting. I didn't realize how much I missed them and they would be truly missed now that I have had time to reflect on the past in connection with the future. So dear girl, have a very Happy Birthday. I'll be thinking about you!! ***** >>From: Earl C. Bennett III (63) Birthy Happday to the uniquest lady I know: No one else can please thousands - everyone who gets what she gives every morning - and still claim two graduation years unashamedly. Warmest wishes for continued success in pleasure-giving and gratitude-receiving... and deepest appreciation, too. ***** >>From: Jim Hamilton (63) Maren (I can spell it, I just can't pronounce it right) Damn, you're now officially one of the one-name Bomber Icons. First there was Dawald, then Rish, Grover, Curley, Tiger, Ida Mae, Father Sweeney, Big Frank, Two Tone (OK, they had two names), Norris, CW, Theartis, Whizzer, Pook, Val and now there is Maren. Remember what John Lennon said about the Beatles. Well, you've got to be the best known Bomber on this or any other planet. Thank you for all your efforts. If it weren't for you we'd still be more special than them Kennewick types, but we'd be the only ones in the world that knew it... Semper Bomberus - jimbeaux ***** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown )63) It takes a special kind of person to do what Maren does on a daily basis. I have been reading the Sandstorm online now for about two years and it has meant the world to me for a lot of different reasons. I send my personal heartfelt thanks and best wishes for a happy day. ***** >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs (63) Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and many more years of happiness! You do an absolutely wonderful job on the Alumni Sandstorm! It is so much fun to read and has helped me chat with with friends from all over. It's great to be able to read the stories about the experiences of others who grew up in Richland. You help us all to reconnect with the joys of being a "Col Hi Bomber!" Thanks so much for all you do! ***** >>From: Keith Hunter (63) Best wishes and a Happy Birthday Maren.. Thank you for being the editor for all these years. ***** >>From: Connie Phillips (64) Happy Birthday to a dear, "old" friend. We go waaaaay back to "pre" schooldays. Thanks for all you do to keep us update with our "Bomber" friends. Hope your b-day is a good one! God Bless. Your "old" neighbor, Connie Phillips ('64) ***** >>From: Janice Pierce Gunter (63) She has done an excellent job - one that many wouldn't even think of trying to accomplish - I appreciate her tenacity! Maren - remember we get better with age! ***** >>From: Dennis Hammer (64) Greetings Maren... Happy Birthday to the Net's #! webmaster. ***** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Maren... you've already had many Birthday wishes and here's one more...HAPPY BIRTHDAY and THANKS for connecting us!!!! Now there will be a Bomber lunch in Wenatchee and I'm looking forward to it. Donna Nelson '63 ***** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Maren, sincere best wishes for a great birthday, and many more. Your efforts to keeping the Bomber world informed are fantastic. In addition, you manage to keep the Class of '51 page in great shape. Thanks so much, and enjoy your special day. Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Green Valley, AZ ***** >>From: Mary Kingsley Spradlin (49) e-birthday card says: "Happy Birthday Maren Thanks for the job you do with the Sandstorm It keeps a lot of friends closer." ***** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of 67) Augusta, GA, (currently in sunny FL @ DisneyWorld with my Grandbaby Tia Bevacqua.) Happy Birthday Maren, we all are so lucky to have you. May you have the best day. Life is good. ***** >>From: Tom Hughes (56) I want to wish you a Happy Birthday, Maren. Without all of your efforts it would not have been possible for me to contact so many of my old friends that are scattered all over the world. Also you have made the Fife lunch get togethers possible. These are the highlight of the month for me and my wife and grand daughter. We have made so many new friends and relived so many old memories. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Tom Hughes (56) ~ Auburn, WA ***** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins '58 My dear Maren, so sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday, but I've been away for 2 weeks in Ontario, Canada visiting my 2 daughters and 10 grandchildren. Belated birthday wishes. Vera Smith Robbins - '58 [Vera -- NOT belated... RIGHT ON TIME TODAY!!! -Maren] ***** >>From: Anita Hughes Collier Hogan (52) Hi Maren, After reading today's Sandstorm and all those wonderful birthday wishes, I want to add mine also I wish you a joyful, wonderful happy day, and may you have many many more. I wish you good health, peace and prosperity, and I thank you for the Sandstorm and all you do to keep it going. -Anita Hughes Collier Hogan (52) ~ where spring disappeared and we have a couple inches of snow this morning in Siskiyou County, CA. ***** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans Happy day. This cake has no calories thanks [Sent animated picture of a birthday cake and flowers] ***** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) Happy Birthday to Maren. Unfortunately Gary's message to us didn't get to us in time for us to respond and have our wishes included in today's Sandstorm. However, isn't Friday the birthday? Anyway, thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to keeping all of us in touch. They say that as we get older we need a little brain stimulation to keep those brain cells going. Well, with all of the Bomber stories on the Sandstorm, the cobwebs in the corners of our brains are certainly being brushed clean and those old brain cells are really having a good workout bringing up all those old memories stored in the attic. Happy Birthday, and many more! Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) ***** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau '58 Happy birthday, Maren and many more to come. I am another one of your fans. Got to get some money in to you, keep forgetting to do that. Got some good excuses ha. Bomber wave. Barbara Isakson Rau '58 ***** >>From: Jerry Oakley (51) Happy Birthday Maren... you are profoundly appreciated... Jerry Oakley (51) ***** >>From: Patty Eckert Weyers ('68) For: Maren "The Birthday Gal" Maren, let me just wish you a Happy Birthday as so many already have done, and I need to also express my gratitude for the countless Sandstorms I have shared. You have helped furnish something uniquely special to all us Bombers. Its like a nice warm cup of soothing tea going down every day, when we all can slip away and find this site to learn from and grow in its history having lived during such an era and still relate and 'come back' to a simpler time... Thanks Maren, you are the Queen of our Sandstorm, and rightly so! God Bless and Bomberette Cheers!!! -Richland, WA - Bomber Country ***** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce (63) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAREN!!! ***** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith '82 Want to wish Maren a very Happy Birthday. Thanks for all you are doing for the class of 82 reunion committee... we would be lost without you!!! Enjoy your special day! ***** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Happy belated birthday!!!!! ***** >>From: Carol Wiley Wooley ('63) Happy Birthday Maren! Thanks for all your time and effort you have spent putting us all in touch. I hope your birthday is a very happy one. Also thanks for being a friend since almost forever! God Bless, Carol Wiley Wooley (63') ***** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To Maren: Seeing how today is your birthday (and not yesterday) I will send mine now.. HAPPY BOMBER BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BOMBER BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BOMBER BIRTHDAY TO MAREN HAPPY BOMBER BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Thanks for all you do, we appreciate you more than words can express.. May you have a wonderful day.. Looking forward to seeing you in June.. I'll take you to Denny's for a late birthday lunch.. Love ya, Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ***** >>From: Jack Lowrey (49) Happy birthday Maren. Thanx for a job well done. Jack Lowrey (49) ~ Layton, UT ***** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne '65 Dear Maren, Happy Birthday! Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ***** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) [Fred sent me an e-birthday card that said:] Happy Birthday, you make Spalding proud. Remember 57 not old if you are a tree freddie "63" ***** >>From: Kay Conrad Johnson (60) Happy Birthday Maren... and many more! ***** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) WHAT'S THIS!!! You never told me that tomorrow is your birthday!!! But doesn't it feel nice to be remembered and appreciated by SO many people from the Sandstorm? May God's blessings always shine upon you, Maren. ***** >>From: Larry Holloway (64) Happy Birthday Maren Smyth and may you have many more even if you say your only 29. *LOL* [Who wants to be 29???? I'm 57 today!! -Maren] ***** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR QUEEN MAREN!!!! Looks like the Class of '64 kept that secret and a few others too! Well I'm just so very glad to be able to call you my friend! Thank for all that you do for us Web Masters, that are shall I say for lack of the right word Mentally Challenged when it come to PCs! I about all bow to you for your help! Maren, I hope you have to Best Birthday of all! Bomber's Rule (just for you!) Pam Ehinger Nassen The Blue Ribbon Class of 67 Thorp WA where the sun is shinning but the wind is blowing! ***** >>From: Tony Sharpe ('63) I just celebrated my 57th birthday on the Cruise on the 16th, and want to wish you a very happy birthday for the 19th. I didn't realize your "Special Day" was that close to mine. Tony [..and belated happy birthday to you, Tony... WOW! If you were born at Kadlec, we'd have been in the hospital at the same time!! -Maren] ***** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) Emerald Downs is opening 19 April to honor Maren's birthday. I will be going to the celebration & shall place a $2 bet for Maren on the #6 horse in the 4th race & the #4 horse in the 6th race... watch the paper to see if you won. Maren I hope that some day you will be blessed with as much happiness as you have brought to us. From Snohomish Co. where the sun is bright and my world is bright. ***** >>From: Patti Snider Miller 65 Maren... Happy Birthday and thanks so much for keeping all of us alumni in touch. You are awesome!! Bomber Cheers, Patti ***** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Oh, by the way happy birthday and thanks for your support. John Campbell (63) ***** >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice (50WB) Hi Maren - Just want to add my voice to the list of Happy Birthday wishes you received. May you have many. many more. Thanks so much for all the great work you have done with the Sandstorm. You have no idea how much enjoyment you have given others. If you send me your address I'd like to mail you a check. It's probably past that time now. Again thanks and have a wonderful year! Grace DeVincentis Spice (50WB) ***** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAREN Your the greatest!!!!! Thanks for all your great work on the Alumni Sandstorm and Website!!!! May the gift you give all of us reward you in every aspect of your life. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ***** >>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Happy Birthday, Maren! This bud's for you. [Great picture of purple Vinca. THANKS! -Maren] ***** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Maren Smyth, Sandstorm Queen ('63 AND '64) Happy Bomber Birthday to you, Happy Bomber Birthday to you. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Maren, Happy Bomber Birthday to you! And many more!!!! I love ya gal and love all you do for your Bomber family!! -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 24 Bombers sent stuff: Cliff Judd ('49), Mike Howell ('68) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Mike Davis ('74) Gary Behymer ('64) PLUS 20 more birthday greetings: 1 from '47, 1 from '48, 1 from '59, 1 from '61, 1 from '62, 5 from '63, 4 from '64, 2 from '65, 1 from '66, 1 from '74, 2 from '72 ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd ('49) Re: Help - Hanford Areas I need some help. In 1949 what was the area in downtown Richland with the big smoke stack and the GE office building across from the Ford dealer??? I'm filling out a University of Washington Occupation History Survey and I don't remember the number of the Area. Was it the 3000 Area?? Thanks, and Bomber Cheers -Cliff Judd ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell (68WB) Re: Cool Desert Nights Hi Gang; Can anybody out there put me in touch with the right person to talk to about vendor spaces at Cool Desert Nights? I would really be grateful for any help. -Mike Howell (68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 AND '64) I want to thank one and all for the birthday greetings. What a great birthday with so many messages from so many Bombers!!! I got this URL from a gal who moved away from Richland when she was 2 years old... had the family not moved she would have been a Bomber... ANYWAY... there are some WONderful pictures of the Northern Lights at: Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) Okay Brad, I'll bite! Five top reasons Brad Upton throws a tantrum: No. 5... NBC cancels KOJAK! No. 4... 2 for 1 sale on combs! No. 3... Passed over as spokesman for "Hair Club for Men" No. 2... Brunswick Bowling Ball Co. trying to drill holes in his head. and the No. 1 reason for a Brad Upton Tantrum........ No more "Buhner Nights" -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) The Revenge of Maren's Birthday Walks Among Us Featuring... ***** >>From: Leoma Coles (63) To Maren... thanks for keeping all the Bombers from the past together and if anyone deserves a Happy Birthday "IT'S YOU!!" ***** >>From: Kathy Rathvon (63) Happy Birthday to Fabulous Maren! You deserve the grandest tiara of all! ***** >>From: Ray Fisher (63) We are all getting a little older every day... and for that we can be thankful. Happy birthday Maren!!!! ***** >>From: David Rivers ('65) ...been in court but I just hadda wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get a new tattoo for yer b-day? ***** >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Hi Maren, Happy Birthday. Keep up the good work. ***** >>From: Diane Goodenow Rhodes (59) Dear Maren Happy Happy Day your Majesty Queen Maren (bow). ***** >>From: HectorAlvarez (64) Maren, I did not see the Birthday Greeting I sent you on the list with of the 45 greetings sent. Well just wanted to let you know, that I to wished you a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!" ***** >>From: Claudia Harmon Gale ('63) [Sent an e-card that said:] "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOUNG WOMAN! Make it the best one yet" ***** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Happy Birthday Maren. Sorry, I didn't get this in the Sandstorm. I've been gone away from the computer for a few days, and missed out.....Hope you have a Happy Happy Day....I too am so appreciative of the great things you do for all of us Bombers, and especially for the Class of '63. What would we do without you to keep us together? ***** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Happy Birthday!! Sorry I missed the Sandstorm deadline, but I just wanted to wish our dear Queen of Sandstorm a very Happy Birthday and many, many more. If you were here, I'd take you to Copeland's for some "Mile-High Pie". ***** >>From: Tere Smyth Wilson ('64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAREN!!!!!! love, tere ***** >>From: Peggy Adair ('72) Maren, Happy Birthday! ***** >>From: Marshall Smith ('64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAREN! You're the best. You make a lot of old Bombers happy... and that's not always easy! --marshall ***** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('720 To Maren: "DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA---DA-DA TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY! DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA---DA-DA HAP BIRTHDAY TO YA!" That's my Vicki-Owens-"sang"-it-to-me-on-my-day-humble version of one of the best songs ever written by the Beatles! Thanks for all you do and I hope you spoiled yourself on your day! Lynn Noble Paden (72) ***** >>From: Chatless ('64) [sent an e-card that said:} Hoping it is a GRRREAAAAAT one. With many more tofollow! ***** >>From: Patty Murphy ('63) [sent an Irish Blessings e-page at: and said:] "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MAREN, THE BOMBER IRISH LASS! P.S. and many many more!!! ***** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Happy Birthday, Maren! We are having a birthday party at my house tonight (it's my son's eighth). Keep up the great work! ***** >>From: Berta Hettinger ('64) I just got home from Maine ( I have this week off from school) and got Gary's e-mail about your birthday. Hope this day is a great one for you and that this year will be especially good. Berta ***** >>From: My brother, Tim ('62) Hope your day has been great!! Love, Tim ***** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) Happy Birthday Maren. Trying to catch up we me huh? Best wishes ***** >>From: Bud and Mickey Ferney Row ('47/'48) Happy Birthday Maren... Thanks for all you've done. ***** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Maren: Just because It's your birthday, everybody is smiling. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Ray Gillette ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Pat Ackley ('53), Mike Bradley ('56) Donna McGregor ('57), Missy Keeney ('59) Susan Erickson ('59), Shirley Armstrong ('61) Jake Tate ('66WB), Ellen Hansen ('68) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Sheeran Johnson ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette '49 Maren; I would like to add my personal wishes for a belated happy birthday to you even though you may be tired of reading them. I think that what you do for the Bombers is great. Bomber cheers and birthday cheers; -Ray Gillette '49 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [NOT tired of reading them. I'm still grinning. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman {'51) To: Cliff Judd ('49) The area you are seeking was the 700 area. It was the administrative and engineering area for the Hanford site. I worked there after graduation. To: Claudia Harmon Gale ('63) Hey, are you sure you spell your name correctly? -Bob HarmAn '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pat Ackley Morrow (53) To: Cliff Judd ('49) The area you mentioned was the 700 Area. I worked in that area for several years. -Pat Ackley Morrow (53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) To: Cliff Judd ('49) I believe the downtown area was called the 700 area. 300 area was the first area heading out to the project. You may need to confirm this. -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ Kirkland, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor ('57) Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Maren. Thank you and your helpers for the Sandstorm. It is great. -Donna McGregor ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: The song of life A belated Happy Birthday to you, Maren. You need a pin like I have: "The Queen of Everything!" Mine was a gift but if I ever find one, I'll get it for you! Thank You for sharing the Northern lights photos. They were breathtaking! Well, The Radiations quartet (with myself and Micki Lund '63) and The Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International (Richland) are heading for Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday for our Regional Competition. We are really excited and if there are Bombers in Anchorage, we'll be at the Hilton and the choruses and quartets from our region really put on a great show! Look us up!! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) REMINDER!! Re: "FIRST" North Central Washington (NCW) BOMBER ALUMNI LUNCHEON - GET TOGETHER Date: Saturday, April 27, 2002 Time: 11:30 AM Where: Wenatchee Roaster & Ale House Wenatchee Westcoast Center Hotel 201 N. Wenatchee Ave. (next to the Wenatchee Convention Center, downtown) Please reserve by: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 Susan Erickson Kuntz (spouses and friends are welcome) -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ East Wenatchee, WA where the snow in the mountains is looking down on the blossoming fruit trees! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Maren, What a wonderful birthday present to be remembered by so many people, you are one of a kinda and it takes a special person to keep up with the sandstorm and everyone's wishes. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday. Re: Update on Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Ron called last night, Laura had 4 bypasses and a valve repaired on Tuesday. She is in quite a lot of pain but is doing all right. The doctors seem to think this will improve her life. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ~ Texas ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jake Tate ('66WB) Re: Birthday Greetings Happy belated birthday greetings to my old friend, Peg Wellman ('66)! Oh yes, the same to you Maren! -Jake Tate ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ellen Hansen Lua ('68) Re: help Hi all of you Bombers out there. I have a plea for help. I am going to have to come to Richland from California and move my parents to Walla Walla. After that is done, I will need to sell their home and was wondering if we have any realtors out there on Bomberville. Come on class of '68: Someone had to decide to sell some real estate up there. Bombers are great in '68!! -Ellen Hansen Lua ('68) ~ leaving sunny California to head up there 4/20/02 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Hi, all -- First, yes, another e-mail address change for me. Moving BACK to Spokane again. Hope NOT to move again for another five years!!! Anyway, I am writing to unabashedly solicit votes for the daughter of a '68 alumni -- Tom Peashka. (Remember the "Isle of Phyve" band???) COME ON GUYS, WE HAVE BANDED TOGETHER BEFORE IN VOTING AS BOMBERS... SO LET'S DO IT AGAIN. Erin Peashka is a finalist (at age 19) for SeaGals (Seahawks cheerleader). She is also working and attending Seattle Art Institute. She is a lovely, delightful young woman -- and really wants to do this SeaGal thing. So I quote her words below .... PLEASE VOTE!!! (When you get to the website she mentions, click on the SeaGals section to get to the voting part.) THANKS :-) [from Erin] "HEY EVERYONE! I made the final audition for Sea Gals! yeah. I need you to do me a favor and go to to vote for me in the "pick two" contest. The top five girls get a special vote with the judges - and I need all the votes I can get. Tell all your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors,, etc. Please! It's muy importante. I am #79. Just don't laugh at my stupid, ugly picture. ~Thanks!! Love, Erin." And I thank you, fellow Bombers!! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Paul Phillips ('49) Please share the news from Emerald Downs. (I checked my local paper but couldn't find the list of winners. ;-) Did you make Maren a millionaire? Go get 'em, Maren! With or without money, you're the best. -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda, E. Africa *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers 1 Bomber Spouse/Dad, and 1 Bomber Spouse today: Gene Barron ('47), Cliff Judd ('49) Dick Roberts ('49), Paul Phillips ('49) Gloria Adams ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Ken Heminger ('56WB), Sue Elliott ('62) Tim Smyth ('62), Karen Kleinpeter ('63) Sharon McDermott ('63), David Rivers ('65) John Foster ('65), Linda McKnight ('65) Lloyd Swain ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Susie Nelson ('67) Frank Trent, Sr. (Bomber Spouse/Dad) Jerry Cozad (Bomber Spouse) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Barron ('47) To: Maren I too would like to wish you a belated Happy Birthday, and many, many more. You are the Sandstorm Queen. -Gene Barron ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd ('49) Re: 700 Area Thanks everybody for the answers on the Downtown Richland 700 Area. Would have gotten back sooner, but the Birthday Gal, Maren Smyth, sent back my answer in 10 minutes flat and I was gone over the weekend. She sent a 1948 picture of the 700 Area, and pictures and a map of all the other Areas. Thanks Maren and all the others who answered my call for help. I worked at the 703 Admin. Building as a Blue Print File Clerk for a few months before going to the Navy. Remember Blue Prints??? -Cliff Judd ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ -- click "100 area" to see a map and "700 area" to see pictures.. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) To: Missy Keeney ('59) Best regards and best of luck to you in Anchorage. Sing high on the note! After the first few bars, the rest will be absolute fun. I sang lead and tenor for five years with the Riverside Citrus Belters, a grand 70 plus men's SPBQSA chorus that was renowned for its sound. It got to be too much work remembering the lyrics so I gave it up for other pursuits. But I miss it and still enjoy the "Old Songs". -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) To: Vicki Owens ('72) & all interested parties. None of Maren's horses came in and I didn't do much better. But I did celebrate 3 days in a row at Emerald Downs and I must share something that I observed there today: I went in the rest room and a guy was on his cell phone and in a loud and irritated voice he said "I HAVE TOLD YOU BEFORE DON'T CALL ME AT THE OFFICE!!" I almost didn't make to objective on time. -Paul Phillips ('49) ~ Snohomish, WA - where it is overcast and cool. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) Re: Update Hi Maren, First let me tell you what happened, in case you've gotten any daily Sandstorms back that you sent to me. I had XXX e-mail I wanted to block sender. I checked the boxes and blocked at just the time my computer updated and received my entry from you. It blocked the Alumni Sandstorm and another site I need for prescription notifications instead of the unwanted sites. It has taken a while but I finally figured out how to "unblock" those sites last night. This computer baffles me.!! Secondly, it seems I must have missed your birthday. Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are very much appreciated by all of us and please always remember that. Sincerely, -Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Hanford Tales Should have sent this a while back when the topic was more current. Anyway, here goes. One story I heard when I went to work for Generous Extractions after graduation was about some guy who would leave the 300 Area every Friday night pushing a wheel barrow full of straw. The gate guards would duly search the straw for any contraband (stolen tools, top secret documents, etc.) and find nothing. This went on for several weeks. Then one Friday the head guard took the guy aside and said: "I just know in my heart of hearts you are stealing something, and you've been getting away with it for months now. I'm not going to turn you in, all I want to do is satisfy my curiosity. What the (expletive deleted) are you stealing?" The man looked around very carefully for hidden cameras and microphones, then whispered in the guard's ear: "Wheel barrows." But then, I've heard the same story at a few ship yards, so put it down as another urban legend. Bomber Cheers -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - in balmy, spring like Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Maren See'ns how your still grinning.... Happy belated Birthday from me too..... -Ken Heminger ('56WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Thanks, Ken... yes, I'm still grinning. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan ('62) Re: '62 reunion deadline To: Members of the class of '62 Don't forget to send in your registration/memory book information for our upcoming 40 year reunion - DUE DATE IS MAY 1. If you aren't quite sure yet, please let John Adkins or me know via email, so we won't assume you're not coming; we're hoping for the biggest turnout ever, and are planning to throw the BEST reunion ever! See you at the reunion (June 21-23)! Maren: a very belated Happy Birthday - sounds like you were well remembered, and rightfully so! Hope it was a wonderful day! -Sue Elliott Homan ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Earthquake in Upstate New York Yesterday, April 20, we were treated to 5.1 earthquake. Thank goodness, no damage here, but some at the epicenter near Plattsburgh, NY, not far from the Canadian border. The house shook a little and it sounded like a train was outside. I really didn't want to get up that early on my day off. It reminded me of the stronger quake we had in '62 or '63 in the Northwest. I was at the University of Portland at the time. It actually slopped some water out of the fish bowl in our dorm room in Christie Hall. I'm sure some of you Bombers remember that one. I know Ray Baalman, Gery Schirado ('62), Al Whiteside ('60), and a few others were at UofP at the time. I don't remember where the epicenter was. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY - freak daytime temps in the 90s last week and the 50s now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) Hi, Maren! I, too, want to add my Birthday Wishes to the long list. You are doing us all a wonderful service with your labor of love. So, Happy Birthday!!! May you enjoy many, many more! Bombers Forever! -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) ~ Tieton, WA (in the sun and wind) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Hi, I think the downtown area was the 300 area if I remember right. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX where it is Fiesta time for the next 2 weeks.. Celebrate!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ Click "100 area" to see a map of where the 300 area was... and "700 area" to see pictures of the 700 area. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Kenny Johnson ('65) For those who have asked how to get a hold of Kenny... I have his number and so does Maren... so it is just an email away. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Foster ('65) To: Ellen Hansen Lua ('68) Re: Real Estate Agent You might try Bill Zinn. -John Foster ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) Hello Maren, and happy birthday belatedly. Remember how safe and secure we felt growing up in Richland? Even in the days when our fathers and mothers could not speak about what they did for a living, we all felt safe and secure in our beds each night. What Hanford was all about was of the highest security. Since September 11, I don't believe any of us feel that safe and secure as we did when we were little kids. This is a plea to all those wonderful Bombers out there. I need you all to write letters as soon as possible regarding a very important issue that affects every one of us regarding our medical and personal privacy, freedom, and our protection from potential terrorist acts. There are changes being proposed to a piece of legislation... [that] will make it much easier for medical entities to market our personal information in our medical records. Senator Kennedy's Committee is opposed to the changes and has vowed to offer legislation to restore the consent requirement. As a medical transcriptionist, I fear for my job and for my privacy. Do you know that facilities across the country are sending information to be processed by companies located in India? They can pay the Indian companies 9 cents a line or less than $4.00 per hour. Local facilities are engaging in this service. The information is encrypted and decrypted so that piracy does not occur. Have we not learned anything from September 11? What is to stop terrorists from destroying us individually through our medical records? How many innocent citizen's medical records and private statistical information will be compromised? has a letter prepared for you to sign and send. Electronically is best now because the deadline is April 26 at 5pm. Please add to your letter your concerns regarding foreign access to our medical records and privacy matters. America needs our help, Bombers. Please send your letters today. Thank you. -Linda McKnight ('65) ~ Milwaukie, OR - where the sun is trying to shine!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Linda's entry was heavily edited. If you want to read the unedited text This sounds more important than a SeaGal vote. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) Maren.... Were you born on April 19th as well?... That is mine and my twin sister Linda's as well as Peg Wellman's ('66), Mark Rohrbacher ('66). WOW.... I hope you had a wonderful day. -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (67) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Erin got my vote. -Bill Wingfield (67) ~ Blue Ribbon Class ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) To: Erin, via Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Ok Erin, I voted for you and since I didn't know any one else I voted for 120 Hope that was a ok pick! Best of Luck! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Thorp, WA - Dang wind still blowing! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith ('67) I need some information thought maybe a Bomber could help me. My husband somehow got Group G Beta Strep on March 18. He was in the hospital in severe pain for 13 days and than sent to a nursing home because he is not able to walk yet. He had a total knee replacement in his left knee several years ago and the fear is that it could reinfect and the total knee would have to be taken out. He would than have 6 weeks with something holding the joint open and than if the infection is gone probably another 6 wk to recover from that! He has missed over a month of work so far and may be another 2 or 3 months off. Worse case would be 6 to 9 months off. They have him on IV antibiotics so he is not able to go back to work, plus the pain is so bad he is still not able to walk! My question is does anyone know anything about Group G Beta Strep? And where do I go to find out what to do if he cannot go back to work. So far his job has given him 6 weeks of sick pay and than other employees will donate hours, but this could be a long haul and don't know who to go to for information? I understand social security can take up to a year to get. Is there any short term disability help? Any help on the would be greatly appreciated. He is worried about losing the house etc. and would like to be able to reassure him that things will be okay. Thanks -Susie Nelson Smith ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [ -- search for "Group G Beta Strep" and you'll get a BUNCH of websites. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent, Sr. (Bomber Spouse/Dad) To: Cliff Judd ('49) Smoke stack: that was a powerhouse coal fired. The steam from this power plant heated a lot of the government buildings in the 700 area. I worked that area many years ago. Thanks For the memory. -Frank Trent, Sr. - Bomber Spouse of Lois McCrarey ('50) Bomber Dad of Valjean ('70), Frank ('72), and David ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry E. Cozad (Bomber Spouse of Judy Shibly ('63) Re: A spouse tweaks your interest Hey all you Bombers - I have enjoyed your company at a few reunions and, of course, skim your Web page occasionally for the good stuff. I lived in Richland 1963 - '65 as a GE employee and have been married to Judy Shibly ('63) almost 37 years so I almost qualify as an auxiliary member of your elite lot. Judy's mother (Mary Shibly, who used to cook at the High School) has just moved down near us (about 26 miles west of Yosemite) after 55 years in Richland (her husband John Marvin Shibly passed five years ago). Helping her unpack all that Stuff one can find some unusual and old memorabilia. I am not sure if you folks have covered this item in your lengthy trivia discussions in the past, but let me throw this one out there for anyone's comment. DUPUS BOOMER - I have Mary's well preserved 79-page soft back collections of cartoons by Dick Donnell as published in the Richland Villager during 1947 and 1948. The subtitle is "Cartoons and Witticisms" based on observations of life in the Atom Bustn' Village of the West in 1947 and 1948. It was printed in Kennewick and copyrighted in 1948. Intro summary Dupus Boomer is described as a character who lives in Richland and has been at the Hanford Works since early 1943. Evidently it took him 16 months to get his prefab and a year getting used to it. Beginning November 29, 1945 he appeared simultaneously on practically every doorstep in Richland with that week's issue of The Richland Villager, the local newspaper. Everyone in Richland agrees on one thing - dupus Boomer is a character. Each witticism was accompanied by a descriptive cartoon that gave a little insight into the Hanford experience in those days. Here are a few examples I thought you or your parents can relate to: 1. Richland women are wonderful. They constantly want something better. If they can't get it better, they want it different. If they can't get it different, they don't want it, unless someone else has it - then they want it better. 2. We are called to work and reminded to go home by a whistle that would sound more at home 200 miles west of San Francisco. The boat whistle was chosen, they say, because it would not wake any sleeping employees. We assume the company was thinking of our shift workers. 3. George Washington Boulevard is our main artery and it could sure use a few tourniquets about 7:45am and 5pm. 4. We wonder all year what Santa Claus is making in his workshop - but he probably wonders the same about us, so that makes us even. 5. We were kept busy until real late spring last year hauling away the large piles of sand left on our lawns where the snowmen melted. 6. Much has been said about the wind in Richland, but it wouldn't look good in print. 7. Last spring we had a dike built to keep the river water out. Then it was discovered that the dike might also keep our irrigation water in. It was promptly turned off to avoid a flood. 8. Some people can't see the forest for the trees, but our trouble is that we sometimes can't see the desert for the sand. 9. Richland winter weather isn't so bad - if you're dressed for it. 10. Many of us have all our worldly possessions in a prefab - especially on Halloween. So there you have it - a humorous peek into the life of a Hanford / Richland resident back in the late forties. It would be fun and interesting if someone out there can tell us something about Dick Donnell, the author. Also, does anyone have their own copy of this publication? I'll leave it at that and let you all go at it as only you folks can do. Share this with any parents out there and get their reaction. Probably something they have not thought of in over fifty years. Respectfully submitted, -Jerry E. Cozad (a recent retiree with GE after 38 years) P.S. Judy says hi to all her Bomber classmates ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dupus Boomer is online!!! -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Gene Hall ('48) Cliff Judd ('49), Susan Erickson ('59) Bonnie Timmerman ('63WB), Micki Lund ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda McKnight ('65) Barbara Gile ('67) and Jeff Larsen ('67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Eckert Small ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Hall ('48) My father went to work in February 1944 at Hanford and stayed until 1965. He had transferred from a Remington Arms - E. I. DuPont plant in Lake City, MO. He had no real knowledge of the mission at Hanford, except he knew it involved radio-active materials. In the early forties someone had invented some kind of ray gun, and because of its' horrible consequences had died without leaving any blueprints or other information about it (or so the story went).. Dad thought they were involved with this at Hanford but never mentioned it. Instead he said they were making sandpaper, just putting glue on big sheets of paper and holding them up in the wind. He also said he saw a groundhog digging a hole in the ground and he was 10 feet in the air. Another story was that a coyote was chasing a rabbit and it was so hot that they were both walking. Today is my father's birthday. He would have been 98. He died six years ago. Happy Birthday, Dad!! -Gene Hall ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) Re: 700 Area To: Frank Trent (Bomber by marriage) Didn't the steam plant in 700 Area feed the Hospital, Dorms (men & women) and many other buildings outside of the Area with overhead insulated pipes???? -Cliff Judd (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) REMINDER!! Today is the LAST day to register!! Re: "FIRST" North Central Washington (NCW) BOMBER ALUMNI LUNCHEON - GET TOGETHER Date: Saturday, April 27, 2002 Time: 11:30 AM Where: Wenatchee Roaster & Ale House Wenatchee Westcoast Center Hotel 201 N. Wenatchee Ave. (next to the Wenatchee Convention Center, downtown) Please reserve by: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 Susan Erickson Kuntz (spouses and friends are welcome) -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ Wenatchee, WA - windy!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Timmerman ('63WB) Come on... think about it... 200 area was downtown... 300 area was leading north on GWWay to north Richland. The areas got bigger as it was going off site.. -Bonnie Timmerman ('63WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Starting at the Columbia River and heading south, the 100 areas are all on the river, then the 200 areas, then the 300 area, then Richland and the 700 area. 100-300 Area Map. See just the map of 100, 200 and 300 areas. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Micki Lund Anderson ('63) Dear Maren, I am so far behind in reading my Alumni Sandstorm and am just catching up tonight. Happy belated birthday to you and many thanks for all you do! Missy Keeney Baker ('59) wrote in to say we are going to Anchorage to compete this week, but didn't mention our free concert at Battelle on Tuesday night at 7:30pm. It is probably too late, but if this makes it in tomorrow's news, maybe some Bombers would like to attend. I also saw that is was Peg Wellman's ('66) birthday and want to wish her a happy birthday also. I think that she wrote to me asking about my Mom, Rada Lund. I had the flu at the time and didn't reply right away and have lost her address. My Mom taught 1st grade at Lewis and Clark for many years and is still going strong at 97. She will be 98 in June! She still leads the singing at church each Sunday, lives on her own (next door to me) and when she wants to go some place, she just calls Dial-a-Ride and goes! She is an avid reader even though she has lost the sight in one eye. She doesn't hear too well, especially when she not wearing her hearing aids. She certainly doesn't look her age. I wish I had her genes! (I am adopted but hope I got them through osmosis or something.) Anyway, if any of you Bombers had her for a teacher, you can wish her a happy birthday on June 22nd. She loves to hear from former students. -Micki Lund Anderson (Gold medal class of '63) Where did we get that nickname, anyway? I thought we had a more infamous name, which I won't mention here. Perhaps Jim Hamilton ('63) knows. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Picture of Mrs. Lund in April, 2000. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Susan Erickson Nelson ('59) Re: "First" NCW luncheon How great that a group is starting up in Wenatchee. We lived in Wenatchee for just about 6 years before moving down here to Eureka, CA. My daughter still lives there and we make the journey up there at least a couple times during the summer. We will be coming up there the last week of May this year. I would love to be included in the lunch in May. Perhaps you could let me know when it will be. June 1 we will be there before leaving the next day. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the sun was shining all weekend while we were gone. Woke up to fog this morning. Nothing unusual about that, haha ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) Re: Corrected URL Here is the website for US Oncology. and then there is a Legislative link button. Thanks so much. Bomber cheers, -Linda McKnight ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff and Barbara Gile Larsen ('67) Happy Birthday, Maren - Sorry these greetings are a little late, but we were out celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary on that same happy day - 4/19! Best wishes, -Jeff and Barbara Gile Larsen ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Votes for Erin Hi, all -- Just a note to thank those of you who have already voted for Erin Peashka (daughter of '68 grad, Tom Peashka) in her bid to become a SeaGal. If you got error messages in your attempts to vote, please try again. Their site is BUSY right now! One way to do it is to watch the changing photos at the middle/top right. As the photo with the caption "Pick Two SeaGals" comes up, click on it. That will take you to the voting area. Erin is #79. The website is I personally am a monumental Mariners fan -- haven't followed the 'Hawks in many years. However, this isn't about the 'Hawks -- it's about Bombers helping each other (and our offspring) out!!! So please do vote. VOTING ENDS 4/25!! Thanks again :-) -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings (76) To: Dick Roberts ('49) Re: The Old Songs I used to sing in a chorus in La Grande. We had a guy near 80. He forgot a few words now and then but was great to have in the group. I'm in an area that does not have a group and I miss it. Are you sure you want to give it up? -Treg Owings (76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harman ('51), Carol Converse ('64) Linda McKnight ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman '51 Just thought I would like to share what I am experiencing right now. We are in Branson, MO and it is early, well, early for me (7:15am) and we are having a genuine midwestern "gully washer". For the uninformed that's a downpour. If you haven't experienced one you should. I have only been in one since I left here in 1944 to move to Hanford but I do recall them. What I had forgotten was how beautiful the Ozarks are at this time of year. It's a green that we just can't match in the West. We have evergreens but nothing like the oaks, hickory at this time of year. We are visiting with friends who love in northern Arkansas and don't intend to take in many shows. We saw an Imax of the history of the Ozarks yesterday and will do something today. For any who may know, we are at the Surrey time share. We traded our Rockaway Beach week for this place. It is nice. Just wanted to share these thoughts. -Bob Harman '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) Erin [#79 - Bomber offspring] got my vote. Good luck to her. Let us know the results please. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA weather: same same ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight (65) To: Lynn Marie Hatcher (68) I hope my vote counted because I voted for Erin [#79 - Bomber offspring] twice. I didn't even bother to look at the other pictures. I have never been a 'Hawks fan, either. I am a Bomber fan - life long!!! -Linda McKnight (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: SYSTEM CRASH! Would all '66 classmates please send me a brief message so I am able to put your name and address back into my address book. My system crashed last Friday, and I lost almost everything. Thanks for your help, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson (81) To: All Bombers When I asked for help putting together my picture book about Richland, I might have known that you would all come through. I got a really neat collection of pictures. Thanks everybody! My publisher is not letting grass grow under her feet. She's already got the photos scanned and I'll see the proof copies next week. I'll let you all know when the book is available. In the meantime, I have "volunteered" to do the next book in the series, which will be about Yakima. So if there are any Bombers in the Yakima area who can help me out with photos, or you know anyone, send me an e-mail. Yakima should be fun too, since it was kind of a wild west town, plus it has a lot of neat old buildings. Bomber Cheers Everybody! -Beth Young Gibson (81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Patti Jones ('60) - Fife Lunch reminder Ann Engel ('63) and Fred Schafer ('63) Georgia Rushworth ('66), Lee Bush ('68) Cheryl Neland ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday, May 3, 2002 Luncheon Date: May 5, 2002 Time: 12:30pm Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5, Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA 98424 Price: Your Lunch + $3.00 for person All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA At least the flowers know what they want to do but the weather doesn't. Sunny today. Overcast this evening. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer and Ann Engel Schafer ('63_ To: Micki Lund Anderson ('63) and Missy Keeney ('59) Good luck in Anchorage. We have had the privilege of hearing your group sing and you have our vote for first place hands down. If there are any Bombers in the Anchorage area mark your calendars and make sure you are there to cheer them on when they compete. -Fred Schafer and Ann Engel Schafer, Gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) Re: Computer crash of Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Pooor Shirley... it happened to me last fall. -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush ('68) Re: Shut down the FFTF reactor at Hanford In addition to printed petitions placed at different businesses, they have established an online petition drive located at: "Needed Domestic Medical Isotope Production Capacity" Please go online and sign the petition. Thank You! -Lee Bush ('68) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) Re: Memories of Richland Please add me to the list of Bomber Memories. I don't see anyone yet from '76 but you never know. I remember so much about growing up in Richland. So much to do and see. I remember going down behind Kadlec Hospital to a place we called the "Clump of Trees" and playing in the woods. I know it no longer exists. The swimming pool, pushing a girlfriend's VW from one end of GWWay to the other, the old roller skating rink, when they put the mall in, my business ed class in school. Thanks for the memories. Keep them coming. -Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral notice scanned from 4-24-02 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) John Henry King ~ Class of 1956 ~ 6/21/38 - 4/20/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: David Tillson (50), Dorothy Hickey ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Donna Nelson ('63) Rosalie Lansing ('63), Jean Armstrong ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Paul Ratsch ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Tillson ('50) Re: Hanford Area Numbering System The Hanford Area numbering system is a legacy of E.I.DuPont being the original project manager. The numbering system has nothing to do with geography. DuPont used 100 for the manufacturing areas; 200 for chemical processing areas; 300 for laboratory and fuels fabrication; 700 for administration; and 1100 for warehouse, maintenance and transportation facilities. The 1100 area is situated between the 300 area and the 700 area. It was affectionately known as the bus lot. Everything outside of the boundaries of the 100, 200, 300, 700, and 1100 areas was designated the 600 area. In addition there was a 1200 area for a time in the vicinity of North Richland that housed the offices and warehouses of the construction contractors such as J.A.Jones. There was also a fenced area on the top and northeast side of rattlesnake mountain that had a separate designation. The same numbering system was used by DuPont when they built the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina. I've also been to several other DuPont facilities that use the same numbering system. How do I know this? My father Ray Tillson was part of the survey crew that did the original layouts and later kept the maps up to date. In addition I spent 20 years, much of it working with Vern McGhan ('49), mapping the geology and hydrology of the project. There were very few inches of the project that we didn't trample over at one time or another. To: Cliff Judd ('49) Re: the steam plant The answer is yes it did provide heat and hot water via overhead pipes to all of the 700 area, the dorms, Kadlec hospital and to all the commercial buildings in the downtown area as far south as the original bus station. All of the original alphabet houses were initially heated by coal that was distributed from the same coal pile that fed the 700 area steam plant. Later the furnaces were converted to oil. I lived in an A House at the corner of Jadwin (nee Goethals Drive) and Comstock next door to Jack Lowery (49). As I recall he was one of the first people to remodel the old coal bin area into a workshop. Jack built the finest model airplanes that I can ever recall seeing from afar. I say from afar since Jack had this Junkyard dog named Hanford that wouldn't let anyone within 10 feet of Jack without trying to rearrange your anatomy. As I recall the story, Jack had found the dog as a stray when he was living at Hanford. Re: Since we're on the subject of naming convention Who among you knows the protocol that was used for naming the original streets in Richland? A correct answer will get you a dozen spudnuts anytime you visit Salt Lake and give me a call. -David Tillson ('50) ~ Salt Lake City, UT - the original home of Spudnuts, Arctic Circle, and Harmon's Kentucky Fried Chicken. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) OK... we girls just had a get-together in Palm Desert, CA -- Ann Pearson Burrows (50), Joann Cawdrey Leveque (50), Sandy Atwater Boyd (51) and yours truly. We missed you, Dottie. Oh, the boys also joined the fun. Husbands that is! We discussed many interesting high school events and some we were not proud of; good thing we had Pat and Char to keep us in line. Since the memory is the first to go; we had a slight problem remembering certain events. Fess up guys; who were the "boys" peeking over the dunes at Nelson Lake when we girls skipped school and went skinny dipping???? The name "George" and "Bill" keep coming to mind. Well, confess all of you; if you dare!! Also, were Redd Foxx "dirty" records around in the late '40s? -Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) - in the beautiful foothills of the Sierras. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Did anybody take PICTURES to share??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 Re: Club 40 If the Class of '62 ever gets their act together and has the 40th Reunion, they become eligible to join Club 40 as full members. Now, you folks from the Classes of '63 and '64 can also join, but as Associate Members. What that means is you get to pay your dues; you can come to the annual party (if you want to eat, however, you must pay for the meal [like everybody else]); and you get on the DustStorm mailing list. The only thing is, you don't get to vote for or against the really important Club 40 issues. How do I find out more about Club 40?, you ask. Simple, if you are reading this on your computer, just log on to: RichlandClub40.organd you'll be here. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ from Albany, OR where the sound of lawn mowers drowns out the noise of the "good humor" truck. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Peggy Sheeran Finch ('63) Marilyn said you will be at the Bomber lunch in Wenatchee. "Save me a seat if you get there before I do". Since I did such a great job recognizing you the last time we were in the same room tell me what you're wearing. You're welcome to spend the night at my house if you decide to stay. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Hey Maren Ole Girlfriend: Just a little late, but HAPPY Belated Birthday. Just went thru a whole week of entries, Have got to stop this too busy stuff. It has been just great reading all the April Birthdays. My 57th is on the 26th. What a great month. I went to the Bon yesterday and spent the afternoon buying moisturizers and sunscreen for my sun aged skin. We all spent our wonderful summers soaking up the rays, drenched in oil, and seeing who could get the darkest. Now I am shielding myself and trying to reverse all the years of abuse. I doubt it will work, but it is a challenge. Re: Home for sale We have listed our new home up for sale. I put it in the hands of Tom Johnson ('61), He is with Windemere in Kennewick. We are traveling around so much it is to hard to maintain a home. So if anyone is looking for a really lovely little castle sitting on the shores of the beautiful ole Columbia and this is on the Pasco side, off Road 74. You could give Tom a call. Re: Party We are having a big party here a the house this weekend. My mother just turned 82 and with my b-day, decided it was a good reason to celebrate. On the 18th of May, we pack up again and head to Wash.D.C. for a 2 year assignment with the Veterans admin., rebuilding their computer software programs that take care of all the hospitals. Huge job, so will be able to tour the area for neat antiques and things! Hey Earl Bennett ('63). Will be seeing you soon!! Off and running again, on my way over to Seattle to pick up my two grandsons and bring them home for the weekend. Cheers and Love to All!!