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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Mike Clowes ('54) Jim Hoff ('57), Steve Carson ('58) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Irene de la Bretonne ('61), John Browne ('61) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Deedee Willox ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Jo Conrad ('65) Terry Ganz ('68WB), Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 11/02 - Las Vegas (first one) 11/03 - Class of '58 More information: http://www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: old days I have been going through "stuff" boxes of it - so some day my daughter-in-law won't have to say "What do we do with this?" I sort of fell heir to all the stuff my mother left as I was the only Weir left in Richland. I have rescued a box of newspaper clippings most about the early days of the project but a few even about WWone so if anybody is doing a history or such or building a serious repository I would be glad to share access to this material. History fascinates me and maybe it does others too. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) I was thinking about wishing you a happy birthday, but I dunno. After those "unkind" remarks about my electric trains I may not... LOL. My guess is this one will leave you tied with Jack Benny at 39. Happy birthday, young one. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ it's cold in Albany, OR, too. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hoff ('57) Re: Sharon Tate ('61wbRIP) To: Sandy Johnson Woollums ('79) How could any guy who was around forget Sharon Tate. She was a very pretty young lady. I remember when John Myers ('58RIP) was dating her and her father was quite strict. John could bring her home early and they parked in front of her house with a large street light overhead which was too enlightening one could say. So one night John came by in his Mercury convertible and I took my small 22 rifle and along with a couple of other friends we scouted out the situation and the street lamp was rendered useless. This activity happened more than once one summer a long time ago. It is a crime that they are both no longer with us. I think Bill Smithers ('58) could probably tell you lots about Sharon. If I remember correctly he went with her for a long time. -Jim Hoff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) If Paul Ratsch ('58) is back please drop me a line. -Steve Carson ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the October Bomber Portland/Vancouver Luncheon. Arrangements have been made for November. ALL BOMBERS WELCOME! Make reservations by Thursday, November 7 LUNCH DATE: November 9 TIME: 11:00am WHERE: Stanford's at Jantzen Beach 1440 Jantzen Beach Center NOTE: We found out last time that cash is required - no checks. All Bombers & Spouses Welcome! Always a Bomber -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Puget Sound/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday November 8, 2002 LUNCH DATE: November 10, 2002 TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill Between Goodyear and the Day's Inn (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA Exit 136/136 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! Many in the Puget Sound area have emailed me that they haven't been able to attend for whatever reason. Always appreciate hearing from those Bombers. Reminder our luncheons are always on the second Sunday of the month except for Mothers' Day which rolls to the week- end before. Club 40 week-end the luncheon is the week- end after. Makes it easy to calendar it for the year! To: Tucson, Las Vegas and Spokane Have fun at your luncheons this week-end! Looking forward to pictures in the Sandstorm! Re: L.A. traffic Mike Ragland ('57) emailed me that he is trying to find his way in the Los Angeles traffic. Mike will be there for a while on business before he can join us at the Puget Sound luncheon again. Anyone up to giving a luncheon in the Los Angeles area to help Mike find his way? Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) emailed me that she wanted to do a luncheon but she's probably next to Mike in the traffic. No confirmation so far. Anyone in that Los Angeles area want to help Mandy out? Bomber Cheers -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - The sun is shining... brrrrrr it's cold! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) To: Sandy Johnson I remember Sharon Tate best as a classmate at Chief Joseph Junior High School. She was sweet and unaffected and had a classic beauty about her and was friendly and kind to all. Later, she became Miss Richland and, I believe, Miss Washington as well. Of course, her classmates were later horrified to learn of her tragic, violent death. -Irene de la Bretonne Hays ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Birthday Bob Mattson ('64 - aka Charlie Tuna around here) was last seen by this correspondent a month ago modeling a nice Stetson at a mutual friend's place in Portland... & it suited him! Hope you had a great day, Tuna... & a passel more. Re: Sharon Tate ('61wbRIP) If anyone might shed light upon the personal side of Sharon Tate (back at Chief Joe in '57 or '58) it would be Nancy Weston ('61), with whom she was the best of friends, before Sharon's family moved away (Italy?). Girls always know more about other girls than boys ever will... or could (or should?.. hmmm). Re: Best train ride? There was a 2-car electric, from Guaymas to Chihuahua, back in the '60s, that went through about 74 tunnels on its way to a stop beside Copper Canyon- no buildings, just a few Tarahumara Indians, with blankets spread out on the ground, selling/trading rock crystals, little shriveled local apples (it was late February) & the odd carving. The train had a first-class car & a 2nd class car. A few people in first class wore suits... There were a few Indians in 2nd class, & one of them knew a little English, & was willing to try it on me. There was no internal linkage between cars - each was autonomous. In the station at Chihuahua there was no heat, & it was about like it was here last night, ie you wanted a fire. I watched old men smoking, & cupping their cigarettes, perhaps to make their fingers warm. I don't remember anyone wearing gloves... It's cold here, too, but only the air - the ground isn't frozen, so the trees aren't groaning all night - yet. There's some water in the creek, but not enough to protect a 2 pound silver from a half-grown raccoon; so if it doesn't rain in the next couple of weeks, we probably won't have a silver run this year. Chums don't come until December. If it hasn't rained by then, it will be one of those memorable phenomena that old men measure their lives by, & lie about to one another, utilizing disaster to promote bonding when war is not an option. (I'd just as soon it rained, though...) Peace!.. where's the money in That? ('61) ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) I remember Sharon Tate... I can still see her walking down the halls of Col-Hi.She was very beautiful, almost too beautiful and she seemed quite lonely. I think she was Homecoming Queen one year and perhaps she was a song girl or cheerleader also. Her father was in the Military so they moved around a bit. If you want to read more about her and the Manson murders, get the book "Helter Skelter". Riveting! (Another good murder mystery book based on fact is "The Mormon Murders") Re: Trains I have been coast to coast three times by train as a child as my father was from Maine. My parents would take me out of school for three weeks so I could make the trip. I think we left from Hermiston (in the middle of the night). It seemed to take forever and children are always anxious to "get there". I used to love to go up into the dome cars and just sit and watch the scenery go by. I just love the smell of a train - - happy memories. Sometimes I take the train from Oakland to Reno and let me tell you the trip through the Sierras especially in winter is spectacular. Only to be outdone by the trip through Glacier Park on the way to Seattle by the northern route. Bomber cheers, -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Railroads All this talk of trains has me reminiscing about the times that I took the train over Snoqualimie Pass from Pasco to Seattle every other summer for a couple weeks to visit Kathy Culler. Anyone remember her? She moved to the Seattle area in 5th grade. She went to Lewis and Clark. Also, our Girl Scout troup took the train over to Seattle to see "The Ten Commandments". Some of us would sit up on the look out deck and check out the boys. My mother and I took the train a couple times back to New York to visit relatives while my dad stayed back home to work. The first time I was 18 months old and the 2nd time I was 4 years old. We didn't have a sleeping berth. I remember pulling down a part of the seat in front of me. It connected to my seat and made a bed. That was fun. Only thing I really remember about the trip. I loved riding the train, but would be rather afraid of it these days. Seems there are waaaay too many crashes. Isn't that why they call it "Amcrash"? Would love to get a chance to be on a dinner train though. They keep talking about something like that for our area. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - We got our first frost last night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) This is your Birthday song; It doesn't last too long. Hey! And remember, some things never change. I will always love you, (and you will always be older than I! I love you, sis, Happy Birthday To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) & Miriam Lewis ('76) And if you really want heartache, try being a Tri-City Americans hockey fan!! To: Rick Maddy ('67) A BULLDOG tattoo????? Were you drunk?! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it got cold quick! Lotta frost on the deck this morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: "Dime Candy Bars"? Dear Mr. Hamiliton of the "Gold Medal Class of 1963" 10/31/02 Your entry from the Alumni Sandstorm "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." Are you sure they were a dime? Maybe a nickel? (;-) Your servant from the class of 1964, -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: train rides I love riding the trains. I do know I rode a train when I was a baby from Pasco all the way back to Minnesota; but the FIRST train ride I remember is traveling from Minnesota to Chicago (saw Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip there), and then taking the train from Minnesota to Pasco... went with my grandmother, I think the year was 1958. The train from Chicago to Minnesota had a lot of Cuban teens on it... don't remember where they were going, and so "grown- up"... wore big straw hats, had big straw bags, and smoked cigarettes. I used to go up to the "deck" (cannot remember what it was called, but it was where you could sit and look out and see all over the place) and watch them... they were so "sophisticated". *grin* Of course, my grandmother would come right behind me and make me come back down and sit with her!!!!!!! The next train ride I took was after I had moved to Bakersfield, and rode it from here all the way to Spokane. I had taken my two "foster" grandchildren (they are now 16 and 14)... Tori was 5 and Anthony was 3... we went in February and it was the first time they had ever been on a train and the first time they had ever seen snow! We ate breakfast in the dining car and they spent more time looking out the window at the snow than eating their breakfast! We were on the train for 26 hours and it stopped in every little town along the way (some of the stops are about 30 minutes apart, or so it seemed). We changed trains in Martinez, CA at 10 at night... not too easy with two little sleepy kids... gets to Portland in the morning, leaves around noon for Spokane and gets there at midnight. I still love riding trains and it is still my preferred mode of transportation for long trips! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ tonight, little "gremlins" will be haunting Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Conrad Bott ('65) Re: FFTF Thanks for the help with the FFTF... it will, in the near future, help a lot of people. -Jo Conrad Bott ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Ganz ('68WB) Re: Tucson Lunch I attended the second Tucson lunch yesterday and had a wonderful time. Even though there were only five of us the memories really flew. If you havent attended one of them in your area yet do yourself a favor and go to the next one. Re: Trains I took the Grand Canyon Train ride from Williams a couple years ago. A great way to see the south rim although I would recommend staying a day or two to do some of the other things like the donkey ride or the short hikes. The train company lets you split the trips. In the summer they still run a steam loco. -Terry Ganz ('68WB) ~ SUNNY Dragoon, AZ - in the low 70s yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jumbo Davis ('82) To: Mike Davis ('74) Hope you didn't let the Reese peanut butter cups get the best of you last night. Were you a MAN or were you a mouse. To: Zakary Davis (2018) Happy Birthday to future Bomber Zak. He's already shooting 3s and slapping the floor on defense at the age of three. -Jumbo Davis ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Ralph Myrick ('51), Dick Pierard ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Roger Fishback ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), John Wingfield ('66) Rick Maddy ('67), Ron Harman ('77) Gerri Soehnlein (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) I wonder if anyone remembers Bob McClanahan and what is his status? I believe his dad had leased the land along the Columbia River, where Leslie Grove Park is now, to run cattle. And, as I remember Bob's dad had a chance to pick up that land for almost nothing and chose not to do it. Like my Dad, he probably thought that after the war, the government was going to bulldoze everything down and give it back to the farmers. Boy, hind sight is 20/20 isn't it? -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Re: Trains As a train buff of sorts, I have one to recommend to you. My wife, Charlene, and I last July took the Australian transcontinental train, the Indian Pacific, from Sydney to Perth. It is almost a 3 1/2 day trip. We traveled first class and it was like trains used to be. We had a compartment, ate in the dining car every day (two sittings, like on a cruise ship), and could sit in the compartment or in the lounge car (free coffee/tea or a pay bar was open) and watch the endless scenery of the Australian outback go by. The train would stop at various places long enough for people to take a bus tour of the area--Broken Hill, Adelaide, Kalgoorie, and the ghost town of Cook, South Australia. It was really a unique fun experience and the venture seems to be successful as they run a goodly number of cars. It goes twice a week in both directions. There is a cheaper second class, but that is more of a pure transportation thing (either open seating car or a very small compartment) and one buys food from a buffet counter in the lounge car. -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Norma Loescher Boswell ('53) Just a note to wish you a Happy Birthday. I won't divulge your age, but I do remember you portraying the daughter of a sophomore girl in a school play a short while back. To: Hugh Hinson ('52), Curt Donahue ('53), Dore Tyler ('53), Allan Avery ('54), and Jerry Swain ('54) Be the good lord willing and the creeks don't rise, it is my intention to be a the Fife Luncheon on the 10th. Sure would like to see some of you guys there. Re: Train rides A point of geographical correction. The train from Pasco to Seattle on the Northern Pacific went over Stampede Pass (a few miles South of Snoqualimie) and down the Green River to Auburn. In order to cross the mountains over Snoqualimie you would have to go to Spokane and catch the Milwaukee Road train (if it was still running). The two lines paralleled each other between Ellensburg and just West of Easton. Still a nice ride is between Tacoma and East Olympia along the Sound. Or North between Seattle and Bellingham or even Vancouver, BC; also along the Sound. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ sunny and cool in Albany, OR again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Candy Bars To: Gary Behymer ('64) Gary, Yes Jim Hamilton ('63) did get dime candy bars---- ------you see, he was still trick or treating in the 11th grade! And that's all I'm going to say about that. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Mr. Behymer's response to the price of the candy bars purveyed in the south end on Halloween. Nickel bars were no big deal, but on rare occasion we'd hit the mother lode in one of the best kept secrets of Richland, the "Gold Coast of the Southend". I was sworn to secrecy at an early age by Irwin and Hemphill, so I can't disclose the exact location of said "Gold Coast", under penalty of a Wedgie. But like the Lost Dutchman's Mine, The Sandman and Snipe Hunts, you'll have take our word for it. Hershey bars were a nickel as were Big Hunks, Baby Ruths, Look, Snickers and Tootsie Rolls. Mounds, Almond Joy, big Hershey bars and Idaho Spuds were a dime. Why some dilettante from up the other end of town wouldn't know this is well beyond my cognitive powers, which at this very moment are substantial. I would imagine that anyone with a permanently crooked right index finger, from years of applying Clearasil might also be able to shed some light on the topic. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux p.s. And Gary in your spare time could you drive up the road to Bohler Gym and knock some sense into what's left of them Cougs? They're doing all they can to break my heart, again. -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Hanford featured at Portland museum http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/2002/1030/Story5.html -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Vashon Island How long have you lived on Vashon? I lived there in '68 - '69 when my first husband was stationed on the lighthouse there (Point Robinson Light)---he was stationed there after his duty in Viet Nam. It was a gorgeous place to live. While we were there, they were just building Gold's Beach... imagine it has grown quite a bit since then. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - cold temps have finally arrived ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: Trains Whoever suggested Trains hit a good one. Thanks. I too remember great train rides in my life. When I was a kid we used to take the train back to Chicago to visit my Mother (Jean)'s family in Indiana. Travelling through Montana on the Great Northern "Empire Builder" or Northern Pacific was a long beautiful day. We took the Denver Zepher from Chicago to Denver once. Thirty years ago my wife and I took the train from Mexacali to Mexico City. We got on the Pullman car with the beds made one night and woke up late the next morning with all the other people sitting and watching the sights. We met some fascinating people on that trip, like Children's author, Francis Calnay. We lived in Japan in 1974-5 and rode the trains all over the main island of Honshu, the Shin can sen was a marvel. Four years ago we took the Chunnel from London to Paris, during the World Cup, and I was impressed at how tight security was on the train and all the stations in Paris. But perhaps the most personal for me was in the summer of 1969, before my last year in college, when I worked for Northern Pacific as a switchman in the Tacoma rail yard. That was very interesting and I met some very fascinating people, both on and off the yard. I have loved trains since I was a boy and got an American Flyer electric train for Christmas one time. Then we got a Lionel, and I still have both, it is just getting them out to play with them that is a chore to find the time and space, usually it is around the Christmas tree in our home in Olympia. Peace, -John Wingfield ('66) ~ in Livonia, MI - where the first snow flew today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Marine Corps Bulldog (not Pasco) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Sober as a judge (most of them anyway), Deedee. Tuefel Hunden -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Harman ('77) Re: Woody Guthrie's Musical America To: Portland Area Bombers For anyone looking for a good, cheap (FREE!) family-friendly evening of entertainment later this month, I will be appearing in Woody Guthrie's Musical America opening November 22nd at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capital Highway. The show runs Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, Sunday afternoons at 2:00 through December 8. This is a small ensemble show, exploring life in depression era America through the writings and music of the period's premiere folk figure. For more information, visit the American Heritage Theater Project's website at http://www.ahtp.org. I hope to see some Bombers there! Did I mention it was free? -Ron Harman ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gerri Soehnlein (NAB) Re: Death Notice Jacen Sealock graduated from HHS in 1990. I know this for a fact... he and my daughter were in the same graduating class. They had been classmates since both were in the first grade, out at Tapteal Elem., in West Richland. Thanks! -Gerri Soehnlein (John Rogers HS grad in Spokane, WA) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Helen Cross ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Loretta Jensen ('65) Guy Lobdell ('66), Jerry Sions ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 11/03 - Class of '58 11/03 - Spokane More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Train Trips I keep reading about all the train trips and I can't stand it any longer. I gotta tell you about one of mine. My friend and I had a mutual friend living in Guadalajara and we would go visit him periodically. On one of these trips, I decided we should take the train to Manzanillo since that was one of the few places in Mexico I hadn't been. We were at 5,000 plus ft. elevation in Guadalajara and Manzanillo was at sea level. No matter. We purchased round trip tickets that I think cost $8.00 American and off we went, hurtling down at mach speed (it seemed) with brakes squealing all the way, going across trestles with no bottom in sight and swishing thru tunnels. I throughly enjoyed the trip, trying to chat with the Mexicans (no Espanol) and waiting for the next trestle or whatever. Sometimes the vegetation would hit the train. I noticed my friend was unusually quiet but I was enjoying myself. The only thing that shocked me was when the conductor collected our styrofoam lunch containers and threw them out the back of the train. Well, needless to say, we didn't go back to Guadalajara by train. It turned out that my friend was so quiet because he was petrified and the first thing he did when we got to the station was give our tickets back to some Mexican man who didn't even seem to want them!! We did get a beach front hotel for $21.00 per night which is my best bargain so far in Mexico. It didn't quite make up for the plane fare back, taxi fare, etc, however. I sure would like to do that trip again but my friend refuses to go with me to Mexico (for some reason.) -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where the frost is on the pumpkin ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Greetings from warm and friendly Malaysia where we are having a great time. We are at a cybernet all night spot so my husband can catch the Cougars beating Arizona. (It's halftime and 6:20 am Sunday in Malaysia.) The swim pools are beautiful and it's never below 80, so you can swim anytime. And the shopping is very good. Re: Candy Bars Speaking of candy bars, does anybody remember a Cup of Gold candy bar? That's what I remember as my favorite! Re: Trains Sadly we won't be riding a train here. I too have had memorable train rides. My favorite would have to be when I rode from Amsterdam to Vienna through the castle region along the Rhine River. The castles were all lit up and it was like riding along in a fairy land. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: First Las Vegas luncheon A great big thank you to Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) for all her hard work on putting this luncheon together. I made the drive from Bakersfield, CA and had a great time! It was the first one and they are having the next one in January... may even go to that one. ;) Re: First Bakersfield, CA Bomber luncheon It is on November 9th, so all of those planning on attending, please let me know by the 7th. ;) -Linda Reining ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Linda--We want PICTURES!!!!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Jensen Kusak ('65) Re: Sharon Tate ('61wbRIP) I remember Sharon Tate. Actually who I really remember is Roni O'Donnell ('61). Roni was a friend of Sharon's and Roni dated my brother, David ('59RIP). I also remember John Meyers ('58RIP) quite well. He use to come to our trailer in West Richland for dinner. He would bring his own half gallon of milk for dinner because he was embarrassed he drank so much milk at one meal! My mom would always tell him he didn't need to bring his own milk. I can still see him duck to get through our trailer door. I was always so intrigued over my big brother's friends. I thought it was so cool when Roni wore my brother's class ring around her neck. Great memories! -Loretta Jensen Kusak ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Guy Lobdell ('66) Re: Train Rides To: All of ya train buff Bombers I've never had the good fortune to take a scenic trip on a train, though I've thought about it several times. On business it was always the redeye flyin' out of Pasco to somewhere and landin' in some other time zone, UGH! Have any of you ever traveled over a long distance by Greyhound (or any other) bus? I got out of ITR at Camp Pendleton late in the summer of 1966 and could only afford to take a bus to Bomber town, mainly because my next duty station was in Florida and I had to save money to fly there. I swear to G-- that the bus stopped in every town between Pendleton and Richland... I think it took up about half of my leave time to get home (not really). It was about 4 days of being cramped up in those seats in my dress Greens. Any former Marines out there will realize how hard it would be to look 'squared away' after traveling all of that time in a bus. The bus didn't have many people on it at any one time so I tried to make myself as comfortable possible on that long seat in the rear. I swore that I would never ride a bus over any distance again, and so far I've been lucky enough to not even need to use Ben- Franklin Transit. Re: Full Size Candy Bars On Halloween My daughter came over yesterday (11/01) and I found out that she and her husband go out to Costo and buy full size candy bars for Halloween still!!! In fact, I guess Jerry accidentally picked a package of King size bars and they still handed them out. Remind me next October and I might slip their address in here. HA HA!! Semper Fi, all -Guy Lobdell ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Sions ('74) To: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) I understand what you mean about GOD having a sense of humor. This is what I get for my past sins against your gender. Haven't seen Dawn since the 20 year reunion (where she was single and still a very attractive woman). My regards to any Bombers you keep in touch with, It's a beautiful day on the Island, -Jerry Sions ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ginny Anderson ('55), JD Boyd ('55) Glen Rose ('58), Ann Engel ('63) Linda Reining ('64), Susie Nelson ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Bruce Strand ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Betti & Robert Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) Re: Another Class of '55 Grade School Picture Thanks to Deanna Case Ackerman ('55), we have another Sacajawea 6th grade class picture. Check it out at: richlandbombers.1955.tripod.com/55gspics.html Now Sacajawea has the largest number of contributions. Perhaps we should have a contest between the schools to see which school can get all their grade school pictures posted. -Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD Boyd ('55) Re: Old Cars The Bombers of the '40s and '50s probably remember when cars cost less than $2,000.00 new. You could get any color that you wanted as long as it was black, white, red or blue. You paid extra for heater, radio and white wall tires. No automatic transmissions, air conditioning, cruise control, ABS, GPS, etc., etc. Our air conditioning consisted of 250 at no extra charge (250 is two windows and 50 miles an hour). Those old cars were great, do you remember those wing windows that you used to flick your ashes off your cigarettes. Also, those vent ports that you could open to keep the car fresh. Those were the days!!!!! -JD Boyd ('55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: Spokane Lunch A great big thank you to Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) for arranging the latest luncheon in Spokane. It was a real treat to visit with friends I haven't seen in 40 years or so, as well as the Spokane Bombers that I have kept up with. Also, it was exciting to find some people that remember Tim's - that hamburger place that By built down on the corner of Williams and Jadwin, in about 1955. That place was a second home to a bunch of kids for a couple years. There were a lot of pictures being taken and I hope some of them show up on the luncheon website! Looking forward to the next luncheon in January. -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) To: Micki Lund Anderson ('63) Micki, So sorry I missed your birthday. Fred and I were at the beach. Nov 1st I think was your 30th. I hope you had a great day. I can't believe Jimbo didn't say something in the Alumni Sandstorm. Shame on you. It was in the 60s at Long Beach, WA, Astoria and Seaside, Oregon with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Love Ya, Ann -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: bus trips I had taken Amtrak from here (Bakersfield, CA) to Spokane (was going to Idaho to see my mom and also to Richland for my 35th high school reunion) in August of '99. When we got to Portland, there had been a wreck on the tracks, so we couldn't finish the route by train... they transferred us to charter busses!!!!! We had gotten into Portland at noon, the busses didn't leave for Spokane till after 7 that evening! This was summertime, and they had all of us get on the busses at 5:30... they wouldn't turn on the a/c... they were waiting for some gal to show up with the fleet gas cards and didn't want to waste gas idling... and they wouldn't let any of us off the busses, cause they didn't want to "lose" anyone!!!!! It was hotter than you know what sitting there!!!! By the time we left, tempers weren't the best! Then, the damn bus driver had no idea where she was going... she knew how to get out of Portland, but she didn't know how to get into Wishram (down the damn hill, pick up passengers, then go back up the damn hill)... that bus stopped EVERYWHERE between Portland and Pasco... she didn't even know how to get to the Pasco train depot... she drove around for about 15 minutes, when a guy at the back of the bus shouted, "Lady, you've got 5 more minutes, and then I am taking over... I live here and I KNOW where the damn depot is!!!!!!" We were supposed to have gotten to Spokane at midnight... didn't get there till after 3 the NEXT morning!!!!!!!! That bus was crowded... no leg room... seats were way too small... had a lady sitting next to me who took up her entire seat and part of mine!!!!!! ;/ Haven't been on a bus since and don't ever plan to!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ cold temps have finally arrived in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith ('67) All this talk about John Myers ('58RIP) has brought back memories for me too. They lived across the street from us in the Red "F" house! When John came over he would have to duck his head to get into the house. They borrowed a picnic table that my Dad had made... it was really heavy and usually took two men to move it just a little ways. Anyway John came over to get it and my dad I think was going to help him but he said "That's okay." and somehow got it on his back and carried it across the street. Also remember Charlie the Owl... John had found him somewhere and the kept him in the back yard in a chain link fenced area. When they took trips I can remember having to throw raw hamburger into him and jumping back, was always a little afraid of him. (I'm of course talking about Charlie the owl now not John) At Halloween Gayle, John's mother used to dress as a witch and have Charlie on her arm when she opened the door. It was always scary but a house we never skipped Trick or Treating. Thanks for the memories -Susie Nelson Smith ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: birthday greetings Maren, Would you be so kind and put this note in Monday's Alumni Sandstorm? To: My much older brother (by a whole 6 minutes) Happy Birthday Big Bro!!! I know he doesn't get the Sandstorm, but I do know there are others out there who may know his E-mail address and may want to wish him happy birthday. Have a good day Grandpa. Love your much younger sister, Betti -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we got some rain and snow this week ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) Re: Phoenix, AZ Any Bombers or Bomber happenings in the Phoenix area? My wife's company (she's a drug rep) is transferring her to a "West Phoenix" territory, Glendale. I'm being the dutiful spouse and following her, sans job -- any leads, by the way? We are off to the sun just as the chill and rainy season sets in here in the Puget Sound. -Bruce Strand ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Lohdefinck ('52), Marilyn "Em" DeVine ('52) Ginny Anderson ('55), Sally Kessell ('55WB) Ed Borasky ('59), Frank Osgard ('63WB) Jean Armstrong ('64), Don Andrews ('67) Pam Ehinger ('67), Joyce Stinsman ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles Cox ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE: Here's a little something for "The Cinnamon Bear" aficionados/aficiondas... http://otrsite.com/logs/logc1016.htm ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 11/09 - Bakersfield (first one) 11/09 - Portland ) More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Lohdefinck ('52) Hi there Bomber Fans. Just wanted to throw a question out there for the Class of '52. Is there anyone out there who might have pictures of the graduating class of '52? Believe it or not, this is one lonely old guy who wound up not even getting a copy of the year book for the Class of '52. I've been looking for years and so far have not been able to find any of the above. Sure would like to fill that "void" in my life... even at this late date. Thanks guys and gals... -Dick Lohdefinck ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [The '52 Columbian (and many others) online... Columbians Online -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) To: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) I've been through Poulsbo 3 times in the past 8 or 9 days (didn't remember who lived there, of course) and am SO impressed with your little town. Hopefully, I'll have a chance to spend a few days there some time, instead of just driving through!! Am really impressed by the gas prices as well as the beauty of the place and the neat "old town" area. My granddaughter, whom I was taking back to school near Victoria, B.C (another wonderful town that needs more of my time and attention!) took a picture of a $1.25 gas price sign to send to her Mom in Alaska! To: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Happy belated birthday! Did you know my "Keri" was named after you? She and I both went through a period of wishing I'd left it Karen instead of being "cute". My younger brother, Richard, suggested the spelling. Hope you had a great birthday. Re: Trains It's been fun to read about the trains. I have a few memories of train rides, but nothing spectacular like some of you. But I did go the California-Portland route, once, guess I was lucky---I ended up taking a flight on to Richland via Pasco. My kids were 4, 3 and 3 months, so I really couldn't mess around with long delays! Take care, everyone, and be happy! "Em" -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) Re: '55 Grade School Pictures [again] Thanks Jack Alexander for another Sacajawea picture. He shared his picture of the 4th grade class of Mrs. Henderson. It appears we need lots of help with names though. We also added a few names to Mrs. Bise's class picture and added a Home Page link for Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB). -Ginny Anderson Suelzle ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Re: Old Cars What great, fun memories that provoked, Jim! We had a black and lots of chrome (of course) '40something Pontiac we named Jezebel. We took uncountable rides in her. I remember laying up under the rear window on the shelf (I can't remember what that shelf was called) and counting the telephone poles we passed until we got to the drive-in theater on a Saturday evening. I remember stopping at a place where mint was grown and sold. Smelled heavenly. On other drives, I remember waving golden wheat fields as far as I could see. Beautiful! Jezebel took us to the airfield to simply get watch the planes come and go for hours. I remember Al Withrow took my mom and dad up in a glider several times. I sat beside Chris Withrow their black Ford with one end of a big cable attached to the rear of it and the other end to the glider. I'd never driven so fast in a car in my life. I watched that speedometer edge up to the 100mph mark as she pulled that glider up. Then the heart stopping jolt as the cable released. Exhilarating stuff for a kid! We took one drive into the Horse Heaven Hills (I'm pretty sure that's where we were) and Dad got the car stuck in a sand dune. He made us all get out of the car because we were so near the edge of a place where the car could go over an edge. I was terrified. Mom took us and our cocker spaniel out of sight of the car--and my dad--who was probably turning the air blue just under his breath. He got it unstuck and we were all okay, but I still vividly remember the incident. You're right, "Those were the days!!!!!" -Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: John Meyers ('58RIP) All this talk about John Meyers brings back some fond memories. Given the fact that I was two years younger than everyone else in the class of 1959, I was also a good bit shorter. And John was [if I recall correctly] 6'6" tall. Well, one morning early in my sophomore year, someone suggested that I go up to John and ask him, "Hows the weather up there?" So I did and he picked me up and showed me! :) -M. Edward "Ed" Borasky ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) Back in the doublewide now that huntin' season is over ("Didja' get your Buck"). A man can only drink whiskey out of a tin cup and spit in the campfire for so long. I am getting current by readin' all the back issues of the Sandstorm. Re: Trains All this talk about riding trains and not nobody, including me, remembers stumbling onto the midnight Zephyr to catch a game or two at the State Basketball Tournament. And then what about Sue, in the Northern Pacific commercials on channel 6. Whatta ya' say Sue, and then she'd sing "For the finest ride you ever had, ride the ever had, ride the Vista Dome North Coast Limited", then she would swoon "Northern Pacific, really terrific". Normie and Chico thought she was hot. But me, I was saving myself for one of the Kohler Fuel dollies. -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I am back home after spending the summer in Richland and Oregon and seeing all my friends and family. My life has slowed down just a little, I want to plan the first Phoenix area luncheon. I thought that Saturday, November 16th at noon would be a good time and day. I know that is two weeks away and I hope that is enough notice with the holidays coming and all. The place that I picked is The Monastery Too on Paradise Lane just off Bell Road and the 101 loop. Then we can do some shopping at Arrowhead mall after lunch.. :) Anyone interested please email me.. I am looking at Digital cameras and would like to get one before the luncheon. I know nothing about them. So anyone that can offer any advice on these cameras would be greatly appreciated. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where I have to plant my pansies before it gets too hot. It's going to be 78. Gotta love it here in the winter. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Trains The trip from Spokane to Seattle by train goes through Wenatchee. Stevens Pass being to high to go over they decided to go under. The trip to Seattle takes you through 2 tunnels. The first one is only about a 1/4 mile long but it just gets you prepared for the big one. The main tunnel under Stevens Pass is approximately Eight (8) miles long. The west portal of the tunnel comes out not to far from Skykomish. The route takes you to Everett before continuing on to Seattle. This is a great trip because you get to see eastern Washington from a different perspective than I-90. A great excursion trip by train is the Hood River Valley Railroad. This train leave Hood River and travels up the Hood River valley to Parkdale where it stops for lunch before it return to Hood River. This is an all day trip but very nice. Parkdale is almost at the base of Mt. Hood on the east side of the mountain. You'll enjoy this trip. Bomber Cheers =Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA - Cold and clear for now but the rains are coming. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Spokane Luncheon My first luncheon, and I thought I was going to be the Baby of the group! Ha! Rick Valentine ('68) was there and then we had a surprise visitor from the class of '72, he saw the Reader Board outside the The Chapter that said "RICHLAND BOMBER ALUMNI". So he stopped in... Bill Koshman ('72). Then a classmate from '74 (Debra Dawson Fogler) showed up! So to make a long story short I wasn't the baby! We all had a great time laughing and talking and eating! To: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) & Gary Persons ('57) You did a great job! Thank you for all your hard work. I'm looking forward to the next one. Hope to see some class of '67 there! That's a hint Guys & Gals! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) Re: I have a funny bus travel story I was returning to Richland to surprise my Mother during a school/work break on the Greyhound bus from Salem, OR. I was about 18 years old at the time and it was winter of 1969. I picked the least expensive way to travel so it was a night trip and stopped at nearly every town on the Washington side of the Columbia and somehow found its way to Toppenish. At this stop I was to wait for the next bus that would pick me up and deliver me to Richland in the early morning hours. The weather was cold and icy with a little snow. The bus station closed so I sat on a magazine for warmth on the steps waiting for the bus at about 1:00 AM. The local police pulled up and said I couldn't stay there since the bars were to close soon and I wouldn't be safe. They loaded me into the back of the police car and took me to the police station to wait in a warm place. I was kept in the chief's office away from the people they were arresting. When it was time for the bus to arrive they escorted me, again in the back of the police car, to the bus. I was nicely helped on to the waiting bus by the policemen. I was thankful for the ride and wasn't thinking much about having a police escort, but you should have seen the looks I got from the other bus riders. I guess it looked like I was the local lady of the evening being run out of town. No one wanted to share a seat with me so I sat defiantly alone. I was stared or glared at until I got off at the next stop, Richland. Of course no one was waiting for me, as this was a surprise visit, so looked like I was to make Richland my new location. The other passengers who got off met their families and I got more looks. My Mother laughed and laughed over this one. I find it funny now, but at the time was insulted that someone would think I was one of those women. -Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) ~ Port Orchard, WA - where I just returned from Hawaii 86 to the freeze. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Karen Cole ('55), Gary Persons ('57) Glen Rose ('58), Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Patti Jones ('60) Jim Andersen ('61), John Browne ('61) John Adkins ('62), Frank Osgard ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Fran Teeple ('68) Barb Belcher ('72), Anita Fravala ('73) Mike Davis ('74), Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky Rulon ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gerald Stein ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) To: Em DeVine Dow ('52) Thank you for the birthday wishes. I had no idea that your Keri was named after me. What an honor, thank you! If we had a daughter we were always going to name her Kari. Since we had four boys, we had to name our boat Kari. Ha I've always had a special place in my heart for Richard. He was so kind to my brother Johnny, letting him tag after him. I was talking about Richard the other day. I told my husband about how Richard was the older brother that Johnny never had. (He suffered a lot with five older sisters.) Tell Terry "Hello" for me. He used to come into the Honda shop we owned in Kirkland. I believe he was working on the bridge at the time. Take care. -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch What a fun bunch of folks showed up for lunch on Sunday! There were 24 of us and we were honored to welcome eight Bombers from other cities, including our own Queen Maren. Nick Nelson ('56) came the farthest, from Seattle via Richland, where he collected three passengers. Because some of the travelers couldn't stay late, we started early with coffee at 11:00 AM, then moved to the loooong banquet table for lunch at 12:30pm. The coffee hour worked out so well, we're going to make it a permanent feature for those who'd like to come early. We attracted some attention when we all trooped outside for a group photo under the "RICHLAND BOMBER ALUMNI" sign, and we figure all that horn-honking must have been from other Bombers passing by. Either that, or it was a comment on the green and gold socks that Maren Smyth ('63 &'64) and Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) were displaying for the cameras! We plan to repeat the fun in January... hope to see even more new faces. -Gary Persons ('57) and Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: Spokane Luncheon Pics Here is another batch of pictures from the Spokane luncheon. They were taken by Vera Smith Robbins ('58). Maybe Maren can fill in the missing names! -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowman ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Luncheon LUNCH DATE: November 9 TIME: 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Stanford's at Jantzen Beach 1440 Jantzen Beach Center NOTE: We found out last time that cash is required - no checks. All Bombers & Spouses Welcome! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowman ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Puget Sound/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday November 8, 2002 LUNCH DATE: November 10, 2002 TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill Between Goodyear and the Day's Inn (253) 922-9555 ADDRESS: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA Exit 136/136 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! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where the Alaska chill has lifted. Normal fall weather of rain and wind is on its way! Some flowers such as Mums are still pretty, not bitten by the cold weather! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Andersen ('61) Does anyone know where Pam Swain ('61) is? -Jim Andersen ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne ('61) To: Linda Reining ('64) I moved here in '82, to help my dad with a major remodel. He moved here in about '67, & have chosen to stay. Pt. Robinson is now being developed as an historical landmark; & the grounds are a park. I got my best look at the local orcas there one Christmas about 6 years ago, as they followed the Nisqually chum run South. They swam around the point just a few hundred feet from shore- all 19 of them-taking their time. One large animal rolled up for a breath so close that I could watch him as he visually tracked a collie that was running along the beach toward the point. This whale was about 50' offshore! It must have been a delightful place to live, Linda... To: Ron Harman ('77) I'd love to see your show; & maybe I will. It opens on the birthday of my best friend in the Portland area. We have enjoyed playing music together for about 35 years now. I lived at 6669 SW Capitol Hwy back in '65... it had been a dairy. Even though there were no other comm'l buildings nearby, there was a Dairy Queen directly across the street! (dilly bars for dinner, anyone?) I believe it's a community center, nowadays. Break a string, Ron! Re: John Meyers ('58RIP) The talk of John Meyers took me back to my first home in Richland, in an "A" house on Johnston. The Meyers place was across the open space behind our house (well, not directly-more like across from the Adrian's). This was my first Richland playground, back in '53, & the 'big guys' (including John, Tom Harbour, Gary Lind ('59), & sometimes Bill Roe ('59), I think) used to let us 'little guys' get in on the touch football there. Jim Adrian ('61) & I usually played with the 'giants'. Even a few girls got into the action- I recall Barb Stanfield ('60), in particular- she was a pretty good athlete, in my recollection. This same spot was also home to model plane enthusiasts, getting their fingers slapped by the occasional pre-ignition as the propeller was spun to get the engine going. The flyer stood in the middle of the clearing with the control lines in his hands, turning slowly in a circle with the plane on a leash, until it ran out of gas... There were a lot of places where regular impromptu football was something to pursue: Hunt's Point was a great spot for this (with an oval field that had sloping shoulders); the field across Symons from the grocery store, not far from Sacajawea (where the nighthawks always showed up in the evenings); & the fields South of Jefferson grade school, among so many others. Q: Do the nighthawks still put on a show in the summer evenings? I kinda miss them... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) To: Frank Osgard ('63WB) Re: Kohler Fuel I always thought you were a "Boyle Fuel Guy" "When you need Coal or Oil - Call Boyle - Fairfax 8-1521" Stair stepin to the Stars. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - and it is cool here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63WB) What's the deal with all this selective amnesia? People who before yesterday had no recollection of riding the Silver Bullet to State, are now taking me to task about the Kohler Oil Girls. Give it up, I know of which I speak. Us Osgards used to religiously watch Starlet Stairway every Saturday night, 'bout 6pm. The Old Man got a certain insatiable glee out of watching little kids make fools out of themselves. Starlet Stairway was sponsored by the Kohler Oil Company. They had this close harmony trio of incredibly cute Lennon Sisters wannabes in their Easter dresses on the show every week. They sang their little ditty a couple of times each half hour. "When you need Kohler Oil, call Boyle, Fairfax, eight, five, something, something, something". I always assumed that Boyle was the first name of their Dad, and he either answered the phone, owned Kohler Oil, or both. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. -Frank Osgard ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: New item for Tri-City Herald funeral notices: Post memories and more http://www.tri-cityherald.com/ -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: Travel stores To: Joyce Stinsman Komac ('68) Joyce, That was a great story! Thanks for sharing it. To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Spokane Lunch Was sorry that I had to miss the lunch on Nov 3rd. I'll look forward to the next one and even more people being able to come. I heard that it was a great EVENT! And now, I'm looking forward to pictures. Re: Trains/busses All these train and bus stories remind me of the winter of about '73. My sons were 2 and 3 and we were invited to spend two weeks with friends in the Blackfoot area in Montana near Browning in January where the husband was a teacher on the reservation. We left the train station at 1am, traveled all night and the next day. There were not a lot of travelers, so we had two benches facing each other for the three of us. I had packed sandwiches, boxes of juices (brand new then) and other snacks and the kidlets were small enough to sack out on the seats and sleep. During the day there few other passengers for them to bother and to get a little exercise. We arrived in sunny weather - though cold, and had an adventure staying on the reservation. We met lots of people, played Bingo, did once a week shopping in Cut Bank and went to basketball games on the school bus. Any activity was at least 30 miles away. The weather stayed cold - like 10 above or 20 below. At the end of two weeks, we 7 smashed ourselves into their little Suburu and drove to the train pick up center - couldn't call it a station really, to return to Spokane. The weather had warmed enough to finally permit the snow to fall and it was heavy. By the time we got there, it was so heavy we couldn't see to drive and the kids and I missed the train. The kids and I were stranded there for another four weeks! Once a week we drove to the train, but either we couldn't get there or the train didn't show up. But my vivid memory is of 6 to 8 foot high columns of plowed and drifting snow along the roads. The weather surely seems to have changed in the last 20 years. -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) To: Gary Persons ('57), Jan Bollinger Persons ('60), Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) I was interested to hear that Bill Koshman ('72) dropped in to your luncheon. We just had our 30th last summer, and he was on our Lost List! Did you by any chance get an address or e-mail address for him? We are still trying to find lost classmates to keep the data base current. There is a Lost List on our web site if anyone with friends or relatives from the class of '72 want to check it out. We have approximately 80 people unaccounted for. richlandbombers.1972.tripod.com/30yearreunion.html Thanks, -Barb Belcher Valinske ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) Re: Train Trips I have to throw in my most memorable train ride - my only train ride (if you don't count the Sounder from Sumner to Seattle and back every day). We were docked at Villefranche on the French Riviera. There wasn't a lot to do in that little community so we hopped the bullet train to Monte Carlo. However, since the Monte Carlo Grand Prix was going to run four days from the day we were there, the majority of the town was shut down as they race right through the center of town. We had to climb up the mountain to see the changing of the guard at Monaco - and it was a heat wave - thought we would die! On our way back to Villefranche we decided to just stay on the train and go down to Nice. Little did I know that the Cannes Film Festival was going on at the same time, however we saw no celebrities. Just to have ridden the bullet train was worth it. -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Trains I remember the trains! They go "choo choo"!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) To: Maren Re: Cinnamon Bear Hi Maren! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for mentioning the Cinnamon Bear. I ordered a set (finally, was given the thought early enough to arrive on time). GO COUGS! -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, and 1 funeral notice today: Patti Cole ('52), JD Boyd ('55) Ed Wood ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Peggy Jones ('67), Robin Frister ('73) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Cole Pierce ('52) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Re: Happy Birthday!!!!! Just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday November 7. Will be in Seattle, but thinking of you. Much love, Patti and Don. -Patti Cole Pierce ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD Boyd ('55) Re: Old Cars Might be fun if we wrote about some of the stupid things we did in high school---not as to our girl friends or boyfriends which may or may not have become spouses---that would be too personal. Probably the dumbest thing I did in high school was to see how fast my '52 Ford would go one winter (probably the winter of '54). Kenny Owens ('53) and I were in the car as I left the Richland "Y" headed for Prosser. There is a hill as you leave the "Y" and just as I crested the hill, I was doing 105 miles an hour and hit black ice. Needless to say we did a couple of end over ends over the embankment. KO was thrown from the car ended up in the Richland Hospital (fortunately he was not seriously injured). I rode it out and not so much as a scratch. However, I must have had dirty laundry and had a bit of shell shock. KO recovered and is probably still working for the railroad in Pasco. The car was in the body shop for a couple of months and fixed almost as good as new. I did learn a lesson about speed and black ice! Let's hear other dumb stories about things we did in high school----just don't tell stories that will irritate other Bombers! My wife and I have some very dear friends that belong to a Chevy old car and are very active. She had an old junker car in high school. They would have lots of old car stories to tell. Come on Dort---get with the program! -JD Boyd ('55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Riding first class The train stories remind me of the time Dave Henry ('62) and I were traveling from Amsterdam to Essen, Germany and unknowingly sat in a first class compartment on the train. As the train was leaving Belgium and entering Germany, a Belgian conductor noted we had second class tickets but sitting in first class. He didn't mind that, but predicted that German conductors would want to evict us from first class when we entered that country. He advised us to ignore their demands and stay put, because, "Remember - we won the war!" Some memories last forever, it seems. -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Cinnamon Bear Well, it's that time again! Yes, right after Thanksgiving, we start listening to the Cinnamon Bear episodes. I got a set for me and a set for my grand daughter in Spokane so we could listen together (and apart). She loves them as much as I do. So, here's where you can get them. They are available on CD or cassette. Cinnamon Bear tapes and/or CDs are available from Amazon.com Original Radio Broad Cdrdos 4037, Glanville Heisch Price: $24.49 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Smithsonian Price: $35.98 & This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. I ordered them originally from Radio Spirits, Inc. (Smithsonian) P. O. Box 2141 Schiller Park, IL 60176 $34.98 for CD plus shipping ISBN 1570190682 $24.98 Cassettes plus shipping ISBN 1570190674 Also the website that was in the Alumni Sandstorm on November 5 is http://otrsite.com/logs/logc1016.htm I went to the site and it has all the episodes named, numbered, with the date first aired. Apparently, you can order from him. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Jones Snow ('67) To: Donna MacGregor Salazar ('57) Donna, I've lost your email address! I would love to plan a mini-Bomber lunch with you and whoever else might show up. Maren says there ARE other Bombers in this part of the country who might be interested also. If we could find them we might even move the lunch to Santa Fe. I'm listed in the LA (that is, Little LA) phone book. Give me a call or email me. To: Penny McAllister D'Abato ('67) Penny, I tried emailing you several weeks ago and have had no response. Perhaps I had the wrong email address?? I'd love to hear from you. Re: Peg Kestell Hume ('67) Does anyone know where Peg is these days?? Still in South America?? To: '67 students of Jefferson Elementary School Why are there NO Jefferson Grade School photos for the future class of '67???? (I have lost mine but someone must have some somewhere..) Regards -Peggy Jones Snow ('67) ~ sunny New Mexico - 8" of snow this last Monday! Does this mean the ski hill may actually open this year?? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) Re: Lunch Just want to tell you what great pictures those were from the Spokane luncheon. Great to see everyone having so much fun. At least there were two brave souls from the '70s! Sincerely, -Robin Frister Washburn ('73) ~ Portland, OR - where the monsoons will be starting any hour now, but the sunrise is breath taking ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Mike Davis ('74) Mikie Evidentially you haven't been around trains since we used to read "The "Little Engine That Could" to you. Mom -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Edgar C. "Ed" Wood ('45 & '47) ~ 04/3/17 - 10/24/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Harman ('51), Jean Hughes ('54) Derrith Persons ('60), John Browne ('61) Carol Converse ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) David Rivers ('65), Brad Wear ('71) Vicki Owens ('72), Mark Staples ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb Eckert Holloway ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Spencer Houck ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Old Car Stories My thanks to J.D. Boyd ('55) for starting the thing about our cars! I have a real love affair with them as well. Had a good series of cars from a '32 Chev coupe that was cherry! I was on that same road J.D. spoke of between Richland an Prosser. The Chev had the old dip oiling system. As was common to teens then I had not kept the oil level checked and, as I climbed the grade out of Benton City, the oil naturally went to the back of the pan and I lost a bunch of rods. Bob Johnson ('50), was taking auto shop at the time and he fixed it as a class project. As I recall, I was on the way to a basketball ball game in Prosser with Bob when it happened. I think I sold the car to Jim Riggs ('51). Next car was a 35' Chev coupe that was a dog when I got it. It had a bad body and the clutch slipped so badly that I could stop at a stop sign without disengaging the clutch. I just revved the engine to get it going. That was the car I used to take out to twin bridges and jump it over the irrigation culvert that was there at the time. I sailed 30 or 40 feet and it never hurt the car. In the summer time my buddy and I used to ride around town with the doors completely off. It was real air conditioning. I could continue with the cars but I will just mention the one I now have. It is a '37 Chev pickup that I have just had restored. It cost a lot but it has some sentimental value to me. Let's hear some other car stories. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Would someone please update us on how Charlie's doing. It would be greatly appreciated. -Jean Hughes Shaffer ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) Re: Spokane luncheon ~ November 3rd My first Bomber luncheon and what a good time. I met people I had not known and saw people I had known before. Thank you Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) and Gary Persons ('57) the get together was full of memories and lots of fun! I was impressed! Everything was so nice. It was good to meet Queen Maren. I sat between Mable Dickson Pangle (52) and Kay Mitchell Coates ('52), they were wonderful to talk with. Pam and Maren, WOW!! What far out socks!! My dad, OWH, and I would like to say a very big Thank You to all. Now that I've met some of the people that write in I can put faces to the writers as I read the Alumni Sandstorm. Thanks Gary and Jan the whole week end was great! Love Ya! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Derrith and I GOTTA tell everybody what your Dad said to me... he's such a hoot. He said "Well, now, you're a cute little trick!" I'm still giggling. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Dumb Car stories I'm not gonna tell about David Ostrum ('61) & the '55 Dodge Coronet & the West Richland road with the famous hump in it; but I will mention the kindness of Mr. Sharpshooter 'Gentleman' Jim Hoff ('57) allowing me to burn up a bunch of clutch disc in his '57 Ford while trying to learn the intricacies of the stick shift (mostly in the Uptown parking lot). Aside from extra heavy springs (the better to burn rubber, no doubt) something about that car made me edgy- it was just way too cool for me to be driving- plus, perhaps, the aura of Vonnie Reed ('60), who was a regular passenger there... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Jobs My son is about to graduate from taking Computer Science at the community college in Spokane. I am wondering if any of you living in the Portland/Salem area could send me the web address or snail address for the newspaper there. He has been looking on the web, but no such luck so far in finding any positions. At school, they only have Washington positions. I know you guys will come through for me. Thank you. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where it's raining. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB ECKERT HOLLOWAY ('61) Hope you have a GREAT day. I'll be thinking of you. Make Larry take you to Granny's. Wish I was there. Remember last year? I still have pictures from there.. :) Love ya, -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the sun is still shinning and the flowers are in bloom. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Shared Memories The Vegas Chapter held its first Viva Las Bombers Lunch last week thanks to the efforts of Roberta Hill Karcher ('49). Very nice turnout and I'd mention everyone who was there but if I miss someone I'd feel badly. I can say that we had from the class of '49 to the class of '98 represented. Bombers from Vegas, Indian Springs and BAKERSFIELD were there! I had a ball. Such wonder to share such memories with so many people from other classes. As I was reading the Sandstorm this morning, I saw the Cinnamon Bear mentioned (again as it is every year at this time)... I remember a few years ago, Ray Stein ('64) and a bunch of us were busy telling other Bombers where we had purchased ours... Yesterday at Lunch, I was trying to explain the Richland School District chili, corn bread and honey butter syndrome to someone... can't be explained... Like the Cinnamon Bear, the Crazyquilt Dragon, the Dike, The Big Pool and the Little Pool, Atomic Frontier Days, The Cloud, the Bomber Bowl on the 4th of July and so many other memories... ya just hadda be there. One other thing... ya know... we sometimes forget to let each other know just how important we are to each other... I hadn't heard from Gary Webb ('64) since just before the All Class in June... so I sent a message into space... it was good to know he's fine... It's important ya know... we all share so much. I'm sure glad I was born a Bomber! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Old Car Stories One of my most memorable car episodes was driving down Carmichael hill and passing Lee Holter ('70RIP) driving the "Black Nard" with the hood up and somebody sitting on the fender pouring gas down the carb to get it to run. They were out of gas and it was the only thing they could think of to get it to the gas station at the bottom of the hill. Gravity? This vehicle was a piece of gear, no steering wheel at the time, a pipe wrench was the steering wheel, an over stuffed chair for the drivers seat was nailed to the floor, flat black with white letters. I wonder what ever happened to it? Another time it showed up at Zip's with about 50 feet of chain link fence under it from the go-cart tracks. I don't think it handled to well. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Richardson, TX - where it's just now getting cooled off. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Robin Frister Washburn ('73) I read your entry in the Sandstorm today, and thought "Yes, Robin always was a glutton for sunrises!" I do remember at least one all-nighter at Sambo's, during the summer after my first year of college. We were drinking that "bottomless cup of coffee" for a nickel, and then walked down to the river to watch a gorgeous sunrise. And who can forget those beautiful Richland sunrises and sunsets, especially after a sand storm when they were blood red?! On that particular sunrise morning, I got home just as my dad was going out the door to work. He said, "Where have you been?" "Down at the park watching the sun rise." And, in true Richland dad form he said, "If I would have known you wanted to watch the sun rise, I could have been waking you up every morning when I get up for work!" Those were the days! :-) -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda - where they're blaming our "monsoons" on El Nino. With all of this rain, I'm starting to wonder whether I live in Seattle! (Yuck!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mark Staples ('82) Re: Camping in Mt. Rainier Forest See if you can pick out the Bomber Alumni in these photos: http://staples.net/camping/rainier/rainier_gallery.htm Even if you can't, I thought you might all enjoy them anyway. Regards, -Mark Staples ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02), Lea Branum ('55) Michael Ragland ('57), John Browne ('61) Dennis McGrath ('63WB), Deedee Willox ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Marshall Smith ('64) David Rivers ('65), Dick Pierce ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Cristy Cone ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Boehning ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kandy Smith Olson ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Schildknecht ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Bakersfield (first one) TODAY - Portland More information: http://www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) Re: Edgar "Ed" Wood ('45 & '47 RIP) Because of my long trip and other reasons, I just heard of Ed Wood's death. My condolences to Ed's wife, Margaret Luther Wood ('47), his brother, Joe ('48) and all of his loved ones. I've known Ed for 58 years, and played football with him in '44. Later, Ed -Dick McCoy, your friend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lea Branum Clark ('55) Re: Old Cars I was so lucky to have a dad that had the love for cars. I always had a car. My first one he bought me was a '39 Chev. four doors. I could pile the kids in that old thing and have so much fun at noon and after school. It was really in good shape. I learn to speed shift a vacuum shift as good as any boy. When dad and I would come to a stop sign and some boy would race the engine, dad would say, "See if you can take him!" And some of the time I could. I finally was put on probation for having so many speeding tickets. So I had to be good for a year. Dad paid all of my tickets... He was the greatest! The second car was one I bought. It was a '55 Chev. convertible. Turquoise/white. The third one was a change for me. I changed to a Ford. A pink/white Thunderbird. Today, I have a '61 Red Corvette that my husband bought me the year after we were married. I still have it and it is still just like NEW. All original. My grandchildren love to ride in it when we get it out of storage during the summer months. Thanks J.D. Boyd ('55) for the memories of old cars. One question? When you had your wreck with K.O.? Is that the time he had the steel plate put in his head? He told me once he was in a wreck and had one put in... -Lea Branum Clark ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Michael Ragland ('57) Re: Sharon Tate ('61wbRIP) I remember Sharon very well. She was a most beautiful girl, but was also very friendly with everyone in our circle. She had a bit of a wild side as well and attended several "ditch parties" that were held in various places around the city. I could regale you with many stories about Sharon. As was indicated earlier, Bill Smithers ('58) was the one closest to Sharon. While she had dated many others, she and Bill "went steady" for a period of time. Bill even saved up and visited her in Italy. I do believe that he really wanted to marry her, but her mother had higher things planned for her. The marriage worked with the director, but before Sharon could become a Star, she was killed by Manson and his followers. I hope they all continue to rot in jail until they die. If anyone is interested, I would be more than willing to share my memories of Sharon. -Michael Ragland ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: the Hoff who turned me loose with the 57 Ford Was it Jim?.. or ?... I'm not OLD enuf for this!.. sigh. (Hmmm... Johnnie- are you Sure it was a blue Ford?.. & not a White Studebaker?.. hmmm?) To: Mark Staples ('82) The pix are amazing!.. I was looking at 0060 load & There was our Holy Mother!.. right There!.. with her fir trees, er, ah, Hands, folded in Prayer!.. & a serenity beyond all comprehension- Quickly! We must build a Shrine on that Sacred Spot, to Our Lady of OHANAPECOSH! Yesss!..before it snows! ^..^ JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Me thinks John has the same kind of imagination as his little brother Mark ('64RIP). SHRINE??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis McGrath ('63WB) Re: J.D. Boyd's ('55) '52 Ford story J.D., How did you get a '52 Ford (assuming it still had the old 239 cu. in. flathead in it) to go that fast up that grade? It must have been in the cargo bay of a C-5 Galaxie! Just kidding...... neat cars, neat story. Anybody out there remember some of the local hot rods of notoriety during late fifties and very early sixties? I think that the fastest one in town in 1960 was a '40 Willys powered by a Tri-Power 348 Chevrolet. Fast car for it's time. Does anyone know who owned the '51-'52 Chevy two door sedan with "Chicken Shift" painted on the gas tank fill cover? He used to work at the service station located on the corner of GWWay and Newcomer? There were some pretty creative names painted on some of the hot rods of that period. Neat old cars, neat times. -Dennis McGrath ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Cars & buses To: Brad Wear ('71) Remember suicide knobs?! Also, your story about the guy under the hood pouring gas in reminded me of our days in an little church in Burbank. Very small church, no budget. My hubby drove the bus to pick up kids for the vacation Bible school. Remember, no budget; it didn't run real well (understatement)! One day, he had to put my son under the hood to hold down the accelerator so they could get back to the church. So there went the bus, hood down as much as possible so he could see, and just my son's legs sticking out! What a hoot! Was this dedication or insanity?! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Pat Crook (58) is listed here (;-) Re: More Pat Crook ('58) Re: Pat Crook (58) today (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marshall Smith ('64) First big rain of the year here in San Francisco and it is coming down! Streets full of branches and leaves -- signs and newspaper racks blown over, 20-30 foot surf out at Ocean Beach. The radio says there are "dozens, maybe hundreds" of accidents in the Bay Area morning commute. It's days like this that make me glad I work on the Internet and commute 20 feet in my slippers. -Marshall Smith ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Welcome Home Looks like I won't be near a computer for about a week. This is the time when, on the 10th, Steve Simpson ('65), Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) and I try to beat each other to the punch wishing each other Happy Marine Corps Birthday... So... Steve and Jimmy... ha ha...I beatcha! To: George Kelly ('64), Gary Webb('64), Kenny Johnson ('65), Mack Brand ('64), Gary Setbacken ('64), Brad Wear ('71) Bobbie "Tuna" Mattson ('64), Hector Alvarez ('64), Mark Black ('66RIP), Mike Jennings ('64RIP) Cap'n Jim House ('63), Rick Maddy ('67), and all the other Marines out there that I will recall the minute I push the send button: HURRAH! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Now for all the Doggies, Squids and Fly-boys... Thank you for all you have done for all of us. If no one has told you today: Welcome home and a job well done. This time of year I remember all the guys we lost in and out of the war(s) and I get a little bit quivery around the bottom lip. So Rather than try and say I miss you to all the Bill Dowds ('65RIP), Mark Blacks ('66RIP) and Bobby Keplingers ('64RIP), maybe I should say I do miss you all and thank you all for the sacrifices you made for each and every one of us. And I thank Jimbeaux ('63) (yeah even Doggie ociffers... I mean Officers count) and all the Vets that served and came home to a very different place than they left; to all of you who may feel you never came "home": you are home and we are grateful that you are and we thank you very much. Please forgive us for our tardiness in honoring you, but today we all say: Welcome Home Vets! -David Rivers ('65) S/Sgt USMC ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) Re: Old Bombers Never Die I burned through I-84 in the 911 from Portland to Boardman, and onto 730 to I-82 at Umatilla, then around the By-Pass to Horn Rapids for nine holes (40), and just made it to Stanley St. at 12:30 to watch the Cougs cook ASU in Pullman. Talked with family, then snuck out with some of the teenagers to ignite a $150 Mad Dog I bought on the reservation in Suquamish. Set it off in the Carmichael parking lot for revenge. Cars came flying. The Bombers rode again. Nice to be home. