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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ******************************************** ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/01/03 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and one funeral notice (sorta) today: Mike Clowes ('54), Derrith Persons ('60WB) Jean Armstrong ('64), Pam Ehinger ('67) Scott Hartcorn ('67), Rick Valentine ('68) Lisa Cleppe ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark Perkins ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Fitzpatrick ('80) ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE: The first Sandstorm of 2003 is a little earlier than normal... and the 1/2/03 issue will probably be a little later than normal... after I send this, I'm going to visit friends in a nearby city and I'm leaving the laptop here. HAPPY NEW YEAR, BOMBERS!!! -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: New Year Well, here it is; the beginning of a new year. The best news out of the old seems to be that Maren is now a grandmother aka "Oma". This is much better than what CNN brings us. Of course the final graduation of Dick McCoy (Now Class of '02) was of semi important news. And the 35th Anniversary of Jimbeaux ('63) and the Ever Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) finishes off a reasonable Bomber year. To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) I'm sorry, Marcia, you're far too young to know about beads in New Orleans (or several other places). A Happy Bomber New Year to all -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ between monsoons in Albany, OR - where the weather guessers claim we are still behind in rainfall (go figure) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60wb) Re: grand babies Congratulations Maren!!! Grandchildren are great! Our last, one of nine, was born December 11th, 2002, Christopher Daniel. Everyone needs a grandbaby. Our best to you all. -Derrith Persons Dean ('60wb) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) To: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Blue Lady There were people dressed up in paint and pretending to be statues and sit there all day and don't move. They have a box in front of them and you are supposed to drop money in their box. Guess it is a way to make a living. Guess it beats being a telephone solicitor. :) Re: Abby I was coughing a lot and had a sore throat, so I chose not to go visit Abby. A much as I would have LOVED to hold her, I was more afraid of her catching what I had. I am thinking it is probably bronchitis. And there was NO WAY that I was going to chance making that beautiful, darling baby girl sick. Sure enough. Went to the Dr. and that is what I have. I am on an antibiotic. To: Linda Reining ('64) I remember Tiny Tears. I had one of those also. Thanks for reminding me of her. She was a joy to have. To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: The Beads of New Orleans During the Mardi Gras there are floats that are in the parade. As they go down the street, they throw cheap beads at the crowds. As, I said, my husband bought them for me, as this would be the only way that I would get any. They are very inexpensive. We found some for $1.99 a dozen. To: Maren You did a great job, as usual, with the pictures on the web site. I should have had you take a picture of me and Wayne under the Bourbon Street sign. Guess we will have to come back again. :) Heading home tomorrow (Jan. 1, 2003) Hope everyone has a great year to come. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Lake Jackson, TX where we missed the tornado WATCH area last night by miles but got some thunder, lightening, and rain. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Re: Abby's Homepage Hey there Bombers!! I just signed Abby's baby book but I didn't see any that any one else had signed it! We have a new Little (should of been) Bomber in our family now! Go welcome her! You know when she's older she'll love to read it! So with Maren's help, I hope, here is the web site to go to! [] I want to Wish each and everyone a Very Happy New Years! May you all live Long and Prosper! Bombers Rule! -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67!) Where in Downtown (no such thing) in Belvedear it's snowed and it's still snowing! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Hey, Pam... I just put that guestbook up last night... You're on top of things, Bomber! -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Happy New Year to everyone! To: Pierce.(Dick Pierce '67) When's the Saipan luncheon? -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Happy New Year to all of you Bombers out there.... To: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Mardi Gras Beads Did somebody say photos? -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where there is snow on the ground this morning... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lisa Cleppe Busby ('83) Some sad news. I just learned this a.m. that a former '83 class member passed away yesterday in a tragic skiing accident. His name was Donald Dovey (twin of Daniel Dovey). He was actually a good friend of mine (my senior prom date-to be exact), and a very nice guy. An article can be found, via the internet, in the 12/31 Everett Herald. I'm sure the Seattle Times would have an article also. :( -Lisa Cleppe Busby ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** News from Dennis Hammer ('64) >>Donald Dovey ('83 RIP) ~ 1965 - 2002 Don't know if anyone has sent this to you yet. Have been hearing in on the radio, but no names. Then late at night checked the TCH site and saw this article. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Tom Hughes ('56), Tony Tellier ('57) Steve Carson ('58), Patti Jones ('60) Judy Willox ('61), Roger Fishback ('62) Terry Tate ('62), Jim House ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Kathie Roe ('64) Linda McKnight ('65), Marcia Wade ('67) Mary Bevacqua ('67), Rick Maddy ('67) Betti Avant ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Piippo ('70) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Fireworks Show My family walked from our house over to the Muckleshoot Casino on New Years Eve to catch Larry Mattingly's ('60) Fireworks show. Found Larry and his wife and several of his crew over by the casino and spent about 45 minutes just visiting and telling tales. At 9pm the fireworks started and I must say that in all of the years of watching fireworks shows this was the greatest. And to have Larry standing right next to me giving information about the different shells and patterns was the greatest fireworks show I have ever seen. My Father-in-Law is 87 years old and he said it was the best show he had ever seen. It was a wonderful evening. I might tell a little story here that shows the kind of person Larry is. Two people walked up to us while we were talking and Larry greeted them like he had known them for years. I asked him who they were. He said that his group had gone to the buffet in the casino and it was very crowded. He got to talking to the people in line behind him. When his party was seated he saw there were several empty chairs at his table so he went back to the waiting couple and told them there was no reason for them to wait, they could join him at his table. It probably saved them 30 or 40 minutes in their wait. Larry has the true Bomber Spirit and we are proud of him. -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tony Tellier ('57) Re: Yakima Valley Wines We downed some wines from the Yuk-EE-Ma Valley one from Wapato (!) another from Kiona/Benton City (!?) Is Larry Dibbern involved in any of these? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? -Tony Tellier ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Steve Cason ('58) Happy New Year Maren and thanks for another year of Sandstorm. I appreciate you. -Steve Cason ('58) ~ Chicago, IL - where we are soon to get a professional football team. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Seattle/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday January 10, 2003 Lunch Date: January 12, 2003 Coffee Time: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH Time: 12:30 p.m. Where: Fife Bar and Grill Next to the Day's Inn (253) 922-9555 Address: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. Price: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! To: Linda Reining ('64) Will email you as soon as your t-shirt "Proud to be a Bomber, Cloud with Bomb" is mailed! The same for any other Bomber who orders. Thank you for your order! Buy Bomber Stuff website To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Thank you for all your great work on the Bomb with Cloud t-shirt. Your support and leg work was invaluable to make this happen. Buy Bomber Stuff website To: OMA Maren Congratulations on the birth of little Abby. What a beautiful baby! To: Richard Anderson ('60) I have noticed quite a few of our missing from our class in Do you check to update our missing classmates? If I can help with this in some way please let me know! Re: Happy New Year to all Bombers and families What a wonderful year with all the Bomber reunions. I'm already counting the days until June's R2K+3 reunion. Filling the calendar with Bomber luncheons will make the time go much faster. Asking who I will meet that I have not seen in so long. Always looking forward to meeting the Bombers I haven't met. The reunions are always filled with such great surprises of Bombers who show up! It would be fun to see an All Bombers luncheon in Richland monthly! Then I would have another luncheon to go to! *GRIN* Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA Surprisingly enough the rain subsided to make New Years not so wet. Let the sky fill with great fireworks. Then rains came whisking back. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: The Dovey Family and Class of '83 Re: Donald Dovey ('83RIP) ~ 1965 - 2002 While I was unsuccessful in finding the article that Lisa Cleppe Busby ('83) was talking about in the Everett Herald, I did find a wonderful story complete with a great picture of Donald doing what he loved doing in The Seattle Times, dated December 31, 2002. I wanted to share it with the Dovey Family and the Bomber Class of '83. The link to it is: It is a great picture of Donald and shows the site of the accident in another picture. My heartfelt sympathy to the Dovey Family and may they find peace in the fact that Donald is home in the arms of his Maker and is at peace! May God bless you left behind and help you through this horrible time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. To: Marcia Wade Haesenbuiller ('67) Re: Mardi Gras Beads Oh, don't pay any attention to that old fuddy duddy Bob, AKA Mike ('54), as you can see by his class year he lives in the dark ages! LOL! If you want to know about this yearly event during the New Orleans, LA Mardi Gras days, take a peek at the pictures provided by Rick Valentine ('68) and read Jean Armstrong's description in the Sandstorm yesterday. The two just about say it all! ;o) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Tiny Tears Dolls I remember the Tiny Tears baby doll too, and I do believe my sister, Mercedes Willox Loiseau ('64) had that doll. Didn't you Sis? Must have gone along with the class year--ya were all in the class of ('64). Come on Maren, didn't YOU have one too? *G*! I didn't cause my thing was not dolls and frilly things much; I was too busy being a tom-boy and hanging off bars or turning myself into a pretzel most of the time! And I don't need any feedback comments from the AKA ('54) section either Bob! LOL!!! To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: New Orleans and Oma's Abby Ain't New Orleans a real kick though? In one day you could have never done it justice as it takes days to see a lot of the things that are around there to see. Plantations of the likes of Oak Alley and so many cemeteries to view as the headstones are fabulous. Did Maren take you to the headstone and grave of the infamous Marie Leveau? [Didn't make no stinkin' GRAVEYARDS, but I DID point out Marie Leveau's VODOO shop. We didn't go in. -Maren] And did you sign it? *G* And the boat trips are so much fun too. I have been there four times for a week at a time and was on the run every day to see something of interest. You are right, you do need to go back someday. ;o) Sorry that you didn't get to hold that little angel of Oma Maren's--I would have worn a gas mask if I had to to get MY hands on her! LOL! You can go to and sign her guest book that she will get to read someday. I have already, as have some other Bombers. Thanks Pam Ehinger ('67) for bringing it to our attention! And thanks Oma/Maren for sharing Abby with us all! It has been a real pleasure watching her come to the world and grow. To: All Bombers Everywhere Re: The New Year I want to wish all of my Bomber brothers and sisters out there all over the world the very best of a new year in 2003. May the year be full of peace and happiness and prosperous for all! And may God bless you, each and every one! Bomber Cheers and Love, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ where the Baby Jesus is now in the Hodge hospital recovering from His pneumonia! *GRIN* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber B.Ball To: Bombers and especially Rod Brewer ('65) and Jim House ('63) The preseason coaches picks were (1) Pasco, (2) Walla Walla, (3) Ike, (4) Richland, (5) Moses Lake, (6) Southridge, (7) Wenatchee, (8) Davis, (9) Kennewick, (10) Kamiakin, and (11) Eastmont. The Bombers opened play at Davis (no player over 6'2"), but very quick. Richland committed 20 turnovers and 26 fouls and lost by 5. Next up was Kennewick, a home game. Kennewick ran a good motion defense and were led by the Nelson brothers. The Bombers ran the same offense for the most part, but kept pounding the ball on the floor instead of passing the ball. Kennewick won by 19. With the upcoming schedule, it looked like we could be 0-6. Next up was Southridge (just coming off a win at Ike). The Bombers never trailed and at one point led by 37. An easy victory by 30 points. Next was Pasco. Richland shot poorly and lost by 7. Had their chances late in the game to win. The next game was Walla Walla at Richland. Both teams played great defense and Walla Walla played the typical slow down game. The game was close until Richland went on a 12-2 run and won by 3, 47-44. Walla Walla scored 7 points in the last 57 seconds. The last game before the Holiday break was at Ike. The Bombers shot the ball very well, played good defense and handled the double teaming of Ike. Ike starts 6'7", 6'7", 6'7", 6'2" and 6'0". The Bombers were successful by 12 points. So much for the coaches picks. Davis is 5-0, Kamiakin is 0-6, Eastmont has won 2, Walla Walla has only played 2 games and is 1-1 and Pasco is 3-0. Some games were changed because of the football playoffs. That's about it until Saturday 01/04/03, when the Bombers host Moses Lake. With 11 teams in the league, there are no non-conference games as a team can only play 20 games (not counting the tournaments). Hope to have better reports in the future. -Roger Fishback ('62) Haven't missed a game is more than 14 years. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) I'd like to wish all Bombers the best of all things in the coming new year!!! To: The wonderful lady who gathers articles and puts this newsletter together, I'd like to extend a very special "Happy New Year". Whether you realize it or not you provide an unspeakably valuable service by providing the medium through which former classmates can keep in touch. I understand there is another Bomber site that has class pictures and such in it. Can any of you folks out there steer me towards that web site? [Go to and find the link to "ALL Columbians"... -Maren] Finally, I would love to get my hands on a couple of the Bomber T-shirts I've been hearing about. How can I order them? [Buy Bomber Stuff website] Thanks to all and, again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: Bad Week for Washington Teams The only good thing about the Rose Bowl; I think I heard the WSU band play the Carmichael Cougar fight song. Equally disappointing was the performance by Seattle's Rainier Beach H. S. in the basketball tournament in Houston. The Beach came to town ranked No. 1 in the nation and left with two losses and in search of some perimeter shooters. Five other teams in the tourney were ranked in the top 25, including teams from NY, NJ, VA, NC and CA. Some of the teams had already played in tourneys in Florida and Las Vegas. I hope the teams had fun during their visit here even though we don't have a Camlin hotel. That reminds me of some of the great road trips the Bombers made in the 60's. I know the Gold Medal Class '63 was thrilled to get to go to both Sunnyside and Toppenish in the same season. I bet Frank Osgard (63WB) can also share some fond memories of the wild action in the hot spots in Wapato after a Bomber game with the Wolves. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX - where we had a tornado and our 277th murder of the year during Rainier Beach's visit to out sweet little village ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau - Hall of Fame -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Happy New Years, Maren. At a party last night, I was asked when the school changed from Col High to Richland High. Do you know when that happened? Bomber cheers!! -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I believe class of 1982 was the last of the Col Hi Bombers. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight ('65) Happy New Year, Maren, you are a darling. Love, -Linda McKnight ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Rick Valentine ('68) Rick, Thanks for the pictures of New Orleans--a couple were a bit more than I needed to know, but the other scenes were great! Maren had sent me a link to a site that went into greater detail, but I didn't scroll all the way thru that one! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Bevacqua ('67) Where San Francisco is currently 50 clear nights with lots of stars at 7:30 pm -Mary Bevacqua ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Saipan Lunch To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Scott asked Dick Pierce ('67) about a Saipan lunch. I thought you would never ask, Dick? Thanks. By the way, what is the name of your favorite restaurant on Saipan? And if it is Denny's, other than maybe a special invitation for Davis needing to be addressed, what is your second best? -Rick Maddy ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: snow Well, the weather man finally got his forecast correct for northwestern Kansas. As for the month of December, Goodland got no precipitation and almost a negative 10" for the year. But lo and behold the weather service said we would have a white New Year's Day and boy was he right. I awoke to at least an inch of white stuff and it was and still is snowing as I write this (8:35 am MST). The DJ said we will probably get at least 6" today. I guess the storm is moving counterclockwise (whatever that means). Bomber cheers for the new year to all. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Donald Dovey ('83) ~ 1965 - 2002 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Mike Clowes ('54) Larry Dibbern ('58), Patti Jones ('60) Jim Hamilton ('63), Dick Pierce ('67) Karen Davis ('76), Treg Owings ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Lohdefinck ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Basketball History I can't remember the year but way back in history the Bombers were playing in the Regionals in Spokane. It was when the Spokane Coliseum was new and Art Dawald was the coach. I don't even remember who we were playing but the Bombers were woefully behind at the half and everybody had about given up when out came the Bombers... got busy and WON. I asked Art what he did to inspire them and he said I just asked them if they wanted to walk home. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Marcia Wade Hassenbuiller ('67) Marcia, I fell I must apologize for a certain member of the Class of '61. This nameless person seems to have taken umbrage with my attempt to "protect" you from the crass world of "cheap beads." What can I say. Had you been a Lion or (gasp) even (gasp-gasp) a bulldog, I would not have hesitated to tell you the facts. However, since you are a younger Bomber, I find it the duty, as an elder Bomber, to perhaps protect you from some of the less savory aspects of society. Be of Bomber Cheer to one and all, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Albany, OR where I have figured out a weirdness in the email system: Every time I send an entry to The Alumni Sandstorm, I don't get that copy in my e-mail. Could I be on to something? I think not. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Dibbern ('58) To: Tony Tellier ('57) Re: Yakima Valley Wines Sorry, Tony, I can't take credit for the good wines (nor blame for a few not-so-good) from the Yakima Valley. I have been found at the numerous wine tasting events, though. I have one good recommendation. Kiona Vineyards Lemburger; an excellent red. Enjoy 'em all, Tony!! -Larry Dibbern ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Gale Bollinger Brackins ('59RIP) Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) emailed me and asked me to write the Alumni Sandstorm to let Bombers know about Gale's passing. Jan and Gale have been close all their lives... even in adult years living close to each other. Gale passed away on January 1. 2003 slipping away peacefully with her daughter Kristin's family in Kristin's home in Tacoma. They opened their home to have Gale be with them during Christmas and the holidays. Gale slipped away little faster than expected. Recent meeting of Gale's daughter and my daughter Katrina has bought me close to the family of the Bollingers again (another Bomber fun story). Gary Persons ('57)- Jan's husband - & Derrith Persons ('60) father had a stroke on December 30th. They were in Richland to be with him. Jan did not say how his recovery is at this time. If I remember correctly he was at the Bomber luncheon in Spokane. The memorial for Gale will be within the next week in Spokane. Because of Gale being on the west side of the state at her time of passing, it will be a few days before the obituary will be in the paper telling when the memorial is. I will always remember Gale's beautiful smile. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. If you would like to email the family please email Jan. God be with them in their grief! Bomber Tears -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain and Wind, more to come. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) How in the world could Brother House ('63) confuse dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun with dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah? I mean they don't even sound the same. Next thing he'll be trying to serve up Ted Patterson, Bob Hall, Carmie Mausten and my friend John Halfmoon as Yakima Valley hoop legends. After seeing Rainier Beach, I'm wondering what color sweatband number 32 would have worn. Seagull Denler ('64) would have had some designer madras band, but would Jim have looked better in green, gold, white or red white and blue? As they asked in Dirty Harry said, "I've got to know". jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick Pierce ('67) To: Rick Maddy ('67) and Scott Hartcorn ('67) Lunch? It has bad connotations today, as in Oklahoma handing it to the Cougars. Geez, Louise, it was so damn hard to watch. I wanted to throw a coffee cup through the television when "What, Me Worry?" Price called for the field goal team down 3-0, and a chance to go in at the half only three down. What a stinking slug!! Brent Hamburger, (and on prozac), at least got it right when he asked his fellow dunce if he thought they had talk shows in Alabama. I felt the worst for my Dad. (I still brag that he was the valedictorian at WSU (aka WSC) in 1941.) Best restaurant on Saipan for a Bomber luncheon? Bring it on! We're in food heaven with heavy populations of Chinese, Korean, Thailand and Japanese restaurants. Plus the Japanese hotels have great restaurants. All scrumptious authentic Asian taste treats. My favorite? The Next Door Cafe/Coffee Care. Owned by a guy from Oregon that used to teach English in Japan that got into the espresso business. Pasta, steak and seafood straight from the Marianas Trench. If anyone ever makes it over send me a message before arriving. Rick, Davis? As in Trouble at Mud Beach Crossing? -Dick Pierce ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Col Hi to RHS Maren, The last year was 1982 because that is the year my little brother Kent "Wig" was the ASB president with Theresa Schneider as his V.P. and Guy was in there too. They were the Reps that took the thought of changing Col Hi to Richland High to the appropriate authorities for the change. We were glad to see the change and credit Wig and his group for it. Makes more sense to be Richland Bombers and actually be from Richland High School---those Hanford Falcons never rated the Richland name!!!! Belated happy new year to y'all... hoping that 2003 is a better year for us Davis'. Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ~ Spokane - Loving this 45 weather in the usually frigid Spokane!!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Treg Owings ('76) To: Tony Tellier ('57) Kiona Vineyards are owned by Scott Williams and family. I think Scott is a bomber from 76. They make great wine. -Treg Owings ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Bill Winslow ('51), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Jim House ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Kathie Roe ('64) Marcia Wade ('67), Greg Alley ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Holloway ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Jill Lyons ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Winslow ('51) Re: Update on Tom McKeown ('53) To: Those who wanted to know Tom has bone cancer. He has one stem cell transplant with his own stem cells.The first one was done last summer. The second stem cell transplant that he had in November is from a donor, his younger brother Mike ('58). This second transplant is very progressive and quite risky. There only about 150 of them that have been done. Survival thru the next 100 or so days is about 50/50. The success rate after the 100 or so days is about 85% to be cancer free and high chance of close to normal life. Intense pain but they felt it was worth the risk. Tom is tough and is faring as expected. Attn Millie Will e mail Darlene!s Seattle address to you. Sorry for delay but we have the same cancer with one of our family so it takes a lot of time to help them. Sincerely, -Bill Winslow ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: local wines To: Tony Tellier ('57) I hear that a classmate from '55, Duane Smith, makes excellent wines from his vineyard in Benton City area. There are so many wineries around the state now, that I'm certain there are probably other Bombers involved. You can find a listing and info on a computer search of wines. They even provide a map of each area in Washington. Good luck and good tasting. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Kay Weir ('37) Re: Basketball History Now I know I should have walked home from Seattle in 62 and 63. To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Bands and Headbands I am confused about the bands at the bowl games. I think the U. Of Wisconsin band played dah-dah-dah-dah- dah-dah-dah-dah-dah. I couldn't have handled the decision as to which headband to wear. I had enough trouble deciding on the socks. Gold socks with the green uniforms and green with the gold? Or the other way around? I was lucky to have my shoes tied by game time. Those decisions were typically based more on superstition than fashion, well except for Denler (64), I believe he wore an ascot under his jersey. I think John Sonderland (62) always wore two pair of socks; two green and two gold, in case he forgot where he was. Discussing the superstitions of Bomber athletes might take the Sandstorm to a new low, so I will stop here. Sorry I brought it up. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Spotted the following message in From: CHARLIE CATO Dec 31 2002 5:11:17AM To: ALL (1) Anyone out there remember Judy Riley? Just wondered what happened to her. I was stationed at Ft Sam Houston TX with her in 1966. ***** Anyone know where she might be? If so, please reply & I will send a note to this fellow thru Gary ***** Noticed the other night that Richland Bomber Dick Cartmell ('73) was refereeing the Gonzaga University game in Spokane. More on referee Cartmell. -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY!!! Hope this year is full of health, wealth, love, and fun for you and Barb. Take care my OLD friend. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where it is 70 and gonna to be in the high 70s though the weekend and into next week. Gotta love it. P.S. Maren, you gonna stop off for a few days on your way home. