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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Mitchell ('52), Patti Jones ('60) Suzie Gunderson ('60), Cheryl Moran ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: Spokane Bomber Alumni Luncheon Yesterday Dick ('52) and I attended the first Spokane Bomber Alumni Luncheon. What a delightful time we had. Jan Bollinger Persons ('59) did an awesome job of setting it up - complete with green and gold balloons. We were the "oldsters" in attendance, but even though we had never met any of our fellow Bombers, we felt like we were with old friends. Dick's ears really perked up when he heard Gary Person's ('57) say that he had lived at 1316 Totten. That was where the Coates family lived until the house was sold in the early '70s. Gary said his family lived there until the big flood in '48. The Coates were flooded out of Vanport, OR by that very same flood and as a result, came to Richland where they were allotted the prefab on Totten. Sunday was also my birthday and it was an honor to celebrate it with fellow Bombers! We even had birthday cake and of course, the birthday song! A big thanks to all of you that were in attendance for making it a VERY SPECIAL day for me! -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puyallup Fair To: Donna Nelson ('63) Totally missed the fried Twinkies. I saw the Twinkie Booth on the news after we we're there. If I had known I would have hunted down the booth to try one. Will definitely look next time! Let me know if you find a place to try one! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - wishing for an Indian Summer. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Congratulations on you new "great". Babies are such a delight, and when they are "third time around", or more, it is awe inspiring. Glad all is well with Mom and Babe. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Maren ('63 & '64) Those are great pictures you took at Club 40. Bob and I were in Vegas, and are sorry we couldn't attend. Next time! -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA - where it is finally cooling off a few degrees. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch The Spokane Bomber lunch this past Sunday was very successful!! Jim ('65) and I knew immediately we were at the right place (Chapter 11 Steakhouse) when we saw the green and gold balloons out front. One revelation came out at the table when two guys realized they had lived at the same address at different times!! The group decided to repeat this gathering in another couple of months, November. We hope more will join us then. We've already asked about putting the notice on the restaurant's reader board. Thanks again to Gary ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) for putting it all together. By the way, we also learned they live just a few blocks from us in the Pacific Park Development here in Spokane. small world. -Cheryl Moran Fleming ('66) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gary Behymer ('64), Mandy Taylor ('97) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Conrad Johnson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Columbians The cache' of Columbians is gone with the exception of the 1951 yearbook. If someone out there is missing a 1951 annual, please feel free to contact me. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Still living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Re: L.A. Bomber Lunch Hello Bombers! I was wondering if there were enough Bombers in the L.A. area or surrounding cities to try and work out a luncheon or gathering. I'm getting pretty envious of those who are able to gather and reminisce about Richland. I know most of you are from much earlier times at RHS, but would you consider having younger ones at the gathering? It's been a long time since I've seen a fellow Bomber in person... Let me know by email or by posting. Thanks and have a wonderful day! Green and gold veined, -Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Ed Weasner ('51) Shirley Atwood ('58), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Penny McAllister ('67) Monique Mangold ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Brinkman ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: LOST My brother Gordy ('47) had a wonderful time at the big Club 40 reunion but last night he called me and asked if he had left his checkbook at my house... he didn't but I thought maybe somebody else found it. If so let me know and I'll get it back to him. (I always had to look out for my little brother anyway). Thanks. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Weasner ('51) To: Maren Re: Tri City Herald Site address Hi Maren, Could please give me the TCH's website address for the obituaries. Thank you very much. I want to read the obituary for Ellen Harrison ('52RIP). -Ed Weasner ('51) ~ Sunny San Jose, CA - where the wind has decided to blow a bit, but nothing like the howlers we experienced in Richland. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You can find all the Bomber funeral notices at: -- most of them were scanned by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) from the Tri-City Herald. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) To: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Re: L.A. Bomber Lunch Count me in as one interested in getting together with those living in Los Angeles and the surrounding cities. -Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) ~ Chatsworth, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: First (after the Picnic!) Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon RSVP: by October 7, 2002 DATE: Saturday - October 12, 2002 TIME: 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Stanford's in Jantzen Beach ADDRESS: 1440 Jantzen Beach Center - Portland All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ~ Vancouver, WA - foggy mornings & beautiful afternoons! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Alumni Ring Website In emailing back and forth with Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Tuesday night we realized that not much has been said about the Alumni rings for a while. Judy e-mailed asking for my testimonial and to spread the word to other Bombers. My come-back is "The Alumni Sandstorm is always the best announcement place". So for the Bombers who have bought rings if you haven't put in your testimonial please do. Take a moment for a good laugh with David Rivers ('65) funny poem and all the good testimonials that are already there. For you Bombers who haven't ordered your rings its easy by going into the website. Also plenty of time for gifts for Christmas. It's going to be a year that I have had mine. I wouldn't change the fun of wearing it, whether it's been a Bomber event, family, friends or acquaintances seeing it. It's also always an opportunity to tell people about our great website. Many family, friends and acquaintances of mine have visited the website after seeing my ring. Everyone loves the history on the site about Richland. Re: Does anybody know.... I have worked for a company out of Texas for the past eight years. Until today I didn't know that one of the owners had worked for General Electric for about ten years at the Shreveport plant. Claude said he talked to lots of people in Richland through the job, but had never been to Richland. Claude was quite eager to go into the website after our conversation. So if any of you Bombers knew Claude Byrd during his years with General Electric and wondered what happened to him please email me and I will give you his email address. Can't wait to hear Claude's comments after he goes into the website. Re: Club 40 Pictures To: Susie Gunderson Chiles ('60) You're welcome about the pictures. Wish I had taken 50 more. I'm going to be at a luncheon in Wenatchee yet. The next date doesn't look like it will work out. Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) worked on the date so I could but didn't quite make it. Susie's schedule and my Grand kids had to take precedent. To: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Congratulations on a new Bomber luncheon. You have a huge area to work with but you can do it. Help her out, L.A. Bombers! Fun for all. Re: Spokane Luncheon Fun to hear what a good time everyone had. Waiting for Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) report. Your turn Jan! Were there any pictures? [Yes, there are pictures being developed... we'll let everybody know when they're online. -Maren] Jan and her husband Gary Persons ('57) managed to pull the luncheon together amongst taking care of Jan's mother who lives with them. Also Jan's sister Gail Bollinger ('59) has had four strokes. Gail lives in the Spokane area. Please say prayers for Gail. I know it wasn't easy for Jan and Gary but they did it. Give them lots of cheers everyone. Re: Seattle Area/Fife Luncheon Next luncheon is October 13, 2002. Put it on your calendar. The room where we do lunch now will hold 60 Bombers. We'd like to fill it up. Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch October 12 at 11:00a.m. Make it fun! See Lola's entry above for more details. To: Pete Overdahl ('60) I emailed you regarding Publicity for Club 40. I've had no response so not sure I had your email right. Please email me. Proud to be a Bomber -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where the waterway is bulging with ships waiting for the lock-out to get over with. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Re: Bomber luncheons in L.A. area Mandy, I live in Bakersfield, CA... about 82 miles from L.A. city limit... don't think age matters one bit... I am willing to drive from here to there. If you get a luncheon up and running, count me in. *grin* I'm also looking forward to the one starting up in Las Vegas... will definitely go there... any excuse to hit the slots is a good excuse for me!!! *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are starting to cool off... mid 70s yesterday and supposed to be mid 60s today! MY kind of weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Announcement Hey all you groovy guys and groovy chicks... this is Linster the spinster commin' atcha with stacks a wax and pounds a sounds with a little note about our own Gary Crow ('65) and some fun stuff he's up to. As you may recall, back a few years ago, when Lynn Bryson ('57 ) was our favorite DJ, he had a second stringer who moved on about the time Lynn headed for Salt Lake. The Real Don Steele left the Tri Cities for Yakima, then on to Portland where he was the lead DJ at the KISN Corner, then on to LA as the boss jock and from there to Syndication... Well, Gary is headed that way, too, as this little article tells the story. So all you cats and chicks if ya wanna getcher kicks at the Corner of Lincoln and 46th call your oldies station and tell them to book the Crowster! "Gary Crow has been a name in Seattle rock radio for going on 33 years, most recently as the evening host at classic rock station KZOK-FM (102.5). Now Crow is looking at an opportunity to make a national name for himself, with the launch next month of a local show he produces, "Gary Crow's Psychedelic Sixties." The show, which airs at 8 p.m. Thursdays on KZOK, features interviews with rock figures, trivia questions, news, TV and movie clips and music cuts of songs and artists beyond the standard classic-rock play list. Crow said the show focuses on 1965 to 1969, "all that music us baby boomers were weaned on." Crow said he's had the idea for the show for several years, then launched it last December. The reaction was immediate. "We blew out the phone lines," he said. Now a syndicator, MannGroup Radio Services Inc. in Los Angeles, is attempting to line up stations to carry the show. Ed Mann said he is hoping to launch it nationally in October." Good Luck, Gary! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) Re: L.A. Bomber get together I was thinking the same thing... there are LOTS in southern CA. I sure wouldn't mind driving somewhere to meet. I live in Temecula off the 15 freeway between San Diego and L.A. -Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) ~ Temecula, CA - the weather is FINALLY cool!! Next week it will probably be in the 100s again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) To: Maren I was sometimes wondering what you were looking like and I finally found out... looking at the club 40 reunion pictures... One more question: why "'63 AND '64"? It was nice to see all this "elder" Bombers have fun together... I sure hope when time will be there we will be as dynamic as you seem all to be! -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ France - warm but grey! P.S. A few dollars are on there way for your great job, sorry I just have an hectic life as a lot of us do and I admit I put priorities... This was not on the top of the list till now but it's not because I don't like the job you do... I love to be sure there will be something on my computer just for me... *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Mary Lou Stines ('50WB), Larry Mattingly ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) Re: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) I hereby nominate Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) for the Queen of Green and Gold Organization Opportunities award [GAGOO]. If someone else has done more to raise interest in organizing local get-togethers of Columbia/Richland High folk, maybe they could toot their horn and let us know how they stack up against her efforts? Otherwise, she will win unopposed (and that would not be a bad thing). Go, Patti, go! -Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Deep-fried Twinkies As a solid fan the ubiquitous Twinkie since I was a morning paperboy in the early 50's (a pair for breakfast) I just knew I needed to try one. I did a fireworks display for the Puyallup Fair this year and they had them there. They chill them, roll them in a tempura batter and then drop them in the fryer for a short period of time. The filling is only semi-melted. They are served on a plate with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a stripe of chocolate or raspberry syrup. It was OK but not worth the $3. I rarely get "Twinkie fits" in the last several years but if I do I will take them plain and well-preserved. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ A rainy day at my office just South of Olympia, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Seattle/Fife area luncheon Re: All Bomber Alumni Seattle/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday October 13, 2002 Lunch Date: October 13, 2002 Time: 12:30pm Where: Fife Bar and Grill Next to the Day's Inn (253) 922-9555 Address: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. Price: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Tim Smyth ('62) and I had a fun mini-reunion over a nice dinner and terrific view in Bennington, VT, over the week-end; and his wife Terry kindly put up with our recalling old memories the entire time. Tim brought some photos of our days together at Spalding. I thought that we were in the same kindergarten class... well, he was in Miss Robert's afternoon kindergarten class photo and I wasn't!! So I either was in the AM class or missed the photo shoot?? Well, it was great to see Tim again, although I have to look up to him now. (Hard to believe, but I used to always be in the back row of all the grade school photos, and Tim was in the lower rows, time changes a lot of things, doesn't it??) Vermont and our 85 year old uncle's farm was great, as was all of the good ole US of A we've been able to visit since my husband retired June 1 of this year. America is just a great country and a scenic one too. Thanks, Maren, for all you have done to get this newspaper together and to keep it going. My check is in the mail. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ outside Cincinnati, OH - where all is green again following all our rain after the last hurricane. Don't know what will happen after this next one hits. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) 5:24am So even after 10 hours on NW33 in seat 28B, I know that physically I'm back in Kirkland but the part that regulates sleep is still somewhere in Lyon. The lovely Nancy, being of pure heart, is sound asleep. This being a community property state and her having read the Lorraine Bobbett story on the plane, I'm a tad reticent to wake her up. I've been ruminating about our trip while checking my eyelids for leaks. 1. France gives us great wines and Italy is so "Italian", but neither one has any concept of "Charmin". All that crepe paper from the prom and tolo, is still being recycled in WC's, and they want .52 euros for the pleasure. 2. Is it just a Richland thing, or did the Future Homemakers of America, not consider map reading as something important. I mean it's nice to know where to put all three forks (one for salad, one for meat and one to scratch yourself with), but personally I want someone who can read a map. You get up there in the Rhone Alps, and all them "M words" start looking a lot alike at about 120 klicks. Complicate this with the fact that Jacques is on your butt in some go fast Renault after knocking back a double cafe at an Auto Grill on the A-6. Of course, I will take some credit for buying a not so very good map, but Lewis and Clark made do with a lot less. 3. So the forever young Miss Nancy and I are Venice and I get an e-mail from my "much older sister" Carolynn ('60) and she's in Rome with her husband staying in a convent. My next e-mail is from Richard Swanson ('64), who says he and his wife Joanne ('65) are in Perugia (don't know about the accommodations). Does this count as a Bomber Reunion for country code 39? 4. I never knew that I shared more with Jim House (number 32 in your program, number one in your heart), than blazing foot speed, over the painted line hops and an absolute appreciation of all things Watkins and Weihermiller. Imagine my surprise to learn that we share a common birthday. Oh yeah, we also both liked the deep fried crab legs at the Golden Pheasant, or whatever was the name of Denler's favorite restaurant at 5th and Jackson. It's now a parking lot under I-5. 5. How come Jack Daniels is euro 13.50 in Italy, 21.00 in France, 23.00 Duty Free and USD$30.00 in Seattle. Kenny (the Uniscammer) could get $50.00 in the lobby of the Camlin. 6. We drove to the top of the l'Alpe-d'Huez, just in case Dean and Anita Newlywed were looking for more "non stop fun". Now this climb is as famous as any in the world for a bicyclist, being the showcase of the tour most years. The 21 turns, and climbing to 3300 meters is nothing compared to pedaling up Carmichael Hill in bare feet on a one speed Hawthorn with a slow leak. 7. How come it quit raining in Venice as soon as I bought a rain jacket? Note to self: the key to financial independence just might be a "cheap raincoat" store somewhere near the Rialto Bridge. 8. Nothing like a couple of weeks looking at CNN World Edition, and reading the Herald Tribune, to find out what the rest of the world thinks is important. Not a lot of warm and fuzzy. 9. Found a new way to get your heart rate up to 210, without having to break a sweat or get off of your butt. You drive your rent-a-car into some AGIP station and since you've got half a tank you're only needing to top off your tank. $35.00 later you are breathing into a paper bag and leaning up against your Opel trying to maintain your balance. 10. Another concept that our French and Italian Brothers are yet to implement is that of "Curb Your Dog". You ever wonder why those Italian soccer players are so light on their feet? It's not from practice with a ball as much as 20 plus years of sidewalk travel. Everyone has a dog, they take them everywhere. We even had a dog fight break out in a restaurant between the salad and the cheese courses. In fact the fight was right next to the cheese cart. Now those people who insist on taking their Golden Retrievers to public gatherings (so the rest of us can get a goose or cold nose up our shorts) aren't as low on the list as before. I've never figured out why it is essential that you bring your dog into Home Depot to select a hammer. A shrub I could understand, but not a hammer or box of screws. 11. When did people quit putting bongo drums on the shelf in the back window of their cars? Was it as cool as lining up six or seven different baseball hats is now? I don't get it. Maybe the Cat wants to talk. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Where is Mike and Brad? Are they taking some time off from the Sandstorm? Bummers!!! -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Hanford High funeral notice today: Mary Lou Stines ('50WB), Billey A. Nicholls ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Barbara Isakson ('58), Carol Carson ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Rose Boswell ('61) Jim Hamilton ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Janine Rightmire ('65), Betti Avant ('69) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) Re: Patti for Queen of Green and Gold Organization Opportunities award [GAGOO] To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Well, Patti, I cannot take credit for "GAGOO." That must have been inserted by Maren. It sounds awful, doesn't it? Ugh! Perhaps I should have thought that entry through a little more before I put it in? mlp -Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Guilty as charged! I LIKE and added "GAGOO". -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** From the old Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Billey A. Nichols ('53) Date: Sun Sep 22 22:30:39 2002 When will the class of '53 reunion take place? Best regards to you all! Some of us entered the USAF together in 1955. Then there was that five year tour of duty at Hanford ending in '66 ....Bill -Billey A. Nichols ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Don't want to sound like a triscadeckaphobic, but there is no Friday the 13th this month. It falls on Sunday, the day of your brunch in Fife. There is, however, a Friday the 11th. Don't know if I will be there. The excitement of the First Ever Portland Area Bomber Luncheon may be too much. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ from foggy, soggy Albany, OR... and just thankful I'm not living on the Gulf Coast any more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Boy! Me, too!!! I hate hurricanes!!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Brad Upton ('74) Victory Just a note to tell you that Brad Upton won the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. This is a competition between up-coming comics from all over the country. My nephew, Chuck Bejarano, who was born in Richland, was part of the crew that travelled all over the country holding auditions for new comic talent. They went from coast to coast looking for the best and Brad won the competition here in Seattle. He went down to Las Vegas for the finals and he won there. It is a real feather in his cap. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) Maren, Need you to put the Class of '58 reminder Luncheon for October 6, at 1pm at Francisco's, 3321 Court, Pasco. Any other class year that wants to come: please... we would love to have you. Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) To: Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) I second the nomination of Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) for GAGOO. Her enthusiasm and coaching have gotten a lot of people around the country together. We'll have to develop a Green and Gold tiara for her to wear at all Bomber functions. -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ~ Seattle - where Fall has fell ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: First (after the Picnic!) Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon RSVP: by October 7, 2002 DATE: Saturday - October 12, 2002 TIME: 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Stanford's in Jantzen Beach ADDRESS: 1440 Jantzen Beach Center - Portland Jantzen Beach is on I-5. Exit #308 from either North (WA) or South (OR). Yahoo Maps say: from the South turn Left on N Jantzen Beach Ctr. All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ~ Vancouver, WA - foggy mornings & beautiful afternoons! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) Re: Talking about deep fried Twinkies, hum. I was on vacation in Reno, NV last week and went to a little pub called Foley's across from the Peppermill. They have as an appetizer deep fried pickles. Now that was new to me, and I found out they have them in some other places. Would sure like to find an outlet for my craving in Seattle or there abouts. The waitress said you either like them or hate them. Well I liked them. What are some of the other strange things we can eat? Must be supper time because I'm hungry. -Rose Boswell Smith ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) The first thing I scope out in the morning (yes, even before the Alumni Sandstorm) is to get my new word of the day. This morning I was shocked, when I saw the word "Brodie". My eyes teared up when I read that it was indeed the same "brodie" I've so often used. Wordsmith served up the definition, "a sudden change in a vehicle's direction". That's it, the same as a Broderick Crawford (10-4-10-4) Highway Patrol hand brake turn. Broderick's tire screeching "brodie" of that big black '58 Mercury every, what was it, Tuesday night, was probably the impetus for Bob Irwin's ('62) avocation. Now there were brodies, and then there were brodies. Then there were Irwin's brodies. Another art form, lost to the ages. Semper Bomberus jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: krispy kremes Last Tuesday they opened up here and the traffic was a mess. Last night at work at 1:30am two brave souls went to buy a couple dozen but found a line around the block waiting to get in. Needless to say I have not eaten one yet... to give it my official approval or disapproval, whichever it happens to be. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) What a great way to begin the day... reading about your trip abroad. I loved it! Thanks for sharing and making me laugh. I know you and Nancy must have had one heck of a great time over there trying to straighten out the Italians!!! No way, right? Glad you're back all safe and sound and will be enjoying this trip for years to come. -Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: capitol dome "Indian" Well, the Indian sculpture I wrote about a few weeks back is being hoisted into place Monday atop the capitol rotunda in Topeka. They have chosen not to make a big deal of it because they don't want protesters around. It has been 14 years since they put out for ideas for it. The gentleman who won the right to design it took his idea from school kids (the majority of whom drew pictures of Indians). It is based on a Kansa Indian and his name will be "Ad Astra" after the first part of the motto of Kansas. He is made of bronze, stands 21 feet high, and weighs 2,200 pounds. The money was raised by private fund drives. The only cost to the state (which was another controversy) was to prepare the dome for the statue to sit on. Kansas, like most states, is in the hole and the legislature thought it was a waste of state funds to pay for it. Actually the legislature did vote not to allow funding, but the governor vetoed it. If any of you are in Topeka after Monday, go and see "Ad Astra" in his new home. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we have had some much needed rain for the wheat that has been planted ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I haven't gone anywhere! I read my Alumni Sandstorm everyday. I think Mike is depressed from missing my last show at Richland High. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Hazel Splattstoesser Schwarz ('42 Hanford High) 09/23/24 - 10/02/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Billey A. Nicholls ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Patti Jones ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Jim Hamilton ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Shirley Collings ('66) Vicki Owens ('72), Mike Davis ('74) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey Irby ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie Mitchell ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** 10/06 '58 Lunch - 1pm Francisco's, 3321 N. Court, Pasco ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Billey A. Nicholls ('53) Maren, Yes, put me on the list. I am sure I will have a memory or two to share. My interest was - and still is - art and I had three classes of it from Jim McGrath in my senior year. Who was that wonderful English Teacher? I don't know if there were more than one who taught English, but she was definitely one of a kind. Anyone have a clue? ........ Bill -Billey A. Nicholls ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) As a fading memory serves, the term "brodie" was named after either a saloon keeper or a politician of the late 1800s who was adept at changing his mind. There was also a stunt car driver named Steve Brodie who was well know for quick turn-arounds. What I remember of Broderick Crawford on "Hiway Patrol" was how he could bark "10 - 4" into his radio and all sorts of things would happen. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - is beginning to dry out, but still waiting for the next monsoon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Bomber Luncheons To: Mary Lou Stines Pearson ('50WB) When Maren dubbed me the Luncheon Queen a few months back [ummmmm, does "Lunch Lady" ring a bell?? -Maren] I had no idea that there was so much fun ahead to do with the luncheons. When I read your entry on Friday morning I was in a rush. What stuck through the day was GAGOO. What did it mean? Kept trying to return to the computer to reread your entry. Didn't work! Work and interruptions kept me busy. Maren emailed me at one point about the GAGOO. By now I am completely lost in what is GAGOO meaning. Drop in company whisked me off for evening to check out a friends new Hair styling Salon under construction. Then off to a very nice restaurant at the Emerald Queen in Tacoma. During dinner my sweater caught on fire from the candle on the table. Thanks to the friends quickness it was out in a minute and I wasn't hurt. When the friends finally left I couldn't wait to get on the computer to understand GAGOO. I've not ever been known to like abbreviations. (Maren knew this from a discussion on the computer a few months back). People always say them like your supposed to know what they mean. Then I'm sitting there going what do they mean? Then I have to ask. Usually following is an apology from the person. When I connected everything you said, as well as Maren I got a good laugh out of all of it. Thank you for your wonderful thoughtfulness. I thought it was very well thought out. If the award is mine, I Accept!!!!!!!!!!!! To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) GAGOO sounds like a Green and Gold character! \ Now I know we have a lot of characters amongst the Bombers... Bombers have always been good at nicknames. By the time I graduated from high school I listed all my nicknames one day, there we're 28. Now I have the possibility of adding another even if it is a abbreviation. To: Carolyn Carson Renaud ('60) If I am given the award, you find a Green and Gold tiara I will wear it proudly. Finding a Green and Gold Tiara would be an interesting project in itself. It should glitter with Rhinestones, RIGHT???? Bigger project is finding two. One for Maren for all her great work. Re: Portland luncheon Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) emailed me tonight that they are doing well with their reservations for the Portland/Vancouver luncheon on October 12, 2002. They're a week away with number of Bombers above Seattle/Fife luncheon reservations. Come on Seattle/Fife: Let's make our luncheon the biggest ever on October 13, 2002. Some of us are traveling to Portland luncheon on Saturday, coming back the same day, to be at our luncheon on Sunday. Anyone who wants to caravan meet us at the Fife Bar and Grill at 8am that morning. (directions are in the luncheon announcement) OK Nick! Possible some from Richland are also coming to both. **grin** Huh, Judy! Now I haven't heard whether any from the Portland area is traveling up to ours on Sunday. How about it, Portland? To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Thanks for correcting the date. Much appreciated! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, W - please pray that the lockout be over so the ships can start moving about. The financial affect is horrible! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: All Bombers 'specially the John Ball Elementary Bunch Yesterday I received a nice little surprise in the mail from one of the brothers that Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) and I stomped all around North Richland with a couple of weeks ago. Once again, Kathy, they thanked us so much for all of the help that we gave them. John Hebert ('56WB) was the sender and also the writer of a column he does back in Michigan titled "Random Thoughts". He sent me this one and I just had to share it with you all and specially the John Ball crowd. I know they will appreciate this piece and get a kick out of it. It is a great nostalgic piece that will bring a memory or two home to many of us. His little brother, Bill Hebert ('62WB) was just a little guy in the trench back then as he was in Kindergarten and first grade where big brother was in sixth and seventh grade when they were there. After that, they moved... but I won't tell you all where as I just might get lynched for helping them! *LOL* Oh, and by the way, John (if you are reading this), we south enders didn't have to crawl around under or next to our desks. We got to go out in the hall and line up in front of our lockers with our heads cradled in one arm and the other over the back of our necks. So see, we weren't so deprived after all and WE didn't have to eat dust either. *LOL* Anyway, thanks John for sharing your memories and witticisms with us, and once again you are being published... for ALL Bombers to see, not just me. To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Atta girl, Patti! You deserve that award. You work your little tail off! *LOL* Seriously, you do deserve a big Bomber atta-girl for getting all of those luncheons and get togethers going all over the place! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray for that Patti gal!!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ it's beginning to feel like fall! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Since it has now become so tony to have mini reunions, The Gold Medal Class of '63, would like to invite all Bombers to join us for our "Corn Maze Olympics" to be held on Saturday, October 19th. It will be held at Hoffman Family Farms in Canby, OR. Hoffman Family Farm 6815 South Knights Bridge Road Canby, Oregon (503) 263-3456 There is a great map on their web site We are planning a very informal schedule, commencing at 4:30pm for the huggin' and kissin' and then starting the Corn Maze about 5:00pm. It should take about an hour or so, and then we can all muster someplace for Bomber stories, victuals and libations. It's only $5.00 a person and is about as much fun as you can have without sliding down an irrigation ditch with socks on your hands. There are no points for fashion, so jeans and sneakers are appropriate. We look forward to seeing you all on the 19th of October. If you've got a question let me know. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Other strange things we can eat Have any of you had Lutefisk???? It is a Norwegian delicacy... cod fish that is soaked in lye, then baked or boiled and served hot! The smell of that fish is horrible and looks even worse!!! My family had this every Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - temps are slowly cooling down... only high 80s ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Re: Brad Upton ('74) Victory Congratulations Brad, that is awesome. My wife and I will be in Las Vegas in early November. Will you be there then? If so, we will definitely come see your show. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA Where it is still warm, day and night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Steve Stull ('69) Headline: Richland's Steve Stull tied atop Sr. PGA Tour event in Hawaii -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) Re: Some of the strange things we eat Well, here in Uganda I've tasted white ants (kind of nutty flavored) and grasshoppers (sort of like seafood, only surprisingly sweet). Then there is the more tame stuff, like warthog (tastes like pork, only finer grained and sweeter) and zebra (like beef, only less flavorful) and impala (must have been grain fed, because it was mild and tasty). In Louisiana I've had turtle (seven different kinds of meat, so a flavor for every taste). And back in the good ol' Pacific Northwest, you can't beat the rattlesnake. Yup, it tastes like the ubiquitous chicken! -Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: BJ Davis (Mom) Mom, Like Brad, I haven't gone anywhere either. I'm still a daily reader of the Sandstorm. I understand my dear friend, Brad, recently won the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Congrats Funnyman! BUT, have you ever won the Finley Farm Festival of Comedy? I think not! Keep striving for that elusive feather, my dear funny friend! Also, here is a scoop for you Brad followers! Brad will be appearing at the Pomeroy Head Polishing Derby next weekend - get your tickets, he's heavily favored to defend his crown! He's da man!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: I think Mike is depressed from missing my last show at Richland High. Exactly, Brad. He just can't seem to get over it. You might write and tell him that "It's OK"... he will have another chance... Love, -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Boyd ('52), Hal Smith ('56) Donna McGregor ('57), Glen Rose ('58) Anita Cleaver ('63), Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTICE: If your email address ends in or and you get this Sandstorm in your inbox, congratulations! That means that Charter and GTE/Verizon fixed their problem. There were EIGHTY - yes 80 - Bombers who got their Sandstorm bounced yesterday... and the day before... and the day before... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Art Teacher - James McGrath To: Billey A Nicholls ('53) Since you are into art and liked James McGrath as a teacher have you kept in contact with him? If not maybe you would like to contact my sister- in-law, Donna McGregor Salazer ('57). [See an entry from Donna later in this Sandstorm]. Donna was in a class of art students that have done very well in the art field. Some others in that class were: Bob Hudson ('57), Bill Wiley ('56), Bill Allen ('54) and Bill Witherup ('53) and that is just the ones I can think of at this time. -Jerry Boyd ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hal Smith ('56) Linda Reining's ('64) entry of October 6 regarding lutefisk reminded me of a cheer that University of Puget Sound used at games vs. P.L.U. in the '60s. Jim Castleberry ('58) and Dick Nelson ('59) will remember it well, as they were on the receiving end.. It went like this: Lutefisk, lutefisk lefska, lefska {?spelling} We gonna whip you, Yah you betcha!!! Remember guys? -Hal Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Jim McGrath, Columbia High Art Teacher, '53, '54 & '55 To: Billey Nichols ('53) & all interested Bombers I am a former student of Jim McGrath's too, and I'm still into art. McGrath lives near Santa Fe, NM and I get to see him frequently. We are still good friends. If there are any former students of his out there reading this, he would very much like to hear from you. He has a great place with an old orchard on the land and holds poetry readings there, as he belongs to a writing group. He also travels a lot. At the moment he is due back from Greece tomorrow. Bill Witherup ('53), has been house sitting for him. He had a fantastic show in San Francisco this summer. Former students of his flew in from all over the world for the opening. Alas, I could not make it. You can e-mail me to get McGrath's address. He is in excellent health. Bomber Cheers, -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ in the high desert country... Espanola Valley on the Rio Grande, New Mexico... sloooowly cooling down. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: Class Of '58 Luncheon Pics Hi Maren, Pictures from the class of '58 luncheon held in the Tri Cities on October 6th are attached. Please post them on the alumni luncheon site. Thank you. We had some new faces this month and hope to see more next month. -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Quail Hollow Does anyone have any feedback on Quail Hollow Care Home in Richland? Would certainly appreciate any information I can get. Thanks. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Linda Reining ('64) Our Swedish Dad cooked it on Christmas Eve. I can remember the smell and this big white blob of fish rolling in the water in a large pot. Can't remember if he always had it or as we were older I remember he had Lutefisk (don't even know how to spell it) with boiled potatoes and Mom fixed us something we liked. Christmas Day was always turkey with dark brown gravy. I don't know why I never tried it since it was tradition. We had Leffsa once in a while too. I liked it. Re: Mr. Chitty I visited Howard and Helen Chitty yesterday [10/5/01] and two out of their 4 children in Lake Chelan. There were hydro races and their kids were there to visit. Her brother was Norm Evans and Chitty's have a business on the lake. They lived next to our parents on Judson and my sister Sus and I were supposed to save Mr. Chitty during senior life saving classes in their pool. Thanks to the 4th of July the final day didn't come and we didn't finish. -Donna Nelson ('63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Dick Harris ('49) Jan Bollinger ('60), Ed Wood ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Earl Bennett ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Lori Simpson ('70) Theresa Horstman ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Sherwood ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Giving Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) an honor Sorry, I dont like the name GAGOO for Patti, it sounds like some comic book character. I think LUNCH fits her better, Lively, Unique, Nifty, Charismatic, Huggable. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [We can't use UNDERLINE or BOLD in the Sandstorm, but imagine that the first letter of those words is underlined -- or bold or something... they spell LUNCH. I LIKE IT!! I call her "The Lunch Lady" -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Harris ('49) To: Hal Smith ('56) Your note reminds me of my wife's birthplace of Webster, SD, and their high school cheer, according to her Mom: "Lutefisk and lefsa, Copenhagen snoose! We rooting for you, Webster, We rooting like the doose! (Spelling?) -Dick Harris ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: First Spokane Bomber Alumni Luncheon We are FINALLY getting the photos to Maren from our lunch meeting on September 29, and it was no small fete for us OR Maren. I truly don't know how she puts up with us non-nerd types when she's trying to get a Sandstorm published and we get the wrong names with the photos, and send duplicates while leaving others out, etc. Her good nature stretches a long way! (Almost as far as her and Patti's boot when they want to give you a kick in the butt to get you started.) Now that the photo task is complete, the hour is late and we just want to say that no one enjoyed the Spokane Bomber Alumni Lunch more than Gary and I did. We've told the stories over and over... and can't wait for the next one! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) [and Gary Persons ('57)] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Brodie Timing is a wonderful thing. This week the Wordsmith ( featured brodie: brodie (BROH-dee) noun 1. A daredevil or suicidal jump. 2. An spectacular failure. 3. A sudden change in a vehicle's direction. [After Steve Brodie, who claimed to be the first person to survive a dive from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886.] Should you believe Steve Brodie's claim? Here's the math: If you're a linguaphile and haven't yet come across the Wordsmith, try it out. It's well done edutainment. -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Denver, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Howard and Helen Chitty I was very glad to hear that Howard and Helen and their family are doing well. I have fond memories (and a few not so fond if I'm honest) of the summer I spent babysitting their 3 (then) children while they were teaching swimming lessons in their back yard. I was l5 then, and I'm sure that experience influenced my decision not to have children until I was grown up and could afford a babysitter too. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is crystal clear with a blue sky outside, and crystal cool too (maybe 60, but it will warm up this afternoon). With all the rain from the hurricanes everything is turning green again. It looks more like spring than fall today, but the leaves are starting to turn too, so in another week I won't be able to say that. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Slumber Party For all of you who would like to come down to the Corn Maze on October 19, Fred and I are inviting you to bring a sleeping bag and come to the Schafer's Slumber Party. You're more than welcome to stay at our place. It should be great fun. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ cloudy Vancouver, WA - where it was supposed to be 71 today, don't think so. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Corn Maze is at Hoffman Family Farms, 6815 South Knights Bridge Road, Canby, OR (503) 263-3456 Map at -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63 To: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) When you get around to trying a krispy kreme, be prepared for 30-60 minutes of the sensation of a lead ball at the pit of your stomach. Now, it's undeniable that they have a great sugar rush, like all donuts (including Spudnuts), but in the area of texture they have nothing to commend them. Like all sugar rushes, there is a corresponding crash 30-45 minutes later (if you are driving and had insufficient sleep the night before, "crash" may be unfortunately accurate). Bit of trivia from the book "Overcoming Jet lag," for some people, being on sugar can produce a hangover very much like drinking, since sugar and alcohol are metabolized in almost identical fashion. If I remember correctly, you were a car hop at A&W sometime in the year or so after we graduated. I've noticed that A&W seems to be making a come back, so far without the car hop approach and in our area mostly in a combined shop with Long John Silvers or Kentucky Fried Chicken. However, we just returned from a week in Ontario, where we saw a number of stand- alone A&Ws, complete with the burger family - I had the Teenburger, my favorite from our high school days. The root beer was as good as I remember, but the burger seemed a bit dry - probably the cook's fault, although that was also true at the local one that moved in with the Long John Silver about a year ago. Still no return of car hops here or Canada at A&W, but a chain called Sonic has car hops at the several locations I've noted in Southern VA. Regards, ecb3 - from normal fall weather in central VA, where we are still at an 8" rainfall deficit for the year and a declared drought emergency that has built up over 4 years ($500 fine for violating lawn watering restrictions). To: Linda Reining ('64) My Dad was half Norwegian, and had six half- brothers and -sisters who were full-blooded. Mom reluctantly agreed to prepare Lutefisk once - NEVER AGAIN! I was too young to remember that one, but one of my uncles brought some one Thanksgiving that I do remember. Not only does it stink up the house where it is prepared, for a number of days (I vaguely recall hearing that in the old country it was always done outdoors, or in an outbuilding), the final result has virtually no flavor, and the consistency is like an air-puffed gel. Mostly what I remember tasting was the butter that was added when served. In my opinion, the only thing that even comes close to being as much a waste of time and effort is souffl - lots of hard work, virtually no flavor or texture reward, and the slightest bump ruins what little visual reward there might be. Maybe I'm biased because the only time I ever made one, my college roommate bumped the stove and it deflated. Regards, ecb3 -Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Hal Smith ('56) Can't imagine a school having a cheer for lutefisk! Now, lefse, that's another matter... it's good! *grin* To: Donna Nelson ('63) Yeah, isn't the sight of that fish enough to give you nightmares? *grin* My mom would always have mashed potatoes with it, too... also put lots of melted butter on the lutefisk... needed something to make it tasty!!!!! To: Mike DeMers ('67) Did you eat the lutefisk? -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - supposed to be in the 90s this week. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: The Highway Patrol Ah yes, Brodrick Crawford and the Highway Patrol. That was one of the Avant household's favorite shows. My grandmother used to live in California and we went there every other summer for vacation until she moved to Richland. We usually would travel late in the night to see her as it was so hot and of course in those days there was no AC in the car. I remember one year we had seen an accident and my dad stopped and made a phone call from a roadside phone to the Highway Patrol to report it. As little kids, we were quite impressed as the operator refunded my dad's money, probably a nickel or so, I imagine. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Re: lutekisk and lefse memories My G'Parents on my Mom's side were full bred Norwegians... hence every holiday we had lutefisk, meatballs and gravy, and of course lefse (correct spelling). I never could bring myself to try that stinkin' lutefisk, but the lefse and meatballs and gravy over mashed potatoes were a big winner for all the grand kids. But the best things were desserts... rosettes, krum kake, etc. well, "tuk for maten", which means thanks for the food. -Lori Simpson (Sholberg) Hogan :-) ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Theresa Horstman Hope ('78) To: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Quail Hollow We had my Mother in Quail Hollow for a short while due to hip replacement. I was very much impressed with the professionalism of the staff, they were caring and very attentive to all the patients. I spent much time there unannounced at all hours and never observed any negative behavior. Due to complications with my Mother we had to move her to another facility. But, I highly recommend Quail Hollow. -Theresa Horstman Hope ('78) ~ Central Florida *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Mike Clowes ('54), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Sarah Hill ('62), Anita Cleaver ('63) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Roxanne Southard ('71), Mary Horton ('75) Sean Lewis ('77), Kim Edgar ('79) Jean Ell (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Lutefisk Folk legend has it that lutefisk was the reason Jell-o was invented. Had to have something that resembled it, but with more flavor. Several years ago there was a book out called "100 and 1 Uses For Jell-o". It was basically recipes from the American heartland of Scandinavia (Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas - to say nothing of the Ballard district in Seattle). Never could stand lutefisk either, but lefse and meatballs are another matter. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Anticipating the First Ever Portland Bomber Lunch next Saturday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: First (after the Picnic!) Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - October 12, 2002 TIME: 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Stanford's in Jantzen Beach ADDRESS: 1440 Jantzen Beach Center - Portland Jantzen Beach is on I-5. Exit #308 from either North (WA) or South (OR). Yahoo Maps say: from the South turn Left on N Jantzen Beach Ctr. All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! See you Saturday! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ~ Vancouver, WA - foggy mornings & beautiful afternoons! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Seattle/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday, October 11, 2002 Lunch Date: October 13, 2002 Time: 12:30pm Where: Fife Bar and Grill Next to the Day's Inn (253) 922-9555 Address: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. Price: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: R2K+2 Reunion Pictures I'm trying to access the photos on the web for the R2K+2 reunion. I brought them up once, but can't get them again with these 3 sites listed at the bottom of the page. Is there another address I can try? Sorry I'm computer illiterate and my more computer literate family is in bed, so I'm on my own. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OK... looks like I need to add to the bottom of every Sandstorm... there's a link there to the R2K website... -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sarah Hill Hightower ('62) Re: The First Tucson Area All Bomber Luncheon The first Tucson All Bomber Luncheon was held at my home on September 23, 2002. In addition to myself, and Bomber Mom Emma Hill, attending were George Barnett ('63) his wife Peggy (not pictured), and Paul Webster ('56) and Barbara Brown Webster ('57). We had a great time sharing old stories and more recent adventures. Re: The Next Tuscon Area Bomber Lunch DATE: Wednesday, October 30th TIME: 12 o'clock noon WHERE: Wilbur's inside the Viscount Suites Hotel on East Broadway. -Sarah Hill Hightower ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Housekeepers in Tri-Cities area First of all I want to thank everyone for all the e-mails I received regarding Quail Hollow in Richland. The information was just what I wanted to hear. Now, does anyone in the Tri-Cities area have a name of a good housekeeper? My dad still chooses to live in his home and with my mom moving to Quail Hollow, he'll need help in the house cleaning area. -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) I would like to ask if Howard and Helen Chitty were the couple that gave swimming lessons to people who were frightened of water. Did they specialize in that? And does anyone have their email address? Thanks, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) To: Earl Bennett ('63) Thanks for the info about krispy kremes. I was never a car hop at A&W... must have been someone else you have in mind. Thanks again.. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX - where we are getting much needed rain.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: Linda Reining ('64) At the Lutheran church that I go for Bible study once per month with a friend of mine, they are always talking about having their once per year "Lutefisk" dinner. It sounds terrible!!! To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) I am going to have to agree with everyone else about the fantastic job that you've done putting together all those luncheons around the country. I just wish that there were Bombers around my area to have a get together, but, alas, there aren't any that I know of. Oh Well. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Earl Bennett ('63) Re: Lutefisk Yeah, that smell is horrid!!!! Mom made it every Thanksgiving and the house stunk for days!!!!! My grandmother made it every Christmas and since she lived in a 2-bedroom prefab, the smell was very over- powering... especially, since it was Winter and we couldn't leave a door open to air out the house!!! We would all be at her house for Christmas Day dinner... 