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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Sandra Atwater ('51), Millie Finch ('54) J.D. Boyd ('55), Hal Smith ('56) Marlene Maness ('57WB), Frank Osgard ('63WB) Norri Boasen ('73), Brian Denning ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** CLUB 40 Reunion starts next Friday, 9/6/02 RichlandClub40.org ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Re: The Big Pool With all the talk about the "big pool", thought I would add a story. One summer when I worked at the hospital, two of the women I worked with and I would go for a swim at our lunch time. We always took our lunch - brown bag - to work. So I guess the pool did open before one o'clock. This was the summer of '51 or '52. -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) To: The Class Of '54 Lunch Bunch Girls!! As you know, we generally meet the 3rd Friday of each month - well, we are going to do something different in September before we settle in for the winter. We are going to travel to LaGrande, OR to have lunch with our fellow classmate - Coral Pritchard Ward. She has invited us to come and spend a little time with her and we decided at our last luncheon, that we were interested in doing this. So..... Here are some dates that are available - September 24, 25, 27, 30 or October 1. You need to get in touch with me, so I can get some idea of how many of us will be going and what seems to be the best date. We need to get this settled so please let me know by next Friday, September 5th. Thanks, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD Boyd ('55) My memories of the pool going swimming around midnight during the summer. Of course, the pool was closed and we climbed the fence (don't think we had swim suits either). Guess the word got out that we were doing this and we were joined by several others - my brain is a bit foggy and I don't remember all the details about who was involved. In the beginning Dennis Strong ('55) and I were the ones that started this swimming venture. Does anyone know where Dennis is now? The group became loud, etc., and one night the police busted us and that put an end to the midnight swims. Do any of you, male or female, remember anything about this event? This would have been the summer of '54 (I think)! -JD Boyd ('55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hal Smith ('56) To: Frank Osgood ('63WB) Re: Rite Aid As Pook's ('63) older brother, I feel qualified to answer for him. He would say, "How fast can we get down there." -Hal Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marlene Maness Isom/Mulch ('57WB) Re: Cultural Resources Program www.hanford.gov/doe/culres/ -Marlene Maness Isom/Mulch ('57WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) So it's a new millennium. The kids today need Britney to get their hearts started, we only needed "The Perkins Street Girls are sleeping out tonight". Now I don't know how it happened, maybe we're talkin' all the planets being in line, or Nostradamus knowing something and not telling anyone, but there were some fine lookin' fillies up there on Perkins. The fact that most of them are now grandmothers and have been for years, is not significant. On probably 86 of the summer nights between the end of school, and the Tuesday after Labor Day, with a week off for church camp, most of us Carmichael guys "slept out". Sleeping out had nothing to do with sleeping out. It had everything to do with not sleeping in your own bed. I mean Roy Rogers sheets just don't make it, when there are a couple of shoplifted copies of "Adam" or "Cavalier" separating the mattress and box springs. Dick Plows ('63) had a great hedge behind his house. This was the perfect place to "rally the rabble", and get ready to head north into Indian Country. Like a squad of VC sappers, we moved out in white tee shirts, cut off jeans and 98 cent rubber sandals. On occasions we would often stop by the Desert Inn for a quick dip. Sometimes we had to share the pool, as we were not the only patrol out that evening. We then taped our ankles, buckled our chin straps, dabbed on some Clearasil and left the comfort of the South End. I now know how Lewis & Clark felt when they left the Mandan village. Now on occasion, we would liberate a bicycle or two to speed our progress. I stole Monty Franklin's brother Tim's bike every night for a whole summer. That is until a patch of goat heads up by that Flying A gas station near Webb's house rendered it inoperable. [AllGallery.tripod.com/0000s/Williams-Perkins.html] I did push it all the way back to his house on Douglass... or was it Delafield. I was seriously disappointed, when he cramped my style by not getting it fixed for a week or so. There was an unspoken language amongst the males of the species that assembled us all in the same place at the same time. I never understood it until I watched a Discovery Channel special on Ants, but now it makes perfect sense. Regardless, we'd show up at Twedt's ('64) house around midnight. Now Richard, who was terminally grounded, could slither out of a pre-fab window like he'd been on the payroll of Cirque d'Soliel for twenty years. Undeterred by his parentally mandated isolation, he would join the rest of who had mustered under a street light. Then something that today is unfathomable would occur, when someone could write their girlfriend's name in the street, and off we would go into the darkness. Once you found the yard where the girls were sleeping, you had to employ stealth to get close enough to hear what they were saying. It would be many years later, at Fort Polk in fact, before I was again given the opportunity to demonstrate my prowess at the low crawl. I recall Pete VanWyke ('64 -- bless his Sainted Soul) leading us across the yard behind Sandy Keller's ('65) house, like some Kit Carson scout in Viet Nam, only to discover that the occupants had a dog... make that several dogs... several big dogs which they didn't pick up after very often. Inevitably we would get bored listening to all that "girl talk", decide to scare the girls, make them all scream and then we'd go home. The first mad dash was always exhilarating, as these were the days before everyone had clothes driers. Many an already quivering adolescent falsetto, was raised an octave or more by a clothesline across the throat. Lots of times, we ended the evening with half or more of us sounding like Michael Jackson. It's a long ways from Symons to Adams. Not knowing where food might be purloined (this is before the advent of the 7-11), we all hustled our young butts back to Dick's house. From there we each had our own veritable cornucopia of fruits and vegetables. Elton Anderson (green shirt, brown pants or brown shirt, green pants) of "I'll take the Hall Passes Now" fame was a neighbor and had good green grapes. Jim Hamilton's ('63) dad, Steelhead, had Italian Plums and grew great tomatoes. You had to be careful of these though, and only take the ones that grew a foot or more off of the ground. They had a wiener dog named Spud, who spent a lot of time out in the garden, and you just couldn't be too careful. As morning came along, you could get some milk off a door step. Kenny Wright ('63), had more love in his heart than most, and would only take a swallow or two before he recapped the bottle and moved on to the next house. You could also take a newspaper (PI, Spokesman or Columbia Basin News) off of the stoop and sell them at the bus stop. Some guy heading out to the area, not knowing that he had already paid for his would give you a shiny nickel. But we were young then, and that was before we started sleeping out on the third island, which is whole 'nuther story. -Frank Osgard ('63WB) p.s. There is a A&W on Venice Beach, but no cars only roller blades ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) Re: Big Pool I can't believe that the Big Pool will be closing. We lived there every summer until I was about 14. Then the river became the place to cool off. With five kids, I know my Mom felt that the season pass was a godsend. I am sure that is how she kept her sanity. I remember being lined up to get in. Waiting for the swimming lessons to get over. We stayed until dinner time, and then went right back until the pool closed. I don't remember taking anything but a towel, which we hung on the fence. I remember diving down and peeling tar off the bottom, rolling it into a ball and diving for that. I loved to lay down on the hot cement, moving from spot to spot until you were dry. I remember the ugly swim caps we had to wear. We always cut the straps off in an attempt to make the more stylish. Not a whole lot of success in that. We brought our 4 kids to Richland every summer, and going to the big pool was always part of the trip. I remember people would never believe me when I told them just how big the "big pool" was! I made a lot of friends at the pool and a lot of memories. So sad to hear it's going to be gone. -Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brian Denning ('77) Re: Big Pool + Misc. Babble To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) And all Bombers If your "Bad Hair-Cut" were to happen in this day and age... just think. You could have possibly made millions in a law suit! And what...? Blurry eyes from excessive pool chlorine...? Which spawned false drug use accusations? Multi-millions! I'm not a lawyer by any means but, RICHLANDERS UNITE! There's serious MONEY to be made here! (just kidding of course) -Brian Denning ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers, Shelley McCoy ('63RIP), and 1 funeral notice today: Betty Conner ('52), Rex Hunt ('53WB) Ken Heminger ('56WB), Patti Jones ('60) Bob Irwin ('62), Rosalie Lang ('63) Amy Payson ('96) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon Mumford ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: The George Prout Pool I have a story about the "old pool" - I believe I was one of the very first EVER in the pool. Remember, they started construction on the pool in 1948. They dug the hole. It sat there for years - I think the pool finally opened the year we graduated - 1952. We used to speculate on how good it would be to have it open. We had gone to the pool at the Howard Amon Park - and it was quite small, and getting old. We were told there were cracks in it. That didn't faze us. But the size of it did. There were times when we would go, and have to stand in line outside, watching the kids inside in the cool, inviting water... while we sweltered outside... this in 100 degree weather. Taking turns was not a lot of fun. (With a new pool, I suppose this is again a possibility.) Of course, when you were inside, belly-flopping, and pushing your buddies in, and screaming at the top of your lungs, you would put a bit more "twist" to it to make the poor people in the line-up outside jealous. The summer of '49, a group of girls from North Richland made up a pact that we would ALL go to the pool every week day, all summer. The only "excuse" would be if there was a trip out of town with our parents, etc. At the end of the summer, several people who were familiar with our group and the efforts, all were there questioning as to who made it the most, etc. I was lucky, in that that summer we didn't go anywhere at all during the week, and I think I made it every day. Only a couple of us did. But in the fall when school started, we were really "big shots" for trying, and getting all the admiration and accolades. And they asked, one by one, as they talked to us, "What happened to YOU, Betty? Didn't you get to go?" Everyone else of the group had great tans. I was still, as Marilyn Monroe described herself, "Blonde all over." Tanning for me is not an option, and I've passed this on to several of my children and grandchildren. My explanation is, "I don't tan, I blotch." We awaited the new pool with great enthusiasm. There was a basketball game one evening of my Freshman year. We had to catch the bus in North Richland, and ride into town, where we could get off at the bus station on the south side of the Community Center, or at Swift Boulevard, where the Fire Station now stands. It was definitely closer from Swift to get off and walk directly up to the high school. Not an easy trek on this particular evening. We had had one of the many deep and drifted snows of that blustery year. (I wonder now at how the school buses managed to "roll out..." every day with as much snow and ice and cold as we had. Now, school is often cancelled because buses have trouble negotiating in 2 inches or more of fresh snow. I don't remember ANY school being cancelled that year.) When we had plowed up Swift, we cut across the street by Kadlec Hospital, and took a short cut across the property below the hill up to Columbia High. And just like in a cartoon, we one by one disappeared suddenly down, down, and into that mass of snow. We were so surprised that at first we didn't realize what had happened. We tried to get out. It didn't work. The banks were steep and slick and our hands were cold. Trying to move thru the snow was nearly impossible. There were three of us: Mary Lockhart, (1951WB... she was only in the school one year... from New York State... moved to California that next summer... we lost track of her), LaRee Conner now Pratt ('50), and myself. We tried "boosting" each other up those walls. No luck. We tried yelling and screaming, and the snow smothered our efforts, and no one responded. We had on saddle oxfords and bobby socks, a coat, and the eternal "scarf" on our heads, over our sweaters and skirts. Not much protection for going out and wallowing in the snow. We spoke of how they would surely find us by morning light, and if it wasn't too late, we would have a great tale to tell. Of course we had planned our arrival at school to be there to get good seats early in the evening. Finally, our efforts produced results. The shallow end of the pool (which we didn't even THINK of -- in fact we weren't sure it was the pool we had fallen into, anyway.) loomed in our efforts, and we had pretty well torn up all the snow in the DEEP end before we found the shallow end. And we got out, and shivered our way up to the school. After hanging our damp coats in our locker, we went into the rest room, and took our wet socks and shoes off and put them on the radiator. We hung our skirts on the radiator, also. And tried to dry ourselves off. Some time had passed before we were able to put our still-wet shoes and socks, and go on to the game. The "B" game had ended as we arrived. No one had missed us. And we felt so silly about our near-demise (we were sure it was going to happen) that we shared it only with a couple of friends. So... Doesn't that qualify as the first time any Bombers were in the pool, cutting di-does and threshing about???? And now you know "The rest of the story.........." -Betty Conner Sansom ('52) ~ Goldendale, WA - where Summer is PERFECT right now. And I took my two daughters and four grand kids to the beach by the Biggs Bridge yesterday. Nice Campground/Park there. P.S. Is it too late to change the plans for the size of the new pool? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: POOL I never made it to the big POOL as you refer to. But I spent many a summer day out at the water hole in the desert that the Army supplied. Just a hole in the ground and an inch and a half pipe in the bottom pumping in water from the river. The water was warm the girls lovely. Especially a lively petite blonde named Jerry something or other. She lived in one of those houses close to the river in North Richland, but she looked as if she strolled out of the Playboy Mansion in that white bathing suit and to watch her leaning back on her towel her face tilted up to the sun... it kept many of us in the water much longer than usual just to cool down. I almost cried when the Army decided it was too dangerous and closed that water hole. The summers of '52 and '53 will live in my memory forever. Re: Club40 Reunion this week end RichlandClub40.org I will make the Club 40 reunion and old dogs barking contest. -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ~ beautiful downtown Hanford, CA - where the temps dipped all the way down to 92 last week but everything is OK. We are having our annual late August/early September heat snap (is there such a thing?). There are cold snaps??? back in the 100s today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) Re: The Pool I've been reading about all the fun at the big Pool... We did all our swimming either in the Irrigation ditch between Heminger City and Enterprise (Now West Richland) or the Yakima River... No pools in our neck of the woods. Bet you couldn't take a piece of Plywood and a long rope tied to a car and surf your pool like we did the ditch... Now that was fun...! I'm sure there are others who will be able to recall surfing the ditch also... Just thought I'd mention it. -Ken Heminger ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('63) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63 RIP) The following is the story of Shelley's death and thoughts from Granada McCoy ('62 - Shelley's sister), when I spoke with her tonight about Shelley's passing. The Harley accident happened Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 5:30pm, about three miles from Eatonville, WA. It is believed Shelley died instantly. His girlfriend, Kim, was helicoptered to Harborview Hospital and is now in satisfactory condition. An autopsy will be done on Shelley to determine exact cause of death. Granada said, "Shelley did not like traveling far distances on his Harley on holiday week-ends. More than likely his friends called and said, 'Let's go for a short ride, have dinner, then we're heading home'. That would be most like Shelley". Granada said, "This is a first in our family of children and grandchildren to die. It is very hard". Granada spoke of understanding when her dad died and said "but this is not easy. Shelley was doing what he loved to do and he was way too young". Shelley is survived by his two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren. Shelley was very close to his friends and family. They we're his pride and joy. Funeral services are Friday September 6, 2002 at 10:00am. Powers Funeral Home, 320 W. Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 253-845-0536 Internment will be at a cemetery in Puyallup. There will be a gathering at Shelley's home after the funeral. Everyone attending plans on wearing T-shirts and jeans -- Shelley's favorite attire. Granada also said it would be fine to email her and she will share them with the family. Joe McCoy ('60) Shelley's brother will be arriving at Granada's on Thursday September, 5, 2002. I will scan the funeral notice and send it to the Alumni Sandstorm as soon as it is in the Tacoma News Tribune. According to Granada "There is a marker and flowers being placed at the site by Shelley's Harley friends today." Bombers are Forever -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - cloudy and overcast, but the sun was shining on Shelley when he left for his new venture on Saturday to look down on all of us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [rhs63.tripod.com/RIP/RIP63McCoyShelley02.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) I received word today that Shelley was killed this weekend doing what he loved: "ridin' his Harley". His big heart and sense of humor will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with Grenada and Joe and there families. I can only imagine his comments talking to Saint Peter as he went through the Golden Gates. (That will keep me smiling for quite a while.) -Bob Irwin ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [rhs63.tripod.com/RIP/RIP63McCoyShelley02.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) Dearest Friends and Beloved Bombers: Bad news to bear. On Saturday the 31st of September my ex-brother-in-law, friend and fellow '63 classmate, Shelley McCoy, was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident while traveling with his girl fiend on a mountain road over on the east side. His girl fiend is in critical condition. Shelley was quite a guy as many, many of you know. He had just gotten his new Harley and had just returned from the BIG Sturgis, SD yearly motorcycle rally. What a sad story for my dear ex-mother-in-law, his big brother Joe ('60), sister Nada ('62) and especially for his 3 beautiful children and grand kids. My children are just heart broken... this has been just such a surprise and they just really loved being with their Uncle Shelley. They as well as all of us who knew him well, knew that he had never really grown up, or lost his happy and wild ways. He was always on the cutting edge of wild and wooly. When I saw him at our reunion this summer, he was still sporting his full beard and funny, happy smile. My heart is in my stomach, my eyes are full of tears, and my heart is full of such sadness. For I and many of us lost our "class clown" yesterday. Good-bye my dear brother and beloved old friend. Please excuse any errors in spelling for truly my eyes our swollen and my mind is foggy. -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [rhs63.tripod.com/RIP/RIP63McCoyShelley02.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Amy Payson ('96) Re: Recipe.... Has anyone ever figured out the recipe for cheese zombies? I've scoured the web and come up with nothing! If anyone has it, please email me. :)Thanks -Amy Payson ('96) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Shelley McCoy ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 8/31/02 >>Betty Shepard Whatley ~ Class of 1939 ~ 10/30/22 - 08/30/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Muriel Anderson ('53) Gus Keeney ('57), Rebecca Lester ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Bob Irwin ('62) John Adkins ('62), Jim Hamilton ('63) David Rivers ('65), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: The OLD-OLD Pool The old pool in the down town park was built by the original Richlanders with volunteer labor. My husband - who wasn't my husband then [but now has been for sixty years] dug the hole using a team of mules. My best friend Margaret Barnett ('37) was the life guard there for several years and we were all very proud to have a real pool in such a small town. The park was called Amon Park as it is today because Howard Amon donated the land. The Government (using what it has for brains) changed the name a couple of times but finally after a petition signed by a lot of the "REAL RICHLANDERS" it was changed back. The original citizens have a get together every year but we are getting to be fewer and fewer as time takes it's toll. MY sons learned to swim in the George Prout pool and my son Alan ('61) was the Life Guard there for a number of years. He now has a HUGE pool in his back yard which by coincidence is located on what used to be part of my father's farm. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Muriel Anderson Thompson ('53) Re: Irrigation Ditch Memories In 1948 I saved my baby sitting money and bought a "Bulgie". My Bulgie was an inflatable red whale about three feet long with a big balloon like head. I used to swim in the irrigation ditches out near the old stables. On this occasion I talked a friend into taking my clothes and shoes home and I set out on my Bulgie down the irrigation ditch. I lived on Totten Street and the ditch flowed right past our Pre-fab. All went well until, I arrived close to home. Since I had no shoes I had to climb the cyclone fence in my bare feet. I managed to do it but I remember it as a very painful experience, not adequately off-set by the adventure of Bulgie navigation. -Muriel Anderson Thompson ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) To: Class of '65 troops Next time you see my brother Jack ('65), ask him about Fran Rish's first memory of meeting Jack. It was at the "Big Pool"!!!! Deep voice "Keeney Tickets Please!!" Fran was looking away from the ticket window when he heard it. He spun around looking right and left with no one there. Jack, with an exasperated louder voice repeated "Keeney Tickets Please"!!! Fran looked down and there was Jack, barely able to see over the edge of the ticket window, with his hand out. Over the years, every time I saw Fran, he would remind me of that memory. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) Re: More Big Pool During the summers when I was in high school I worked at the big pool. Early career moves - I worked my way up from basket girl to life guard and swim class instructor. Met a lot of fun people... all the Brunelle brothers would come every day, Bob Breard ('60RIP) did daring, graceful dives off the high board. Mostly I taught the little ones how to blow bubbles, put their faces in the H2O, kick and move their arms. Learned a lot about adults when they gave me the noon ladies beginner's class to teach. Women 10 and 20 years older than my age were standing on the bottom of the pool in 4' of water afraid to bend over and dip their faces in the water. It was amazing to me as I had always loved the water. The little ones would get over any fear right away, the adults all made some progress, just getting in was a win for them but overcoming the fear was much slower. We also did a big synchronized swimming show one year. I think the girls P.E. teacher from either Carmichael or Columbia High was the instructor and choreographer. People sat along the hillside to watch. We had headdresses, lights and music. Have a lot of fun still with the Egyptian crawl. -Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: The Family of Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) Dear Grenada, Joe, and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of you dear loved one, Shelley. He was widely loved and will be sorely missed by his friends and family. There will be a large hole in the Bomber camp without him. We always looked forward to seeing him at the R2K reunions and his class will have a tremendous loss at their reunion next year. I know that there are no words that can help your pain at this time, and I won't even try. Just know that there are many out here that have you in their thoughts and prayers and in their hearts during this most difficult time for you all. May God bless you all and help you to heal from this pain that you are now suffering. And may you take solace in the fact that he is home with his Maker and that his Dad was there to embrace him and make the transition for Shelley easier. My Love and Prayers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) Joe McCoy ('60) called this morning and said the services will be in Puyallup at Powers Funeral Home. Viewing on Thursday from 4-8 and services will be on Friday at 10:00am. I also told Joe that we would do something over here in the Tri-Cities for him. Probably next week end. I am going to the coast tomorrow {9/3/02] with my bride who has never seen the ocean but will return on Friday. Yes, It's going to be a Wake. Shelley would not want it any other way. I may need a little help with this one. God I miss him. -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: A friend remembered I suspect there are many of us today alternately feeling the pain of losing Shelley and smiling as we remember our association with him. Shelley lived three or four blocks from me, with Ralph Lee ('63RIP) about half way between us. We had some times - after all these years most of them make me smile. I remember that Red and White '56 Chev he had, just about all any teenager at the time could want - except mufflers of course - come to think of it that was by design too. I am thinking of Shelley and his sister and his brother on this last day of a long week end, I wish we had one more night to cruise around, one more night to laugh. I will have to be satisfied with the memories tucked away - and the next time I sit down with Jess, or Bobby, or Bill, we can call those memories up and smile and not forget our friend Shelley McCoy -John Adkins today just Shelley's friend ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) The beer just wasn't as cold today, after I heard about Shelley's accident. To again paraphrase some E-zip basic trainee under my tutelage at Ft. Banning, "Didn't nobody, don't have no stories about Shelley McCoy". He was Kramer, he was Fonzie, he was Bowser from ShaNaNa and he was all of our friend. He was unique, one of a kind, and we won't be seein' another. I was in his Mechanical Drawing class in 9th grade, and observed his daily repartee with Leonard Anderson. Teachers no longer have the option of calling students up front to "Assume the angle". Shelley would have been the poster child for corporal punishment in the schools. Like other departed friends, Shelley will be forever young in our minds. An icon for an era that was so much less complex, where I can sneak back to when listening to those "Oldie" stations. One song, "Great Balls of Fire", always reminds me of Shelley's lip synching performance at a 7th grade after school sock hop. Shelley is now leanin' on them Pearly Gates with his old cronies, Chuck Gardner ('63RIP), Ralph Lee ('63RIP) and Terry Webb ('63RIP). They're smokin', jokin' and playing catch up, while all the whole time he's looking over his shoulder waiting for St. Peter to bark out, "Skelly Wag, front and center, I'm gonna lay on five". I wasn't ready for Shelley to split, didn't have a chance to say goodbye, but I'm smiling more the longer I write. I guess that's the gift he left for us all. Semper Bomberus, Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Shell When I read Bobby ('62) Rosalie ('63) and Patti's ('60) Notes on Shelley's ('63RIP) passing, I got so sick at heart. Shelley was one of the most loved guys I know. There are more Shelley McCoy stories than anyone I can think of. If you knew him your life was brighter for the laughter he always carried with him. In school he made the days shorter and the nights longer. You could always count on a good word and a huge belly laugh when you stopped by the gas station for a quarter's worth of gas on the way out of town on your way to the drive-in or whatever trouble you were headed for that night. I'll never forget the day the year books came out in '63... Tony Harrah ('65) and I were going through the pages and checking out the "mosts"... Tony did an imitation of Shell and his mom... "Shelley McCoy, what do you mean you didn't graduate!!!!!??" "But, Mom... I was wittiest!" Those are the kind of things that will live with me forever. One night I was headed out of town to see The days of Wine and Roses for the 7th night in a row with the 7th girl during the week... I was driving Bob Middleton's '40 Chevy and my tail pipe fell off... Dang... Louis Hogan ('65) came by in his Crown Victoria... scooped it up and dropped it off with Shell for safe keeping... What great memories! This summer, I was hoping Shelley would make for R2K+2 it cuz he wasn't there last year... He and Jim Stull ('62) finally made it over and I stopped in mid sentence talking to whomever I was speaking at the time and just rushed over for a big hug and a bunch of laughs... Boy is heaven gonna be a fun place now! We love you Shelley! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: new email Hey, Bomber buddies, Like Treg and Jim, I have a new moniker and address. The big news is, I have new neighbors up here at the University Park Condos. Dean Hoff ('62) and JoAnn Bushnell Hoff ('65) moved in a couple weeks ago, with "Shadow". I already called upon them to take in my newspaper over the Labor Day holiday. But it sure is nice to SEE some Bombers and talk to them in PERSON. Anyone else want to join us up here at the highest point in Richland? We can battle TRM together! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63) I just wanted to take a moment to take a moment to extend my heart felt condolence to the family and friends of Shelley McCoy. I was very touched when I read the account of his passing and know that he will be missed. I pray that everyone will be able to find comfort in their faith and let him live on in the life time of memories that you have with him. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England - where Mother Nature is still trying to decide if three weeks of Summer is enough or too much. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Ann Clancy ('50) Sandra Atwater ('51), Marilyn Baird ('60) Lee Upson ('63), Lesley Wood ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Old Old pool To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Thanks for the bit on the "old old" pool. I spent many happy hours there in '43 and '44 in a town that had little else for teenagers. I had always marveled how such a small town had built such a great little pool. With mules yet. Was this during the depression? -Dick McCoy (the tin can class of '45!!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Re: The Old-Old Pool To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Thanks for the history on the old pool. I've been waiting for someone to bring it up. Spent many, many hours there. Trying to learn to dive without a board was a little difficult so I decided I could do underwater routines like Esther Williams. Getting kicked in the head by all the bodies passing over head as I was flaying around on the bottom of the pool was just not working out!! Only thing I accomplished was to hold my breath for a long time. The pool is one of those "Where were you when ?" days for me. When "the bomb" was dropped in Japan. I was at the pool. Have always remembered that. -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Maybe this time I will make it a better story, Cheerful ["Cheerful" is me. - Maren]! I did a lot of swimming at the "little pool by the big river". I taught swimming lessons there and also took Red Cross life saving lessons. I do remember the long lines waiting to get in and there were some of us that did not have to wait in line because we taught lessons and took lessons. We really did get in good with the life guards - really not bragging - it was kind of like we "worked" there. I remember those dinky dressing rooms... not too neat! Some of my friends and I would ride our bikes all the time and there were times when we would ride "double"... which was against the law. I don't remember who didn't have a bike... does that person remember? One day we got pulled over by the police and they told us we were breaking the law, but if we never did it again, they would not give us a ticket this time. We always would swim in the Columbia River also. There was a nice man in our neighborhood that made us a raft to dive off of, also the Yakima and my Dad used to take some of us girls out to swim in the irrigation ditch out by West Richland. Oh my, I just could go on more about irrigation ditches. To: Ann Pearson Burrows ('50) Why don't you tell the story about us swimming in the ditch by the highway between Richland and Kennewick! How is that, Cheerful ---- better? -Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: SFO/San Jose Bomber Lunch To: San Francisco/San Jose Alumni We finally have a place to meet for our first Bomber Luncheon. It was a little hard to find a place that would accommodate us and not be very far from everyone in the South East Bay Area. Hometown Buffet at 5478 Newpark Mall in Newark. Just off Highway 880. Meet at 11:30 on September 15 (third Sunday). We might be sharing the room with another group but the room holds 80 persons, so I thought there would be plenty of room. We can be there for 2 hours, order individually and make plans for the next Luncheon. Please RSVP to me for the September 15th date and anyone and everyone is invited no matter where you live. To: Those in the West/North West Bay Area I will have a place for you to meet very soon. I'm looking at Benicia or Walnut Creek. Just looking for places that won't require long drives. To: Those in the Sacramento Area Still working on Sacramento area for those located in and around there. Suggestions are always welcome. -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ~ overly hot area of Vallejo, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leland Bond-Upson ('63) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) My first Shelley experience was a thunderbolt. At the very beginning of 7th grade in the Carmichael cafeteria, he did the most amazing rendition of "Great Balls of Fires," lip-synching and pantomime-playing, standing over an upright piano, I think, or perhaps just a table, or perhaps just air. It was thrilling. It was Little Richard--no it was this skinny kid, out- doing Jerry Lee Lewis. Quite an eye-opener for me, a 12-year old from safe-and-sane Marcus Whitman. The event was a talent show, and Shelley's act got the only encore call. We wanted to hear and see and feel that again, and nothing else. -Leland Bond-Upson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lesley Wood Nelson ('66WB) Re: Big pool As a member of the Richland Swim Team starting from the age of 9, I, too, have fond memories of the pool. Mine are of after hours, either early mornings or in the late evenings, when practice sessions were held. Even now, seeing a lighted pool at night with lane markers can bring a lump to my throat. I'm brought back to nights of being driven home shivering and bone-tired and looking forward to a steaming cup of Ovaltine. I wish I could remember the name of our coach in those days. A gentle fellow, who I think came "all the way from Kennewick" and whose wife usually accompanied him. It all started for me one day when Mr. Chitty, who was life guarding, motioned me over (I thought I had broken some pool regulation) and suggested I consider joining the swim club. When I got home I told my parents and they agreed to drop me off at the pool that evening for what I thought was a planning meeting ("Bring your suit." Chitty said). But it wasn't. I found myself entered in a freestyle race, with Toby Wheeler ('66) standing next to me getting ready to make one of those racing dives I didn't know how to do yet. I think Carolyn Benoliel ('66) was on the other side of me. I didn't know either of them then, so I yelled out to anybody, "What does 'freestyle' mean?" Someone yelled back that it meant you could swim "free," any style you felt like. Well, I liked breast stroke. When the whistle blew I took a deep dive and then a few frog maneuvers before realizing that no one else was choosing that stroke, so I reverted to the crawl... and came home with my first ribbon. A second place red one. That summer night was the beginning of a lot of hard work and tension, but mostly FUN. The camaraderie was great, as was going to swim meets in other parts of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon thanks to the car- pooling efforts of swimmers' parents. When I moved to California at age 13, I didn't continue with competitive swimming, but I kept abreast of swimmers in the news and their times. Imagine my surprise when I got to college and found my roommate to be an Olympian and the world record holder in the 200 meter freestyle (CRAWL only please). I learned recently that - at age 50 - she's making a comeback bid. Which makes me consider getting out that black Jantzen racing suit and cropping my hair (no goggles back then, and you were disqualified if your head went under water while swimming the breast stroke!). Any fellow competitive swimmers out there who remember our coach's name? -Lesley Wood Nelson ('66WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and Shelley's Funeral Notice added: Bonnie Murphy ('51), Ginny Weyerts ('54) Lorin St. John ('55), Missy Keeney ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Larry Stephens ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Donna Fredette ('65), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn Halstead Edgar ('61WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bonnie Murphy Fawcett ('51) Re: Where were you when? To: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) I was also at the pool the day the bomb was dropped and I've never forgotten it. I'm sure I was there with my sister, Helen Murphy Koppe ('50). -Bonnie Murphy Fawcett ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) Re: Roseann Nicholson Logsdon ('56) It is prayer support time again. Roseann has been diagnosed with a particularly rare and virulent type of cancer which is quite advanced. She has had several surgeries. The latest was to help her kidneys which were not able to drain. She has a wonderful positive attitude and strong faith but needs all the support she can get. She lives in Kennewick and would love to hear from friends, new and old. Thanks in advance for all the prayers and support the mighty Bombers give. -Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lorin St. John ('55) Re: Old Riverside Park Pool To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) I am enjoying the remembrances of the old Riverside Park pool. The park was called Riverside when I lived in Richland. The people that lived in Richland at the time of the building of that pool must have been a hardy and determined bunch. I have a mental picture in my mind of "pioneers" working with the mules to dig out the hole in the ground for the new pool. In December of 1949 I (representing Richland), Jerry Kilbourne (representing Pasco), and Kenneth "Red" Lee (representing Kennewick) won brand new watches from Tri-City Herald circulation manager, H. Ford Willey for winning a subscription contest for each of the towns for getting the most new subscriptions that fall. This was the time when not everybody had watches to wear. It was a prized possession. The following summer I was at the pool enjoying the allotted hour in the pool. When I returned to the changing room to put my clothes back on I discovered that my watch had been stolen. Needless to say I was very distraught for a while. When the new pool opened next to Col-Hi the following year I learned never to take any valued possessions with me. -Lorin St. John ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: September 11th Memorial The Tri-Cities is commemorating September 11th with a program at the Dust Devils Stadium in Pasco. All publicity says the show starts at 7pm. The Rolling Hills Chorus is scheduled on a "pre-show" opening at 6:30pm with local country talent Eddie Collins performing first. We are scheduled to start at 6:40pm and have an AWESOME package. If you Tri-City Bombers planning to attend will arrive in time for the "pre-show", you won't be disappointed! Tell your friends!! Thanks, -Missy Keeney ('59)... and Micki Lund Anderson ('63) also Janet Greene (but I don't know her class) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Seattle area luncheon Re: All Bomber Alumni Seattle/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes WE WILL BE AT A NEW PLACE! Gourmet cooking will be our delight. Private Room Please make reservations by Friday September 13, 2002 Lunch Date: September 15, 2002 Time: 12:30pm Where: Days Inn of Fife, WA Address: 3021 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA Exit 137 - Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E, Go about one mile. Days Inn is on the right. Price: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip + $2.00 for room All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) - Browns Point, WA - Fall is in the air! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Lesley Wood Nelson ('66WB) As an avid swim team member of the Tri-Cities Swim Team back in the late 50s, I read about your memories with fond memories of my own. I loved being on the swim team and I hated to give it up for the steady job of babysitting Howard and Helen's Chitty's 3 children while they taught swim lessons in their back yard pool. But that job had it own rewards and fond memories too. And I certainly enjoyed the steady income of that job. The swim team coach I remember from Kennewick and his lovely wife who was a sort of loving mother to all of us were Mr. Berdahl and his wife. I never thought of addressing them by their first names so I'm not sure what they were, but I think Mr. Berdahl's first name might have been Clyde. They were helped in coaching all of us enthusiastic kids by Mr. Claude (I think) Bear. The Berdahl's had 3 children: Carol, Donna, and Kenny. Remembering the swim team brings back lots of fond memories. One was walking home after dark starving to death and being able to eat fresh fruit off of the many fruit trees in our yards. Re: Retirement My husband and I are in Palm Desert, CA at our time share where it is really hot. It's been ll0 most days here and in the 80s most evenings. Funny, that's how I remember Richland being as a kid. We've traveled over 6,000 miles and been able to visit with lots of dear relatives and friends in several states. And we've visited about 8 National Parks and seen the amazing Grand Canyon and Lake Powell with their sheer rock cliffs of red rock. It's been a great almost 2 month trip. We are heading back this Sunday and hope to stop to see Carol Rice Forister and her husband in Kansas City on our way. We have to get home for friends who are coming back for the WSU-Ohio State game. We are thinking retirement isn't half bad with this schedule of over 7 weeks of travel and visiting. Fondly, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Stephens ('63) To: Leland Bond-Upson ('[63) Leland, I also have fond memories of Shelley; mostly just bumming around, plus spending time with his family. He lived close to us on Willard Street. I was hoping to see him at next year's class reunion. I am sure his memory of making us laugh will never be forgotten. -Larry Stephens ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: 9-11 As we approach the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, I want to share this website with you all. It is fantastic. Be sure to download it when you have time to be at the computer for a while. It takes a little while to download, but is way worth it. It takes a while to run also, accompanied by ONLY TIME by Enja. A reminder of 9/11. If you don't have the Shockware player, get it from http://macromedia.com (it's free). Warning: It's about 7 meg, but it's worth it! http://home.mchsi.com/~gcfl/attack.swf Re: Club 40 Can't believe it's time already. Can't wait to meet some of you "more mature" *grin* Bombers who write into the Alumni Sandstorm. I've enjoyed reading your comments. By the way, I'm not 56; I'm 49.95 plus shipping and handling (or make that shopping and handling! *grin*. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it is a little cooler today; has been hot, but good for the tomatoes. YUM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: The Big Pool With all the memories of the pool I just had to send in mine. I loved to go to the pool. I spent most of my childhood there swimming underwater and jumping off the high board in the deep end. It was the most wonderful thing in the world to go to the pool. I remember running barefoot home from shade tree to shade tree (who would ever wear shoes?!) I had the toughest feet and the brownest skin and the blondest hair! We had a great childhood didn't we? We were so fortunate as kids in another world. The world of the 50s. I also remember having to go the pool wearing our gym outfit of blue shorts and white blouses when it was the time of the month because we couldn't swim and we were required to sit by the side of the pool! Can you believe that?!!!! Everything about the pool was great, even the small little dressing rooms and the pin that you wore to get your clothes back. I am sad that it will be gone but I guess time marches on. My daughter, Jennifer also swam at the pool one year when I was visiting Richland and I didn't know she could swim as well as she could. I sent her to Girl Scout camp to a swimming camp for two weeks and when she came home she could swim like a fish. I remember her jumping off the high dive at the Richland pool although she could dive and I never did learn to. I remember belly flopping a lot until I learning to jump well but I loved it all the same. Between the sand hills and the pool and the Spudnut Shop and the free movies and I could go on and on. Bomber Cheers, Re: 9/11 Love to everyone on this anniversary of September 11th. One day after my Birthday, I will never be able to forget that day when my daughter called and said "Mom, turn on the TV." and I could not believe my eyes. Everyone love your families and hug them a little bit tighter this week and appreciate your friends. I really believe our background in Richland has made us that much stronger and able to appreciate our world and to go on no matter what. Love you guys! -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) To: Brad Upton ('74) Where are tickets available for your gig in Richland? Give us an update, so we can fill the place up. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the Tacoma News Tribune by Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) >>Shelley McCoy - Class of '63 - 4/12/45 - 8/31/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Dave Henderson ('60WB) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Donna Bowers ('63), Brad Wear ('71) Chris Webster ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" Van Dusen ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** STARTS TODAY: Club 40 Reunion ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) To: All '49 Bombers: Have a really great time at the reunion this year. Since I will be unable to be with you please try to look me up next month when we will be in Richland or the Camp Hanford reunion. Would really love to visit with all of you. To: Anna May and Jean Be sure to take lots of pictures for me. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ~ in very wet FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: Old Pool Question I have memories of taking swimming lessons in the old pool circa 1950.. All I remember was that the water was damn cold. Since the old pool was surrounded by shade trees all I did was shiver. Needless to say swimming in the old pool was no fun for me. While the water in the new pool was cold too, one could lie on the hot concrete and warm up (like a lizard). Since the new pool was much larger and more accessible there were gangs of kids everywhere. I found the new pool much more exciting than the old pool. My question to the old timers did they just bury the old pool, or did they dig it up? -Dave Henderson ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Vancouver/Portland Luncheon Hi Maren - Would you please put a notice in the Sandstorm to alert people in this area we are planning a luncheon on Saturday, October 12 - time and place to be determined yet. Just to keep in their minds we are working on a Bomber get together. There seemed to be a lot of interest when we had the picnic on August 10. Appreciate all your work on the Sandstorm - and your help with this luncheon! Thanks! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: 9/11 So many "forwards" are happening as 9/11 approaches. This was sent to me by Jan Bollinger Persons ('60). It is the best I have seen in all the remembrances as well as daily caring of others. Thank you, Jan. http://www.bpfrommer.com/Meet_Me_In_The_Stairwell.htm -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - weather is great for driving to Club 40 tomorrow morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (GMC '63) Re: The Real McCoy I'll bet everyone from our class has a Shelly memory. I was deeply upset to hear he was gone. In 5th grade, I can remember Shelley, Chuck Gardiner ('63RIP), Ralph Lee ('63RIP) and several others always sitting in the back of the room laughing at something Shelley did or said... and his Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard renditions, which he was famous for, will always be in my memory. Even now whenever I think of him there is a big smile on my face. He had such a gift for saying and doing the funniest things. We shall all greatly miss him at next year's reunion. Joe and Grenada: our thoughts are with you - Shelley was truly an original. Sincerely, -Donna Bowers Rice (GMC '63) ~ St. Louis, MO - where heat and humidity are synonymous ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Texas has always dominated in the Miss America and Miss USA pageants... now it looks like we're dominating in the American Idol talent arena as well. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Richardson, TX - where we saw 100 only once this year. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chris Webster {'78} I remember learning how to swim at the Big Pool. I was so excited when I could float on my back with no assistance. My teacher I remember was Mrs. Nancy Roy. It can get so hot in Richland... the city I believe should build a new one. -Chris Webster {'78} *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Boyd ('52), Ann Hogan ('58) Wanda Davidson ('56), Lea Branum ('60) Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB), Jack Gardiner ('61) Bob Irwin('62), John Campbell ('63) Linda Belliston ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Dennis Hammer ('64), David Rivers ('65) Barbara Franco ('67), Linda Smith (72) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** TODAY - '58 Lunch - 1pm Francisco's, 3321 N. Court, Pasco ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: '52 Class Union To: All 1952 Class Mates Patsy and I had a great time and will not miss the next union if the man above agrees. Great time watching Everett Waining control the golf course including the pretty one selling drinks. Great job to Jack Dawson and all the Ladies who put on the event. We are back in the Valley of the Sun and is Hot!!! Back to the Oregon Coast if we could. Love to all. -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Hogan Roberts ('58) Re: Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Pool Ok, here's another big pool story, I couldn't resist after reading everyone else's thoughts and nodding to myself about how much we are all alike when it comes to swimming, laying on the hot concrete, blah blah, but did anyone else, like I, almost have a heart attack when jumping off the high dive for the first time? We never had any kind of swim lessons and anything learned was self experience. Anyway, the HIGH DIVE was the holy grail of the BIG POOL when we were little squirts and we spent lots of time talking about jumping off, figuring out what would happen if we hit the bottom of the pool, what if we landed wrong, how high was it anyway?, had anyone ever died after jumping and would the guards save us if we didn't have permission to jump. Finally, my friends cajoled me into, "just go up and see what it's like and you can come down if you don't like it". Well, as soon as I got up there wouldn't you know everyone at the pool decided to jump off the high dive at that moment and a huge line formed and the sadists were yelling "jump, jump". I sat down and looked and I stood up and looked and jumping off still wasn't appealing. I looked at the faces of the nice people floating around in the water below and wondered why I was where I was. I was too embarrassed to back down the ladder in front of all those kids and after sitting up there for what seemed an eternity (O boy, I can still remember how far down the water looked from the HIGH DIVE) I could no longer hold up the long line of waiting jumpers so I finally kicked off and shook like a leaf all the way down. The kind people in the water who told me they would save me after I jumped did. I never jumped off anything again for I had discovered I was deathly afraid of heights before I even knew there was such a thing!! -Ann Hogan Roberts ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) Does anyone know how to contact Roseann Nicholson ('56)? -Wanda Davidson Turner ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Wanda -- ask Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('60) Re: Thanks To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('[60) Thanks so much for sharing the web site "The Stairwell". I couldn't help but shed tears for all those that have lost loved ones on 9-11. I do think that our country has been brought together in spite of such a tragedy. I am reading Lisa Beamer's book, "Let's Roll!". What a lady! I observed this quality in her during all of the interviews. But now, I can fully understand why she became a national symbol of grace and courage in her time of grief and loss. -Lea Branum Clark ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Just a question for Dave Henderson ('60WB). I remember two brothers at Camp Hanford and it seems to me one was David. Are you by any chance him? We all went to the 25 cent movies on base and the teen center at the NCO club. Just wondered. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Still hot and dry in central Georgia. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) I was saddened to here about Shelley's passing last week he was a very good friend of my brother, Chuck ('63RIP). He spent a lot time in your home visiting and entertaining us. Shelley will be missed. -Jack Gardiner ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63WB) Shelley's funeral [9/6/02] was standing room only. A very nice service. He was well represented from his close friends from all over. I talked with Tom Bromley from Two Bits and a Bite Tavern in Richland about a get together in memory of Shelley. He said no problem. Sooo, Sunday 8/8/02 about 2 we are going to get together. Everyone is welcome. -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) Although I didn't know Shelley all that well, I felt compelled to go to his funeral this morning in Puyallup. Jim Hamilton ('63) put it well when he said the Shelley was one of the icons of our class of '63. He was just likeable and represented our "Happy Days" era. As put well by others, we certainly feel for his family, but seeing his family and all of his friends who showed, he was rich where it counted. I wish I could have known him better. -John Campbell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Looking for the following '63 classmates for our next year's 40th Class Reunion... If you know their whereabouts please contact Linda Belliston Boehning ('63). Fay Appleby, Bill Barnes, Marilyn Barrett, Shirley Belulia, Richard Bishop, Susan Bishop, Shawn (Homer) Blackburn, Cheri Bowlin, Joyce Brady, Denny Casto, Kathy Culver, Richard Davis, Diana Dean, LeRoy Dearing, Jim Franklin, Jaleen Fusman, Bonnie Gage, Barbara Gamertsfelder, Ron Greene, Shirley Griffin, Karen Harrison, Chris Hollister, Mike Hughes, Princess Jackson, Betsy Jones, David Jones, Tommy Jones, Susan Konecny, Carolyn Larsen, Mary Ellen Leach, Walter Lindbloom, Betty Marois, Nancy Marshall, Lynn McCall, Sandra McFall, Bob Moore, Marilyn Moore, John Morris, Patricia "Trish" Murphy, Georgia Nugent, Eileen O'Hearn, Mike Pease, Alan Peters, Richard Peterson, John Pickering, Michael Reynolds, Cecilia Ruiz, Ken Shaffer, Patricia Sheehy, Jim Soloman, Waunita Stuart, Darlene Swearingen, Pat Watt, Diane Weisenberger, Carol Williams, Kathy Wilson, James Wodehouse, Connie Woodcock, Tom Zamzow -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: 911 To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Thanks for the website. It's awesome! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where I'm excited about Club 40 tonight! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Met In the Stairwell To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Patti, The Website you link to says "Author Unknown." Actually the author is known: It was written by a young lady named Stacey Randall from the small town of El Dorado Springs, MO. This is where my parents were from and I was born nearby. My parents moved out West soon after WWII when I was about 1 1/2 years old. They have a weekly paper and a check it every week, I still have a number of relatives who live there. You can read the original poem at her website: http://www.metinthestairwell.com/ Might be able to buy the CD soon. Last week's article about her and her friend who did the music is no longer available at the "El Dorado Springs Sun" website, but I saved it and will send it as an attachment to anyone who asks for it. I think you will find it interesting. This week's follow-up article is still available and should be until Thursday. The paper comes out on Thursday, but sometimes they are late on changing the website. http://www.newsdirectory.com/go/?f=&r=mo&u=www.eldoradospringsmo.com Bomber Cheers, -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: More about Shelley Well, try as I might, I couldn't manage to get to Puyallup for Shelley's ('63RIP) send off. Last night I thought I might just cancel my day and head off for the Northwest and let the chips fall. I checked all the flights and the latest one from here was 7:50 or so... I woulda had to run home (an hour at best between 4pm and 6:30pm) change outa my work clothes (ya see... my work clothes would be way outa place at Shelley's bash... no, I don't wear a tu tu...), throw on my jeans and Rat Fink Jacket that Heidlebaugh ('65) just finished painting for me and try and get to the airport ... nope... just not gonna work... so feeling very down I resigned myself to the fact I wasn't gonna be able to pull it off. I had fired off the Obit that Patti Jones ('60) sent me and posted to Terry Davis (nka Knox '65) and was waiting for his reaction but had to get home eventually! This morning, I was reminiscing when Terry called. I immediately reminded him of how he and Shelley looked after the B-ball game at R2K as they roared off with Marvin Steele ('65) to go to Zip's for a burger. I hope I never forget the looks on their faces... Terry had the biggest grin on his and he yelled "I can't believe it... I'm riding a motorcycle with Shelley McCoy!" Terry spoke softly as he said "Do you know how important Shelley was to our childhood?" Naturally I agreed... Shelley had always been one of those guys like Terry Webb ('63RIP) who just made my life so very exciting and memorable. The times with those guys will live with me a life time. Terry was impressed because they were "older" guys and still had time for punks like us... We had a still moment and agreed that we would love to be there but held our little memorial on the phone, knowing that Shelley would know what we were doing even if we couldn't be with everyone else. Reminded me of so many times in grade school and Jr. high (when you could still be somewhat honest about your feelings) we had the same kind of little meetings... and the tons of times we've had them since adultery... I mean "adulthood" (well chronologically anyway). Before she left for her Horse show, this morning. Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) had comforted me about not being able to get up North by saying "You just take a moment and think good thoughts of Shelley"... That's what Terry and I did. We thought good thoughts and it made things just a little better. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************* >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) To: All my Jewish "classmates" Have a happy and healthy New Year. May the New Year bring only good things for you, your families and friends. Be well and may you all have successes in all you do. Bombers Always, -Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) - Bellevue, WA - where it's sunny and breezing. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Smith Davis ('72) Re: big pool I only remember how cold it was. Mom signed me up about 3 years in a row for lessons and I never made the 2nd week before I got sick. We moved to the northern end of town and I rarely went to the pool. maybe being very skinny made it sooooo much colder. I learned to swim at the YMCA on G Way. I also remember having 1st or 2nd hour P.E. and having to swim. the teachers would be there in their sweat suits, gloves and scarves and we would be turning blue. To: Tom Tracy ('55) A year or so ago you mentioned the ladies that took food to the church potluck. You mentioned mom (Alta Smith). I remembered to tell her. She was surprised but very pleased. She will be 89 next month and mentally sharp. -Linda Smith Davis ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Rumor has it that the famous Paul "Whoop" Caudill ('72) has joined the Sandstorm Family! Please verify if this is a fact! "COME BUDDY, COME BABE!!!" -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Roger Fishback ('62), Sandra Genoway ('62), Mike Lange ('67), Mike Davis ('74), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele Paulsen Sorenson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: My Best Friend Other than my family, my best friend of more than 40 years passed away peacefully at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland at 8:50pm Saturday evening, due to complications from leukemia. I will miss Bill Knirck ('65RIP) more than you can imagine. Bill was not only a great friend, but also the Godfather for my middle aged child, Dana Fishback. She has recently been diagnosed with leukemia, so the loss of my best friend hits close to home. I always said that the worst trait that Bill had was that he was too nice. Bill has joined many other Bombers that left us too soon, but we will always remember them and enjoy the time that we had with them. Rest in Peace, Bill. Your Best Friend -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) ('62) Re: Happy New Year To: All Bomber alumni and their families who are Orthodox Christians Happy New Year on the new calendar (Gregorian) day, September 1, (on the old calendar Julian, September 14 Gregorian), Orthodox believers' Church New Year. May God bless you and your families. -Sandra Genoway (Jeneau) ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) Re: A Tribute to Ed Lange ('63wbRIP) Growing up in Richland with my 2 brothers, Ed ('63WB) and Chuck ('66) we all enjoyed some of the best hunting in the world. Ed had hunting in his blood and spent many a day horse packing in to some remote places for elk or deer. Yesterday 9-6-02 Ed was killed when his horse bucked and he fell off and landed on his head and died instantly. Ed and his buddies were just starting a 10 day packin hunt in Oregon. He will be missed!!!! Plans are still in the process of being made but it is my understanding that a memorial service could be Wednesday for those who would like to say good bye. We all know that if he had a choice... it would be doing something he loved... well beloved brother... you got your choice. We will be flying out there in the next few days to say our final goodbye. Ed... you were the elder Lange and had my deepest respect. Love you, Ed, and goodbye. -Mike Lange ('67) ~ Weeki Wachee, FL - where its sunny and going to be 90 with normal afternoon thunderstorms ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) So Richland has a Big Pool? Where's it located? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) The rumor is true Paul Caudill ('72) is with the Sandstorm now. Paul wrote me the most moving letter that I have received since Norm died. It was such a great tribute to him. I shared it with all the children and we all agree it's a letter we shall always treasure. He KNEW the man for sure... Thanks, Whoopee (I don't know where the Whoop comes from Mike, I always called him Whoopee). I always wondered why and have decided it is because he was always so cheerful and seemed to enjoy life so much. Love you, WHOOPEE To: Ray Stein ('64) Please send me your email address. I wrote to you and it came back. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/02 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Shirley Watts ('49) Jerry Boyd ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Mike Bradley ('56), Judy Willox ('61) Donna Fredette ('65), Patti Snider ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Peggy Roesch ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) To: Missy Keener Baker ('59) On behalf of Club 40, I want to tell you how many wonderful comments we received on the performance of the Sweet Adelines on 9/7/02 at the Club 40 reunion. You ladies are not only great singers, but good actors and put on an outstanding program. Missy, keep us in mind for next year if the group is available. We hope you enjoyed singing for us as much as we enjoyed watching and listening to you. -Mary Triem Mowery, co-treasurer of Club 40 and a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Dick McCoy ('45) Congratulations on your graduation ceremony [at Club 40 Friday night] and a very belated high school diploma. I do believe, Dick, you are the first person I've ever known that has received his high school degree after his college diploma. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Person in need To: All classmates of Norma Stratton Williams ('52) and Friends Norma's son Mark suffered a stroke and is currently in the hospital. Mark is only 39 years old and needs your prayers. Say a little prayer for Norma to during this difficult time. -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: from the Files of Club 40 Another Club 40 Reunion has come and gone. A good time was had by all, but there was a special moment on Friday. It is now official. Dick McCoy ('45/'46) can now add '02 to his graduation years. He has finally, after many more years than even he cares to remember, been awarded a diploma from Columbia High School, Richland, WA. There were some questions from the attendees as to whether he had completed all his courses of study. However, the current Principal of Richland High School did award the diploma. What has not been resolved is his eligibility for membership in Club 40, as the Class of '02 has not yet held their 40th reunion. Club President, Burt Pierard ('59) invoked a "grandfather" clause regarding Club "Founding Fathers", so we think we'll let him stay. The ceremony was made complete with cap and gown, and a magnificent recording of the "Pomp and Circumstance" march. Congratulations, Dick. There will be more news in following edition of this paper, and the next copy of the Club 40 DustStorm about all of the events of this past weekend. For now, the Club will be gathering again, the second weekend in September, 2003, at which time we will extend a warm welcome to the Class of '63. So make your plans early, and be sure to include next year's reunion. And what can I say further, except the weather was very nice, temps in the high 60s to low 70s and the wind mere zephyrs (under 15 knots). Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ back in mundane Albany, OR and already saving my pennies for next year. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) Re: Club 40 Reunion Just got back home in cloudy Kirkland. Wanted to make sure that I had the opportunity to thank everyone who made the event happen. The tour out to the 100B reactor was just great and certainly a highlight of the trip. Got a chance to also go over to the Richland Players and see their production of Harvey. Brought back a lot of old memories of when my family was involved with the Players. For those of you who still live in the Tri-Cities highly recommend that you take the time and go see it. Thanks again everyone for all of your work. -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ Kirkland, WA - where it is dark and cloudy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Attendees of Club40 Reunion '44-'64 The reunion is over and what a time we had! It was wonderful to see the turn out that we had and that some of the long standing members thought that the club was doing so well and would be alive and kicking for a long time to come. I so hope that this encourages any of those long-standing members who didn't come this year to return to us next year and bring those classmates who can to become a part of us also. For you, who have been there from the beginning, are treasures to us new members and those of us who are trying our best to step into your shoes and carry on. I, for one, do not want to lose any of you and love you all. And I thank all of you who have stayed with us and stayed on as board members from the bottom of my heart! I look forward to seeing you all for many more years! Re: Something Else On another note concerning the Club40 reunion, there is this. On Friday night, when the crew was cleaning up for Saturday night and I was straightening out the merchandise, there was a sweet little necklace found and I took it home for safe keeping and then wore it down Saturday night trying to find the owner. Burt announced this fact, but no one came forward to claim it. I am thinking that it was worn by a person attending Friday night only and if she can get in touch with me and describe the lost necklace, I will be most happy to see to it that she gets it back. Just email me and let me know. To: All the board new members joining us this year. Thank you too from the bottom of my heart and welcome aboard! It is a pleasure to have you with us and you will make good additions to our team! To: Dick McCoy ('45-'02) For all of you Bombers that did not know, Dick has finally graduated from high school and his commencement ceremony took place on Friday, the 6th of September in the year 2002. So for any and all of you who have been keeping track of Dick's progress, this is an announcement of the official date of Dick's graduation and he is to be congratulated for his steady effort in reaching his final goal! Congratulations Dick McCoy - we are durn proud of ya! ;o) Love ya Dick! To: Mike Davis ('74) Just wanted to let you know that you will find a secret trap door in the floor in the bar at Denny's. Under it you will find the big pool! :o) Bomber Cheers and a few tears lately, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where the weather is turning to football season - Go Bombers!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) My condolences to Bill Knirck's family. I was so sorry to hear this sad news. It really hits home to me as he graduated in the same year as me. I had a best friend who recently died of ovarian cancer and it is devastating as these cancers take our friends and family members way too young with so much life left to live. He was probably needed by the Holy Spirit somewhere else on a greater mission. I was never a very close friend to Bill but remember him well as one of the nicest boys in the class. We really are mortal and it is a hard fact to come to terms with. God Bless the family and friends as they go through the process of grieving and may God give you the strength and the courage to go on with your life. Love and prayers, -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) To: Teresa Devine Knick ('64) and family I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a great friend to all and did so much for the community. His smiling face and wonderful personality will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'll miss you, Bill. God Bless, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where the sun is shining on Bill ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) God blessed us with one of the kindest people when He gave us Bill to be our friend. I guess Bill fulfilled God's plan for him and then called him to a more glorious place. My daughter and his daughter played sports together for about 15 years, both basketball and fast pitch softball. Bill was one of the nicest people I've ever met, I don't know of anyone friendlier than he, let it be through sports, filling prescriptions or just being a great guy. He would even meet you at one of his pharmacies after hours if you needed some medication. I think he spent more time talking with his customers than filling their prescriptions, but he had a God-given talent of courtesy and kindness and caring for others which drew people to his pharmacies. Malley's sponsored, and Bill coached the softball team for our daughters for many years. I'm not sure if it was your coaching, Bill, or if you just had super- talented girls, but those 1st place trophies sure brought out the happiness and smiles in you. Gosh, Bill, you were even voted "best liked" in high school... We love you, Bill! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ********************************************2 >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Mike Lange ('67) So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Ed ('63wbRIP). Growing up on Birch Street just a few houses away, I do remember both of your brothers quite well. While some of my favorite memories and those times when you, Fred Hinkle ('67) and I went hunting, I don't recall ever going with brother Ed. However, I suspect there were many times when we had to "borrow" his hunting stuff. My condolences to you and your family. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Roesch Wallan ('71) Re: Big Pool To: Mike Davis ('74) Where's the Big Pool? Next to Denny's, of course. -Peggy Roesch Wallan ('71), Former Big Pool Swimming Teacher and Life Guard ~ Now residing near Graham, WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Tom Tracy ('55) Missy Keeney ('59), Jan Bollinger ('60), George Barnett ('63), Jeanie Walsh ('63) Jim Armstrong ('63), Myrna Bolin ('63) Pete Housley ('63), Judy Campbell ('64) Cecilia Bennett ('65), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Club 40 I wish to thank all of you who came such a long distance to see me graduate from high school. I am finally a true Alumnus Bomber. Thank you to those, particularly Burt Pierard ('59), Ray Conley ('46) and Sharon Watts, who made the whole crazy thing happen. I am really, no kidding, grateful. I am also sending a snail mail to Principal Steve Neill ('72) to thank him for his help. To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) I'll come to the party anyway even if I'm not eligible. Maybe I won't have to pay. To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) I love you too. -Dick McCoy, a part of the Classes of '45, '46 and '02!! Bombers all. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Mike Bradley ('56) Good to hear from you. You were one of our great Cross-Country runners! I often remember the great trips we had with Mr. Welch, our coach in the new Plymouth car he went back to the factory to pick up. Calvin Welch was a dedicated coach. Hope you got a chance to take a look at the old cross country route we took by the big pool, down around the baseball field and onto the track. Coaches Rish & Juricich always stopped practicing and yelled encouraging remarks to us as we came back. We logged a lot of miles in '55. I remember once, when we entered the track on a hot day and noticed a couple of dogs lying in the shade watching. They were probably asking each other "Why are those kids running around in circles? Maybe they see some sense in being tired on such a hot day? Perhaps that guy at the finish line has a treat for them". Send more cool, cloudy Seattle weather over the mountains to Boise. To: Linda Smith Davis ('72) I still remember your Mom (Alta Smith). She was one of the wonderful ladies in our congregation who brought delicious food to our Sunday picnics in the park. The thought of her cooking along with that of Mrs. Woolbright (Mom of Marshall and Wesley), Lois Williams, (Wynell '55's Mom), Grandma Sandlin (Mary Lee Lester and Rebecca 's Mom) - Grandma Sandlin's family owned Lindy's Restaurant in West Richland... If Col. Sanders could have made chicken like Grandma Sandlin, he'd have been an Admiral! The foods loading the picnic tables from the kitchens of more Moms like Mrs. Boyd (JD, Sue and Jerry's Mom) Nina Faye Branum (Myrna '57 & Lea Branum '55) and so many others make your mouth water just thinking about the delicacies. Give your Mom an big hug for all of us and tell her we remember her well. She was a dedicated Mom, a devoted church member and a great cook too. Your brother, Duane '55 can vouch for that. I think the pies were probably the best. Peach cobbler with rich whole cream on top in the '40s and '50s delighted a park full of people. Those recipes would have made Martha Stewart green with envy. Hope your Mom has good memories of those days and plans to have more ahead. I wonder if anyone still has all those recipes? Your Mom always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met. It meant a lot to kids who were in that wonderful insecure land of transition where clearasil collides with hormones and locks minds into the words of the songs of their generation. We're all certain that OUR music should be considered mandatory for every generation. After all, we bought it at Korten's in Uptown Richland! It should last forever. I almost forgot to remind you to tell everyone to watch their diets in Richland. Eat a Spudnut and an apple a day with at least 8 glasses of root beer. Lots of peanut butter to stick to your ribs and of course the roof of your mouth. Don't give our recipes to Lions or Bulldogs and cheer for the Bombers whenever you can. To: Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) Thanks for sharing lots of memories at the Big Pool. Glad you and your sisters are doing well. Our Fathers always told us to be sure to help the girls in your family any way we could and be especially nice to you! Your Dad, S.T. Lester, gave his life for our country and saved the lives of a lot of young men serving under him when their ship was sunk. He was a brave proud man, and a great basketball coach. You have a proud heritage. Your Mom was one of Richland's finest teachers too. I remember watching the Mothers whose kids were taking swimming lessons during the early '50s one day when a life guard had the kids in a circle holding hands and blowing bubbles to learn proper breathing techniques. When a child coughed you could always identify whose child it was by which Mom had climbed up highest on the chain link fence outside the pool. It was better than an Excel Bar Chart presentation. Grand memories of the pool. The best diver I remember was Ralph Myrick ('51). Thanks for water-proofing so many kids. It probably saved them lots of trauma. Our life guards remember the guy who ran to the captain when the boat was sinking and screamed, "What shall I do? There are no more life jackets and I can't swim!". The captain told him, "When you get to the bottom, run like mad for shore"! The best to you and your sisters. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: The Radiations To: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) and Club 40 reunion attendees The Radiations LOVED singing for you guys Saturday night. You were a great audience and it was a "blast!" (little play on words there!) I do hope we can sing next year if you want us to. I would like to put in a shameless plug for our quartet. We can be bought. We have music for almost any occasion and sing for Birthdays (we have a Bomber Mom's 80th scheduled for next July), Christmas, Mother's Day... you name it. Our biggest quartet fund raiser is our Singing Valentines. I need to warn you to book early tho' as we had to turn down several requests this summer. Bomber Cheers! -Missy Keeney Baker ('59), Radiations Bass (and Micki Lund Anderson ('63) - Radiations Baritone) PS - The Club Forty officers and committee did a lovely job organizing the reunion week-end. Thank You. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bombers Lunch Okay, lets see if we can get the Spokane Bombers lunch program going! (The earlier effort seems to have faltered.) My husband, Gary Persons ('57), and I have checked out several restaurants that are centrally located with free parking and moderate prices; we are recommending Chapter Eleven at 105 East Third for our first meeting. We can order from the menu (most lunches are $6.95 $8.95) and there is no charge for the room. Apparently many Bombers in the area preferred Sunday to Saturday, so were planning on Sunday, September 29. We will need to provide a head count, so will ask for RSVPs by 9/25. In the meantime, if you are TENTATIVELY planning to come, please let us know that and what the best time (between 11:00 3:00) would be for you. Wed also like to know what part of the town/county you live in, and suggestions would be most welcome!! Gary and I will reply to all Email and keep you posted on the head count and other details. Bomber cheers, -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Barnett ('63) Re: Ed Lange ('63wbRIP) To: Mike Lange ('67) Mike, Thank you for the information on your brother Ed. I guess I wasn't aware of exactly what had happened to Ed until you sent in the notice to the Sandstorm. I can remember Ed, and I believe Ralph Lee ('63RIP), coming out to our old farm in West Richland to hunt pheasant and ducks. As I recall we sampled some of my dad's homemade wine together a time or two. Grapes from Barker's vineyards, right across from the old farm. Wow, this sure goes back a ways! Thanks for reviving a beautiful old memory, of good times and great company. Salute! Bye... -George Barnett ('63) ~ cloudy Tucson, AZ - where the desert is green again and we love those clouds. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [rhs63.tripod.com/RIP/RIP63McCoyShelley02.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh ('63) Re: Adele Paulsen Sorenson ('63) Happy birthday to a very dear friend and next door neighbor on Hunt Point. -Jeanie Walsh (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) and Ed Lange ('63wbRIP) I am so sorry to hear about Shelley and now Ed "Firehead" Lange. Both were classic characters in their own unique way. If you ever talk to Mike Quane ('63), ask him to tell you a couple of Firehead and Heinrich stories and you'll see what I mean. Take care both you guys and say high to Ralph for me. Pitts ('63) -Jim Armstrong ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [rhs63.tripod.com/RIP/RIP63McCoyShelley02.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) Re: Strike Up The band For Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) Every day at Carmichael Junior High was like a circus and we all loved the clown. Carmichael will always remain the highlight of my life for several reasons and Shelley was one of them. I had the most exposure to Shelley in the 7th, 8th and 9th grades Monday thru Friday. Sock Hops, basketball games, uptown movies and such. Also he was in most of my classes. His wit was so quick. He was also good at physical comedy but his real gift was his perfect comedic timing. Even the texture of his voice could send me to the floor in laughter. Had Shelley lived where there was a Comedy Store and his classmates would have convinced him to audition, he would have brought the house down. Shelley could work a room. Robin Williams' style always reminds me of Shelley. Remember how he had pet names for many of his classmates and teachers? Mrs. Bernhart (our home room teacher) and Mr. Anderson (our principal). He called her Rockin' Bernhart and him Andy Pandy, even within their ear-shot. "Please go the office, Mr. McCoy." Mrs. Bernhart said, as she ordered him out of class. Beth Chiles Erdmann ('63) and I knew she was laughing behind that English book of hers and after class she said, "Miss Bolin, please don't laugh at Shelley's antics." "Sure." I said, as Beth and I ran out of class overcome with laughter. Can you imagine how the cast of "Happy Days" (The Fonz, Ritchie Cunningham, Potsie and Ralph Mouth) would have embraced Shelley McCoy? They, however were not lucky enough to have him... we did! Those were great days! I remember when he went steady with Diane Grunwald ('63)... I think they were all of 14 years old and so cute together. He could even do the Bop at the sock hops looking cool in his cord pants. Every day in homeroom with Mrs. Bernhart we were all out of control. So many of us were goof offs. She would start the class off with that stern voice "Did you hear the Bell?" Ralph Lee was usually rolling on the floor with laughter. Shelley would jump out of his chair twist his face up like hers, imitate her voice and her hand gestures and say "Did you hear the bell?" Then we would be out of control again for five more minutes. Laughter abound... he had her act down pat. Oh, she was furious. Beth and I have laughed about this a million times. The last time was just today over the phone wires between Maryland and Washington State. In his English book he wrote on the inside cover "Andy Pandy Loves Rockin' Bernhart". I think at the end of the year he paid a 50 cent fine for defacing the book. 50 cents for a thousand laughs... it was a steal! One day Shelley and I were both sent to the office for disrupting the class with comical behavior and when we arrived in front of Mr. Anderson (Andy Pandy) Shelley requested the bridal suite in the nurses lounge for our detention... as if we weren't in enough hot water. Sexual humor was just on the cutting edge via Shelley McCoy. I will never forget the day nearing the end of 9th grade, Shelley and I were both called out of class to the office and we were told we had been chosen by our classmates as the "Wittiest Students" and they were going to take our picture in a few minutes for the yearbook. I think even the teachers voted. Shelley and I sat there so still. After a few minutes I said, "Shelley can you believe this?" Shelley kind of slumped in the chair and shook his head "No" and I saw a side to Shelley a lot of students never saw. His face was somewhat flushed. The invisible clown suit was gone and this shy insecure boy sat next to me. I kissed him on the cheek I adored him! We had our picture taken, and walked back to class, this shy boy and I. As we rounded the corner, coming toward us was Shelley's entourage. In the lead was Ralph Lee ('63RIP), then Terry Webb ('63RIP), Chuck Gardiner ('63RIP) and last was Darrell Renz ('63). The minute Shelley saw them the shy boy was gone, the clown suit was on and he was back in form. He always enjoyed his buddies and classmates at junior high. How I dreaded to see 9th grade end. I saw less of Shelley in High School. I had no classes with him, however he became great buddies with a new boy in town, Jessie Erdmann ('62) who dated my best girl friend, Beth Chiles. So I would see him at the Erdmann home from time to time. I saw him in between classes. I saw him off and on at Beth's parents' home as he would stop by looking for Erdmann. Then Beth and Jessie were married and he would stop by their home. The last time I saw him was 10 years ago at the high school reunion. It was great to see him. Still funny... still perfect comedic timing and still a hint of that shy boy. Goodbye, Shelley. I will always cherish you. -Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) ~ Boonsboro, MD ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [rhs63.tripod.com/RIP/RIP63McCoyShelley02.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Housley ('63) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) and Ed Lange ('63wbRIP) First let me extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the McCoy and Lange Families. Although I read every issue of the Alumni Sandstorm, this is my first contribution but the loss of Shelley and then Ed just days later, well I just had to write something. I guess its my way of grieving as all that knew the two have over the past couple of weeks. I knew both since 7th or 8th grade (its been a long time) and share the same passions as both Shelley and Ed. I ride a Harley (FXSTD) and will be fly fishing the fabled Green River in Utah this next week. Riding my "scooter" and fly fishing are true necessities in my life as it was in theirs, and next to my family, life just wouldn't be the same. I need these things as did they (thanks Sally for your understanding, patience and putting up with 23 years of my BS). I'd give a million bucks to have seen the look on St. Pete's face when Shelley showed up riding his "scoot" and another million when Ed showed up wearing his "Hip Waders" packing his shot gun. For what it's worth, we should all be so lucky to exit this world enjoying the things we like to do. Just a side note. I think Shelley stills holds the "Hack" record for 9th grade. -Pete Housley ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [rhs63.tripod.com/RIP/RIP63McCoyShelley02.htm] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Campbell ('64) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) I have been reading the Alumni Sandstorm and enjoying all the wonderful memories, but have not felt compelled to write until now. When I learned of Bill Knirck's passing last night, it broke my heart, as I know it has so many others. Bill was the kindest, best person I have ever had the honor of knowing. His smile would just light up a room and make people feel so warm and welcome. His humor was amazing. He could make me laugh so hard it hurt! I will miss him. All my love to Teresa, Jason and Jocelyn. I know he was the best husband, dad, and friend there ever was. -Judy Campbell ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [funeralnotices.tripod.com] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecilia Bennett McCartney ('65) Re: Our friend Bill Knirck ('65RIP) We will miss Bill for many reasons... his friendly smile, his professional advice, his integrity. He was simply a NICE GUY TO KNOW!! Praying now for Teresa and family for comfort and strength. Many hearts are sad with you today. God bless you all and welcome Bill home. -Cecilia Bennett McCartney ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [funeralnotices.tripod.com] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Re: Class of '93 Reunion information I realize that this might still be a bit early yet, as reunions have just finished this year. But I would really like to be able to find out when the reunion for the class of '93 is going to be. This would be helpful as I have to make sure I can get the time off from work as well as book flights. If anyone has any sort of answers it would be very much appreciated. Thanks to all, -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London, England - where the rain is here to stay. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/02 -- WE REMEMBER! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 25 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, and 2 funeral notices today: Betty Ely ('47), Anna May Wann ('49) Richard Roberts ('49), Ralph Myrick ('51) Carol Tyner ('52), Gloria Willett ('56WB) Pat Lair ('57), Sharon Panther ('57) Glen Rose ('58), Carol Carson ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Fred Schafer ('63) George Sharp ('63), Jim Armstrong ('63) Carol Converse ('64), David Rivers ('65) John Wingfield ('66), Shirley Collings ('66) Marcia Wade ('67), Randy Wallace ('69) Barb Belcher ('72), Brad Upton ('74) Kim Edgar ('79), Shari Thompson ('79) Jil Lytle ('82), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) When I read Roger Fishback's ('62) entry about Bill Knirck passing away, I sat down and cried so hard. Why could not the doctors take away all his old blood and let 1000 of us give him our blood. When the Hanford Retirees were sent a letter and plastic card to get our medicine by mail, I tore my letter and card in half and took them to Bill. I told him to throw them away for me because I would only get my medicine from Malley's. I have not been ill for about 2 years so have not needed medicine and feel like I have failed Bill. I cannot understand why God took Bill away when he was helping so many people... Bill was only four years older than my son, Rick. Bill showed me the calcium pills I need and I have skipped them for a month... so I better get down and buy them... I missed seeing his smile when he worked mostly at the store on Wright... His family must be so crushed... it isn't fair... he should have lived to be 100. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Club 40 Want to thank all of the young'ens who made the Club 40 weekend so special. Our attendance from the 40's age group is getting smaller each year but we do have loads of fun and each year someone comes up with a memory that the rest of us had forgotten (some on purpose others are just out there in outer space). In case the members that live in Richland don't realize it, we do want to see you, too. Also, really wish that you wanted to see us and would come to the reunion after all its only one weekend out of 52. The tour of 100B Reactor was very interesting. Thanks Burt for arranging this for us. Re: Bomber Lunches AllLunches.tripod.com/ If you can folks, attend the luncheons starting up in your area. Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) is going to start one in Las Vegas, NV. Patti Jones ('60: Look what you have started good going!! See you Sunday. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) & Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) I'm sorry we missed the great event. Congratulations! So well deserved. Richard Roberts ('49) & Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Thank you for the compliment about my diving. I loved to dive. The problem was that I learned to dive myself and picked up a lot of bad habits, as we do on many activities we try to teach ourselves. My golf game is a good example. My diving career came to an end when Richard Stinger (Sp) and I were diving off the three meter board showing off a little. I attempted a back lay out when my head whacked the diving board. I didn't remember hitting the water but I came to when I did. I climbed out of the pool, Rish and a lot of others rushed to help me out. Rumor was that I had six stitches and almost bled to death. The last was because the blood mixed with the water and made it look worse that it really did. I can't remember who took me to the hospital but I ended up having only one stitch. I probably scrambled my brains a little, too. I made a mistake by not going the next day and taking up where I left off. When I did go back and try diving again, I lost everything. That was the last time I ever tried to dive again. Guess you didn't see that one, Tom. I still have that fear, but a 70 year old has no business doing flips off of a three meter! board. So, in this case the fear was a good thing. Thank you, again, for the compliment. I was in Boise this last weekend. I was going to give you a call but my daughter and grand daughter had a busy schedule for us. I will try again next time we come down. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: 09-11-02 A year ago on 9/11 I was having a nice quiet cup of coffee at the breakfast table when my daughter called from New York. "Mother," she said, "I just wanted you to know that I was not in the Trade Center." My unknowing reply was, "So?" She told me that I needed to turn on the television. I turned it on to the horror which was going on in the city. Michele is a real estate agent for Sotheby's International Real Estate in Manhattan. I have nightmares of terrorists hitting there with chemicals in the subways or taxies becoming car bombs, but no amount of coaxing can bring her back to Arkansas which we assume to be safer than her current residence. I consider us lucky because she did make frequent trips to the Trade Center to see clients and could have been there on that frightful day; but no matter how often she says she is safe, it does not allay my fears. We can only pray for and end to this madness. Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Pat Lair Wiley-Lukens ('57) Date: Thu Aug 22 11:37:03 2002 Re: 45th reunion (June, 2002) Just a note to tell the reunion organizers of our 45th reunion what a great job they did. It was fun seeing and talking with old friends and classmates that I wish I would have gotten to know better back then. 45 years later some still look almost the same Kip Jones, Larry Belt, Donna Haugen, Pat Foley, Clinton Worcester, Margo Heiling. I wish more classmates could have made it. I was looking forward to seeing many of you that didn't make it. Maybe in five years... Thanks again for the great job. Love you all, Pat Lair Wiley-Lukens ('57) P.S. Kip, my bother Robert (Bob) said to tell you Hi. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: '58 luncheon pics Hi, Maren Here are some pics from the class of '58 luncheon in Richland September 8, 2002. I put names on them. Hope they come through ok! -Glen Rose ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [They came thru fine, Glen. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) Re: 9/11 I received this message today and thought it worth forwarding. September 11, 2002 is soon approaching. On that day, please wear red, white and blue to work or school to show your support for those who lost their lives on 9~11~01 and to honor the heroes who worked to save them and the families left behind. At noon your time on September 11, 2002, no matter where you are or what you are doing, stop, put your hand on your heart, and say the Pledge of Allegiance out loud or to yourself and say a prayer for our nation. In addition, for those of us who drive to work, please drive with your headlights on to also give honor and remembrance to those who perished on September 11th. If all of us do this together in every time zone around the world, we will have a powerful chain of thoughts surrounding us. Please keep this going to your friends and family. By September 11, 2002 hopefully enough people will have read this and will join together in unity. God Bless the U.S.A -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Re: Club 40 Just wanted to send a big thank you to the organizers of the Club 40 event last weekend. What a success it was. I think we all had a great time. It was so good to see old friends and catch up. Great job, guys!! -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ~ Seattle - where it is chilly in the mornings and 80s in the afternoon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound/Seattle Area/Fife Luncheon Re: All Bomber Alumni Seattle/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes WE WILL BE AT A NEW PLACE! Gourmet cooking will be our delight. Private Room Please make reservations by Friday September 13, 2002 Lunch Date: September 15, 2002 Time: 12:30pm Where: Days Inn of Fife, WA Address: 3021 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife, WA Exit 137 - Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E, Go about one mile. Days Inn is on the right. Price: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip + $2.00 for room All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Re: Bomber Luncheon Las Vegas, NV A Bomber has stepped forward to do luncheons in Las Vegas. Be ready Vegas Bombers... luncheon fun is on its way. Re: Club 40 What an amazing week end only the Bombers can do. One heck of a Bomber team facilitated a space for laughter, tears, surprises and a heck of a lot of hugs. Makes me thankful to be of age to be there. Age is no matter, having a willingness to reach out to find out who's standing next to you brings a new friendship with a Bomber. Our upper classmen knew what they were doing when they started Club 40 fifteen years ago and they still do. The delight of Dick McCoy ('45/'46/'02) receiving his diploma dancing with joy to Pomp and Circumstance will not be forgotten for a long long time. Even the Tri-City Herald wants to do a story. Even the music got turned down through the evening so everyone could have all the talk time they wanted. And did we talk. I've not seen so many cameras going at once at Bomber function. Be ready for lots of pictures. I take back my words about hotels doing a good buffet, which was said after R2K+2. The Shiloh Inn did an excellent buffet. Hope we go back there next year, Burt Pierard ('59). ONE BIG HURRAH TO THE TEAM WHO MADE CLUB 40 HAPPEN, Past and Present team! Re: Last four days of Sandstorm I'm finally getting caught up with the Alumni Sandstorm from the past four days. Want to be sure I say my "you're welcome"s to those who wrote in their "thank yous" for the Stairwell poem. Thank you Dennis Hammer ('64) for adding the link to it. Bombers Forever -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Fall flowers are blooming. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: 9/11/01 We will always remember where we were and what we were doing on the morning of the 11th... just like November 22, 1963. Take a moment of silence for all who were lost this day and their families... then be positive about the future or the terrorists win and we are too good a people for that to happen. -Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: George Sharp ('63) Re: Shelley McCoy ('63RIP) What can I say about Shelley... a lot... about when Shelley and I shot sea gulls down at the Yakima River... cause there weren't any ducks... when Shelley blamed ME for throwing a garbage can across the classroom in high school, and I got the hacks... about when we drove his '57 wagon (with a rod knocking) across town and on into pasco, WIDE OPEN... back home... with the HEADERS OPEN... and it still didn't blow up!!!! So many fun times... I'll never forget this great guy... none of us will... rest in peace, Shelley... we love ya and we'll see ya again... -George Sharp ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Armstrong ('63) To: Pete Housley ('63) Hey Pete! I'm sure "Firehead" blasted right through those Pearly Gates in that Big Blue '56 Buick of his. Pitts -Jim Armstrong ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) I'm so saddened with the news of Bill. He will truly be missed. He always had that ready smile. I knew him mainly through our love of auctions. I will be praying for you, Teresa and family for God's comfort at this time. This has been a sad week to learn of 3 deaths. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we are having our summer now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) Seems it never rains but it pours. Teresa ('64), our words can never begin to express our feelings for you and Bill (65 RIP). Such sweet and loving people. The kind you admire all your life. The kind of people our moms always wanted us to be but it was just always slightly out of reach. I remember when we were kids my Mom always asked me why I couldn't be more like Terry Davis ('65). As my Mom was saying that to me, Terry's Mom was asking why he couldn't be more like me. Secretly, we would have given almost anything to be more like Bill. Caring, giving and always smiling. Bill and Terry had a bond that kept them together constantly during our Jr. year. Bill had Teresa and Terry had Susan ('64) and together they knew they could face the slings and arrows of the Sr. Boys. When I told Terry about Bill's passing he was shocked and dumbfounded. Somehow the knowledge of Bill's illness had eluded Terry. I gave him Teresa's number and he immediately placed the call. He asked me to go with him to Richland, but I have appointments in New York which can't be postponed. As Fred Schafer (63) said the other day, this is beginning to happen a little too often and we are way too young for this. I don't say it nearly often enough, but am going to say it more and more from now on. I love you, my Bomber friends and family. Let's try and remind each other of the way we feel for one another... it really is that important. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: Pray for Peace As we remember the tragic events of a year ago, I invite you to join us for a moment for prayer for peace. Here in Livonia, MI we will be holding a prayer service on Wednesday eve at 7pm (EDT) with spiritual leaders of several faith traditions. With all the losses and tragedies we have gone through and including the loss of old friends and loved ones, we hold them all in prayer as well. God Bless us all. God bless all Bombers and all people everywhere. Pray for Peace, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: TCHerald article There was an interesting article in yesterday's TCHerald about a Richland native, Peter Wehner ('79HHS) Peter is the Deputy Presidential Speech Writer. Here are the two links to the article: Peace, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Congratulations Dick McCoy on your graduation! Just an errant thought (as many of mine are these days!). Does Dick now have to wait another 40 years to become 'Club 40' eligible??? Ha! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Randy Wallace ('69) Date: Wed Aug 7 04:47:18 2002 Re: Where's The class of '69 I checked this out about 3 years ago. Just foolin' around and thought I'd check it out again. Not much new. I now live in Hawaii with my wife of 29 years and 4 of my 9 children. We have 9 grand kids. It might help to know 7 of our children are adopted. If you are interested in adoption you could write me. Anyway. hay '69ers where ya all at???????? -Randy Wallace ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) To: Anyone Who Knows Wayne Bloomster ('72)! Wayne called on Tuesday and he is in town from Chicago for a week or so staying at his dad's. He would like to get together with classmates and any other fellow Bombers. Friday morning at 8am at the Spudnut Shop is when he would like to see everyone. Stop on by for a few minutes if you can. Thanks, -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re: Okay, here's the info I am performing this Friday night at 9:30pm at the RHS Auditorium. It's a benefit for the RHS track & field program. Yours truly was the captain of the '74 track team. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at RHS, $15 at the door. There is a rumor that Mike Davis ('74) has arranged corporate sponsorship threw Denny's. I hope to see everyone there! Go Bombers, -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: School Fund Raiser Ideas I was asked to attend my son's elementary school's fund raiser committee... they asked us to please come with some fresh ideas. I've been reading some websites as well as looking out the Bomber Boosters website to get ideas. Besides the typical; marathons, car washes, auctions, selling magazines and candy, calendars etc. I was wondering if anyone had any others that worked out well. One idea mentioned on a website was to set up a table at a Golf Course during a Golf tournament and offer to wash balls and clubs for a donation. (We are considering that, could any golfers give me an idea of how much of a donation to ask for). I would really appreciate any input that you parents and grandparents that have been there and done that could offer. Bomber Cheers. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA P.S. God Bless America, my thoughts and prayers are with you on this anniversary of this terrible tragedy that happened last September 11th. ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Shari Thompson Soderquist ('79) Date: Sat Aug 17 14:40:06 2002 Just found this site today, how exciting! My oldest son is a Senior Bomber this year and my middle son is a freshman. It brings back so many great memories. I'd love to hear from all my friends from '79. Shari -Shari Thompson Soderquist ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Just wanted to let everyone know that there are pictures of the class of '82's 20th reunion on the class of '82 webpage. If you haven't done so yet... check them out... Shannon Weil Lemarche did a great job as our class photographer. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [richlandbombers.1982.tripod.com/82in02.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) How sad to hear of Bill Knirck's passing. -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Edward Lange Sr. ('63WB) ~ 8/14/45 - 09/06/02 >>Bill Knirck ('65) ~ 6/20/47 - 9/7/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Kay Weir ('37), Claris Van Dusen ('48) Marilynn Working ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Marilyn Baird ('60), Rosalie Lansing ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Peggy Hartnett ('72) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) I also want to add my sorrow to Bill's leaving us much too soon. He and my son Roger ('62) were best friends and Bill was my grandaughter's godfather... she also has lukemia. Re: 9/11 I do want to also remember this terrible date of infamy and pray that wars go the way of the prehistoric creatures who once roamed the world. Do you know that we once had a war that should be a model for war. It was fought right here in the [then] Territory of Washington. It is called the Pig War because the only thing killed was a PIG. It fought while the Civil war was going on so it didn't get much attention. England wanted all of the San Juan Islands to belong to Canada and sent troops to enforce this claim. There are still remnants of where the Americans and English were camped. Somebody had a good idea and called on the Tsar of Russia to arbitrate the matter which he did. I don't know who killed the pig but I hope they all got together and had a feast. If you should decide to go and see where this war took place go a bit farther into the Olympic Peninsula and visit the Ho Rain Forest - it is a real rain forest that is truly North of th Equator. Re: Club40 I have been hearing all about your reunion as my brother, Gordy ('47) is up here from Sacramento for the big do. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) Re: Club 40 Reunion Was so neat to see and talk with a few I hadn't seen since high school. I really should attend more often. My brother Bud, aka Van ('52) also had a great time. The special "graduation" ceremony for Dick McCoy was a real highlight of the evening. Thanks to all who put that event together. Maren, Was terrific meeting you, too, in person. Now I can put a face to the name I've seen so often in this Alumni Sandstorm. Best wishes, and continued happiness! -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: Club40 Reunion Must comment about Friday's Club 40 Reunion. Had a great time, and loved seeing all our classmates from '54. Was fun seeing McCoy get his diploma... finally!! Picture of our 1954 group turned out great!! Thanks, guys. Re: Prayers Everyone say a prayer for Millie Finch Gregg ('54) and her husband Glynn. On Saturday, Millie took sick and was in emergency and may have staph infection, and then Monday, Glynn went to emergency with pain in his side and they took him into surgery for appendix. He is in Lourdes and Millie is home trying to get better. Their daughter, Sherry, came out from Maryland yesterday to take care of them. I was up to see Glynn yesterday, but he is not up to visitors yet. Saw Millie today, and she is getting better. Will keep everyone posted. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Well, Kim, the only suggestion I can give for your fund raiser is to use the old political ploy: The $1,000.00 per plate dinner. You go to Albertson's and get three or four chicken meal deals for $4.99, and, well you can do the math, as they say. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - sunny and warm for the rest of the week in beautiful downtown Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: TWO San Francisco Area Bomber Lunches WHAT: San Francisco/SOUTH Bay Area Lunch WHEN: Sunday, September 15th - 11:30am (for 2 hours) WHERE: HOMETOWN BUFFET, 5478 Newpark Mall, Newark, CA This is located just off HWY 880. PRICE: Lunch will be ordered and paid for on an individual basis. RSVP: PLEASE WHAT: San Francisco/EAST Bay Area Lunch WHEN: Sunday, September 22nd - 11:30am WHERE: THE INN AT BENICIA BAY, 145 East "D", Benicia, CA. This is located in Benicia off HWY 780. PRICE: Lunch will selected from a menu prepared by the Chef. NOTE: The Inn is owned and operated by a fellow Alumni, Pat Rice Lamb ('63) and her husband. RSVP: PLEASE Re: What's Next? Sacramento Area will be the next to have a place to Luncheon... I should have that finalized by next week. Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) From the Middle... Vallejo, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) What a great and wonderful man. I can only say that Bill was truly one of the very best. I was so blessed to have had him as my pharmacist for many years. On several occasions he left his comfortable home or busy fun-filled life and came to my aid. He filled my many very sick years with peace and wonderful smiles and always kind words and actions. How will we ever live without him. Our walk through this life keeps getting lonelier with each passing day. With the reality of our pain and loss my we grow stronger and wiser. Knowing that we will never forget, so therefore they shall forever have them with us in our hearts. Re: 9/11 This is one very extraordinary day! 23 years ago our oldest granddaughter, Amanda, was born. The previous year, our niece, Leanne, was born. Then one this same day, 9/11/96, our nephew, Jon Lansing, died at the young age of 26. He suffered a massive brain anuerism. He was the older step brother of Leanne, and the son of oldest brother Dean ('60) and Bonnie Barton Lansing ('62). Oh Dear God how hard the last 6 years have been. Then of course last year we all suffered the excruciating tragedy of the 9/11/01 attacks. Here we all stand one year later still in awe of the terror that has surrounded us. The mysteries of life fill our eyes with tears of joy and sorrow. Six years ago when Jon died, Amanda and Leanne were starting their senior year in high school. They just could not handle the idea that this terrible tragedy could happen this same day that they should have been able to celebrate and be happy. They both have had a hard time being truly happy on their b-days ever since. Then last year happened and the flood gates opened up. Amanda wanted to know if she could change her birthday. After all, how could we possibly celebrate when there was so much sorrow and anger. This morning Amanda turns 23 and Leanne is 24. When I called our beautiful young love this morning and sang "Happy birthday to you", she said "Thank You... I had forgotten this was my b-day". Now I am beginning to wonder, how deeply have these two wonderful young women really been scared by these so traumatic events. Are they suffering from post traumatic stress, or just the incredible sadness that comes from such overwhelming loss? I do know that we must continue to celebrate no matter how broken we are. This morning [9/11] I am in Washington, D.C... sitting in the mist of an orange military alert. It's so beautiful out, yet all about there is morning and an unusual awareness of all that is around us. What an incredible place to be on this day of remembrance. Will be going to the Washington Cathedral and listen to the music and messages. Thank You, God, for our HOME!!! Tomorrow the 12th, we are leaving here. We are driving home to Pasco. Oh Happy day. We will be so glad to get back to our precious kids and grand kids and all my friends. Can hardly wait to see the girls of '63 & '64 at the Spudnut shop for our luncheon on the 24th. "On the Road Again", this is our theme song. This last 15 months we have driven 45,000 miles. It will be another 3,000 home. My legs are a little weary. My heart is so full of sorrow over our loss of Shelly, Bill and Ed. But by gum, we are Bombers and we win 'em all!!! -Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Sign the Bill Knirck ('65RIP) 'memorial guestbook'. http://einansfuneralhome.com/obits.html -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: 9/11 A year ago yesterday a group I belong to, the Bisbee Bloomers, were digging the holes to plant a dozen new trees in one of our parks. At one spot we hit solid caliche and had to give it up as a lost site, we had dug a circle and because it was not good for planting we called in ground zero. The next day it took on greater significance. We dedicated the trees and started to plan for a memorial. Phelp-Dodge, the company of this former "company town" let us pick a massive stone our of the old mine debris, it is black granite with a sparkling quartz face. A local fireman, Lee, and my husband, Darrell, spent a week building an outer circle of two rolled rock stone benches, we planted the area with "rosemary, for remembrance". We all gathered for the dedication today, quite a few of us were former New Yorkers and felt more than we expected. As we were leaving, a single grey cloud blew over the park, and instead of the torrents of water that let loose this time of year, it sprinkled, like a baptism. It couldn't have been nicer. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Florida We will be heading to Florida the end of next week, does anyone have any hotel recommendations for "Daytona Beach". Also, any attractions (besides the speedway) that you'd like to recommend would be nice. Re: Fund Raiser Ideas I've had a few great fund raiser ideas sent to me... thanks to those who responded... please keep them coming. Thanks! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Bill Knirck ~ Class of 1965 ~ 06/20/47 - 09/07/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Judy Willox ('61), David Rivers ('65) Betti Avant ('69), Steve Piippo ('70) Linda Smith ('72), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul James Hodson ('05) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 This is primarily for the reunion committees (planners) for the classes of '43, '48, '53 and '58. Time now to start planning your 60th, 55th, 50th and/or 45th reunions. We would hope that you could join forces with Club 40 next year. At this time I don't know where we will be, but the dates are the weekend following Labor Day. It would be nice to see a goodly delegation from the Class of '43. It would also be nice to see the Class of '53 gathered with us. Think about it, and if you decide to join the party, let our glorious leader, Burt Pierard ('59) be aware of your plans. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Update on myself and my husband To: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Thanks Marilynn for your kindness. Thought I had better give everyone an update. My staph infection is getting better and my flu is about gone. I just know that on Saturday I certainly was knocked on my "Petuti" big time!!!!!!!!!!! Mercy it all hit me hard, after having such a good time on Friday night. Now as far as my husband. They thought it was appendix, but it wasn't at all after the surgeon got in there. He had an infection of the bowel where the appendix and cecum meet the upper colon, and there was a huge mass. So they removed the mass and had to take a section of his colon, but went ahead and removed the appendix anyway. So he is in pretty painful state right now, but know that he will continue to get better. We are just being so prayerful that the results of the mass will be okay and we will have just experienced another glitch in our 47 years of marriage, and we will be back on our feet soon. Thanks to all who have called and checked on us. Love, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Paul James Hodson ('05) Even though your birthday falls on Friday the 13th at times, there is nothing bad in the luck that we have you in our lives! We wouldn't have it any other way as we are proud of you and we love you with all our hearts! Happy Birthday Grandson, from Grandma and Grandpa! Sweet 16 and surely been kissed with all the girls we have calling here all the time. But then who wouldn't want to kiss a cutie like you? Happy Bomber birthday to you, Happy Bomber birthday to you. Happy Bomber birthday dear Paul, Happy Bomber birthday to you! And many more! To: All Bombers in the Tri-Cities Don't forget that Brad Upton ('74) is going to be at the RHS auditorium tonight right after the Davis/RHS game, which is approximately a 9:15pm show time. I hope that a lot of you will make it as it is going to benefit RHS athletics and we must remember that they do desperately need a new gym floor to play on! So, come one, come all - hey, it is even tax deductible! Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. So rush for dem der tickets, quick! *G*!! Bomber Cheers to All, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ Bomber football tonight... GO BOMBERS!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Class of 2008 Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy. Another birthday in the Bomber ranks. This guy is Mr. athlete. He skate boards, he snow boards, he does BMX... and he's big and strong like Hopalong... His dad was a really great hot rodder till he found scooters... now they just sit and get layer upon layer of dust on them in that big ol' barn out 'hind the house... This kid coulda been my own son he's so danged cool... 'cept I had a girl and so I ain't got no sons that I knows of... but it just don't matter cuz this guy is son enough for a whole bunch of us '65ers and we've raised him just like a pack of wolves... Hmmmm, maybe that's not such a good thing... Anyway, he and his mom have always been right there with us thru thick and thin... so a huge HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY to Steven Adair ('08)... welcome to the ranks of us teenagers, Stevie! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Krispy Kremes Someone at work offered me a Krispy Kreme donut today. Even though I love sweets, it was too sweet for me. Every bite I took of the chocolate covered donut a bit of "cream" would squirt out, yuk!!! -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we got some much needed rain this week ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Piippo ('70) Re: Bill Knirck ('65RIP) I remember Bill in Densow Drug always with a nice word to say. Also, cruising in the red '60's Corvette with a big smile. -Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Smith Davis ('72) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Mom came to help out yesterday and I told her what you had said. Brought lots of memories of many long gone. Mom was the Sunday school teacher of the senior citizen class. I think I remember seeing you once or twice when we were over at your house for dinner but you were grown and just passing through. Mom said that is the only time she ever had a car accident - she hit your mom's car and busted the headlight. She never has even had a ticket in all these years. I remember a dinner mom had at our house with so many of the ladies you mentioned, and we were breeding our Siamese cat. She managed to escape and was the entertainment under everyone's chairs for the evening. Mom was mortified but those older people giggled all evening! I always enjoyed your mom, she was funny and never talked down to me like a little kid. I remember she even made something different for me at dinner because I was skinny and picky. I can't even picture your mom not dressed to the T's. She was always so put together. -Linda Smith Davis ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Fund Raiser To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes '54) What a great idea, wonder why I didn't think of that! Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Mary Horton Finch ('75), ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila Ramerman ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) Re: Trip Ida and I are on our way this AM. Mpls, New Yawk, Nova Scotia, DC and St Louis. Ida's descendants arr in Rhode Is in the 1600s. We will be spending 4 days there with a bunch of her distant relatives at an annual gathering (no, not like Club 40). Also Ida's 50th anniversary of her Class of '52 in Cashmere on the way out. That also will not be like Club 40. We will be off line while gone, having work done on hard drive while we are absent. Hooray for the Bombers -Dick McCoy ('45,'46,'02) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To: Linda Smith Davis, I just wanted to tell you that I remember you now! I think there were just so many people at the church anniversary that I hadn't seen in so long, it was just too much info. After I got home and calmed down I remembered you very well. I seem to recall braids a lot. thanks for the memories! -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: Fund Raisers To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Kim, As a fund raiser idea why not take a cue from all those people selling Krispy Kremes and get a load of good old Richland Spudnuts to sell by the dozens so people can know what REAL donuts should taste like? -Mary Horton Finch ('75) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Marilyn Baird ('60) Shirley Collings ('66), Mike Lange ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Christa Moore ('75) Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** 09/15 San Francisco/South Bay Area Lunch Email Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber Re: Where is he? On the night of 9/6/02 at the Club 40 annual reunion, we registered a gentleman named Mike Byrd who stated he was with the Class of '64. Unfortunately, we neglected to get his address on the registration form. There are 2 listings for Michael Byrd in the local phone book, but both phones are no longer valid. I don't find him listed under the '64 class in the Sandstorm. HELP! Does anyone know where we can find Mike? [Mary - What do you mean Mike isn't listed "under the '64 class in the Sandstorm"??? I don't think Mike has ever sent a Sandstorm entry, but he IS listed on the Class of '64 roster page. -Maren] Re: Ice I would like to thank the gentlemen who donated the ice sculptures for the buffet table for both nights of the Club 40 reunion. Both of them were sensational. 3 decades of Bombers in one room - what a fantastic feat! BCs, -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: San Francisco Luncheon The First Bomber Luncheon for the San Francisco/ San Jose area will be Sunday the 15th at 11:30. The "Hometown Buffet" at 5478 Newpark Mall in Newark is the location just off Hwy 880. Come full of stories... -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ~ Vallejo, CA - where the weather is ideal. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Richland Royalty Not only is Richland represented by Miss Washington (watch the pageant September 21), but also by Miss Rodeo Washington 2003. Just goes to show that Richland is truly great in many aspects. Here is the link to Krista Preszler's TCHerald article from yesterday's paper. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lange ('67) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Scott, Thank you for the condolences for Ed Lange ('63wbRIP). I also received your message at the memorial. There was a full house at the funeral home to say good bye to Ed. I also want to thank all those who emailed me with their condolences and old memories about the Lange boys. We were in Richland from Monday till Friday AM and took the flight out of Pasco on the 13th. I was able to run Donna down to the Spudnut Shop a few mornings for coffee and Spudnuts and also took a walk around the Uptown. If anyone saw an old fart with a full head of hair (sorry, Scott) it was me and my still good looking blonde wife. We were able to take a good look around Richland and it brought back many good memories. Didn't you go hunting with Ed, Fred Hinkle ('67) and me the time we got into a good shotgun fight down at the Y? That sounded a lot worse than it was. I know it was you the time we went hunting for duck and ended up finding out the water was frozen and we all grabbed a bunch of tumble weeds for our blind in the middle of the reservoir. We had a great day that day. Well... we are back in Florida now but it will take a long time to get over this last trip to Richland. Scott, drop a line if you get a chance. Sorry for the spelling and punctuation of this letter... I was in the sweat hog English class. -Mike Lange ('67) ~ Weeki Wachee, FL ~ where it's raining harder by the minute ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Hey Bomber Family!! I'm back and up and running again! I've settled into a cute little house and my new job, working for a surgeon is going great! Summer is coming to a close... as of 9/23/02 Autumn starts! So now I'm looking forward to all the fall colors, then the dreaded white stuff! LOL Bombers Cheers to one an all! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Grand Coulee Dam, WA!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Christa Moore Kirkendall ('75) Re: Sister's Birthday I would like to wish my sister, Cathy Moore Hammer ('80), a very Happy Birthday on 9/16/02! Love ya! -Christa Moore Kirkendall ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Mary Horton Finch ('75) I agree with you on the Spudnut issue. I live up here in Spokane and all these folks are crazy about krispy kremes... I personally think they are just a donut!!!!! Now the Spudnuts... they're awesome!! Wish I could get a hot Spudnut up here somehow on occasion. Sorry I missed the Brad Upton ('74) show last week... but I know we'll get the review from brother Mike. So how was he BooBoo? Oh also like to thank all the folks that I have personally heard from regarding the loss of daddy. I appreciate your prayers and thoughts. MO SULLIVAN... thanks for the special card... I appreciate you especially now 'cuz I know you understand the pain I am experiencing. It doesn't seem to be getting easier for me... I miss daddy so much. Anyway... good luck Bombers in all your endeavors this year...crush these Spokane teams!!!!!!! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Sharon Roos ('59) and Stacey Parker ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Moore Hammer ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Roos Kent ('59) Re: Club 40 Reunion 2002 I really enjoyed the reunion. I would love the music and words to "Black Balloons and Black Roses"... that was a hoot. -Sharon Roos Kent ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Stacey Parker Goenen ('91) Re: Bill Knirck's ('65RIP) Memorial Book Hi My name is Stacey Parker Goenen ('91), Karen Knirck Parker's ('70) daughter). As you know, my Uncle Bill Knirck recently passed away. I would like to put together a scrap book of all of the memorial entries (Einan's Funeral Home) for his Mom & Dad (Rueben & Ginger Knirck), my grandparents. What I would like to do is add pictures to these entries. If you have any pictures of yourself with my Uncle Bill, or pictures of him & friends, pictures of just him, or any pictures relating to him or his life, I would appreciate a copy. If you could please take the time to locate any picture(s) that you may have, it would mean a great deal to us. Pictures can be emailed to me. [If you don't have them scanned, you can email me and I will give you my address so you can send pictures to me] Let me know if you would like your picture(s) returned to you, I will scan it/them and send it/them back asap... please include your return address. Again, this would really mean a lot to his family. Thank you for all of your entries [in the Einan's guest book] and caring words, they really have helped us get through this difficult time. Thank you. -Stacey Parker Goenen ('91) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Rosann Nicholson Logsdon ('56) ~ 07/23/38 - 09/12/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Rex Hunt ('53WB), Mike Clowes ('54) Tom Hughes ('56), Janice Woods ('60WB) Deedee Willox ('64), Barb Belcher ('72) Brad Upton ('74), Monique Mangold ('80) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Re: Club 40 Club 40 was a fun time and my first reunion of any sort. My wife and I enjoyed our selves, We wish to thank all who worked so hard to put it on. We found the Spudnuts as good as I remember them to be and that was 49 years ago. We left Richland Sunday morning and drove to Seattle only to be in RAIN... proving that old adage "A day without sunshine... is like a day in Seattle". After a week of touring & visiting western Washington and Oregon, we arrived home last night to learn that my sister-in-law had died last week and we even missed her funeral. Re: Bay Area Lunch Sorry I missed the Bay area luncheon and I will also miss the Benica, CA luncheon. But I promise to make one soon. To: Wanda Wanda, I will try to e mail you that picture that took me 50 years to find who that pretty girl was. Now who was that RABBIT? -Rex Hunt ('53WB) ~ beautiful Downtown Hanford, CA - Where a train wreck last week caused 28,354.12 worth of improvements. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 In all the excitement about McCoy's "graduation", I forgot to take care of one of the main events of Sunday morning: The election of Class Representatives and Club Officers. So, here goes: President - Burt Pierard ('59) Vice President - Bill Wilkins ('51) Secretary - Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Co-Treasurers - Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Class Representatives: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Chalky Conway ('45) Ray Conley ('46) Norma Culverhouse King ('46) Keith Clark ('47) Keith Maupin ('47) Leslie Shea ('47 - alternate) Gene Hall ('48) Beverly Browning ('48) Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Rex Davis ('49) Pat Jones Miller ('50) Art Martin ('50) Bill Wilkins ('51) Jimmie Shipman ('51) Luana Ivers Portch ('52) Robert Adkins Shipman ('52) Marilyn Richey ('53) Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Sharon Templeman Watts ('55) Billie Lee Lawell Neth ('55) Wanda Ricketts Steele ('55 - alternate) Ginger Warford Rose ('55 - alternate) Nola Davey Meichle ('56) Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Lois Weyerts Harrold ('56 - alternate) Larry Belt ('57) Danny Haggard ('57) Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Glen Rose ('58 - alternate) Sue Garrison Pritchard ('58 - alternate) Tom Beaulieu ('59) Janet Wilgus Beaulieu ('59) Marjorie Qualheim Haggard ('60) Pete Overdahl ('60) Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Leonard Peters ('61) Mary Mike Hartnett Peters ('61 - alternate) Jim Otey ('61 - alternate) Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Roxanne Knutson Short ('62) The appointed positions are: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - DustStorm Editor Marilyn Richey ('53) - Historian Dona McCleary Belt ('54) - Historian Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) - Historian (alternate) There are three proposed new appointed positions which will be put forth as an amendment to the Club's by-laws in the October Board Meeting. Those positions and nominees are: Web Master - Denny Damschen ('62) Merchandising Manager - Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Publicity Director - Pete Overdahl ('60) I think I've taken enough space, so Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - it's trying to rain in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: September Seattle Area (aka Fife) Luncheon Well after several months of other activity the Fife Luncheon was revived on September 15th. It was in a new location but it seems everyone finally found it. We enjoyed the company of one first timer, Allen Shegrud ('60). I told him to be sure to bring his brother Grover (56) with him next month. I included close ups of the attendees this time. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) To: Suzie Gunderson Chiles (60) A glorious green and gold birthday to you Suzie! Hope all is well with you and yours. I'll be catching up with you in October birthday wise, what a shock, huh? Just got back yesterday from Shakespeare Festival, it was a great time 4 plays in 3 days, haven't washed the blood off from Macbeth yet. -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) I just got caught up on my Alumni Sandstorm reading. I don't usually get behind, but stuff happens. Re: Club 40 I went to Club 40 on Friday night and to the 100B-Reactor on Saturday afternoon. I enjoyed both immensely. Friday night I got to meet some of the "more mature" members who write into the Sandstorm and that was a treat. I got a real kick out of Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) and Bob Carlson (aka). The "graduation ceremony" was great. Really surprised Dick, but he handled it well... really got into the spirit of it. Enjoyed talking with Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58) and Barbara Isakson Rau ('58). My sister, Judy Willox Hodge ('61) was there with her TTofM (Traveling Table of Merchandise) along with her husband, James ('71WB). And last but not least, I was so glad to see Maren Smyth and Bobbie Mattson from my class ('64). The tour of the 100B-reactor was interesting. I understand a lot more about the whole process than I did before. The men who spoke to us and guided us through the reactor were very knowledgeable and spoke in terms I could understand. Judy and I wore our "Nuke 'Um" shirts and the tour guide said, "Nuke 'Um, that's subtle" so we got a good laugh out of that. Re: Big Pool OK, as embarrassing as it is, I'm going to share this story. After all, I was just a KID! I wanted to jump off the high dive. I envied all those other kids who did. But I was just plain CHICKEN! Finally I got up the nerve to climb the ladder, but when I got to the end of the diving board, I just couldn't jump. Everyone behind me kept trying to get me to jump and get it over with, as I was holding up the whole line. But my fear was stronger than my pride; I still couldn't jump. So back DOWN the ladder I went, YEP!, past all those other kids who had climbed UP the ladder. Judy (Willox Hodge, my big sis), how many times did I do that?? I bet I did it at least a dozen times before I finally got the nerve to jump off. Having finally done it, I did it over and over. I loved it. Re: Kay Lamb's Birthday I had planned to go to the party for Kay Lamb (former teacher at Lewis and Clark), but got unexpected company and couldn't make it. Did anyone go? Was it nice? I always loved her. They lived on our block (300) of Craighill. I wanted to be in her class, but everyone said no, so I went to Christ the King when it opened (3rd grade). Did anyone take any pictures of Kay's birthday party? -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it is cooling off, thank God! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) Re: Brad Upton ('74) Friday the 13th was a great day for those of us who took advantage of the benefit Brad Upton put on for the Bomber Track and Field Program. Unfortunately, word must not have gotten out to very many people. Brad did a super job of entertaining everyone. He has only gotten better as the years go by. If you didn't go, you missed a great time. -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I wanted to thank all of you who showed up at the RHS Auditorium on Friday night for my show. I think there were 250-300 people. Sadly, Mike Davis ('74) was not one of them. He had better things to do that evening in Finley. Thanks again. Go Bombers, -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) To: Cathy Moore Hammer ('80) Happy Birthday [9/16/02] -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ France - where the sun still shines! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Mike wasn't able to make Brad's show the other night. He was the voice of the Panthers that night, but all of the rest of the Davis and Galloways in town were there and it was a great evening. It was the first time I had ever seen Brad's show and the guy is hilarious. I have never seen a comedian with better timing than he has. It was very good for all of us as we have had a bad month. Thank you Brad for that hour that we could laugh. I wish more people could have known that you were there, we didn't know until we read it in the Alumni Sandstorm. Mr. Q, you should have gotten the word out. You were great Brad... thanks -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Missy Keeney ('59), Judy Willox ('61) Gary Behymer ('64), Greg Alley ('73) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Brad Upton ('74) Brad was amazingly hilarious for over an hour on Sept 13th. I, too, am sorry more of you weren't there to hear him. Please go to see him if he is performing in your area. It will be good for your heart and your soul! Thanks, Brad! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Bomber Alumni of All Classes Re: {new}ASB Card Deterioration Baby Bomber (2005) brought his ASB card home today and you are gonna love this one! Huh Burt? Although the cards are a bit prettier this year then they were last, the plane is taking on more and more identity and making itself predominant. Well I guess I should say that "they" are making it a bit more predominant every year. As you can see, the plane was in shadow form last year, but this year; "there ain't nothing like the real thing, Baby." And that IS the truth [2001-2002 and 2002-2003 ASB Cards] -it should be the Bomb or the R/Cloud on that card and we all know it! That is the real thing whether "they" like it or not! The name Bombers is sorely missing from this years ASB card! I will hand "them" one thing though, the cards are at least green AND gold this year and not JUST green. Guess I got to hand "them" one more thing, "they" do keep with the kelly green and not the forest green. And whoever "they" are, "they" need to read the coat of arms and its meaning. KELLY green and new gold and what that cloud "they" are trying to get rid of stands for. So "you", whoever "you" are, read your school's coat of arms and embrace what it is saying to "you". Learn the meaning of it and then understand why we, the alumni, fight for it so! The meaning is much deeper then "you" realize. To: All Those Attending Club40 Reunion, Friday Night I still have not had anyone come forward claiming the dainty little necklace that was found on the floor of the ballroom where we were in attendance for the reunion of Club40. If you have a necklace missing or know of anyone who does and may not read the Alumni Sandstorm, please get in touch with me as I would really like for its owner to have it back. Just email me, and if needed I will make my phone number available to whoever needs to get in touch! Someone must be wondering where this treasure is and would love to have it back! And I sure would love to return it! To: Reunion Committees, All Classes If you are a member or have been a past member of your class reunion committee, the Boosters would love to have a complete list of your classes names, addresses and such as they are planning a major event and would love for all alumni to be invited and included! If you have that information, would you please get in touch with Kim Oates of the Boosters and let her know that you can get a list to her of your class? You can find how to get in touch with her on the RHS website under Boosters and then board members. I know she would really appreciate your help with this. If you can send it electronically, please do so to her email address. If not, get in touch and she will let you know where to send it. Bomber Cheers and Wins, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland the weather is mild and the football season started out in victory! Rah Rah Ree, Kick 'em in the knee... Rah Rah Rass, Kick 'em in the other knee! GO BOMBERS! ;o) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Found... nice used cach of Columbian yearbooks from Col-Hi for the class years 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1963. If you or someone you know are searching for a replacement copy for a lost or damaged Bomber yearbook, please feel free to con-tact me. (These books do NOT have any signatures in them.) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ now living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Ben Franklin transit could have provided a ride or I could have set up Dial-a-Ride call for the golden voice of the Finley Panthers to attend Brad`s show. It was a late start to the show and he would have made it. Maybe some latts should have been sold at the game as most people went home instead of a top comedy gig at the great Richland auditorium. My top shows at that fine venue. Two Brad shows and Weird Al Yankovic are in a close race. One pep assembly and some of my company meetings. I will invite the Sandstorm crowd to the next one. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Summer was great but cool is cool right now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I want to publicly apologize to Jim Qualheim. My remark was only teasing. I know the effort he put out for Brad's show. It just wasn't a night people wanted to get out I guess. Nothing against Jim or Brad. They both did an excellent job. I am so sorry, Jim, if it seemed I was being critical -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Harris ('49), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Jean Armstrong ('64) Brad Upton ('74), Lisa Reynolds ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) Sorry to miss the festivities of Club 40 this year. I was in Russia, having just spent a month there. My wife, Bonnie and son, Scott (Dallas, TX) spent the first two weeks with me in St. Petersburg and Moscow areas. We had two families to visit in St. Petersburg and they made sure we saw much of the beauty and history of that amazing city. If any of you want some interesting reading, look up the 900 Day Siege of Leningrad (St. Petersburg name, during the communist era) and learn of courage and strength of the Russian people! President Putin is seeing that some federal funds now are coming to this historical place to help it get ready for 300 year anniversary, next year. Moscow is a modern city with much more money having been spent on it's modernization since Peristroika. Cars everywhere and one takes one's life in jeopardy when attempting to cross the street! Pedestrians definitely don't have the right of way. You can find just about anything, if you are willing to pay for it, here! Again, there is much history and beauty! Efforts to grow the middle class are evident if you look for it! The free market economy is progressing it appears! In the city of Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg, alternate spelling, "the City of Katherine) in the Urals is a most interesting city of approximately 1.2 million. Just about every element in the periodic table is available in the vicinity and it is known for its mineral wealth. I expected to see mountains, but learned that Ekaterinburg is near the highest spot on the original trans-Siberian road from Moscow and only 434 meters in elevation, not much more than Wenatchee. It is similar to driving through southern Wyoming, in respect to a feeling mountainous terrain - the lowest point to cross the continental divide. Just west of Ekaterinburg is the exact border between Europe and Asia, marked by appropriate marker surveyed in 1834. Tradition allows one to walk astraddle a painted line with one foot alternately in Europe and then Asia. This is traditionally followed by a champaign toast to life, and we were welcomed to be photographed with a wedding party, also a tradition in Russia to have the wedding party visit a significant point, usually a war memorial to express gratitude for those who have given so much in the past. Ekaterinburg is known for the thousands of factories that were moved from the Ukraine and other western Soviet cities, to protect from Nazi bombers. What a logistic nightmare! Many of the heavy tanks used victoriously at Kursk and other decisive tank battles were built in Ekaterinburg and crews trained there. I had two acquaintances to see in Ekaterinburg, one a Rotary International acquaintance and the other an Early Ford V-8 Car buff, whom I have been helping to restore a 1937 Ford via E-mail for the last two years. Now, to get a replacement engine to the middle of Russia is a new challenge to replace a "cooked" one! Our Rotary Club in Wenatchee has a matched Club relationship with the Rotary Club of Troitsk, Moscow Area, a city of many academic institutions and research facilities. We have had a number of cultural exchanges with that community and most recently our Club sent two drug intervention and prevention professionals to help them get a program of prevention, started in the schools. I came away from Russia with a feeling of hope for that country and continuing peace between our nations. I saw signs of a free market economy making progress. I have become acquainted with many young Russians, who want to become part of the change and are working hard to grow the middle class and be successful entrepreneurs. We should give them all the help we can! Our State Dept. is encouraging organization helping with this process in our country to do more. Anyone interested in learning about one organization leading the way in partnership with Rotary and other service clubs should visit http://www.ccisf.org -Dick Harris ('49) P.S. Greetings to all Bomber friends! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Bomber Luncheon Hi Maren - Will you please make an announcement for the Portland/Vancouver Luncheon? Reservation has been made at Stanford's Restaurant & Bar - 1440 Jantzen Beach Ctr - Portland, OR for Saturday - October 12 - at 11:00 a.m. Please have Bombers in our area make reservations with me so we can let them know ahead of time about how many to expect. This will be our first luncheon - so we really hope for a good turnout. We will send a map to show how to locate the Stanford's - when we get closer to October 12. Thanks for your help! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) Hi! Does anyone know if there is a Bomber on the San Francisco Giants baseball team roster and what is his name? Bomber Greetings from San Jose, CA -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I just returned "home" to Richland for a week and now it is time to get caught up. I was in Burns, OR for two months with my husband while he was fighting forest fires. He is leaving to fly his plane back to Phoenix and then he will come up here and help me drive home. I needed this time to come "home" and visit friends and family. I did make a quick trip up for Ron Gaines' ('62) funeral, as I did want to say goodbye to him. I am sorry that I couldn't make it up for the Club 40 this year, but I had plans that couldn't be changed. I am also sorry that I didn't know about Brad's show. I would have loved to have seen him. Maybe next time. Well, I am off to visit my friend, Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) and as many others as I can cram into one week. I will get caught up with the Sandstorm soon. I am looking forward to returning to the Valley of the Sun (Goodyear, AZ) but will be sad to leave Richland. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Left Burns, OR when it was 25 at night and now in Richland where it is in the high 70s to low 80s, but will be going back to Goodyear, AZ where it is still in the high 90s to low 100s.. (HMMMMMM, maybe I should stay here a little longer) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) If there was any confusion about the lack of advertising, I must take some responsibility. First of all, the advertising budget was $0. That's nobody's fault. I relied on my contacts at the Tri-City Herald to write an article. The article came out on the day of the event which is a little tough to make plans. I was hoping the article would come out the previous Friday. Secondly, I didn't commit to do the show until about 3 weeks ahead of time. Quahleim gave me three possible dates and I took the one that was coming up the quickest. The show was promoted very heavily "in house" at the high school and word of mouth has always worked pretty well in Richland. I'm glad everyone had a great time, I sure did! This just means that next time we'll fill the place up! Go Bombers, -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Lisa Reynolds King ('76) Date: Sun Sep 15 13:37:46 2002 Hi to all the Bomber Bi-Centennial grads and Atomic Lanes gang. Remember shooting pool after school at Atomic Lanes? I can't believe they changed the name. I am looking for anything thing collectable from the old Atomic Lanes bowling alley. Photos, bowling shirts, balls, trophies, dishes, etc. I am also interested in any old Bomber memorabilia and anything "Atomic" from Richland. I would love to purchase some more of the wine glasses from our 20 year reunion. Any advise on how I can go about obtaining them? Cindy Moore, I'm sorry I did not visit with you that night, please drop me a line. Tinker Bell, where are you? Remember Larry, Terry and Chris King? Lisa Reynolds King ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn Working ('54), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Marilyn Baird ('60), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Bill Wingfield ('67) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce Killand ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 9/17: Dena Evans Harr ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** 09/20 Girls of '54 Lunch 3rd Friday 11:30am Granny's Buffet on Canal Drive in Kennewick ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Attention: Gary Behymer ('64)!!! Oh, please, I would love to get a copy of one of the yearbooks that you have. I lost mine the year after I graduated. I need the 1954 book. Please contact me by e-mail so I can give you my address or let me know how to get one. I have been looking, and the high school says they don't have the archives anymore. This is great news from you!!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland Bomber Luncheon - October 12, 2002 Hello Everyone - We have (Jo has) made a reservation for Saturday - October 12 - at Stanford's in Jantzen Beach at 11:00am Hope you will plan to be there. Please send reservations to me so we will have an idea how many to plan for and can let Stanford's know. This will be our first - let's make it the greatest! See you in October! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: SFO/West Bay Area Bomber Lunch Our first Bomber Luncheon was a success. It was in the San Francisco/West Bay area and we met in Newark, CA. We had 6 Bombers present with family members. Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63); Jack Gardiner ('61) and wife; Karen Row Rhodes ('66WB) came with Mickey Ferney Row ('48) with a young lady, Emajean Stone ('63), and me. We will get pictures next time. Re: Next will be the San Francisco/East Bay area: Bomber Alumni in the North/East Bay Areas. ALL Alumni are invited and Welcome..... When: Sunday, September 22nd, 11:30am Where: The Inn at Benicia Bay, 145 East "D" Street, Benicia, CA (Off Hwy 780). Price: The Chef will prepare a menu priced at about $10.00, you will make your selection and pay separately. The Inn is owned and operated by fellow Bomber, Patricia Rice Lamb ('63) and her husband. RSVP as soon as possible so the Chef can get a head count. -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ~ Beautiful Downtown Vallejo, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: "Home" in Richland To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) You wrote: "HMMMMMM, maybe I should stay here a little longer." I second the motion! To: Dena Evans Harr ('64) Happy belated birthday, my friend. I just turned my daily calendar for the first time in several days and found my note to remind me of you birthday the 17th. Yegads! Will I ever get organized?! So, when are you moving home?! I miss you! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: 2002-03 RHS ASB card Since when did a plane become OUR mascot? I had never even heard of Day's Pay until I read it here in the Alumni Sandstorm! We have been the BOMBers, for as long as I can remember! I grew up with the BOMB as the mascot of Col-Hi (just can't bring myself to call it Richland Hi)! I really resent its being replaced by a group who don't seem to care one bit for tradition!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the blasted heat is giving me ONE more reason for my blood to boil!!!! grrrr ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Dick Harris ('49) I enjoyed reading about your trip to Russia. What a great experience. -Bill Wingfield ('67) ~ Augusta, GA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Upton Re: Attendance at show Brad, We had THOUSANDS at the Finley/Granger Football Game! Sorry to take your crowd. Could not have been helped... schedule already made. In the future, you may want to see if Finley is playing at home before scheduling your events. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Charles Cox ('56), Shirley Atwood ('58) Jim Hamilton ('63), Penny Mitchell ('71) Brad Upton ('74), April Miller ('92) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Clatworthy ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Waggoner ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCH: Tucson Lunch ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox ('56) Re: Golf Just wanted to let all you Golfers know that I had a HOLE-IN-ONE Wednesday at the Georgetown Country Club on the 12th hole Par3 at 120 yards with a 9 iron. This is my THIRD ONE and the second one on this hole. -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The Columbians you found Does the high school library have a copy for each year of graduates? If not, that might be a good place to send them. At the high school library where I worked in Chatsworth, CA we had a copy for each year the school had been open and anyone could come in and look at them. They just had to leave their school ID, or driver's license as security and could only look at one book at a time. The yearbooks are kept in a locked cabinet in the back of the library to make sure they don't get stolen. We had quite a few students and alums using them over the years. -Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) ~ Chatsworth, CA - where the sun is hot today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) To: Dean Heiling ('63) Dino - il compleanno felice Giacomo -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny Mitchell True ('71) Re: Looking for... John Richardson My Mom is not into computers so I am passing this on for her. She would like information on John Richardson--graduation year unknown--but who used to work with my Mom (Thelma Mitchell) at Dawson-Richards. John would have been one of the classes for the early to mid '60s. My Mom always liked John and hasn't heard anything about him in years and is curious as to how he is getting on. Any information would be appreciated and I will forward it to her. Thanks. -Penny Mitchell True ('71) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) I'm sure there was a HUGE crowd in Finley with everybody bringing their best recipes for Meth. Good people. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: April Miller ('92) Not one word about the upcoming Miss America pageant with our own Amanda Beers (2000)? What a shame! We (at least I) am rooting for you over here in Spokane!!! Congratulations for making it this far. On an AOL internet poll, Miss Washington is favored in 7th place -- and that's with only a few votes separating her and a few others. "Miss America 2002" scheduled for 8pm ET tonight, [9/21/02] on ABC. -April Miller ('92) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [We talked about it some in the Sandstorm when Amanda won the Miss Washington title. Will absolutely have ABC tuned in... Thanks for the reminder. This newspaper article says she's an '02 Bomber, but she's really class of 2000!! AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2002/Xtra/2002MissWA.htm *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Helen Cross ('62), Linda Reining ('64) Gary Christian ('67), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Peggy Adair ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** 09/22 SFO/East Bay Area Lunch ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) We just returned home to Indiana (where it was so dry that several big trees and established shrubs couldn't make it through until the rains came which has been in the last 3 days, but as the tornado didn't touch down near us, I am not complaining, and to see things green up again is so nice. We got back just in time to go up and see the Cougs get beat at OSU, and I am sorry but Gregor Hanson ('65) and I did not recognize each other, so I knew few people at that gathering. Anyway after a few days I feel like I'm back into the swing of things here enough so that we are planning out next trip of retirement to Maylasia and Japan at the end of October, and we will be visiting Warren's 84 year old uncle at his farm in Vermont at the first of October. But we did have a fabulous trip of l0,000 miles and 20 states in 47 days. We got to visit lots of dear family and friends on the trip including Carole Johnston Berg ('62) and Bobby Cross ('62), my cousin. And I was able to have lunch with Billie Cummings Christian ('62) who moved to California in l0th grade, but I somehow missed seeing Carol Rice Forister ('62) in Kansas City. One of the high points was getting to attend my 40th reunion in good ole' Richland and enjoying being with lots of classmates from our neat class. And I was able to attend my annual Cross family reunion down near Portland, OR at Rooster Rock near where my cousin Bobby lives in Battleground, WA. I didn't get to see my brother Roy ('65) on this neat trip, but I did appreciate getting to stay at his home in Kennewick while I went through some treasures from our family home in Richland, visited with my Mom, and my Uncle Bob who is just 85, and a few other people who I still know in the Tri-Cities. In fact, I'd like to wish my brother, Roy ('65) Happy Birthday as Tuesday will be his birthday!! We also went to l0 National Parks each one had their own uniqueness and greatness. We did a houseboat trip with some friends from California which we will never forget and The Grand Canyon which we hadn't seen since we were children. Remember it Roy?? I felt so fortunate that I was able to check in to our email once in awhile and sort of keep up with the Sandstorm which is just the greatest idea I've run across for keeping up with one's alma mater. Closing from West Harrison, IN where it's cloudy and looks like more rain which we need, but as this is the last weekend the Cincinnati Reds will be playing in their old stadium, it would be nice if it would hold off until about 9 tonight. And good luck Miss Washington [Amanda Beers (2000)] for tonight's Miss America contest. I will be watching with great interest as I think that the Indiana contestant goes to Purdue where my youngest son is still struggling to get a degree of some sort. Gosh, who will I hope will win?? The program won't have been this interesting since our Kippy Lou Brinkman ('62) was in it [in 1965]. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Miss America Pageant I watched the show till Miss Washington [Amanda Beers (2000)] )was no longer a contestant. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - summer is still hanging around... temps are in the 100s. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Amanda made it into the top 15. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) This past weekend my lovely wife Deborah and I were pleased to have Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) and her Husband Pete as dinner guests here in Vancouver, WA. We had a wonderful time on the deck, eating steaks drinking beer and telling stories. But the best was yet to come. On Sunday morning the four of us left for a three day stay on the Oregon coast! As luck would have it, the sun was shining on the sea and all was right with the world. The three days were filled with long walks on the beach, beer, shopping, beer, seafood dinners, beer, more walks on the beach, (beer in hand) (the other hand wrapped tightly around my wife) and wonderful friends. To say we had a good time would be an understatement. Thanks Karen and Pete for a great time and looking forward to next time. -Gary Christian ('67) and Deborah ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Charles Cox ('56) Congratulations on the hole in one. I bagged one a few years ago, on my birthday no less... 176 yards with a 7 iron. What I discovered is that it's not the distance from tee to green that matters, it's how many people are occupying bar stools at the 19th hole. Mine cost me $110.00. To: Mike Lange ('67) Thanks for jogging my memory... I clearly remember that "shoot out" at our secret hunting spot on an island off Columbia Point. I recall it getting started because some other guys were scaring off all our ducks with their lousy duck calling. I was glad to have brother Ed ('63wbRIP) on our side because he was a \ lot bigger than me. Re: SPAM I know that some time back there were lengthy discussions on how to reduce SPAM. Naturally, I chose to ignore the advice and now I'm out of control... last night alone I received 56 SPAM emails, and this getting to be typical. Without intending to re-ignite another flurry of SPAM discussions, has anyone tried McAfee's "SpamKiller"? If so, does it work? I'm running a hotmail account on MSN coming across my broadband service. HELP!!!! I being gobbled up by the SPAM Monster! -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: a site to see Dateline: Goodman, KS Today I saw something I may never see again. Several years ago they commissioned a work of art to sit atop the capitol rotunda in Topeka. A gentleman from Salina created a statue of an Indian shooting his arrow into the sky. This last week the project was completed in Colorado at a finery and headed east on I-70 toward Topeka. He felt it was only fitting to make stops across the state and show it off and raise funds for it. My county, being the first one on the interstate from the west was his first stop. This AM it was displayed on Main Street on the back of a truck. The only bad thing about it was it had to lay on its side to get under overpasses. I had to take 2 pictures to get it all in (I hope anyway). When he is erected his arrow will be pointing at the North Star. If anyone is in Topeka later this fall you can catch him next atop the rotunda. -Betti Avant ('69) - where for the last 8+ years I have called Kansas home, but am a Richlander at heart ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair ('72) Quite some time ago, Tom Storms (69) sent an entry in reference to Tony Macak ('69) and the "Hokey-Pokey" song. Tony called me this morning and I asked him about it. Yes, it's true that his dad was the maker of "you put your right foot in.....". We got a pretty good chuckle over it, plus the fact that he had just received another royalty check! I've known Tony for over 30 years and he's never mentioned it. -Peggy Adair ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Dore Tyler ('53) Tom Tracy ('55), Vera Smith ('58) Burt Pierard ('59), Nada McCoy ('62) David Rivers ('65), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim House ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Edward Zielinski Horne ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Simpson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Golfing To: Charles Cox ('56) Just got back from a week-end in Leavenworth, WA playing golf at Kahler Glen (beautiful place), and catching up on Sandstorms saw where you had your third "hole-in-one" Congratulations I had my first one this year and it is quite a thrill, regardless of how big your bar bill is. -Ann Thompson aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dore Tyler ('53) To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: SPAM Lose Hotmail... I had the same problem 'till I switched to my cable based broadband mail system. Very little Spam now. Regards -Dore Tyler ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Betty Avant ('69) That sounds like some rotunda dome for Topeka. Thanks for giving us a heads-up on it. I toured the New Mexico Capital recently after a meeting and asked the receptionist if anyone realized that their capital dome had been stolen. She smiled and said, "I think we discovered that some time ago." If you discover who took the dome please have them send it back to Albuquerque. If not found, the army of talented sculptors in the region should get to work on that project. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) To: Penny Mitchell True ('71) Re: Looking for... John Richardson Not sure if this is the John Richardson you're looking for, but the John Richardson ('58) that I know lives in Walnut Creek, CA. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Nursery School pictures AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2002/Xtra/BPierard01.htm Calling all late '50's Bombers who did "Hard Time" at the Richland Nursery School Check out the referenced "slide show" to see if you can identify yourself, any friends, the Mom in the opening sequences or any of the Screws (guards). Reply to the Sandstorm with any identifications. The opening pic is dated Feb. 8, 1945 which I included to help refresh the repressed, painful memories of those who were confined there. The location of the "School" was the Northwest corner of Lee & Goethals (across Goethals from the "Dime Store"). I estimate that the sequence of pictures are from circa 1943-1944, maybe slightly later. Maybe some of you old car buffs will be able to tie down the date from the cars parked next to the South and West fences. Robley Johnson was obviously limited in what the Screws would allow him to portray. These pics show quiet, orderly kids sitting peacefully in their seats, grubbing on Kool-Aid and frosted Graham Crackers. Anybody who was there will recall that we boys were almost impossible to confine to our chairs. They also show the kids at play outside but notice that almost nobody is smiling. He (Robley) was apparently not allowed to picture the kids who were dragged, screaming & crying, up the sidewalk, begging not to be left. He also wasn't allowed to show the forced "Nap Time" in the cribs with bars on the sides while the Guards were pacing up and down the aisles, checking that our eyes were closed. They would sometimes stand quietly (for the longest time) to catch us when we would open our eyes to see if they were still around. They always seemed to lurk close to my crib and I was caught frequently. Once, another boy (name long lost in antiquity) and I decided that we had enough and were going to make our "Big Breakout." I went first when we climbed the little scrawny tree along the Goethals side (not the big tree by the main entrance) and hung from the branch sticking over the fence and the sidewalk. We dropped to the sidewalk and immediately freaked out! We didn't know what to do or where to go. We couldn't climb the fence to get back in again so we just stood on the sidewalk until one of the Screws noticed us and hustled us back in for some serious corner-sitting time. Hope you can help identify some of the inmates. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nada (Grenada) McCoy ('62) To: All Shelley McCoy's ('63RIP) Friends My brother Joe ('60) and I wish to thank all Bomber Alumni who wrote into the Sandstorm about the loss of our brother, Shelley. Your stories brought us laughter during our grieving time. They helped us focus on what we had and not so much on what we lost. The stories were wonderful and reminded us what a special brother Shelley was. Shelley was very close to his two sons and daughter and his six grandchildren were one of the big joys of his life. All the stories were forwarded to his children and grandchildren so that they can know a little about his younger years. Shelley was a part of my life for 57 years and I will miss him dearly. We talked almost every Saturday morning. He touched lives of so many people and his early death will leave a hole in a lot of hearts. Thank you for sharing your good memories and your loss of a good friend. I take comfort in knowing that Shelley lived life to the fullest and was loved by so many. He is now with Terry, Ralph, Jim and my Dad. I'm sure that God had a place in heaven for good guys who were just a little rowdy. -Nada (Grenada) McCoy ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Happy Birthday Another '65er is turning the big 55 on the 23rd. The rest of us are turning 56 so he must be one of the babies of our class. Though I think all the '65ers born in '47 must think those of us who were born in '46 are a bit slow in the uptake... we are not slow... we were just born behind the cut off... ok so some of us are slow... get over it! I first met Steve ('65) in 6th grade. He never aged then and he still could use his graduation picture on his driver's license. But we won't hold that against him. He is one of those guys who is always there when you call for help. Never a groan or a complaint... call and he is willing to drop what he is doing and come a running. He still sees all the primary colors of life and always has a kind word for all he greets. The skies are never gray when he is around because he always sees that patch of sunlight that is just about to peek out and warm the day. His friendship has been special to me and so many others all through the years. If you haven't guessed yet, it is Steve Simpson's Special day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Miss Washington, Amanda Beers (2000) AlumniSandstorm.tripod.com/htm/2002MissWA.htm These are the articles from the 9/22/02 TCHerald about our own Miss Washington. [I put the articles just below the earlier article on Miss Washington. -Maren] -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: my mistake My spell checker let me down. It changed Goodland to Goodman. If there is anyone out there wondering where Goodman, KS is -- forget it, I'm sorry. Re: Miss Washington, Amanda Beers (2000) Where actually did Miss Washington finish as my ABC station was scrambled last night (it is quite frequently as a matter of fact)? It doesn't do any good to complain as at other times other stations are that way too. Supposedly this summer they did an update of cable services, ha! -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it cooled down last night *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/02 Dateline: Portland, OR (Jimmy Buffett concert tonight) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), Judy Willox ('61) Jim Hamilton ('63), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy Cross ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** 09/24 '63 & '64 Lunch. 