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Roe Truax ('64) Happy Birthday, January 4, to my very good friend, Paula Jill Lyons ('64). I remember the days when you, Janice Beardsley ('64), and I would buy a pack of smokes and a 16 oz. Pepsi from the Dairy Mart, drive around, shoot the sh**, and laugh ourselves silly. These days the threesome has changed a little. Now you, Jamie ('64), and I get together to drink some fine wine and laugh ourselves silly. Birthday hugs & best wishes for many more. -Kathie Roe Truax ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Bob aka Mike ('54) Dear Bob aka Mike -- (and that leads me to another question, but I guess I won't ask), Thank you for your protection. My morals stand uncorrupted, sort of. I now know enough to know that I probably will avoid The Big Easy on Fat Tuesday. We attended Fat Tuesday festivities in Seattle for several years when we lived in that environ, but gave it up when it started to get really wild several years back. Ah well, live and learn! Thanks for the 'Bomber big brother protection thoughts'! -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: All Cougar fans I am a Husky fan. I did however want the Huskies and the Cougars to win their games. In the end the best team won in both games. However, the lowest attendance in the Rose Bowl since 1944 occurred. On this website there were many questions about how to get tickets. Where were the Coug alumni? 3 Rose Bowls in the last 200 years. I would have gone if I were a Coug fan. I would be a level 8 fan and would be low on the list to get tickets. You know, the fan who attends Apple Bowl games once in a blue moon in Pullman. Next time, say in 2035 when they go again, I'll road trip down with a Cougar fan if I have to. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Richland - It's great to be warm inside and watching a great national championship game. ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Tom Dewayne ('55) ~ 9/6/36 - 12/20/02 >>Per Thomas Meyer ('92) ~ 1974 - 12/31/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and one NAB today: Char Dossett ('51), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Pete Overdahl ('60), Judy Willox ('61) David Rivers ('65), Jil Lytle ('82) Shana Russell (NAB = Not a Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam Ehinger ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Bill Winslow ('51) Glad to hear you are still kicking. How is your neat wife? Are you still in Seattle area? Thanks for the update on Tom McKeown ('53)... I remember he was so very handsome. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) 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 The Brickstone Room RSVP by January 4, 2003 NOTE: We will be able to order off the menu and have separate checks. They will take cash or credit cards - but no personal checks. Always a Bomber, -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pete Overdahl ('60) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Lost RED 3 ring binder Judy, You had such good luck locating the lady with the lost necklace from the Club40 reunion last September [See the 12/11/02 Alumni Sandstorm] that maybe you will bring me luck on locating a 3 ring binder that came up missing at the Class of '60 reunion, August 2000. I had done quite a lengthy search for information about special write ups in the Tri-City Herald, both at the Kennewick and Richland Libraries in the TCH Microfilm File. I copied articles and pictures for approximately one month prior to our June graduation and following period. I placed all the information in a red 3 ring binder and gave this to Fred Phillips ('60) who was our MC for the Saturday night get together at the Richland Red Lion Hanford House. Fred said he placed it in the Hospitality Room by the furthest outside room from the pool. I checked with many participants and the hotel management with no luck. When checking with Fred he said that was the last place he had it. If anyone who attended this great event has it, the information would be great for the 50th... or sooner. Thanks Judy for your great powers and to any of our helpful Bombers. -Pete Overdahl ('60) ~ Bombertown - where this great Bomber Pride all comes from and returns to. Happy 2003 to present and past Columbia/Richland High Bombers. ******************************************** ******************************************** [...with Bomber apologies to Judy and John Hebert for my delay in getting this online so this entry could appear. -Maren]] *********** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) DATE: 12/25/02 To: All Bombers, 'specially North Richlanders John Hebert sent me one more column and tells me it will be his last on North Richland he thinks. I hoped that he would write this one as I loved the story and I hoped that he would share it and wondered if any other North Richland families experienced the same phenomenon on that Christmas so long ago. Anybody out there that did? Please write the experience into the Sandstorm and share it with the rest of us, 'specially John. I hope Maren will put this up on the site with his other two columns and a link to it for the enjoyment of all. A good old fashioned Richland Christmas memory and a story a Bomber would love. Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ Cold crisp and a family entirely too full! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: HBPJ Not that it matters, but a certain beautiful lady is very aware of my secretarial situation. I had one leave after being with me about 12 years... as you can imagine, it's been a nightmare. Hired a nice older lady who I thought would be just perfect. Kinda frumpy and much older. Figured she would work out just fine... turned out she was about 5 years younger than I and a newlywed... I mean a rip roaring newlywed... her husband would pull up in the parking lot at 4 and at 5, no matter what she was doing or had to be done for the next day... she was gone... undergarments dropped along the way... It was the pits... fired her and she managed to sabotage more files than you could possibly imagine in the half hour it took her to pack and leave. Next day, I actually had to borrow the judge's file to argue a case... so, the point of all this is that I knew this really sexy "older" woman who was job hunting... looking to make a little change in her life... I mean working with me would be about as much a change as anyone could ever want... right?... So I kinda hint around to this lady that I know of a great spot to work... so I give her the quiz... right? 1. Can you type real fast? 2. Do you mind long hours if need be? 3. Lift up your top. 4. How much money do you need? 5. If we have to can you work weekends when I'm in trial. 6. Lift up your top. Do you know she saw those two trick questions coming and got them both wrong! "No" is not an appropriate answer, ya know! Ok so she outsmarted me... but then what could I expect. Sorry I was so caught up in me and my trials and tribulations I missed wishing one of my favorite ladies happy Birthday on the 4th... BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY PJ LYONS ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Here's wishing Paula Jill Lyons (whom I was named after!) a very happy birthday and many many more! Paula Jill, I misplaced your new email information so sorry this birthday greeting was late. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** [The following came from the web page at: I figure some Sandstorm reader can help her. -Maren] ************ >>From: Shana Russell Re: John.Ball.Trench Hello. It is so interesting to see the certificates scanned to your site. [] My mother-in-law has the very same one for her mother and after seeing these I am hoping that you may be able to help me in answering some questions. She has been told that there may be certain compensation benefits for those who worked on the Manhattan Project at the various sites. Do you know anything about that, or is it just rumor? Do you know who I could contact to maybe find out more about this? Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. -Shana Russell *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), Vera Smith ('58) Patti Jones ('60), Roger Fishback ('62) David Rivers ('65), Anna Durbin ('69) Linda Reining ('73), Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Mattingly ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Bomber Passing With a saddened heart I write to let you know of the passing of Q.B. "Brad" Cutshall ('51) during his sleep on Saturday night. Brad was a true Bomber, having been manager of the basketball team, football player and member of the Letterman's Club. Brad and his high school sweetheart Nancy Griffin ('51) were wed soon after school and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. Brad was a medical doctor and he and Nancy served on three different occasions as medical missionaries in Kenya. Brad was a true child of God and a member of CUP church. We'll miss him greatly. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vera Smith Robins ('58) Re: Article by John Hebert (former John Ball Student) To: John Hebert (former North Richland Resident) What a wonderful story about Santa visiting you oh, those many years ago. -Vera Smith Robins ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Brown 'n Haley Tacoma News Tribune had an article in the business section a couple of days ago about a product developed by Brown & Haley for Star Bucks Coffee. Almond Roca and coffee lovers be ready. Starbucks will be carrying the new product exclusively. The product will be called "Mocha Roca". Re: Proud to be a Bomber t-shirts Buy Bomber Stuff website Don't forget too check out the new Proud to be a Bomber t-shirt. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - One of the most beautiful weather days for January I've seen in the eighteen years I have been in Western Washington. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: Bomber Basketball 2003 The Bombers started off the new year with their first game against the Moses Lake Chiefs, sporting a 4-1 record. The Chiefs have one of the premier guards in Brian Kast, a 6'1" senior, who has had a pure shot forever. They are not terribly big, with the post at 6'7" and about 160 pounds. Moses Lake scored first with a trey from Kast followed by a deuce from Valdez. 5-0 Chiefs with 6:09 remaining. Johnson scored on a quick turn around in the paint followed by a trey from the Chiefs and a driving lay up from Tierney. Baskets by Walker and Kast made the score 11-4 Chiefs with 4:23 remaining. Joey Frank scored from the baseline and Bussman muscled in a short shot in the paint with a foul. Foul shot good. 11-9 Chiefs with 3:34 to go in the first quarter. Kast nailed a bucket from beyond the arch and Frank hit another base line jumper for the Bombers. Kast scored the next 6 points on two treys and the Chiefs led 20-11 with 2:07 to play. Bussman hit a jumper followed by the Chiefs Lawson. 22-13 Chiefs. Frank muscled up an offensive rebound for the Bombers and Lawson finished the first quarter scoring for the Chiefs. At the end of one, Chiefs 24-15. The Bombers opened the second stanza with pressure defense and Kast picked up his second and third foul early in the quarter. York started a 7 point run for the Bombers with a deep trey followed by a driving deuce. Johnson was hacked and converted two free-throws and with 6:02 remaining it was 24-22 Chiefs. Lange put back an offensive board for the Chiefs with 5:30 remaining. The Bombers went on an 11 point run. York hit two from the charity strip and followed that with a trey on the assist from Bussman. The next trip down the floor York returned the favor with an assist to Bussman. Johnson hit two from the stripe and Bussman finished the Bombers second quarter scoring with two from the line. Lawson canned a short shot in the paint for the Chiefs to end the half. Bombers 33-28. The Bombers out scored the Chiefs 18-4 during the second quarter. The Chiefs shot much better in the next period and Kast returned to the floor after sitting out most of the second quarter. The 6'7" Lange (who did little in the first half) scored the first 6 points for the Chiefs sandwiched between a buckets by Frank, Johnson and Tierney. With 5:13 in the third it was Bombers 39- 34. Kast hit a jumper in the key and Millican made one of two from the charity strip to cut the lead to two points. B J Arthurs (nursing an ankle sprain) scored inside for the Bombers but Lange got one of two from the free throw line and Baker hit a deuce to make the score Bombers 43-42. Kast picked up his fourth foul mid way through the period and returned to the pine. A big trey from Johnson at the 1:52 mark put the Bombers ahead by three. Walker scored two for the Chiefs and Arthurs scored in the paint on an assist from York. Lawson hit a driving bucket for the Chiefs to end the third quarter at 47-46 Bombers. The final period started with another deuce from Frank and a return bucket by the Chiefs. Bussman hit a trey from Downtown, but Walker drove the lane for two to make the score 52-50 Bombers with 5:50 to play. The Chiefs were well over the limit on fouls and the Bombers expected to greet the charity stripe with open arms. Frank was fouled on a rebound and calmly put in both shots. Kast followed with a deuce and it was 54-52 Bombers with 2:49 to play. Frank drove the key, hoop and a hack, foul shot good. After a miss by the Chiefs Frank hit one of two from the stripe to make the score 58-52 Bombers with 1:11 to play. Kast hit a deuce, his final points of the game, to cut the lead to 4. Johnson nailed two from the foul line for the Bombers and Lange put in an offensive rebound for the Chiefs, The last 4 points were two foul shots from York, one of two from Bussman and with 3 seconds remaining York hit one of two from the charity stripe. Final, Bombers 64-56. York had 17, Frank 16, Bussman 12 and Johnson 11 for the Bombers, The Bombers were 18 of 36 from two point range but only 3 of 17 from beyond the arch. The charity strip produced 19 of 23, a sizzling 83%. The Bombers pulled down 19 offensive boards (5 by Bussman) and 23 from the defensive end. Bussman led with 13 caroms. York had 3 of the Bombers 8 steals and 5 of the Bombers 13 assists. Bussman blocked one shot and the home team committed only 7 turnovers. Kast led all scored with 20 points, 14 in the first quarter alone. Next week the Bombers have a bye on Friday and travel to Wenatchee on Saturday. Stay tuned for more Bomber action. After staring 0-2 with losses to Davis and Kennewick, the Bombers have won 4 of their last 5 to go 4-3. A win at Southridge, a loss at Pasco, a big win over Walla Walla at home and another at Eisenhower before the holiday break, followed by the win over Moses Lake puts the Bombers in 4th place. Every team has at least one loss early in the season. Re: Change on Basketball Results Davis is undefeated, 6-0, as they beat Ike 100-72. Pasco and Walla Walla have one loss, Southridge and Moses Lake have two losses, followed by the Bombers with 3 losses, Kennewick and Eastmont have 4 losses, Eisenhower has 5 losses and Kamiakin has not won a game. Richland has defeated Southridge, Eisenhower, Walla Walla and Moses Lake. Losing at Davis, Kennewick at home and at Pasco The remaining games in the first half for the Bombers are at Wenatchee, Kamiakin at home and at Eastmont. The second half will find the Bombers home for six of their 10 games. -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Lost and found Ok... we Bombers are funny sorts. We know it and we are proud of it. Today I watched "Fat Man and Little Boy" for about the 100th time... never get tired of it... it's a little of that glue that holds us all together. Well, as it became clear from my blurb yesterday, I missed out on a really great lady to work with because she "missed" the trick questions... Sorry I called her an "older" woman... but I thought more "mature" or more "experienced" might get me in real trouble. A couple of the guys have been mentioning our Mr. Denler ('64) lately and it has been bothering me that when I send mass mailings, his address now comes up as no such number no such zone... Checked with numbers 32 ('63) and 10 ('64) as well as Freddie Schafer ('63) and Jimbeaux ('63) and none of them had a new email address for the boy. Even our great publisher didn't have a new address for him. So here's the deal, we don't lose no one... even those that would prefer not to be found get found around here... so, anybody seen Denler lately or got a new email address for him... lemme know! Thanks a bunch! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin ('69) Re: Jerome Durbin, 1908-2003 Dear Maren: Earlier this evening I sent this message to your other address. Just noticed I should perhaps have used the "Sandstorm" address. Maybe you could let people know that my beloved daddy, Jerome Durbin, age 94 1/2, died this morning. We found him when we went down to make breakfast. He went peacefully and without pain during the night. It was the way he wanted to go. I think it was metastatic cancer from a melanoma he had removed in 1991. But he was still mentally alert, getting around with a walker, reading his newspaper and readers' digest and watching football. We weren't ready for him to go, because you never are, but he's at peace with my Mom, Hilda, in heaven now. They had 4 kids, 18 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. We'll probably have the funeral on Saturday the 11th, and then fly down to Elizabethtown, Kentucky to bury him with my mom. My Folks moved to Richland from Kentucky in 1947, and lived on Sanford and then on Trippe. My oldest brother, Jerry, did high school at a seminary, but the rest of us are Bombers: my brother, Terry ('62), my sister Marye ('63) and I'm class of '69. My dad often proudly wore his Day's Pay and Richland Bombers T- shirts, even out here near Philadelphia (much to the locals' puzzlement). Best wishes, -Anna Durbin ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Re: Article by John Hebert (former John Ball Student) Thanks so much for sharing John Hebert's story about Santa Claus---I will be the first to admit that I believed in that jolly, old man for many, many years! I was in 4th grade and remember taking the "S" copy of the World Book Encyclopedia to school and having Miss Jones(Spalding)read the entire story to the class! I still believed in him and had gotten very upset because a few in the class had said there was no such thing as Santa Claus!!!!! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ blasted tule fog has returned to Bakersfield, CA... can barely see the houses across the street... just hate this stuff and we are likely to have it for tomorrow, too, which means the kids will have school delays, and they have already been out of school TWO weeks--not like they need any more time off! *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: Rose Bowl Hey, Greg Alley (73) I contemplated driving/flying all the way to California, to watch a College football game, but then it dawned on me, wow, it's only a college football game. If I were gonna travel half way across the US, I might go to San Diego, to watch the Raiders in the Super Bowl. Been a Raider fan since the '60s. Seen them play, many times. If they don't make the Super Bowl, I will still be a fan. I may watch the Super Bowl, on my wide screen TV. Hey, I even ventured out as far as to get to the Pro Bowl once. Here I sat, in my Iowa basement, watching the Rose Bowl, on the wide screen, with Jeanette Haberman ('73). (She is quite the Cougar fan) We like snacking on the Cougar Cheese that my sister, Bexa ('72) sends us for Christmas each year. I will venture out, this winter, to ride my Harley to Bike Week in Daytona, It will be cold, but Hey, it's Bike Week in Daytona! As Keith Jackson said, "Go Cougs." Great to be a Raider Fan, with a Silver and Black Harley, in Iowa, -Rob Peutz ('73) - Go Cougs *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, and '02), Ralph Myrick ('51) Lenora Hughes ('55), Ray Loescher ('57) Sharon Panther ('57), Paul Ratsch ('58) Ed Wood ('62), Roy Ballard ('63) David Rivers ('65), Gary Christian ('67) Nancy Erlandson ('67), Peggy Hartnett ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45,'46, '02) Re: I got it!!! To Maren I don't know what you did, but I got my first two Sandstorms in many, many weeks!!! Hooray!! Maybe that new granddaughter had something to do with it. Now if it can only continue. -Dick McCoy ('45,'46, '02) - Bronc,Beaver,Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) You know, the sad thing about Brad Cutshall ('51RIP) was we attended Bob Campbell's ('51RIP) funeral at 1:00 on Saturday. Brad got up and told some memories that he had of Bob and himself. I talked with him in the lobby of the church. Then, about 12 hours later, I learn that Brad had died. It is almost too much. Someone could have hit me in the head with a sledge hammer and I wouldn't have been any more numb. This new year hasn't had a good start. Now, I am waiting for my Mom to pass. I keep wondering when, but God has His own plan. My prayers go with them all. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Looking for-- I am calling on my Bomber compatriots for a little help. I have been trying to locate the following: Kaye Horrocks {'54}, Rosa Smith {'55}, Arlene Gruver {'57}, and Hope Northrup {57}. If anyone out there knows where they might be I would appreciate the information. You can email me. I think of all my Bomber acquaintances often. My prayers go out to Tom McKeown ('53) and his family. Also to any other Bombers out there that are going through difficult times. Bomber hugs!!!!! -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Loescher ('57) Re: Non Localized Prostate Cancer This is personal and I'm uncomfortable with sharing such information about myself. On the other hand, by what I say, maybe a few fellas may be motivated to have their yearly physicals after they reach age 50 or so. I last had a physical 3 years ago and because I am in good health, I delayed getting the next one. When I did, I found that a previous PSA of 1.7 had risen to 17.0 I won't go into other diagnostic details except to say that I have an 85% chance that I have cancer that has already left the prostate. I've had a lot of well meaning advise on what to do about my cancer, but the facts are that current medical treatments for a guy with extra capsuler prostate cancer all fail within 5 to 10 years. If you're real lucky, maybe 15. But the side effects! Discouraging for sure. The promising treatments of the future are aimed at getting the body to defeat cancer. These include making vaccine from your cancer to pump up your immune system (which then kills the cancer). Also watch for antiangiogenic therapies. They are aimed at getting your body to fight. We all have cancer in us, but some of us have stronger immune systems that keep the cancer in check. I was born 10 years too soon! -Ray Loescher ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Panther Taff ('57) To: Greg Alley ('73) Possibly one of the reasons there were so few Cougar alum at the game was the cheesy way WSU handled ticket sales. You were given points based mostly on how much you had donated to WSU. I have worked for WSU for 29 years in the same job and my first little card from WSU said I had 600 points and therefore not eligible for a ticket since bottom of the list to get tickets was 27,000+ points. Later on when it was evident they weren't going to sell enough, I got another card the day after Christmas stating I was eligible to buy a ticket. Some of my coworkers got tickets from big-donor friends who received several so they could make plans early on to attend. At the game friends said scalpers were selling tickets anywhere from $10-25. -Sharon Panther Taff ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Ratsch ('58) Re: Where are you? Jim Harbor ('56) Paul A. Liddle ('57) Dennis Catt ('58) -Paul Ratsch ('58) ~ Dallas, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Jerome Durbin My heartfelt sympathies to Jerry, Terry ('62), Marye ('63), and Anna ('69) on the loss of their father. I recall both Jerome and Hilda when Terry and I would frequently get together, either at his house, a church function, scouts, school, or whatever. They were both good people with the heart to form a great family. All my best to each one of you. -Ed Wood ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roy ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) We are the proud Grandparents of our first grandchild: Allyson Nicole Ballard, born 01-02-03, 3:46am. 7 pounds and 19 inches long, with a full head of dark hair. The proud parents are Greg ('90) and Katie Ballard of San Diego, CA. -Roy ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Check out "An Ordinary Killer" Ok sports fans. I promised this a while back and then didn't follow through... Probably if Paula Jill ('64) had come down to be my executive assistant this would have been accomplished in a more timely fashion... but no need to cry over spilt V-neck sweaters... so to speak... Terry Davis Knox's ('65) latest film is a based on a true story thriller. Terry plays a detective "Ben Bannister" Kinda like Bix Baxter only with a Ben. Woulda worked better if the name had been Ban instead of Ben or Bennister instead of Bannister... but that happens sometimes. The name of the film is: "An Ordinary Killer". For more details you might wish to go to... no not there, Mr. Osgard ('63WB)... I mean a web site... : Enjoy. -David Rivers ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Beware, Bombers!! If you don't have a 19" screen AND have your screen resolution set right, you'll have quite a time trying to view that website. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Christian ('67) Re: SPRING TIME ALERT!!!!! While taking a walk on January 2 here in Vancouver, WA, I noticed a bit of green in my neighbor's planter. Low and behold, the Crocus flowers were pushing up through the earth. I have seen these early Spring plants in February, but never before in early January! I began to look around and discovered that some bushes had green buds ready to burst. Mother nature has really been fooled this year! There have only been a couple of days with lows below freezing, and most daytime highs this winter have been in the fifties and even a few low sixties! With all the rain and mild temperature things are greener then normal. And we haven't had one flake of snow this year either. If this keeps up I will be mowing the lawn by the middle of February! (Grin!) Oh, wait a minute! That may not be a good thing! lol Anyway, with any luck Spring will be just around the corner. Regardless, Spring is already here for me as my son Will is sneaking home from the Air Force this week to surprise his Mom and girl friend. (With help from his dad.) Bomber Cheers, -Gary Christian ('67) ~ Vancouver, WA - where the sun is shining today, and will be for a few days. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) See entry from Roy Ballard ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Well it was a pretty rough Rose Bowl around our house since my husband actually played football at OK for a couple years, that one hurt and I didn't even go to WSU! Just want to remind Rob Peutz ('73) and all you other Harley Bombers who might be headed to Daytona, to drop in on the Broken Spoke and say hi to Jay and Claudia, the owners. Like me, they call Bisbee, AZ home and are great people. There are now 3 Broken Spokes and so we don't see them nearly enough. Remember to keep the shiny side up and have a grand time. -Peggy Hartnett ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 Bombers and 2 funeral notices today: Char Dossett ('51), Betty Conner ('52), Dave Rhodes ('52WB), Mike Clowes ('54), Bill Berlin ('56), Betty McElhaney ('57) Patti Jones ('60), Mary Ray ('61) Tim Smyth ('62), Jim House ('63) Patti McLaughlin ('65), Chuck Crawley ('67) Marcia Wade ('67), Diane Carpenter ('72) Jeanette Haberman ('73), Jim Rice ('75) Karen Davis ('76), Tami Lyons ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Nancy Griffin Cutshall ('51) I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brad. How wonderful to have been able to spend almost 50 years together. You are in my thoughts and prayers. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: Sidney Seaman Sumsion ('53WB-RIP) Sadly, I'd like to report that Sidney died on Sunday, December 5. She had fought a brave fight with pancreatic cancer that wasn't diagnosed in time. Sidney moved from Richland about mid year in 1952, to Blackfoot, Idaho, and graduated from there. She went to BYU for a year, and then married and moved back to Richland. She leaves her husband, Russell, and children, all Bombers! Jay, Dale, Carl, and Diane. I forget their graduation years. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 1 PM at the Thayer LDS Church, and she will be buried in the cemetery out on the Bi-Pass. A lot of people will feel the loss, and miss her, but not as much as I. A great friend! Good person. -Betty Conner Sansom ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Rhodes ('52WB) Re: Car Mishap in the Spring of '49 In the spring of 1949 I was in a car wreck with Jim Hill, Leon Robison, Betty Butler (I think) and Nancy Hawthorne. There were 3 other girls in the car and I don't remember who they were. If you are out there and were involved I would appreciate hearing from you. I did attend the class of '52's 50th and Alice and I had a wonderful time. -Dave Rhodes ('52WB) ~ Yakima,WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Gary Christian ('67) The early advance of Spring is not too far fetched. This afternoon, while taking care of some business I passed a house here in Albany. There parked in front was a lawn care truck. And they were actually mowing the lawn, even though the temperature was hovering around freezing and the fog was still quite thick. It is, indeed, a strange year. Bomber Cheers, -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ trying to keep warm in Albany, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Good Old Jim Hamilton ('63) Good to hear that my old George Washington Way neighbor James "Jimbeau" Hamilton ('63) is alive and kicking. Actually I know he is because he is my travel agent but why would he take the ever beautiful Nancy on their 35th Wedding Anniversary to the Motel 3.95 in Liverwurst [a/k/a Levenworth], WA? Travel Agents can get good deals on Five Star accommodations [I should know the best deals as I was in that business for 22 years] with wall to wall floors, a TV and even a window. You can run but you can't hide from ugly displays of football, such as the Rose Bowl [and Sun Bowl]. Sounds like the Bomber No Class of 1963 to me. Jim and my brother Bruce were in Cub Scouts together and then attended Lewis and Clark as classmates. Maybe that is why Jim went into the Army and Bruce into the Navy. Just after I graduated from Richland in 1956 my folks moved to Kennewick and Bruce HAD to go there to finish high school so he never got to be a Bomber. Happy Anniversary to Jim and Nancy. Bill ['56] and Bruce [NOB, not a Bomber] '63 Berlin -Bill Berlin ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) To: Linda Reining ('64) I sent you a message to your email address and didn't get a response so I am asking the same question again. I know I'm not the smartest kid on the block but what is "tule fog" and how do you pronounce it. I have heard of dense fog and seen fog so thick you couldn't see your hand in front of your face but never heard of "tule fog". Happy New Year to everyone. -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Alumni Seattle/Fife area Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday January 10, 2003 Lunch Date: January 12, 2003 Coffee Time: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH Time: 12:30 p.m. Where: Fife Bar and Grill Next to the Day's Inn (253) 922-9555 Address: 3025 Pacific Hwy E., Fife, WA I-5, Exit 136 B (Port of Tacoma) Turn left on Pacific Hwy. E. Price: Price range $10.00 - $14.50 includes drink and tip All Bomber Spouses and Friends are welcome! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Re: Relentless Cyber Intruders It is unfortunate that greed has permeated the Internet to the extent that our right to surf the web without being violated is no longer possible. I had an experience recently, which proved that there is no limit to how vulnerable we really are when we enter cyberspace. I was snared by a pop-up ad. I am forced to do a ctrl/alt/delete and now I'm off line. Expletive! Was that the end of it? Nooo! I then find that the site has insidiously become my new homepage. Yikes! Now I am really livid. I scramble to get my original homepage back. Precious time wasted!. More Expletives! Was that the end of it? Nooo! I later go into my favorites and find my senior brain cells being challenged. I don't remember setting up the folders that are now appearing before my eyes, i.e. Shopping, Gaming, Cool Stuff, Entertainment, etc. I open one of the seven mysterious folders and run my mouse over one of the links in the folder and find that the link is to my relentless intruder's web site. Scary! The porn spam and the stacked pop-up ads that force you off line are bad enough, and now this. I read about people having their homepage taken over in a Q and A computer section of the newspaper a while back, so I think this may be a new wave of invasion to be experienced if you haven't already been a victim. The ability to invade my favorites was what really blew me away. I had not heard or read about that happening to people and had never imagined such a thing possible, nor had I imagined someone doing something so unconscionable. I see no way to protect ones self from these type of attacks. Maybe someone in this forum has some suggestions to pass on. I don't think that there is any way to avoid spam email. Selling lists is widespread. Even our schools sell lists. I know people who rarely surf the web and they get that horrible porn spam. There may be ISP's that sell lists. The best way that I know of to avoid being intimidated into not fully utilizing the web as you would like is to have two email addresses. Use one strictly for personal use and the other one when signing up at web sites, using site's Tell-A-Friend (this is a free service offered to web sites by outfits and I am certain a spam generator), email a page to a friend (same free service), etc. Go into your spam email account every so often and click on select all/delete. Voila! The last thing that we want is to have the Internet regulated, but I fear that things may get worse before they get better. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: Mr. Durbin (RIP) I would like to echo the condolences of Ed Wood ('62) to all the Durbin children on the loss of their father. I remember both the Durbin parents as being extremely intelligent and supportive. I have many fond memories of being in the Durbin home for various functionsprimarily Cub Scouts. If my memory serves me right, he was also very active in the Knights of Columbus, where he was a member with my Dad and many other fathers of Sandstorm readers. We Smyth children used to help out Dad with the K of C when it was near the "Rose Bowl". I used to mow the lawn and the odor outside was most challenging. A function of growing up... I have difficulty with the switch from friends' parents and parents' friends being "Mr. and Mrs." to being "Verl and Lorena", as the Byrons were and "Ed and Mary" as the Charettes were. At what age does THAT happen? Time stops for no one. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Upstate New York. Hudson Falls (hit with 19 inches of snow Christmas Day and 14 more last Saturday). We've had more snow already this winter than we had all of last winter. Spring is just around the corner. Right!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) Re: T. Knox Movie To: David Rivers (65) Thanks for the heads up about the recent film starring Terrence Knox ('65). This is not his first role as an detective. I liked him as the less than honorable Detective Al Stein in an episode of "Philly." It would be nice if he could have persuaded his director to use a different first name so fellow Bombers could have enjoyed an inside chuckle. Although 10-('64) may not have been amused. -Jim House ('63) ~ Houston, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) Re: Kippy Lou OK, everybody, I saved Kippy Brinkman's ('62) vinyl recording from e-bay. She was my idol when I was a little girl. If anyone from her class or closer to her, personally, wants it, I will part with it for $25 (less than I paid). It is in good condition stereo, recorded in Richland! while she was a performer in Las Vegas. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Chuck Crawley ('67) To: Gary Christian ('67) Earth to Gary, It won't be much of a surprise when you put it in the paper :o). I know just what you mean, there were some signs of an early onset of Spring fever going around on this side of the creek too. -Chuck Crawley (BRC o'67) - Portland, OR ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) To: Roy ('63) and Nancy ('67) Erlandson Ballard Congratulations on the new Grand baby! They are wonderful! Do they live near by, so you can get your hands on easily? I've always said that if I'd known how great grand kids were I would have arranged to have grand kids before I had kids. (Might have been a bit difficult tho I guess!) Any way, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!! Granny Marcia -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) If Greg Ballard's ('90) baby is half as cute as he was, she'll be an adorable baby. (Greg was a blonde though.) My sisters and I thought Greg, and his brother Charlie, were IT. The cutest, the most fun, the best, the smartest. I know we felt some degree of "ownership" towards them. When they began to grow up, we had no other recourse but to have children of our own, as substitutes. Congratulations, Grandma and Grandpa. -Diane Carpenter Kipp ('72) ~ I'm pretty sure I was Greg's first non-family babysitter. If I wasn't, don't disillusion me.) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanette Haberman ('73) To: Peggy Hartnett ('72) and Rob Peutz ('73) Ah yes, the Broken Spoke Saloon. Rob, we will have to go to the one in Sturgis next summer. I took my grandma to dinner there last August, along with my parents who were visiting from Mesa, AZ. Grandma claims they have the best steaks in Sturgis. She should know, she's been a Sturgis cattle rancher's wife all her life. I think we'll have a place to stay next August... Nice segue from that Rose Bowl conversation, guys. That game smelled kinda like the Richland Rose Bowl, huh? -Jeanette Haberman ('73) ~ from beautiful downtown Iowa ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Rice ('75) Re: My Mom My Mom, Kaye Rice, passed away this morning after a long illness. She was in good spirits 'til the end -- a real joy to be with, and in my opinion a great example of how to live. She was also the mother of 5 Bombers: Jerry ('71), Randy ('73), Jim ('75), Cathy ('77), & Leon ('81) and a great friend and support to many more. So, happy trails, Mom. -Jim Rice ('75) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Re: Where are you...? Kevin Ryan ('76) Sandy Stavig ('76) Barb Berst ('76) -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) Just wanted to wish all of my fellow '76 Classmates a "Happy New Year"!!! I have been "minding" the '76 website for the past couple of years. I want to start sprucing it up a bit. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to send them to me. With our 30th class reunion coming up in 3 years (eek!) it would be nice to have a "Then & Now" section with pictures and bio's...(like the '75 the way, nice job Jim!) -Tami Lyons Zirians ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Gale Bollinger Webb Brackins ('59) ~ 1941 - 1/1/03 >>Quay "Brad" Cutshall, M.D. ('51) ~ 4/2/34 - 1/5/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Betty Conner ('52), Lorraine "Rainy" Powell ('52WB) Marilyn Peddicord ('53), Dave Henderson ('60WB) Larry Mattingly ('60), Kathy O'Neil ('63) Mary Ann Vosse ('63), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Linda Reining ('64), Rob Peutz ('73) Brad Upton ('74), Karen Davis ('76) Kathy Ryals ('77), Beth Young ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Eckert Sullens ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Reining ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pearl "Pat" Drotts Adler ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Funderburg ('66) NOT A BOMBER Birthday Today: Edna Smyth ('71WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Conner Sansom ('52) Re: Sidney Seaman Sumsion ('53WB-RIP) Oops! It appears I missed one of Sidney's children: Mike! Sorry about that, Mike. Forgive me. Thank you. -Betty Conner ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Maren: Thank you so very much in working on 'juno' and others until they finally gave into your persuasive persistence. I have received my fourth sandstorm (in a row) through my e-mail since weeks and weeks of going to the net to read it. Thanks again. You are greatly appreciated. To: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) You asked if any one knew where Hope Northup ('57) might be. Her sister Lois Northup Peters ('52WB) lives in Kennewick. Maybe you can contact her. -Lorraine Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) To: Ray Loescher ('57) I'm sorry to hear of your cancer. Hope the treatment WILL go well. -Marilyn Peddicord Whitley ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Henderson ('60WB) Re: Tule Fog To: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) Betty, Tulle is the name of an aquatic plant, that makes it home in fresh water lakes and ponds. Since fog is nothing more than a cloud that has formed on the ground (temperature & dew point are the same). And since the density of a cloud (fog) is dependent on the amount of water vapor in the air. As the temperature drops (over night) you will find a cloud (fog) forming over a pond or lake. This is because the air over a body of water is more saturated with water, than the air is over dry ground. That is why you will see fog over the Columbia river, but not over the desert. In California we have a large lake in the south end of the central valley called Tulle lake. (named after the aquatic plant which grows in abundance in the lake). During the winter months, in California, the outside air temperature drops far enough so it is the same as the dew point temperature. When this happens a thick dense cloud (fog) forms over Tulle lake. Thus the term Tulle fog was coined by our ancestors. In California Tulle fog means thick dense fog. -Dave Henderson ('60WB). Pilot/Flight Instructor ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Jerome Durbin (RIP) This last weekend I cashed in some air miles and took a couple of days for a fast trip to Tucson on business and a nice evening with George ('63) and Peggy Barnett and then up to Phoenix to see and hold my newest great grand daughter, Andrea. Got some great 4 generation pictures. When I caught up on several days of the Sandstorm on my return, I was saddened to see of Jerome's passing. My sympathies to the family. He was always a favorite person to me. I admired him for his unfailing good spirits. We, Jerry, as I knew him, my mother and dad and myself were all born in places a few winding miles apart in the edge of the Kentucky hills. They knew each other before Richland. Jerry and I spent many hours working together at the Knights of Columbus hall. He exemplified the good in others. One thing about the passing of a man like Jerry: you gotta know he is with Hilda and happy in a better place. No fear, God will be good to him. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From home south of Tacoma where it is 24 and not a cloud, so about 10pm I dug out my reflector telescope for some great viewing in the cold clear air. A couple of neighbors came over with hot chocolate and we had a great time looking at the heavens till the chill set in. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Thanks so much for letting us know about this site! (I have been on vacation with my husband in Laughlin, Nevada, so I'm just getting around to reading earlier Alumni Sandstorms issues.) I really enjoyed looking up many songs for kids. I teach child development in a high school in San Jose. My students have been studying children and are currently planning and setting up their second semester on-campus preschool. We have seventeen preschoolers come in two mornings a week. My students teach them art, music, science, etc. This site will be great to help them plan their music activities. I am always looking for new ideas to help them in their teaching. I hope that many of them will go on to teach in some capacity. This site is wonderful. -Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) ~ Los Altos, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Signs of Spring Yes, the weather is mild this Winter. In between the storms that enable the surf to drop driftwood the size of Volkswagens all the way up to the dune grass, it has been sunny and very warm here on the Washington coast. Two of our rhododendron bushes are in full bloom, and the geraniums that I neglected to remove from outdoor pots are thriving and full of new blooms. All we need is to hear the Spring peepers to convince me that Spring is here. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) ~ in sunny Ocean Park, WA on the Long Beach Peninsula ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 and '64) Re: Bomber Lunch (and more) - 1/8/02 There were only two of Bombers - Frank Whiteside ('63) and me, but that's enough for a Bomber lunch!! What a great time. Frank was a wonderful host and took me places I'd never been before... and I spent about 15 years in and around the New Orleans area starting in 1964 when G.E. transferred my Dad and the Smyths left Richland. Frank knows some cool places!!! Thank you Frank. -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) THE YEAR: 1946 THE DATE: January 9th THE EVENT: the birth of two little girls FAST FORWARD: 9 years later THE YEAR: 1955 THE DATE: September THE EVENT: first day of school WHERE: Miss Jones' 4th grade classroom (Spalding) WHAT: the same two girls meet for the first time and become the best of friends. WHO: Pat (aka Pearl) Drotts Adler ('64) and Linda Reining ('64) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, "sis"... you're still older than me!! *GRIN* To: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) Re: tule fog I did send you a reply to your e mail... I'm sorry that it didn't arrive, so I will answer your question here. Tule (pronounced "toolee") fog is indeed so thick you cannot see your hand in front of your face! I didn't believe it, but when I moved here in 1985, I got my first experience with it... I went outside, put my hand in front of my face, and I could NOT see it!!! It was really weird! It usually burns off by 10-10:30am, but yesterday it decided to hang around all day... sun never did come out and the schools were delayed for 2 hours... the busses won't run in those conditions, so the teachers have to be there, but the students are allowed to come in 2 hours later. I hate driving in it and usually don't, but on occasions when I have had to, I drive with at least one window down, slower than the speed limit, avoid the freeway and take surface streets! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - wind is blowing and it is cold outside. Someone mentioned gardeners mowing lawns in near-freezing temps... the gardeners here mow even when it rains... nothing stops them! *GRIN* They also put down rye grass and either cow manure or sulfate of ammonia (I think that is what it is called... little white pellets that have to be watered to melt) in the Winter, that way they can have year-round employment! *GRIN* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: Rubber side Down To: Peggy Hartnett ('72) Yes, Peggy, rubber side down is the best way to keep the chrome shining and bright. Will absolutely stop by the Broken Spoke while in Daytona. Will tell Jay and Claudia hi for you. They won't start shooting, will they? :P To: Jeanette Haberman ('73) Okay Jeanette, we can do steak at Sturgis. Loved the clam chowder in Boston, pizza at Times Square, oysters in San Francisco, nachos in Toronto, and shrimp in Mazatlan. We could get married this summer, and run to New Orleans for a Muffaletta. Its good to be in Chicago, where it is 52. -Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Dear Denver Bombers, I will be performing January 29th thru February 2nd, at Wit's End comedy club in Westminster, CO. I know there's a bunch of Bombers in the area because you had a luncheon recently. I believe show times, directions, etc. are available at I hope to see some of you there, please stop by and chat if you make it to the show! Go Bombers, -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. I also have dates coming up this Spring in Amarillo, San Antonio, Reno, and Cleveland. While I'm on the subject, anyone up for a Bomber cruise this summer in Alaska? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {I checked the website and there are no directions, but you can make reservations online and they suggest that you do so because they sell out frequently. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) Geez, it is the 8th of January, has anyone heard from brother Mike? -Karen Davis Scheffer ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathy Ryals ('77) Re: Kaye Rice (RIP) Kaye Rice, or "Mama Rice" as I always called her, will be remembered with love. From the time I was 6, and would walk home from school with her daughter Cathy ('77), she always greeted me with warmth and grace. She did that all her life. As we grew, as she experienced so many parts of life with all her children and husband, she never lost time for her children's friends. She danced at my wedding and dances in my heart today. My love and prayers go to Rudy and all the kids. -Kathy Ryals ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Beth Young Gibson ('81) Re: Books If anyone missed their chance to get Images of America: Richland, Washington, all you locals might come on over to Barnes and Noble on Saturday, January 11. I am doing a book signing from 2 - 4 p.m. I'll also be signing my book in the same series on Yakima. For those who may be interested a lady named Mary Kion has written the book in the series on Kennewick, and will be at the store at the same time as I am, to sign her book. Hope to see a good turnout. Thanks for your past support! -Beth Young Gibson ('81) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Sidney Seaman Sumsion ('53WB) ~ 10/29/35 - 1/5/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/10/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Ken Ely ('49), Dave Brusie ('51) Ralph Myrick ('51), Viva Webster ('53) Tim Smyth ('62), Betty Noble ('63) Donna Nelson ('63), Lynn Noble ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Re: Leon Seaman ('49) Re: The obituary of Sidney Seaman Sumsion ('53WB) The obit mentioned that she was preceded in death by her brother, Lee Seaman. Could that be Leon Seaman ('49)? -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA - where it is cool and foggy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Brusie ('52) Re: Brad Cutshall's ('51) Death To: Nancy Cutshall ('51) Nancy, Sorry to hear of Brads passing, and we will all miss him. I will certainly have a mass said for him this Sunday. You have Carol's and my deepest sympathy. -David & Carol Brusie ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) Guess what Bombers? We buried Campbell ('51)... today we buried Cutshall, and Saturday we will bury Jerry Culverhouse. All my friends, my age. I can't figure it out why these especially fine gentleman were taken at such a young age. It breaks my heart. I guess we must put our faith in God and trust that He knows what He is doing. I still can't understand--guess I never will. God Bless their families and comfort them. Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Viva Webster (Culverhouse) Metz ('53) To: Fellow Classmates of Jerry Culverhouse ('51) and all other friends As you may have already read in the Tri-City Herald; Jerry passed away at 11:51 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8 at his home surrounded by his family. He had been ill for quite some time and was completely bedridden the past few months. His service will be Saturday, January 11, 4:00 p.m. at Einan's. -Viva Webster (Culverhouse) Metz ('53) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tim Smyth ('62) Re: The whining NY Giant fans are everywhere here Even though I've lived in New York for 34 years, my pro football teams are STILL the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders. I'm fed up with the Giant fans here whining about the officials. The officials didn't blow a 24 point lead... the Giants did. The team that REALLY got hosed last year was the Raiders against the Patriots. I guess I feel partially vindicated. -Tim Smyth ('62) ~ Hudson Falls, NY ~ yelling loudly for the 'Niners and the Raiders on Sunday ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) Belated Birthday Greetings to my best friend, Linda Reining ('64)... friends from childhood and truly good friends now. I've noticed how you've given Sandstorm readers a lot to think about and great places to surf the net. More important than that you are able to play an active part in your children's lives and in their families' lives. Keep it up! I hope to come see you this year... some time... wish I knew when. -Betty Noble Giedd ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Nelson ('63) Re: Tuesday, January 14th "Keep The Commitment" Is anyone else going to the coliseum, Spokane or Olympia? I work in Quincy and our school board approved closing the schools in order to attend any of the three statewide rallies. They adjusted our school calendar and we will work another day to make it up later in the year. Our "education governor" is proposing not to keep the commitment to education and has huge cuts planned. This WILL affect the quality of education we provide for children and my grandchildren. The public is invited to attend. In Kennewick, it starts at 9 and is over about 1. I don't know times for Spokane and Olympia. -Donna Nelson ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn Noble Paden ('72) A belated happy birthday to my other sister, Linda Reining ('64), who is a wonderful person and will always be a special member of our Noble family! -Lynn Noble Paden ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Jerry Neil Culverhouse ('51) ~ 9/30/32 - 01/08/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/11/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Watts ('49), Bob Harman ('51) Anita Hughes ('52), Roberta Adkins ('52 Jim McDougal ('57), Judy Willox ('61) Mary Ray ('61), Roger Fishback ('62) Connie Foster ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Billy Didway ('66), David Flaherty ('76) ***************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George Dana ('70) NOT a Bomber Birthday Today: Barbara Smyth ('73WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) To: Ken Ely ('49) Ken, That was not Leon Symanski (Leon's real name). I dated Leon on occasion and he was an only child. I used to go to his house and listen to classical music. His family was music oriented and had a marvelous collection of classical music records. In fact I have some that were given to me as gifts. His mom was a great cook and kept inviting me to dinner, but I wouldn't stay because I was afraid she would try to feed me kidney stew. Leon told me it was delicious, but after his mother mentioned it was a wonderful dish as long as you soaked all the urine out of the kidneys, I couldn't bring myself to eat it. Years later, I was sitting in a pub in London and their specialty was beef and kidney pie and I decided it was time to lay aside my youthful prejudices and try this popular English dish. When I went to sample the concoction, the smell of urine assailed my nose. I don't know if it was my imagination or not, but I couldn't get the first bite into my mouth. That was the end of my experimentation with kidney stew. Later on, in my wild and single days, two girl friends and I rented his family home. At that time, the houses still belonged to the company and it was against the rule to sublet. The neighbors squealed on us (probably because of the noisy social gatherings) and we were evicted. I would like to get in touch with Leon. Does anyone have his current address? -Shirley Watts James ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Harman ('51) I, like Ralph Myrick ('51), am saddened and shocked by the passing of our friends and '51 classmates, Bob Campbell, Brad Cutshall and Jerry Culverhouse. Maybe there is a message in this for all of us. I have been in constant touch with my cardiologist since my by-pass surgery a few years ago but some of you might not be seeing a doctor regularly. Let me encourage you to have regular checkup even though you have retired and no longer get the regular company physicals. I don't know if our classmates had been doing that but sometimes early detection can make a difference. My condolences to the families of our lost classmates. -Bob Harman ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) This is to extend my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Jerry Culverhouse ('51RIP), especially to his wife and to Neila and Mark, who I knew as children. My oldest daughter, Shelley Collier Rose (NAB) was one of the children that he helped to teach to water ski. She was seven at that time. I know he will be missed. -Anita Hughes Hogan ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) Re: 1952 Richland Bombers 50th Reunion Ornament To: All Bombers The 1952 Class Reunion Committee have a few items available from the 50th Class Reunion. There is 18 (Eighteen) each of the following available: -Richland Bomber Ornament: $10.00 (see above link) -Class of 1952 50th Reunion Memory Book: $5.00 -Class of 1952 50th Reunion Class Photo: $10.00 The prices include shipping You can contact me Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) for any of the items listed above. I'll give your name and address and phone number to Luana Ivers Portch ('52) and she will contact and ship them to you. Hope that all have a very Happy New Year. God Bless Bombers Forever, -Roberta Adkins Shipman ('52) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim McDougal ('57) Re: Article I haven't submitted anything to the Sandstorm for quite a while, but the following is something that was sent to me and that I thought "This is too good to keep to myself." In all the discussions (that I've been party to) about what this country, our city, and the Hanford site are all about, I think this expresses the sentiment of what Americans (and by extension Richland Bombers!!) are and what we stand for more than anything that I've seen so far. Enjoy, and feel free to either forward it to someone else, or to submit any criticism that you have of the feelings expressed herein: -Jim McDougal ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: All Missed Birthday's Lately I have been either traveling or remiss in wishing some pretty special people in my life a happy birthday, so to all of you whom I missed, here goes: Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Missed Ones, Happy Bomber Birthday to You And maaaaannnnnny moooooore! This to you Paula Jill Lyons ('64) and Larry Holloway ('64) on the 4th; to you Pam Ehinger ('67) on the 5th; to you Larry Mattingly ('60) on the 6th; to you Linda Reining ('64) and Mike Funderburg ('66) on the 9th. There are some real special ones coming up soon and I hope I don't miss them. ;o) To: Richland Club40 Officers and Representatives Re: Potluck-Christmas Party AKA Burt's Birthday I have been remiss in getting these pictures to Maren to put up on the site too. But I finally got a round tuit and got my hiney in gear so you can go look at them. We DO have fun don't we? To: The Ladies of the Luncheon, Class of '61 Re: Luncheon Pictures With the same round tuit mentioned above, I also got my buns on the burner and got the lunch pictures to Maren to also get up onto the web in the lunches site. You can view them. We also have a lot of fun don't we ladies? Hope you enjoy the pictures, I sure did. And the company at lunch! ;o) We really must do this more often, doncha think? To: The Spring Weather Watchers Re: Spring? I know it has been a funny Winter and that there ARE signs of Spring out there, but robins in December? Yeh, I had two robins perched on the edge of the bird/squirrel feeder yesterday. And when they discovered that there wasn't anything in the feeder that they liked, they commenced to fly over my black RAM truck and make their large white markings, making sure to hit the black so it showed up nice and bright! *G* Gonna feed them to the squirrels, that'll fix 'em! *LOL* Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ Clear and Cold! Stupid robins!