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Just a few thoughts: Re: Pogo sticks. Does anyone still have theirs?? I am not sure what happened to mine.. Maybe my sister, Gayla Armstrong Worlund ('74), has it.. Seems like when Gayla was born when I was about 10 years old, everything that was mine instantly became hers.. There were a lot of kids that were born when the last one was about 10 years old.. I think they were called "the change of life baby".. Re: Mulberry Trees. Is that Mulberry Tree still down by the Columbia River.. I think it was at the South end of Howard Amon Park.. We used to eat those Mulberries til we couldn't eat anymore.. And what a mess.. To: Linda McKnight ('65) Re: Safe and secure growing up in Richland Yes, those were the good old days.. Walking home from the movies after dark when we were just kids.. Sleeping outside in the yard and sneaking around the neighborhood picking apples or cherries or plumbs off the neighbor's trees in the middle of the night. And grapes and tomatoes and don't forget the rhubarb.. I wasn't the only one, was I?? Living in the Phoenix, AZ area, you have to watch your back just walking to your car after dark.. But, it is still safer in Richland than it is in a lot of other places.. What a shame that when times change, they change for the worse.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Hot Springs, AR til Saturday, then back to the Valley of the Sun (AZ) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Cliff Judd ('49) Ken Ely ('49), Nancy Riggs ('51) Ruth Miles ('59), Rose Boswell ('61) Donna Nelson ('63), Peg Sheeran ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Leta Ramerman ('66), Lee Bush ('68) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Treg Owings ('76) Wendy Cooper ('87WB), Gwyndolyn Hoglen ('88) ******************************************** ******************************************** 04/27 No. Central WA Bomber Lunch - Wenatchee email Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Area 00's To: David Tillson ('50) Hey ol' buddy Dave!! It just proves that I can still learn a lot. I did not know all that stuff about 600 area etc. Re: Richland Streets The streets in Richland were originally named A B C etc. THEN they were named for Army engineers. GWWay to Thayer to Goethals. You can pay me the Spudnuts when you come to Club 40 this September. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46) ~ Bronc/Beaver/Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) To: Dave Tillson (50) Thanks for reassuring me on the over head steam pipes. Re: Richland Streets Also the original streets were all Engineers, I could always spout out 30 engineers names with no problems. Re: Model airplanes I won the first city of Richland model airplane contest With a PDQ powered by a Foster .29. Won an Olson & Rice .23, a cash value of about $29. Bomber Cheers -Cliff Judd (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) To: Dave Tillson ('50) Re: Richland Streets Dave, I believe the streets were named after Army Corp of Engineers. I know that Goethals was an engineer on the Panama Canal and the streets in the Southside were named after other engineers. It's good to hear from you, Dave, and I remember your dog, "Hanford" very well. Once he got to know you, he wasn't so mean. He kept his eye on you in the house, though, so it was wise to behave. -Ken Ely (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Riggs Lawrence '51 My parents Larry and Lorraine Riggs have been in the same "B" house since April 1, 1944, 58 years..Was wondering if anyone has been in the same house longer? Oh yes they are both 90 and doing great!! Keep up the great work Maren and a belated Happy Birthday.. -Nancy Riggs Lawrence '51 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns '59 Re: Street Names in Richland I believe the Richland streets were named after Army engineers. That even includes GWWay, because in his earlier years Washington was out surveying "western" territory in -- if I remember correctly -- Pennsylvania. -Ruth Miles Bruns '59 ~ Goldendale, WA - eastern gateway to the Columbia River Gorge ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) Re: Marie Wagster (Bomber Mom - RIP) Wanted to let people know that Marie Wagster passed away a couple of weeks ago. Just wanted the people that knew her kids: Phyllis ('58), Robert ('59RIP), Betty ('61RIP), and Don. She was such a great gal and we will miss her so much when we visit Richland, I used to make a bee line for her house. She also worked at the post office in the drugstore in uptown next to the theater. Thanks -Rose Boswell Smith ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Re: NCW Bomber Lunch in Wenatchee today I was just thinking... anyone coming to the Bomber Lunch today in Wenatchee will run into the Youth parade and detours trying to get to the Roaster. I think the parade goes down Wenatchee Avenue and it starts at 10am Saturday. [The lunch location] (The Roaster in the WestCoast Hotel) is right on the parade route. There is a parking lot in the back of the WestCoast on North Columbia Street that runs parallel to "the Ave" [Wenatchee Avenue] towards the river... sort of the industrial area. I'm not a very good tour guide. Coming from the North, guess Chelan Avenue would work for a while... but it may be blocked too. [To see what this looks like on a map, go to ... and type in 201 N. Wenatchee Ave -- that will give you an "X" of where the WestCoast Hotel is -- be mindful that some streets are one way. -Maren] Anyway... people need to give themselves some extra time this morning. It's the beginning of Apple Blossom Festival and if anyone is bringing grandkids, there's a carnival down by the Columbia in the park! -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch '63 To: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Gee, I don't know what I'll be wearing yet... jeans and a red sweater - will THAT make it easy? Can't wait to see you today! To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) The thought of pogo sticks makes me cringe, since when I was in 7th grade, and Iris Carter came over to my house (on Long Avenue across from the high school). We got the bright idea of using the pogo stick in the basement of my family's "L" house - cement floor, of course. Think she took one hop, and fell face first - if I recall correctly, breaking her nose, and 2 (?) front teeth. It was the biggest trauma of my jr. high years, I believe. (And if Iris is out there reading this, write to me, because I've thought of you and that incident so often.) We also had a huge mulberry tree in our back yard, and Marilyn Simmons ('63) and I spent many happy hours building a tree house in it (well, a platform, anyway, but it seemed like a mansion to us.) How much purple tracking must we have made into the house - but I never remember hearing any complaints from Mom. -Peg Sheeran Finch '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: David Tillson ('50) Re: Richland Street Names The streets were named after Army engineer officers. An example is Goethals, which was named after the Engineer in charge of building the Panama Canal. I am convinced the town was laid out by a Southerner because Lee is a prominent street, but McClellan street is only one block long. For those who still live near Richland, the Richland Public Library has a book in the reference section, actually typewritten in a report binder, that gives a short biography of each person the original streets are named after. They also have a book on the alphabet houses, with one page for each type house. It is also in a report binder kept in the reference section. At least they still had these about 12 years ago. -Dennis Hammer ('64) Kennewick, a suburb of the mighty Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) Re: Pogo stick Never had one of those (wasn't coordinated enough to stand on that little bar), but my grandson, who is 7, has one and he can make that thing "jump" all over the driveway and sidewalk. Re: Remembering What about the hula hoop? Now, that was something these fat hips of mine could do - and still can! *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - it has been raining since early last night and the wind is also blowing. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leta Ramerman '66 Correction to David Tillson's ('50) note that Salt Lake City is the original home of Arctic Circle. The original home of Arctic Circle is Boise, ID. Before moving to Richland my family lived in Pasco for a few years. We lived next door to the Floyd Lenon family. Floyd's younger brother started the original Arctic Circle in Boise. The 2nd Arctic Circle was in Pasco, the 3rd was started in Salt Lake City. -Leta Ramerman '66 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lee Bush (68) Re: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/02: my submission Dear Maren: This is sent for Clarification purposes. After reading my Alumni Sandstorm submission for the above date, it reads as though the petition is in favor of "shutting down" the FFTF. The purpose of the petition drive is to show support for keeping the FFTF operating and producing the needed medical isotopes. Thanks you! -Lee Bush (68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) To: Lee Bush ('68) Re: FFTF Hi, Lee - Wanted to thank you for posting the website for the FFTF petition. I went right to it, and signed! Also wanted to remind you what a great time we had as partners in the Pioneer Day Pageant as third graders at Lewis and Clark. Let's see, that would be about 43 years ago. WOW!! Thanks again. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) Cheryl, There are a few of us 76ers here. -Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the "old" FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Gwyndolyn Hoglen ('88) Date: Fri Apr 26 14:48:25 2002 No not many people from 88 have seen this web page, I stumbled on it myself. Hope everyone is well. I am and still here in Richland. I left for 6 years to Arizona and don't know exactly why I came back, but I did. Gwyn ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the "old" FIRST Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Wendy Cooper Lowry ('87WB) Date: Tue Apr 23 16:32:31 2002 Re: Looking for Brandi Krisher Hi Class of 1987. I didn't graduate with you but had gone to Lewis and Clark in 1979-1980. My family then moved and I graduated from Norwalk High in Norwalk, Ohio. Anyway, I was wondering if any of you remember Brandi Krisher? She had gone to school at Lewis and Clark also. Last I heard she had gone to Texas. Does that sound right? I'd appreciate any info... Thanks, Wendy ******************************************** ******************************************** Re: IGNORE this address-harvesting scam. The dead giveaway is the @yahoo reply address. No legitimate project would use an @yahoo address. > Subject: Student Project > Hello, > I'm a 9th grade student attending White River High > School in Washington State. > I'm conducting a science experiment for the science > fair this year that will be held on May 24th. > I'm trying to see how fast and far e-mail will > travel via the Internet. I need your help by: > 1. Send me an e-mail with your, City, State and > Country in the subject line to > It is not > necessary for you to send your name or e-mail > e-mail address and please only respond once. > 2. Send a copy of this e-mail to everyone on your > mailing list. > I'm hoping you will respond! I'm going to keep > track of the number of responses we get back as > well as the locations. You can send them to everyone > even in the same town. I'm doing this in a 4-week > period, if you happen to get this letter after May > 20th thanks for reading it but that is my cut off > day for the experiment and you do not need to > respond. ============== IF you get something like this, IGNORE IT *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Ken Ely ('49), Dick Pierard ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Donna Nelson ('63) David Rivers ('65), Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Dave Miller ('67), Mike Davis ('74) Dwayne Bussman ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely (49) To: Dave Tillson (50) Dave, I didn't mean to imply Hanford was your dog. I know he was the dog of Jack Lowrey ('49). He was very protective of Jack and his mother. -Ken Ely (49) ~ Rainy Orangevale, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard '52 It is well known, as several Bombers have pointed out, that the Richland streets were given the names of Army engineers. I would interested in knowing what specific biographical directory [I assume it would be some sort of Who Was Who in the Army Corps of Engineers] was used by the person (or persons) who laid out out the streets on the original plat of the city. I can't provide any Spudnuts to the winner but they do have a wonderful sweet here in New Zealand called "Pavlova". -Dick Pierard '52 ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Robert Michael (Mike Clowes) Carlson ('54) Date: 04/27/2002 9:22:32am Well, I signed in, why don't you? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Re: NCW Bomber Lunch The Bomber lunch in Wenatchee was great fun. Lots of laughs and memories... and Spudnuts for dessert!!! [Thank you, Burt!!] Thanks Susan [Erickson Kuntz ('59)] for organizing and Maren for starting all this. Sounds like there might be more [Wenatchee] lunches in the future. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: '65ers Unite June 20-23 Hey Gang: It's that time again. We are doing the 65er get together again this year along with the CDNs and the R2K+2. So if you didn't receive a snail mail, this is your wake-up call and you need to spread the word that we will all be doing our thing at the car show, turn around dance etc., etc., etc. Heidlebaugh and I are planning on driving to town but that is all subject to my schedule. Webb (64), if'n you wanna ride along from Vegas to Richland let me know. At this point we are bringing the '50 Merc, as the '49 Ford is still off the frame... re-chopping the top and redoing a bunch of body work so no go in that car this year... but it will be one bad a- - car for next year... running 6 strombergs and we'll be hauling like nobodies' business! Same as usual this year, no real plans for the gathering... just a lot of fun! Let's all get together for dinner Friday night at the mexican restaurant in the downtown (can't recall the name)... say about 6-6:30...! ...... Spuddies on Saturday morning early... well not real early and R2K+2 Saturday night. We haven't done Brian's breakfast in the last few years as Beej has been raising all-stars and the play-offs are always on our week-end... he says he will try and be there this year... if so... we'll do the morning hoops at his place before we all have to go our ways... Oh jeeeeeeeeeez... I'm getting a lump in my throat thinking about leaving on Sunday and we haven't even started the week-end yet... It's still April for Cripe's sake! Be Well and Be there! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne '65 To Jean Armstrong Reynolds, Pogo sticks! I got one when I was about 7 and loved it-- got real good at it. I wore that one out and my parents got me another one!! Happy times!! Aching arches! but I loved it. I could pogo up and down the porch steps! thanks for the memory jog. Oh,and Mulberry trees. Some people across the alley had one and let us pick them. Mom even made jam. they stained our shoes and hands and everything! -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 in Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller ('67) Re: Sam Dossett ('67RIP) Damn it all Sammy. I started a new job 4/3 and haven't had time to check e-mail and the great Alumni Sandstorm in three weeks. I was looking for the e-mail that Bill Wingfield or Don Andrews had sent me so I could send Sam an e-mail. As I was clicking on old mail up comes Sam passing away. No this can't be so, I just got his e-mail address, but I guess it was as his Aunt said. Sam and I were great friends and I have tears in my eyes as I try to write this, we chased them darn jack rabbits all across the damn sandy desert. I would walk from my on Riche Court to his house and we would make popcorn and drink Pepsi and watch the Saturday night horror movie. The next morning he would walk to my house and we would head for the desert past the small airport and chase jack rabbits all day. Sam with his semi automatic and me with my single shot 22 with small scope, damn rabbit would go down into the next valley and hide under a sagebrush and we would take a shot at him and off he would go up the next ridge where he would hide again under a sagebrush and again we take a shot at him and he would run down into the next valley. Needless to say we would get to the top of the ridge and there he would be under a sagebrush waiting for us. This was an ongoing battle which Sam and I never won. I was invited to go on with the Dossett family on a vacation to Lake Wallowa and we had a great time except for when a storm had come in as Sam and I were out on the Lake in a canoe(Sam was the insistent fisherman). We made it back to land and as I tried to jump to land Mr. Barnard's name came, up as every action has an equal and opposite reaction in the other direction, or something like that. Anyway the canoe went backwards and the land stayed the same and needless to say i went straight down into very cold water. When Sam and I got back to the campsite the Dossett's held up a blanket and I changed into dry clothes minus the sisters helping me thank God. So Sam someday I will see you again, and maybe Pete too from the class of '67 and we will go get the darn jackrabbit and maybe the mallards too that we never got with your Dad them couple times. Of course in the great hunting grounds in the sky the blasted wabbits never die, you just get up the next day and enjoy the chase again. God Bless you Sam Dossett Peace be to you and yours -Dave Miller. proud class 1967 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. and Mrs. Cassidy, along with sons Steve, Mike, and Tommy for the loss of their daughter and sister, Paula. Concentrate on the times that she brightened your life, which I'm sure were many. Peace, -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the All Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) Date: Wednesday 04/24/2002 4:35:01pm This is a great site. If there are any others out there from '98, send me a message. I would love to hear from you. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Loren 'Cal' Bailey ~ Class of 1948 ~ 9/8/30 - 04/20/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Sargent ('47), Cliff Judd ('49) Ann Pearson ('50), Marguerite Groff ('54) Bob Chiles ('58) and Suzy Gunderson ('60) Judy Shibly ('63), Pam Ehinger ('67) Cheryl Neland ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Sargent Bowles ('47) Re: "Richland, Washington" (the song) You who live up there in the Richland area are probably way ahead of me on this one. On the radio today I was surprised to hear a song called "Richland, Washington", sung by James Talley, who wrote it. (He moved to Richland when he was three and left when he was eight.) You can hear it on -Betty Sargent Bowles ('47) ~ Orinda, CA - A 25 minute BART ride from San Francisco, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) To: Dick Pierard (52) Hey Dick, Where are you at in New Zealand??? North or South Island?? I just love that country. -Cliff Judd (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Re: High Society Seen in Palm Desert, CA April 16, 2002 - Seen dining in the fashionable rotunda of the Marriott Hotel and Resort here in the Desert was a group of vacationers and locals from the infamous Richland, WA area. Among the celebrities were Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49 & '50) and husband Joseph, Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) and husband Frank, Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) and husband Bruce as well as locals Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) and husband J.D. ('55). While dining, the photographer from the Celebrity Tournaments of the area came by and was captivated by the style and grace of the group and asked if he could photograph the group in the rotunda as well as out on the lovely grounds. These photos are to be used to entice others to vacation and dine at the Marriott Resort. The group spent the next day discovering other watering holes around the area ending the day at the lovely home of J.D. and Sandra Atwater Boyd. This is information is in addition to the message sent in by Dorothy Hickey Fisher and the question of the "boys at Nelson Pond" is still unanswered. -Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) ~ San Diego, CA - where the weather is too beautiful for anyone else to want to live here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) This message is specifically addressed to Class of 54, but I sent it to the Alumni Sandstorm, because I know that many of you from the 50s will have have an interest in the following news. I just received a prayer request from Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54). Charlie "Chuck" Bigelow ('54) was flying a glider today and crashed. He was hurt quite badly and has been transported to Harbor View Hospital in Seattle. That's all I know for now. There may be more news at 11:00pm. I had heard on the 6:00pm news that there had been a glider crash and that the 66 year old pilot had been sent to Harbor View. My first response was a comment that I hoped it wasn't Charlie. The age was right and Charlie has an ultra light plane and is always game to try just about everything. I dismissed the thought - it was too hard to think about, until Ginny called me just a few minutes ago. I'm assuming that Shirley has had time to get there; probably air lifted with Charlie. Their daughter lives in Seattle so she won't be alone. If anyone gets new information directly from the hospital - please let me know. Love and God bless - stay healthy!! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob ('58) & Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: NCW Bomber Lunch in Wenatchee (4/27/02) Those Spudnuts were just as I remembered them, Burt. Thank you, so much. No greater way to spark atrophied brain cells than to reminisce. Thank you Susan and Maren for putting it all together. Bob and I can't wait to do it again. -Bob ('58) & Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Shibly Cozad ('63) Re: THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! To: Linda, Janice, Kathy, Darlene, Rosemary and Rosalie It was wonderful seeing all of you at . . . where else, THE SPUDNUT SHOP on Tuesday, 4/16! Great conversation, memories, and refreshments. Thanks A G A I N for the chocolate Spudnut Rosalie and BELATED H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y!!! Have a safe trip to WA., D.C. and lots of fun sightseeing! We look forward to seeing everyone at the 40th reunion of the Gold Medal Class of '63 NEXT year! Y'ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING!! -Judy Shibly Cozad, Gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: NCW Lunch in Wenatchee Maren, those are great pictures of the luncheon in Wenatchee! I'm sorry I didn't make it this time, but next time I'll be there! Brent a full beard now? Nice! Suzie & Bob, you two still look good! Looking forward to seeing you two again! I'm also looking forward to meeting all new friends! To: Dave Miller :'67) Dave, you brought tears to my eyes to with that tribute to Sammy [Dossett ('67RIP)]. I know it's hard to believe he's gone. He is missed by so many of us. May God Grant his family and friends with peace of mind and heart knowing he is in his Father's hands. God Bless You Sammy. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen, The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 Thorp, WA - it was 70+ today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) To: Treg Owings ('76) Nice to hear you are still there. I am living in Michigan now and this really keeps me informed. I will really try to make the next reunion. Take Care. Re: Paula Cassidy ('76HHS-RIP) Condolences to the Cassidy family. I went to school with Paula. She was so fun. I was very sad to see this. -Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Molnaa ('52), Marguerite Groff ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Donna Nelson ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Lloyd Swain ('66), Gary Christian ('67) Brad Upton ('74), Sheryl Romsos ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Jerry Molnaa ('52) Date: 04/29/2002 6:46:33am Comments: Great memories. I look in every day. We are still living in Richland and see many old classmates through the year. -Jerry Molnaa ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: UPDATE on Charlie Bigelow ('54) Millie Finch Gregg ('54) called Harborview today and sent me the following message. "I talked to Shirley today and what she said is very very scary and serious. Charlie has damaged his entire spinal cord; crushed some vertebrae; crushed his chest and has splinters (didn't say if they were from plane or bone splinters) all over inside of him. They attempted to do surgery this morning, but he is not stable enough and couldn't do it yet. She said they told her though, that whenever they do the surgery and whatever happens from now on - they are going to be there a long long time! If after surgery it is warranted, they will do rehab over there and then they send him home for further rehab. It sounds like it is going to be a long time before we know anything more positive about his future. And, a very long haul for both of them. If you want to send them a card; send to: Harborview Medical Center; 325 Ninth Ave.; Att: Charles Bigelow, patient; Seattle, WA 98104. He is in ICU and therefore cannot have flowers." Millie told Shirley she would call her every other day or so for an update. If there is any new news, we will post it in the Alumni Sandstorm. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 To: Hugh Hinson ('52) Don't know if this is your lucky day or not, but my schedule says I can make the trip to Fife, WA for Lunch this Sunday, May 5th. I have contacted Dore Tyler ('53) and Jerry Swain ('54) about showing up. Who knows? Sure would like to see you there. To: Bombers in the I-5 corridor between Albany, OR and Longview/Kelso, WA. As you can tell by the above, I'll be making the trip to Fife this Sunday. There some room available in the car, so get your requests in. By the way, if you e-mail (how else are you going to be able to get in touch?), please, please use the magic words: "Lunch in Fife" as the subject for your message; it might get lost in junk mail otherwise. Bomber Cheers, -Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 ~ leaving early Sunday morning to make it all the way to Fife. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Thanks, Pam, for the kind words. We had a great time at the NCW luncheon. We made the new friends you missed. But, sharing is good, so next time it's your turn. See you next time. -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) My sister Suz [Nelson Smith ('67)] just called and said she won't be e-mailing anyone for awhile. She was trying to help me retrieve those lunch pictures and couldn't, so started deleting "everything". She said she can't even get on the net now. So, I need to let everyone know and call my nephew Jesse Burnet, who's about to graduate with some computer sense... since his old aunts can't help each other!!!! -Donna Nelson ('63) ~ and yes, I got the pictures. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Michael Peterson ('77) I saw on TV that Michael Peterson is going to be performing in the Tri-Cities at the Coliseum on May 2nd. Didn't catch the time of the price, but the Coliseum or Ticketmaster would know. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Coliseum in the Tri-Cities?????? Where???? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) To: Micki Lund Anderson ('63) Re: Getting behind in reading the Alumni Sandstorm I am glad to know that I am not the only one that gets behind. I bet everyone is glad that you and I are not responsible for doing this letter. Way to go. Maren. You are VERY dedicated. We are so very fortunate to have you in our lives and in our hearts. To: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: Pogo Sticks Poor Iris Carter. That had to have hurt. Evidently, it healed well. When I knew Iris and Tokey Carter (64), who was one of my closest friends, she looked just as pretty as ever. I wonder if Iris remembers it. I know I must have had many a spill, but I don't recall any. Maybe that is a good thing. I am going to get my grandson's a pogo stick for Christmas, and yes, I am going to show them how to use it. :) To: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Re: Pogo Sticks Have you thought about getting another one? Or I am the only crazy one out here? To: Linda Reining ('64) I do indeed remember the hula hoop. I had one and hula'd all the time. I actually purchased one at the local WalMart a few months ago, cause I thought that would be good exercise. Which, by the way, we should all be doing. I got it home and there was no way I could make that thing work. (must have been broken) So the very next day I took it back. Hope I can still do the pogo stick. I will find out at Christmas time. To: Betty Sargent Bowles ('47) Re: Richland, Washington (the song) Thanks for much for that information. What a neat song. I didn't see it for sale, though. I emailed them and asked if it was available. PS. Just received this email for you that might be interested. "Jean, Thank you for your email. The song, "Richland, Washington," was originally recorded on "Ain't It Somethin'" in 1977, and is also on the new "Touchstones" CD, which was recorded in 2001. "Touchstones" is available in stores (if you can find it, or have a store order it for you, which always helps us; it has just come out); it is also available from our website. "Ain't It Somethin'", originally released by Capitol is currently out of print; however, it is available on our website as a "custom" order CD - we make them up one at a time, as orders come in from people. Just go to the order page on the site, and you will see the custom orders available. We are essentially offering the entire back catalog as custom orders, except the book/CD-boxed set, "The Road To Torreon", only has the CD available. The boxed set is still available, however, while the stock lasts on Bear Family at various on-line music stores. We had to end our arrangement with Bear Family, as they never paid us. Thanks for your interest in my father's music. Best, Louis Talley" -Jean Armstrong Reynolds (64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the sun shines and it's hot. Only 53 days til R2K+2 (if I counted right) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: Hula Hoops Way back when hula hoops were the rage, we had a neighborhood hula hoop contest to see who could keep theirs going the longest. Seems to me that they were at it for HOURS. The last two hooping were next door neighbor, Jay Williamson ('63RIP) and my sister, Tere ('65)... and Tere had to go!! She begged Jay for a time out so she could take care of her urgent business, but Jay said "No!", so he won the contest that day. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) To: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Did you get a virus?..... Hope all is well and back in order. -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian (67) Re: Zip's I need some help from some Bombers out there with good memories. I am in the process of creating a computer 3D walk through (fly though) animation of Zip's Drive-in during the sixties. I have the model done. I even have a '57 Chevy in the scene as well as a '57 T bird sitting in one of the stalls. I have put in a lot of detail but unfortunately the color scheme fails me. I know that the building itself was white but I do not know about the trim around the building and on the angled beams between the stalls. Was the trim red, yellow, or perhaps blue? I have black and white photos to look at from the '65, '66, and '67 Columbians but no color photos. If anyone can help, we will be able to make the trip around Zip's one last time. -Gary Christian (67) ~ Vancouver, WA - where it is 73 under sunny skies and the trout are biting. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Las Vegas Just a reminder to any Bombers that may be in Las Vegas this week. I am starting tonight and going to Sunday the 5th, at Catch A Rising Star in the Excalibur. I expect to see a few of you. Also, I'll be at Harvey's in Portland next week the 7th-12th. I don't read my email while I'm gone, so I'll miss Mike Davis' ('74) witty retort. Come on down Mike, all-you-can-eat buffets! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) Re: Sandstorm Entry (hi Maren!) To: Cheryl Neland Cano (76): Hi Cheryl! Yes, there are a few of us '76 lurkers out there. Treg isn't the only one. Felt that I needed to write, since you are living in Michigan and I have lived here in Minnesota since 1981... we are practically neighbors! Sorry that you missed the 20 year reunion, as it was a good time and nicely planned. As for Paula Cassidy (76-RIP), I checked out the obituary, but I didn't recognize the face or name and that bothered me, because having gone to Chief Jo, I knew alot of the kids that went on to Hanford High School. Did she go to Carmichael? Take care -Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) ~ where the sun is finally shining this morning, after yet another snowstorm on Sunday! (Maren, do you feel my pain? :-)) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2002 ~ May, 2002