11:30am... Spudnut Shop ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Richland Nursery School pictures A '53 Bomber sent me a note identifying two of the cars in the pics as 1947 or 1948 Fords. This means that the pics were actually taken after I was paroled and started Kindergarten in 1946 so the kids in the pics must be early 60's Bombers. Therefore, my call is revised to all early 60's Bombers to look at the pics and see if you can identify yourself or a friend. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Penny Mitchell True ('71) Re: John Richardson Penny, There is a John Richardson working as a counselor at the high school, but I am sure he is younger than the classes in the '60s would be. I wonder though if maybe this young man could be the son of the man you are looking for. I could ask him as he is my grandson's counselor and since we raise Paul, I talk to him all the time. Do you want me to find out for you? This guy is a really sweet person. Let me know and I will ask him. To: Burt Pierard ('59) Great pictures Burt and my sister and I both think that I am in one of those pictures. She was looking at them today, I looked at them last night and we both came up with that separately. Today at lunch we talked about it. Had a great lunch with Deedee (my sis) Willox Loiseau ('64), Jeannie Armstrong Reynolds ('64), Larry Halloway ('64), Barbara Eckert Halloway ('61), and John and Bill Hebert, classes of '56 and '62, Bomber would-a-beens if the folks hadn't moved them to Pasco and made Bulldogs outta them! :o) That's okay guys, you were a lot of fun for two days anyway. John, Bill, Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) and I trekked all over North Richland looking for things. The boys came back Monday and I took them to CREHST and we went back out to North Richland after that. Hey Kathy, we found the school foundation, the old sewage treatment plant and the Hebert homestead! We were off track and going the wrong way Saturday. Hopefully Jeannie will share the pictures of the Bomber mini-luncheon today for the website. Will ya huh Jeannie? ;o) Bomber Cheers from a tired old Lady *LOL* -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland hot again today! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Rain Delay I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, I will never bitch about the traffic in Seattle again, We are now in Venice waiting out a rain delay, and I'm talking serious PIOGGA. The weather has been warm and humid up 'til this morning when it decided to get wet. The locals say it has been crappy all year, and we pretty much have to agree. I gave my Leinies hat away to Pier Angelo's daughter Giulia. With no hat, no rain coat and no "ombrello" I look like a drowned rat, Nancy on the other hand was prepared. With some luck it will improve tomorrow and we can move around without having to duck a half million Germans and Japanese armed with umbrellas. Regardless of what we've been told, they have not forgot and are going to get even, starting with me. The time in Portogruaro was wonderful. We bought only one meal, and were treated royally by all of our old friend. Our landlord Renato was on a two week holiday in the mountains, so he had not gotten word that we were coming (we found our letter in his mail box). His son (Pier Angelo) and daughter in law (Marina) drove to the mountains near Torino where we surprised them. They were with some other former neighbors who we knew, so it was a grand reunion. Pier Angelo and Marina took it upon themselves to wine and dine us, and wine and dine us they did. They have two teenage children who kept us very entertained with questions about Jerry Lee Lewis, Kurt Cobain and other MTV related topics. Portogruaro is looking very good, and even has a "Shopping Mall" with 53 shops and an Italian Wal-Mart, K-Mart kinda place. Interesting that Wild Turkey is only $13.50 a litre. We have not seen a drive-in Latte stand, Starbucks or heard mention of the Mariners. My Italian has been better than I hoped, although when I drink that much wine I also think I can dance and sing. Nancy has truly kicked some butt, and is committed to one new work a day. Today it was hatrack, tomorrow will be spark plug. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Keith Hunter ('63) Re: River Report Happy to report that "our fair Columbia" was typically incredible yesterday. Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/02 Dateline: Portland (Jimmy Buffett concert was great!! Topped off with late (early?) breakfast at Denny's. Doesn't get much better than that! -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger ('60) Burt Pierard ('59), Jim House ('63) Barb Belcher ('72), Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary and Jan Bollinger Persons ('57/'60) Re: Spokane Area Bombers Lunch ~ 9/29 The first Spokane area Bombers lunch will be held next Sunday, September 29, at 1pm. We will be meeting at the Chapter Eleven restaurant, East 103 Mission. The Chapter is a single-story white building at the northeast corner of Ruby/Mission. We'll be ordering from the menu, with most lunches priced between $6.95 - $8.95. Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) will be celebrating her birthday with us, so there will be cake for dessert and a little singing of that anniversary tune we all know and love(?)!! All Bombers and guests are welcome, whether you live in the area or happen to be visiting. Please Email your RSVP to Gary and Jan Bollinger Persons by Friday, 9/27. See you there! -Gary and Jan Bollinger Persons ('57/'60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Richland Nursery School pictures (update) We have determined that the pictures were taken circa 1949 (maybe 1950) so the kids are definitely early '60s Bombers. Two of the Guards have been identified as Veda Adams & Ruby Houston. Roy Ballard ('3) has been identified in several pics and Scott Houston ('63) has been found in one. Note: Maren probably has not had a chance to add the names to the pics as she is in Portland for the Jimmy Buffet concert but I'm sure she will add them when she gets back to Chelan. [Yes, I will... -Maren] Now that we know the approximate date of the pics, let's hear from some of you early '60s Bombers with IDs of yourselves. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: My Birthday The Sandstorm erroneously reported my birthday as September 23rd. I do not know the source of the Sandstorm's date. Perhaps it came from some document I had altered so I could enter a dance contest at Hi- Spot will attending Carmichael... but I don't think so. I am a Pearl Harbor baby and hope to celebrate my birth on December 7. Perhaps some RHS faculty or school board members were offended by my birth date and changed my Col Hi records that lead to the clitch in the Sandstorm. Nonetheless a hearty thank you to those who sent me birthday messages, cards and gifts. For those who knew better, I expect to hear from you in December. Bomber love, -Jim House ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) To: Class of 1972 The 30-Year Reunion Memory Books are finished! Your copy should be arriving in the mail box very soon. If you didn't order one and would like a copy, please send me $6.00 and I will send you one. We ordered a few extra and can print more at some future time if there is enough interest. Pictures taken during the reunion are included. Check out the great picture at the end! This was taken by Mike Dalen and includes Jean Albaugh McKnight, Gary Spanner (driving), Dan Rail, and Pat Reardon. Wish the book could have been in color, because the pictures are very impressive in color, and it is easier to identify people. The cost would have been exorbitant - around $25. A big THANK YOU to the employees at Abadan, and especially Frank, who worked with me through out the entire process of putting on the reunion and printing the Memory Book. They did a fantastic job. -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ~ Glad this project is finished so I can work in my yard - the weather is so great right now! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Please give us a Jimmy Buffett concert review. I have about 5 Buffett shows over about 20 years and it sure is fun being there. I guess I will break out the box set of "Beaches, Boats, Bars, and Ballads" and sing along. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - where the weather is nice but turning to fall. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers including the 3 Walsh sisters today: Marilynn Working ('54), Vera Smith ('58) Janice Woods ('60WB), Marilyn Baird ('60) Lynn Noble ('72), The Walsh Girls: Linda ('60), Jeanie ('63), and Kellie ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen Evans Warren ('64) Carol Evans Hutchison ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Gary, Thanks so much!! I received my '54 annual in the mail today. Check is in the mail!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Re: John Richardson ('58) Was I ever out in left field. John Richardson ('58) lives in Longwood, FL. I know I put an entry in the Sandstorm and it was incorrect. Please make this correction. Thanks. -Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) To jimbeaux (Jim Hamilton ('63) Wonderful article about your trip, good laugh before I went to sleep last night... you can just keep dancing and singing... would love to hear more episodes! -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ sunshine city, Woodland, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) Re: SFO/Sacramento, CA Bomber Luncheon Our second luncheon for the San Francisco/ Sacramento areas was another success. We met at Patricia Rice Lamb's ('63) Bed and Breakfast in Benicia, CA. She and her husband Mike, fed us a very nice lunch and the weather could not have been more agreeable. It was like old home week for a few of us and be very careful out there as it is truly a very small world. Chuck VeVerka ('54) and wife Kathy Rice VeVerka ('58), sister of Patricia ('63) and Mike ('60) were there also. We have known each other further back than I can remember. Enjoying the whole affair was CarolJean Munson McCabe ('59) and husband; Dave Wittenbrock ('63) and wife; Cliff Bowers ('61), Linda Merrill Hendley ('64), Glynda Dixon ('60), Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) and me. Next luncheon will be announced when the spot is secured. That will be in the Sacramento area and looking to meet in the beautiful town of Roseville. Bombers are special persons... -Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) ~ Vallejo, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) I received my copy of the reunion memory book yesterday, Barb, and I wanted to thank you again for all of your hard work and pride that went into it. As I paged through, I was thrilled to read about my former classmates' successes and whereabouts. I only wish I could have been at the reunion in person to see everyone again. -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ~ Still conjuring up memories of my many wonderful years and CKS, Carmichael and Col-Hi ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: The Walsh Sisters... It is with great sadness that we inform our Bomber Family of the passing of our mother, Mabel Walsh. She died Sunday September 22 of congestive heart failure at the age of 86. She and our dad, Jimmy Walsh were long time residents of Richland. In 1956, they started their own business, Richland Tire Exchange. Mom ran the front office, greeting customers and did all the bookkeeping while Dad headed up the service department. They sold the shop in 1969; it later became Les Schwab Tire Center. Dad passed away in 1972, and Mom resided another 17 years at our home on Hunt Point. She moved to Simi Valley, CA in 1989 to be near us and our families. She was a wonderful lady, and blessed all of her friends with her gift of love, caring and compassion. Mom left a lasting impression of genuine warmth and humor wherever she went. Everybody loved her. The heartache we feel is almost unbearable. But we are comforted by knowing she had a wonderful life, and is together again with our dad, her folks, and her sisters and brothers. Please keep us in your thoughts, -Linda Walsh Burkhead ('60) -Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) -Kellie Walsh Patterson (77) NOTE: Funeral Notice should be in TCH today, 9/26. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Larry Mattingly ('60), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Rick Chapple ('72) Mike Neidhold ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Crose Ells ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 09/25: Hector Alvarez ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Burton Pierard ('59) Re: That Place Playing catch-up on the 'storm... just viewed the pictures of the nursery school. This is the first word I have heard of "that place" in at least 50 years. I was there. I cannot recall when or for how long. My mother was in the TB hospital in Walla Walla from 1943 to 1948. Her sisters took turns taking care of me but between times I was in "that place". I was easily terrified in my youth. I have several vignettes of memory of RNS. Robbly Johnson was a close family friend in those days and I remember him taking pictures. I remember the terror of being caught with your eyes open during nap time. I distinctly remember the Kool-Aid pitchers and the small tables and chairs. Also a few scenes of the playground. I was a towhead then and may be in 2 of the pictures, but I will wait to refresh my memory from the family album pictures before making rash ID's. Thanks for the memories... Re: Great family news My second great-grand-child was born a couple of days ago in Mesa AZ. Andrea Nichole arrived kicking and screaming at 8 lbs 14 oz and 23 inches. Mom, dad, and baby are fine. Great-grampa is delighted. Re: Fireworks I am in Sunny/foggy San Diego where I am attending the American Pyrotechnics Assoc. convention. In honor of all the fireworks fired to his music, Lee Greenwood gave the 400 of us a private concert last night. He is quite a guy, he came down and shook hands with virtually all of us. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland Bomber Luncheon Hi Maren - Will you please list a reminder of the Vancouver/Portland Bomber luncheon - Saturday - October 12 - 11am - Stanford's Restaurant & Bar - 1440 Jantzen Beach Ctr - Portland. Please RSVP -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) We leave today for our trip to Vermont to visit Warren's 84 year old uncle who is probably in better health than we are. I'm looking forward to the trip especially since I am hoping to meet up with Tim Smyth ('62) and his wife who happen to live about 2 hours from where we are going. I'm washing a Bomber Reunion shirt to wear. As Tim and I met in Kindergarten at Spalding Elementary, we go way back. I couldn't help wishing I still lived in Roseville, CA when I read about their meeting. Maybe I can do something about an Indiana Tri-State get- together when I get back. I know there are some of us Bombers around here left, even if Henry Parker did desert Indiana and move to Florida when he retired. (That's just like somebody from the Midwest. Westerners tend more to go to California when they head south, but not Henry.) -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we are starting to get the rain generated by the hurricane. Boy, do we need the rain, and boy are we lucky that we won't get too much like the people who live in New Orleans where they expect to get tons of it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Chapple ('72) Re: '82 Reunion Memory Book Just received the memory book tonight and could not put it down. Had to read about everyone in it. I just have one question: Who are all those people in the pictures????? Thanks Barb Belcher Valinske ('72). -Rick Chapple ('72) ~ Southern California's only beach bum and vineyard owner (probably) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Neidhold ('77) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Hi Kellie. I read the Alumni Sandstorm just about every day, and I noticed the passing of your mother. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom is up there with my dad keeping an eye on things for all of us Bombers!!!!!! -Mike Neidhold ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Ellen Harrison ('52) ~ 12/02/34 - 09/23/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: David Douglas ('62), Karen Davis ('76) Darcy Doyle ('77), Kellie Walsh ('77) Jennifer Miller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene Napora Shuley ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Douglas ('62) I think I attended the nursery school around 1947 or so, when my mom worked for Hanford developing radiation badge film. My memories are minimal of those years, but the few I have are pleasant ones. I especially remember learning how to make paper airplanes, which today are still the best I have ever seen. -David Douglas ('62) ~ Phoenix, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Just a note to the Walsh family I know your pain and my prayers are with you. In my training in the prison world, we are told to never tell the inmates that we know or understand their pain... but in this real world, it isn't the case. Kellie, my bud from basketball days and time with Mitz, my heart goes out to you. I miss my daddy so much in his unexpected passing in August, so I can tell you that time helps... but I haven't yet felt it to heal. Talk about your momma... that helps. God's blessing on you all -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Darcy Doyle Hupf ('77) To: Kellie Walsh ('77) & family Kellie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It must have been so comforting for your mom & all of you to be able to be together the whole time, though. Hold on to that. You are in my thoughts & prayers -Darcy Doyle Hupf ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) To: Mike Neidhold ('77) Hi Mike: Thank you for your warm thoughts and prayers. My mom often talked about the good ol' days when your dad worked side by side with my dad at the tire shop. If they're up there keeping an eye on us, we're all in pretty good shape. Hope all is well with your family. Give them my best. -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Miller Kroening ('93) Re: '93 in '03 richlandbombers.1993.tripod.com/93in03.html Hey Class of 1993, It's almost time for our 10-year class reunion. The classes of 1963 and 1983 have already scheduled their weekends for summer 2003 (see the All Bomber calendar at: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers). Anybody have any ideas for planning our reunion next summer? I don't live in Richland anymore, but I would be happy to do as much as I can from Phoenix. -Jennifer Miller Kroening ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Patti Jones ('60), Marcia Wade ('67) Norri Boasen ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** SPOKANE AREA LUNCH Today - 11:30am Chapter Eleven, 105 E. Mission Email: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Club 40 The Bomber events always come alive again with pictures. Not having a digital camera takes a little longer to get them developed, scanned and off to Maren. Following is the link to the pictures I took at Club 40 and Maren so diligently put on the website after her round robin trip to Portland to see Jimmy BuffetT. I think she about fell asleep trying to get them up on the web. Maren did an excellent job and I learned how to take most of the red out of the pictures this time. I do know that the flashbulbs we're going constantly during Club 40. Would sure like to see more of the pictures that we're taken. Come on, Bombers, where are they????????? Re: Puyallup Fair Anna May Wann Thompson ('49) and I have had a ton of fun since our working on the Battle Ground picnic. In one of our many talks of recent times Ann said, she had never been to the Puyallup Fair. With a little push, Ann agreed to go after the Fife luncheon in September. Agnes Hughes (Bomber Wife) and granddaughter, Jessica, joined us for the first part. The whole event was a delight and it was so much fun being with Ann while she found the fair for herself. Question is does she want to do the Puyallup again next year? Re: Bomber Luncheons Congratulations to all the Bombers who have stepped up to plan the luncheons. There are more popping up all the time. I've enjoyed working with each and every one of you. Spokane is tomorrow, Portland in October and Las Vegas will be soon. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Not looking forward to the temperature dropping almost 10 in a day as it is forecasted. Per usual tho it will be the 1st of October and the rain faucet will turn on. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Darcy Doyle Hupf ('77) Darcy, I couldn't resist dropping you a note -- I baby sat for your family many many years ago, and now I own the house where I took care of all of you years ago. And was it you or one of your sisters that came to visit me in Puyallup many years ago to help my mom with my foster sisters? Is there a Kelly in the family? Can't remember other names right of hand, except for Jim - he stands out as the only boy amongst you girls. Drop me a line if you want. -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ~ Richland - with one of the biggest sycamore trees on Cullum! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) Re: Class of '73 I see that the classes of '63 and '83 have already picked out dates for their 40 and 20 year reunions. Will we be seeing dates for our 30th soon? -Norri Boasen Beckelhymer ('73) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Susan Erickson ('59), Donna Nelson ('63) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: SECOND North Central Washington (NCW) BOMBER ALUMNI LUNCHEON - GET TOGETHER Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002 Time: 11:30 AM to 3:30 or 4:00 Where: Wenatchee Roaster & Ale House Wenatchee Westcoast Center Hotel 201 N. Wenatchee Ave. (next to the Wenatchee Convention Center, downtown) Please reserve by: Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 (spouses and friends are welcome) -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ Wenatchee - where the smell in the air is apple sweet ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Did you have a deep fried Twinkie at the Puyallup Fair? I read about them on the net and was curious. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) Re: New Richland Book Hello All! I am happy to announce that my book about Richland is finally hitting the market place. It is called Images of America: Richland, Washington. It has 128 pages with about 220 pictures of that great place we all grew up. Some great pictures from Camp Hanford, area businesses, homes, some from the old high school annuals and some stuff from the R2K reunion are in there. You can order them from any book store or the on-line stores. But if you like you can order directly from me and I'll autograph it any way you like. The cost is $20, plus $1.50 (or $3.50 if you want priority mail) to ship it. I'd be happy to send it to you overseas Bombers, but I'll need your address first so I can find out from the post office what the shipping is. Also to those of you who coordinate luncheons, I would be happy to coordinate delivery of copies. Anyone interested, feel free to e-mail me and I'll coordinate with you to get your copy as quick as possible. Thanks for your support, especially to those who contributed pictures. You are a great group of people! -Beth Young Gibson ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2002 ~ October, 2002