Large file downloading - Please be patient!
Click a date to go to that day's Alumni Sandstorm.
Use your browser's back button to return here.
 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ May, 2002
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Anita Hughes ('52), Mary Lee Lester ('58) Patti Jones ('60), Jim Hamilton ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Deedee Willox ('64) Maren Smyth ('63 and '64), Donna Fredette ('65) Patricia de la Bretonne ('65), Norri Boasen ('73) Cheryl Neland ('76), Karen Davis ('76) Tony Ott ('80), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT R2K+2 will be held during the Cool Desert Nights week end, on Saturday, June 22, the R2K+2 "ALL BOMBER REUNION" will be held at the Richland Red Lion Courtyard. (The old Desert Inn location) 6:30pm TO ?? Buffet Dinner, $15. Register by sending $15.00 to: R2K Reunion, 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 Any questions, contact: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) at 509-946-6318, or Email Linda Belliston Boehning ('63). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan (52) Re: Chuck Bigelow ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Thank you so much for keeping us posted on Chuck Bigelow's condition. Our prayers go out to him and Shirley [Strege Bigelow ('54)] and their family. -Anita Hughes Hogan (52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [richlandbombers.1954.tripod.com/BigelowGliderCrash.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lee Lester Yarborough ('58) I was waiting for someone to mention this concert. A local radio station, KIOK 94.4, is sponsoring Keith Urban and Michael Peterson ('77) for a concert May 2 in the Coliseum. You can only get tickets from the station in various ways. I haven't managed to win any yet. Hope some Bombers do get to see Michael perform. -Mary Lee Lester Yarborough ('58) ~ West Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) REMINDER: All Bomber Alumni Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday May 3, 2002 Lunch 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 room All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA Sunshine and warm temperatures have arrived. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) This is for all youse' Greasers and Waxheads who hung out by the auto shop suckin' on a Pall Mall, when you were s'posed to be in class. If you are gong to be in Los Angeles any time soon, don't miss the current exhibit at the Peterson Automobile Museum. They've assembled an incredible display of George Barris "Kustoms", many of which are the same rides that we drooled over in the magazines we snuck into study hall. Beaucoup nice hot rods are also on display, but there is something about a Chopped '48 Merc with 800 or 900 pounds of lead on board, that will always make the beer colder. I couldn't wait to turn up my collar, jump into my Hertz Taurus, and try for some scratch on Wilshire. The lovely Miss Nancy, refused to snuggle up against me and pop her juicy fruit in my ear. She did however remind me "Hey Bowser (I wanted her to call me Johnny), you've got Grandkids, slow it down." She did let me keep my rat tail comb, but said no to the tooth pick in the corner of my mouth. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) Re: Hula Hoops I remember having a hula hoop. What fun it was. Seems all my friends had one also and we would all see if we could keep it going from neck to ankles. I, too, thought about getting one a couple years back for exercise, but that's how far I got. My granddaughter had one that I tried using a couple years ago. Funny, it must have been broken also. Couldn't get the silly thing to stay up at all. Re: Pogo Sticks Also had a pogo stick. That was alot of fun jumping up and down on that. I got pretty good. Um... Wonder if I could jump on it today - bet I could. Perhaps I should get my granddaughter one and give it a try. Do they still sell pogo sticks? I know they sell Hula Hoops at the toy store at the mall here. Re: Richland, Washington (the song) I went to the website yesterday to listen to the song. Took awhile, as it keep stopping and had to rebuffer. I had to laugh. It was a cute little song and seemed so funny to hear the name of the city of my youth. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's raining. I'm looking forward to coming up to Wenatchee at the end of May for some SUN and HEAT! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) Re: Coliseum in the Tri-Cities Yes, a coliseum in the Tri-Cities. It's in Kennewick by the Juvenile Justice Center (neither of these were there in our day) behind Eagle, now Lowe's (which also was not there in our day). We have hockey team, the Tri-City Americans, several years now. We used to have season tickets, but dropped them when we retired. Remember, retirement means twice as much hubby and half as much money! They hold lots of events besides hockey at the coliseum. I have gone to several ice shows there; this year Stars on Ice came here, so I didn't have to drive to Spokane to see it (I go every year). They have also had craft shows, music concerts, and stuff like that. It seats about 6,000. -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: Need some Bomber Help To: Bombers in the Sea-Tac area My little brother is moving and can't keep his little dog, so I said "Send her to me!" They can't fly the dog from NY to Wenatchee on one airline, so she will have to go to Sea-Tac and be put on another airline to come to Wenatchee. The airline doesn't put animals on another airline, so I'm looking for a Bomber who lives near Sea-Tac and will do me the BIG favor of getting her on a plane to Wenatchee for me. Any takers??? I'll buy you a Spudnut at R2K+2 time! Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) No, you are not the only one out there who still remembers how much fun pogo sticks were!! I used to hang out at Barbara and Kathy Berkeley's house as a kid and they had a pogo stick and I jumped on that thing forever and never fell over!! I loved it almost as much as playing jump rope for hours and saying all the little rhymes that we said as we jumped rope! When my granddaughter is old enough I will buy her a pogo stick and teach her how to use it!! Thanks for the memories!! Happy belated Birthday Maren!! Hope you had a fun day! Today was the most beautiful day ever this Spring over here in Seattle land. Bomber cheers!! -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne '65 To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Actually I have one in my tool shed that we got my son when he was little. It needs oiling I'm sure but I know it's there. Maybe one day I'll get it out and play. -Patricia de la Bretonne '65 ~ in Seattle where we are having a beautiful spring this week! ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Norri Boasen ('73) Date: 04/30/2002 3:08:14pm Comments: Have lost touch with alot of people. No ones fault but my own. I have lots of memories, good and bad, but wouldn't change a thing. Norri Boasen ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) To: Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) We are in the winter belt. It is sunny and 50 here but another wonderful snow and rain mix on the way. Let's hope spring comes soon. Re: Paula Cassidy ('76HHS-RIP) Paula lived in West Richland and went to Chief Jo, then Hanford High. She was involved in athletics and into gymnastics. I went to both High Schools so I knew her from them. Take care. -Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Hello to all Boy howdy it's been about 3 plus years since I have gotten on line with all the old Bombers. My youngest is now 3 1/2 yrs. old and I remember she was just born lying on my lap when I last read or wrote on the Sandstorm. I understand my family are regulars... but me, well, I don't have the time!! So hello to all the 1976 graduates. I have heard through the grapevine that we have lost some... how sad. Life is so short and we don't know when our time is up. It was too tough to lose my brother "the Bear" so many years ago and now others are dying so very young. My thoughts are with the families of the ones now gone. I don't get on line much... between working a full-time week, if I am lucky it is only 40 hrs... at a prison is Spokane and home schooling my 2 youngsters and working dogs in detection of drugs and now bombs.. I fit in a gym workout and sleep when I can... computer, not much any more. So BJ, Mike, Jumbo, Sheila and the family keep me up on tid bits. It is neat to see Bombers all over the country... we got spread out didn't we? I heard Sheryl Romsos ('76) talk about the 20th reunion. How come I am never contacted about these events? Heck fire, I am at least still in Washington and you are all the way back east!!!! Something ain't right about this picture.. Well, my 14 year old wanting to be a big girl and way too cool for me... wants on to check out the info on her favorite Christian Boy bands... so am being kicked off!! Could be worse, huh? To: Maureen Sullivan Fleischman ('76) If you are out there... slow mail me at P. O. B. 19202, Spokane, WA 99219 It's my work address and there I go by DAVIS... we are hopefully in the process of moving. Best of everything to all you old Bombers... I speak of yall often to the Spokanites... the Shadle Parkers, Mead, Central Valley folks and so forth... none of those big city kids will ever match up to the good ole Richland Bombers!!! Regards, -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Ott ('80) Hello Bombers and Friends I must admit it has been some time since my last entry, however I do try to catch up on the Bomber notes as best I can. I have a special request and an announcement. May 11 at 6pm, I am very proud and humbled to be Co-Master of Ceremonies for the Central Washington Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the West Coast Hotel (formerly the Double tree, Red Lion) in Pasco. This is extra special for all Bombers, as I have the pleasure of introducing the Father of Bomber basketball into the Hall, Coach Dawald. This is a very proud moment for this Bomber I must tell you, and it runs very deep in the family, as my Dad, Don ('61) played for Coach in '59-'61 and my Uncle Jim ('64) a couple of years later. In all there will be 7 coaches/ athletes enshrined that night, as the class of 2001, and this represents this regions highest honor of recognition we can bestow upon our athletic community. The task I have at hand is one that I hope will emphasize the accomplishments of the inductees and the role they played in sports as well as in life. These 7 new members will be forever remembered along with the other 20 Hall of Fame members, as the cream of the crop, the best in sportsmanship and ability our region has produced. In the ceremony, I am producing videos on each of the new members, using pictures of game action, and of personal moments that really draw the human side out of these remarkable talents. I have spent countless hours gathering video footage from all corners in hopes that I may be able to get a 3-5 minute video on each inductee ready to use by the 11th. I almost have the raw footage, clips, photos memorabilia shot, however I am deeply concerned for our Basketball Father's video. As we all know, Coach passed in '93, and has very limited family in the region, (besides us) so it has been difficult to gather testimonials on camera, from former players, friends former coaches etc... So Bombers I need your help. I would love to have too many things to use, rather than not enough, if you know what I mean, so I am asking all who may have been blessed to have played for, coached with, against, or taught with, fished with, traveled to state with, raised around, pictures, video, or drawings... you get what I am looking for.. to contact me quickly, (by Monday 5/6) thru the Alumni Sandstorm, or at my address, or even at my work KEPR-TV 19, 547-0547 ext. 106 so I can properly induct our Legend of the Hardwood. I will ask any one who would like to share a story on camera at our studios to please call me, I do need some former players to come forward, coaches, and even some updates on people who Coach touched so profoundly, that his guidance is directly responsible for your successes in life. I realize the time frame is brutally short, however the clock still has time left, and the Bombers NEVER stop before time has expired! Remember it's the team concept, just like Coach said. My cell phone is 509-521-0921, I should have it back by Wed. 5/1 after leaving it in L.A. last week, (Thanks Carnival for finding it!!!!) so try me on that if you need to. I look forward to hearing from you, and even if we don't get to talk personally, please leave some bit of information for the Alumni Sandstorm readers to enjoy, I will be using all kinds of quotes and stories, as much as I can get in. To: All Bombers Be proud that this is our 2nd inductee to the Hall, as we have Gene Conley ('48) patiently and proudly waiting for more Bombers to share in the honor of the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame. Go Bombers! I encourage any local resident to attend, and if you need more information on the event you can contact the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau for Ticket information, at 509-735-8486. Hope to see you Bombers there. Note: The Tri-City Herald ran a feature story on Coach in Tuesday 4/30 sports section. Great stuff. [Click here to see the story] The 2001 "class": Bryon Beck [who is married '64 Bomber Leslie Jacobson] - Pro Basketball ABA/NBA; Clint Didier - Pro Football Washington Redskins/Green Bay Packers; Jake Kupp - Pro Football New Orleans Saints/2-time Rose Bowl UW; Hub Kittle - Over 60 years of Pro-baseball coaching/ player (Still receives a paycheck from Major League Baseball today, oldest "active" coach in baseball currently, 85 years; Emerson Morgan - (Posthumously) Coach/Player/Community Leader /National speaker-Truly one of the most historical figures the city of Pasco has ever had; Bruce Kison - Pasco Grad, Played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues and continues to work as a Pro-Scout today in Florida; Art Dawald - (Posthumously) Legendary Richland Bomber Basketball Coach This is quite a class! Thanks again everyone... -Tony Ott ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith Re: '82 Reunion in '02 If you need information regarding the class of '82 reunion please contact Jil Lytle Smith. Next meeting will be May 15, 2002. If you would like to attend please contact me at the address listed and I can give you directions. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith, '82 reunion committee member *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers, 1 WB, 1 Bomber Mom, and 2 funeral notices today: Curt Donahue ('53), Marguerite Groff ('54) Linda Sommers ('57), Barb Isakson ('58) David Rivers ('65), Greg Alley ('73) Sheryl Romsos ('76), Reunion Committee ('82) Wendy Cooper ('87WB), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: News and Notes I was in Richland the last couple of days and noted in the TCH that the Lewis and Clark Chess Team won the National Championship in Portland. Great Job!! The TCH also had an outstanding article on Art Dawald and his impact on not only Bomber Basketball, but on basketball in general. It made for great reading. that rag isn't all bad. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [All.Sports.tripod.com/Basket/2002DawaldHallOfFame.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) Re: UPDATE on Charlie Bigelow ('54) [richlandbombers.1954.tripod.com/BigelowGliderCrash.htm] I received a phone message from Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54), Charlie's wife. Below are excerpts from the message she left: Can't do surgery until at least Friday. He is in very bad shape: - blood in stomach - spleen is damaged - bottom of spine damaged badly. They give him a 50/50 percent chance of ability to walk and other things down the line... Today they did an MRI and C-scan. Everything is on hold - they are just waiting and waiting... can't give you any more news. But, looks worse today than yesterday. At that point she broke down, apologized and said she would call again. Hey - I could personally use some good news about someone, because.... Now I need to let you know that Norma Jean Pittman Miller (54) died a couple days ago. Her obituary is in today's Tri-City Herald. Her graduation year is listed as '58 - but we all know she was one of us. Her obit will probably be scanned into the Alumni Sandstorm in a few days. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ~ Richland - where the weather has been absolutely beautiful the last two days. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Norma Jean's funeral notices is already scanned. See the link at the end of this Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) Re: '57 Reunion Help, help!! We moved a couple of years ago. Same town but the mail is no longer forwarded. I have not received any 1957 class reunion information and I want to come. Sandy Koontz or Margo can you contact me via email and I will get you my address. Thanks. It is an overcast day in Steilacoom, WA but that is good for me because I am doing a training bike ride getting ready for the Seattle to Portland bike ride in July. I do not know what overtakes my rational mind and makes me agree to these things. Maren, I read the Sandstorm every day. Thanks for keeping us all in touch with a wonderful part of our lives. -Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) What: Class of '58 Luncheon Date: May 5th, 2002 Time: 1:00pm Where: Francisco's (Bar area) Address: 3321 North Court, Pasco, WA Phone: (509) 545-0152 Hope to see you their this Sunday May 5, 2002. Also, remember you can e-mail me if you're coming to Richland and want to see some of us. Our luncheons are the first Sunday of the month, unless it's a holiday -- then it's the second Sunday of the month. COME JOIN THE FUN. Bomber Cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: '65ers Just a quick note. I received the snail mail invites back from Doug Benoliel, Jackie Jancovic and some girl named Maren Smyth - "Return to Sender, no such number no such zone..." If anyone has their new snail mail addresses, please lemme know! Thanks, -David Rivers ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Shades of Elvis... I'm easy to find, David. - Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Tony Ott ('80) Congratulations for your assignment for coach Dawald's induction into the hall of fame for central Washington. I just wanted to let you know that I along with others like Dave Adams ('73) contributed to your career when we dominated the sports trivia games at Cavanaugh's while you were hosting your radio shows on Monday Night Football nights. It was a national trivia contest and we did quite well and you had a few Bombers as guests like Rod Marcum ('76RIP) after he won the Washington state open. Enjoy the moment. I never had Art as a teacher but I remember him as a quiet guy (not at practice I hear), a great coach, fast break basketball, no technicals, and a ton of games in his gym that involved exciting and winning basketball. Re: Paula Cassidy ('76HHS-RIP) She was a fine athlete. When I was in high school she was on the gymnastic team and soon went to Hanford and became a cheer leader. She was a great person and if I am going by the amount of people at the church service or at the Cassidy residence afterward, she was loved and cared for by many. She was gone way too soon. -Greg Alley ('73) - It's Spring time and yes the Mariners will lose a game or two. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) Good Morning, Bombers ALL (and especially to the '76 lurkers): To: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) I can enthusiastically tell you that it looks like Minnesota will miss this latest and hopefully final snow storm of the year. However, the bad news is that if you are living in the U.P. of Michigan, it is headed in your direction! Sorry :-( To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Boy Howdy and Heck Fire, I can't for the life of me figure out how you missed being informed about the 20th reunion, considering all the contacts that you have still residing in the Tri-Cities? Do you TALK to your mother and siblings? Of course, with your schedule, maybe there is no time! Hugs to all Bombers, -Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) - from the Twin Cities, land of perpetual winter, but I think I can hear those mosquito eggs hatching already? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ["Twin Cities" = Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: '82 Reunion Committee ATTENTION: Class of '82!! If you have not sent in your registration and payment please do so as soon as possible. Time is drawing near... it will be here before you know it!! In other words, please pay us, so we can pay them and you can come to a great reunion! Your hardworking '82 reunion committee thanks you! Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Tracey Wood Peloquin Teresa Dunham Johnson Craig Hall Jil Lytle Smith ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Wendy Cooper Lowry ('87WB) Date: 05/01/2002 9:46:46am Comments: I didn't graduate from Richland but went to Lewis and Clark Elementary in 1978-1980. I've been looking for a friend of mine that I lost track of, her name was Brandi Krisher. Please email me if you know where she is or what happened to her... Thanks -Wendy Cooper Lowry ('87WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Karen and the girls were just home for a couple of days. If any of you of the '76 class want to say "Hey" to her. write to me or the Alumni Sandstorm and I will forward the message on to her. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Mary Charette ~ Bomber Mom ~ 7/11/10 - 4/28/02 Norma Jean Pittman Miller ~ Class of 1954 ~ 10/6/35 - 4/29/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Marguerite Groff ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Betsy Fox ('63), Carol Cross ('64) Dorris Meloeny ('68), Mike Howell ('68) Norri Boasen ('73), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) Time: 10:44pm 5/2/02 Re: Update on Charlie Bigelow ('54) richlandbombers.1954.tripod.com/BigelowGliderCrash.htm Shirley [Strege Bigelow ('54), Charlie's wife] called Millie Finch Gregg ('54) today [5/2/02]. The information is good - but of course still cautious. Shirley said that things were 120% better today than yesterday. It turns out there is no damaged spleen; blood in stomach probably a broken blood vessel - no other bleeding. Charlie was stable enough for surgery, which started at 3pm today. Shirley was told to expect a 12-hour surgery. There are 6 doctors operating on him. She checked the status about 5pm and they thought they might be done by 9pm. Shirley sounded strong, but said she didn't know what they will tell them after surgery -- but the real praise is that they were able to do the surgery today. I waited until late tonight to write this. Shirley said she would call before 11pm if the surgery was completed by then. We expect to hear from her fairly early tomorrow. Hopefully all will be going so well that she can finally get some good sleep and we can patiently wait for news. Happy weekend!! : ) -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Time: 9:32am 5/2/02 Re: Charlie & Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) Thank you Marguerite for keeping everyone up-to- date on Charlie's status. It doesn't look good for him right now, but we must keep the faith and our prayers must continue. Shirley also needs our concern too, and you and I have talked about what we could do. So for the '54 Bombers who haven't seen before. What we are doing is sending cards daily to Chuck and Shirley at Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA (Please put ATTN: Charles Bigelow, Patient Yes, we do need some good news. I will probably see a few of you at Norma Jean's [Pittman '54RIP] memorial service tomorrow [5/3/02] at Einan's. We just have to keep in mind that today is the present, and it is therefore a gift!!!! Much love to all Bombers, and especially at this time those of us who are hurting in the class of '54. Later, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betsy Fox Vance ('63) Any other Bombers in the Richland/Kennewick/Pasco area that are taking care of aging parents? Chuck Meyer ('63) and I were talking the other day about the different issues involved with taking care of an aging parent and wondered about the possibility of forming a group of people to get support and talk about different struggles revolving around this whole area. Chuck's wife, Gail Agar ('64) has a lot of knowledge with various resources around town. It is such an unsettling thing being a parent to your parent - who was always strong - knew all, etc. - watching them slowly deteriorate -- and, at the same time, letting go of your own kids you have raised to college, marriage. Anyone else feeling sandwiched between these two big upheavals right now? Please contact me if you would be interested in such a group -- I think lots of us are going though this -and could benefit from talking with others in the same boat facing this new territory. -Betsy Fox Vance ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) Re: Pavlova Am behind in reading Sandstorm but had to comment on Dick Pierard's ('52) comment about Pavlova. In 1973-74 while at U of Montana graduate school I shared an office with a student from New Zealand who fixed us a meal of roast lamb with mint sauce (forget vegetables he served) and for dessert he fixed "Aunt Pam's Pavlova" which was basically meringue over kiwi fruit - yes, very sweet. Have never seen it in a restaurant or been served it since. -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ~ Six miles off WA coast in pretty Copalis Crossing where surprise - it is raining. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) You home school? I home school our three youngest (10, 11, 12). It seems to be so much more prevalent, and a known option, which was not so with my oldest who is now 25. I am curious as to why others chose home schooling. If there are any Bombers out there who care to put in there 'one', 'two', or 'three' cents of opinion on why to or not to, I am interested. Thanks and hope to hear from you home schoolers. -Dorris Meloeny Alred ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: Chuck Bigelow ('54) Marguerite; Chuck is a winner and he is going to win again here. I remember Chuck and he is a man with a strong mind he has faced all types of challenges and he has won with them this is just one more and he will win again. He won't be the same as he was at 35 but then none of us is. He will be better because he will be stronger. He will need our prayers and one at a time won't help. He needs them from all of us right now. He sure has mine and has from the moment I read about him in the Sandstorm here. We all owe a big debt to Maren for her constant work on this thing because without it I would never know about any of the stuff that goes on at Home. I may live in the Wetspot (Westport, WA) but the Tri-Cities will always be home and so will the people. Love you guys and always will. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) Being new to this site I am a bit confused. Are there two different places to post an entry? I have had such fun looking at all the archives. Would like to make a connection with Diane Hartley ('72) She was always so much fun to be around. Are you out there, Diane? Maren, thanks... although I am spending way too much time here. To: Mike Davis ('74) I too thought Sambo's was once a Denny's. Maybe when it was Sterlings it just had a "Denny's" feel. I remember drinking coffee there with Sue Simpson ('73) and Pattie Martin ('73) until the wee hours of the morning. -Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Norri, You first signed the new All Bomber Alumni Guest Book and I shared that with Alumni Sandstorm readers.. Here are other ways to send an entry for the Sandstorm: 1) Click REPLY TO the Sandstorm; 2) There's a link on the Alumni Sandstorm website; 3) There's a hot link at the bottom of this and every eSandstorm; 4) You can send me an email! Your old babysitter, Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reunion Committee ('820 The class of '82 reunion planning meeting has been changed! It has been moved to Wednesday May 8th - at 6:00pm. If you would like to attend email Jil at the above address to get directions. Please try to attend if you haven't come to a meeting yet. We'd love to hear from you! See you all soon! Class of '82 Reunion Planning 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 ~ 05/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Lu Blakeney ('49), Gary Behymer ('64) Jerry Lewis ('73), Mike Davis ('74) Lynne Teverbaugh ('76), Tony Ott ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lu Blakeney Humphrey ('49) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) and Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Thanks so much for the info on Charlie & Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54). I heard of his accident on the TV news, but one announcement and that was all I could find out. So glad to hear he was able to have surgery and is some better, but sounds pretty serious. If you talk to Shirley, give her my regards and let her know we are praying for Charlie, her and the family. Please continue to keep us updated -- especially helpful to those of us living away from Richland. -Lu Blakeney Humphrey ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mary Frances Charette (Bomber Mom) Memorial at Einan's web page If you grew up with any of the Charette 'kids', please take time to read/leave comments on her memorial page. (1) Go to http://einansfuneralhome.com/ (2) Click on obituaries on the bottom right side (3) Click on 'View Memorial' Mary Frances Charette (4) Click on 'Sign Memorial Guestbook' (5) Drag down to view all of her memorials (6) If so moved, please leave a memorial Please do the same for Norbert John Heiling. Re: How the Alumni Sandstorm Began I came across this web site that I didn't realize existed... (Yep, it's one of Maren's)... stole a few paragraphs out of it and now am listing those 'old' web sites that still exist someplace in 'cyberspace'. Click to see How the Alumni Sandstorm began ... Bottom Line... Seriously seeking lost members of the Col-Hi Class of 1964. HELP! **** "Gary was just getting wound up and sent me this URL for Don Crawford ('64-missing): (No, we still haven't found Don) The picture that Gary had scanned needed a little help, so I scanned the picture from my own yearbook and sent it to Gary... he added it to Don's "missing" page and I put a link from Don's name on my Missing page to Gary's URL... Gary began creating a page for EVERY one of our missing '64 classmates..." VClick to see the sites that still exist! Barbara Brown Barbara Spady (Found) Betsy O'Dell (missing) ~ Betsy O'Dell Gallantine (deceased) Carol Smith Carolyn Ward Catherine Scoles (Found) Connie Beaty Connie Kendrick Dale Kohler David Koile Delila Grout (Found) Dena Evans (Found) Diane Loasby Donald Crawford Donald F Jones Dorothy Maason (Found) Eugene McVey Frances Black Gunnar Haglund Helen Bower Janet Brandyberry Janis Curtis Jean Hildebrand Jim Cox Jim Ott (Found) Joanne Briski John Carlson (Found) John Russell Joe Reynolds Joyce Jones Joye Emerson Judy Merritt Kaye Hansen Lea Cutler Linda Parker Marilyn Brasfield (Found) Mary Anne Parrish Mary Delano Mary Massey Mary O'Bryen (Found) Mary Paseka (Found) Merradyth Trunnell (Found) Nancy Lee Penny Dolliver Richard Peterson Ron West Susan Walker (Found) Teri Ann Boyer -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Working somewhere in downtown Colfax, WA on a very nice but cold and windy day ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Re: New Bomber Baby We're happy to announce the birth of our daughter Sarah, perhaps the youngest Bomber at the moment. Click to see Pix & Stats @ KGH Baby browser If that doesn't work, go to this link and browse down (Apr. 28): http://www.kennewickgeneral.com/baby/ A couple more pix at: richlandbombers.1973.tripod.com/jnl/sarah.htm -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Norri Boasen (73) Yes, another Denny's believer! It's nice to know that there still remain the "Denny Loyalists" and a Happy Grand Slam to you, Norri! And, yes, Hartley does still exist! I saw her! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynne Teverbaugh ('76) I would like to send my best wishes to the Bigelow family, especially Vickie ('76). They are in our prayers. -Lynne Teverbaugh ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Ott (80) To: Greg Alley (73) The Trivia Champs, Yes I very much remember you and Dave Adams playing the national sports trivia challenges. In fact, I recall seeing so many notes and statistical figures in hand and on the table, it reminded me of homework assignments in Cal Gentle's math classes! Yes you guys even came to the studio to take on the region in my sports trivia nights we aired, and if memory serves me right, you both were undefeated in that challenge as well. I will never forget the response one of you said to my question, "where did you get so much sports information?" ".....The Bathroom!" That was a great time in those early days of "Talk Sports", thanks. To: All Bombers WOW! what a response you have given me on my efforts to secure photos, video, etc... for Coach Dawald's Induction to the Sports Hall Of Fame. For those who have E-mailed me personally, and who have called, Thanks!!!!!!!!!! You are very appreciated. And for any others, you still have time, 547-0547 Work, KEPR-TV CBS or E-mail. Thanks again, Bombers! -Tony Ott (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) John E. Allen ~ RHS Counselor / Bldg. Administrator / Principal (Retired) ~ 2/25/22 - 5/1/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/02 ~ CINCO DE MAYO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 NAB (Not A Bomber): Lee Williams ('58), Joanna Faulkner ('63) Micki Lund ('63), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Mike Davis ('74), Bob Jones (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay Williamson ('63RIP) ******************************************** ******************************************** '58 Lunch - 1pm Francisco's, 3321 N. Court, Pasco ******************************************** All Bomber lunch 12:30pm Best Western Executive Inn, Fife ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lee Williams ('58) Does anybody out there know how to get in touch with Stanley "Stan" Cole, class of '58? THANKS -Lee Williams ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 Are there any Bombers in the El Paso, TX area that could recommend a reputable Realtor for the sale of a lot? Bombers Cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Micki Lund Anderson '63 This is in reply to Carol Cross Llewellyn's ('64) comments on Pavlova. I agree it is a wonderful dessert! I had it in Australia 4 years ago when my husband and I went on a performing tour with 105 Sweet Adelines from all over the Pacific NorthWest. I didn't ever see it in any restaurants. A Sweet Adelines chapter served us dinner one evening before a performance and that was our dessert. It was so good and had lots of different fruit besides Kiwi. I have always wanted to make it so if anyone out there knows a recipe I'd be grateful if they could pass it on. I have such wonderful memories of that trip. We even got to sing in the Sidney Opera House! I also want to brag a little about our competition last weekend in Alaska. Our chorus took 1st place in the small chorus division! We were very proud and excited! Last weekend was just too much fun! Felt like a teenager at a slumber party as a bunch of us stayed up all night Saturday night talking and laughing ourselves silly! Thanks for all the hard work you do, Maren. -Micki Lund Anderson '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Computer defubilities I want to know if there's anybody else out there who has been having the same kind of things... I haven't even counted the number of emails I've received recently that come from email addresses I don't know or recognize (for the most part). They all seem to be 120 to 150+ KBs in size, but there's NOTHING in the email for me to see. More than one has had the subject: "A WinXP Patch" (I'm still running Win98). To: Gary Behymer ('64) I received one of these 'empty' emails from you... at least it came from 'bjangary'. I'm afraid to click to reply so I deleted it. The subject line is: "Introduction on ADSL". Re: Inbox problems Some of you know I'm running Netscape 4.06, but something happened to my inbox earlier that I've never seen before and I'm very puzzled right now. I usually leave emails in my inbox until I do something with them and last night I was working on cleaning it out a bit... I had started out with over 200 emails in my inbox and had gotten it down below 200 when all of a sudden, there were only about 10 emails in my inbox!!! Here's the strange part: it still said there were 195 messages in my inbox!!! I moved all 10 emails that were left into another box and now my inbox screen is completely blank... and still says "Total messages: 185" I've been moving any incoming email that I want to keep into another folder since this started... leaving a couple of emails that I wasn't worried about loosing in the inbox... when I leave the inbox and come back, the ones I left there are gone!! Good thing I move the entries for the Sandstorm into a special folder until I get them posted! Any Netscape users out there who can help?? Yes, I have rebooted -- twice. Bomber cheers, Maren Smyth, classes of '63 and '64 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee (Mercedes) Willox Loiseau (64) To: Jerry ('73) and Masae Lewis Congratulations on your new baby. I checked out the pictures and she is beautiful. But you already know that, right?!! I didn't realize that you were BOMBERS! Sarah McReynolds's daughter Christie is married to my son, Sean Carlson. That's how I met Masae and how I knew you two had just had a baby girl and named her Sarah (for Sarah McReynolds, right?!). Small world! -Deedee (Mercedes) Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA Too far away from Christie and Sean who live in Everett, WA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Missing Classmates from '64 Gunnar Haglund: isn't he the foreign exchange student from Sweden? Finding him might be like finding a needle in a haystack... his name is a very common one over there. *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - warm weather has arrived... 80s this weekend and all next week, too. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Greg Alley ('73) If memory serves me correct you and Adams were stumped once during your old career of "Sports Trivia Legends" on the old Talk Sports Show with Tony Ott ('80). I believe the stumper was none other than Fred from Finley!!!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Jones (NAB) I'm Bob Jones and I am looking for an old friend. He went to school in the Pasco-Kennewick-Richland area and would have graduated in about 1959 or 1960. His name is Joe Clete Edwards. I am also looking for Pat and "Scotty" Scott who were sisters. Joe had a sister that was a year or two younger by the name of Mary. Pat Scott was about the same age so they would have graduated in about 1960 - 1962. We were trailer park people in those days. Our dads worked on construction. The last time we lived in the same area was in Cougar, WA in 1958. I went in the Army and Joe and the Scott girls moved to what we used to call the Tri-City Area, Pasco, Kennewick, Richland. I went over to see them just before I shipped over to Germany in 1959. After I had been back a few years I started trying to find the old bunch. I have found two of the families that I ran around with but have never been able to find the Edwards and Scotts. One of the bunch that I did find was Newton Tubbs. He still lives in that area and I am going to stop and see him when I get up there in a month or two. I'm retired now and take long trips every spring. Don't have much money on a government retirement check but we tent camp so things are cheaper. If you have any idea how I can find these people please let me know or contact them and give them my email address. Thanks very much -Bob Jones (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Dick Pierard ('52), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Tom Hughes ('56), Craig Buchanan ('57) Susan Erickson ('59), Carol Cross ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Mike Sams ('65), Anonymous ('68) Peggy Adair ('72), Vicki Owens ('72) Jerry Lewis ('73), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard '52 To: The Pavlova Fans It is a very popular dessert here in New Zealand, and it can be made with a variety of fruits. We had it for dinner just this evening. They use a sort of meringue cake and cover it with cut up fruit and whipped cream. Before the summer ended, it was strawberries. It's great! -Dick Pierard '52 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) Re: Spring time Well it must be spring, the air is saturated with dry yellowish green heifer dust. It's great for the crops but hell on the sinuses. (wonderful living in the dairy capital of the world). Was downtown this am where we either had a Cinco de Mayo parade or a grand opening at a Wal-Mart. Haven't seen this much green & gold since I went to a Bomber rally. More lead sleds than cruise night in Pasco. Do any of you remember the horse meat incident at By's? Seems to me was in 1953. Brought a whole new meaning to "hungry enough to eat a horse". -Rex Hunt (53WB) ~ lovely downtown Hanford, CA - where our town beauty won the "Butt Ugly" contest. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: May Lunch in Fife The Fife Group got together a week early because of Mother's Day next week. A good turnout of 16 made for good discussions and some pretty wild tales of Navy Days from Max Sutton ('57). Lorin St. John ('55) and his wife, Phyllis, were up from Surprise, AZ for their daughter's birthday so joined in the fun. Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) made it up from Oregon again and Burt Pierard ('59) made it over from Richland. Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49) had to leave early for another meeting so she did not make it into the group picture. Angelee, our waitress took the group picture so no one would be left out. Next month's lunch will be held on the 9th of June. Hope to see more of you there. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan (57) Re: Charles Bigelow ('54) Can anyone inform us as to the condition of Charles (Chuck) Bigelow (54). The last I read he was undergoing a 12 hour surgery at Harborview Hospital in Seattle as a result of his airplane accident. If anyone can regularly keep us up to date I would most appreciate it. Also, I need the zip code of his hospital address so that I might mail a card to him. Thank you very much. -Craig Buchanan (57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: 4/27/02 North Central Washington Bomber Lunch The First NCW Bomber Luncheon held in Wenatchee was great fun! There were 13 Bombers and 3 spouses: Gene Hall ('48) and wife Betty Ann; Dick Harris ('49) and wife Bonnie; Bob Chiles ('58) and wife Susie Gunderson Chiles ('60); Burt Pierard ('59); Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) and husband Frank Kuntz; Jesse Erdmann ('63) and wife Beth Chiles Erdmann ('63); Maren Smyth ('63 & '64); Bob Mattson ('63 & '64); Peg Sheeran Finch ('63); Donna Nelson ('63); and Brent Van Reenen ('67). Stories were told about Spudnuts and all things related to growing up in Richland and the circumstances that brought us there. Good friends were renewed and made anew. Burt brought Spudnuts, which all enjoyed, even the waitress! Thank you, Burt! We will definitely meet again, but, probably not monthly. Look for further announcements. Thanks to all who attended! Bomber cheers, -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ A beautiful day in East Wenatchee - where the family is busy making log furniture, in our driveway, for a cabin at Lake Wenatchee. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: Micki Lund Anderson ('63) Re: Pavlova Micki, Here is the recipe that Rex Thomson gave us after fixing his wonderful New Zealand dinner and dessert: Aunt Pam's Pavlova 4 egg whites (week old & unrefrigerated) 8 oz sugar 2 Tbls boiling water 2 tsp corn flour (corn starch)? -- [see NOTE] 1 tsp vinegar 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla Set oven 300 degrees. Beat eggs whites for a few seconds then slowly add sugar while continuing beating. Add boiling water when mixture is really stiff. Continue beating till really stiff again. Fold (do not beat) in corn flour, vinegar, vanilla. Heap on to grease-proof (waxed) paper which has been run under cold water, spread to circle about 1 1/2" deep. Place in oven & turn OFF. Leave for one hour. Top with whipped cream, sliced fruit (kiwi berries, peaches, etc.) or chocolate chips & nut chips, etc. I think the corn flour must be corn starch. So many of his words had different meanings from ours. Like that night he 'shouted' us dinner - meaning it was his treat. And whenever anyone would say something far out - he would say "when pigs fly." Hope your pavlova works out and congratulations on your first place Alaska competition! -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ~ beautiful Copalis Crossing, WA - where even a bigger surprise the sun is shining (between sprinkles). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Corn flour and corn starch are very different ingredients. The above recipe is on the Alumni Sandstorm website at Pavlova with some links to other Pavlova recipes. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Maren, I can't help with your computer problems, but I have been getting "Introduction on ADSL", too. Have no idea what that means, so have been deleting them also. And I have gotten them from Bombers that I have sent email, or from ones that have sent to me, so "sum ting wong" ~~~ at first I just thought it was something to do with AOL, but if you are getting it, too, then somebody out there is messing with us. ;/ -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are in the 80s and higher temps are right around the corner. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Ain'tcha glad you weren't our teachers Thanks to Brad Upton ('74) for being our host at his show last night (Saturday) in Las Vegas at the Excalibur Hotel. What a great show. It was really cool to see his little tax accountant face on the HUGE reader board. I was surprised at how tall he is... but then with parts like his I guess ya gots ta be tall... well at least that's what he claimed to the little band of Seattle chickie-babies who were sitting behind us. It was really fun to go with Tom Hughes' sister, Lenora, and her husband, Bob. Believe it or not... they babysat me when I was little... What a kick to go to the show with them! (Of course Vonnie Reed also babysat me... but then so did Jerry Reed and Billy Lipke... guess I'll quit while I'm ahead). All this name dropping is giving me a light head! All during his show, all I could think of was "how did our teachers survive all of us"? I really think the Bomber teachers must have been the best in the world because they made it and so did we! Thanks again, Brad for a wonderful time! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Sams ('65) Re: obituary Maybe you are already aware of this, but I hadn't seen it. Received this from a friend of mine. His dad, Al Vickery, died this past week while on business in Washington D.C. Al was in the class of '57. http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/obits.html -Mike Sams ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See also FuneralNotices.tripod.com -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous ('68) The virus "appears" to be affecting OUTLOOK and doesn't mention Netscape... that "may" be why it "appears" to have no message in Netscape... www.esecurityplanet.com/trends/article/0,,10751_1013781,00.html ..."The worm uses a number of different subject lines, including: Fw: A nice game, Re: A WinXP patch, Re: Good removal tools, Fw: A humour website, how are you, For more information, please visit."... "Microsoft has issued a patch that will protect users against the vulnerability the worm exploits. The patch is available here. For more information on W32/Klez variants, see the CERT/Coordination Center Web site."... http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t281-s2109157,00.html It can ALSO come as any of these... which INCLUDES "introduction on ADSL"... * Undeliverable mail--"[Random word]" * Returned mail--"[Random word]" * a [Random word] [Random word] game * a [Random word] [Random word] tool * a [Random word] [Random word] website * a [Random word] [Random word] patch * [Random word] removal tools * how are you * let's be friends * darling * so cool a flash,enjoy it * your password * honey * some questions * please try again * welcome to my hometown * the Garden of Eden * introduction on ADSL * meeting notice * questionnaire * congratulations * sos! * japanese girl VS playboy * look,my beautiful girl friend * eager to see you * spice girls' vocal concert * japanese lass' sexy pictures It could have something to do with netscape... but as I have OUTLOOK... here are a couple of sites about NETSCAPE email security... but it appears it has to do with the WORM!!! Netscape 4.5-4.73... http://www.csun.edu/helpdesk/n45security.htm This is netscape 6... http://admin.soe.purdue.edu/support/emailstuff/email_virus/ I never leave my Preview window for email open... only allow the sender, subject and date line... then dump what I don't recognize... Can't find much on disappearing email... in netscape... I was looking in my outlook drafts folder and instead of deleting 4... I lost like 20... who knows... but it's most likely you have a bug... go to netscape site and go through TECH support... ask the question and wait for the answer... :o) Sorry not to be of much help... Have a GREAT day ANYWAY! :o) Bomber cheers, -Anonymous ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair ('72) Re: computer problems Maren, I know very little about computers but you may be getting infected with a virus or trying to. At my place of work, we got infected by a virus-worm called Klez that spreads via the Internet attached to infected e-mails. The subject of the infected message is either selected from a list or is generated randomly. One I saw on the list that you say you had was "Introduction on ADSL". Try going to http://www.viruslist.com and it tells you about this terrible virus. -Peggy Adair ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Maren, I've been having the same computer problems. At one point my recycle bin showed full, and wouldn't empty. I discovered I had a nasty computer worm called Klez. You can get a "fix" from Norton at http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/FixKlez.com It is destructive, and has even disabled my Norton Anti Virus and Norton's utilities. I pity the sick minds who think this sort of thing is fun. Some missionary friends of mine have lost their entire hard disk. It's probably good if we ALL download and run it, as it's quite likely that we're "sharing" it. (For sure, Gary, you'd better check your machine.) It's one of those that mails things out from your address book. Interestingly, it even downloads itself if you delete it. I think I've been infected at least four times in the past two weeks. At one point I even got something that disabled the fix! But downloading a fresh version from the internet cleaned it up. Re: Pavlova I visited friends in Sydney for Christmas in 1997, and at that time the Australian McDonald's were serving, no joke, "McPavlova"! It was surprisingly good stuff. -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda, Africa - but "Richland or Bust" for the '72 class reunion ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Those e-mails you're getting that are 120-150k from addresses you know or don't know are a result of the spread of the Klez Virus/Worm. One insidious feature of this worm is the messages sometimes appear to come from someone you know. When it activates on a computer, it goes to the address book randomly picks addresses to use in the 'from' field, then it sends itself to some or all of the addresses in the address book. If it gets ahold of your computer, it infects as many .exe files as it can find, turns off your anti- virus software and continues to try to infect other machines. Having anti-virus software installed and keeping the definitions up-to-date is the best defense, followed closely by not opening attachments, unless you are absolutely sure they are safe. (Usually there is something strange about the message that should alert you). It is also unfortunate, but this worm/virus can activate itself if you only read the email if you are using IE/Outlook (or Outlook Express) and haven't patched it for a particular vulnerability. [Good thing I'm a Netscape user. -Maren] For more details: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.klez.gen@mm.html To: Deedee (Mercedes) Willox Loiseau (64) It is a small world! Thanks for your comments about our baby. She's actually more named after her great grandmother, but it's nice that her name also honors Sara McReynolds. -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: A little reminder...... The class of '82 reunion planning meeting will be this week. Wednesday May 8th at 6:00pm. If you are interested in attending please email me for information. Hope to see you there! -Jil Lytle Smith, '82 Reunion Planning Committee Member ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Edgar "Allan" Vickery ~ Class of 1957 ~ 03/10/39 - 05/02/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 2 NABs today: Marguerite Groff ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Ann Bishop ('56), Jim Hoff ('57) Leah Collins ('61), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65) Bob Jones (NAB), Marc Hall (NAB) NAB = Not A Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) Re: Update on Charlie Bigelow ('54) Sorry that I haven't sent anything since 5/2. Things tend to be a little hectic here on the weekend with ball games; grandkids, etc.. Anyway, I've talked to Charlie's wife, Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) and had a recorded message from her. So the following is a synopsis of the latest information. Shirley was able to come home Friday afternoon so she could pick up some clothes and other items; say "hi" to their dog, and whatever. She returned to Seattle on Saturday. While Shirley was home she found time to call me. The 5/2 surgery was completed in 9 hours. They fused 6 vertebra; splinters were removed. Shirley didn't mention if they checked the spine or what they found if they did. When shirley called me while she was home Friday, she said that at that time Charlie was on the respirator and still in recovery. Shirley sounded pretty upbeat. Except she was very tired and was hoping for a good night's sleep. On Sunday she called and gave me the following information. There is further surgery scheduled for Tuesday to remove bone fragments from the front of his body. They will be going in on his right side. Shirley mentioned a concern about his organs, especially his liver. I don't know if this was a concern the doctors mentioned, or a concern of Shirley's. This needs to be done to relieve pressure points. The fragments are pushing against nerves. He did open his eyes on Sunday - didn't talk, but mouthed the words "help me" to Shirley. You can imagine how that hit her. They are easing up on the morphine. Today [5/6] there was a message on my phone from Shirley. They found another vertebra problem. If the tests prove it out they will have to fuse one more vertebrae before they do the surgery on his front. She hopes one or the other will be done tomorrow. He did open his eyes again today and called his daughter, Vicki ('76), "sweetie pie, sweetie pie". Those are the first words he has spoken. There is lots of work to be done before they can even discuss rehab. He can't do rehab until he's able to work very hard 4-6 hours a day. Shirley asked me to thank everyone for the cards, the prayers, the thoughts (many of then especially for her). She appreciates them so much. She will continue to let me know what's happening and I'll let you know. Bless you all - -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) Re: RichlandClub40.org Couple of things to note. The next issue of the DustStorm is going to press, and after the monumental folding, spindling and mutilating party this coming Saturday [5/11/02], it will be appearing in members' mail boxes throughout the land. The second thing is, as I have mentioned before, the Class of '62 is now eligible for FULL membership and we are hoping that a lot of you will join the party in September. At that party we will ge electing class representatives for the Class of '62, so be there or be obtuse. Re: Lunch in Fife [5/5/02] Patti What ever last name she wants to use ('60), does a grand job and could really use some encouragement. Now, I know there are a lot of Bombers between Albany, OR, and Fife, WA, along the I-5 corridor; and in particular the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area. It's not that much of a drive folks. I left my house a little before 8am, filled the gas tank in Centralia at 10:30aam, took a couple of back roads and still got to Fife well before the 12:30pm start. Now, I won't be going to the next Bomber Lunch in June as I have a matinee that day. However, I would like to see some new faces in the crowd. OK. Bomber Cheers, -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) ~ and nothing further to be said about where I currently reside. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley (56) Re: Pavlova Recipe Hate to correct you, Maren, but in the U.K. corn flour IS corn starch. Grease proof paper is not waxed paper... it is a vegetable parchment paper. We can get an equivalent paper over here but I don't recall what name it goes by. I cooked in a castle (missionary base) in Scotland for a couple years. Info comes from a cookbook I got over there with "notes to American Readers". -Ann Bishop Ousley (56) ~ Texarkana AR/TX, the divided city - sunny and warm (80s today) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I'm no cook... and I don't know about U.K. or NZ terminology... What I DO know is that corn flour and corn starch are two very different ingredients. Corn FLOUR is the same consistency as any other flour -- like "regular" (wheat) flour, teff flour, rye flour, quinoa flour, potato flour, etc. Corn flour is corn meal that's been more finely ground. Corn STARCH has a process for the extraction and refining of starch from corn flour. So, IN AMERICA, corn STARCH is very different from corn FLOUR. Somebody (maybe a cook) needs to tell us Americans which one Pavlova REALLY needs. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hoff "57" Re: Allan Vickery ('57) http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com Can one believe that Al is gone. A bit shocked to see the obit and read the information today. Oh How I remember Al and the good times we all had. We used to race his Ford at the drags and it really did quite well in the lowest stock class for the time. I most remember all the good parties, lots of good beer, and double dating. One fond memory was the night some of us snuck into the old Kadlec Hospital to visit his sister, Susan, who was there for some care I have long forgotten. Anyway we had to take her in a beer and all had some our own and had a little party in her room. I'll bet the nurses are turning over in their graves now that they know this. I was last with Al in '62 just before I graduated from Central. He was out of the Army and stopped to see me and spend a day. Never reconnected even though I would hear about him once in a while from his sister Susan Webb who was active in the Bellevue schools where I principaled for 22 years. Sorry to have not connected with Al, so I must live with great memories and stories of our Junior and Senior year. Hope others will share some stories too! Al will be missed and he clearly left too soon. My condolences to his entire family. -Jim Hoff "57" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leah Collins Davis ('61) Re: Paul Shepard (+/-'58WB) To: All you Bombers that remember the Shepard twins Please pray for my very dear friend, Paul Shepard, who is in the hospital in Anchorage, AK with a kidney infection and also a infection in his leg. -Leah Collins Davis ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Are you a Bloomie? Let 'Bomberville' know if you ran/walked in the 2002 Bloomsday race in Spokane, WA this year. Please let us know what city you live in so you might be found (;-) Bloomsday Re: Mr. Example: Bob E Rector, 58, of Richland, WA Re: Richland Bloomsday Winners Re: Richland, WA Monthly Climate Summary Re: A Memorial Listing of Departed Brother Knights Is YOUR Dad listed here? I see many Richland Bomber family names... Re: Halloween, 2001 - Torbett and Goethals -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Welcome Let's hear it for MuktukJim Heidlebaugh ('65) who has finally entered... uh not sure which century... but anyway he's is on line... Bravo Bravo... now I don't have to listen to that tinny little mechanical voice on his answering machine (I know.. I know.. you can program your own message on those machines... but Jim doesn't know so let's not hurt his feelings) A Big Bomber welcome to Jim! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Jones (NAB) Re: I'm looking for Joe Clete Edwards To: Maren I just wanted to thank you. Someone out there knew Pat Scott and let her know I was looking for them. She contacted her sister who then sent me an e-mail. She know where all the people I'm looking for are. I haven't been this happy in years. Thank you for your effort. -Bob Jones (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) update Hi, I'm Charlie's future son in-law, Marc. Charlie was airlifted Sunday, April 28, to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center (Stage 1 Trauma Center for the PNW) after his glider crash. As detailed before in the Alumni Sandstorm, his injuries are severe but not life threatening. Once he was stable, Charlie underwent surgery on Thursday, May 2, to repair his two compressed vertebrae, remove bone fragments from the rear of his spinal cord canal and realign his vertebrae and spine. Charlie tolerated the 6 hour surgery well, and was moved back into ICU 2 days later. He is recovering very well. A follow on CAT scan revealed that there are bone fragments in the front of the spinal cord canal adjacent to his 2 compressed vertebrae. A second more risky surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, to enter the front of the spine and remove the other bone fragments in the spinal cord canal that were not accessible during the previous surgery. The Bigelow family wishes to thank all of the Bombers for their continued support! It means a lot to all of the family to receive so many kind thoughts and prayers from all of our extended family and friends. We have much to be thankful for, Charlie still being with us after such a terrible crash is #1 on the list. The wonderful support from all our friends and colleagues is #2. At this time, please keep on hoping for the best outcome possible for a wonderful man, Charlie Bigelow! Here is Harborview's Address: Harborview Medical Center 325 Ninth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104 ATTENTION: Charlie Bigelow, Patient Harborview's Web Page -Marc Hall (NAB - Bothell HS Cougar, UW Husky undergrad, and Seattle U. RedHawk post-grad) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19 Bombers sent stuff: Anita Hughes ('52), Chuck Veverka ('54) and Kathy Rice ('58) Marguerite Groff ('54), Fred Segrest ('57) Clarene Donahue ('58), Rich Baker ('58) Patti Jones ('60), Judy Keplinger ('61) Mary Ray ('61), Jane Walker ('62) John Adkins ('62), Dena Evans ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Cheryl Moran ('66), Mike Howell ('68WB) Vicki Owens ('72), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Laverne Vandenberg Kirlelie ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman Powell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline Stanfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: '82 planning meeting 6pm TODAY email Jil Lytle Smith ('82) for directions ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan (52) Re: Thank you To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) & Marc Hall (NAB) Thank you both for your updates on Chuck Bigelow ('54). It is just great that you have taken the time to do this. We appreciate it very much. -Anita Hughes Hogan (52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck and Kathy Rice Veverka (54/58) Re: Charlie and Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Dear Friend, I just knew you would be checking on Charlie and Shirley. And how is your husband doing. Chuck and I really do thank you for being the kind of caring person that you are. Please give them our regards, -Chuck and Kathy Rice Veverka (54/58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: Update on Charlie Bigelow ('54) Charlie's wife, Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54), called me this evening and had really good news. The doctors performed 2 surgeries today. They fused another vertebrae. Then they went into the front side of his body and removed all bone fragments. There was very little loss of blood. Blood pressure very good; outlook very optimistic. Charlie has a chest and back brace which he will wear approximately 3 months. There is some feeling in the upper part of his legs. However, still no promises about eventual outcome. Charlie woke today and told Shirley, "Go get the car, I want to go home!" Also, he was worried about his dog. Shirley said that at her daughter's house tonight, everyone was bouncing off the wall. They are so relieved that the surgeries appear to be done and that things are going very well. Shirley repeated her Thank You to everyone for all the cards and especially for the prayers. She said that she knows the prayers were definitely heard. In yesterday's Sandstorm, there is a really detailed update from Marc Hall (NAB), Charlie's son- in-law to be. It was good to know a little more about what they have been able to do for Charlie. Happy Wednesday - -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - where we've had to cover the tomato plants for two nights. I promise I won't complain when we get a nice hot summer!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Segrest ('57) Re: Allan Vickery ('57RIP) Just a note to add my regrets about Allan's passing. I had also lost track of him over the years. My favorite story about him has to do with cars. He had just moved to Richland (from Havre, MT, I believe) and had been a hot shot in a small town. He had a pretty fast car and believed he could outrun and then hide from any trouble. One of his first nights here he was running fairly fast on GWWay. The baby blues came on behind him and off he went. Unfortunately, he was going north. As he tore along he was unaware that Security had been notified by radio that "an unknown vehicle was approaching the reservation gate at a high rate of speed." As Allan told it, he "came around a corner to see searchlights, soldiers, and a machine gun in the middle of the road. I thought that this had to be the toughest town on speeders I'd ever been in." He later proved his run and hide philosophy worked just fine, elsewhere. Many fine memories. -Fred Segrest ('57) ~ Salem, OR - where you know it's summer because the rain is warm. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) Re: About Pavlova It originated in Australia and was made for, and named after the ballerina Anna Pavlova. I also have a book called "The Book of Ingredients". It has almost everything in it with descriptions and pictures. It lists corn starch and corn flour as the same thing. -Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rich Baker "58" Re: Drag Racing I have been catching up on back issues of the Sandstorm and saw some of the drag racing memories. Aside from Columbia Park and Horne Rapids, one year there was actually legal drag racing on the bypass on the South end of town. I worked at JJ Newberry's from ninth grade through graduation. Dick Milner also worked at Newberry's and was big into drag racing. He had a 1940 Merc convertible (Candy Apple Red) at the time. Also, my hunting and fishing friend, Dave Silver ('56, Benton City), was quite a drag racer. He bought a new 1956 Chev which he still owns today and has restored to mint condition. -Rich Baker "58" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Allen Vickery ('57RIP) To: Jim Hoff ('57) It saddened me also to hear of Allen's death. At first did not want to believe it was him. Max Sutton ('57) and Jim McDougal ('57) and I we're talking on Sunday at the Fife luncheon about some of the times of 1956 and 1957. Max claims I was his girlfriend during that time, which was true for a small matter of time. I also dated Allen for a short period of time. I think I was one of those double dates you mentioned. Remember lots of times being in the Ford. The parties and fun we're endless. Remember the fourth of July? Amazing we we're not all busted many times. Do not remember the last time I saw Allen. Like so many of you '57 graduates you slid out into the world. Meanwhile the gals of '60 that all ran around together and knew you '57 graduates went on to finish high school. May you rest in peace Allen Vickery ('57). My sympathy goes to the family. If you still live in the Puget Sound area, Jim would love to see you at the Fife luncheon sometime. Then you, Max, Jim and I can really challenge our senior minds for memories of those times. Bombers Forever -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The winds have finally calmed for awhile. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Keplinger ('61) Re: Arlington Services for Bob Keplinger ('64RIP) First, I would like to thank all you Bombers for the cards, messages and calls we received after Bob's death. It meant a lot to both Dad and I! We are finally on the schedule... Bob will be interned with full military honors at Arlington Cemetery on June 10, 2002 at 11am EDT. Anyone in the area wishing to attend is welcome to join us. We will meet in the chapel for a service then follow the caisson about a mile to the columbarium. Leigh Wilson will make a video of the entire event and a copy will be sent to Dad. After the funeral, we are meeting for lunch at the Sheraton Hotel and would love to have you join us. -Judy Keplinger ('61) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Re: Corn Starch and Corn Flour Debate Corn flour and cornstarch are two different animals, but they are interchangeable when used in small amounts as a thickener. When using cornstarch instead of flour for a thickener, you use half as much. Corn flour is no exception according to the Joys of Cooking substitution chart. If a foreign recipe calls for corn flour as a thickener, I would use cornstarch and just cut the called for amount in half. Unless of course, corn flour is their word for cornstarch. That is the question? If they use corn flour as a thickener in a number of their recipes, it may be because it is a staple for them and it may have the same properties as cornstarch. Cornstarch is usually used in place of all-purpose flour when a clear sauce is desired or when it is necessary to thicken a sauce that has a lot of acidity, such as a fruit sauce. In this particular recipe, it seems like it is being used in place of cream of tartar as a stabilizer for the beaten egg whites, although I have never heard of doing that before. Certainly would be cheaper than cream of tartar. I have never used corn flour myself, nor have I ever come across a recipe that calls for it. As a matter of fact, I have never really thought much about corn flour before, but leave it to this forum to come up with things that keep our aging brain cells forever churning and learning. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill ('62) Re: Last Call for Class of '62 Class of '62 40th Reunion Last call for registrations and/or information for the 40th Reunion Memory Books. The reunion will be held at the Red Lion, June 21-23, 2002... That's next month!! All pertinent information and contacts can be found on the reunion website. Deadline May 15. -Jane Walker Hill ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins "62" Re: Class of '62 Reunion It is now time for all the members of the class of '62 who say "Ys I am going - but I haven't mailed my registration yet" to really mail your registration. Sue Elliot Homan ('62) is working diligently to get a very nice memory book put together - and the time is near when she will have to start finalizing the components into one final book. It is close to the time to start putting the Name Tags (WITH BIG LETTERS) together. It is time for Jane Walker Hill ('62) to put the final printing of the raffle tickets together - and by golly it's time for you procrastinators to register. (he said with tongue firmly implanted in his cheek) -John Adkins "62" ~ Richland - It must be getting close to summer - I saw Dick Boehning ('63) with a golf club in his hand. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dena Evans Harr ('64) Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Bombers, It's been awhile since I've written to the Alumni Sandstorm, but I need your help. Its not life threatening by any means, but I'm confused. My Doctor wants to do surgery on my right hand because I have moderately-severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I have heard a lot of people wish that they had never had the procedure done, only because it didn't work for them. We all know that if a procedure goes well, you seldom hear people talking about it... nothing to complain about. I would love to hear from you, if you have had the procedure, and how you feel the outcome was. I just had massive abdominal surgery in February, so the thought of a surgeon even coming near me makes me shudder. -Dena Evans Harr ('64) ~ Pittsburg, CA - where the weather is extraordinary. 45 at night and 76 during the day, with a slight breeze to round out a perfect day. Love it, Love it, Love it!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) We've focused on basketball etc... here's some track with a lot of familiar Bomber names. www.tri-cityherald.com/sports/top100/richlandxc34.html Re: Real Moon Media - "Sex, Salmon, and Secrecy" -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Toga toga It's that time again boys and girls. Two of my favorite Bombers are having birthdays again! I guess it's okay for her, since she's only going to be 29 and looks 18, but him! Yipes... we are talking Senior citizen here, folks! Why I remember just a couple of years ago... BEFORE we could eat off the Denny's stewed prunes and oatmeal menu, a waitress at the old DI asked us if any of us was eligible for the senior discount and he almost knocked the poor girl over trying to prove he was, in fact, older than dirt... Ahhhhhhh, but I digress... in fact, he is one of the younger of the 65er group and I can tell you that he saved this boy's bacon more than once back in the Col-Hi days. I had a tendency to open my mouth first... just before someone put their fist in it... Anyway, I just want to wish a very happy Birthday to Caroline Stanfield ('66) and Lyman Powell ('65) on May 8th! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) As a Bomber, I felt obligated to visit the new Donut Hole here in Spokane, and do a "taste-test" on what they tout as a potato-raised doughnut. The article in the paper describes this as "made from delicate, potato-based flour". How did these compete with our beloved Spudnut?? Good, but too cake-like and not as light as the REAL ones. For anyone who lives in Spokane, their shop is in the Garland District. -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) I Want to thank you very much for the updates on Charlie Bigelow ('54). I do appreciate it a lot. I know how hard it is. Thank You again. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: Pavlova/Corn flour Ok, I'll enter the fray. In Uganda, another Commonwealth countries, corn flour is indeed corn starch. Corn meal is totally unknown, and so is masa harina, which is one of the reasons I head for Mexican food whenever I'm Stateside. Funny thing about the availability of corn flour here is that there is no corn! The closest thing is maize, which is usually roasted or fried to get something akin to "Corn-nuts". I think somebody should whip up a big batch of pavlova and invite me over to help insure it's the "real thing". Doesn't tasting "McPavlova" once in 1997 make me an expert? Maybe Mike Davis ('74) would like to serve as the second taste tester (assuming his taste buds have not been deadened by the cumulative effect of Grand Slam breakfasts)? He's a near neighbor to my mom, so we could make things easy on the chef with one-stop delivery. By the way, one day I asked a Ugandan friend to pick up cauliflower for me at the market, and she returned with a box of corn flower. Close but no cigar?! (Or, as we used to say at CK, "Close but no Zangar." Guess you had to be there?!) -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda, East Africa but I bought my ticket today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: Pavlova With all the talk of Pavlova and the debate over corn flour and corn starch... here's a good ole' Betty Crocker cookbook recipe that's really good. 3 egg whites 1/4 cup cream of tartar 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chilled whipping cream 2 tablespoons sugar 3 kiwi fruit, pared and sliced Heat oven 225 degrees. Line bottom of round 8" pan with brown paper. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, then add the vanilla; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not under beat. Spread into pan. Bake 1 1/2 hours. Turn oven off: leave oven door closed for 1 hour. Finish cooling meringue at room temperature. Loosen edge of layer with knife to remove meringue. Invert on plate. Remove paper. Beat whipping cream and sugar in chilled bowl until stiff. Frost side and top of the meringue with whipping cream. build up edge slightly and add kiwi fruit (cut into wedges) around the top. Enjoy! Made this with raspberries one time and it was delicious! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Larry Holloway ('64) David Rivers ('65), Bob Grout ('66WB) Bill Wingfield ('67), Paula Vinther ('69) Michael Lemler ('72), Norri Boasen ('73) Sheryl Romsos ('76), Jil Lytle ('82) Marc Hall (NAB) [NAB=Not A Bomber] ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Andrews ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon '62 Re: Class of '62 ~ 40th Reunion To: All '62 Classmates I've so enjoyed hearing from many of you '62 classmates in the past couple of months and am very much looking forward to seeing you and many, many more at our 40th Reunion!! I know that we all appreciate the tremendous job (a lot of work) that John, Jane and Sue, along with many others, have been doing for all of us! It's time that we all help them now. Let's contact any friends who are planning to attend the Reunion and make sure that their Registration, along with our own, has been sent in or will be very soon. (not everyone receives the daily Sandstorm with the "reminders") The Memory Book will be fun to have too ~ let's all participate. Thanks again to the Reunion Committee! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon '62 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Holloway ('64) To: Dena Evans Harr ('64) Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery My wife had the surgery done a few years ago and has had no problems from the surgery. I also need to have it done on my right arm but like you I just had neck surgery and had complications from the surgery. So I am reluctant to have another operation so soon. Good luck. Larry and Barb Eckert Holloway -Larry Holloway ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: I meant well Well, I jumped the gun. On May 18th [NOT the 8th]... I will be sure and remember to wish Lyman Powell (65), Caroline Stanfield (66) and Jack Keeney (65), Happy birthday! Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Charlie Bigelow (54), the fastest guy in Richland! At least that's the way I remember it! If memory serves, I used to watch Charlie running a bad '55 Chevy post (I remember it being white... but that just may have been the smoke clearing) that he eventually sold to Johnny Poynor ('63) and then after he was done with it Poynor sold to Tom Plankers ('65) who painted it "Planker's pea green". Charlie had a '56 Pontiac or Olds (I'm sure it was a Pontiac) that smoked everything in sight and then turned around and sold that one to Poynor, which triggered the sale of the '55 Chev to Plankers. I mentioned all this to Johnny one day in the park and he pretended to have no memory of being a drag racing fool. Then he went back to kissing babies! Get Well, Charlie. Your fans await you! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Las Vegas Hi Bombers; If you like good information before you head over to Las Vegas. Here's the web site. http://www.vegasfreedom.com Hope this helps out. Heard it over a radio station near Chino, CA. Cheers, -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Happy Birthday To Don Andrews ('67) I want to wish a very happy birthday to a very OLD guy, although at times he doesn't act that way. Thank god for that. Because of his youth, he did something that Dave Miller ('67), Dave McDaniel ('67), Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67), and I wish we would have done. He drove from Tacoma over to God's Country to say good bye to our very good friend Sammy Dossett (67RIP) just before Sam died. The birthday boy did that to represent all of us. Reminiscing about all the stuff we did like the trips to Priest Lake, driving pea combines in the summer, swimming in the Snake River, and listening to him play the sax down in his basement on the 1300 block of Mahan. We all owe a very big thank you and happy birthday to Donny Andrews (67). Happy Birthday Don Andrews (67). May you and your bride Linda have a wonderful day today May 9th, on your birthday. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Vinther Case ('69) Re: PHS Alumni On-line and Website Any of you Bombers out there who are married to Bulldogs (or who have significant others or friends who are Bulldogs) I want to let you know about the Pasco Alumni website and Bulldog On-line newsletter. My husband, Paul Case (PHS '67), was so impressed with the Alumni Sandstorm (which, obviously, he should be!!!) that he decided to try the same thing for Pasco. After quite a bit of correspondence with and advice from Maren (I like to call him the Maren Smyth of PHS!!) he started the Bulldog On-line in June of last year. Although it started off slowly it has been growing quite rapidly this spring. I'd like to encourage those of you who know any Pasco Bulldogs to let them know about this site. Those that are participating now really seem to be enjoying this way of communicating and reliving memories of the past. So pass the word! Mail entries to: mailto:phsalumni@charter.net Archives, etc. at PHS Alumni On-Line: http://phsbulldogsonline.tripod.com Thanks, -Paula Vinther Case ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michael Lemler ('72) To: Dena Evans Harr (64') Re: Carpal Tunnel I have just had double Carpal Tunnel surgery done over the past 6 months, and it has changed me completely. Six years ago it started out as Moderately Severe, like yours, but turned into having no sense of touch and it feeling like I was wearing boxing gloves for the past 3 years, my hands would just lock up at times and I would have to pry my fingers open. Carpal Tunnel doesn't go away, it just gets worse, and can cause permanent nerve damage if left to take it's course. The surgery took about 45 minutes, and within 2 weeks I was using my hands again. Today my hands feel great, they still tingle a little, but that is because of letting it go for so long, and as long as you have someone around to unscrew jar lids for you, (twisting takes the longest to get back) you will hardly notice a thing. I had a great surgeon and they make the incision on a crease in the skin so that within 6 months you can hardly find the one inch scar. If I had it to do again, I would have gotten it done sooner. -Michael Lemler ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) Live in Mukilteo, WA. Would love to know when Brad Upton ('74) is going to appear in this area. I remember him from High School. My two oldest sons are both going to school in Bellingham, so that would be a great place to see him too. Brad can you send out your schedule! Thanks! -Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://www.bradupton.com/] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) On behalf of my parents, Carol and Wally Romsos, and myself, I would like to extend our best wishes to the Bigelow family and prayers for a speedy recovery for Charlie Bigelow ('54). Thank you. -Sheryl Romsos Senyk ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ATTENTION: Class of '82 If you are ordering a memory books and not attending the reunion DO NOT make payments to Shannon Weil Lamarche. Make your checks payable to RHS class of 82 Reunion and send them to the P. O. Box number listed in the packet. All information should be in the packet you received. If you have not yet received one, let me know. You can contact me at the above email address for any information about the reunion. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Reunion Committee Member ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://richlandbombers.1982.tripod.com/82in02.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Update on Charlie Bigelow ('54 Hi, Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) sent in a fine update on Charlie's condition. One caution to note is that Charlie will not be able to host visitors in Harborview's ICU for a few more days. So please do not try to personally visit him or telephone him until we send out the "all clear." As Marguerite mentioned, the Bigelow's are very pleased with the 3 surgical (over 16 hours total of being on the operating table) procedures performed by the highly skilled surgery teams at Harborview. The health care professionals at Harborview have been fantastic. If it would help, here is some more detail of his procedures: First surgery yesterday was to rebuild a compression damaged vertebra at T5, located between the shoulder blades. Entry was from the back, the vertebra was removed and replaced with donor tibia bone tissue that was shaped to match the original vertebra. The new T5 was anchored by screws and rods to the adjacent vertebrae above and below. That surgery went well and enabled the follow on surgery to remove bone fragments from the front of the spinal canal at the T12/LI area of his spine. That procedure was a bit more delicate than the previous surgeries, since so many darn organs are in the way. That procedure was similar to his first one on Thursday (except for the frontal entry), split the vertebrae open, pick out the bone fragments, seal any spinal cord membrane leaks, set the vertebrae in the correct orientation. On table time was about 9 hours. Charlie lost half as much blood yesterday than during last Thursday's procedure, this was very good news because less swelling occurred. The surgeon was very kind to meet with us after each of the procedures and fully explain what happened, the results, and give a guarded prognosis. Charlie's medical team is unsure of what his prognosis is as far as motion and functionality. Obviously the fused/repaired vertebrae will limit his range of motion/flexibility in back movements. Due to the unknown nature of how Charlie's body will react to his injuries, the ignorance of medicine regarding spinal injuries, there is no way to know how well his spinal cord will mend. Charlie's thighs have sensation, so we are very hopeful that that trend will continue. The rehabilitation plans are not set until more time has passed to access his needs. Let's just say that we are all thrilled about his fortunate survival of the glider crash, how well his body tolerated the surgical procedures, and that it appears there are no scheduled major procedures left. We can look forward to his recovery now! It was very difficult for us to see and touch Charlie and not be able to communicate with him over the last week+. It will be fun to tell him that I am his future son-in-law since he does not know that yet, although he may have his own ideas about that subject! -Marc Hall (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jean Hughes ('54), Judie Hoff ('54) Gloria Falls ('58), Helen Cross ('62) Jane Mattoon ('62WB), Don Andrews ('67) Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Lawless ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Andrews ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) My very best to Charlie for a speedy and full recovery -- and to Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) to hang in there -- my best to her too. Also thanks very much to those who are reporting his progress -- you are very much appreciated. We want to know how he's doing. Since someone shared about Charlie's racing, I'll share my story too. In 1965 Charlie, while kneeling on the bow of his boat, lifted me out of the Columbia River with a broken leg. He was my hero then & I wish him perfect health now. -Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OK, who's leg was broken? Jean's or Charlie's? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judie Hoff Buxton ('54) Re: The Class of '54 comments Dear fellow Bombers, First off I want to thank Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) & Marc Hall (NAB) for their detailed updates on Charlie Bigelow's medical condition. I am sure it is of great interest to many of his & Shirley Strege Bigelow's ('54) classmates, friends, & other Bombers. I am glad to hear that his surgeries are going as well as they sound. Keep the faith, Shirley, & may Charlie have a good & speedy recovery. I did not know Norma Jean Pittman ('54RIP) well, but was sorry to hear about one of our classmates passing. Norma Jean Pittman was the class of '54 at Columbia High school. I, also would like to send my deepest sympathies to Pat Mulligan Cassidy ('53) & her husband Bob & family on the loss of their daughter/sister Paula Cassidy from Hanford High School. Pat, you will be hearing from me personally very soon. Thank you Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) on your newsy letter last winter, I have been just awful about emailing this year. I hope I can turn this around in the near future. To: Mike Clowes/Bob Carlson ('54) Will there be a Fife, WA luncheon in early July. My brother Jim Hoff ('57) & myself could possibly attend if there is one scheduled. Please let us know, thanks. Lastly, but not leastly thanks to you, Maren & Co., for making all this happen. Happy spring to all, -Judie Hoff Buxton ('54) ~ from beautiful, sunny (today, anyway) Mission Viejo, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) To: Dana Evans Herr ('64) and Larry Holloway ('64) Re: Carpal Tunnel Several years ago I was told I needed the surgery I was scheduled and then chickened out. Another doctor told me to try vitamin B6. I tried it and low and behold it worked. I have been free of the syndrome for about 12 years. I am an oil painter and use my hand and arm all the time. You might give it a try. worked for me. good luck. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - where today we have sunshine for a change, tomorrow is anyone's guess. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Corn starch or corn flour I just am catching up on my Sandstorms and I ran across this in the 5/07 edition. I looked in my cupboard and I still have some of the cornflour sold as cornstarch in the U.K.. I don't know about Pavlova, but I'd bet it calls for cornstarch having read some of the recipes already given. Not much of a cook, but sometimes I try in the U.K. and in the U.S. and occasionally other places too. P.S. I just spent last week in the Tri-Cities with my brother (Roy Cross, '65) and family celebrating my mother's 80th. I always love to be truly back home, but I couldn't believe how cold it got. It even snowed a little one morning up in Kennewick where he lives. Congratulations on running the Bloomsday Race, Bob. A great achievement from one in the great class of l962. Hope to see you at the Reunion this summer. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Mattoon Carlson (62WB) Re: Pavlova Suggest that the cornflour/cornstarch in the recipe is for dusting the baking pan only, so that the beated egg white mixture won't stick.... -Jane Mattoon Carlson (62WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Senior Moments To: Bill Wingfield (67) I appreciate the birthday wish but, you were a day early. Being much older than myself I can understand that memory loss is probably the cause of your problems. It also appears that you have forgotten where I live. Vancouver is approximately 150 miles south of Tacoma so when I made my trip to say goodbye to Sammy Dossett ('67RIP) I didn't come anywhere close to Tacoma. With your rapidly approaching 54th Birthday on June 8th you may want to check into the availability of a room at one of the local nursing homes there in Augusta, GA. Thank you for the birthday wish Billy. I am going to spend the day on the golf course trying to shoot my age 53 at least on one of the 9s. Happy Mother's Day on Sunday to all of you Ladies that qualify. Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - where the sun is shining and is going to be 75 on Mothers Day ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) The reunion planning meeting went great. Thanks to Keith "Jumbo" Davis, Jan Lenkensdorfer, Shannon Goody Turner for attending. It was nice to get some different ideas and more people to volunteer. The next reunion planning meeting will be May 29th at 6:30pm. Email Jil Lytle Smith for directions if you would like to attend. Remember! Make all checks payable to the RHS Class of 82 Reunion. Be sure to check out the '82 webpage for updates and changes. richlandbombers.1982.tripod.com/82in02.html See you all soon! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mickey Ferney ('48), Anita Hughes ('52) Jean Hughes ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Larry Mattingly ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Kim Edgar ('79) Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Doran ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mickey Ferney Row ('48) Re: Joyce Ferney Tisdale My sister, Joyce, needs all our prayers.. She is in a Kansas City, MO hospital at this time with life support removed. -Mickey Ferney Row ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) story You asked who had the broken leg -- Charlie or me. I had the broken leg (Jean) -- Charlie was the one who lifted me from the Columbia River. Sorry about being unclear. -Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Thompkins '54 As the late comer to the Class of '54, I just want to add my thanks for all the work you have done in keeping us up to date on Charlie Bigelow's ('54) medical adventures. There's an old saying in the flying game: "Any landing you can walk away from is a good one." Fortunately for Charlie, Shirley and the kids, he didn't "buy the farm" with a bad landing. To: Judy Hoff Buxton '54 By now you have received an e-mail from Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) who is the true organizer of the Fife Luncheons. Sounds like the gathering will be at her place on Brown's Point for the 4th of July. Should be loads of fun. She, and Ann (Anna May) Wann Thompson ('49) are in the process of cooking up a "pickinick" for August. Who knows, I may see you at one of these get togethers, if not, then maybe the Club 40 gathering in September. -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) ~ it's hay fever season in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly (60) I left Portland OR Wednesday night at 8 PM after a series of meetings on Oregon Fireworks. I had an early appointment the next morning with a client in west central Montana so I drove most of the night. In the wee hours of Thursday AM somewhere in the hinterlands my radio picked up an Albuquerque, NM radio station. The news was all about the 800 acre fire near Santa Fe. I couldn't help but hope our Bomber friends and relatives in that area don't have more problems with wildfires. And that set me to pondering about trees and brush around Richland...is Russian Thistle (tumbleweeds) really Russian? Are Russian Olive trees (narrow silver-gray leaves and small white pods) really Russian? Where did the Catalpa trees along GWWay come from? I have never seen them anywhere else. There are over a dozen varieties of edible sage. How many other kinds are there? You can spot 3-4 kinds in the Columbia basin. Can you still go down along the Yakima River and pick wild asparagus? It is still one of my favorite veggies. No trivia contest, just thoughts of a rambling Bomber. I have gotten numerous requests, both here and directly, for fireworks at R2K+2. Sorry, we are not able to do them this year. Because of the very significant downturn in business levels from 9-11, my partner and I have agreed no freebies this year. The only exceptions are the two displays we give to the children's cancer camps as we have done each year. 9- 11 hit harder then many realize. One of our clients is a resort that lost nearly $9 million in cancelled convention business. Additionally my personal schedule in sales work trying to make up for the near disastrous losses this last fall and winter just don't leave me enough time to try to do a display if there were funds to pay our costs. We will try again at the next R2+? Note: While the Grand Coulee Dam is closed to visitors for security reasons, the Laserlight Festival will still take place on Sunday night the 26th of May. We will do the fireworks display from the middle of the top of the dam immediately following the laser show. Not a big budget show, but nice if you are in the neighborhood. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly (60) ~ Airport Super 8 in Spokane where I will teach a day-long class on Special Effects, in our "Eastern Div." facility tomorrow. It was a beautiful sunny and warm day in the Inland Empire. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Fife Luncheon To: Judie Hoff Buxton ('54) During July and August other plans are being arranged instead of meeting at the hotel in Fife. The date will be July 4th and August 11th. All of the details will be announced in the next couple of weeks in the Sandstorm. June's 9th's luncheon will be at the hotel. It will be announced about a week before the date. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Found... 8x10 photo from the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Lewis, WA. 4 PLT C Co. 5 BN 1 BDE May 1970. There's a good chance there may be a Col-Hi grad in this picture. Name it and claim it. All of the last names are written on the back. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Charlie and Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) I have a question that I know is probably the wrong time to be asking, but when I was 15-16 and in Horizon Club (it was for the older girls of Camp Fire), our leader and her husband were "gliders" and am wondering if that leader was Shirley. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Don Andrews (67) Re: Senior Momemts So I was off by a few hours and moved your birthday up to May 9th. And yea, I'll admit I got Tacoma and Olympia mixed up, but so what. Tacoma, Olympia, it's still nothing but rain. Besides I have an excuse, I broke my collar bone falling off a dirt bike a couple of weeks ago when we were down in Orlando at my cousin's, and it's killing me, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it. Maren, I know you don't often put in jokes, but this one is appropriate. But you are the Queen, so let it hit the cutting room floor if you want I thought this joke as appropriate. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA (Temporarily the Wounded Wingman, but I'll be Bach) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Any joke in good taste AND WRITTEN BY A BOMBER, might appear in the Alumni Sandstorm. Anybody who wants the joke, send an email to Bill and ask for it. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) This was sent to me, thought it was interesting reading, thought I'd share it. Re: The US One-Dollar Bill -Bomber Cheers, -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA - where we are finally getting a peak at the sun! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) Happy Mother's Day to all the Bomber moms. My family and I will be surprising my mom, Kathy Williamson, this weekend. We are looking forward to a wonderful, although brief, trip to Richland. To: Mike Davis ('74) I haven't heard much about any recent Denny trips. Are you planning a special Mother's Day outing for BJ (Bomber mom) at Denny's? Please, keep the Sandstorm audience posted. We can't wait to hear from you. Re: Questions Does anyone know how the Bomber Baseball teams are doing? It's hard to get information on the West side of the state. How are the coaches (friends of mine) performing? I'd enjoy any updates. How bout those Mariner's Thursday night? Another come-from-behind victory, yeah! To: Charlie "Chuck" Bigelow ('54) We are all wishing you a speedy recovery. My dad and I used to watch you race at the Tri-City Raceways years ago as I was growing up. You were always one of my favorites, god speed. -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Live from wet and overcast Covington, WA - where the moss grows under your feet and between your toes (yuk). *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 Bomber Spouse/Dad today: Betty Ely ('47), Anita Hughes ('52) Larry Bruggeman (54) and Romona Miller ('54) Dave Vallely ('60), Fred Schafer (63) Sharon McDermott ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Jim Strickland (Bomber Spouse/Dad) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Teacher Mrs. Lund The retired Lewis & Clark teacher, Mrs. Lund, walked from her home to Carolyn's Beauty Shop and said she was very tired. I told her if I was 89, I would be very tired and wish that I could be that active if I lived to be in my 80s. She said, "You have the numbers wrong. I will be 98, June 22nd". She is a very beautiful lady even if she has lost the sight in one eye. I admire her so much. Carolyn said she has to live to be 100 so they can have a big celebration. Mrs. Lund looks like she is only in her 60s -Betty ely King ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes (52) Re: Mother's Day Just a note to wish all the Moms out there a wonderful Mother's Day. Enjoy! -Anita Hughes ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry and Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) We have been out of town quite a bit and didn't read all the Bomber news. However, we do wish Chuck and Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) strength in this tough time. These things really bring us to what is important in life. Marg, would you please repeat the address of the hospital in Seattle for those of us who missed it. We are praying for the Bigelow family and also are putting it on the Richland Baptist Church prayer list. We have 42 groups of 3 praying in different places for 30 minutes once a week (all at different times) and we will have the Bigelow family on each list. God answers prayer. Thanks, Maren for all you do to keep us Bombers together. There is power in unity. -Larry and Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Vallely ('60) Re: Memories for the Club 40 gang Hi fellow Bombers!! Came upon a fun site, http://calskp.50megs.com/1-remember.html Club 40 members will remember others may wonder!! Also wanted to pass along a taste treat "It's the Water!" Oly found in the local supermarket, in cans, so no spot games. Bombers Rule!! -Dave Vallely ('60) ~ Vancouver USA not BC, state not DC ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer "63" Re: Mother's day Happy Mother's Day to all you Bomber Ladies. Thanks to Ann for taking such good care of all 3 of us. Fillip and Rex turned out to be fine young men... 2 out of 3 ain't bad, Ann. -Fred Schafer "63" ~ Vancouver USA - where spring has finally arrived just in time for Mother's day blue skis are here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Hi, I am curious about the B6 for Carpal Tunnel and how much a person would need to take daily. Thank you, -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX where it is windy so not too hot yet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Darla Wise Kennedy ('60) Okay... your brother, Nester ('63) has been off line long enough... tell him it is time to get back... Betty Noble Giedd ('63) and I miss him, and ALL his jokes, too! *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: my calling I guess I have finally found my calling in life. I had an e-mail from a Bomber in Missouri (Jon Collins) and he said he had missed my weather reports from western Kansas. He said they usually get what we have here a day or so later. I was just thinking this morning that I had not written in awhile. So if there is something on my mind or the weather here is particularly unusual I'll write again. On another note, my niece Sarah Avant ('94), had her second child (a daughter) born on Maren's birthday. She was born one day shy of her big brother's 2nd birthday... congrgats. Bomber cheers and like I told Jon "It was raining this AM in Goodland, KS." -Betti Avant ('69), weather forecaster for Missouri ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Strickland (Bomber Husband/Dad (70), (72), (77), & (84) Re: Catalpa Tree To: Larry Mattingly ('60) I don't know much about the Catalpa Tree, but there were two in the front yard of 525 Smith Ave, I really think they have been removed. I was born and raised in southeastern Oklahoma and there were lots of them around there. We had two in front of the house we lived in when I was 12 years old. Sorry I don't know anything about them other than they do grow somewhere besides here in Richland. -Jim Strickland (Bomber husband and Dad (70), (72), (77), & (84) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Tony Tellier ('57), Denny Damschen ('62) Glenda Gray ('66), Kellie Walsh ('77) Gina Rees ('81), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Dave Vallely ('60) Dave, I think the "true" slogan for Olympia Beer is/was "It's Water" (regardless of how many dots). To: The Class of '61 This past Saturday (5/11), I found the reason why one of your number has been missing from the internet. The reason why none of Judy Willox Hodge's e-mail correspondents have not heard from her for the past several days is that her computer is in a near death situation following a crash. Even as I write, experts (who prefer to remain anonymous) are trying desperately to revive it. We can only hope. Judy did want to get one message out to her fellow classmates, and that is to log onto the Club 40 Website at RichlandClub40.org and get a registration form. Print it up, fill it out and mail it in (along with a check or money order in the appropriate amount) for the September Club 40 Party. She also intimated the she would bug the (expletive deleted) out of those who showed up at R2K+2. Forewarned is forearmed. Re: RichlandClub40.org The DustStorm is printed, folded, labeled, and will be in the mail on Monday (5/13). You will note there is one change from last year's reunion schedule in that the golf tournament will be held at Buckskin Golf Course located just west of the By-Pass on Van Giesen. Fees are very reasonable, $20 for 18 holes, cart included. For you "pros", this is a fairly new course, but one that is being run by a Bomber. I'm sure Burt or someone else will have more on this later. Bomber Cheers, -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) ~ safely back in Albany, OR, after a fun weekend in the Atomic City, with 6 Spudnuts left. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: 525 Smith To: Jim Strickland (Bomber Spouse/Dad) Jim, You mentioned 525 Smith Ave. in your note. It is interesting that this was the first house we lived in in Richland. We lived in Kennewick until the house was ready and moved in as the first occupants in October, 1944. We lived there until October, 1946. My Dad dug and planted the first yard there and he planted the two trees that you mentioned. They were very small then. -Tom Hughes ('56) ~ Auburn, WA - where Mother's Day is arriving in a burst of sunshine. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Tellier ('57) Re: Richland Bomber Gallery Re: The Bueno Old Days. [an "A" house under construction" -Tony Tellier ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Denny Damschen (62) Re: R2K+2 I hate it when I'm stupid. Always have. Actually this isn't about my stupid moves but I just looked at my web site where I have posted the names of all who have paid to attend R2K+2 next month. I noticed that there have been 721 or so site checks where the names have been read. I also noticed that we do not have 721 names. What's up with that? There ought to be more than 721 of you guys that just want to see me! ;-) later, -denny damschen (62) ~ Richland - where I can again run in shorts and a T-shirt - 70 at 9pm ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Gray (66WB) To: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) I finally got my sister, Georgia's ('58) email address. Drop me a line and I'll give it to you!! -Glenda Gray (66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Our family is looking into having a family reunion at Lake Shasta next summer. We are interested in a resort on the lake with cabins, and maybe renting a houseboat one day. There are several sites on the internet regarding places to stay, but I was wondering if anyone out there in Bomberland has any personal recommendations for us. Thanks. -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) - Simi Valley, CA where it was beautiful today, high of 85, not a cloud in the sky. Ahhh, paradise. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gina Rees ('81) The Bomber Baseball team beat Davis on Saturday. They are the district champions. They now move on to play in regional playoffs. -Gina Rees ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) After reading this, I just realized that it's Mother's day today or yesterday for all those reading this in the Sandstorm. I can never remember when it is anymore as it's in a completely different month here in England. So I want to wish My mother a belated Mother's day wish. Happy mother's day, Mom! And happy Mother's day to all the other very deserving mothers in and from Bomberland. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Cliff Judd ('49), Charlotte Dossett ('51) Sandra Atwater ('51), Hugh Hinson ('52) Bob Grout ('66WB), Marcia Wade (67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Debbe Shaffer ('74) Kim Edgar ('79), Dorothy Brodaczynski ('84) Mary Davidson ('85), Marc Hall (NAB) [NAB=Not A Bomber] ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 05/10 Chuck Lollis ('64) last name correction! Sorry, Chuck! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd (49) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) Shasta Lake is a great place to be, but hotter then you know what. Over a 100 every day. Last July we had a 16 sleeper house boat for a week. Great fun and in the warm water all the time. Don't know if you can get one for one day?? Our family reunions are problems too. -Cliff Judd (49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) To: Don Andrews ('67) Thanks so much for visiting Sam [Dossett ('67RIP)] - he talked to me about your visit when I was last there. I miss him a lot. He was an outstanding person and terrific nephew. -Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Re: Mini Reunion A little late writing about this wonderful subject, but have been quite busy. In April 2002, four wonderful Bomber girls and their husbands got together here in Palm Desert, CA to have lots of fun!! Ann Pearson Burrows ('50), Dort Hickey Fisher ('51), Joanne Cawdrey Leveque ('50) and Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) were the Bomber girls. Almost sixty years of being good friends... still alive and can remember a few of the things that happened in the forties... what fun to remember and to talk about it. Oh yes, we still can recognize each other and we enjoy one another so much and we can laugh and have fun! We felt that the husbands did pretty darn good being involved in our mini reunion... they are good guys!!! Too bad that Marilyn "Bugsy" Griffin, Pat Young Haigler and Charlotte Dossett Holden ('51) didn't take part... maybe when they know all the fun that was had, they will make it to the next one!! Ha! Jim [Boyd ('55)] and I feel that it is really good that Bombers keep in touch with each other with luncheons, etc. We Bombers are special people - right? -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson ('52) To: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) Mike, The true slogan for Olympia Beer is "It's the water". I worked for the brewery in sales and marketing for 10 years. See ya. -Hugh Hinson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Missing '66 Classmate, Rojean Grazzini To: Anybody from Class of '66 Please help finding Rojean Grazzini. E-mail or home address. Thanks -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller (67) Re: Mother's Day from Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Great to hear from my long lost son... was beginning to wonder if he was still out there somewhere. Makes me even more thankful for the Sandstorm. I truly have enjoyed my daily walks down 'memory lane'. Rob, you should write your mother now and then! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller (67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: SeaGals voting To: All you great Bombers -- friends I remember from school, and friends I never met in person Many thanks for your votes for Erin Peashka (daughter of Thomas Peashka, '68) in her bid (at age 19) to become a SeaGal. She made it to the finals, and we are very proud of her. Unfortunately she did not make the final cut. Please read her message below, sent to me and other friends and family. She wanted me to share this with you folks, with a big THANK YOU for your support and votes -- "Well the Sea Gals tryouts have come and gone and I have been cut once again. [She tried out last year, too, when she was a high school senior. Most of the 'Gals' are in their mid to late 20's.] Bummer. This year they went with a full 32 girl squad but who knows how the judging works. Even a half a dozen girls from last years squad didn't make it back. There was so much talent there! These girls will be great. But Sherri, the director, did approach my friend Jamie and I after it was over and told us we were adorable and that she would love to have us on the team! But we need to work on our dance. :(. Oh well, it's something to strive for. Next year I will be getting ready to graduate [from Seattle Art Institute] so I won't be able to try out then, but maybe the year after, who knows. Maybe I'll move to San Diego and be a Chargers girl instead! :P Thank you all for your support and encouragement! ~Erin" -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbe Shaffer Hudson ('74) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Hi there, I'm the daughter of Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54). My mom gave a brief story of Charlie Bigelow lifting her out of the water when she broke her leg in a freak water skiing accident in 1965. I was 9 years old, and I remember it like it was yesterday. Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) stood with my sister and I while Charlie and the rest of the men went to help my mom. Shirley was a great comfort. To really get the idea of how hard it was, he was kneeling on the bow of a boat that was bobbing up and down in the water, and picked her up and set her on the bow of his boat. It was a tremendous physical feat, and he was a hero of mine from that moment on. I just wanted people to maybe get an idea of just how strong Charlie Bigelow is. To a little girl who's mom was screaming in pain in the water, he was larger than life, and he deserves the credit for saving my mom. When Tri-City Raceways started, my father and I attended nearly all the races, and Charlie was always the man we were pulling for. They put a hat on my head, snuck me into the pits (girls weren't allowed in the pits then), and my dad and I stayed in Charlie's area for the race. It was a great thrill for me. Thanks for keeping us up to date on his condition, he and Shirley really are wonderful people. He remains a hero of mine. Thanks. -Debbe Shaffer Hudson ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Little League & Broken Windshields Last Saturday my son had a game. While he was practicing pitching in the fenced area, he threw a stray ball (he's new at it, he's only pitched twice), well you guessed it, believe it or not, cars actually park right next to the fence up and down both sides of the fence, even though there is a parking lot. The ball bounced off the hood and smashed the windshield. (It's hard to imagine a seven-year-old can throw that hard) He apologized and they said that's ok, it was an accident. Does anyone else remember hitting or throwing a ball and breaking a windshield while at the ball field. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Brodaczynski Badri ('84) Hi Maren! Thank you so much for keeping the Alumni Sandstorm going. I'm an avid reader and look forward to my daily fix of the Tri-Cities. I'm actually considering moving back to the Tri- Cities this summer. This is where I'm hoping you can help me out. I'd like to ask my fellow alumni for some help or suggestions on where to start my job search. Would you be able to help me with posting this? I really appreciate your help. Thanks so much! Sincerely, -Dorothy Brodaczynski Badri ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates ('85) Re: Bomber girls softball team Congratulations to the Lady Bombers softball team for going undefeated to take the big nine title, the district title, and will play this weekend in Spokane for Regionals and a berth to state. Nina Doane (one of the pitchers) has gone 72 innings without a single run earned! And Morgan Richeson has a super rise ball and drop ball that is amazing! You top that off with the fact that they have 5 juniors on the team and no seniors! They are awesome! They are a great group of girls! Congratulations girls on a job well done! Tacoma here we come! Also congratulations to the boys baseball team on a job well done! Let's get out this weekend in Spokane and support our Bombers! -Mary Davidson Coates ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update Hi Bombers, This is day 14 of his incarceration at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center ICU ward. Because of his lung injury, the duration of his stay and being on his back most of the time, Charlie has developed pneumonia. It is a small concern for the Harborview medical team in relation to his other injuries, and is being treated along with the rest of his injuries since the diagnosis on Saturday. Charlie is still mostly under sedation after last Monday's surgical procedures. His swelling from the blood and plasma inputs is slowly reducing as his body excretes the fluids. He is fighting the good fight to get well. On Sunday, Charlie's eyes would open, he seemed to understand what is spoken to him, but we are not really sure of his comprehension due to the amount of sedatives he is receiving to help him remain comfortable while the ventilator, IV's and other inputs are in place. We are very hopeful that he will be off of the ventilator and breathing on his own within a few days, we want to talk to the big guy, we miss him! Charlie has been through so much, we are impatient for him to get off his sedation and be lucid again. It has understandably been a difficult time for Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54), Vickie Bigelow ('76) and Donovan Bigelow ('74), they do so much appreciate the kind help and thoughts from all their friends and family. Shirley went home to friends and family on Friday, and will be back to stay with Vickie in Mountlake Terrace (N. of Seattle) early this week. I will see Charlie later today, and will provide an update tomorrow on his progress. We must all be patient and let Charlie heal at his pace, not the pace we wish for. Regards, -Marc Hall (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Mike Clowes ('54), Linda Belliston ('63) Susie Shaver ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Hugh Hinson ('52) Re: "It's Water" vs. "It's the Water" You are right, Hugh. But I recall driving north through Tumwater one fine day and seeing three letters not working in Oly's neon sign. Maybe that's what started this rumor. Bomber Cheers, -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning '63 Re: R2K+2 Announcement!! To: Denny Damschen '62 regarding R2K+2 You are not STUPID... you are SMART for registering already for R2K+2, so that the Committee will know approximately how many BOMBERS are planning on coming, so they can order enough food for the buffet dinner. At the first R2K we were short on food and last year we had way too much. It's hard to estimate how much to buy, and it is a big worry for us on the Committee when many do not send in their registrations early enough so that we can plan accordingly. We recognize that a lot of people do not know if they can come until the last minute, but we also know a lot of you will come, who did know, and didn't take the time to send in your money and register. Denny, you're not STUPID... you're THOUGHTFUL... So to the rest of you who plan on coming, follow Denny's example and send in your $15.00 to: R2K+2 Reunion Registration 2102 Tinkle Richland, WA 99352 We need it by June 12th, as we need to order the food by then... Don't procrastinate any longer... You will not want to miss this Annual Fun "All Bomber Reunion" and the chance to see and mingle with classmates from ALL classes... There are a lot of individual Class Reunions that same week-end and many from those classes will be attending the R2K+2. -Linda Belliston Boehning '63, R2K's Reunion secretary ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) My daughter, Laura Gagner, is a teacher at University Prep in Seattle. This summer, as in past years, she is taking a geography course with other teachers, in which they travel around the state, studying certain areas. This year they will be going to the Lower Columbia, and staying in RICHLAND! They will have a biologist speaking to them about the changes in the Columbia area, and a Hanford Historian, and she thinks that they need to hear from a "down- winder". As I have always joked about glowing in the dark, she thought of me. However, I haven't lived there since graduation in '63. Would any of you loyal Richlanders be interested in speaking to this small group of teachers on July 18th? They would be very interested to hear your story, and I'm sure that more than one of you would be welcome. Please respond to me or to Laura. She would appreciate your personal insight into the living conditions over the last 50 years. I know you Bombers will respond!!! Love ya, and see you in June! -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA To: Larry Bruggeman ('54) Just wondering if you are the father of Steve Bruggeman, who is married to Kelly? They are in my Sunday School Class at FBC. I know Steve is a Bomber and I brought the Dupus Boomer book for him to see. He wasn't aware of this website, so of course, I filled him in. I was Deedee in school, but now go by my given name, Mercedes. I really enjoy having Steve in class; he has quite a sense of humor. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) I don't know Charlie Bigelow or any of his family members. But I have been so impressed with the comments and stories from those who do, I'd just like to wish him a speedy full recovery and let his family (present and future) know I'm thinking of him and all of them. Good wishes and thoughts. This is one of the things I love about this site. -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ~ Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Hal R. Andress ~ Class of 1954 ~ 8/25/35 - 5/8/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers, 2 NABs, and 1 funeral notice today: Kay Weir ('37), Gordon McDonald ('56) Fred Schafer ('63), Bill Wingfield ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Jil Lytle ('82) Marc Hall (NAB), Rudy Allemann (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDaniels ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Glow in the dark A number of years ago I went to a conference Governor Evans held in Olympia and some of us wore shirts that said on the front: "IN CASE OF A BLACK OUT STAND NEAR ME" and on the back: "I'M FROM HANFORD I GLOW IN THE DARK". But that was topped by the ladies who wore shirts said on the front: "I AM A VIRGIN" and on the back: "ISLANDER". -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gordon McDonald ('56) Re: It's the Water? To: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) and Hugh Hinson ('52) Your comments about Olympia's slogan reminds of a visit I made to a German brewery/bar in Dusseldorf while living in nearby Essen. I asked the bartender for the "closest thing he had to an American beer". He brought me a glass of water! -Gordon McDonald ('56) ~ Massena, NY ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Congrats to Art Schafer ('70) and wife Jenise... daughter Tiffany graduates from SNU on the 18th she will be a high school math teacher. Son Josh graduates from high school on the 22nd is looking for a college where he can major in fishing and duck hunting. Daughter Megan made cheerleader. The 24th is their 25th wedding anniversary. Good job all 5 of you. Ann and I will see you on Friday in Oklahoma City. It will be a busy but fun 2 weeks. -Fred Schafer ('63) ~ sunny Vancouver USA spring is finally here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Happy Birthday to Diamond Dave McDaniels ('67) on thursday 5/16/02. Don Andrews ('67) has me gun shy, cause I got his bd off by one measly little day. :-) Well Birthday boy Dave, Don, Obie, Dog and all of you others who are headed over to the Spokane to beat around a little white ball. Have a great time, and stay out of the rough. We're headed over to spend a few relaxing days at Kiawah Island S.C. with my son Rich Wingfield ('90HHS) and his wife Eileen visiting from Salt Lake City. Kiawah is a quiet little island near Charleston. To: My cousin, Johnny Wingfield ('66) I agree with you, life is good. By the way cuz, good luck in your new assignment in Lavonia, MI. When you get a break, take a trip to Gross Point Farms. Some pretty cute little shacks along the lake. You should also check out the Ford Museum, and there is a neat little German town in central MI whose name slips me now (yes Donny another Senior moment, like you never have those) that you should check out. -Bill Wingfield ('67) Blue Ribbon Class ~ sunny and warm Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Mamma Valone's Ok I need to hear from the people that are coming to Thorp, WA to take the trip to Mamma's! I need to make reservations at Mamma's! So Heads up Guys and Gals how many are coming? I'm talking to the group from the Spaghetti Factory and any other '67er in the area who just wants to come and have fun! Let me know ASAP as May 25th is coming fast! I need to be in the know! I'm looking forward to it! Now if the wind goes away we'll have a great time! Even if it doesn't we'll still have a great time of fun and laughter! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: '82 Reunion Remember... if you have not mailed in your reunion payment and information for the memory book, please do so. If you do not plan on attending the reunion but would like to donate to the reunion fund, email me and I will get the information to you. A big THANKS to Mike Becker of Funco for donating to the reunion fund! Check out his bobble head dolls if you get a chance. They're great! Our next meeting is May 29th at 6:30p. Check the web page for more reunion information and updates. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith, '82 Reunion Committee Member ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update Hi Bombers, Charlie is scheduled for a hopefully short surgery later today to evacuate some of the infected fluid that is concentrating around his damage lung. The antibiotics flowing into his lung are not effective against the extra-lung infection. The extra-lung infection is hampering his damaged lung's recovery, keeping him on the ventilator. Charlie is kept sedated most of the day, except when the medico's wish to check him while awake. We hope that he will be able to see visitors and celebrity guests soon, but he is not up to much yet except continued rest. When Charlie is up to holding court and seeing all his friends that want to see him, the family will be pleased to let you all know. After being tortured for over 2 weeks now by the Harborview Medical team, friends and family want to have their shot at Charlie too! Right now, he is so sedated that even tickling him is no fun. Over 30 cards, letters and emails have been received by the Bigelow family so far, making all of us pretty weepy. It is so encouraging to know that Charlie and Shirley have touched so many lives. We are truly humbled by all the wonderful support sent their way. Thank you all so much! I'll post an update after his surgery. -Marc Hall (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rudy Allemann (NAB) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Campfire people who were "gliders" That would probably have been Molly and Ed McClanahan. Ed flew gilders in the '60s and Molly worked with campfire with her daughters. Ed and Molly divorced, she taking up sailing in Port Orchard and Ed switching to sailing out of Richland. The girls live in Idaho and Montana I think. -Rudy Allemann (NAB-'49 Berkeley Hi), friend of Chuck Bigelow ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 5/15/02 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Kent W. Fleischman ~ Class of 1955 ~ 5/1/37 - 5/12/02 http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers, 1 NAB, and 2 funeral notices today: Mike Clowes ('54), Alan Sargent ('56) Dick Avedovech ('56), MLou Williams ('60) Karen Kleinpeter ('63), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Mike Howell ('68WB), Patti Sinclair ('77) Tony Ott ('80), Marc Hall (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Judy Kleinpeter Peterson ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Gordon McDonald ('56) Compared to even the least German beer, American "national" brands are pretty close to hop flavored water. Can't say that about the micro brew offerings though. Re: From the "Toot Your Own Horn" dept. Those Bombers who reside in the Willamette Valley interested in dinner and a show might give this a thought. I will be appearing in the role of "Speed" in Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" at the Actor's Cabaret of Eugene (996 Willamette, across from the Downtown Athletic Club). The show dates and times are Friday and Saturday at 8pm, May 24, 25, 31 and June 1, 3, 14, 15, 21 and 22. With Sunday matinee's at 2pm on June 2 and 16. Ticket prices are a bit steep, especially at the door on the day of the show. For ticket information call 541-683-4368 Bomber Cheers -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) ~ Albany, OR where the grass is growing even as I cut it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Sargent ('56) We finally did it. We moved to Vancouver, WA. I know there's a bunch of Bombers around the Vancouver/Portland area, I need some input. Good restaurants (chinese, Mexican, Italian, etc.) Neat "Day trips", have to see/have to do things. All is appreciated. -Alan Sargent ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I count 86 Bombers in the Portland/Vancouver area! WANTED: ONE Bomber in the Portland area to organize a Portland area Bomber lunch. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) Re: American Beer in Germany ~~ It's the water? To: Gordon McDonald ('56) Your comment about asking for an American beer in Germany gave me a wonderful laugh tonight. I have been trying to get my younger brother, Tim ('61), who lives in Phoenix, AZ to drop those tasteless and watery American big brewery beers for some with real flavor like the many wonderful micro breweries here in the Northwest. Tell me Gordon, did you "drink the Water?" -Dick Avedovech, Jr. ('56) ~ Tigard, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MLou Williams ('60) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Kay, You're the only Weir I've heard of around these parts - Eastern Oregon and Washington. So I'll ask you - did your relatives live in Hermiston (45 miles south of the Tri-Cities in Oregon) around the turn of the Century - the previous Century, that is? Hermiston was named after a Robert Louis Stevenson book character called The Weir of Hermiston, that's factual. But no one knows WHY. Could it be there was a Weir here? There is only one other Hermiston in the world, and that's in Scotland. We thought one surfaced in South Africa, but turns out it was misspelled on the map - it was actually Germiston. Just wondering... -MLou Williams ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) Re: Belated Birthday Judy Kleinpeter Peterson ('67) has a May 16th birthday. Can you believe it? I missed my sister's birthday!!! Happy birthday, anyway, Judy!!! Love, Karen -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) ~ Tieton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Request for address repost I don't know Charlie Bigelow ('54), although I remember his name just from living in Richland. However, like many Bombers, I have been praying for him and his loved ones. Now I'd like to send a note to them, too. Would you please re-post the mailing address for snail-mail to Charlie at Harborview? Thanks. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where Spring seems to arrive colder and later than in Richland! Still wearing a long sleeve T-shirt and a big sweatshirt over it to walk the dog in Manito Park each evening. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Harborview Medical Center 325 Ninth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104 ATTENTION: Charlie Bigelow, Patient ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Re: Cool Desert Nights Maren and Group: My wife and I will be Setting up in the Uptown Richland Parking lot for Cool Desert Nights. We are only able to be there for one day tho and have to be elsewhere on Sunday. We will be set up by 7am on Saturday, June 22, so bring a cup of coffee and stop by to say HI. Sorry we can't stay longer but a little is better than nothing. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Sinclair Baldwin ('77) Re: Track I am assistant track coach for Republic [WA] High School. It is like being on a team again. I actually get to warm-up and work out with them. I sort of took on this job to get my son, Zach, a Freshman, to join. I thought the experience of working with a team, and the disciplines of the sport would be beneficial to him and I saw the benies of working out in the weight room and running every day for 2-3 hours for myself! When I was in track at RHS, I did the long distance runs and relays, and long jump. I also was in X-Country. Pam Gully ('77), Eva Nicaccio and I were the first girls to ever join the sport at RHS. Woohoo! Trailblazers! Anyway, my son does the long jump, 300 Intermediate hurdles, the 110 high hurdles, and the mile. We have Districts in Spokane this week-end, and State at EWU next weekend. Fun stuff! Awesome athletes! Sometimes other sports get more attention and respect. But I have seen how each person is valuable to the team. Each person's main competitor is themselves. They are always shooting for a new PR (Personal Record). Greetings to all you track people then and now. "Go for it!" to those who are doing these final League meets. -Patti Sinclair Baldwin ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Ott ('80) Hi Bombers, Just a quick note of thanks to all of you Bombers who either attended the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony last Saturday evening (May 11th), or provided me with historical references to Coach Dawald's career on line. It was a wonderful event, (Sold Out, over 350+ in attendance, and SRO at the door for another 30-50 persons), one that will be remembered for many years to come. I want to say thanks to the AD Steve Potter, Alum Steve "Stubby" Neill, and to Alum, Dick Cartmell, who by the way, was recognized for his outstanding career in officiating thru the years by the Sports Council that evening, for the "extra help" they provided. Coach now is a member of the Hall, and his Shadow Box will be displayed at the Tri-Cities Coliseum for now, (our Temp Home for the Hall) and I encourage all Bombers to go by and see the collection of Bomber items, and the fellow members who coach now shares this honor with. In time we hope to have a building just for the Hall of Fame inductees, and you can bet that this WILL become a reality hopefully sooner than later, especially with CJ Mitchell's enthusiasm of seeing this dream come true for the regions athletic community. (CJ is the one who came to me in 1988 with the idea originally to establish a Hall of Fame that represents our greatest talent). I strongly suggest that any one wanting to attend next year's event, keep updated with the press releases, or thru Tri-City Visitor and Convention Bureau site, (here too!, I will do my best) because rumor has it, there may be another Bomber or two joining the others in the Hall. The official announcement of next year's class will be upcoming, (June or July press conference) and the Hall Committee has confirmed they have made the final selections, of the Class of 2002, ready for public release. I have no idea who it is, however I will say, the people nominated by you the public, and then chosen under even further scrutiny by the 7-10 members of that "Secret Committee", give credibility to the honor bestowed upon this amazing group of citizens. There was an inquiry from some of you Bombers about the video tapes on the new members I used in the ceremony. My Producer and I shot well over 30 hours of tape on those 7 members, and we only formatted 3-5 minutes of introduction videos for the event, however I have drafted a version that would combine more of our footage, along with a tribute to the other Hall Members, to one format, that I may release in near future. I am still working on it's content, and as soon as i can, I will update to those of you with some interest. I hope that answer's your question. Look forward to next year's event, and thanks Bombers for all your support. GO BOMBERS! Always a Bomber, -Tony Ott ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) update Yesterday's surgery went well, the inflected thorasic material and fluids were removed thru a new incision in Charlie's side. He was able to oxygenate his systems much better right after the procedures, so we are hopeful Charlie will be able to breathe on his own without the help from the ventilator in a few days. I will always remember the infernal noise that the ventilator creates as it helps Charlie breathe, it is not a pleasant memory! Charlie's wife, Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) is back in town after a few days in Richland, chauffeured by Julie (maiden name ?) Evans ('76 Bomber), Vickie Bigelow's ('76) classmate and long time friend). Gary Bruns ('54) and David Bowls ('56) came by to see Charlie last Friday and gave Shirley a lift home. Amazing how much help has been offered by so many people, thank you all! -Marc Hall (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Lynn Vern Johnson ~ Class of 1955 ~ 10/24/35 - 5/13/02 http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Marguerite Groff ('54) Ray Loescher ('57), Patti Jones ('60) David Douglas ('62), Dick Boehning ('63) Linda Belliston ('63), Jill Butler ('63) David Rivers ('65), John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Crigler ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Keeney ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman Powell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline Stanfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** HEADS UP, BOMBERS!! Re: HOAX virus jdbgmgr.exe etc., etc., etc. PLEASE! PLEASE!! PLEASE!!! Check these things out BEFORE you pass them to everyone in your address book. Go to http://www.google.com -- type in the name of the file or the subject of the email and do a search. This particular HOAX gives you instructions to look for jdbgmgr.exe on your computer and tells you that if you find it to delete it. This is a legitimate Java Debugger Manager file. If you have deleted it, it can be restored. Contact your system security program. This won't stop these hoaxes, but at least we Bombers won't be passing them around. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: No. We didn't To: MLou Williams ('60) My family of Weirs didn't live in the US in past generations. My father who - I swear - was and still is the only one who ever left Scotland in his family. My dad came to Wyoming in the early 1900s and went to work on a big ranch in Wyoming that was owned by a Scotsman. After WW1 (the war to end all wars} started, he went up to Canada and enlisted in the British Army before the US was in the war. He wanted to be sure to be sent to Scotland to see his mother before he went to war. She was put out by this... she thought he could have waited till the US got involved as she already had four sons fighting in France. Of the five sons who went to war, three were killed . The two who survived were my father and his twin brother. One brother was killed disobeying an order - but how could you not? That was the war of snipers who hid and shot marching men... the order was if your buddy got shot, don't stop to help him... Rob stopped to help and the sniper got him, too. Most of the Scottish Troops wore kilts but my father wouldn't wear kilts so he became a Machine Gunner... they wore "breaks" (Trousers) as the covered retreats and often crawled on their belly and had the highest casualty rate of any of the troops... somehow he survived. While on leave he met and married an English girl - her sister was married to my dad's brother. After the war he returned to Wyoming where we lived till 1936 when we moved to Washington -- but that's a whole other story. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) My very sincere thanks to Marc Hall (NAB). You can do such a wonderful job keeping you all informed about Charlie Bigelow ('54). See the 5/16 Sandstorm. He's family (almost) and is right on the scene. We will all know things much quicker and in greater detail. By the way, Shirley, we missed you at our monthly lunch at Granny's today. And you know -- it's always the one that's not there that gets talked about. (love you both). To: Class of '54 Please pay attention to Robert/Mike aka (you know who) when he talks about Club 40 Reunion. We can all go and it can be like a dress rehearsal this year and next - getting ready for our 50th in '04. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('55) Re: Kent Fleischman ('55RIP) I was sorry to hear of Kent's death on May 12th. Kent was a childhood buddy who used to protect us kids from the neighborhood bully. I lost contact with Kent when he graduated. Some of you may remember his band which played at several high school dances. He played the trombone and maybe the sax too. I last saw Kent about 20 years ago and he was still the same nice guy I remembered from years ago. -Ray Loescher ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Future Portland Luncheon If there are any Bomber Babes and Dudes ready to travel and support the Portland group's luncheon when it gets started let me know. If they get going, if we agree, we can move August plans to go to Portland. AKA: ready to get the luncheons going in between your plays? Shorter drive! Of course we still want you to come visit up here. I'll give you my sister Nina Jones Rowe's ('65) phone number. Maybe she will help you out. Nina is in Portland. *GRIN* Sis, it's easy. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - raining tonight to water the flowers. Weather News says mostly sunny 60 to 65 for the next five days. Can we believe the weather news? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) The entire Bomber Alumni Association, Tianjin, PR China contingent (both of us), went on a tour to Shenyang and Dalian, in the Liaoning Province, over the Labor Day holidays May 1-3. Beatrice Maberry Jacobsen ('62) and I were escorted by one of my students, Fang Sheng (aka "Hugh"), to translate as we were with a Chinese tour. Hugh's home town is Shenyang, the provincial capital, and we had dinner at his home -probably the best meal I'll ever have in my life -prepared by his uncle, who is a chef in a large restaurant. We had 20 different dishes which not only tasted fantastic but were beautifully presented. Dalian is a sea-coast resort city with beautiful broad streets and squares. We visited the old Japanese and Russian sectors of the city, and went through the undersea aquarium at an ocean-side park. We returned to Tianjin by plane (which made the trip without incident, other than leaving 1 1/2 hours late - par for the course in China - and having to wait half an hour at the Tianjin airport while they found steps to move up to the door so we could deplane...) Several months ago many of you shared songs we sang in our younger days through the Alumni Sandstorm. Thank you - they were put to use this week as I did a unit "America Sings" with my classes. We sang songs (and learned some American history and customs) beginning with "Yankee Doodle," up through "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and ending with "Yakety Yak," "Teen Angel," "Venus In Blue Jeans," "Love Me Tender," and "Flying Purple People Eater" (which they loved). Interestingly, two students came to visit me to ask a personal question (they looked around the room cautiously and asked "Any 'bugs' in here?") - they said their lives were very empty and they had few resources to handle life problems. They wanted me to tell them about Christianity. Life is interesting here... -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, PR China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick and Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) A Big Congratulations to Janice Pierce Gunter '63 who graduated last night at the Tri-Cities Coliseum from WSU with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. We're so proud of you, Janice. You did it!! You lived up to the Gold Medal Class of '63's motto, "Not finished, just begun". Way to go girl!! -Dick and Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jill Butler Hill (63) Re: Janice Pierce Gunter ('63) I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jance Pierce Gunter (63) on her graduation from college and receiving her diploma on May 17th. You go girl. I love you. -Jill Butler Hill (63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Gettin' it right! Hey... I'm back... wishing four of my favorite people HAPPY BIRTHDAY on May 18th! Got a little ahead of myself back on the 8th.... Happy Birthday to Caroline Stanfield (66), Jack Keeney (65), Lyman Powell (65) and Johnny Crigler (64)! I remember when Crigler graduated, or maybe the year before, he sold Lyman his hump-back Chevy Sedan as Lyman's first car! We had a blast in that car, as I'm sure John did when he had it. HAVE A GREAT DAY YOUS GUYS! -David Rivers (65) PS Lyman... did I get that Mob lawyer sounding stuff in ok? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: Back Home I'm glad that my cousin, Bill Wingfield's (67), greeting didn't give away my surprise the other day. I left Saint Louis on the 15th (by air) and got over here to Richland the next day (by car from our home in Olympia) and surprised my parents. It was their 55th anniversary yesterday and I was able to get here and sneak up on them, what a delight. This morning I went for a walk with my dad, Royce, down along the river and enjoyed once again the beauty of this place. After seeing the Mississippi, Missouri and Wabash Rivers overflowing their banks in recent days and weeks, the River is an awesome flow of commanding power. A lot of construction is happening in downtown. Earlier I had gone for a run with our dog in the other direction, up to Bateman Island, each time I have memories of swimming or boating and skiing around the islands. It was good to see the desert in bloom yesterday as I drove across the reservation short-cut from Yakima. There were beautiful yellow flowers, like brown eyed susans and tiny white snowball flowers as I approached town. And some striking purple flowers occasionally in the waves of sand. What are those? Lupine? They looked like the purple lupine I had seen earlier along SR 12 while driving along the Tieton River. In fact, if anyone knows their natural horticulture, what are the yellow flowers and the white ones? With the cool Spring, the flowering trees, bushes and everything allowed me to enjoy beauty all across the state, from the Rhodies and Dogwoods around Olympia to the same here in River City. It's good to be home again. And Bill, I'll contact you personally to find out what you suggested I do in Detroit area, thanks. Peace, -John Wingfield (66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda Davidson ('56), Gus Keeney ('57) Ed Borasky ('59), Carol Wiley ('63) Donna Bowers ('63), Kathie Roe ('64) David Rivers ('65), Mary Anne Greninger ('67WB) Sharon Popp ('67), Rae Lynne Abraham ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete Van Wyck ('64RIP) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 5/16: Sandy Jones Fishback ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) Re: Denver Bomber Lunch Are there any Bombers in the Denver, CO area? If so, I would love to see if we can get something started here. -Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Wanda - Pick a place and a date and I'll help get the word out to Bombers in the Denver area who don't read the Sandstorm. IF YOU PLAN IT, THEY WILL COME. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Jack Keeney ('65) Happy Birthday, Jackson!!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: Future Portland Luncheon To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) I'm also in the Portland area and August sounds *wonderful* for a Bomber event here! Have Nina give me an e-mail and I'll help with the organizing. I'm going to miss Cool Desert Nights so this year it's going to be Club 40. -Ed Borasky (1959 Bomber Dude) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Wiley Wooley ('63) Re: Mrs. Pritchard (RIP) I was sad to see the funeral notice for Mrs. Pritchard. She was really nice to me when I worked in the office. I wasn't a very serious office worker and the secretary was not particularly fond of me. So when I got caught making unauthorized phone calls, or taking too long to pick up attendance slips, I would get a serious talking to. Thank God for Mrs. Pritchard, she would always smile at me and wink. She talked to me alot when I was in the office and confided that she had not always been a perfect girl and that I should be more careful so I wouldn't get caught. She had a wonderful sense of humor and didn't fault me for being 16. I will always remember her kindness. -Carol Wiley Wooley (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Add my Congrats to Janice Pierce Gunter ('63) You always were such a little human dynamo. I am so proud of you. Education is such a treasure and opens the world to you. I am not surprised at all and I have always loved our class motto: Not finished - Just begun! You are the epitome of us. All your children must be so proud. Love. -Donna Bowers Rice (proud to be a member of the Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Happy, Happy Birthday, Pete Van Wyck ('64 RIP). I hope you're up there singin' and strummin' "G-L-O-R-I-A" on your guitar. You are missed, and I'll be thinking of you on May 19. Congratulations to Linda Belliston Boehning ('63). She won first place at the 2002 Richland Kiwanis Foundation Putt-Off and was presented a gold medallion at the award's ceremony. Proceeds from the annual golf tournament provide college scholarships to local students, so Linda not only putted 18 holes well, she also helped some young Bombers continue their education. Way to go. Linda!!! -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: Belated HB I feel awful! One of the prettiest girls in our class ('65) just had a birthday and I totally missed it! I remember the first time I saw her as if it were yesterday. You know the day... Sophomore year... first day of school... There they are... all those girls from the "other" Jr. High that you never knew existed! We know Jimbeaux ('63) knows what I'm talking about... It's that special feeling you get when you realize that the world is way bigger than you thought! "Dang... it's gonna be a great 3 years!" you say to yourself! Course, I never did any "harvesting" of younger girls the way some guys I know did... well, maybe... maybe once... ok... maybe more than once... ok ok... maybe lots, geez, get over it! Anyway, this particular girl married Roger Fishback ('62). Got the picture now? HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sandy Jones Fishback (65) on May 16th. I'll get it right next year! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Mary Anne Greninger Merritt ('67 but went to St. Paul's last few years) Date: 05/18/2002 1:27:26pm Comments: Great idea.. love to read this website. Brings me back... Does anyone know the whereabouts of Marcia Peterson?? Please let me know.. -Mary Anne Greninger Merritt ('67WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Popp Wise ('67) Trying to locate Nancy Marshall, class of 63. If you know how to get in touch with Nancy, please let me know. -Sharon Popp Wise ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Rae Lynne Abraham ('78) Date: 05/18/2002 2:48:06am Comments: Well, I have enjoyed this site and it is the first time I've read the sandstorm. Karen Davis ('76), Hello!!!!! Hey 78' class! Does anyone know where "Gas" Kathy Gardner is? How about Sandy "skinned knee" Skinner? Sure would like to know. Hello, to my "old" classmates. -Rae Lynne Abraham ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Reunion Committee ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Ed Wood ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Bill Wingfield ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Bob Cross ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reunion Committee ('52) To: All Bomber If you like to come to Class of 52' 50th Reunion on Friday night the 2nd of August, 7pm to Midnight, you're welcome to come. The cost would be $15.00 for Friday night only. You can pay at the door. -Class of 1952 Reunion Committee The Gold Class of the Year Forever Bombers ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) and Marc Hall (NAB) I would like to add my thanks to Marc for keeping all Bombers clued in on what's happening with Charlie Bigelow's ('54) medical progress. Being able to maintain an information stream on many things is a good reason for the internet (despite the hassles and bad service). And, Marguerite, thanks for the support on Club40, even though you seem to have forgotten my last name. And now for a more recent Charlie Bigelow story. When I walked into the room in the Shilo Inn where our class's 45th reunion was being held, the first person I readily recognized was Charlie. Now keep in mind that I had not seen him for 45 years (my fault). But to be able to say to a person whom one has not seen in a very long time "You haven't changed" could only apply to Charlie. Well, of course he has changed; he's older, he has less hair, but he still hasn't changed. Marc, if you are in the loop on Alumni Sandstorm, please convey to Charlie that there are a lot of people wanting to see him at the next Club 40 Reunion. We won't care if you are in a wheel chair or on a gurney, we'll just be very glad to see you. Bomber Cheers -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) ~ now in the loop for a Bomber lunch in Portland or somewhere. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) To: Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) Re: Denver area Bomber Lunch There's at least one more of us in the Denver, CO area - I'm in Lakewood, and it wouldn't surprise me to find there are quite a few of us. Let me know when you put some kind of an event together -Ed Wood ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I just want to take the opportunity to wish my almost twin cousin, Bob Cross ('62) -- still Bobby to me -- a Happy Birthday yesterday (5/19)!! And say that I hope to see many fellow l962 comrades at our 40th Reunion which will be on June 21-23, and is soon to be here!! -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Donny Andrews ('67) Please give that cute wife a big kiss for me, now hopefully I have this one right :-) Mon 5/19 is Linda Andrew's 39th birthday. Do I have the date right? If so, happy birthday Linda. I know I have the age right, Don, you cradle robber. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Randy W. Snow ~ Class of 1969 ~ 3/16/51 - 5/15/92 Ronald E. Cates ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2002 http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Darlene Trethewey ('56WB) John Northover ('59), Pam Hunt ('66) Tedd Cadd ('66), Ellen Hansen ('68) Mary Davidson ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Club 40 Hey AKA Carlson (54)! Great newsletter. I was surprised to see so many old folks listed in the Class News section. Who writes that corny first page letter? Cheez! Hey Burt Pierard (59) What is your new phone # ? You got your old house back? Amazing. Kay Weir Fishback (37) I remember all the stories of the twin bros. I am still amazed that there could be two Scotty Weirs! -Dick McCoy (tin can class of '45), Bronc/Beaver/Bomber On warm, fuzzy Camano Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darlene Trethewey ('56WB) Re: Portland Bomber Lunch I'm interested in a Portland lunch group, but not planning it as I have a lot on my plate as is, but would be willing to help. I live at the edge of Portland and Gresham. -Darlene Trethewey ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: Hoax listings Information concerning viruses and virus hoaxes may be obtained at any of the following sites: Symantec Mining Co. (About.com) Guide to Urban Legends and Folklore Mining Co. (About.com) Virus and Hoax guide American Cancer Society's comments about Dying Kid Hoax CERT. Coordination Center Chain letter information Data Fellows' Hoax page Data Fellow's Virus Page Dr Solomaon IBM IBM Different from above - but only slightly! ICSA Internet ScamBusters AFU and Urban Legends Network Associates Rob Rosenberger's Site The San Fernando Valley Folklore Society All-New Favorite Net Hoaxes Center For Disease Control's Health Hoaxes Page Urban Legends on About.com Symantec McAfee virus info center truth about computer security hysteria US Department of Energy - Computer Incident Advisory Capability Network Associates virus site http://www.f-secure.com/virus-info/ Pass this on ... It AIN'T NO Hoax!!! -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd and Pam Hunt Cadd ('66) Re: Congratulations to another Graduate: Amy Cadd (90) An update for those of you who remember our Daughter Amy Cadd's recent brain surgery (tumor removed, permanent hearing lost in right ear, balance lost with the brain readjusting for it, and other insults to her body). She is doing very well - the movement in the right side of her face is slowly coming back. We are grateful for all your prayers! Last Friday, she accomplished what she set out to do when she scheduled the brain surgery for Christmas break: Graduating from WSU-TC with her Masters in Teaching degree with a 3.96 GPA! We are so proud of her. We are also awestruck that she could go through the tumor removal, balance and hearing loss and lengthy recovery and still do her student teaching and graduate on time! Great Job, Amy! We love you, Dad and Mom -Tedd and Pam Hunt Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ellen Hansen Lua ('68) Thanks to all of the Bombers that replied to my plea for realtors. I knew I could count on ya. Everything all taken care of. While I was in Richland got to enjoy some Spudnuts!! Thanks again Andy. A couple of Zip's burgers. A nice windstorm as my husband was flying in and some rain. Like they have always said "if you don't like the weather - wait 20 minutes." Thanks again. -Ellen Hansen Lua ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Davidson Coates ('85) Re: Lady Bomber Softball Team Congratulations to the Lady Bombers softball team on a great season! We are very proud of each of you! We had a tough couple of days up in Spokane, but we know you guys can play great and look forward to next year and that you all will be back ready to go! Thanks Dale Hill, Mike Fowler, Tom Luzzo, Mr. Rider, Mr. Faubert, and Coach Church on a great season. Good job ladies going 45-8 over the past two years! Great job! Look out Tacoma, we will be back! GO BOMBERS! -Mary Davidson Coates ('85) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 funeral notice: Norma Loescher ('53), Ginny Weyerts ('54) Patti Jones ('60), Donna Nelson ('63) Linda Belliston ('63), Bob Mattson ('63/'64) Deedee Willox ('64), John Wingfield ('66) Shirley Collings ('66), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Thanks for your lively page one tone-setter in the May 2002 DustStorm. No one takes Club 40-vintage Bombers back in time like you! To: John Northover ('59) What a good list of internet hoax sites you gave us! I had only a few of them. They're worth giving a wide circulation. They could help prevent panics and stalled traffic. To: Tedd and Pam Hunt Cadd ('66) and Amy ('90) I couldn't be happier for you, coming back from complicated brain surgery with Highest Honors in every possible way! Best wishes in your teaching career. Bomber cheers, -Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) Re: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Now it is our turn to pray for the Tompkins family as Marguerite's husband Bill is in the ICU at Kadlec with the effects of a brain tumor, choking spell and seizures. Please pray for strength for the family as they go through yet another set back for Bill. We love you, Margie and know God will be with you. -Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Summer schedule for the Bomber Babes and Dudes To: All Bombers JUNE Lunch Date: June 9, 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 JULY The fourth of July will be at Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Date: July 4, 2002 Time 12:00pm Where: E-mail for reservations, address and phone number. What To Bring: Come like your coming for a picnic! Bring a dish to share for dinner. There is plenty of grass and patio area. Bar-B-Q's will be available. Dinner: 5:00pm Fireworks: 10:15pm Larry Mattingly ('60) Fireworks are over the water out in front of my place. Possible we will be able to see two fireworks displays. That is if Cheney stadium is doing their fireworks. Only Larry can answer this. >From Out of Town: There are numerous motels and hotels within in ten to fifteen minutes from my place. They are in Federal Way and Fife. I am West of both. Weather: Be prepared for outdoors. Picnic will go on no matter what the weather. Parking: Parking will be on the road or at the shopping center which is a minute walk from my home. For those attending the Fife luncheon on June 9th I will take reservations then for the 4th. I will have maps available. AUGUST Portland Luncheon At this time tentative plans are made for the following: (Reservation of a picnic ground has to be firmed up). Picnic Date: August 10, 2002 Time: 11:00am - ? Where: Battleground, WA, 30 minute drive from Vancouver, WA What to Bring: Bring a picnic lunch. Dish to Share. Date: August 11, 2002 Time: 11:00am Where: Downtown Vancouver? For all events Bomber families and Spouses are invited. FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ALL EVENTS WILL BE MADE SEPARATELY THROUGH THE NEXT THREE MONTHS!!!!!!!! Bomber Cheers, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Jesse Burnet!!!!!!!! 2002 Bomber Graduate We're proud of you. We'll see you in the Bomber Bowl June 8. Congratulations ..... Aunt Donnie, Sus and Jan -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Re: Buy Bomber Stuff website We are out of the Bomber Plates, but we have had several inquiries about them the last couple of weeks, and we are considering ordering more... If any of you are interested in buying one, please let me know ASAP. They would be $5.00 if you pick them up at the R2K+2 or $10.00 if we have to mail them to you.. Re: R2K+2 Just a reminder again to quickly send in your Money to register. Combined with "Cool Desert Nights", this promises to be another fun week-end. Check out the R2K+2 site to see who has already registered. Send your $15.00 registration confirmation to: R2K+2 Reunion Registration 2102 Tinkle Richland, WA 99352 We need it by June 12th. -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson (63/64) To: Bombers in the Portland area Having a luncheon sounds like a great idea. Just where and when is the question. Estacada is a small logging town about 25 minutes southeast of Portland - Gresham area. There the Safari club is full of mounted animals from all over the world set in natural and action scenes. Full bar, lottery and banquet facilities, American and Chinese menu. And, it's only a fifteen minute drive for me. Well, it's a start anyway. Later, -Bob Mattson (63/64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) Re: hoaxes To: John Northover ('59) Wow! Thanks for all the websites on hoaxes. Add to the list: http://truthorfiction.com http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org I ALWAYS check several websites before I forward anything. Most of the time, I find it's a hoax. I am rather reluctant to forward anything and won't unless I think it really has merit. Then I clean it up first. Don't you hate getting forwards of forwards with >>>>> and a lot email addresses for people you don't know?! Again, thanks for the list of websites; I was only aware of a few of them. -Deedee Willox Loiseau (64) ~ Burbank, WA - where we are gearing up for my 4 year old granddaughter's birthday party tonight! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: Amy Cadd ('90) I just want to affirm the loving support of Ted and Pamela Hunt Cadd ('66) for their Daughter, Amy ('90) and for her healing through it all. It is a wonderful example of healing power of love and prayer. Praise God! And to graduate with excellent marks, sounds like the entire experience was a big learning process and Amy will have great things to share and teach in her life. Yes! -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Moving Clock http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~deis/Clock.htm -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Reminder..... Class of '82 alum If you haven't received a reunion packet yet or sent in your payment please do so ASAP. If you would like information or know someone who hasn't been contacted regarding the reunion, please email me at the above email address so we can get some information to them. See you all soon! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 5/21/02 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Betty Shepard ~ Class of 1972 ~ 8/11/54 - 5/11/02 http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dorothy Cameron ('55), Larry Mattingly ('60) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell (55) I just got the "Duststorm" in the mail and saw a name I would like to connect with. Bill Chapman ('53) entered a note. I would like to know where he is and where Dot Campbell Chapman is now.. They were in our wedding and we have lost contact with them. Anybody got any info on this? Thanks... -Dorothy Cameron Powell (55) ~ Walnut Creek, CA where the weather is always wonderful!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Tacoma 4th of July viewing from Patti Jones' house. The view from Patti's is excellent. The barge- fired display is right across the water near the "old town pier". If the weather is good the crowd on the Tacoma waterfront could be as large as 200,000. (185K last year). The Tacoma budget went up substantially this year and it will be the largest display they have ever had. This venue is my personal effort for the 4th. I will spend 30-35 hours in show design and sequential timing. The music will be simulcast on Warm Radio FM and KLAY AM. Since I started doing the display 4 years ago the stature of the display, the budget, and the crowds have grown, and now this display is rated by the DiscoveryChannel.com as one of the ten best displays in the world. The Wall Street Journal rated us 3rd in the US last year. I have just finished the strong patriotic music program and it is a bit over 21 minutes. I have developed a suitable 9-11 memorial sequence mid-show. Patty's house will be the place to be. What better way to spend the 4th then with old friends and fireworks? Please enjoy a safe 4th, and remember what it is really all about. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Just before getting on the plane for a quick trip to Alaska where I am told they are having a late spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) FYI - Coach T. Piippo underwent an 8-hour heart surgery last week in Seattle. He may be home by the end of this week. You might want to send good thoughts to him. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo (70) Re: Bomber baseball To: All Bomber alumni Friday May 24th the Coach Ben Jacobs ('69) led Bomber baseball team plays #2 ranked and defending state champs Federal Way at 7:00pm in Cheney Stadium, Tacoma. The Bomber baseball team is ranked #1 in the state. Bombers are playing exciting and fun to watch baseball with retired/unretired ex-Bomber Dean Hoff ('62) assisting Coach Jacobs and Coach Ruane. GO Bombers! -Steve Piippo (70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 NAB: Ginny Weyerts ('54), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Barb Belcher ('72), Maggie Gilstrap ('74) Eric Lukins (81), Marc Hall (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 5/24 or 5/25: Terry Matthews ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) Re: Marguerite Groff Tompkins '54 Marguerite's husband, Bill, passed away Wednesday evening, May 22, 2002. He had been on life support since a choking episode several days earlier. God arranged for all of the children to be home and his brother and sister-in-law here from Michigan before he was taken off the life support. The family is doing well so far and their faith has been a great witness to all at the hospital and all who came to visit. One grandson brought his CD player down to the room and Bill and family spent his last hours listening to his favorite Praise music. When arrangements are known, we will share them. In the meantime, a granddaughter is being married on Saturday. Pray for strength and continued Peace for the family. God Bless! -Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) I was in Richland for a day last Friday conducting interviews. It was a very quick and busy trip. It rained??? early that morning... everything was green... familiar smells in the air, especially the Russian Olive coming from the 'Y'... time was short, but before I hit the road I grabbed a Papa Joe burger from Zips, raced to get a 6-pack of doughnuts from you know where... sped past the old neighborhood on Birch, en route to that westbound highway. For the 3 1/2 hours back to Seattle life was even better than usual. Just needed to share this... thanks! TO: Dick Pierce ('67) Did you wake up from your nap yet? I dusted my clubs off in shear anticipation!!! -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Re: Class of 72 Reunion July 19 and 20 is our big 30-Year Reunion! Looking for all of our classmates to please send us a note of their whereabouts. Check our web site for more info (1972 home page) or e-mail me for an up-to-date flyer. After July 5 there will be a $5.00 late fee. Here is the lost list as of May 23: Jim Adee, Debra Alboucq, Jessica Allen Underwood, Cindi Anderson, Mike Armstrong, Raymond Bachelor, James Battey, Tammi Bee Anderson, Howard Bowen, Jo Brawner, Nancy Brewder Mehr, Debra Brunelle, Deanna Campbell Shileika, John Campbell, Lesly Carlson, Mike Carter, Susan Christianson, Rich Conway, Martin Corbett, Amy Crewdson, Scott Dabling, Marlene Donahue Flack, Jeff Duve, Jean Eckert Imholte, Barb Ellis Adams, Ellean Eskeli, Eric Field, Tom Fife, Ann George Watkins, Donna Green Halloway, Ken Hall, Elaine Harris, Mary Harris Grazzini, Jim "Dusty" Heifner, Brian Hess, Elizabeth Hileman, Sandi Huff Rind, Viki Hunter, Pat Irwin, Charles Isaacs, JoAnn Jackson Vanese, Debby Johnston, Don Joyal, Carol Joyce Williams, Melanie Kabrick, Sue Kilgore Pearson, Gail Kovacevich, Jim Lowry, Kurt Lyso, Brent Mackintosh, Sheryl Marsh, Julie Miller, Gordon Mumford, Kurt Orchard, Nicole Palfy, Dan Norwood, Jim Pederson, Julie Petersen, Dona Pfiefer Holloway, Lana Pfiefer Syvertsen, Stan Phillips, Ron Richey, Robin Rieck, Beth Riggins Juarez, Tracy Roberts, David Ross, Kevin Rowe, Dale Rowlette, Mark Schwennesen, Thom Sisk, Jeff Smith, Roxanne Snyder Smith, Edrea Sommer, Cindy Stever, Brian Todd, Dan Van Der Beek, Donna Wallace, Cecie Wett, Elaine White Rahmig, John Wyss. Thanks for your help! -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) You will enjoy your trip to Alaska. We are not having a late Spring we are enjoying Summer weather. Some of lakes still have ice on them but our temps have been in the low to middle 70s for the last week. This weekend promises to be great as well. If your visit brings you close to Big Lake stop on by the "Cat House". If one of our many boats is in the water (waiting for ALL the ice to go out) I will take you for a ride on Big Lake. We can make Maren green with envy and go see Martin Buser if he is around. I bet Vickie Anderson Simmons ('67) can show you a few high points as well. -Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Anyone who doesn't already know, Martin Buser is the 2002 winner of the Iditarod Sled Dog race that was held in early March. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Eric Lukins (81) Re: Bill Tompkins (RIP) On Wednesday, May 23, another great man was called home to be with his Lord. Bomber Dad and Grandfather Wilfred "Bill" Tompkins leaves behind a community of family and friends that have all been blessed by knowing and loving this "good ol' boy". Although his last year was one of toughest fights he'd ever been in, Bill's strong character and sense of humor would always shine through while his faith in Jesus Christ became fully rooted and grounded to carry him on and finish the race. Surrounded by his wife, Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54), 6 Bomber kids, and other close family members, he peacefully left, to be absent from the body, and in the presence of the Lord. Well done, good and faithful servant! There will be a celebration of his life within the next week at Bethel Community Church in Richland. -Eric Lukins ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update Hi Bombers, Sorry for not providing some updates the last few days. To: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) We will do our best to have Charlie at the Next Club 40 Reunion, thanks for expressing your best wishes. Now go break a leg! (That's theatre talk for good luck) Charlie's status is one of slow recovery. No further surgeries are scheduled. No major change to his condition has occurred, he is just slowly getting better. He is becoming more lucid as his medications are reduced. He is conscious, but groggy and knows we are there for him. The ventilator is still employed, but it is being relied on for his breathing less and less as his damaged lung heals. We hope that it will be just a bad memory soon, when Charlie can breathe well on his own. We know that he is getting better when one of the major concerns of the nurses was how to sculpt the correct goatee when shaving his beard! yesterday the rehab folks gave Charlie his first round of rehab, while he is still in ICU, so very good news there! There was some concerns about his kidney function, but they have stepped to the challenge and are now doing much better now, once the trauma from the accident and the 4 surgeries has subsided. So, guardedly good news on Charles progress, time for some smiles. Charlie's major milestones to look forward to are: * Get off the ventilator, start breathing on his own * Verbal abuse of the family and medical staff * Get the heck out of ICU! * Be able to host visitors (chomping at the bit to see him!) * Start Rehabilitation Program Shirley is planning to return to Richland today (Thursday May 23), but that is tentative, depending on Charlie's status. When not at Harborview, Shirley is staying at her daughter Vickie's ('76) place in Mountlake Terrace, about 15 miles north of Seattle. Charlie's son Donovon ('74) lives one block+ away from Harborview, which is very handy. I hope to have some quotes from Charlie very soon to include in my next updates, when the ventilator is finally gone so he may speak to us. Thanks again to all for your support, -Marc Hall (NAB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Cliff Judd ('49), Ann Clancy ('50) Anita Hughes ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Charles Cox ('56), Helen Cross ('62) Carol Converse ('54), Dick Pierce ('67) Kim Edgar ('79), Reunion Committee ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cliff Judd ('49) To: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) Where is Big Lake??? -Cliff Judd ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Just received the spring DustStorm and went searching and found [Bombers]. The names bring back a lot of great memories! Just love Dick McCoy ('45/'46) and his articles. This latest one on the old "rec hall" really hit home with me. I can't tell you how many hours I spent there hanging out. Although he failed to mention it, the parking lot behind the HiSpot was a pretty popular place also! Still have my membership card for the HiSpot signed by Cecil Morrison ('50). I was there from day one. Girls dancing together because most of the boys would not. Freddie Barker ('50) was the exception! Of course could not go home until we hit the "cafeteria" for french fries with gravy and cherry cokes. Have not tasted any that good since. Maybe it was just those times. I loved it. My brothers Bob ('51) and Jim ('52) Clancy will confirm the thrill of setting pins at the bowling alley. Not so sure that it was their idea as much as it was my dad's way to get the boys to earn a little money. Please add my name to the Class of '50 e-mail. A big thank you to all, past and present, for keeping the DustStorm and Club 40 going. All of us near and far appreciate what you are doing. -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {Ann -- WELCOME to the mushrooming group of cyber Bombers!!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) My most sincere sympathy to Marguerite and all of her family. Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) A special thank you again to Marc Hall (NAB) for his continued updates on Chuck Bigelow. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ Where the sun shines on the beautiful snow covered Mt. Shasta in Northern California. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) I never met your husband. Nevertheless, I am sorry to hear of his passing. It was good to hear that the family was there during his final hours, and that he may now rest in peace. Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) A glimmer of hope begins to shine with the news of Charlie's recovery. I could make some facetious remark about his kidneys, but the less said, you know. Re: August Picnic Planned!!!! Just got word from Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) that the "picinic" location has been finalized. But more on this from Ed Borasky ('59) who has been "ram-rodding" the project. I sort of had my taste buds set for a "kegger at the beach", but that was not to be. So, I should see most of the Western Washington and Oregon Bombers. But, fair warning, come early as the parking seems to be all taken up by noon. Sounds like we're meeting in a park-and-ride lot doesn't it? Bomber Cheers, -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) - Last night (24th) was opening night for "The Odd Couple" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox ('56) Re: Bomber License Plate Frame To: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) I tried to send you an email but all I got after keying in your e-mail address was AOL ANY WHERE. I would like to get a Alumni Bomber License Plate Frame. Check is in the MAIL. -Charles Cox ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Charles -- you shouldn't have to do any "keying in" of email addresses. All you need to do is CLICK on the person's blue/underlined email address below their name in the Alumni Sandstorm and that will give you a blank email already addressed to the person. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Eric Lukins ('81) I wonder if you are related to Doug Lukins, part of the great class of l962? Hope to see many from our class at our reunion the weekend of June 21-23, 2002. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen - Doug Lukens ('62) spells his last name with an "e"... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (64) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins (54) I know you don't know me, but just wanted to let you know that I'm so sorry about the passing of Bill. He is in a much better place now with his beloved Lord. -Carol Converse Maurer (64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) 3.5 hours from Richland to Seattle? You must still be driving your old blue '54 Ford. Did you stop to eat some more? Never even touched my clubs. It was like Jack Lemmon in The Out of Towners. First day there I raised up into an open cupboard door and got 3 stitches. It was the jet lag. America's health care re-creation (HMOs) had me wasting my time with two senseless consultations for a pre-diagnosed condition. Marian had knee surgery with the UW Husky physician. While over-nighting at the Mayflower Park, I amazed myself and added two more kidney stones to my collection. Then I had my minor procedure and developed an unbelievably nasty case of influenza to "top off" my recovery. I jumped back on the plane on Thursday. Oh yea, I blew out an oil line in the 911 going up the Pass, and ended up dropping in 6 quarts to get it back to Aker's on Broadway. Called Sadelle and wished her Happy Mother's Day from Seattle and watched the Red Sox at Safeco. Drove over in the RX the next day for a short visit. Sorry you asked? It was the worst trip in a zillion years. The reunion will be a treat. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Hack Your Own Car I came across this article in PCMagazine. It talks about the computers that are in your car. You can now get software and hardware so you can diagnose it yourself, maybe save some money. Obviously, this is for computer savvy and mechanically inclined folks, not for everyone. Anyway, thought I'd pass it on. The first link is the actual article, the second is a site with additional websites are where to get the software and software. Hack Your Car by Bill Machrone Hack Your Car -- REPLY www.obdtool.com Enjoy and have a great Memorial Day Weekend -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Reunion Committee ('82) The class of '82 Reunion Committee would like to wish each and everyone of you Bombers a Special Memorial Day weekend. Find some time in your busy lives to remember those no longer with us on this earth... those you love and those who have served in the armed forces for this great country of ours. A big salute to those Bombers that are no longer with us. May you rest in Peace. Class of '82 Reunion Committee: Teresa Dunham Johnson Tracey Wood Peloquin Heidi Hogan Gottshalk Kent Johnson Craig Hall Jil Lytle Smith *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gus Keeney ('57), Missy Keeney ('59) Eric Lukins ('81), Michele Lawrence ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Taps I thought I would pass this one along. I got it from a friend and I thought it was appropriate for this week end. -Gus Keeney ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [What Gus sent turned out to be a myth... http://www.usmemorialday.org/tapsmyth.html Here's the real story: http://www.west-point.org/taps/Taps.html -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Hotmail Accounts I checked this out and both boxes were checked in my personal profile account. I quickly unchecked them. I have forwarded this to everyone on my mailing list with a hotmail account but I think all Bombers with hotmail accounts should now about this: =========== MS has changed your Options without telling you! Mary Microsoft Releases Your Personal Hotmail Info If you have a Hotmail account - or if you've used Microsoft Passport - for more than a month, there's something you need to check. Or, more accurately, UNcheck. Microsoft bought Hotmail in January 1998. Almost 120,000,000 people use the system, worldwide. A couple of years ago, Microsoft hooked up Hotmail to its Passport system. Variously known as Microsoft Passport, Windows Passport, MSN Passport, and/or .NET Passport, all of the names refer to Microsoft's giant central database of customer info. If you signed up for Hotmail - or anything else that uses Passport - more than a couple of months ago, you may be in for a big surprise. It seems that Microsoft changed the rules while you weren't looking. Unilaterally, Microsoft may have granted itself permission to pass along your personal information to other companies that use Passport on their Web sites. The personal information includes your email address, your birthday, your country and zip code, your gender and occupation. To check this out, go into Hotmail. Click OPTIONS (to the right of the tab that says "Address Book"). Look below the "Your Information" header and click PERSONAL PROFILE. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and see whether the boxes marked "Share my e-mail address" and "Share my other registration information" have been checked. Those boxes didn't exist when I signed up for Hotmail, and chances are pretty good they didn't exist when you signed up for it, either. I certainly never gave Microsoft permission to hand out my email address - or my birthday, gender or occupation. Yet both of those boxes on my personal profile were checked. I bet they're checked on your personal profile, too. Details are still murky, but it looks like Microsoft added those two check boxes a couple of months ago, and did itself a big favor by checking both of them for all of the Passport holders at the time. When did Microsoft implement this new policy? Hard to say. Details should be in the MS privacy statement, but I couldn't find anything. If you'd like to wade through Microsoft's privacy statement http://privacy.msn.com/default.asp#MSNMAIL, strap on your hip waders - it's 520 lines of dense legalese. The last two lines of the statement say: Updated December 2001 (c) 2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. ========= Thanks, -Missy Keeney ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I checked my hotmail account and, sure enough, those two boxes were checked!! ...and I ALWAYS UNcheck stuff like that whenever I sign up for anything!