13 people in that tiny house!!!!! To: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Mom's family are all Norwegian, too. Do you remember eating flatbread? Can't remember the correct spelling, but that is the English translation. *grin* One of my aunt's still makes that for every holiday. I make rossettes (have my grandmother's "irons"), lefse (have my mom's lefse griddle), and I also make "spritz" cookies at Christmas. Never tried to make the krum kake... too time consuming for me. *grin* To: Dick Harris ('49) Re: Copenhagen My great uncle used that brand of snuff... always carried a tin of it in his bib overall pocket... bought a new tin every day... would sort through all the tins to find the freshest date. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - weather is nice... only in mid 90s during the day, and about 60 at night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) Re: death notice I would like to let the class of 1961 and anyone else that knew Douglas Teats, that he passed away on October 7th at Kadlec Hospital. Funeral will be at Einan's in Richland, Saturday at 1pm. Thank-you, -Roxanne Southard Jenkins ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) To: Ralph Bean ('58) I saw your picture in the photos from the First Spokane area luncheon. I was just wondering if you are the son of Roy Bean who used to live on Ridge Road in West Richland. They were our wonderful neighbors for years. I don't really remember you because I'm too young. We moved to that house about 1960 when I was three. I do remember a girl, Nyla, who was quite a few years older than me. Is she your sister? I have great (and some not so great) memories of their house and yard and playing on the bar stretched between the crook of two poplar trees. I broke my wrist when I was about nine, falling from that bar, after I had been hanging upside down by my knees. I remember Nyla and the DeSoto girl from across the street heard my cries and carried my home. Even if you aren't related, thanks for jogging my memory about my old neighbors. -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ~ from cloudy and misty Olympia, WA - where I hope we see the sun again before Spring. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sean Lewis ('77) If anyone's interested, I have six extra tickets to the 10/19 Paul McCartney concert in Tacoma that I'll sell for face value (which is $135, incl. service charges, which, yes, is spendy, but not as spendy as the $250 tickets!). They're pretty good seats and the show's sold out. Last chance to see him, I'm sure!! I'm in the Puyallup area. Give me a yell. -Sean Lewis ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Great Website After spending time at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, my 8 year old son has decided that he is going to be an astronaut. When we got back from vacation, he promptly went to the wood pile. He selected pieces of wood that he thought would make a good airplane. Scott said he was going to build a real airplane (not a toy), so he could practice flying, so he would know how when he becomes an astronaut. He also said that he would need our help building it, and that it's "OK" if we didn't know how to build one, because all we have to do is buy a book that tells you how to make one. Scott is very into detail, when I came outside and checked on him, he had put hinges with flaps on the wings to help slow the plane down when it's landing. He wanted to know when daddy was going to get him a propeller. Anyway, it's fun watching him, I just hope he never gives up his dream. For those of you with kids, grand kids & us big kids at heart, here is a great website NASA: Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Ell (Bomber Mom-KHS45) Anyone remember the food fight in the lunch room in 1980? Two words: JOEL RIGGLE! -Jean Ell (Bomber Mom-KHS45) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie A. Shipman ('51), Dorothy Cameron ('55) Linda Sommers ('57), Missy Keeney ('59) Dave Henderson ('60WB), Patti Jones ('60) Donna Nelson ('63), Emajean Stone ('63) Becky Frick Haverfield ('81), Shannon Weil ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) Re: Rabbit Some time back some one was asking about a guy called Rabbit, or at least that's I thought. His name was Dale Arthur Mineer ('52). You can see his photo in the 1951 Columbian in the Junior Class Photos, if you're interested. [Columbians Online] God Bless -Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) "Bombers Forever" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) Re: Found Another Bomber Traveling in St. Moritz Switzerland last month... flushed out a Bomber Mom in the breakfast room at our hotel. Had a fun chat with Peggy Cottrell Timmins and her husband Doug. Bombers are always a lot of fun all around the world!! :-) She and Doug, were moving from Richland to Lyon, France and were doing some traveling through Switzerland. Their children (his and hers) were all RHS graduates. The Cottrell family: Mark ('88), Kate ('92), and Tina ('94) and the Timmins kids: Christopher ('89), and Lisa ('95) are spread out over Oregon, Washington, and Singapore. Peggy would like to be connected to the Sandstorm so I will forward a copy to her. It's nice to be back home after 6 weeks in Switzerland and Italy. Thanks, Maren, for keeping the Sandstorm cookin' day after day. -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) ~ Walnut Creek, CA - It is still summer here... temps. in the 90s ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) Re: Lutefisk All this discussion about Lutefisk reminds me of what it really is... "the piece of cod that passes all understanding." -Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Rolling Hills Chorus Show Well, it's time for another shameless plug for the Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. We are having a show on October 18, 2002 - 8pm, at Sunnyside High School and October 19, 2002 2pm and 8pm at Kennewick High School. Our guest quartet this year is a former men's barbershop international champion, "The Most Happy Fellas," and they will perform their hilarious and entertaining Wizard of Oz set... should be a great show for everyone. Also "The Radiations" "starring Moi ('59) and Micki Lund Anderson ('63) will be performing our "chocolate set" which is also hilarious and entertaining. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. I'm sorry that Burt Pierard ('59) will not have a starring role as he did in our last production but it still promises to be a great evening. Hope to see some of you there! -Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: What Is A Lutefisk I guess twenty years in the U.S. Navy, traveling around the world, did not make as worldly as I thought. The $64,000 dollar question is. What is Lutefisk, and what is a Lefse. From one of the e-mail's it sounds like they are something to eat. What is the country of origin for these items? When do you eat these items? Thanks -Dave Henderson ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Bomber Luncheons To: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Thank you for the compliment about the work I've done on the luncheons. I put some thought into your situation of being in Eureka, CA and no Bombers in the area. So far there have been no luncheons in the farther Northern California reaches closer to you. It might be fun to speculate what area would be the closest for you to make a luncheon happen. An area such as Santa Rosa, CA. Or another way would be southern Oregon/Northern California. Another part of the luncheons that I have been working on is how to reach those who are not on a computer or don't read the Alumni Sandstorm. One way is Bombers telling Bombers about the luncheons. There are a couple of other ways that I will have to check into. Maybe we can make it happen close to you. Re: Bakersfield, CA area luncheon Linda Reining ('64) and I we're emailing back and forth tonight. She is interested in doing a luncheon in the Bakersfield area. Help her out Bombers from that area. Email her if you are interested. Re: Portland Area and Seattle/Fife Area There is still time for reservations for both areas this week-end. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - looking forward to a nice drive to Portland and back with good weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) Yes, the Chitty's gave lessons in their back yard pool on Judson. I remember the stink the neighbor behind them had when it went in. He lived on Goethals and looked at wood fence and heard children laughing and splashing. Poor man. We used to have cars lined up in front of our house, then they put a parking lot of sorts in front of their "B" house. My Dad wasn't crazy about it but he managed. I think the girls have taken over and still teach along with some help. I know Mr. Chitty takes off in the summer to teach golf in CA every August. I'll see what I can do about getting their email address. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Emajean Stone ('63) Re: Lutefisk All this talk about the awful, smelly fish brings back memories. Every Christmas eve my Mother (who was Swedish) would make it for her and my father. Lucky for us she would make turkey on Christmas day. She did always make me something else. I finally tried it when I was an adult, but it is not something that I like. When the cod fish is cooked, it turns into a jelly like substance. Mom always made it with boiled potatoes and some kind of white gravy substance. I don't know how they could eat it. -Emajean Stone ('63) ~ beautiful San Jose, CA - where the weather is finally turning into fall ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Becky Frick Haverfield ('81) Re: Chief Jo fight song My mother, Pat Frick, is a school teacher at Chief Jo Middle School and they are looking for the music score to the original Chief Jo Fight song or a tape of it. She has the words - just missing the music. If you do have it, please contact her directly. Thanks, -Becky Frick Haverfield ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Re: Mr. Chitty's pool I vaguely remember taking my first swimming lessons at Mr. Chitty's pool when I was around 2 or 3 years old. My recollection is that he threw bubble gum pieces to the bottom and we had to go under to get them. Sure got rid of anyone's fear of getting their face wet! Who wouldn't go under water for Bazooka Joe! Re: Bomber luncheons By the way, I'm getting a little jealous of all you West Coasters and your luncheons! Are there any Bombers in the New York City or Philadelphia areas? (I am about half way in between). I would be happy to organize it as we have many great restaurants in this neck of the woods! -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Loretta Ostboe ('55) Donna McGregor ('57), Linda Sommers ('57) Barb Rau ('58), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Walt Sommers ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Mina Jo Gerry ('68) Lori Simpson ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 10/12 - Portland 10/13 - Seattle/Fife More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Cod Why all this fascination with weird things to do with cod? Like soak it in lye? Fresh caught Cod -crisply fried is delicious and is caught in the North Pacific. We used to take our boat to the San Juan Islands where my sister Jean ('43) has her second home and go cod fishing... actually I just sat in the boat... my husband, Les (a really old ['34] RHS grad] did the fishing. There are both Rock and Ling Cod. Rock Cod are from s foot to 18" long but Ling cod are 5 or more feet long. One day Les caught a Rock Cod and as he was pulling it in a Ling Cod caught the Rock Cod. The BIG fish couldn't get his teeth loose and we had a fish that covered the whole bottom of the boat. We had delicious fish to share and to spare and we didn't put lye on ANY of it. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) You are NOT NORWEGIAN!!!! Lutefisk and lefsa are special Norwegian dishes that are mainly eaten on holidays!!! Just thought you'd like to know. To: Linda Reining ('64) My daughter Tina Fraser Simpkin ('89) and I were in Norway last year and she learned how to make krumkake from our newly found cousin... we searched for and found a krumkake iron and now Tina makes it quite often... we all love it, especially with whipped cream and cloudberries (like our salmon berries)! It is work, but no worse than making chocolate chip cookies! -Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) Half Norwegian on my Dad's side. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) To: Becky Jo Frick Haverfield ('81 Re: Music part of the original Chief Jo fight song, "We Are The Warriors Of Chief Joseph-------" I know that the song was written by Ora Diettrich ('57), and Diane Zeulow ('57). Our class was the first 7th graders to enter the "new" junior high school of Chief Joseph in 1952? (Correct me if that year is wrong... Anyway the first year it opened). So we were the first class to complete all three years at Chief Jo. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Ora or Diane they may know something. I would like to know how to reach them myself, as they were both my good friends. Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Espanola, NM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) Re: Ya sure ya betcha! To: Walt Sommers ('66) Yes, indeed I am all the things you said and Mother loves me best. [See Walt's entry later in this edition. -Maren] To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Lutefisk is cod that has been dried then soaked in a lye solution to make it soft again. It is cooked in a variety of methods. Some put it in cheese cloth and boil it, this is the way the house smells up. I bake it wrapped in foil and do not stink up the house. When you eat it with sterling silver it turns the tines of the fork black... that should be some kind of warning! I married into this large Norwegian family and never have to worry about left-overs, it disappears quickly. In Norway I have seen cod hanging from the eaves of the houses drying. That is the greatest distinction between Ballard and Norway. I think Ballard has covenants against hanging cod to dry from the eaves of your house. -Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Re: '58 in '03 Planning Meeting Well, I've called some and written a note to luncheon people... now the Alumni Sandstorm. Our final decision-making meeting on our 45th class reunion is on Monday, October 14th, 7pm at the home of Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58) -- email me for Sue's home address and phone number. You need to be their to vote! Please make a point to attend... it's important for all of us. Thank you Bomber Cheers, -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: What is Lutefisk and lefse Lutefisk is cod that has been soaked in lye, then boiled or baked... need to serve it with lots of melted butter and mashed potatoes... kills the taste. We ate it at Thanksgiving and Christmas... it's origin is Scandinavian... lefse is made from boiled potatoes that have been riced, mixed with oleo and flour, rolled very thin and transparent, then browned on both sides... resembles a flour tortilla... it is also Scandinavian... can be eaten warm or cold... spread with butter and brown sugar, then rolled up and eaten. My mom was full-blooded Norwegian... made Lutefisk for every Thanksgiving... made lefse any time we wanted her to. ;) Re: Calling all Bombers in the Bakersfield, CA area WHAT: Bomber luncheon WHERE: Coco's Restaurant... Rosedale Highway WHEN: Saturday, November 9th, 2002 TIME: 1pm -Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Chief Jo fight song Oh my... you can't ask for that. It's like against the law or something. As an Apache Indian I was forced to attend Chief Jo against my will... I was also forced to attend Col-Hi against my will... in fact I was forced to attend Jefferson, Spalding and Jason Lee against my will but that's another story... Mom and Dad just wouldn't let me out of going tho it was a good place to meet chics... Anyway, now that I'm all big and everything (still not grown up... ain't bought none a them Dockers yet) I have come to understand what an awful experience it was attending Chief Jo... Unbeknown to me my family and heritage were being ridiculed by naming a school for a "Warrior"... Oh the shame of it... I am still scared by the horrible experience. No wonder Bernard, Piippo, Barnerd, Sauer (sp) were always forced to put me in my place with all those swats... I was acting out in rebellion at having to endure the degradation of being a "warrior"... Oh poor me... I am sure there is big bucks in this for me if I can just find the right guys to represent me in my plight... yes... I could sue the school district... the town... the state... the United States... dang England and all them other places all them there non- warriors came from imposing their will on me and making me attend such an ill-named institution... I know it was done with malice aforethought... and malice afterthought... and just plane meanness... Oh gosh... where is batman when you need him. All that aside... I think the fight song went something like this: da da da da da da da da du du du da da du de de du da... something like that... but I don't think you are allowed to hum it out loud... just kinda mmmm mmm mmmm mmm mm ...... -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Walt Sommers ('66) Re: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) Linda's statements, as everyone associated with her knows, are suspect. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, a former member of the Board of Regents, married to a graduate and mother of a graduate of that self same institution of higher learning. Her perspective of Lutefisk is biased as she has been heard to say in moments of stress: Lutefisk, Lutefisk Lefsa, Lefsa I'm a mighty Lut'eran Ya sure ya betcha But I do have it on good authority that her Mother loves her. -Walt Sommers ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: All Bomber calendar - Dear Maren and Fellow Bombers, Well I think and I hope I've gotten everyone in their right place! I've transferred every one's birthday and anniversary to the next year, 2003. Please check your dates out and see if I've made any mistakes. I will make necessary corrections, and please forgive me!! If you haven't yet sent in your birthday please do and I will make sure that gets done! Thank you all for taking the time to send in your birthdays. To: Those of you who are married to Bombers Let me know and I will put your anniversary on the calendar. Remember you must be married to a Bomber to have your anniversary put on the calendar! Again, please check out your dates and make sure everything is correct. Thank you All! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mina Jo Gerry Payson ('68) Re: What can I say about Lutefisk? Well... it's white. That is about the best thing. My Swedish grandmother (on dad's side) and her sisters would brew this vile concoction every Christmas. The cod is preserved in a lye solution and has to be soaked for days and days before cooking. They always served it in white sauce with boiled potatoes and lots of butter. What a waste of good potatoes and butter!! Lefse is another story. Just think of it as Swedish tortillas, made with mashed potatoes. I really love butter and jam or cinnamon/sugar on warm lefsa. It is served like bread at meals. Just add butter, roll it up and eat it. Another delicacy from that part of the world is pickled herring. My dad just loved it, but I always thought it should be kept in a container you couldn't see through. Nothing would kill my appetite faster than coming on dad's jar of herring in the fridge when I was looking for a snack. -Mina Jo Gerry Payson ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) To: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: Questions on Lutefisk and Lefse... Well, Dave, these foods are Norwegian traditional foods that are usually served on holidays, and mainly, in my g'parents house, on Christmas. Lutefisk is cod that has been soaked in lye and then boiled! Don't ask me why, as I have no idea. All I know is it stinks and is not very savory. On the other hand I love lefse... it can be used in place of a bread item, although it is similar is size shape and color to a soft floured tortilla, it tastes nothing like that. It's main ingredient is mashed potatoes. I found this info on the internet by just typing in [from the website:] "Our only product is lefse, a Norwegian dish made primarily from potatoes. Lefse is served in a variety of ways but most commonly rolled up with butter and sugar. Lefse can also be used similarly to a tortilla, with your favorite ingredients inside. Countryside lefse is created with all natural ingredients, with no additives or preservatives. The lefse is hand-rolled and baked to preserve its authentic taste and texture. Lefse is often associated with Lutefisk, as the two are often served together. These two items should not be confused, as Lutefisk is cod, which has been preserved in the traditional Norwegian way of soaking it in lye. Lefse seems to be universally palatable to all, whereas Lutefisk has been known to be more of an acquired taste." My sister still makes lefse on the lefse griddle when she is home. Also, about 5-6 years ago, when we were camping at Wenatchee State Park, we tried to cook it over a campfire! It was a success after we realized that driftwood was the best type of wood for the type of heat we needed for the griddle. Our dad even whittled a branch into an original looking lefse turner. (it is a wooden item about 18" long and about as big around as my thumb, with the flipper end whittled flat.) Now that's a unique camping memory none of us will forget. Our mom still make Rosettes, too. This is a batter that you dip a rose shaped iron in, and then fry in hot oil. When cooled we sift sugar over them. They are very fragile, but a real yummy dessert. Well, I've rambled enough! -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: John Northover ('59), David Cloud ('60) Fred Schafer ('63), Joe Ford ('63) Mike Davis ('74), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roma Harrold Jensen ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Sherwood ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Portland/Vancouver - 11am 10/13 - Seattle/Fife More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: SpyWare Scumware on your personal computers BOMBER ALERT!!! ... Spyware and Scumware In the US of N many individuals have the capability to browse the internet freely and install 'unauthorized' software on OFFICIAL US GVMT PUTERS. In the US of N environment many people have installed something called "HOTBAR"... which has been determined to be spyware. NOT GOOD... it tracks sites you visit and lets HOTBAR know what you are doing... what you are looking at... how long you have been there... what links you clicked on... With the advent of Spyware and Scumware you never know what is being left on your computer when you visit a site or install some 'free' neat little piece of software. Here are a few sites you may want to check out... and there is no telling what they will leave on your computer...,4161,2612053,00.html BOMBER OLaaAAAYYYYYYYYSSSsss! john -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud ('60) Re: To make it edible I enjoyed the discussion of Lutefisk and had the following thoughts. In olden times the fish was preserved by drying. Having eaten dried salmon, I can share that it is similar to eating thick, oily, craft paper; only tougher. To make the dried cod more edible, some ancient fisherfolk made lye by running water through the ashes of an old fire, and dropped the dried fish into it so that the acidic solution could begin the softening and predigesting of their staple food. The challenge seems to begin when the fish is removed from the lye. How to make this limp smelly fare palatable, as well as digestible? Lots of rinsing and then adding butter seems to be the more common methods. Another culture with a similar problem solved it the same way. Feed corn is too hard to eat without grinding into corn meal or flour. If you soak it in lye, it swells and softens into hominy which can be chewed and digested. Hominy, is also vile, in my opinion, but can be ground to make grits, which are made palatable with the application of butter, salt, pepper, an egg on top... Hominy grits are available year around in the Waffle House of your choice. [AND also at Denny's... -Maren] Care to parallel pickled herring and pickled pig's feet? When the choice of food is limited, humans are endlessly creative. Table fare that originated in earlier days or hard times is often brought back during holidays such as Thanksgiving or New Years. Anyone wish to share what their family had on New Year's to ensure good luck in the coming year? -David Cloud ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) My Grandparents on my Mom's side were born in Norway so that makes me half... Mom made lutefisk once and that was enough... she got so much static from my Dad's side of the family she never made it again. That stuff could be used as a chemical weapon it is so bad. Lefse however is wonderful. -Fred Schafer ('63) ~ sunny Vancouver USA - hope this Indian Summer lasts till the corn maze outing ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joe Ford ('63) To: Richlanders (and lutefisk fans) Re: Scandinavian delicacies of lutefisk and lefse Let me note that the Norskes (Norwegians) aren't the sole group who enjoy these delights of white cooking. The Svenskas (Swedes) also love their lutefisk and lefsa, as well as the ever-popular rose-hip soup. As an honorary Swede married into a svenska/norske blended family, my experiences with these various taste treats have been much more extensive than your average guy. Both lutefisk and lefsa improve in flavor (gain flavor) by the addition of butter and salt. For real, out-of-the-jar smacking goodness, though, neither can hold a candle to Baltic Sea pickled herring and smoked eel. -Joe Ford ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Lutefisk, lefsa, soaking it in lye, etc etc etc! What the %#@& is all this? How 'bout a plate a fries and gravy from the Bowling Alley? Now there is a beautiful food! Davis (74) -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Sorry I won't be able to attend the Portland luncheon on Saturday. I hope everyone who attends has a wonderful time. Keep me there in spirit, and I hope to make the next one. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Douglas Teats ('61) ~ 07/13/43 - 10/07/02 >>Janice Lorraine Zumwalt ('80WB? HHS?) ~ 1/4/62 - 9/20/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Hal Smith ('56), Susan Erickson ('59) John Wingfield ('66), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Edgar ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Seattle/Fife - 12:30pm... Fife Bar & Grill 10/18 - Girls of '54 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Lutefisk I have always considered that the intelligence was suspect of anyone who liked Lutefisk ... the on-going discussion that I have read in the Sandstorm has done nothing to change my mind ... and I am married to a Norwegian. -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: First Ever Portland Area Bomber Lunch Pictures, descriptions and accounts of the lunch will follow later; just as soon as Patti, Tom and the other "photogs" get their acts together. Lola will be along to give an exact head count (about 25?). So, why am I taking up space about the event? I know there are Bombers in the Willamette Valley, and in the Portland/Vancouver(USA) area who could have been there, but weren't. Shame on you. You missed a lot of fun, and a decent lunch. If I can drive the 60 odd miles from Albany to Portland, at great risk to life and limb on I-5; wassamattah with you guys? You could even take Tri-Met to get there. Especially when there was a good group down from the Seattle/Tacoma/ Fife metroplex area. And don't give us that old excuse "I didn't know about it"; it has been mentioned in Alumni Sandstorm for several days. So, the next time Lola puts one of these together, let's have a better showing, OK. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - who made it safely back to Albany, OR in some beautiful fall (Indian summer) weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hal Smith ('56) Re: Beth's book I just received my copy of Beth Young Gibson's ('81) new book entitled "Images of America - Richland, WA". I heartily recommend it to all Bombers of any age. Great job, Beth. -Hal Smith ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Be aware that the PUBLISHER screwed up BOTH my names AND Michael Peterson's ('77) class year on page 121. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: NCW (Wenatchee) 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 Ctr, downtown) Please reserve by: Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 Spouses and friends are welcome. -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: Lutefisk Yammering Yey fellow Bombers, With all this yammering about Lutefisk, the one description that I liked the most and will remember for the rest of my days is: "The piece of Cod that passes all understanding." Now, for all you Lutes that is a mouth full. Peace, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) If you haven't done so yet, check out Beth Young Gibson's ('81) new book. It's called "Images of America Richland Washington". It captures all the historical events that happened in this area. A good read! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Be aware that the PUBLISHER screwed up BOTH my names AND Michael Peterson's ('77) class year on page 121. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Irl French ('51), Curt Donahue ('53) Tom Hughes ('56), Dave Henderson ('60WB) Larry Mattingly ('60), Linda Woods ('61WB) Linda Reining ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irl French ('51) Re: Richland Bypass During the monthly Fife/Seattle luncheon Sunday, the question came up as to when the Richland Bypass was built. Since no one had a firm answer it was suggested to ask the Sandstorm readers. Bet someone has the answer. -Irl French ('51) ~ sunny Edmonds, WA - just north of Seattle. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: The Book Received Beth Young Gibson's ('81) book over the weekend and took it along to the Fife Lunch. The consensus is that even though there may be an error or two, the book is very well done and contains very interesting history of our town. Beth is to be congratulated. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Portland Lunch The Portland lunch on Saturday was a great success. We had a few of us that came down from the Seattle area and a good turnout from the Portland/Vancouver area. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: I Finally Tasted Lutefisk Yesterday I had the opportunity to taste Lutefisk. Discounting its aromatic odor, the fish did not taste too bad. As a person who has traveled the world I have smelled and tasted far worst. I guess my country for the worst smelling and tasting food is Korea. I was invited, as a guest, to local feast. During the dinner I was presented with many local and expensive delicacies. I am here to tell you that you have not began to live until you have smelled and eaten 50 year old Kim chi, tasted dog meat, and drank from a fermented chicken egg. So, even though Lutefisk smells bad, and its taste leaves a lot to be desired. I say, bring on that Norwegian food any day, and leave that Korean food in Korea. -Dave Henderson ('60WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Well after all the discussion I finally tried a krispy kreme. I am just North of Washington DC at the Secret Service Training Academy doing some Pyro training for the Technical Security Div. One of the Special Agents brought in a bag of KKs for us one morning. Yuk, too sweet and gooey. Long live the Spudnut! While I am not as addicted to Spudnuts as some Bombers are, there is no comparison. I will be passing through Richland next week and will have a couple of the genuine item. I have been in DC several times but this is the first at this time of the year. I am surprised at the temperate weather. There are many flowers still in full bloom and it was 70 in downtown Friday night at 11pm. This kind of weather has to be a plus for any Bombers living in the area. One of the many highlights of the week was when 2 agents treated me to a nice dinner and a private personal tour of the White House, the Old Executive Office Building, as well as several other places. I noted a definite change in downtown. Lots of additional police stationed at various points, many new barriers as well as many squads of armed soldiers in some places. The ID of the agents got us quickly through check points, but it is both a bit sad and a comfort that security has been increased. I found a renewed pride in being an American. So far I have managed to have a full calendar during the various Bomber lunches, but will try to make the one in Wenatchee next week as I pass through Eastern WA. They sound like a lot of fun. To: Any bombers in the Spokane-N Idaho area. We have just completed plans for the annual Cd'A Festival of Lights fireworks display the Friday after Thanksgiving. It just keeps getting bigger. This year it will be 4 barges and will include some giant 16 inch shells. Additionally we will use the boardwalk for some special effects during the display. I will be at the control point just behind the little coffee stand in the park to the West of the Cd'A Resort. You are welcome to join me there. Re: Doug Teats ('61RIP) Was sad to hear of the passing of Doug Teats. I didn't see him for probably the last 30 years but we were friends in earlier times. My sympathies go out to his family. He was a genuinely nice guy. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ from the Greenbelt, MD Holiday Inn at the end of a fine week. (except for everybody's rightful concern about the sniper). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Woods ('61WB) Re: Spokane Lunch To: Maren THANK YOU again for the personal note to me to tell me about the Spokane luncheon. I went and had a blast! I didn't know anyone but there were connections in common with brothers and sister, parents, teachers and neighbors. We had so many interconnecting tales that it was wonderful fun! That's what is special about where we grew up. You can meet a group of strangers and have an instant feeling of oneness because of those memories. I'm looking forward to the next one. -Linda Woods ('61 Would-a-been) ~ in Spokane on a gorgeous fall morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Lutefisk and intelligence Being half Norwegian I understand... my daughters' spouses have a saying for whenever we do or say anything really dumb: "It's a Norwegian thing". ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ cooler temps have finally arrived in Bakersfield, CA!! MY kind of weather. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: From the October 13th TCHerald 'A Look Back: Simulated Nuclear Attack' featuring our own Kathy Rathjen ('66) 8 year old in this picture. plus sisters: Betsy ('68), Kathy ('71), and Karen ('74) -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Beth Young Gibson's ('81) Book Sorry, I misplaced the information on Beth's book. I would like to order several copies from her (signed, as she offered to do in one edition of the Sandstorm). Please, Beth, would you repost how to reach you to place an order? I'd ask you to e-mail me direct, but I think there might be other Bombers who would like to see the info again. Thanks! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) PS - Congratulations on what sounds like a job well done to the folks who pulled off the 1st Bomber gathering in Spokane. I had hoped to get the thing going, but grad school is eating me alive. So I am glad these guys took the ball and ran with it. Thanks for doing that for the Spokane area Bombers!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Lutefisk & Lefse When I was living in North Dakota there was always a church that had a fund raising dinner and they served Lutefisk and Lefse as the main meal. That part of North Dakota had a lot of Norwegian immigrants. Wasn't Lawrence Welk Norwegian? I know he was born in a small town in southern North Dakota where they have a "shrine" for him. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where tonight we are supposed to get our first hard freeze *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Curt Donahue ('53), Lorin St. John ('55) Max Sutton ('57), Ray Hall ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda McKnight ('65), CB Lih ('67) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla Bierlein ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob French ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Betty Avant ('69) Re: Lawrence Welk He was German through and through. His brogue gave him away. He couldn't even say, "Sure, you betcha". -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lorin St. John ('55) Re: Richland By Pass Highway To: John "Irl" French ('51) John, I believe that the by pass highway opened in the spring of 1951. There was a lot of new road construction at this time. Also at the same time the new road from the Richland "Y" to Kennewick was built to parallel the old two lane concrete Columbia River road that was built in 1926 and officially open on December 1, 1926. -Lorin St. John ('55) ~ Sunny Surprise, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Monty Dunn Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) and I are looking for Gayle's step brother Monty Dunn. I believe that Monty graduated in '80. We have lost touch with him and would sure like to know if anyone has any knowledge of his whereabouts. We need to catch up on all the happenings. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ Beautiful sunny Renton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Hall ('57) Please email me Beth's address or email as I too want that book. thanks ray -Ray Hall ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See Beth's entry later in this Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Doug Teats ('61RIP) May I add my expressions of sympathy to Doug's family, as this is the first I had heard this news. Re: When the Richland Bypass was built Having lived just about 2 blocks from the Swift exit onto the Bypass Hiway I can't believe I haven't a clue when it was built. I wonder if it was built when the dam went in and they flooded the old road to Kennewick and changed the Richland "Y" forever?? Tom Hughes ('56): what do you remember as a former neighbor and being closer to being able to drive then I was then?? I know it was in when I was old enough to drive in '60, and it had been in for several years it seems. (In fact, I don't ever remember when it wasn't possible to exit Swift and drive to Kennewick, etc. But I must say I really never thought about that question before. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ visiting Jackson, TN - where it even feels a little like fall in the air. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) My folks, (Ivan & Frances), moved into the "B" House at 1304 Mahan in March of 1943. We moved out of it in April of 1958 to 1415 Hains. The 'high-hanging' basement light... over the steps... of which no one could ever figure out how to reach, was open for discussion but not action (;-) It never burned out in the 15 years we lived in the house. I am sure some form of 'monster' lived down there. Until the age of eight or so, my parents would often hide Christmas presents down there, with no second thought of me making the trip to look for ANYTHING. The first time my Mom found a salamander in the wash tub, my Dad wasn't sure if she would go back down. Re: James McGrath (Art Teacher) Re: Prout Pool Near the End of Its Days [10/13/02] [One paragraph says: "The new L-shaped, six-lane pool will fill the green lawn between the existing pool house and the maintenance building."... Will somebody tell me WHERE is the "pool house" and where is the "maintenance building'. -Maren] -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Living in downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) To: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Portland Lunch Hey Tom, Your pics of the Portland Luncheon are great!!! I think we all looked dy-no-mite. The luncheon was a lot of fun, and even though our own Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) said "Shame on you." for not attending. (And by the way, this man seriously looks younger than his age), it was great fun and we need to do it again soon. I have to say that our end of the table voted wholeheartedly to end the lutefisk discussion. Is there anyone out there that likes it??? Anne Collins Moyers ('60) told us about her trip to Oslo this summer. We had a wonderful time at the luncheon and I met some folks I didn't know before, and I got to see Nina Jones Rowe ('65)!!! We've been talking about having lunch for years, and we finally did it!!!!! Go Bombers!!!! -Linda McKnight ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: CB Lih ('67) Re: Big Pool Maren, Here's an article from the Tri-City Herald if you think it appropriate for the Alumni Sandstorm: Prout pool near end of its days This story was published 10/13/02 -CB Lih ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Thanks for asking about my Richland book Lynn-Marie. Anyone can reach me at my e-mail address. Send me a note and we can make arrangements for payment and delivery. The cost is $20 plus $1.50 for regular shipping or $3.50 for priority mail. When you write let me know what you would like inscribed! Thanks for your interest and for supporting my writing habit! -Beth Young Gibson ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) Nick Nelson ('56), Larry Mattingly ('60) Rose Boswell ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Kandy Smith ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Karma King ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 10/18 - Girls of '54 10/20 - Wenatchee More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I got a bomber questionnaire, a download, in my e-mail. Is this for real? Don't want to down load anything that I am not sure of. Thanks. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I suspect that you have received a virus masquerading as a Bomber questionnaire. If the attachment has any of the following file extensions -- .exe .bat .scr .pif -- you should delete the email immediately. Neither Maren nor I will ever send an unsolicited email in any form but garden variety text. Nor will there be any attachments whatsoever. And, in those cases where we might have the occasion to be sending attachments back and forth (normally pictures and/or the rare .doc or .xls files) we would use our own email addresses (and would have all sorts of *relevant* explanatory info in the body of the message). These days the favorite way the virus spreaders work is to invade some gullible person's computer and, once there, to send out infected emails using a real text message from the victim's own machine to propagate the virus. But, as I indicated above, the virus will show up as an attached .exe .bat .pif or .scr file. Nasty stuff. Sincerely, Yr Obt Srvt, Richard Asst Editor, Alumni Sandstorm] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Ralph, I doubt very seriously that it's anything legit... Sounds like something I'd have heard about if it was really legit... It's probably a virus... DELETE DELETE DELETE. Also, the ONLY thing that EVER comes from is the Alumni Sandstorm. Period. Learn as much as you can about viruses 'n such so you can identify them yourself. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Curt Donahue ('53) The correct phrase is "Ya sure, you betcha." If you hear it enough, it gets imprinted in the mind. Re: The By-pass Think it was probably done shortly after the '48 flood. In its orginial form, you could get off at Thayer, Van Giesen or Stevens. The Swift exit must be a new one. I thought Swift ended at Williams. [Not likely!! Swift and Williams are parallel] Columbia Blvd between the Richland Wye and Kennewick was done in 1951. As I remember, it was a four lane road winding along the banks of the river. The reason for the change was McNary Dam; the thinking was that the back water (now Lake Eisenhower) would flood the road. To: Linda McKnight ('65) You are too kind Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - still enjoying Indian Summer in Albany, OR and reminding Club40 Class Reps of the meeting this Saturday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nick Nelson ('56) Re: 10/13/02 - Seattle Lunch -Nick Nelson ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: J Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: The Bypass hiway In 1946 we still lived at 206 Casey. It was there then. I remember when we went down to Richland Fuel and Lumber at By Pass and Welsian to pay the coal bills it was there. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ On a sunny fall morning in Olympia. The vine maples are bright red and the cottonwoods are a contrasting yellow gold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rose Boswell Smith ('61) I am sorry to see that Doug Teats has passed away. It's hard to watch our class lose our classmates. for a long time we didn't have very many go, but seems we are all getting older. My sympathy to his family. -Rose Boswell Smith ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Curt Donahue (53) I was quite sure that Lawrence Welk was Norwegian. Surely someone from North Dakota will know. He is a native son from there. I have even read a book about him, and I can't remember to be sure, but that's how I remember it. I can't run to the library today to look it up, but I will. To: Tom Hughes ('56) I was just catching up on some Sandstorms I didn't realized I'd missed until tonight, and I just wanted to wish you a late Happy Birthday from one old neighbor on Olympia Street to another. You mentioned one of your nephews in a later Sandstorm. Please remember me to Lenore, Howard, and the rest of your family. To: Emajean Stone ('63) and others who have tasted Lutefisk I am half Norwegian, but for some reason my mother never made it. (Probably because my father didn't like fish.) Gosh, Emajean, I wish you'd invited me over (we were next door neighbors for years), so I could have tried it. After hearing about the lye, etc. I think I can wait a few more years to taste it however. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ W. Harrison, IN - where the temperature hasn't changed much since I wrote in last night and we are getting some pretty nice sunsets lately. P.S. Hello fellow '62 classmate, Gayle Dunn Sutton. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kandy Smith Olson ('63) Hi! Kandy Smith ('63) checking in finally. I'm Kandyce Olson now, but I always know it's a friend from the past when I hear the name Kandy, and I get that good feeling that comes from recalling great memories and old friendships. It will take thousands of e-mails to cover all my memories of growing up in Richland and graduating from Col-Hi. They are especially vivid because many include my brother Terry and many of his friends from the class of '61. I often recall that big bullet/bomb that we so proudly put in middle of the gym floor at basketball games, and the 'nuclear mushroom' on our class rings. It surprises me that it shocks other people now .....Guess you had to grow up with Hanford in your backyard, and know some of the really wonderful, bright, hopeful people that were sure that nuclear power was the answer to the future. My Dad was sure one of them. Thanks to my diligent friends from the class of '63 for not giving up on reaching me! It was really fun reading a Sandstorm, and I'll look forward to reading more and adding my own memories and responses. -Kandy Smith Olson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Found a picture of Robert A. Brothers in a 1956 Central Bible Institute yearbook. He is listed as from Richland. Possibly from 1948 to 1954 grad of Col-Hi. Anyone remember him? -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) Re: Swimming Pool Hi from Bomber land: We have been reading things on the Bypass highway, and I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me where the original swimming pool in Howard Amon park was located? I always thought that it was where the tennis courts are now. The wading pool has always been in the same place. Any one out there that could answer this, I would really appreciate it. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: All Bomber Calendar - Dear Bombers When sending your birthday and/or anniversary dates PLEASE go to the website and use the link there. If you sent information to my hotmail address (that I used in my last Sandstorm entry), please resend via the website. Thank you all again for sending in your birthdays and anniversaries. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Basements When I was about 5 or 6, my cousin lived on Barth Avenue in a duplex. It had an unfinished basement that absolutely terrified me. It didn't have a working light fixture that I can remember. If it did, I never saw it used. I was convinced that there were monsters around every corner. I used to go down there with a flash light for a thrill, even though it scared the pants off me. So your story really hits home for me. I'm glad I'm not the only one who experienced that sort of feeling. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ Enjoying 2 weeks away from work it's gonna be a nice vacation. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Roberta Hill ('49), Ann Clancy ('50) Curt Donahue ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Tom Hughes ('56), Margo Heiling ('57) Burt Pierard ('49), Larry Mattingly ('60) Donna Bowers ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Gregor Hanson ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Diane Carpenter ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Becky Frick ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Judith Porter Cox ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Re: All Bomber Luncheon ~ Las Vegas, NV R.S.V.P. by October 31, 2002 DATE: November 2, 2002 TIME: 12:00 NOON PLACE: Timbers at Flamingo and Durango Look for the Green and Gold Balloons All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Las Vegas, NV ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Re: Old pool location The old pool was very close to the street and a stone's throw from the river. The tennis courts were on the far opposite side of the park. I do not know if they are still in same location today. As kids we were warned not to go near the Columbia River. The current was to swift and we could not be rescued and would die!! Didn't have to tell me twice! I had great respect for the Columbia. I do not remember seeing any kids messing around down there but the canals were another story. Of course I cannot speak for my brothers, Bob ('51) and Jim ('52). Knowing them, they probably checked the current to see if it was really swift! -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Lawrence Welk To: Betty Avant ('69) and Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I did some research since you were so sure that he was Norwegian and I was so sure he was German. Turns out that we were all wrong, his parents were Russian immigrants. The community they settled in (Strasburg, ND) was, and still is, a German community. Lawrence grew up speaking German. He didn't learn English until he was 21 years old. That is why he sounded German. So, Betty, you get an apology and I should deserve one free Uffda and I'll give one free one to Helen. To: Nick Nelson ('56) Nick, You get an Uffda too. In the slide show for the Fife lunch, the first identification of Irl French ('51) is correct, but the rest of those identified as Irl are really Dore Tyler ('53). [Can't blame Nick for that one, Curt... I did that all by myself... Bomber apologies to Irl and Dore... fixed now... -Maren] -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: By-Pass I stand corrected. Swift ended at Wright, not Williams. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ it is a long, lingering Indian Summer in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Bypass Highway The Bypass highway was built when they were building the Ranch Houses. This, according to the records, was during 1948 and 1949. Prior to that there was not much beyond Wright Street. We used to play in that area and my Mom would go out there to cut asparagus, which I hated. Re: More Bypass Marcus Whitman website Maren, you might add a reference to this photo of Marcus Whitman in 1948. You can see Winslow and Wright beyond the school but the Ranch Houses and the Bypass are not yet there. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Heiling Barron ('57) Re: Lawrence Welk I found the following by searching Yahoo. This is from Lawrence's Welk biography: Lawrence Welk was a son of Germans from Russia pioneers who immigrated from the Catholic Black Sea German village of Selz, Kutschurgan Enclave, South Russia [today Limanoskoe, near Odessa, Ukraine] in 1893, later homesteading in south-central North Dakota near Strasburg, Emmons County. His great-grandparents, Moritz and Magdalena Welk, immigrated in 1808 from their village in Alsace, France to Ukraine. -Margo Heiling Barron ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: By-Pass Highway Sorry Larry, but a senior moment has occurred. The highway you remember from 1946 was Thayer Drive! Thayer originally turned east at the south end of town and continued east to intersect with GWW before heading south over the Yakima River. The original address for the Co-Ordinate Club (in 1945) [later the Knights of Columbus Hall -- before it moved] was Thayer Drive & GWWay. My map (made from 1949 aerial photographs) shows the By-Pass Highway in and overlaying the east-west portion of the original Thayer extension. The map shows the By-Pass Highway branching off from Stevens on the north and the only west side connection at Van Giesen. On the south side, there was a major intersection with Thayer (complete with kind of east- west ramps), and intersections with Wellsian and Duane before intersecting with GWW. Re: Klez Virus Yo Richard - All the Klez virus things I've seen are empty messages with a .Zip file attached (usually with some sort of sexual double entendre name). During the Download & Unzipping, Norton finds the virus and quarantines it. I just Delete any empty message with a .Zip file attachment. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Old Richland swimming Pool It was located just about opposit the circle drive at the bottom of Lee Blvd. It was on the So side and ran perpendicular to the street. I can still remember the maze of wood fences that made up the changing areas. I took swimming lessons in the shallow part but don't recall how deep the other end was. Re: Basements that were half dirt with little or poor lighting. My worst fear were the black widow spiders that were at times, numerous. I still hate them and can spot them instantly if one is around. I can also remember fears of the monster octopus that was our coal furnace, but soon got over it when I learned to stoke it at a very early age. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Bright, warm, and sunny in Olympia, WA - not a cloud to be seen anywhere. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Dear Kandy Smith Olson ('63): Where have you been girl? We sure have missed you. Every time we go home to Seattle/Washington I wonder where you are and how your family is. I just remember seeing you at a shopping center in Bellevue shortly before we moved to California. Since then we moved to Missouri and have been here for 17 years. it would be wonderful to exchange pictures of family. Our 3 children are all in the Midwest/south and they think this area is wonderful and the only place to live. Is that bizarre or what? Who would have guessed? The ones in the South are definitely going to stay there to raise their family. I am still a West Coast girl, and miss the beauty of the mountains and the ocean and running into a Bomber now and then. We will have 5 grandchildren come November. Please write! Love: -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) and Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Re: Scary Basements We lived in a "B" house which had only half a basement, the other half being all dirt and rocks. I though it was scary to begin with. But, when my sister (Judy Willox Hodge, '61) hid under the stairs and grabbed my heel as I came down, I about gave up ever going to the basement again. Later, our parents had the rest of the basement dug out and made two bedrooms down there for Judy and me. We moved into our new rooms when I was about 9, I think. My 4-year-old brother got our old room, having been in a crib for FOUR years. Re: Another basement story One time when Judy was chasing me, I ran down the stairs, jumping the last four. I usually jumped the last two, but I was in a REAL HURRY. Pretty sure my sis was going to kill me *grin*. When I jumped the last four steps, I hit my head (forehead) right in the middle of that beam across the stairs. It flipped me onto my back and I landed on the basement floor. My sis, the one who was going to KILL me, then thought she actually might have. Apparently, I was knocked out, so she screamed for dad. The next thing I remember is my dad picking me up and taking me to my room. I didn't have a concussion, but had a headache for a while. Maybe this explains about that Loiseau woman, huh, Judy? -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson ('65) Re: Bomber Blankets Richland High School Bomber and Days Pay blankets on sale to benefit the school's instrumental music program. Nice thick woven blankets. Two styles available: one with "Days Pay" and the design of a B- 17 airplane and the other with "Richland High School" and a mushroom cloud. Cost: $35/prior to Dec. 1; $40/after Dec. 1. For items sent outside of the Tri-Cities area there will be additional shipping costs. For further information and a view of the blankets -Gregor Hanson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Karma King!! funny you should be asking a question about pools. Didn't we have an early morning PE class together? I recall the two of us talking in the pool. Holding on to the edge and yakking..... do you remember? thanks for the memory, -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Lawrence Welk I have to add to the Norwegian vs. German argument. Many years ago I worked at the Nursing Home in Colfax WA. It was populated with a lot of old pioneer farming stock in those days (early '70s). Most were of either German/Russian or Russian/German stock. (and believe me, there was a difference in how each group perceived themselves and their opposites!). We had a patient, an elderly lady named Mrs. Woelk, who was said to be an aunt of the great Lawrence Welk. Based on the name and the spelling, I would say he was German, tho guess it's possible he was German/ Norwegian since he undoubtedly had a mother as well as a father! To: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) And if you are on a two week 'holiday', why haven't you written to your Maternal Unit?????? Shame shame, we know your name! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: viruses To: Maren and Obt Srvt Richard Thank you for the virus information, and the website reference.. Thinking about how great you guys are to us makes me wonder if there are any other high school websites that even come close to ours in quality? I assume there must be others, though I have never seen/heard of one. I'm sure no other alumni get taken care of as well and as quickly as we do. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Where's the Bypass? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Becky Frick Haverfield ('81) Re: Howard Amon park pool To: Karma King Yourdan ('64) My Grandparents (Carl and Frances Frick) have lived in Richland since '42 and they said that the pool was to the right when you drive down Lee Blvd. all the way into the park. They said it was close to the river. -Becky Frick Haverfield ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Ken Ely ('49) Ann Clatworthy ('54), Larry Mattingly ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Brad Upton ('74), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Lowrey ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Chiles ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Re: Old Pool location The Pool in park that someone asked about was right on the river. We would swim and then sun bathe in the park while we watched the tennis players. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) To: Jack Lowrey ('49) Happy birthday, Jack. Six dozen, eh? Re: By-pass highway February 26, 1948, it was announced that 1,000 ranch houses were to be built west of Wright Street and south of Van Giesen Avenue. On December 7, 1948, these houses were opened for occupancy, west of Wright, south of Van Giesen, and "east of By-Pass highway" (ref. "Alive" a 25-year history of Richland from 1943 to 1968) Doesn't say when the By-Pass was built. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) Re: Update on Charlie Bigelow How is Charlie doing these days? -Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Burt Pierard ('59) Thanks for the by-pass information. I stand corrected. All I could pull out of my noodlebrain after 50+ years was that there was a "hiway" of some sort that ran along the same course of the bypass. And I can remember driving with my folks on it for various reasons. In the years of about '48 to about '53 I can remember that hiway was a great source of pocket change. .03 for a pop bottle and .01 for a beer bottle. I usually hit it at daylight on a Saturday. Lots of bottles tossed out on Friday nights. I always had the money and rarely missed the Saturday afternoon serial at the Village theater. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) I did NOT do either of those things... are you lyin'? ;o) I swear that that Loiseau woman is lyin' again. NOT!! LOL! I gotta tell you though that she used to scream at the top of her lungs if any kind of spider reared it's little head down there. Me... I just smushed them! It is still the same way today too ya know! lol! Our rooms were separated by a half wall/ half sliding door. God alone knows how that sliding door ever stayed on its runner like it did when we got into fights. It should have been in the side yard many a time as hard as we would slam it. However when a spider got into her room, it would usually slam the other way on her way out! Heh heh heh!!! But I loves her! Re: Klez virus I find that it tries to hit me through phony eBay transactions. Have had numerous hits lately! And I don't even DO eBay any more. Go figure. To: Mike Davis ('74) It's that little road that runs around Denny's. :o) You have just GOT to get out more Mike and learn about the city of Richland. 'Tain't nuttin' like Finley! Bomber Cheers -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland - where we are having a late Indian Summer and I love it! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: KUPL Corn Maze To: You Bombers doing the Corn Maze with the Gold Medal Class of '63 There are directions and a buck off coupon (enter "buck off" joke here) at the website... Click the KUPL Corn Maze button. Saturday, October 19th. 4:30 for the huggin', kissin' and gratuitous complements. We'll do the Corn Maze about 5ish and then muster someplace for libations and victuals. See you there. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: School websites Diane, Yes there are other schools doing this. The Pasco Bulldogs have a website and our Maren helped Paul Case ('67 Bulldog) get it started. And I'm sure there are others. That said, NO ONE could even begin to compare to ours. Thank you Maren Smyth ('63-64) and Gary Behymer ('64) for getting this started. Thanks to Maren for all she does to keep this thing rolling. And thank you, fellow Bombers, for submitting memories for all of us to share! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Las Vegas Bomber Lunch - 11/2/02 To: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) I am definitely planning on coming to that one... it will be well worth the 4-5 hour drive... one way! -Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) The Bypass Hiway is a secret highway that runs underground from north Richland to the south end of town. The secret "bypass" comes very near the tunnel that runs from Carmichael to RHS. Now you are in on the secret. -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) Re; Bomber luncheons Top five locations you probably will not see a Bomber luncheon. 5. Wapato - Not sure what kind of meat is being used in the taco wagon. (Cat or Dog) 4. The Space Needle in Moses Lake (Steve didn't buy it, did he?) 3. East Pasco - for obvious reasons (Bulldogs don't care for Bombers) 2. Finley Elementary School (first it was bad hamburger, now you can't drink the water.) 1. Mike Davis' ('74) house (No food available) -Jumbo Davis ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Sally Kessell ('55WB), Donna McGregor ('57) Susan Erickson ('59), Tedd Cadd ('66) Jeff Curtis ('69), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Davis ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** 10/19 5-ish Gold Medal Class of '63 Corn Maze Olympics Hoffman Family Farms - Canby, OR Contact Jim Hamilton ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TOMORROW - Wenatchee 10/29 - Classes of '63 and '64 10/30 - Tucson More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Re: Memories of Richland Hi Everyone, I was recently made an "Honorary Class of '55" member as that's when I would have graduated if we hadn't moved. Stumbled across this wonderful walk through the past that took up eight years of my life when growing up, and am really glad I did. By way of intro: I was Sally Kessell, daughter of Helen and Clint Kessell. We moved to Richland just before Du Pont "flew out" and GE "flew in". Dad worked at the Hanford plant with them. We first lived on Goethals Drive where I have memories of the Grange Hall and a playground next to it where I took some boys up on a dare to jump from the metal monkey bars to a wooden teeter-totter. They promised I'd be "launched" and sure enough, this little seven year old dummy DID get launched. I still bear the lump on the back of my head and remember the total embarrassment of being turned unceremoniously upside down by my dad, underneath the water faucet that was on the side of the Grange Hall, to wash the blood and dirt away. A couple of the boys ran but some stayed to help me and run for my dad. The perils of "kidhood"! -- But a great memory. We later moved to 719 Symons Street. I walked daily to Sacajawea grade school. Skated on the tennis court, could see the cemetery from where we lived, remember Dad had to carry me from the car to the house so I wouldn't blow away in the dust/sandstorms, dodged the tumbleweeds regularly bouncing down the streets, etc. Whatever happened to that school? Neighbors that I remember were the Bells and, across the street, the Nageley's -- Sam and Bunny are two names I recall -- and of course, Sam's talking crow -- he split it's tongue so it could talk, he told me. They moved to Alaska before we left. Does anyone know if the Bypass you all are talking about was the old Speedball Highway?? I used to cross that when walking to the stables. More about that later. Love your memories. But mine probably go back waaaay too far for most of you! -Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Richland Bypass We moved into our Ranch House on Cottonwood in January of 1949. My dad, Fay Perkins, still lives there. The Bypass was already there, but Swift stopped either at Cottonwood or Elm. Swift didn't go out to the Bypass until many years later. (I left in '57 and it hadn't gone through yet.) Re: Basements Also, later, after I had left home for my "worldy adventures", my folks dug out a basement under that Ranch House. I think that not too far into that project they had to do some pretty quick shoring, because underneath that 2 feet of topsoil that had been hauled in nearly all over Richland was SAND and lots of it. I am amazed that only two feet of topsoil has held a good portion of Richland up out of the sand. I remember them hauling a lot of it in. Not long after we moved in "they" came along planting all those now- beautiful deciduous trees. Hard to picture them as "babies" now. They're around 52-3 years old. But being long-gone when the folks put in the basement, I had no basement problems in the Ranch House, but you can betcha that when living at home my covers were tucked in good and tight when went to sleep at night because I had to keep all those alligators and such out. My sister, Patsy ('54), can sure remember that. One time in the basement of a house in Cd'A, dreaming, I got turned around in my bed with tightly tucked covers, my head at the foot, UNDER the covers, I woke up screaming, "I can't get out, I can't get out!!!" "Turn around and go out the other way!" my sister yelled from the bed next to mine. "I can't! I can't!! My parents came running down the stairs. They had to untuck the covers so I would come out. I finally calmed down, tucked my covers in good and tight, (there REALLY WERE alligators under my bed in THAT basement) wiggled into bed and went fast to sleep. Now I'm having to help teach the grand kids not to be afraid of the dark. Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ having a beautiful Autumn in Espanola, NM - "La Llorona" country. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: NCW Luncheon in Wenatchee A reminder of the luncheon in Wenatchee TOMORROW, Sunday, October 20th at 11:30 at the Wenatchee Roaster and Ale House. If I've not heard from you, and you are thinking about coming, you can still email me or just appear. They can always set another place. Wenatchee Roaster & Ale House Wenatchee Westcoast Center Hotel, 201 N. Wenatchee Ave. (next to the Wenatchee Convention Center, downtown) -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ The view from the 9th floor of the river and fall colors should be spectacular! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tedd Cadd ('66) Re: Bypass Highway... I thought the Bypass Highway was the one between here and Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane where they do the operations... -Tedd Cadd ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeff Curtis ('69) Re: Come by and say "Hi." We spend a good deal of time in the Sandstorm reminiscing about the days that were, the times we were growing and discovering all the things that lit our happy memories of childhood. From Hi-Spot to Richland Teen Action dances, from the Big Pool to the little wading pond at Howard Amon we all recognize how many happy hours were spent in the pools and parks of Richland. A guy responsible for a lot of that turns 90 years old this weekend. My dad, Ernie Curtis was the Recreation Director for the City of Richland for nearly 25 years. If you grew up in the city during the '50s, '60s or '70s and used any of the parks, pools or city recreation programs, you had some contact with him or his work. His office was at the Community House, he ran the Hi Spot and RTA dance programs as well as numerous ballet, folk dance, gymnastics and other activities sponsored by the city. He set up the city league baseball program so that kids (like myself) that didn't have the skills to play in Little League could still find a team to play organized ball. He maintained and improved all of the city's parks that are mentioned in this publication so frequently. In the summers he hired Fred Strankman, Toivo Piippo, Fran Rish, Nancy Roy and others to run programs in the parks. He provided jobs for countless kids working as life guards and staff at the Big Pool, Community House and parks system. In short, if you were a kid back then, he had some impact on your youth whether you knew it or not. But a lot of you did know him. I used to hang around him at the Community House or in the parks as a kid and was sure that he knew everybody in town. Well, he's 90 now and still kickin'. His health is not a good as it used to be, but he still has a twinkle in his eye and loves to hear or tell a good joke. Or even a bad one. My brothers and our families are holding an open house for my Dad's birthday this Saturday [TODAY], 10/19 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the old homestead at 2406 Tinkle (between Birch & Cottonwood). If you are in the area and remember Ernie please feel welcome to drop in and say hi to a guy who spent a large portion of his working life dedicated to providing fun programs and safe environments for a lot of us. No need to bring anything except yourself. I know he'd love to see you after all these years. -Jeff Curtis ('69) ~ Seattle, WA - but heading to Richland via Vantage in about an hour. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton ('74) Secret highway, huh? I'll bet that's where those Shelter Belt Gnomes are! To: Jumbo Davis ('82) You got paroled, huh? Back on the computer keys? -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora Hughes ('55), Jim Hamilton ('63) Betti Avant ('69), Greg Alley ('73) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn Hamilton Leach ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Oberg Friend ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano {'55} To: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) I about fainted when I saw your entry in the Alumni Sandstorm. I have thought about you so much over the years. We used to spend so much time together when you lived on Symons. We rode horses together and we built so many wonderful memories that remain with me to this day. I would love to get in touch with you my dear lost friend. I live in Las Vegas now. My name is Lenora Hughes Bejarano. Please contact me. I will anxiously wait to hear from you! To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I see your entries into the Sandstorm too and I think of you and your family so often. Would you kindly get in touch with me and bring me up to date on all the family? I think of all of you so very often. Our families were next door neighbors on Olympia. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano {'55} ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Happy 60th Birthday Big Sister, Carolynn Hamilton Leach ('60). Wish I could celebrate in person with you. Knowing that we've each never met a Happy Hour we didn't like, Nancy and I'll fire it up starting at 10:00am to make up for the time difference between Seattle and Morroco, or wherever you are. You're Auntie Mame to my girls, and now their girls, and we all love you very much. Jimbeaux p.s. Finally your excuse of "Part of this is true, I just don't remember what part", plays to your age. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Jeff Curtis (a fellow '69er) Give your Dad a big hug for me on his special weekend. My mom worked for the City for 20+ years and I know she is smiling on him today. Also, you being a classmate and a friend of my brother I knew him that way also. Happy birthday, Ernie!!!!!!!!!! -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we may get some of the white stuff Monday night (they keep missing our forecast so who knows?????) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Jeff Curtis ('69) I do remember your dad and I did not know he ran all those programs. I remember him the most at the big pool and have some memories of him just jumping in the pool in the middle of a hot day with a big crowd and laughing and splashing with everyone else. I would have to thank him the most for that city league baseball. I played when I was 9 and 10 and could not make a little league team. We had names like the white giants and the red yankees and all you needed was a shirt with that color of your team. We played on those four back stops below the high school and it wasn't very good baseball.. but fun and I got to play. No fences, lots of walks, no parents bitching that I can remember, and a couple games a week. A few balls were lost in the famous ditch behind Tastee Freeze. Usually treats at the Freeze also. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In the A-city on a great fall day waiting for the world series. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I have 2 comments concerning yesterday's Sandstorm. First, Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) said that her dad, Fay Perkins, had lived in his current location on Cottonwood since 1949. Do Sandstorm readers know any Richland residents that have lived in their houses longer? Also, to Jeff Curtis ('69): Congratulations to your dad on his 90th birthday. Ernie was extremely well known among the teens of Richland for the car he drove. Being a city of Richland employee, he drove a big white city car that was identical to the police cars in town. It had the city of Richland logo on the door and a spotlight on the driver's side. I slammed on the brakes a number of times when spotting Ernie in the rear view mirror. It took a trained eye to quickly determine if the car driving slowly by was the Richland police or Ernie. Mike Davis ('74) never did learn the difference. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Allan Avery ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Donna McGregor ('57), Glen Rose ('58) Susan Erickson ('59), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Ann Engel ('63) and Fred Schafer ('63) Karma King ('64), Jerry Sions ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra Witherup Hankins ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie Foster McLean ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy Foster Smith ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer "Jenny" Anguiano ('98) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Allan Avery ('54) Re: Next Seattle - Tacoma area, general Bomber alumni gathering? Dear Friends, Now that my wife and I have completed moving (after 30 years in Kirkland, to Sumner in the Tacoma/Puyallup area); and after spending the unprecedented sunny, warm summer landscaping the new house all day every day, I now have a little more time and would like to know of the next scheduled Bomber lunch, anywhere within reach. Anyone? Thanks! -Allan Avery ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Find ALL lunches on the All Bomber Calendar at: or the All Lunches website at: -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Club 40 Big doin's next September at the annual Club 40 Bash. The Class of '53 will be celebrating their 50th reunion with us. Not to be outdone, the Class of '58 will be with us for their 45th. Sounds like it will be a grand party. There is some good news on that point. The Board of Directors elected to raise the price of the Friday night party to $20.00 per person (so we don't loose money there) and lower the price for Saturday night to $25.00 per person (so maybe more will attend). Now, these prices are guaranteed if you get your registration in. Because, if you show up at the door, unregistered, we will ask for an additional $5.00 per person per night. Now, if you have pre- registered and for some reason you will be unable to attend, just let the Club know no later than one week prior and we will refund (that's right) your money (less the $5.00 for dues that you sent in). The Shilo Inn has told us that they will be raising the double occupancy rate to $79.00 per night (which isn't too bad). However, to get that rate mention Club 40 when you register. Classes of '53 and '58 please contact your reunion committees for any additional costs. Club 40 is hoping to have a professional photographer available to take class pictures for you. The next issue of The DustStorm will be out in December. If you have not paid your dues for either 2002 or 2003, your copy will be annotated in some manner (yet to be determined). This will serve to notify you that this will be your last issue (unless you get your dues paid up). The treasurer reported that there were about 600 paid up members, and that we had mailed out some 1200 copies of the last issue. Needless to say, it does put a dent in the funds. So, please pay your dues. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ again, back in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) To: Brad Upton '74 Re: My dad, Fay Perkins, living in his Ranch House P.S. PLUS, my parents have been the soul tenants of that same Ranch House since it was built in '48 - '49. I remember living in North Richland and my dad going down to the trailer office several times a week to see where our name was on the list for a new Ranch House. It was exciting, since our trailer in North Richland was only 8' x 22'. Those were the days when families were REALLY close. There aren't too many of the older houses in Richland that have had only one tenant. Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ in cooling down Espanola Valley, NM - where I'm harvesting the last of the garden, melons, itty-bitty potatoes, cukes, pumpkins & squash. Got about 3-4 bushels of chile, too. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: Haunted Houses To: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Do you have a brother named James? I went to Sacajawea with a kid named James Kessell. He would have been in the class of '58. In about third grade, a bunch of us kids would take off on our bikes after school and go explore haunted houses around Richland. These were the old, vacated, "tract" houses that were here before the government came, and were mostly located between Thayer and GWWay, north of where Chief Joseph is today. They were probably like the house that our next house neighbor, Kay Weir Fishback ('37), got moved out of. (Hi Mrs. Fishback! I am 62 now. Do you think it would be OK if I call you Kay?) James was the ring leader of the group and we would go to a different house each afternoon. The houses were not in very good condition by then and were not safe to be in, but we had a lot of fun going through them. We would go through every door and open every cabinet. Ocassionally we would find a trap door leading beneath the house, or into a cellar, or a ladder into the attic. These were of particular interest, and it became a "test of bravery" to see who would be the first to go through them. The houses were full of spiders, snakes and ghosts. Great fun! I don't recall any of us getting hurt in the houses but, one afternoon, while we were in transit to or from a house, James got hit by a car and was thrown into the air. He came down on his head and got a nice, bloody gash. There was a big stir at school over that and we all got ordered, by the teacher, not to visit any more "haunted houses". Teachers had pretty good authority back then and so we listened. Our "huanted house" days were over. My sister, Ginger, was in the class of '55. She would have been in Sacajawea with you. Perhaps you remember her. -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) Re: NCW Luncheon Report The NCW Luncheon group got together, Sunday, in Wenatchee, and shared pictures, albums and books, including Beth Young Gibson's ('81) new book on Richland's early days to present. Dick Harris ('49) & wife, Bonnie; Gene Hall ('48) & wife, Betty Ann; Peg Sheeran Finch ('63); Maren Smyth ('63 and '64); Donna Nelson Duff ('63); Brent Van Reenen ('67) and myself welcomed Larry Mattingly ('60); Irl French ('51) and Paul Phillips ('49) & his wife, Kathy, from the west side of the mountains. We decided that our next get together will take place the latter part of March at Lake Chelan, possibly the 23rd. Mark your calendars and join the fun. -Susan Erickson Kuntz ('59) ~ Enjoying the beautiful fall colors reflected on the Columbia River! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: Longevity In Response to Brad Upton's ('74) query: George and Vida Brown were living at 520 Douglas when my family moved into 518 Douglas in 1944. Vida Brown is still in residence at that address. Kathleen ('59), Ron ('60), David ('63), Russell ('66RIP), and Janice and Randy (?) Brown are all graduates of Col-Hi. My "rememberer" takes trips on it's own, so it is entirely possible I could be wrong, but not by much. Re: Birthday wishes And while I'm at it: Happy Birthday, Carolynn Hamilton Leach ("60)... I always thought you were the older woman... wrong again. Hope you had a great day. Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA is beginning to remind me of an artist's palette... so many colors. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Happy Birthday to the Fosters, Connie ('63), and Lucy ('65). Good planning... mom only had to bake one cake, dad only had to spring for one party. We won't tell anyone that your combined ages are getting close to 100. We look forward to seeing you two and Denny ('63) in June at the big 40 Happy Birthday, from the Schafers. Fred & Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ~ Sunny Vancouver USA the rains will be here soon ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Hi Patty: Isn't the Alumni Sandstorm a great way to find old acquaintances? I do remember swimming at George Prout in school. I always was talking to someone as I am a motor mouth usually. Those were great times. I loved to swim there. So many memories. It is great to read and re-read all the old memories of others in the web site. Thank you for remembering me. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Sions ('74) Hello all, I'll bet I haven't checked this page in almost a year, and sure enough, my old buddies Brad Upton ('74) and Mike Davis ('74) are still playing on the computer. The only thing that has changed since the last time I was here is they aren't discussing the whereabouts of Denny's, how many Spudnuts you can fit in your mouth at once or the tunnel between Carmichael and Col Hi anymore. It sounds like you guys keep the page alive. Today's my wedding anniversary. I've been married for 18 years. This seems hard for me to fathom, considering I still feel/act like I'm only 17. (ask my 13 year old daughters if you don't believe me). I just read this to one of my girls and as you would expect, she responded to me with "You're a Dork." I said "OK I know you are but, what am I?" I'll bet I've been back to Richland 4 or 5 times in the last 10 or so years, and I'll be darned if I can find anyone I know. I suppose I don't see anyone cause there all sitting in front of their computer exchanging Spudnut topping recipes on the Bomber Alumni page. I guess that keeps them out of Payless parking lot or the BA and the heap of trouble that could accompany those types of hangouts. Anyway, I'm glad to see that Bomber cyberspace is still alive, well and somewhat comedic. My regards to the rest of the BBA -Jerry Sions ('74) See ya at the 30 year reunion! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Mary Triem ('47), Alice Gilbert ('51WB) Mike Clowes ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Sally Kessell ('55WB), Betty McElhaney ('57) Helen Cross ('62), Anita Cleaver ('63) Connie Foster ('63), Nancy Mallory ('64) Jo Conrad ('65), Mike Davis ('74) Heidi Hogan ('82), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 10/20: Marilyn Baird Singletary ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha Saucier Troyer ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: Bomber Luncheons Glad to see that this is a growing trend in many parts of our dear old USA. In the "for whatever it is worth" category, the lady grads and spouses of grads of the '40s have been meeting once a month since 1987. We meet the 3rd Monday of the month and that was yesterday. Those in attendance were: Marion Krepsky Morey ('48), Nina Andre Barlow ('48), Wanda (Don '46) Hinkson, Pat (John '46) Frank, Marilyn Wallace Hultman ('47) and Mary Triem Mowery ('47). There are many other ladies who usually attend but didn't make it yesterday. I will have to admit that we started this while we were working on the 40th reunion for the class of '47 and it just proved to be a good thing and a chance to keep in touch with our classmates. BCs from beautiful Indian Summertime in Richland. -Mary Triem Mowery ('47 Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alice Gilbert Daraskavich ('51WB) Re: Memories I have really enjoyed reading about Richland history from others. I lived there during 1944 to 1950. My father's name was Ralph Gilbert and he worked for Army Corp of Engineering managing existing orchards around land that had been taken over by government. We lived in a track house near the airport. There was an orchard around the house. At the end of our street (which I think was Thayer) there was a large cement weir at the corner; a car crashed into it and the young driver was killed. I have many memories of Sacajawea grade school, Richland High School, the Thespians Drama club and a play "Never too Late". I also went to the first United Protestant Church. Does anyone remember me? I moved to Tacoma in 1950 and graduated from Stadium in 1951. I hope to hear from someone of same era. -Alice Gilbert Daraskavich ('51WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: From the "Now it Can Be Told Dept." There has been talk in the last few issues of the swimming pool in Amon Park and the coming demise of pool by Columbia (Richland) High School. Perhaps the latter will suffer the same fate as the Community (Rec Hall) House. It is for certain that the pool originally slated to be under the Carmichael gym and later the Chief Joseph gym was, in fact, saved. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, that pool, which many of you refuse to accept the existence, was saved and did serve a purpose for which it was not intended. After much debate, the pool was moved to an undisclosed warehouse location (quite possibly on Stevens Drive between the By-Pass junction and the South Gate). There it lay until a member of the school administration staff came up with an idea. This occurred during one of those "budget tightening" meetings that usually followed the defeat of a bond issue. The administration questioned the cost of storage for the pool, so this un-named staffer suggested using it to make Jell-o for the school lunch program. He or she allowed that the pool could possibly make, as a minimum, at least a two week supply for all the schools in the district. This would not only save money, but also time, as the Jell-o would be prepared in a single location. Other persons thought there would be too much, and the district would be faced with not only the cost of pool storage, but also the costs of storing the excess Jell-o. One person thought maybe the excess could be sold to other nearby school districts. This suggestion was taken up, but, Pasco, Kennewick and Finley districts declined. Only Kiona-Benton City thought it a good idea, but the amount they would be getting really wouldn't help. It was then suggested that the Army at Camp Hanford be contacted and see if they wanted in on the deal. They not only wanted in, but suggested that the Yakima Firing Range could also use the product. Thus it was, that for several years, the pool was used in making Jell-o for the school lunch program and the Army. This lasted until Camp Hanford was closed. The supply to the Firing Range diminished, and was stopped as transportation costs soared. The program was finally shut down. The pool languished in the warehouse until it, too, was demolished in a clean up campaign. It was thought that the pool could possibly be used for radioactive waste storage. Unfortunately, the pool was too contaminated with Jell-o by this time. And, there you have it. The finish to the story of what happened to the Junior High School Swimming Pool. As a footnote, the move of the pool from Carmichael to Chief Joseph was cleverly disguised as a rehearsal for the "Snake Dance" that took place the day before the annual "Homecoming" game. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ If Alan Avery ('54) is going to the next Fife lunch, I'll be there, too. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Living in Old Houses My husband was telling me that in one of the Alumni Sandstorms last week, that someone had said they had lived in the same house since 1948... or some sort of information like that... and I missed it. However, my Mother is still living in the house where I grew up. In 1945 we moved into the "H" house on the corner of Davenport and Abert. We had been living in an "A" house on the corner of Benham and Cullum, but my brother Bob ('51) became ill with polio. He was paralyzed and my parents were struggling carrying him upstairs in the "A" house, so the doctor made arrangements with G.E. to have our family moved to a single story home. So my Mom is still keeping the "fort" down at age 88, skinny dips in her hot tub every day!! What a woman. I love the Alumni Sandstorm and seeing names I remember from the past. Sometimes I must confess, though I forget to read it! Until next time, -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Re: Haunted Houses To: Glen Rose ('58) Hi Glen, Yes, I do have a brother, James/Jim, and your recollection brought back another flood of memories. That day, grim faces appeared at our door announcing that my brother had been hit by a car and was bleeding from the head. Being on the receiving end of that news was pretty scary. He's your ring leader all right! I couldn't wait to email him this morning to tell him of your note. Seems we Kessells were bound to get bumps on the head! And I do remember your sister Ginger ('55)! How is she doing? I hope you and your family have enjoyed a wonderful life. -Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) ~ Enjoying the cooler Florida sunshine ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) To: Marilyn Richey ('53) Re: Cowboy Steak Sandwiches I spoke to Val at the Spudnut Shop and she said for you to get with her for all the info. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Lawrence Welk To: Curt Donahue ('53) Thanks for looking that up on Lawrence Welk's background. I don't know what an Uffda is, but thanks. I guess it's the sound that the tuba makes at a German Beer Festival?? Thanks to Margo Heiling Barron ('57) for all your info on Lawrence Welk too. It seems to me he has a lot of possible different ancestors in his background. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the fall colors are creeping into the trees. But with all the rain, it so green it looks like Spring again. We're having some lovely Fall weather here too. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Halloween Almost every year at Halloween I remember a house on Kimball (a "B" house, I think) that instead of candy, they had the kids come in a watch a "nature" movie. It was about a tiger (or lion) cub looking for food and then a python snake getting it and squeezing it to death. It showed the whole thing until that poor cub died and, to this day, I can't understand why anyone would show, much less own, a movie like that to small children. I was only about five or six at the time and just sat there in such shock that I couldn't move. Does anyone else remember this horrid movie? -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Connie Foster McLean ('63) Thanks to Maren and to Fred and Ann Schafer for our birthday wishes. I just want to clarify two points. First, our mom worked very hard to give Lucy to me for a 2nd birthday present; she drank cod liver oil and scrubbed every window in our house... whatever works! (In today's world, she might have just asked to be induced.) It has been very special to share our birthdays all of these years... even though we argued as children to decide who actually got their party on the "real birthday'. On a lighter note, it has also given me a wonderful math riddle to pose to my 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Speaking of math, I wish our combined ages ONLY added up to almost 100, but we have now surpassed that magic number by more than a decade. Wish we could have spent today with each other, but I am in the Seattle area and Lucy in the East Bay area. Thank goodness for telephones! From the Foster girls (Connie and Lucy). -Connie Foster McLean ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: Houses My folks moved into a new precut on Stanton Ave. around '48, '49, or so. They lived in a two bedroom prefab (I think on Casey -- lower part of town) before that. They had to have the required number of people to get on the list for three bedrooms. That would have been when my younger brother, Jesse ('66) was born. Mom was still living in the house until about 3 years ago when she went into assisted living. The house is still in our family (occupied by a niece) til Mom's estate is settled. -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Conrad Bott ('65) To: Carolynn Hamilton Leach ('60) Happy Birthday -- -Jo Conrad Bott ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Brad Upton ('74) Hey Upton! Did you see the Sandstorm yesterday? Jerry Sions ('74) is typing again! The medication must be working! Oh, the joy of it all! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Heidi Hogan Gottschalk ('82) Re: I have not laughed this hard in a while! I was way behind in reading the Sandstorm and was catching up and had to write in: First, all the scary basement stories! They have made me laugh out loud! We the Hogans grew up on Thayer in a "B" house and our parents are still there! We also have the "scary" basement with part dirt, in fact we still have a dirt area that some of the grand kids played in! (Barb ('72), Brian ('74) and Jim's ('75?) kids!) Since I still am "kinda" scared of the basement I of course did not tell my kids or encourage them to try it! I am surprised nobody has mentioned the smell! We who have grown up in a half dirt basement know what musty smell really is! Second, Jumbo Davis ('82) you are such a crack up! I love the list of lunch spots! I also had a great laugh at your brother's response! Then the last thing I read that finally pushed me over the edge to write in was the response from Jerry Sion ('74) and he is so right! Well, have a good day! Thanks for the laughs! -Heidi Hogan Gottschalk ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) Ray Stein's ('64) dad, Glenn, passed away last week... and Glenn loved to dance... So the people at the Pasco Senior Club honored the Stein memory last Saturday night... Ray and his sister, Judy Stein Mitchell ('71), both turned up with their families... Judy and Ray danced with some of the Senior Citizens in Glen s place... What a lovely thing to do... to treat all the friends for the night of dancing also... I'm sorry, Ray and Judy... I missed it but the folks who went really admired your tribute and presence... -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harman ('51), Linda Sommers ('57) Jim House ('63), Rick Maddy ('67) Lori Simpson ('70), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Eckert Imholte ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'Neil ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) To: Alice Gilbert Daraskavich ('51WB) I'm sorry I don't recall having known you but we were fairly close neighbors. I lived at 1609 Marshall from 1944 until 1948 when the family got a nice "R" house on Howell. I also remember your house and riding by there many times on my bike. My buddies and I used to swim in the little pond at the end of the irrigation flume that ran past the airport. It was small but nearby. We also used to swim through the flume. Those orchards you mentioned provided a good deal of activity for us as well. We used to pick the cherries and eat them until our bellies ached. It may have been your father who chased us out from time to time. Sometimes we would climb to the top of one of the trees to avoid being seen. It worked! -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) Re: Uffda To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I think UFFDA is a Scandinavian exclamation with a variety of meanings. Uffda, is what you say when you drop your gum in the chicken coop and pick up the wrong thing. Now I am sure all of you lutefisk lovers can come up with a lot more meanings. -Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Pasco Senior Club Honored Glenn Stein Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) reported that Ray Stein ('64) and sister Judy ('71) were dancing with some of the senior citizens as their father was honored last Saturday. I would not be surprised if Webster's dictionary includes a picture of Ray and Judy with the definition of Class. At the risk of breaching a confidence, I know Ray had gone dancing with his dad on other occasions. Before the Bomber Women of '64 go searching for their fake IDs, they should know Ray is married. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Class of '70 I just want to pass on this information to those of you that knew Teresa Houghan. I believe Teresa would have graduated in 1970 but the family moved from Richland in 1968. She passed away in Seattle last week. I do not know the specifics. She had been ill for some time with liver problems. Her husband, Joe, died a few months ago and Teresa had been devastated and set back by this. Sorry I do not know more. I was married to her sister, Mary ('69WB), but have not talked to Mary for several years now. I just want those of you that knew Teresa and whatever you have been told through the years, she was a loving and gentle soul regardless. She was on her own in the streets of Seattle at the age of sixteen during the Seattle Hippie movement - you had to be there to grasp the significance of why I added that. An extraordinary survivor. To have lived to be fifty was a miracle. I received this information yesterday from my son. >> Teresa (George) Houghan 1952 - 2002 -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) To: Brad Upton ('74) Re: "How long have you lived in the same house in Richland?" Well my parents, Bernie and Ethel Simpson, have lived in their "B" house, which was remodeled into a single family home by my dad and Grandfather, since June of 1947. So I guess that would be about 55 years and 4 months! My older sister, Cherie ('64), was a baby then and my dad graduated from Col-Hi in 1946. Mike and I have lived in the same house in N. Richland for 26 years and 7 months... so we're on our way, too. This will be a fun question for fellow Bombers to answer. Thanks, for the thought. -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) I don't think Jerry Sion's ('74) medication is starting to work... I think it's starting to wear off! I was great to see him pitch in. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Jimmie Shipman ('51), Ginger Rose ('55) Mary Winston ('55), Gary Persons ('57) Jim McDougal ('57), Max Sutton ('57) Burt Pierard ('59), Jan Bollinger ('60) Dennis Hammer ('64), Bill Wingfield ('67) Mike Franco ('70), Rick Chapple ('72) Shannon Weil ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** MAREN'S MALARKEY: NetAtlantic (the outfit that sends your Alumni Sandstorm to you every day -- after I send it to them for distribution) is looking for a "Compliance Officer"... must live in the Boston, MA area... This will be the position that at NetAtlanric that monitors bounce notices and fixes problems so that we will have fewer and fewer Sandstorms bouncing. Speaking of bounce notices, here is a list of the ISPs that have been bouncing Sandstorms for about 2 weeks now: EVERYBODY on - - - - - - - - Some on: - A few on: - One on: NetAtlantic really needs a Compliance Officer to look into this problem. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 10/29 - Classes of '63 and '64 10/30 - Tucson 11/02 - Las Vegas (first one) More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie Shipman ('51) Re: Alice Gilbert Daraskavich ('51WB) 1950.JPG Hello, Maren I thought that I'd scan a picture of Alice Gilbert from the 1950 Columbian. God Bless -Jimmie Shipman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed ('55) To: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Hi Sally, I read your entry in the Sandstorm and then my brother, Glen's ('58) entry about your brother, James. Unfortunately I don't have the memory he does, so can't share any things from our past. I do have a picture of Mrs. Malloy's 5th grade (I think it is 5th grade) class at Sacajawea. I believe I found you in it - were you in her class? I will mail the photo to my brother and have him scan it into the Bomber site to share. When did your family leave Richland? And where in Florida do you live now? I would love to hear about your life since you left Richland. My e-mail address is at the beginning of my entry. -Ginger Rose Reed ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Winston Wymer ('55) Re: Memories of Richland To: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Hi, Sally Congratulations on your honorary status as a member of the Class of 1955! I wonder if you remember the neighborhood news flyer we composed, printed on a crude gelatinous copy gizmo, sheet by sheet, and distributed to all the neighbors. We must have been about 10 years old, since my family moved to Goethals before my brother was born in 1946. Somewhere in one of my many boxes of memorabilia, I know I have a copy of one of the flyers. -Mary Winston Wymer ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bomber Alumni Lunch Several out-of-town Bombers have asked for advance notice of the next alumni lunch in Spokane, so we'll publish two notices this month. DATE: Sunday, November 3rd TIME: 1:00 PM WHERE: The Chapter (formerly Chapter Eleven) ADDRESS: 103 E. Mission (NE corner of Mission/Ruby) PRICE: Most lunches $6.95 - $8.95 We are expecting a larger turnout for this second meeting and look forward to meeting more Bomber alums, spouses and friends! Don't forget to bring any RHS Columbian(s) you might have. -Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) Re: Obituary For those of you that went to school at Sacajawea Elementary in the late '40s and early '50s, you may remember a teacher by the name of Stan Volwiler (Mr. Volwiler to those of us that were lucky enough to have had him as a teacher). While reading the Seattle Times this morning, I saw the notice of his death. Mr. Volwiler passed away in Kirkland, WA on October 20th. I had him as my teacher for 5th grade at Sacajawea, and have always had fond memories of both him and that school year (unlike several other school years). Our class was out in one of the Quonset huts on the East side of the school toward Uptown I don't remember when they brought in the Quonset huts, but I was in one of them for both 5th and 6th grades. The whole school is gone now, as are many of the other good things about that era in Richland. Every kid has one or two teachers that they remember fondly. Mr. Volwiler was one of those for me. At the point that I went into 5th grade, I needed to improve a lot just to be classified as an underachiever. Thanks to Mr. Volwiler, I started to take an interest in school and did in fact improve. He made school both interesting and fun. He took an interest in me and put in the extra effort to get me turned around. At least partially because of his effort, I managed to put forth enough effort for the next 7 years to graduate from Col-Hi. His influence didn't end there. 15 years (and 4 kids) later I graduated from the University of Washington. I lost track of Mr. Volwiler until my wife came home from work one day (she worked for the Issaquah School District) and mentioned his name. He was at that time the Director of Personnel for the district. According to his obituary, he finally retired in 1979 as Assistant Superintendent of the Issaquah School District. I'm sure that during the 30 odd years that he spent in the education field, he helped more than one kid realize they needed to get off their butt and start taking life seriously. I can't emphasize how thankful I am for all that he did to help me. Thanks, Mr. Volwiler. You were, and always will be, a very special person in my life. You will be missed very much. -Jim McDougal ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) To: Linda Sommers Evanson ('57) I can think of numerous meanings for UFFDA, but none quite so good as yours. It was hilarious. -Max Sutton ('57) P.S. For Tom Matthews ('57): Where are you? I haven't seen you on the Sandstorm for ages. I hope everything is okay, Tommy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Ray Stein ('64) and sister Judy ('71) I absolutely concur with Jim House's ('63) note concerning the definition of "Class" in referring to you guys dancing with the Senior Citizens at the Pasco Senior Club's ceremony to honor your recently departed Dad. I cannot even imagine how difficult that must have been in the midst of your grief. Having lost my Dad some 37 years ago, I still think of him frequently and essentially daily since moving back into the house that he and I spent so much time remodeling. My sincerest condolences to both of you and your entire family. Bomber Tears, -Burt Pierard ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Stanley Volwiler (RIP) My wife's uncle, Stanley Volwiler, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2002. I just remembered this morning that he was a teacher in the Richland School District. My wife does not remember the years he taught here, or the school(s), but I am guessing it was probably around 1945 to 1955 and I once heard him mention Sacajawea. Maybe someone out there had him as a teacher. After leaving Richland he lived in Issaquah, Woodenville, and Mill Creek. WA. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) I am in heaven. My parents Truman and Carol Wingfield are here visiting us. Mom wanted me to say hey to you Roberta. So Hey!!! We went down to Daytona Beach, Florida for Biketoberfest this last weekend. 100,000 bikes, and they say they get 500,000 bikes during bike week in March. I don't know where they park them. Mom and Dad thought that was pretty cool. They are so young. Dad just had his 77th birthday yesterday. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Normally sunny Augusta GA, although it's raining now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) Re: Lori Simpson Hogan's ('70 0 note concerning how long people have lived in the same house in Richland. When Lori mentioned that she and Mike have been in the same house for 26 years my only thought was that being ANYWHERE with Mike Hogan ('70) for any time is a challenge... let alone 26 years!!! How do ya do it!!!! I will be in Richland over Thanksgiving weekend so shake that beer money out that jar, Hoagie! Hope all Bombers are doing well, especially the classiest of the best class... Gorgeous George Dana ('70)! -Mike Franco ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Chapple ('72) Re: Attention all Bombers Dear Bombers, I am looking for a care giver to look in on my Mother in Richland. She is 85 years old and everything works but her feet. Does anyone know of someone to spend some time and take her to doctors as needed, cook some meals and make the best friend you could ask for. My Mom is one sweet woman. I have a niece doing this now but she has children that need her, too. This could possibly work into room and board for the right person. I know I can and may need to contact a firm to do this, but there is nothing stronger in the Tri-Cities than the Bomber network of people. Know anyone?? Thanks friends -Rick Chapple ('72) ~ Dana Point, CA - GO ANGELS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) To: Jo Conrad Bott ('65) Are you the same Jo Bott that taught all us 4-Hers to train our dogs? I had a Cairn Terrier that I couldn't teach to do anything until you helped me. It took him 6 months to learn how to do something that took many other more willing dogs (Shelties, German Shepherds, Labs) 2 weeks or less to learn. We stuck with it, though, thanks to your help and went on to win Reserve Grand Champion at the Puyallup Fair in '78 or '79. If it was you, then Thanks a Million! -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ginny Anderson ('55), Sally Kessell ('55WB) Tom Matthews ('57), Helen Cross ('62) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Kandy Smith ('63) Linda Reining ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) To: Ginger Rose Reed ('55) Ginger - Do you have any other grade school pictures that are not already on the '55 Bomber page? Please have your brother scan them and send them to me and I will put them on the site. To: Other '55ers Also anyone else from our class who have school pictures to share, I would love to have copies. If you can't send them electronically, Kinko's can make a good hard copy. To send a hard copy, contact me and I will give you my address. Please don't send your original as I would hate for it to be lost or damaged. -Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Re: Remembering Richland To: Ginger Rose Reed ('55) Hi Ginger! Thanks for writing. I really look forward to seeing the photo of the 5th grade class. I wasn't in many of the class pictures and can't remember why... camera shy maybe. We left Richland in 1951. Dad transferred with G.E. to the jet engine division in Cincinnati. A hard move for us kids to make at that age. My husband and I live in Melbourne, FL (Space Coast). He worked at the Cape until he retired. Our two children, their spouses and grandchildren all live near Tampa. And I'd love to hear about how your life has been, too. I'll be sending you a separate email soon with my website address. To: Mary Winston Wymer ('55) Re: More Memories Hi Mary! Thanks for the welcome. Goodness do those memories ever come racing back. Hadn't thought of our printing venture in too many years to count, but I certainly do remember the neighborhood news flyer. I think we were bored silly with hopscotch and jacks and it was one of those "Mom, what can I do?" things. We got to be reporters and publishers and had a great time. That is probably one of the reasons I love to write. The reproduction of it was crude, for sure, but I remember having a great time with it. I can still see that gel stuff and purple ink? We must have been around that age (10), maybe a little younger. Hard to pinpoint the time. I'd sure love to see a copy of that flyer sometime. Hope the years have been kind and that your life has been happy. -Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews ('57) To: Max Sutton ('57) Tommy is alive and well but recovering slowly from a three year bout of Redmonditis, a disease contracted by being involved on both sides of an annexation process. -Tom Matthews ('57) ~ Still in unincorporated King County with a Kirkland address. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings to all fellow Bombers!! My husband and I are finally almost ready for our next adventure in retirement living and traveling. We will be flying out Monday from Chicago on United Airlines (if it is still in existence) for Malaysia and Japan. I am going to visit some Japanese friends I made while living in London. My husband is hoping to get a part-time job as a shipping company representative for a company in Malaysia. So I won't be on line much the next three weeks. I just thought surely there are Bombers living in these countries. Wouldn't that be fun to run into a Bomber in one of those places. The only time that ever happened to me is when Diane Davenport ('62 also) and I ran into each other on a tour of the Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys!! I rarely run into anyone I know, be it a Bomber or otherwise, when I am in the Tri-Cities anymore. I'm sure we will return with some more fun adventures. But for now I'm closing from West Harrison, IN where we've had a beautiful Indian summer, but it is getting a little colder every day, so Winter will probably be here when I get back. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) I've been away from my morning Sandstorm, so am getting caught up. To: Tim O'Neil ('76) Belated Happy Birthday! ~ I only remember you as the little boy next door on Hains ~ many great memories. Please send greetings onto the family for me. To: Bill Wingfield ('67) So nice having your folks visiting. Just make sure that your Mom doesn't decide to get on a bike and start riding home to Richland! I do remember those "Riding Grannies" ~ Hugs to Carol and Truman. Re: Norwegian Memories Being the daughter of a very proud Norwegian, I've really been enjoying all the entries regarding Lefse, Lutefisk and "Uff Da." It brings back so many fond memories of my Mom, our summer visit with relatives in Norway and the regular family visits to North Dakota- Minnesota. I really miss the homemade Lefse, but pass on the Lutefisk!! "Uff Da" has always been part of our vocabulary ~ a polite, Norwegian expression heard frequently when someone might otherwise say "Oops!" or "Ouch!" In Norway, Charlie Brown says, "Uff Da!" instead of "Good grief!" Uff Da sounds just like what it's meant to convey: disgruntlement. There's just not an English word that covers all the meanings of Uff Da. A fun Norskie book is Red Stangland's "Norwegian Home Companion" ~ as it says on the cover, it has pretty much every Ole and Lena Joke and almost every Uff Da Joke. (a Mother's Day gift I received many years ago). -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ~ where, along with everyone else, we're so thankful that the Sniper/Killings have come to an end. My heart and prayers are with all those touched by these horrible acts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I have a friend who claims Yugoslavian ancestry and I promise you that when he says "Uff Da" he does NOT mean "oops", "ouch", "good grief", or disgrundlement. He means more like "GREAT", "WONDERFUL", "TOO MUCH", and/or all of the above and more. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kandy Smith Olson ('63) Re: Hi Donna Bowers Rice ('63)!! Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) too!! I was so pleased to get your e-mail... Missouri!! Wow, what a change. Was that a job relocate, or what? After I last saw you we bought a 36 acre farm in the Monroe, WA area, had 2 daughters,(one blonde, and a redhead... Mike will like that) and raise raspberries, huge gardens, horses, cows, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, bunnies, pigs, and just about anything else you can imagine over the 20 plus years that we lived there. I worked in the middle school part of the time with at risk kids, and kept tabs on my own! We just sold the farm... Quinn (24) married in December and they both are in grad school getting their Masters in Divinity, (both want to go into the ministry... so far!!) Lauren is living with us in a rental house in Monroe until next month when we move to a little beach cabin on Camino Island, WA. She is studying interior design and will move in with some friends, and in January Verl and I will go down to the Phoenix area for the wet months. Needless to say I am in Culture Shock! Too many changes and I have pains thinking about being away from my kids, but we can come back to visit during the winter months and I guess we'll all adjust. Do you think that you might make the 40th reunion? Would that be fun or what!! Just heard from Pat Murphy ('63), Ron Richards ('63), Peggy Sheeran ('63), Linda and Dick Boehning ('63) and news about others. Keep writing. We have A LOT TO CATCH UP ON! Love, -Kandy Smith Olson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Bakersfield, CA Luncheon on November 9th Well, we might be the smallest gathering, but it is a go... we will meet at Coco's on Rosedale Highway at 1pm... so far only about 6 people attending, but should be fun! -Linda Reining ('64) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Wanda Wittebort ('53) Ginger Rose ('55), Kathy Hartnett ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally Sheeran Heath ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** SATURDAY NIGHT -- before you go to bed... in preparation of 2am Sunday morning... FALL BACK!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Redmonditis To: Tom Mathews ('57) Believe me, from voice of experience the cure for Redmonditis is to go to the Seattle Area Bomber Luncheons (in Fife) the second Sunday of each month. The next one is November 10th watch the Alumni Sandstorm for Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) announcement. Lived in Redmond for 36 years and this is the cure!!! All of you "others" who live in our area, why not join us... it is great fun!!!!! We love to car pool if anyone is interested. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) I just wanted to let all our Bombers know that we in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area are breathing a tentative sigh of relief today with the capture of the "Sniper." I was really surprised this guy had lived in Tacoma had with all the media coverage on this I was wondering how this affected any of our Tacoma Bombers? I know all of you are thanking our law enforcement folks for a "Job Well Done." Imagine, this was solved in just three weeks. Chief Moose of Montgomery, MD and the whole team did a fantastic job and even the media started listening to them (at least some of them). We were overwhelmed with media coverage -- all local channels, plus MSNBC, and CNN. I for one got a lot of reading in during this period, plus anything to keep my mind off of this. I have been asked if I just went along as normal, and, my answer is yes. I wasn't afraid to pump my own gas. My heart goes out to all the victims' families. The best wishes to all Bombers, their spouses, and family during the Holiday season. Have a happy, peaceful and blessed holiday season. My message is stay alert and look out for each other. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginger Rose Reed ('55) Re: Photos To: Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) Ginny, I sent my brother the photo from Mrs. Malloy's 5th grade class, which is individual pictures all on one page; without me however, since I must have cut mine out to use at some time and cannot find it now. I also found the group photo from Mr. Rayburn's 6th grade class at Sacajawea and sent it. Your already have the one for Mrs. Watkins 4th grade class on the site. That is all I have, as I moved to Richland in the 4th grade. To: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55) It sounds like we have some places in common. My sister and brother-in-law, Joan Rose Wheadon ('49) & Wallace Wheadon ('49), lived in Cincinnati and worked for G.E. and then went on to Florida where Wally worked at the Cape for a number of years. Also, one of my daughters-in-law grew up in the Tampa, FL area. Hope to hear from you soon. -Ginger Rose Reed ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hartnett Mitchell ('69) Re: current travels Well Bombers, imagine my relief when walking through Baltimore, MD to rent a car yesterday, I overheard the good news that the sniper's had been captured, What you might ask is a Bomber from sunny California doing wandering the streets of Baltimore? Well, having just sold our resort in Northern CA, pre- retirement, I have taken on yet another adventure. I am currently chef on a private rail car (who knew, huh?) We left Emeryville, CA last week and hooked up with 12 other private cars and are in Baltimore for the AAPRCO, (American Assoc. of Private Rail Car Owners) Convention. This on a happier note, any Bombers in the Baltimore/D.C. area this weekend should really try to make it down to the Baltimore/ Ohio Railroad Museum on Pratt St. in Baltimore. There are also 12 cars from the East coast, so you can tour 24 pieces of moving American history. The car I am on is the Virginia City, a historically accurate restoration of it's original 1923 condition. There are cars from every American era and for ANY history buffs it would be a great tour... bring those grand kids and be sure and say "Bomber Cheers" to me!!!! -Kathy Hartnett Mitchell ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/02 - FALL BACK (at 2am) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Barb Isakson ('58), Steve Carson ('58) Larry Mattingly ('60), Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Would like to add Happy Birthday Greeting to Sally Sheeran Heath ('58) from some of us in Richland. Way to go, know your up with some of us others, Ha. -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) I am in Richland this weekend and made the pilgrimage to Spudnut. Looking around the busy shop I am sure I know someone but sure couldn't recognize them. Richland is looking GREAT. -Steve Carson ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Kathy Hartnett Mitchell ('69) Re: the sniper and Tacoma: I live probably 12 miles from the area where the map says he lived. One of our part time employees lives in the next block from the duplex in question. He is more concerned with the traffic jams on his normally quiet street. The newspapers and TV have made a big thing of it in this area with large headlines. Most people I have talked to just say something like "you just never know about the person next door" and then go on with life. I was in the DC area from the 6th through the 13th of October and one of the victims was only a few miles from where I was staying and working. I was with law enforcement people in official vehicles, but there was still a little concern. I am relieved he has been caught, mostly for the sake of past and possible future victims. What an ugly thing to have happen to a loved one. Re: Rail Car I am curious about your rail car. Does it go on tours or is it fixed? One of my few leisure time pleasures is train tours. I have taken them in Canada, Europe and England. I have a vision of a 60 day Amrail pass and doodling about the US, but that is way in the future. It has always been pleasant and you meet the most interesting people on these kinds of trains. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ On an average dreary fall day in Tacoma. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Re: World Series memory As we were watching tonight's World Series game, I was thinking about how most of the games are played at night now for commercial reasons. But I remember in grade school, and maybe even in junior high, the big thing was to bring your transistor radio to school and listen to the World Series (all were daytime games back then) at recess or at lunch time. Anybody else remember doing this? Way to go, Rally Monkey, -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ Simi Valley, CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Paul Phillips ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) Ginny Anderson ('55), Charles Cox ('56) Larry Mattingly ('60), Sarah Hightower-Hill ('62) Peg Sheeran ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Bob Grout ('66WB), Susan Nelson ('67) Terry Ganz ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Phillips ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) Re: '49ers On October 28, 1931, in Gary, IN was born a baby girl to Mr. & Mrs. Wann and they named her Anna May, on the same day in the neighboring state of Illinois was born a little red headed boy to Mr. & Mrs. Phillips, and he was named Paul. 14 years later they both became BOMBERS. WE graduated in '49 and did not see each other for 51 years, when I finally broke down and bought a PC. On classmates I found Ann {she will always be Anna May to me) and discovered that we had lived about 20 minutes from each other for 33 years and didn't know it. And she introduced me to this world of Sandstorm, lunches, & alumni meetings. Ironically our first get together was at By's in Redmond. THANK YOU Anna May & Happy Birthday to both of us. -Paul Phillips ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Yes, the World Series was played during the daytime, one upon a time. I think it was in the late '80s or early '90s that greed entered into the faction. More money could be made having the games on in "prime time" on the other coast, than a day game. At first this was on those games played during the week, but it has now progressed to night games all the time. It is a shame, because baseball was meant to be played on a soft summer afternoon, and not at the end of autumn; that's football season. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where the leaves have turned, the Cougars and the Beavers won and the Dawgs and the Ducks lost. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) Re: Future Class of '55 Grade School Pictures To: Class of '55 Check out our Grade School Pictures at: Thanks to Ginger Rose Reed ('55) I was able to add two new pictures for Sacajawea grades 5 and 6. Unfortunately Ginger clipped herself out of the 5th grade picture so if anyone has a copy with her still attached, it could be replaced. -Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox ('56) Re: World Series Memory If I remember right we skipped school a couple of days and watch the World Series on TV that Davis Furniture Store had set up in their window. (I think it was Davis Furniture Store on GWWay) I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Re: World Series. I remember Howard Chitty (Boys PE, Carmichael) actually had us listen to part of the game on the radio. The year was 1955 I think. We didn't even change into our gym clothes, just sat around and listened to the game. We did that for several games for the PE classes during the time when the games were on. Re: Update on the WA DC sniper... A dozen or more TV news cars and trucks all over the street 4 blocks from my house. Huge traffic jam. Turns out the sniper bought his rifle there at a sporting goods store popular with Ft. Lewis soldiers. Nice store, nice people, I have bought sporting goods there myself. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I *think* I heard KOMO news say tonight (10/27) that "the" rifle had been sent TO that store, but that there was no record of it having been sold. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sarah Hightower Hill ('62) Re: Tucson Lunch WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 noon WHERE: Wilbur's inside the Viscount Suites Hotel, East Broadway, between Swan and Rosemont on the North side of the street. Look for the green and gold balloons! Bomber Cheers -Sarah Hightower Hill ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: Sal Sheeran Heath ('58) To: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) I'm Sal's sister, and doubt that she'll have noticed your kind birthday wishes. She and her hubby, Chuck, are in their 4th month on the island (atoll) of Palmyra - 1000 mi. south of Hawaii, doing work for the Nature Conservancy. They're actually killing rats every day. I always wish Sal would write to the Sandstorm and tell you all she does, but she doesn't think it's any big deal. Here's an excerpt of this week's e-mail, which is a rare treat... there are 8 on this little island, and the computer is only used once a week by each, I guess, because it "blows up" easily. "These last 4 weeks on Palmyra are going to be super busy. Various VIP groups of Nature Conservancy donors will be guests, so Chuck & Clare are running the rat lines alone while I help out in the galley. The group that's here for this week are all of one family - the Campbell Soup heirs. So we're really putting on the dog for them, ie, fancy-yancy as can possibly be out here in the jungle. If Chuck were writing this he'd be extolling the virtues of Palmyra - and it IS fantastic. But remember, it isn't ALL peaches & cream. When we're carrying our backpacks of enough water for the day, plus machetes, radios, buckets of rat poison for 6-8 miles, constantly trying to keep rat traps half-way clean of all sorts of yuck, battling cockroaches, ants, & mosquitos, sweating profusely, shoes literally falling apart, wading through often waist-deep, shark- infested water, then it doesn't look so pretty. But once those hours are over and we're kayaking back to camp - wow! Guess it's like labor pains...a good rest and we're ready to go through it again. As I said - Chuck's mostly oblivious to any discomfort...even with his heavy pack on sunburned shoulders & leg cramps when a gallon of liquid a day isn't enough, he's happy as a clam (or as a "Clem")." (Clem's our dad, who died a decade ago.) Anyway, Sal and her husband have done such interesting things, she should write a book, (including World Trade Center clean-up, living on a small island (St. George) yearly for a month - shooting a cannon a day off on this Pribiloff Island to keep the birds off the runway so the one plane-a-day can land, traveled the world, guiding hunters/fishermen in the northern parts of Alaska (they're home is Wasilla, AK, the state where they've lived for 38-40 yrs.) She's so modest about all they do, but I'm telling you nothing slows this "girl" down - even her artificial hip. Feel like a slug compared... -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Found another copy of the 1950 Columbian yearbook. Please contact me if you are interested. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) If you are so inclined, visit the Department of Defense web page below and add your name to the list of folks thanking the men and women of the U.S. military services for defending our freedom. The compiled list of names will be sent out to our soldiers at the end of the month. As of this email, there were only about 862,576 names. There should be a whole lot more. It's National Military Appreciation Month, so please pass it on to your email friends. It only takes 10 seconds... literally! -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) Re: radios at school I remember radios at school for the world series! I didn't follow baseball but really liked it when Mr. Sauer would turn the radio on and not teach Math!!!!!! I hated Math, especially because they were teaching new math at school and my Dad was teaching the old way at home! I would be having trouble with the Math and try to show my Dad a problem! He would say "They are teaching the wrong way at school" so he would tell me the other way. To this day I break out in a sweat when someone says "Math test"! So yes I loved it during the world series when the radios were on in the classroom, a few days without math was heaven. -Susan Nelson Smith ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Ganz ('68WB) Re: world series I remember in grade school (the late '50s) at Jason Lee the games would be played over the intercom in our classroom. Guess times were simpler and less pressure then. -Terry Ganz ('68WB) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: The Cole Kids ('50, '52, '63, '66) Kay Weir ('37), Dick McCoy ('45/'46/'02) Anna May Wann ('49), Doris Palmer ('49) Gary Persons ('57), Barb Isakson ('58) Steve Carson ('58), Jan Bollinger ('60) Larry Mattingly ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) David Rivers ('65), Jo Conrad ('65) Steve Simpson ('65), Rick Chapple ('72) Jerry Sions ('74), Cecily Riccobuono ('77) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** Just want to wish a big Happy Birthday October 30th to our sister, Karen Cole Correll ('55) Love you sis! Barb ('50), Patti ('52), Judie ('63), Jackie ('63), and Johnny ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Railroads Yes - railroad travel is great and I've done it in the US and Europe... we used to be able to take trips for business or pleasure but somebody decided that that was old fashioned or something and most of the track was torn out. I took my sons to Washington, DC on the train when Alan ('61) was in high school and Rog ('62) in Jr Hi. Alan worked for the RR in Spokane and Pasco for awhile and I guess Rog may have ridden a troop train during one of the world's spells of insanity. After all the rails were ripped off Snoquelmie Pass everything that went to the port of Seattle had to go by truck... and then what happened to the price of gasoline... we almost lost the shipping going to the Orient and to California ports... even though the ship route was more costly from California it still cost less than trucks over the Mountain. Some of Legislature got on the ball and got some track relaid but so far only freight is going that way. To go on the train to Seattle through the winter wonderland is a joy BUT horrible to drive your car. So everybody write to the Northern Pacific and ask for a passenger train. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('46/'46/'02) Re: Our trip Hey there, all Ida and I are home safely from our trip back East, thru hurricanes Isodore in NY state, Lili in Nova Scotia, Kyle in Rhode Island, a sniper in you know where, a blizzard in Wyoming, and fog in Kansas, Idaho and my head for going in the first place. Highlights: Ground zero in NYC, the graves of the Titanic victims in Halifax N.S., the HW Longfellow home in Portland Maine, and the Vietnam and FDR memorials in DC. -Dick McCoy ('02 Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Happy Birthday a day late to Paul Phillips ('49). Gads you didn't have to say what year we were born in. Would have wished you a Happy Birthday on time but have been in Canada for the long week-end. Playing as usual. Anyway, Happy Birthday to you, too. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Re: Happy Birthday To: Ann M. Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday today and I do realize I should have done this yesterday. You also know that I am always a little slow, so have a great day and an even better year ahead. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ~ beautiful sunny Melbourne, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bomber Alumni Lunch DATE: Sunday, November 3rd TIME: 1:00 PM WHERE: The Chapter (formerly Chapter Eleven) ADDRESS: 103 E. Mission (NE corner of Mission/Ruby) PRICE: Most lunches $6.95 - $8.95 We are expecting a larger turnout for this second lunch and look forward to meeting more Bomber alums, spouses and friends! -Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) To: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Thank you for writing in your sister's [Sally Sheeran Finch ('58)] place and letting us know something about her life. I'll read it at the next '58 in '03 reunion planning meeting. Thank You very much. Re: '58 in '03 Our Reunion will be in September and a letter will be coming out after December (or maybe sooner). Bomber Cheers, -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Re: Spudnut Shop Wouldn't it be great if the Spudnut Shop put in a white board where [out-of-towners] could sign in w/class year and leave a phone number and length of stay? -Steve Carson ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: More on the Sporting Goods store Hi Maren... News on the radio for the morning commute program said ATF agents are still auditing the sales records looking for the actual record of sale for that particular weapon. Previous ATF audits of this store a couple of years ago found a number of missing sales records. Apparently this is not uncommon for high volume outlets. Note: When ATF conducts their annual audit (2-3 times a year since 9-11) of my explosives company they expect us to account for every single one of the over one quarter million items we have go through our magazines. They will write us up for a single missing roman candle. It doesn't take much missing material to cancel a license. So far our record is excellent, but it takes nearly a full time employee to satisfy ATF regulations. Not only for the sake of getting closure on this terrible crime, but also for the sake of their business, I hope they find the sales record. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Sunny but cool in Olympia ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) and Paul Phillips ('49) Re: Birthdays Wellllll... I didn't miss your birthdays! Just didn't get my Sandstorm entry in, in a timely manner. Now you two Upperclassmen who teach us all so much about Bomberland be prepared, the Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon is coming. Be prepared for surprises. Two of you from '49 born on the same day makes for double surprises. Now Paul you can't take off for the south to get in the sun quite yet. I expect you to fill your usual attending every luncheon so I expect you all to be there on the 10th of November. Did I get the date right, AKA? I expect you to be there also.**GRIN** Portland can't have you completely, they have to share you. I believe that the best birthdays last about two weeks so this is going to be your best Ann and Paul! Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon To: All Bombers that attend the luncheons regularly I want to take this time to acknowledge the core group of our luncheon. Those who attend almost every month or every month. You are the glue that keeps the luncheons going. Look what we have all caused, luncheons popping up all over the place. The Bombers I am talking about are: Anna May Wann Thompson ('49), Paul Phillips ('49) wife Kathy, John Irl French ('51), Curt Donahue ('53) Bob Carlson AKA Mike Clowes ('54), Nick Nelson ('56), Tom Hughes ('56) and his wife Agnes, Granddaughter Jessica, Jim McDougal ('57) Max Sutton ('57), Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62), Burt Pierard ('59 hope we haven't lost you completely to Richland), Carolyn Carson Renaud (60). This group ought to be given the award for having the most pictures in the archives of the Bomber website of the same Bombers thanks to Tom Hughes. Our announcement of when, so forth will be in the Sandstorm later this week. To: All Bomber luncheons: Las Vegas, Tucson, Portland and Spokane and all the other luncheons coming in the month of November. This list keeps growing. Have fun! Don't forget the Cameras! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where Indian summer has graced us with beautiful golden and red trees! No rain in the forecast! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: National Military Appreciation Month Thank you for the Dept. of Defense web page and information regarding sending on appreciation to our military men and women who have volunteered to defend our freedom. I encourage fellow Bombers to participate. May God Bless America, our military men and women and their families. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Math - yuk To: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) I can sure understand the Math thing. I don't think they were teaching new math when I was in school, but the old math was hard enough. I just didn't get the story problems. I literally wept over Math homework. I couldn't understand it and I felt really stupid. Then, in 9th grade at Carmichael, I started Algebra with Mrs. Johnson. It was like the lights came on; she made it so easy. I loved her as a teacher and I loved her for making sense out of numbers. [SO DID I!!! I wish she was still alive so I could tell her how much she impacted my life. -Maren] Re: On the brighter side I have a natural bent toward language. Words and how they go together just makes sense to me. I love to read. Since I only completed the 9th grade (GED in '64), I have gained a world of knowledge from reading. One of my sons also loves to read and we like a lot of the same things, so it's fun to share with each other. Everyone has something they are terrible at and something they are super at. Since math comes under the first category, I'd be interested to know what comes under the second. Care to share? -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Whater the chances Years ago... Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) used to sneak in to Richland and sneak out without telling anyone he was there... never wanted his relatives to catch him and have to stop by for tea and crumpets or in his case, possum innards and mash. Then came a time he stared calling and saying they had been in Vegas a week or so before... but never called... So, one day, maybe 5-6 years ago, I was over at the Las Vegas Convention Center for NFR Christmas... I stopped into the bathroom and who is in the stall next to me... BUSTED, Heidlebaugh. Well, Sunday, Jim and I were at a car swap meet in Henderson... a little town next door... Up walks this big guy with the familiar ball cap and jacket... same one I swear he wears every time I see him, I coulda been at Cool Desert nights and not been a bit surprised... he was approaching my little rat rod parked with several other ol timey hot rods... I said "Whater you doin' here?" Now I didn't say "There ain't room enough for the two of us here, stranger"... but he musta heard it that way... finally I said... "Bill Blankingship ('62)... David Rivers" ('65)... the Oh-crap-how-did-I-pick-a-fight-this-far-from-home look left his face and we had a nice talk with Jimmy and some of our Donut Delinquents and a bunch of Bill's car club friends down for the drags... I guess, the point is... no matter where you go... you can always find Bombers! To: Carl Beyer ('65) and Jane I also wanted to tell Carl and Jane I was sorry to hear about the loss of their house and Carl's Porsche... that was awful. Just glad you guys are OK. Tried to contact you by phone but never could get through. Our thoughts are with you. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Conrad Bott ('65) We could sure use some BOMBER help on saving the FFTF for the medical isotopes. Fast Flux Test Facility petition: Thanks -Jo Conrad Bott ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Simpson ('65) For those of you that don't read live in the Tri- Cities and read the Tri-City Herald, on Saturday night Carl Beyer's ('65) house burned down. Carl was starting his Porsche in the garage when the fire started. He received burns on his back and head, but is not critically injured. His wife Jane was not injured according to neighbor Allen Brecke. The house was nearly destroyed. He saved his two dogs with the help of a passerby who saw the fire from the freeway near the house. Thank you to Travis Hinds and his fiancee for calling the fire department and coming to Carl's aide. Please join us in wishing Carl a speedy recovery. We are all glad he is still with us!! -Steve Simpson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Chapple ('72) Re: Game 7 I was there for the 7th game of this World Series. If you guys watched it on the TV, I was the one with a red shirt and hat on. As fun as the 1972 Bomber Basketball Championship, it was. Gotta Love them Angels. -Rick Chapple ('72) ~ So. California ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Sions ('74) Last night it came to me in a dream that - everyone out there in Bomber cyberspace is interested in my personal life so here's the latest: Friday we had a Halloween costume party for the entire middle school. My girls (Shanel and Cherese, both 13) go to a small Christian School, so this meant only about 25 kids. I had visions of this party being exactly like one I went to in about 1970, at Tim Hood's ('74) house (where I kissed Dawn Faulk ('74) square on the mouth). So needless to say I was on my guard. Thankfully everyone kept their tongues in their mouth and were happy to just track mud into my house and smear chocolate frosting on my couch. I was a big hit with the boys cause I let them drive my Jeep around the island. Unbeknownst to my girls this was my plan to keep the genders separated. Well, if nothing else, I learned that I have the maturity level of about a 12 year old and never keep a bail of hay to close to the fire pit. Thank God - I'm growing older but not up. -Jerry Sions ('74) ~ Merritt Island, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Re: World Series My father, who is an avid sports fan, gave me a baseball trivia question years ago that I never forgot, and have since always remembered. What year was the first world series played at night time, what team won, and who was the winning pitcher? I'll give you some hints. The year is one of my personal favorites. The team is east coast, and the winning pitcher has ties to Richland. Any baseball buffs out there? I'll be curious to see if anyone knows. I'd like to see true sports fans to try and guess BEFORE they look it up on the internet. And Clark, no fair calling Dad and asking. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Camp sites near Tri-Cities My husband wants to go to the Tri-Cities this Thanksgiving weekend, however, he wants to camp in our RV. Unfortunately, most state parks are closed this time of year, does anyone know of any "Nice" parks still open? My husband is pretty picky when it comes to parks, he doesn't like the overnighter parks that look like a parking lot. Anything within a 30 mile radius or so would do. I jokingly told my husband that my mother probably has an extension cord we could plug into her house, he didn't seem to find that too humorous. I then told him we could park it in my grandparents' property in Kennewick (they live up on a hill and have a beautiful view of the Columbia River and the Tri-Cities... his response was that they were old and grumpy. My response was; Well then, you should fit right in. Aren't Holiday Seasons Wonderful? I know there are a few private/county parks available, but don't know the names or what they look like, so I would appreciate any recommendations. Bomber Cheers, -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo WA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Mike Clowes ('54) Lea Branum ('55), Sally Kessell ('55WB) Helen Cross ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Deedee Willox ('64), Bob Grout ('66WB) Llorene Myers ('72), Brad Upton ('74) Maggie Gilstrap ('74), Mike Davis ('74) Miriam Lewis ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Cole Correll ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) To: Dick McCoy '02 Mygosh - you are waaaay too young to be a member of Club 40!!!!! The board must have passed a special resolution for you. Sounds like you had a very eventful trip and will have a lot to share with your fellow Club 40ers when you next get back to dear old Richland. BCs to your bride, Ida, and yourself, -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Excellent suggestion, Kay, unfortunately the Northern Pacific went out of business in 1970 when it became part of the Burlington Northern. In 1971 Amtrak took over nationwide passenger service, and it has gone down hill ever since. You can take a train from Pasco to Seattle but you have to go to either Portland or Spokane to get there. The tracks over Snoqualimie Pass got torn up sometime after the Milwaukee Railroad went out of business (after 1975). The former Northern Pacific track over Stampede Pass got shut down in the 1980s and the track was either sold or leased to the Washington Central Railroad Company who operated basically between Yakima and Pasco. In the 1990s the Burlington Northern got the track back, and spent a lot of money fixing it up between Yakima and Auburn. It is now under the control of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and is one of three routes over or through the Cascades all operated by the BNSF. It would be nice to get the trucks off the highways; and this has been tried. For a while in the 1980s the BN and Southern Pacific (now part of the Union Pacific) moved a great many trailers up and down the I-5 corridor. But with management changes, then, like the passenger train and the dodo, went down the tubes. Bomber Cheers to all, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - sending belated birthday greetings to Paul and Ann from Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Re: RV campsites in the Tri-Cities To: Kim Edger Leeming ('79) We have stayed several time at Lloyd's Desert Gold Motel & RV Park. (Good Sam) It isn't a place you would want to just stay and camp like some places. But for a place to come and go it is nice. It has full hookups. A little store and phone service and cable. You will need a car. It is located down at the "Y" on the road to Prosser on the left side of the road. Address is 611 Columbia Dr. S.E. Richland, WA. 99352 Phone 509-627-1000 or 1-800-788-4653 Good Luck -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Re: Bomber Neighbors! Hi to the Space Coast Bombers! Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ~ Melbourne, FL and Jerry Sions ('74) ~ Merritt Island, FL Re: Richland Ramblers Did anyone out there ride (in the rodeo or in the Richland Day Parade) as a member of the Richland Ramblers in 1951? Did you get to meet Chill Wills and Tom Mix (and I think Gene Autry was supposed to have been there and couldn't make it?) at the Desert Inn? I have wonderful memories of doing all of the above... a last hurrah before having to sell my horses and move to Cincinnati. Got pictures, too! Now if I can ever get my scanner to work! Bomber Cheers~ -Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) ~ Hot sunshiny day in Melbourne, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Mrs. Fishback, (you are one of my Sunday School Teachers at CUP, so how could I call you Kay?) I agree with you. I wish more passenger trains would come back. I took my sons (77)(80) born then on trains back to Wash. State from Chicago and down to Calif and back and I loved it. I'm writing from the beautiful Singapore airport with it's orchids growing inside. We've started on this adventure. Malaysia and Japan here we come. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Fire I'm very thankful that Carl Beyer ('65) and his wife, Jane are ok. It's such a shame about their home and car. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where winter is knocking at the door ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: RV Parks To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) There is a new (built in the last few years) RV park in Pasco by the Broadmore Outlet Mall. It's on the new (since our days) highway between Richland and Pasco, I-184, almost more Richland than Pasco. It's called Sandy Heights RV Park, phone number 509-542- 1357. It's a really nice park with indoor pool and hot tub. They are listed in Trailer Life and it's a Good Sam park, rated 9/9.5*/7. Other than that, there is a Arrowhead RV Park in Pasco on Highway 395, just past the Spokane exit. It is listed in Trailer LIfe also, but it's rating is 5.5/8.5/5. Their phone number is 509-545-8206 You probably already know this, but Trailer Life ratings (in order that they appear in the listings) are for Completeness (and quality) of facilities /Cleanliness & Physical Characteristics / Visual Appeal & Environmental Quality. Full points in a category earns a star rating after the numerical rating. There is another Good Sam park in Richland Y called Wright's Desert Gold Motel & RV Park, phone 509-627-1000. Trailer Life rating: 9.5/10*/7. I'm not sure about this one, but I think Dick Roberts ('49) might be able to tell you more. I think he wrote that they stayed there and did not like it. Hope this helps. To Jo Conrad Bott ('65) Thanks for the website for the Fast Flux Test Facility petition: Both my husband and I signed the petition. It's unbelievable that the government would even consider spending money to tear down something that can and should be used for medical purposes. Where do we get these medical isotopes now? And at what cost? -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Anaheim Angeles Big Parade on main street for the World series Champ. How about those Guys. I will be there. Disneyland. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) Re: RV Parks To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Try Sandy Heights off I-182 as you cross the bridge coming from Richland to the Pasco side. They're off the "Broadmoor/Road 100" exit (first exit, then turn right, first left) and are right across the freeway from the Outlet Mall, plus right next to Broadmoor RV for supplies if needed. They're a "parking lot", but very new and it's easy to get around. (509) 542-1357. Also check with "Wright's Desert Gold" just off the Richland "Y" at (509) 627-1000. I know a bit about this since I LIVED on the road in a 5th wheel for 10 years! -Llorene Myers Bezanson ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Jerry Sions ('74) I was knocked out this morning for approx. 45 minutes when I fell out of my chair and struck my head. I read that Jerry Sions' girls attended a small christian school and that's when I passed out... Jerry, your girls are only 13! Wait until all the boys have their own cars and they're out with your girls. HA! Remember you at that age? Your payback is coming! -Brad Upton ('74) PS. My daughter is five. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Camping spots Call Todd Shepard at Broadmore RV in Pasco, 545-4776. He knows ALL the great spots. We just purchased two new motor homes from him this past summer and drove them up the road. Tell him Maggie from the "Bill's Cat House" told you to call. If anyone is planning a trip to Alaska the motor homes are for rent. -Maggie Gilstrap O'Hara ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) TO: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan (77) 1971 Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore Winning pitcher first night game in World Series - Bruce Kison of Pasco Am I right, Boog? Of course, I am! PS - Hey Upton! Sions is all the way down in Florida. I think we are safe! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Miriam Lewis ('76) Re: despair from San Francisco How is it that I see so many Bombers who seem to be Angels fans? I speak from the depths of World Series despair here in San Francisco. I feel like a Cubs fan, doomed to a lifetime of disappointment. Oh well, at least we made it go to 7 games. -Miriam Lewis ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/02 ~ HALLOWEEN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Barb Isakson ('58) Judy Willox ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63) Patti Snider ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Daniel Laybourn ('70) Lori Simpson ('70), Greg Alley ('73) Cristy Cone ('74), Sandy Johnson ('79) Jamie McDevitt ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Mattson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Miriam Lewis ('76) If you think being a SF Giants fan is tough, try being a loyal Brooklyn Dodger fan (not those phoney Hollywood types), or a Red Sox believer. Let's face it, the 'Sox have "the curse of Ruth" and now the Cubbies have the curse of "night baseball" (sorry this thing doesn't have and echo chamber). I will have to admit that I changed loyalties when the evil Walter O'Malley moved the beloved Bums from Brooklyn to l.a., and started liking the Gi'nts. But, if you really want total frustration, try the Oregon Beavers. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ from chilly Albany, OR, wishing Karen Cole ('55) a happy birthday (this would be your 19th, right?) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) To: Class of '58 Well, gang we have some new face in town. One's a try that is Paul Ratsch ('58). He wrote an E-mail last month - so we'll see. The other is here visiting her mother and family and that is JoElla Webb Blanchard ('58). They are planing on be at our Luncheon Nov. 3rd at 1:00pm at Francisco's on 3321 Court, Pasco and the same parking lot as K-Mart their on Court. Hope to see as many as can come. Bomber Cheers -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Bob Mattson ('64) Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Booooobbie Happy Bomber Birthday to You! And Maaaaaany Moooooore!! Ya little spook you. At least I made it to the Saints day... barely. lol!! But we gals love ya anyway Bobbie! Have a great day! To: Jo Conrad Bott ('65) Thanks a lot for that site you put into the Alumni Sandstorm, Jo. And not to have little sister, Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) outdo me ya know, I and hubby did sign it, as well as Baby Bomber! Ha! One up on ya sis! LOL! It is a nice site put to great use! I encourage all of you to get there and sign it! I hope that we can make a difference here. Save the FFTF!!!! To: B J Davis (Bomber Mom) Now look at what ya done BJ, the boys are back to fightin' again! Ya shoulda left well enough alone as wasn't it so peaceful when they were all gettin' along? Tell ya Sweet Lady, if you ever have to raise a grand kid, you will learn not to look a gift horse in the mouth! LOL!! PEACE, PLEASE, PEACE AND QUIET!! ;o) Aw, what would we do without them huh? To: AKA ('54) He knows who he is-- Now listen Bob-Cat, get back to playing with your electric trains and quit making everyone think that you know so much about the railroads and the trains! LOL!! Now since he did work for the railroad, he just possibly does. But I ain't a gonna bank on it. He probably did though! ;o) Keep sending them entries Bob, gotta pick on someone! lol! Bomber Cheers -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ~ where the Halloween decorations should be replaced with Christmas decorations it is soooooo cold! BRRRR!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) I'm not sure, but the speed of light used to be some 186,000 miles per second. Now this is only slightly faster than Jim House (number 32 in your program, but number one in your heart) baseline to baseline, but not nearly as quick as Halloween treat reports. As I recall, back in the Southend, we hit the sidewalks about 6:00pm to load up on Halloween candy. We were hard at it, running from "A" house to "H" house. I don't think there were any houses above "H" in the quadrant framed by Benham, Delafield, Goethals and GWW. We tended to stay away from the prefabs with their one way porches and the postage stamp landings of precuts. Every lost minute, was candy lost to some other costumed cretin. We had all spent weeks laying out our routes with Swiss watch precision, so that the routes would intersect at our own houses to switch bags like pony express riders, and reenter the frenzy. Once the word was out as to who was purveying Carmel Apples, dime candy bars or pop corn balls, all planning went out the door. Mountain Bars or an occasional Idaho Spud, would attract trick or treaters all the way from the other side of Pott's Rainbow on Casey. With any luck, you could meld with a second or third group, and develop candy assets worthy of Bill Gates. I think it was that second bag each year, that resulted in my body's total immunity to Imodium. I'm not certain, but I think my school records will reflect that I never darkened the doors of Lewis & Clark on the 1st of November. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) Re: Carl Beyer ('65) I am so sorry to hear about your house and Porsche fire. Is there anything we Bombers can do to help? My thoughts and prayers are with you Carl and Jane. -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it is finally getting very... cold!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: Railroad Well it's been a while I think even maybe a year now. Well we live in Thorp, WA and the railroad is just a block or so from our house. The train is going by at all hours of the day and night. Well one night I looked out and I wasn't sure what I was seeing so I had my husband look and sure enough it was a Amtrak train! Well not to long after that we met a guy from Amtrak and he said we weren't suppose to have noticed that train coming through! LOL Yeah Right! Well it was a test and I guess they are thinking of bringing back passenger train travel through this area! It would be a nice way to travel. Haven't traveled on a train since I was about 4 years old! I still remember it too! Almost 50 years ago! LOL But who is counting! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: trains To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) I took that Seattle/Pasco run like many of us did when it was running over Snoqualimie Pass years ago. A couple of times was in the winter on the Red Eye. Cutting through the pass in the dead of night while snowing heavily, the lights from the train shining on the snow laden ground was breathtaking. Quite surprising how much area the train lights lit up. A very much missed ride and one you never forget. The Red Eye was really special. I would think the ride from Pasco to Seattle via Spokane and over the North Cascades up around Liberty Bell could promise some Summer/Winter sights. Anybody taken that ride? I have not taken a long train ride for years now. During the days of conductors, dining room cars, observation cars and free coloring book with crayons, I went with my family from Pasco to Des Moines, IA to visit my grandparents. I cannot recall my age, but I believe I was seven or eight (1957?). This ride was the first time I counted to 1000 and asked myself about as many times when were we going to get there. Nebraska was special. Another special long ride was in 1967 from San Diego to Seattle. I was just out of boot camp and wanted to take a long breather before getting home. Three days and two nights was a little too long in a Marine Corps uniform and after awhile I kept banging my head into the wall to remind myself that the airplane was six hours. Nevertheless, an eight hour holdover in Los Angeles was enough time to get a bulldog tattoo. Then the transfer by bus across the Frisco bay via the bay bridge to another train. The train stopping in several bergs and villes... a good look at Portland... Kelso... Centralia... Oly... Tacoma... Georgetown... and then, thank God, Seattle!! If you have never traveled a long distance by train, you must indulge at least once. I may take the LA to Seattle again. Do I ever learn? The one ride that I really want to go on is the Adelaide to Perth, Australia run. One section of track on this run has the longest section of straight track in the world (110 miles + or -) and runs through an area where little or nothing lives. I have driven through Death Valley in July, so I am excited to view the comparison. Any special train rides out there I am missing other than the one that leaves Elbe on Sat., the dinner train passing through Woodinville, or the Orient Express? -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn ('70) To: Miriam Lewis ('76) Re: Despair from San Francisco 6 outs away, Miriam... there's always next year (as they say in Chi-town...) -Daniel Laybourn ('70) ~ San Francisco, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70)... and Mike, too Re: Mike Franco ('70) Re: his annual Thanksgiving trek to the Tri-Cities You always tell us you're going to be here and want to meet for beers... but then we don't see you! Do you actually travel down here or is that just a rumor you started some years ago? Hee,Hee,Hee See you then, hopefully, L & M Hogan... Class of '70 -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70)... and Mike, too ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Davis ('74) Yes you are right about the Orioles and the Pirates being the first night world series game. As an Oriole fan I had to suffer through a couple losses to the Pirates in world series action. I let you answer because I thought you had some time. Some extra teacher workshop days? By the way Roberto Clemente was a little better right fielder than Jay Buhner. As for the comments by others about the world series at school, I was always the one with the transistor radio. At the playground at Christ the King or under my desk during class, I was always keeping everyone updated. I hope the Mariners do it one day but it took the Angels 42 years to win it all. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Frostbite Falls (Richland) - where its in the teens and way too early for old man winter. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: Jerry Sions (74) I think it is a riot that you have teenage daughters. It shows that God has a sense of humor! Where is Dawn Faulk ('74) anyway? -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sandy Johnson Woollums ('79) Re: Sharon Tate ('61WB-RIP) I was curious if any of you Class of '61 people remember Sharon Tate? I was watching "Biography" on A&E last night, and they mentioned she was Miss Richland, Washington-Autorama or something? Do any of you remember her? What were your impressions? What grades did she attend Columbia High or any of the junior highs? It was rather interesting to hear our city mentioned. -Sandy Johnson Woollums ('79) ~ here in sunny Phoenix, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt ('81) Re: Passenger trains I relocated to Boston last winter and was looking forward to quick weekend trips via the train. I have since discovered that passenger train service is usually more expensive than flying. For example I can drive to Manhattan in three hours. Going by train there are two choices, regular train service ($140.00 RT and a 4.5 hour trip each way) and the Acela Express ($221.00 RT and 3.5 hours each way). When comparing all aspects of train travel and air travel, flying is cheaper and faster (even with the post 9/11 delays). From what I'm hearing on the news about security on the trains it sounds like air travel might be safer (from terrorist activity). At Boston's South Station (serves both commuter trains and Amtrak) there are no security check points and anyone can walk onto any platform. Amtrak employees (they also run our commuter trains) were on the news last night saying they've had no security training despite the specific threats to the rail system. However, I still use the commuter train and subway system on a regular basis -- it's a great way to get around Boston. For those folks longing for a scenic train ride, New England does have a number of scenic trains that are popular (especially for fall foliage tours). -Jamie McDevitt ('81) ~ Hopkinton, MA - where the air is crisp, the trees are stunning and we've already had our first snow fall (on 10/22). ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2002 ~ November, 2002