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: cars I've told these stories before, but got to tell 'em again. I loved riding around in Phil Collins' ('67) '52 Ford with a flathead eight. We would pull into a gas station and Phil would tell the attendant to check the gas and fill it with oil. More than once did Alton Spencer ('67RIP), Ken Webb ('67) and I have to put our hands on the headliner and try to keep our rears on the seat. Phil liked to take this car out into the desert and let her rip. The only complaint was it foamed up the beer and scared the jack rabbits. The wash boards down by the river were a real hoot too - I cannot remember if it was Dick Pierce ('67) or Norm Englund's ('67) mother's car, but it was a fully loaded nine passenger station wagon and by the time whoever was driving could get it under control the hood was up blocking the view and the hub caps were flying in all directions. My next door neighbor, Dick Choate ('63), taught me how to drive on the empty roads of North Richland in his dad's Willys Jeep when I was eleven years old. Mike DeMers (67) was also on a couple of those jaunts. Like we needed drivers ed or something - yea, right! Those were the days. my friend. Ron "Race" Hansen ('67) was another special guy. At sixteen it was a two barrel carb, then the four barrel, then the tri-power, then the four barrel toilet on the high rise, on and on and by the time we were twenty it had moved into blowers. I have leaped off the road in a couple of Ron's cars with 5:88s out in North Richland. Out of control at the snap of a finger and only doing thirty miles an hour. Ron's '29 Bucket was the scariest of all his autos and I do not like that car. It is mean. Cured me of hot rods. It is in his garage hanging on the wall last I heard. My father (RIP), a Ford man since Model Ts, was sitting on our porch when Rick Warford ('65) brought me home in his brother's, Charles ('60), '57 black and white Chevy. This was a beautiful car. Rick burns rubber off this car all the way down Downing Street leaving a long stretch of heavy smoke. I figure my dad will probably have to kill me or something because I am only a sophomore, but he just said, "Nice car." Louis Hogan ('65?) had, IMO, the best cars in Richland. My favorite of his was the '57 white Chevy that had problems breathing during it's idling lope. Of course I was never allowed within twenty feet of Louis' cars unless I was holding a can of wax, but they were admired from a distance for sure. Jim Adair's ('66) '55, Jim Parvis' ('66) '55, Terry Werner's ('65) Goat, Scott Beyer's ('67) Buick, Hurst shifters, Oly gear shift knobs, Tank Roberts power shifting down Cullum, running out of gas in front of the BA on Jim Schott's ('67) Honda 55, or was it a 90, with Charis Boness ('69) on the passenger seat... an endless list of sweetness. By the way... how is Charis? Growing up in a time of cheap gas and large motors cannot be replaced. At this time I would like to thank the dinosaurs and anything else involved with carbon for a special ride in a special era. I'm just happy to still be alive. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ in HB in OC in SoCal where everything is an acronym and there are still a lot of great classic cars all over the place down here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: twins I got thinking about my greetings to my twin brother on Monday. When I was in the 4th grade at Jason Lee a photographer came to school one day from the Villager and took pictures of the seven sets of twins attending Jason Lee that year. It made the front page of the paper. The sets included; the Drapers ('70), Avants, Scotts, and Dobbins ('69), the latter 2 sets moving away from Richland, the Barnes ('68), McGees and Smiths (both '67). My mother belonged to the original Mother of Twins club in the Tri-Cities. One year my brother and I went to the State Convention for twins in Walla Walla. There were twins from all over Washington and we got to ride in an old car in a parade. How many other sets of twins are out there? -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where it may hit 70 or more ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cristy Cone Penny ('74) To: The Starlit Stairway Fans For every heating comfort, Be your furnace old or new. Just call the Boyle Fuel Company and they'll solve them all for you. If you need coal or oil - Call Boyle Fairfax 8 -1521 Fairfax 8-1521 My tap dancing troup tried out for the show when we were about 4th grade. We rode up to Spokane in two cars and unfortunately had more than one coach on the way up. When our music started at the time of the tryout we didn't all start with the same dance - unfortunately that ended my hopes for my dancing career. Does that bring back any memories for Patty Crawley, Sandra Gladstone or Connie McCullugh - all class of '74? -Cristy Cone Penny ('74) ~ where the rain is pouring down as I prepare to take my Brownie troop to march in the Veteran's Day Parade. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice >>From: Mary Foley Bazzano ('77) Re: Mike Foley ('75RIP) My brother, Mike, died yesterday, 11/7. He had suffered most of his life from diabetes, and his death was related to his long-time disease. For any of his friends who may be reading this: There will be a funeral service on Monday, November 11th at 11am at Christ The King church. He will be sorely missed. -Mary Foley Bazzano ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Mike Clowes ('54), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Jay Siegel ('61), Jim House ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Kathie Roe ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Marshall Smith ('64) Len Rediske ('66), David Rivers ('65) Dick Pierce ('67), Brad Wear ('71) Jeanne LaCroix ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Dick Pierce ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY TODAY: Bill Johnson ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY TODAY: Carl Dvorak ('58) MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY TODAY: Happy Birthday, Marines! ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE --- Re: 1951 Carmichael Cougar Football team All.Sports.tripod.com/Foot/1951-52CarFootball.html Need help with identifications ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Seattle 11/15 - Girls of '54 More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: All the Bomber former Marines Guys and gals, I want to thank you on this anniversary of the Marine Corps. If it weren't for you, us poor squids would have found sea duty really boring. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - ready for lunch in Fife, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Luncheon Please put in a note of thanks from Jo and me to those who came to the Portland/Vancouver luncheon today [11/9]. Our numbers weren't high - but our Bomber spirit was - and I think everyone there had a good visit! To: Portland/Vancouver Bombers Next luncheon will be Saturday - January 11, 2003 - at a new place. Watch for details - and Thanks Fred - for a new location!!! Oh - and Congratulations little Brother Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) - he's a new grandpa - granddaughter #3 arrived Wednesday -November 6 - Kyra Michelle - in Anchorage, AK. Always a Bomber -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) Re: Happy Birthday Marines To: Each and every one of you I lift my glass as once more we celebrate our birthday. Semper Fi Marines. -Jay Siegel ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Happy Birthday Marines I think it is appropriate that Marines celebrate their birthday the day before all veterans are honored, because we thrive on taking the lead. However, that does not in any way diminish my highest regard for all who have served in our armed forces. They will be honored tomorrow. Today I send a birthday wish to all Marines with special thanks and thoughts for those who have fallen, those whose wounds are a daily reminder of their service and those youngsters around the world standing ready to answer the call. In addition to the Marines listed in David Rivers' ('65) note yesterday, I also add a special thank you to Randy Free ('61), Jerry Free ('62) and John Sonderland ('62). Because of them, I have enjoyed the extraordinary distinction and camaraderie of being both a Richland Bomber and a United States Marine. How fortunate am I? Semper Fi, -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX -counting the days till that next special cup of coffee ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: SF storm To: Marshall Smith ('64) We sure did luck out up here in Eureka, CA. Didn't get the high winds that were expected and think they all came down to SF. We saw the videos on the news and wow!! We did get plenty of rain out of the storm though, which we really needed. Just a breeze this afternoon with the sun shinning. This morning is let go though with the rain once again. You guys always get hit a lot harder than we do. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where we're getting a break from the latest storm ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) To all our Bomber Veterans Thank you. Your service was (and still is) appreciated. -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: First Bakersfield Lunch We had our first luncheon in Bakersfield, November 9th at Coco's and had a great time!!!!!! We only had 4 Bombers, but any time there is more than one Bomber, it is a good time. *grin* We even had a "crasher" from Richland---he heard about the luncheon from his uncle- -he is here doing construction work, decided to find us, instead of spending a boring afternoon watching it rain!!! *grin* Maren, I will be sending pictures to you via "snail" mail as soon as I get the rest of the roll taken---my scanner isn't working, so can't scan them. ;/ Those attending were: Rex Hunt ('53wb)and his wife, Cheryl (from Hanford, CA); Rich Greenhalgh('59), from Bakersfield; Paul Dudley('68)---from Richland, WA; and me ('64),Bakersfield!!!!! We all had a great time, and the BOMB was right in the middle--thank you Tom Hughes ('56)for the Bomb---it was a great addition to the table! *grin* "Best" news---we all agreed we had fun, so we will do it, again! sometime in February. Rick Maddy('67), we missed you... hope to see you the next time---weather should be better in February, so maybe the drive over the "grapevine" won't be so bad. *grin* To: David Rivers ('65) Re: Happy Birthday Marines My dad (RIP) was a Sergeant in the Marines (everyone in "the area" called him, Sarge), his father was also a Sergeant in the Marines, but my brother, Tim ('71WB) broke tradition and enlisted in the Navy! You can imagine the things my dad had to say about that! *grin* my first husband was a "sailor"--he was in the Coast Guard--wasn't too happy about that, either. *grin* [Coasties are "shallow water sailors".-Maren] To: Betty Avant ('69) Re: twins We had twins Thairyl and Shairyl Austin in my '64 graduating class... don't know if there were any others for that year. [How about '64's own Bill and Mary Bailey! And Kim and Lynn (RIP) Carpenter!! And Don and Donna Woods! And Carol and Helen Evans! And Jim and Mary Bowman! -Maren] -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - the rain has stopped, for now, and the sun is trying to peak out from the clouds. AND LATER: it is RAINING in Bakersfield and I am one "happy camper"! puddles, fender-benders (people in CA DO NOT know how to drive in the rain), roofs leaking (NOT mine, thankfully), streets flooding, power outages (we are also having winds), BUT I LOVE it! *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marshall Smith ('64) All this car talk reminds me of my cousin Andy from Wenatchee and his Jack Rabbit Special. An old pick-up frame with just a seat and steering wheel with part of a rusted-out dashboard and no windshield. We'd zoom around the sagebrush blasting away at the rabbits with our .410 shotguns and drinking beer having a hell of a good time. My cousin Andy and his brother were both true wild and crazy guys and due to car wrecks and motorcycle crashes never lived to reach the age of 21. RIP. -Marshall Smith ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: See what I mean? It has come to my attention that I forgot to wish two very special guys a HAPPY VETS DAY... SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO To: Fred Schafer USAF & Jimmie Adair USA... & all... I say again all the vets out there... HAPPY VETS DAY AND THANK YOU! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Portland/Vancouver luncheon My wife, Linda, and I went to the second Bomber luncheon today (11-9) at Stanford's at Jantzen Beach. We had a great time, although the turn-out was fairly small. Talk is that we are trying to get another one planned for January 11th. I am putting this out to all you Bombers that live in an around the Portland/Vancouver area. Call or email your classmates and encourage them to attend the luncheon with you. They don't have to be from the same class that you are from. We just would like to get a good size bunch of Bombers together to have a great time. Even if you are not from this area, we would like to see you too. Y'all come OK? -Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) It was my folks' '57 Oldsmobile station wagon, at the washboards, you referred to in today's alum entry. Today, I think of it as a right of passage. I took other suckers, in their cars, to that insane place. One of the best rides I went on after that was when Bob Wright ('67RIP) broke the wheels off Gary Rogers' car behind the Hanford House. Or, the Ford we bought from Don Storms ('65) for $10 and settled for one turn a piece at the wheel. Barbed wire and patrol cars later, Roger Bergdahl ('67) took the rap because he was 18. How come you didn't remember my '59 Chevy as Heap of the Week in our senior year? I swapped my chromed reversed wheels for Hogan's ('65) mags from his '57 white Chevy for the Sandstorm photo. Ron Hansen ('67) could hear things no one else's ears could hear. I think bolts and shafts became naturally lubricated when he approached. I still remember when George Moore ('67) pulled into the station next to the BA [Bowling Alley]in his blue '54 Ford, and the attendant accidently sprayed his face with window cleaner as if the window was up. George was real quiet and then he got out and "talked" with the gas station guy for awhile. Now hold onto your hat, but I had the greatest time telling my son about Dad's high school episodes after he dragged me to see Jackass-The Movie. They had a washboards scene in there. And, the air horn at the golf course. Been there, done that. And, the golf cart scenes. I personally believe golf cart abuse is included in the greens fees. Speaking of Norm Englund ('67), he and I think electricity has other uses, too. Yellow snow cones in the movie. These are things that are passed down from honest people. Have a nice weekend, Rick. I'm 54 today [11/9], but I'm really still a senior. -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) To: All Marines Happy 227th. 227 years of tradition unhampered by progress. The most destructive fighting foprce known to man. Founded in a tavern, and that's where you'll usually find a Marine. Semper Fi. -Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanne LaCroix Grant ('77) To: Mary Foley Bazzano ('77) So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family. -Jeanne LaCroix Grant ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Michael Paul Foley ('75) ~ 01/20/57 - 11/07/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/02 - VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), Mike Clowes ('54), Tom Hughes ('56) Ann Engel ('63), Jeanie Walsh ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Bob Mattson ('64), Karma King ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Bob Grout ('66WB), Rick Valentine ('68), Terry Ganz ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Eckert ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry and Patsy McGregor Boyd ('52/'54WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) For people interested in old cars, they should come to Evansville, IN during the Frog Follies. People from all over the country bring their old cars (restored) to participate in festivities that last for three days. You see everything from model Ts to restored tractors, etc. If you ever decide to come, you can stay at my house or the Chapmans. We are old time Bombers. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Veteran's Day Thanks. Re: Lunch in Fife To: Hugh Hinson ('52) and Alan Avery ('54) You missed a good time guys. Also some good food. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ back in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Seattle/Fife November Lunch Had a great lunch in Fife. Twenty one people, good food, rope jumping '49ers, a sharp tongued waitress and everyone was jealous of Jerry Purkheiser ('54) who still looks like his 1954 Columbian picture. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Twins O.K. here goes, class of '62 twins: Gerry and Jerry Hexum, Jerry and Larry Douglas, Viola and Violet Milander and Babette and Paulette Petty. Class of '63 twins: Barb and Kathy Berkeley, Jackie and Judie Cole, Bill (RIP) and Bob (RIP) Hyatt and Dolly and Donna Koshman. Re: Willys To: The guy who was talking about the Willys My brother, Joe Engel ('58), had a fast one which he had for sale, too many tickets. Re: Vets A special thank-you to all are men and women who have served and are still serving our country. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) - Vancouver, USA - where it's grey skies and raining again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Walsh Williamson ('63) Fellow Bombers, As we get ready to honor all veterans tomorrow, there is one Marine Veteran that is very promenade in my life, as he is the Father of my children and my friend. In the City of Simi Valley, we have finally built a monument to recognize our local heroes, by placing their name, rank and branch of the armed forces that they served. As an elected official, I have the honor of addressing those in the community who will be in attendance for the ceremonial unveiling. Wanting to do something a little different, I asked my former husband to put in his own words, how he feels about this honor and about being a veteran. This is what he told me: In the motion picture, "We Were Soldiers" Mel Gibson voices the pain and guilt of war when he says, "I'll never forgive myself for being alive". Veterans are a special breed. Unique in the fact that they defend our liberties with their lives, and as a wise man wrote, "In war, there are no unwounded soldiers". Today you take time to honor those who have served. Each in his or her own way has contributed to the continued existence of our nation and the safety we feel each day. They are the guardians of our freedom. When you condemn the way our government acts or when you travel from state to state or worship God as you chose, you spend the gifts they bought with their blood. Yet these brave hearts do not ask for payment. They do not think of themselves as special. Were you to ask them if they were heroes they would reply, "No, but I served in the company of many". We cannot give back to them the same measure they have given us. We cannot understand the sacrifices they made, or share the pain of lost limbs and friends. But we can thank them. This memorial does that. It says we remember and we care. It gives back to them recognition of all they have done. They, above all can feel our gratitude. For they faced death on a daily basis and life has a flavor the protected can never know. Semper Fi John Williamson Captain 3rd Marine Division United States Marine Corps -Jeanie Walsh Williamson (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: If it's November 11th, it's gotta be Veteran's Day again. For many Veterans the time we spent "wearing the suit" was a bench mark for measuring the events for the rest of out lives. Coldest Beer, a warm Schlitz at Camp Evans after a couple of weeks outside of the wire. Funniest Human Being ever, MSG J.V. Vowels. I didn't think he was so funny at the time, but back before First Seargents had MBAs he was an absolute riot. Toughest decision, choosing between that same warm beer or my first shower in weeks before the hot water was gone. Favorite three letter word, ETS. Favorite five letter word DEROS. First, "don't get no better that this", Dry Socks. Don't you ever think about calling me that, REMF. Proudest moment, my Mom and the Lovely Nancy pinning on my shinny gold bars. If your time was in the Guard, scraping mud off a deuce and a half in Graf, or cuttin' chogi in Korea. We were all out there together, and in a strange way, our stories are pretty much the same. So to all you Vets, be good to yourselves and I'm glad you're safe. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson ('64) When I left the Marine Corps, and started stepping out with my right foot first, I figured my connection with the military was pretty much at an end, but not hardly. The VA has helped me attend college and has always been there for my continued health care, disability compensation, and voc-rehab. With that, and my extended liberty, I'd like to wish all veterans a good day and thank them for serving their country. And a thank you to the Veterans' Administration and the many other Veterans' Services that continue to help and support our Veterans. Later, -Bob Mattson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) Re: Thank You Veterans and Happy Birthday Marines! To: All The Bombers and Vets that served so that we might have the things we have today - I applaud you!! My dad was a Marine and very active in the Marine League in the Tri-Cities for years... My mom was in the Auxiliary. So, having grown up in a very very Marine household - I wish you all a very happy birthday!!!!!! Please remember to fly your flag! -Karma King Yourdan ('64) P.S. Happy Birthday to Bill Johnson ('57) on 11/10! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Twins Maren, you have the BEST memory of anyone I know-- -sorry to have missed those twins from '64. The Austin twins stuck in my mind 'cause I can remember playing at their house. *grin* I used to go to Kim and Lynn (RIP) Carpenter's house, too, so have no excuse for forgetting them--chalk it up to a "senior moment". To: All Bomber Vets Thank You! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - the blasted tule fog has arrived--happens after every time we get rain! That stuff gives me the heebie- jeebies". ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Veterans' Day I want to honor all the men and women who served in the Arm forces Marines, Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Air Force. X-Navy and X-Army Look at this web-site. http://www.mrfa.org/ -Bob Grout ('66WB) ~ Chino, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Veterans' Day I wish to thank all of our Veterans on this Veterans' Day, 2002. Please take a moment to remember George Rodriguez ('68). George gave his life for our country in Viet Nam. colhi68.tripod.com/124/5-memorial.html -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Ganz ('68) Thanks to all my fellow Veterans for all your service, particularly those from Vietnam. -Terry Ganz ('68)http://media.smilepop.com/smilepop/flash/10_2002/sept02-smilepop-bugseren2.swf *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Bob Clatworthy ('51), Curt Donahue ('53) Larry Mattingly ('60), Hal Burger ('62) Roger Fishback ('62), Terry Tate ('62) Linda Belliston ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Karma King ('64), Bob Grout ('66WB) Rick Maddy ('67), Karen Davis ('76) Rhonda Miller ('78) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 11/15 - Girls of '54 11/16 - Phoenix (first one) More information: www.calsnet.net/All_Bombers Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Clatworthy ('51) To: Shirley Watts James ('49) Shirley: Say hello to the Chapmans for me. Thanks -Bob Clatworthy ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Catch-up Mona and I returned early this morning from ten days cruising the Caribbean and I'm catching up on my e-mails. The discussion regarding trains brought back many memories of train travel between Richland and my grandparents in South Dakota and between Richland and Portland while going to school in Portland. Last week, however, was the ultimate. We traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific in less than one hour across Panama. In addition to the wonderful scenery and education about the canal, the tracks were continuous which eliminated the clack, clack, clack, making for an extremely comfortable ride. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: J Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Bomber Twins Nearly 18 years after I was born, my mother, Louise Mattingly, had twins. Mark and Mike ('77). She was very active in the Mothers of Twins Club for a few years. Quite an accomplishment for a woman with 1/3 of one lung and 1/2 of the other. She had 3 TB operations in the early '40s. Mike is a commercial painter and teaches music part time and is also in a band. Mark is a programmer and still has some music he dabbles with. They both live in the Redmond WA area. Re: New Tricks I am packing for a trip to State College PA for specialized training in advanced computer firing systems. I never cease to be amazed at what life brings me. I founded my company simply to shoot fireworks. Math was my poorest subject in H.S. and college. It is the subject that held my GPA down to a barely acceptable 2.5. Yet I now spend 40 to 50 hours a week at my computer. New tricks are tough on us old dogs. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Hal Burger ('62) Re: Coasties To: All Bomber Vets past, present and future. Thanks for a job well done. To: Maren Re: "Coasties are shallow water sailors" Since you are poking a little fun at the Coast Guard, I thought I would poke right back in fun. I've seen more sea buoys than most Navy types have seen telephone poles. I have floated all over the big pond (Pacific), am a member of the Realm of the Golden Dragon and a qualified Shellback. Even rode out a full fledged Pacific typhoon with 50 plus foot seas. Now there was a roller coaster ride. And it wasn't 2 minutes either more like 3 days. So I don't consider myself a "Shallow Water Sailor" thank you very much. USCG 65-69 ('Nam 67/68). -Hal Burger ('62) ~ Bend, OR - where it's warming back up to freezing and the Mountain will open next week. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Hal, No offense intended. Bomber apologies. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Twins To: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Although not identical twins, Linda and Henry Parker from the class of '62 -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) Re: Vets I too would like to add my sincerest appreciation to all the young men and women, past and present who defend our great nation. I was at the Ia Drang when the battle portrayed in "We Were Soldiers" took place. I was actually about six kilometers away from Landing Zone XRay with a platoon of Military Police who were supposed to receive, process and move to the rear area POWs captured there. Needless to say, we didn't have a lot of work so most of us wound up being engineers, air crew, etc. I myself wound up being a door gunner in a UH1 Huey helicopter. I remember that, once it was all over, Sergeant Major Plumley (played by Sam Elliott in the movie) said, "one thing is for damned sure. When these boys die they will all go to Heaven. They've just done their time in Hell". That sort of became the unofficial Brigade motto after the Ia Drang and pretty much described the Vietnam experience as a whole. While a lot has changed in the military since 1965 a lot remains the same. We still call upon our youth, in their prime of life, to go places and do things that no human should ever have to endure. We pay them so little that most of the lower rank enlisted people with families to support have to go on welfare. Yet they still understand and do their duty. They serve in Granada, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia and Afghanistan with pride and dignity. We should all take just a few minutes today to offer up a silent "thank you" to these magnificent young men and women, wherever they may be, for giving us some peace during very unpeaceful times. -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Re: Bomber Twins In the class of '62 there was also John and Peter Beaulieu. Linda and Henry Parker, Bob And Bonnie Maasen. Glen Neitzel was in the class of '62, but his twin brother Gail graduated with us in '63. Don't know about the Trujillos. -Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: National Military Appreciation Month http://www.defendamerica.mil/nmam.html -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) Re: Bomber Twins To: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) If my mind serves me correctly, Babette and Paulette Petty are not twins. I knew Paulette very well, and I don't remember her having a twin. But, you know, when we get older... I really don't think so though. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Vietnam Veterans If you're looking for a excellent website Brownwater NAVY in Vietnam. Here it is: http://hawley.hispeed.com/vietnam/vietnam.htm Thanks -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: breakfast in Indiana To: Shirley Watts James ('49) "If you ever decide to come, you can stay at my house or the Chapmans. We are old time Bombers.: Hey Shirley, what's for breakfast? :-) -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Mary Foley Bazzano ('77) Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, Mike. Losing a loved one is so difficult and had to go on from day to day. I know for experience now losing 2. It gets a bit easier to carry on because you know they want you too---but each day I think of my brother, Steve, and pappa Norm. I miss them so much. Best to you and your family and my prayers are with you in the loss of Mike. To: brother Mike ('74) Also I wanted to tell my brother Mike that he must of gained the status of the number one Davis in Bear's ('72RIP) and Dad's (RIP) absence. At my work place last week (a prison in Spokane) an old Bomber came in to see his client. He is an attorney and wanted to meet with his inmate/client. Well, I flipped him a bit of crap from the get go because it looked like he had a 10 cent bar card--and he looked like the type that I could flip crap to. Then I asked to verify his bar card with his license. When I looked at the license and then his face I asked "Where are you from originally?" He answered "Richland." I then remarked "You played hoops back in the '60s didn't you". To which he replied "Yes." with a smile. I said "I remember having a crush on you and Paul Felts---you're Mark Callen ('70) the old Bomber guard aren't you". He nodded and smiled and asked who I was. Well, I replied "I am a Davis"---thinking he would say "Oh Bear's little sister". Nope---he said "Oh Mike's sister huh!" I thought well, yeah if I gotta be thought of as Mike's sister--so be it!! I then said "So you are a real attorney huh"---and I also told him about this web site that he wasn't aware of---since I am not good at remembering the exact address, I also gave him Mike's email. So BooBoo---You apparently have the lead as the DAVIS now, congratulations!!!!!!!! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Thanks to Richard Anderson ('60), we have this EASY to remember: richlandbombers.com -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rhonda Miller Williams ('78) Re: Condolences To: Mary Foley Bazzano ('77) and Liz Foley ('78) Please my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother, Michael Paul Foley ('75RIP). You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. -Rhonda Miller Williams ('78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Dorothy Hickey ('51) Jerry Boyd ('52), John Northover ('59) Cherrie Rew ('62), Richard Trujillo ('62) Sharon Brooks ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) Paul Lewis ('65WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Jump Roping First, to explain about the jump roping Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) decided to celebrate October birthdays at our Fife Luncheon and she presented Paul Phillips (49) and myself with jump ropes. Needless to say I cant stand a challenge so Paul and I both proved to the crowd that we could still "jump" rope not for long, but neither one of us tripped up either. Re: Bomber Twins Second, on twins; didn't we have twins in the early '50s by the last name of Cole? Cute little blond gals wasn't one of them named Patty? Or was she the older sister? Re: 11/18 lunch for '40's gals Also where did I miss mention of the November 18th luncheon for '40s grads? I looked under the luncheon web page and under the November calendar and couldn't find it listed anywhere. Where is it being held, what time, etc. who is the hostess to let them know if we can attend? To: Norma Culverhouse King ('49) Met Betty King Moody ('53) last Sunday. She spoke very highly of you and the way you treated their dad... next time I see you will go into detail. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ good old Bothell, WA - where the rain is coming in torrents and I have to go dig a drainage ditch to keep the water off of my carport. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) Jim Boyd ('55), I know that name! Actually, as you know, I endangered your wife, Sandy, for many years in my '36 Chevy. We pushed that car for years to get it started. But it still provided trips to Spokane, Seattle, Nelson Lake, parties and even Drive In movies where we always had either Ann, Jo, Bugsy, Dottie or someone hidden in the trunk. We saved at least 50 cents a head! I upgraded to a '40 Chevy when my brother left for Alaska and entrusted me with his baby. At least we didn't have to push it to start. A few decades later, we now are members of the VCCA (Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. Had a '56 4 door Chevy which was completely restored. Beautiful! Now working on a '65 Corvair convertible. Antique cars is a wonderful hobby for my husband, expensive but cheaper than a mistress! Loved your car story, Jim... you are still wild!!! -Dorothy Hickey Fisher ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Boyd ('52) Re: Anniversary To: '52 Classmates Monday, the 11th, was just not an anniversary but was one of the big ones as it was our 50th. Cannot believe the years went by so fast! We enjoyed the Class of '52 reunion this last summer seeing old friends etc. Just a good thing I picked a good lady who could keep me in line most of the time even if she was only sweet sixteen when we were married. Four good kids and thirteen grandchildren and two great granddaughters are part of the adventure. Re: Old Cars Last week my brother, Jim ('55), wrote about his '52 Ford that could do 105 down hill but the speedometers were a little fast in those days! My '41 Ford coupe that I have now with a flathead (255 CU) and has a lot of speed goodies (about 180 HP) would have a hard time going through a timed run at 105 MPH? Re: NASCAR Patsy and I spent last week at the PIR Track here in Phoenix for NASCAR Races with friends in motor homes and enjoyed all the races. About 5,000 motor homes, trailers and a few tents all show up for the annual event. About 115,000 show up for Sunday's Cup race and becomes a very noisy place. -Jerry Boyd ('52)... and Patsy McGregor Boyd ('54WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Northover ('59) Re: San Diego Area Bomber Lunch I guess it is about time a lunch was set up for all the Bombers that may be in the Orange County - San Diego County area ... San Clemente might be a convenient location and near by San Juan Capistrano has an AMTRAK station with quite a few restaurants within walking distance. From the Class of '59's Reunion Booklet: Gayle Baker Tice - Vista CA; Patricia Chochrane Santos - El Cajon CA; Pat Hartnett - In Torrance CA - about 1 hour away; Sue Heath Venger - Sun Valley CA; Lydia Winckler Brown -San Diego, CA; There are a few '59ers in the L.A. area... which would be about an hour and a half drive to San Jaun Capistrano or a nice train ride ... Pete Bradley ('60) lives about 20 minutes away from me in Escondido, CA. I am thinking January might be a great time ... If there is any interest let me know. -John Northover ('59 ~ where the weather is so clear, I am sure a green flash is near. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl "Cherrie" Rew Gale ('62) Re: Bomber Twins In our Class of 1962, there were six sets of twins and one of a set of twins. They were: John and Peter Beaulieu, Dianne and Dorothy Bosso, Jerry and Larry Douglas (not identical), Gerry and Jerry Hexum, Viola and Violet Milander, Linda and Henry Parker (obviously not identical), and Glen Neitzel (his twin was in Class of 1963). Also in our class there were four sets of brothers and sisters (not twins): Sid and Mary Cowan, Clark and Annette Hall, Bob and Bonnie Maasen, and Dick and Barbara Von Olnhausen. Can any class beat that? -Cheryl "Cherrie" Rew Gale ('62) ~ Richland - where it is cloudy and 52 -- and NO wind! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Richard Trujillo ('62) Re: Bomber Twins To: Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) Nope, not a twin to Pat Trujillo ('62), nor were we related. Although I did often refer to her as "Sis" when I saw her. Someone wrote in to the Sandstorm several months ago looking for Pat Trujillo. I just happened to have a client that knew Pat and her family... she said that Pat had become a nurse and had moved East somewhere. I forgot where she said Pat moved to because we were both so excited about discovering we were both Bombers. Actually I forget the clients last name too (but it is on my records at work) but her first name is Doris... ummm or was it Jenney. Boy, it is terrible to get old. Anyway it was great to meet up with a fellow Bomber out here in the Arizona dessert. -Richard Trujillo ('62) ~ Casa Grande, AZ - where the temps are in the 70s, sun is shinning and another beautiful day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) Re: Vets To: Terry Tate ('62) I want to thank you for the wonderful things you had to say about our young men and women in the service. I have a son Dan ('97), who finished a tour in Bosnia. He is back in the states now. Who knows where he will go next? Thanks so much for reminding everyone how much our young people have given up during war time. Thank you and all the other Vets for all you gave for peace. -Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) ~ Richland - where it rained today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Bomber Twins (?) Babette and Paulette Petty ('62) To: Karma King Yourdan ('64) Karma, You are so right. Heard also from Linda Belliston Boehning ('63) that they are not even related. - Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) I want to thank all of you that have sent me information of websites, etc. for local newspapers around the Portland area. My son is very appreciative also. Again, a BIG Bomber thanks to all. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - winter is here to stay ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: The First Phoenix Luncheon Just a friendly reminder that the luncheon (Saturday, November 16th at 12:00 noon) for all the Bombers in the metropolitan and surrounding areas (Yuma and Tucson and Flagstaff included) and their spouses and/or children are all invited to attend our very first get-together at The Monastery Too, located at 8011 W. Paradise Lane, Glendale, AZ.. Just east of the 101 Loop and one block south of Bell Road.. Take either 75th Ave. or 83rd Ave. from Bell Road.. The Monastery Too is right behind Target.. The phone number at the Monastery is (623) 412-7782.. Bring pictures and Columbians to share and don't forget your cameras.. I will be there early, probably between 11:00 and 11:30, as it is a first come - first serve place.. I will be out in the yard setting up tables if anyone wants to come early and help (Gary Setbacken??) Looking forward to meeting new Bomber faces and feeling close to home again.. See you all there.. Any questions, you can email me.. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the sun is shinning and there are friends coming together this Saturday for our 1st Phoenix lunch.. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Lewis ('65WB) Re: Veteran's Day On Veterans' Day my thoughts turn to Danny Neff, who was about three years my senior. In the 1980s I was walking in the Catholic cemetery West of Richland, near the by-pass highway, and noticed the grave of Danny Neff. The grave stone said he died in Vietnam. In Washington D.C. I looked for Danny's name on the Vietnam Memorial, but did not find it. Did I make a mistake somewhere? Can anyone tell me what happened to Danny Neff? I have an image of Danny Neff that will never fade. At the Richland swimming pool near Columbia High School, Danny Neff would put his two hands on a vertical pole and hold his body out horizontal from the pole. It was an amazing display of physical strength. I was so impressed I decided that I was going to try to develop that ability, too. From then on, any time I passed a vertical pole, such as a stop sign, I tried my ability. At first I "cheated" in ways that did not require so much strength. But gradually I eliminated the "cheating." Finally when I was in high school I could do it just like Danny Neff. Whenever I did it, I thought of Danny Neff. I was very sorry to see that he had passed away. -Paul Lewis ('65WB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Paul -- I think I see your problem trying to locate Danny.... last name is Neth and he was class of '57... quite a few more than 3 years older than you. And, yes, Danny Neth died in Vietnam. -Maren] *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), Don McKenzie ('56) Dean Enderle ('57), Judy Willox ('61) Gail Cyphers ('62), Anita Cleaver ('63) Ann Engel ('63), Earl Bennett ('63) Betti Avant ('69), Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Bob Clatworthy ('51) It is good to hear from you. It has been years. I remember you as friends of my brothers. I'll tell the Chapman's hi from you. They are great friends. To: Rick Maddy ('67) Hi Rick. Glad to meet you. If you come to Evansville for the Frog Follies, you are welcome here. You can even pick whatever you want for breakfast. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don McKenzie ('56) Re: Bomber Twins Don't forget twin sisters Winema and Winona McGilvery in the class of '56 -Don McKenzie ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle ('57) Re: Vets I have just been catching up on my Alumni Sandstorm reading, as a 22 year veteran of the USAF I appreciated the kind words from several of you Bombers out there... a lot of awfully good people have paid the ultimate price for the everyday freedoms we that survive take for granted at times. Re: Cars As for cars, always a hot topic when I was a youth, even though most of my cars were of the forgettable variety due to their bad habits, (dead batteries, non-working generators, blown exhausts, busted transmissions, etc., etc.) Anyway, all of you out there just keep the stories coming as they give my tired old memory banks a much needed workout. Take Car one and all -Dean Enderle ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Club 40 DustStorm POTLUCK Mailing/Christmas Party December 8th. The meeting will start at 2pm and will be in the recreation hall at the Desert Hills Mobile Home Park on Skyline Drive in Richland. Email me for directions if you don't know how to get there. Since it is a Potluck Affair, each of the members are asked to bring a dish of some sort, ie: casserole or main dish, salad, veggie tray or a dessert. Dishes such as potato salad, spaghetti, baked beans and the likes go over very well. But you decide what to bring. Hoping to see you all there as it makes for more food, merrier times and less work when the majority shows. :o) Bomber cheers, Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gail Cyphers ('62) Those of you that know John Foster ('65), know him not to be the shy and retiring type. In this case, however, he might be a little reluctant to brag a bit. In the web site http://www.hotrodders.com/vehicles/index.html you will see some of John's handy work on cars. I have known John since the dawn of time and have always known him to be very competent at many things mechanical, particularly when it came to cars. Check the web site out and see the 27' Ford that John has crafted....you won't see many like it....good work John!!!...thx... -Gail Cyphers ('62) ~ Colorado Springs, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) Re: Guardian Angel Care Center First of all, I want to thank everyone with all the wonderful information on Quail Hollow when my family was making the decision on where to place my Mom. Well, my Dad decided he didn't want my Mom to share a bathroom (which she would have to do at Quail Hollow) and moved her to Guardian Angel in Richland instead. I've been there a few times when I can get to the Tri-Cities and it seems quite nice but awfully quiet??? Any feedback from Bombers on this facility? Thanks! -Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Bomber Twins To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Yes Ann those cute little twins were Jackie and Judie Cole ('63) who were the mascots for their sister Patti Cole ('55) when she was a cheerleader. Boy you have a good memory. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl Bennett ('63) Re: The Virtual Wall - Search For A Name (2) I don't read the whole Sandstorm every day, so I don't know if anyone has ever sent in this link to the Virtual Vietnam Memorial Wall. Very user-friendly. I sent Paul Lewis ('61WB) the page for Danny Neth ('57RIP). I've only been retired from the Naval Reserve for 5 weeks, and not actually officially yet, so I still feel I'm a part, but there is already a sense of loss with that part of my life fading away. The camaraderie and sense of purpose and fulfillment in the military is tremendous, but does not reduce the gratitude and admiration we owe to those who are involved and willing to lay it on the line for us. 42% of my unit was mobilized for ENDURING FREEDOM, and I prepared certificates of appreciation for each one who stepped forward to actively volunteers, so that others did not have to, though all were willing and ready if needed. http://www.thevirtualwall.org/search/search_index.htm Regards, ecb3 -Earl Bennett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Twins again I just remembered another funny thing about twins. When I used to tell people I had a twin brother they would ask if we were identical. I told them that was impossible and they asked why? I said "Because he is a he and I am a she." They would get this look on their faces and say "What difference does that make?" Every once in awhile in this day and age I still get those questions. We had at least one other set of twins that I know of in the class of '69: Carol and Claire Rediske. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Bomber Twins Let's not forget Wig and Jumbo Davis ('82). Most people don't know this, but their older brother, Mike ('74), is actually triplets all rolled in to one. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Ray Gillette ('49) Jimmie A. Shipman ('51), Janet Martin ('53) Ann Clatworthy ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Larry Mattingly ('60), Suzie Gunderson ('60) Mike Lahrman ('63), Pam Ehinger ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Ken Staley ('68) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet Tyler ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Bomber Twins Thanks to Ann Engel Schafer ('63) for comment on Cole twins. I just remember that all of the girls were cute blonds in that family. A good looking bunch of kids. Great cheer leaders also. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ overcast Bothell, WA - where we are expecting more rain ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [New Bomber web page: Bomber TWINS -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Bomber Twins Bomber TWINS To clear up (maybe) some of the confusion about the Cole sisters who were at Col Hi when we were.... Barbara Cole ('50) and her sister Patti Cole ('52) were two very pretty Cole girls that were very popular (as I recall). They obviously were not twins, however. As someone else has mentioned, they have twin sisters who attended school with the Class of '63 (Jackie and Judie) but we (in '49) most likely didn't have the pleasure of knowing (or seeing) them. Cheers to all Bomber Alums.... -Ray Gillette ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) Re: Bomber TWINS I haven't seen their names yet or I missed them, The Baker twins from the Class of '51 Murvelle & Ozelle. Where it's breezy in Richland -Jimmie A. Shipman ('51) ~ Bombers Never Quit ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [And let's not forget Larry and LaVerne Osterman ('51). LaVerne used to babysit the Smyth kids. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) Re: Bomber TWINS Class of '53 also had a set of twins. Jean Fae and Jean Rae Greiter... think they may still live in the area. -Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) Re: More Bomber TWINS Twins from the class of ('54): Betty & Eddie Goaky and Loretta & Loraine Murphy. -Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) ~ Virginia - where it is bright and sunny temp in the 40s ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Bomber TWINS The class of '54 had twins also: There was Lorretta & Lorraine Murphy and Diane & Sue Hale that I know of for sure. Not sure about the Goodenows nor the Goakys. Maybe my classmates can help my rememberer along. To: Dennis Chapman ('54) Hi to Dennis and your lovely wife. Glad you had a wonderful cruise and look forward to seeing you both at our next reunion. Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Charlie is doing good, looks good, and each day he feels stronger. Boy you CANNOT keep a BOMBER down!! Go Bombers Re: Evolution of Seattle Waterfront, 1907-2002 http://www.kokogiak.com/projects/seawft/reveal_3a.html Hi Maren I think you could put this in the Sandstorm. I received it from another Bomber, Curt Donahue('53)... I am sure he will not mind that everyone will see how beautiful this is. Thanks for asking. If you want to see something awesome click the link and see Seattle transform right before your eyes. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [A very cool link. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Veterans Somewhat belated I need to add my commiserations to all vets especially Bomber Vets many of who are friends, or acquaintances. Many have paid a dear price that those of us who have not been there would barely understand if at all. Who could calculate what we really owe them for the freedom, rights, and privileges we have in America, and many other parts of the world? But I feel it should go deeper then that. We, each of us, have a responsibility to see that their sacrifices are not spent in vain for the future. We who are not vets need to make our own sacrifices to further their efforts. Exercise our right to vote! Teach our children and our grandchildren the reasons why they have the rights and privileges they have, and to honor them with good citizenship. We need to not just sit there and watch things we don't like, happen to, and in America. Stand up, speak up, participate, and be counted. Fear not the consequences. What if our forefathers and the countless veterans had set by and done nothing? Where would we be now? American citizenship and democracy is neither cheap nor easy but we, all of us need to each pay our own way in this wonderful country. OK I will get off my soap box now. I will also recognize that many Bombers are well above average in the exercise of citizenship. I just feel strongly that we all need to do our part to keep this country all it can be, and to see that those who follow us carry on for the future. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ from my motel room in State College, PA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) Re: RHS Instrumental Music Boosters Blankets To: Debbie Thomas Debbie, Thank you for sending my lovely green and gold Bomber blanket. I was delighted to receive it. It is a perfect representation of my memories of RHS. I hope the blankets made lots of money for the Music Dept. Thanks again! Bomber Cheers, -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA - where the drizzle became full force rain yesterday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lahrman ('63) Re: Marines To: Jim HOuse ('63) Hey Jim, Hello from another former Marine. Best Wishes -Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Bomber TWINS Don't for get Carol and Linda Kulick, from The Blue Ribbon Class of '67! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Parks and Recreation My father would say we are born dumb, but stupidity is another matter. With this always at the back of my mind I went back to school in 1990 to try and jump start some brain cells. I graduated in 1995 from EWU with a BA in special education. An applied psychology degree is very good for helping figure out who you are without doing a couch trip downtown with the shrinks. Costs almost the same in the long run. I dont use the degree much. Sub now and then is all. Nevertheless, the schooling was one of the best things I ever did. The education has given me courage to write to the Sandstorm and pursue my other goal of being President of the World. But that is another story. Now that I cleared that up... I was wondering if, in our politically correct era, Sacajawea Park was still Sacajawea Park? Or is it now Secagawea Park? Let me back up. I was down at the HB Pier a few weeks ago and this vendor was selling jewelry made out of the new dollar coin with Sacajawea on it. Now without trying to do the little u or the straight line above aeiou denoting short and long vowels I will try this: Remember when Renault was [ruh nault] but is now [ruh no]? Using that as my best example (no comment please), is Sacajwea [sack uh juh wee uh] Park, because of the politically correct movement (is it a movement?), now Sacagawea [sah cog ah way uh] Park? There is never a dull moment in revisionist history. www.lewisandclark.org/pubart.htm To: Gail Cyphers ('62) and John Foster ('65) http://www.hotrodders.com/vehicles/index.html Thanks Gail. Beautiful car, John!! But is it fast? lol -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Bomber TWINS Add to your list of Bomber Twins: Janet and Jean Davis ('69), -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Twins A little known fact about these twins because they were separated at birth........... Brad Upton ('74) and Larry of Three Stooges fame!!! Check the hair! It's a dead giveaway! Happy parting, Brad! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hoffman ('47 & '48), Bob Harman ('51) Curt Donahue ('53), Janet Martin ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Karol Brimhall ('56) Bill Lattin ('58), Kay Conrad ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Donna Nelson ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) John Foster ('65), Len Rediske ('66) Bill Wingfield ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Betti Avant ('69), Pam Pyle ('69) Daniel Laybourn ('70), Diane Carpenter ('72) Cecily Riccobuono ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday (11/15): John Campbell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hoffman ('47/'48) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Thank you for your kind words. -Tom Hoffman ('47/'48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) Re: Bomber TWINS I may be having a senior moment but I seem to recall something about the twins thing that is going on. I was class of '51 and it seems to me that I recall that the Cole girls, as cheer leaders, were sometimes joined by the little twin sisters in their own cute little cheerleader outfits. Am I wrong? -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Veterans To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Very well stated. I couldn't agree more. I'm so glad that there are many Bombers who are articulate. -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) Re: Bomber TWINS The '53 twins were Jean and Joan Grieter, not Jean & Jean. -Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sorry... my error... fixed now. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Bomber TWINS Just looking through my Columbians and wondering if Bev and Dick Coates from '52 were. Also from that same year Jim and Bob Nacke. [Don't know about Nackes, but Bev and Dick are NOT twins... they are siblings. -Maren] Also... from the Class of '54, there are Bill and Judy Allen, and Bill and Forrest Goodenow (now Terry). I'm also wondering about Betty and Bill Wendland and Jack and Mural Nichols. I know the Murphy girls are sisters, but I'm not sure if they are twins. Others have already been mentioned from this class. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ I've been accused of having an "evil twin". ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) Thanks for sending your Bomber Welcome to me. Once a Bomber, always a Bomber. I reminisced my way through the messages--Boy what memories. My mother, Naomi Brimhall, used to take art classes from Thelma Pearson, and I was in Mrs. Brinkman's 5th Grade class and used to babysit for the 3 Brinkman children. I remember their family fondly. I lived across the street from Dr. Albertowicz and also used to babysit for his children. I also have related many times over the years about the sand storms we used to have. We could see them coming--my family tried to seal the windows and doors with tape before the dust actually reached us. I remember walking home from Lewis & Clark during a dust storm. In those days, little girls always wore dresses to school, and boy did that blowing dust sting your tender bare legs. How true about the houses all looking alike. When I was in 2nd grade, I forgot to count "H" houses from the corner, and walked into our neighbor's house. I was really embarrassed! Fond memories! -Karol Brimhall Smith ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Lattin ('58) To: Rick Maddy ('67) History is not as nice and clean as we would sometimes like it to be. The revisionist history started early with a simple mistake. It is clear that the weight of evidence is that the name Sacajawea is wrong and the Nicholas Biddle who edited the original Lewis and Clark Journals made the mistake of deciding on the spelling of Sacajawea vs. Sacagawea. Biddle may have been influenced by the creative spelling of the captains or Clark's ability of penning poorly formed g's that appear to be j's. In his writings, wagon is spelled wajgen and schooling as schoolinj. We do know from history that Sacagawea's name meant "Bird Woman" and in Hidatsa it would come from two words: sacaga, meaning bird, and wea meaning woman. [www.lewisandclark.org/pubart.htm] The web site you referenced is a great one as is the article by Irving Anderson and Blanche Schroer in "We Proceeded On" Nov 1999. In that same publication is Irving Anderson's obituary noting his research into many areas of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was a great researcher into the L & C Journals. Thanks, this is a hobby of mine and I love to discuss the issues related to L & C. -Bill Lattin ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Conrad Johnson (60) Re: Bomber TWINS Marge and Frances Ingmire ('58). -Kay Conrad Johnson (60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Mike Davis ('74) Oh Mike, you are an absolute incorrigible scream! But then, so is Brad Upton ('74) and you two do keep the Sandstorm witty! Love the banter between you two. Re: Bomber TWINS I cannot believe that the class of '60 has not come forward with the one set of twins that I know they had, so guess I will do it for them. Does not anyone remember the Romanelli twins; Christine and Christopher (RIP)? Guess Maren has another set to add, huh Maren? {Yes, added. -Maren] And as far as the class of '61, the only two sets that I was never too sure they were was the Macy girls, Carol Jean and Jo Ann and the Reynolds kids, Nadine and Daniel as they used to go by Deanie and Dan in school. Can anyone verify these from our class? Double Bomber Cheers from Richland ~ rained yesterday, does this mean the Franklin County PUD will drop their surcharge now? *G*!! -Judy Willox Hodge ("Classic Class" of '61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Since we're talking about twins, my identical boys will be 32 tomorrow. Gheez, it doesn't seem possible. Happy Birthday Arron and Eric. I love you very much. (Arron is on his way from Colorado Springs to surprise his brother Eric in Phoenix.) -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Twins Who started all of this 'stuff' on twins? Again I am left out! How about those of us who were an only child? More important, if you were/are an only child did you serve in a 'war zone' during Korea or Viet Nam? I was drafted July 3rd, 1968, but did not end up in Viet Nam. My entire class from signal school at Fort Gordon, GA...(Total 24)...went to Europe. Re: Walter Camp 'Father of American Football' web site http://www.waltercamp.org/ Here's your chance to voter for the Walter Camp Player of the Year!! Go to: http://www.waltercamp.org/ The ballot comes in the form of a 'popup' window. The #5 listed player is Jason Gesser, quarterback from Washington State University. For the fun of it, see if you can't 'pass' this information to some of your email friends so that they can vote. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Veterans AMEN!!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ tule fog has arrived in Bakersfield and I can't even see across my street!!!!! ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Foster ('65) To: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: http://www.hotrodders.com/vehicles/index.html Yep, but getting faster, just picked up a 9" posi for it yesterday. -John Foster ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Bomber TWINS I believe that Janet (RIP) and Leta Rammerman were also twins. Class of 66 Also, my sisters Claire and Carol Rediske ('69). -Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Veterans I couldn't of said it better. We owe the Veterans of all of the wars from the Revolutionary War on, thanks for their sacrifices. Many of us in the USA don't realize that we have the freedom we have today because of these sacrifices. I too want to say thank you to all you Bomber Vets. No matter how many times we say it, it's never too much. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA Where it is getting a little nippy during the evening. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Bomber TWINS Has anyone mentioned those two redheaded Southend rascals, Ron and Don Campbell ('70)? Never could get these two guys straight. I have known them since grade school at L&C. Every time I see one of them I will say, guessing, "Hi Ronny." But it will be Donny or vice versa. Happens every time. Hope they are both doing well. One is a Vietnam vet and the other was working out at Hanford last time I saw them. But I couldn't tell you which one was which one. Re: twins and talking story Bomber TWINS Randy and Janice Brown are twins -- Class of 72? Anybody know how Randy is doing? I rented a room in his brother's, Russell ('66 RIP), house for three and a half years when we were in our twenties. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week for three and a half years... I remember about a weeks worth of those years. Did anyone ever come by and visit? Rent was cheap then. Russell charged me $50 a month and I had the run of the house. He worked the three shifts. I milked that cheap rent for over two years. One day Russell came home from work - when pipe fitters were making bank out at Hanford - and I tell him I am raising my rent to $75 a month. He looks at me, hesitates for a minute, and then says okay. I wish Russell was still around. He was a heck of a guy. Although he never had children that anybody ever told him about, when it came to Halloween, Fourth of July, and Christmas, Russell would go out and spend several hundred dollars on "stuff" and have it passed out to the kids in the neighborhood. On Independence Day, Russell would have a ball setting off the fireworks for the kids on the block. I would imagine that if a couple of wild and crazy dudes (because we were young, I suppose) in their twenties did that today it would raise an eyebrow of suspicion on every mother on the block. Sad but true. All was simply from the goodness of this man's heart. Russell was also in the Army in Vietnam in case you didn't know that. Fred Morse ('63) was there. One night around midnight I was standing on Russell's (mine too) front porch with Fred after both of us had been partaking on anything that people would bring us. We were carrying on this conversation and Fred just fell over like a tree cut off at the base by a logger. Off the porch and onto the sidewalk. His head bounces off the cement and his glasses fly off his face and it looked really bad. I grabbed him and asked him if he was okay. He said he was fine and wanted to go to the BA [Bowling Alley] and get something to eat. I help him up, dust him off and adjust his coke bottle bottom glasses of which he is blind without. Fred drives us down to the BA in his green Z and we eat and then drive back to Russell's. I tell Fred he needs to crash there and does. Next morning I ask Fred how his head is feeling. He looked at me all puzzle faced. He doesn't remember falling, driving or even being at the BA, eating... nothing. I told him it was my turn to drive tonight. Talked to Fast Freddy about two weeks ago. Many of you remember him as Dink. He is fine. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ on sunny Planet of the Apes with a lot less hair (Orange County) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Bomber TWINS The Davis twins you have under the class of '69 actually graduated in '68. Their mother was a member with my mother in the Mother of Twins Club. -Betti Avant ('69) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sorry... Got that fixed now... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) Re: Bomber TWINS Recall that my classmate, Kathy (Kay) Baker ('69) had twin sisters two years our junior, Lavette and Lavonne Baker ('71). And their older sister was Theresa ('67). -Pam Pyle Jewett-Bullock ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Daniel Laybourn ('70) Re: Bomber TWINS Class of 70 Jan and Joel Barber Don and Lon Draper Don and Ron Campbell Nancy and Shirley Moore Ron and Don Trujillo -Daniel Laybourn ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: Jason Lee musical Hi, I have some memories that are very nebulous, and I'm hoping someone can give a little more substance to them. (Most of my memories these days are nebulous, such as "where did I put that important piece of paper?" and "why did I walk out into the garage?") Anyway, this is directed to anyone from class of '72 or younger who attended Jason Lee during '66 - '67 (I think.) Do you remember the music teacher, Mrs. Just? I believe two musicals were performed that year - I remember them as being quite ambitious. One was a Christmas musical with a religious theme (can you imagine?!) One song had words somewhat like this (Joseph and the Innkeeper singing): "For God's love do not forsake us, To your lodging house now take us / It must be so /Our thankfulness we'll show . . ." The other had some kind of fantasy/space travel/ western theme and one song was: "Light up the moon, turn on the stars, come on everyone from Venus to Mars, Join the cat and the fiddle and ride in the middle of the round-up on the moon tonight." I believe Lori Jo Killand ('72) was in at least one of these, also Reid Hogle ('72). Maybe Janine Berst ('72) or Laurie Hutton ('72) or Nicky Deobald ('72)? Debbie Romrell ('72)? (By the way, at our 30 year reunion this last summer, Lori Jo, Laurie and Nicky looked EXACTLY the same as they did in high school - wish I knew their secret. I'll add that I didn't see Debbie or Janine or Reid, so it doesn't seem by implication as if they don't still look the same!) There is no significance to this whatsoever except that some of these tunes have stuck in my head all these years, and I 'd really like to make the memories a little bit more concrete as they seem almost surreal at this point. Also, I'm amazed that anyone could put up with the aggravation of putting on a major musical with 5th and 6th grade talent. Thanks for humoring me. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Re: Lunch Wanted to say what a great time I had at the Alumni Portland/Vancouver luncheon on the 9th. I always enjoy meeting fellow Bombers. Everyone has such wonderful stories to tell. Can't wait for the next one. Hope to see some more from my class. I know you're out there. Come join us. Re: Bomber TWINS Anyone remember Sharon and Karen Polk ('76)? They came from a long line of twins. The Polks went to the same church as my family, and I could never tell them apart. I haven't seen them since school, and probably STILL could not tell them apart if I saw them today. -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dottie Sargent ('51), Curt Donahue ('53) Charlie Bigelow ('54), Floyd Melton ('57) Gus Keeney ('57), Annette Hall ('62) Charles Keiser ('63), Paulette Lawson ('63WB) Gary Setbacken ('64), Jean Armstrong ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) Lloyd Swain ('66), Rick Maddy ('67) Sherri Daugherty ('67), Rick Valentine ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Diane Carpenter ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Christina Grabner ('00) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dottie Sargent Rath ('51) While we're on this twins' kick--you are most definitely right, Bob Harman ('51), about seeing those little Cole twins ('63) perform with their older sisters/cheerleaders at basketball games during our years at Col High. They were adorable. And can't believe I didn't remember Murvelle and Ozelle Baker ('51) sooner. They are identical twins that I've known since we were in the 6th grade at Sacajawea. I enjoyed seeing them at our last reunion, and it was a good thing they had their name tags on. -Dottie Sargent Rath ('51) ~ where it's cold, wet and windy in Port Townsend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Bob Carlson AKA ('54) Re: Twins Betty and Bill Wendland ('54) are not twins. In fact, they are not related. Betty has one brother, Walt ('55), who is a retired Richland policeman and excellent photographer. -Curt Donahue ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Bigelow ('54) Hi, I'm Charles Bigelow, I would like to report on my curent condition. I am doing very well in all aspects, I am using two canes about half time and have a target of being on a single cane by christmas. The cards and e-mails recieved during my recovery were over whelming, the love and prayers were beond that. I thank all of you for your beautiful support. Love, charley -Charles Bigelow ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Floyd Melton ('57) Re: Bomber TWINS I am new at this Sandstorm write in but what the heck. What about the class of '57? If I remember correctly, like if anyone asks, there were at least two sets of twins: Paul and Allan Shepard and John and Betty Parker. There could have been more but hay the old mind is slower now than back then. Re: Tradition But lets talk about real Bomber tradition. I graduated with the best class: the class of '57 (that is not up for debate) my wife Joyce Farley graduated with the class of '59. Our first child started school at Marcus Whittman in 1971 with five more to follow him. All graduated from "Col" Richland High with the last graduating in 2001 (none were held back, all six graduated on time and as you can tell a wee bit spread out). We went to 30, count them, 30 consecutive back to school nights for our children in the Richland School district with at least one child in Richland High from 1981 to 2001. That may not be a record but it's a start on a fun new investigation with the wonderful Sandstorm/Bomber Graduate population. -Floyd Melton ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Phoenix Luncheon Photos from today. Jeanie Armstrong Reynolds ('64) has names coming to you. -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) Re: Twins and Brothers and Sisters On brothers and sisters, I was mentioned as being a sister to Clark Hall. Even though it would be an honor to be his sister, I was actually a sister to Stuart Hall. Graduated with us in '62. Should have been for him, '61. I'm still trying to catch up with him. -Annette Hall Bundrant ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Keiser ('63) Re: Bomber TWINS David and Steven Liddington were twins in the class of '64? -Charles Keiser ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Liddington is not on the '64 Class roster. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) Re: Bomber twins Now that we have discussed Bomber twins, are there any triplet offspring of Bombers besides my sister's, Melanie Lawson Kohler ('60)? She gave birth to gorgeous triplet girls (two identical and one fraternal) in 1964: Janice, Joyce and Jill. They joined two-year-old Diana and made daddy Arlan one of the luckiest guys alive to be surrounded by a household of beautiful women! -Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Setbacken ('64) Re: Phoenix Lunch It was fun!!!! To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Great job!!!! -Gary setbacken ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix Lunch Our very FIRST PHOENIX BOMBER LUNCHEON was a great success. We had a turnout of 18 people total. Those that attended were: Bill and Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) Jerry Boyd ('52) Judi Pearson Parker ('54) Carole Clark Oien ('54) Lorin St. John ('55) Bill Smith ('55) Annie Parker Hoyle ('57) Gus Keeney ('57) Ned Barker ('59) Judy Cameron Ayers ('60) Connie Hall ('60) John Hall ('60) Tim Avedovech ('61) Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Gary Setbacken ('64) Jan Love McKirahan ('81) Bonnie Steeber Fraser ('57) They came from Tucson, Yuma, Prescott, Mesa, Goodyear, Tempe, Peoria, Suprise, Glendale, Cave Creek, Sun City West, Gilbert, and two from Phoenix. I hope I didn't forget anyone. I made oatmeal raisin cookies last night and brought them along to the luncheon. I made Bomber bookmarks for all that attended. And I made two Bomber notepads as door prizes. Gus Keeney won one and John Hall won the other one. There will be more at the second Phoenix Bomber luncheon. We decided that we would have another one in January or early February. I will let everyone know when and where that one will be as the time gets closer. It was good to see Bomber friends that I had never met before. I hope everyone had as good of a time as I did. I am already looking forward to our next one, as I had received email from a few saying that they couldn't make this one, but would like to attend the next one. Again, thanks to Maren. This would not have been possible without her help. I will email my pictures to Maren as soon as I get my computer back from the doctor. I am sure there will be tons of pictures sent to Maren. Gary Setbacken ('64) recruited the most sober two guys from the bar to take the group pictures of us. They took the pictures with ALL of our cameras. And that took awhile. There were lots of cameras. Bombers Rule!!! -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the sun was shining and the Bombers came together for the first time in the valley of the sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: school music programs I remember a play being put on at Marcus Whitman when I was in 2nd grade, I think. the play was either Snow White or Sleeping Beauty, and I think the pricess was played by Candy Longworth ('64)... don't remember all the details, but I can remember some kids being on stage, the rest of us sitting on the floor and parents sitting in chairs... then, when I was in 6th grade at Spalding, the music teacher put on a Christmas play with the 5th and 6th graders. we had two performances- --one during the day for students and teachers, and one at night for the parents. I can remember being so blasted nervous, that I kept standing up at the WRONG times during the afternoon performance, but got it RIGHT at the night performance!!!!!! *grin* the schools in Bakersfield have music perfomances--they just sing songs, no plays--not "politically correct" to put on a Christmas pageant, unless you are attending a Christian school!