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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Problems today with NetAtlantic - the folks who send to all of you every day (AFTER I send it to them. Forgive any duplicate deliveries. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Frank DeVincentis ('56WB), Jim Hamilton ('63) Linda Belliston ('63), Kathie Roe ('64) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Tom Miller ('67), Clark Riccobuono ('71) Kerry Steichen ('74), Marc Hall (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry Steichen ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT Click for the R2K+2 website 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: Frank DeVincentis ('56WB) Maren, I have to confess that I am the guy seen on the Mariners game with the Bombers shirt. My name is Frank DeVincentis ('56WB) and I lived in Richland in the late 40s and early 50s. My sister, Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50) still lives in Richland. I also have a Spudnut shirt that I will wear the next time Seattle plays in Tampa. My family moved from Boston to Richland and I have many fond memories and experiences from the riding stable to sports teams, the Hi-Spot Club and rec hall. I remained very close to Dave Watts ('56RIP) and looked forward to seeing him every year when my travels as a television director brought me out West. I will miss him as his wife Nancy Franklin Watts ('58) and brother Jim ('54) know. Through the wonder of the computer I have made contact with some of my old friends who now live in Florida: Thurman Bowls ('56) and Hal Smith ('56). I also contacted Pat Crook ('58) who was my neighbor when we lived on Abbot and remember how hard it was to tackle him when we played football because his legs were so big. I remember going to basketball games and enjoyed watching players like Tom Tracy ('55) and Chuck Curtis ('55). In football I recall the runs of Harold Kenitzer ('54) and Lloyd Kent ('54), and it seemed like Kevin Burke ('55RIP) made every tackle. I played on a Little League team that went to San Bernardino as a Richland All Star. I still think Tilbert Neal ('56) was the best pitcher around, Sally Foley ('56) the prettiest girl and Wayne Smith ('56) the best dancer. If anyone out there knows the whereabouts of Mary Jo Woodhead Mokler ('55), send her my regards and thank her for teaching me how to jitterbug. I read the Sandstorm every day and and would like to hear from any Bombers at any time, I know they're everywhere. -Frank DeVincentis ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Happy Birthday to the only girl I know who: 1. Let me break her glasses and lacerate her thumb with the same rock 2. Makes me come alive with knowledge, when we play that silly song game of Boehning's, cause we're the only ones who know the rules 3. Leaves her Summer clothes in our closet over the Winter, and then comes North to claim them in the Spring 4. Knows all the words to more campfire songs, than the rest of us heretics combined 5. Will go to a Chinese Restaurant, and claim she doesn't like rice 6. Lets me see her in her jammies, every year at "Weekend in the Woods" 7. Is just about this close to renting us all a Fire Lookout for the weekend 8. Is the only DeJong in Gresham who knows right from left, and right from wrong 9. Is already choosing up teams and figuring out how to win this years "Next Annual Corn Maze Olympiad" 10. For the last 45 years, hasn't been afraid to tell me "How the cow ate the cabbage" Happy Birthday Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63). You make that LaMont take you to the 99 Cent Store on his weekly Saturday trip and buy you two of anything you want. Tell him I'll make it right when we see him in July. Semper Bomberus, Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) To: Carolyn Dee Roe DeJong ('63)!! Hope you have a fantastic 57th Birthday today, Carolyn ...Want to go floating down the Yakima with Baby Oil and Cherries?? See you at R2K+2. Love ya my great friend.... -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) This is a big Bomber birthday shout-out to Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63), whose birthday is June 1. She is a wonderful friend and a very funny person. She has a heart of gold and a very positive outlook on life. I'm lucky to have this super-duper, fantastic woman for a sister. Happy Birthday, CDR... and many more. I love you. -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) oooooo, no Sandstorm in my mail this morning. :( had to go to and read it. ;/ we are definitely spoiled and creatures of habit... too used to the Sandstorm being "delivered" right to my door. ;) anyway, thanks Maren for all you do to keep us all informed and happy as clams. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - summer has arrived... temp was 100 yesterday and today is supposed to more of same. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Problems today with NetAtlantic - the folks who send to all of you every day -- AFTER I send it to them. Please forgive any duplicate deliveries. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers (65) Re: All in the Jeans Yup, It's taken me a very long time... years and years but I've finally figured it out. It is all in the Jeans. Now just think about it. Remember back, when some families, year after year kept producing the coolest kids... I mean like one right after another. Now, think back again to when we first started wearing cut-offs. I don't mean those ready made things they sell now... (as if anyone ever bought a pair of ready mades back when... as if they even sold ready mades back then). Yes, you got the idea... remember how all the girls wore their cut offs rolled in those itsy bitsy rolls, with panty hose (I think they were panty hose... may have been nylons with those panty girdles)... .and those white "girl keds". Okay, now... remember how cool they all looked dressed that way? Well, I know for a fact, that it was the jeans that made them all look so great... really... I don't kid about stuff like this. Anyway, remember how smashing those Roe girls looked in those cut offs? Sure you do. Well, like I said... it's all in the jeans! So there! Happy Birthday Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63)! -David Rivers (65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Miller ('67) like to say HIGH to all the class Viet Nam vets on this day and to remember all our fellow classmates who gave their lives. I was there 68/69. -Tom Miller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clark Riccobuono ('71) Yes to the Bombers at the Mariner Game on Florida. It was the brother of Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50), Frank ('56WB). Works for the Ms broadcasting. Not bad for us Bombers. -Clark Riccobuono ('71) ~ Puyallup, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kerry A. Steichen ('74) Re: Birthdays Birthdays for Saturday 6/1/02 Kerry Steichen ('74) and Son KC (KM08) Thanks -Kerry A. Steichen ('74) ~ Kent, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update Gary ('54) and Margie Bruns brought Shirley back to Harborview from Richland Thursday. Big surprise was to see Charlie give Margie a good one arm hug while in his custom recliner, since he has not moved his arm that well until then. We were all thrilled to see that! Shirley has made plans to stay in Mountlake Terrace with daughter Vickie ('76) for a few months to oversee Charlie's recovery/rehab ("Drill Sergeant Shirley Reporting!") . She has a couple related to a good friend staying at her home in Richland to watch the house and more importantly, take care of Rocky (aka: "Vickie and Donovan's hairy brother"), their beloved German Shepard. I will not be sending any more updates for a few days, I'm going to San Antonio to attend my oldest niece's high school graduation. Despite challenges and tragedy, life indeed does go on. [Another Entry -- later] Re: special update Due to the unknown source of Charlie's infection, he is not making major progress in his recovery over the last few days. So the Bigelow family is not encouraging any visitors while Charlie is working so hard to fight off his infection and light fever. He has undergone some tests to find the infection so it may be localized and treated effectively. Good hunting! He is doing better neurologically and has been known to give winks to nurses. He also gets to have tours of the medical center as they transport him to various wings for tests, all at considerable extra charge. No real gratuities are extended at the big house here in Seattle. WE knew Charlie was worth a Million Bucks, soon we will have official paperwork to validate that claim. Who Hooo! We thank you all for your respect of this request, and your continued positive thoughts of Charlie. He is quite a man. Cheers, Marc (NAB) Hall *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn Baird ('60), Pam Pyle ('69) Mike Franco ('70), Greg Alley ('73) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** 06/02 '58 Lunch - 1pm Francisco's, 3321 N. Court, Pasco ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) I have been encouraged by a couple of Pushy Broads to start a Bomber Luncheon get together in the San Francisco/Sacramento Areas. I live in Vallejo and finding myself right between the two, I have agreed to take on the challenge. Any and all Bombers who would like to join the luncheon crowd are encouraged to contact me so we can figure out a place and time to meet. If it proves out that there are enough in and around both cities, we can start luncheons in both cities and meet some place in the middle every so often. Let's not be left out while everyone else is having so much fun with the meeting, eating, reminiscing, and getting reacquainted with fellow school chums. If you know of any Bombers in the area that are not tuned into the SandStorm, please contact them and encourage them to join us. Wish to express my happiness with the reports on Charlie Bigelow's ('54) progress. He was one of my brother Butch's ('54RIP) close friends, I hold them all in high regard and cry a little when one of the group goes to meet him. Can you just imagine the horse play and BS'ing going on between those that have already met in Heaven. Looking forward to a beautiful summer week, -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: What ever happened to Phil Jones ('69) and baseball banter? It's baseball season again, and the banter between Jones and others is about the ONLY thing I find at ALL entertaining about this annual grind. (Now, don't all you Bomber baseball nuts send me hate mail!) So, WHERE'S THE BANTER? -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) My favorite babysitter Carolyn Roe Dejong ('63) is 57 today?!?!?! Oooooops, sorry Kathie... you both did masterful jobs shaping my life. We have all shared endless warm memories of growing up in Richland. One of my warmest (at least slightly hormanal!) memories was growing up on the corner of Davison and Willis, just of few houses from those Roe girls. All four (including and especially Mrs. Roe) gorgeous and charming. Good wishes to all Bombers! -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Davis ('74) Since you will have some time this summer maybe you can be Brad Upton's ('74) manager. You can fake book him in any place you like. He does his own booking and having a guy put his picture in the Herald and saying he will be there for 3 nights was not that cool. I know people who went Thursday and wanted to go this weekend. If you were booked for the Longbranch tavern in Finley, would you show? I also have a comment about the local sports teams, mainly Bombers. For years people complained about who got the most headlines, usually Bombers or bulldogs, now add all the other schools. The boys baseball team won a district title in their last at bat and went on to state only to finish third. That was the headline. The girls did not make it to state. That day they won two, including a perfect game. It was a small article in the back pages. For all you new baseball fans or fans because of the Mariners, a win is good, a shutout is real good, a no-hitter is beyond good, and a perfect game, well just check any records to see how many times that happens. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ summertime Richland, avoiding the parade downtown and enjoying the weather before it hits 100. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) It looks like school is almost out in Finley as Mike Davis ('74) is finding time again to start popping off. No, I'm not playing the Crazy Moose, but let's not rule out Fiesta Bowl!! School should be out in Finley soon (it's not like there was a lot of learnin' going on out there) and we will all be blessed with some daily Davis wisdom in the Sandstorm. Also, I have let my schedule wane on my website. I'll be opening for Glen Campbell at the Lucky Eagle Casino on June 15th. I'll be at the Taste of Tacoma June 28-29th. I'll also be at Giggles in Seattle on June 28th-29th as well. Bite of Seattle, July 19-21st. (times pending) and I'm going to do a big show at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma with John Keister some time in August. I'll be in the Tri-Cities boat race weekend for ny nephew's wedding and plan on making an unannounced visit at Mike's house. Go Bombers, -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Tracy ('55), Mike Howell ('68WB), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Frank DeVincentis ('56WB) Thanks for refreshing many similar memories of super classmates, events and places. The riding academy... (where my favorite horse, a little sorrel named "Jerry" who could stop on a dime and give you change for a quarter and if you pulled back hard on the reins-like you had to do with most of the plug horses then---Jerry would come to such a quick stop-- you'd go head over posterior... He was such a well- trained and friendly horse, I'd sometimes slip down early morning with a carrot in my pocket (my payment to Jerry for a ride across the meadow) on days when the academy was closed and slip a rope or belt around his neck and he'd take me for a great ride across the pasture... one day the owner saw me..and just waved and smiled. Jerry liked carrots and knew there was always one in my shirt pocket. Seemed like it was $1/hr ordinarily. It was a heartbreaker when one day I found out someone bought "Jerry" my pal... The Academy just wasn't the same after that. The other "plugs" only ran when they were headed back to the bar and the feed bag. Pat Crook ('58) lived near my Aunt Katie Steele. Her house was across the street from the famous "Rose Bowl". I remember the day of the great windstorm in the early 50s when the wind blew her roof off... It went across GWWay like a frisbee. Same day it blew the thick plate glass window out of the Richland Drug store next to C.C. Anderson Department Store. We took windstorms in stride. However, the next week, workers were all over town providing extra roof fasteners on all the pre-fab houses. Pat was certainly destined to be a great athlete. He was a rugged lad, even at age 8 or 9. He loved to carry the ball and was tough enough to play on the freeway! It was thrilling to see him become one of Richland's finest athletes. Also , Lloyd Kent, was our next door neighbor, a super athlete and offered a lot of wisdom to young wanna be athletes in the neighborhood. I remember how well he ran the hurdles during Jr. High, too. One of your friends from the Watts family was our paper boy. All of the Watts' kids had a great work ethic. Some of our best students worked hard after school, late at night and on weekends. I remember they also drove the best cars, had the finest clothes... Lee Stratton ('55RIP), Jim (J.D.) Boyd ('55), Marilyn Richey ('53), Jerry Reed ('55) - who knew how to make Spudnuts with his eyes closed and ran the Spudnut shop like a veteran). I still smile when I recall the story told by Ginger Rose Reed ('55) our Sr. Prom Queen comments to a Richland alum as she stepped off the elevator in downtown Portland and remarked back to the other student from Col Hi... "It's really nice to know there's another bomber in the building"! Picture the look on the faces of other elevator occupants while the door was closing. Bet she doesn't often say that in the elevator. So I salute you for proudly displaying our Bomber name on the "right coast". No school matches our spirit and camaraderie. Our bands, musical groups, drill teams and cheerleaders were the best ever too. just the thought of hearing that band play our school songs, concerts, assemblies brings back all the adrenaline and memories of days when sensitive kids mixed crew-cut hair wax or Brylcream with hormones and dreams of elegant days in the sun with friends, teachers, and neighbors. Yes, Mary Jo Woodhead ('55) was a good dancer a trusted friend to all who knew her. She must have taught you well. I recall that you were a good dancer too. Wayne Smith ('56) was indeed a near-professional on the dance floor. My best dance moves were two slips, a stumble and a 20 yard dash. I think I was considered a loose cannon on the dance floor. Col Hi had more lovely girls per capita than any high school I have ever seen. Just looking at them on the CD or annual puts a smile on my face. Watching Chuck Curtis ('55) play basketball was only topped by being on the court with him, Lonnie Whitner ('55), Dave Forrest ('55), Tilbert Neal('56), Norris Brown ('57), Bill Johnson (57), Denny Olson ('55RIP), Robbie Hatfield ('56), Derald Mitchell ('56), Bernie Qualheim ('56) or Dave Cowen... and of course being coached by Art Dawald. If you had been coached by Dawald, you could compete with about anyone anywhere in the country. He mastered the game and went well beyond fundamentals. His technical skills and extraordinary techniques put those who listened to him at an advantage whether player, coach or fan. The 3rd greatest thrill was defeating Walla Walla and getting even with the Wa-Hi coach for pulling his first five during the first half of a game in '51 or '52 and letting his 1st five shower and come out in street clothes during the 2nd half. I never forgot how hurt and angered Dawald was about that. We defeated Walla Walla on their own court in 1955 by more than 25 points. I'll always remember the unusually bright smile Dawald had on his face when he got back on the bus. We knew he felt vindicated and he deserved that kind of win. The 2nd "greatest thrill" was defeating Lincoln High, the No.1 ranked team from Seattle at the State Tourney in '55. The greatest thrill was getting to meet so many of the younger players and be on the court with them at R2K. It was hard to play... someone handed me a leather-bound scrapbook with clippings of our team's '54-'55 history... it was a gift from Ray Stein ('64) who had made the collection while in grade school. It choked me up... couldn't believe it. It is still on my library shelf in front of me. I never thought anyone remembered me after so many great players had worn the green and gold. What a surprise and I smile every time I look at it. My only disappointment was that we lost 3 games that year. One friend and classmate said to me at R2K... "We've almost forgiven you guys for not winning the state Tourney in '55". Believe me, we haven't forgiven ourselves either. If we hadn't beaten Lincoln, I don't think we'd have wanted to make the long trip home. We all knew that "life is a game, but---basketball was serious business in Richland!" I am grateful, feel very lucky to have been able to go to school with you and so many great friends. I agree about Kevin Burke ('55RIP) and his ability to know who had the football. Kevin always seemed to know... and Kevin wanted the ball. Kevin was as good a person as he was a player and after being tackled once by him... I thought he should have been given a license plate instead of a jersey. Kenny Gardner ('54) was also a specialist at never flinching when looking for the ball carrier. He diagnosed more plays and met more runners head-on at the line of scrimmage than you could count. Pete Hollick ('55) was another runner who could plow through lines of players like Harold Kenitzer ('54). Ted (9'55) and Danny ('57RIP) Neth were also tough as nails and wonderful players too. I remember how fast Kenny Chubb ('53) could run. He blazed out of the blocks like a gazelle. It was good to visit recently with Dorothy Campbell ('55). She was another of the many bright Bomber students, the lovely girl who drove the red '51 convertible and had the cute little sister, Annie ('57RIP). Dorothy is still traveling a lot, headquartered in the Midwest, while training others in the medical profession. Thanks for staying in touch, Frank, and help find music writers, film and TV producers who write lyrics that provide new mantras for kids to memorize to a rap beat... like "Put away your toys", "Wash behind your ears", "Finish your homework before going out to play", "Hang up your clothes"... Your influence might help prevent what one guy found out on his honeymoon... his new wife had a tattoo that read: "If found, please return to Hell's Angels"... If someone wants to know a good song that reflects how we feel about our town... listen to Harry Connick, Jr. wrote about "A Wink and A Smile"... a thank you to all those who made Richland and the most powerful peace-making elements known to mankind... now if we can just find more good ways to use it. I'm enjoying re-reading the books "Building The Bomb", "The Downfall of The Japanese Empire" simultaneously along with "Prisoner of The Japanese" --- It should be required reading for all future School Board Members. One of the magic things I recall about Richland is about how well it kept "secrets". We smuggled some of the best minds in the world in around us. Their children were our classmates. The parents were modest, great citizens and true patriots. I still have a copy of Dave Brusie's ('51) parents' stock certificate for "Day's Pay". Great tributes to the B-17 pics... on the school wall and of course the little mushroom reminder to give the world's citizens a heads-up not to let a nasty little tyrannical leader abuse neighbors. It's not nice to try fooling a country with "Bombers". The Japanese did that in Nanking and while they were reporting how many planes they had shot down to date, they quietly stated that "Two of our cities are missing". And when some Japanese generals talked of overthrowing the Emperor who had decided to unconditionally surrender, one stood up and said, "Over my dead body---the Americans have 100 of these bombs, and they're going to drop one a day until we surrender". A U.S pilot and neighbor was in a Japanese prison and everyone knew that all U.S. prisoners were to be killed when US troops were to land on mainland Japan. He remembers how cruel the guards were and that how caring Japanese neighbors were who smuggled food in to the prisoners at night. He tearfully recalls going back to thank them later, but they could not be found. I'm thankful for the secrets some of our teachers kept about us. I remember them recalling our good points and helping hide well our inabilities... always finding our best ways to learn, grow and develop confidence in ourselves. A characteristic well worth repeating. Seriously, thanks for ringing more memory bells, Frank... Hope all's well in Fla. A bomber from '55 -Tom Tracy ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Re: Maren Thank you for the web page. I have got two orders from Bombers and I made a deal with one and said since she was a Bomber she could have gold for the price of Silver since she wants to wear Green and Gold at the reunion. I will do the same for any other Bombers also. -Mike Howell ('68WB) Thank You Carol Foster and Linda ?. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Next Saturday night at Fran Rish Stadium two of the most beautiful young ladies I know will be graduating from Richland High School with the class of 2002. I'm speaking of my daughter, Nikki Rae Davis and my niece, Sarah Jean Davis. Way to go, girls! The entire Davis family is very proud of their graduating Bombers! You have brought so much joy and laughter to our family. I love you both very much. Sarah, you can bet your dad, the Bear, is looking down on you with a big smile and beaming with pride. Good luck girls! I'm confident you both will be successful in where ever life takes you. Your Dad and Uncle, -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Conner ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Carol Hollingsworth ('55), Jim House ('63) Diane Hartley ('72), James Walters ('80) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: Ramblings Just reading up on back issues... We've been on a month-long trip back to Tennessee and Missouri, and points of interest. When we graduated on Friday, June 4, 1952, quite a few of the girls graduating had already been hired by Generous Electric as Stenographers or typists or clerks - and had already completed the paper work and had our physicals, etc. Those who were over 18 were then eligible to be cleared for work in the outer areas, which required a higher clearance ("Q"). We weren't eligible for that great event until we had our birthdays. However, I believe the majority of the graduates ending up in the typing pool, regardless. That's where I was assigned. One of the very first jobs (what were they thinking??) we had was typing on IBM electric typewriters. (Up until that fateful time, we had only SEEN and heard of electric typewriters!!) These were not the sleek typewriters of the later years, but huge monsters with a flat keyboard, and wide carriages, that were 36 or more inches wide). And the job we had were numbers! I believe it was budget-related. There were columns and columns of figures, and the copy was about the same length as width... and worst of all, they were DITTOs!!! Those who can remember that form of communications will remember the ink on it was purple, and permanent, and if you made an error, you had to either scrape the ink off the master at the error, with a one-sided razor blade, or if it was larger, you had to cut out the error, and patch a new piece of the material master onto it. To do this, you were pretty well certain to get that nasty purple stuff on you. At the end of the day, (this ditto typing was a job that took several weeks to accomplish) we had it in our hair, all over our faces, from the fingers to the elbows, and on our clothes. (We all wished we had of planned on another career at this point.) These typewriters required only a feather's touch to "take off" - and I remember the first time I sat down with my fingers at the "A S D F - J K L ;" position - the dang thing sounded like a machine gun. As time passed, and we had proven ourselves in the Typing Pool, we were loaned out as 'vacation relief' to various areas and buildings and departments. Then as openings occurred, we were sent to permanent positions. I worked in the 700 Area, 760 Building for some time. The next position (about a year later) was to the 3000 Area. I've never seen this area mentioned in all the descriptions of the Area numbers. It was actually where Camp Hanford was - in some of those old Barracks, along Stevens Drive as it went out to the 300 Area. Hot in summer, cold in winter. Air conditioning was a joke. They had the huge swamp coolers, which spewed water on those close by, and barely made a difference on a good summer day. Helen Bartlett Mowery ('52) and I were there together. Later, after having left for a year at BYU, and getting married, I returned, and went to work at the 300 Area, and then to the 200-W (Redox) Area. Lots of memories of the old days. Not all good - not all bad. One of the worst memories of working in the 200-W area was riding the old buses each day. I went through a pregnancy, riding those buses, sick as a horse - often standing in the aisle - no one would give me a seat if I didn't make it to get one myself. And everyone smoking on the bus (and it seemed that nearly all the men I worked with over the years were cigar smokers) - to this day the smell of diesel and/or cigar smoke makes me deathly ill. Thank heavens in those days, we were only allowed to work up through the fifth month of pregnancy. (Tough on the budget, but it was much easier on the expectant mother.) There were a lot of us '52 grads who were in this together. We 'earned our stripes'!! Thanks for this great site. I love hearing all the stories from friends and classmates! Can hardly wait til the BIG reunion in August! Fifty years?! I'm not THAT old, even!!!! -Betty Conner Sansom ('52) ~ Goldendale, WA - where my iris just got around to blooming. Long winter! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson '54 Re: Club 40 If any more are interested in the doings of Club40, just log on at and see what's going on. The two most recent issues of the DustStorm have been scanned and are now available for reading. You can even get information on the up-coming party, and if you really, really, want to (and have lost his e-mail address) you can send a note to Club President, Burt Pierard ('59). To: The Class of '61 Your energetic, enthusiastic, paratactic class rep Judy Willox Hodge is back on line. I don't know if she has browbeaten any of you yet; but keep in mind she has promised Club 40 that there will be an abundance of you at this September's gathering. To: The Class of '62 Just want to remind you that there will be a general meeting of Club 40 on Sunday the 8th of September at the Shilo Inn. One of the items on the agenda is the election of Class Representatives from your class. If you want the the job, or know someone who does, show up and nominate them (or yourself). The alternative is that Burt will "convince" two of you to take the job. Bomber Cheers, -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson '54 - from a muggy 72 degree day in Albany, OR, and reminding you there are still plenty of chances to see "The Odd Couple" at Actor's Cabaret in Eugene, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) To: Tom Tracy ('55) I just watched the Lakers barely beat the Kings yesterday. Every time I see a gold basketball uniform, I get nostalgic and I was sitting here with my husband when Bibby was "hitting" and thought of all the wonderful players we had and how I screamed til I was hoarse. Speaking of "hoarse". I didn't know you hung around the stables. Sherrill Hamlin and I had our horses there when we were about 14-15' they were Silver (a big white nag who I loved) and "Blondie" Sherrill's sorrel. (until we discovered boys) then the horses went. I will never forget the smell and I still love it. We were definitely "stable bums". Do you remember Ron Newberry? He was a couple of years ahead of us and was a real cowboy. The Richland Ramblers even rode in some rodeos. We had Navy Blue and White outfits. Also, there was a Sue Struck who was a rodeo queen of some sort, older than us, we idolized her! I love my high school memories and I feel sorry for those people I talk to who did not have a good time. They should have lived in Richland in the 50s. -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin (55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Tom Tracy ('55) I think I saw my epitaph in your note yesterday. "Life was a game, but basketball was serious business in Richland" Perhaps I could add "Those nice Chief Jo girls made it all special" -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX (Where Mariner fans may catch a glimpse of me in full Bomber gear at the Astros game later this month) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Mike I saw Sarah at the Sacajawea tea for the seniors today. She is so beautiful. I do think she looks so much like her dad, and he would be so very proud to see her graduate. It is hard to believe you and Steve both have girls graduating. Time flies. I have never seen Nikki, but she has got to be great if she is anything like her dad :-) Take lots of tissues. -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: James Walters (80) I recently received a email from someone in Savannah, Ga that said they have found a bombers class ring from 1982 (Man's ring) with the initials ES engraved in it. Anyone belong to this ring? If you lost it or know who lost it please let me know so I can get the ring back to the owner, thanks. -James Walters (80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) To: Dean Enderle ('57) I don't know about those other people on your list but Sully Bayless never strayed far from Richland. I don't know where he went to college or anything, but I do know he has been teaching at CBC for many years. He teaches business related courses, accounting, economics, management, that sort of thing. I believe he was also in charge of the whole business department. I also seem to remember that he helped establish the WSU branch campus in Richland. He could be retired by now though. I think you could say he has done well for himself. He still lives in Richland, in the Meadowsprings area judging by his address. Here is his phone number if you'd like to get in touch: 628-9632. -Beth Young Gibson ('81) ~ Kennewick - where it is finally looking like summer *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Patti Jones ('60) Anita Cleaver ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Jacki Shipman ('73) Shannon Weil ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** ANNOUNCEMENT: R2K+2 and Bomber License Plates Just 18 more days until the 22nd of June, and R2K+2. Next Wednesday we will be ordering the food for the buffet... Please help out the Committee by sending in your money by this time, so we will know how much food to order... Come mingle with friends from all classes... Check out the website to see who has registered already... 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). I have received several requests for more Bomber License Plates, and more have been ordered.....We hope to have them in time for the R2K. If you pick them up at the Reunion they will be $5. If you want them sent to your home, send in your money to the above Reunion Address along with a check for $10 which will cover shipping and handling... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: G.E. Typing Pool To: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) I can't believe how many details you remembered about the typing pool and how funny things were then. And we didn't even know any better!! I really loved your description of the typewriter sounding like a machine gun. It brought it all back to me as I, too, started out in the typing pool around 1950. I was trying to remember the woman in charge of all of us typists and Mrs. Tattu is ringing a bell. Do you remember her and is that her name?? She was really nice. I remember the first permanent assignment I was offered, which Mrs. Tattu (?) pretty strongly recommended against, privately. of course. Being the bull headed person that I am, I didn't listen and went blithely to my new job. Nightmare!!! I hated the man almost on sight and probably vice versa. I immediately started trying to get transferred back to the typing pool and it took forever. Mrs. Tattu never said "I told you so" but I knew what she was thinking. My next assignment was to the Legal Dept. in the 700 building, working right under W.E. Johnson. Does this ring any bells with anybody?? I worked for Douglas Cameron, who was a very nice boss. I saw his obituary in the paper not too long ago. Also there was a WOMAN lawyer there at that time. I think her name was Lucille Lomen. She was scary, which I guess a woman in that position would have to be in those days. How things have changed. I wonder if this is why Ally McBeal is my favorite TV program. ha. Anyway, I really enjoyed reading your memories and laughed out loud while I read them. By the way, where in Tennessee did you go?? I am thinking about going back for a high school reunion in East Tennessee (Robbins) on the 29th if my get up and go returns. Thanks for the memories. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where it Was spring yesterday but not today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday, June 7, 2002 Lunch Date: June 9, 2002 Time: 12:30P.M. Where: Best Western Executive Inn, I-5, Exit 137 Address: 5700 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, Wa. 98424 Price: Your Lunch + $3.00 for room All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) I would very much appreciate any information any of you Bombers can give me regarding assisted living. We are currently looking to move my parents into some type of assisted living in the Tri-Cities where my parents can still be "independent" but yet have help re: dementia. My parents are still living in their own home, which is becoming more and more difficult for them to take care of. However, they want more than just a room, which they only have at Quail Hollow. They still go out dancing three times a week, do their own shopping, etc., but it's hard for my dad to leave my mom at home alone as she suffers quite a bit from dementia. We've looked at Canyon Lakes and still are strongly considering there but do any of you have any other suggestions from experience i.e. parents in assisted living already??? Thanks for any information you can give me. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: About the riding academy I loved to ride the horses, but it was $1 for one hour and that was my whole allowance when I was pre- teen. I did baby sit a lot to supplement that, but it was not a sure thing. So, I saved up to go riding. One day we came back a few minutes early and I asked the stableman what time it was. We had 5 minutes left. Where can you go in 5 minutes? So I said, "Well, we can SIT on the horses for 5 minutes." The stableman laughed and asked me if I was Scotch. I didn't know what he meant, so he told me to ask my parents when they came to pick me up. Dad came and I asked him, "Daddy, am I Scotch?" "Why do you ask," was his reply. So I told him the story, and HE started to laugh. And that was it! I never did understand until years later. A footnote to the story: As it turns out, my grandfather on my dad's side immigrated from Scotland. Here we say you're Scotch if you are cheap. In Scotland, they say you're an Aberdonian (from Aberdenshire). And guess where my grandfather came from? That's right Aberdenshire! Of course I learned all this later when I got interested in genealogy. To: Diane Hartley ('72) I remember how OLD I felt when my oldest son graduated from high school. Turns out I was pretty young yet, as all or our kids have graduated and some of our grandkids. (That's what happens when you marry an old man *LOL*). MY oldest grandchild, Jeremy, turned 16 last February; he's the son of my oldest son Richard, who will turn 38 in September. Where have the years gone? I'm so glad I kept up his baby book and saved other mementos through the years. OK, I'm waxing nostalgic here, so I'll quit. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64), Burbank, WA where the "brisk breeze" is blowing the Russian Olive pollen all over. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Betty Connor Sansom ('52) re: IBM typewriters I took typing, steno, and business machines through high school and I remember having to get typing speed up to be able to type on the IBM... we only had a handful in the class... the rest were those clunky Remingtons... think the first one I ever got to type on was in business class with Mr. Morris when I was a junior... and you are right, it did sound like a machine gun and the keys were extremely touchy... I also remember getting purple stuff all over the place and having to cut out little pieces of paper to cover a mistake! also noticed that you live in Goldendale... I used to live in Wishram. hated those winds through the gorge! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we will hit 100 today and tomorrow, summer is here and time for me to start hibernating. *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jacki Shipman ('73) Re: 50th wedding anniversary The Children of Jimmie ('51) and Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) cordially invite you to share in celebrating Their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday June 15, 2002 from 2:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon Richland Baptist Church 1632 George Washington Way Richland, WA no Gifts Please Please come and help us celebrate our parents' Anniversary. Thank you. -Jacki Shipman ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Re: Lost Class Ring To: James Walters ('80) Hi James, I read about someone finding a men's class ring from the Bomber Class of 1982 in today's Sandstorm. I looked it up in my yearbook, and there was only one in our class with "ES" initials: Edward Steiner. Unfortunately, he is one of the classmates we never found for our reunion, but hopefully, someone who knows him may be reading the Sandstorm and will tell him to contact you if it is his ring. -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Deedee Willox ('64), Donna Woods ('64) Lynne Teverbaugh ('76), Kim Edgar ('79) Marc Hall ('NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** SURFIN' THE NET: Does the new U.S. $20 Dollar Bill show hidden pictures of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Betty Connor Sansom ('52) Re: IBM typewriters When I was in typing class at Modern Business College, we had both manual typewriters and the new IBM Selectric, which I loved. I kept using only the electric and my teacher kept bugging me to use the manual as well. I learned to type pretty fast, but numbers always slowed me down. Finally, I told my teacher that I would never take a job where I had to type numbers, and I wouldn't work for anyone too cheap to buy an electric typewriter. Yeah, right! My first job after that was with Northern Pacific Railway, typing numbers on a manual typewriter! When you are looking for a job and have a child to support, you stop being so picky. That was a good job; I stayed with them through the merger to Burlington Northern, and later merger with SLSF. After 14 years, I took the buyoff (after merger with SLSF). My hubby worked there over 40 years through the merger with Santa Fe. He retired shortly after the merger. To: Linda Reining ('64) Yes, the only thing to do when it's that hot is hibernate. We don't usually get those really high temps like you do, but I hibernate as soon as it warms up. During the winter, I keep the house at 66-68, but who can afford to do that in the summer?! We turned our family room into our master bedroom; it's downstairs, so much cooler. I sleep with a fan blowing on me (sometimes even in the winter). Do you have a pool? I remember Jeanie Armstrong Reynolds (64) telling me that in Phoenix, AZ a pool is a requirement, not a luxury. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Woods Schmidt ('64) Re: Prayers PLEASE! My sister Carol Woods-Gangewer ('56) is having lung cancer surgery today... prayers please! She's in Kadlec here in Richland. Brother Harry (Butch '58) lives in Badger Canyon (horse breeder) and will be nearby. Sister Sandi ('61) is on her way from Ohio, vacationing... will be here June 28... all Bombers! My twin, Don ('64), remains in Alabama recovering from back surgery so will not be here. Maren, we really enjoy all that you do for the Bomber sight! Thankyou! ~~From the land of shifting real estate, --Donna Woods Schmidt ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynne Teverbaugh ('76) Brad - I was glad to hear you're going to be in town race weekend, because we're having a party for my Mom and Dad. They've been married 50 YEARS on the 8th of June and we're going to have a party for them July 27th (Saturday of race weekend). That's the earliest Tedi and the boys can be there and we wouldn't dream of having a party without them (especially since Ted's the brains behind the whole thing!). Anyone who played basketball for or was taught by my dad, was a friend of Wayne's ('72), Blaine's ('74RIP), mine ('76) or Kelly's ('79) and wants to give my parents their best wishes in person, e-mail me your address and I'll make sure you get an invitation with all the details. (Anyone who can put up with Frank for 50 years DESERVES best wishes, huh Mom?) PS - Mike--there will be a buffet. -Lynne Teverbaugh ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Typewriters I too remember learning to type the electric IBM typewriters. I also remember using a typewriter that printed out on a magnetic card or something, I'm not sure if it was a computer or what, for the life of me, I can't remember what it was called. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA - The sun is peeking through the clouds today ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Hey, Kim!!! How about "Mag Card"? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update I'm back from San Antonio after watching my Smithson Valley High School Ranger niece graduate Magna Cum Laude on Sunday, darn she was so cute and proud! The senior class president mentioned in her speech that she was accepted for study by "the greatest university in the world, Texas A & M." Now that was a definite slice of "Texas" thinking! I stopped by to see Charlie upon return to Seattle on Tuesday, he had a procedure on Tuesday to move his stomach feeding tube pathway from nasal entry to abdominal entry. This should allow his nose some relief and for his respiratory system and voice to recover a bit better. He is getting stronger physically, he pulled daughter Vickie ('76) almost off her feet while playing semi tug-o-war! So small steps taken that show his improvement, and a long way still to go, one step at time. He has some pain in his knees, and does feel touch in his knees. Good news like that helps keeps our spirits and hopes up. I'll let all the Bombers know when his condition has improved well enough to handle visitors. Thanks for your patience. -Marc (NAB) Hall *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Donna Nelson ('63), Mary Ann Vosse ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Ken Staley ('68), David Flaherty ('76) Melanie Orgill ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Hi, Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) I'll always remember your mother blonde and beautiful. I hope you find some answers for you parents care. We found some in Richland and you could call my sister, Debra Nelson Burnet ('77). She did all the research since Mom was living there. Re: New Grad Heading to Richland High School Graduation Saturday to see our nephew Jesse graduate. Way to go, Jesse!!!!!!!! See ya around noon. Donnie -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) Re: Hanford Thyroid Disease Study For those who may be interested, we received a public meeting announcement from the CDC. There will be a presentation of the Hanford Thyroid Disease Study Final Report in Richland on Friday, June 21 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Red Lion-Hanford House. Besides presentation of the final report, there will be a question and answer period and opportunity to talk with the research team from the CDC and Fred Hutchinson. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst (63) ~ Ocean Park, WA - where the sun is shining and the ocean is gorgeous ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) It's getting hotter every day here in the Valley of the Sun. A pool is a necessity not a luxury. I was out watching my grandsons play T-ball last night and it was a cool 104. Today we are supposed to hit 110. Get that guest room ready, dear friend, I am heading out of here soon. :) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update I am glad that Charlie is doing so well. Thanks for the updates. Even though I have never met him, I feel like I know him through hopes and prayers. And although some of us don't respond by sending in a note, I know that Bomber friend's and family's are always in our prayers and in our hearts. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where you have to mow your lawn at 6:00am before it gets too hot. Only 15 days til R2K+2 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: pool No, I don't have a pool, but my oldest daughter and her husband have one, so I can always dip my toes into their pool, although I much prefer to stay indoors with the a/c and ceiling fan blowing on me. *grin* As for house temps in the winter, keep that at 65... hate being too warm and my ceiling fan is on 24/7 all year long! I keep the summer temp at 77 and have the ceiling fans on HIGH in the living room and bedroom and they run 24/7, too. *grin* and yes I have been asked, "if you hate the heat so much, why do you live in Bakersfield"? The answer: I like it here the rest of the time and this is where my kids and grandkids live and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!!!!!!!!! *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - hot and getting hotter! *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Remembering when As the topsoil exchanged ownership in the wind yesterday, I took my daughter into Richland and was struck by a wave of nostalgia, remembering those heady times when Spalding School wrapped up another year. Remember when the Shelter Belt was truly the Forest Primeval? Hours, days could be spent in its clutches, limited only by the imagination and available tools and construction cast offs. Remember when the By-Pass Highway WAS a true By- Pass? Also, when it we the TRUE line of demarcation! The Parental Forbidden Zone waited just across those few black top yards. And Turtle Pond. And .22 long rifle ammunition. It was a great, all too brief, drive down memory lane. -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Flaherty ('76) To: Marc Hall (BBA) and Vickie Bigelow ('76), Thanks Marc for keeping us informed about Charlie. I have been watching the events closely and am glad to see that he is improving. Vic... keep up your spirits, the helplessness of seeing your dad (especially a free spirit like Charlie) in the hospital can weigh heavily on you. Thankfully it sounds like you have a great support!!!! You guys are in my thoughts. P.S. Maren, maybe we can change Marc's "NAB, Not a Bomber" to "BBA, Bomber By Adoption" it seems more fitting for a guy that is taking his time to keep us informed about the people we care about. -David Flaherty ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Melanie Orgill Meinhardt ('83) Re: 1983 Class Reunion I tried emailing one of the people interested in finding help for the reunion. The message bounced back. I am interested in finding out what has been planned or if anything has been planned for the 1983 class reunion. Whoever is in charge of planning, email me since my messages can't get through. -Melanie Orgill Meinhardt ('83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Clarene Donahue ('58), David Douglas ('62) Leland Upson ('63), Don Andrews ('67) Marcia Wade ('67), Sheila Davis ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Wingfield ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) I am happy to read that Charlie is recovering. I have also prayed for him and his family. I do have a question about his wife, Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) I think I might know her. Does she have a sister named Sharon and was her family members of Redeemer Lutheran Church? If so, I do know her because my family also were members there. I used to talk to Sharon sometimes but not often because she was older. I didn't know Shirley as well but I do remember that they were both very pretty. If this is the right Shirley; "Hello, and I pray that Charlie continues to get better." Actually the same goes even if you are not that Shirley. Re: Hotmail I too had my boxes checked in hotmail. But something to keep in mind. After you uncheck them, you must go further down and click the Update button or the checks will come back. -Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) I took typing in summer school after ninth grade (1959) - one of my most valuable courses. I learned to type on an electric, and also learned how to type mimeograph stencils, which I often had opportunity to do. I put myself through college typing for a printing company (and the college steno pool during my off hours in the morning - I did all the president's correspondence). I taught school in Hawaii for several years and decided one summer to work as an office "temp." I went to Kelly Girl to apply, and the office manager just laughed at me - wouldn't even take an application - so I went to Western Girl to apply. The manager there was skeptical, but she gave me the tests, which I passed with flying colors, and they kept me busy all summer. It was fun going to job and saying, "Hello, I'm your Western Girl." I'm doing my "America Sings" unit with my classes - several of you provided the lyrics to songs we sang through the Alumni Sandstorm. I teach a conversational English class of professors from the science and technology departments and asked them if they'd like to do it as well - they were very enthusiastic. You can't image how much fun it was hearing them sing "Venus In Blue Jeans", "Yakety Yak", "Love Me Tender", and "Flying Purple People Eater"! I'm going to take a trip inland to Xi'an with a student the first week in July before returning to the US - I'm going to miss the reunion which I was very much looking forward to. I am planning to go to the Tri-City area to see my mother and brother Jim (and brothers Walker ('57) and Marc hopefully) when I return. -David Douglas ('62) ~ Tianjin, PR China ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leland Bond-Upson (GMCo'63) Re: Hanford Thyroid Disease Study Final Report and Public Meeting in Richland Most of us are likely to be interested in (and I know that some of us have participated in) the 12-year-long Hanford Thyroid Disease Study, conducted by the Center for Disease Control, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "The HTDS was conducted to determine whether greater exposure to iodine-131 from Hanford resulted in increased incidence of thyroid disease. Researchers studied a group of 3,440 people who were exposed as young children when the largest amounts of radioactive materials were released from Hanford from 1944 to 1957." The Final Report will be presented Friday, June 21st, 2002, from 6 to 8:30pm, at the Red Lion Inn/Hanford House/Desert Inn. Scientists on the research team will be available to answer questions. For more information, go to or e-mail to -Leland Bond-Upson (GMCo'63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Birthday Boy To: Bill Wingfield ('67) I want to wish you the best of days on June 8th since that is the 54th anniversary of your birth to proud parents, Truman & Carol Wingfield. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLY! Bomber Cheers -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - 70 and partly sunny ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Turtle Pond Ken, Where is/was Turtle Pond? Your mention of the old Shelter Belt when it was a 'real' forest, and the ByPass really hit home. I grew up on the shelter belt side of Abbot and tho it was usually verboten, it was frequently breached and played in and beyond by my brothers and I. Thanks for the Memories! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) You know with Finley being out of school now (really a week before us) Mike really will have more time to share his wisdom on line with all of us. But you know what the good guy is doing... he is driving Mom and Dad back to Arkansas (leaving Monday)... what a guy... problem is I don't think they have computers in Arkansas! We will miss you Mikey! Be safe. Love ya -Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ann Bishop ('56), John Wingfield ('66) Ken Staley ('68), Debra Dawson ('74WB) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY today: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** 06/09 Seattle Area Bomber lunch in Fife, WA Best Western Executive Inn ~ All Bomber Lunches ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) To: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) Watch it you young whipper snapper!!!! We Ar-kan-saw-yers do have 'puters and even know how to turn them on (sometimes). So, there. Just where are they going here? We live in Texarkana AR/TX, 3 blocks from the AR/TX state line. -Ann Bishop Ousley ('56) ~ gonna be warm today (88) and sunny ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: late again Yep, late again, as usual. It is his birthday (as I write this) and I know you all won't read this until the "day after". I can't blame it on Wings Fever, as I sit here in Detroit. I was away, driving from Saint Louis to my new gig in Livonia, MI. All of this is a round about to say Happy Birthday to my cousin, who has been like a brother to me over all these years of our lives. Happy Birthday, Billy. I'll look for you at the US Open showing off your sexy legs behind the baseline. Hope you have a happy weekend celebrating your birth. I'm glad you are alive! Also, one thing I did not mention in the past was the great pleasure this Sandstorm brought me this spring. After writing some entry I was contacted by Mike Rice ('60) and we got together for lunch. I was surprised to see their "Richland Bombers" license plate frame in Saint Louis. Then, before I left Saint Louis, Mike and his wife, Donna Bowers Rice ('63) came to church and we had lunch together. Thank you, it was a great pleasure and would not have happened. It amazes me when things come together. It's what I call Good old Divine Order. Peace, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: You asked "Where is/was Turtle Pond?" Like many parts of our youth, I suspect that it depends on where you were. For our band of pirates, Turtle Pond was at the end of Swift, behind what is now a massive cemetery. I don't know whether it still exists or not, and, given the development that is happening in that area, I'm not sure I care to investigate. There are some memories that are much, much better without shattering them completely. Sometimes the price we pay for progress is the erasure of fond childhood memories. -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) I'm in Richland for graduation where it's WAY too cold for June! Congratulations to my beautiful nieces, Katie and Diana Powell, and to all other 2002 graduates of Richland High School. I hear there are going to be fireworks tonight, but don't know if Larry Mattingly ('60) is involved... -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) Dear sister Sheila, Of course they don't have computers in Arkansas! They don't have electricity! Yes, I am taking my folks back to their roots in Arkansas for a visit. I haven't been back there for 33 years! That was back in the days when dad would load up the station wagon with Mom and the six kids and pull a tent trailer the 2000+ miles to Arkansas. A couple of those trips involved Wig and Jumbo as still infants crying and screaming and "messin" themselves in the hot non-air conditioned car! I haven't decided if dad was a saint for doing this or just not very smart!!! Of course, sister Sheila was a gem of a travel partner. She had to have her window seat directly behind Mom. If you happen to brush up against her leg or "get in her space" she would slap your leg or more likely say "I'm telling!" Actually, those trips were memorable and I'll always remember them. (Even with Sheila!) Be good and I'll be back on Sandstorm in early July, M. Davis (74) PS - Hey Upton, I'll look in to getting you some gigs in Arkansas! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Donna Nelson ('63), Jean Armstrong ('64) David Rivers ('65), Janet Devine ('69) Debra Dawson ('74), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Re: 2002 Bombers Graduate It was WET, windy, and wild at graduation Sat but didn't dampen spirits of the graduates... and cold!!!! Congratulations to Jesse Burnet and his class. Instead of wearing dresses, we wore jeans, sweatshirts, hats and plastic bags to keep from getting wet. Didn't help when we sat down on the bleachers. I left in a rainstorm again today [6/9]... even some close lightning as I raced to get ahead of the storm through the reservation. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Computers and Electricity in Arkansas I spent 3 months in Hot Springs this year and there was electricity when the thunder and lightening storms didn't cause a power failure. I will admit that Arkansans are the nice people (other than Richlanders). I plan on returning there next year for 3 months. If you want to do any serious shopping, you have to go to Little Rock. I know where Texarkana is. We drove through there and Arkadelphia to go to Lake Jackson, TX to visit our daughter. And when you are not on the computer, try fishing. There are lots of fish there. I know, cause I only caught a few. Re: Hanford Thyroid Disease Study Final Report and Public Meeting in Richland Thanks for the info on the this. I was included in the study but have not heard anything in a long time. I have been on synthroid for years and years for hypo thyroid. Last week the Doc noticed that my thyroid had nodules on it. I had to have an ultrasound done. I hope to be able to attend that meeting and ask some questions, cause my doctor sure doesn't have any answers. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where it's a cool 101 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Male Bonding... the Bomber way It was a good plan. Very simple. No frills. The kind we made when we were kids... I'll be at your house at 6:45-7:00 and we will go from there. First, we will go to the Donut Shop and meet the Donut Delinquents, swap lies, make plans for the LA Roadster show, tell each other how we could improve on our rides, and just generally engage in the normal activities of a "No Girls Allowed" club activities of the "He-men Woman Haters Club"... Just like if we had a tree house but with cars instead of the tree- house... give the hi sign before you enter or now way yer geiin' in! "Eyoooookeee" Then, we'll go to the gun and knife show and buy some Manly stuff... oh yeah... this is gettin good! Finally, over to David's buddy from Vietnam and tow his car over to Larry's (The Vegas version of Jimmie Adair ('66), a local guy from the class of '60, from Gorman High actually not sure he graduated... but that was the last school he got kicked out of). That's it... a very simple plan... But... we are Bombers... when we get together, we somehow revert to 16 years of age and dumber than dirt. Sooooooooooo Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) and I made the plan that this week, we would take twin 40 Fords to the Donut Delinquents (don't worry... no Kispey kremes involved... just plane ol' Wenchels... nuthin' to even attempts to be Wanna be Spuddies). Yeah... that'll be soooooooooooooooo cool... Jim worked on his all week to make sure it was perfect. I couldn't swap mine from storage till Friday morning... not much lead time but I'll do my clean up tonight... riiiiiiiiiiiiight... Friday night finally came... like waiting for Christmas morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cleaned and polished and made that lil' car look like a new penny... yes! Well, better make sure it has gas... run it for a little while to make sure those triple carbs do their stuff... Hmmmmmmm... must be outta gas... keeps dying... no prob... off to pick up gas at the nearest! station, where the credit card reader is down... 45 minutes to get a gallon of gas... no problem... Hmmmm the fuel pump isn't making any noise... .uh oh, no problem... gotta new one in the garage... just get up early and swap it out... .. 5am comes early but not early enough for these two road warriors... both are up at 5 and ready to go... ... Gee they sure used tiny hose from the tank in 1940... no problem... just get some metal line and make a little splice right here... ..where the heck is that metal fuel line? Dang... it's 5 till 7... no more time... supposed to be at the donut shop in 5 minutes and will have to take another car... Heidlebaugh will be disappointed... where is he anyway... hit the sower... rush around... check the front room to see if Jim needs anything... no Jim... uh oh... beginning to sound a bit like Richland on a Saturday night... give him till 7:30... no Jim... call the house... machine... "hello we're not here to take your call"... I'm sure the burglars will be happy to know that... leave a message... "Jimmy... I assume you are broken down... I'm on my way"... Take Jim's route to his house... hope he came this way... Ah, there he is right under one of the greens at the Los Prodos Golf course... talkin' to the golfers and telling them what year the car is... etc... etc... What's wrong? "I knew I shoulda filled up when I passed that last gas station... " "But I knew you'd come and get me." More and more like Richland... get gas... Too late for the Delinquents... let's get the Ranchero and take it to my house so we can tow the car when we get back from the gun show... good idea... Ranchero battery is dead... More like Richland every moment... ... We'll charge it while we are at the gun show... Jump in the '50 merc and off to the gun show... Oh goodie Switchblades... I'll take that one and that one oh and that one over there... (too bad they don't sell cherry bombs at the gun show) Pick up the Ranchero and the trailer and off we go... There will be lots of people there to help us push the caddy onto the trailer... damn... just my buddy and his friend with a heart condition... huff puff huff puff... geez this kid isn't even FROM Richland... more like Richland... FINALLY... head for Larry's... dang this car is heavy... this little 289 is not happy about this...... Geeeeeeezo... we are only 3 miles from home... what's all that steam??????????????? Uh oh... ....ring ring... hey Larry, can you bring one of your trucks and put the trailer on it and bring looooots a water... This is soooooooooo Richland... Follow Larry to his place... unload the trailer... push push push pull pull pull... finally get the caddy lined up with the lift... pressure check Jim's cooling system... uh oh... blew that seam right outta the radiator... ... leave the Ranchero at Larry's off to my house... pick up the '34 and run Jim home... A perfect Richland Saturday in Las Vegas... 8 big bottles of water each and we never hadda pee once... can you say "hot"? Guess ya hadda be there. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Devine Call ('69) Re: Oakland airport My husband was in the Oakland airport last Friday and saw somebody (baby boomer age) wearing a Richland T-shirt with the mushroom cloud logo. He was in line to get on his plane so couldn't approach this guy. But, will the real Bomber please stand up and tell us who it was? -Janet Devine Call ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Re: 2002 Bombers Graduate Other alums attending the 2002 Commencement of Richland High School last night will have to back me up on this because you really had to see it to believe it. It poured down rain for 3 solid hours before and during graduation. I'm not talking about a drizzle or a sprinkle. Richland was awash with an unrelenting downpour. My Adam and Amanda, ever loyal to their graduating cousins, Katie and Diana Powell, wiped off the bleachers with a towel and huddled under a tarp for nearly two hours to hold a good spot at Fran Rish Stadium for our family. As I understand it, inclement weather is not usually much of a concern because they simply move the ceremony into the gym on those rare occasions of June rain. However, yesterday, the Vice Principal (who I heard through the grapevine makes this decision), apparently refused to believe that the storm could last for more than a few minutes. (S)he stubbornly stuck to the outdoor plan, thereby drenching 400 graduates and a couple of thousand well-wishers. I came this close to losing an eye to the umbrella wielded unsteadily by the lady to my left, while to the right, my family (ever practical) chose to protect the cameras with the one umbrella we had. Since I was not a camera person, I was literally soaked to the skin by 8pm. It was about then that the rain quieted to a gentle mist and the wind whipped up to deliver a cold- air blow dry to the crowd. And yet, it was one of the best ceremonies, certainly the most elaborate one, I have ever attended. RHS Class of 2002 is very musically talented, and we were treated to singing and guitar playing in addition to the Marching Band ceremonial opening. Scott Woodward, who began his teaching/ coaching career at Chief Jo in 1972, gave a great parting speech without umbrella or hat in the steady downpour, and received a standing ovation from the graduates for his remarks. The night ended with a fireworks display, which eventually ignited in spite of the deluge and delighted everyone. Anyway, I guess since we all lived through it and no one was struck by lightning or electrocuted from plugging in equipment to wet amplifiers, and some of those speeches have heightened meaning because of the storm, just maybe keeping the ceremony outdoors was the right decision. It was without doubt a most memorable Commencement ceremony, worthy of the newest Bomber Class. Congratulations, RHS Class of 2002, and welcome to the "real world," where you already know you have to take the bad with the good. -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Just heard last night that an old buddy, Mike Neidhold ('77), has joined the Sandstorm family. This summer I will inform the network of Neidhold stories which I sure will amuse! He's a great guy, short in the hair department, but a great guy! Welcome aboard, Mike! Off to Arkansas! See ya, -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), Brad Upton ('74) Shelley Williams ('84), Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 06/08: Dyanna Cook Forsythe ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Seattle Area (aka Fife) Lunch We had several newcomers at the June 9th lunch. Jim Hoff ('57), Mike Ragland ('57), Katrina Ahrens Neilson (Daughter of Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Kristin Hickman (daughter of Gail Bollinger ('59) the niece of Jan Bollinger ('60) and the niece of Gary Persons ('57). We were entertained by many tales of misdeeds of the '56-'57 bunch involving watermelons, mint fields, staged hit and runs and many more. Paul Phillips ('49) and his wife, Kathy, arrived in their green and gold motorcycle with side car. It was a sunny day so they took advantage of it. Next month the get together will be on July 4th at Patti Jones Ahrens' house to picnic and watch Larry Mattingly's ('60) fireworks. Patti will put notices in the Alumni Sandstorm during the month to update on the get together. Attending the June lunch were: Agnes Hughes, Tom Hughes, Jessica Blessing, Anna May Wann, aka Ann Thompson ('49), Paul Phillips ('49), Kathy Phillips, Irl French ('51), Kristin Hickman, Katrina Ahrens Neilson, Tom Hoffman ('47/'48), Max Sutton ('57), Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62), Nick Nelson ('56), Burt Pierard ('59), Jim Hoff ('57), Mike Ragland ('47), Jim McDougal ('57), and Patti Jones Ahrens. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I told everyone you'd be hearing from Mike Davis ('74) as soon as school was out! Mike, thanks for the offer of finding me work in Arkansas, I've worked in Little Rock several times. I had one of the scariest landings I've ever been in there landing through a severe thunderstorm one time. Not fun. Also, nice of you to welcome Neidhold on board and making comments about his lack of hair. Does this mean you're done with me? Enjoy your drive to Arkansas and remember: you don't have to stop at every Cracker Barrel. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: mushroom cloud HI all, While perusing the Spokesman-Review yesterday noticed a little article from the Las Vegas Sun that I thought you all might think was interesting. The Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation was disappointed by a decision of the DMV to cancel plans for a special license plate with a mushroom cloud. The DMV was nervous about the issue because of the state's fight against a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, and because of current tensions between India and Pakistan. The chairman of the test site foundation was quoted as saying, "No amount of revisionist history will change the fact that the cold war was fought and won on Nevada soil... Nothing can change the fact that this state - its citizens - toiled tirelessly for this nation's security. Yet politics has found its way into doing just that." Does any of this sound familiar? -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) Re: Graduation Reading this, I really feel a bit cheated. The year I graduated we fought hard to graduate in the stadium as opposed to in the gym. We were told flat out no, as there was no way of guaranteeing the weather. As it turned out it was in the mid 80s that Saturday, and in the gym with graduating class and a couple thousand spectators in attendance the temperature was incredibly warm in the gym. Far more than the air conditioning units could have ever hoped to keep up with. To be honest, I don't know how bad it was for my family who came to watch, but I know in those gowns we were all baking like potatoes. So in all I feel a bit cheated that we didn't even have the option, with plan "B" in case of inclement weather. Congratulations to all the Bombers of '02. Robert Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England - where it's sunny and warm for a change, with the occasional Thunder storm blowing through to drench us. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Frank DeVincentis ('56WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Patti Jones ('60), Donna Bowers ('63) George Kelly ('64), Mike Neidhold ('77) Jumbo Davis ('82), Amanda Hitt ('86) Marc Hall (NAB) -- NAB = Not A Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank DeVincentis ('56WB) Re: Mariner's/Tampa Bay Bomber cameraman Pictures My nephew copied these pictures off the video tape of the Mariners game at Tampa. I did point to the logo before I put my thumb up. PS. I'm really not as fat as the picture makes me look....... -Frank DeVincentis ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) Re: Outdoor graduation My, how times have changed. Back in the dark ages (1954 to be exact), the class was hoping to have an outdoor graduation. Everything was set to go. There was a group of us who showed up at the Bomber Bowl either the afternoon before or the morning of to set up chairs on the playing field (facing the Original Stands) for the class to sit in. And, by gonnies, we got it done without too many broken limbs and/or egos. We were going to be cool and comfortable out-of-doors and not in The Gym. Then a cloud appeared on the horizon and someone in the administration panicked! Other forces were gathered to set up chairs in The Gym, and the ceremonies would be held there. Needless to say, it did not rain, and it was warm in The Gym. Outside it was a balmy 78 or so. But, 48 years later, the Class of '02 gutted it out in the wind and the rain. Kids, my hat is off to you. Bomber Cheers, -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) ~ Albany, OR - 82 today, next rain scheduled for the Rose Cup Auto Race. By the way, only 5 more chances to see "The Odd Couple" at Actor's Cabaret in Eugene. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Fourth of July Bomber Babes and Dudes Seattle Area - Fife luncheon for July will be held on the Fourth of July at my home. Date: July 4, 2002 Time: 12:00 P.M. - ? Where: Email Patti for address, phone number and reservations! What To Bring: Come like your coming for a picnic! Bring a dish to share. Bar-B-Qs will be available. Dinner: 5:00 P.M. Fireworks: 10:15 P.M. - Larry Mattingly's ('60) fireworks are over the water in front of my place. 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. Any questions please email me! Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where the sun is shining and temperatures rising! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) To: John Wingfield ('66) It was indeed a pleasure and a little bit of serendipity to run into a fellow Bomber in St. Louis. John was the interim preacher at our Unity Church near Forest Park that we had so adored and been members at for 12 years before we switched back to the Lutheran Church which is closer to our home 4 years ago. After we had e-mailed each other to make connections, my husband Mike ('60) called to set a lunch date. He said, "You are never going to guess w what John is doing! He is the minister of our old church." We were able to go back to Unity and listen to John -- and I might offer, he is a wonderful Unity speaker -- and see many of our old friends at Unity... then spend a delightful lunch w/John discovering our various connections (both Bomber and Unity). It never ceases to amaze me that I so love these Bombers even when I have never met them before. We only wished John was going to be the permanent minister and we would return to Unity! Love, -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Kelly ('64) Re: Memorial service for Bob Keplinger ('64RIP) Yesterday [6/10/02] a memorial service was held at Arlington National cemetery for Bob Keplinger. In my day I have attended a few military services, but nothing like what the Army did for Bob. The Army knew how special Bob was, as we all did. The Army band played, there was a full rifle platoon in dress blues, with rifles and bayonets escorting the horse drawn caisson carrying the casket. The caisson had the horse with the empty saddle signifying the fallen soldier. This was exactly like I remember President Kennedy being taken to his final rest at Arlington. I was talking to a friend, who happens to be a retired Army Major General. I told him of the service that would be held for Bob the next day, and he said this guy must be special because it is very difficult to get into Arlington Cemetery these days, not just anyone can be buried there. Well of course I told him that anyone that knew Bob knows how special he was but that he was also a highly decorated Officer in Viet Nam. I can't begin to express the feelings I had being there, but it was very very special. I met Bob's wife Carla, what a wonderful warm and loving person. Bob was very lucky to have her for his wife and life partner. We who knew Bob will miss him greatly. Regards, -George Kelly ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Neidhold ('77) Congrats to Mike and Bonnie Davis on graduating their daughter Nikki! I had the chance to stop by their house on Saturday night and have a chat with Mike and the crew. I did not stay long, as I had to get home and fix my hair... seems like the wind and rain messed up my hairdo! I guess my hair cuts don't take as long as they used to. Looking forward to a long and restful summer, some golf with my good friend Mike, and maybe even catch one of Brad Upton's shows. Hope there is a buffet for Mike!!! -Mike Neidhold ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Graduation 2002 I just wanted to take a minute to thank whoever was responsible for having the graduation ceremony outdoors this past Saturday. It was such a joy for the 5000+ people to sit in the poring rain. I'm not sure what I enjoyed more: the rain pelting off my forehead for an hour and a half, or just the pouring rain coming off the umbrella the lady in front of me was holding. I knew early on the weather was going to be like this (why whoever was responsible didn't make the call to have it indoors blows me away.) Anyway... Congrats to two of my favorite nieces, Nikki Ray Davis and Sarah Jean Davis -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Amanda Hitt LaRiviere ('86) Re: Graduation I'd just like to clear something up. As the advisor of Senior Class Council, I, nor the officers, made the call as to where to hold graduation on Saturday. Thank goodness they don't give me that kind of power! I've heard through the grapevine that a few parents thought we made the decision. Anyway, that stated, Saturday's ceremony was the funnest graduation I'VE ever attended... very memorable and full of energy, despite the rain. The last time my feet were that cold I was at an Apple Cup in Martin Stadium. Let's just say I wasn't very wise in my shoe selection for the event. . . -Amanda Hitt LaRiviere ('86) Bomber Teacher and '02 Advisor ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall (NAB) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update Charlie is doing all he can to get well. He challenges himself to do all the rehab exercises asked of him and then plays tug-o-war and arm wrestles with all comers. So, Charlie's den at Harborview is now open to all visitors! So come on down and watch the World Cup, the M's or just do some wrastl'in with him in his deluxe 2 bed suite. In his typical humbleness, Charlie said that "If they're bored or they don't have anything better to do, I'll be here," when I asked him if visitors were OK with him. Obviously he enjoys variety, since his roommates change about every 2-3 days (or could it be Charlie's breath?). He is in a room with 2 beds, so it is always a curiosity to see who his next roommate might be when we first walk in every day. I have been joking that Charlie's Harborview stay is an "Incarceration." This is actually true of some of Charlie's roommates who were injured/sick patients from the King County Jail prisoner population. Charlie's "tough guy" persona has influenced the staff to put the hard core's with Charlie to keep watch on them. No jail breakouts on his watch! The 'turtle shell" that he must wear 99% of the time for the last 4+ weeks is becoming tedious for Charlie to accommodate. It is a custom made fiberglass shell that wraps around his trunk and anchors his neck in place at the correct position for proper healing. He has about 4+ more weeks to go and then it should be off after all his broken vertebrae are healed. His eyes are becoming more clear as he continues to shake off the last effects of the medication and infection. His voice is getting about 1/2 way to normal, raspy and a bit weak, but all there for those who listen. Charlie has passed the "swallow test" so he is just starting to have crushed ice and Jell-O go down his gullet. He still seems confused at times, but less and less as he keeps up his truly amazing progress. What was a two steps forward, one step back king of recovery is now going at a moderate step forward per day pace. We are so thrilled to be able to fully converse with Charlie! Vickie and I just returned from an overnight in Victoria, BC. Weather was wonderful, Victoria Clipper ride magnificent, city was gorgeous and the citizens were super nice. We encourage all to go, very fun one day diversion. You should have seen Vickie's ('76) attitude soar after our evening visit yesterday with Charlie. Talk about a happy woman! Charlie's wife, Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54), is in Richland this week and will return by this weekend. Go Charlie Go! To: Clarene Donahue Tossey ('58) Yes, Shirley's sister is Sharon, but I'm not sure of the Redeemer Church you mentioned. Sharon is still living in the Tri-City area, so probably is the same Sharon. To: Dave Flaherty ('76) Vickie sends her best to you and we all thank you for your kind thoughts. Charlie's free sprit is alive and well, which is very important for his speedy recovery and attitude during his rehab. We have discovered that Vickie is a Florence Nightingale in disguise due to here fine nurturing skills and bedside manner. Heck, I look forward to being sick so she can work her magic with me too! Perhaps a second career in health care is in the works when the Nordstrom retail world is no longer attractive? -Marc (NAB) Hall *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Pam Mulcahy ('61) Linda Belliston ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Steve Piippo ('70), Lynn Noble ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Only 8 days til R2K+2 There's still time to send in your money to register for R2K. $15.00 to: R2K+2 Reunion Registration 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Thank you all Please accept this late thank you for the support from so many Bomber classmates and friends in the last nine months. A special thanks to those of you on the Alumni prayer chain whose faith helped me to discover the power of miracles. This was a true blessing for which I am thankful. I would especially like to thank the 1955 Bomber classmates who sent email and cards while I was in the hospital. I have saved them all and periodically re- read them. It is so great to realize how many of you remembered me and took time to send your blessings. They are: Marla Lowman Kenitzer, Billie Lawell Neth, Mary Winston Wymer, Jan Nussbaum Sinderson, Pat Acton Jonson, Richard Johnson, Sharon Templeman Watts, Lea Brannum Clark, Deanna Case Ackerman, Sharon Bee Burks, Barbara Crawford Marsh, Wynell Williams Fishburn, Nansi Grow Bainard, Dave Belcher and Ginger Rose Reed. My thanks also go to Bombers from other classes who read of my illness in the Sandstorm and sent their support. Thank you Barbara Isakson Rau, Norma Loescher Boswell, Judi Pearson Parker, Shirley Carlisle, Dorothy McGhan, Lee Johnson, Bob Carlson and Donna McGregor Salazar. A special thanks to Maren and others who make this method of spreading the news available to all the graduates of Richland High School. It is a wonderful source of communication every day, but especially through our times of trials. I am happy to report that I am continuing my rehab for the second time and am feeling stronger every day. Without the support and prayers of so many of you this would not have been possible. Again, thank you to all of you. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ Springfield, IL warm and humid ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the OLD Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Pam Mulcahy Stafford ('61WB) Date: Sun Jun 9 03:14:20 2002 Just found this site. I moved to Bellevue in Freshman year, but still recognize names of old friends and I'm very excited to see that Deanie Eberhardt had a message here. I'd love to hear from her and others from class of '61. Does anyone know where Elaine Lanzone (Playford), Jenna'Skirving are? This is a great site! -Pam Mulcahy Stafford ('61WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Re: REMINDERS It's Rada Lund's 98th Birthday on June 22. As Micki Lund Anderson ('63) wrote in a few weeks ago, her mother taught 1st grade at Lewis and Clark for many years and is still going strong. She still leads the singing at church each Sunday, lives on her own and when she wants to go some place, she just calls Dial-a-Ride and goes! She is an avid reader even though she has lost the sight in one eye. Rada's mind is still sharp, and she is still that friendly, happy, lovely lady.... She would be so surprised and would love to hear from former students, and friends. Re: R2K+2 ALL Bomber Get Together There's still time to send in your money to register for R2K. $15.00 to: R2K+2 Reunion Registration 2102 Tinkle, Richland, WA 99352 To: The Class of '63 Right before the R2K+2 Reunion starts, there will be a 40th Reunion Planning meeting at 5pm in the Red Lion Courtyard... Hope to see many of you there... -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: small world Had to go for a test on this old ticker of mine yesterday (6-11) and the tech noticed my ring and wanted to know what high school it was from. I told her it was an alumni ring from Col-Hi in Richland, WA and she asked if that was part of the Tri-Cities... asked her how she knew about those cities, and she said she and her husband have stayed there on their way to Spokane for fishing and camping trips. I also told her about our high school web site and she was surprised that we would want to keep in contact with kids from so many years ago... said she had never gotten a class ring and after this many years, she wouldn't even bother with buying one, let alone an alumni ring! Must have to be a BOMBER to "get it". *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - 98 with a slight breeze blowing, so doesn't feel quite so hot. ;/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Alumni Ring Website] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) To: Alumni RHS 1968 Bomber graduate Scott Woodward finally graduates from RHS. Woody concludes a stellar 30 years in the classroom on Friday. Woody has said, "Yogi Berra was the greatest baseball player ever." -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Jumbo Davis ('82) and the other Sun Lords of the Desert I must tell you that I got a good chuckle when I read your complaints about holding the graduation ceremony outside in the rain. Those of us who live on the West side of the Cascades can't even begin to empathize with your "hour and a half in the rain" as that's just a drop in the bucket (couldn't resist the bad pun) compared to the nine months of rain that we slosh around in all fall, winter and spring! But as such, we're used to it and just endure the endless monsoon out of appreciation of the lush green surroundings that it brings to us. Coincidentally, the Oregon Lottery is running a TV Ad right now of a graduation ceremony being held outside in our traditional and predictable rainy weather. (Pure fiction, 'cause we're smart enough to have them inside.) In the ad, everyone is soaked and no one is holding an umbrella except for one girl. When it is her turn to walk across the stage to get her diploma, everyone frowns at her until she puts her umbrella away. Now, had the Oregon Lottery known that RHS was staging such a rainy event, they could have saved the ad fees and videotaped your event for free, or could have paid Jumbo big royalties for his part! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ~ sunny Oregon City, OR - where the temp is supposed to reach 91 today and we're already looking forward to the next rain shower! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis (74) I'm sitting here at my little brother Wig's ('82) computer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Being the world traveler that I am, my folks and I just traveled 1817 miles in three days. That's talent, Brad! Passed many many eating establishments offering various buffets and didn't stop at a single one! That, too, is talent! I see from Mike Neidhold's ('77) comments in the Sandstorm that I will now have two funny bald guys to banter with! Hey, why don't you two combine your "dos" and see if you can't come up with a single part! Lastly, concerning graduation, I got wet! Whoever made the call - "Nice call!" I knew we were in trouble when I saw the school of dolphins jumping up at the fifty yard line! -Mike Davis (74) ~ dodging tornados in corn country! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Attention class of '82 military personnel: Please send us your name what division you are currently in or were in and what your career is/was. We are doing a special presentation for all military personnel. Please email me your information as soon as possible. Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82), Reunion Committee Member *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/02 - countdown: 7 days til R2K+2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Rex Hunt ('53WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Ginger Rose ('55), Sherrill Hamlin ('55) Kathie Roe ('64), David Rivers ('65) Ken Staley ('68), Debra Dawson ('74WB) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Only 7 days til R2K+2 There's still time to send in your money to register for R2K. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) Well it looks like I won't make the reunions this summer. Had another angiogram yesterday. All the angioplasty that I have had since February were a waste of time. I am now scheduled for by-pass surgery in the near future. Am told that at it will be at least a month after that procedure before I will be allowed to drive and several more months before I will be allowed to much of anything. Fortunate I was able to divest my business before this arose. Damn I was so looking forward to meeting the BOMBER alumni. Especially those of the '53/'54 era. Ah well maybe this is God's way of saying I shouldn't meet such as the Davis Boys. -Rex Hunt (53WB) ~ beautiful downtown Hanford, CA from whence God just left to cooler climes. Tis Hot enough to roast your post toasties. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) Re: From the "good news" department Charlie Bigelow ('54) and Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) are both well on the way to recovery. We haven't heard directly from Charlie, yet, but that is probably soon to come. And it sure sounds like he and Shirley might make Club 40 come this September. And then today (6/13) Laura Dean comes back to the pages of the Alumni Sandstorm with word that she is back! I, for one, wish her well and hope that what ever rehab she's going through includes daily reading of Alumni Sandstorm. And, quite possibly, a few contributions to set us straight about a few things. Bomber Cheers -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) - It was 92 muggy degrees in Albany, OR, yesterday, but promises are made for a cooler 88 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed ('55) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Laura Dean, How wonderful to see you doing so well. Prayers truly are answered. I hope you will be able to enjoy the summer and do all the fun things you have missed in the past nine months. -Ginger Rose Reed ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sherrill Hamlin Savery ('55) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) It is wonderful to hear from you on the Sandstorm site. It's exciting to know that you are all right and getting back on your feet. All the gals at Rite Aid send their love and look forward to more information on your recovery. -Sherrill Hamlin Savery ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) To: David Rivers ('65), et al Hi all .... Don't forget, Saturday [6/22] is also the annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast by the Little League field across from Uptown. I'll be sweating over the grill from 9am - 11am, so stop by for a real breakfast after you have had some Spuddie breakfast hors d'oeuvres. There is always a bunch of old timers there who hang around to talk with anyone who sits at their tables; I'm sure they would enjoy seeing some of you young whipper-snappers again. See you soon, -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: R2K+2/'65ers I've received a few emails... enough to let me know I didn't lay out plans well enough for this shin-dig in my snail mail or my last posting... Plans for the '65ers are not big... never are... kinda loosey goosey, just like we are... .Friday night dinner around 6:30 or so at Los Margaritas in the downtown... this stuff is for anyone who wants to join... not just '65ers so don't be shy... Saturday morning is the field trip to the Spudnut shop... there will be tons of people there you haven't seen in at least a year so get your little hiney over there... Saturday day is the car show and just mill around... Saturday nite a buffet at the Red Lion so make you reservations with the R2K+2 crew NOW if you haven't before now. Street dances Friday and Saturday nights at the turn around... Sunday breakfast at the Red Lion and if the big man is back from Softball tourneys, a trip to Brian Johnson's ('65) (more fun than it sounds)... just talk but a nice way to end the get together. So pack a bag and bring a toothbrush and let's get it on! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Way to go, Scotty... show 'em that some of the class of '68 never really left! Kudos also to Benj Jacobs ('69) for his election to the Wash State Hall of Fame. Nice feather in the cap, Ben! -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) I remember seeing some entries on the Sandstorm regarding compensation for surviving children of Hanford workers who died of cancer. At that time, I figured Dad's cigarette smoking probably caused his death, but I've heard that they have the badges they wore and can check them out for radiation exposure. I'd like to pursue this if someone in the know will email me the information. Thanks, Bombers. -Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Lewis & Clark Documentary FYI: the Discovery Channel is showing a Documentary of Lewis & Clark . If your interested in watching it, I think it is on Sunday at 9:00 (You may want to verify time) -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) - Poulsbo, WA (Hey, we might break a record and get to the mid & high 80s today) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Brice Klucas ~ Class of 1967 ~ 07/09/49 - 06/11/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/02 - countdown: 6 days til R2K+2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Jimmie Shipman ('51) and Roberta Adkins ('52) Rex Hunt ('53WB), Carol Hollingsworth ('55) Dorothy Cameron ('55), Charles Cox ('56) Max Sutton ('57), Margo Compton ('60) Roger Gress ('61), Gary Behymer ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Paula Vinther ('69) Mike Davis ('74), Kristi Wedberg ('94) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine Smith Heusser ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Lien Gieszler ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** Only 7 days til R2K+2 There's still time to send in your $15.00 to register for R2K. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie Shipman ('51) & Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) Bombers Forever --- 50th Anniversary Jimmie A. Shipman Class of 1951 And Roberta D. Adkins Shipman Class 1952. June 14, 1952 -- June 14, 2002 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ celebrating Their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday June 15, 2002 2:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon Richland Baptist Church 1632 George Washington Way Richland, WA no Gifts Please ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) Re: support group WOW!! What a wonderful support group. I mentioned in yesterday's Sandstorm about my pending bypass surgery and I was overwhelmed by the response from BOMBERS giving me not only a variety of concepts but wonderful moral support. It is such as this that really drives home how great it is to be a Bomber. UPDATE: I see the cardio vascular surgeon Friday the 21st and will undergo the procedure within a week after that. Who knows I may make the September thing after all. Again, THANKS BOMBERS! -Rex Hunt (53WB) ~ lovely downtown Hanford, CA - where my neighbor mows his lawn at 6am to beat the heat and to destroy my sleep. (think he is on dope to be up so early). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin ('55) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) I am so relieved to hear you are doing well and thought of you all the time during your illness. How wonderful you are recovering. Love, -Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) It was fabulous to read your message in the Sandstorm. I have been praying for your these last months along with all our "55" buddies. You are a walkin' talkin' miracle for sure!! Praise God!! We will have to have a gathering of the clan to celebrate all of this. Can you believe we are approaching our 50th?... Yikes that is scary!! I retire next week so am entering a new phase of life. Have a wonderful summer.... take care of yourself!! -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) ~ Walnut Creek, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox ('56) Re: Alumni License Plate Frame To Whom it may concern: Would like to know the status of the Alumni License Plate Frame purchase. Sent my money in but nobody has replied to let me know if I am going to get one or not. -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX - where the weather is HOT!!! and the Golfing is Great. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) is handling the alumni license plate frames. I believe they have ordered more. Have somebody checking on it for you. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) I have been told that Wayne Jackson ('57) passed away last week. Apparently it was in the Tri-City Herald, but I've seen nothing in the Sandstorm. Perhaps I heard wrong and if so would somebody please let me know. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ Renton, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) To: Debra Dawson Fogler (74WB) Re: Compensation Program This program is called the Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation program. I am about in the middle of the process. Still trying to collect information (medical records and employment records) on my father who passed way. I will email you what information I can. And to anyone else out there, has anyone involved in this program had any success? -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ~ in hot and dry San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Gress ('61) To: All Bombers attending R2K+2 and other Reunions. If you are interested in what's happening at Cool Desert Nights, here is their web site and it gives a list of happenings and a registration form for those that want to enter the event. Hope to see you all there. -Roger Gress ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Scooter Too (U-10): ALIAS "THE SUBMARINE" "She re-appeared a decade later as a display item atop a pylon at the entrance to the Columbia Park pit area, starting in 1969, where she remained for many years." -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Kathie, You bought back so much good memories. I so fondly remember the Little League pancake breakfasts down on GWWay. My granddad, William Walker Wingfield, used to give me a ticket every year. I believe the tic was a whole $1.00. How much are they now. I so much wish I was going to be there during that time. There is now way I would miss that pancake breakfast. To: John Wingfield ('66) Hi Cuz, How's it going up there in Livonia, MI? At least your there at the right time of the year. Have you made it up to Frankenmuth yet? If you want to see how the poor people live take your bike over and ride around Gross Pointe Farms. If you get down to Toledo, you need to go eat at Tony Packo's. That was Klinger's favorite hangout on Mash. Go up to the UP if you get a chance. There is some nice places to see there in Michigan. Have fun cuz. To: Brice Klucas ('67RIP) family and friends: I was so sad to read the funeral notice. Brice was a really great guy. He was always fun to be around. I really am sorry to hear about his passing. To: Maren Don't I owe you some money? Seems like it's been more than a year since I sent you anything, and this news letter is worth more to me than you'll ever know. THANKYOU SOOOOO MUCH. To: Anyone from the Class of '67 Reunion committee Are you having a 35th reunion? I haven't heard anything about any. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA where it is 81 at 9:30pm. I guess I'll go out on the deck and smoke a cigar, and enjoy the nice evening. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Vinther Case ('69) Happy Birthday [6/15/02] to Debbie Lien Gieszler ('69)!! Seems like it was just yesterday when we finally hit the big 50! Boy, this year sure went by fast! Have a great day, Debbie! -Paula Vinther Case ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton (74) Re: Arkansas Bookings I guess I should have been an agent! Brad, I got you booked in some of the plushest places you done laid eyes on. Let me run them down fer'ya: 1. JimBob's All Ya Can Eat Possum Pit. You'll be the warm up act for Sweaty Suzanne and her pie-eating Pigs! They are BIG 'round these parts! This may be your opportunity to be discovered by one of them Hollywood types. 2. Leroy's "You catch'em, We cook'em Truck Stop. You' be headlinin' here! Toothless Teresa and the Corncobs had to cancel due to a bad batch of Squirrel and Dumplins'. Boy, it's been just runnin' through the girl! She can't get outta the outhouse! Poor child! 3. Lastly you be performin' at the Southwest Arkansas State Fair. I've arranged for Cousin Jeb to back you up in your act. Old Jeb can play the fiddle like there ain't no tomorrow. He makes that thing sing, by golly! Speaking a singing I'm sure Aunt Emma would love to have you join her on a few tunes she been working on like, "Swimming at the bottom of the bottoms when a gator bit my bottom..." (I think its gonna be a hit!) Well, good luck to ya, Brad! Like they say in the business, "Break a leg!" -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Kristi Wedberg ('94) Date: Friday 6/14/02 3:27:26pm Comments: Hey Class of 94~ Can't wait for the reunion so we can all be together again. It will be so great to see all you and catch up on the last 10 years of our lives. I can't believe it has been this long since we have been out of school. Hope everybody is doing great and working hard. Please drop me a note if you get a chance. I am getting married August 24th, YEAH!!!! Keep the Bomber spirit alive. -Kristi Wedberg ('94) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Wayne Jackson ~ Class of 1957 ~ 8/26/38 - 6/4/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/02 - countdown: 6 days to R2K+2 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harman ('51), Joan Eckert ('51) Hugh Hinson ('52), Margo Heiling ('57) Jean Armstrong ('64), Linda Thomas ('68) Larry Davis ('80), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Bell ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Jimmie ('51) and Roberta ('52) Adkins Shipman Congratulations, Jimmie and Bert! Nice picture in the Herald but I don't believe we really looked that young when we were married. We'll have a fiftieth on Feb. 19 next year. Bob ('51) and Barbara ('53 Lion) Harman ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) Re: 50th! Congratulations on your 50th anniversary, Jimmy Shipman ('51) and Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) Wish I could be there to personally give you our best wishes. Mel and I just celebrated our 50th as well - June 4th. Does this make us old folks or what?!! -Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) ~ Redding, CA - where we're approaching triple digit temps - groan! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hugh Hinson ('52) To: Jimmie and Roberta Adkins Shipman Congrats on your 50th. See you in August. -Hugh Hinson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Re: Class of '57 Reunion on June 21st Just a reminder that the Class of 57 is celebrating the 45th this coming Friday, June 21, at the new Richland Community Center in Amon Park. It begins at 7:00 p.m. with pictures about 7:45 p.m. If you haven't registered yet, that's okay; just show up at the door. Don't forget to bring your camera. It's going to be a fun time. Looking forward to seeing all of you that can make it! Reunion Committee Class of 57 Ahead of our Time Friends Reunited -Margo Heiling Barron ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: State Quarters I have lots of extra state quarters if anyone is interested in collecting them and are missing a few, I may have the ones you need. I will be at the R2K+2, so email me if you need any. I also have a few rolls that have not been opened. I would like to purchase a full roll of Pennsylvania. If anyone has one, please let me know. I do not have the new ones that just came out, Louisiana. I will be leaving "The Valley of the Sun" on Wednesday to drive to Richland and will be off line for a few days. I will be back on when I get "home". Happy Father's Day to all the Bomber Dads. I will be spending that day at the Diamondbacks baseball game against the Tigers. Hopefully we will win the World Series two years in a row. See you soon.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the 111 weather will soon be left behind as I head up north for the summer where it is cooler.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) Re: Arkansas Travelers I have been surprised at the number of entries I have read regarding visitors both past and present to Arkansas. I moved from Bellingham, WA (After being born and raised and a proud graduate of RHS in '68) to Arkansas in 1983. I brought two young children (ages 5 and 9) and only intended to stay with family for six weeks. It was a culture shock at first... a small town and kind of like going back in time about twenty years... but I decided to try it for a year. I found it to be a wonderful place for a single parent raising two children. The community is very family oriented and supportive of any and all school activities. Both my girls graduated from Harrison High School and have gone on to college and pursue careers... I began volunteering in the school system in 1985 and employed with the High School in l994... I love my job and the "Goblin" spirit is only matched by that of the Bombers!! I have been to many of the towns/cities referred to in the alumni entries... Texarkana, Hot Springs, Little Rock, etc... Fayettville (home of the Univ. of Arkansas and the Razorbacks is fun as well), but I do prefer the small town life!... However, in the past twenty years, we have grown tremendously! We are only 35 miles from Branson, MO and 45 from Eureka Springs... they seem to become ever more popular and as a result so has this area... the numerous lakes in a small area provide great fishing, camping and water sports and of course Branson offers a variety of shows, shopping and entertainment. I applaud those who braved the weather for graduation... we have the same situation here... usually the weather is very reliable and we can count on graduation to be held at Goblin stadium on the banks of Crooked Creek, but occasionally we have had to revert back to the "Spook House" gymnasium... where it is always uncomfortably warm. I was interested to hear of Scott Woodward... he was a fellow classmate and one of the memorable "senior men" of our class of 1968. How long has he been involved in the Richland school system? Until next time... from the hills of Arkansas where it is currently 70, raining... and we are WAY ahead of our yearly rainfall... We had seven inches of rain in two hours one day last week... then the sun came out and the humidity as well... quite a change from the arid desert land, tumbleweeds and sage brush... -Linda Thomas Richardson ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Davis ('80) To: Max Sutton ('57) Re: The passing of Wayne Jackson ('57) I'm sorry to confirm that Wayne Jackson did pass away on June 4th. He had been moved to Kent to stay with his son Herb ('80) and Herb's wife Shirley. He was laid to rest in Richland on June 7th. Some of my earliest memories of "Mr. Jackson" was at the Columbia Little League games near Spalding School. Wayne was an avid baseball fan and you could always count on him for joyous support. He will be dearly missed. To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Arkansas Howdy Mike, sounds like you're in "Hillbilly Heaven" out yonder. Havin' any grits an hogjowels? If you get into Marvell, Arkansas, say "Howdo" to our kin folk. Grandma Webb and my mom, Kathy Hudson Williamson ('54), both grew up in Marvell and step dad, Jim Williamson ('53), grew up pert ner' there in Missouri. Still lots of kin folk out yonder... be careful. -Larry Davis ('80) ~ Covington, WA - just down the road a piece from Renton. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Graduation in the rain Every time I go to a Bomber basketball game I see this place called Arthur Dawald gymnasium. Really it is an impressive building that has housed up to 5,500 people for basketball games. So why can we not use this place for graduation ceremonies when needed? I think it is because the bleachers are no longer safe and the school doesn't want to be responsible for injuries. Here's my idea: Let's have the building imploded like they did with the Kingdome. Then, with all those Richland High alumni dollars build a retractable roof over Fran Rish stadium. This would have no problem passing on the next school bond. P.S.- (Lynn '72) I will sit in the snow, rain, hail, wind or whatever for a sporting event. But, when you're honoring 450 students for completing 12 years of schooling, let's keep them dry............ -Jumbo Davis ('82) ~ West Richland - where it was around 100 today and popsicles were flying off the shelf *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/02 - countdown: 5 days to R2K+2 - countdown: 4 days til '62 and '57 reunions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Phil Belcher ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Dick Pierard ('52), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Mike Brady ('61), Dennis Hammer ('64) Karen Schildknecht (67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Ken Staley ('68), Lynn Noble ('72) Anne Mitzlaff (77) ******************************************** ******************************************** Class of 57 - Ahead of our Time Friends Reunited ~ '57 Reunion on June 21st - 45 years Friday, June 21, 7pm at the new Richland Community Center in Amon Park -- pictures about 7:45pm. If you haven't registered yet, just show up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Nursing home information I saw this information several weeks ago and thought it might be of some use to those of us who face the difficult job of finding a nursing home for our loved ones. There is now a pilot program created by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. click "Nursing Home Compare" It posts unusually detailed information about the quality of care delivered by 2,561 facilities in six states, one of which is Washington state. The homes are rated in nine "quality measures" including the pre-weight loss, pain, and those who need extra help with daily activities, based on an evaluation of each resident at least every 90 days. To provide perspective, averages in the categories for all nursing homes in a state (and for all six states in the program) are also shown. It takes some clicking to find, but its more useful than the infrequent inspection reports. I hope this information can be of use to those who need it. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ sunny, hot Prosser where the street artists are hard at work. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Jim ('51) and Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) Congratulation on your fifty years of togetherness. I am real sorry I couldn't be at your reception, I was out of town again. I am finding that retirement is a fulfilling and very busy time. I read that Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) has been married fifty years, also. Joan's anniversary and mine is on the same date, June 4th at 4:00PM. We have been married 42 years. You guys must have been married when you were kids. Congratulations to both of you. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) I'm sorry I couldn't make it to Roberta A. ('52) and Jimmie S.'s ('51) 50th but I extend to them my congratulations and best wishes for 50 more years. Charlene and I celebrated our 45th on the same day. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt (53WB) Re: Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) To: All Bombers Virginia's husband Russ passed away in April. I just found out. She lives somewhere near Spokane so if any of you know her, please give her a call or perhaps some email. She is having a time of it right now and I am sure the support of the wonderful Bombers will be a hugh help to her. Send me an email if you'd like Virginia's email address. Thanks -Rex Hunt (53WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Cherries How are those cherries in eastern Washington doing? I read in the Seattle PI this morning that a wicked hail storm ruined some of the crops in Benton County. I have been a "friend of cherries" for about 55 years. In fact, if the truth could be established, I may have the record for the number of cherries eaten by one person. I told my wife and family to bury my ashes under a cherry tree in eastern Washington... also, to include a box of Cheese-Its and some peanut butter. Here's hoping for a great cherry season with good income to the grower and low prices to the consumer! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Scooter Too (U-10): ALIAS "THE SUBMARINE" No one seems to remember whenever I mention it, but before that hydroplane was displayed in Columbia Park it sat on a pylon, probably the same pylon, in Kennewick. It was either at the intersection of what is now Highway 395 and Clearwater, or Highway 395 and Kennewick Ave. I think it was Clearwater. There was an Allison engine on display at the bottom of the pylon. I took some pictures of it in the summer of 1968, but I don't know if I made any prints as at that time I no longer had access to the darkroom I used at WSU and had not yet bought an enlarger. After it was taken off the pylon in Columbia Park it sat for years outside the miniature golf course on the Kennewick side of the cable bridge. Most of the time it was covered by a tarp. About a year ago I read in the Tri-City Herald that it was sold. If I remember correctly someone in the general Tri-City area bought it and had plans to restore it. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) To: Jumbo Davis ('82) I'm with you as far as keeping those graduates comfortable. I would have gladly sat through a blizzard to see my handsome, intelligent, and talented nephew, Cameron Cross, graduate, so I'm thankful it was just a downpour, but I was wondering about the plan to have it outside no matter what. I'm of the belief that it was because of the beautiful fireworks display. While that was really a wonderful way to end 4 years at Richland (Col-Hi), the memory most will take away from the experience is that they were freezing their butts off on their last day of school, in June. Funny, all I can remember of my graduation was how HOT it was in the gym the day we graduated. What a difference 35 years makes. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Gym and graduation To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Jumbo, In past years the "New gym" as they called it back in my day, 1965-1967 was used for graduation! The class of 2002 only had 400+?? WOW! When I graduated in '67 we had 530!! But the next year they built Hanford High. So just think if there was no second high school! LOL At any rate I just wanted to let you know that the gym has been used for graduation. Just can't believe that the bleachers are falling apart! Cause in my minds eye it's still brand new! I know I know it's been 35 years since I graduated! The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 will be having their 35 year class reunion on the weekend of July 26th!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Thorp, WA - where Summer is here and hay is down and ready to bail! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Father's Day My father is a large man. Those of you who have seen ME recently will know when I say that he was once my size. Although I have reached what his physical stature once was, there is no way I can hope to become the man he is. His name, too, is Ken Staley. Those of you who know my father also know him as Steamboat... a name he proudly carries even on his car plates. He taught me so many things in my life that it's difficult now to list them. He taught me to love and respect the outdoors. Especially those people who dedicated their lives to the outdoors, whether they work for forestry, game, or whether they were simple farmers. He taught me to respect A Lady... and that physical violence against any woman was the greatest sin a man could do. He taught me to make friends easily. I've never known another person who could befriend a total stranger as quickly as my father. Even to this date, making acquaintances with total strangers has to be his strongest characteristic. Most of all, he taught me very young to love Bomber Ball... especially football and basketball. I saw Ray and Jim, and the Wallace brothers before I knew what it really meant to be a Bomber. While not a Bomber grad himself, he was always a very strong supporter of Bomber Ball. On this special Sunday, a day which we set aside to honor our fathers, I just wanted to take this public forum and say.... Thanks, Dad... it's been one hell of a ride! -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Hopefully the planners of the graduation events will heed the advice of you and those of us who live in the rain and keep this special ceremony inside. It was probably a good idea at the time and I know that, in past years, they used to hold it outside quite often. I also think your idea of enclosing Fran Rish Stadium with Alumni dollars is a winner. So, are you leading the charge? I'll be the first to donate if you get organized! You already have a great communications vehicle in the Alumni Sandstorm to get the word out... -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Re: 2002 Graduation I'll admit, we were pissing and moaning while the rain dumped on us, too. However, we've all done things that later we wondered what we were thinking, or how'd we get into this mess. Later, we laughed about it. Nobody knew for sure how the evening would turn out. When a decision has to be made hours ahead, we hope we make the right one. This time, we got drenched. Who knew the 8:15 pause in the rain wouldn't have come at 5:00? What if they had moved it to the gym, and the weather cleared? If they had moved it to the gym, has anyone thought that just as many wouldn't have attended inside as the amount who didn't attend outside? There are no handrails on those bleachers. That makes limited rows accessible for a fair amount of people. How about the humid stuffiness inside after 5000 damp people get situated? I wouldn't have wanted to make this decision, but someone made it. Consider it another odd situation that you wound up in, remember that you chose whether or not to attend the ceremony, and hope you never have to make a decision involving that many people. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Standing Room Only -- Bomber Mania in 1980] ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Wilma Campbell Farris ~ Class of 1948 ~ 11/16/30 - 6/14/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/02 - countdown: 4 days to R2K+2 - countdown: 3 days til '62 and '57 reunions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 BBA [?] today: Betty Conner ('52), Jeff Henjum ('62) Roger Fishback ('62), Shirley Collings ('66) Debbie Bosher ('67), Barb Belcher ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Kathy Hodgson ('76) Holly Hultgren ('85), Marc Hall ('02 BBA) ******************************************** ******************************************** Class of 57 - Ahead of our Time Friends Reunited ~ '57 Reunion on June 21st - 45 years Friday, June 21, 7pm at the new Richland Community Center in Amon Park -- pictures about 7:45pm. If you haven't registered yet, just show up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: 50 years Bombers Forever Doug and I send our congratulations to Jimmie ('51) and Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52)! We couldn't make it, but thought of you. That's quite an accomplishment!! (Ours will be in 2004!!) Re: The news about the rain and graduation.... I think we would have welcomed such an intervention in our ceremonies. I CLEARLY remember the graduation of the class of 1952 indoors on those horrid metal folding chairs! I had bought my graduation dress - a very stiff cotton voile - never thinking I would wish for a 'softer' fabric before the even. It came with an equally stiff taffeta slip. The graduation gowns we had that year were made of left- over white (for the girls - can't remember what color the boys had) tent fabric with no air circulation whatsoever. The temperature was wayyyyy up there! Don't have that statistic, either. All I remember was Nancy Moores and Margie Casebier's talks, and the School Superintendent, and the Principal, and "others" - and that they took a very long time. It didn't help the matter that the Sunday before the Baccalaureate, I acquired a monumental sunburn and had that underneath all the pinnings for graduation!! I cannot remember when I have been more miserable!!!! I was sitting on the worst burn that I have EVER had!! I have no idea now of how many graduated with us. [around 236. -Maren] We had quite a large class, and the school was quite large in those days. In fact, our Freshman year, before all the new construction on the school had begun (the "new" gym was in the final stages but not completed when we started the school year), we had an enormous school student body. There were people from Richland and North Richland - and Construction at Hanford was at full swing, and more construction workers were moving in, with families, all the time. Getting from one class to another was much like getting through going-home traffic in downtown Seattle is now! Does anyone have any idea of just how many there were of us at the peak - from 1949 on? Our individual classes had more than 30 people in most of them, also. Study Hall (with Mrs. Dyton? - What a nice lady!) was mandatory, and filled the huge auditorium, or the library, later on. Dr. Harris was the principal, and I remember him taking him to task for being rude in an assembly. We were told that "applause and cries of 'Bravo'" were the proper response to a performance - not what was given by us at the performance of a string ensemble that was less than interesting to we, the un-sophisticated youth. (Imagine today if a group of kids went to a mandatory concert of that magnitude! Or sitting through one of our era's popular music! My son came in our house when he was about eight, and I had one of Frank Sinatra's best on the turntable. He looked at me for quite awhile, and finally, when the music was over, he said, "Mom, Tell me the truth. You don't really LIKE that guy, do you?" - Which indicates the merry-go-round of chance/opportunity/popularity the music world presents. Aren't we glad we had "The Best"???!!!!) Looking forward to our Class of '52 Reunion in August! See you all there!!! -Betty Conner Sansom ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Approximate numbers: 210 grads in '49, 189 in '50, 246 in '51, 236 in '52, haven't counted '53, 257 in '54, 307 in '55, 350 in '56, 383 in '57, 350 in '58, 366 in '59, 325 in '60, 387 in '61, haven't counted '62 or '63, 425 in '64, 400 in '65, 528 in '66, 560 in '67, 631 in '68, 481 in '69, 660 in '70, 604 in '71, 563 in '72, 678 in '73, Hanford Hi opened in '74). That's enough. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >From the old ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: jeffrey henjum ('62) Date: Fri Jun 14 16:18:33 2002 when is our 40th class reunion? -Jeffrey Henjum ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Starts this Friday -- 6/21-23/02 -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Graduation 2002 To: Jumbo Davis ('82) and Others As I understand the graduates had the final say in the venue for graduation. I do know that in past years they have had a horizon for changing the venue. They would have to move everything inside and set up Dawald gym and that's no easy task in and of itself. Before the whether got bad they may have been beyond the point of no return. Now for those who are still unhappy. Try sitting in Dawald gym with no air conditioning! Everyone would be saying, "Gee I wish it had been outside." It gets pretty hot in that gym, especially in the spring and summer. Some years they graduate indoors and some years outdoors. It would be hard to have fireworks inside or fly a World War II Bomber through the gym as they have done outside several times. And lastly, even though the whether was worse on Saturday, the Hanford kids made it through Friday and the Bombers kids are just as tough. By the way if the bleachers were falling apart they wouldn't be playing hoops in there all winter. Probably there are more parents complaining than graduates. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: CK school desks available The Christ the King School is purchasing new desks for the 3rd-5th grade classrooms. Several of the original school desks, made between 1955-58 are available for sale. They are one-piece desks with a metal pedestal base and a wood top. The cost is $20 each. If you are interested, please contact the school office between 9am-3pm Monday through Friday until June 28 at 946-6158. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Bosher Neuroth ('67) As a social worker in a nursing home (a very good one) the survey mentioned was good to a point, but remember, every situation is different and the residents need their family to "bird dog" everything. So if your loved one is a resident, watch carefully and don't hesitate to ask questions. A good nursing home won't object. -Debbie Bosher Neuroth ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) To: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Nursing Home Info I'll make sure to save this information for future use! You might mark one or two that you like the best! Ha! See you Friday for your birthday lunch at the Blue Goose. Love, Barb -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Graduation Jumbo, no more whining! Next year.... Denny's! M. Davis (74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hodgson Lucas ('76) Re: Graduation I was very thankful that the 2002 graduation ceremony was held outdoors as we had eleven attendees and ten tickets to the indoor option. I was on the cell phone to my son until the last minute making sure that we were all going to be able to attend when we got there. I could just imagine arriving to a change in locale and having to draw straws to see who would be going home for the duration. We dressed warmly (loaning coats to the out-of-towners) and brought blankets and umbrellas. Apologies to any bleacher neighbors our umbrellas offended! We know the poor graduates were sorely underdressed and unprotected, but I was just too overwhelmed at seeing my oldest son graduate to not have thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony after all. Re: Cherries We have cherries just north of Pasco and although the media likes to report crop disasters, the cherry crop this year is just fine. The northwest cherry production area is 8 districts over 600 miles, and the season lasts from June through August. Overplaying localized damage can have a devastating effect on the marketing of cherries as it scares buyers into minimizing their orders, or canceling altogether, and we end up with low market or no market for perfectly good crops. Some rain is always inevitable, but it is the accompanying temperatures that can cause the damage. And there are several steps growers can take to minimize that damage. Hail is devastating and did hit north of us last week, but overall, the 2002 cherry crop is alive and well. So far. Cross fingers and knock wood. -Kathy Hodgson Lucas ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Holly Hultgren Singh ('85) Re: Nursing Home Care Hello All; I've had family in, volunteered and worked as Social Service Director in Nursing Homes, and I can say the best way to assure your family member has adequate care (other then checking out that the nursing home has the minimum number of violations by state inspectors) is TO VISIT YOUR LOVED ONE OFTEN AND AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE DAY AND EVENING SO THAT THE STAFF IS ALWAYS EXPECTING YOU BUT DOESN'T QUITE KNOW WHEN. Believe me, this works, of course chocolates and friendly relations with the nurses aides and staff nurses are very important too, but what I wrote in all caps is the number one thing you can do to assure good care for the person you love in there. Have a great summer Bombers, and kiss your parents and grandparents, they won't be around forever. -Holly Hultgren Singh ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall ('02 BBA) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) update Charlie is now keeping house on the 4th floor of Harborview, in the rehab wing. The patients on the 4th have their own gymnasium for physical therapy and off duty sports. The physical therapists are considered a necessary evil by their victims (patients). Charlie's contact info: Harborview Medical Center 325 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 731-3000 ~ Room 465, Phone # 206-731-2769 direct to his luxury suite. We encourage all to visit, call or write Charlie. Do not be disappointed if he is does not answer his phone, he is probably out of his room being beat up by his therapists. He has a very aggressive rehab schedule, busy for most of the normal workday. He is doing PT and Occupational Therapy starting after breakfast and ending before dinner each day. Charlie had mucho visitors on Father's day, shoot we were all so glad we had a father to celebrate with! All his family was there, and the grandchildren arrive today (Monday) as well to celebrate. Fun to see his roommate have another cadre of family visiting him as well. Was a great fathers day for all of us, Charlie is my adopted dad as well, since my father died 10+ years ago. The medico's tell us that 50% of his feeling is back in his legs, so yippee! He is able to eat all foods without restriction, with a Miller Genuine Draft Beer as his major menu request, we are working on that one! Drill Sergeant Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54) is back from a week in Richland to help direct his care and rehab, it is great to see them working together! She is staying as usual with daughter Vickie ('76) in Mountlake Terrace, but can reached easily by calling Charlie's room in Harborview, where she spends the bulk of her time. We hope all Bombers had the great Father's day we had, it was a wonderful day! -Marc Hall ('02 BBA) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/02 - countdown: 3 days to R2K+2 - countdown: 2 days til '62 and '57 reunions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers, 1 curator, and 1 BBA today: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Carol Haynes ('51) Deanna Case ('55), John Northover ('59) John Adkins ('62), Donna Nelson ('63) Linda Belliston ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Kim Edgar ('79) Leslie Schildknecht ('79) Connie Estep (Curator), Marc Hall ('02BBA) ******************************************** ******************************************** Class of 57 - Ahead of our Time Friends Reunited ~ '57 Reunion on June 21st - 45 years Friday, June 21, 7pm at the new Richland Community Center in Amon Park -- pictures about 7:45pm. If you haven't registered yet, just show up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy {'45/'46) Re: Diplomas Last weekend I attended my granddaughter's grad ceremony at Edmonds Hi, beautiful and teary. Then I read about several Japanese interns, Class of 42, returning to their alma maters, Puyallup and Lincoln, to participate in the 2002 grad ceremony, of which they were denied six decades previously. Wonderful events. However, there is a guy on Camano Island who has never received the paper which he has earned. He looks at the UW sheepskin on the library shelf, and the empty place next to it. He wonders if he should drive down to Richland, knock on the door of the Hi School, and demand his diploma. But Then he thinks not. Too far away. Too long ago... -Dick McCoy {'45/'46), Bronc/Beaver/Bomber From beautiful Camano Island, WA, the land of perpetual summer. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Haynes Finch ('51) Re: Nursing Homes Another suggestion to 'check' on efficiency at a nursing home: While visiting use the call bell or button and time how long it takes for an aide or nurse to arrive. Besides checking on cleanliness, check for odors you don't like! -Carol Haynes Finch ('51) ~ from WET Palm Harbor, FL Have had a booming start to the rainy season here. Thunderstorms today and lots and lots of needed rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) It was wonderful to read your note last week and learn of the progress you are making. Please continue to let us know how you are doing. -Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) With all the talk in the Sandstorm about graduation exercises ... and having sat through an 8th grade promotion of a niece - 0930 - 1200 [480+ promotionees] and a high school graduation for a nephew - 1530 - 1830 [690+ graduates] all in the cloudless sunshine filled skies of San Diego ... brought to mind my graduation memories of June 1959... I just about missed the march. I had U.S. Government as a "must pass" class, taught by Art Dawald [I think, may have been one of the other coaches?] ... from his yellow notes. Which I believe he generated while teaching his first class in US Government, many years prior to my attendance. These notes were static to say the least. Which is not so much a reflection on his teaching methods, but says something about our government. At some point close to the end of May Mr. Dawald announced to the class, "On this date [what ever that was] You the 'class' will have your government book with you". "You will turn that book in." "It will not have any marks in the book." "The book will not be dented, have pages torn, dog-eared ... etc. etc. etc." All this while I whiled away the minutes ... waiting for the bell to ring ... U.S. Government was my 5th period class. I could not wait to get to U.S. History and while away the remaining minutes of the school day. The penalty for failing to turn in your book was expulsion from that class. On the due date I did not have my book with me. I was expunged from the class. I was now facing the real possibility of not graduating. I could not take the final U.S. Government test. Do not remember the exact sequence of events, but I had to talk to Mr. Haag the principal, Mr. Lyda, the Vice Principal and the Boy's Counselor ... Received lectures #27 on Deportment, #39 on Citizenship, #17 on Responsibility, and #41 on The Future without a H.S. Diploma. Since I had been kicked out of the class, I had to make up time after school. I think I was one of the last students in 1959 class to sit in the auditorium and study [well pass time ... i.e. while away more time]. I was finally allowed to take the final exam and some how passed the class and received a 'D' for the semester ... which by the way contributed to my class standing of 218 out of 327. That fraction places me at the 0.6666666666 point from the top of the academic ladder. In other words I could have been the valdictadorkian of the bottom third of the class!!! I was at the very top of the bottom third of the 1959 graduation class. The worst part of this entire ordeal was that I was not allowed to sit in the 'N' section of the 1959 class as the class practiced for the grand march and the graduation ceremony. I had to sit past the end of the alphabet ... past the 'Z' people. I was in no- where-land. Quite traumatic. While in school we were always alphabetized ... except for that rare occasion where we sat according to height or eye color or had a teacher that did not care. I had always been close to 'M' people, 'O' people, 'L' people, some 'K's, 'P's and a few 'I's. At that time I was out of the alphabet. I mean how does one 'N' people talk to all those 'W' or 'Y' or 'V' or 'Z' people? Their view is so far from the middle, so far from 'N'. The entire ordeal turned out OK ... At least I was "last but not least" ... and being at past the end of the alphabet I was the first to leave the gym as the resounding cadence of "Pomp and Circumstance" set the pace as I started my new life ... Yours in longitudinal longevity: john '59 in Sunny San Diego where all the women have had their thongs checked by the Vice Principal of Rancho Bernado H.S. and the men sip Mexican beer as they sail into the sunset and the children are all one year closer to graduation. God Bless Tiny Gym. -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: R2K+2 & Class of '62 40th Reunion Members of the class of '62 who will be in town on Thursday June 20th. We will have a social work party at the Red Lion Hotel (Hanford House - ahhh Desert Inn - what ever your remember it as) beginning at 6:30pm. I expect it to be more social than work. All Bombers that will be in town Friday, June 21st - you are welcome to join the Class of '62 in the Courtyard at the Red Lion in Richland for a social evening, beginning at 6:00pm - the bars will be open. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland (we are getting the wind and rain out of the way before the weekend) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Rain hurts cherries, not people!!!! Sure it was cold graduation but someone else wrote about the 10 tickets and we would have had to choose who goes. We would have really complained if we were in the gym and hot and it had stopped raining. By the way, the cherry stands are open now along the highway in Wenatchee. Don't know price per lb. I bought some the day I drove home after graduation from the little stand right before Vantage... $2.50/lb and they were from Chelan. I ate them all the way home... yummmmmm. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) The Bomber License Plates arrived yesterday and will be available at the R2K+2 Reunion for $5.00. If you want them sent, it will be $10.00 which includes shipping and handling. No orders will be mailed until next week. -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Hi, Being a nurse and working in a rehab. hospital myself I can understand how Charlie Bigelow feels about his therapy. They really work the patients but they are the winners in the long run because without this therapy many would not make the recoveries they do, or at least not as well or quickly as most are able to do. Hang in there Charlie, you will be glad you did when you are finally released from your "tormentors". -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ In hot San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Surfin' the web A flight to remember -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Disney World - Florida We are planning a trip to Disney World this September and although we've been there before years ago, there's so much to do, I'm sure we missed something. We plan on staying in one of the Resorts for a few days and I was wondering, if those of you have been there or live in Florida could recommend one, as well as favorite Disney attractions, theme parks (we plan on getting a park hopper pass) and other attractions in the Orlando area. ( We have a Disney Brochure and a Video, however, it's hard to know which one is better than the other). We also plan on visiting NASA so if you know of activities in that area as well, please let me know. My son, Scott, will be eight, he will be old enough to enjoy and remember this visit, I want it to be memorable, so if you have any favorite places or rides, please let me know. Bomber Cheers, -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leslie Schildknecht Dodd ('79) Re: 2002 Graduation I actually welcomed the rainy weather during the graduation of my son, Cameron Cross ('02). The reason: it distracted me from the realization that soon my little buddy of 19 years would be leaving the nest and heading off to University of Idaho for four years and then on to his adult life. My hubby Ryan Dodd (84) and I live in an "A" house right around the corner from Bomberville (on McPherson loop) and have enjoyed so much the every day commotion of "Cam" and all his buds. It went by too fast! The house won't exactly be empty (or quiet) though... we have two Bombers left. Whitney ('04) Makenzie ('05) and Justin heading to middle school. Congrats Cam! You have been a true joy and it's been fun sharing the Bomber experience with you! A big thank you to my family who has always been there cheering Cam on! Thanks guys! -Leslie Schildknecht Dodd ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Connie Estep, Curator, CREHST Museum I checked the Sandstorm for a link to a Hanford White Bluffs website and couldn't find any. Does anyone know of such a website? -Connie Estep, Curator, CREHST Museum ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall ('02BBA) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Update Charlie continues to improve, his routine now is like the heath care mantra, "Diet and Exercise." That's the plan, stuff him full of good ol' hospital food and rehab him until it hurts so good! His "turtle" or removable trunk cast should be on for a few more weeks, we are so used to the turtle that Charlie will look very skinny when it is finally off. A family meeting with the medicos is scheduled for today to go over Charlie's status and the future plans of rehab and recovery. Lots of white coated folks will give us a complete overview, a progress report and their proposed schedule. I'll be with Vickie Bigelow ('76) in San Francisco for a 5 day holiday starting Wednesday, and will be unable to send in Charlie updates until our return. Vickie has been tirelessly supporting Charlie and the rest of the Bigelow family, so this holiday is much deserved. Thanks to all of the Bombers for their continued help and concern during Charlie's accident, surgeries and now wonderfully progressing recovery and rehab! -Marc Hall (BBA '02) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dave Brusie ('51), Dean Enderle ('57) Jeff Hartman ('59), Mike Brady ('61) Fred Schafer ('63), Donna Fredette ('65) Ruth Albertowicz ('65), Holly Hultgren ('85) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: '62 and '57 reunions start TOMORROW R2K+2 THIS SATURDAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Class of 57 - 45 years Friday, June 21, 7pm at the new Richland Community Center in Amon Park -- pictures about 7:45pm. If you haven't registered yet, just show up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Brusie ('51) To: Jimmie and Bert Congratulations and may there be another 25 at least!!! -Dave Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle ('57) Re: Class of '57 I just want to say thank you to the Bomber faithful who responded to my question about the whereabouts of our class officers, good to know that they are well and apparently doing ok. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend our 45th class reunion due to time and distance constraints but I will be there in spirit and I wish all of you well and the very best for the future, while you are all partying take a moment and raise a toast to "absent friends" as I am sure there are other members of our class that, like myself will not be there. "Ahead of our time" Cheers!! -Dean Enderle ('57) ~ Cambridge, England ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeffrey (Buddha) Hartman ('59) This concerns my Mother, Mary Hartman, who taught first grade at Jason Lee for 20 years or so. She had an ovarian cancer tumor (volleyball size) removed on 6/18 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. At 89 years of age, this is no small operation. She came through it well and is now recuperating at our home in Port Townsend. Keep her in your prayers. -Jeffrey (Buddha) Hartman ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Graduation I sure can relate to John Northover's ('59) story. I barely squeaked by in Mr. Dawald's government class. Thanks to Bill Wilson ('63), I passed geometry and got enough credits to graduate on time. I believe I graduated 450 out of 451! But, it's wasn't over until the fat lady sings. After 4 years in the Navy, I went back to school and graduated from San Diego State University and continue to take classes. I tell my story to parents who have children struggling in school so they will not feel so discouraged. We all grow at our own pace. Later... -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: R2K+2 Congrats to the class of '62 for the big 40. Hope to see many of you this weekend. The dye didn't hide the gray; the tanning cream streaked; didn't do any sit ups; all my shorts make my butt look big... but I am coming to the Hanford House this weekend anyway to swap tall tales with as many of you as possible. Those who don't make it: there is always next year. I can almost taste the Spudnuts now. -Fred Schafer ('63) ~ Vancouver USA - still waiting for summer to arrive here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) To: Linda McKnight ('65) and her family My deepest condolences for the passing of her dear Father. He has been ill for a very long time and has been released from his pain. That being said, it makes it no easier to bear. The longer we have our parents it makes it so much harder to let them go. Please pray for Linda and her family as they go through this hard time. God Bless You Linda and know how much I am thinking and praying for you. Love, -Donna Fredette ('65) xoxoxoxoxo ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ruth Albertowicz LaBouy ('65) This is the first time I have written to the Sandstorm. I wish it would be a nicer message that I have to pass along. My dearest friend Linda McKnight's ('65) father, Ray McKnight, passed away this morning [6/19/02] after a long battle with cancer. He was the business manager for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union and then went on to be the International Representative of the United Association until his retirement. I just knew him as her good-looking father who worked on all those wonderful old cars. Funeral arrangements are being made through Einan's and an article should be coming out in the Tri-City Herald. -Ruth Albertowicz LaBouy ('65) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Holly Hultgren Singh ('85) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: DisneyWorld, NASA Hi Kim; We took the kids last summer and boy was it HOT. My step mom is from there and she said Floridians only go to the outdoor theme parks in the evening. We stayed in the Holiday Inn Resort next to Disney World, it was okay. We went to the magic kingdom park, which was a lot like Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Those southerners sure have rich diets, and it reflects in the buffets and over age 30 waistbands there. My recommendations are: Reserve a whole day for NASA, it is big and expensive, don't try to fit it in the afternoon. One thing you could fit in 2-3 hours is GATORLAND, look it up on the web, the family will love it. It's reasonably priced (money saving coupons on the web) There are walkways with gators in the water all around, some fun shows and a gift shop, I think it is in Orlando or VERY close. It's kind of a unique Florida experience. Also, if your son is into airplanes, or WW2 there is a WW2 aviation! museum just down the same road about a mile or so before you turn right into the NASA complex. Stay Cool down there!!!!!!! Bon Voyage -Holly Hultgren Singh ('85) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones ('60), John Wingfield ('66), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: '62 and '57 reunions start TONIGHT R2K+2 TOMORROW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Class of 57 - 45 years Friday, June 21, 7pm at the new Richland Community Center in Amon Park -- pictures about 7:45pm. If you haven't registered yet, just show up. ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hills ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Fourth of July Seattle Area - Fife luncheon for July will be held on the Fourth of July at my home. Date: July 4, 2002 Time: Noon - ? Where: Email for address and phone number. What To Bring: Come like your coming for a picnic! Bring a dish to share. BBQs will be available. Dinner: 5:00pm Fireworks: 10:15pm - Larry Mattingly's ('60) fireworks are over the water in front of my place. Pictures: 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. Any questions please email me! Bomber Cheers, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: graduation All this talk about graduation and rain... On Sunday, which was also Fathers' Day, my son, Connor graduated from Capital High in Olympia. The ceremony was held indoors at St. Martin's College Pavilion, because in Olympia you can count on rain in June, you just don't know when it will rain, but it will rain. Sunday, however was beautiful. After the commencement exercises my wife and I went with Connor and 150+ of his classmates to the graduation party, as chaperones. We have done this with all three of our kids. This one was at Wild Waves in Federal Way. As we were being led to our stations, which for Jane and I began at the entrance to Enchanted Village, one woman was talking of her graduation party in Orange County being at Disneyland, where all the schools had their party. I found myself thinking of what we did for the graduation party in Richland. We had music and danced at the Community House and all night bowling. Plus we drove around all night with friends... But what a night I had with our son and his class. I got to talk to many of the people, now young adults, who had grown up with us, played baseball on teams I coached, played soccer games I refed and other games and events where we cheered and paced the sidelines. Kids who have hung out around our house for years, gone on adventures and discovered some beauty of life with us. And then, on Sunday night, to talk with these wonderful people and find out which directions their lives were going was such a pleasure for me. Some are going to college, some prestigious universities, some tech schools and culinary schools and some don't know, maybe travel and see the world, discover themselves. What a blessing they are and will become to the world, for so many have so much to give. It helped me to recall that day 36 years ago when I left Richland, driving across the desert to go to college. I didn't know what it would be like or where I was going really, but after a few years I realized that I left the small and protected world of my childhood and as I drove out of the desert the whole universe opened up to me: the universe of ideas, art, beauty, knowledge and possibilities of who I could become and who we all collectively can be. I just hope that for all graduates the world of unlimited possibilities and good opens up and they are as blessed as we have been. What a privilege to be alive at this time! Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Mrs. Hartman Mrs. Hartman was my 1st grade teacher and the best teacher I ever had. Here is wishing her a speedy recovery. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where today we may get some much needed moisture *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Linda Reining ('64), Marcia Wade ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Frank Hames ('69), Kim Edgar ('79) Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY: Bill Hames ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) All this talk about graduation brought up memories of when we graduated in the gym... was hot and sticky... we sat on metal chairs and parents and friends and other family members were in the bleachers. I remember Mr. Haag practicing during rehearsal to pronounce my name correctly... say "WRENing", not "RAINing"... he did it just fine, but the day of graduation, he said "RAINing" and from the bleachers I heard, in a very loud voice, "WRENing"!!!! knew without even looking that it was my dad! I turned red, took the diploma from Mr. Haag, who apologized, and tried to walk away as though nothing had happened. ;) but, grad night was great... at the community house, dancing all night, think we also went bowling, had food to eat, and sodas and punch to drink, pancake breakfast in the morning, and then going home and sleeping all day. Both my daughters had their grad nights at Disneyland, and had to be dressed in "formal" attire... and also had to share the night with a lot of other high schools... Think I will take my grad night over theirs any day!!!! I'm sure I had more fun!!!!!!! Hope all of you are busy enjoying R2K+2 and that the Sandstorm will soon be full of everyone's good times... am looking forward to reading all about it. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - had a horrible dust storm Thursday... reminded me of Richland... this weekend temperatures are supposed to stay in the mid 90s. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Maren, I'm wondering if any others are having problems getting their copies of the Sandstorm late or not at all. This past week I've had to go to the web page to pick up my copy every day except for today. Well, actually, today I received today's edition and the one for June 18 in my email box. It's not a really big deal, but I'm just curious if it's a wide spread occurrence or just a private glitch. I do really enjoy reading them, and I'm grateful for all you do to get the items collected, compiled and sent out. A big THANKS!! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Yes... I think you're not alone... we're working on the problem. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Mike Brady ('61) Well Mike I'm not sure where I stood in the ratings of my class of '67 where there were 530 of us but I had a 1.7 GPA! Then after a 12 year marriage and 3 kids and a divorce I put myself through nursing school and I graduated with a 3.5 an on the Dean's list so see age does have something to do with it! LOL I was 31 years old when this all happened! So Moms and Dads out there, there is always hope! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: weather Goodland, KS' weather -- special bulletin -- to all of you fellow Bombers out there, no we didn't get the moisture they promised us. They were saying on the news tonight unless western Kansas gets some much needed rain, it may be the "dirty 30s" all over again. I hope not!!! -Betti Avant ('69) ~ a special howdy to all of those at reunions this week-end, including my cousin, Jean Bruntlett ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Hames (69) Re: Birthday Boy Happy birthday to my brother, Bill Hames ('65). Since he got a new Harley a short time ago, I decided he needs a cool biker nickname for his birthday. After seeing the custom paint job his Road King has, I decided that "Flame" is an appropriate moniker. Have a great birthday and ride safe. -Frank Hames (69) ~ Denton County, TX - where the heat can't be beat. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Graduation Prank Last week, one of the seniors from North Kitsap High School, (Poulsbo, WA) decided it would be funny to "Moon" his classmates (about 500 students) as well as everyone in the football stands when he got his diploma. While his twin sister was getting her diploma and shaking the superintendent's hand, he lifted his robe and dropped his pants. Eric's dad thought it was funny, however, his sister was totally embarrassed and his mother was in devastated and was in state of disbelief. My boss, who was also Eric's baseball coach and had a son that was graduating as well, was one of the many who witnessed it. My boss said that when they called Eric's name, he watched him walk up to the stage, because he knew that this kid was a prankster and was wondering what he was going to do. The school called the police, he was almost arrested and hauled off for indecent exposure, however, his mother begged and pleaded (with big crocodile tears) with the police officer and the school, not to arrest her son on his graduation night, they came to a compromise, he was ticketed instead. I don't think this Kodak moment will be forgotten too soon. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) To: Class of '82 Bombers. I have been out of town as my father-in-law has passed away. I did receive all of your information on military duties and I appreciate all the response. I am just doing a general email to let you know that I did receive the information. When things get a little better here I will answer all your questions personally. I hope you can understand that I can't get to them right now. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Reunion Planning Committee Member *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Doris Palmer ('49) Ann Clatworthy ('54), Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Club 40 Hey all you old folks from the 40s!! I have let the moths out of my checkbook and mailed in my reservations for Friday and Saturday at the party. Get going and do the same. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Bronc/Beaver/Bomber Camano Island, WA - where it is still summer. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79), Disney and NASA There is so much to see and do here in beautiful wet Florida that I could not take the space here to tell you all, but if you would like maps and any other info please ask Maren for my address and I will reply by snail mail. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts Hogshead ('54) Hi, I would like to hear from anyone who took dancing lessons from Jean Smiset, Lois Rathevon(sp), or Jane McClure(53) (maiden name). I took from all three, during the late 40s and early 50s and worked in Jane's studio, back in the late 50s. It would be fun talking with you. I remember Carolyn Leinburger ('54) took lessons in Yakima from a teacher there, name unknown. Perhaps someone has had lessons from that Yakima teacher, and could supply the name. I danced duets with Jann Barker for several years and danced in several Richland Light Opera shows. I danced in "Heart Aches", "Hungarian Gypsy" dance, with tambourine no less, "Louisiana Hay ride", "Mexican Hat Dance", and others with Jean Smiset. With Jane I was Queen of the Dark Waters (the mean one) in "The Little Mermaid" plus 4 other numbers in the Ballet. I know Sharon Tate took lessons from Jane McClure. Jane now lives in CO and has retired from many years of teaching tap, acrobatic, jazz and ballet lessons. She choreographed several musicals for the Richland Light Opera in which Ray Weyerts, my husband to be, and I danced. Ray and I also danced in Col-Hi's musical "Good News". Which was directed by Gordon Pappas. Janice Booth Platt (54) played in the orchestra. I would love to hear from you. -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts Hogshead ('54) ~ Fort Valley, VA where the weather is WONDERFUL and our backyard abounds with deer, turkeys, rabbits, birds of all kinds, yes and an occasional mosquito. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Pam, Us barely graduates should have our own reunion! -Mike Brady ('61) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Mike Clowes ('54), Ramona Miller ('54) Sharon Chapman ('57), Jan Nelson ('60) Donna Fredette ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Praise be and hooray, Dick has opened his billfold to air out the moths, and make payment for the Club 40 party in September. Thanks, Dick. Bomber Cheers -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) - "The Odd Couple" closed Saturday night, and I've got the summer ahead of me. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) Re: R2K+2 To: The people who worked so hard to make R2K+2 work The Hanford House (whatever they call themselves) really did a poor job of the food situation on Saturday night. I am not complaining to you all, I'm sure you worked to make it good, but I think the HH should be called to task. The food was so slow in being brought in -- I received one slice of ham and one bun for $15.00. We should consider somewhere else in the future, maybe?? However, thanks to all of you who made our 'cruisin' weekend nice. We appreciate your hard work. -Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Chapman McFall ('57) Re: Wildfire I have a summer home in the beautiful White Mountains in Pinetop Arizona. Last night they evacuated the entire area as the winds took an unfavorable shift. We are now in the path of this, as the Arizona Republic called it, raging monster. Our state is tinder dry because of the drought. It makes me so sad to see this happen as I know this wonderful, peaceful area will never be the same in my lifetime. So, if there are any spare Bomber prayers out there we could surely use them. -Sharon Chapman McFall ('57) ~ Arizona - where we have encountered Mother Nature in all her fury. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Nelson ('60) Re: Jean Smiset dance lessons Good to hear from a dancer. I took lessons from Jean Smiset starting in 1947-48 something like that. Think I took 4 or 5 years. Will have to get the pictures out. I remember early on, going to lessons or maybe a recital in the south end of town in some large hall. We did a little Dutch girl thing. Might have been "How Much is that Doggie in the Window". I also remember going to Jean's basement for lessons. Another number we tapped to, was "Dark Town Strutters Ball". We had really cool red and gold glitter outfits and top hats. The costumes were really scratchy but very neat. Later I took acrobatics with Connie Bloom Cameron ('58). I think that was Jean also but can't remember. I know Marilyn Hill ('60) was in one of the earlier classes. Joann Wright ('60)?. Now I need to go drag out the photos from the recitals and see who else was there. Fun times. The recitals were scary but always kind of exciting to be on stage. If I could figure out my scanner, I could scan the photos. Maybe someone else has photos. -Jan Nelson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: Billy Hames Happy Birthday to Billy Hames, my friend from grade school! How could we ever forget the milk wagon from kindergarten! I wonder how they chose us? Probably because we were so trustworthy!! That teacher was cool! haha It was so nice seeing you Bill, at the 20th reunion! Hope life is treating you right and that we can get together at one of the next reunions! Maybe next year or at the big 2005!! Take care Bill and have fun riding that bike!! Love, -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Messed up Last names Well my last name is Ehinger pronounced 'A' Hanger. Well I drew a picture of a coat hanger and wrote out... A long sound... Hanger. They still called me Eringer. Don't they know that EH is an 'A' sound like the Canadians say Eh? Oh well I graduated! LOL Hey Mike Brady ('61)!! Yes that would be fine to start our own reunion! But WE DID GRADUATE!! Didn't we?? Or did they just get rid of us?? LOL Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: looking for property in Idaho Hi, all - Looking for about 20 acres of property in Western Idaho. Want some of it wooded, and (hopefully) some of it already cleared for a small orchard, some animals, and a huge garden area. Would like to find a place that already has electricity, phone, septic and water in, but that's not mandatory. No dwelling necessary -- willing to build that according to personal specs if need be. Needs to be near enough the Washington border that I can commute easily. (Idaho does not have full prescriptive authority/autonomy for Nurse Practitioners -- Washington does. That's important to me.) Anybody know anybody who knows somebody who could help with this vision quest? Thank you! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Maren, I have been having to read the Sandstorm on the web. Is there a problem with the mail on your end or is it mine. Let me know. I am so spoiled... just opening up my mail and there it is. Seems like so much extra work with the web! Thanks, -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jil (and others, too)... yes, we've been having some delivery problems with some email addresses. We're working on it and appreciate your patience. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>Glenda Drum Rowden ~ Class of 1951 ~ 9/19/33 - 5/16/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), Carol Tyner ('52) Don Lyall ('52), Vera Smith ('58) Barbara Seslar ('60), Mike Brady ('61) Bob Irwin ('62), John Adkins ('62) Jil Lytle ('82), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil Belcher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Ted Rowden ('48) and Mrs. Drum (if she is still living) Re: Glenda Drum Rowden ('52RIP) I was very sorry to hear about Glenda's passing. Her sister Marilyn was one of my best friends in school. Glenda was always so good to Marilyn who suffered from severe epilepsy and died of a brain hemorrhage at 20. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) Re: Hanford House Greasy Spoon I couldn't help but notice the polite complaint regarding your recent reunion meal at the Hanford House. We had a similar experience for the '49er's 50th and it was pretty awful. We need to share this information with each class group so they can look elsewhere or out fox them if possible. -Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Lyall ('52) Re: '52 Reunion Looking forward to the 50th reunion of the class of '52 end of August. Hope all you grads of the class of '52 are planning to come. We plan an extended trip via auto this time up through all the National Parks, Canadian Rockies, over and down into Washington. Will take us about a month. Hope to see all you '52 grads there..... -Don Lyall ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: R2K+2 Just wanted to put my 2 cents worth in regarding our treatment at the Hanford House/Double Tree or whatever they call themselves. I didn't arrive till 7:30pm and there was quite a line up for food. However I thought I might as well get in line. When I went back a few minutes later, the line was gone and so was the food! I heard one of the waiters tell Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) that there was no more food for our group. She said we had paid for 300 people and there was NOT 300 people there. He said sorry but that was all the food for our group. I got one piece of ham and one piece of roast beef and a bun for my $15.00. I think we might think about changing places next year. If a hotel can't figure out how much food to cook and fix for 300 people, then it's time for a change for us! The R2K+2 group that organized our reunion did a wonderful job and we had a great turnout. Good work reunion group; you worked hard for this reunion and the hotel dropped the ball. To: Sharon Chapman McFall ('57) I am so sorry to read that you might lose your summer home to the wild fires of Arizona. My Bomber prayers are with you and all of those whose homes are in danger of this terrible fire. I pray for those fire fighters to successful stem this terrible wild fire and get it put out soon. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) Re: R2K+2 Dinner Last Saturday My husband, Larry ('58), and I really enjoyed the buffet at the Hanford House on Saturday night. The ham was very tender and tasty. Larry tells me the beef was delicious. The pasta dishes smelled wonderful, prepared on-site. The servers worked very hard for us. Our thanks to all who made it happen. The weather was even perfect. One more day and we would have all been soaked! -Barbara Seslar Brackenbush ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Hey Pam, I know they were happy to get rid of me... and I felt the same way. -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: 40th Reunion A Very Special Thanks to all who made this year's Reunion a success. The booklet was very well done. It was nice to see everyone. I think we all have aged very well. Some of the stories that were told Friday and Saturday night seemed to raise an eyebrow on my wife's face but I told her they were just "stories"!! Then she met Tommy Hemphill ('62). Oops. The Memorial at the river was very well done, too. There were many of those who passed before us that meant a great deal to me. A very fitting tribute. Thanks Again Bob & Lanette Irwin -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: R2K+2 To: Ramona Miller Bruggeman ('54) Ramona suggests the R2K+2 committee take the Hanford House "to task" for the inefficient serving lines. I suggest that some of our Bomber friends are the real cause of the problem. The committee and the Hanford House set up food and service lines for a pre-numbered amount of attendees. On Saturday night there were a quite a good number of "walk up" registrations. The number of people there as opposed the number of people we planned for taxed the ability of the serving lines and the amount of food we purchased. Perhaps in the future our Bomber friends might PRE REGISTER and give us a chance to order the correct amount of food and service for the people that show up. -John Adkins ('62), R2K+2 committee ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) REMINDER! The class of '82 Reunion meeting is June 26th at 6:30pm. If you are interested in attending please email me at the above address for directions. The reunion date is getting closer and we are trying to get everything finalized. If you haven't done so, please send your payment in to the P.O. Box given to you in your reunion packet. Also, final date for entries into the memory book are July 1st. Hurry and get your info into Shannon Weil Lemarche as she is putting everything together to send to me the second week of July, then its off to the printers! Hope to hear from all you '82 Bombers soon! Thanks! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82), Reunion Planning Committee Member ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Re: name mess ups You should try having a last name like mine, Hausenbuiller. I doubt it is too bad if you look at it and think before trying to pronounce it. Not sure why my mom decided to marry and trade her nice simple 'Wade' for such a monstrous surname as Hausenbuiller. But there you go, I've survived so far with a long complicated last name. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Claris Van Dusen ('48), Jack Dawson ('52) Donna Haugen ('57), Dave Henderson (60WB) Judy Willox ('61), Gary Twedt ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Sharon Brooks ('62) Marie Ruppert ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) David Rivers ('65), Barbara Franco ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** 06/26 - '82 Reunion Planning Committee Meeting 6:30pm Email Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy Brooks Cowman ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) Re: Hi Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Saw your e-mail note. Yep, I already have sent in my money and reservations for the Friday evening bash. It also includes my brother Van ('52). See you then! Big Bomber Cheers! -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: Class 0f '52 Golf Reunion Just a reminder that the class of 1952 will have a best ball tournament on Saturday August 3rd. We will play at the West Richland course at about 7:30am (yes that's a.m.) We will line up the teams on Friday night. We will have some specials during the shot gun start and as we play around. We will have some non golfers on hand to help with the arguments (morrow/ waining) (I know for a fact that waining can be bribed) and we hope to have any and all class mates there to cheer on there favorite horse (sorry ladies). I there is interest we will set up some contests after the match. Putting, driving, chipping with prizes limited only by how much I can get with the $1.75 authorized by the reunion committee. We do have lots of people signed up already but with the format we will use we can sign up right up to Friday night. Let me know if you are signing in as a pair or as a single. The best ball will divide us up be handicap or what you think your doing at that time. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Haugen Florence ('57) Re: Family loss The passing of another Beloved Bomber occurred on June 22. Judy Haugen Kaiser ('59) R.I.P. passed on after a long illness. She had been hospitalized in John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek CA. Please reserve a moment for the family in their time of mourning. Thank You, -Donna Haugen Florence ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson (60WB) Re: Horse Heaven Hills Hi Old Timers: I was looking at some old charts (circa 1939) of the south eastern part of Washington state, and I came across the following: 1. Smack dab in the middle of what we call the Horse Heaven hills sat the small town of Horse Heaven, at an elevation was 1165 feet. The town was located at 460 6' north, 1190 32' west, or about 30 miles south of Prosser. 2. On same chart, in the north western edge of today's Hanford reservation, use to be the town of Cold Creek. The town sat along what the chart identified as a creek. The location of Cold Creek was 1190 47' north and 460 35' west (about 40 miles west of the town of White Bluff). 3. The map showed the small town of Ringold, located on the east side of the Columbia River where the Columbia river turns south. I remember hearing the grown ups talk about Ringold, in 1949, but I do not remember anything about the towns of Cold Creek, or Horse Heaven. I looked on a modern map of the same region and none of the towns exist today. I was wondering if any of the real old timers can illuminate us young's. I wonder if the name for the Horse Heaven hills came from the town of the same name, or visa versa. -Dave Henderson (60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: John Adkins ('62) and Other Bombers As both a participant and an observer of the recent R2K+2 reunion, I feel that I must add my few contributions to the discussion. I must agree with John Adkins that it would be a whole lot better if the Bombers would get their registrations in well enough in advance before the R2K committee goes to the Hanford House and orders the food. However, I do feel that IF R2K is going to combine this function with the different reunions through the years, it would be wise for John to follow through with the different class committees to the end to make sure that the classes understand that if there are going to be any from that class that are going to attend the R2K function, then they must be paid up to the R2K committee for their food. John should make sure that the class chairperson in charge of the reunion syllabus does have this statement on the reunion website and on their registration forms. From there, I really feel that there should be someone at the head of the food tables to see to it that there are name tags on the people that are going through. And those alumni that have pre-registered well in advance should be allowed to go through first as they are the ones that should be rewarded for a job well done! ;o) I also believe that the name tags for those that are pre-registered should be a little different then the ones that are given when one pays at the door. This would assure those that have pre-registered and knew all along that they would be there and want to have food that they would. And last but not least, the R2K committee should be sure that there IS enough food before they sell any more name-tags/tickets at the last minute. If they really wanted to be assured of having enough food for those that did pre-register, maybe they should just not sell any last minute tickets at all. But, if they are going to, just make sure there is enough food to cover it. A little more work for all? Yes, but it would make for a much better and more pleasant reunion for all concerned and there would be a lot more happy Bombers with good memories of their R2K experience! And that is what is important, is it not? To: All Bombers I, for one had an enjoyable time the whole weekend as I wandered through all of the different reunions that were going on. I love Richland on this weekend, as there is so much going on with the different functions in town and it is a lively buzzing town. I so enjoy seeing people that I haven't for so long and catching up with their lives. And most of all, I just love to see what our colorful and wonderful Sandstorm Queen is going to come up with next. This year she really topped herself, and what a delivery it was. She brought a new meaning to the phrase, "be true to your school", and showed us all how true one can be. For just opposite of her cute little parrot tattoo on the one thigh, sat her bright new, still hurting her some tattoo on the other thigh of, what else? Of course--- the R/Mushroom Cloud of our most beloved Richland High School in all it's glory! Complete with a bright green R. And for that I say, 'ATTA GIRL MAREN, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! Bomber Cheers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where it is hot, hot, hot!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [First pictures of R2K+2 sent by Tom Hughes ('56)... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Twedt ('62) Re: Class of '62 Reunion Very special thanks to all the members of the reunion committee for our 40 year reunion. The reunion book, registration gathering, banquet, boat trip up the Hanford reach, and scheduling co-incident with Cool Desert Nights and R2K+2 made this reunion our best ever. The opportunity to meet with and share a few moments with old friends is a cherished memory. To those who chose not to attend, and to those who are debating the worthiness of attending their next reunion: Please, give yourselves and your classmates an unforgettable gift and make the effort to go. Thirty-two of our loved ones didn't have the choice this year, we missed them all. -Gary Twedt ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62aaaaaaaaaa0) Re: The Great Class of '62 Reunion I just got back home in the midwest, and have spent the morning trying to revive my perennials. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to John Adkins, Betty Neal Brinkman, Sue Elliott Homan, Jeff DeMeyer and all of the committee members who worked to put our reunion together. Our reunion was just great and I enjoyed it so much. Yes, Jack Evans, the boat ride up the Columbia River was great too. It was so neat to be able to renew old friendships and even make a few new ones. I got to see some others from other years too, even my cousin, Allen Cross from the class of '59 who I don't get to see very often. I agree with John Adkins it is so helpful when people reregister for events. I think that the setting for the events in the old Hanford House (alias Desert Inn) was great and the food was very good. I must admit to being surprised, but I did get plenty to eat of that good food. So I think that the Red Lion did a very good job. Well, maybe they could have had another bar tender, but I had enough diet coke to drink, so what do I care. Again, my thanks to John Adkins and committee for the wonderful experience of another fun reunion of our great class. People have asked my why I like to go to my class reunions, and it's because the committee who have organized them have done such a great job. I'm glad I didn't have to miss it. To my classmates who were there: It was fun to see you again. To my classmates who missed it: You missed a great time. I hope to see you at our next one, and if your ears are burning, you are up for grabs if you don't show up and defend yourselves against the rumors. I wish I'd have somehow mentioned perhaps the greatest achievement of the class for our booklet. Sue, it is so neat, except I obviously missed the suggestion of 4 lines. Anyway, Peggy Lewis Johnson's successful climb of Mt. Rainier in 2000 should have been mentioned in our famous trivia bit. Our time of remembrance was a good idea. I think all we can do for our fellow classmates who have left this world before us is to try to live our lives more fully. It was great to see everyone again. And this time if you get to the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton, Ohio, or Louisville Airport, please do give me a call. Or better yet, let's plan a get together if you know you will be in the area. Shalom, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) Happy Birthday to my sister, Cyndy Brooks Cowman ('68), today. Re: '62 Reunion I had a great time at our 40th reunion. Jeff Demeyer did a great job locating our missing classmates. I hear he is continuing to look for those missing, so if you find some information, let him know. The whole weekend was fun, talking and laughing with all our friends. Even the picnic was great, after the rain. Thank you to who ever organized the memorial for our deceased classmates. What a great feeling I had as each balloon flew up in the sky. It was like they had joined us. Thank all of you that gave of your time to make the 40th the greatest. It was great to talk to you too, Maren. Where was your brother? We missed you Tim! -Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Re: Alumni Ring Website Just received my Alumni ring for the second time. A word of warning to anyone that orders the 'girl' (smaller) size ring. The mushroom cloud will not be visible through the green stone. I changed the green stone for the clear (April) one [at a small fee] and now the cloud is more apparent. It still isn't as visible as on the men's ring, but I can live with it. Otherwise, I love to have a memento of my high school years and am wearing it proudly. I have received many complements on it. -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Bremerton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: R2K+2 I went Saturday night to R2K+2 and saw several old friends (as in longtime friends, not OLD). My bulldog husband even went with me. He wore his purple shorts and white T-shirt with a bulldog on it. Ornery, ain't he?! I can hardly wait for his! I'll wear my mushroom cloud Bomber T-shirt! I got a visit with Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Paula Jill Lyons ('64), Jeannie Armstrong Reynolds ('64), Linda McKnight ('65), Kathy Lamb Brown ('62) and her husband (really nice guy), and more. Oh, and Jack Armstrong and his wife Louise (really nice lady), and of course my sis, Judy Willox Hodge ('61), her hubby, James, who is an honorary Bomber *LOL*, and her grandson Paul Hodson (2005). Can't remember everyone I talked with, but to say the least, I enjoyed my evening. Couldn't stay late as Sunday is an early morning for me. I go to church at 8am and teach a class at 9:30. We didn't eat the buffet, so can't put my 2 cents worth in on that subject. We went to BBQ at my sister's on Sunday afternoon with Maren, Burt Pierard ('59), and Richard Anderson ('60). Good food and good company. Enjoyed lunch with Maren, Jeannie, and Judy on Monday. Maren was heading back home. Had to drag Judy out of bed! I think she had too much reunion! Jeannie is staying in Tri-Cities for a while, so am looking forward to seeing her often. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it's been HOT. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Personally... I just come to see YOU! Well, here I am, back in the "world"... Hmmmmm I can remember like it was yesterday how I wanted to be back in the world back in '67 and '68. Sorry to hear that some Bombers weren't too pleased with the fixin's. I know... 15 bucks is 15 bucks... but to me it's seeing all of you that's important. I love Bomberland. I love to see my old buds and make new ones... Like Burt Pierard ('59 ), I'd a never met him 'ceptin' for R2K and the last dance at Hi-Spot... Course, once ya meet him he puts you took work in the middle of 1000 other Bombers... "Hey David, I've been lookin' for you all day... we need to get the Bomb in the courtyard... hey David... hey David..." Burt... You just passed 300 Bombers... ooh well... I love it! Seeing my pards from '65 is naturally a huge part of the weekend and since we've been getting together every year it has been nothing but a blast. But this new thing of R2King it is really special... seeing all the kids I admired or feared as a kid... making new friends and meeting up with old ones... Vonnie Reed ('60) set my heart fluttering this weekend... Dang... the girl's still got "it"! In Bomberville, the old jealousies and rivalries are left outside the city limits and we can just be kids again... friends with everyone and just looking for a great time. In Bomberville you really miss the ones that don't make it and are so grateful for the ones that do. I mean, this week end I know one guy who spent the entire night... (let me rephrase that) he spent the entire evening on the grass at the DI, with his ex-girlfriend and his wife... now that's the kinda place Bomberville is. We can get together with old flames while in the company of new ones and hug the guy that beat us up the first day of school... I know it's not just me because I see others doing the same thing! I love it! Do I look like a terrorist? Wrong question... Look at these sweet eyes... this cute little grin... So I gallop back to Seattle to catch my flight to Vegas. Get there in plenty of time... Was I carrying contraband? Of course... was I dangerous? Never. Now, with contraband, ya gotta leave it in plain sight... right under their noses... they'll never spot it... so like I didn't want to do the x-ray thing but once... However... I was also carrying, my dreaded... CAR KEYS AND KEY RING... Now on the key ring is a 6 foot car key... laser cut in the new style... also on my key ring is an AK-47 round that I've carried since 1967... then on a string around my neck and now on my key ring... that round is pretty safe unless I get a Wiley Coyote run at someone and ram it into them at the .05 MPH I can run... then it would just tickle... Well, my flight was late... very late... so I needed a smoke break... didn't have change for the lockers so I figured I'd carry my contraband back thru one more time and risk it... Oh my Gawd... I've been busted... noooooooooooo not for the contraband... for an old spent AK-47 round on my key ring... so now it's strip search time... I can throw the round away or "mail it to myself"... are these people NUTS? Sure, I got your mail it to myself... so they escort me out like the criminal I am and set me out amongst the other would- be terrorists... now, being a good Bomber... I stick the dang thing in my shoe and breeze right back thru... and now I'm just a sitting here dreaming of Bomberville... is it next year yet? Thanks thanks thanks to all of you who put the reunion together... to Kathy ('64), Linda ('63), Darlene ('64) and to Roy ('63), Jim ('66), Jim ('62) and Val ('72 ) for the Bomb and to all the rest of you who showed up and made that a wonderful evening! I thought the food was great and the company was the best... I didn't come to eat tho... I came to see all of you! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) Re: Mike Brady's ('61) love of cherries My mom, Ilene Franco, was very creative in thinking up ways to keep us busy during the summer. When we were in high school, many of us picked fruit in Benton City. This incident occurred when we (Marc, Michael, me and maybe Janet) were much younger. Mom told us to round up whoever we could find in the neighborhood and we would drive out to Benton City and pick cherries. In the days when there were no seat belts, you flipped down the two back seats of the big old Plymouth station wagon and fit (squeezed) 10 or 12 kids in back and 3 little ones in the front seat. In reality, I think there were a total of 11 or 12. Not that many when one considers that 6 were Francos. Anyway, we got out there and back without any major calamities - no small feat. I don't know how many pounds we picked, or ate, but when we got back, mom weighed out all the cherries in one pound increments, put them in lunch bags, loaded the bags into the old red wagon and sent us out to sell the cherries around the neighborhood. No I don't remember what she told us to charge, but she had everyone split up the money earned for our day's work. Pretty amazing. Noise and chaos seldom got to my Mom... good thing with all those kids. It was so safe to wander all over who knows where in those days, you could be 7 or 8 years old and knock on strangers' doors and not worry. I should add that there were about 5 or 6 of us in a group; at that time, there really was safety in numbers. Besides, who would be crazy enough to try to tackle that noisy brood? -Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) ~ Bellevue, WA - where summer is really here in June and the Mariners won. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>James C. Badger ~ Class of 1956 ~ 06/27/37 - 06/23/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Dick McCoy ('46/'46), Jack Dawson ('52) Jerry Boyd ('52), Margo Heiling ('57) Burt Pierard ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Donna Nelson ('63), Marcia Wade ('67) Penny Mitchell ('71), Dave Painter ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Old towns To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) That was a provocative list of old towns you gave in the 6/26/02 Sandstorm. I never heard of the town of Horse heaven, but there are many old tiny ghost towns up there, usually marked by an old school house. Ringold still is finadable on the east side of the Columbia North of 300 area. Cold Creek, I believe, is on the Hanford- Yakima road. I have another old town for you, Corfu, which was on the ferry across from old Hanford. There are still a couple of old buildings there. Get this, my son-in- law's father was born there. That blew my mind when he told me that. Nobody was ever born in Corfu. He didn't have the slightest where it was he just knew his father moved to Yakima where he went to school. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46) - Bronc/Beaver/Bomber Camano Island, WA - where it is too hot. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: Old town names To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Had not thought about it but I think I qualify as an old timer. Martha Berry Parker has great book, "Tales Of Richland, White Bluffs And Hanford 1805/1943 Before The Atomic Reserve" - Ye Galleon Press - published in 1979 that may answer some of your questions. It is a good reference and fun to read with those great old black and white photos. Also check out the hand drawing on page 379... it has some of the old sites from the Rattlesnake hills to the White Bluffs. Back when Prosser was called Prosser Falls the hills over looking the town were called a horse haven because they (unlike cows) could go up there and graze and still get down to water at night. At some point that reference was changed to Horse Heaven. Check it out. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Class of '52 Union To: Jack Dawson ('52) Jack: If Waining/Morrow need any help in the judging area I am there for the golfing and I will be independent? -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Re: R2K+2 Committee - THANK YOU!! Thanks to all responsible for all your planning and hard work to contribute to a perfect evening for all of us. It was disappointing that more people didn't register ahead of time so you would have known how many people planned to attend. Have you thought of increasing the price by about $5 or $10 for those who show up at the door without registering beforehand? -Margo Heiling Barron (Class of '57 Ahead of our Time) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [R2K Committee: Pay attention! That's called built-in monetary incentive to pre-register. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: David Rivers (65) I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank you for your assistance last weekend and apologize if I messed up the tight schedule you had worked out for your '65 gang. As a note of explanation (not an excuse), I knew Friday evening that we were going to need a party of four to go load up the "Ballard Bomb" at Roy's on Saturday and then go down and unload it at the Red Lion. All the locals I knew were busy with R2K+2 stuff (or have lifting restrictions) so I started to look for others. I already had Nick Nelson ('56) on board (although he didn't know it but he was staying at my place so what the heck) and I needed two more people. When I ran into you and Tony Harrah ('65) on Friday, I asked you guys if you could meet at Roy's to load it up which you willingly agreed to. After getting to the Red Lion (on Saturday), I encountered the additional problem of hanging the giant Bomber Banner. Since I also had to make my Club 40 pitch to the Class of '62 at about the same time, I again asked you for assistance (since you were handy). Again, you didn't let me down even though I'm sure you would have preferred chatting with your people who were arriving by then. After the Red Lion shot down my plan to hang it from the balcony, you came up with a creative solution that worked out well. I understand now why you cringed when I later called out your name to turn around and meet Ray Conley ('46) who had been a friend of your dad and he had never met you. I can't thank you enough for your help. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: 4th of July Seattle Area - Fife luncheon for July will be held on the Fourth of July at my home. Date: July 4, 2002 Time: Noon - ? Where: Email for address and phone number. What To Bring: Come like your coming for a picnic! Bring a dish to share. BBQs will be available. Dinner: 5:00pm Fireworks: 10:15pm - Larry Mattingly's ('60) fireworks are over the water in front of my place. Pictures: 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. Any questions please email me! Bomber Cheers, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Re: Cherries Someone asked about cherries awhile ago and I got a little education. I wrote the Sandstorm that I picked up Chelan cherries the day after graduation. I thought they were FROM Chelan. There is a cherry called Chelan. Dah! I paid $2.50/lb. that day but paid $1.25 Sunday. The woman I bought from said Vans were the best eating but guess that's a matter of opinion. Harvest is happening in Wenatchee! Re: Hanford Area at the Tacoma Museum Also, my sister Deb ('77) and I were in Tacoma last week. The Tacoma Museum has an interesting area about Hanford if you haven't seen it. We were there for the Chihuly glass and blanket exhibit. It's nice. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Reunion pix A big Bomber thank you to Tom Hughes ('56) for the great pictures of the R2K+2 get together. They were all clear and great and showed marvelously youthful 'old' people. Am looking forward to the class of '67 reunion coming up in a month. Thanks to all involved! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny Mitchell True ('71) Re: '62 reunion I hope it will be possible for the class of '62 to share pics of the reunion and the memory book with the rest of us. My oldest sister Sharon Mitchell and my cousin Gene Carlson were both class of '62 and sadly both gone now. -Penny Mitchell True ('71) ~ Bothell, WA - where the sun is actually shining and it is finally warm! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Painter ('72) Re: Bomber Boys on Volcanic Epic Taylor Woodward, RHS '98 David Ghan, RHS '00 (?) Cam Painter, KiBe '99 SoB (Son of Bomber) The guys are headed north climbing each of the 19 Cascades volcanoes from California to British Columbia in turn. Today, 6/26, they climbed the South Sister. The total elevation they will climb from trail head to summits is about 100,000'. They will hike 220 miles, and drive 2500 miles all in 25 days. 9 mountains down, 10 more to go. If you know any of these young Bombers, wish them well on their arduous adventure. The list of peaks from South to North is: Lassen 10,475' Shasta 14,162' McLoughlin 9,495' Scott (Crater Lake) 8,926' Theilson 9,182' Diamond 8,744' Bachelor 9,065' Broken Top 9,175' Three Sisters 10,085' Washington 7,794' Three Fingered Jack 7,841' Jefferson 10,497' Hood 11,239' Adams 12,276' St. Helens 8,365' Rainier 14,410' Glacier 10,541' Baker 10,781' Garabaldi 8,787' -Dave Painter ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Judy Haugen Kaiser ~ Class of 1959 ~ 1940 - 06/22/02 >>Jeffrey James Low ~ Class of 1969 ~ 05/23/51 - 06/15/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers 1 NAB, and 1 BBA today: Jack Dawson ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Dave Henderson (60WB), Jane Walker ('62) John Adkins ('62), Jerry Spears ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Marshall Smith ('64) David Rivers ('65), John Wingfield ('66) Lynne Teverbaugh ('76), Jamie McDevitt ('81) Jil Lytle ('82) Leon Herkelberk (NAB), Marc Hall ('02BBA) NAB = Not A Bomber BBA = Bomber By Association (is that right, Marc?) WB = Would'a Been or Wanna Be ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 6/27 or 6/28?: Vickie Bigelow ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: '52 Golf To: Jerry Boyd ('52) Jerry, You're hired... But I don't want independence. I'm looking for some one who worked for Arthur Andersen so they can be the lead judge. See you there. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: The Class of '62 It is now official. You have just held your 40th reunion, and are now eligible for full membership in Club 40. Once you catch your breath after the reunion and R2K+2, consider not only joining Club 40, but also seriously think about coming back to Richland in September for the Club's annual get together. You might also want to think about two people you would like to see as class representatives on the Club 40 board (before Burt selects them for you). Just check in at and you will be all set. To: David Rivers ('65) Yes, Burt Pierard ('59) can be very persuasive when it comes to getting people to do things. How do you think I wound up as the editor of The DustStorm? There is a great Tom Hughes ('56) photo of Burt in "supervisory mode" during the moving of the new mascot to the courtyard. There is also a picture of him helping to carry the mascot, so he ain't all bad. To: All of you who attended R2K+2 Sounds as though you had a great time, lack of food not withstanding. Just wish I could have been there. Maybe one day the schedules won't clash. But, after the "original, world famous" R2K, it's a tough act to follow. Bomber Cheers, =Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) - summer has come and gone from Albany, OR, for the moment; 92 warm ones yesterday, but only in the high 70s today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: Old Towns To: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) and Jack Dawson ('52) Hi Dick & Jack, Thanks for your inputs. I looked on my 1930s chart and sure enough I found the town of Corfu. The town was located east of Beverly (about 25 miles) along the C M ST P & P railroad line. The 1930 chart shows the C M ST P & P railroad coming out of Seattle over Stampede pass to Ellensberg. Then the C M ST P & P rail line turns south east towards the Columbia River, passing through the ghost towns of Cheviot, Rye, & Doris. The C M ST P & P rail line crossed the Columbia River at the town of Beverly (which is shown on my current map). The railroad proceeded east passing (paralleling Crab Creek) through the town Corfu and Othello. Then the C M ST P & P rail line turned north east to Spokane. When I checked my current chart I find a rail line running south east out of Ellensburg that matches the old C M ST P & P rail line. My current chart says that the line has been abandoned pass the town of Kittitas. The new chart shows a rail line traveling west out of Othello through the town of Corfu to Royal city; where it ends. As a side note my old chart shows a spur line off the C M ST P & P main line, traveling along the west side of the Columbia river through the ghost towns of Priest Rapids, White Bluffs, and ending at Hanford. I have a couple of questions for the old timers: 1. What did the letters C M ST P & P stand for; 2. I am not big reader of Shakespeare, but wasn't Corfu mentioned in one of his stories? If so maybe the towns of Othello and Corfu were named after those stories. 3. Do you think that the automobile was cause of so many small railroad towns to dry up and blow away? -Dave Henderson ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jane Walker Hill ('62) To: Class of '62 If you didn't make it to the reunion, or if you didn't order a 40th Reunion Memory Book, there are a few extra available. The book is very well done by Sue Elliott Homan ('62). If you would like one, please email me. -Jane Walker Hill ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Class of '62 Reunion Those members of the Class of '62 that attended the 40 year Reunion last weekend, and have pictures you might like to share with the rest of the class and receive shared pictures from other member of the class, can send me your pictures. I will create a Photo CD Album of all the pictures I receive. I will configure it as a self loading self running application - you will not need any special software on your PC to view the Album. The Pictures will be stored as "JPEG" files so you will be able to access them individually and print them or send them on to friends and family. If you have your pictures in JPEG or other electronic form you can send them to my E mail address (below). If you have prints, you can send them to my mailing address (below), and I will scan them into electronic form and return your prints. It was a good party wasn't it. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - and it has heated up here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Spears ('64) Hi Maren, Just received a call from Tom Stine ('64). His father passed away this week in San Jose. Tom subscribes to the sandstorm and if anyone would like to send him a note I'm sure it would be appreciated. His father was a class act and a wonderful role model for anyone who knew him. As I remember, Mr. Stine also stared on an All-State basketball team in Alabama. During his era they didn't know how to shoot jump shots, so the two handed set shot was the order of the day (Rod Brewer ('65) perfected the one-handed style in Richland). He used to kid me that since I couldn't jump, I should go back to the earlier years... Should have listened!!! God bless to the Stine's during this difficult time. -Jerry Spears ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Tom Hughes ('56) LOVED your slide show... really makes me wish I could have been there... I'll get there one of these years! To: Our Sandstorm/Mushroom Cloud Queen (Maren) Picture of your tattoo was great! You go, girl! What a way to show Bomber Pride!!!!!! I don't have the nerve to get one! Can't stand pain! *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - 99 today and getting hotter. ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marshall Smith ('64) Re: Bomber Boys on Volcano Epic To: Dave Painter ('72) I think the tale of the young Bombers and friend climbing 19 volcanoes from California to Canada sounds like big fun. Are they posting reports anywhere? -Marshall Smith ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: It's our party and we can.............. The little note from Burt ('59) this morning got me thinking. I had dinner with Diane Murphy ('65) last night and the poor girl couldn't get a word in edgewise... I chattered on about all our Bomber affairs all before during and after dinner. I just couldn't stop... but then I guess I'm not one for keeping quiet about Bomberdom. The gang that has put this little shindig together (and a special thanks to Tom Hughes the roving photographer ('56) and "Mr. DJ" John Adkins ('62) who I completely left out of my last note) the last couple of years has worked long and hard at it. If Burt wants me to do a little of this and a little of that, then by golly I am more than happy to lend a hand. When I kidded him the other day about being such a straw boss it was out of love and gratitude that he would ALLOW me the pleasure of being more than just a watcher... this is OUR deal and it's up to ALL of us to chip in and do whatever we can to take the weight of the ones who are local and have to break their backs to put this little affair on. We need all the help we can get starting the day after we leave to get the next year's party up and running. To: Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) I know you haven't turned your computer on much since the first R2K, but I am saying right here and now that if I can do ANYTHING to help you guys out... I am ready to do it. Linda ('63) and Darlene ('64), if you are reading this, tell Kathy what I said (yeah, I know... I could pick up the phone but then she might give me a real assignment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Well, nuff said for now. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield (66) Re: Horse Heavens Howdy Cowgirl, These comments about Horse Heavens brought back two good memories for me about the beautiful rolling mountain foothills between the rivers, (Columbia and Yakima). When I was growing up in Richland I used to hear that the Horse Heavens was where wild horses used to roam and I wondered about that for years. Then, a few years ago I was serving a small church in Yakima and met a couple from another era. Paul and Ida Beck were people of the earth, Paul had helped build hydro dams along the Columbia and one day told me a story of when they went up into the Yakima Reservation to round up wild horses. Ida - who was less that 5' tall - got on her horse and rode for nine hours chasing horses. That was longer than any woman had ridden among those people, and most men, she was tough as leather with a gentle heart. Then when I was moving my office equipment from Yakima to a church in Beaverton, OR I drove over the pass to Goldendale, and I remember seeing a herd of wild horses up at the top of a ridge. That was especially significant to me after knowing the story of my friends trying to round up horses not far from there. Indeed, it is beautiful country. We are so blessed to be in this country. Thanks for the memories. Peace, -John Wingfield (66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynne Teverbaugh ('76) Today is Vickie Bigelow's ('76) birthday (I won't say which one). She's been spending most of the past couple months at Harborview in Seattle helping her father (Charlie Bigelow ('54) get well after his accident. Happy birthday, Vic! I am THRILLED that your Dad is doing so well. I think about you and Charlie and your Mom, Shirley, every day and I just know with all the love surrounding your Dad daily, there is no doubt he will recover completely. I've met very few men like him. He was always one of my favorite "other dads". I remember him water-skiing barefoot, racing, letting you drive when you were 14 years old in the dirt in West Richland, with Rocky running behind. So many good memories of time spent with such a great family. It was a privilege to be part of it. I hope he and Shirley will be able to celebrate my mom and dad's 50th anniversary next month. What a joy it would be to see him there. You deserve the best. Congratulations on your engagement. (In all the messages Marc's been sending about Charlie's progress, I don't think he ever said how Charlie reacted to the news that his only little girl is finally getting married!) Marc, you must be one heck of a guy because Vicki only likes the best! Happy, happy birthday, Vic. -Lynne Teverbaugh ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt ('81) Re: Cherries I'm living in eastern Massachusetts and often by my produce at a local farm stand. Last Sunday they had cherries at $2.99/pound for Bings and $5.99/pound for Rainiers! Think I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope I can still get them when I visit in mid-July. -Jamie McDevitt ('81) ~ Hopkinton, MA - where it is 80 and 81% humidity (oh how I miss the dry heat of Richland)! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) The Class of '82's June 26th reunion meeting has been rescheduled for July 10th at 6:30p. If you are interested in attending please email me at the above address for information. If you haven't done so yet, all registration payments and orders for memory books are due. Please get yours in as soon as possible!!! Re: Help! Please!! Kari Reagan ('82) has generously offered to sing for us Saturday night during our reunion. (Kari is a professional singer) However, she has one request of us, and that is a Grand Piano. We are at the Shilo Inn on Saturday night and they do not have one available. If there is anyone out there that can help us locate one for her to use would you please contact me as soon as possible. We would really like to get things finalized for her as soon as possible. I hope there are some Bomber Alums that can help us '82ers out!!! Thanks, -Jil Lytle Smith ('82), Reunion Planning Committee Member ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leon Herkelberk (NAB) Re: Request for assistance Having been given your website from some genealogy people in Richland, I must tell you that I find it very fascinating that you all have so many interesting stories, that everyone seems to enjoy. I am hoping that you might include my letter when it is convenient. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me identifying a possible relative. My last name is Herkelberk, which is extremely uncommon. In fact, other than family, I've never met anyone with the same last name. Some months ago, I came into possession of a document that makes numerous mentions of the name Herkeberker. I was thinking that possibly this might be some long lost and previously unknown relative. I've learned that in the 40s there were lots of people who moved to Richland for employment at various secret construction projects, so an overlooked fork in the family tree is possible. This diary, by all appearances was the property of a young girl, in what appears to be the late 50s in Richland, Washington. The handwriting, spelling and punctuation are not very good, so it is possible that the name Herkeberker is a misspelling. The only identification I have of the writer are the faded initials E, something that might be a G, O, or Q, and a M, N, V or W, embossed in gold on the cover. The fly page has been removed and inside the cover some names have been scratched out with a pen. The writings are mostly in pencil, but there is some turquoise ink. I obtained the diary through a genealogy newsletter, and a note reflects that it was purchased at a flea market or yard sale. I've been unable to locate any Herkeberker in phone books or any other archives, but again this might a misspelling. The stories the writer tells about she, her friends and Herkeberker are very interesting and in some cases fascinating to say the least. From the writings, it appears that Herkeberker was a young boy. I would be happy to try to scan some of the pages to see if the stories might jog anyone's memories or someone might recognize the writer or her friends. I am hoping someone can be of assistance. Respectfully, -Leon Herkelberk (NAB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marc Hall ('02 BBA) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) update We're back from foggy, cool and windy (but still fun to be at!) San Francisco, good to be back in warm Seattle. Charlie is continuing his rehab stint at Harborview. His new meds gave him some unwelcome side affects, so a few days of working through that has been a bit distracting. Charlie is looking better and feeling better, but has occasional bouts of upset stomach and aches and pains. Heck, he should after a 3,000 ft. fall and 4 major surgeries! Regardless, his sense of humor and personality are intact. We encourage all to stop by and see Charlie if you are in the area, he really does enjoy the company and new faces. He is tired of ours! Yesterday while I was at Harborview, Charlie was playing flexibility and coordination games with his Occupational Therapist, looked fun enough for all of us to join in with them. Unfortunately, there is not enough equipment for all of us to use. The therapists are clever enough to have developed rehab exercises that are as entertaining as possible to help keep the patients interested and upbeat. Spectators even have fun. We still expect that Charlie will be in Harborview for most of July, but are hopeful that he may be discharged before the end of July. This all is dependent on his rehab progress. Thanks again to all of you for your continued awesome support. -Marc Hall ('02 BBA) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Jack Dawson ('52) Dore Tyler ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Tom Tracy ('55), Patti Jones ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Sue Elliott ('62) Jess Daniel ('67), Mike Howell ('68WB) Paula Vinther ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45/'46) Re: Old towns To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Interesting subject, old towns The real Corfu was Greek, and WS probably mentioned it, but I don't recall. Chicago, Milwaukee, ST. Paul & Pacific was the old railroad. Electric for some of the way. -Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Bronc/Beaver/Bomber Camano Island, WA - Now it's too cool ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: Old Rail Lines / Hanford Area The railroad was the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul. The local spur from Beverly went through Priest Rapids, Vernita, Allard, White Bluffs and on in to Hanford. It hauled the farm products to market for a good price because the mild weather allowed things like asparagus and cherries to be first to market. The rail line was known to the locals as "Sage Brush Annie" and she took on water at Priest Rapids which was the highlight of the week for the kids who lived there. That included my wife, Murrel Yeager, who lived there in the early 40s. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: DEE TEE, aka Dore Tyler ('53) Re: Old Towns To: Dick McCoy ('45/'46), Jack Dawson ('52) and Dave Henderson ('60WB) Most, or all of the old towns mentioned recently may be found in "Washington Atlas & Gazetteer" published by DeLORME Mapping Co. and found at most sporting goods stores and "Freddy's" like stores for $15. If one is primarily interested in historical sites an old issue can often be found at garage sales or Goodwill, Sally Ann's... (my personal favorite "Upscale Boutique".) Y'all be cool, -DEE TEE, aka Dore Tyler ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Some answers to your question about interesting old town: 1. The railroad in question was the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific, know as the Milwaukee Road. It went out of business in the mid 1970s. 2. Most of those names were actually passing sidings on the road. In days before Centralized Traffic Control, they had a small depot that housed an agent/telegrapher and housing for one or two other telegraphers. These people copied train orders from the dispatcher to be delivered to trains passing their stations. Guess they might be called ghost towns, but there really wasn't much to them. The bigger towns (ones with a water tank for the steam engines of the era) were known as "tank towns" or "one-tank town". You might find others on the main tracks of the former Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle railroads; all of which are now part of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe. There are probably some on the Union Pacific tracks as well. Most of these stations have been closed for a very long time, and some of them are still known, but as passing sidings with no one living there at all. Bomber Cheers -Mike Clowes, aka Bob Carlson ('54) - very pleased to hear that Charlie Bigelow ('54) is getting better by the moment. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Cheers to all our heroes, beautiful classmates and neighbors who attend the 50th celebration for that great class of '52, before and after. You have good reason and a few warm desert nights to remember a half-century and get a chance to "put your past in front of you" once again. It's a happy thought to imagine some of the excellent memories being shared among friends, neighbors and Bomber, Bronc & Beaver friends along the banks of the Columbia. I couldn't help but remember when some recent comments were made about the food being served along the banks of the Columbia in Richland. Once upon a time, near the Hanford House, some of the "old gang's families" used to gather in the park on summer Sundays for picnics after church. I remember well Jerry ('52) & J.D. ('55) Boyd and the other families from our church brought enough food to feed the 5,000. After meals, including varieties of food from the best known kitchens across America. J.D. (Jim) Boyd & I remember the days when our brothers, Jerry and Bill's ('51) cars sounded like a fighter pilots' reunion on the deck of an aircraft carrier. As they headed out of the park - off to the "library" - we were sure, to study with lovely tutors who accompanied them to help them with research or re-shelve the books as they prepared for Monday's exams and other intellectual pursuits. Wish I could be there to hear some of the stories from the older classmates who were our legends and heroes. As my old classmate, Dave Forrest - a 3-sport letterman from '55 laughed and said at R2K, "I love to sit down with my kids and "embellish" our days at Richland. However, when you golfers quote the old saying, you may want to revise it to: "You're Only as old as you feel... the day AFTER you try to prove it". Some time back, I remember a golfer passing our back yard on the 17th hole mumbling something like..."the only good things I hit all day was when I stepped on that rake in the sand trap. If your food isn't like one of our picnics, just remember at R2K, The grad who was consoling her husband when he remarked something like: "All these other guys have gotten so heavy and bald... they hardly recognize me". Additionally, we now find that food speaks to us in different ways. It promises us grand flavors but then it wants to stay with us and rearrange itself in places we never thought it could reside. Special thanks to Dick McCoy ('45/'46) who kept the reunion spirit alive while someone invented the internet (we thought we'd always be required to use two tin cans and a string). Someone ask him if there are cabanas and bananas on Camano Island where my brother-in-law thinks the Western Garden of Eden is located. Continued thanks to Maren, Richard Anderson ('60), and others who help us stay in touch. To: All of you Thanks for giving us this wonderful legacy. Please, repeat second-helpings of the good times as you enjoy the cool summer nights in the dynamic city where our parents among many of America's brightest minds helped learn how to chip off a piece of the sun and use it to help end a war, cure cancer, produce energy and keep enemies at bay. We remember well how much can be done when America thinks Big. Richland invented a fast break, turned it up a notch and we got to watch you use that same spirit during athletic events, put a sprinkle of it in musicians, scientists, business people, good children and launch them. So "Embellish Away", heroes, friends, neighbors, classmates and quasi-pro golfers. Five decades ago seem just like yesterday at times. If you feel tired, listless or frustrated, take two Spudnuts, hum a few bars of an old Nat King Cole song and call me in the morning. So as you walk down the hall in your hotel, remember what Ginger Rose Reed ('55) said to a newly discovered classmate in her high rise office building in Portland as they were getting off the crowded elevator... "Its so nice to know there's more than one Bomber in our building". With the best thoughts for your pleasant days together, -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: R2K+2 and 1962 reunion First a thank you to the class of 1962 for letting all classes be there during their re-union. How special it was that they opened up their hearts to all of us. Nada McCoy ('62), Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60) and myself stayed in a room on the courtyard of the Red Lion. Sandie and my agreement with Nada when we decided to stay together was that it was her reunion. She would always have the bathroom first for her time schedule. It made it so fun to share in her excitement as well as all of our excitement meeting Bombers that we hadn't seen in years. My class of 1960 brought a lot of fun and good memories. Mary Rose, Pete Overdahl, Sandie Romeri, Fred Phillips, Vonnie Reed (whom I hadn't seen since our 20th reunion), Richard Anderson, Marilyn Baird, Margie Qualheim, Joe McCoy, Carolyn Carson. We missed the rest of you. You probably felt your ears burning as we talked about where various classmates are that we knew. Pete Overdahl's wife Maggie is a delight and I am glad I got to spend some time with her. Thanks Maggie. Would love to see more of our class next year! About the food served. I haven't ever been to a banquet at hotel where the food was outstanding. Eating seemed to be such a minor part of the reunion anyway. The courtyard at the Red Lion is such a great place to visit with everyone. Staying in a room at the courtyard brings an extra specialness to be right there with everyone. I would suggest that who's ever reunion is happening at the time that they are served first. The R2K+2 committee did a great job as always solving the problems as quick as they could. Thank you for your wonderful on going commitment to us Bombers. Our Queen Maren always there for us shows us what a true Bomber is. Always rushing to end the night to make sure we get the Sandstorm even when she's at a reunion. Now let's rush and pay her so we keep her forever. Even tho my sister Nina Jones Rowe ('65) didn't make it this year my thanks goes to David Rivers ('65) for inviting all classes to the Las Margaritas on friday night which gave me opportunity to meet some classmates of Nina's that I hadn't seen in years or hadn't met. It was fun using my battery cables to jump start Gregor Hanson's ('65) car at midnight so he could get home. Thanks also Gregor for bringing Ronna Jo Lynch ('65) to meet up with me after all these years. As I write this the names of Bombers I ran into is endless, names keep popping into my mind. It amazes me how many Bombers we all knew in high school. I get this from everyone as we talk. Be it from classes we attended, in the hallway of Col Hi or activities we attended. Even as seniors how quickly the memories come flooding back. The friendliness, forgiveness, today is today is phenomenal. Attending the reunions the past couple of years has been fun also to make new Bomber friends. What Bomber can't remember another one always can whether you want them to or not. **GRIN** Thanks Bombers for all the great memories that will go on forever. The Bomb being there always brings a tear of joy that we are all together again. A great reminder of the wonderful place we grew up in. Looking forward as always to whatever Bomber function is next. Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain, rain, rain, taking care of our trees before all the Kabooms on the fourth of July. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: '62 Class Reunion MANY THANKS to each of you on the Reunion Committee for all the great planning and hard work you put into our '62 Class Reunion!! All the events, the very nicely done and informative Memory Book and the coming together with our GREAT CLASS of friends was absolutely wonderful! I know the Class of 1962 appreciates all your efforts and thanks you most sincerely for such an enjoyable weekend! So nice to see many other special friends at the R2K+2 gathering, too. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan ('62) Re: '62 Reunion Photo Album A photo album has been added to the Class of '62 40th Reunion website and more pictures will appear soon. The black and white 'family photos' are those that were sent for inclusion in the memory book; others are from the event itself. Unfortunately, the 'photographer' (myself) was too busy having a good time to take as many pictures as she had planned. Thanks to Danny Finch ('62) for his contributions! More welcome! Thanks also to John Adkins for his contributions to the pictures from the Sunday memorial to our deceased classmates! They were greatly appreciated -Sue Elliott Homan ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jess Daniel ('67) Sandstorm, The class of '67 will hold their 35th Reunion at the Hanford House on July 26th and 27th, 2002. Since this is the same weekend as the Water Follies there are many activities in the Tri-Cities, that weekend as well as fun to be had by all who attend e.g. Sidewalk Art Show, Hydros, golf tournament on Saturday. Usually the class of '67 has a very good turnout but very few people have signed up this time and the reunion Committee has reserved $$$ in food for Saturday evening. Is there any way we can advertise in the Sandstorm to really get the word out? -Jess Daniel ('67), Class of '67 Reunion Committee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You just did, Jess. Send '67ers an email, too! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Re: CM ST.P & P Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Portland My dad used to have a little sign that he found some place hanging in the barn. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paula Vinther Case ('69) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Your husband wearing his Pasco Bulldog garb to the R2K+2 reunion You go, girl! ...and wear your Bomber T-shirt to his reunion! My husband is Paul Case (PHS '67) - he started and maintains the PHS Bulldog Online newsletter. I very proudly wore my Bomber T-shirt to his 30th reunion picnic (five years ago). It was great!! Of course I received all kinds of flak. But then how can you compare a bulldog to a BOMB??? -Paula Vinther Case ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Boyd ('52), Millie Finch ('54) Helen Cross ('62), Dick Pierce ('67) Cheryl Neland ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Wiley Wooley ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris Eckert ('80 or '81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Tom Tracy's Article To: Tom Tracy ('55) Tom, Wish I had your ability to write! Yes, I do remember the excellent food that was prepared at those gatherings. I will probably get in trouble for this but a good share of our Mother's came from the South and if you ever went to relatives you could expect good food and this included Church functions also. As far as the little noise that a flathead Ford with pipes left it was a sweet sound! I still have a '41 Ford with a slightly built flathead (180 HP) with duels and it can leave a sweet sound with a little RPMs. Really looking forward to my 50th Class Reunion the first weekend of August. How time flies! Also I have talked to your brother Bill and hope that we can get together the week that we are in the Tri-Cities. This is a big year with the Class Reunion and Patsy [McGregor ('54)] and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on 11/11/02. As always, -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54 Bomber) and Marc Hall (BBA) Since Both Shirley Strege Bigelow and Charlie graduated in the year 1954 several of us classmates had dinner together a couple of weeks ago, and the decision was made that Marc was no longer an "NAB" [Not A Bomber] - but that we would Adopt him, so he could become a BBA = Bomber by Adoption Appreciate so much his info and we also know that Bombers everywhere are praying for him to recover soon. Charlie is a very strong man, in good shape health wise, so if anyone could walk away from an accident like his - we are counting on Charles Bigelow!!! Cheers to all Bombers - sorry I missed all the fun this past weekend, but there was craziness at our house as our daughter got married and it was beautiful and they were very happy and pleased with it. They live in Maryland, so we had to say good bye on Sunday, but thank goodness for this internet stuff!! Take care Maren, and if you would send us an address, we could all send you some funds to say thank you for all your efforts. Later, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: The '62 Photos To: Sue Elliott Homan ('62) Sue, The photos are great. Thank you for updating this site. I can't believe I got it without a hassle. I had to laugh, the photo of you and me has my name wrong. It was a super reunion, I'm so glad I came. Thanks again to all the committee members who worked to put such a great time together. Sorry I totally missed seeing you Maryanne Durfey Weed and I was looking for you. Can we have changed so much we didn't recognize each other?? We have been enjoying attending the Billy Graham Mission here this weekend in the greater Cincinnati area. Shalom, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Jess Daniels ('67) Hartcorn ('67) and I were just talking about how we needed to generate some more interest in the reunion this summer. Scott said he was going to give $10 to anyone that didn't say he certainly had less hair than the last time they'd seen him. He can keep his ten bucks as far as I'm concerned. I am assuming that the Reunion Committee will allow us to defend our golf title. Norm Englund ('67) and Harry Walker ('67) will complete our Ryder Sleeper team. Norm said he wanted to bring the cars batteries again to torture Harry for not appearing in The Daugther of the Daughter of Fanny Hill. Daniels, we're rooting for you. Can you sign me up for the reunion package #5? The one with the Zip's cheeseburgers, the hydro ride and the kissing stunt with Miss Water Follies. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) Re: Cherries The week after the 4th is the Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan. This year our cherries aren't ready. We will be getting our cherries from Washington State. I just love to buy and smirk a little and say how delicious these cherries are. I am a true Washingtonian at heart. -Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) ~ A beautiful 88 and balmy on Lake Michigan. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2002 ~ July, 2002