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Re: Relentless Cyber Intruder In the 1/8/03 Sandstorm, I wrote about a pop-up ad that had entrapped me, become my new computer homepage and set up folders in my favorites. After reinstalling my original homepage, I deleted the folders and deleted all of my Internet Temporary files. I just wanted this intruder completely off of my computer. It seems as though that may not be possible. Now when I turn on my computer, on my desktop I get that little gray square with the big red X, which says "This program has performed an illegal operation and will shut down." The blue strip at the top of the gray square gives the name of this intruder's web site, followed by the word "Startup". I close the gray square and then everything seems to be okay. This intruder is not a fly-by-night web site. It is a search engine web site. Not a well known one, or at least not one that I had ever heard of before, but a sizeable web site. I hesitate to give the web site's name in a public forum because they are obviously unscrupulous and I don't want more problems from them. The name really isn't important since that is not going to prevent you from being snared when you are surfing the web. It happened to me when I was surfing numerous sites and since pop-ups stack up, I don't know which site generated it or when it happened. I am hoping that maybe there is someone in this forum who is computer literate enough to know what it is that they may have embedded in my computer to now make them a permanent part of my daily life. If this happened to me, there is a good chance that it will happen to someone else in this forum at some point in time. If this type of intrusion becomes pervasive on the web, we will probably be hearing about it in the news. Words cannot express how violated and angry I feel right now. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Roger Fishback ('62) Re: TRI-CITY PREP SPORTS REPORT - Jan. 10, 2003 ================================ By the Tri-City Herald sports staff 2003-01-11RogerFishback.htm -Roger Fishback ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Connie Foster McLean ('63) Thanks to Donna Nelson ('63) for the notice about the Washington State Teacher's Rally on Tuesday, Jan. 13. This rally will occur across Washington State to remind our legislators about their commitment (or lack thereof) to the children of our state. I'll be in Olympia, along with most of my fellow teachers from the Mercer Island School District. -Connie Foster McLean ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Betty Noble Giedd ('63) and Lynn Noble Paden ('72) WOW!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!! I really am glad the Noble family is a part of my life! Still remember your dad making pancakes on Saturday mornings--he would make all sorts of shapes--loved running next door and sneaking a few of them! *GRIN* Also loved watching the old cartoons on that big, old projector he would set up in your living room... I can still see Betty Boop, Little Lulu, Casper (which is my all-time favorite cartoon character), and he also had Steamboat Willie (Mickey Mouse). As Bob Hope says, "Thanks for the memories". *GRIN* -Linda Reining ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA - going to be in the 60s today, with possible chance of rain. At least we don't have fog!!!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Didway ('66) Read the interesting message on the way fog forms over water and land. Good information. I just want to add, that after many years of camp fire conversations and observations, that fog, whether over land or water usually forms in the low spots first. Knowing this can help one avoid dangerous situations. Also must mention that the best fishing on a lake is in these low spots. -Bill Didway ('66) ~ Leaving for the Playa Del Carmen this morning and may drive through some fog in the low spots on the way to SeaTac. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Flaherty ('76) I don't really know if it was that glass of great Northwest Reisling, being at Michael Peterson's oldest daughter's (Amanda) basketball game (maybe the first one I've been to since HS) or maybe the elk pepperoni stick right before bed, but I woke up from a dream of our Jazz Choir. That group of people were so special and important in my life. Not being able to go back to sleep I got up and looked at the old... yikes really old '76 Columbian. Turning to the music page I was reminded of that great trip we took to Japan. Who could forget Scott Bates laughing so hard that orange juice came out his nose... all over the stoic Japanese businessman on the plane... wait that might have happened on the bus heading to Moscow Jazz Festival... Moscow... wow we were world travelers weren't we. Oops, that's right Moscow, Idaho. Of course the thing that the Columbian reminded me of was our awesome sense of style. The picture shows us posing in those FINE steel gray/blue leisure suits and those polyester dresses they really were sexy don't cha think! Of course then as I perused further back I guess those outfits could have been worse... .we could have still been wearing those red polyester pants with the "cowboy" shirts from 1975. Along those lines does anybody else look at the kids today and want to yell "Hey kid, I had those pants in 1974!"? We did have some great times though, the trips we took were so much fun and experiences we had were unforgettable. The short "fishing" excursions always were a highlight escaping from those long bus rides. We had some great talent in that group the "girls quartet", Michael Peterson, The Mattinglys, Paul Barber, Scott Bates... man we had some folks who could sing. Sorry I guess I'm rambling... does anyone else have any of those memories... especially of that great "Japan" trip?? -David Flaherty ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Betty McElhaney ('57) Carol Converse ('64), Deedee Willox ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Karen Schildknecht ('67) Mary Bevacqua ('67WB), Scott Hartcorn ('67) Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68), Vicki Owens ('72) RHS Bomber Boosters Get FlooRed Committee ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Seattle 01/17 - Girls of '54 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Kaye Rice (Bomber Mom - RIP) For years, I would visit a good friend, Lenora Jackson, who was a neighbor of Kaye Rice. Kaye always had the most beautiful smile. She was a lady who was always so beautiful on the outside and on the inside. Lenora sure missed her when she moved away. My two children live so far away. Rick Trainor ('69) lives in Pennsylvania and Janice Trainor Hammond, who finished high school in California, 1972, lives in Syracuse, KS. I bet Kaye was a wonderful grandmother too. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) Re: Tule Fog Thank you to all who wrote in answering my question about Tule Fog. Now I am one up on the smartest kid on the block, but of course the smartest kid probably has already learned something new. Have a great day -Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer ('64) Re: Club40 Potluck-Christmas Party pictures To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Judy, Have you heard if anyone else had problems with these. I couldn't get a hold of any of the pictures at all. -Carol Converse Maurer ('64) ~ Eureka, CA - where the rain is here once again. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) Re: Real Special Birthdays [1/11/03 Sandstorm] To: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) Don't worry, sis! I won't let you forget my birthday! *LOL* -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) To: Jim McDougal ('57) Thanks for sharing the URL to that site [1/11/03 Sandstorm]... it was a great article and all of us should read and take to heart! -Linda Reining ('64) ~ sun is shining in Bakersfield, CA and it is in the 60s... seems as though Ol' Man Winter can't make up his mind if he wants to stay or go. *grin* ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) My mother, sisters and I went to the Silent Auction fund raiser for the Richland High Choir last night. There were some incredible things to bid on, from golf lessons to driving lessons to massages to night cruises on the Columbia River. WOW! What an honor... to be invited to sing at Carnegie Hall. I was amazed there weren't more people there. Over $1500 was collected, not counting just plain donations, so it was all worth it. Thanks to all who braved the dark to get there (I didn't even know where the Battelle Auditorium was, so of course we got lost!) I can't wait to see all the pics from the trip. They're still accepting donations, so feel free to drop them a buck or two. -Karen Schildknecht Mateo ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Bevacqua ('67WB) HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAMMY Ehinger ('67) and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love, -Mary Bevacqua ('67WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Re: Pop Up Ads [aka, APUs -- Annoying Pop Ups] Relentless Cyber Intruder To: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) & All Interested Bombers I, too, reported some time ago about an increase in pop-up ads and huge amounts of spam. The problem got so bad that it required me to replace my hard drive and completely load all programs and files. For anyone who has done this before, you know it takes hours to accomplish. The point I'm making is that my problem had more to do with what they call "Spyware" or "Scumware". These are programs that act like viruses, eat up your computer's memory, and even turns your computer into a server for other computers. You get these by downloading things that have spyware attached and you don't even know that you've agreed to it. Weatherbug, for instance, was one of my major offenders. There are many others like Date Manager, Precision Time and especially Kazaa, the music sharing program. These are all nasty critters. After hours of research, I found a program that removes known spyware from your computer. The program can be downloaded for free, and when you do, you run it much like a virus scan program. I'm not here to endorse anything, only to say that after a couple of months, my problems have largely been fixed. If you want to use it and it works, then great. I just thought I might save someone hours of grief. Go to and download the program AdAware 5.83. Once loaded on your system do a restart then run the scan. If the program finds any bad guys on your system you check all the boxes and delete them. I now do this on a daily basis... the scan only takes about 2 minutes. Hope this helps anyone with the problems of pop-up ads and spam. -Scott Hartcorn ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) Re: Bomber demographics Something came to mind this morning while I was reading the Alumni Sandstorm. Have we ever done a study on Bomber Alum demographics? This seems to ring some sort of bell with me, but I cant remember when/how/where, etc. Anyway, I think it would be interesting to know how many are married, never married, now single, widowed, how many kids, grand kids, kind of work, living where. That kind of stuff. Would it be tough to set up a questionnaire connected to a Bomber site that would tabulate this stuff? Just thinking out loud --- input solicited. Thanks, -Lynn-Marie Hatcher (68) - now single, two sons, no grand kids yet, nurse working toward THREE nurse practitioner degrees in grad school, living in Spokane at present ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: David Flaherty ('76) No, I've never yelled "Hey kid, I had those pants in 1974," though I've been tempted. Summer of 2000 I was stateside for R2K and went camping with a bunch of junior high and high school girls. The first shock was that these girls were the daughters of people who were behind me in school. The second was that they wore embroidered chambray shirts, bell bottom jeans, head bandannas, and the whole nine yards. I felt like I had been transported back to the halls of RHS, or maybe even to Twana Trek, circa Camp Field. I mentioned to my friend's 15-year-old daughter that we used to dress like that, and she replied, "Yeah, we call it the 'retro look.'" Oooooeee, no comeback to that! -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda ~ Where it's still summer. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: RHS Bomber Boosters Get FlooRed Committee Thank you to the Bomber Alumni that have supported the Art Dawald Gymnasium floor replacement with your generous contributions. Floor replacement will happen this summer because of the support we are receiving from all of you. We just received Jim Houses' ('63) donation today and it blew us away. Thanks!! We have received many $50 donations because everyone seems to want a piece of that Bomber tradition and nostalgia. $50 donors will receive a laser engraved floor board from the original floor. You can see a picture of the floor board at Bomber Boosters website if you would like to get one too. Donors that give $100 or more will also receive permanent recognition on a wall plaque in the foyer of Dawald. Our website gives a lot of information about the project. We just wanted to thank all of you who have supported "Get FlooRed". -RHS Bomber Boosters Get FlooRed Committee *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Hughes ('56), Mary Ray ('61) Paul Barber ('76), Mike Mattingly ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Hughes ('56) Re: Seattle Area Lunch - 1/12/03 Another great time at the Fife get together. It was great to meet first timers John ('66) and Merrilee Zimmer. Hope they continue to attend. John said that it sure brought back some old memories. Burt Pierard ('59) made it over for the lunch. Seems he is working over here several days a week so maybe we can see him more often. Nada McCoy ('62) also made it and it was great to see her and get a chance to talk with her again. Larry Mattingly ('60) had his birthday this month so he got his birthday "cake". I think he liked us singing to him but I am not sure. Attendees: Delores Moody Stewart ('60) and husband, Chuck, John ('66) and Marrilee Zimmer, Irl French ('51), Jessica Blessing, Agnes Hughes, Tom Hughes ('56), Patti Jones Ahrens ('60), Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62), Max Sutton ('57), Jim McDougal ('57), Burt Pierard ('59), Nick Nelson ('56), Dore Tyler ('53), and Nada McCoy ('62). -Tom Hughes ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Ray Henslee ('61) Re: Relentless Cyber Intruders To: Scott Hartcorn ('67) Sounds like good advice. Maybe it will take a few class action lawsuits to get some of these "Scumbuckets" to change their stripes. Is that a word we used as teens or did I pick that one up in my later life. Can't remember? Unlike you, I have never downloaded anything. If a site wants you to download something in order to see it, I always pass. I am guessing that something ended up in my registry, which caused that gray square to come up after I deleted everything connected with my intruder. Basically to tell me that my computer was looking for something that is no longer there. I am just speculating because it seems to me that I read once that when that gray illegal operation square comes up it is because you are doing something invalid that your computer doesn't recognize. I know that I don't have a virus or anything that will eat up my files. Just an annoyance that makes you skeptical about surfing the web, which I think is very sad. Your experience really makes a person skeptical about going to unfamiliar sites and ever downloading anything. My Server scans for viruses. I got a note one time saying that an incoming email had been sent back to its sender due to a possible virus, so I guess they must be protecting their clients. Just how foolproof it is I don't know. They also have a Spam mail filter, but I have never implemented that because I don't see how they can really know what is Spam and what is mail you may want. Sometime ago I started viewing my mail on my Server's site in my webmail account first. I then delete all Spam mail or mail that I don't recognize before allowing it into Outlook on my computer. I don't know if this helps to safeguard against getting a virus or not. Logically it seemed to me that it might. It also allows me to find emails in my Outlook Inbox faster because I don't have to scroll through all the Spam mail. I will never use pop-ups on my site. [] I will just keep trying my best to make it the old fashioned way and if that doesn't work, then I will just give it up. And by the way, if anyone is looking to buy some Christian books, videos, etc., the Christian book merchant on my site has $2.99 shipping on any size order until January 31. I think their prices are comparable to Barnes and Noble and Amazon online books. Books are sometimes cheaper online than at Brick and Mortar stores due to no overhead costs or so a gal at the Barnes and Noble store told me one time when I found a book much higher there than on their online store. An interesting tidbit that I picked up along the way. I'm a big comparison shopper, so I always tell people to compare and if they can get something on my site cheaper or at a comparable price great - if not, then please buy it somewhere else because I would. Happy and Safe Surfing - if that's possible anymore. -Mary Ray Henslee ('61) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Paul Barber ('76) To: Dave Flaherty ('76) Hi Dave, I think I remember the Japan trip well. At least from our yearbook, in great detail, Like busy little bees in their hive all a-buzz, We slaved all year long, for the trip that never was. Ok, English was never my strong suit. Speaking of suits, my swing choir suit was the only one I owned at the time, so I had to wear that bus driver uniform for my senior picture; Alas! forever memorialized as a baby-faced transportation specialist. That was an incredible year, and I too am often amazed as I remember the talent that was in that group. I still think that girls quartet should have tried to stay together for a while. I'm glad Mike P. kept to his dream; his talent and perseverance payed off. Japan may be only a virtual vapor in the fog of my memory, but I do recall a certain stop at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Wasn't then candidate Jimmy Carter there at the same time? I believe some of our troop actually shook his hand. There you go! We may not have made it to Japan, but in those hand shakes some of our polyester band had a butterfly-wind effect upon world history. -Paul Barber ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Mattingly ('77) To: Dave Flarherty ('76) Hey Dave There's a classic country music station here in Seattle that occasionally plays "Abilene." One of my favorite memories of those swing choir trips is you strumming the guitar and singing the heck out of that song. I actually have a picture of that in a box somewhere. I'll look for it. Some of the other memories of those bus rides aren't fit to print if you know what I mean. Those were FUN TIMES. -Mike Mattingly ('77) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Patti Jones ('60), Freddie Schafer ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Bill Wingfield ('67), Marcia Wade ('67) Mary Horton ('75), Mary Foley ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan Baker Hoover ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: "Proud To Be A Bomber" T-shirts Buy Bomber Stuff website The "Proud To Be A Bomber" T-shirts are getting an overwhelming response. Because of this I am having to order more to keep up with the orders. So far I have been able to get the orders out in a timely manner. I'm waiting for a shipment so it may take two weeks for the t-shirts to arrive on your doorstep. I do e-mail Bombers when the t-shirts are mailed. Because of my work hours the t-shirts will be mailed on Wednesday or Thursday each week. Please e-mail me with any questions about the shirts. There have been some questions about whether I will have "Proud To Be a Bomber" sweatshirts and sweatpants. If there is enough interest I will carry them. Please email to let me know if you are interested. Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon Thanks Tom Hughes ('56) for your great pictures and entry today. Want to add a couple of things. Thank-you to Jim McDougal ('56) for modeling his "Proud To Be a Bomber" t-shirt. Jim was such a good sport. Even when we needed to know the length of shirt on him. Yes, he blushes very slightlly. Dolores Moody Stewart ('60) finally made it back to the lunch after months of promising she would be here. Dolores was at the original luncheon in when we started two years ago. Dolores brought her neat husband, Chuck, who chimed right in with everyone immediately. As did John Zimmer's ('66) wife, Merrilee. If anyone has been looking for John Zimmer he is finally, from what he said, back to go to lots of Bomber functions. Merrilee seemed to be in total agreement. The Bombers who couldn't make it: We missed you! Will look forward to seeing you on the 9th of February. To: Paul Phillips ('49) and wife Kathy We know you are down in the south keeping warm but we are looking forward to when you are back to join us. That goes for you too Anna May Wann Thompson ('49). Even though you are not in the south getting warm, we hope your meetings don't conflict next month. Just know, Bombers, if you can't show we do miss you. I'm writing this part with a lots of Happy Bomber tears. When I started the luncheon two years ago January, no way did I think it would be still going two years later. With a little kick start of the Bombers that showed up it has continued to be a successful fun event. Thank you to all that have participated and will continue to participate. I can now see us doing this many many happy years from now. I hope all the other Bomber luncheons will also continue to have great success. Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - where the gray overcast finally popped with a deluge of rain. It's fun listening to the rain while writing this. I like the rain! It's the cloud overcast that I wish would go away at times. Then break into sunshine. No matter where I live I will always be a desert person, thanks to Richland. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Freddie Schafer ('63) Portland/Vancouver lunch was a blast. Hats off to Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) for such a good job of organizing. We are planning to have it next month at the same place - same time -- date to be announced later. As soon as we figure out how to work our camera we will send pictures. Attendees: Lola Heidlebuagh Bowen ('60), Jo Heidlebuagh ('74), Mom Heidlebaugh, Bonnie Hopkins Kenney ('68) and hubby, Paul Hirst ('63), Maryann Vosse Hirst ('63), Ann Engel Schafer ('63), Freddie Schafer ('63), Leslie Swanson Holeman ('59), Ron Holeman ('56), Lamont DeJong ('63), Carolyn Roe DeJong ('63), Don Peyton ('63WB), Jeanine Updyke Peyton ('63 Pasco), Alan Porter ('67), Cecily Riccobuono McClanahan ('77), Steve Wittenbrock ('68), Len Rediske ('66), Mack ('68) and Linda ???? Shivley ('??) Hope I did not leave anyone out. A great time was had by all. The Hirsts are great house guests. We had a wonderful Friday night with them. -Freddie Schafer ('63) ~ from wet Vancouver USA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: Somebody looking for Judy Riley I haven't received any emails on this one! Can you help me out? Spotted the following message in ***** From: CHARLIE CATO Dec 31 2002 5:11:17AM To: ALL (1) Anyone out there remember Judy Riley? Just wondered what happened to her. I was stationed at Ft Sam Houston Tx with her in 1966. ***** Anyone know where she might be? If so, please reply & I will send a note to this fellow thru -Gary Behymer ('64 ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Need help with WORD (.doc) files I'm a WordPerfect person need some help from a WORD expert. People send me WORD documents (.doc) quite often that have a picture file (.jpg?) imbedded (I think) IN the WORD document. I need to get the picture OUT of WORD so I can use it on the web and, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to do it. I think I've done it a time or two, but don't do it often enough that I remember how to do it. If somebody who knows how to do this would you send me some instructions, I'll SAVE the instructions so that I have them next time the need arrises. This is REALLY Frustrating. I fiddled with the latest one -- and that paper clip Office assistant "helper" thingy (that didn't help AT ALL) -- for about an hour before giving up. grrrrrrr -Maren Smyth, classes of '63 and '64 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbbon Class of '67) I just received in the mail the best gift. It came from "P Ahrens (Jones 60)" in Browns Point, WA. It is a beautiful green and gold t-shirt that says "Proud to be a Bomber" on the front and "Richland Bomber Alumni" with a large bomb shell and cloud on the back. I was trying to figure out why I was getting such a beautiful gift. The card says it is from "Garfunkel". Then I knew instantly it was a gift from my buddy/ brother, more commonly known as Don Andrews (67). Thanks Buddy/Brother, I'll wear it proud. -Bill Wingfield (BRC '67) ~ Augusta, GA - where it is a little nippy in the am, but warms up to the 60s in the afternoon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) Re: Seattle Luncheon pictures For some reason my slide show was blank after picture number 5. Anyone else have that problem? Must have been some really hot stuff in the rest of those shots! Those lunch get togethers look like a bunch of fun--I at least enjoy the pictures we get to see from them! Thanks. -Marcia Wade Hausenbuiller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Horton Finch ('75) Re: Sharing sorrows It was with sadness that I read about the loss of Jim Rice's ('75) mom. My sympathy goes out to him and his siblings. Having lost my own mom a couple of years ago, I know some of the pain and sadness they are going through. My sympathies also to the family and friends of Jerry Culverhouse ('51) , especially to his sister Glenna Culverhouse Cline ('47), and his niece Lori Cline who was a special friend when we were growing up. I spent many happy, fun times with Lori before they moved out to Benton City. Does anyone in Bomberland know how to contact Lori, or her Mom? I'd love to be able to reconnect with her after all these years! -Mary Horton Finch ('75) ~ Rainy, Rainy Olympia, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Foley Bazzano ('77) Re: Swing choir trip to Oregon Yes I too remember the zoo trip as part of the competition in Gresham, OR. Jimmy Carter was there, and those of us riding the zoo train near where he was speaking started chanting "vote for Jimmy, vote for Jimmy"..... I hadn't thought of that for years, thanks for the memory Paul!! Re: Alumni car sale need This may be tacky, but here goes anyway. My brother died in November (Mike Foley ('75RIP). My dad is busy trying to sell his car, which is fabulous!! It is a 2001 Subaru Impreza WRX, 4 door sedan. It has a turbo engine and is totally fun to drive, getting 0-60 in about 5 seconds!! It has rear spoiler, all wheel drive, power locks, power brakes, power windows, keyless entry, air conditioning, 6 CD changer in dash, and 11,000 actual miles. It's silver colored, with pale blue interior. It is in perfect condition, and I'd buy it myself except that it would be tight to fit 2 carseats and a 12 year old in the back seat!!! The kelly blue book value is $22,750, and he has it listed at $22,500. If anyone is interested, email me and I'll send you my Dad's email address. The car is garaged in Richland. Thanks. -Mary Foley Bazzano ('77) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Obituary scanned from the Shelton-Mason County Journal by Mary Judd Hinz (60) >>Clifford Wayne "Cliff" Judd ('49) ~ 10/28/30 - 12/17/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Sharon Bee ('55), Tom Tracy ('55) Helen Cross ('62), Donna Bowers ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), Patti McLaughlin ('65) Jim Bixler ('72), Jeanette Haberman ('73) Kim Edgar ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wendy Carlberg Wiedel ('64RIP) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon Bee Burks ('55) Re: Death of Daryl Entrikin (Bomber Spouse) I received an E-mail from Carol Hollingsworth Entrikin ('55) last night and her husband, Daryl, passed away on Sunday. Many of you met Daryl and spent some time with them at our class reunions and I thought you might like to contact Carol and offer your support in this time of sadness. He was a special person and all those who knew him loved and respected him. He will be missed. -Sharon Bee Burks ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Ron Holeman ('56) Ron, It was great to see you in the Bomber picture. You look to be in excellent shape and probably could still run cross country. I remember well the great road trips we took with Mr. Welch and our team to Lewiston and Spokane where you ran well and represented the Bombers with the longest stride in the state. We put in a lot of miles together and I still enjoy the memories of our team mates, Jim Morton, Allen Hammersmith, Bob Hammrick, Bob Nicholson, Kelsey Stage, Doug Cole and others. Mr. Welch was a good coach and a diligent instructor. I respected and admired his dedication to our team efforts. Hope all is well with you and your charming wife. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I want to wish my dear cousin, Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) a very happy birthday today, the l5th. I will try to call you tonight to chat, Carol. Re: Cougs I still haven't figured out what I want to say about the Cougar defeat at the Rose Bowl, except that I enjoyed everything else about being there: the weather, the parade, the weather, and meeting up with family and friends. Ventured down to say Hello to Cathy Wood ('62) and Bob Stevens in the stands. And we turned it into an early 80th birthday get-together for my mother in law, so that was fun too. Re: Back home Today I am looking out on our little lake which is all white and covered with snow and the big lazy flakes are still falling which will no doubt surprise the local weathermen, as they had predicted just a trace of snow overnight. As long as we are retired, it looks beautiful and we won't be affected by it. Re: Baby Abby My late congratulations to you, Maren, and to "Great Uncle" Tim ('62) in New York state where they have really had some snow this year, on the birth of Abby Elizabeth. Tim and I took a funny picture together when we had dinner together with his wife last fall, but I don't know how to get it to you yet. Bomber Cheers -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen - Take a regular 3.5" floppy disk and the picture down to your local Kinko's and have them scan the picture for you. Then you can attach it to an email and send it to me. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice ('63) Dear Sandstorm: My sister-in-law Kathy Rice Veverka (58) is in the hospital tonight. Her children are all Bombers: Christy ('78), Kim ('81) and Angie. Her sister Pat ('63) and brother Mike ('60) are all with her. I ask for prayers and a speedy recovery. Kathy has always been the matriarch of our family and I just consider her the salt of the earth. She has always been there for so many people in her life, so I'd like us to really show her true Bomber spirit by showering her with cards. Her address is [deleted for Kathy's privacy -- if you want Kathy's address, send an email to Donna and ask for it. -Maren]. Sincerely. -Donna Bowers Rice ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bomber Mania The History of Richland High School Basketball 1953-1980 By Ernest Z. Jensen and Richard W. Swanson Bomber Mania This book was put together and released in 1980. It is 52 pages of mostly written commentary of each season from 1953 to 1980 of Col-Hi aka Richland High School aka Richland Bomber Basketball. It is full of statistics, records and many game by game information gathered from the Tri-City Herald, the Bomber Booster Club & many individuals. Price tag is $5.00 + $2.00 postage. Only 100 copies available. Send me your address & I'd be glad to mail the book first. You make payment upon receipt. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) I must weigh in here to mention that Dave Flaherty ('76) and the girls' quartet sang at my wedding, Christmas time 1975. They had all been my students in 9th grade English. I used to have the tape. Wonder if I still do? They were wonderful. -Patti McLaughlin Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Bixler ('72) Re: Get FlooRed - Dawald Gym Replacement - Donations Needed Now Long time reader, first time writer. Floor replacement has been needed for sometime! Nice way for Bomber Alums get a piece of the action from long distance. And, you can choose what the real deal is - Floor Boards are engraved with either a Cloud or a Bomber Plane - your choice. Way to go House ('63). My brothers Bill Bixler ('60) and John Bixler ('64) would be proud and need to step up to the plate also. All of you go ahead and send in the donations NOW. This is one of those "bodies will get the job done" deals. Question to the RHS Bomber Boosters Get FlooRed Committee. How about sponsoring a challenge? The Class with the greatest $ total donated gets $100 or some RHS stuff or the like for its next Class Reunion. (I know Class of '63 probably has a pretty big head start, but I'm sure other classes will make a fight of it.) Thanks. -Jim (Remember the BBA?) Bixler ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jeanette Haberman ('73) To: Rob Peutz ('73) Did I hear a wedding proposal? Okay, let's get married and head to Omaha for some Thai food. Or maybe Hawaii to that shrimp trailer on the north side of Oahu for some spicy shrimp. You are too much. -Jeanette Haberman ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Research on missing teeth University of Texas (Houston), The D'Souza laboratory and the Department of Orthodontics are recruiting families that have a history of congenitally absent permanent teeth. Researchers' efforts have revealed that a mutation in the PAX9 gene was responsible for a rare form of oligodontia, missing molars. Finding more genes responsible for congenitally missing teeth may unravel the genetic code for all teeth, and, it may potentially provide for genetic screening and new forms of treatment for individuals with this condition. They've expressed interest in including my son and nephew, (who are both missing their top later teeth) in their study. If you're curious, here is the website: Have a great day! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** MEMORIAL NOTICE Re: Our Dad, Charles "Skeet" Lawson (RIP) We just wanted to let those who knew our family, that our dad Charles "Skeet" Lawson passed away on January 9th in Oregon City, OR. Dad was employed by the DuPont company, G.E., Battelle and United Nuclear Industries, beginning in the forties and worked with many of the parents of our classmates. There will be a grave side service at Riverview Heights Cemetery in Kennewick on Saturday, January 18th at 1 p.m. followed by a "Celebration of Skeet" at the Red Lion in Richland. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. Our families will be staying at the Red Lion on Friday and would love to hear from you! -Melanie Lawson Kohler ('60) Paulette Lawson Sicilia ('63WB) Gary Lawson ('69WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Jan Bollinger ('60) Ed Quigley ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Teresa DeVine ('64), Andy Ward ('68) Mike Carney ('72), Rob Peutz ('73) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry Byron ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene Gustafson ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Memories of the '48 Flood We lived on the second block of George Washington Way coming in to town in 1948. Kathleen and the Lynch family lived just behind us across the "compound" and were our friends for a number of years. There was nothing between the river bank and George Washington Way but the dump and when the river flooded, it also flooded the dump chasing out a bunch of rats. The water side of GWWay was sandbagged up to a foot creating one lane, which was used by heavy trucks and carryalls taking dirt down to the dike to hold back the Yakima from flooding that part of town. I can recall the "R and R Patrols" [Rat and Rattlesnake] patrols my father, Orly Russell, "Hammie" Hamilton, Mr. Berndt, Mr. Lynch and a bunch of other guys conducted at night using flashlights to locate and kill rattlesnakes escaping from the raising waters. We were pretty safe since our house, and those of the neighbors, were up another three feet or so from GWWay but the real problem was down on the Yakima, which was flooding and backing up because of the Columbia. The road to the Richland "Y" was actually a dike built to hold back the waters and that is why the Dutch Inn was some 10-12 feet below it after the flood. I remember the chap getting electrocuted at that site and we were all very sad about that tragedy because at 10 years of age, not a lot of death had come into my life at the time. It was a mess down on the "flats" after the flood but with all of that silt spread around down there, the growth in the next few years was amazing. I can remember getting three, maybe four, hay crops a year off about 15-20 acres a guy had down there because the soil was so good. A guy in my Father's Army Reserve unit at "Big Pasco" had just moved a month before to Portland, OR and was living in Vanport when the flood took out their house and all of their belongings. They later joked about how the guy should have joined the Navy Reserve given his experiences with the flood. My Mom, now aged 94 and living in Seattle in her own house, remembers the flood very well and we spent a couple of hours last night talking about it. Hello to Kathleen Lynch O'Shea. Once an Irishman, always an Irishman. Best regards, -Bill ('56} and Bruce ('63 NAB) Berlin ~ both of Seattle, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Richland Washington Flood of 1948 1948 Flood ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) Re: Bomber Offspring We're all proud of our own kids, but there is something especially rewarding about bumping into your classmates' offspring who have "done their parents proud." My husband, Gary Persons' ('57), dad Harold, suffered a major stroke last month and has been in Kadlec Hospital since 12/30. At that time we met a most charming and attractive young woman who was to be his speech therapist when he was transferred to the rehab unit. She had this infectious laugh that won us over in an instant, plus all the professional bearing to assure us that Pop was in good hands. (Swallowing is a major concern following a stroke and the speech therapist is the one who monitors that function.) Gary was back in Richland yesterday, and while he was at the hospital visiting and observing therapies, he and the speech therapist got to chatting about how long he had lived in Richland and when he graduated, etc. It turns out that this lovely and charming lady providing therapy to his dad is the daughter of Jim Castleberry ('58) and Pam Shine (60)! She said she often encounters Bomber alumni who know her parents, so they've surely heard this before, but we want to congratulate them, again. She's a sweetie, and we're so glad she's there! -Jan Bollinger Persons ('60) ~ Spokane - where we cannot believe we haven't shoveled snow ONE TIME this winter! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: Riding Academy Hey guys, You all probably remember the old "riding academy" on the road out toward West Richland. Ray & Millie Moller ran the place, along with daughters Patti ('67) and Penny. Several of us, who used to spend a lot of time out there, and are still in touch, have been wondering what ever happened to them, and are wondering if anybody in Richland is still in touch with them, or knows anything about them. If you can help to enlighten us, it would sure be appreciated, and you can feel free to contact me at my e mail address. Thanks! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Found... 1973 Cougar yearbook once belonging to Steve Cook (RIP) Class of 1976? If you attended Carmichael with this young man & you were a good friend, perhaps you would like the annual? There is no cost except that of being a friend. Please send me an email. -Gary Behymer ('64 ) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) January 15, Wendy Carlberg's ('64) birthday. She would have been 57. Everyone out there who knew and loved Wendy, take a moment and raise your thoughts to her. Bill Bailey ('64), are you out there somewhere? -Teresa DeVine Knirck ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Andy Ward Stewart ('68) Happy Birthday to Gene Gustafson ('68) on the 16th of January. -Andy Ward Stewart ('68) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Carney ('72) Re: Sportsmans Shows To: All You Bombers! If any of you guys and gals are heading over to the Tri-Cities Sportsmans Show this weekend, January 17th-19th, please stop by and say Hi! I'm looking forward to seeing you. My booth is Mikey's Bassin Adventures. There were so many people at last summer's class reunion I really didn't get to visit much and would love to spend more time with you. Right after the Tri-Cities Show, I'm going to the Western Washington Sportsmans Show in Puyallup. So for those of you Bombers on the west side, again, please stop by my booth and say Hi! The dates for the Western Washington Show are from January 22 - 26. Take Care, God Bless ya, and keep your lines Wet!! -Mike Carney ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Isn't the parade amazing. I was in awe, the year I went to see it. Even High Definition TV does no justice to the floats. The patience they must have. I think bystanders would assume I had touretts syndrome, if I had to put all those flowers and seeds on. To: Jeanette Haberman ('73) Very cool. I was thinking New Orleans, as I have yet to visit the St. Louis Arch. I think it is right on the way. And if it's not on the way, we can make it be on the way. All detours lead to some place new. -Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) Two things Tell us what Jim House ('63) did concerning the "Get Floored" fund raiser. I have seen a couple comments congratulating him. What did he do? Secondly: Upton ('74) We have fresh meat!!!! Jim Bixler ('72) has commented on the Sandstorm! This is the same Jim Bixler that I dominated on the numerous "3 on 3" tourneys. I use to love to guard the Bix because this is the same guy that played his entire b-ball career never leading a fast break - my kind of player!!! But he had skills! I'll let Jim tell you about his year as a "scoring machine" in his 9th grade year at Chief Jo - simply amazing!!! Good to hear from you, Bix! -Mike Davis ('74) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Sally Kessell ('55WB), Pattie Crigler ('59) John Wingfield ('66), Greg Alley ('73) Jil Lyle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa Holmes Pofahl ('93) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) TODAY - Girls of '54 01/29 - Girls of '63 and '64 02/01 - Portland/Vancouver 02/09 - Seattle More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) Re: Ed Quigley's ('62) Post on the Riding Academy I have so many great memories of the old riding academy (we used to call it The Barn), Ray and Lloyd. I'll be anxious to hear about what happened to Ray and his family, too. Ray taught me most everything there was to know about horses and even helped me shape my new straw hat in the water trough for my Richland Rambler's "uniform". -Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) ~ Beautiful blue skies for watching Columbia go this morning from the Cape! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) Re: Canadian Online Discount Prescription Drugs Has anyone had experience with getting prescription drugs online from Canada. In particular, I am looking at the following website: My father-in-law just had bypass surgery. He and my mother-in-law are trying to survive on only Social Security and Medicare. They are having a very difficult time due to the cost of their prescription drugs. Any help/suggestions anyone might have would be appreciated. Thanks! -Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: Riding Academy Hello All, I was delighted to hear from Ed Quigley ('62) and remember the Riding Academy. I used to ride there, some renting and then we got our own horses and occasionally would ride through the academy pasture. On Labor Day, 1960 I was riding with friends, David Rees and Alan Coffman and David and I decided to ride into the Academy while Alan rode on to West Richland along the road. I ended up getting thrown from my horse, landed on my head and fractured my skull and giving me a concussion. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it; why I can't spelt, how I can't concentrate and never can complete a thought. Though I got back on the horse and rode for years after that, I never returned to the Riding Academy. Those were good years, riding horses in the desert. Peace, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: Mike Davis ('74) I think Mr. House ('63) contributed mightily to the Dawald floor boards. He may be getting the whole baseline boards on one end. It's good to hear from Mr. Bixler('72) as his son is a fine player on the jayvee squad this year and soon to be a Bomber star. I know you and I and Bix are veterans of Pappy Rish`s intramural leagues. In our high school days, '70 - '74, the IBA was a tough league with many players who could have played on many area high school teams. We may be up for IBA hall of fame votes soon and the banquet will be held in the cafeteria. Maybe we can get Pete Rose as guest speaker. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ It's basketball season in the air. It's been so rainy like Seattle that it feels like we are in the big city at the state tourney. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Re: Prayers The Lytle Kids, Denny ('66), Vikki ('69) and myself are in need of all the alumni's prayers. Our mother was hospitalized at the Deaconess hospital in Spokane on Monday and she is having a very painful and difficult time. The Physicians have suggested surgery, but she is not a good candidate for this type of surgery. Please keep our family in your prayers during this trying time. -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Bob Mattson ('63 & '64), Patti Snider ('65) Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannie Shanks Cooke ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila Davis Galloway ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric Holmes ('90) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE NOTICE: ALL addresses have bounced since 1/14/03. Will this one be delivered???? -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Mattson ('63/'64) Re: Riding Academy I spent as much time as I could hanging out at Ray's big horse barn. We had two horses and a pasture behind Jason Lee. OK, my older brother Jack ('56) and my older sister Mary Jean ('60) both belonged to the Midnight Ramblers Riding Club. They got to saddle up and ride the desert at night, with a moon bright enough to read a newspaper. Sounded like a real blast, so I never got to go. Did anyone else do that? If so, tell just what the heck was really going on. -Bob Mattson ('63/'64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Snider Miller ('65) Happy New Year all Bomber Alumni. With the new year here and wanting to lose a few pounds I would like to announce that I have recently been trained for being a Weight Watcher Leader. We have 'brand new' classes in Kennewick at our 'new' Center. I have classes on Fridays -- weigh in at 4:30pm; meeting at 5pm. Also on Saturdays -- weigh in 6:30am; meeting at 7am. We are located behind JoAnn's Fabrics on Columbia Center Boulevard in the strip mall. E-mail me if you have any questions. I know it works as I lost 51 pounds in 2001!!!!! -Patti Snider Miller ('65) ~ Richland - where it is 38 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mike Davis ('74) To: Boog Alley ('73) Yeah, we were great almost-stars of the IBA. Maybe we could get you, Bixler, and I to demonstrate the mechanics of the "no-dribble" fast break at the next R2K-whatever. I'm sure it would remind many of the old Stein-Webb fastbreak, just a little quicker! Glowing in the Glory, -Mike Davis ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Noel Gene Campbell ('53) ~ 07/10/35 - 12/17/02 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gus Keeney ('57), Judy Willox ('61) Ed Quigley ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Dave Miller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon Brooks Sims ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Missy Keeney ('59) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE NOTICE: ALL addresses have bounced since 1/14/03. Will this one be delivered???? -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Happy Birthday to Missy Keeney ('59) yesterday, January 18th!!!! I'm 63 at this point, but I'm not gonna say how old Missy is!!!!! Her big Bro, Gus -Gus Keeney ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Jeannie Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Today is the start of a very busy week of special birthdays and I have sworn to not forget a one. 'Course my obnoxious sister already let me know that she wouldn't let me forget hers! See what I had to live with, Bombers? *GRIN* So for the first special birthday girl, here's to you: Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Jeannie, Happy Bomber Birthday to You! And soooo maaaaaany mooooore! Have a great day honey as you are a great gal and deserve life's best! And I love ya Lady! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ The town with it all -- Bombers!! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) Re: Riding Academy To: Bob Mattson ('63/'64) The riding club (I think that "Ramblers" was part of the name... "Midnight", though, I'm pretty sure belongs solely to the Rolling Stones! :) ), did indeed have night rides, and they were great fun. We could get out in the pasture behind the barn (Now filled with roads & homes... sad!) and ride to the gate at the back of the pasture, by the Indian Burial Grounds for access to miles and miles of unfenced desert, along the irrigation ditches, out to West Richland, Flat Top, where ever the spirit moved us. Campfires, camaraderie and an appreciation for the desert and the horses bound us together... And it WAS a real blast; I think you'll have to ask your sis why you weren't able to go, Bob; I don't remember anything going on, as we DID have kids down into Jr. high going with us (Maybe it was a "bratty sister" thing!). Having to sell my horse at the end of my senior summer was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: death notice of Noel Gene Campbell ('53) Is this the Gene Campbell who was Bob Campbell's ('51RIP) brother?? My sympathy to the Campbell family on the lose of 2 very great fellow human beings. Re: Bouncing Sandstorms You are right, Maren, my Sandstorm has bounced for the last few days. Good thing I finally have on my favorites, so it's not such a big deal to bring it up. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is about l0 and all snowy white. Wonderful if you are skiing. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dave Miller ('67) Re: Question Do you remember the name of the Winery owned by the couple from Richland, Col high grads. I wrote it down on a piece of paper and I cannot find it now. I think it started with a Z. Thanks and Bombers rule -Dave Miller ('67) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Betty Ely ('47), Shirley Watts ('49) Bill Berlin ('56), Kay Conrad ('60) Mary Jean Mattson ('60), Ann Engel ('63) Carol Cross ('64), Anna Durbin ('69) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Evans ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE NOTICE: ALL addresses have bounced since 1/14/03. Will this one be delivered???? -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betty Ely King ('47) Re: Bomber Owned Winery To: Dave Miller ('67) Dave, Ann Rector Williams ('58) and John Williams ('56) own the Kiona Winery at Benton City. Their KIONA varieties of wine are sold at Winco, Albertson's, and now Costco. I am having the red Lemberger with my pizza tonight when I watch the Golden Globes. I don't care for this show as much as watching the Academy Awards. But, my sister is coming across town to watch it. It is really cold and dark in Richland, but we only had snow for one day. -Betty Ely King ('47) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shirley Watts James ('49) Re: Frog Follies Hi Sandstorm Readers: A few months ago a Bomber fan asked me for the dates of the Frog Follies here in Evansville. I put his message on "keep as new" until I could find out the dates for the event this year. I came back from vacation and discovered AOL did something to my messages. They were gone. I believe his last name was Maddy. Hopefully, this will reach him. The Frog Follies which are a 3-day event here in Evansville, IN will be held on Aug. 22, 23, and 24th. About 3,000 to 4,000 people attend from all over the country. If anyone loves antique cars and other automotive vehicles, this is the time to see them. They come with their vehicles all gussied up and looking like they just stepped off the assembly line. It is so strange to see a Model T Ford coming down the street. If anyone from Richland wants to come to this event, they are welcome to stay at my house. There are other things to see nearby such as New Harmony, an old restored city (like Williamsburg), one of the seven archabbey's left in the world, and Holiday World and Santa Claus Land (a theme park like Disney World which has the two largest wooden roller coasters in the world). We also have Angel Mounds right next door to Evansville. This is an archeological site of an ancient prehistoric Indian village of mound builders (similar to Egypt's pyramids only with dirt instead of stone). Mr. Maddy, let me know if you get this or if anyone has his e-mail, please send it. -Shirley Watts James ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Shirley -- Sounds like Rick Maddy ('67). -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Getting Drugs On Line from Canada To: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) Being part "Canuck" [Landed Immigrant] and requiring some pretty costly medicine, I am able to purchase it in Canada. I have a Doctor [which is required in my method] in Canada and he then rewrites my US prescriptions, which I pick up on one of my many trips up there on business. Just for kicks I tried ordering my prescriptions out of an outfit in Ontario and it worked pretty well and was less costly than here in the US. It was not a cheap as what I get in my method, but the savings was substantial. The other method is that if you live close to the border, there are bus trips from Seattle to White Rock, B.C. that cost US$60.00 round trip and they explicit purpose is to buy prescription drugs and those folks save a lot of money too. It is kind of like my deal as opposed to the mail method but all of them are, in my opinion, worth the effort. The kicker is that Glaxo-Welcome has just announced that any Canadian pharmacy that is selling their products to Americans at Canadian dollar rates and prices will be eliminated as distributors. It is to early to see what affect this is going to have on all of these schemes but I am not worried as I have a legal home and business address in Canada and being a Landed Immigrant, I am still entitled to the medical scheme [or "medical plan" as it is called here in the States, eh] under the laws of British Columbia. Hope this helps. Give it a try and see how it works. -Bill Berlin ('56) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Conrad Johnson ('60) Re: The "Ridum" Academy I think I was the only member of the Ramblers that didn't have my own horse. I spent a lot of time at the "Ridum" Academy in my grade school and junior high years. -Kay Conrad Johnson ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mary Jean Mattson Foley ('60) Re: "The Ramblers" To: Ed Quigley ('62) and Brother Bob Mattson ('64) Yes, I did go out to "The Barn", saddle up my horse and ride out into the desert on "midnight rides". Can't ever remember you, Bob, ever on a horse, so that's possibly why you never came along. I do remember good times and lots of fun riding with my friends, Buzzy Barrett, and Alice Richards. We used to have about 10 or so in our group when we headed out into the desert. Thanks for the memories. As for what really happened on those midnight rides... I'll never tell!! Always a Bomber, -Mary Jean Mattson Foley ('60) ~ from Bremerton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: 1/11/03 ~ Portland luncheon Pictures -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) To: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Hi Jil You certainly have the Cross Family prayers for your Mother. She was such a wonderful Birch Street neighbor and friend for us all (especially my Mother from 1956 when we moved in next door until Mom's death in 1983). Since seeing your notice in the Sandstorm, I have been remembering the fun and happy times we had as neighbors. Please give her our love, and even though we haven't seen each other in years, she is in our thoughts often. Please give our best to Vikki ('66) and Denny ('66) also. Thanks for letting us know, Jil. -Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Anna Durbin ('69) To: Dave Miller ('67) Dave: I don't know the winery you seem to be referring to. My classmate Tom Hedges ('69) owns Hedges Winery. Bet you could find it on the Washington wines website. We don't get many of them in our state owned stores here in PA. *sigh* :( -Anna Durbin ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Sally Kessell ('55), John Browne, Jr. ('61) Judy Willox ('61), Jim Hamilton ('63) Peggy Adair ('72) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leona "Mari" Eckert Leahy ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) To: Ed Quigley ('62), Bob Mattson ('63/'64), Mary Jean Mattson Foley ('60), Kay Conrad Johnson ('60) and others Re: The Riding Academy and The Ramblers Ed, you wrote about going past "the gate at the back of the pasture, by the Indian Burial Grounds for access to miles and miles of unfenced desert, along the irrigation ditches, out to West Richland, Flat Top, where ever the spirit moved us". Did that ever bring back the memories--but mine go back to the early '50s. Ray would let me soap saddles for an hour in exchange for an hour of riding. Then I'd head out into the desert to ride--sometimes alone, sometimes with a friend or friends. Those dunes held adventure I'd rather have done without. At different times I ran into both barbed wire and rattlesnakes. I still detest barbed wire. Ray had the patience of Job. I wonder how many of us he taught to use a lariat, cut out and saddle up our horses, and a dozen other things over the years he was at The Barn. He must have really liked dealing with kids. Ed, you also wrote: "Having to sell my horse at the end of my senior summer was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life! I also had to sell my horses when we moved and can relate to those feelings because parting with them was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, too. Good memories. Question--and this is stretching things because I don't remember her last name--but does anyone know someone named Deanna D??? who had a horse named Banjo? She was a member of the Ramblers and we rode together. -Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) Re: local wineries... I know that Fred Artz ('69)(whose name ENDS with 'Z') is running a winery for someone else, and has a few acres of his own grapes at the foot of Red Mountain. I'm thinking that Fred &/or his brother, Pat were Richland HS students - at least part of the time. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Treva Bolin Jensen ('65) I have know this gal for many many years as she is the sister of my very best friend, Myrna Bolin Turner ('63), and I have watched her grow up as well as my own sister, Mercedes Willox Loiseau ('64). And they were both a pain in the patooty huh, Myrna? *GRIN*!! So to the second important birthday girl this week here's to you: Happy Bomber Birthday to You, Happy Bomber Birthday to You. Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Treeeeeva, Happy Bomber Birthday to You!!! And maaaaaannnnnny mooooooore!!! Have a good day Treva and be good to yourself---ya deserve it gal!!! Bomber Cheers, -Judy Willox Hodge (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ dark, cold and still no snow! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Treva's birthday is the 26th, right??? -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Due to a breakdown in security, I've learned from a very reliable source that there is to be a "Trophy Husband" contest at the R2K+3 clambake this summer. I want to go on record as saying that I would rather not compete against my friends Dick Boehning, LaMont DeJong, Dean Heiling and Freddie Schafer. UNLESS, there is a letter involved, wherein all bets are off. What with the highlight of my athletic career being an uncontested pre game layup at a junior high church league game in the Girl's Gym, I'm beginning to realize that time is running out for me to get a letterman's jacket. I feel so used. -jimbeaux p.s. Just back from Minneapolis where my daughter took her first grade class on a field trip to the zoo, and it was only 12 out (without that wind chill deal). -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Peggy Adair ('72) Re: Riding Academy The red barn and green barn. Ahh yes, remember them both quite well. First I started out at the green barn when in grade school; I think you could rent a horse for about $1.00/hr and my favorite was a palomino mare named Sugar. Ray Mollar had the stable and my brother, Gene Adair ('66RIP) worked for him a while. I remember riding out with him in the pasture and rounding up the unused horses for the day and turning out the ridden horses for the night. Gene had a big Buckskin named Buck (who'd a thunk it) that I got to learn how to ride. He never let me ride with a saddle because he thought the only way to learn to ride was like the Indians. Don't know what ever happened to Buck but the next horse we got was a big sorrel mare from Leroy Simpson named Sis. She was Morgan and Saddlebred and a trotting horse fool. Anyone that competed against us in the Play Days at the Riders Club never saw first place. Soon after I learned how to ride her, my brother Gene signed the papers over to me and entered me into the 4-H Club the Desert Drifters. The names I vaguely remember are Nancy Sheckler, Ann Sherrard, Mike McNight, Oliver ?, club leaders Teresa and Jack Humason. We all showed at the local fairs, with Gene being my teacher and putting up with the little sister syndrome as did my brother Jimmy hauling/help hauling me to shows. We would all meet at the arena and ride round and round the track and head out to the desert or the WE Johnson Park. There was such a true companionship from all; the old timers and the youngsters that had much to learn and observe. Our late night rides were not late since I was just a kid, but they were after dark and I trusted anyone we rode with took very good care of me. I miss those days and think and dream about them often. To those of you that carry the spirit, may God Be With You, because riding with a group of riders was as close to being with God Himself. I have so much to thank for, to hug and hold, my sis, Judy, and my bro Jim Adair. -Peggy Adair ('72) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Kay Weir ('37), Paul Ratsch ('58) Judy Willox ('61), Ed Quigley ('62) Sharon McDermott ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Jean Armstrong ('64), Deb Bosher ('67) Kim Edgar ('79), Carla Lehfeldt ('83) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Boehning ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah Avant Hernandez ('94) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOUNCE NOTICE: ALL addresses have bounced since 1/14/03. Will this one be delivered???? -Maren ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kay Weir Fishback ('37) Re: Gremlins There is a GREMLiN hiding in my house. Last week I wrote a letter against the death penalty (a barbaric custom) I sent it to the Tri-City Herald but somehow it ended up on the Bomber network and I got a letter that somebody??? sent me something about Republicans and Democrats-have no idea who or where the info ended up. I've always known that machines have a mind of their own. That's why my frig (which behaves very well) is in charge of my kitchen. Every year I get a beautiful picture calander from Scotland... this year the date of Sept 11th has an American flag on it. We do have friends out there. -Kay Weir Fishback ('37) ******************************************** ******************************************** From the old ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Paul W. Ratsch ('58) BOMBERS Any one out there going to the 1958 45th year reunion this summer? -Paul Ratsch ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Judy Willox Hodge ('61) To: Mercedes "Deedee" Willox Loiseau ('64) And here we are to the third very special birthday girl of the week and the most important of all in my book. She is the same "obnoxious" little devil that "I have had to put up with" for fifty-some years. *GRIN*!! And I have loved her every doggoned minute of it too. And I really like her these days cause she is my bestest friend too! That's right; my sister, my friend, my confidant and even at times my cohort (we DID/DO have our moments didn't/don't we Sis? ;o) ), is having her birthday today! And so, Sis, here's to you: A Most Happy Bomber Birthday to You, A Most Happy Bomber Birthday to You. A Most Happy Bomber Birthday Dear Deeeeeeedeeee, A most Happy Bomber Birthday to You!! And Please God Maaaaaaannnnnnny Moooooore!! And see, ya didn't even have to remind me honey. Have the very best of days and remember as you turn a year older that my love has grown a year more! Bomber Cheers and Love, -Judy Willox Hodge, aka Sis (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Peggy Adair ('72) I understand your feelings, Peggy... I pretty much gave up hunting with my Dad (broke his heart!), and going to church (being a VERY "casual Christian"), in order to be out there in the desert. No building will ever ever convey a feeling of closeness to Him, as being surrounded by His creation! -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) Re: Ray's Stables To: Sally Kessell Chambers ('55WB) My sister is Deanna McDermott Jones ('57) and she had a horse named Banjo. She passed her love for horses on to her oldest daughter and 3 of her grand daughters. I remember one time when she and our brother Larry were riding, her on Banjo and he on Silver, his horse. When she got off Banjo to pick something up and he took off at which time Silver bucked Larry off and they both headed for the barn. When Ray saw the horses come back without their owners he got in a jeep and went to find them so they didn't have quite as long a walk as they thought it would be. -Sharon McDermott Bruce ('63) ~ here in San Antonio, TX where it is 11 a.m. and still foggy... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (64) Re: 1964 class member Bruce Brown in the news (;-) -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) I wanted to wish my dear friend Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) a very happy birthday. We were born two days apart and were in Kadlec Hospital at the same time. Get your stamps ready, Deedee. I'll be there before you know it. :) Larry Holloway ('64) called from Spokane to wish me a happy birthday on the and told me that his Mother just had a triple bi-pass. It was touch and go there for awhile. She seems to be doing well now. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where the sun is still shinning and it will be in the 80s by the weekend. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deb Bosher Neuroth ('67) Re: Ray Moller I was also one of the "barn kids"... last I heard, years ago, Ray and his wife moved to Lacy and had retired... a neat guy. I still have horses and am as nuts about them as ever. -Deb Bosher Neuroth ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Fund Raiser Idea For those of you who need a fund raiser for their school or sports team, check with Red Robin. Our school arranged a night with Red Robin Restaurant to raise money for the school. On a scheduled night, from: 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 10% of all the proceeds collected from family and friends, students and their parents, (anyone that came in and mentioned the school name), ordered food and said they where there for the school fund raiser. Our school raised $220 that night. -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carla Lehfeldt Boeringa ('83) Re: Canadian Drugs To: Pattie Crigler Cole ('59) I have been buying the Canadian generic brand of claritin for about 2 years off the internet. I didn't need a prescription for it and it is way less than what I could get it for here. You can now get it with out a prescription here in the USA but I checked the price and it's still cheaper for me to order the generic out of Canada. So when and if you order out of Canada don't forget to ask about their generic equivalents it will save you even more money. I have never had any problems doing this and have checked out that particular web site before and although I don't use that site their prices are competitive with other ones that I have seen. I hope you can find what your dad needs at a price they can afford. -Carla Lehfeldt Boeringa ('83) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, & '02), Lorraine Powell ('52WB) Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Linda Stewart ('57) Barb Isakson ('58), Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Terry Tate ('62) Susie Shaver ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Shirley Collings ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie Lawell Neth ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann McCue Hewett ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) To: Dee DeBerry (NAB-RIP) I got a note from Mary Triem Mowery ('47) that Dee passed away. He was a dear friend from my old halycon days at the Wagonwheel Club of the Legion back in the late '40s. I haven't seen him in many years, as wife Jean Bobo DeBerry ('47RIP) came to the Club 40 parties with Doris Nordman Gibson ('47). Their husbands, Carl and Dee, became recluses and refused our marvelous company. Maybe now we can get Carl down to the party. C'mon Doris, kick-start him. Later, Dee -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) ~ Bronc, Beaver, Bomber ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) Re: Ray's Riding Academy I have been reading about the fun times a lot of you have had at the stables. I too made it my second home. My dad bought me a horse named 'Pal" that had belonged to Berry Mosteller ('50RIP). The first day I arrived in Richland, which was the summer of '47, my dad took me out to the stables and introduced me to THE cowboy (Ray) who ran the stables and told me if I needed questions answered about anything to do with horses, Ray was the guy to ask. Ray taught me a lot in the caring of a horse. The following years, '48, '49, '50 were the greatest out in desert with the smell of sagebrush and many horses and friends. This group included Esther Shaffer ('52WB -- moved to Yakima) Pete Pederson ('51RIP) Ernie Stocker ('51RIP), Billy Randolf, Jeannie Ackley, Pat Snyder ('52WB-RIP) and many others. Sorry I have forgotten many of the names. We did the night rides too. Only I don't remember being a member of any "Ramblers". We all walked the horses out towards the Indian grounds until we heard someone yell. "Race ya back to the campfire"!!! (I was usually left in the dust. 'Pal' was not the fastest horse in the world). Then the story telling would start along with eating and drinking (soda for the kids). Were any of you caught in any of the sand/rain storms? We were riding a mile or two away from the stables when one of the storms hit. We couldn't see a thing and relied on the horses to get us back to the stables, where most of our parents were waiting for us. We were sopping wet and covered with mud. It was scary yet exciting and fun. In 1950 I was lucky enough be in the Queens Court and ride in the horse shows, rodeos, parades, etc. What a lot of fun and great experience to ride with the Benton County Posse. Thanks for letting me join in on the old time memories. This Sandstorm is such a wonderful connection with old school mates and past history. -Lorraine "Rainy" Powell Earp-Tanner ('52WB) ~ A Bomber from Modesto, CA - Where we have had days fog and clouds. Hoping to see the sun soon. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby ('55) A big "Happy Birthday" to a very special friend, Billie Lee Lawell Neth ('55). It has been such a joy to rediscover you and your hubby in the last five years. You are a very beautiful person and I feel blessed to call you my friend. Have a wonderful day with your friends and family around you. Oh... and don't worry, I'll catch up with you before you know it :) Love ya! LD '55 -Laura Dean Kirby ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) My husband, Bob Nicholson ('56) also spent a lot of time with his buddies at the Red Barn. He had his own horse Toby and went everywhere on him. He is still riding and roping every day. That is why we snowbird to Tonopah, AZ every winter so he can spend every day on his horses and enter all the jackpot ropings around. Mean while I can ride my bike and hike in the desert all I want. What better way to spend our retirement years. Hello to all my classmates. -Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) To: Paul Ratsch ('58) & Class of '58 Glad to see someone is thinking about the class of '58 reunion this year in September. If you received the most recent DustStorm (Club 40 newsletter), you need to fill out and send in the form that came with the newsletter. The yearly $5.00 Club40 dues includes two DustStorm newsletters a year and it's well worth the $5. It's so nice to have a group ready to take on reunions... committees are harder to get. Our committee members have a lot of family responsibilities... we're doing the best we can and are excited about the reunion. You should receive a letter from the '58 reunion committee with more information in February or March. You can help by updating your information from 5 years ago (email & snail mail Addresses, etc.) to: Sue Garrison Pritchett ('58). Please Help and a Bomber Cheer -Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Vancouver/Portland Luncheon The January luncheon was great! We had 21 total there - several new Bombers who hadn't been at the other luncheons. It's great to have new faces! Next Lunch information: WHAT: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon TIME: 11:00 a.m. DATE: Saturday - February 8, 2003 LOCATION: Double Tree/Columbia River in Jantzen Beach - The Brickstone Room This is a great place for us - beautiful picture of the Columbia River and the bridge - and LOTS of room for us to visit. Thanks to Fred Schafer ('63) NOTE: We will be able to order off the menu and have separate checks. They will take cash or credit cards - but no personal checks. Always a Bomber - -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) My husband and I are planning to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, next month to watch whales!! I am very excited about doing this, and I wondered if there are any Bombers out there who could offer us any tips for this trip. Thanks, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where it is about 12 outside, going farther down yet tonight, and snow is again falling, so schools are closing or at least delaying their starting time. I was just thinking this afternoon, that I think any earlier signs of spring have retreated with this cold spell we've been having. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Terry Tate ('62) To: My Old Friend Ed Quigley ('62) Eddy, I can understand exactly how you feel. I have had the extremely good fortune to experience the same sensations from the saddle of a motorcycle. While I was in the service I got to travel a lot. I have seen St. Peter's and St. Mark's in Italy and some of the most beautiful cathedrals that Europe has to offer. I have seen some of the most ornately elaborate Pagodas in Asia. Not a single one of those man-made structures even remotely compares to a trip on my bike to the Cascades or the Olympics or among the Giant Redwoods or along some remote coastal highway a bazillion miles from the geographical dead center of nowhere. If you don't feel a special closeness to the Creator in his very own cathedrals, you are missing out on something really special. Thank you my friend for expressing what all who love being a part of that wonder know to be the real truth. -Terry Tate ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) Re: Canadian Drugs I'm writing about generic Claritin, (loratidine) that is available in Canada. It has been promised to us in the USA since last June 2002, but litigation has held it up. I don't know when it will be available, and I don't think anyone can really say. Oh, the games the pharmaceutical companies play.... So go for it up North, and keep asking your pharmacist when they may have it! -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer (1964) Re: Jill Lange Peterson ('64) can be found on page 4 of 8 of this 'pdf' file Re: Nice picture with Leo Bustad ('64)! Leo Bustad, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiologist, AK Heart Institute Re: Another class member from '64 Tom Alkire...Author "There's More To Fishing (Than Catching Fish)" Re: Raiderettes Ok 'Bombers'... how about a little help? My wife, Janis Cook, Kennewick Class of 1964, has a niece who is an Oakland Raiderette. Go to the URL listed below and vote for Line 2... The niece's name is Christina McLeod. Thanks for your help. -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ downtown Colfax, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn Working ('54), Ed Wood ('62) David Rivers ('65), Rick Maddy ('67) Kathie Moore ('69), Carol Barnard ('76) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy Ley Warninger ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: Newsprint At our '54 Bombers luncheon last Friday, the 17th, I asked some of our ladies if they remembered wearing the newsprint dress to school. Some of them remember seeing them, but not wearing one to school. Unless my memory is playing tricks on me... I can remember doing so, I think around the 8th or 9th grade. Does anyone else out there remember such a thing? Re: Uptown Theater Also, remember when it only took 5 milk bottle caps to get into Uptown Richland Theater on Saturday morning. There was a talent thing on the stage and then newsreel and cartoons and Western feature. Not sure of the order, tho. Re: Col Hi change I read somewhere a few weeks ago that it was 1983 when they changed the name of Columbia High (Col-Hi) to Richland High. Seems it was getting mixed up with Burbank's Columbia High School. At our lunch last week, we had a very special surprise when Millie Finch Gregg ('54) brought Diane Dudley ('54) with her. I have a picture of everyone at that lunch that I will scan and forward to Maren. Soon!! -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Wood (62) Re: Whale watching To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Three years ago I camped for several days on Magdalena Island, just north of Cabo, viewing Magdalena Bay where the grey whales come annually to give birth and nurse their calves enough that they can make the trip north. We went out in small boats and I was able to take a number of wonderful pictures of cows and calves who occasionally swam directly under us and were clearly playing with us. Most of our whale watching was in the bay which was sufficiently protected that we had easy boating and no problems with photography. It was a bit more difficult when we left the bay in small boats due to the rougher water, but even so we had some good success there. If the opportunity presents itself, its also worthwhile going a bit north of there to witness some of the fabulous cave paintings that still have not been dated. Some of these sites are quite remote and are rarely visited. Most are protected sites, which one hopes will keep them pristine for future generations. Have a great trip! -Ed Wood (62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Together again Wow, what a trip. Those of you who know me fairly well know that I was (always will be) a Marine. I got to be a Marine through the sage advise of one of my great mentors, Terry Webb ('63RIP). I won't bore you with the details but in a less than coherent discussion, Terry and I reduced my choices on services to join when we decided that no matter what, the Marines would send my body home. That was enough for me. Anyway, My buddy Jim Heidlebaugh ('65) went to boot camp about three months before I did. Now Jim is here in Vegas and I see him every time his wife will let him come out and play. I joined up with another buddy, George Kelly ('64) and Kelly and I were together till about mid to late 1966 when we went to opposite ends of the states and lost track of each other (except during the last few years via email). Since all that time, however, we haven't laid eyes on each other. When Jim came home from boot camp, he had this great bulldog tattoo and I just hadda have one. After boot camp, Kelly, Stan Middleton ('64) and I were up in Puyallup, just kinda runnin' around and making fools of ourselves... I needed to get that Tattoo, George thought it would be cool and Stanley wanted to get something nasty written about the Navy on his arm. Off to the bowels of Tacoma we went to find a tattoo "artist"... We found him and as I tell the story we flipped coins to see who went first... Jimbeaux ('63), in all honesty, I don't think we flipped coins... I think I just jumped in the chair... Anyway, Kelly and Middleton got bored and left to go to a party... eventually, the guy finished the tattoo... kinda crooked cuz I either kept falling asleep or squirmed a lot... There I was walking around Tacoma... totally lost... finally Stan pulled up in his dad's Ranchero and off we went to his sis-in-law's, Jean Demiter Middleton ('62), where I awoke the next morning with a brand new tattoo. George and I then flew out to Memphis for many more adventures. Anyway (there is a point to all this), was lucky enough to have breakfast with George and Heidlebaugh this morning over at the big Hilton. What a gas. Was just like old times and we all fell back into high School in about 5 minutes. Dang I love being a Bomber! So good to see you again, George, Now BE THERE this summer... ya hear?! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Going to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Helen, These four words have always been useful when visiting Spanish speaking countries... at least for me. cerveza, bano, policia and alto -Rick Maddy ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kathie Moore Adair ('69) and Jim Adair ('66) Re: Craig Kelly (RIP), Richland native Craig was the son of a Bomber, Janet Moore ('65). He was born in Granite City, IL, but moved to Richland when he was just a couple of months old. He went to the 'new' Sacajawea for grade school because they lived right across the street. One day in kindergarten, he just decided to go home. He told his Mom that school was too boring. And that's how he lived his life. They moved to Bothel when he was 10 years old. He began snowboarding on Mt. Baker and he was a natural. Craig was a kind, generous man, who had a terrific love of life. He loved the mountains and the snow, he was very spiritual. To watch him snowboard was unbelievable, he was a part of the mountain, so smooth, so graceful. He traveled all over the world teaching snowboarding and spreading good will. But he didn't live or act like a celebrity, he was very down to earth and simple. He will be missed by our family. Craig was my nephew, as he was to Karen Moore Buchanan ('75) and Kevin Moore ('77SB), Janet is our sister. Our thoughts and prayers go with the families of the other six victims. So it doesn't matter how well prepared you are, or how trained or expert you are, if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time for a few seconds, that's all it takes. If anyone would like to contact Janet, let me know and I will get you an address. I would like to thank all of those friends and family who have given us love, support and prayers. -Kathie Moore Adair ('69) and Jim Adair ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Barnard ('76) Re: Alumni Night at Bomber Wrestling... Thursday, January 30, is the last home wrestling meet for the Bombers. All alumni, even if you didn't wrestle, are encouraged to attend. The meets are exciting and we have a lot of great wrestlers this year; many newcomers with a lot of potential and several wrestlers who should find themselves in the State tournament. We will also be recognizing our senior wrestlers at this last home meet. JV wrestles at 6pm and Varsity wrestles at 7pm. Hope to see you there! -Carol Barnard ('76) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Carol Black ('48), Tom Tracy ('55) Max Sutton ('57), Ed Quigley ('62) Helen Cross ('62), Susie Shaver ('63) Jill Lange ('64), John Zimmer ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) Rob Peutz ('73), Lytle Siblings ('66, '69, '82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Armstrong ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Black Foster ('48) Re: Going to Cabo San Lucas To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Rick Maddy ('67) left out two more words you might need which I found out the hard way. One is Por Favor. What happened to me one day is I told the waiter "La Quinta" and he started lecturing me in Spanish (he must have thought I spoke Spanish - what a laugh!!) but the bottom line is I didn't say "La Quinta, Por Favor". So I gather it is their custom to say politely "the check, PLEASE". Have fun. -Carol Black Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) To: Lorraine Powell ('52) Thanks for triggering our memories of the Riding Stables and dollar-per-hour rides offered to those without horses of their own. It was thrills unspeakable, when, as a 4th Grader, I was introduced to Ray and his Riding Academy. I'll always remember that first ride. Most of the ponies had been checked out. Ray asked, "You know how to ride"?. What young boy, surrounded by new friends would say no? I didn't lie, though. I had ridden one horse before when we lived in Los Angeles. It was at a place called Knott's Berry Farm. My brother Bill ('51) and I had our pictures taken on that horse. It looked pretty fearsome, but you could wave your hat in the air and spur it and it was still an easy ride. Taxidermy in the early '40s was an art form. Richland's horses were unlike Knott's Berry's picture perfect breed. Ray's newest pony had a different attitude altogether. Thinking back, that first look in its eye seemed to say, "Are you sure you want a dollar's worth of this"? I carefully watched how the others got onto their horses and did my best to look as relaxed as Roy Rogers did on my lunch box graphic. It was a short-lived moment of satisfaction as Ray smiled and walked into the barn. I touched the flanks of this young black pony just like my friends had done to their reluctant plug horses. Mine was no plug. He delivered me an unanticipated return email message that indicated I didn't know him well enough to use his rib cage as a signaling device. That new pony put all four of his feet close together... in a bunch. As I went skyward, propelled by this new teacher of mine, unaware of the pre-NASA belief, that everything that goes up must come down, I returned the turf. Ray came running out and dusted me off, quickly found another broad-bodied horse and helped me aboard. The new pony looked like it wanted to go to sleep or at least lean up against something. That first animal, while being led off by Ray gave me the look that said, "Never push the pedal to the metal on a Mustang like me". I still respect that look whether it's in the eye of a horse, waitress, clerk, wife, Girl Scout Cookie Saleslady or Mother-in-law. It adds meaning well beyond mere verbalization. Lots of good ponies came through Ray's stables. My favorite one was Jerry, the sorrel who could stop on a dime and hand you change for a nickel. You just shifted in the saddle and he read your mind. And he loved to run. You mentioned a wonderfully entertaining classmate Pete Pedersen ('51RIP). He was a friend of my brother and the ultimate young cowboy. We all loved his term "Hardly most". Everything was "Hardly Most" most of the time with Pete. He could have been a Will Roger's Las Vegas entertainer and we all enjoyed listening to him talk. Roger Miller would have loved Pete. They would have probably sung "Ya Cain't Roller Skate in a Buffalo herd" in two part harmony. Seems Pete rodeo'd quite a bit. We got to see some pretty good rodeos in the valley on Sunday afternoons at various farms. Toppenish had an excellent Pow Wow Rodeo and Pendleton's Roundup was a classic show for all who loved the West, the Westerns... from Lash LaRue to Gene and Roy. Richlanders had a passion for entrepreneurs and the pioneer spirit. I remember a favorite song of my pal, Pete Hollick ('55)... think Phil Harris yelled it in one of his songs "Look out Stranger, I'm a Texas Ranger... leave that gal alone... or you're gonna make me mad." Thanks again, Lorraine for stirring good memories of days when we were being Walter Mitty's and "rode down the canyons to watch the sun go down... a picture that no artist there could paint..." -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Max Sutton ('57) Re: Cabo San Lucas To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) My wife, Gayle Dunn Sutton ('62) and I have had a condo in Cabo San Lucas for the last few years, at the Finisterra. Wonderful place to go and in February it's whale watching season. Tell your husband not to forget the fishing. In fact, I've seen more whales while marlin fishing than my wife has on the whale boats. Try out the restaurant Brazil for a really good steak and the Old Trailer Park #2 for lobster. Shopping is good if no cruise ships are in, otherwise the prices get a bit higher. Enjoy. -Max Sutton ('57) ~ in rainy Renton, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Terry Tate ('62) - and any others who share our 2-wheel enthusiasm! Did you ever see my 1963 Honda 125cc with the megaphones on it? Can't remember if you had already picked up and headed out when I first got that bike. I remember rolling through Zip's & A&W, and having people yell, "Motorcycle trash!" at me! Actually, that was a pretty fast little bike! Deanna & I rode all over the place on that, much to her Dad's displeasure... Somewhere, many years down the line I got a 450 Suzuki Low Rider, but after a trip from Tacoma to Chula Vista in 1980 with my ex (we even rode on the LA freeway, and saw nary another bike... we got off to get gas and one of the attendants called us "Fools", which in retrospect, I guess we were!), I decided that was too small, and moved up to a 1981 750 Yamaha Seca, which I still have (mint condition)... Showroom condition, but I guess that somewhere along the road, I acquired a small amount of wisdom, 'cause it hasn't been out of the garage for 3 years! I envy you the trips in Europe; Dr. Baugher shared that experience with you... He told me in a recent letter, that he had put about 10,000 miles on his BMW over there. The roads around Tacoma are just too treacherous, with the kind of drivers we have here, for me to be able to enjoy the rides, and I've almost decided that maybe I should hang it up... Almost! And how come you didn't make it to the 40th? Plan on the 50th, my friend! Stay upright... -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Missing Sandstorms Hurray!! Today the Sandstorm is back on my regular e-mail. I hadn't figured out how to contact MSN, so I hadn't yet complained, Maren. So to me, it's part of a beautiful mystery. Re: Scenery I have to agree with my fellow classmates of the great class of '62, Terry Tate and Ed Quigley, that the beauty of God's creation has a fascination that is beyond what we mortals can express in our attempts at building. As I look out at the snow, it is a scene of beauty. (Of course, I am glad that I don't have to drive in that scene.) Re: Cabo San Lucas I want to thank all the people who have sent us suggestions for Cobo San Lucas. We will ponder these and try to incorporate what we can. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where we are excited, as it is suppose to get up to 25 outside today. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) Boy, what a difference a day makes! Now generic claritin is available, BUT it is in bottles of 100, so we are still waiting for the over-the-counter stuff. Who wants to spend $90 for 100 of the generic? But, if your insurance will pay for it, generic is available NOW. By Rx of course... -Susie Shaver Caldwell ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jill Lange Peterson ('64) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: (Pg. 4) Gary, How on earth did you find my school district's newspaper of three years ago? It was fun to read on the Sandstorm's website. Thank you! -Jill Lange Peterson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Zimmer ('66) Re: Bomber Wrestling I've just recently signed up with Class Mates and attended my first luncheon January 12th. Patti puts on a fun time and I really enjoyed meeting other alumni (even though I was the youngest, '66). All Bombers are great..... Now to get to the point. I was telling my wife recently that there seemed to be an awful lot written in the Sandstorm about basketball, football and baseball but nothing about wrestling. When I was at Col-Hi we had a pretty formidable team. Now today I read about the last home match on January 30. Oh how I wish I could be there. I was a Bomber wrestler in '65 and '66. Pretty good myself without bragging too much but lost contact with everyone shortly after graduation. All alumni that attend the match, know I'm there with you in spirit. Give an extra cheer for me. If anyone remembers me please write. Footballers might remember me as the guy in practice, hanging on to Fred Milton's ankles and being dragged an extra 10+ yards before he was "tackled". Great memories. GO BOMBERS!!! -John Zimmer ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ('67) Happy Birthday!! Judy Ley Warninger! Welcome to the ripe Young age of 54!! Yep most of us '67ers will hit that mark this year! I know I have and ya know..... it ain't to bad.... so far! To: Ricky Maddy ('67) Ok that was Beer, Bathroom, Police and Stop!! You're doing good, my friend. Those are very important words to know! Re: Weather Well, here in Downtown Belvedere we had about 5 inches of snow the other day, but now it's all but gone! It's been a very mild winter! I Like it!! But I am ready for the warmer weather! So I'm doing my Sun God dance! White is not my color... need to see some purples and pinks and any other color! Have a Happy Bomber Birthday, Judy! Everyone have a Happy Bomber Day! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) How many of you out there have done something "dumb" and then regretted it? Such as--I work as an X-ray Tech. and early Tuesday morning (between 4:40 and 4:45) I got a call to do some X-rays on an emergency room patient. It had lightly rained earlier that morning leaving some black ice in spots. That included the sidewalk I needed to be on to get from my car to the door. I thought I was "being smart" and walking close to the building as I thought that was the safest route. Boy was I wrong... before I got to the door I found myself on the ground. Luckily I had a bruised ego more than anything else, I arose and went in and did my patient. Later that morning I ended up on the X-ray table myself. That is what I meant about my opening statement, have you ended up having something done to yourself that you yourself do for a living? Still nursing the sore spots, -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Goodland, KS ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: Cabo San Lucas To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I envy your trip to Baja, CA. I have been to Cabo a few times. To be honest, I think watching the night life was as much fun as watching the whales. If you get a chance, check out the jewelry shop that carries Sergio Beaustemonte's jewelry. Some pretty interesting stuff. Jeanette Haberman ('73) can vouch for me on that. (The store has a mermaid statue out front.) Hard to come by in the states. His sculptures are very nice, as well. He has shops throughout Mexico and Baja. Squid Roe is one of the craziest night clubs I have ever been to. Billion's Island is literally on the beach and a nice place to soak up some sun with a beverage. Sammy Hagar's "Cabo Wabo" is pretty famous for some of the clientele that pop in. I love the sea food in the area. Most of the hotels have very nice restaurants. If you want a familiar menu, the Hard Rock Cafe has some pretty good food. Enjoy the trip. -Rob Peutz ('73) ~ where the wind chill in Chicago has taken us to -20. How about that lake effect snow? Send some of the Cabo heat this way! And enjoy the Waboritas! ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lytle siblings We wanted to thank all the alumni who have been sending cards and calling us regarding our Mother, Mary Lytle, while she is ill. It means a lot to us all and Mom has been getting some wonderful letters and cards from you that brighten her day. She had emergency surgery on Monday night and came through O.K. however, her recovery is going to be a very slow process. We appreciate all the kindness and prayers that we have received during this trying time. Please continue to keep our Mother in your prayers. Thanks so much! Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Denny Lytle ('66) Vikki Lytle Kinney ('69) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and the Get FlooRed Project Committee today: Ray Gillette ('49), Ann Clancy ('50) Ralph Myrick ('51), Ed Quigley ('62) Frank Whiteside ('63), Carol Wise ('64) Tammy McGee ('79), Get FlooRed Project Committee ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treva Bolin Jensen ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ray Gillette ('49) This week I had the pleasure of meeting my longtime friend, Phil Raekes ('49) and his wife, Mary (NAB) for brunch here in Phoenix. They are visiting out fine weather conditions for a couple of months as winter visitors. (That weather, BTW, has been rather fantastic for the last three or four weeks). Just tune into the golf tournament (Phoenix Open) to see what it is like. It was great to see them again. I recalled the first time that I had met Phil, and coincidentally when I became a Bomber. It was at the semester change in the school year of 1945-1946 and I had transferred from a Junior high school in Spokane. I walked into Miss Fouts Algebra class and now, fifty seven years later, I can still enjoy my friends from that era. Amazing that we have been buddies for 57 years. I suppose that many of the readers of the Sandstorm have similarly lengthy friendships that are ongoing. Bomber cheers, -Ray Gillette ('49) ~ Phoenix, AZ - where today should be 75 ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) Re: Riding stable In the late '40s my girl friends and I would scrape together $2.00 to do what girls that age love to do. Ride horses! So out to the stables we would go. The idea was to ride out for an hour and take an hour to ride back. We were always told not to get the horses lathered up and that became the challenge. We did everything possible to get those critters to run with the wind in our hair that first hour and thus dry off on the way back in if they did get wet. We did not get much cooperation. They just plodded along. When we got to the end of the first hour and turned around to head back, well, that was another story! Those mighty steads kicked into gear and we could not hold them back. Of course we would finally skidded to a halt at the stable door. Yep, they were lathered. Of course we would hear about it, and would try to explain the slow trips out but they just would not stop coming back. I am surprised they let us come back as much as we did. My favorite ride was on "Old Buck" in Austin, TX. Took a two hour moonlight trail ride. At that time, my 10 year old grandson, Brandon, rode "drag" in case Gramma had any trouble or fell off in to a mesquite bush. I think he was sorry that he did not get to prove himself as a "drag" cowboy. The stars at night are bigger and brighter in Texas! -Ann Clancy Andrews ('50) ~After too many gray and overcast days the sun came out for an hour this afternoon in Sacramento, CA. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ralph Myrick ('51) To: Tom Tracy ('55) Yeah, I remember that horse barn, too. I remember that the Nazarene Sunday School took us to the barn to ride horses. We were all excited, especially when they assigned horses to each of us. We got on and started out the gate. Everyone kept going, my horse suddenly stopped turned back and took me right back to the barn. I couldn't get that rascal to move. That ended my horse ride. Some of those horses were well trained to stay in the confines of the corral, for sure. -Ralph Myrick ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) You can keep the snow and low temps, Helen, but I've been enjoying the hints as to whale watching that you've received. Last week, 3 killer whales went past the front on my place on the Tacoma Narrows... They are soooo beautiful! In my early days up here ('65/5... "thank yous" and a tip of the hat to Bob Rector ('62)!), we used to see them quite often, but alas, in the last 15 years or so, it has turned into rare occasions that they come by. About 10 years ago, I walked out on the front porch to find 2 gray whales in the kelp beds, about 15 feet from my door; truly awe inspiring, as they were both longer than my house is wide, about 24'! I was so excited that I spaced on the fact that, had I had my wits about me, I could have slipped into my wet suit and gone swimming with them! And, To: John Zimmer ('66) Re: wrestling I'm not sure whether it was during my sophomore or junior year, John, that I was on the wrestling team for a very short time. I don't remember the team being really good, but I DO have one outstanding memory of myself and Gary Kofford (anybody know where Gary is?) goofing around on the mats one day. I must have been on top, because all of a sudden, I received a VERY sharp pain across my "behind", and jumped up and turned around, fist cocked and ready to deliver a punch (which was never done), to find myself almost nose to nose with Mr. Pritchert (I'm pretty sure it was him that was coaching... "Senior moment"!)!! He looked at me like, "I DARE you!", and said, "Quit screwing around, Quigley!" -Ed Quigley ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans Area Bomber Lunch DATE: Saturday, February 1, 2003 TIME: 1:30pm WHERE: Liuzza's Lounge and Grill ADDRESS: 1518 North Lopez near Esplanade Ave. near the Fairgrounds All Bombers and spouses or friends are welcome. -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) Re: San Francisco We will be in San Francisco for a convention from April 3 - April 8. If anyone could give us advice on places to see, things to do, places to eat we would greatly appreciate it. I have never been to San Francisco so really looking forward to it. -Carol Wise Roberts ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tammy McGee Fowler ('79) Re: Senior sleep out '79 Remember the night of our sleep out at the school. We went down and "stole" the century 21 demo house and drove around town hanging out the windows waving at everyone we drove by? One of many good times!!! -Tammy McGee Fowler ('79) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Get FlooRed Project Committee Thanks to all the Bomber Alumni who have shown great support for the Get FlooRed Project, but as you may have heard, there has been a change in the project. At the request of the school district, we have put our efforts on hold. Instead, the Richland School Board has decided to include the new floor in the bond issue that will be presented to voters on April 22. As the district and school board develop plans for the bond, the scope of the gym remodel greatly increased from what was originally planned. With the increased scope, it was clear to the district that they could get significant cost and construction efficiencies by including the floor in the overall project. The Get FlooRed team is not going to go away and will continue with the Floor Board fund raiser to make engraved boards from the original floor available to donors when the new floor is installed. Money from the fund raiser will be utilized by the Bomber Boosters to offset equipment costs associated with the gym remodel such as weight room equipment, volleyball standards, and more. Due to the change in project scope, the Get FlooRed Committee will be contacting donors and offer to refund donations, if desired, though we would encourage everyone to continue their support for the fund raising efforts. For now, the Get FlooRed team is lending their efforts and support to the school bond, and we encourage you to do the same. -Get FlooRed Project Committee *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Char Dossett ('51), Patti Jones ('60) John Browne, Jr. ('61), Helen Cross ('62) Ann Engel ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay Schafer Reed ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Char Dossett Holden ('51) To: Ray Gillette ('49) I was happy to see your email and your great visit with your Richland friend. There are four women that continue to stay closely in touch and try to meet when possible. You will know them: Pat Brimhall ('51), Laurel Merkley ('51), Pat Young ('51) and myself. We have a good visit and lots of memories. I am glad you like Phoenix so well. Take good care. -Char Dossett Holden ('51) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Vashon Island To: Ed Quigley ('62) I was talking to a friend on the phone who lives here at Browns Point close to me. He all the sudden got really excited saying loudly that Orca Whales we're swimming by. This was at the time, Ed, you mentioned in the Sandstorm, when you saw them. Being as my home faces the waterway, looking across the water to Ruston way, I began to hope the Orcas would swim this way. The only two times I know that whales had swam this way, since I moved here seven years ago, I missed them. One of those was Springer. Instead I quickly got in my truck, drove down to the Browns Point lighthouse. The Orcas we're already up by Point Defiance so I missed again. Where do you live on Vashon Island? Glad you got to see them! Orcas are so awesome. Did get to watch the pod that was in the waters by Bremerton about four years ago? Re: "Proud to be a Bomber shirts" Finally the Polo shirts are arriving. For those of you who ordered they will be in the snail mail on Tuesday. Problems have been straightened out so it will not take so long next time. Thank you for your patience. All sales for the "Proud to be a Bomber" shirts will be by mailing your order to me. With sales continuing to be as good as they are the shirts may be added to Judy's Club 40 items about mid-Spring. All the fun e-mails of thanks when Bombers have received their t-shirts have made it so exciting to do this project. Thanks! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA - Rain, rain, rain! Nice to have the temperatures in the 50s during the day for a change in the Winter. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Browne, Jr. ('61) To: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) Re: San Francisco. One of the most positive changes in the City in decades must be the conversion of the Presidio from military base into a National Park. The oldest buildings in the area are located there: centuries-old hewn wood buildings, a lovely small chapel with a huge, gorgeous fresco on an internal wall, & some fascinating landscaping (including the fine golf course that I used to sneak across, back in the '60s, to get to the little pocket beaches at the base of the ocean cliffs). The expansive views & walking trails all around are great places to reflect & unwind as a counterbalance to the more hectic joys of urban sightseeing, shopping, etc. ^..^ -JHBrowne, Jr. ('61) ~ Vashon Island, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Whale-watching To: Ed Quigley ('62) Ed, I am so excited about going whale watching down in Baja, Mexico because I knew about the bays where the calves are born, and after reading what our friend, Ed Wood (also from the best class of '62) said, I will be able to witness it. So far my best sighting of whales has been a few Augusta ago, I went out on a whale-watching boat to the back side of Friday Harbor where we saw Orcas. That was so neat. Re: Weather Well, the below freezing temperatures have hung in all week. And starting this morning and continuing still we've had falling snow all day. I got my exercise today by shoveling off the driveway. Our eldest son just emailed us that if Mt. Bachelor doesn't get more snow if may have to close, and that Mt. Hood has closed due to lack of snow. Hope some of ours heads their way soon. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where you can't tell we have a little lake out back, as all is covered in a beautiful layer of snow. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Kay's Birthday To: Kay Schafer Reed ('66) Well there goes another year. They seem to be going way to fast. Hope your day is great, here's a big cheer for another birthday year. Happy Birthday Kay, Love Ya, Ann and the older brother Fred. -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Bill Berlin ('56), Vernita Edwards ('65) Rick Valentine ('68), Brad Upton ('74) Kim Edgar ('79), Jil Lytle ('82) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Neal Brinkman ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth Meyer Lawson ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Whales I used to run a mail boat up in Southeastern Alaska and we saw Gray whales on every trip without fail in the summer months. Now we have a place on the southwestern side of San Juan Island (Friday Harbor) and we get three resident pods of Killer (Orca) whales coming along our waterfront all summer long. Late afternoon is the best but it depends on the tides. We belong to the Orca Conservation Society and lend them a boat now and again and there is the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor. Re: Bikes When I lived on George Washington Way I was able to buy a '48 Indian, which weighed four times what I did. Since I could not legally drive, we rode it up and down the "compounds" and occasionally across the odd street or two. I sold it for a huge profit to Mac McConnaga, who was a "cycle" collector but ran mostly Harley's. Mac also was the catcher on the M-K softball team that was so hot and had Ed Feigner as pitcher. Re: Horses We kept our horses down below GWWay beyond the sewage plant but we went up to Ray's place to get our gear fixed or buy new bits. He was a great guy and no matter if your horse was there, or you rented one from him or what, he was very willing to help us out. I had horses until I found women and then figured out that I could not afford both so the nags (read: horses) had to go. Funny how I could afford both women and cars but not women and horses. Guess they would not let horses in at "buck night" at the drive-in movie up in the Highlands. No wonder I was a business major and MBA. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ living in the Magnolia District of Seattle where there are more coffee joints than gas stations. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) My brother, Clif ('68), and I just received our "Proud To Be a Bomber" T-shirts and love them... We were wondering how other folks are doing with the Hanford survivor benefits? We are in the "wait" process, supposedly waiting for a letter, then a follow up phone call interview. Just curious on the timing and how people have done... -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ Cartersville, GA It's been very cold here in Georgia the last couple weeks and I'm really ready for Spring and the sun's warmth... ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rick Valentine ('68) Re: Things to see in San Francisco To: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) Carol, Some of my favorite places to visit in San Francisco. 1. The Hyatt Regency hotel at the foot of Market Street. Have lunch in the atrium restaurant... it's awesome. Also dinner in the revolving restaurant gives a 360 view of the city and the bay, but the revolving restaurant is high ticket $. 2. The Sheraton Palace Hotel, off Market Street downtown. Beautiful old hotel, featuring Maxfield's bar. The bar is the home of the 'Pied Piper mural', painted by Maxfield Parrish in 1909... the bar is a great place to have a cocktail and the restaurant there has very good food. 3. The 'Palace of Fine Arts'. Located on Baker St. at the east end of the Presidio a couple of blocks south of Marina Blvd. at the east end of the Marina Dist. The Palace of Fine Arts was the focal pont for the 1916 Pan Pacific Exposition and is now part of a public city park, best viewing is at sunset. -Rick Valentine ('68) ~ Spokane, WA - where we had snow last week and it was 58 yesterday? ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Hey Denver Bombers, Mr. Comedian will be headlining at Wit's End Comedy Club this Wednesday through Sunday the 2nd. Info is available at Stop by and chat if you come out! Go Bombers, -Brad Upton ('74) P.S. I'll be at the Silver Legacy in Reno March 25-30th if anyone is planning on a trip down that way. (Mike, I'll probably have a couple free buffet tickets!) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) Re: Prescription Help Came across the link below, thought if might be of use to some of the alumni's. A new Internet-based program has been launched to help the elderly more easily identify programs that will save them money on prescription drugs. Bomber Cheers! -Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) ~ Poulsbo, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jil Lytle Smith ('82) Vikki Lytle Kinney ('69) is having a Birthday this Thursday, January 30th! Happy Birthday, Sis! GOTCHA!!! -Jil Lytle Smith ('82) *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Tom Tracy ('55), John Hall ('60) Lola Heidlebaugh ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Marilyn Stewart ('62), Charles Keiser ('63) Frank Whiteside ('63), Karma King ('64) Leona Mari Eckert ('65), Deb Bosher ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia Eckert Stephens ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday, 1/28: Terry Durbin ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Hope everyone near Reno or heading that way will drop into the Silver Legacy and see Richland's own internationally famous comedian Brad Upton ('74) March 25-30. The world's people need bright, thoughtful comedy at a time when things around them look tough. Laughter is truly one of the best medicines. He who laughs lasts. Best to Brad in his stand-up comedy and writing roles. I'm planning to drop by and his performance. Once in a while someone hits it lucky in the Casinos, like a friend who went to Reno in a $35,000 Cadillac and came home in a $750,000 Greyhound. In the meantime, plan to see Brad, enjoy the famous sing- alongs near the lobby area and save most of your coins for Bomber projects. Break a leg Brad. -Tom Tracy ('55) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Hall ('60) To: Brad Upton ('74) Do you have any plans for a Phoenix Area show some time? There are a bunch of Bombers and Washingtonians of different strains in the region, we could pack place like the Tempe Improv and would love to catch your act in person! -John Hall ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday - February 8, 2003 TIME: 11:00 a.m. WHERE: DoubleTree/Columbia River in Jantzen Beach The Brickstone Room - beautiful view of the Columbia River and lots of room for Bombers to visit! RSVP by 2/4/03 NOTE: We will be able to order off the menu and have separate checks. They will take cash or credit cards - but no personal checks. Always a Bomber! -Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Bill Berlin ('56) Thanks for the memories. I have taken that inland passage to Alaska only once, and sadly we didn't really see any whales and that was back in '76. I spent parts of a few years living in various parts of Seattle while I worked on my Masters from UW, and remember the lovely old houses there. I did get to enjoy seeing the orcas one fine day off a whale watching boat a few summers ago. To see them regularly would be something. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - there is still lots of snow outside, but there are predictions for 2 days above freezing this week. Thank heaven for central heat and inside plumbing. I am so glad I was born in the right century. Can't imagine being a pioneer right now. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Marilyn Stewart Stephenson ('62) To: Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) Happy Birthday, Sis, and thank you for being my sister, friend, protector, advisor and for doing all that through my bratty years, but most of all thank you for the love you have given me for 58 years. I love you, sis. -Marilyn Stewart Stephenson ('62) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Keiser ('63) Re: San Francisco Activities To: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) What to do in San Francisco. This is a whole bunch of fun. My wife went with some friends on a weekday and I went to work. This was the wrong decision on my part because she is still exclaiming about the fun they had and all I get to do is listen (politely). Fire Engine Tour is Everyone's Fantasy in San... -Charles Keiser ('63) ~ So. San Francisco with sun and morning fog. Just like normal except when there is no sun. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: New Orleans Luncheon restaurant location change Please note that we are changing restaurants for the Saturday luncheon. Liuzza's could not assure us that we would have adequate dining space. Also, parking is rather scarce. We really wanted some place where we could accommodate a larger number of people if we should decide to have future luncheons. We have made reservations at Cannon's Restaurant at 4141 St.Charles Avenue in the New Orleans Garden District (St.Charles Ave. at Milan St.) Phone: (504) 891-3200 It will still be Saturday, February 1 at 1:30pm. Anyone needing directions contact me or go to and type in the locations. Cannon's is a really nice place and has an excellent menu (My wife and I have eaten there many times). The reservations are in my name--FRANK--so just tell the girl when you arrive and she will bring you to our tables. We have reservations for 12 at the present time, but they said they would add additional tables if we need them. Any one other than those who have already contacted me, please email me if you wish to join the group. Thanks. Check out Cannon's at: -Frank Whiteside ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Karma King Yourdan ('64) Re: Hanford Survivors info I filed for the Hanford Survivors deal on my dad and we have been in the final stage for 4-6 months now. I don't think any of the councils are in a big hurry. If anyone has gotten their interviews and/or monies, it would give the rest of us a boost to know someone is getting somewhere. -Karma King Yourdan ('64) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Mari Leona Eckert Leahy ('65) A big thank you to Kim Edgar Leeming ('79) for mentioning that great health watch website! I had no idea of all the possible aids one could look for. Thanks again. Sincerely, -Mari Leona Eckert Leahy ('65) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Deb Bosher Neuroth ('67) Re: Hanford Survivor Benefits I also have concerns about this and the "wait" period. According to the NIOSH website (go to OCAS) as of January 17, 2003 there were 10,355 claims received from DOL and a grand total of 14 finalized dose reconstructions forwarded to DOL for final decision.. Do the math, this is going to take forever. When asked about this all people are told is that they've hired new people and plan to be "up to speed" soon. That was months ago. -Deb Bosher Neuroth ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Genevieve Deranleau Carman ('34) ~ 11/28/16 - 1/25/03 *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and 1 NAB today: Bill Berlin ('56), Margo Compton ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Audrey Eberhardt ('61WB) Charles Keiser ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Jean Armstrong ('64), Bill Haverty ('66WB) Patti Moller ('67), Rob Peutz ('73) Brad Upton ('74), Shelley Williams ('84) Robin Olson (NAB-Not A Bomber) ******************************************** ******************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vikki Lytle Kinney ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Linda Stewart Nicholson ('57) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/01 - New Orleans 02/08 - Portland/Vancouver More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** NOTE: Please welcome Patti Moller ('67) to the Alumni Sandstorm email group! I think some of you may want to ask her about her Dad, Ray, from "The Barn". ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Where to go in SFO To: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) If you get tired of "the City," a neat thing to do is to take the Tiburon Ferry to (where else) Tiburon and then connect to the Angel Island ferry and hike Angel Island. Great bike paths and a huge views of the City, Golden Gate Bridge and it is a bit of the country right in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Take a lunch or buy it there but do take a bottle of water if the weather is warm. Another great ferry ride is the one that goes to Sausalito. It lands right in the middle of the village and there are some great shops and restaurants there and a lot less hectic pace. Both ferry rides are great and with views of the Bay, City, Bridge and Alcatraz, which is another trip in itself. Call Blue and Gold Ferries for a reservation as the Alcatraz trips fill up fast. Oh yes, Napa and Sonoma wine country trips are available too. -Bill Berlin ('56), who has three grandsons (aka Sub-Cub Pack, in Belvedere/Tiburon and goes to Angel Island with them on EVERY trip. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) Re: Hanford Survivor Benefits I too have been waiting for about 7 months for a final decision. All they will say when contacted is that my claim is in the process and I should get a decision soon. Soon could be a very long time. -Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) ~ San Antonio, TX ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Puget Sound Area/Fife Luncheon The Bomber Babes and Dudes Please make reservations by Friday February 7, 2003 DATE: February 9, 2002 COFFEE TIME: 11:30 P.M. LUNCH TIME: 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Fife Bar and Grill Next to the Day's Inn PHONE: (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! Bombers Have Fun -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Browns Point, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) Re: Memories I have been reading about the riding stables and remember the enjoyment of renting a horse and riding around with friends. I could not begin to tell you the name of the stable or the area, but I really enjoyed it. Another of my favorite places was the skating rink on Saturday night. Another memory jogger was of a picture of a parade. The US Army fire engine was passing in front of the Desert Inn. I still say someday I will get to that part of the country again. -Audrey Eberhardt Mathews ('61WB) ~ Central Georgia is getting some much needed rain and looking for 60/35 weather after some teens. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Charles Keiser ('63) Re: Missing HTML (visit SFO) OK... so yesterday I sent a great site for a fire truck tour of San Francisco but the HTML was deleted by my email client. So let us try one more time... For a great way to see the sites and have a lot of fun in SF try this fire truck tour: Fire Engine Tour is Everyone's Fantasy in San Francisco That would be -Charles Keiser ('63) ~ Still with fog in SFO ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: New Orleans Bomber Lunch Would love to attend Frank Whiteside's '63) luncheon for the "Big Easy Bombers". Whiteside is the consummate host, and always brings a little plastic sack of treats for me. I would have chosen "Fred's Lounge" in Mamou, 'cause it kinda reminds me of the Spudnut Shop. Except for the Cajun band, people dancing, being broadcast live on the radio, people ordering beers instead of glazed Spudnuts, and guys trying to pick up women by speaking French. All at 9 o'clock in the morning. Order me up a cup of gumbo, a "dressed" shrimp Po'Boy, bread pudding and a Dixie, and pretend that I'm there. Don't forget to tip the waitress for me, I'm a big tipper. jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Next Phoenix, AZ Bomber Lunch Now that my husband has gone off to fight fires in Arkansas, I have time to plan our second Phoenix luncheon. I have chosen the Sweet Tomatoes on I-17. Our first one was on the West side, and the next one will be on the East side. The date will be February 15th. The time will be 11:00. I will send in more information in the next few days. Anyone that can make it, please email me. Looking forward to hearing from all the Phoenix and surrounding area Bombers. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ - where we had no winter this year. ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: William C "Bill" Haverty ['68?WB] Date: Wed Jan 29 08:34:08 2003 Re: Richland, Washington Born in '48 there in Richland, went to school there until 1960 when we move out of there. From old family members, I keep hearing a story about my DAD, Lester L. Haverty. As the story goes, "Les drove into a hot area with his patrol car. Les and his partner both went through DECOM (Shower and shaved) and their clothing, weapons, and patrol car were buried out there some where. Has anyone heard of this that lives there now, or then??? -Bill Haverty ['68?wb] ******************************************** ******************************************** From the OLD ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book: >>From: Patti Moller ('67) Date: Tue Jan 28 17:19:07 2003 Hi to the class of '67 I was the shortest girl in school (Spalding thru High School) and my father had the stables on Van Giesen. Don't have a computer but do have an address & phone number: [deleted for Patti's privacy]. Would love to attend the next reunion. Would like to hear from others (older, younger, it doesn't matter) who rode at the stables on Van Giesen. Would also like to be put on mailing list for future reunions. Thanks! -Patti Moller ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Rob Peutz ('73) Re: San Francisco To: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) San Francisco is one of my favorite ports of call. I like staying in the hotels located near Union Square (I like the antique stores). One of my favorite is The Clift (Starbucks across the street). If you are a veteran or going with a veteran, check out the Marine Memorial Club and Hotel. There is a slight membership fee. You will find the cost for this 5 star hotel, extremely reasonable. Both are easily accessible, by cable car, from Fisherman's Wharf. I don't know how you feel about chocolate, but I like it. Ghirardelli Square is always a fun place to visit. Just down the road from Fisherman's Wharf. Did I mention Fisherman's Wharf? Near the wharf, I like Sleelhead Brewery, for a nice amber beer, and a great hors d'oeuvre menu. Wing back chairs, and a great atmosphere. I think Jeanette Haberman ('73) will agree with me on this place. China Town is a great place to eat, if you like Chinese. Always great dim sum at the Grand Palace. Wear some good walking shoes, as there is much to see. Bring a sweater, as San Francisco can get chilly. [Ditto on the sweater. It was so cold that I had to BUY a sweatshirt when I visited SFO in JULY. -Maren] To: Ed Quigley ('62) I agree with your take on the Orca. Whenever my ship would go to Seattle or British Columbia, there is a good chance we will see a pod of Orca. Always a crowd pleaser. To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Danged spell check. The place on the beach in Cabo is Billigan's Island, not billions island. -Rob Peutz ('73) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Hey Bombers, Thanks for your inquiries about where I will be. I'd love to come back to the Tempe Improv, I've headlined there several times. The guy that books the room also manages several comedians... guess who gets the dates? I have dates pending in Denver, Amarillo, Reno, San Antonio, Cleveland, Vancouver, Victoria, Boise and Las Vegas. I just booked the Las Vegas date yesterday, July 7-13th... should be "Richland hot" by then. I've got a plane to catch! Go Bombers, -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) Re: One more whale story Two years ago, I got to take my husband and kids to Maui. I insisted on going during Winter because I wanted my children to see the humpback whales. Late one afternoon while playing in the water off a beach in Kihei, I dunked my head under the waves and could hear whale song. The four of us spent the next half hour floating on our backs with our ears under the water to hear them sing. It was incredible! Very high up on my list of special moments. I don't know if grey whales sing like humpbacks, but it might be worth getting wet to find out. -Shelley Williams Robillard ('84) ~ Moses Lake, WA ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Robin Olson Re: Famous Bombers page [Sharon Tate ('61WB-RIP)] Famous Bombers page Hi, Can you please update your Sharon Tate info? She has an Official website. Thanks! Robin Olson P.S. Can you add that we're looking for people that knew Sharon - to make a web page of Richland Bomber students' memories of her. *************************************** *************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ******************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/03 Dateline: New Orleans, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and 1 funeral notice today: Bob Howard ('49), Phil Belcher ('51) Larry Mattingly ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Frank Whiteside ('63), Myrna Bolin ('63) Janice Klusman ('66), John Wingfield ('66) Pam Ehinger ('67) ******************************************** ******************************************** LUNCHES (in order of appearance) 02/01 - New Orleans 02/02 - Class of '58 More information: Click the lunch you want to know about. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Bob Howard ('49) To: All Concerned Re: Paul Phillips ('49) Heard from Paul on Tuesday, 1/28/03. He is outside of Tucson, AZ. He said he would be in Arizona for about another month, then on to Laughlin, NV where I plan to meet him. He said all was fine. -Bob Howard ('49) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) It is with great sadness that I report the death of Steve Vance ('80RIP). Steve was a great friend of my boys and spent a large amount of time at our house. At times I thought he was an adopted son. My step son, Greg Stone ('81) and son, Scot Belcher ('82) have been friends with Steve since High School days. He will be missed greatly. (It was mentioned recently about having moles checked. Steve's cancer started from a mole on his back.) Services will be held in Kennewick at the Catholic church oat 7409 W. Clearwater tomorrow at 2 pm. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See funeral notice at the end of this Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: "Proud to be a Bomber" polo shirts Buy Bomber Stuff website I just got a note from Patti Jones ('60) that my new alumni polo shirt has arrived. I am anxious to try it on. I am scrambling on several projects for the next week so I asked her to bring it to the [Seattle Area] Tacoma lunch on the 9th. Patti has done a great job on getting these shirts for us... Along with looking good they are a quality shirt. If you always wanted a Bomber shirt, order one, these are great. Thanks for your efforts, Patti. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ From my office outside of Olympia, where our ground is totally soggy. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Helen Joan Cross Kirk ('62) Could someone please send me Peggy Lewis Johnson's ('62) current email address (privately)? I just tried to email her because after we go whale-watching in Mexico in February (and try out all the helpful hints people have so kindly given to me,) in April we will be going to Washington State (the great state of) for Warren's grandmother's 100th Birthday!! And it occurred to me that the tulips in Mt. Vernon will be in bloom then, and I promised myself that I would go see them in bloom someday way back in '66. So I'm looking forward to making that dream come true too, since I can't seem to manage making it to Holland, MI, let alone Holland every year or any year, to see tulips in bloom. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison, IN - where there is still snow on the ground, but our temperatures are expected to go above freezing for the 2nd day this week. And the little lake is looking sort of mushy with patches of water on the ice. ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Frank Whiteside ('63) Re: Jimbeaux gotta go down da bayeaux!! I'm really overwhelmed that Jimbeaux hasn't forgotten those of us who are forever stranded in the land of 10,000 swamps! Now if we can just get him and the forever young and lovely Miss Nancy to pack up a few dozen UNVARNISHED Spuddies and hop a quick flight, I'm confident that we can convince (well, maybe BRIBE) a few dozen Bombers (well, maybe ONE) to meet him at Fred's Lounge to pass a good time. I'll even try to bring along a few of my Cajun carvin' buddies to interpret and protect us with their carving knives. You really gotta stop slummin', Jimbeaux. Those lounge Cajuns are gonna really be ticked off when they find out you're a non-redneck, don't have a pickup, and are a Protestant Yankee who only knows about ten sentences in Cajun French--"Do you speak Cajun English?", "Where's the john?", "Gimme another Dixie", "My uncle is Justin Wilson", "yo mama's ugly", and "Help, call 911", among them. Oh, by the way, who knows, maybe we'll have an in-absentia (no one shows cause they can't find it) luncheon there in your honor and we'll order that make-believe poboy, gumbo, bread pudding, and Dixie and freeze it in one of my little plastic Wal-Mart lagniappe sacks until you get here the next time. I'd try to call Fred, but I heard that the batteries on his walkie-talkie went dead. (By the way, I'll put in a 50% tip for the waitress on your tab since you're a big tipper). Still waiting for you and Nancy on the next trip, JBX (Cajun abbreviation for Jimbeaux)!! -Frank Whiteside ('63), aka Frankeaux on da bayeaux (FKX O D BYX) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) To: Carol Wise Roberts ('64) Carol, Remember the old song "I Left My Heart In San Francisco"? It's also easy to leave even more. Jim and I were out there visiting the daughter and son-in-law Dec 28th thru Jan 10th. We arrived in a pouring down rain storm, dark and gloomy. No problem Jim was born there and knows the roads like the back of his hand. Jumped into a rental car and headed for Martinez where Maria lives... 40 miles from San Francisco. A lovely quaint town with lots of Spanish influence in its homes, buildings, art work and lots of places to slip into for a great plate of Tacos and refried beans. Best of all, lots of Antique Stores. Oh, I can feel my heart beat. Next morning was just as the song says "The sun'll come out tomorrow"... so the 4 of us took off for the Marina to go out on the kids' boat. On the way enjoyed seeing all the yards with trees full of oranges and bright yellow lemons. Got to the dock, jumped into the boat to go out and enjoy the San Francisco Bay for a couple of hours. Well Jim decides to go out on the swim board - with Goo Be Gone no less - and do some cleaning on the back of the boat to help out the Captain Son-in- law. Little did he know... sliding along the swim board with the Goo Be Gone, his wallet was also being GONE. Yep overboard.. his wallet, drivers license, credit cards and $500.00 cash somewhere in the bay. Son-in-law jumped into a wet suit and took 2 quick dives (Burr) No luck. You know you cannot even fly home on your return ticket with out a driver's license or a passport. Returned to daughter's home and called son in Maryland and asked him to go to our home "Get your dad's passport and Fed-Ex it quick". Here we are with a rental car and him with no drivers license. Oh well. The rest of the trip was great. The bay area is a great place to visit and live. The cost of living is high but so beautiful and so much to do and see. Great weather but the best part is the diversity of people. Its MAGIC SAN FRANCISCO INFO: In the North Beach District Of San Francisco you can go to a play. Its a musical review about San Francisco. The name of the play is "Beach Blanket Babylon". I think you can buy tickets ahead online. Also in the North Beach District is "Coit Tower"... $2.00 a person to go up into the tower. You can see all of San Francisco. If you go there as you're walking back down to the road below look to your left and you will see a stairwell (maybe 2)... take the stairwell and follow it down to all the homes that are hanging off the hills. Quite a site to see. Also on this path are 2 restaurants. They are only open for dinner and very expensive. If you love garlic you must go eat at the "Stinking Rose". Even the ice cream has garlic in it. Everything has this great spice. It's also is in the North Beach district on Columbus Street... great pasta dishes... also lamb, veal, pork or beef good prices... $8.00 to $22.00... High end would be a seafood dinner at night. They also have a nightly special that's priced fair. Also on Columbus Street is the Gold Spike Bar and Restaurant... Its old and has Italian food. It is the oldest Italian restaurant I think... small, quaint, lots of charm and reasonable prices. If you Like my favorite dessert "Tiramisu" don't you dare miss going to "Stella's Bakery". The best in the bay area... its 2 blocks down from the "Stinking Rose" and across the street. Tiramisu is Italian Dessert made with mascarpone cheese... lots of egg yolks very rich with heavy cream, coffee liqueur sugar and ladyfingers... Topped with cocoa and chocolate curls. I make it at home, its done in a double boiler and well worth the time to create. Yum We were still in the North Beach District Stop in the Oldest Bar called "The Saloon". They had a live jazz band when were there. Oh such fun. Its also across the street from the "Stinking Rose" on an Alley. Also while you're in North Beach Area go to "Vesuvios" Bar. Its on the Corner of Jack Kerouac Alley. Jack Kerouac was the famous beat author who wrote "ON THE ROAD"... also if you like book stores: City Lights Book store "is right there close. If you like writers of the Beat Generation from the '50s, City Lights Book Store is just for you. A must in San Francisco is to ride the Cable cars. Still only $2.00 a person. You can ride the cable car from around the Warf up to the Financial District. Ask the cable car conductor to tell you where Lombard Street is so you can get off and walk this street. I think its the most crooked street in the world. Don't pass up Pier 39 and see the California Sea Lions and at the end of the Warf is "Ghirardelli Square" where the chocolate factory is. You can also go to the famous Levi Strauss Company. Inside is the Levi Plaza Museum. This is also by the waterfront on the Embarcadero Sections. A Restaurant Called Houston's is close by... Great cole slaw and hamburgers... Large Hamburgers are $10.00. Hey it's San Francisco! One block walk from Houston's is a Parking Lot - if you have a rental car - for $10.00 a day -- week days only. Always have good walking shoes and jacket for the San Francisco Area. Also China Town borders North beach. If you want to do some high end shopping Saks Fifth Ave, Gucci, Betsy Johnson and the like, jump into a cab and tell him to take you to Union Square. If you like Gourmet Food Stores Look for a "Trader Joe's"... A cook's delight... And don't forget California has the best sweet summer wines. I cannot remember where but in San Francisco there are a group of homes called "The Painted Ladies"... Old and all in the Queen Anne Style, Such Charm. Have a great trip and remember UPS ships things home. -Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) ~ Boonsboro, MD 50 miles from Downtown Baltimore, MD ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Janice Klusman McCurdy ('66) to: Patti Moller ('67) Patti... Went to school with you at Spalding and used to ride (occasionally with you) at the stables on Van Giesen.. Contact me to talk of old times... -Janice Klusman McCurdy ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: John Wingfield ('66) Re: San Francisco Another thought, after reading about the Fire Truck Tour of the City, came to mind. About 20 years ago I walked, ran and walked and ran in the infamous Bay To Breakers parade. It is booked as a 12K run, but really it is a wild and crazy parade. We walked for 15 minutes from the time the starting gun fired until we crossed the starting line on Market at the Examiner building. I soon noticed that we were waking up many drunks who were sleeping on stoops and in doorways of buildings along the street. It was like we were running through their bedrooms, all 80,000 of us. Then I passed the Berkeley (Cal) Band, running with their brass instruments, yep tubas, trombones and other heavy instruments: da da da da ta da! There were many centipedes and others in costume, including couples in wedding outfits, a Gandhi or two. By this time we were up to a slow trot when we got to the hill, a mile up the hill, and half-way up I turned around, since we were back to a walk, amazed to see a river of people flowing up that hill, having a good time. I believe it was Hayes Street, but my memory is fading... At the top of the hill it opened up again and we could start to loosen up and run a bit, then into Golden Gate Park where it felt great. When we broke out on the beach, there was the Stanford Band playing with cheer leaders even. Much smarter, to play at the end of the race than to try to run with those instruments, but it sure made it fun, I hope it was for them - I know it was memorable. That is the oldest foot race in America and takes place the Sunday following Mothers' Day each year. Peace, -John Wingfield ('66) ******************************************** ******************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger ( To: Patti Moller ('67) You have no idea how many of us are or have been looking for you!! I sent an email to Maren to see if she'd give me your address and phone number! The last time we talked you were or just had gotten married! That was back in '77!! That's too dang long! I hope you get this! Yes, we've been talking about your Dad and the stables in the Alumni Sandstorm! Oh the fun we all had back then! So, Girl Friend, I hope to hear from you VERY soon Next Class reunion will be Our 40th! WOW!! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************** ******************************************** ******************************************** Funeral Notice scanned from the TCHerald by Shirley Collings Haskins ('66) >>Steven Craig Vance ('80) ~ 06/09/62 - 01/26/03 ***************************************Virgil Personette ~ Retired Band Instructor ~ 5/7/20 - 6/9/05 *************************************** That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2002 ~ February, 2003