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are being blanketed by tule fog till at least 11 this morning. ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) To: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) I'm class of '65 and I remember Miss Just so well! We did as a musical when I was I think in 4th grade-- Thumbelina. Skip Nussbaum was the prince and I believe it was Linda Dunbar who was Thumbelina. I was Mrs. Mouse.("I am Mrs. Mouse. come into my house") I also have a pic from kindergarten or 1st grade of a Christmas show where some of us were dressed as holly berries! I was always very musical so i loved music class and especially when we got to play the autoharp. I thhink Miss Just was one of the last of the great music teachers! thanks for jogging the memory. -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lloyd Swain ('66) Re: Bomber TWINS Hello Bombers... There is a set of twins missing from the twins list at the alumni website.... Lloyd and Linda Swain.. I was born at 6:12am on April 19, 1948 and my sister Linda six minutes later... I paved the way so to speak... One interesting side note is that Linda and I were one of four sets of twins born that week in Kadlec Hospital... Rare occurence?... indeed. Leads one to ponder on the odds for such an event or the incursion of some other forces ... Go Bombers -Lloyd Swain ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Lewis and Clark and Revision To: Bill Lattin ('58) Bill, My minor was history, but minor is the key word, Bill. I found most of history is like reading a newspaper. There are journalist out there that want to uncover, enlighten, bring to the top like some sort of manifestation and give us the "truth," but cop out in the end because there is simply no money in it. The truth does not make money and is boring. Historians/journalists need to eat like the rest of us. Their greatest works are in the journals at university libraries written when they were young and hungry for truth. Who reads those? Even a great story that really only needs to be told will be revised by the people (i.e., an editor -- with the exception of Maren, of course) putting it in print. Therefore, there is no such thing as truth. Newspaper journalism is for selling papers, period. Capitalists. IF there is no drama, THEN there is no story. Unfortunately, they write stories that are no more than subjective sensationalism , or worse... bold face lies. Propaganda being the most acceptable reason. Misconstrued facts? Possibly. And a few misspelled words apparently to blame at times for historical folly at the hand of the revisionist. This truly is a degradation of our First Amendment and a disgrace. We have free speech and look what we do with it in our daily news or historical past. Sort of like trying to explain Freedom. Morality aside, if I were truly free, I would be smoking pot, dancing in the street naked and own a machine gun (only an example). But, when we add religion, morality, laws for the good of the people based on the morality and religion of... who, ...and the separation of Church and State, we are left with only LIBERTIES that can be chipped away one small unnoticeable piece at a time. Not FREEDOM. I am not free! But, that is another story. Re: Lewis and Clark Have you done the road trip along the same path as the expedition? Have you heard any good stories concerning the lost lead casts that the party buried along the way? I believe it was "stuff" they were to use on the return trip? Do you know anything about those casts? What was in them? Have any been found? How many of them were buried? Or is this myth? -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA - Apathy is becoming a major problem, but who cares. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) Re: More about bomber twins I remember Jeannine and Jannette McGee....more bomber twins from the class of '67. Twins are so intriguing. I am now the proud grandmother of identical twins girls. They will be two years old in Dec. They were born three months premature, but have caught up to their chronological age and are double trouble. Thanks to modern medical miracles, we get to enjoy their two year old trials on a daily basis! Their twin speak language is a mystery...but is certainly a reality. I just love being involved in their lives....thank heavens they live close to me here in San Diego County.....(Valley Center)...where it is in the high 80s today....hard to believe it is November and almost Thanksgiving! -Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: '68 Bomber TWINS I thought that Tom and Nancy La Riviere were twins. Any body from '68' verify this? -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Sorry to you, Gary. It twas I who started the thing with the twins. I (having a twin brother) thought it would be interesting to see how many sets of twins there were that are Bombers or WBs. The high school in the town where I now live had a set of triplet boys a couple of years ago; Adam, Bart, & Lee. -Betti Avant ('69) - once a twin, always a twin PS another set I thought of: Joan & Janet Smith ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Hi Maren, I think I've discovered your work schedule! I mailed my Sandstorm entry late last night, and here it is already in my mailbox, much to my surprise. Do you work all night?! Either you are even more dedicated than I realized (probably) or are a night owl by nature. Either way, thanks again for all you do. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) I'm sure you Bombers that still live in town have had the opportunity to "experience" our new turnaround on Lee between GWWay and Jadwin. For you out-of- towners, our city council decided to eliminate access from Jadwin to GWWay (via Lee) by turning the place into a "feel good" area with trees and shrubs and a ridiculous turnaround circle. This sophomoric decision has taken arguably the busiest intersection and town and basically eliminated it. Nice move, Council, especially with the perceived influx of people coming to the area in the future. It's about as practical as Brad Upton ('74) being the spokesman for a hair spray company! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Christina Grabner ('00) Hello everyone! My name is Christina. I was a RHS Bomber class of 2000! I was trying to look up some old friends from high school when I found out about this sandstorm newsletter. What a GREAT idea! Im disappointed to not see anyone around my age in here, But how great to see so many other people with so many awesome memories! Richland High was really the best school ever in my opinion! My bf was a Hanford High graduate and we argue about it all the time! lol Well, I just wanted to say hi to everyone and tell you all how much I appreciate reading all of your memories. As soon as I can think of a good one to tell about, I will be sure to write in :O) Lots of Bomber love, -Christina Grabner ('00) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Re: Bomber TWINS To: Betti Avant ('69) I was also in the Mother of Twins club but our twins Kent "Wig" and Keith "Jumbo" graduated in 1982. Kent was ASB president and Keith played on the Bombers. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom, and one funeral notice today: Ken Ely ('49), Rex Davis ('49), Marguerite Groff ('54) Mike Clowes ('54), Don McKenzie ('56), Mary Judd ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Tim Avedovech ('61), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Jim Hamilton ('63), Patti McLaughlin ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67), Rick Maddy ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Diane Carpenter ('72), Brad Upton ('74), Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Riggs Lawrence ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rebecca Lester Cleavenger ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) On this date [11/18/02], 52 years ago (1950), Jack Lowrey ('49), Dick Schultz ('49)(where are you, Fred Richard?) and I left Pasco on a train to Portland to join the Air Force. Two days later, we were inducted and on the evening of the 20th of November, left Portland for San Antonio. We spent 3 nights and two days on the train living (?) in a drawing room which was a 3-bed suite, our last hurrah as civilians even though we were officially in the AF. The next day was Thanksgiving and we ate roast turkey in the dining car. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA - where the weather is nearly perfect. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rex Davis ('49) To: Gary Setbacken ('64) Re: Phoenix Lunch Gary, Just opened up the luncheon picture from your gathering. Are you the one in the dark glasses, ha. Ned Barker ('59) was one of the young men who was on one of the early Gymnastics teams at Richland High School. If he comes to the next get together ask him about those early days. Hope things are going well for you both. Best to you, -Rex Davis ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: Bomber TWINS Thanks to Millie Finch Gregg ('54) and Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54), most of '54 twins have been listed. However, we had another set of twins (JoAnn and Barbara Bott) that I went to Sacajawea with. They and I started 3rd grade in Mr. Livingston's room the same day in January of 1945. I believe they also attended Carmichael at least for awhile. All I know is that sometime in the years after elementary school, they both left to attend a parochial school - possibly in Spokane. I know they had younger brothers and/or sisters so someone might know when they left. Even if they didn't graduate from Col Hi, at one time they were a part of our class. To: Charlie Bigelow ('54) You did well answering the on-going question of "How is Charlie Bigelow doing?" I suspect your response of how well you are doing, surprised a few - except those of us that know you. You failed to say that you have been out flying. Some of us learned that when your lovely wife, Shirley Strege Bigelow ('54), was with at lunch last Friday. We all sort of gasped and then just shook our heads and told her it was bound to happen. Can't keep a good man down. Congratulations! -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - where the only time I miss Michigan (where we lived for 11 years) is in the fall when I miss their beautiful Indian Summer. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Curt Donahue ('53) I should have known that. But they do look related. To: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Good to hear from you again, Charlie. Keep up the good work, and who knows, by Club 40 time next September, no canes. To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) and Gary Setbacken ('64) Re: Phoenix Lunch Enjoyed the pictures, but would have enjoyed them more if I had know who I was looking at. Only recognized one person for certain sure, and maybe just one other. [Names on the main picture now... -Maren] Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR - where it has temporarily dried up. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don McKenzie ('56) Re: Bomber TWINS I don't know what class they were in, but there were twins Richard and William Rathvon. Probably around around 1970? [They're class of '71. -Maren] -Don McKenzie ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Last Saturday, my husband and I attended the Richland Players' latest presentation at the Players Theatre, which is the old Richland movie theater off the Parkway. I just happened to sit right next to Derrith Persons Dean ('60WB). We didn't recognize each other, but she mentioned that she had watched movies in this same theater when she was a child. I asked her if she had grown up in Richland, and we discovered that not only were we both Bombers, but that we were in the same sophomore class. Derrith and I were talking about the old movie theaters, and I mentioned the North Star in North Richland. Derrith couldn't remember a theater in North Richland, but I am positive my mother used to take my sister and me to movies there. Does anyone else remember that theater? -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Lloyd Swain ('66) Re: Bomber TWINS Wow! Four sets of twins at one hospital in a week would possible be considered a phenomena? Especially as small a town as Richland was. I am not as up to date on twinning as I use to be. In all my studies years ago I know that twins we're a rarity. Not as true today. Does not seem that it was a rarity in Richland. My twins Kimberly and Karen we're born at U.C. San Francisco, June of 1966. U.C. is a medical school. After they we're born many doctors and nurses kept coming by my room commenting on the birth of my twins. Wishing me the "best" or saying they "we're sorry they missed the birth". Finally my curiosity got the best of me, being as I was pretty dopey during their birth. I asked one of the doctors how many people we're in the room when my twins we're born. He said, "there we're about 28 doctors and nurses". The reason he said was "it is rare to see the birth of twins. There would have been many more doctors and nurses in the room if my delivery had not come right at shift change. Disappointed a lot of people! Another unusual part of twinning is that my twin Karen had twins March 2000. Karen lives in Australia so have not been able to be with them yet. Plans are being made now to visit my three Aussie grand babies in 2003. Joshua, Samuel and Sierra's brother is four. Karen keeps the family updated with lots of pictures. Re: Bomber Luncheons To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Phoenix are Bombers Amazing how many traveled from other cities for the luncheon! Thanks for the great pictures! The fun shows! Re: Las Vegas luncheon Did I miss something? Haven't seen your pictures in the Alumni Sandstorm. A Bomber said there was some taken! Please! It is so fun to see all the smiling Bomber faces! Re: Puget sound area/Fife luncheon Be ready Bomber Babes and Dudes! Christmas party is in the works for December 8th luncheon! Details will be announced the week before the luncheon! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where it is calm before the next rain and wind! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Avedovech ('61) Re: Phoenix Lunch picture To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Hi Jean What a great time. As short as it was, it was really fun to be with the "best". Richland Bombers are always a special lot and that special uniqueness we all share can never be taken away. You did a great job so thank you for your efforts. It was time someone got the show rolling here in Phx. I had been thinking about it but time is a bit of a problem for me. Anyway, I'm enclosing the group picture from my camera. Turned out really well with nice high resolution so I can make copies for anyone who desires, up to 8x10. Thanks. -Tim Avedovech ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Bomber TWINS Cora and Dora Clark from the class of '58 are another set of twins I remember. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) This has nothing to do with Twins or Alumni Lunches, but it is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. For those of you who might be interested, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale comes out about this time every year. Granted it isn't a warm quart of Oly that you "liberated" from Wild Bills, but it just might be the best beer you'll enjoy this holiday season. Jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ~ Kirkland, WA - where the weather was mild enough for me to brew up some IPA this afternoon with my son-in-law Bill Wymer (who is half Bomber). He even raked some leaves for me, what a guy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: Bomber TWINS Dave and Steve Liddington were in the class of '65... and if they are out there "listening," please come to our reunion in '05! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) dave and steve liddington were originally class of 65 or would have been but one of them moved ahead a grade. I think? anybody know for sure? -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Bomber Blanket To: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Thank you so very much for telling us about the Bomber Blanket. I received mine and I just love it! I got the Cloud of course! I'm sorry but that plane just won't do. I heard that the Seniors have the Cloud on their jackets and that the younger ones have the Plane! Why is that? Are they not allowing the Cloud any more? Who's brainy idea is that? I'm climbing down off the box now. Sorry! I'm a die-hard Bomber! Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: The beauty of youth To: Christina Grabner ('00) Christina, You are obviously speaking about chronological age. But speaking for myself, my mind is eighteen, my chronological age is fifty-three and what's left of me is ninety-two. In other words, you are in good company in the Sandstorm. Everybody in here is interested in how being a Bomber has affected you. Talking story on being a Bomber in the late '90s is what it's all about. All of us would welcome the comments and stories from other classmates of the '90s and double ot's as well. The Alumni Sandstorm is more fun than being poked in the eye by a sharp stick. Sitting at Starbucks in Huntington Beach down by the pier, I have to remind young folks now and then that I am just old, not dead. -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA - and still in a T-shirt ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Isle of Phyve Search Hi, all I am looking for anything any Bomber might have regarding the Isle of Phyve that incredible Bomber band of the '60s. Would LOVE to have a recording (and will gladly, gladly pay for a copy of it). But photos, ticket stubs, etc all would be welcomed. If you dont want to part with the originals, I would be delighted even to have scanned copies. Did I mention (yes, I did, but I'll mention it again) I REALLY want a recording! IMPORTANT PART TWO: Im trying to get in touch with all the members of the band for a special, fun purpose. So if you know how to reach any of the following, please forward this message to him/them, or e-mail me for my phone number/address. Randy Fullmer, Lynn Stanfield, Keith Gosney, Robert Magula, Tom Peashka. (Trying to find all of them, except for Mr. Peashka; him I see every day.) I know SOMEONE (someones ?) in Bomberland has/have this information, and will share it. Really trying hard to make this happen!! Thanks! -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) Re: Bomber TWINS On this twins thing - I missed the early notes - has anyone mentioned twins from '72 - Jan and Gina Ward, and Lana and Dona Pfeifer? Neither set identical, I don't believe. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To: Mike Davis ('74) RE: Rerouting of traffic I agree with you on closing the corner of Lee and GWWay sounds idiotic. If they wanted to make traffic impassable maybe you could have plopped down in your lazy boy in the middle of Lee Blvd. That woulda done it. -Brad Upton ('74) PS. Anybody sailing out of Miami on Norwegian on November 25th? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) To: Christina Garbner ('00) Just wanted to take a quick moment to say welcome to the Sandstorm :) I don't believe there are a lot of us younger people actively involved yet. At this point I do more reading of it than writing. Either way it's fun. Re: Twins I know it's not quite related, but when I was in college I had a couple close friends who were identical twins and that set of twins had a identical twin sisters. I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen too often. Interesting conversation point though. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London England, where the whether is cold and wet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) I so agree with Mike about the downtown beautification project. Tree's that will have to be taken down in a few years and that blasted turn around. Having always driven down that road, not paying attention I guess, I ran into the thing. I won't be using the turn around again. Blasted nuisance. Some of the store owners have told me all they wanted was new sidewalks and curbs. Go figure. Does anyone remember when it used to be a parkway and just had to be changed. Did we vote on this? I must have been out of town. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Margaret Dam McCamish ('33) ~ 02/22/17 - 11/15/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 20 Bombers sent stuff: Jack Lowrey ('49), Kay Mitchell ('52) Mike Clowes ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Sharon Panther ('57) Mary Judd Hinz ('60), John Browne ('61) Ron Richards ('63), Sharon McDermott ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Shirley Collings ('66), Sherri Daugherty ('67) Susie Nelson ('67), Kathy Hartnett ('69) Greg Alley ('73), Monique Mangold ('80) Jennifer Hanigan Diebel ('93), Christina Grabner ('00) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: 11/18 Peggy Hartnett ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard Trujillo ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Lahrman ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** DOES YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS END in msn.com??? If so, you haven't received a Sandstorm for 3 or 4 days in a row and I don't know if THIS Sandstorm will get thru either... dunno what the problem is. Those with juno.com and netzero.com haven't received a Sandstorm for about a month as the juno.com/netzero.com has been bouncing them that long because they think the Alumni Sandstorm is SPAM... I don't know what to do. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Lowrey ('49) Re: 18 NOV 1950 To: Ken Ely ('49) I remember it well, old friend. The trip to Portland and then on to San Antonio is branded in my memory. However you forgot a few import points. There were 13 of us from the Tri-City area on that train ride. The military had tickets for one Class A drawing room for three and regular Pullman berths for the remainder of the troops. The recruiting Sgt. looked us all over and handed the tickets to you. His comment, as best as I remember, was, "You're the shortest of the bunch, so you are in charge of the seat assignments. Of course, the three best friends got the drawing room. What a trip. We ran out of booze between Salt Lake City and Green River, Wyoming. The word was put out to the troops to get a bottle at the next stop. Every one was in a different part of the train when it stopped, so, when the train pulled out we had an abundance of booze for the rest of the trip. When we off loaded at San Antonio we gave the porter what we had left. I thought he was going to kiss us all. I still have the picture of us all walking down the street in Portland, the night we got on the train. I can't believe how much hair I had when I was 20 years old (although I'm not hair impaired (PC) today). What a way to start an Air Force career. It was a great ride and I will cherish it to my dying day. Here's to you, Ken (Slim) and Dick (wherever you are), It was a great 30 years for me. -Hoppy (old nick name, I've had a few more added over the years) -Jack Lowrey ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: The Nacke ('52) Brothers The Nacke brothers, Jim and Bob, were not twins. Don't know which one was oldest - I think it was Bob. I met them when I was attending Sacajawea grade school. They were both in my class a couple years in a row. I think I remember Jim being at one of our class reunions, but have not seen Bob for many, many years. I have grade school pictures from all those eons ago, but have to figure out how to operate my new scanner before I send them to Maren. Bob and Jim are in a couple of the pictures. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA - where we have already had snow, but now it has warmed up and the much needed rain is coming down. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Yes, Mary, there was a movie theater in North Richland, and it was called the "North Star". They showed a variety of flicks, some from the "A" list and some from the "B" list. And, if one was lucky, about three to four weeks after being shown at either the Richland or Uptown theaters. Several Bombers worked there from time to time, myself included. To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Thought the Parkway was really nice (while it lasted). As memory serves, it was on the north side of Lee, but I don't recall any trees. At least it was different than the sea of asphalt surrounding Uptown. I doubt if anyone voted on the issue to pave it over. More than likely the merchants went to the city council and said "Pave it over." As for the latest traffic snafu, it seems to be contagious, and the thinking is to make things easier for the merchants and "reviving" the "beauty" of the particular area. Just recently Eugene, OR, finished doing away with the downtown mall district. First they opened up Willamette Street to traffic, and this year opened Broadway. Even after all this, there are still empty store fronts, so go figure. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ thanks, Maren, for naming names in the Phoenix pictures. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Spilling the Beans!! To: Charlie Bigelow ('54) It was so refreshing to see the Sandstorm today and see your name as a contributor. You did great! However, boy oh boy and I glad that I didn't tattle on your behavior (airplane flying) like Marguerite did!! lol We know that people would find out anyway though. Good to see ya up and at 'em and ready to go, and I can see you and Shirley on the dance floor again in a year!! That will be a Grand ballroom dance for sure. To: Curt Donahue ('53) Thanks for all the good e-mails you are sending to me and my husband. Sounds like your trip was fabulous too. Keep sending in the words. To: All Bombers ('54) How about seeing some words of wisdom from you, too. I know there are lots of you reading this right now, so why not add your 2 bits! Until next time -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ~ Richland - where it was an overcast day today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Just a few comments on recent Sandstorm entries The Phoenix area lunch crowd reminds me that Judi Pearson Parker ('54) sent me a lovely card last year when I was sick. I never thanked her. Thanks Judi. You look the same as ever! Also I see my classmate Duane Smith and another familiar face is of Ned Barker, the brother of my good friend Jan. Re: Charlie Bigelow ('54) Nice to hear positive news from Charlie. No one who knows him would expect otherwise. Good luck. Re: Twins My friends Linda and Roger Peart had twin boys born in Richland.....maybe they were Falcons since I have not seen them mentioned in the twins discussion? Re: Denny's One more note. I was in Tuscola IL. last weekend and spotted an "authentic" diner which is now a Denny's restaurant. Has our resident Denny's expert visited there? Re: Finally To: Jim Boyd ('55) I remember your Ford. Didn't you take it on the senior sneak to a park down by Walla Walla the day that Lee Stratton (I think) fell and broke open his head? I remember it every year on Memorial Day as being the day Bill Vuckovitch, the Indy racer was killed. Also, speaking of neat cars I remember two more: "Peanuts" Murphy's car with a rumble seat and Jim Scoggins' purple coupe. Remember? Bomber cheers to everyone. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) Re: Bomber TWINS So far I haven't seen mention of the Kirkwood twins ('56) - I believe Bonnie and Barbara were their names. They were sisters of a friend of mine in class of 1958. Another set of twins: Bruce & Laverne Baker ('57) - at least I thought they were twins. Also it seemed like when I lived in an "A" house on Fitch in 1949 our next door neighbors, the Koshmans, had twins Dolly and Donna ('63). I know their brother, Bill, graduated from Col Hi '72. -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) Re: The Parkway To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) The Parkway was originally called The Greenway and it was all planted in grass (I don't remember any trees). Events were held there in the summertime. I even remember a fireworks display once. Then they turned it into a parking lot, which was badly needed when everyone could buy a car after the war was over. Looks to me like they are trying to go backwards, except that I don't think a bus could even negotiate that stupid traffic circle. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Bomber TWINS - '61? I remember the Macy sisters, Carol Jean & Joanne (sp?); but I don't know if they're twins. They certainly looked like sisters... Re: cars (& car stories) This recollection surfaced as a result of reading about classic Chevys on this list during hunting season, no doubt. Woody Morgan ('61) & I went dove hunting together, in the last days of September 1960, in his family's fine old '56 Chevy wagon (was it turquoise & white?.. I believe it was). We hunted the power lines from Benton City to Whitstran - the Old Inland Empire Highway - without getting closer than a quarter mile to the doves which rested on the wires along the road. We tried driving by them without stopping, though... & discovered that, as long as we kept moving, they didn't fly. So, the plan was to drive by slow enough to jump out w/o breaking a leg (OK - the guy in the passenger seat - ME - would jump out) & maybe get a quick shot off at these little feathered rockets. Not wanting to break the rules about riding with a loaded gun, I had the Winchester pump slid down, so that the chamber was open & I could throw a shell right inside & slide the pump shut & be ready to shoot. It worked like a charm... the door was ajar, the gun between us on the bench seat - I dropped the shell in, pushed the door with my foot, slid the pump shut - & the gun went off between us! I was SO ready that my finger was already on the trigger - Firmly on the trigger. There was a perfectly round hole through the roof, between us... it looked like a little volcano from the outside. We watched each others' lips move on the way back to town, but I don't remember being able to hear anything for a day or 2... Even today, this would be considered a TOTAL BREACH of Hunter's etiquette (especially for those of us who are graduates of 'Safe Hunting School'). It should also have been my introduction to the Art of Bondo, but that didn't happen... I was pretty much oblivious (which is not an excuse, just an assessment). Anyway, Woody still let me hunt jack rabbits at night out on Red Mountain from the front fender of his great old Merc (49?) with the rest of the guys that Winter... ^..^ JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Richards ('63) Do you Husky fans realize what a Michigan win over Ohio State might mean? Brad Upton ('74) might have to change some of his Seattle area jokes. -Ron Richards ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Wig and Jumbo Davis ('82) I am curious about Keith and Kent and how they got the nick names of Wig and Jumbo.. I have been reading about them and never knew their real names until now... Thanks, -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ San Antonio, TX - where it has been beautiful all day and chilly at night. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: The Gesser Game for Cougars You've seen this one before but go ahead and vote one more time...then look at the vote count. Gesser was ahead by 12,000 votes this morning...now he is behind by 38,000 votes (;-( Goes to show how a 'large' school can walk all over WSU (;-( This writer is betting that some 'frats' are involved in a mass voting campaign... Walter Camp 'Father of American Football' web site http://www.waltercamp.org/ The ballot comes in the form of a 'popup' window. The #5 listed player is Jason Gesser, quarterback from Washington State University. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger ('65) Re: North Star Yes! Someone else remembers the North Star theatre. I was a pre-schooler for this one. But it did exist, somewhere in the Battelle complex, now; and I've seen pictures of it. If it made that great an impression on me, it must be the reason I must attend the Harry Potter movies on opening night! Re: Dave and Steve Liddington ('65) Yes, believe me, they did graduate with us! -Patti McLaughlin Cleavinger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Re: Dave and Steve Liddington ('65) Neither were class of '66, Patty. To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: Isle of Phyve At one time Caroline Stanfield had me scan a copy of one of the group pictures and post it on the web site. I'm sure she'll help you. -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) Re: On age Just read Rick Maddy's ('67) entry on age....as we are both from the class of '67, I truly can identify with being 53 years chronologically, and still 18 years in my head... however, I am not going into the "feel like 92 years" category without a lot of kicking and screaming. We Bombers don't age mentally, that is for sure, and as a latent baby boomer, I have jumped on the band wagon to be physically fit as well. Weight training, lots of cardio, eating the "organic" way... etc. etc. etc. I am told that I look better each year, and by gosh, I will keep on this band wagon! I am heading to Walt's Wharf in Seal Beach Friday night with friends, Rick.... join us for a glass of wine or a beer and see if I look 53! Bombers Rule! -Sherri Daugherty Cooper ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith ('67) I want a Bomber Blanket! Where did you get them? What colors? What price? I too would want the cloud. -Susie Nelson Smith ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Hartnett Mitchell ('69) Re: my little sis' birthday Hi Maren, A quick note so you can wish my little sis, Margaret (she'll always be Peg to me) Her birthday is today, Nov. 18th. I'm sending her cheers from Puerto Vallarta. -Kathy Hartnett Mitchell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Davis ('74) Thank you for your very observant comments on the new parkade turnaround. The area is nicer with new sidewalks, trees, bushes, and just an overall nicer look. However, the new spin around in circles area in the parkway is a bit odd. I hope the old turnaround is improved and continues to be a great place for street dances and park activities down by the river. Any new or old Bombers in town be ready for a plethora of stop lights. One new one is at Wright and Van Giesen. The area trip to work is being changed for new stop lights. Trying to get out of Richland is a lot harder than usual. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In mild and comfortable Richland, soon to be cold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) To: Jennie Tomashesky (I'm not quite sure of the spelling) to any one knowing her She graduated in ninety something, I used to babysit her as I was a foreign exchange student. I heard she is in France somewhere around Paris with her husband and children, feeling lonesome... I know what it means and I'm so close, 2 hours drive from Paris if no traffic jam! I cannot let you believe you can be lonesome in such a nice country as France. You once emailed me, so maybe you can read this, or somebody can help, as every Bomber is always willing to! I'm waiting for news, being a Bomber changed my life, and I owe each of you to do something. -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) To: Christina Grabner ('00) Well, there are two of us '93ers (addendum, I see Rob also posted a welcome to you) (addendum to the addendum, I just found Rob and I in the same row of our Junior year Columbian, lol), but I haven't seen anyone younger than that, and we don't keep up too well! It would be fun to have more around our decade, so to speak. Re: Bomber TWINS If it isn't limited to all the pre-seventies, we had a bunch! Becky and Justin Kimball (Justin was class of '92); Kevin and Ryan Ollarman (I think); Denny and Danny Payne (we also had two girls named Denny and Danni who were not twins, but at times dated the twins Denny and Danny, it was VERY hard to keep straight who was whom and who was with whom!). There were others, I think, too, and plenty of others in other classes. until next time, -Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) ~ Yakima - where it is... Yakima ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Christina Grabner ('00) Re: Rick Maddy ('67) Rick, Thank you so much for your kind words. I guess my best memory would have to be Bomber state football. Our class of 2000 FINALLY won the state title. The funny thing about it was, the last time RHS had won was in '81. That was the year most of our senior team was born. And we won in 2000. It was a great experience, one I will never forget. The boys on that team were some of my best friends and they were brought to tears as you watched their dream come true. It was a great feeling. Well just wanted to share with you :) To: Rob Hausenbuiller (93) Rob, Yes! I have not seen ANYONE closer than in age than you so far! lol I loved RHS and I wish that more knew about the Alumni Sandstorm, I'll have to try and get in touch with some of my old friends and tell them about it. So, did you go to school with a Shad Dudley by any chance?? He is my boyfriend's brother. I think he graduated '93 from RHS. Not sure though! Thanks for the kind words! And to all of you! Yes I am related to Dick Grabner, Rhonda Grabner, Robbie Grabner, and Todd Grabner. lol I guess writing in I did not realize HOW MANY relatives you all went to school with :) It is great to hear from you all though, and I will definitely send out all of your well wishes. Thank you for all of the kind emails! -Christina Grabner ('00) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Marguerite Groff ('54), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Charlie Cox ('56), Donna McGregor ('57) Gloria Falls ('58), Jim Collings ('62) Deedee Willox ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Norm Englund ('67), Valerie Nielsen ('69) Debra Dawson ('74WB), Mary Horton ('75) Jamie McDevitt ('81), Lisa Koch ('88) April Miller ('92), Jennifer Hanigan Diebel ('93) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93), Mandy Holmes ('97) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Re: Bomber TWINS I was talking to Norma Myrick Nunamaker ('54) a few minutes ago (she does not have a computer) and we were discussing the twins. She reminded me of Maureen and Helen Meehan ('54). We are assuming they were twins. Possibly Millie or someone will know for sure. Re: Bomber Lunches Beware, some of you luncheon planners. At our '54 lunch last Friday we discussed the idea of getting a van load and attending some of the scheduled luncheons in Washington and Oregon next year (when it's warmer). Of course, the one we would most like to attend (and you'll understand why) is the one in Phoenix, where we are already represented by Judy Pearson Parker (54). You never know what we might do. Maybe some enterprising Bomber might schedule a bus trip.... -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: more memories Aha yes! The North Star Theater. It was my first date ever, and I went with a guy by the name of Larry Wiggs who left the area the following year. He generously bought me an Almond Joy candy bar, which I ate even though I did not care for it then. Love them now. My Parents sometimes went to the show there and then to the Village or Richland or even Pasco or Liberty theaters for a second selection on the weekends. There was not much else to do. I think Larry and I saw "Buttons And Bows" with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Re: The Cole sisters, twins and cheer leaders Karen ('55) was also from this family and sometimes brought her little sister along to lead cheers with her. I remember that her sister Patty ('52) was a cheerleader prior to that. Re: The new Lee street turnaround It sounds confusing, but was some "wise decision" of the City Fathers no doubt to diminish the congestion at the intersection of Lee and GWWay. I remember when it was called the Greenway, (all grass) and community activities took place there. I auditioned for a movie western the year that Tom Mix came for Atomic Frontier Days. (1948 I believe) All the parking on that side of Lee (north) was in the back on Jadwin. I believe there was some parking in front of C.C. Anderson's and a bigger lot at the South end of the store across from the Richland theater and Pennywise Drug [NOT Pennywise... Downtown Thrifty.. AllGallery.tripod.com/0000s/ThriftyDwntn.html AllGallery.tripod.com/0000s/Thayer.html Pennywise was on Thayer/Williams -Maren] Not as many people had cars then, but things soon changed when all our parents became economically more endowed as they benefited from the work in the atomic city area. I don't remember if there was much parking at The Mart, on Jadwin to the west of downtown, but am pretty sure there was a small space by Wild Bill's grocery where Las Margaritas is now. I remember riding the bus a lot to get from the east end of town out to the North side. We caught it behind Anderson's and got a transfer to Davison Street. Life was a lot less complicated then than trying to find a parking space has become today. [AllGallery.tripod.com/0000s/Mart.html] Once a Bomber, always a Bomber! L.D. '55 -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ Springfield, IL - where the new A. Lincoln library was just dedicated last night. It is sunny and 40 getting wound up for winter. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charlie Cox ('56) Re: North Star Theater I worked at the North Star Theater for Mr. Fay Honey and then the Star Vue Theater in West Richland. In fact I was behind the counter the night the screen was blown down. Working for the almighty dollar during school. What a bummer. -Charlie Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX - where I am getting ready to go play golf in shorts. It's November. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) Re: Twins I recall a set of twins: Steve & Stan Barber ('57) but they may be WBs as I don't see there names in the '57 website so they must have moved. I think they went to John Ball in North Richland, & possibly Spalding & Chief Joseph. Does anyone remember them? They were very cute!! Re: North Star Theater in North Richland I remember going to the movies there, although didn't remember it until it was mentioned in the Sandstorm. Also remember buying stuff at the Commissary there. We lived at 808 "F" St. in a trailer 8' x 22'. Those were the days. The year we lived there, '47/'48 I think, they built all those canopies for over the trailers. Seemed very effective. Those trailers had very little insulation. Bomber Cheers -Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) ~ Espanola, NM ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Re: Star theater The theater was a great hang out for us North Richland kids, we loved the great movies they brought to us. It only cost a quarter then, which most of us could afford every time a new movie was shown. Most of us walked there in those days no one was afraid of anyone, and did not have to be afraid like these days. We never did lock our doors on our trailers we lived in, no one would want them anyway. Also John Ball was a great grade school... not everyone can go to school in Quonset huts. Did anyone else go to John Ball with me? -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - very overcast today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Collings (62) Re: Security and Unemployment I flew out of the Pasco airport yesterday and was amazed to see the Tri-Cites answer to high unemployment. I counted 19 security personnel in the boarding area. They could have just about assigned a person to each passenger, as there were only 24 passengers in the boarding area. About 11 am, 15 people got on the flight to Denver leaving only 9 people in the boarding area for our new government security personnel to watch over. Anyone think we might have enough? -Jim Collings (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Gesser Game To: Gary Behymer ('64) OK, I went to the website and voted for Jason Gesser. Can't stand the idea of another school getting ahead of us Bombers! You said [This writer is betting that some 'frats' are involved in a mass voting campaign..]. Why can't we get our own campaign going?! Come on Bombers! Go to the website below and vote for Gesser! Walter Camp 'Father of American Football' web site http://www.waltercamp.org/ The ballot comes in the form of a 'popup' window. The #5 listed player is Jason Gesser, quarterback from Washington State University. Re: Bouncing Email Charter.net was bouncing the Sandstorm for a while. Both Judy Willox Hodge ('61) and I called and got the run-around. But we kept at it. Finally someone at charter told me it was the SANDSTORM'S fault! NOT!!!!!!!!!! So bottom line, they said they couldn't (read: wouldn't) do anything about it. However, the next day, the Sandstorm STOPPED bouncing. Go figure. Anyway, maybe some complaints to MSN might accomplish the same. Who knows?!z -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ok ok. well I meant class of 64, didn't I say that? anyway, maybe I dreamed it all up. where are they now, that's the question? -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Norm Englund ('67) Re: George's Ford To: Dick Pierce ('67) Well, wait a minute Dick, that was a Burgundy '53 Ford that George Moore ('67) had (not a blue '54, see photo.) NEnglund53FORD Harry Walker ('67) and I sold it to George. It was one of the cars that Harry and I bought together. Our '49 Chevy flew off a bluff. When we landed, the impact broke the motor mounts, one of the first '49 Chevs with a slant-six. -Norm Englund ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Valerie Nielsen Lee ('69) Re: Alumni Sandstorm This is a great place to send messages to many people at one time. Thanks Maren! Re: Rose Lee (RIP) We just returned from the funeral of my husband's mother - Rose Lee. She and her husband, Bert, were the foster parents to over 140 kids during the late '60s through the '70s. Many of those kids were graduates of Col Hi. Bert passed away in 1997. They were great substitute parents with huge hearts. Happy to be back home in Richland. -Valerie Nielsen Lee ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) Re: Bomber TWINS The class of 1974 had at least 3 sets of twins that I recall from grade school and Chief Jo . . . Patti and Mike Guinn, David and Diane Ledingham, and Terri and Linda Hutson. I know Terri and Diane still live in Richland, but I haven't seen the Guinns since the early '70s. David used to call me, "Dowwwssssonnnn." I don't know why he pronounced it like a curse, but it creeped me out enough to be a lifetime memory, right up there with the day I went to Marcus Whitman with bright yellow hair. Grandma used to tell us girls that twins skip generations, and that our generation was "due" for the Dawson family. She was right. My sister, Esther ('73WB), had a set of twins for the 2002 Bomber class list - Katie and Diana Powell. FYI - the mushroom cloud on the backs of their Bomber jackets contained the following printing: "Evil Twin" and "The Good Twin." I'll leave it to those who know them to remember who's who, hehehe. Re: Happy Birthday ...a little early to the only Dawson sister who actually graduated in Richland - Gayle Yvonne Dawson Muir ('65), who will be another year older and wiser on November 23rd. She is central to my fondest Richland memories, a source of unconditional love and a lifetime inspiration to her younger sibs. God bless you, Gayle! -Debra Dawson Fogler ('74WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: Twins, and triplets! I remember that there were a set of twins in West Richland that were a year or two older than me. Dennis and Dale Dudley would have been Bomber class of '73 or '74. I think they were identical, but don't remember that for sure. They were both very athletic, and were in the National Water Ski competitions for a number of years. Also at my twentieth reunion, in 1995 Laurie Blackburn '75 showed up with her then 2 1/2 year old identical triplet boys!! They were very cute and rambunctious as only kids that age can be. I don't remember her husband's name but as I remember she worked full time and he stayed home and was house husband and care giver to the three boys. What a guy! -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jamie McDevitt ('81) To: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Monique, I think you're looking for Jenny Tomaszewski Seidl ('96). She married Ryan Seidl ('96). Ryan's mom lives next door to my parents and I know they are living somewhere in France. I found two e-mail addresses for them... email me if you want them... Hope you're able to make contact with them. -Jamie McDevitt ('81) ~ Hopkinton, MA - where the air is cool and crisp, the snow tires are on, and we've had two light dustings of snow this season. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lisa Koch Muir ('88) Hello Everyone! I've been reading the Sandstorm for just a short while now but have noticed the few recent grads writing in and thought I'd follow suit. I had a wonderful experience being a Bomber and must say that although those years went by quickly the memories will last me a lifetime. My sister also graduated from Richland ('84). If I think of any amusing stories that I'm willing to share I'll be sure to send them in. -Lisa Koch Muir ('88) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: April Miller ('92) Re: Christina Grabner ('00) Shad Dudley was in my class and graduated with me in 1992. *smile* -April Miller ('92) ~ Spokane, WA - where I'm praying for no snow this year ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) To: Christina Grabner ('00) Christina, I don't know if Rob remembers Shad, but I sure do...he was partially responsible for my marriage! Long, long story...he was going to give me a ride home from the mall (we all worked there, he in Battery One Stop) but my (ex) husband didn't trust him, lol, so he had to give me a ride. The rest is history. Anyway, Shad was actually class of '92. If his brother is as cute as he was, you're a lucky girl. Also, I think you went to school with two or three of my brothers, Wesley Egert, Austin Egert, and Aaron Miller. -Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) To: Christine Grabner ('00) To be honest, I don't recall his name. The last name Dudley sort of rings a bell, but I don't remember being in any classes with him. After 10 years though my memory is a bit shaky on all but the group of friends I hung out with. I really can't believe I'm saying that after only 10 years. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Greetings all Bombers! To Christina Grabner ('00) and the '93 submitters I just wanted you to know that there is another graduate from the 1990s watching and reading the proceedings of the Sandstorm. I graduated in 1997 and know for a fact that several of my classmates also read the newsletter, even if they don't post. Sometimes it just takes a while for people to want to reconnect to high school. We spend all our pre-high school lives waiting to get into high school and the rest of our lives recovering from it or trying to get back to it, or some combination of the two. All is well in California for the most part. The winds are blowing again, which reminds me of home and some of the spectacular wind storms I experienced there. To: Those awaiting an L.A. area luncheon I can't plan anything until after January, but if someone wants to try something sooner, feel free! I was thinking about something in the Universal Citywalk area. How does that sound? Green and gold forever, -Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Sharon I will wait until Wig, Jumbo, Karen, Sheila and Mike tell you how Wig and Jumbo got their names and then I will tell you the REAL story. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/02 Dateline: Butte, MT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers and one NaB? today: Ginny Weyerts ('54), Joan Soehnlein ('54) Judi Pearson ('54), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Ken Heminger ('56WB), Shirley Atwood ('58) Steve Carson ('58), Ed Wood ('62) Carol Converse ('64), Paul Tampien ('64) Gregor Hanson ('65), Louise Moyers ('65) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Karen Davis ('76) Ron Harman ('77), Monique Mangold ('80) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93), Dwayne Bussman ('98) Carolyn Joyce (NaB=Not a Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) Re: Trains I can't resist getting in on this one. I have been a train lover since age 4 when we took the Denver Zepher from Denver to Chicago and on to Albany, NY to visit relatives while Dad was in training for Remington Arms in 1940 or '41. We were fascinated with those little pointy cups you used to get that wonderful COLD water from the container at the end of the car. Probably made a hundred trips up and down that aisle. One night, between Chicago and Albany, no one got to bed, in fact the Pullman wasn't made up even, until the Joe Lewis championship fight was over. (He won) Someone had a radio and had it turned up loud so we could all hear. The next trip was October 1944 when we were transported from Denver to Kennewick. We were put on the train car and they shuffled the car and it's "contents" from train to train to get here. What was quite interesting was that Betty and Ed Goecke were moving up here in a seat just across the aisle from us. Betty and Ed and I were born about 8 hours apart at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver and graduated together in 1954 from RHS. I don't think anyone else can match that! Many years later we took the wedding pictures for one of Ed's daughters. Re: Tim's (By's Burgers #2) As many may recall, when it was closed the building was purchased by Einan's Mortuary and served as such until about 1970. When they opened their new mortuary out on the by-pass the building was bought and converted into physicians' offices. Einan's had added a huge garage onto the south end of the building for the hearses etc. I was working for Dr. Ray Demeritt at the time. We remodeled and had the front office with the fire place which we used for the waiting room. It was a beautiful thing and fun to decorate with dangling "Santa Boots" at Christmas. The hearth held a huge fish tank for awhile. The staff and kids were really tranquilized by watching the fish. (We were a pediatric office). Our office manager, Bomber Mom Sandy Chandler, took great joy in telling our young black UPS delivery person that he was delivering to "slumber room #2". His eyes got huge and he didn't linger very long! The garage was purchased by Dr. D. and moved whole out the old road to Benton City, now Columbia Park Trail, and across Bombing Range Road to his home in West Richland where it was installed as combination family room-garage and still is today. Now the building houses Benton Franklin Health Department's Richland office with the WIC office in our old area and the rest in the newer end that Dr. Luckey built on for his office where the old garage had been. I retired from BFHD last year and it was fun to have been a part of the building's life for over 30 years! (Hi to all my old 'kids' from the office days.) -Ginny Weyerts Wendland ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan Soehnlein Haugh ('54) Re: Twins I am finally adding my two cents worth as I do read this every day and enjoy being reminded of the good old days. And really those were the days!!! Yes, Maureen and Helen Meehan were twins as I ran around with them. Looking forward to our 50 year class reunion. Bomber Cheers to all!! -Joan Soehnlein Haugh ('54) ~ So. Snohomish (Maltby area) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judi Pearson Parker ('54) To: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) Come on down! The Phoenix Area Bomber Lunch was great fun. Carole Clark Oien ('54) and I had made contact before but I hadn't seen Bill (Goodenow) Terry ('54WB) and Charlotte Carlson Terry ('52) or Jerry Boyd ('52) since Col-Hi days. It was nice to meet other Bombers in the area too. My thanks to Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) for getting us together. To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) It's wonderful to see your entry in the Sandstorm. I hope that means you have made a good recovery? How old were you when you went to the movie with Larry Wiggs? My cousin, Larry Wiggs, lived in North Richland for a short time. Small world. To: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) That's my two bits for now! Bomber Cheers. -Judi Pearson Parker ('54) ~ Phoenix, AZ - where the sun is shining as usual and it's to be 82 today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: corrections Thank you Maren for the correction about the Thrifty Drugstore. [I knew if I didn't, somebody else would... or MANY somebody elses would. -Maren] Of course I know that the Pennywise is on Thayer. I used to go there for a cherry coke (fountain style) on the way home from church every Sunday. Re: North Star Theater and John Ball school To: Gloria Falls Evans ('58), Charlie Cox ('56) and Donna McGregor Salazar ('57) We lived at 807 "U" street and if memory serves, I think Charlie and his family (Barbara, Harold Hightower) lived close to us. Those canopies were a welcome sight in that desert. My mother taught school at John Ball. We had an all school reunion in 1988. It was wonderful, but you must not have been there or you would remember. No plans for another since the organizer, Lee Johnson passed away this year. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ]Picture/article from that '88 reunion at: RichlandBombers.tripod.com/1980s/1988JB-TCH.html] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56WB) After reading Charlie Cox's ('56) memories about working at the Star Vue Drive-In, I thought I'd add some thoughts of mine. I had forgotten about Fay Honey being the big boss... Actually he Worked for the Mid State Theater Corp. and was in charge of both the North Star and the Star Vue. We at the Star Vue worked directly for Irvin Forke. I was part of the original crew and worked the counter, sold tickets and worked the field during the movie, looking for anyone that might have their foot on the brake which was very distracting to someone parked behind him.. One of my other duties was to announce the intermission. I still to this day remember most of the speech... "Good Evening ladies and gentleman... During our short intermission please take time to visit our snack bar and try one of our Tasty "Tastyburgers" and any of our other tantalizing goodies..(there would be a spot here for anything the boss wanted to push).. And don't forget folks.. every Wednesday night is Buck-Nite". There was also a reminder about hanging the speaker back on the post before you leave. We had a lot of fun working there. Many stories came out of that drive-in, some I can tell and some I can't...(grin). I was in Basic Training when the screen blew down. As I recall another screen in Kennewick also blew over from the same storm... My brother and I went through Richland about '93 and we drove to the top of flat top (You still could then) and looked out over our old stomping grounds. One of the things I noticed was the skeleton of where the Drive-In used to be.. It was nothing more then an outline in the dirt of what used to be there. Looking at it was like having part of my life go into instant replay... so many good memories flooded back.... Those were definitely good times. Thanks Charlie for sparking the old memory.... -Ken Heminger ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) To: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Universal sounds like a great place to get together for lunch. I am interested in getting together in January. -Shirley Atwood Sun ('58) ~ Chatsworth, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) Re: Star Theater in North Richland We spent a lot of evenings and Saturday afternoons and the thing I remember was that there were always cartoons, a newsreel and double features. -Steve Carson ('58) ~ Chicago, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Travels in the South Janice and I are pulling our 5th wheel through parts of the South, finding this a wonderful time to see the fall colors in Arkansas and Tennessee. This time of year the roads and campsites are less crowded which makes touring wonderfully relaxing, compared to the more hectic summertime. We stopped to visit Sun Records in Memphis, the home of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and on and on. Our tour guide was fun. He obviously grew up in the '50s during the brief active existence of Sun Records, and he seems to still live in the rock and roll era, extracting excitement from the music, the people, the passions and the intrigues of the Eisenhower era. Tofler wrote of enclaves of the past being a restful retreat from the chaotic hubbub of todays life, but he neglected to credit the benefits of being around people of the past, who seem to live normally today, all the while keeping their lives and souls anchored in a time of decades ago. I was struck by the thought that Sun Records is living longer and likely more profitably as a viable tourist attraction than it did as a productive record company living on memories. A similar thing is occurring at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, SC, still the largest private home in the country but no longer an active dwelling. It employs 1500 people annually, showing tourists how the truly wealthy of a century ago built a 255 room home for a family of three. In a way, we see something akin to this phenomenon in Richland, where we'll spend more resources and time cleaning up reactor spoor than we did operating a productive nuclear operation. The second life of these entities may be more economically better than their first lives, but the longevity of these second lives is also a testament to the rarity of the drive, creativity, social impact and sometimes genius that created them in the first place. A highlight of the trip was visiting Fred Van Patten (62) while in Charlotte, NC. He and Susie have a wonderful home, near where Fred is working in the music business. Hes rather thin on top, but still as frenetic and fun as he always was in Richland. For those of us who enjoyed reading his book, The Long Road, we may have more good news in store for us, as Fred continues the novel writing activity he began years ago. The writing provides him with the creative outlet he thrives on, but misses in his professional life. The life hes led continues to provide him with a rich pool of ideas for great stories. He promises the next efforts will be shorter and a bit more "normal". A "bit" more normal than The Long Road still leaves plenty of room for some of his wonderful creativity, and I look forward to it. Stay tuned! -Ed Wood ('62) ~ Lakewood, CO - but now on the road in the South ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Glad to see all the later grads writing into the Sandstorm today. Keep it up!! -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - the sun is shinning and it's very warm out. An Indian Summer, if there were such a thing here. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Tampien ('64) Hi: I'm planning on coming to the '63 & '64 luncheon next Tuesday at Spudnuts. I'll be coming down from Moses Lake and then afterwards heading to Seattle to return to Nashville on Friday. Hopefully, there will be a large turnout for this luncheon. If I'm coming all the way from Tennessee... surely some local folks can show up :). -Paul Tampien ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gregor Hanson ('65) Former Richland, WA sporting goods store owner inducted into National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Tony Blazine one of the owners of the BB&M Sporting Goods store located in Uptown Richland for many years was enshrined (posthumously) in the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame on August 10, 2002 in South Bend, Indiana. Tonys daughter, Barbara Blazine Ueland, (RHS Class of 1961), represented the family at the enshrinement ceremony. His son Paul (RHS Class of 1965) was unable to attend. A four year letterman at Illinois Wesleyan, Tony Blazine helped lead his college team to three consecutive double digit winning seasons and a spot among the nations elite football programs during that era. In 1934, Blazine was name All American and earned a starting spot in the College All Star game, where he played 57 minutes at tackle against the Chicago Bears. (Years ago, the college all stars used to play against a professional team). Former President Gerald Ford (U of Michigan center) was a reserve on that team and one of the players that Blazine beat out for the starting position. Blazine also lettered four years in basketball and track at IWU. Following graduation from IWU in 1935, Blazine played professionally for the Chicago Cardinals for six seasons and the New York Giants for two. After retiring from professional football, Tony served as the line coach for the University of Illinois and the University of Washington Huskies. Tony passed away in Richland, WA in 1963. The induction ceremony can be viewed on the USA Networks program Echoes of Glory on Saturday Nov 30 10AM. Tune in and see a Richland Bomber alumni receive this distinguished sports award for her father - one of Richlands well-known businessmen! Go Cougars and Bombers!! -Gregor Hanson ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Louise Moyers ('65) Reading of cool old cars, my brother Ben ('61) had a couple of really neat ones. Don't know the year, but he had an old car with a rumble seat out the back. My little sister and I had to ride there because he had to drop us off at the Catholic school on his way to pick up his girl, Delma. We could not sit in her seat. Man, there were some cold mornings. . . . Then he got a beautiful 1954 or 1955 Ford, it was a gorgeous blue and had a glass top. Now that was a neat car, Ben. -Louise Moyers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) To: Norm England ('67) Re: George's Ford Norm, You'll have to excuse Pierce (Dick Pierce '67)... although appearing alert & awake, much of his time is spent in extended periods of a comatose state. The blue '54 Ford was actually mine...purchased from Rod Altman ('66) in 1966 for the huge sum of $150.00. Actually, it was only partially blue...the front end was painted with a black primer. After buying oversize tires from Carl Beyers, Scott Beyers' ('67) brother, and having Ron Hansen ('67) add a Hurst shifter and 4-barrel carb...it was a decent ride. Dick would remember this car were it not for him driving Leo's 442 with the air cleaner removed. I seem to recall the car in your photo, which ended up like so many others after a night of stomping jack rabbits. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: How Wig and Jumbo got their name----and thanks mom for the vote of confidence. Well, it was a cool spring morning and mom set the Richland record holding the most weight for a set of twins in Kadlec's history---then they came out on April 17, 1964. It was an incredible day---I was just 6 yoa, but remember it well. After a long hard day in labor and pops putting in a long day at work, mom decided it was time. She urged pops to finish up the newspaper, his cigar and his coffee as it was time to go. Slowly, as pops never was in a hurry to do anything, he got his jacket and mom's bag and off they went to the hospital---only after arrangements were made for the care of us older four wonderful children. When they arrived at the hospital, the nurses were glad to see mom as they knew it was uncomfortable on her carrying so much baby. Then after many hours of work in attempting to dispel those two boys, pop said that's enough---be at ease and raised two fingers. Two minutes he said abruptly. Mom sighed and knew that things would be over soon. Within the two minutes, exited the first, Wiggly. Kent came out squirming and wiggling all about. The doctors almost dropped him as he squirmed---maybe they did!!! That would explain some things---but anyway a short 7 minutes later, there came the biggest blob of skin and fiberous material that one could imagine, Jumbo. Dad' eyes opened so wide and he gasped in disbelief. "My oh my Billie that is a jumbo of an effort," he stated. That is quite a bonus. Not only do we have a little wiggly worm youngster, but a jumbo bonus boy! So see folks, that just sort of stuck through the years. Dad had names for all of us kids and then passed it on to rename all the grand kids and great grand girl, TediBear. We were all proud of being Davis' and still are and a lot of that was instilled in us by the loving hearts of our folks. So Jumbo (Keith), and Wig (Kent) are the last additions to the Davis clan and we hope you continue to keep us and them in your prayers. Thank you. -Karen Davis Scheffer (proud 1976 Bi-centennial Bummer, oops Bomber---remember that was the year we didn't go anywhere in hoops!!!!!! (What do ya think Mike--wasn't that how it was?) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Harman ('77) Re: The truth... To: Bob Harman ('51) Ah, the '37 Chevy...when we were little this was a neighborhood institution on Davison, the old beat up pickup Dad would take us and any other kids on "pickup rides" in. Kids piled up in the back running full speed down the dike road, water flying from under the tires (that was the coolest part!) I also remember the confusion it caused at the gas station - you had to open the passenger side door and lift the seat cushion to fill it up. The pickup died, I believe, about 1968. I remember it developed a rattle in the rear end, so Dad took it to a mechanic at a gas station, who put it up on the lift. He loosened the cap on the differential, and out plopped a ball bearing. Dad said, "Hmm...I didn't think they put them in there loose like that." The mechanic looked down and said, "Well, they don't..." The pickup was taken out to our property on the flood plain (where the golf course is now) and sat out past the chicken coop for the next ten years. I worked on it a little as a teenager, but not being that mechanical I just succeeded in tearing it apart more. That pickup has followed Mom & Dad in four moves, towed from garage to garage ever since. Every time I've seen it it seemed to be in more and more pieces. ("Dad, weren't the fenders attached when you were on Catskill?" "Yeah, but look, with a little Turtle Wax the paint still looks pretty good!") Maybe the garages just got smaller. I think Dad finally decided to do something with it once we were all safely out of the house. This is, after all, the man who celebrated my younger brother's departure by buying a completely new set of tools, feeling that now they would stop disappearing. Now I get pickup updates. Get it out of hock soon, Dad! I can hardly wait to see it! To: Portland area Bombers "Woody Guthrie's American Song" open Friday for a three-week run. Details are at http://www.ahtp.org I've been describing it as something between a review and a story/montage of Woody's life in his own words and music. The show has really come together, and I'm sure audiences will enjoy it. And it's FREE! -Ron Harman ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: Jenny Tomaszewski Seidel (94) About searching Jenny Bombers, You did great once again! A special thanks to Maren, Jamie and Jenny's Mom. I had Jenny on the phone, she lives west of Paris and I live east, but we talked about meeting. If I have some regrets for not welcoming them in France and ease their first step here ...I now will do my best so they will have regrets to go back to you! Love you all for what you did or still do! -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ~ Jussecourt-Minecourt, region of Champagne, France. Pouring rain lately except today, we had a Spring sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) Well, I guess that explains why I don't recall Shad. I don't feel nearly as bad now. -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dwayne Bussman ('98) Re: '90s Graduates I'm also a graduate of the '90s. '98 to be exact. I read the Sandstorm every day either in the morning or the late night, I really enjoy all the stories from people. I think we do need to hear a little bit more from the people that are younger and read this. It would be nice to maybe share some stories from when we were in high school. -Dwayne Bussman ('98) ~ Richland ~ Where it is really foggy this morning, ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Joyce Re: Science Curriculum Richland District Read for Review by public As of today, November 20, 2002, the proposed new science curriculum for Richland School District is available for the public to review. A final decision will be made by the school board on December 10th regarding this suggested change in curriculum. Please advise your subscribers of this opportunity to have input into the program we will be teaching in the Richland School District for a minimum of seven years but realistically probably closer to ten years. Thank you. -Carolyn Joyce Member of the Richland School Board. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/02 Dateline: Casper, WY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Kay Mitchell ('52), Steve Carson ('58) Judy Willox ('61), Tim Smyth ('62) Leoma Coles ('63), Deedee Willox ('64) Len Rediske ('66), Dick Pierce ('67) Mike Davis ('74), Ed Walker ('76) Sue Oberg ('79), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** 11/22/63 JFK Assasination BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn Bell Rich ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brent Christi ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad Wear ('71) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) To: Bill Hightower ('49) and Bob Nacke ('52) Re: REALLY old Picture!! Hi Bill, This OLD newspaper photo appeared in some of my memorabilia. I couldn't wait to send it to you! I remember when it was in the paper - probably about 1949??? Please let me know if you receive it as this is the first time I have used my scanner. I am sending a copy to Bob Nacke's nephew and also to the Sandstorm. I thought Maren would like to put it on the miscellaneous page. Haven't heard from you for a long time. We are all doing great. Having our 50th wedding anniv. this Dec. You could fly up to Richland and join us on Dec. 14. -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Carson ('58) I guess my memory needed a boost. The Star View was the drive and I was thinking of the indoor theater in N. Richland. Jim Castelberry and I would walk to the Star View with windex and paper towels. For $.25 we would wash your windows. Don't recall making a lot of money but we did get to see some films. -Steve Carson ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Paul Beardsley (Bomber Dad) Happy Bomber Birthday to you, Happy Bomber Birthday to you. Happy Bomber Birthday, Dear Paul, Happy Bomber Birthday to you! And maaaaaaaany moooooore!!!! I don't know very many of us Bombers out here that do not know Paul Beardsley as he has been a pillar of our little community for many a year. He was so active here in Richland and then wrote us a book to tell us how we got to where we are now. It is called "Richland, The Long Road to Self-Government" and is the history of our fair city dating from 1943 to 1968. Very interesting reading too I might add. Paul was also a member of the "Singing Cops" way back then, a quartet which sang at most of the functions in the area. Today, Paul is going to be ninety years young and he is as lively and witty as ever. He is a doll and a treasure! Love ya Paul. Happy Birthday!! To All Bombers: The power of our prayers have gotten a lot of Bombers through a lot of things as we all know. Today another one of our "elder" treasures has gone through a surgery to try to get some relief from the horrible pain he has been experiencing in his back. His name is Ray Conley and he is from the class of 1946. Another fellow that is as sharp as ever, witty to boot and is an absolute doll. Please offer up a prayer for him that this surgery does give him some relief from the pain and that he recovers well. God bless ya Ray and love ya Big Guy! To: Mike Davis ('74) So let's hear your version of the twins names Mike--Sister Karen did a good job. Hard to beat that one. Oh, and you want to meet me at the Lee turn-a- round later on and maybe we can do our best to "straighten" it out! Experienced it today and had I known that you couldn't get onto GWWay from Lee anymore I would have turned onto Jadwin to begin with. And our once two-way street that went to a one-way street is now a two-way street once again! Geez! Had I know THAT, I would have gone straight on Knight Street before I even hit Lee! And I still miss the little street they just totally removed for the cop shop! Only the grey cells won't even let me bring up the name right now! All I can say is, Hey you out there, leave my city alone will ya! Bomber Cheers and Prayers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland - where winter just can't make up it's mind, thank God! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Million Dollar Shot I dont know if any of you happened to see this on ESPN last weekend. A 31 year old school bus driver who lives around the corner from us hit a million dollar half court shot last Saturday at Madison Square Garden at the Knicks-76ers game. Its nice to see someone like that win. $50,000 a year for 20 years. He was back driving bus Monday morning. His brother used to be our paperboy. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Good to hear from Paul Tampien ('64)...we used to live out on Harrington Road and enjoyed being in 4-H together. My brother and sister (Ginger and Doug Coles) had fun with the animals and all our friends out there. If I had known you were living in Tennessee I would have called last year when I was there. Would love to hear more from you! It's great to see the names pop up in the Alumni Sandstorm and have our old memories! Take care, -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Gesser Game Yeah, Bombers, Gesser has the lead again at 58%. Don't stop now; let's make sure our guy wins. Go to the website below and vote for Gesser! Walter Camp 'Father of American Football' web site: http://www.waltercamp.org/ The ballot comes in the form of a 'popup' window. The #5 listed player is Jason Gesser, quarterback from Washington State University. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where I'm wondering exactly where Maren is this morning! Drive safely, my friend! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Theaters Does anyone remember the name of the old drive in theater on the north end of town? I remember it was on GWWay quite a ways up north toward the areas. I remember working there one summer. I was one of those guys in the white overalls that walked around and tried to keep everyone honest and above board so to speak. Loved shining the old flashlight into the cars........ Hah! -Len Rediske ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Norm Englund ('67) & Scott Hartcorn ('67) Of course I knew Moore's Ford was purple and was a '53. I was just testing you, Norm. Hartcorn, you could have fixed up your old Ford with all the 4 bbl. carbs you can lay your hands on and you still couldn't keep up with the Scratchmobile's 348 4 bbl'd Ford-eater. Mmmm, those Chevys. Norm knows what I'm talkin' about. If I recall he had a '63 green fake Impala. Not with the chrome, power seats and windows, air conditioning and spotlight that my dream had, but a Chevy nonetheless. Mmmm. Comatose ? Oh, yea!! Just to let you know I'm not sitting idle, as you would have others believe, my wife and I are filming our own version of Jackass-The Movie. We went down to Ivar's Acres of Clams Restaurant in Seattle, and I talked her into getting into an old leather jacket and I taped about 300 french fries onto her arms and legs and got her to try to make it to the end of the pier before the seagulls knocked her down trying to peel off all the french fries. Then we went up to the Silverdale Mall and we both wore leather jackets with lots of studs and she walked me around on a giant dog collar and leash until the security guards told us to get out of the mall. Comatose, my eye!! Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Sister Karen Re: Wig and Jumbo nicknames Not even close! We'll let the other siblings give their attempts, then I'll provide the "key". -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Walker ('76) Re: Who's car was it? To: Hartcorn, Pierce, and Englund (All '67) From: Little brother Ed Walker ('76) I wish you old guys would decide who owned the '54 Ford you're arguing about. If my brother Harry ('67) owned half a '54 Ford, I'd like to know. Wish I'd known about it back then and I could have extracted untold favors to keep my mouth shut with the old man. If it was true and the (1/2) car was parked safely over at Densow Drugs overnight, Dad would've walked past it every time he went to get his haircut at Wayne's Barbershop. The irony is, as hot as Dad would have gotten had he known, it was just the kind of thing he did when he was a kid. Richland in the '60s was interesting, but Ketchikan in the '30s was wild. In the '70s, when I was in my prime, I was street racing down GWWay in dear old dad's new Dodge Charger. He must have gotten it for his mid life crisis, but to let me drive it? What was he thinking? Oh I had some fun. (Yes, it's true, all you '76 Bicentennial Bombers, your ASB president was nuts behind the wheel) So I'll remind brother Harry about his early "car sharing" experiences as related by his co-conspirators. But he doesn't do computers, let alone the internet. And he was last seen somewhere in Iowa. So he may not get the news until the Spring thaw. -Ed Walker ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Oberg Friend ('79) Wow! France, China, England, Africa - Bomber Alumnus seem to be a well-traveled group of people. Makes me feel a little "back woods" out here in little Kingston, WA. I suppose it could be worse though.... at least it's not Finley! -Sue Oberg Friend ('79) ~ Kingston, WA ~ where the fog has moved into the Sound, and I can hear the ferry boats blowing their fog horns all morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) My lands, Karen, what a fabrication about the twins. Can hardly wait to hear the other versions. Dad was at work and Margaret Slater took me to the hospital and the twins were almost there before he got to the hospital. No LABOR at all to speak of. Can't my clan tell the stories though? -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/02 Dateline: Denver, CO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Hightower ('49), Betty Conner ('50) John Campbell ('63), Kathy Rathvon ('63 Lynn Johnson ('63), Evelyn Evans ('64) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Gary Christian ('67) Rick Maddy ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Dan Ham ('72), Mike Davis ('74), ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle Dawson Muir ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Hightower ('49) Re: Old Picture To: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Hi Kay; It is always great to get e-mail from an old friend/Bomber/CAP Cadet. I remember that picture. I think it was in the paper in '48 or very early '49. the model airplane that I am holding was destroyed, along with some others when someone broke into the CAP office and took all of the money from the Coke machine. What a thrill to have to go to the police station to be interviewed and fingerprinted. To my knowledge, no one was ever arrested for the crime. Since you mentioned my flying up to Richland December 14, I will take the opportunity to tell any of the old gang that are still flying about my 'plane. It is a Van's RV6A built in 2000 by a real craftsman in British Columbia. I flew it to Austin, TX in February and have flown it 85 hours since. It has a 160 HP Lycoming engine and cruises at 160 MPH on about 7 GPH. My son, David, flew with me to San Diego, CA from Vancouver, BC. From San Diego to mid TX I had ground speeds as high as 225 MPH. I got to see Biosphere in south central AZ from 11,500 feet. (it still looked big) In May, I flew to Pasco for my uncle Buddy's wedding. And in September I flew to the Reno air races. My son, in another 'plane, met me over Donner lake just west of Truckee, CA where we parked the 'planes. I am going to Cabo San Lucas, Mex. December 21st 'till the 28th. I would love to come to your 50th but it is going to be too busy at that time. OK. I have taken up enough space. More at another time. -Bill Hightower ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: TWINS The Class of '52 has been neglectful in our reporting of twins. We DO have a set. Don and Donna Willis were twins!!! We saw Donna at our GOLDEN Reunion this year! I kept thinking we were not "cool" or something. But it just came to me! Count them in! Love the Sandstorm!!! Hi, Everyone! -Betty Conner Sansom (The GOLDEN class of '52!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Campbell ('63) Re: Drive-In Movies To: Len Rediske ('66) Been a long time, but as I recall the Drive-In movies were Star Lite - West Richland - I think they had caged monkeys Riverview - Pasco Highland in Kennewick Richland Y - at the Y of course Skyline - North Richland When I came to Seattle in late '70 there were a lot of them up here, too. The Bel-Kirk in Bellevue, the Duwamish (I work at Boeing Customer Services there now), the El Rancho South of Renton, the Midway (now a swap meet down by Highline Jr. College) and one in Everett. The only one left is the 6 plex in Auburn which they say has limited days because of the cost of real estate. If you're in Port Townsend, do yourself a favor and go to the Wheel Inn Drive in. It's surrounded by trees and you can still go and watch the old projectors running through a window in the snack bar. Kids today don't understand the attraction of the Drive-in movie. But when we were young, it was good cheap family entertainment. If you had home-made popcorn, cool-aid and a buck, you could go to buck night at the drive in - for a whole car load. They had hot toddy's, frosty malts and hot dogs and pizza that left a lot to be desired. The clock would start showing when you had 3 minutes left before the show started.. Later on as we grew a little older we became less interested in what was playing, but that is another story. -John Campbell ('63) P.S. Just saw the latest Bond movie - I thought it was great! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Rathvon ('63) To: Don McKenzie ('56) Hey, thanks, Don. All this talk about twins and I didn't even think about my brothers, Rich & Will ('71). They are identical and are both currently living in Houston. -Kathy Rathvon ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63) Re: My Dad This letter is very difficult to write, as any of you who has lost a parent will know. My father, Douglas Murdoch Johnson, died November 17 of stomach cancer. The cancer had only been diagnosed several weeks before. Fortunately my sister Kay Johnson Wilson ('61) and I had flown back to New York for a visit at the start of September, just after the diagnosis, so saw him then for the last time. In Dad's last weeks, he continued to display those same traits that he had shown his entire life -- gentleness, a quiet sense of humor, dignity, and concern for others. I would call to comfort him, and he ended by saying things that comforted me. I never heard him complain or say anything negative; he was just contented with each day that was left to him. I hope that one day I will be as strong as he was in dying. Some of you may remember him from our Richland days when my family went boating on the Columbia. I remember and have fond memories of long Summer days and evenings on the river fishing, water skiing, and picnicking at our favorite island in the middle of the river. About a week before Dad died, I got out our old Johnson family movies which are copied onto video tape, and watched my young Dad water skiing on the river. Betsy Fox ('63), there are a couple movies of you and your family water skiing with us in the early '50s. I hope that others from those Richland days also remember my Dad with love and fond memories. -Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63) ~ Sherwood, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Evelyn Evans Vallely ('64) I want to wish my husband David ('60) and very happy 35th wedding anniversary. David, I also want to thank you for so many wonderful years and hope we will have many more. I love you. -Evelyn Evans Vallely ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Hey I would just like to wish a Happy Birthday (late) to Paul Beardsley! Even when I was very young and didn't know you or your daughters at all, your name was a household word in our house. does that make sense? well, anyway Paul, seems like I've known you forever through Dad. Many Happy returns and I hope you had a great day! Love to you. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) To: Len Rediske ('66) Len, The drive-in theater in North Richland was the Sky View, not to be confused with the Star View. I too, was a white coated ramp attendant with a flash light. I worked there in my junior and senior years. At that time the drive in was managed by my brother in law, (hence me getting the job) Jerry Edwards ('60RIP). It was only open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday those two years. Thursdays and Sundays were the worst for me as the movies usually ran till about one in the morning, and of course I had school in the late spring. Didn't help an already tattered grade point average. I watched Cleopatra and Endless Summer so many times I was mouthing the words along with the actors. One night I let a whole group of my fellow seniors drive in through the exit. They took up the whole last line of cars in the theater and raised hell all night. It was also where I learned to flip bottle caps up to fifty feet with m! y thumb and fore finger. (Sometimes the job got boring!) It was also where I got the money to put the chrome reverse rims on my orange and white 56 Mercury. -Gary Christian ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ("67) TO: Ed Walker ('76) Re: <<>> Ed, You are saying here that your brother, Harry Walker, is now farming in Iowa? lol Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) To: Len Rediske ('66) The drive in North-in was the Skyline. As a side note, the one in the Richland Wye was the Park-In-Y, and the one off 395 in Pasco was the Riverview. Any others? Seems like there might have been one in W. Richland ... cant recall for sure, though. Re: Isle of Phyve Thanks to those of you responding to me so far in my efforts to track down Robert Magula, Keith Gosney, Lynn Stanfield, Randy Fullmer and Stan Reynolds. (As I mentioned before, I see Tom Peashka every day.) I am hoping to do something special for the members of one of the great local bands of the '60s -- our own Isle of Phyve. Still need much help, though. So anything you can contribute to my search will be appreciated. Peashka and Stanfield I have now. Still need Reynolds, Fullmer, Gosney and Magula. -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham ('72) Re: Drive-in Theater Looks like I;m too late with the answer, but I too believe it was the Star View. There was another little drive in (or park around) theater way outside of Richland. Anyone remember the name of that one? Never been there myself but Mike Davis used to tell me stories about it. Something about them not having speakers, you just tuned your car radio to a certain frequency...like I said , never been there myself but to hear Mike talk about it...well. Well behaved member of class of '72---Ham -Dan Ham ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Seeing how Wig lives in Denver and Sheila is much too old and Jumbo can't spell I'll tell how Wig and Jumbo got their names. This is straight from the horse's (Dad) mouth so it is the correct version. Dad use to help Mom feed the twins while she made dinner. He would sit in his lazyboy with two babies and two bottles. Wig was always wiggling around (Wig......get it?) so he had to have an arm wrapped around him and the hand on the bottle trying to get it into his mouth which took most of his attention. On the other arm was Jumbo (the big one...Jumbo.....get it?) He was no problem to feed. Dad would lay his bottle on his pocket protector and direct it to Jumbo's mouth. As soon as the bottle hit the mouth Jumbo was in heaven...no wiggling, no nothing...just give him the grub!!! Now, Mom may have another version but my version is gospel! Karen's version? Where the hell did that come from? Mike "the Truth" Davis (74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/02 Dateline: Denver, CO ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Terry Klute ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Gary Christian ('67) Peggy Jones ('67), Lori Simpson ('70) Mike Davis ('74), Melissa Jenkins ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Christian ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) To: Ray Conley ('46) Wishing you a very speedy recovery. Thinking of you and you are in my prayers. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Luncheon The next Portland/Vancouver luncheon will be Saturday - January 11, 2003. It will be at a different place - thanks to Fred Schafer ('63) - so everyone please watch for more information when we get closer to the date. Thanks! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Ed Walker ('76) Sorry, but you will always be Eddie to me, as my youngest across the street neighbor. Tell me it isn't true that Harry is farming now?? Maybe I've gotten in on something late. Greetings to your mom from me too. The last 2 times I've been in the Tri-Cities I've been unable to catch her at home. Love, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Klute ('63) Re: CAP/Flying To: Bill Hightower ('49) Nice to hear someone else that belonged to the CAP is still flying. I built a Titan Torndo last year and have been having a great time with it. It has an 80 HP Rotax 4 cyl/4 stroke and cruises at 115 MPH on 3 GPH of auto gas. Was really fun to build and even more fun to fly. I keep it at the Richland Airport. Give me a call when you're up in this area again. My brother was in the CAP also, Fred Klute ('58). Used to have some great times at the old CAP Airport. -Terry Klute ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Drive-In Movies In 1997 Disney re-made the movie "That Darn Cat". At the time I noticed something, and wondered it anyone else had noted or even thought about it. The original movie was made in 1965, and features a scene shot where the cat is running around a Drive-In Theater, running through cars and batting at bugs attracted by the light of the projector and getting its silhouette projected on the screen. The re-make does not have that scene. I guess it was probably not included in the new movie because the younger people would have a hard time relating to it. Can anyone tell me just where the North Richland Drive-In was located? What is on that property now? Driving out in that area over the years I have tried to figure out just where it was and have not been able to. Re: Twins My wife (not a Bomber) is a twin. Interesting thing is everyone had always thought her sister was the oldest. But, after twenty or so years, my wife noticed something on the birth certificates. While it says that her sister was born first, the time of birth for my wife is earlier than that of her sister. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) I stand corrected. The drive-In close North Richland was the Skyline, not Skyview. I think I may have been hit in the head by a stray beer can thrown out of one of the cars at the drive-in. But then it may have been one too many beers while riding shotgun in Chuck Heath's ('67) black '57 Chevy. -Gary Christian ('67) ~ Vancouver, WA - where it is almost 60 and the rain may hold off long enough for me to rake the leaves. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Jones Snow ('67) Re: It really is a small world Today my husband and I were starting our Christmas shopping down in Santa Fe and as we strolled up to an intersection just off the Plaza (the old part of town) we were asked by a very polite young woman if we would take a picture of her and her friends next to a sculpture outside an art gallery. We said certainly and did so and then asked where they were from. "Washington" was the answer so our ears pricked up and we asked, "Oh? Where in Washington?" Turns out two of the young women were from Richland and the others were from Pasco! We piped up, " Well, we're Bombers too!" We chatted briefly and found out they were attending a DECCA conference in Albuquerque. What a nice bunch of kids, articulate, polite, and attractive to boot. (None of this business where the boys pants are down around their knees.) We wished them a pleasant visit and went on about our business. Nice to see that Richland is still turning out great kids. To: Rick Maddy ('67) Rick, What are you doing with yourself these days now that you're back on the mainland?? Using that college degree any? I'm impressed you went back to school and got that degree. Took me ten years to get a four year degree..... -Peggy Jones Snow ('67) ~ Fall in Northern New Mexico.. cobalt skies and the spicy smell of pinon wood burning in fireplaces. Wolf Creek Ski area opened in So. CO with over 60" of powder on ALL runs. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) Re: Dan Ham's ('72) comment on "the other drive-in theater way out of town"... Yeah right Dan, Like we're gonna believe that! Love ya, bro-in-law... -Lori Simpson Hogan ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Dan Ham ('72) comes out of the woodwork and provokes me by implying that I frequented the Circle drive-in that I've heard only showed smut! Now Dan, you may recall the times I visited your house as a youth with your brother, Jody. I was an innocent young chap and I was exposed to the world of Dan Ham. This being a family orientated site and my mother reads this (she thinks you are a nice young boy, Dan!) I won't go into the education I received from the worldly one! And, by the way, the only time I went to the Circle Drive-in I was asked to move to another spot. Apparently, I pulled in to a slot that displayed a permanent plaque that said "Reserved for Dan Ham" Happy Thanksgiving, Dan to you and yours. Eat well! -Mike Davis ('74) PS - Hey Upton! Dan Ham is fresh meat! Have at 'em! ******************************************** ******************************************** From: Melissa Jenkins Heimbigner ('87) hello :class 87 i read the letters to day and noticed that some one wanted to hear from younger people so i thought i would write am note that young though hahahah will i live close too home witch was the tri cities untill i finished school then i moved on thank god! will i just wanted to say hello -Melissa Jenkins Heimbigner ('87) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/02 Dateline: Richland, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Anita Hughes ('52) Gloria Falls ('58), Larry Mattingly ('60) Mike Brady ('61), John Browne, Jr ('61) Roger Fishback ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Susan Ledingham ('64), Kathie Roe ('64) Gary Christian ('67), Pam Ehinger ('67) Fran Teeple ('68), Susan Sheard ('69) Dan Ham ('72), Brad Upton ('74) Karen Davis ('76), Janie Crowley ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To All Bombers: Marion Hankwitz, a long-time counselor at Richland High, has just gone through brain surgery. The doctor removed a growth and the biopsy will be in this next week. The surgery was successful and Marion is doing just fine. My wife Judy, granddaughter Emily Anne, and I went to see her Saturday afternoon. You would never think that she went through this kind of surgery. She is up, running all over the place, and she will talk your leg off. She and Helen Slogen are very special to Judy and me. They are my daughter Cassy's adopted grandparents. She will still need prayer and pray that the tumor is benign. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) John Campbell is correct about the caged monkeys in the West Richland Drive-In Theater. When my oldest daughter was about three or four years old, my parents took her to a movie there. While the movie was going, one of the monkeys was loose, and jumped up on the hood of the folks' car and looked in the front window. My daughter (Shelley) started screaming and crying, and Mom and Dad ended up taking her home! -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) in Siskiyou County, CA -- where we sure need some rain, and a big snow pack in the mountains. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Speaking of twins; my cousins are twins; my daughter-in- law is a twin. Lots of them in our family. My husband's aunt passed away on the 22nd and so did my cousin's mother-in-law, and my neighbor passed away also last week; I miss them all. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from the Evans. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA where it is sunny but cold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Drive-ins There was another drive-in. It was up on the old hiway to Benton City from the "Y". It was near where Bombing Range Rd used to meet the hiway. It was on the right headed toward Benton City. It did not have speakers but rather a low power broadcast that you listened to on your car radio. It did not do well and later was involved in showing X-rated films just before its final downfall. I didn't actually see the drive-in but was demonstrating an electronic transit to a engineer on a land survey and we walked across the old ramps. When I remarked that it looked like an old drive-in he told me about it. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ In Coeur d' Alene ID for the big Festival of Lights fireworks display next Friday. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) In the "be careful what you wish for" cagtegory, while growing up I was a gym rat. I often fantasized about having my own gymnasium. I even made out a list of whom I would invite to play in my gym and whom I wouldn't allow. Over the past 30 plus years I have been a Community Center Coordinator in the San Diego and Seattle areas. In each of the facilities that I have worked there has been a gymnasium. Now, if I ever hear another kid dribbling a ball, I think I will scream. I don't know how many times I have said, "no bouncing the ball in the gameroom!" On another note, remember the painters that used to come by and paint our houses. When I smell paint, I always remember those days. I remember the painters eating lunch in the basement of our "B" house on Goethals. It was a biug deal! -Mike Brady ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr ('61) To Ron Harman: Great Show! You did Woody Guthrie's words and music proud. The vocal arrangements were super, the voices superb, the skits were believably staged without taking anything away from the music, and the interaction of those playing guitar onstage dovetailed nicely with the 3-piece string band. That strange slanted flat made me a little nervous, but it worked fine ... I had to look twice to see the blocks under the front feet of the chairs(!); and the boxcar 'ladder' was quite a touch. Considering that the stage and 'theater' reminded me of Jefferson grade school, the acoustical qualities of the room were astonishing. I only wish that the background scrim (upon which the historic photos were projected) had offered a bit more contrast, and/or had been a little larger. Felt like a bandit, getting homebaked chocolate chip- pumpkin cookies at intermission -- wow! It pleased me to see the little mahogany Gibson guitar in the band -- that's my 'house' guitar here and I don't see many of them anymore. Yup, your show definitely had the highest Entertainment Value of the Night in the vicinity of Stumptown (yes, I left a few bucks in the case). ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) I think we have had a report on every Bomber lunch in the country and now know all the twins that ever went to RHS. So I guess the next four months we will be listening to the Cougars whine and how they got ripped in the Apple Cup. We should get a lot of letters! -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) We have just returned from our fabulous trip to Malaysia and Japan. We enjoyed both of these wonderful countries so much, thanks to the care that our hosts in both places took to make our time so very enjoyable. We learned something about the history and workings of each land from our hosts, as well as enjoying some of the special aspects of the country: in Malaysia, it is being able to swim each and every morning and eat breakfast outside, as it is summer there every day of the year, which I, as an old swim team member enjoyed. Despite the fact that the majority of people in Malaysia are Muslim, it is a land with about a third of its population Chinese, and another large group Hindu Indian, with smatterings of others in the population, and the country is quite safe and peaceful, as these populations coexist. And my friend in Japan is very interested in history and culture herself, and shared much of Japan's history, and even gave me a book about the life of a woman in l600's Japan which she had translated into English to be published. She also introduced us to the public baths in the basements of ryokans, and the wonder of sleeping on the tatami mats, after a fabulous Japanese dinner. (Alright, to be honest, my husband ate more of the various fish dishes than I did, but with my North Dakota roots upbringing, and a father who didn't like fish, I did try to taste everything, and I did eat an entire whole soft-shelled crab at one sitting.) While in Japan, we did visit the Peace Park in Hiroshima where the first A-bomb was dropped. It was sobering, as I've always considered myself as coming from Richland, a place that was had a very active part in the production of that bomb. We wish every person, especially those considering taking their country to war, would visit that memorial park, as it helps us to realize how dependent we are on each other for the quality of the lives we lead, and how in today's world, we really are our brother's keeper, as what each country does can effect so many people. I am catching up on the Sandstorm which I was able to access several times on the trip, but not everyday, and I love to hear about Richland. If you ever catch up with Harry, Eddie, do give him our best. As a Bomber and a Cougar, I must say after even getting up in the wee hours to catch the game on the computer in Malaysia and Japan, my husband is crest-fallen after witnessing their defeat (via television) tonight. But we Cougars are made of strong stuff, and we will back the team and hope for the best be it a miracle at this time. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Back home in Indiana where it is getting quite close to freezing and winter is definitely on its way. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Ledingham ('64) Hi! Would love to locate Jerry Taylor ('63), Susan Worlton ('64), and Jo Miles ('64). Sincerely, -Susan Ledingham ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Yesterday I attended Paul Beardsley's 90th birthday. As many of you know, he is the father of Charlie, Paula, Janice, and Nancy. I didn't really know Charlie, but those three girls are three of the nicest and funniest girls in town. It was a great party with people from all different walks of life (neighbors, the kids' friends, fellow Kiwanis members, city people, relatives, etc). Those of us who were lucky enough to hang out at the Beardsley house during high school know that P.P. Beardsley was one of the coolest dads around. How this sweet man became "The Crumudgeon" is beyond me.... every time I see this guy he's got a big smile on his face and I just luv him!! If you'd like to wish Mr. Beardsley a birthday note. I know he'd enjoy hearing from you. -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) To Dennis Hammer ('64): The Skyline drive-in was located right off Geo Way and just below the hill before you get to North Richland. When you crest the hill (damn, I have been out of Richland for 20 years now) there are several companies including Battelle followed by WPPSS. Anyway, the drive- in was at the bottom of the hill on the left when you were driving north to Hanford. I remember that after the drive-in was torn down you could still see the lines of car ramps (and a few speaker poles) for quite a few years after. But my guess is that it is all houses by now. Maybe I need to visit Richland more often. The space needle could be sitting there for all I know. -Gary Christian ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Well, I would like to wish my Uncle Donny Ehinger a very belated Happy Birthday! I believe it's his 66th!! Well Donny, I put ya on the Birthday Calendar but I may have your wrong year of graduation ..... so ya better write and let me know for sure! Hope ya had a good one! Love, Your Very Special Niece! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) -- The Blue Ribbon Class of 67 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Re: Twins Please add one of my best high school friends, Nancy, and her fraternal twin, Tom LaRiviere to your list of twins from the Class of '68. This long list of twins would have my husband John (Gonzaga) going on and on again about "glow in the dark phenomena" so I refuse to tell him! Cougars vs. Huskies: We watched the Cougar game yesterday. Too bad -- sooo sad. I figure the second string quarterback Kesslers' [sic] career ended Saturday. It was a great, chair- riveting game with three OTs, but I sure wanted my son's alma mater to pull out a winning score. I think they lost the game when the Cougars went for the possible TD instead of kicking for a field goal they had for sure. We spent a lot of hours in the cold, wind, snow, and rain watching WSU football in the late 80's and early 90's since it was also my father-in-laws' alma mater -- he'll be 94 on Thanksgiving day. Bomber Cheers -Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susan Sheard Gunter ('69) My husband, Roy Gunter ('68) has two sets of twins in his family of 10 children. Identical twin brothers: Dale and Gale Gunter ('69) and fraternal twin sisters: Annie Gunter LaFluer and Jannie Gunter ('80 or '81). -Susan Sheard Gunter ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dan Ham ('72) Did I say Mike Davis? No, no, no. I meant Mike Hogan. No, I would never drag your good name thru the mud like that. My apologies to your mother, too. What a fine lady she is. I'm sure that those that know Hogan were as aghast as I when they saw that I had accidentally typed Davis when it was clear that I meant to type Hogan. Perhaps the dogs can be called off now? When you spoke of me as being "worldly" then yes, I must plead guilty as charged. Having been tutored by my much older brother Jack and his friends. Plus I was a quick learner. However, I was never guilty of half the things I was accused of being involved in. I was only "just there" when those things took place. I hope this sets the record straight between us and sheds some light on what an innocent young man I really was (as most will attest to). Peace, man. -Dan Ham ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) To Mike Davis ('74): I have no Beef with Ham, you're on your own. Skyline Drive-In: One evening, probably in the fall of 1973, Bob Stevens ('74), Mark Gladstone (HHS '74), and I were driving around Richland downing a few Lucky Drafts and looking for excitement. At that time the Skyline was closed but the screen was still there. Since it had been raining and we'd had some beer, we decided the smart thing to do would be to climb up the backside of the screen to the top. There was a ladder about 20 feet off the ground that took you to a catwalk on the top. After we reached the top of the wet rotting screen we looked at the view, decided we shouldn't stay too long, and then all took turns emptying our bladders over the front side of the screen. I'm sure my son will never do anything that stupid. -Brad Upton ('74) PS -- I'm catching a redeye tonight and leaving from Miami in the morning on the Norwegian Sea. It's a tough gig, but somebody has to do it. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Well Mike Davis: hmmm ..... I like my version better about how Wig and Jumbo got their nicknames. I sure have gotten a bunch of crap about my version; but hey, it *is* better reading. For the rest of you Bombers, use your own imagination -- anything works. Remember, we're Davises -- anything is possible! -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janie Crowley Smith ('77) Any thoughts as to how easy it will be to pick up some tickets to the Fiesta Bowl? I hope to attend with my husband and son. We were disappointed that WSU lost last night -- hoping that a rematch of the September game against Ohio State this season could be played; well, actually, hoping to see some friends who attended WSU. Anyway, I assume that tickets will be fairly easy to come by outside the stadium. Also, if any of you have some ideas of fun places to eat and activities in the area, I would greatly appreciate it. Go Bucks! -Janie Crowley Smith ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/02 Dateline: Ardmore, OK (Central Standard Time) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Donna Nelson ('63), Frank Osgard ('63WB) Kathie Roe ('64), Rick Maddy ('67) Vicki Steichen ('67), Mike Hogan ('70) Lynn Noble ('72), Ron Harman ('77) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 11/19: Don Ehinger ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eleanor Attwood Roberts ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: CB Lih ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill Walser ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** CORRECTION 11/25/02 Sandstorm: Ralph Myrick's ('51) entry said Helen Slogen... should have been Helen Skogen. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT ALL of msn.com and juno.com and netzero.com Maybe if a lot of you complain to your ISPs, that will help... how much can it hurt to tell them that the Alumni Sandstorm is NOT SPAM and that you WANT it delivered to your inbox. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) Re: Drive-ins I think the drive-in Larry is talking about to Benton City was the Skyview. I know there were two with the names close. Skyline to North Richland by Mrs. Burnet's stone house where we used to buy eggs and the Skyview at the foot of Flattop Mt in West Richland where I watched "The Werewolf of London" from the back seat of my Dad's Buick and was scared sh--less... and in the winter tobogganed down the mountain with my two sisters, Jan ('60) and Sus ('67). .....or was it called Starview out by Flattop? -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Osgard ('63) Re: drive-ins I met my first wife sneaking into a buck night, double feature at the Hi-Land Drive Inn. Their fence was made of a corrugated sheet metal, and was kinda leaky. She got her cut offs caught on a nail, and I rode by black converse low cuts to the rescue. I should have known then that she wasn't gonna be real quick with numbers. -Frank Osgard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Re: Bomber Birthday There are a lot of cute guys in the Class '65, but this guy is not only a cutie, but he is about as nice and thoughtful as they get. David Rivers is the "Man of the Hour" .. his birthday is this Wednesday, and it just can't be missed. David is always looking for ways to bring people together, lend a helping hand, or offer assistance. In addition, he can match Jim Hamilton ('63) for being able to remember all the who, what, and where from the good ol' days. David personifies all that is special about being a Bomber. This guy is special!!! Happy Birthday, David. You're the best. Much love, -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Hi Peg Jones ('67) No, I have not used my degree much in the last three years. I subbed quite a bit in the Northshore district of Bothell/Woodinville from 96-99. On Maui I took the twelve hour course and tests to sub, but never did go into the classroom. Here in CA I need to take the CBEST testing to sub. I procrastinate on these things. I'm sick of the racism anyway. I have been a cracker, a haole, and a gringo in the past five years. I have had bullets whiz by my head before in war, but not because somebody got called tubby in the classroom. I don't need any more of that scene. And they take fingerprints too. Are you feeling better? Tell Ron hello. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Im not real sure about this, Helen, but I have talked to surfers that say there are times when you are taking that swim in Malaysia that you become breakfast. I think it is in Nagasaki that you dont want to wear the Bomber T-shirt. Hiroshima is more a problem for Tennessee than Hanford. But I could be wrong. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) Re: drive-ins Interesting note on th Skyline Drive-in. Ben Jacobs ('69) and I worked at the Uptown and at the Skyline in '66-'67. We had a great time eating all the goodies we could and watching many great shows over and over again. I remember going into the boiler room and turning the heat down to keep all the little kids quiet and seated each Saturday. The Uptown was so large and There was lots of room for kids to go crazy. It was a great job. -Vicki Steichen Bricker ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Hogan ('70) Re: Dan Ham's comment about Mike Hogan (who happens to be Dan's BIG Brother-in-law) in the 11/25/02 Sandstorm You better watch your back on Thursday, because we're not having turkey for dinner we're having HAM! Tee hee hee...love ya bro! -Mike Hogan ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) In memory of my dear big sister, Becky Noble Ripplinger ('69) whom I miss every day. The Sunday, November 24th Oregonian Newspaper published an excellent, albeit sad article written by Margie Boulet. My heart and eyes wept as I read the story of how the lives of a family were continually disrupted by the selfish and shameful decisions of those who choose to drink and drive which ended up killing three members of this family over the course of 40 years. The story appeared almost 31 years to the day that my sister, Becky, was killed by a "wrong-way, drunk driver" in Richland on Thanksgiving night in 1971. Her husband, Gary, died six days later. Monday, November 25th is the anniversary of Becky's tragic death and a day that I try to find a way to honor them in some way; usually with a phone call to my parents, a card to their son, Greg, who became an orphan at the age of two years old when they were killed, or simply by sending flowers to their graves. But, this year Ms. Boulet honored them for me by taking the time to write and publish a powerful article that will reach tens of thousands of readers and that just might save a life as a result. If you haven't yet read this article, I hope that you will. It's available online. For those of you who knew Becky, I hope that you'll honor her also by continuing to keep drunk drivers off the road. If we can save another family from losing a loved one from this senseless act, then it is well worth our effort. I pray that one day we'll be able to convince lawmakers that this offense is greater than "involuntary manslaughter" because it is certainly a voluntary decision that people make when they choose to drink and drive. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Bomberland. Sincerely, -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ron Harman ('77) Re: Woody Guthrie To: John Brown, Jr. ('61) Thanks for coming to the show, and for your kind words! I am really proud of this piece, and yes, the talent I'm surrounded by is incredible! The rake (slanted platform) is a bit worrisome, but it is an old theatre trick to make the stage look bigger, and boy does this stage need it. Believe me, I've worked on worse. And yes, we all wish the projections worked a little better, but this is a company on a shoestring, and you work with what equipment you can beg, borrow or steal. The Multnomah Art Center did used to be Multnomah Elementary School, so I'm not surprised it reminded you of Jefferson. Any other takers? We run two more weekends - details at http://www.ahtp.org -Ron Harman ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Fertilizer (Tagro Mix) Hi All, Just wanted to share with you some information (those of you in Western WA). We recently built a home, while preparing our yard, a friend told us about "Tagro", he said his daughter used it on their yard, he said their yard was greener, and grew faster and they didn't have to water it as often, because it held moister longer. According to the website, TAGRO Mix say their gardens grow faster, lawns grow thicker and trees grow taller. Anyway, it works, we have been putting it on our yard as we can get to it (over the last couple of weeks - we keep a big tarp over the pile to keep it dry). We have definitely noticed how difference between the grass we have fertilized and which we haven't got to yet. It's definitely greener and taller, when I got up this morning, I could see that there was frost sticking to the part of the yard we fertilized. We found it's best to spread it by using a peat moss roller if you're using it on your lawn, (we rented the roller from a local store). Tagro mix is made by the "City of Tacoma" (part of their recycling program) (TAGRO Mix is a nutrient-rich soil conditioner made from bio-solids, an organic by- product of the city's treated wastewater. In a carefully controlled process, the city's wastewater is separated into cleaned water and de-watered bio-solids.) Best of all, it's free if you go get it, by the bag, or really cheap if you get over a certain amount and you want to put it in the bed of your truck, they will even deliver it to your home for a small delivery charge. We had it delivered to Poulsbo, (50 miles away). Here's the link for the City of Tacoma, if you're interested: http://www.ci.tacoma.wa.us/tagro/ Happy Growing & Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/02 Dateline: Bossier City, LA (Shreveport) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Betty Ely ('47) Carol Black ('48), Paul Phillips ('49) Judy Willox ('61), Karma King ('64) Janine Rightmire ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) Anonymous ('68WB), Mike Howell ('68WB) Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andrew Eckert, Jr. ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT msn.com and att.net and juno.com and netzero.com PLUS several other ISPs that only have 1 or 2 Sandstormers using the same ISP... Maybe if a lot of you complain to your ISPs, that will help... how much can it hurt to tell them that the Alumni Sandstorm is NOT SPAM and that you WANT it delivered to your inbox. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** CORRECTION from 12/25/02 Sandstorm ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Buying eggs from "Mrs. BURNET" To: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) You really bought eggs from Mrs. BARNET. The Barnets were one of the original Richland families and their daughter, Margaret, was my best friend in high school. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Support Richland Bomber Alumni If you are buying wine for the Holiday, you can support two Richland alumni. John and Ann Williams own and operate the KIONA Winery at Benton City. They have won many awards for their wine. If you can't make it to Benton City, you can buy about five different kinds of Kiona wine at Albertson's and Winco. Check them out. Re: trains My favorite train was through France and the Bullet train in Japan. I once tried to use my British rail pass to get on the ferry from Wales to Ireland. There were about 500 people behind me when the gentleman said, "You can't use this pass, you have to buy a ticket". Then he asked me if I was traveling alone. When I said yes. He said here is a boarding pass, just get on. So I only had to pay for the return trip which takes a least 4 hours each way. When my husband died, I traveled many places by myself. But, I quit going alone when I was in Sidney, Australia... eating alone in the hotel dining room... at least overseas. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Twins & Drive-ins All the entries regarding the above keep reminding me of the time my mother, Leola Black, (RIP) former Carmichael teacher, used to relieve me of my four kids, including twin boys, in the summer time. There were two girls and then the boys, who were ACTIVE. When they were around 8, 6 and 3, my mother took them for the week and having raised one child (me), I think it was quite a challenge for her. Anyway, one night she took them to the drive-in and I am not sure what happened, but when they left, she forgot to replace the speaker and drove away with it in her car. As I recall, she just took it home with her, so I am assuming things got totally out of hand which happened pretty regularly. I hope the drive-in people never realized they were missing one speaker!! -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA - where they are still ranting on about the Apple Cup game. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Phillips ('49) To: Jim Boyd ('55) Re: asking about car stories About 3 weeks before your entry Kenny Owens was telling me all about it... showed me the scars & the dent in his head. He told me the car was about the size of a wheelbarrow. Needless to say it brought back many memories. One time I come home on leave from Navy, got into town late asked to borrow my dad's new Buick less than 500 miles. Called Karen Whittlese ('53RIP) she was working at Northstar in North Richland and asked me to pick her up at work and we would go dance in West Richland. When I there got she asked if a friend could ride out to the dance with us. When we got there I was driving down through a couple of rows of parked cars and guy was walking in a brown suit, being my usual smart ass and half smashed I said I haven't ran over anyone in a brown suit in a long time I swerved over toward him and then right back stepping on the gas. CRASH. It seems that someone was building a building there and all they done was the basement. And I was in it with all 4 wheels with a case broken beer, bottle of rum, two under age girls and the horn was stuck. (Where was SOUTHWEST airlines then. I would have liked to get away). Everyone came running out of dance... I was very busy giving away the booze & getting the girls out of there. I looked around & there was the cop from the dance standing watching me. Tough part: calling my dad. Re: Mel Thompson ('48RIP) A while back, a lot of people were talking about Mel as a football player but no one mentioned he was the outstanding boxer of the year in '48. and was my inspiration to join the boxing team the next year. Re: Bypass highway When it was being made they would park their dump trucks along the road and they didn't have keys... just toggle switches, Bud Craig ('51wbRIP) Ernie Stoker ('53RIP) and myself would have races with them up and down the unpaved bypass... we would crash each other in the sides, we had a ball. One night I drove one down the swampy area south of the riding academy when I was turning around I backed off into the swamp and it sank in so far that I was able to climb out the side, get on the front bumper, and jump on to the road. We went down the next day to watch them get it out and it took two bulldozers to do it. When they started to pave it, they began about a quarter mile south of Van Giesen and Carl Frueh ('47RIP) would take his new Harley and a bunch of his buddies there and drag race their bikes he never had a chance against their striped down knuckleheads. Re: Bomber Lunches I hope all of the lunches down south keep alive. We will be taking our yearly CA, NV, AZ trip in about one week. Hope I haven't bored you to much. That's what you get for triggering so many old memories. -Paul ('49) & Kathy Phillips ~ Malby, WA - where we have had the best Spring, Summer and Fall that I can remember in many years. PS - Kathy is English - Not a Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: David Rivers ('65) Happy Bomber Birthday to you, Happy Bomber Birthday to you. Happy Bomber Birthday, dear David, Happy Bomber Birthday to you. And maaaaaannnnny mooooore! Have a good and wonderful day, ya cute little dickens you! ;o) Re: Drive-Ins Alright, enough of this skirting around on the drive-in located on the highway to Prosser. And an end to those innocent ones out there trying to guess or second guess what it was all about. That would leave you out Mike Davis ('74), Brad Upton ('74) and Dan Ham ('72). Shame on you boys! *G*! It WAS called the Circle Drive-In, you DID have to tune in to a particular radio station for the audio and it WAS known to show XXX rated movies. Now I only know this because I had a friend that had a friend that knew the people that ran it. *G*! And by the way, there was a nickname for that drive-in too, but I will leave THAT up to your imaginations! LOL! To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Alright BJ, I am waiting for the real and honest truth to the nicknames of Wig and Jumbo. Karen ('76) did entertain us well with her version, Mike ('74) made a feeble attempt to best her and the rest are keeping quiet. You would think that they would come forward and defend their honor, wouldn't you? lol! Anyway, time for the real version Mom--let's hear it as you have a captive audience out here. *G*! To: All Bombers Everywhere: May you all have a safe, happy and wonderful Thanksgiving! Safe trip to all of you traveling. Ya hear me Sis? ;o) (Deedee Willox Loiseau '64) Bomber Cheers -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where Winter is trying to make up it's mind now and getting colder ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Your singing horses Thanks for the Singing Horses, they are a "hoot". If everyone didn't get to see them you should put the site in the newspaper. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Click on the horses one at a time (;-) http://svt.se/hogafflahage/hogafflaHage_site/Kor/hestekor.swf ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janine Rightmire ('65) To: David River ('65) To a special guy who deserves the best day with wonderful people surrounding him and nothing but happiness to fill up the hours today!!! I hope you get the grandest of presents and the biggest of cakes and a bushel of hugs. I think that Las Vegas should light up the Strip just in your honor!! Cool!!!! I've even decided to forgive you for all the times you pulled my chair out from under me in Jr. Hi. You were a naughty little pest, but it's time I let it go. To the best dancer of all Bomberville I wish you a grand day and many many more to come. Thanks for the memories and for the love you have for all of us!! Happy Birthday David!!!! -Janine Rightmire ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Re: Drive-ins With all this talk of drive-in movies, it really brings some good memories back. When we were kids my Mom would fix a big huge paper bag if popcorn and a jug of water. Money was tight in those days, so this was a family outing for all us girls, Me, Jerie ('69WB), and Marcie ('71WB). (The folks moved in '68) We'd head to the movies! Dad would fix the back seat with a padded board and wedge it between the back of the front seat and the back seat so we had on huge bench seat! We'd be dressed in our PJs and have our pillows as we were sure to fall asleep. My spot was in the back window! I could see it all! We looked like the Clampets come to town! Then when I was older and kids of my own, we did the same thing! LOL The best was to go in a pick up in the hot Summer! We'd park the pick up backwards and sit in lawn chairs the kids spread out on a blanket laying in front of us. We still brought our own popcorn! Ya still had to same money some how! But it was some of the best family fun we all had together! Both Generations. But now with the Drive-ins gone I've tried to tell my grandsons what we did as kids and what their Mom did and they just don't understand the simple fun of life. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anonymous ('68WB) Re: Birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my BIG brother, David Rivers ('65)!!! -Anonymous ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Hello Fellow Bombers; I want to wish each and every one of You and Yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. As I load the truck to do my first of two shows in Centrailia the next two weekends, I was thinking about when and where I grew up. There was one Thanksgiving I will never forget. My Dad was working at Hanford and brought this family home with him that were living in their old Station Wagon. I don't remember the family name at all. (I must have old timers disease) The mother helped my Mom in the kitchen all day and the two boys and I ran wild down at the Yakima River. We had a wonderful meal and they spent the weekend at our place. Us three boys stayed in my room. There was snow on the ground and we played until we were exhausted. On Monday morning they left. My dad helped him get a job in Prosser somewhere if I remember right. I want to say their name was Williams. I was about 10 at the time and the reason it sticks with me so much is that they were a black family and I never learned anything about prejudice until I was in the Army and away from the Tri-Cities. To me they were just people and fun to have around. I stopped to help a man and woman last night on the highway to Raymond and they too were black and were so happy to have my help. All I did was drive him back to Westport to get some parts for his old station wagon and used my headlights so he could see to put them on. I never once even thought about them being black until he said where he comes from in Mississippi a white man would never have stopped to help. In this day and age it is hard for me to believe that we as Americans still hate Americans just for their skin color. I am thankful I grew up in West Richland and never learned the difference in people. I am also very thankful for the values instilled in me by where I grew up and with whom I grew up! Thank You Bombers. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72WB) Re: Becky Noble Ripplinger ('69RIP) Lynn, I think of her so very often, and did so on her birthday in October. I thought of Greg on his birthday November 14th. I woke up on that morning after having been with you the night before dinging around and heard it on the radio... it is something I will NEVER in my life forget. I was a Jr. at Col Hi. I remember all your dad did when he went to court, and the terrible man who hit them. I think of how often Becky, Greg and I drove to Corvallis to see you. We always ate chips with ketchup. I will take her a flower, I know right where they are buried. It is so hard for me to believe to this day. I never forget that November date. Hang in there, and remember the good times :-) Love, -Diane Hartley ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/02 ~ HAPPPY THANKSGIVING! Dateline: Zachary, LA (Baton Rouge) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers, 1 Bomber Mom and 2 funeral notices today: Tom Hughes ('56), Dean Enderle ('57) Janice Woods ('60WB), Ann Engel ('63) Donna Nelson ('63), Fred Schafer ('63) Leoma Coles ('63), Peg Sheeran ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Jim Coyne ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Mike Howell ('68WB), Creede Lambard ('72) Frank Trent ('72), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Thanksgivings I have to say there is one Thanksgiving that I remember. I believe it was 1952 and we were living in the precut a block north of Marcus Whitman on Willard. My Mom had a cousin that was with the United States Navy Band. They had come to Richland for a concert and my Mom invited a bunch of them to come to dinner. I think about 10 of them showed up and with the family of five we had a very large crowd. We all had a good time but it was really a hectic day. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dean Enderle ('57) Re: Thanksgiving greetings To: All Bombers everywhere HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! -Dean Enderle ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) Hey everybody out there in Bomber land; and special wishes to Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) and family; Have a great Thanksgiving, this site is great, thanks to you too, Maren. Tonight (Wed) Dinner with my kids and grand kids, tomorrow, dinner with partner's family, up to the mountains to pick out Christmas tree on Friday, Saturday, dinner with my brothers and their families, Sunday dinner with hunting buddies, and the miracle....no cooking for me this year! I feel truly blessed. -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ sunny and beautiful garden spot of the West--Woodland, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families. -Fred and Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Yes, it was a Saturday treat to drive and buy eggs from Mrs. Barnet. And as I remember we used to drive out GWWay. There definitely was nothing between the edge of town -- which was not much past Van Giesen -- and her house. Lots of sagebrush, then her house on the right and the drive-in a little farther. She used to have to come outside and walk around to a door below the house. She probably kept the eggs cold there. She'd show us the coup and how she got the eggs. Of course, they had real nests. Don't know what we paid and she always had an apron on. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Leoma Coles ('63) Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and many thanks for the blessings we all have. This will be my first Thanksgiving with my 2 month old granddaughter, Bryanna, and she is just beautiful! Best wishes to you all! -Leoma Coles ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: Thanksgiving To: Mike Howell ('68WB) Your mentioning black people, and how you were glad you were raised where you were... Our folks invited Otis, the "Shoeshine Guy" from downtown's barbershop, to Thanksgiving dinner when we were young kids. Still have a picture somewhere of all of us at the table. There were 9 of us (including Otis) sitting around the table, and I remember us kids just staring at him in amazement, because it was the first time, I think, that we were that close to a black person. Do remember laughing a lot with him, and I think it was Mom's way of breaking down any color barrier that might develop as we grew older. -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Those horses were sooooo funny. What a kick! Maren put up the website in the 11/27/02 Sandstorm. Can't wait to show my husband. Re: Thanksgiving I wanted to wish each one of you a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. For you travelers, please be very careful out there. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where for the past couple of days, it's been 74. I LOVE it!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Coyne ('64) Re: Drive-ins I wonder how many of you guys I let in the drive-in back in the good old days..... REMEMBER Jim Coyne ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Mike Howell ('68WB) Re: Prejudice I think growing up in Richland insulated us from a lot of prejudices. Can you imagine muscles growing up in CA or any other place than Richland? He was never taken advantage of and never made fun of, either--at least not that i ever heard. Everyone just accepted him and liked him and let him be who he was. Sometimes I think a government town would still be the best place to live and grow up! *Grin* I remember going to school and living by Jim Ard and his family and we never thought anything about the color of his skin--we just liked him and his family, cause they were nice people and fun to be with! Had lots of fun times at their house---his parents were great!!! I never experienced prejudice till I moved to CA and then it was real evident! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - winter has arrived and the temps are in the 50s. Happy Thanksgiving to Bombers everywhere! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Gary the horses are sooo cute! and, Happy Birthday David! -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) Happy Thanksgiving. -Mike Howell ('68WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Creede Lambard ('72) Re: Someone besides me is bouncing! Wow! Hi Maren, Having people complain to their ISPs can't hurt, but unfortunately it might not help either. It sounds like for some reason richlandbombers.com has been put on an internet blackhole list like ORBS or the RTBL -- sorry about the acronyms but providers use these lists to block domains that spam. Unfortunately occasionally innocent networks like richlandbombers.com get caught in the crossfire. You might want to have your favorite techie find out what the heck is happening by having them contact the abuse desk at msn or aol (or one of the ISPs that has only one or two recipients -- they might have more responsive abuse teams if they're smaller outfits) and find out why you're being blocked. Odds are you're on a block list obtained by someone else and they can tell you who's providing the list. What to do then varies -- providers of these lists range in attitude from completely cool to net-Nazis. In the former case your techie can probably clear things up fairly quickly; on the other end, there's no telling how, or if, you can get off the list. Hope this helps. -Creede Lambard ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Unfortunately, it's NOT richlandbombers.com that's on the black lists... it's go.netatlantic.com -- the folks who send the Sandstorm every day after we send it to them for distribution... -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Trent ('72) To: All Bombers everywhere I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. A Thanksgiving full of laughter, family, and great memories. Be mindful of those less fortunate, and God's gifts to you. -Frank Trent ('72) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Wig and Jumbo's nicknames -- the real story OK Judy The real story is very simple and it is the right version. Kent (Wig) and Keith (Jumbo) both had a crib in a little nursery off of our bedroom and Wig having been cooped up with Jumbo for 9 months didn't feel quite right being alone so he would fuss until I put him in Jumbo's crib and he would wiggle till he could touch Jum and then he was happy and would settle down. Thus he became wiggley which was shortened to Wig. Keith got the name Jumbo because he was a little bigger than Wig, why else? So there you have the rest of the story, Judy, and no matter what stories the others come up with this is the way it happened. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Grover Alexander (52) ~ 11/26/34 - 11/20/02 FuneralNotices.tripod.com *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/02 Dateline: Zachary, LA (Baton Rouge) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda Wittebort ('53), JD Boyd ('55) Lenora Hughes ('55), Jack Gardiner ('61) Donna Bowers ('63), Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Howell ('68WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick Polk ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) Happy Thanksgiving to Bomber's Worldwide. I'm off to San Francisco and will spend time with Chuck Wittebort ('61) -- my baby brother -- and family. -Wanda Wittebort Shukay ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD Boyd ('55) Seems like I am the only one that has written in about the dumb thing I did in high school. I know I am not the only person that did something dumb in high school. In order to pique your interest, I will share the second one with you. I might add, I have a canceled check sitting on my desk dated April 28, 1954, paid to the order of Raymond King, Richland Justice Court, precinct # 10, Raymond R. King, Sr. JP in the amount of $15.00. The reason for this check being written, was one reckless driving ticket issued to yours truly. Seems like one Saturday night, we were cruising around By's, possibly looking for girls or whatever we did back in those days! Someone suggested that we see whose car was the fastest in a quarter mile drag. I don't remember how many cars were involved, but proceeded to the bypass highway and had our race. About halfway through the race, red lights started flashing and we scattered in all directions. You have to understand that I was driving the '52 Ford that would go 105 miles an hour uphill (no matter what my brother says). I managed to outrun the cops and at this point my foggy brain doesn't allow me to recall how this was accomplished. The police nabs one of the parties in the race and he fingered the rest of us. I thought I was home free----ha! A couple of days later while I was at work the police officer appeared at front door with an arrest warrant. Needless to say, my Father and Mother were very upset!!! Judge King had us all appear the same night and listen to his words of wisdom. Seemed like he had just been to a judges conference and was bragging how well behaved the Richland teenagers were and we presented him with our escapade. Judge King was a very good and understanding person. After the lecture he said he was not going to revoke our drivers license with the state. Instead he would hold them for 90 days and did not want to see us in his court again!!!!!! Let's have some more stories about dumb things done in high school!! -JD Boyd ('55) ~ Palm Desert, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Las Vegas Lunch - 11/2/02 Sorry these are so late. It was a blast. Those in attendanace were Roberta Hill Karcher ('49), Nancy Moore ('70) and her daughter Jamie Broussard ('98), Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65), Duke Smith ('50) and Daisy Clark Smith ('54), Harvey Irby ('64) and his non-Bomber spouse Carolyn, Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) and non-Bomber spouse Bob. The car belongs to David Rivers. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) Re: Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving weekend to everyone. I was thinking about Thanksgiving 50 years ago, how it has changed. Buying the bird at the first Safeway store. Spending at least a hour picking the pin guills out of it. Squeezing the Oleo bag so it would be yellow for the dinner rolls. Roasting the turkey with a cheese cloth wrapped over it. Best Wishes To All -Jack Gardiner ('61) ~ San Jose, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) To: Linda Reining ('64) I agree so much with you about growing up in Richland. What a treasure it was. I honestly grew up thinking that I just loved everyone in the world, because of all the experiences I had at home and church and at school. Maybe that is why our class (Gold Medal Class of '63) has always been so thoughtful of one another and given any excuse will get together. I read my Sandstorm regularly and am always struck by how similarly we all feel. So this Thanksgiving, one of the things I am most thankful for is that I know what it means to be a Bomber - its acceptance and caring and community no matter where else on God's green earth we are. I would wish this experience for everyone in the world then maybe peace would prevail. If I could change anything in the experience, it would be to include different races. I don't remember ever even knowing what prejudice was till after I got out into the real world. I want to thank all the stalwarts that do the work of our reunions, and Maren - what a great gift that you give to all of us every day with the Sandstorm! Sincerely: -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ~ St. Louis, MO - where it is cold and we have just come from Thanksgiving at our sons' home in Columbia, MO and getting to know our newest grandaughter - we have 5 all under the age of 3. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks. I would like to thank my Mom, B. J. Davis for all the wonderful Thanksgivings she put on over the years. Many throughout Bomberville are aware of the amazing display she use to put together each year.. For example, the pie table! This was a table just for the pies and cakes she made. People from throughout the community would drop by during the holiday for leftovers or their special piece of pie. No one left unhappy. Mom has slowed down some and Jumbo and his wife, Jennifer, have taken the reins, but Mom will always remain the "Queen" when it comes to Thanksgiving. I love you, Mom, and thank you! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/02 Dateline: Gonzales, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Mike Clowes ('54) Janice Woods ('60WB), Patti Jones ('60) Pete Overdahl ('60), Judy Willox ('61) Rick Maddy ('67), Karen Davis ('76) Jenny Smart ('87), Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Joe Campbell ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: '51 Bombers I don't know how many of our classmates have heard, but Jerry Culverhouse is seriously ill. I went to see him last week and I had a hard time keeping the tears back. He is in a terminal state. Bob Campbell is another classmate that is in a terminal state. Doctor is giving him pain pills until the Lord comes and takes him home. I know we will all be praying for these guys. I have many memories with these two. From hunting, playing softball, and just hanging out. Man, it sure shakes a guy up to see lives that you loved and respected come to a close. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Al Parker ('53) Re: Richland Lands On Moon It took two overtimes but Pine-Richland High School Beat Moon High School 21 to 20 in a Pennsylvania State AAA Championship playoff game on Friday, Nov. 15. (This is not the same Richland Sr. High school that is in Richland Township, PA.) -Al Parker ('53) ~ Pennsylvania ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: all Bombers Enjoy the holiday, and please, don't eat too much. But do clean your plate, for as my aunt used to tell me: "There are children starving who would want that." I have never been able to figure that one out. Happy Thanksgiving -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - clear and cool in Albany, OR (How about them Beavers?) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) To: Mike Davis ('74) I don't know you but I think you must be one nice, handsome, clever fellow. That tribute to your Mom speaks volumes and I can guess how proud she is! Thanks, you made my Thanksgiving. -Janice Woods Ehrke ('60WB) ~ Woodland, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Christmas LUNCHEON - Gift Exchange ($10.00 or less) All Bomber Alumni Seattle/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday December 6, 2002 Lunch Date: December 8, 2002 Coffee Time: 11:30 P.M. Time: Lunch 12:30 p.m. Where: Fife Bar and Grill Next to the Day's Inn (253) 922-9555 Address: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5, 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! Happy Thanksgiving Bombers and Families! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Chilly and Foggy ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) Re: More Twins What a fun topic, TWINS. The class of '60 had one other set that I didn't see mentioned, Ron and Don Stratton. And I recall another set, however they quit school but would of graduated with our class, David & Paul Murphy of West Richland. My mom lost 2 sets of twins at birth before Jim ('57RIP) and I were born. Hope everyone had a Happy and Filling Thanksgiving. As Bob Hope would say "Thanks for the Memories" -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ I'm still in a fog in Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Those Las Vegas luncheon pictures were very nice Lenora. And, were those Richland Bomber Nuke'Em shirts that I see you and David Rivers ('65) sporting. If so, brownie points for you two for showing your Bomber spirit and not being afraid to wear them in Nevada. :o) Nice car too David---passion purple---what else would I expect from you huh? lol! But she is a beauty! Looks like you all had a lot of fun and that is what we Bombers do best--have fun! To: B.J. Davis, Bomber Mom While your two children, Mike Davis ('74) and Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) were quite entertaining with their versions of the twin's nicknames, Wig (Kent '82) and Jumbo (Keith '82), my vote is with your version. It was an endearing story that would come from a Mother and that other Mothers and Grandmothers would take to heart and love. It is a sweet story and I hope the two boys are as close today as they were back then. Sorry, but her version wins in my book Mike and Karen, but your stories were cute and funny. :o) To: Mike Davis ('74) You get brownie points Mike for the lovely and sweet tribute that you gave your Mom in yesterday's Sandstorm. What a sweet and touching thing to do! Bomber Cheers from foggy Richland, -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Maren, With the website address being what many non Bombers out there in cyber space would determine as a not too politically correct - richlandbombers.com - I dont think we should write to our ISP. We probably should call the CIA or the new Homeland Security Agency, whatever that is, and clear it with them so I can receive my Alumni Sandstorm on time. -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Thank you---my family doesn't appreciate my creative writing skills. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jenny Smart Page ('87) Re: Shameless Plug for a Holiday Tradition! The Mid-Columbia Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is just two short weeks away. It will again be held at the RHS auditorium on Friday 12/13 (7:00); Saturday 12/14 (2:00 & 7:00) and Sunday 12/15 (2:00). Last year's shows sold out, so be sure to pick up your tickets now at Albertson's, The Dance Boutique or JD's Time Center. Guest dancers are from the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company in Seattle -- Patricia Barker (a Richland Native) and Stanko Milov. With over 130 dancers involved, this is a fabulous production with a beautiful set and lovely costumes, and represents several months of intense rehearsals. You won't be disappointed with this ballet! Come join us for a wonderful Christmas tradition! Happy 1st week of Advent to all, -Jenny Smart Page ('87) ~ West Richland - where it's cold and foggy, and the pumpkin pie supply is getting low ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Just read the letters and so enjoy them... Seems you are in Seattle area.... Chris Janos is also.. on Easlakeve. but this holiday he is in Richland... Do your folks still live here? Lovely people... Happy Holidays -Wanda Janos (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2002 ~ December, 2002