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Eric Lukins ('81) To: Helen Cross Kirk (62) Re: Lukens / Lukins Bombers I met Doug Lukens ('62) one time, and he told me he couldn't count how many times he was asked if he was related to Eric Lukins (me). Now that's funny, even though it was the other way around. Actually, my parents were both Bombers in the early days. Jerry Lukins and Sandra Karshen, and my uncles Ron, Dan ('59), and Wayne ('65RIP) Lukins. I do have a cousin Doug, but surely not the same one that has his name on several plaques in the Bomber Gym. Last I knew, Doug Lukens (62) resided in Sunnyside, WA and was a successful businessman. Hopefully, he will be able to make it to the 40th reunion or the R2K2. Re: Tompkins family I just got back from the Tompkins' family wedding reception, Jackie Naugle and John Sammons, and I am really glad to report that it was a joyful event, full of love and life. It's reflective of David after one of his sons died. They did everything for him when he was here, but now he is gone. They shall go to him, he shall not return to us. Bill Tompkins' memorial will be on Friday at Bethel. -Eric Lukins ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the "old" ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Michele Lawrence ('82) Date: Sun May 19 18:26:35 2002 Hello from '82 grad Just looking around. Flipped through the messages looking for '82 grads. Went to Jefferson Elementary, Chief Jo and then Col Hi. I am looking for information about Penny Harrod ('82) and LeAnn Norton ('82). Anyone who knows how to reach them please send me an email. I hung out with Alex Davidson ('82), Sandra Schrieber ('82), and dated Karlin Dodd ('82). Drop me a line if there are any '82 grads out there. Thanks, -Michele Lawrence ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Mike Clowes ('54), Dorothy Cameron ('55) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Maggie Gilstrap ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Boyd ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, AKA Bob Carlson ('54) To: Missy Keeney ('59) Thanks for the heads-up on Microsludge's gambit. Checked mine right after reading the Alumni Sandstorm this morning, and sure enough Uncle Bill's minions had done the dirty trick. Might be too late to lock the barn, but hopefully the whole herd hasn't been taken. Bomber Cheers, -Mike Clowes, AKA Bob Carlson ('54) ~ Opening night went well. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) Re: Bombers will ALWAYS come up with the answers!! Several of you came forward to add pieces of information on how I might get in touch with Bill ('53) and/or Dot Campbell ('55) Chapman. Talked with both of them today. Bill is in Murrieta CA. Dot is in Sioux Falls, SD. Were they ever surprised to hear from me... last contact was at least 15 years ago!!! Dot was especially thrilled to know so many folks remembered her and she said ok to send in her e-mail address: [deleted for Dot's privacy -- send email to Dorothy if you want Dot's email address. -Maren] She has lost several family members in the last few years... Mom and Dad (Kit and Marge), sister: Annie and brother Duffy. Hopefully we will see these friends one of these days. Thanks Burt Pierard ('59), Karen Cole ('55) and Fred Suckow ('55) & Tom Tracy ('55) for encouragement and info!! Bomber determination rules...... -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) ~ Walnut Creek, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: All Bomber Military, both past and present Since we are celebrating Memorial Day today, I just wanted to say, THANK YOU!!!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ temps are definitely getting hotter - in the 90s and going up. ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Welcome home So, I wuz just sittin' here... wadn't doin' nuttin'... and I read Eric Lukins ('81) piece about Doug Lukens ('62) and it started me thinking about grade school and high school heroes... and then that started me thinkin' about how much I love bein' a Bomber and how much I love my friends and how I miss the ones that are no longer with us. Hey don't get me wrong... if you leave the room for more than 5 minutes I miss you... But this weekend is special... even more special than usual... Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) and I were at a car show today and just walking and talking the way we always do... and naturally it always comes down to Richland and remember this and remember that and remember when Ziege ('57) and Rafferty ('57) painted their cars black and how they were the baddest things we'd ever seen... .and it got me to thinking of when Bill Dowd ('65) and I were in Vietnam and how we wrote to each other and Bill's letters stopped and Brian Johnson ('65) wrote me to tell me Bill had been killed and how badly I felt and how often I have read and reread that last letter... I keep it sealed in a plastic baggie along with all the wedding notices that my Mom would send me of all my friends as they got married... I have several but I'll only mention Charlie and Dana Mosley Warford ('61) here because they are the only ones who are still married (to each other)... so what I'm trying to say here is to all the guys and gals who came home... Welcome home and thank you. And to all those that didn't make it back to be with us at R2K and R2K+1 and this year in June... I miss you all and please know you remain in my heart and all the hearts of all Bombers. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: MSN To: Missy Keeney ('59) I checked it out and those 3 boxes were NOT checked on my info! So I hope that every one will check that out! Thanks for the info Missy. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Three cheers To: All past, present, and future Bombers and Bomberettes, Three cheers for the green, gold, red, white, and blue!!! God bless the U.S.A. now and forever. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where today the sun is 'a-shining ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) To: Cliff Judd ('49) Big Lake, AK is about 65 miles north west of Anchorage, AK. Are you planning a trip to Alaska? Maren, We have had another "Summer" weekend and I actually have a sunburn! -Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 5/25/02 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Robert "Bob" Park ~ Class of 1965 ~ 9/1/47 - 5/23/02 http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Deedee Willox ('64) Patti Snider ('65), Gary Christian ('67) Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Hotmail Accounts - 5/26/02 Sandstorm I checked MSN on my computer and sure enough, the boxes were checked. I de-checked immediately. Thanks for the info. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Class of '72 Reunion To: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) If you are looking for Thom Sisk, there is a Lydia Sisk in Pasco, WA. She is an older lady (we used to go to the same church), so could possibly be Thom's grandmother. She is not in the phone book, but I do have her in the church directory. E-mail me if you want the number and/or address. Don't know if they are related, but it never hurts to try. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where we just got home from a fun weekend with friends in Idaho. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) My deepest regrets to Bob Parks ('65) who recently died of cancer. His wife and two girls are in my prayers. I was at the Veterans Memorial Day service at Sunset Memorial Gardens this morning. Yes, it is a time to honor all of our servicemen and women for fighting for us. Thank you for risking your lives and some lives were lost and we all need to think of them each and every day. I was so impressed with the service today, as they had the Consort Columbia Children's Chorus who sang the "National Anthem" and "God Bless America" and Brownie Troop 158 read the poem "I Am the Flag", now that was quite touching. The next generation is going to be all right. Bomber Cheers and a salute to all Veterans, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it is 80 at 5:45pm, yes I got a little burned today!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) Re: Memorial Day My son, an airman in the Air Force, called me this afternoon. He normally would have had the day off but the commanding officer wanted to do something special for Memorial day so they decided to break a record. My son was lucky enough (or not!) to be the one to strap that commanding officer into his F-16 and launch it while 23 others were also being launched. It was the only time that all 24 aircraft in the command were airborne at the same time. They flew over the base in formation. My son said is was a sight to see! I could feel the pride in my son's voice. All this got me thinking about a man I once worked for. As a young marine, he stormed the beach at Iwo Jima during WWII. I remember how sad his eyes got when he talked about it. It seems he and four others were the only survivors of his rifle platoon. The horrors he must have witnessed. But I also remember how his eyes were bright and excited when he talked about witnessing the flag raising on the summit of Mt. Suribachi. I heard that same excitement in my son's voice. It was an excitement of patriotism and duty. Well anyway, a good Memorial day to all Bomber vets past and present. Bomber Cheers, -Gary Christian ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68) Re: Cool Desert Nights Hi Group: Due to circumstances beyond our control we are not going to be able to show up or set up at Cool Desert Nights this year. I hope we can make it another time soon. -Mike Howell ('68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Mary Triem ('47), Roy Ballard ('63) Georgia Rushworth ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Llorene Myers ('72) Marc Hall (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmie Shipman ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 05/29 or 30? Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Bob Grout ('66WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Roberta Grout Ouaou ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY: 05/29 '82 Reunion planning meeting 6:60pm email Jil Lytle Smith for directions ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) To: All Club 40 members The current issue of the DustStorm has been mailed. If you are a member in good standing - or want to be - (dues paid, that is) and did not receive a copy of our newsletter, please e-mail me and I will see that you get one. You might want to verify your snail mail address at the same time - just in case! -Mary Triem Mowery ('47), co-treasurer of Club 40 By the way - it is just 3 months and a few days until this year's reunion. See you there! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) Re: What's a Military Family Worth? Maren; I got this from my son, Greg ('90) and also an E-7 aboard the USS Lassen one of the newest destroyers in the fleet. Roy's Entry -Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Georgia Rushworth ('66) To: Gary Christian (67) I was interested in what you had to say about the man (Marine) you met who was on Iwo Jima in WWII. My dad was also a Marine on Iwo and was there when they raised the flag on Suribachi. He didn't like to talk about what happened there, but to me, my daddy was always a MARINE (plus loyal Bomber dad) and my hero. -Georgia Rushworth ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Gary Christian (67) Well said about Memorial Day. You must be awfully proud of your son. That would be too cool. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class '67) ~ Augusta, GA where it's hot and sunny ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Memorial Day First off I want to say Hi to Rick Maddy ('67)!! Hi there Sweetie! Miss hearing from ya! And to thank him and all the rest of the guys and gals that have protected out country! Second, I want to say to my son Sergeant James Walsborn, Helicopter Crew Chief, (I don't know his unit numbers) who is in the Army stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY, that I love him and how very proud he's made his Mom! He just re-enlisted for 2 more years, that will be 8 years when he gets out... that is if he gets out! I'm very proud of all the guys and gals that have done so much for our country. Thank you for making our home land free and keeping it that way. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) To: Missy Keeney ('59) Thanks again for the information. I went in there right away and sure enough... the boxes were checked. Maybe it will shut down more of my spam, get outta debt notices and the e-mail smut I've been getting. To: Mike Howell ('68) Re: Cool Desert Nights "set up" What was going to be set up and what's the problem? -Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Here's what he's got... VERY COOL!!! Mike Howell's "Your Name in Wire"] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) update. Charlie has shown great improvement during the holiday weekend. His ventilator has been removed, so he can now croak out a few words as his vocal cords heal. His infections are under control, his kidneys and GI tract are working well, he has shown slight movement in his toes and legs, and best of all he is out of Harborview's ICU! Charlie is a bit foggy about "stuff," as is expected from being in ICU and mostly unconscious for 4 weeks. Rehab has been ongoing since last Friday, and daughter Vickie ('76) and son Donovan ('74) are working his arms when they visit Charlie. Charlie was allowed to eat ice chips yesterday, so he may be able to eat real food soon. Charlie is able to welcome visitors in his new cell (Room 612) at Harborview. He is not able to receive phone calls (or solicitations) yet, due to his weak voice, but his voice is getting stronger, so should not be long until he telephones his family and friends. Charlie's wife, Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) is at home in Richland, and is to be back in Seattle by this Thursday. As you all can guess, we are all really thrilled with Charlie's progress. There is some light at the end of the tunnel, so we are heading that way with Charlie. The Bigelow family continually marvels at the support and love that the Bomber community and the friends of the family have shown. Thank you all so much, it is fantastic and very comforting. -Marc (NAB) Hall *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Carol Black ('48), Jimmie Shipman ('51) Anita Hughes ('52), Curt Donahue ('53) Barb Isakson ('58), Ed Wood ('62) Don Andrews ('67), Mike Howell ('68WB) Brad UPton ('74), Jil Lytle ('82) Marc Hall (NAB) [NAB = Not A Bomber] ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Bomber TV Camera Man Did anyone besides me see the camera man working the camera for the Seattle Mariners/Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball game today (Thursday)?? I heard the announcer say something about someone being from Richland and being very proud of it. I assumed the announcer said Richmond till they turned the camera on a man wearing a green and gold Richland Bombers T-shirt. That got my full attention but I had already missed his name. Does anybody know who that man is?? -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman Class ('51) Hello, Bombers Was watching the Mariner game last night on Fox Sports Northwest that was being televised from Florida and they showed a guy that was working one of the cameras with a gold Bomber T-shirt with the mushroom cloud. The announcers made comments about the Bomber T-shirt. Anyone else see it or know who the guy is? -Jimmie A. Shipman Class ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Chuck Bigelow ('54) Thanks again to Marc Hall (NAB) for the update.. How great to hear that Chuck made such a good improvement in the past few days. It is wonderful that Shirley and both of their kids are able to be there often. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Mariners game It was great to see the Bomber T-shirt on the Mariner's broadcast from Tampa this evening. Who else saw it? -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Class of '58 Lunch Well, it's time again to meet for our class '58's luncheon, in Pasco at Francisco's (bar area) on 3321 Court near the K-Mart. June 2, at 1pm on Sunday. Phone # 509-545-0152. Hope we will see you there. Ann Palmer ('58), Ron Johnson ('58) were two new '58ers at the May luncheon. Jim Wendland ('58) and Bob Patton ('58) had been before... but not at this new place. See you there. Bomber cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Colorado Bombers Lunch Several Bombers have voiced support for a get together in the Denver area, so let's try this - Saturday, August 17th for lunch at Marlowe's, 16th Street mall at Glenarm, across from the Denver Pavilion, at 11:30. Thanks to Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) for getting this going. Let me know if you'll be coming so I can reserve an area for us. Have a great summer and we'll see you in August! -Ed Wood ('62) - Lakewood, CO - 85 and dry today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Many Thank$ to Maren Maren, I would ju$t like to take thi$ opportunity to thank you and your worker bee$ for all that you do for the BOMBER$ of the world. It ha$ been about a year $ince I joined the rank$ of the $and$tormer$ and it'$ time I send you another token of my appreciation for all of the hard work that you put into thi$ wonderful vehicle that take$ u$ on a magical BOMBER ride. The 24/7'$ that you give u$ i$ pricele$$. If you would plea$e $end me your $nail mail addre$$ I would appreciate it $o I can $end you a THANK YOU $$$$. BOMBER CHEER$ Thank You, -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - Today is to be the first sunny day of 7 in a row & 75 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) To: Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) I do wire art and was planning on being at Cool Desert Nights. The problem is that we booked the Garlic fest in Oysterville and the way I put it into Yahoo Calendar was from the 20th thru the 23rd and since Cool Desert Nights is just a one day show on the 22nd of June it didn't show that we were already booked. So since I can't be at two places at once and we paid our setup last year for this year, I couldn't just let it go to waste. I really am looking forward to coming back to the Tri-Cities if and when I get the chance. I didn't know I missed the place so much until I started getting the memories back reading the Alumni Sandstorm. Mike Howell's "Your Name in Wire" Maren made me up a web page on Tripod for all to see. (Thanks Maren) Judie Heid ('68) has been trying to find a show that I can book into but so far they are either to booked or too small for me to do. I am a little spoiled in the fact that I want to be able to pay for the trip. I hope I can get there soon and see all of you. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Dear Bombers, Don't believe what you read in the papers! I am not booked, I have never been booked, I will never be booked at the Crazy Moose casino in Pasco. I suspect that the person that books this club (who has a long history of sleaziness) submitted my name to the papers in order to bump his attendance up, only to tell the audience that I cancelled. I am appearing this weekend at the Comedy Underground in Tacoma. Thanks. Go Bomber, -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: '82 Reunion Reminder for the class of '82 Bomber Alumni Please get your registrations and payments in as soon as possible. Your information for the memory book should be submitted to Shannon Weil Lemarche as soon as possible. No entries will be taken after July 1st. We have a printing deadline we must meet. If you are not planning on attending the reunion but would like a memory book please place your orders before the July 1st date. I also would like to thank those who have donated to the reunion fund even though they can't attend. It sure has helped!!! If you have any questions or concerns about the reunion, don't hesitate to contact me at the above email address. Thanks, -Jil Lytle Smith, '82 Reunion Planning Committee ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update Charlie has been moved to Room 706 at Harborview. No more ICU for him! Harborview Medical Center 325 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 731-3000 Charlie is speaking better today, and his humor is as healthy as ever! He gets more cognizant every day, as the sedation and effects of his trauma wear off. He is placed in a chair resembling a industrial strength Lazy Boy recliner several times a day. He is tilted up to a semi-sitting position, which helps him get rid of the gunk in his damaged lung and also do some rehab exercises. His attitude is also perked up while in the chair. Charlie and the family have received over 150 cards and letters along with tons of phone calls offering all kinds of help and support, thank you all so much! Heck, even our pals in England and Australia have sent his regards to Charlie and family, wishing the stud a speedy recovery. Charlie's uncle Frank Bigelow (famous WWII POW survivor) called a few days ago from Florida to say that "I got the entire g*d damn state of Florida praying for Charlie." That's some welcome powerful healing thoughts from the all over the globe, making us all smile at the kindness showered on Charlie and his team. Regards, -Marc (NAB) Hall *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers, 1 Bulldog, and 1 funeral notice today: Dick Roberts ('49), Dorothy Sargent ('51) Dean Enderle ('57), Max Sutton ('57) Patti Jones ('60), Paul Case ('67 Bulldog) Bruce Strand ('69), Mike Davis ('74) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Bruntlett ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) Re: 4/26/02 Sandstorm To: Dave Tillson ('50) I never new all that stuff about the numbering of the areas. Thanks for the info. Good to hear from you. Sounds like you had the perfect job. We must have been fairly close neighbors as we (mom & dad) had a B house near the corner of Goethals and "Van Goose You" (as Phil R. used to say). I think Jack lived down the street a few doors away. We just got back from one of many of your state's scenic wonders, Capitol Reef. Awesome place. Best regards, -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) For those in the class of 1951 and others who may not have heard, Glenda Drum Rowden ('51RIP) passed away on May 16th in Ft. Worth, TX, of lung cancer. Glenda's husband, Ted ('48), notified several of her friends, but I'm sure not everyone knows this. Several of the '51ers us go back to Marcus Whitman with Glenda and so many of us enjoyed her friendship in high school. I was so glad to see her at our class reunion last September after a lot of years. I know she really enjoyed seeing all her classmates again. I thought perhaps there would be something in the Tri-City Herald by now. Hate to pass on such sad news... the list grows longer. -Dorothy Sargent Rath ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle ('57) Re: Class of '57 While rummaging around through some boxes I had in the garage I found my 1957 Annual and after a few minutes of nostalgia I began wondering where all the "57" grads might be, (other than the few that I have noticed contributing to the Alumni Sandstorm). Anyway, I happened to open to the page of this old annual that had a picture of our class president, VP, secretary and treasurer, Sully Bayless, Pete Larrick, Aida Mankowski and Betsy Crosley respectively. Anybody have any info about these folks, just curious to know how things turned out for them??? -Dean Enderle ('57) ~ Cambridge, England (where the sun is shining between the rain showers, cheers to all you bombers out there.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Suttom ('57) I too saw the the man with the Richland Bombers shirt on and was very proud of the fact. It goes to show that Bomber Pride is everywhere. God Bless Bombers. -Max Suttom ('57) ~ Renton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes http://AllLunches.tripod.com/ Please make reservations by Friday, June 7, 2002! Lunch Date: June 9, 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 Bombers Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Case ('67 Bulldog) To: Missy Keeney ('59) and Alumni Sandstorm Thanks to both for the tip regarding hotmail and the privacy issue. I don't use hotmail myself, but I ran Missy's alert in the PHS Alumni On-Line newsletter and several Bulldogs have responded that they, too, were extended the courtesy of unknowingly telling Microsoft to share their information. -Paul Case ('67 Bulldog and spouse of a '69 Bomber) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` [http://phsbulldogsonline.tripod.com/ -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Next show To: Brad Upton ('74) When and where is your next Seattle appearance? -Bruce Strand ('69) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [http://bradupton.com/ -- click the "calendar" link at the bottom of the page. Oops! Just checked and that's a PAST calendar.. not future... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Crazy Moose Casino So what are you saying, Brad? Is the Crazy Moose Casino in Pasco beneath you? I suppose you're the type of guy that kicks puppies too! And I'll bet you were the kind of kid that took his ball and went home if you couldn't bat first! Instead of using your first magnifying glass for studying the microscopic world, you used it to burn up red ants on the sidewalk! I'm sure you were the kind of guy that would watch a person meticulously construct a house of cards for hours only to purposely sneeze and blow it over when he was two cards away from completion! And I'm sure at your birthday parties when you were going up nobody could eat their cake until the "birthday boy" took the first bite! And I can pretty much guarantee you were one of those guys that use to tell on people for taking "cuts"!!!! Listen, Funnyman, you'll never play at a Denny's! NEVER!!! -Mike Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Attention Class of '82 Alum, The reunion committee planning meeting went well. We are getting a lot of response and those registrations are slowly coming in. Send yours in if you haven't done so already. Our next meeting will be June 26th at 6:30pm. Email me if you would like to attend. Thanks, -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Reunion Planning Committee Member ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the 5/29/02 TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Aldis Riddell ~ Class of 1962 ~ 12/13/44 - 05/28/02 http://FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2002 ~ Jun, 2002