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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/01/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mel Stratton ('49), Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Barb Isakson ('58) Linda Reining ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Jeanette Haberman ('73), Lisa Koch ('88) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Johnson Andrews ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris Williamson Reuther ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mel Stratton ('49) Re: Strattons not twins To: Pete Overdahl ('60) Ron and Don Stratton are not twins by about ll months. they were in the same class however. Pete, I remember working for your dad on the Richland PD, great story teller. Also in the fog in Bremerton, WA -Mel Stratton ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Bomber guys To: Jim Boyd ('55) Are you kidding? Confess all the dumb things I did in high school? This site isn't ready for that yet! To: Mike Davis ('74) Sounds like you come from a great family. B.J. ought to cherish that public notice. She must be a super mom. To: All of you in Bomber Land I think it was something in the water that shaped the hearts of those who drank it. Still washing dishes and replacing the silver into its normal hiding place. Suffering the results of too much turkey and pecan pie. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ cold and windy Springfield, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barb Isakson Rau ('58) Re: Class of '58 Luncheon - DIFFERENT LOCATION Our Class has been invited to the home of Sue Seeberger Thiss -- email me for instructions to get there. This is this Sunday at noon. Nov. 1, 2002. [I'm pretty sure Barb means TODAY, DECEMBER 1. -Maren] Sue put on a wonderful party. We are asking for $5.00 from each person for help with some of the cost. There's food, too, but oh the yummy stuff for desserts. Hope to see you there... you'll enjoy yourselves. -Barb Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: "clean your plate, children starving"..... My grandmother always said that, only she would add, "in china"---always wondered how she knew that! She said that once to my oldest daughter, who was probably 13 at the time, and traci told her, "Well, send it to them then"!!!!! Man, you should have seen how fast my daughter scrambled--she had no idea that little, old lady could move that fast!!!! *Grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ cool and breezy in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) to Wanda Janos, It was so sweet of you to write to me and about my folks--yes they do still live in Richland. I see them not nearly often enough. It's good to know Chris is here in Seattle. I guess we should start a Seattle proper Luncheon.(!) It would be nice to visit. thanks so much. -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanette Haberman ('73) To: Al Parker ('53) Re: Richland Lands On Moon Thanks for the Western PA update. Makes me wish I were back in Mars. Okay, I'm kidding. -Jeanette Haberman ('73) ~ Davenport, IA (brrrrr) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lisa Koch Muir ('88) Re: The Nutcracker I would like to join in on Jenny's plug for The Nutcracker. Although I now live in California I was a part of that tradition for many years growing up. They put on a wonderful ballet and Patricia Barker is outstanding. If you can, definitely go see it! Happy Holidays, -Lisa Koch Muir ('88) ~ Huntington Beach, CA - where I'm glad I am again visiting Richland for Christmas as it's shorts and t-shirt weather here. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/02/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bomber sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Vicki Owens ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY ON 11/22: Sandi Cherrington ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Seattle area luncheon If we started a "Seattle" area luncheon how many of you would attend? If you are interested let Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) or me know. Patti has suggested this before, but I wonder if we couldn't get a big bunch from Redmond, Kirkland and Bellevue alone as I know a lot of you live near here. Maybe Mel Stratton ('49) might catch a ferry over and join us also. Let me know your wishes. Re: for the record Also for the record Tony Blazine did not coach at the U of W. He was on the coaching staff of Phil Sarboe at "WSC". He was Mels frosh football coach. Re: Thanks Also Paul thank you for the nice compliment on Mel and his boxing. That was one sport I refused to watch. He even boxed at WSC and I wouldn't attend any of the matches. His brother Roy was golden gloves champ in Texas. A family tradition. Seemed such a violent sport for such a gentle family. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: Thanksgiving In Uganda Every year about this time, people ask, "Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Uganda?" It's an American holiday, so what happens to Americans who live outside of the United States? As a Ugandan government employee, for several years Thanksgiving slipped by without notice. Then the American community grew, creative ideas of how to get turkeys and trimmings grew, and schemings on how to extricate myself from a half-day of work also grew. This year I combined Tuesday and Thursday evening master's seminars to eliminate a 4-7:00 lecture Thursday evening. Preparation of the kilo of green beans started Wednesday night after fellowship, and I was back in the kitchen early Thursday morning since the electricity had been going off between 9:00 and 5:00 the previous three days. I prepared the pie crust and was assembling the ingredients for a chocolate pecan pie when the power went out at 7:50. Surprise! After a 9-11:00 a.m. Research and Higher Degrees Committee meeting in the department, the search for Plan B began. Ken and Irene Edgar, missionaries from Seattle, WA, were the turkey chefs for the day, but assured me they had finished that task and offered their oven for my pie. They're also on the northwest side of Kampala, not far from my campus home. The pie was assembled and went into the oven while we munched a luncheon salad that Irene had prepared. Then pie and green beans in hand, we were off to the Baugh home southeast of Kampala, with a panoramic view of Lake Victoria three miles south. Eventually 17 gathered to celebrate together. The menu was, well you guessed it, turkey with allllll the trimmings! Marcia had created a game where each wrote down three important initials, then used them to begin three items for which we were thankful. We put them in a basket and mixed them, then each drew one to read out and try to guess who had written it. It was fun, but also a thoughtful way to share the blessings we had gathered to celebrate. My paper read like this: Lots of families Just peace Consultancies To elaborate, I have the greatest families in all the world! In addition to the Owens and Portie families, whom I dearly treasure, I have two phenomenal church familiesLiving Faith Fellowship in Pullman and Living Covenant in Kampala. Then there is my adopted Ugandan family, the Hakizas, as well as my missionary familyKampala International Christian Fellowship. Peace refers to the quiet well being that comes from striving to live a right life. In the work place, I see colleagues struggle daily to dodge the consequences of lies told, grudges held or enemies made. I have done my best to live a life style where I have none of that to contend with. The peace that results is a blessings of the highest order! The consultancies have to do with my profession. Until recently I've seen myself as a Christian who happens to be a psychologist. But in the last few months, doors have opened for ministry through my profession, through counseling and testing candidates for Christian organizations. It has opened my eyes to realize how God can use psychology to further His kingdom. At the same time, it's generating something toward retirement, since Makerere does not provide for expatriate staff members. Lastly, the "LJC" stands for the Lord Jesus Christ, who deserves all the thanks on Thanksgiving, and every other day of the year! So that's how I spent my Thanksgiving. And next time you're in Kampala on the fourth Thursday of November, look me up and we'll celebrate together! Blessings, -Vicki Owens ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/03/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Doris Palmer ('49), Charles Cox ('56) Gloria Willett ('56WB), Glen Rose ('58) Helen Cross ('62), Deedee Willox ('64) Alan Lobdell ('69), Karen Davis ('76) Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - about 12% of our list is bouncing. ALL ALL ALL PLUS 29 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Sandstorm. grrrrrrrrr -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Maren, Looks like you are really making a grand tour of LA. Have spent many great times in that lovely state. My Mother was born there and all her family lived there. Then after I was married we lived in New Orleans for a couple of years. One day I was at work in Godchaux's store and Ray King ('49RIP) walked off of the elevator. I was so surprised and so happy to see a Bomber... always so nice to see them all over the World. It is a real wonder that no matter where we go or we live we see those great Bombers. Had coffee with a '55WB last month here in FL. We enjoyed telling tall tales. Enjoy your trip. -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Cox ('56) Re: What so Special Retirement Day? I was just sitting here at my PC and was thinking at the end of this month I will have been retired for three years. My special day was that I retired on the last day of the twentieth century. -Charles Cox ('56) ~ Georgetown, TX - where it is cool. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) I love reading the entries in the Sandstorm--it brings back memories of things forgotten as well as things remembered. I had completely forgotten about the North Star Theater and the $.25 admission. A quarter could go a l-o-o-ng way. I do remember running to a store from our house on C Street in North Richland and the many times Daddy would pitch me a quarter and send me there for a package of camels. I also remember John Ball School. My brother, Donald Willett, attended John Ball his first and second years of school. In the event that anyone just happens to remember Don, he is a dentist in Springfield, MA, lives in Agawam (a suburb) and has three children. We also went to church for a short while in the school. A new Baptist church was formed in North Richland, and until we secured a building, our meetings were held at John Ball. I remember the wonderful snow we had there--a beautiful snow for a day or two followed by a Chinook wind and dry streets a few days later. After we left Richland, we lived for a year in Venezuela, followed by two years in New Martinsville, WV. I attended college in Arkansas but always went to WV for Christmas and summers. The snows on the Ohio River lasted for days and days becoming black from the soot emanating from the many manufacturing plants along the river. By the time it melted, we were quite ready to be rid of it. While we were in North Richland, I rode the bus to Richland High School. Remember the long hair from the fifties? Several of the guys would come to the bus stop with wet hair frozen in place until the bus arrived. -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glen Rose ('58) Re: Class of '58 Luncheon I have attached pictures from the Class of '58 Luncheon held December 1st at the home of Susan Seeburger Thiss ('58). Susan made lots of candy, pies and pizza which were all delicious. Thanks Susan! Several new people attended and we hope to have more for our January lunch. -Glen Rose ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Withdrawal Symptoms I hope this gets to the Sandstorm, because I am one of the spammed people on MSN. And thankfully, Maren told me how to get the Sandstorm on the Web today, so I only missed about 5 issues. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We did, it was a bit quiet as we only had one son home, who seems lost in a fog still trying to graduate from Purdue some year. (We tried to get him to go to school in Washington, but what do we know??) I'm finally over my jet lag after returning from our wonderful trip to Malaysia and Japan 10 days ago already. Time flies when you are having fun. Re: Trains Someone mentioned one of their best train rides being the bullet train in Japan. We rode the shinkansen line, which I guess was the bullet train, as it went quite fast. It went right by Mt. Fugi on one trip, which was neat, but to be honest, it's just as awesome to go right by Mt. Rainier, or Mt. Hood, or Mt. Shasta, or one of the other volcanic mountains which we all saw growing up in Washington. Re: Birthday wishes I want to close wishing Cathy Wood Stevens ('62) a very Happy Birthday December 7th!! Thanks Maren for your help in getting me to my Sandstorm fix. Yours in MSN Isolation, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is cold and getting colder, the ponds are freezing, and it's cold when they do that. Christmas decorations are everywhere, as are Christian Christmas Programs which are neat. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Thanksgiving To: Vicki Owens ('72) A *mass mailing* from you would be happily received in my box, either e-mail or snail mail. Thanks for sharing Thanksgiving in another country. It's nice to see how we can make the holidays honoring to God and pleasing to ourselves at the same time. Is there Thanksgiving in Uganda? That's like asking of there is a 4th of July in England. Yes, but no celebrating for the English. For those who are truly thankful for everything God has given us, Thanksgiving is every day every where. Thanksgiving Day is just a reminder to share it with others. We went to Spokane to my [bulldog-no caps] youngest son's for Thanksgiving. His wife is [Kennewick lion-no caps] a very nice girl; I really love her. Had a nice visit with him and his family. His daughter (now 8) is the delight of my life! We are very close and love being together. Since she's in school, I don't get to see her as often. However, the just moved from Everett to Spokane, which is a couple hours shorter trip. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where it is in the low 30s ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Just wondering how many veterans out there have ever heard of a group called Pt. Man. Also, there is a great book that really tells it like it was and is called "Nam Vet". If you are a veteran (or even if your are not) you owe it to yourself to read this book and find out about Pt. Man. If you were in country you may need to read the last chapter first so that you will be able to read the rest of the book. I have told many vets to do it that way and it has worked for most of them. It WILL get to you. -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Vicki Owens ('72) AWESOME!! It is so wonderful to witness your faith---even over there where it may be in the minority. I agree with you on LJC---without HIM, nothing is possible. Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving day with us. I am sure all of us take our life's pleasures and facilities etc. for granted. Thanks for showing us that we should not, and with the violence as it is worldwide and here at home, tomorrow is not promised! May God richly bless you and your work over there. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) I noticed you graduated the year my brother Steve "Bear" (RIP) did---did you know him? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) Re: More books Thanks to everyone who bought copies of my Richland book and so kindly pointed out a few errors. I have submitted them to my publisher and they will get corrected the next time. If anyone is interested my other book is out now too--it is Images of America, like the Richland book, but this time it is about Yakima. If anyone is interested, it is the same price as the Richland book, $21.50, to mail it to you, plus $2 if I send it priority mail. Thanks for all the Bomber support out there, these two books were a lot of fun to put together! -Beth Young Gibson ('81) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/04/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Jack Dawson ('52), Gus Keeney ('57) Roma Harrold ('57), Patti Jones ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Rick Maddy ('67), Glenda Hartley ('68) Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - still 12% of our list is bouncing. ALL ALL ALL PLUS 29 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Sandstorm. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Dawson ('52) Re: Where are we? Is there any way to make up a map of where in the world are the Bombers? We did it one year at a reunion of the class of '52 and it was amazing of how we had spread. -Jack Dawson ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Cold Snap We are having a "Cold Snap" in Yuma today. It was 50 at 5AM when I took the garbage can out. There was even dew on the cars!!! Gonna be in the low mid to High 60s today and in the low 70s later in the week. We had some rain on Thanksgiving. It was the first measurable rainfall since last December the 5th. Anyway, it's sunny out now again and another gorgeous day!! Re: Results of Sue's Biopsy I am copying you a note My Wife, Sue, sent to her friends. Please Put her on you "Prayer Chains". We will find out next Thursday which Chemo or other regimen they want to do with her. She is keeping busy with crafts and her church choir to keep her mind occupied at this point. Thank You All for all your support the last time and keeping her spirits up. Hi All, To make it short... lump was malignant. There are apparently some questions about just what kind of cancer we're dealing with... the lab here sent for my slides from Oregon to make comparisons. Possibilities include breast cancer metastases, lymphoma, or horrors! melanoma. The results should be in by next Thur... appt at 9AM. The happy thought of the day is that the biopsy 'scar' will hardly show since it's lying in an age wrinkle! I mean really... can things get much better?? Even though we won't have all results till Thursday next, I will see my oncologist on Wednesday so maybe he will have some clues as to what to expect next. As you can imagine, I've got quite a list of questions myself but will appreciate any and all informed kind of questions any of you may have, which I might not have thought of. Please do keep praying... it is truly the greatest help. And do let's not forget all our many blessings tomorrow. count your many blessings, count them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has done... Let's all sleep well tonight knowing that our Lord loves us, and He is in control. Sue -Gus Keeney ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [As Warren Zevon says: "Enjoy every sandwich." -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roma Harrold Jensen ('57) Thanks, Danny Haggard ('57) for the get together of some of our '57 class last Saturday, 11/30/02. Had a wonderful time. Let's do it again. -Roma Harrold Jensen ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [We want PICTURES!!!! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/ Fife Luncheon 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 E-mail to: LUNCH DATE: December 8, 2002 COFFEE TIME: 11:30am TIME: Lunch 12:30pm 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! Many Bombers have emailed me their regrets of making the luncheon because of their calendar of events. Two Bombers we're emailed the following which helped them target being at a future luncheon: The luncheons are set up to fall on the 2nd Sunday of the month throughout the calendar year. EXCEPT -- Mother's Day rolls to the Sunday before; and Club 40 week-end the luncheon is the following week-end. Time is always 11:30am for coffee hour. Lunch at 12:30pm until ? Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Slight rain in the forecast but at least for now the fog has gone away so I can see the beautiful lights of Tacoma across the water. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: Twins this would probably involve 'WannaBes' (if it really involves twins at all). When we lived in the Chief Joe apartments in about 1957 there was a family, the Cearlocks, who had twins among their children. Patty was my age; & her brother Dennis(?) was a little older. There were twins who may have been 2 or 3 years younger. It was a fascinating family, who had some carnival/circus experience. At some point in the Summer a rope was rigged up near some clothesline poles & members of this family would get up there & walk on it... a pretty cool thing! They also did some tumbling stunts as well... Anybody else remember these people? (or was I simply under the hypnotic spell of my younger brother, Mark ('64RIP), who wanted to run away and join a circus-- _any_circus. What I 'remember' was that they had moved to Richland from Wenatchee. I just don't remember how long they stayed... ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sharlene & Karlene Cearlock would have been class of '64 had they graduated with us... and Mark was a circus... all by himself! *GRIN* -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I have to amend my Birthday Wishes to Cathy Wood Stevens ('62) to December l0th. Also, I would like to add my thanks to Vicki Owens in Uganda for sharing her faith, and telling us about spending Thanksgiving there. It's beautiful outside here with sunshine, but not expected to get over 30 with snow on the way. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ southwest IN - actually I come from the Tri-Cities, and I live in the Tri-State area of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana where they all meet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Drunk Drivers Alcohol Impairment chart Have a safe and happy holiday season. Drive safe and remember "the chart" on New Years Eve! -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) Re: Coeur d' Alene Christmas Lighting and Fireworks To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Just a note to let you know that your show was fabulous this year!! Larry put on a fireworks display in connection with the annual Christmas lighting at the Coeur d' Alene Resort the day after Thanksgiving. It was well worth the drive up from the Tri-Cities. The show was done off of four barges plus all along the docks at the resort. It was spectacular!! We walked down on the dock to talk to Larry after the show for a few minutes and that gave us a first hand view of all the work that goes into putting on a show that big! Kudos, Larry! A job very well done! -Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) To: the Davis Kids After reading about the Wig/Jum ('82) story debate, I got to wondering how the rest of the clan got their nicknames -- I think I heard somewhere that Steve (RIP) is "Bear", and that Mike is "Boo-Boo". Karen, do you have a nickname you can share with us... Re: Cougs Any Cougs coming down for the game this weekend? Go Cougs! -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) ~ Simi Valley, CA - only 35 minutes away from the Rose Bowl, but it may be a longggg ride back if Gesser doesn't suit up this Saturday against UCLA ... *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/05/02 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Shirley Watts ('49), Char Dossett ('51) Dick Pierard ('52), Judy Willox ('61) MaryMike Hartnett ('61), Helen Cross ('62) David Rivers ('65), Betti Avant ('69) Kathie Moore ('69), Greg Alley ('73) Karen Davis ('76), Anne Mitzlaff ('77) Cecily Riccobuono ('77), Monique Mangold ('80) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 12/01: Shirley Pittman Molnaa ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Douglas ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 12.3% of our list is bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL PLUS 29 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Sandstorm. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Ray Conley ('46) Sorry to hear you have had some medical problems. I hope you have a quick recovery. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Sorry I am missing the lunch again. Calendar is full that day. I hope to see you in January. Again, thanks for all the work you do to keep the group going. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Fortunately my Sandstorm comes through johnny on the spot every morning over here in Australia where I am this month. Maren, you are to be commended! A hug from 9,000 miles away! Or two, or three.... -Dick Pierard ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Janine, Happy Bomber Birthday to You! And maaaaaaannnnnny mooooore!!! Have a great day Janine and may your year to follow be the best. You deserve it little Lady. Bomber Cheers -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland colder then a.... well, ya know! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: MaryMike Hartnett ('61) To: John Browne ('61) Yes, John, I remember the Cearlocks... Patty was in our Class, and Dennis, 2 yrs ahead, with my brother, Pat ('59). I have no idea about Patty, but Dennis returned to Richland after college, married Merilee (?) & went work for Battelle NW in '64 or so. He was my husband's boss at the time I think, but don't know of his whereabouts now. I'll ask around. -MaryMike Hartnett ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Go Cougs!! As I read my Sandstorm going through the Web to the site, and thanked my lucky stars I could get there on the 2nd try, as I realized I didn't want to read Sandstorms from 2001, but if I ever do, it's great that some people understand technology enough to put them there, all I can add is "Go Cougs", so we can fly out and go to the Rose Bowl again. When we went from England in '97 (my husband who remembers sports dates much better than I, isn't here to check this date) it was because we knew we'd probably not live long enough to get the chance again, as it had been about 61 years since the last time they'd played there. Also, I must add that John Browne ('61) has certainly turned into a literary genius since I last spoke to him. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Happy Birthday 12/5/02 Dun dun dun dun dun dun... da dun... dun dun dun dun dun dun... da dun... (etc.) today is your birthday... happy birthday to you-o... Another year... how could it be! My goodness, let's see... yesterday I just got back from the June get-together... no... couldn't have been yesterday... let's see... I remember we were in the courtyard at the old DI... PJ Lyons ('64) had just walked in... said Gary ('64) was on his way, she had just talked to him... then Kenny Johnson ('65) said, yup, he'd be right there... I went over and talked to Shelley ('63RIP) and Stull ('62)... gee, was it then Burt ('59) asked for help hanging the Banner? Could it have been more than a week ago? Where does the time go? I have no clue... but I guess it has been a year since I mentioned this person's birthday last. A raving beauty, then and now... I remember sitting in front of her for so many years... pestering the life out of her cuz I thought she was soooooooo cute... yes, I did torture her with my antics... just hadda get her attention ya know... finally did and now after all these years I still cherish her friendship. My dear friend. A real super woman with all her activities. Laaaaaaaaadies and Gentlemen... I give you, the birthday girl... Queen for a day, at least... Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: weather forecast Weather report from Kansas--flash, parts of Kansas today got any where from 8" to nothing. Last I knew it was headed east and south out of Kansas. Here in northwestern Kansas (at least in Goodland) we got a big fat goose egg for a total. These storm tracks are sure unpredictable. Here's hoping not too many of you have to dig out of this. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where who knows what tomorrow will bring ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) Re: Bomber Floor The Bombers need a new gym floor in the Art Dawald Gym. This floor's been in place since 1963. It will cost $260,000. The school district will pay half. They are selling pieces of the old wooden floor for $50. GET YOUR PIECE OF BOMBER HISTORY! BECOME A Get FlooRed DONOR Become a Get FlooRed Donor and receive a piece of Bomber History! For a minimum donation of $50, you can receive a Floor Board from the original floor from Art Dawald. No Bomber should be without of piece of the floor from the storied Dawald Gymnasium. What's your memory of the floor at Art Dawald? Bomber basketball and volleyball, P.E. class, youth rec basketball, summer league on 100 days, adult leagues, dance team, pep assemblies and band concerts? Here's your chance to give back and still receive! Donation Form: To receive your Bomber Floor Board, complete a donation form and mail to: Bomber Booster Club, P.O. Box 1651, Richland, WA 99352-0058 For More Information: John McCoy, Get FlooRed Committee, 509-628-1722 Email: -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) ~ wet, cold, dreary, foggy West Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Zevon To: Maren You like Buffett and Zevon? I can't believe that combination. I'm a big fan of music and knowing that Warren has terminal cancer and is joking about it on national TV and you use it as a comment in the Alumni Sandstorm, it's too good. I could quote all his songs. I had to buy his latest, "My Rides Here". -Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: Jack Dawson ('52) Wow a graduate of 1952! Any older grads out there or do you take the cake? Glad to hear from you. To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) No! well, yes actually, but Mike took mine---dad named him "Bimbo." Now doesn't that fit!!!!! I was the little BooBoo bear. (careful family) Sheila is the "Princess." I take pride in the fact that dad gave us all nick names. Names of endearment---even down to the grand kids and great grandchild. They need to come out and tell you about theirs. Now one more thing I wanted to note to all you faithful Bombers out there and especially the ones that take kindly to Mike and his antics. Well, ole Mikey turns 47 years of age here on the 7th---yeah the blasting of Pearl Harbor day---2 bombs, same day!!!! Anyway, please join me in extending a very happy birthday to brother Michael Wayne Davis ('74). In seriousness, he has been a rock in our family especially in the rough times in our losses of Bear and more recently, dad. I am extremely proud of him and thankful that he is down near mom to assist her in her needs and to spend time with her---(about time!!! lol) Although Sheila and Steve are the best, Mike is clutch as well. Again, happy birthday big brother---I love you very much and I thank God for you daily. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Cooling it in Spokane and getting colder ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) Re: fireworks Glenda Hartley Ackerman ('68) said it right about the Coeur d' Alene Christmas Lighting and Fireworks show. I went with others on a boat on the lake during the show. It was fabulous! We had a clump of lit up something land on our boat from the fireworks shooting from the shoreline. It absolutely lit up the sky with colors, flashes, booms, and whooshes. I wanted to find Larry Mattingly ('60), but had no idea where to begin to look. I went to school with Mike and Mark Mattingly ('77). In case others try to book something at the resort, USE THE PHONE! I tried 5 weeks ahead of time on line and it said "booked" no matter what I tried. The person I wound up with who made the reservations, phoned 2 weeks ahead and got a room. -Anne Mitzlaff Gerken ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) Spent my Thanksgiving in Richland, and it was cold, and foggy. I don't think the temp ever went above 32... Brrrrrrrrr! I don't know how all of you that still live there deal with the winters. No sun for a few weeks must be very depressing. The weatherman said it was going to stay like that for at least another week, so I hurried home to the other side of the mountains, where it was sunny, and in the 50s. I talked to someone in Yakima this morning, and they said it was snowing, and had two inches on the ground already. We may get more rain here in the Portland/Vancouver area, but winters aren't as gloomy as Richland's. Give me the rain any day! Still, it was a wonderful holiday. First time in 8 years I went to Richland for Thanksgiving. Usually, I do the cooking, because my family likes to come here, and go tax free shopping in Portland the next day. Mom cooked a great meal, and we of course ate like pigs, but when I got home there was no left overs! Oh well. Saves me a few calories. I also want to add how much I enjoyed reading about Vicki Owens ('72) Thanksgiving in Uganda. Would love to hear more of your stories. The work you do there must be very rewarding. To: My classmate, Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Can't be there, but we will certainly be cheering for the Cougars. Have fun! -Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: St. Nicolas is on his way from France Once upon a time in the region of Lorraine where we were all born and used to live not even a long time ago, Saint Nicolas came to the rescue of three children who were sliced in small pieces and put in salt for conservation by a butcher. As St. Nicolas put 3 fingers over the wooden bucket the first one said he slept well, the second too and the third thought he was in heaven. Since then St. Nicolas is the patron saint of Lorraine and of pupils. It's why and also because I'm a teacher, I still celebrate it. St. Nicolas is coming the 6th of December with his donkey carrying tangerines and spice cakes for good children and he is followed by Pre Fouettard the butcher who gives sticks to bad ones. I hope you enjoyed this legend, have a nice St. Nicolas day, be good and maybe you'll get something! Bisous, -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Kellie, Surely you saw "Bear". His presence would account for his name. He was a BIG cuddly bear. "Boo Boo" was from the Boo Boo Bear of Yogi bear fame. Sheila was called "Princess" by her Dad and Karen "Miss A." (for Miss America), She was bitten by a dog while we were on vacation one time and it left a small scar on her leg. Her Dad told her that was the only thing that might keep her from being Miss America someday. Well, I guess it did but she was always Miss America to her Dad and Sheila was always his Princess born on his birthday. We all miss Norm very much but it is gratifying to me to see his legacy continue in his children. By the way, In Colorado "Wig" is known as Kent. His son asked who "Wig" was the first time he heard one of us call him that and "Jumbo" is Keith to Jen and her family and "Jum" to me. -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/06/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick (51), Marilyn DeVine ('52) Bill Witherup ('53), Patricia Ackley ('53) Jerry Purkhiser ('54), Patti Jones ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Jeanie Hutchins ('62) Freddie Schafer ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) David Rivers ('65), Donna Fredette ('65) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Mike Davis ('74) Karen Davis ('76), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DeVine ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lamont DeJong ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 7.6% of our list is bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Sandstorm. The new twist for today were "transient problems" with ALL (?) televar/bossig/3-cities accounts -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Request To: all Bombers I have a request. I went to see Jerry Culverhouse ('51) again. If you have a memory or funny story about Jerry, send it to my e-mail and I will copy the comments and take them to Jerry. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) Special happy birthday greetings to my wonderful brother, Terry ('52). Now he will be older than me for another 11 months! Oh goodness, how I used to rub it in (when we were younger) when we were the same age, from my birthday, November 7th, to his on December 6th. He didn't get to go to Mexico last year due to family illness and it looks like he won't get to go this year either, again due to family illness. Our dad fell and broke a hip and the day after the surgery, had a stroke and is in the Beverly Healthcare, Rehab Nursing home in Pasco. Terry is such a faithful son--- he is over there 2-3 times a day, just about every day. The epitome of patience!! I admire him so much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, big brother.... I love you very much! "Em" -Marilyn "Em" DeVine Dow ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) Re: Tuning in Hello from Bill Witherup Class of '53 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patricia Ackley Morrow ('53) I would like to let everyone know that Tom McKeown ('53) has recently had his second stem cell transplant in Seattle. Tom has been there since June 24th and is expected to be there until April or May of 2003. He has multi-myloma. His first transplant was done with his stem cells and the second one using his brother Mike's stem cells. Your prayers for his recovery would be appreciated and if anyone would like to send him a card and a note of encouragement I have his Seattle address. Just email me and I will send you his address. -Patricia Ackley Morrow ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jerry Purkhiser ('54) Maren: I actually received the December 5 edition today! First time in several weeks. Yes, miracles are possible. -Jerry Purkhiser ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Luncheon To: Charlotte Dossett Holden ('61) You're welcome Charlotte! Looking forward to a time when you can join us again. Re: Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60) Sandie went to the R2K+2 reunion with me last June. Driving over to Richland from Western Washington gave us a lot of time to share about our families, Bomber times and catch up. She had not been to a reunion in many years. Many old Bomber friends came to our room to visit with her as well as attend the reunion. She had a great time sharing so many memories. Thankfully Sandie had this opportunity. Sandie has asked me to contact many of those friends. It saddens me to say that Sandie has cancer. She has a very short time to live. Her husband called me to let me know about Sandie. That night he had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. Sandie's mother, sister Karen ('57?) and her sister Tina are now with them in Sandie and Tom's home in Roy, WA. Sandie asked me to let her Bomber friends know. After not being able to find everyone's phone number and email address I decided the best way would be the Sandstorm. Please email me! I will be keeping in touch with her sister Tina of the progress of both. I also have Sandie's address if anyone wants to send cards or flowers. This is not easy for the family as is has not been that long since they lost their sister, Lynda ('62RIP). Bomber Tears -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Sandstorm Delivery Hooray, my Sandstorm came through on my email today!! So at least for today I was not "spammed". Re. St. Nicolas Day Happy St. Nicolas today to those who celebrate St. Nic and Zwarte Piet coming to give the children good things like oranges or bad things like switches in their shoes. When I lived in Holland we celebrated as a family and we all wrote poems to go with our gifts. I actually did write poems in Dutch to go with at least one present to each person in my family which would have been 5 of us, 6 as my brother's wife to be was with us then also. We were all over l8, but they celebrated to show me the custom. We had special food, and a parade in the town to greet St. Nickolas riding his big white horse, which was led by Zwarte Pieter, "Black Peter". Somehow my kids never got too excited when I tried to celebrate this day with them, and it got lost in things like school or scout plays. But it is a great European Holiday, especially for children. Re: Cougs We're still rooting for the Cougs this weekend. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we woke up to 4" of snow this morning and it's suppose to get down to l5 tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Coeur d' Alene "Festival of Lights" My guests from California left this morning, thus the late note to you. Earlier, I had an email from my sister, Ruthann ('58) and husband Carl, regarding your spectacular fireworks display. This is their third year going to Coeur d' Alene for the Thanksgiving weekend. They've been able to get the same Hotel room overlooking the water ~ enjoying the fireworks either inside or outside, depending on the weather. I understand that the weather was beautiful this year. It was fun to learn through the Sandstorm that it was one of our Bombers responsible for this wonderful event. I was told that it was "simply outstanding, spectacular and out of this world" this year! Ruthann said she was really proud of our fellow Bomber!! (we enjoyed our family Thanksgiving here in Bellingham, two weeks earlier) Your efforts and "Festival of Lights" bring much enjoyment to so many! -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Re: Happy Birthday Lamont Dejong ('63) We first meet in Boy Scouts... you had many merit badges I had none. You are still way ahead of me in merit badges. You are one of the reasons the class of '63 is the gold medal class -Freddie Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Look up "Free Spirit" in your Funk and Wangells and you'll find a picture of a very young LaMont DeJong ('63). So to the only guy I knew who spent part of a summer living in someone else's tree house, and has been named "Dollar Store customer of the millennium", Happy Birthday. You're a great friend, and the Lovely Nancy and I can't wait to be in on the ground floor of more DeJong stories. jimbeaux p.s. He'd still be living in Bergdahl's tree house, if someone hadn't stolen his sleeping bag -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Nudder B-day 12/6/02 Who's the cat with the long flowing hair and more Hawaiian shirts than he can count?... Shaft... no way... Who's the Senior (when I was a Soph) that swept one a them Roe girls ('63) right off her feet... Shaft... I said NO!... Duh duh dun... duh duh dun... duh duh dun... duuuuuuuu... On the way to work this morning I was listening to the Beach Boys... wailin' "let's get together and do it again... "... This cat was the epitome of up town... cool as could be and with that Roe girl on his arm ain't no one could touch him. To see him today he still gots the cool and what's more... he beez a member of that Gold Medal Class of '63... Ain't Shaft... It's LaMont DeJong! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAMONT! David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Hi Maren and everyone, I am reporting that I finally got the Sandstorm today after days without it. It is a welcome surprise!! Thanks Maren for all your hard work and anyone else that did any investigating!! Re: krispy cremes Today my Mom and I went to krispy cremes in Issaquah for the first time because Mom thought they would be good. I could not believe how sweet and bad the donut was. I don't see what all the hoopla was about!! The donuts are much better at Safeway. I haven't had a Spudnut in years and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to send me some and I would reimburse you, of course. My brother Greg is coming up to spend a few days week after next and I thought they would be fun to have when he is here! I want to wish everyone the happiest of Christmases and hope that the holidays find you all well and safe. Bomber Cheers!! and Go Cougs! -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) to Janini rightmire, Happy birthday to my Junior Hi pal! You are still one of the sweetest people in the world! Love, -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) My younger sister mentioned my upcoming birthday Saturday. Just two words......... "Send gifts!" -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Boy howdy---i got static from the attic about bragging on Mike ('74) and how he helps with mom. I mentioned that I think the world of my sister, Sheila and her husband---and I AM SORRY that I didn't mention JUMBO ('82). Heckfire, Bo you gotta know that you're just plain awesome and I know you are also there for Mom---I hope you didn't think I neglected you in my last thought. I am so grateful to all my family down there in Richland for being there and near for mom-- especially in the loss of dad. I wish I could be there more often and we hope to come down more in the better weather, but it is hard as the roads become slick. I hate winter months. So please Davis family--keep on keeping on and a big thanks from me for all you do down there for mom. NOW mom, what are you thinking? Don't be telling folks the precious name pops gave me- --it is from him to me---boy howdy, now everybody will be kidding me. No folks I am not even close to a Miss A---not even a Mrs. A----only in my daddy's eyes. And as I recall---I was the BooBoo first---Miss A second, I guess, after Mike took over my BooBoo name!!!!! Anyway---again HAPPY BIRTHDAY brother Mike and if any of you folks want to wish him a special personal birthday wish--he can be reached at or here on line with the Sandstorm of course. -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane, WA - seeing flakes this morning and praying for NO MORE!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: Monique's entry about St. Nicolas My family celebrates December 6th St. Nicholas day too. I have my kids put their shoes outside their doors at night. If they have been good, St. Nicholas puts a candy cane in their shoes along with a little reminder to continue to be good and keep the Christmas spirit alive all year long. It's been a fun tradition in our family for a long time and the kids love it. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/07/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Kay Mitchell ('52) Larry Mattingly ('60), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Sue Elliott ('62), Fred Schafer ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), David Rivers ('65) Donna Fredette ('65), Shirley Collings ('66) Brad Upton ('74), Jennifer Jacobson ('79) Monique Mangold ('80), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed Borasky ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim House ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karma King Yourdan ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 3.7% of our list bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Alumni Sandstorm. If the Sandstorm doesn't arrive in your inbox, go to the Alumni Sandstorm link at the bottom of every issue to read it online... and bookmark the site when you get there (or add it to your favorites. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Ola Myrick To: All the bombers that knew my mother, Ola Mom was taken to the hospital Thanksgiving. We thought she had a heart attack. However, it wasn't. They found that her lungs were not taking enough oxygen out of room air, therefore, she will be on oxygen until God takes her. As a matter of fact, she told me that her mother was coming to get her. So, if you have space, please pray for her. I know a lot of you guys knew her and loved her. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Re: Anniversary Party - Dick & Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) Richard and I would like to extend an invitation to all Bombers to come and help us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 14. Our son Doug and his wife Sally have planned a BIG PARTY for us at the new Richland Community Center beginning at 12:30pm. "Swing Unlimited", a big band playing Glen Miller style music will be furnishing the music beginning at 1pm. Sally and my grandson Mitch are featured trombone players with the band. Richard and I were able to choose all the music so you will be enjoying sounds of the '50s - wear your dancing shoes and come and share our special day with us!! -Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Thanks This is a big Bomber "Thank You" for the many comments on the CD'A Festival of Lights both in the Sandstorm and personal e-mail. There are few more valued compliments than from my fellow Bombers. As we advance in pyro-technology and raise the level of expertise in our technicians, we think now it will be easier to be better. But we always find ourselves reaching further out of the box and "pushing the envelope". Your comments and those of clients and spectators are our driving force. We put well over 1000 man-hours into that display. It came off well, but I am already developing some ideas to reach further next year. We have a number of displays for New Year's Eve. From Mission Ridge to Mt. Hood to Central Montana. The two big ones will be at the Muckleshoot Casino above the City of Auburn at around 8pm (time may vary) and the Emerald Queen Casino at around midnight and that time may vary a bit. These are two entirely different kinds of displays. The EQ is exquisitely choreographed to music and the whole Muckleshoot show is a massive display of all very large caliber shells. Maybe the most large shells fired in one display in the state in '02. Re: US/WSU I am a UW fan but wish the Cougs well in their battle this Saturday. Re: Bomber Lunch Hurray! No schedule conflicts and I am finally going to make it to a Tacoma area Bomber lunch Sunday. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) B ~ From my foggy facility near Olympia. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: "Black Peter" To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Is this maybe the source for the infamous Black Pete, Mickey Mouse's nemesis? Some 'new' folklore to research... thanks! ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sue Elliott Homan ('62) Re: Coeur d'Alene Just started getting my Sandstorm again a couple of days ago - didn't realize how much I'd missed it till it returned. Glad the problem seems to be getting better. Maren, you must have been pulling your hair out! My husband Tom and I relocated to Hayden, Idaho (near Coeur d'Alene) in October (very unexpectedly, but happily; I lived in Cd'A till I was ten, and have always loved the area). Anyway, we too attended the Festival of Lights last Friday night, and were blown away! Neat to hear people around us saying it was the most spectacular fireworks display they'd ever seen, and to feel that Bomber connection - it was a wonderful evening, and we're delighted to be east of the mountains once again. Still waiting for snow - guess this is really unusual for this area and folks are getting worried about next summer if there isn't some precipitation soon. -Sue Elliott Homan ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Happy Birthday Jim House number 32 on your program still number one in our hearts. You are one of the reasons the class of '63 is gold medal. -fredie "63" ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) And on the eighth day, Art said, "Give me the ultimate Bomber, I've got a number 32 jersey waiting". And it was good. Happy Birthday Jim House ('63). -Jimbeaux ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Green and Gold -- Crimson and Gold Birthday Ok kids, It's time for Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse... or is it Burt Wells Time... Hmmmmmm anyway... Pop Quiz... what do Bo Belinsky, Pearl Harbor, Athelete, Star, Bomber Green and Gold, Marine Corps Crimson and Gold and the Gold Medal Class of '63 bring immediately to mind... No, Mr. Osgard... not beer, girls and State... but the "State" does go along with the other clues I gave... come on... put on those thinking caps... this is an easy one... Ok... let's try this... Stein ('64) takes it up the court... passes to Webb ('64)... Webb to Denler ('64)... Denler fakes and passes to........ get it? That's right... today is the Birthday of our very own Jim House ('63)!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cap'n! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Fredette ('65) Re: Linda McKnight ('65) Wanted to let everyone know that today is Linda McKnight's Birthday! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Linda, Happy Birthday to you! and many more on channel four! I hope you have many many more my dear friend and I'm raising my glass to you today! May you have roses and balloons and birthday cake and your beautiful grandchildren today to make you happy. I love you My dear dear friend, Donna xoxoxoxo To: Janine Rightmire ('65) Happy Birthday to you Janine! I remember you in Girls Glee!! haha We used to have a lot of fun in that class! Do you still have your annual? Look at the pic of us in "Girls Glee", we are the ones smiling the widest!! Have a great Birthday and Christmas, Love, -Donna Fredette ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Tina Shellman Foley ('66) Scanned from 12/05/02 TCHerald Hopefully the following links will help to get the prayers begun for Tina. She and Dan are not listed on our email listing for the class of 1966, however, I do have their home address and phone number if you want to contact me. Tina was completely surprised by the singing crowd of fellow employees showing their support as she battles cancer. Let's also show her the support from the Bomber group!!!!!! -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Re: Davis nicknames I have always, and will continue to always call Wig and Jum, Pig and Scum. It's my little term of endearment for them. Happy Birthday, Mike! What are the odds that you might eat an entire cake on your birthday? -Brad Upton ('74) PS. Wig, I'll be at Wit's End Comedy Club in Westminster January 29-February 2nd. I expect to see you there! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Jacobson ('79) Hi! Just resubscribed to Sandstorm as I've just moved to New York to sing opera, leaving my four precious kids with their Dad and step mom in Texas... I'm feeling a little homesick for all things familiar. New York City looked like a snowglobe yesterday, y'all -- so no complaints about a few flakes! :) Are there any Bombers in New York City area? -Jennifer Jacobson ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) Re: St Nicolas To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) and Jil Lytle Smith ('82) It's fun to think some other people have the same traditions trough the world for some reason or another. I understood why Helen does but how did your family begin to have it, Jil? I'm glad it does go on anyway. -Monique Mangold Beaucour ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Karen Davis Scheffer (76) Karen How about Wig? LOL -Mom ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/08/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Tom Tracy ('55), Helen Cross ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Jean Hawley ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), Jim House ('63) Patti Snider ('65), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Brian Denning ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 12/06: Linda McKnight ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 12/07: Jim Hoff ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 3.7% of our list bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Ralph Myrick Be sure to tell your Mom hi for me and thank her for having such a kind, loving smile when we slipped over to the store window next to Marcus Whitman Elementary somewhere in between '48, '49, '50. Those great candy bars were mighty tasty and helped keep us warm on cold days while we were holding those ice cold aluminum safety patrol flags at the intersections. I already talked to GOD about her. HE's got everything under control. HE does keep reminding me, however, that HE doesn't owe me anything because HE was here first. GOD reminds me that anything we get is a "GIFT". So I ask HIM often for those. At times HE tells me to get back to work and make less noise. Your Mom is surely loved by all who know her...One of her earned gifts. Thinking about those early days in Marcus Whitman put a smile on this face. We were so lucky that parents from all across the U.S. joined us in that new city and shared the best schools, libraries and experiences most never have a chance to enjoy. And I know you added smiles for the kids you came back to teach at Marcus Whitman. I still remember the great times tagging along with you, my brother Bill ('51), Gerald Hostetler ('51), Whitey Schell ('51), Joe Valdez, Kenny Plum, Bill Griffin ('54) and other neighbors. The nearby canal, the Yakima and Columbia Rivers all joined us in a time when we knew how to enjoy camp outs, street football games, neighborhood basketball games, friendships and keeping military secrets. Norman Rockwell would have had a field day painting some of our experiences. You guys gave a young kid a chance to idolize some real heroes. Thanks again. Tell your Mom I love her too. Happy Holidays Ralph. and tell your sister Norma hi. Your Mom's smile is like the one I often saw in our Grandchildren's faces when they heard Mr. Rogers' sing, "It's a beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". It's a good idea to try to hum that once a day. If today's children only knew how grand it was to be there in that time, with those friends and neighbors they'd leave home and hitch hike to Richland! It's still a good thing to remember. Simplicity, technology beyond our imagination and opportunity for all. Best for the holidays, -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Cougs The Cougars won!! We still can't believe it. They got ahead and stayed ahead and played such a great game. Let's hope they can hold together for the Rose Bowl. We will be there to watch them!! To: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Let's leave Black Peter (Zwarte Piet) with St. Nickolas where he belongs. As to what poetic license the creator of other fables used, I have no idea. I told you since the last time I talked with you, you have become a literary genius. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where the sun shone for our little local Christmas parade, but the lake behind our house is still frozen, so that means it's pretty cold outside. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Happy birthday Anita Happy Birthday Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63)... we go back over 40 years but it is only your 39th birthday. Your one of the reasons the class of '63 is golden. -Freddie ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Hawley Saunders ('63) Wanted to let the Class of '50 know that Stanley Ewing passed away November 2 in Hampton, VA. He was still working even after his long term career in the Air Force. He left behind his wife, three children and their families, and his sister, -Jean Hawley Saunders ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Anita Cleaver Heiling ('63) So the lovely Miss Nancy and I are strolling hand in hand down Las Vegas Blvd, looking for Elvis or David Rivers or both. We just about dropped our cups of nickels and swallowed our gum when we saw this message on the reader board at Caesar's Palace . Happy Birthday Anita Heiling and may your career last another 60 years. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Birthday Thanks, Bombers for your birthday wishes. I loved Jimbeaux's ('63) reference to the Ultimate Bomber. Just in case, I am spending my birthday drafting an explanation for the Department of Homeland Security (you know they read the Sandstorm). David Rivers ('65) always sends special birthday notes to his Bombers. Yesterday, he mentioned Bo Belinsky who shares my birthday. Thanks to David's thoughtfulness, I received a nice note from Bo along with his autobiography just before he died. I am sure most Sandstorm readers were not aware of the connection between Bo and I. In addition to common birthdays, one of us pitched a no hitter in the Major Leagues, and one of us was previously married an Oregon girl, the beautiful Jo Collins, Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1965. Viet Nam veterans will remember Jo, not only for her artistic contributions, but also as a frequent USO tour participant entertaining the troops in-country. Thanks, U.B. #32 -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) Today(12-7) at Albertsons I waited on Kenny Johnson ('65) and we were talking about getting a piece of the floor. He is too busy to write and ask, so...I said I would. Does anyone know who to contact for the piece of the Art Dawald gym floor? I see in the Tri-City Herald the website, but can we mail someone to order one? Thank you, -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it is just plain cold! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) To Linda McKnight, Happy birthday to you! and I hope the coming year is one of your best so far! Love, -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brian Denning ('77) Re: Real Bombers Simply said..., And without apprehension.... "GO WAZZU"! Brian Denning ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Scanned from the News Tribune by Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) >>Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60) ~ 3/18/42 - 12/6/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/09/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ralph Myrick ('51), Terry Tate ('62) Bob Grout ('66WB), Betti Avant ('69) Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 4.1% of our list bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Re: My Mom, Ola HI, Tom. Boy, you should have been a writer. Wow! Thank you for all the kind words. And, those were the simple. glorious days. My, have times changed. Mom loved all the kids. There never was a stranger. She is a great Mother, too. I look back and remember the sacrifices that she made for Norma ('54) and me. Even in the '30s, Mom saw to it that both of us wanted for nothing. My dad's pay check was less than $80.00 a month and we never new poverty. She is eager to be with my dad and her mother. God will take her in due time. Your thoughts are very heart warming, Tom. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. By the way, I may be coming to Boise about the 20th of December for my daughter's graduation. I will sure try to give you a call when I get there. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) Re: Sandie Romeri Rutherford ('60RIP) I would like to send my sincerest condolences to the Romeri family. I couldn't believe it when I got the news of Linda's ('62RIP) passing which I just found out about a few months ago. I will always remember graduation night riding around to the various activities the school had planned for us in the shiny, new, baby-blue Thunderbird convertible Linda's dad gave her for the night. I didn't get a chance to make it to the 30th or 40th reunions but I did make the 20th and I was able to visit quite a lot with Linda who was just as sweet as she was in high school. We lost a lot with her passing and we shall lose a lot with Sandie. -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Web site Viet-Nam Vets This web site is for any Veterans who served in Viet Nam campaign. Excellent information and I hope you click on it. -Bob Grout ('66WB) U.S.N. (1967-1971) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: thanks Accolades to Maren and everyone else who keeps the Alumni Sandstorm going. Since I started reading it in 1999 I have had notes from former neighbors, friends, and even people who remember my late mother or brother. I for one am glad I got a computer, if for nothing else to connect to these long, lost acquaintances. Keep up the good work and happy holidays. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we are still dry here ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) HI, I just want to know who will tell us about getting Rose Bowl tickets??? I was on the coug web page, but no info yet. If anyone like the Hanson's or any other coug fans have info let me know. :-) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE DAVIS :-))))) -Diane Hartley ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/10/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Ralph Myrick ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Dorothy Cameron ('55) Craig Buchanan ('57), Colleen McDermott ('58) Dave Vallely ('60), Shirley Carlisle ('65) David Rivers ('65), Diane Hartley ('72) Mike Carney ('72), Karen Sullivan ('73) Kellie Walsh ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Wood Stevens ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Vallely Horn ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 4.1% of our list bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren ******************** NOTE FROM ONE BOMBER: My ISP thought I was getting SPAM and sent it to "gray mail" (which I never look at) so I wouldn't be bothered - all I had to do was "accept" the mailing. Maybe others have had the same problem. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Merry Christmas I'm sending my annual Christmas message---If three wise women had come out of the East-they would have known where they were going-they wouldn't have gotten lost-they'd have been on time. They'd have cleaned the stable-they'd have helped with the birth-they'd have brought practical gifts-they'd have made a casserole. And we would have peace on Earth. Merry Christmas to one and ALL and GOD BLESS. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Jerry Culverhouse ('51) To: The Bomber team I am really disappointed in the support that I am getting for Jerry Culverhouse. He will never get out of bed again, only to take the final trip to his grave. I asked that people who know Jerry send a short message that I can take to him. So far, I have only received two. I wouldn't take just two down to him. Come on, where is your Bomber support? Send a short message with your name. His memory is good. He will really feel good to know that his fellow bombers are thinking of him. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I wish I knew Jerry... I'd send him a message... oh, what the heck... he's a Bomber, right??? Tell Jerry that from one Bomber to another, I said HI. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: The Richland Club40 DustStorm Well, another "Folding, Bending, Spindling and Mutilating" Party has come to an end. Pictures, descriptions and accounts may follow from other sources. The membership of Club 40 is hereby warned that soon their mailboxes will be filled with yet another issue of the DustStorm. Now, there is something just a little different about this issue. Some of you may be receiving your copy with a "secret mark". The mark is to let you know that this is the last issue you will receive, unless you, rapidly and with haste, send in your dues. Besides doing all of the "grunt work" the folding party also gave Burt Pierard ('59) an early Happy Birthday, and enjoyed a fine pot luck lunch, along with plenty of gossip and other kinds of fun. We also celebrated the Cougars win, and watched the seaslugs loose (again). And on a similar note; you members of the Classes of '53 and '58 should let your reunion committees know of any address change (especially if you have moved since your last reunion and have not told anyone). Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ back in wet Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) Re: Rose Bowl Tickets?? Does any one have an "in" for getting Rose Bowl tickets? I would like to snag 4 of them if possible. I have tried the Cougar Web site and the probability of getting tickets via that avenue looked rather bleak. There must be a Bomber / Cougar that has a connection. If so would you let me know? Bomber thanks -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) ~ Walnut Creek, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan ('57) If any Bombers would like to join me in sending Christmas cards to Ray Juricich and Fran Rish, email me for their snail mail addresses. Both of these good coaches from the early days are now in advanced age. Ray lost his wife earlier this year. Merry Christmas to all, -Craig Buchanan ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Colleen McDermott Crook ('58) To: Diane Hartley ('72) There are two web sites for information on tickets to the Rose Bowl. Good luck and maybe we will see each other there. Anyone else going? -Colleen McDermott Crook ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Vallely ('60) Re: Bomber Birthdays Had to wish my baby sister Mary Vallely Horn ('69) A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 12/10/02. Also my lovely bride of 35 years Evelyn Evans Valley ('64): I hope will have another HAPPY BIRTHDAY 12/11/02. Re: Cougs Congratulations to the WSU Cougars and good luck in the Rose Bowl!! Bombers Rule!! -Dave Vallely ('60) ~ Vancouver USA not BC, WA State not DC. The rains have started today!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Carlisle ('65) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Your Mother Ralph, I too have fond memories of your Mom at the Market. She was always a sweetie. God Bless her. -Shirley Carlisle ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bomber ramblings I was just sittin' here... waddn't doin' nuttin'... and I thought ya know... we sure are lucky... Had a wonderful time with Jimbeaux ('63) and the ever lovely Miss Nancy ('65) (ever lovely or ever beautiful? Well, both apply)... anyway had a great time with the two of them over breakfast at a little local's place here in Vegas Sunday morning. They even came bearing gifts... WOW... Now that was cool!... We even did a little toolin' the strip and gawking at the tall buildings... kinda like we used to do at State only we can remember what we did... I did remember to say Hi to the Hamiltons from the Schafers ('63), the Corrados ('64 and '65) and PJ Lyons ('64)... it was a great little mini-reunion. Re: Buy Bomber Stuff If you haven't bought Bomber green or gold stocking [ski] caps from Chase Egbert ('05) then I strongly suggest you do so right now! The hats are really cool. Finally, the price of the Bomber Blankies is going up. They are really cool. They have two types. The Bomb for Burt ('59) Followers... and the Plane for Ray ('64) followers. Get them from the Bomber Music Boosters fast before they are all gone. I have one and love it. I know that some really sweet, kind, loving, wonderful guy got one for Janine Rightmire Corrado ('65) for her birthday and she says she loves hers too. Get them now before Behymer ('64) buys them all up and starts selling them on E-bay... (buy low sell high, Gary)... So long for now. -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) Re: Rose Bowl Tickets Hi, I got some info from someone today so thank you so much. I also talked with a gal I work with and got info on the Rose Bowl game. I think it may be better to watch it at home, and save $1,000.00 or more. :-) -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Carney ('72) Re: It's Bowl Time!! Hi Fellow Bombers, It's that time of year again for The College Bowl Games. For quite a few years now I've been putting out a pool for the games. Last year we had around 50 entries. If anyone is interested in participating in this fun event and or has questions about it please e-mail me right away and I'll send out the info! We'll be playing 26 games, 5 of which you will X out, or not play. For the 21 remaining games you put a # by the team you figure will win. You can only use a # one time so you go from 21 pts. down to 1 pt. Of course your 21 is a team you figure will win for sure!! Go Cougars!! And 1 being a team your not as confident in winning. The cost for the Pool is $25.00 Believe me, I'm not running to Vegas when I receive your dough! *LOL* Just thought I'd let you know about this and wishing all of you a Great Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas!! -Mike Carney ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Sullivan Schwebke ('73) Re: '73 in '03 Reunion Please put my name as the contact for the '73 Class Reunion. Reunion will be at the Shilo Inn on July 18 and 19. THANKS -Karen Sullivan Schwebke ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) To: Diane Hartley ('72) Re: Rose Bowl Tickets Unlike 1997's Rose Bowl ticket chaos, WSU's Athletic Foundation is using the Priority Point System to distribute tickets for this year's Rose Bowl. This system has been adapted by many universities. In a nut shell, this is how it works -- Everyone who has been involved in some way or another with WSU has accumulated points throughout the past years. You could have accumulate points by being an alum; a season ticket holder; past game ticket purchaser; cumulative donations to the athletic department/alumni assoc./the new indoor practice field, scholarships, to name a few; being a former athlete for the university; being a volunteer at events, etc. Each of the above criteria was assigned a point value. Each person was then given a total of the points they have accumulated, and a ranking on a list from 1 - 35,157. Individuals recognized by the University in some way, shape, or form have been sent a packet explaining the process and a their personal point accumulation total and ranking was disclosed. WSU has a total of 32,064 tickets to distribute for the Rose Bowl. 26,876 tickets remain for distribution through the above Priority Point System: Those ranking 1 - 200 will get the opportunity to purchase 10 tickets Those ranking 201 - 1000 will get the opportunity to purchase 8 tickets Those ranking 1001 - 2500 will get the opportunity to purchase 6 tickets Those ranking 2501 - 4700 will get the opportunity to purchase 4 tickets Those ranking 4701 - 5038 will get the opportunity to purchase 2 tickets If any tickets are left, those ranking 5039 and higher will be called for an opportunity to buy tickets. However, if you feel left out of the loop, there are other ways to obtain a ticket. * Of course there are ticket agencies -- but beware -- the face value of Rose Bowl tickets (as posted on the Rose Bowl Web site) is $125. * You might try ebay. Students can get tickets, and some will sell them instead of attending the game. * I think every school in the Pac-10 gets a certain allotment of tickets to the Rose Bowl regardless if their school is playing or not. If you have an affiliation with another Pac-10 school or know someone who does, explore that route. I hope that was helpful. Go Cougs, -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Deputy Director of the WSU Alumni Assoc. of Southern CA *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/11/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Ralph Myrick ('51), Barbara Gore ('52) Tom Hughes ('56), Judy Willox ('61) Gary Behymer ('64), Jennifer Hanigan Diebel ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Evelyn Evans Valley ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 9.3% of our list bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) ALL (?) and ALL -- PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Re: Jerry Culverhouse ('51) I was informed that the two nurses that are taking care of Jerry are bothered by the number of phone calls and visits that Jerry is having. They said they would like to have them stop for the time being. Please send any messages to me that you want Jerry to get. I will copy and take them down. Thanks for your caring and understanding. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Gore Williams ('52) Are there any Bombers living the winter in Yuma, AZ. I'm class of '52. Let me know. -Barbara Gore Williams ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: December Fife Luncheon We had a lot of fun at the December Fife Luncheon. We exchanged gifts by drawing a number to see what the order of selection was. When a person selected a gift the next person could either select a gift or "steal" one of the other gifts already opened. The person losing the gift would then select another. It was lots of fun for all. Larry Mattingly ('60) showed up and we enjoyed his many tales of the fireworks world. Were so busy having fun I forgot to get a group picture. Will try harder next time. Attending were: Larry Mattingly ('60), Dore Tyler ('53), Allen Shegrud ('60), Carol Carson ('60), Irl French ('51), Jim McDougal ('57), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49), Agnes Hughes, Jessica Blessing and Tom Hughes ('56). -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Ralph Myrick ('51) and Jerry Culverhouse ('51) Hi Ralph and Jerry, I am from the class of '61 and my name is Judy Willox Hodge. I am in Club40 and am the Merchandising Manager there. I just wanted to let you know that I didn't send a message at first because I don't know you, but you are a Bomber and therefore my Bomber brother. So, Jerry get yourself taken care of, get well and get on outta that bed and come to the Club40 reunion next September. And Jerry, even though I don't know you, I still did have you in my prayers. The Bomber prayers are very powerful and I do believe this--it has pulled a lot of Bombers through a lot of things! Two to take example from: Rosalie Lansing Haag ('63), Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55), and Chuck Bigelow ('54). So when you get well and you get to Club40, look me up and I will give you a Bomber hug to welcome you back! ;o) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: A very very belated birthday wish~ Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Mikey, Happy Bomber Birthday to You! And maaaaaany witty moooooore! Maren was getting the Sandstorm up a bit earlier for a while, so I missed it and then I remembered that Maren was two hours ahead of me now since she is New Orleans. DUH!! Anyway, just wanted you to know that the gift check is in the mail. ;o) To: Bombers--'Specially those who attended Club40 reunion this year. A sweet little story that unfolded yesterday at the Club40 Party that AKA ('54) forgot to mention. Ya gotta forgive him though--class of '54--kinda tells the story. lol! Gotcha Bob--or should I say Sn.......? Naw! Never Mind! ;o) For those of you that remember that on Friday night at the Club40 reunion a darling little necklace was found while I was straightening out my merchandise and I put it on my neck and wore it back down to the reunion on Saturday night. I had an announcement made that there had been a necklace found and that if anyone had lost one to come and see me and describe it. Two ladies did come; neither one was the owner. At the end of the night, no one had claimed it and so I informed the motel that I had it and that if the owner got in touch to give them my name and number. Unbeknownst to me, the owner had done the same, but never the twain was to meet. At the end of the reunion, on the 8th of September, still no one had come forward to claim the necklace. I took it home and placed in my safe and would call the motel periodically and ask, but nothing. Last week I went into the safe for something and I ran into the necklace and said, "Am I ever going to find your owner? Help me out on this one God!" Told ya I believe in the power of the Bomber prayers! Exactly three months to the day, the 8th of December, I was telling one of my club friends, Barbara Isakson Rau ('58), about running into the necklace a couple of days before and said the same thing to her. There was a lady sitting to my left and she said to me, "You found a necklace at the reunion?" As I told her I had, out she came with the description to the letter of the little necklace that had been lying in my safe for three months. Yes, Luana Ivers Portch ('52) and her sweet little necklace, that was a 25th Anniversary present from her husband, were at last reunited on the next day when she came to my house and put it back where it belonged--around her neck. To Luana, a miracle. To me, another Bomber prayer answered. And Luana and I, both very happy Bombers! To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Guess what? The "classic class of '61" reunion committee ladies are getting together for their second luncheon since our reunion in '61 and I am thrilled that we are. I will hope to get some good pictures and maybe Maren can put us on the web site along with all the others, huh Maren? We are getting together this Wednesday and I hope we can make this a regular thing from now on. What say you ladies? To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) You are truly blessed, BJ, to have such beautiful and loving children. Not only are they witty, but they are so devoted to you and so loving toward you. You are rich in life. And Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) You just keep on writing your own creative way cause it is funny. Big brother Mike, right behind you, is just jealous I bet. ;o) To: All Bombers Recently, I shared an experience with you that Kathy Hoff Conrad ('64) and I had with a couple of gentlemen that came back to Richland to scout around out in North Richland to see if they could find their old homestead. Find it we did, after a couple of trips out there, and John, the eldest brother wrote a column on it and recently sent it to me. It is a nice column and I would like to share with you all what he wrote about coming home once again to Richland. It warms the heart to read how two brothers came "home" to find what really was there for them after all. In case you have forgotten who these two gentlemen are, they are the Hebert brothers, John and Bill. And they are two very nice guys that provided a couple of days of fun for this Bomber. Hopefully Maren will place this on the site along with the John Ball Trench picture, the articles of John Ball School and the other column that John wrote years ago about the experiences of the John Ball students in that trench through the eyes of a child that experienced it. A link here would get you to that, right Maren? [Right... check out the John Ball site for links to all that stuff at John Ball Elementary Click here for the link to John Hebert's article. -Maren] Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland - Ain't seen the sun for many a day now! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Plans announced for Reach museum -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) To: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Re: Rose Bowl tickets Wait, wait, wait...the more points you have accumulated, the fewer tickets you have the opportunity to buy? Well, I have zero points, they should be knocking my door down... -Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice from the 12/10/02 TCHerald >>Andre Einan ~ Class of 1988 ~ 1970 - 12/7/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/12/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dick Pierard ('52), Missy Keeney ('59) Gary Behymer ('64), Karma King ('64) David Rivers ('65), Kim Edgar ('79) BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) **************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet Martin Rasmussen ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Burt Pierard ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lanette Powell Empey ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 6.2% of our list bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) ALL (?) -- PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Alumni Sandstorm. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierard ('52) Birthday greetings to Burt Pierard ('59), my esteemed brother, correct understander of all the contemporary political problems, and super Bomber booster, now ensconced in the old family homestead in Richland. -Dick Pierard ('52) ~ Sent from Sydney, Australia where it is in the 80s but the fires are out, and I head back to the ice and snow in a couple days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: Christmas Show The Rolling Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International (First Place chorus in our division in Anchorage in April) is holding our annual Christmas Show at Battelle Auditorium on Friday December 13th. We will be sharing the stage with the Richland High School Chamber Choir. The Chamber Choir is raising money to travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in April of 2003. Tickets are $5 and the auditorium is small, so if you would like tickets, email me at The Radiations will be performing also! For those of you who don't know, The Radiations quartet includes Micki Lund Anderson ('63) singing baritone, myself singing bass, Cris Turner singing lead (a Bomber Mom and chaperone who will travel with the Chamber Choir to New York) and Shannon Petrak as tenor. (Shannon isn't a Bomber and doesn't have Bomber connections but we let her sing with us anyway!) Hope to see some of you there and if you are, come up and say "Hi!" -Missy Keeney Baker ('59) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Toys for Tots This morning on Fox and Friends (news program) Kathy Griffin (comedian) was talking about Toys for Tots which is a program sponsored by the United States Marine Corp. If you log on to ...and click on Toys for Tots Foundation logo where it says 'click here'... Excedrin will donate $1.00 for each time someone clicks on it. I thought that was a lot of money for a little old "click". If you get a moment, help Santa come to some kids who may otherwise slip through the cracks. Thanks... and Happy Holidays! "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 5 P.S. I did the above 10 times for $10.00? to Toys for Tots plus passed it on to everyone in my own mailing list. How about doing the same (;-) Merry Christmas! -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) Re: Happy Birthday to Evelyn Evans Vallely ('64) I want to wish you a wonderful birthday! I can remember lots in our childhood days that we shared together. Hope it was a good one. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bombers never really get older A gentle giant is having a birthday. One a them guys we all know and love. I didn't know him till I met him in 2000. Now it seems as tho I've always called him my friend. That's the way it is with Bombers, tho. Course I've always had a spot in my heart for Bikers... maybe not always cuz I never really knew any till May 11th of 1968. That's the day I was unceremoniously dropped off in San Berdo... in the middle of nowhere in the very early hours of the morning. Nothing there but some Air Force Private and some ladies with chocolate chip cookies... the private dumped out our sea bags... threw the stuff around and then told us to pack it back up... Had a lot of grapes treating a bunch of returning Marines that way, but I would like to think I kept my cool. I was just so glad to be back in the land of the big PX... I called a friend in LA and she arranged for some guys to pick me up... So there I was being picked up by a bunch of Hell's Angels, they had a bunch of other Marine returnies staying with them... kinda nursed us back into the world... a pretty unfriendly world at that... I've never forgotten the royal treatment they gave us and we could stay as long as we needed to... So when I first saw the birthday boy in his "colors" kind of trying to get us to get arranged on the field at the Bomber Bowl in June of 2000, I knew he hadda be an ok guy. At first I thought he worked with the photographer... but soon learned he was one of us. Now I can't say he'da made it on the Parade Field at MCRD or PI, but he did his best with our mob. Soon I came to know him better and grew to know him as a really upstanding fellow. I continue to grow closer and fonder of him and sure do hope he has a wonderful birthday. So Burt Pierard ('59) Have a great birthday, my friend! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Endocrinologists (Thyroid (Gland) Doctor) I'm considering changing Doctors, there is only one Endocrinologist in Kitsap County. I was wondering if anyone could recommend an "Excellent Endocrinologist" in Western WA.. Does anyone know of one in the Seattle, Edmonds or Tacoma area, I'd have to commute, but that would be worth it if I found a good one. (Are there any Bomber Endocrinologists?) No need to clutter up the Sandstorm, you can email me directly. Thanks! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Indeed I am blessed by my family Judy. As Norm and I used to brag to each other, not a bad apple in the whole bunch. Karen of course makes herself known but Sheila usually just shakes her head at the shenanigans of the others and doesn't write in very often. Wig and Jum have been rather quiet as late too. I think "the girl" (Wig's wife) broke their computer but I'm sure will have it up and going soon. She is very handy. It could have been even worse for me these last four months since we lost Norm if it weren't for our children. They are Winners for sure, Judy -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/13/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Claris Van Dusen ('48), Ann Clatworthy ('54) Tom Tracy ('55), Gloria Willett ('56WB) Missy Keeney ('59), Mary Ray ('61) Linda Reining ('64), Shirley Collings ('66) Karen Davis ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 5.1% of our list bounced yesterday. ALL ALL ALL (?) ALL (?) -- PLUS 25 or 30 other ISPs that have only one or a few who get the Alumni Sandstorm. NOTE from the Pres. of NetAtlantic 12/12/02: We are making a change today with your server. Delivery should be much better starting tomorrow. Andy -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) To: Burt Pierard ('59) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BURT!! Hope you had a fun special day. To: Dick Pierard ('52) And thanks, Dick, for letting all of us know of Burt's birthday. Re: Colds Colds and laryngitis at this house, but getting better. Re: Weather Lots and lots of rain here, too (really?!?! in Oregon? My, my). But we sure need it. Bomber greetings to all. -Claris Van Dusen Troutman ('48) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clatworthy Weyerts Hogshead ('54) Re: DustStorm (Club 40 Newsletter) Great job on the current DustStorm Newsletter. I enjoyed reading every word. To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) - DustStorm Editor Robert, aka Mike, you have a knack for making the words real... I felt like you were just talking to us, not writing... Great picture of Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02) and his Diploma, it was fun reading his article as well. I was so glad we were able to be there last fall, and hopefully, we'll be able to attend the next two years as well. I got to see my two brothers and their ladies, my aunt, my youngest son and his family, and many of my '54 classmates. What could be better? It was more than a class reunion, it was a grand celebration of family, and friends. A great way to spend a vacation. -Ann Clatworthy Weyerts Hogshead ('54) ~ In VA - where we've had snow, freezing rain and have been without power for over 24 hours. Brrrrr the temps have been below freezing for days and days... Hopefully the draught is over!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Re: Where in the world are you? Maren: Dear peripatetic SandstormerAre you the subject of "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego"?...Are you in Nawlins? If so, Walk down Bourbon St. for meand listen to some of that wonderful Ragtime music. Take a deep breath near a Magnolia blossomAhhthat's my New Orleans. What are you doing there? Outside the desert Do they still have sand on the Mississippi? Hope all's well with you and you're having fun. -Tom Tracy ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Since you asked:] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) Re: John Hebert's column John Hebert's column about his return to North Richland was sad. I have more memories of North Richland than I do Richland. The back porch of our house overlooked the river. There was a large field between our yard and the Columbia where the neighborhood kids played ball and other games. There are few things as beautiful as a full harvest moon rising over the Columbia river. Behind the row of houses across the street from us there was a rise leading up toward the trailer park. I cut through there many times going to visit my very good friend Wanda Hamilton who married a guy by the name of Dick Guymon. Hebert's column described an area that sounds very much like the area where we lived. -Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: The Rolling Hills Chorus Christmas Show at Battelle Auditorium in Richland at 7:30pm tonight, Dec. 13th, will have tickets available at the door. The Richland High Chamber Choir parents aren't as supportive this year as they have been in the past. Don't know why? A chance to sing at Carnegie Hall is a real honor! Hope to see some of you there! -Missy Keeney Baker ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) To: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: 12/10/02 Sandstorm Entry I thought your entry in the 12/10/02 Sandstorm was cute. I would like to use it in the Gender Humor category of my web site if that is okay with you. I keep making changes on my site, hopefully for the better. I have changed my category index pages in recent months and put cute graphics on all of them. For those who have never been by or for those who may not have been by for a while, I hope you will visit. If you like the site, please tell a friend. I'm on all of the search engines, but it still takes word of mouth to be successful. I happened across a nice essay in one of the 1961 G.E. Hanford Newsletters titled "We All Have Burnt Toast Now and Then", which I put in the 11/20/02 edition of the Inspirational Writings category. Ignore the donations message, as it is for people in cyberspace that I don't know. I read in the newspaper that more and more sites are going towards subscription only or donations to pay for their expenses and time, so decided to try it. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A FABULOUS NEW YEAR! -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Gary Behymer(64) Re: Toys for Tots and Excedrin I went to the site, clicked and was going to keep clicking, but there is a little message that says only one click per visitor per day, so I bookmarked the spot and will go back from now till December 31st. *grin* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - winter has started to arrive---down in the 40s at night and 60s during the day. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Bob Grout ('66WB) sent this link to me. It's pretty cute and very appropriate timing. HO HO HO! Happy holidays to all, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) To: B.J. Davis (Bomber Mom) Mom, What are you trying to say? Are you saying I am a big mouth or something? Heck fire, my co-wokers and friends here in Spokane wouldn't say that. Guess only my family thinks such things. I am actually very quiet, prim and proper at all times!!! Hmmm, anyway Ms. Judy Wilcox Hodge ('61) appreciates me--thanks Judy!! Until next time momma---you keep on blowing smoke about me----now Bomberites out there, am I all that bad? -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ raining in Spokane--- better than snow!!!!!!! *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/14/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 and 1 Bomber Mom today: Dick McCoy ('45, 46, '02), Mike Clowes ('54) Jack Smith ('55WB), Judy Willox ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Linda Reining ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 12/14 Dick McCoy ('45, 46, '02) BOMBERS ANNIVERSARY: Dick & Kay Mitchell Coates ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE REPORT - 2.7% of our list bounced yesterday -- down from 5.1% the day before: ALL ALL ALL (?) ALL ALL -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45 '46 & '02) Re: My birthday Hey Green and Gold: I don't get the Sandstorm any longer, my provider thinks it's spam. But I can still send!! Today, 12/14, is my Diamond Jubilee Birthday, just like Q Liz. There are many who though I wouldn't get to 25, much less 75. Please, no cards or presents, it's enough that God has allowed me to drag this old carcass up into advanced age. Long of tooth? No, those damn things don't grow they just disappear. It's more like long of nose hair, it grows in bunches.. I owe my longevity to my flaming liberal do-gooder background plus I live a full life of loyalty to Bombers, Club40, Huskies, Eagles, Sonics, Mariners and Seahawks (You can't win 'em all.) So breathe on, all of you whippersnappers, and you too can be a... SEPTUAGENARIAN AND A HALF!!! (wow!) -Dick McCoy ('45 '46 & '02), Bronc, Beaver and Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Patricia Ann Clatworthy Weyerts Hogshead ('54) Thank you for your kind words about the DustStorm. It's fun and probably nowhere near as involved as Maren's work on the Alumni Sandstorm. To: Linda Reining ('64) 40 in Bakersfield! Scientists are waiting to hear of similar temperatures from Phoenix, Tucson and/or Yuma before declaring the next ice age is upon us. (You may be permitted a slight snicker) Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the rain continues in Albany, OR and there is a promise of snow in the mountains (where snow belongs). ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jack Smith ('55WB) Re: North Richland To: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) I saw your message in the Sandstorm today and had to send you a comment or two. I lived in the trailer park across from John Ball and was there in Mrs. Hensley's 6th grade class of 1948. I used to play in the field you were talking about and also the swimming hole South of the field. You must have been pretty close to Jack Parcell's house by the way you describe your house. I also sang in a Christmas program at the North Star theater that year. I read the article about going back to what was left. [] I did make a trip there in 1969 and found about the same thing. The streets of the trailer park were just visible if you knew what to look for. There are a lot of fond memories of that place and growing up there. I also went to Chief Jo, but we left and I didn't go to high school there. They show me as a "W.B." on the 1955 school list. I just discovered the Alumni Sandstorm this year, but what a great thing it is and to read about Bombers and the times we all shared. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours. -Jack Smith ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Dick McCoy ('45 '46 & '02) Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to Dear Dick! Happy Birthday to you! And so maaaaaannnnnny mooooore! Have a great birthday Dick and a wonderful year ahead. No one deserves it more! To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Oh Karen, you lost brownie points yesterday with your spelling. But do not be too upset, it happens to me and mine all the time. My name is NOT WilCox, but WilLox. We are the only ones in the world, so you can be forgiven this once. And I still think you are funny anyway! To: Classic Class of '61 Bombers Recently it has come to my attention that one of ours has passed on and gone home to be with the Lord. Roger Gress ('61) informed me today that Doug Curtis passed away the weekend before Thanksgiving on November 23, 2002. I missed the paper that day and did not know about this as it did not get onto the Sandstorm notices. I am going to contact the lady that does these for us and get his obituary into the Sandstorm links and get him listed in the Bomber list of our Bombers that have gone on before us. I will have to have Maren help with this as I don't know how to do it. Will ya Maren? [Douog Curtis ('61-RIP)] I just wanted to let our class know about this as I am sure that there are many of us who remember Doug. My sincere condolences go out to his family and his siblings and I pray that they find solace in the fact that Doug is now at peace and with his Maker. God Bless them all. Bomber Cheers and Tears, Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ rain rain rain--soaking my Baby Jesus since it is cloth--remember last year and what happened? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Please give me the address so I can donate toward a few tickets. Wished I lived in Richland, so I could attend. I am very proud of RHS getting to go to Carnegie Hall. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ W. Harrison, IN ~ where we are getting rain threatening to turn to snow and we have another storm warning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Maren Smyth ('64) Re: your travelogue Enjoyed reading about your trip from WA to LA. but, I am confused. are you temporarily moving into an apartment or are you moving permanently to LA? Re: Stupid gun Have never heard of that! We really need one of those in CA!!!! How do I get one?????? *grin* Take care and let us all know when you become "Oma". Re: Surfin the Met Came across this site... has songs you might be looking for---has lyrics to the songs, too. even songs that are copyrighted. Also has the Hokey Pokey song, not copyrighted cause the guy claims there was some controversy on the copyright---didn't I read in the Sandstorm that the copyright belongs to a Bomber? The might want to check out the site. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA ~ temps are in the 60s during the day and in the 40s at night-- perfect weather. *grin* colder temps are arriving and I love it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [TEMPORARY - only til AFTER my first grand child is born AND the weather is good enough between LA and WA for me to get back home. EVERYONE is ISSUED a stupid gun when you get your driver's license... it's right at the end of your index finger - your thumb is the trigger. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Maren Re: I loved your homepage. You have become quite the computer weenie. What I want to know is how many beads you have gotten on Bourbon Street? I can't believe no one has asked you that yet? To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) I don't know what your Momma was thinking about, you sound like such a sweet, quiet, innocent child. On the other hand, I think Momma knows best :) -Bill Wingfield (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA, where it is cool and rainy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [BEADS on BOURBON street??? NONE!!! I don't pick up no stinking BEADS off the dagone STREET!!! I CATCH them at Mardi Gras time... and I haven't been to any Mardi Gras parades yet (this year). -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) Karen i think you are perfect. Now be quiet.. LOL Mom -BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/15/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Judy Willox ('61) Cathy Wood ('62), Terry Tate ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Brad Wear ('71) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 12/12: Rick Morrell ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY TODAY: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Weather report When I moved to Illinois, I was warned about the cold and snowy winters. Last year I saw snow once and this year it has yet to appear. In Springfield today it is rising toward 45 and tomorrow is predicted to be 55. Until this morning, all days have been sunny and bright. Moving from the desert to the prairie has not been bad at all! Seasons Greetings to all Bombers everywhere. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Ann Clatworthy Hogshead ('54) I gave our dear editor of the DustStorm a whole day to come clean and he didn't, so I will set the record straight, Ann. Yep, it was a great picture of Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) in the DustStorm and I were right proud of it. Right Bobbee? lol! However I do agree with one thing he said--Maren's involvement and work on the Alumni Sandstorm is far more extensive then that of the DustStorm; and, in fact she keeps us ALL going with everything that is done out here in Bomberville! Without her we would all be lost! Right, Gang? To: Gloria Willett Green ('56WB) and Jack Smith ('55WB) Gloria and Jack, John Hebert's column was not written to be sad or make you feel sad. It was written as a heartwarming piece telling us that no matter what was gone in the way of the trailers, houses, school or anything else, there are always the memories there as you stand on the spot that once was home. You would have had to have been with John and Bill to see how they were out there. Determined to find the piece of ground that their house once stood on and determined to place things in perspective. And all the time talking about all their memories and telling stories of their lives there. It was two of the best days I have spent in my life and I will always cherish those two days spent with two brothers that I made fast friends with and grew to love as Bomber Would-Have-Beens and people worth knowing! You might have known these two as they were there in the years of '49, '50 and '51. John was there in 6th and 7th grades and would have been Bomber class of '56 also and he had Mr. Harding for 7th grade. Perhaps you were there with him? Perhaps you and Jack both played with these two as kids? Bill, who would have been Bomber class of '62 was only there in his Kindergarten year and their parents moved to Pasco at the conclusion of those school years. They lived in the houses out there and as we stood in their "yard", we could look across the empty field that went to the John Ball school there. It was quite an experience. If you should go onto the grade school pictures and go to the John Ball link [], click on the John Ball trench link and scroll down. There at the end of that article is another column that John wrote in 1984 telling about the experiences of that trench through the eyes of the child. I think you will enjoy it. He is quite a guy! To: Missy Keeney Baker ('59) Re: RHS Choir Parents Why? I bet I could tell you! To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Toys for Tots (click Toys for Tots logo) What a ball I am having going into the link you provided and getting Excedrin to provide money for the Toys for Tots program. Thanks for sharing it with us, Gary! To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: I love that site that you sent, Linda. Spent hours in there looking up and listening to some of the songs! What a find and thanks for sharing it with us. To: Bill Wingfield ('67) Bill, Unbeknownst to most people, I made Maren promise on her last trip to New Orleans to behave herself when she went down into the French Quarter and during Mardi Gras [Unbeknownst to me, too! I wouldn't promise anything like that. -Maren]. She must act with the perfect decorum while there and this means--NO BEADS-- unless she gets them some other way than what one USUALLY has to do to get them. ["USUALLY" one CATCHES the beads that are thrown from the floats. -Maren] She is a Bomber and a Queen after all and she must act proper at all times. [Judy's full of it! - Maren] Besides, she is going to be a Grandmother here soon and that calls for decorum also ya know. *LOL* I guarantee you that she will not embarrass her fellow Bombers and that she will behave. *GRIN* [JUDY! What makes you think you can guarantee that??? -Maren] To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Now I feel kinda bad for scolding you Karen. You have really been gettin' it in the neck haven't you? I still love ya! To: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) You are soooooo funny! I really do have to meet you someday! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland - where God has been looking for a carpenter to build the next Ark! And the Baby Jesus has caught pneumonia! *LOL* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cathy Wood Stevens ('62) Re: Rose Bowl tickets Does anyone have extra Rose Bowl tickets they would like to sell? My husband and I have been Cougar fans for a long time... he even works for WSU. We have been football season ticket holders for several years and we still didn't get tickets. Went to the Rose Bowl five years ago and we got tickets then. Please email me at if you can help. -Cathy Wood Stevens ('62) ~ Prosser ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) Re: Toys for Tots (click Toys for Tots logo) The articles about bikers and Toys for Tots in the 12/12 Sandstorm prompts me to relate something that, I hope, will be interesting to all you great Bombers out there. I have ridden motorcycles for the past 30 years and I have to tell you that "bikers" are the greatest bunch of people in the world. They engage in a rough, and sometimes dangerous, sport but they really do a lot of good that frequently goes unnoticed. This past Saturday over 1,000 motorcycles gathered at a shopping center in Olympia and rode to various places picking up toys for kids that would otherwise have Christmas be just another day. Having just sold my "old" '94 and waiting with baited breath for my new 2003 100th Anniversary Harley Softail Heritage, I was bikeless but I wasn't about to miss the Toy Run. I went in my pickup and wound up carrying 78 teddy bears to the drop-off point. A month ago the Tacoma Harley shop sponsored a "hair gathering". You should have seen how many "badass bikers" showed up to get their long hair and beards cut off so it could be used to make wigs for kids with cancer who have lost their hair to chemo. Although my hair wasn't all that long, even I wound up losing my "slightly grey" locks. I have to tell you that it is kind of strange feeling the rain bounce off my buzz cut but it will grow back. Some kid who winds up "prematurely grey" by getting a wig made of my hair might not be so lucky so they are welcome to it. Every Spring a couple of thousand "bikers" gather at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Silverdale for the Annual Governor's Run. That event raises over $100,000.00 a year for the Mary Bridges Children's Hospital in Tacoma. A really great guy that I had the privilege of calling my friend by the name of Bob Merryman started the Governor's Run a bunch of years ago. Bob is gone now but each Spring Bob is very much alive even to those that never knew him but get the chance to see his dream become a reality. Sure, just like any other segment of society, there are some bad seeds that ride motorcycle but, in the main, they are a really great bunch. Sorry for the verbosity but I thought you folks might like to know that. There is still some humanity left even in the strangest places. My very best wishes to all of you during the Holidays. -Terry Tate, Class of '62.....the best of the best!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Stupid Gun It dawned on me where my stupid gun was after I had sent that entry, but figured it was too late to take it back, so might as well let everyone else on the Sandstorm get a good laugh at my expense. *grin* Bomber hugs, -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - we are supposed to be getting some of the rain from Northern CA, which is coming from the Pacific Northwest, but so far it is dry and no rain clouds in sight. ;/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Linda--BETCHA you aren't the only one who didn't know. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Wear ('71) Re: Toys for Tots (click Toys for Tots logo) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Gary, Thanks for the plug on the Toys for Tots Excedrine site. The Dallas Chapter of the 1st Marine Division Association just wrapped up our toy drive over the weekend. Our specific site took in over $4,200 in cash and just over 1000 toys. Last year we distributed (through the Marine Corps Reserve) over 150,000 toys, this year we're targeting 90,000. The nice thing about this program is 100% of the funds and toys go to the kids. We have zero overhead. Thanks for all the support. Re: Birthday A belated happy 50th B-day to Rick Morrell ('71) December 12th. -Brad Wear ('71) ~ Richardson, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Date: 12/14/2002 8:40:06am After reading all the comments from Mike Davis in this publication I am dying to me meet him. -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/16/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dorothy Stamper ('54), Mike Clowes ('54) Tom Tracy ('55), Helen Cross ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Bob Grout ('66WB) Bill Wingfield ('67), Phil Pearson ('70) Mike Davis ('74), Mandy Holmes ('97) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim Smyth ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry Davis ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) Hi Maren Thanks for the birthday greetings. I'm finding it much easier to be 66 than it was to become 65. Funny isn't it, how we have to adjust to being on Medicare?! Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season. -Dorothy Stamper McGhan ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Hope this isn't really too late to wish a belated happy birthday to fellow classmate Dorothy Stamper. To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Had I known, you would have received credit for the picture of old what's his name that appeared in the last DustStorm. That was the picture you took, wasn't it? To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) It sounds as though the above mentioned Ms. Hodge is jealous of your bead gathering ability. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the rain doth continue in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Re: '55ers Gather Reunion of the young '55 Friends gathered at the home of Roger L. & Lynette Myers on Camano Island, WA. December 8, 2002. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) As a Bomber who first moved to Cincinnati in 1974, let me continue to warn you of the winter storms back here in the midwest. True, we have had very mild winters the last 3 years, but I also remember lots of winters which were not so easy. I remember in the winter of '78 we had only cleared one half of our driveway, and as it never thawed again until March, we had a had a wall of ice and snow that marked the driving edge of our path to the garage that year. And in '95 we had several ice storms which closed schools for days at a time. I said a few years ago that I consider any day above freezing back here to be a great winter day, and I am still sticking to that statement. Count yourself lucky so far. Re: Our class of '62 I agree with Terry Tate ('62) about the state of our class. Re: Weather As long as I'm on the subject of weather, we didn't get all the snow forecasted Friday night here in West Harrison, IN, and we too are suppose to get temperatures up into the 50s this week, but at the moment the little lake behind our house is frozen over. -Helen Cross Kirk, Class of '62..the best of the best! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Re: Rose Bowl Tickets Ann and I will be in L.A. on the 1st... we need Rose Bowl tickets. Can anyone in Bomber land help us. -Fred and Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Medal Class of '63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Kididdles site Did you ever sing the songs "The Worms Crawl In" or "Nobody Likes Me"? We used to sing them in Camp Fires and I found the lyrics on this site. *grin* Also found a bunch of other Camp Fire songs that I had long since forgotten and was a lot of fun to find them again. I was also glad to find the words to "Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder"... I can remember when that song came out (wish I could remember who sang it... I want to say Sherman????? Can't remember the last name, or maybe Sherman is the last name) brought back lots of memories of being at camp and being homesick. *grin* glad you liked the site, too. To: Terry Tate ('62) Re: bikers and Toys for Tots (click Toys for Tots logo) Bikers have always gotten a bad reputation thanks in part to the movies: "Easy Rider" and others... can't remember the name of the one with Marlon Brando in it (it has "wild" in the title). and of course, the Hell's Angels, the Outlaws, the Hessians, and a lot of other outlaw biker gangs, but there are also a lot of white collar workers and blue collar workers that get together on weekends to ride the wind and have a good time. We have a group of bikers here in Bakersfield and they participate in the local Christmas parade (which was tonight) and bring lots of toys to the Toys for Tots. our local Harley shop, Thorp's, is always doing rides for different causes, and this is one of their favorites. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - no rain, but we did get cold wind from the Northwest. Anyway, that's what the weatherman blamed it on. *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Two fer one Ok Buckaroos, it's your old Pal Burt Wells singing Big Rock Candy Mountain and lettin' you know that today we have two... two... two birthdays in one. Let's begin with one fellow who started a dynasty at Col-Hi... by that I mean first he graduated and then was followed by two lovely sisters... Let's see if you can guess... the second sis was in my class ('65)... if memory serves, she didn't graduate with us but is an ever present member of the '65ers none the less. Her Sis is known by all. You might recognize her by any of the following: The newspaper she publishes, her choices in head gear whenever she shows up on the Richland scene... her side-kick, Tuna Mattson ('64), her tattoos... 'specially the one of the mushroom cloud with the big "R" in the middle... got it? That's it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM SMYTH ('62) The next Birthday boy was part of the large Oklahoma migration to Richland in the '40s. His mom and dad came to Hanford for work, just like the rest of our folks did. He was born on the 16th of December 1946 (no matter what it might say in the tabloids... the year is correct... HE WAS NOT BORN IN 1956, '66, or '76!!!!) and a few days later was joined in the room with another '65er who is known for his intellect, his friendship, his wit (tho not necessarily in that order) and more notably for introducing black low-cut Converse to Richland fashion. Our birthday boy was always in the middle of everything and after working in the porn store on Hollywood Blvd. for what seemed a lifetime went on to be Americas most recognized sex offender on National TV (it was ONLY a TV series folks for all you who get fact mixed with fiction)... he was properly punished for his misdeeds and went on to be one of the most loved "Sarges" on TV. He has a new movie coming out in March! of '03 and I'll get more to you on that when I get to my work computer... and as Keeney ('65) once yelled out in a very crowded courtyard... "If he really wanted to change his name to someone famous, he woulda called himself Ray Stein" ('64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY DAVIS KNOX ('65) -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Santa Claus web site To: All the Richland classmates from Columbia High Great web site for your children to write a letter to Santa. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) Maren, you said: "BEADS on BOURBON street??? NONE!!! I don't pick up no stinking BEADS off the dagone STREET!!! I CATCH them at Mardi Gras time... and I haven't been to any Mardi Gras parades yet (this year).-Maren]. Then in your comments to Judy Willox Hodge ('61), when she wrote and you added your 2 cents in, Judy said: "She is a Bomber and a Queen after all and she must act proper at all times. [Judy's full of it! - Maren] Besides, she is going to be a Grandmother here soon and that calls for decorum also ya know. *LOL* I guarantee you that she will not embarrass her fellow Bombers and that she will behave. *GRIN* [JUDY! What makes you think you can guarantee that??? -Maren]" Therefore, Maren, I think it's safe to say you have caught beads before at Mardi Gras :-) -Bill Wingfield ('67 - Blue Ribbon Class) ~ Augusta, GA Where the local jewelry store has a radio ad proclaiming today as the Martha Burk Men's Only Jewelry Sale. The ad goes on to say that women are welcome, but only in a presence of a man, or there to spend her man's money. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bill -- Of COURSE I've caught beads at Mardi Gras before... that goes without saying... you ASKED: " many beads you have gotten on Bourbon Street?" and I said "NONE" cuz I don't GET them ON the street, I CATCH them when they are thrown to the crowd from the floats. Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras Day, is March 4, 2003. Check for this year's parade schedule... you can see there's not too much happening til mid February. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Pearson ('70) Does anybody remember Jim Bokish and what ever happened to him? I knew him in second grade... he was my best friend. He would have graduated in 1970 with me. -Phil Pearson ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: A little Trivia Name these famous stars 1. Ricochet Rabbit's sidekick? 2. Tennessee Tuxedo's sidekick? 3. Yogi Bear's Park Ranger? 4. Pixie and Dixie's cat? 5. Quick Draw McGraw's sidekick? 6. Huckleberry Hound's color? 7. Underdog's girlfriend? 8. George Jetson's boss? 9. Lumpy Rutherford's real first name? 10. The Beaver's teacher's name? 11. Joe Friday's partner? 12. Mannix's first name? 13. Clark Kent's newspaper? 14. Capt. Kirk's nickname for Dr. McCoy? 15. Children's names on "Father Knows Best"? -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) Greetings Bombers! I just wanted to take an opportunity to put in my two cents about RHS choirs. I was in choir all through high school and was part of the first Bomber Chamber Choir that many could remember. If there was one in place before 1995 when we started, it had lapsed until revived. We had a difficult time getting support from the community and even from within our own ranks sometimes. The choral program was built up nicely and has produced good singers and inspired some students to go on to pursue music education as their vocation. They need support, and if I lived in Richland, I would most definitely attend concerts. As far as the Chamber Choir singing at Carnegie Hall, way to go!! I wish I could be there for that performance, too, as I feel a kinship with all RHS singers, though my choir teacher no longer teaches at RHS. He's at William Wiley Elementary training and inspiring future singers and instrumentalists. He believed in the program and that carried on to me. I encourage everyone to support Bomber music however you can. To: Those waiting for an L.A. luncheon I need someone to help me. I will start school in January and will likely have a Saturday class that will prevent me from carrying on a luncheon. I cannot attend a Sunday function, though I would love to assist anyone who can plan one. The best place I've found is anywhere on the Universal Citywalk. It's relatively close, for California, for most locations and I am assured it's a safe area. Feel free to email me directly, though I will be in Mexico for the next two weeks so my response time will be limited. Bomber cheers to all and wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! -Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/17/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Judy Willox ('61) Mary Ray ('61), Jim House ('63) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Betti Avant ('69), Lynn Noble ('72) Greg Alley ('73), Jennifer Hanigan Diebel ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 12/16: Jack Keys ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Corey Boehning ('87) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Linda Reining ('64) Alan Sherman did the lyrics for "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda" To: Mike Davis ('74) Just a few answers: 4. Blue 6. Jinx 11. In black & white it was Smith In color it was Gannon 12. Joe 13. The Daily Planet 14. Bones Which only goes to show that I led a strangely deprived life. Bomber Cheers -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ between the monsoons in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Mike's Entry on 12/15/02--Getting to know himself And you are related to this guy how? Oh yeh, now I remember, you both have that wonderhul Mom, BJ. Other then To: Bill Wingfield ('67-Blue Ribbon Class) Well of course she has caught beads before as Mardi Gras, but how soon she forgets how she DID promise me to behave herself down there last time she went. I nagged her until she did promise. And as far as guaranteeing her to behave herself? Well--I may not be able to guarantee THAT, but I can pretty much guarantee that she won't "flash" for them there beads! Huh Maren? [Ya got that right, Judy!! -Maren] And of course she IS a Bomber, a Queen and a Soon-to-be-Grandmother, so she will behave in public with decorum making us all proud! Right Maren? To: Bob Grout ('66WB) Thanks for sharing your great find for a Christmas site Bob. I really enjoyed it and it is a lot of fun. And here is another great site for fun for the season that a classmate sent to me today. A lot of fun to watch it unfold as you click along and I wanted to share it with you all. It is: Enjoy! And let us not forget to keep clicking on that site that Gary Behymer ('64) sent to us in the first place and get those toys to all those kids that will be without if we don't. We are Bombers, after all, and Bombers care! Toys for Tots site is: To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Kididdles Site Oh yes, we sang that song "The Worm's Crawl In" as kids and in camp many a time. And if you were a Campfire Girl, then I know it was to Camp Ro ganunda that you went to, right? What fun I had there for the years that I was in Campfire. Then, years later I sent my daughter to the same camp and what nostalgia the first time I rolled into there taking her up there. That was when I was a Campfire leader for seven years and ran the Father/Daughter banquet for two. There was one song I was hoping to find there and wasn't sure how to look for it. Not sure of the title and I learned it at camp too. Do you remember a song that said something like this, "---- silver (?) bells upon a slender stalk, Lillies of the valley deck/line the garden walk. Oh how I wish that I could hear them ring, That would/will happen only when the fairies/angels sing." Do you remember it or the name of it? To: Tim Smyth ('62) My most humble apologies for this being late Tim. But... Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Tim, Happy Bomber Birthdat to You! And maaaaaannnnnny mooooore! To: Bob Carlson AKA Mike Clowes ('54) Re: McCoy Picture Hey, you finally ARE seeing the light. lol Yes, that is my picture and I was right proud of it--best of the bunch I think. *GRIN* And his name is Dick McCoy-- shame on you for that! lol Re: Bead Gathering Been there, done that! Eventually one does get covered! *GRIN*!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ Wind wind go away, Blowing Joseph and Mary astray. Bomber Cheers, -Paul J. Hodson ('05) ~ Richland ~ Baby Jesus making do, With a temp of one-o-two. Wise men tipping and rolling away, Angels falling while they pray. Back to Judy (I always got to have the last word--lol) ~ Same Town, Same Poem ~ Camel, sheep, cow and ass, Sailing along the rain-soaked grass. Shepherds, though, standing straight, They have got my vote to date. -Judy Willox Hodge ('61) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) I pulled an all-nighter the other night. I decided to put up a page giving the origin of a lot of our Christmas Traditions with graphics to match most of them. You all may enjoy the page. I enjoyed putting it together. Click on the 12/14/02 Edition in the Interesting Facts category. I also redesigned my last year's Christmas page and put graphics on the page that weren't there before. Click on the 12/20/01 Edition in the Inspirational Writings category. Re: Christmas Breakfast The following is a recipe I fix for Christmas breakfast every year. It is an easy fix ahead recipe and always a hit. You assemble the casserole the night before and then just pop in the oven Christmas morning. In fact, it is important to fix it the night before because it must be refrigerated overnight before baking. There are a number of variations to this recipe floating around, but the mushroom soup makes all the difference in the world. Trust me this is one of the best floating around. I picked up this recipe 33 years ago when my daughter's school gathered recipes from all the moms to put together in a book for Christmas. MUSHROOM EGG CASSEROLE 8 slices regular white thin sliced bread, cubed 1 lb. Owens sausage roll, regular (I like Owens best) 1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cheddar cheese, shredded 8 eggs 2 cups milk 1 (10 oz.) can condensed Cream of Mushroom soup (undiluted) 1/4 teaspoon dry powdered mustard 1 (7 oz.) can mushrooms, drained and diced (optional) Lightly grease a 2-1/2 quart (12" x 8" x 2") glass baking dish. Do not use an aluminum baking pan. Remove crust and cut bread into cubes. Set aside. Cook sausage thoroughly in a large skillet, breaking up sausage into small chunks while cooking. Drain sausage thoroughly on paper towels. Change paper towels and pat sausage until excess grease is removed. Spread bread cubes in greased baking dish. Spread cooked sausage on the bread cubes. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of sausage. Beat together eggs, milk, Cream of Mushroom soup (undiluted), and dry mustard with a rotary Egg Beater. Add drained mushrooms if desired. Pour slowly and evenly over all of the ingredients in baking dish, allowing egg mixture to settle as you pour so that it will not overflow. Cover and refrigerate overnight. It is important to refrigerate overnight before baking. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour (sometimes longer). Cook until eggs are no longer runny in the center of casserole, being careful not to overcook. Eggs should be soft and fluffy, not hard or browned. Lay a piece of foil on top of baking dish if eggs start to brown. Allow to stand for 15 minutes before serving. Makes 7 to 9 servings. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Bomber Basketball Where are the reports on Bomber Basketball? I don't trust the TCH online edition. I am looking for something fair and unbiased, like the reports from Roger Fishback ('62). The last I heard, the Bombers needed a new court but the School District would only pay for half of the cost. What's up with that? If Bomber home games going to be half court, why not renovate Davis Court. Upgrade the snackbar (no offense, Bomber Mom), and perhaps add a sky box (tree house?) for the corporate clients e.g. Spudnut Shop, Denny's, etc. Where's my Bomber report? I assume it is bad news like - LOST TO PASCO!!! -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: A little Trivia 3. "Mr.-Ranger-Sir" AKA Ranger Smith 4. Jinx, but don't tell 007 5. Baba Looey 6. Gray on our TV set; but Blue in a comic book 8. Mr. Spacely 9. Clarence, but only his father called him that 10. Miss Landers (but I think there were actually two) 11. Bill Gannon 12. Joe 13. The Daily Planet 14. "Bones" 15. "Princess", "Bud", and "Kitten" Re: Land Baron Anyone else out there ever own some land in the Yukon?? In a promotion for the TV program "Sargent Preston of the Yukon" and their sponser (Quaker Oats) gave away deeds for one square inch on land. I was a real Land Baron, I actually owned two square inches. I always wondered if there was any gold on my land. Later you could send in and get some Klondike dirt in a little pouch with a picture of Sargent Preston and his trusty lead dog Yukon King. Unfortunately I no longer have those deeds, but I still have that little "poke". Re: Rose Bowl Remember, "Rose Bowl" also has another meaning for "old-timer" Richland residents. Go Cougs!!!! -Dennis Hammer --Bomber ('61 - '64), Hawk ('64 - '66), Couger ('66 - '68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Mike Davis and a little trivia 8. Mr. Spacely 9. Larry (?) 11. Bill Gannon 12. Joe 13. The Metropolis (?) 14. "Bones" 15. Betty (Princess); James, Jr. (Bud), Kathy (Kitten) -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - still no rain. It's going to be a very dry winter ;/ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Hello Mudder, hello fodder To: Linda Reining ('64) The song that was asked about is actually as I recall called "Camp Granada" (sp?)... sung by Allan Sherman. He did a lot of strange songs back then. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS - where we are dry as a bone (9+ inches for the year) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Mike Davis ('74) Re: A little Trivia Answers from Lynn Noble Paden ('72), closet Cartoon Network junky. 1. Ricochet Rabbit's sidekick? What is Droop-a-long. 2. Tennessee Tuxedo's sidekick? Who is Chumlee. 3. Yogi Bear's Park Ranger? What is Ranger Smith. 4. Pixie and Dixie's cat? Who is Mr. Jinx 5. Quick Draw McGraw's sidekick? Who is Baba Looouuiiiieeee! 6. Huckleberry Hound's color? What is Blue. 7. Underdog's girlfriend? What is Polly Pure Bred. 8. George Jetson's boss? What is Mr. Spacely. 9. Lumpy Rutherford's real first name? What is Clarence. 10. The Beaver's teacher's name? Who is Miss Landers. 11. Joe Friday's partner? Who is Frank Smith. 12. Mannix's first name? What is Joe. 13. Clark Kent's newspaper? What is the Daily Planet. 14. Capt. Kirk's nickname for Dr. McCoy? What is Bones. 15. Children's names on "Father Knows Best"? Who are Betty, Bud and Kathy AKA Kitten. -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Linda Reining ('64) I used to love that song when I was actually young. Its Allen Sherman I believe. Hello Mudder, Hello Fawder, this is me, at camp Granada. KALE top forty radio. To: Mike Davis ('74) You have got to come up with some new trivia. Those questions are repeating from last year. For a man of insight, with the comedy chops to go with that, you need new questions. When the holiday cheer winds down and we all need something to do, you are going to have to come through for us. New and better trivia or better Richland questions. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - It's windy and warm, better than snowy and cold. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) To: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) We had quite a good choir from my freshman year, but due to, um, well, let's not go there. Anyway, by the time I was done, Dan Black (bless his heart) had taken it over, and though he is quite good at what he does (he was my choir teacher in grade school at Jason Lee) there was such discontent, and most students, like myself, had given up choir. I imagine it suffered for quite some time. I just spent my time with RLOC instead. -Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/18/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Wally Ericson ('53), Deanna Case ('55) Helen Cross ('62), Donna Nelson ('63) Joanna Faulkner ('63), Karen Kleinpeter ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) John Allen ('66), Pam Ehinger ('67) Diane Hartley ('72), Lynn Noble ('72) Mary Horton ('75), Debbie Nelson ('77) Kellie Walsh ('77), Mandy Holmes ('97) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Nelson Smith ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Wally Erickson ('53) Re: Rose Bowl tickets!!!!!!! To: Cougar Fans. If you're really interested in very good seats. I know someone who has already been "offered" $1200 for two seats together. He also has a single seat for sale. All seats are still available. Anyone interested contact me on my E-mail. -Wally Erickson ('53) ~ Northern Idaho near Lake Coeur D'Alene - where the weather is sunny and almost 50. Has been a record for no snow up to this time since 1939. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) Re: '55ers Thanks to Tom Tracy ('55) for sending in the photo of the class of '55 gathering at Roger L. and Lynette Myers' home on December 8th. What a sharp looking group! Re: Campfire Girls Also, re. Judy Willox Hodge's ('61) request for a title to the Camp Fire song, I believe it's White Coral Bells, which is the beginning of the first line. It could also be sung as a round. One of my favorites too. -Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: The silver bells I remember the song, but I can't really remember much more than you do. I remember: White coral bells upon a slender stalk, Lilies of the Valley deck my garden walk. Oh, don't you wish that you could hear them ring, but that can happen only when the fairies sing. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we our rain and suppose to be warmer weather is throwing us freezing rain right now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson Duff ('63) On this December 18, 54 years ago a bouncing baby girl was born to Vic and Mildred Nelson in the Kadlec Hospital. She joined her big sisters, Jan and Donnie. Happy Birthday little sister, Susan Kay. We love you and see you soon. Donnie -Donna Nelson Duff ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) To: Linda Reining ('64) "White Coral Bells" is a round... a fun site to look at is, if you ever want to know lyrics. Here's how it goes... WHITE CORAL BELLS White coral bells upon a slender stalk Lilies of the valley deck my garden walk Oh, don't you wish That you could hear them ring That will happen only when the fairies sing Joys of the Season to Bombers Everywhere!! -Joanna Faulkner Brown ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) "White Coral Bells upon a slender stalk..." I must have been just a couple of years behind you in Camp Fire, and Camp Roganunda! I still find myself humming camp songs every once in a while. We sure knew lots of good ones. -Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63) ~ Tieton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Mary Ray Henslee's ('61) Christmas Breakfast I got a similar recipe from a friend last year when she made it for us while we were visiting them in Payette, Idaho. It's really good! I never thought about fixing it for Christmas breakfast, but think I'll give it a try this year. We have our big Christmas do on Christmas Eve early in the afternoon so we can go to candle light service at our church early evening. Maybe I'll fix this for Christmas Eve breakfast instead. I really like the idea of fixing the night before; then you only have the pan you cook it in to clean up afterwards. EGG CASSEROLE 10 slices white bread 1 lb. mild sausage 12 oz shredded Cheddar cheese 9 eggs 4 cups milk 3/4 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp pepper 1 1/4 tsp dry mustard Pre-fry sausage; set aside. Trim crust from bread and cut in cubes. Mix bread and cheese; cover bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle sausage over bread mixture. Beat eggs, milk, spices and pour over the top. Refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered @ 350 for 50-55 minutes. -Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where we had a yukky wind storm yesterday and frost in the yard this morning. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: "Silver Bells" Vaguely remember it, but can't remember the name of it, either. Yep, went to Camp Roganunda, but I was pretty homesick and didn't go back again... went to church camp the following summers and wasn't as homesick... why?? I have no idea... maybe cause it was smaller?? Re: Christmas Stuff Spent yesterday baking cookies, and listening to Cinnamon Bear. Then we got the storm they had been predicting... we had 100 mph winds on the "grapevine" and CHP closed the highway in both directions (North and South)... also blew down power poles, trees, and we even had tumble weeds blowing across the streets! Then, my house shook, my Christmas tree fell over, so it is now outside, leaning against the corner of the house, with the lights on, but no ornaments... bought a flocked Noble fir and was really pretty, but when it fell, it broke off from the base... no way to fix it, so now it is decorating the outside!!!! ;/ Re: Reindeer Food To: Those with small kids and/or grand kids 1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal 1 Tablespoon glitter Keep in a plastic baggie and when the kids get ready for bed on Christmas Eve, have them sprinkle the reindeer food on the ground, the reindeer will see it, and will be sure to have Santa stop. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ cold, wet, and windy in Bakersfield, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John M. Allen ('66) To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) You've been watching WAY too much Jeopardy, young lady!! Believe me, I know the symptoms and yours are there in black & white for all the world to see. -John M. Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) Happy Holidays to each an every Bomber out there in Bomber Lands! Well I have a question to those Bombers that live in the Yakima area. I was in town last Saturday. Hubby took me to dinner at the Old Blue Banjo! LOL Don't faint, but it's now called the Barrel something or other... But it'll still be the Blue Banjo. For those Bombers that have no idea what the Blue Banjo was, it's the place where the winos and druggies hung out! They have cleaned that part of First Avenue up and now it's very nice place to and have dinner! Then we went to the Wine Cellar where the Yakima Chamber Choir was singing. Oh it was Fantastic. It was while I was there that I could swear I saw another Bomber! I think from the class of '67!! But before I could get over to her after the Concert she was gone. I was just wondering if there REALLY WAS another Bomber there! If so sorry we didn't get to chat! But it was a lovely time! The singing was the Greatest! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Hartley ('72) To: Lynn Noble ('72) and Mike Davis ('74) Oh my gosh Lynn and Mike!! I thought I was the cartoon / T.V. junkie, I love the trivia thing. I had an aide in my classroom who just passed away and we did singing and other trivia for over 20 years... we thought we were bad... glad to know there are others out there who were glued to the tube. Hey Lynn, you forgot Donna Reed, and That GIrl =) -Diane Hartley ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) Re: Really Worthless Trivia Questions To: Greg Alley ('73) Here's some Really Worthless Trivia Questions: 1. Actual title of the theme song of the Dr. Kildare Show. (Bonus points if you know the words to the song. Jeff Curtis probably does.) 2. Character name that Lee Majors played in the Big Valley. 3. Real last name of Curley of the Three Stooges. 4. Real name of "Boy" in the original Tarzan movies. 5. Real name of Matt Dillon's side kick in Gunsmoke. 6. Private detective's character name in the original Perry Mason show. 7. Real name of Cookie's side kick in Route 66 (even though I'm way too young to know). 8. Name of the little weather guy on Romper Room. 9. Phone number of the Starlight Stairway sponsor. 10. Character name of Bewitched's Samantha's mother. -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: Old Camp Fire songs To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) I too am both a Bomber and an alum of Camp Roganunda. The song you are thinking of is (as I recall) "White choral bells". White choral bells upon a slender stalk, Lily of the valley deck my garden walk. Oh don't you wish that you could hear them ring? That will happen only when the fairies sing. I spent a week at Camp Roganunda every summer from my Blue Bird days until I finished grade school. We couldn't find a leader for our Camp Fire troop when we all started Jr. High, and then I got involved with the church group at Westside U.P. and didn't have time anyway. I do still have a box somewhere with some of the beads and badges I earned. I also remember that the first time I ever went skinny-dipping was in the pool at Camp Roganunda (in the middle of the night--when our cabin was supposed to be sleeping!) Thanks for reviving some wonderful memories of summer camp! Re: Olympia Toy Run According to the Daily Olympian there were over 6,000 motorcycles riding in the toy run last weekend. My friend Linda and I just made it to Applebee's before they started off. We watched motorcycles ride past for almost an hour! Many of them were decorated and most had toys strapped to the back. It was quite a sight! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you from Bomberland! -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ~ Here in rainy, rainy, rainy, Olympia; where those of us from Eastern Washington sing "I'm dreaming of a dry Christmas! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) Happy Birthday to my "older" sister, Susan Nelson Smith ('67) It's wrapped in Christmas paper, baby. -Debbie Nelson Burnet ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) Re: Rose Bowl tickets To: Those who have inquired about Rose Bowl tickets I received an email today announcing that Washington State University donors, season ticket holders, students and fans may now purchase tickets to the 2003 Rose Bowl through TicketsWest beginning Wednesday, Dec. 18. TicketsWest can be contacted on the Web at or by calling 800-325-SEAT (7328). The message didn't specify what time the tickets would go on sale, but I would try early Wednesday morning. Hope that helps. Go Cougs, -Kellie Walsh Patterson ('77) - Simi Valley, CA - where it has been raining quite a lot lately. Be sure to bring rain gear to Pasadena ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) To: Jennifer Hanigan Diebel Moore ('93) Re: Dan Black Jennifer, Yes, bless Dan Black's heart. I did not know how long he had been in charge of the RHS choirs, but I remember when I was in Carmichael that Mrs. Aiello made a big deal about his visits to us. She began a battle with cancer when I was in eighth grade and Mr. Black took over the eighth grade choirs on top of everything else he had going on that year. That began an on going friendship between us and we're still in contact. He worked hard but so few students were dedicated enough to keep going with choir that he had to start from scratch almost every year. When we started the Chamber Choir, it was a huge step for him. He eventually planned to have the jazz choir, a Bomber chorale (for anyone who didn't want to audition for other choirs), a treble choir, a Chamber Choir, and maybe even a madrigal choir if I recall correctly. If he didn't want the last one, I did, but there were not enough years in my career at RHS to participate in everything. He always said he was going to leave someday and when William Wiley Elementary opened, he was gone. Fortunately, I was already out of high school or I would likely have quit choir. Anyway, sorry for the rambling, but I thought you may like to know how things went after you left high school. Oh, incidentally, we did become a good choir under his direction, earning superior and excellent ratings in district festivals every year. Bomber cheers and wishes for happy holidays! -Mandy Holmes Taylor ('97) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/19/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Betty King ('53), Sharon Panther ('57) John Northover ('59), Patti Jones ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) David Rivers ('65), Jo Clark ('67) Susie Nelson ('67), Mike Howell ('68WB) Rick Valentine ('68), Lynn Noble ('72) Peggy Hartnett ('72), Greg Alley ('73) Kerry Steichen ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nick Nelson ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony Harrah ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty King ('53) Re: Thanks for the memories My sister, Pat King ('56WB), would like to thank the following, for great times they had in school. Nora Taylor Marsha And Kathleen Brown Myrna Brigg Nadeen Mellican And Pat hopes their lives have been full ones, and they remember when-- -Betty King ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) Re: Another Breakfast Casserole At the risk of overdoing it - here is a breakfast casserole recipe that I use since we have enough carbs at Christmas and my girls don't want the extra bread on their hips. Sausage Egg Casserole - Great for breakfast buffet - 16 servings. You Prepare the basic casserole the day before then add a few more ingredients the day and bake. I have substituted fat free cottage cheese and reduced fat sausage and the taste is still pretty good! Cooking time is approximately 50 minutes. (ingredients for the day/night before) 3/4 pound ground pork sausage 1 tablespoon butter 4 green onions, chopped 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 10 eggs 1 (16 ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese 1 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese OR Cougar Pepper Jack Cheese OR Cougar Gold 2 (4 oz) cans chopped green chili peppers, drained (ingredients for the following morning) 1 cup flour (not instant flour) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup butter, melted Directions for the day/night before: Cook sausage in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat until browned, drain, crumble, and set aside. Add butter to skillet and saute green onions and mushrooms until tender. Beat eggs in a large bowl until well blended then mix in cottage cheese, cheese(s), chilies, sausage, mushrooms and onions. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator overnight. The next day: Preheat oven to 350F Lightly grease 9x13 pan. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together with a fork, stir in melted butter. Stir the flour-butter mixture into the refrigerated egg mixture. Pour batter into pan and bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until browned. Let stand 10 minutes on top of stove to set before serving. -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Juan R. Northover ('59) To: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Dee-Dee Your Christmas brake-fast recipe ... recommend you modify as follows: Change sausage description from 'mild' to 'hot' - or use chorizo Add 1 small can green chili peppers chopped - found in Mexican section of your supermarket Add 1-5 coarsely chopped Serrano or jalapeno peppers - with or without seeds ... if you really want to fire it up use as much of a habanero as you think you can stand! Add 1 small jar Pimentos chopped Add 1/2 cup coarsely chopped red onion Substitute a loaf of French bread - crust removed Instead of 12 oz. of Cheddar - 6oz. Queso Blanco cheese; shredded - Mexican cheese - or substitute Monterey Jack 6 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded. Now that you have gone this far ... might as well make it one dozen eggs!! Now you have something to wake up for - the green chilies and Pimentos give it a great holiday look!!! Serve with a bowl of fruit ... melons, strawberries, ... and pop a cork ... bon appetit! yours in gastronomical destruction juan '59 "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no life guard" - S. Wright -John Northover ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Happy Birthday To: Nick Nelson ('56) Happy Birthday Nick! Thanks for the fun over the time we have known each other the last year and a half! It's always fun to be at a Bomber luncheon, or Christmas lights with you! Thanks for all the fun! Wishing your birthday to be the greatest! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain has stopped for a bit. Winds are calm because California, Oregon and Nevada have been getting them. **GRIN** ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Nick Nelson ('56) Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Nick, Happy Bomber Birthday to You! And maaaaannnnnnny moooooore! Have a really good day Nick and a great year to follow! You deserve it! -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ where the fog came back in on cat's feet. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I must confess I too am A Camp Roganuda graduate!! Can't remember when or how many times I went, but it was fun. Probably when I was in 4th going into 5th grade. The song I remember parts of is: Roganuda, Roganuda, your maidens are gathering down by the shores of the lake....can't remember any more. But it was a really fun camp to get to go to. Holiday Greetings to all in Bomberland! I actually intend to start on my cards tonight, so if you are expecting a Christmas Card from me, please do not lose hope that I will keep up the tradition, however, my cards may not arrive until after the holiday. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrsion, IN - where it is almost 50 outside tonight, and it's suppose to be as warm or warmer tomorrow. The lake is melting now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Egg Casserole, Mexican Style? To: John Northover's ('59) Whoa! Sounds spicy!! My hubby might like it, but I've only recently come to appreciate Mexican food and still not too spicy. We go to LaComida almost every Sunday after church. It's more like American-Mexican, though. Their's is the only salsa I eat. It's made daily with fresh tomatoes; some say it's not hot enough for them, but it's got just enough punch for me. You know, leaves that warm feeling in my mouth, but doesn't clean out the sinuses! By the way, Love the punch line at the end of your email. Ain't it the truth. Hope you and yours have a great Christmas and New Year. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) and trivia 2. Heath 10. Endora(played by Agnes Moorehead) Happy Holidays to Bombers everywhere! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - where the rain has stopped, but another storm is due on Saturday. had snow on the grapevine, so it was closed last night...also snow in the Tehachapi's....old man Winter has arrived, and I am one happy camper. *grin* we had hail storms yesterday, too, and in one part of town, the hail was so big and so much that by the time it was done, it looked like snow on the ground. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BUDDY! Oh yes oh yes oh yes... another one of my dear life long friends is having a b-day... well, actually didn't know him till he left CTK. Everybody else knew him but me which I really don't understand. Don't exactly recall when I first met him. Hadda be at Chief Jo, and Warford ('65) or Davis ('65), Krugel ('65) or somebody just matteroffactly said there's Tony... (Tony who?)... so from then on I was hooked. This guy was the wittiest, the smartest and the nicest guys in the world. We were pretty much inseparable after that first meeting and I have always and will continue to admire the crap out of him even tho our political philosophies are not parallel... actually they aren't even on the same plane... BUT... I knew him when he HAD philosophies and I couldn't spell it... so maybe I learned something from him in that respect too. I'll never forget, he could have gone to any school he wanted... I hadn't tried to read a book yet. We decided we would go to San Mateo Jr. College... "we" was Tony and I said... something like "wow, man, cool"... I have no clue why we were going... Tony explained the California Community College system to me and I said something like "wow, man, cool". We were somewhat concerned that his VW bug was not suitable for freeway entrances... figured it would be ok once we got on there but could we go fast enough to get on? Burning question! As we had NOT seen the freeways we had no idea that every second car in California was a VW of some sort. As luck would have it, Tony read... (good thing he didn't wait for me to read it... I still wouldn't read a book till I was 21 and we were only 17 or 18 at this time)... that a certain ethnic "family" was based in San Mateo so out big plans were off. He headed East and I headed west and (no no no... that's a Loren Greene song! called "Ringo"... awful song)... Anyway, I will always be proud to call this guy my friend and wish TONY HARRAH ('65) A HAPPY BIRTHDAY on December 19, 2002! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jo Clark Donahoo ('67) To: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) No, I wasn't at the concert but next time you're in Yakima stop by our Tavern. Ken, my husband, and I own the Little Dutch Inn in Yakima (maybe I should say it owns us). It has been around about as long as the Blue Banjo (now known as the Barrell House, which by the way was it's name long before it was the Blue Banjo). The Dutch also has a history but not near as colorful as the Blue Banjo. -Jo Clark Donahoo ('67) ~ Yakima ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Nelson Smith ('67) I want to thank my sisters Donnie ('63) and Debbie ('77) for wishing me a Happy Birthday in the Sandstorm. Because of it I only had to work a 1/2 day at work. A fellow Bomber, Leslie Jones Engelhard ('76WB), works where I do and called to wish me a Happy Birthday at work! I said "Hey, do you want to work 1/2 a day for me????" She said "Sure!" Well, maybe not with that much enthusiasm but she agreed. So I got to go home and have a nap! Thank you Donnie, Debbie and Leslie. I had a wonderful Birthday! Oh Donnie you didn't have to tell everyone how old I am. -Susie Nelson Smith ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68) 1. I never watched Dr. Kildare or Ben Casey 2. Heath Barkley 3. Curly "Howard" 4. Johnny Sheffield. 5. Dennis Weaver Played Chester Proud 6. Paul Drake 7. Edd Byrnes played Kookie in 77 Sunset Strip and Dino was the parking lot guy; Martin Milner played Tod Stiles and George Maharis Played Buz Murdock in Route 66 but I don't remember there ever being a "KOOKIE" character in Route 66 8. Willie the Weather Man 9. Don't Remember that show 10. Endora -Mike Howell ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Christmas Cheer Happy Holidays to all Bombers out there. For all of you that are into trying out recipes I thought I would send my favorite holiday recipe. Homemade Irish Cream (this stuff puts Baileys to shame) 1 3/4 cups Yukon Jack 1- 14oz can Eagle Brand milk 1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream 4 eggs 2 tablespoons Hersheys chocolate syrup 2 teaspoons instant coffee 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and uniform. Keep Refrigerated, keeps 7 to 10 days (limited life because of the eggs) My mother was a tea-totaler but would sip on this stuff until she was sloshed (we miss her). -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where there is a skiff of snow on the ground this morning... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: John M. Allen ('66) You know, the whole time I was answering Mike's trivia questions, I felt like I needed to hurry because I was hearing the Jeopardy theme song playing in my head! Do you think I should worry about that...? To: Jeff Curtis ('69) Are you going to be brave enough to admit to everyone reading Sandstorm that you sent me all four versus of the Dr. Kildare theme song, AKA "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight"?!! I knew you'd know the words. I bet you also know the phone number of the Starlight Stairway sponsor since you were on the show... From, Smarty Pants To: Diane Hartley ('72) Remember the BJ Thomas (those blue eyes!) tunes we used to yodel out?! I still remember all the words... YIKES! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Re: Trivia You know back in the early days when there was thing called THE SANDBOX, I never would have believed that John Allen ('66) and I would agree on anything, but this round of Trivia has me sharing his views. There needs to be some stepping back from the tube you guys! Perhaps staying too close to Richland and all that background radiation does create problems, I have found my own symptoms lessening over time and distance. I also notice that people only ask questions to which they already know the answers, thereby upping the "Smarty Pants" quotient. So here's my trivia question, How many Bombers does it take to know all the answers to all the questions in the world (and those worlds we have come to hold so dear through Star Trek). Me, I'm just going home to make cheesecakes, tamales and Buche de Noel, drop by if you're near the border. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) I love trivia and I do have nothing to do sometimes. 2. Heath Barkley 5. Festus or Chester 9. Fairfax 8-4521? 10. Endora (Agnes Morehead) To: Jim House ('63) Yes you to can buy a piece of the Bomber gym floor, although you and others deserve a piece for your contributions to the great tradition of Bomber hoops. There is a website [] and there is a group selling pieces of the floor to put in a new one. The higher the contribution the greater the recognition including your name in the foyer along with the wall of fame. The gym is great, the floor was great but boy was it hard. I only played intramural, city league, and open gym, but there was no give to that floor. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - Its cold and foggy tonight. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kerry Steichen ('74) To: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Mary Ray Henslee's ('61) Christmas Breakfast I enjoy this dish more often than the holidays. My sister-in-law and mother turned me on to this recipe. I have been fixin' a version of this one at least twice a month to replace the other breakfast options. So I have enjoyed making changes with what ever is available. -Any leftover non molding bread, rolls, variety is best -Any type of meat: Italian, pork, hot, spice sausage, ham, steak, bacon -1/2 and 1/2 for the milk -Peppers, red, orange, green, pizza -Even used regular mustard when I ran out of dry. -Holiday cheeses and many different types Just remember not all at once. Try something different each time. Change is fun! Happy Holidays! -Kerry Steichen (Bomber '74) (Hawks '76) (Saint '78) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/20/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), Dick DeFord ('56) Barbara Farris ('59WB), David Cloud ('60) Mary Ray ('61), Deedee Willox ('64) Don Andrews ('67), Lynn Noble ('72) Mike Davis ('74), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne Collins Moyers ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle Hawk ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Rodriguez ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) OMG! Nick Nelson ('56) had a birthday. So I'm a day late. Just wanted to remind Nick to sign up for safe driving next semester. And after he gets his license, maybe his father will let him use the car once in a very great while. Then, Nick, you won't have to impress the Junior High girls by poppin' wheelies on your spring fork Schwinn. A Bomber Birthday Cheer, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ There may be snow in the mountains as the weather guessers said the freezing level was down to about 2000 feet, but who can see the mountains for all the clouds. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick DeFord ('56) and Barbara Farris DeFord ('59) HI, All you Richland Bomber Alumni folk We want to wish all of you A very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from here in Missouri. God bless each and every one!!! -Dick DeFord ('56) and Barbara Farris DeFord ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Cloud ('60) Re: A breakfast the guys can make My favorite breakfast for friends and family is a variation on salmon hash. I am a guy, therefore, I keep it simple. It can be prepared in only minutes, but tastes and looks great. Ingredients: quantities depend on how many folks you want to enjoy it. A. Or-Ida Potatoes O'Brien B. Eggs C. left-over baked salmon, smoked salmon, sauted salmon, lox. As long as it's salmon, it is great. D. capers E. horseradish: there are horseradish sauces that work well, even the ones in squeeze bottles. Brown the potatoes. I use a wok shaped skillet and olive oil Scramble the eggs, then mix in the pre-cooked potatoes, season with salt and pepper. Crumble the salmon into the mix and continue over heat to warm the salmon. Serve it with capers either mixed in or on the side. Let the celebrants determine when/how much horseradish. Add some toast and blackberry jam and you have a Northwest breakfast. See? Guy food and a great way to use left-over salmon. -David Cloud ('60) ~ beside the N. Umpqua River - which is rising and the winter steelhead are on their way. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Okay, if you want to get hot and sassy on the eggs, try this one. They are sometimes called Megas in restaurants. You don't have to be totally precise on the ingredient measurements. I took it down to a science for my wannabe book. Best made with Frito Corn Chips in my opinion. Super easy and super good! JALAPENO SCRAMBLED EGGS 6 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped jalapeno peppers (canned) 1 cup broken Frito corn chips or tortilla chips (bite-size) Lightly grease a large skillet. Beat eggs. Do not add water or milk to eggs because of the juice in tomatoes. Add fresh tomatoes cut into bite-size pieces, chopped onions, chopped jalapeno peppers, and corn chips or tortilla chips broken into bite-size pieces. Cook like scrambled eggs over a low-medium heat. Makes 3 to 4 servings. Individual Serving: Make an individual serving by using 2 eggs, 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tomatoes, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno peppers, and 1/3 cup chips. Use a small skillet. We need to get an egg recipe contest going. Maren can work up a prize for the winner. Personally, I could use a nice vacation. Enjoy! -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You're a riot, Mary. I nominate MARY run the egg recipe contest. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Kerry Steichen ('74) Would that sister-in-law be Denise, wife of Dana, mother of Dion? She takes care of my grand kids in her day care. They (and we) love her. She is soooo good with them. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Don Andrews ('67) Re: Trivia To: Peggy Hartnett ('72) The answer to your trivia question, "How many bombers does it take to know all of the answers to all of the questions in the world?", is ONE. If you have any doubts that ONE is the answer ask Mike Davis ('74) for it is common knowledge that he IS the ONE. To: Bill Wingfield ('67) I am wishing you and our entire family a Merry Christmas and the best of New Years. I am truly looking forward to getting together some time soon. To: Bombers of all ages Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To: Char Dossett Holden ('51) For you Char, a special holiday wish, and to your family for they have been family to me too. Please give Eileen, Linda, Charlette, and Samantha a special holiday wish from me. This is our first Christmas without Sam ('67 RIP) but he is in our hearts. Merry Christmas to you Sammy. [Sam Dossett ('67RIP)] To: Maren You are about to embark on an adventure that is the best, for grand children are our reward for the dues we have paid. Enjoy and the best of Holiday Bomber Cheer to you and yours. THE BEST BOMBER CHRISTMAS TO ALL -Don Andrews ('67) ~ Ridgefield, WA (Vancouver, USA is a suburb of our fine city) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) To: Mike Howell ('68) You're absolutely right about it being 77 Sunset Strip rather than Route 66. I got them confused. I guess I really was too young to remember...HA! To: Linda Reining ('64) I honestly couldn't remember Lee Majors character's name in The Big Valley--thanks for reminding me. What ever happened to him after his life with Farah, anyway? (Holiday hugs to you!) To: Vicki Lynne Owens ('72) The HRT might just be doing the trick with maintaining my memory but the stray facial hairs are really annoying (bet I made you laugh out loud -- remember how Sister Rose Christine would frown upon you for doing that in class...) Holiday Cheers! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Re: Greg Alley's ('73)comments about RHS Gym floor Greg stated and I quote, "The gym is great, the floor was great but boy was it hard. I only played intramural, city league, and open gym, but there was no give to that floor." There you have it, Sports fans! The sole reason that Springboard Alley never made it to the NBA!!! -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Happy Holidays I just want to wish all you alumni and your families a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season. To those you all with sons, daughters and grandchildren in the military protecting us, I just want to say thank you and may God be with you in these trying times. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/21/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Sandra Atwater ('51) & JD Boyd ('55) Bob Milam ('55), John Browne ('61) Judy Willox ('61), Bob Irwin ('62) Earl Bennett ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Chuck Crawley ('67) Robert Pierce ('68), Betti Avant ('69) Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff Osborn ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: JD Boyd ('55) and Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) Holidays! Just to remind everyone that if they haven't sent their contribution to Maren, Christmas would be a good time to enclose a little something for all the good work she does!! To: Tom Tracy ('55) How did we get along back in the old days with high top tennis shoes, white or black, white tee shirts with no writing and any other sweatshirt as long as it was gray?? Nowadays it is hard to find a tee shirt or sweatshirt that is plain. Hoping that everyone will have a wonderful Christmas--- -don't let your kids and grand kids spoil it for you!!! Ha! -JD Boyd ('55) and Sandra Atwater Boyd ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Milam ('55) Hi, When I left here in '61 I think our school was still Columbia Hi. Does anyone know when or why the name was changed to Richland Hi? I guess I just didn't like to see a good thing go. I was away in the military from '55 to '59 and went to Seattle/Tacoma area in '61 for 40 years. My wife and I recently moved to Kennewick. I have been out of touch for a while. Would it be possible to drop a line to my Email, or how do I find out if there is a answer? Thank You Very Much, -Bob Milam ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Mr. Northover's mention of pepper seeds (hola, Juan!) brought back a memory of mischief at old Chief Joe, involving the fun loving Craig Guse ('61RIP), the innards of some peppers that grew in the Biology classroom, the instructor in that room (whose name may have been Hartman), & the bag lunch that this brave woman brought to school every working day. The teacher had left the room for some reason. There was the Lunch, begging to be examined closely. There was the Sandwich, all right-& Craig thought that a few fresh pepper seeds could only improve it. So he field-dressed 3 or 4 red peppers (bird chilis?.. maybe), & spread their guts inside the teacher's sandwich. He put it back & we whiled away time until lunch. It was the quietest that 'our' table in the cafeteria had ever been... I still remember looking across the table at all these faces, tilted down slightly as if reading, holding something, but looking sideways at the faculty dining table at the far end of the room. The teacher came late, sat down & unwrapped her sandwich, & wolfed down a couple of bites before the minor explosion. She stood up & her chair fell over as she left her lunch & headed to the door nearest the faculty lounge. Everyone else in the cafeteria looked up except our table, which finally produced a couple of muffled explosions of its own, and a lot of buzzing, nudges & assorted expressions that resembled repressed hysteria... sometimes real life is better than TV. ^..^ -JH Browne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: All The Responding Bombers Wow, have I ever triggered the responses on that song, "White Coral Bells", and the memories it seems. I have had numerous emails from so many telling me the name of the song and the one word that kept alluding me and throwing me off. See, I never applied the "coral" to the term of music, I applied it to the term of color and was thinking "cHoral" and not coral. I could not figure how it could make sense to have two colors back to back, like "white" and "choral" so I simply added the word "silver" in the place of "choral/coral". Of course it didn't make any more sense, but I liked the color silver BETTER then the color choral, so it is the way I sang it, okay? *lol* Now I have got it right, and now I gotta go back and teach a kid who is now 16 that it is NOT "silver", but coral after all. When he was very little he would listen to me sing it to him and say, "Again Grammy, again!" Today, it is, "Oh please Gramma, not AGAIN!" *G* How they do change huh? Of course he has a voice to kill for, so he understandably is my best critic! There is a guy named Nick who might be right behind him though! Right Nick? *lol* Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland - a little clearer tonight, but oh soooo cold!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Irwin ('62) Re: HO HO HO We had our annual (BAH HUM BUG Party) last weekend. Sorry about the noise and the traffic Greg. As we were exchanging our "Hum Bug Gifts" I noticed that the majority of participants were BOMBERS. I feel pretty lucky to have stayed in touch with so many good friends. Although someone taught David Hughes how to make a drink called a Duck Fart. I think this was the reason I had trouble finding my zipper later that evening. Boy, I'm telling ya, some of those old Bombers still know how to party. Guess it's time to say MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all from Lanette and Bob (That's Bob spelled backwards) To: Greg Alley ('73) Your Christmas lights look good. -Bob Irwin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III ('63) Re: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) I vaguely remember my sisters singing a sweet melody that started "White silver bells" and the rest of your words sound right, too (angels rings truer than fairies). I'm pretty sure they were in Brownies, younger sisters possibly in Camp Fire Girls. Everyone: I have been home from the hospital for one day following hip replacement surgery Monday, Dec 16. My surgeon and all attending health care workers have claimed that I am doing very well, probably because I am younger than average for this procedure and had to stay in half-way decent physical condition to be in the Naval Reserve (retirement will be effective 1 Jan 03). Of course, there were dozens of friends and loved ones praying for me all around the world, and I consider that critical. If any of you are facing degenerative osteoarthritis, I strongly encourage you to have the joint replacement done before it becomes unbearable. Once it becomes inevitable, the longer you wait, the more complicated the surgery becomes, the larger the pieces that have to be replaced, and a strong likelihood arises of reduced integrity of the remaining bony structures to support the prosthesis. It feels good to have the bone-on-bone pain gone; now I get 4-6 weeks of therapy and a few months later back to relatively normal activity (I have friends who have returned to playing tennis and serious ballroom dancing after hip replacements). Regards, ecb3 -Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Spotted Charles Solomon, from the class of 1964, on Q6 News out of Spokane, WA, last night. He works with the State crime lab & was discussing the backlog of DNA testing in Spokane. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: Don Andrews ('67) Back to you Donny, we want to wish you, Linda, and your tribe Brian, Justin, Joshua, and grand daughter Chelsea a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year. To: Char Dossett Holden ('51) Me too, me too, please say hi to Eileen, Linda, Charlette, and Samantha. As Donny said it, "This is our first Christmas without Sam ('67RIP) but he is in our hearts. Merry Christmas to you Sammy. [Sam Dossett ('67RIP)] THE BEST BOMBER CHRISTMAS TO ALL -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA where it is sunny and a little cool i.e. low 50s at 6:00am, but definitely tolerable. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) Maren, Through all the Sandstorms getting bounced by my ISP I missed why you are in the Big Easy. That being our second favorite city and first in our hearts when we aren't there, I'm curious. I know you've told me you went to LSU. (I think. These days when memories are invoked I'm never quite sure :o) I sounds like you've been there a little while, what's up? -Chuck Crawley ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robert Pierce ('68) Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends. -Robert Pierce ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: round ball reports To: Roger Fishback ('62) I second the nomination of you to provide us the Alumni Sandstorm readers a recap of Bomber hoops. I really enjoyed it last year. When one lives so far from Richland it is refreshing to still feel apart of the sports scene. My brother, Howard ('72RIP), managed the team to a state title in 1972. You probably don't remember me. I lived next door to the Nolands and when you would go by our house and I was outside you would sing the Betty Boop song. Also, your daughter played soccer with my oldest niece, Sarah. In fact, those 2 plus another young lady who I don't recall went to the senior prom together without their dates as they were playing in a soccer tournament that weekend. My how time flies. Take care and keep us posted, OK? -Betti Avant ('69), Goodland, KS - where we may see some snow on the ground for Christmas (keep your fingers crossed as we need the moisture) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Dear Bombers, Every morning Mike Davis ('74) starts his morning reading all these Sandstorm recipes. This isn't good for him. He drives each morning to Finley dreaming of all things tasty...this is dangerous to Mike and the other people in the Tri-Cities. Please answer the trivia questions and let Mike concentrate on his commute. -Brad Upton ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/22/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and one retired Teacher: Larry Christenson ('54), Tom Tracy ('55) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Brent Van Reenen ('67) Mike Lonergan (67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Jim Loss (Retired Teacher) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER ANNIVERSARY TODAY: Bob and Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('58/'60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Christenson ('54) Re: Col Hi change to RHS To: Bob Milam ('55) Seems Burbank, WA had the name: Columbia Sr. High School -- before we did and that made for the name change. Anyway that is what I was told. Ours will always be "Col-Hi" to me. To: All you BOMBERS Have a very Merry Christmas & the best for the NEW Year. -Larry Christenson ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: J.D. Boyd ('55) Re: Dress Code for the '50s. The T-shirts and sweatshirts were rather Spartan during our Bomber days. I recall some of the class of '55 becoming inventive and tearing the sleeves off them to look more like one of the professional baseball players who was built like Arnold Schwartzenegger. Must have been Lanny ('54) or Vanny Wilson who started it. I think Ron Snowden ('55) did that too. It was a big move in '55. The White Converse Tennis Shoes made by Converse were the only thing to be worn to school or on the court. One dared not wear P.F. Keds or other knock- offs. It was stylish at the time to clip the belt loops off our Levis and fold the excess leg length up inside one's pant leg. Low on the hips, like the a Western Cowboy's six gun belt was the style as I recall. Ya' had t' look decked out a bit like Gary Cooper to feel comfortable in the hallways of Col. Hi. It was rare that a guy who wore his too low had them jerked down by a passing upperclassman. You and Lee Stratton ('55RIP) were two classmates who had enough clothes to stock Dawson Richard's Men's Wear store. I recall your "Princeton" hair cuts. The one my Dad finally agreed to cut for you after failing to convince you that it might be a bit too advanced for our time. I learned a lot about what was going on in Richland by sitting in the basement near the old barrel he used to let friends drop by in the evening for hair cuts. The conversations were a lot like those in the shop at Mayberry R.F.D. Your Brother, Jerry ('52) was always a stylish dresser too. I kept up with all the latest city, school church and community tales of terror and joy during lots of those hair cutting sessions. It was our pre-TV news channel. I did hear Mom say once that she had gone to a hair stylist in Pasco, but found the talk alone was enough to curl your hair. She didn't go back there. I remember when You convinced Dad to complete the "flat top" with long hair on the sides. You and a few others started a new trend in the hallways and at the school dances. Remember the corduroy pants that were a trend for awhile? Typically worn without washing until they could stand up by themselves in the corner? I didn't wear those long either. "I'm not letting my kids wear dirty clothes to school". End of story. The upperclassman who seemed to be a style setter was Forrest Goodenow ('54). When the pink color came out in men's shirts, displayed at C.C. Anderson's Dept. Store, most of us knew that you, Lee or Forrest would have to grab one of those and break our clothes color barriers. However, most of us knew our parents and siblings would never let us stray far from the basics. The most beautiful clothing were gowns worn by girls to the dances. There seemed to be a Victorian permit for those gorgeous low cut threads that took our breath away. It was a time when our schools had banned "slam books", those hate-crime notebooks passed around by errant girls in Jr. High which praised their friends and devastatingly condemned those who dared to be different. But, we got to see a lot of trial and error in that grand city with the spirit of inventors and motivators of achievement. Those were the engineers of a city who appreciated the value of good libraries, [My granddaughter asked me if we ever had kids use drugs in our Jr.Highs...I told her no, but we did have one episode where a librarian caught a kid licking library paste--I think we banned library paste at Carmichael for a brief time, but kids from Pasco and Kennewick kept smuggling it back to Richland--or so the story goes] schools and hard work. You are right about the shoes. Our basketball teams usually got two pair per season furnished by the school. The 2nd pair was issued once the "friction pad" on the sole of the shoe became smooth. You felt as quick as Kenny Chubb ('53) when you first put them on and got the squeaky starts and stops back again. It was always a good feeling to put on a new pair. The most stylish wear I remember was when a team came to Prosser, where we lived after moving from Los Angeles. We got to see this team with long shiny warm ups; green and gold in color with a classy looking team who's star player was Gene Conley ('48). First time any of us ever saw a dunk shot. I always thought the fit, feel, wear and color was a good one up through '55. And Richland was a good place to be in the '40s and '50s. Jim, I still remember our times shooting 22s. We must have left a ton of lead in the desert. Shells were a penny apiece. But our gun fighting days are an entirely separate story. It was great to gather at Roger L. Myers' ('55) place last week in Camano Island, WA-a view where you can see the Pacific and islands forevermore. It was great to see George MacDonald, Tom Graham, Mary Winston Wymer, Billie Lee Lawell Neth, Dave Forrest, Ted Neth and Don Coles. "Something there is that causes us to remember each one exactly as they looked in 1955. It works for me. Dave Forrest reminded us how much fun it is to "embellish our glory days at Col. Hi where we went to H.S. in the best of times". Merry Christmas to you, J.D. and Sandra and all the great Bombers of the '40s and '50s and everyone else. Thanks for the memories. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Hey I get it now! All those Jr Hi years of singing "White Choral Bells....." now it makes sense with "oh don't you wish that you could hear them ring.........." (Judy, coral is the color and choral is the music..)! Happy Holidays to Everyone! -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brent Van Reenen ('67) Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year I am wishing you all a very wonderful holiday season. RE: Looking for... If anyone knows how to contact Janet Wade ('69), Linda Pitney ('67), or Susan Taylor ('68 or '69??), drop me a note -Brent Van Reenen ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lonergan ('67) I've been on the sidelines reading thousands of Alumni Sandstorm entries for several years now. I have responded to a few classmates individually, even seen my name mentioned a couple times, but never posted anything here. I still have nothing profound to add, just feel it's way past time to thank those who make this bright spot in our lives possible and to wish every Bomber a blessed Christmas and a better 2003. -Mike Lonergan ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Re: the difference the Sandstorm makes To: All Sandstorm readers and contributors (and those who hold it all together!) -- Just wanted to take moment to openly observe how blessed we are to have this incredible means of staying in touch with our growing up years, with old acquaintances, with what is happening "back home". Bombers solicit help here, and they get it. Bombers share jokes here, and most of us "get" those, too. Recipes, birthday greetings, songs, real estate agents, etc., etc. -- you name it, we got it! Some of you guys probably would not believe the way in which the Sandstorm played a part in an incredible life-path changing experience for me. I won't go into detail here, but there is no question that without a (seemingly) serendipitous connection in 5/2001 facilitated by a Sandstorm entry back in 8/2000, my life would not be where and what it is today. So for all these reasons, I am saying thank you to all of you who share in this Sandstorm community. Let us go with God, walk in the Light, and keep our hearts open to the leading of the Spirit. Christmas Blessings, -Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) ~ In cloudy Richland for a few days, but living in Spokane now -- where winter had STILL not hit as of two days ago when I left to come "down home". ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Loss (Retired Col Hi/RHS Teacher) Re: Rose Bowl Tickets I have three Rose Bowl Tickets for sale at the published price of $125.00 each. Any interested folks can look me up in the Tri-City phone directory or email me at -Jim Loss (Retired Col Hi/RHS Teacher) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/23/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Carolyn Eaton ('53), Curt Donahue ('53) Mike Clowes ('54), Dorothy Cameron ('55) Loretta Ostboe ('55), Mike Bradley ('56) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Mike Lewis ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Bob Grout ('66WB), Betti Avant ('69) Cheryl Neland ('76), Shannon Weil ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carolyn Eaton Hudson ('53) Re: Holiday Greetings Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. And to those who are keeping us safe, may God keep them safe until they can come home. -Carolyn Eaton Hudson ('53) ~ Jacksonville, NC ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Great memories and very well said. To: Lynn Marie Hatcher ('68) It truly does make a difference. To: All Bombers everywhere May the joys and message of Christmas live in your hearts throughout the New Year. God bless. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Your recent comments on dress and hair styles during our years in high school have awakened a thought or two in my mind (although that may be disputed in some quarters). It occurs to me that when the color pink was decreed by someone as a male fashion statement, some one else declared that a pink article of clothing should be worn by the male members of the student body. Don't know why this was, but there it is. There was, also, a semi-rebellion about this same time with regard to a real or imagined dress code that was going to be imposed by "the administration". The word was out: "Next (day of week) all the guys will come to school wearing white dress shirts, bow ties and Levis', choice of footwear was optional as long as there were taps on the soles. Wish I could remember how many wore this "uniform". I don't think there are any pictures in any of the annuals of our era showing the guys wearing an article of pink clothing. But there are plenty of "Princeton" hair dos pictured in the '53 and '54 Columbians. A Merry Bomber Christmas to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ the rains come and go in Albany, OR and the snow begins to show in the mountains, and the days are getting longer (hours of sun light for the picky) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Your memory bank continues to amaze me and your picture language brings the past into full focus for all of us. What a gift!! I could visualize the guys in low slung levis, tee shirts... if they had sleeves they were rolled up just so, sauntering down the halls of Col Hi... looking so cool. Of course, the shoes with the full tap on the heels made a fashion statement also. The duck tail hair cuts that were so "in" and slicked back with Dixie Peach or something like that were part of the presentation. We were so proud of those prom dresses or formals as we called them. There were not many stores that carried dresses so our Moms graciously MADE them for us. Designer gowns were not to be had. The big deal was to get shoes dyed to match. Keep your entries going... it is such fun to remember with you!! -Dorothy Cameron Powell ('55) ~ Walnut Creek, CA - We FINALLY saw the sun today... we are wringing wet!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) To: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) It's not any warmer than that in the desert here in the southwest... Yuma will be a chilly 55 today... not what I call snowbird weather! So glad to know you are up and around again... they can't hold down the girls of '55! -Loretta Ostboe Fraser ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Bradley ('56) Re: Happy Holidays to all Bombers I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May the new year bring peace, health and prosperity to everyone! -Mike Bradley ('56) ~ Kirkland, WA - where it is overcast but dry. The skiers are going nuts for the lack of snow in the mountains. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays to ALL Bombers and families. Reminder: - PLAN AHEAD WHAT: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon TIME: 11:00 a.m. WHEN: Saturday - January 11, 2003 WHERE: NEW LOCATION!! (Thanks to Fred Schafer ('63) Double Tree/Columbia River in Jantzen Beach RSVP to Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) at - by January 4, 2003 Merry Christmas - and Happy New Year!! Always a Bomber - And Great Big Thanks to Maren! -Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Lewis ('60) Re: Sun near Galactic Center On December 21 of every year, the Sun is the closest it gets in the sky to the direction of the center of the Bomber galaxy. Milky Way galaxy for the uninitiated. It's a few degrees north. The conjunction is quite remarkable because it is so close to Christmas, and the light from the Galactic Center and that of the Sun become mixed and diffuse. The light from the Galactic background curves around the sun a very tiny, eensy little bit (0.003 seconds of arc according to Dr. Einstein et seq). The gravitational fields of the galactic center and that of the sun also become indistinct for a time. It's big stuff, worth of advanced civilizations such as ours. -Mike Lewis ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) And so once again I show my confusion as far as this song is concerned. I still have the word choral/coral wrong! *lol* I went back and looked at my entry and you are right Patty, I had them reversed for sure. Chalk it up a senior moment okay? OR the fact that I do my entries most of the time very late (OR early, whichever way you look at it) and prone to lots of mistakes. Thank God for Maren--she catches me most of the time! Right, Maren? [Spell check wouldn't catch that!! -Maren] Anyway, you did get the idea of my dilemma and I see that you also had one too with the song. Didn't make any more sense to you then it did me did it? *GRIN* Now we can both sing it right and know what it means. Ready........ White choral bells... now you. *LOL* May all of my Bomber friends all over the world have a peaceful and blessed Christmas season and one of the best New Years to come. I love you all! Bomber and Christmas Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ where the rain is back and poor baby Jesus had just dried out and is now soaked to the bone again! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) All I want to say at this time is "Go Cougs!" as we will be there rooting you on. And of course, my wishes for a Merry Christmas, and a Blessed New Year!! I think the time for praying is now, as this war seems determined to come. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it was sunny when the Bengals finally won a game today. My husband and son attended, I went to a great Messiah concert. Growing attending Central United Church when Bob Campbell and Liz Smith used to be among the great voices in the Messiah which the choir presented every year, I always try to find a presentation of it to make Christmas complete. As a parent, I have often thought of how Liz Smith who had 7 kids I believe, must have felt having to do a presentation of the Messiah on Christmas Eve, along with everything else she had to do to get ready for Christmas. They have wonderful gifts in their voices, which we were so fortunate to get to enjoy. Until I had visited a few other churches in my life, I didn't realize how fortunate we were with the wonderful CUP choirs. They are predicting snow for 12/24 here, we'll see. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('55WB) Re: Merry Christmas Thought this would be a nice time to wish every Richland Bomber classmate a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Bob & Michele Grout -Bob Grout ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: greetings Since I'm on call for the next few days and nights, including all day and night of Christmas, I would like to take this time to say, Merry Christmas and all the best of 2003 to each and every past, present, and future Bomber. We have a tradition we are all proud of, Columbia and Richland High School, Richland, Washington, USA. There was no better place to grow up. God bless each and every one of you. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) To: All Bombers I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I remember many a Christmas when we had plenty of snow in Richland. One year my mother put all blue lights on the tree. The glow from the picture window in our "B" house was glorious. So many sled rides down Carmichael Hill. The home knitted gloves, hats and socks. Sure wish I had some now. Blessings to one and all. -Cheryl Neland Cano ('76) ~ Suttons Bay, MI - where the snow flies and the wind blows daily. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) Re: Moving day Hi Fellow Bombers! We just found out we are moving to Kansas City, KS in mid-February. I guess the company felt that 3.5 years in New Jersey was long enough! Anyway, not knowing much about the area or anybody there, are there any Bombers out there who know this part of the country or, better yet, actually live there? Any information would be greatly appreciated. -Shannon Weil Lamarche ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/24/02 - CHRISTMAS EVE Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Anita Hughes ('52) Joan Soehnlein ('54), Millie Finch ('54) Bill Berlin ('56), Craig Buchanan ('57) Gus Keeney ('57), Ray Hall ('57) Ed Borasky ('59), Judy Willox ('61) John Adkins ('62), Terry Tate ('62) Fred Schafer ('63), Peg Sheeran ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Dennis Hammer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Marcia Wade ('67), Mike Howell ('68WB) Merle Huesties ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray Conley ('46) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: J.D. Davidson ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art Schafer ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Miller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Happy Birthday to Ray Conley ('46). May you have many more. Re: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Yes, Go Cougs. Been a long time since I have rooted for the Cougs, but they deserve it. We were even rooting for the Cougs when they played the Huskies. Sorry Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) -- and all other Husky fans -- I didn't feel the Huskies deserved to win Good thing Mel isn't alive. He would "skin me alive" for rooting for his old alma mater but then that is another long story. Re: Talking dress (style?) or what I remember when I was a freshman or sophomore, Chuck Larabee ('47) and that crowd died their cords so that one leg was yellow and the other green talk about cool!!! Of course, didn't we always think the upper classmen were cool, awesome, or whatever word was the "statement" at that time? -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) ~ Woke up to frost on the ground in chilly Bothell. Love it!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) Re: Merry Christmas We wish all Bombers all over thee world and their loved ones the most wonderful Christmas and New Years ever. We hope you have the privilege of celebrating the season with your families. We also wish all of you great health and happiness. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ~ just north of beautiful (now) snow covered Mt. Shasta where the wind has finally stopped blowing for a couple of days ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Joan "Tootie" Soehnlein Haugh ('54) This is wishing all Bombers a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy and Blessed New Year. -Joan "Tootie" Soehnlein Haugh ('54) ~ Snohomish, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: GREETINGS TO ALL BOMBERS I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish each of you and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday season, and may the Lord be with you in the coming days. This is a time for reflection, and I can't help but say something about Bob Campbell ('51RIP). I noticed yesterday that he has died from the horrible cancer he had. His wife, Jackie or Midge Poole Campbell('54) is a classmate and my heart is heavy tonight for her loss. Maybe we can all just have a little moment to reflect on all of our old friends, new friends and to the old friends that we have reconnected with in our "senior" years. It is wonderful to have you all around. On behalf of myself and my Husband, Glynn Happy Holidays and good health for the coming year. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Happy Holidays to Richland Bombers everywhere Ho, ho, ho Bomber Alums As a new guy on the Sandstorm line, I am really enjoying it on a daily basis. Many thanks to Maren and it is great to see a lot of names that I know and some that I don't. From Seattle many holidays wishes to all Richland Bomber wherever you may be. Me? I am doing well in Seattle but will be moving to Anacortes next summer as we are building a new house there. My biz is in China where we build deluxe yachts and have a couple of other business efforts there as well. Any RHS alums in China? Any Bomber's in the '55 to '58 classes that would like to contact me, my address is: Go Huskies! -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Seattle PS I am told there are some Cougar tickets available at Mike Price, Head Coach, University of Alabama Crimson Tide. At least Mike will be used to the new colours as they are not much different from those at Cougarville. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Craig Buchanan ('57) To: All Bombers on this Christmas Eve Day the year 2002 Merry Christmas --- especially to all the old neighbors of the 1940s and 50s that lived on 1300 block of Farrell Lane. Some have died, many have moved away, but always there will be fond memories. Merry Christmas one and all. -Craig Buchanan ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Happy Holidays from Yuma where it was 55 yesterday and going to be in the mid 60s by the end of the week. Please be more careful driving around these next few days because of all the grand kids and others running amuck in the streets!!! (I could fire a 30-06 down Foothills Blvd. in the summer and not have any fear of hitting anything or anyone, except the Sheriff would have me by the back of my collar!!!) Anyway, the Children are riding their bikes, skate boards, skates, etc., all over my street today and I was thinking about all the fun I had as a kid riding my bike all over the Cottonwood neighborhood and I am glad folks looked out for me. I survived in spite of myself. -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Yuma, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Hall ('57) Wishing all you Bombers and families a very merry Christmas and a great and awesome new year. Hope while we are celebrating that we don`t forget the true meaning of Christmas; from reading how we care for each other during the year I don`t think that is possible. GOD BLESS YOU ALL RAY -Ray Hall ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Borasky ('59) Re: Season's Greetings!! Well, it's almost Christmas, so I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! There are some big changes coming early next year. I'm in the process of re-formatting the web site. The upper level is done, so if you want to have a look, head on over to and see what I'm up to. If you have old links to any pages, they will still work even if they aren't currently indexed. Google is my friend :) Oh ... Let's ask a question and see if we can open up a hornet's nest. I first had a home page on the World Wide Web in 1994. Are there any Bombers who were there before that?? -Ed Borasky ('59) ~ Beaverton, OR - where it's finally grey and rainy. I know a family that's flying to Denver just so they can see Mt. Hood. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You've got me beat, Ed. I didn't arrive til 1996. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Ray Conley ('46) Today one of the sweetest fellows I have come to know and love was born and I know there are a bunch of you out there that would say the same. He is a gentle giant and can be so witty at times and I miss him keenly at our Club40 functions. I pray that God will grace him with a few more birthdays and that the Bombers will get to enjoy him for a while longer. So, without any more to-do, here's to you Ray. Happy Bomber Birthday to you, Happy Bomber Birthday to you! Happy Bomber Birthday Dearest Ray, Happy Bomber Birthday to You! And maaaaaaannnnnnny moooooore! I love ya big guy! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ All is calm, cold and bright! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: Holiday wishes I wish all my friends and classmate friends a Happy Holiday season. If your 2003 can be as great as my 2002, you will have a wonderful New Year. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland - depending on which weather guy you believe, we may have a white Christmas. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) I would like to extend to all Bombers everywhere the very best of the Holiday Season. Most especially, to all our young men and women serving in our Armed Forces who will not be able to be with their families and friends during this most special time of the year, I would like to express a simple but very sincere "Thank You" for helping preserve our way of life and our basic right to exist as what our forefathers termed the most profound experiment in government in history. Thanks to you and those that came before you, that experiment has withstood for better than two centuries in the face of numerous attempts to bring it to its knees. Your continued efforts will help ensure that it will continue. I hope that, as Christmas rapidly approaches, we can take just a moment away from our celebration to say a quiet "Thank You" to the cream of American youth. -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Fred Schafer ('63) Way back in 1951 I couldn't wait for Christmas break to be over so that I could tell Mrs. Shank's 1st grade class that I got a baby brother for Christmas. Happy Birthday, Art. You ended up taller, smarter, a better ball player and golfer than I, but not better looking. You can't chose your brothers but if I could, I'd choose you. Happy Birthday Freddie -Fred Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: Pasadena I thought I'd read awhile back that someone wanted to know how they could get tickets to the Rose Bowl. My son in Olympia has a couple of extra, and if someone wants to write me, I'll give them his e-mail. He's going, but some friends backed out, I guess. (He may have sold them by the time you e-mail him, but it's worth a try.) -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) To: All Bombers out there I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. As Tiny Tim said "May God Bless each and every one of you". -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the rain is suppose to start up again tomorrow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Santa's Visit One Christmas eve my parents were taking me to see a movie. I think it may have been "Peter Pan." Anyway, we all got into the car in the garage and my dad had to go back into the house for some reason. (Since I mentioned garage and you can figure out that this must have been in the very early '50s it won't be hard to conclude that this was before we moved to Richland.) I was sitting in the car with my mother thinking, "Come on! Let's go!" Well he finally came back to the car and we saw the movie. When we got home, Doggoned if Santa Claus hadn't already come while we were at the movies. That is something I always remembered and I am passing it along in case some Bomber out there wants to make arrangements with Santa for an early visit. My daughter, however, was a little sharper than I was. When we got ready to leave a family Christmas eve party she asked if we thought Santa had already been there. -Dennis Hammer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) MERRY CHRISTMAS to Bombers everywhere! hope it is happy and full of wonderful memories. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ it is 44 in Bakersfield, CA and I can no longer complain about being TOO HOT!!!!! have goose bumps---had to increase the thermometer from 68 to 70--even my nose was cold!!! *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne ('65) to Judy Willox' "Upon a slender stalk...." lol Thanks for the memories, and don't worry about the senior moments.... -Patty de la Bretonne ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Christmas Greetings I just wanted to wish all my fellow Bombers out there the most joyous of holiday seasons. May the Peace of the Christ child follow you all, for the entire coming year! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Howell ('68WB) By the time this is being read by most of you it will be Christmas Eve. I will be doing my gumpa thing and Reading "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to 11 wonderful grand kids that won't be able to keep their eyes off the packages beneath the artificial Christmas tree in our living room. The girls will be fixing some kind of treat in the kitchen such as pumpkin pie with whipped cream and a glass of egg nog. I will be having some sugarless thing for a treat because of the diabetes that has recently surfaced. Then we will bed all of the grand kids down on the floor and the rest of us will try to get some sleep until the first one awakes with the sun to wake everybody else. Some time during the night my wife will wake me and we will sneak out to our living room and hang the stockings we filled on Sunday. I already put in all the cup hooks and all we have to do is hang them in place off the empty ones that are already there. Then on Christmas morning I get up with a Bah Hum Bug attitude and try to convince the kids to wait until next year for Christmas while grandma tries to get them to eat a decent breakfast. They will have already got their stockings and the candy and junk that is in them. They will be wanting to open Christmas presents and play with all the neat stuff they got while the grown ups will be trying to keep the clothes picked up and sorted as to who belongs to what and I will be on trash detail making sure that only the wrapping paper is being thrown out and burned. Then it will be a trek to great grandma's for more of the same and Christmas dinner for 52 mouths. I will get to my bed about 8pm Christmas night and wonder how we made it through yet another Christmas. Then on the day after we will be at Wal-Mart buying all the lights and stocking stuffers for next year to do it again. During all this there will only be a couple times when Jesus comes into it. When we say grace. Well I would like to take this time right now to say Thank You Jesus for being born and for being there all the times I have needed you. Happy Birthday. And to all of you MERRY CHRISTMAS. -Mike Howell ('68WB) and family ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Merle Huesties Estrin ('72) Re: Holiday Wishes I'd like to wish all Bombers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Re: Bomber Twins I know I'm way late on the subject, but... no one ever mentioned twins, Sharon and Sue Hodgson ('72). Re: Birthday Wishes I would like to tell my big brother, Len Huesties ('70), Happy Birthday early (12/27). He has always had to share his special day with the holidays! I love you Big Brother! -Merle Huesties Estrin ('72) ~ Sultan, WA - where it's cold and icy, but the sun is shining on the snow-covered mountains... *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/25/02 ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Dick McCoy ('45 '46 & '02) Gene Barron ('47), Doris Palmer ('49) Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Patti Jones ('60) Jay Siegel ('61), Earl Bennett ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) Larry Crouch ('71), Brad Upton ('74) Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Bowls ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay Coates ('72WB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen Manolopoulos ('72) BUFFETT BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy Buffett (Not a Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Green Someone mentioned dying pants legs green and yellow... reminds me of when my brother, Gordie ('47), played a little football for the Bombers way back when. I do mean played a little... they must have been hard up for tackle fodder because he's not a very big guy. Anyway the team decided to dye their hair green and come out without helmets. Not knowing much about dye they bought fabric dye (All Purpose Rit) and they all had green hair till it grew out... maybe that's when crew cuts became popular. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45 '46 & '02) Re: Christmas I had just settled down for a long winter's nap In my red perjammies and green wooly cap When appeared the A. Legion all covered with snow T'was in the old hi School, in the gym don't you know I pushed my way through the familiar old door, And there in the booths, by the shiny dance floor, Were all my old friends, waving me over with glee. There was Chuck B. and Lila, BJ., Owen, P.P. Dewey, Jackie, Helen, Woods, Bobo and Sears, Dancing and joking and lifting their beers. A tree in the corner, all covered with light. Artie Shaw on the juke box, played on through the night Toward the tables I went to join the good folk, As I neared them I gaily laughed and reached out... Then with a start, I awoke! There in my bed, I knew I had dreamed Yet it was so real, how lovely it seemed. So Merry Christmas to all of you friends still around May you sleep well, yet your dreams full abound! -Dick McCoy ('45 '46 & '02) ~ Camano Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gene Barron ('47) It is cold here in Michigan and we WILL have snow for Christmas, so you know I mean it when I say I wish I was there in Richland with all my Inlaws and Outlaws. I want to wish all of you Bombers a very Merry Christmas. Although I don't send email often, I read and save the Sandstorm every day. And to Maren, for all you do, I want to wish a very special Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. -Gene Barron ('47) ~ Michigan ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doris Palmer Overla ('49) Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all Bombers everywhere... and to all our service men and women who are away from home during the Holidays. Sorry to be late sending this and a belated Happy Birthday to Ray Conley ('46). -Doris Palmer Overla ('49) ~ Melbourne, FL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Re: Christmas wishes To: All my wonderful Bomber friends everywhere My last thoughts before this Christmas comes and goes so quickly. I am far away from those who are so important to me, but God blesses us wherever we are. It is beginning to snow and Tom is on call for tonight to supervise the radio room, so I will have a quiet thoughtful evening alone. It occurs to me that over the years we have been blessed with some very beautiful carols that say a lot about how we live, what we value and who we are. They almost make a story in themselves. "Let It Snow, Let It Snow" "It's A Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" Looks like a "White Christmas" We expect to enjoy "A Silent Night" in our "Winter Wonderland" It may be "A Blue Christmas Without You" But "I'll Be Home For Christmas, If Only In My Dreams" "Joy To The World" May God bless each of you and those you love during this beautiful season. Be careful as you travel, and eat and drink responsibly. Take time to count your blessings and do something unexpected for a friend or neighbor. Remember those who serve our country and cannot enjoy this time with their families far away. Most of all, be happy and have a Merry Christmas. -Laura Dean Kirby ('55) ~ Springfield, IL ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS Bombers and your families! As I spend a minute looking back over the year in reading the Sandstorm and all the Bomber doings. This Bomber's plate has been full with so many memories of the past, making new memories this year. Not ever too full to make more. *GRIN* Thankful that we have our own Santa Claus who delivers all the Sandstorm news every day to our computers. (Who says Christmas isn't every day?) Now we know that is Maren. Where ever she has to be, like traveling from Washington State to Louisiana to be in Louisiana for her first grand child's birth. She delivers us all these wonderful memories every day. THANK YOU, Maren! A special Merry Christmas to you. I'm anxiously waiting the New Year to be filled with more Bomber doings. Thank-you Bombers! A couple of months back I was sent the following URL which shows how well prayer is in America. I did join. I have found it to be a great guidance in my praying for America. Please pass the URL on to others. I'm off to spend the next two days with five of my grand children and all their wonderful antics, stories and loving grandma with lots of hugs and kisses. Of course Grandma gives it back readily. Three are in Australia, I am praying that mom and dad will bring them to the states soon to live. Bombers Have Fun any time, anywhere! -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA weather is rainy, rainy, rainy. Waiting for the stormy weather later this week! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel ('61) At this very special time of the year, when our thoughts are of the past, the present and the future, I need to say "Thank you" to each of those special people called "Richland Bombers" for the what you have meant to my life. To those who came before, were looked up to for guidance and gave it so caringly - Thank you. To those that I grew up with - we were so very fortunate. To have shared that so very special time of our lives with each other in such a very special place. For the good times and the bad, for the smiles and the tears, for sharing a part of your lives; Thank you. To those who followed us in the tradition, who were willing to stand proudly, ignoring what others said was "PC" and proudly supported the traditions that are the foundations of our unique city - Thank you. To each and every one where ever you may be, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year. -Jay Siegel ('61) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III, Gold Medal Class of '63 May God bless us all, Bombers and those we've gathered into our Bomber clan, with a joyous Christmas and a New Year filled with wonder and adventure. Mike Howell ('68WB), I join you in praising God Almighty for the grace and mercy He bestowed upon us when He offered His Son to us as the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Ours will be a very quiet Christmas without children, grand children or great-grandchildren as I convalesce, but we shall devote plenty of time to dwelling on the ultimate gift that ever was given, His life for ours, for eternity. Deepest gratitude to Maren/Gary/Richard et al for this uplifting medium. Warmest regards and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, ecb3. -Earl Bennett ('63) ~ Reva, VA ~ where the forecast rain has been floating down in huge white flakes for over an hour now, a nice White Christmas ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Happy Holidays to all Bombers near and far. My husband and I arrived in Houston today (December 24th) and will spend Christmas with our youngest daughter and son-in-law in Lake Jackson, Texas. We plan to have lunch with Maren this weekend in New Orleans. I will check in when we get back to Phoenix. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Lake Jackson, TX - where it is really cold!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) MERRY CHRISTMAS!! And a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67! In downtown Beledear! Its cold and No Snow! :-( ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Crouch ('71) Hello and Merry Christmas to all you Bombers, Just a quick HO HO HO from Colorado. If anyone is interested my family web page address is -Larry Crouch ('71) ~ Northglenn, CO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) I just wanted to take a small moment to wish everyone a happy holiday season. No matter what your particular faith and practice may you have a wonderful holiday season and the most prosperous of new years! -Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) ~ London England - no snow :( I can only dream of a white Christmas like the ones I used to know... *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/26/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Bill Winslow ('51), Ralph Myrick ('51) Curt Donahue ('53), Judy Willox ('61) Helen Cross ('62), Len Rediske ('66) Shirley Collings ('66), Bill Wingfield ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Winslow ('51) Hi' Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all of you old and new BOMBERS. Clarence Fulcher ('51) and I stopped and saw Tom McKeown today and he looks good considering all he is going thru. We visited him at the hospital and he was having a blood test so we had to behave. I could not believe he could not recognize me as I still look the same. He does not look exactly like Farley Granger either. We had a nice chat and brought each other up on mutual friends. Together we have 24 grand children. Not bad huh? Tom and his wife, Darlene Cord McKeown ('54), have 15. When Clarence and I stopped at their apartment, Darlene did not recognize us and would not let us in until I told her who we were. Then we chatted and she confirmed he is progressing well. The next 3 months we hope he will back to the old Tom we knew. Just thought I would pass this on to his friends. Sincerely, -Bill Winslow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Class of '51 Looks like we lost another classmate, Bob Campbell. Bob passed away at his home on December 20. Services will be held at the Richland Alliance Church, January 4, 2003, at 1pm. Bob and I played a lot of softball together, on the same team or opposing teams ever since the sixth grade and all the way through the Triple O league. Bob was a great pitcher. My best memory was when I hit a home run off of Bob during a Marcus/Lewis and Clark ball game. During the Triple O days, I can't remember getting a hit much less a home run. He was the cement that kept the Triple O league together. Everyone that played in the Triple O league liked and respected Bob. I played in that league for 20 years. Bob played with it much longer. Bob will probably be pitching against Jim Jones in the Heavenly League. I'll bet they are having a great time. When my time comes, I want to play on Bob's team. I will tell you what, Heaven is a lot better place now that Bob is there. God be with him and his family. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Any father would love to give his son or daughter the world. Our Heavenly Father loved to give the world His Son. Just a thought to hang onto through the rest of the 12 days of the Christmas Season. God bless Bombers everywhere. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Vera Smith Robbins ('58) Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Vera, Happy Bomber Birthday to You! And maaaaaannnnnnny mooooore! Have a great day Vera and a fantastic year to follow... ya deserve it! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ Where it tried to snow, the lights are aglow. The snow is all gone, Christmas lingers on. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Kirk ('62) As I read my Christmas Day edition of our Sandstorm today, I really do want to thank Maren and everybody else who works on getting it out to us so faithfully. Here in West Harrison, Indiana, we did have snow last night and woke up to a real White Christmas, but as the lake isn't frozen, we are happy, as that means the roads shouldn't be icy. We start our trip toward the Rose Bowl tomorrow, leaving from Indianapolis to fly out. So while packing lots of crimson and gray, I'll close with "Go Cougars!" and hope for victory on New Year's Day. Looking forward to seeing some family and friends on the West Coast too. -Helen Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Len Rediske ('66) Re: Merry Christmas to all Just wanted to wish all of you Bombers out there a very Merry Christmas. Hope you are enjoying the day as much as we are here in Vancouver, WA. Here's to peace on earth and goodwill towards all people. -Len Rediske ('66), and wife Linda ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) Re: Funeral notices Maren, Please make mention that people will need to run their cursor over the funeral notice and click on the gold box to achieve a regular size notice. Thanks and God bless, -Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {I think this works for ANY picture if you see the gold box with an arrow coming out of each corner... not all browsers have the box. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield ('67) To: All Of Our Bomber Family/Friends MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our Bomber family and friends. My wife Christa and I are up in Oswego, NY, visiting with our next to youngest grand child, 2 year old, Tia Bevacqua, and loving it. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Augusta, GA but currently up in the winter wonderland of Oswego, NY where there is 6" of white stuff on the ground and large flakes falling from the sky. It is beautiful. ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Robert Dean "Bob" Campbell ('51) ~ 2/26/32 - 12/20/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/27/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA (Babyville, USA) IT'S A GIRL! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 Bomber Dad today: Curt Donahue ('53), Gloria Falls ('58) Peg Sheeran ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Chapman McFall ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti Eckert Weyers ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len Huesties ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE: There were more entries for today, but it's so late now, that I'm gonna go with what I've got so far and run the rest tomorrow... Yes, it's a girl. Abigail Elizabeth. 8# 9oz! YIKES! Everyone's happy and tired... and I'll have pictures on Abby's site sometime today.. -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Bob Campbell ('51RIP) I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know he will be missed. I haven't seen him since high school, but he was one of the great ones. I thought of him many times through the years. Now he rests in the arms of his Lord and Savior. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) Wishes for a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Vera Smith Robbins ('58). I am so glad you are my friend. Happy Day -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: Rose Bowl tickets Merry Day-After-Christmas, Maren, Here's my son's latest message... he and a friend just have plans to stand in front of the stadium in Pasadena, and try to sell the 3 tickets they have left (because friends couldn't make it). If any Sandstorm alumni see this and want to e-mail my son.... he's at work at the hospital in Olympia tomorrow (Friday, 12/27) (is this kosher?). Told my son it seems whomever bought them would probably have to drive themselves down to the game... who could get airline tickets this late? But what else are moms for? -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John McCoy (Bomber dad) Re: Get FlooRed Project Bomber Alumni, we need your support. The Bomber Boosters are partnering with the Richland School District to replace the gym floor in Art Dawald Gymnasium in the summer of 2003. The total project will cost $260K, and the district has kicked in $125K. We have receive a lot of positive comments about the project and have been told by those familiar with the floor that this is long overdue. Barbara Kennedy told us that Art Dawald said one year after the gym was built that the floor was a mistake because it has no give. Well, after 40 years, it is time to fix it. Time to give Richland High the floor it deserves to serve as the center piece of Bomber tradition for the next 40 years. We think this is a project that every Bomber can get behind. Everyone that has been a Bomber has spent time at that floor at one time or another. Well, this project offers everyone a chance to get a piece of Bomber history and support a great cause. For a minimums $50 donation, donors will receive an engraved floor board from the original floor in Art Dawald. You can see the design on the project web page. Donations of $100 or more will be permanently recognized on a donor board that will be placed in the gym foyer. For more information on the project, go to or e-mail, or call 628-1722. In addition to your support, we would be very interested in your comments on the project. Please pass the word so all Alumni can get a floor board. Question: In talking with Greg Mitchell about his glory days, he talked about the Bomb being placed at center court before basketball games. What ever happened to that tradition? Wishing everyone a great 2003! -John McCoy (Bomber dad) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/28/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('46), Grace DeVincentis ('50WB) Karen Cole ('55), Liz Winston ('62) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Doug Ufkes ('68) Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY 12/27 Ray Nelson ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: All Richland Bombers May you have a healthy and prosperous 2003. To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02) I enjoyed your poem, Dick. You live on Comano Island; my nephew lives there too. When we next visit, I'll give you a call. Thanks for the Sandstorm Maren. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) To: Maren Re: Congratulations on your new grand child, Maren, and welcome to the new little Capricorn!!! -Grace DeVincentis Spice ('50WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Hi Maren, Re: Congratulations, we've learned that grand children (11) are the dessert in our lives. Enjoy!!! -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Liz Winston Bartlett ('62) Maren: Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Our daughter's name is Abby Elizabeth! -Liz Winston Bartlett ('62) ~ windy (today) Seattle ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Maren Re: Congratulations on becoming Oma (I'm Nanna) for the first time! It's way more fun than being a parent. Is she beautiful? Dumb question; of course, she's beautiful! I like her name. Enjoy! Wish I could be there with you to celebrate. I have my oldest grand daughter (age 8) with me this week, so I'm in hog heaven (where did that expression ever come from anyway?). She is the delight of my life. No doubt, Abby is the delight of yours. Congratulations, my friend! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Maren Re: CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING GRANDMA TO A BABY GIRL!!!! Speaking from experience, there is nothing that can compare to being a grandma!!!!! I love it!!!!! Makes all the aches and pains worthwhile and gives you a good excuse to color in color books, make silly noises, dance around the room, make funny faces, go to Disney movies/cartoons, and just enjoy the bundle of joy that was sent down from Heaven to make your world that much brighter! ENJOY! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - no rain, no wind, the sun is shinning, and we have snow on the mountains and the foothills and it is gorgeous! *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger Nassen ('67) HEY GRANDMA!! Congratulation Queen Grandma Maren! I'm glad to hear that everyone is ok! I can see you're smile from Ear to Ear! LOL Give Lil Abby a Big Bomber Hug and Kiss! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger Nassen (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) From downtown Belvedear! Where we're getting out very first REAL snow! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doug Ufkes ('68) Re: Class of '68 Does anyone know whether or not the class of '68 will be holding a 35th reunion? -Doug Ufkes ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Maren, I don't know if he is getting the Sandstorm, but Ray Nelson ('70) is a 12/27 Birthday guy, so add his name to tomorrow's list. He was last known to be at the Univ. of No. Colorado in Greeley. I was just thinking about him and thought I would send his name to you. Hope you had a good Christmas, it is cold but blue sky in Bisbee. Have a great holiday and thanks you again for your efforts. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) ~ Bisbee, AZ *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/29/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Triem ('47), Curt Donahue ('53) Millie Finch ('54), Lenora Hughes ('55) Tom Hughes ('56), Gloria Falls ('58) Patti Jones ('60), Sharon Brooks ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Linda McKnight ('65) Patty de la Bretonne ('65), Bob Grout ('66WB) Barbara Franco ('67), Marcia Wade ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Triem Mowery ('47) Re: Babies What a wonderful picture story book for Abby when she is able to enjoy. Congratulations to all and thanks for sharing with fellow Bombers. -Mary Triem Mowery, a '47 Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Congratulations Maren. If I had known that grand kids were so much fun I would have had them first. We have 10 and every one of them is a joy in their own right. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Millie Finch Gregg ('54) Re: Happy New Year I just finished reading the Sandstorm, and I agree with all the entries today Maren - you are just beginning to get a glimpse of how wonderful it is to be an OMA - a whole new life opens for you. Enjoy while you can, because Miss Abby will be grown before you know it. Now I am beginning to get a glimpse of what it is like to be a Great Gramma - our oldest granddaughter (23) will deliver our 1st great grandchild this summer. I am already crazy!! lol Bomber Cheers to everyone, and I pray for your health and for peace to all in this big world. -Millie Finch Gregg ('54) ~ in the Tri-Cities - where a look at the sun would sure be welcome! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano {'55} Re: Granddaughter To: Maren Congratulations Oma!!! That little girl is beautiful. You won't want to leave New Orleans now. They do grow up fast. Being a grandparent is just the best. We have 6 and wouldn't take a zillion bucks for any of them. God sure knew what he was doing when He gave us grandchildren while we are still young enough to enjoy them. Give that gorgeous little Abigail Elizabeth a "Bomber hug" from me. -Lenora Hughes Bejarano {'55} ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Abby Congratulations Maren. Even after 15 grand kids and three great grand kids I remember that first one (Christopher) who is now 26 years old. There is nothing like that first grand kid. Of course there is nothing like all of the others either. They are great. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gloria Falls Evans ('58) We have a new niece born in December named Abigale Elizabeth also. My neighbor's new grandchild born end of November was also named the same. This must be a new popular name. -Gloria Falls Evans ('58) ~ Spokane, WA - where we have no snow this year so far - just came back from Richland and they have no snow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: NEW Bomber T-shirts - Proud to be a Bomber Buy Bomber Stuff website Many Bombers at R2k+2 asked me to have a T-shirt made with the Cloud and the Bomb like on the Alumni ring, as well as the Jacket I had embroidered. The T-shirts are finally ready to sell. Big Thank you to Judy Willox Hodge ('61) who worked with me to get the T-shirts printed. Pictures taken by Tom Hughes ('56) The Bomb and the Cloud T-shirts can also be ordered through Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Club 40 Traveling Card Table and Internet website. The T-shirts even though not done, were announced at the Puget Sound Area/Fife luncheon. Some we're sold at the time. Those Bombers have already received them. They are already proudly wearing them. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - No Wind, waiting for a strong storm to come in if the weather people are right! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) To: Maren What a darling baby girl. Course, I am always ready to cuddle the little ones. I love the picture where you are talking to Abby or giving advice and she is listening intently to you with her eyes wide open, ready to answer you! I am going to be an Oma around the end of July. Our first. I can't wait, guess I have to. Congratulations!!!! -Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Oma (Maren) The pictures of Abby are GREAT!!!!!!! No doubt about it, you are one happy and proud grandma! *grin* Being grandma is the BEST job in the whole world! Take care and give Abby lots of Bomber hugs from everyone in Bomberland! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - cold wind blowing and rain is predicted for later tonight or early tomorrow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) To: Maren Congratulations on being an oma. Linda Reining ('64) said it all!!! I am known as Gamma - and my little guy, Kodi, called me "Andma" at first because he couldn't say "G" yet. Enjoy!! Grandchildren keep us young and we get to send them home to Mom and Dad totally exhausted and filled with goodies. I am only 15 minutes away from my grandchildren and actively involved in all their sports. I am the soccer grandma. But, now it is basketball season and two of the grand kids are playing and my daughter and son-in-law are coaching!! I get my basketball fix and the games are free! Love to you, -Linda McKnight ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patty de la Bretonne '65 Maren, Congratulations on the birth of your baby granddaughter! Have fun! -Patty de la Bretonne '65 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Grout ('66WB) Re: Web site Oldie but goodies To: All Richland classmates It's a great web site. -Bob Grout ('66WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) To: Maren Re: Abby Wow, what a beautiful baby! Big babies always look like they are already a couple weeks old. Have lots of fun. You missed the perfect time to be out of the good old NW. News reports said there were approximately 150,000 people without power...which included us. I will never live in a house without a fireplace, we stayed nice and warm. Fortunately, it was only 42 outside. A healthy and happy New Year to everyone. Thank you, Maren, for continuing to keep us all to touch. Bombers Always, -Barbara Franco Sherer ('67) - Bellevue, WA - where the weather is back to mild and misty. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Maren, congratulations OMA! They are special gifts from God, much more fun than our own kids! She looks so big! all mine were 4 pounders. Well, my grandson weighed in at 5 1/2! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/30/02 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Jean Armstrong ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Bill Hogan ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Hi Maren - Congratulations! There's nothing like being a Grandma! Re: Portland Bomber Lunch Please run our notice again - HAPPY NEW YEAR BOMBERS! REMINDER: WHAT: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon TIME: 11:00 a.m. DATE: Saturday - January 11, 2003 NEW LOCATION: (Thanks to Fred Schafer!) Double Tree/Columbia River in Jantzen Beach RSVP to Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) at - by January 4, 2003 (Just 2 weeks from today!!!) Always a Bomber - -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) We had a wonderful day Saturday the 28th, and I want to thank Maren for taking the time to be our very own tour guide through the city of New Orleans. We wandered through the Garden district and looked at all the big houses. I sure would hate to have to clean one that big. But, they sure were beautiful. We went down to the French Quarter and had lunch (a Bomber Lunch) at Cafe Pontalba. We walked up and down Bourbon Street and my husband bought me a dozen beads (the only way I will ever get any). We saw a lot of things that I have never seen before and will probably never see again. We stopped in a few bars to see what was going on in there. Just so crowded you could hardly get in the door. There were painted people pretending to be statues and little kids tap dancing for dollars. What an experience. Took lots of pictures to remind me of our adventure when I get old and forgetful. We will be heading back to Houston this afternoon after my husband goes out to the swamp on an Airboat tour and eats some more cajun food. My two grandsons and I spent many hours making gift boxes for the children in the hospital for Christmas. We made 55 this year and my goal is 100 for next year. We made boxes out of card stock paper and stamped them with Christmas stamps and then stuffed them with the Activity books from Denny's and 4 crayons, a stencil ruler, a notepad, a pencil and a bookmark that my grandsons colored. I am trying to start a tradition and hopefully they will continue to do this for many years. Because we don't have snow here in the Phoenix area, they bring it to us. They dump snow in the park so the kids can play in it. They love it. It's so much fun to watch them. Another thing I want to mention, is that my daughter lives in West Richland and a few nights before Christmas she heard the fire engine and police car coming down her street. Lights flashing and sirens blasting. She stepped out on the porch with her son and one of the guys (can't remember now if it was a fireman or a police officer) came running up to her son with a 2 foot teddy bear and handed it to him and said "Merry Christmas". What a wonderful thing to do. Richland and West Richland are still the bestest places to live. Sure is different from the Phoenix area. One of my favorite Christmas gifts was my pogo stick. Sure wish I had it now. Funny how when you get older things mean more to you. Sentimental things. I want to wish all Bombers wherever they are, to have a safe New Year's Eve. Be careful and remember to watch out for the other guy. Stay Safe. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ New Orleans, LA - where the sun is shining and the skies are blue ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Bomber T-shirts Buy Bomber Stuff website My check is in the mail... really like the design. Can't wait to get it... will wear it to the next Bakersfield Bomber lunch in February (more details later). -Linda Reining ('64) ~ cold in Bakersfield, CA - we got the icy, cold wind and the rain they had been predicting since last weekend... another storm is due on Tuesday, if you believe the weatherman. *GRIN* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Hogan ('68) Re: sending in a few days I will be sending enough money for at least two years or more. I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you. We are looking for a house to buy. We are moving back to the Tri-Cities, this summer after my youngest graduates. We're not sure which town we are going to live in, we've got it narrowed down to Richland or Kennewick. My family lives in kennewick, my sisters and their kids, also my mother lives there, she is 81 years young and still working. I'm looking forward to seeing all my old friends. Talk to you later. -Bill Hogan ('68) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/31/02 - NEW YEARS EVE - BE SAFE! Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Roberta Hill ('49) Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Jim Hamilton ('63) Deedee Willox ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Marcia Wade ('67), Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne Wallace ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Allen ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 01/04 - Las Vegas 01/11 - Portland/Vancouver More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46, and '02) To: Maren Congrats!! and I didn't even know you were married! You know, grand mamas appreciate the little frogs more than grand papas. Until the end of the training period, that is. Have a great New Year, and thanks for the SS, I can only imagine how much work it is. To: Bob Grout ('66WB) I went to the Oldie web site, and have but one question; where the heck is "Stardust"? Yer Ol' fuddy duddy, -Dick McCoy ('45,'46, and '02) Soon to begin my 77th calendar year ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) Re: Las Vegas luncheon reminder DATE: January 4th TIME: 12 noon WHERE: Timbers Bar and Grill, West Flamingo and Durango RSVP: FAST to Robbie at -Roberta Hill Karcher ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: New Years Greetings Maren, Best wishes to you in the New Year. May you be granted the health and stamina to continue your volunteer work that serves so many Bomber alumni. Sharing memories on a daily basis like this sure brings a big smile to my face. In addition to the Alumni Sandstorm, you have graciously tended to the Class of 1951 web page, and I send many thanks for that also. There's no doubt in my mind that if a class member from 1951 would like to handle that web page you'd be most willing to help him/her get established. An envelope is in the snail-mail Maren with a donation that says "thanks for everything." -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ where sunshine abounds ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Woke up this morning in Leavenworth, WA... giant clods of old wet snow clomp, clomp, clomping down on the metal roof. With one eye open I commenced to counting the knot holes on the pine ceiling. This is a skill I first learned trying to figure out how many holes there were in the acoustical tiles on the ceiling of Mrs. Lamb's fourth grade classroom at Lewis and Clark. This might also explain why I never learned the primary exports of British Honduras, which would have been all for naught, since British Honduras ain't no more. Today, is the 35th December 30th that I've been married to the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy. It was a Saturday, and come 1:00 or so in the afternoon I showed up at CUP resplendent in my dress blues. Two week old butter bars shining on my shoulder boards and nothing on the jacket but my Artillery brass and an "alive in '65" National Defense Ribbon. I thought I was Audie Murphy and she humored me, as she still does. Robbie, Pitts, Brother Sebastian and Pugh all decked out like Vegas Pit Bosses were there to serve me. Nancy also had a bevy of young tomatoes turned out in some shade of green that had never appeared in nature, nor has been seen since. Kinda odd how you shared this most special day with friends you knew down to their shoe size, and now there are some to whom you couldn't assign a time zone. When did we lose touch? jimbeaux Hiding out in Leavenworth where we don't have a TV, so I won't jinx the Cougs by watching the game -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Oma Great pictures of Abby! Keep 'em coming. Are you having fun?!!! To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) & Maren I enjoyed the slide show of New Orleans. Tell us about the blue lady. To: Jean I'm jealous: you got to spend time with Maren and you got to see Abby! Did you get to hold her? My arms are achin'! To: All Bombers Everywhere Have a safe and happy New Year. Please don't drink and drive; there are so many alternatives. I sound like a grandma. Oh, that's right, I AM a grandma. I pray for the safety of my children and grandchildren, so I'm adding my Bomber family this year. -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA - where we had a skiff of snow Christmas Eve and morning. Didn't stick though, but the Horse Heaven Hills & Rattlesnake Mountain have a little snow on them. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Your pictures were great, thanks for sharing them. You said your favorite gift was a pogo stick; mine was a Tiny Tears doll--she came with a trunk full of clothes--wish I still had her... think I was 7 or 8 when she was delivered on the front porch by Santa--- who I later learned was actually the neighbor next door--she jingled bells, knocked on the door and then disappeared. The name of the neighbor? Betty Noble (mom of Bombers: Danny ('58), Larry ('60), Patsy ('61), Betty Lou ('63), Becky ('69RIP), and Lynn ('72)---we lived in a prefab on Rossell and they lived next door in a precut. *GRIN* by the way, I didn't figure out who the Santa was till years later. *GRIN* Happy New Year to Bombers everywhere. Be safe. -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - sun is shinning, but wind is blowing and another storm is predicted for tomorrow. grandson, Kevin (7 years), is hoping it stays away--he got a dirt bike and wants to ride and ride. went out Sunday, first time he has ever been on one, and he took off, with his mom (oldest daughter, Traci) and dad running after him (dad finally got on HIS dirt bike and went after him)--that blasted kid has absolutely NO FEAR!!!!!! disappeared over a hill and we could hear him hollering with glee the entire time! KIDS---explains my grey hair (under the dye, of course)! *GRIN* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Beads & New Orleans Okay, all, I'm going to admit my naivet and ask: What's all this banter about beads and Mardi Gras? I'm fascinated but flummoxed! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Maren Congratulations OMA! What a beautiful little girl, may you always bring each other joy and happiness's! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for the year. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` November, 2002 ~ January, 2003